The Sweetness of Water

The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief.


Author: Nathan Harris


ISBN: 0316362891

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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In the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, a profound debut about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry--freed by the Emancipation Proclamation--seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys. Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war to the town of Old Ox, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes convulsive repercussions on the entire community. In the aftermath of so much turmoil, it is Isabelle who emerges as an unlikely leader, proffering a healing vision for the land and for the newly free citizens of Old Ox. With candor and sympathy, debut novelist Nathan Harris creates an unforgettable cast of characters, depicting Georgia in the violent crucible of Reconstruction. Equal parts beauty and terror, as gripping as it is moving, The Sweetness of Water is an epic whose grandeur locates humanity and love amid the most harrowing circumstances.

The Sweetness of Water

But this sanctuary survives on a knife's edge, and it isn't long before a tragedy causes the inhabitants of the nearby town to turn their suspicion onto these new friendships, with devastating consequences. '[A] highly accomplished debut' ...


Author: Nathan Harris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472274397

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE A TIMES BEST PAPERBACK 2022, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 2021, OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK AND BARACK OBAMA SELECTION 'A fine, lyrical novel, impressive in its complex interweaving of the grand and the intimate, of the personal and political' Observer Landry and Prentiss are two brothers born into slavery, finally freed as the American Civil War draws to its bitter close. Cast into the world without a penny to their names, their only hope is to find work in a society that still views them with nothing but intolerance. Farmer George Walker and his wife Isabelle are reeling from a loss that has shaken them to their core. After a chance encounter, they agree to employ the brothers on their land, and slowly the tentative bonds of trust begin to blossom between the strangers. But this sanctuary survives on a knife's edge, and it isn't long before a tragedy causes the inhabitants of the nearby town to turn their suspicion onto these new friendships, with devastating consequences. '[A] highly accomplished debut' Sunday Times Readers have been swept away by The Sweetness of Water: 'Such a powerful, magnificent book; I urge you to read it. The comparisons with Colson Whitehead are justified' ***** 'A staggering debut and a story that stays with you' ***** 'Thought-provoking and moving . . . a gripping and compelling novel that exposes flaws, mixed emotions and imperfect relationships, and yet it holds on with determination and hope. It fully deserves a 5-star rating' ***** 'Outstanding . . . A book that deserves widespread recognition and a wide audience' *****

The Sweetness of Bitter Water

This wall would then be sealed inside with a watertight type of cement, and inlaid with a brown, beige and white mosaic tiled floor. Instead of digging into the rock ... Instead my pool would be warm honey THE SwEETNEss OF BITTER WATER 191.


Author: Antonia Riley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781425712754

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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The Sweetness of Bitter Water New Book features a fantastic series of adventures and discovery of many cultures through the viewpoint of a passionate woman Hamble, United Kingdom (Release Date TBD) Exploring the world has its challenges and rewards, and most importantly it can lead people to new boundaries of knowledge waiting to be discovered. In the new book The Sweetness of Bitter Water, author Antonia Riley invites readers to join her on a special adventure of the world like no other. The Sweetness of Bitter Water tells the story of a woman's passionate affair with light, a farm in Andalucia and a man. Alexia has read many novels and seen the television programs about moving to the Mediterranean. Her life has been a quest for adventure and this has caused her to live in the wilds of Alaska, sail in the Atlantic, fly planes, ride horses, and learn the art of painting. Now Alexia wants to obtain her own piece of barren, sun-drenched Spanish desert next to the sea and build a whitewashed Finca for herself and the love of her life. Could this be her destiny? Only time can tell. Filled with countless travels, beautiful locations, and interesting characters, The Sweetness of Bitter Water is the kind of book that will entertain readers who enjoy traveling, researching and even day dreaming. Told through a lady's view point, it will generate a lot of interest among women and encourage others to go out adventuring or exploring many fascinating places around the world. It is also a useful guide for character study and can even be used as a reflection reference. To purchase a copy of Antonia Riley's The Sweetness of Bitter Water, be sure to visit,, or simply visit the nearest bookstore today! About the Author Antonia Riley was born in the Netherlands, but a zest for travel caused her to immigrate first to the USA, then the UK. After a career in academe she needed a total change and started flying. She has published academic work, short stories, poetry, newspaper columns and sailing yarns. The Sweetness of Bitter Water is her first novel, soon to be followed by its sequel, The Road to Fernan Perez. When not sailing the yacht Sparrowsong, Antonia lives in the South of England and in Andalucia with her husband, Henry. The Sweetness of Bitter Water * by Antonia Riley Publication Date: July 7, 2006

Stories from the Night Land Revised

And I followed the water that ran from the fountain, and tried it with mine hand; but found it to burn; and so did go further beside it; ... which were gone something tender; moreover, I did ache to have the sweetness of water about me.


Author: William Hope Hodgson


ISBN: 9781773563565



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Stevens Handbook of Experimental Psychology Perception and Motivation

The magnitude estimates of the sweetness of sucrose , and the sweetness of water after exposure of the tongue to artichoke extract ( purified , freeze - dried , then reconstituted into a concentration series ) and to potassium salts of ...


Author: Stanley Smith Stevens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015012414630

Category: Psychology

Page: 928

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This is a new edition of the established reference and graduate text on experimental psychology. Widely used for over 25 years, this edition has been completely updated and expanded into two volumes; contributors to these works are among the most highly renowned professionals in the field. Volume 1 includes coverage of the physics and retinal physiology of vision; the nature of auditory perception, speech, and emotional patterns; and the latest theories and findings in the area of behavioral genetics. Volume 2 includes studies exploring such topics as the psychobiology of learning and memory; the influences of choice and reinforcement in human behavior; psycholinguistics; individual variations in cognitive functioning, and much more.

The Nervous System Sensory processes 2 v

It may be seen , for example , that in no instance does adaptation to any of compounds used produce increase in the sweetness of stronger concentrations of sucrose . Citric acid and caffeine increased sweetness of water and weakest ...




ISBN: UOM:39015005841682

Category: Nervous system


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How Flavor Works

As a side note, the ranges for the relative sweetness of saccharine, aspartame, and stevioside are 30000–60000, 16000–22000, ... When sucrose is heated without water, it starts to melt around 160 ∘C, and at about 170 ∘C it starts to ...


Author: Nak-Eon Choi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118865460

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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Taste is the number one driving force in the decision to purchase a food product and food consumption is the most critical function for living organisms to obtain the energy and resources essential to their vitality. Flavor and aroma are therefore universally important concepts: intrinsic to human well-being and pleasure, and of huge significance for the multi-trillion dollar global food business. How Flavor Works: the Science of Taste and Aroma offers a fascinating and accessible primer on the concepts of flavor science for all who have an interest in food and related topics. Professionals and students of food science and technology who do not already specialize in flavor science will find it a valuable reference on a topic crucial to how consumers perceive and enjoy food products. In this regard, it will also be of interest to product developers, marketers and food processors. Other readers with a professional (eg culinary and food service) or personal interest in food will also find the book interesting as it provides a user-friendly account of the mechanisms of flavor and aroma which will provide new insights into their craft.

Sensory Assessment of Water Quality

Such individual differences have to be considered in selecting and evaluating the results of panels. Taste quality The four major descriptive terms for taste quality are saltness, sourness, sweetness ...


Author: B. C. J. Zoeteman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483150307

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 162

View: 990

Environmental Science, Volume 2: Sensory Assessment of Water Quality presents the methods for sensory water quality assessment. This book discusses the various aspects of the problem of impaired taste and odor of water. Organized into seven chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the significance attributed to sensory assessment of water quality. This text then examines the results obtained on sensory water quality assessment and on general water quality appraisal. Other chapters describe the 20 types of drinking water and consider the effects of the sensory water quality assessment factors on water consumption. This book discusses as well the types of chemical compounds present and their relation to water taste. The final chapter deals with the number of applications and recommendations to assess sensory water quality aspects at least weekly in the case of surface water supplies by making an inquiry among the consumers located in the area served. This book is a valuable resource for chemists.

Sci Fi Ultimate Collection 140 Dystopian Novels Space Action Adventures Lost World Classics Apocalyptic Tales

... which were gone something tender; moreover, I did ache to have the sweetness of water about me. And I made that I should bathe my feet, and afterwards find a place among the moss-bushes, and so eat and drink, and have my slumber.


Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027248179

Category: Fiction

Page: 18430

View: 563

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique SF collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man… Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth 20.000 Leagues under the Sea The Mysterious Island… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Last Man Edgar Wallace: Planetoid 127 The Green Rust… Otis Adelbert Kline: The Venus Trilogy The Mars Series Malcolm Jameson: Captain Bullard Series Garrett P. Serviss: Edison's Conquest of Mars A Columbus of Space The Sky Pirate… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Professor Challenger Series Francis Bacon: New Atlantis Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Jack London: Iron Heel The Scarlet Plague The Star Rover… Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde George MacDonald: Lilith H. Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines She William H. Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land… Edgar Allan Poe: Some Words with a Mummy Mellonta Tauta… H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Cats of Ulthar Celephaïs Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality… Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Owen Gregory: Meccania the Super-State Margaret Cavendish: The Blazing World Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels William Morris: News from Nowhere Samuel Butler: Erewhon Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Coming Race James Fenimore Cooper: The Monikins Hugh Benson: Lord of the World Fred M. White: The Doom of London Ernest Bramah: The Secret of the League Arthur D. Vinton: Looking Further Backward Robert Cromie: The Crack of Doom Anthony Trollope: The Fixed Period Cleveland Moffett: Richard Jefferies: After London Francis Stevens: The Heads of Cerberus Percy Greg: Across the Zodiac David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus Stanley G. Weinbaum: Stories from the Solar System Abraham Merritt: The Moon Pool The Metal Monster… Hyne: The Lost Continent

Olfaction and Taste

At the same time , the sweetness of weak salt solutions and sweetness of water after exposure to acid is eliminated . Again , these results seem to indicate a rather direct stimulus - sensation connection most simply interpreted as ...


Author: Carl Pfaffmann


ISBN: UOM:39015003815324

Category: Smell


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