A Novel of World War - And Magic

Author: Harry Turtledove

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142991498X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Now Turtledove returns to the story of a World War in a world where magic works, with this moving second volume. Algarvian soldiers corral Kaunians to send them west, towards Unkerlant, to work camps. The Kaunians left behind are worried about what the work camps might mean, but are assuaged by Algarvian lies. In Kuusamo, scholars race to find the relation between the laws of similarity and contagion. Rumors abound about the Algarvian work camps, rumors most cannot believe as true. But the mages know, for they can feel the loss of life in their very souls. Turtledove's cast of characters in Darkness Descending takes on its own life as the reader sees the war from all sides and understands how the death and destruction benefits no one, not even the victors. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Author: Mary Frame

Publisher: Mary Frame

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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Freya Morgan thought it was a great idea to hire the bad boy on campus to beat up her douchebag ex-boyfriend after he cheated and treated her like crap. Fast forward a few months, and nothing she’s done has helped her get over the scars left behind by her ex. Not the paid beating, not the string of dates, nothing. Dean Collins is in trouble, and it’s all Freya’s fault. After all, she started the trend of all the ladies on campus paying him to do their dirty work. But now, two of the boys he was hired to beat up are dead, and he’s the only connection. When Freya agrees to help him find the real killer, she discovers that this bad boy isn’t so bad, after all. And getting involved with him means more than finding a killer, it means potentially losing her life…and her heart.
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Author: Jan Hudson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460369033

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Sheriff…Or Outlaw? Or Both? Down on her luck, Mary Beth Parker is back in her hometown of Naconiche, East Texas, to claim her inheritance—a rundown restaurant and motel. The whole town pitches in to help her with this fixer upper, including J. J. Outlaw, the sheriff. But Mary Beth doesn't want his kind of help. Who cares that J.J. thinks the world of her four-year-old daughter, Katy? Who cares that he still feels the same way about Mary Beth? Who cares that he's spending a lot of time at her place, wearing a tool belt and swinging a hammer? Shouldn't falling for your high school sweetheart be against the law? TEXAS OUTLAWS
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Author: Claude Fredericks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146530617X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 712

View: 1863

This third volume of The Journal Of Claude Fredericks is his journal for the year 1943, a Wanderjahr that begins with a spring in Cambridge, where Volume Two ended, but with Fredericks, having left studies at Harvard, living now in a room at Maud Bemiss house on Nutting Road near the Cowley Fathers, seeing various friends from earlier, Brie Taylor, John Simon, Anthony Clark, Paul Doguereau, the George Sartons, and making new friends as well. The summer is spent in a cabin on the shore near Belfast Maine, writing and studying still and coming to know the family that lives on the hill. In September, after spending ten days with Paul Doguereau and Fanny Mason in Walpole New Hampshire on the beautiful Mason estate overlooking the Connecticut and a month in New York living in an apartment on University Place and seeing his friend May Sarton and coming to know Muriel Rukeyser and Julian Beck, he heads with his friend William Quinn to Iowa to live with several friends of theirs who also have left Harvard, in particular Michael Millen and Paul Rail, all of them proclaiming in different ways, as Quinn and Fredericks do in theirs, their objections to Americas part in the war that had begun in December 1941. After two weeks Fredericks leaves to stay with a friend in Chicago, Martha Johnson, and to settle in and write about the troubling events of the previous days and then go on to Missouri, to pay filial pieties to members of his family there and after that go south with his mother to Mexico City for a week and then with her to Acapulco for ten days at Christmas, a spot at that time still undiscovered and with only two small hotels. Finally at the years end he heads back east to New York, where he has plans to settle down and live forever, in the city he had always loved the most of any he knew.
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Author: Rosanne Bittner

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1940941393

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 1599

The love story of Caleb and Sarah Sax continues in the second book of the Blue Hawk trilogy, which takes them to 1833 Texas (then still part of Mexico), when the hunger for free land fueled the growing populace. Inevitably, these new settlers want Texas to be an independent province apart from Mexican rule. Caleb’s family is pulled into the Mexican war, and one of Caleb’s cherished sons rides off to join the fight at the Alamo. Thinking his son has died, Caleb must contend with this terrible sorrow amid facing an old enemy who returns to once again to destroy Caleb and Sarah’s life together. Danger and tragedy lurk everywhere, but Caleb and Sarah share a love that rises above all trial and tragedy. Frontier Fires is packed with stunning and factual American history and shows how one family became crucial to the birth of Texas. PRAISE: “Power, passion, tragedy, and triumph are Rosanne Bittner’s hallmarks. Again and again, she brings readers to tears.” —Romantic Times “Extraordinary…Bittner’s characters spring to life.” —Publishers Weekly
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Author: Camille Mariani

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595914888

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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Journalist Sheldon Merrill is assigned to cover a farm fire which destroys one of northern New York's showplace farmsteads. Added to this loss is the discovery of a woman's body, not a victim of the fire but of a murderer. While the killer remains at large, Sheldon is intrigued by an eccentric young multi-millionaire and his dying sister, Lucille, who makes a shocking confession to her. Lucille pleads for her help to rectify a shattering lie she told her brother. When it appears that her life is finally back to normal, Sheldon opens her door to a knock and finds herself face-to-face with the murderer.
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

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With which are Incorporated "the Mechanic", "Scientific Opinion," and the "British and Foreign Mechanic."

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrial arts

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The Making of a Thoroughbred

Author: Mike Helm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805021442

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 242

View: 7156

Describes Claiborne Farm, one of the best American breeding stables, discusses modern breeding techniques, and tells how pedigree is used in handicapping
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Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429900644

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Set in Lima, the novel tells of a love story whose participants may be the fictional characters of Don Rigoberto. With his usual sly assurance, Vargas Llosa keeps the reader guessing which episodes are real and which issue from the Don's imagination; the resulting novel, an aggregate of reality and fantasy, is sexy, funny, disquieting, and unfailingly compelling.
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Author: Dennis J. Carroll

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465385339

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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My non-fiction is primarily drawn from childhood memories of Yulan, New York, a hamlet in Sullivan County, during the late 1950s and early 60s. They are anchored in a clarity dictated by subjects illustrating and implying specific points. I consider writing an important and responsible act, part skill, part art, but always an enjoyable activity as seen through the lens of time and memory. In reading fiction, I have always been most interested in character-driven, as opposed to, plot-driven stories. Consequently, my written fictive efforts generally reflect this preference. My characters are drawn both from my experience as well as from my imagination. Their conflicts, characteristics, as well as, the way they speak, act and see themselves, stem from experience and imagination as well. These characters are generally hybrids of more than one person, either female or male, often functioning in their everyday environments. Some are soldiers, lawyers, police officers, teachers, photographers, painters . . . functioning within varied settings from urban to rural often reflecting a blue-collar nuance and culture. The plots of my stories function to support the stories that the characters tell: the natural friction between daughters, mothers, fathers, sons, brothers, sisters, husbands and wives generally complicated by changes in their livessometimes major, other times minorthat cause them to confront those around them as well as themselves. From philandering spouses, to selfish, incompetent or overindulgent parents, or individuals who discover that their lives must change. These plots, linear as well as cyclical, reflect the human drama of strength, weakness, doubt, certainty, moral choices and consequences, love, hate, fear, hope, anxiety, despair and happiness. She stepped over the puddles and around the mud along the driveway to the mailbox by the rutted road out front. Efforts like thisalong with things like thunder and lightning storms, which terrified her, as well as woodchucks and raccoons prowling around all-night, which kept her on edgereminded her that she was not a country person. Still, for the last few weeks, the culmination of months of study, their place in Manhattan hadnt worked. She had needed the tranquility of this remote house, in the Catskills, where she had spent her summer tomboy childhood. Franca walked slowly back to the house and retraced her footprints as she flipped through the handful of mail. One return address, New York State, Certification and Licensing Unit, caught her attention, and she tore it open with her finger: From Black Still Water She climbs the three steps in front of the local high school and remembers sitting on the wide stone slabscoffee in one hand, a cigarette in the otherwaiting for her little girl to finish her dancing class on countless Saturday mornings, but the memory quickly disintegrates when she opens the large steel door, and it clangs shut after her. The escaping music is deafening; vibrations pound against her chest, and in the sudden, overpowering darkness, she finds it hard to breathe. Slowly her eyes adjust, and she makes out the dancing figures through the white smoke generated from behind the jungle of gigantic speakers and amplifiers, off in the distance. She hugs the wall, inches her way along searching and her breathing slowly returns to normal. From: Dancer Standing by the sink, looking out over the lake, Jaime listens to the sounds floating up from the basement, work noises: the hammer striking nails homeone, two three . . . four, occasionally punctuated by the high-pitched whine of the power saw and the slap of discarded wood as it falls to the tile floor. All day, he works, non-stop, framing it out, refusing lunch a couple of hours ago, and now it is almost three in the afternoon. Tonight, after working a four-to-twelve at the uti
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An Essay from Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451624980

Category: Social Science

Page: 13

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Originally collected in Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Living and Society, this essay is about The Sims.
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Author: Sarah Fine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442483601

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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This love story for the ages, set in a reimagined industrial Asia, is a little dark, a bit breathless, and completely compelling. A “grisly and satisfying” tale (Publishers Weekly) inspired by The Phantom of the Opera. Sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic, housed in a slaughterhouse staffed by the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor. Wen often hears the whisper of a ghost in the slaughterhouse, a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. And after one of the Noor humiliates Wen, the ghost grants an impulsive wish of hers—brutally. Guilt-ridden, Wen befriends the Noor, including the outspoken leader, a young man named Melik. At the same time, she is lured by the mystery of the ghost. As deadly accidents fuel tensions within the factory, Wen is torn between her growing feelings for Melik, who is enraged at the sadistic factory bosses and the prejudice faced by his people at the hand of Wen’s, and her need to appease the ghost, who is determined to protect her against any threat—real or imagined. Will she determine whom to trust before the factory explodes, taking her down with it?
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The Oppressive Price of Pondering & Pontification

Author: John Friesen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491753757

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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Life is seemingly only a feeling and nothing more. Unfortunately some have to learn that the hard way. Following the tragic loss of a sister, which some hold him accountable for; the collapse of his family; the sudden calling off of a wedding; a suicide attempt; some combat in Afghanistan; a bank robbery; and a stint in Alcoholics Anonymous, a young and successful architect and aspiring artist clashes with the thoughts that he’s always believed kept him safe and protected, and with a feel that’s constantly confirming to him that his life has become worse than death itself. After deciding to leave his home country of Canada; and to withdraw from his career and secure way of life, he heads off to France, which ultimately turns into an unexpected journey that takes him throughout Europe and into Asia where he stumbles across numerous characters, including a South American pet monkey of an ex-soldier transport truck fanatic from Bhutan, who all lead by example and inadvertently teach him how to acquire the feel that could finally make his dreams come true. Yet before that happens, he gets mixed-up with an unpredictable on-stress-leave madman banker from Doha, Qatar who takes him, and even the monkey hostage, and drags them to Bosnia and beyond. During the course of this journey the architect realizes that getting as close to death as possible without experiencing it, and seeing the world as a mere theatre are the only ways for him to possibly reverse his fortunes and to obtain the feel that’s not only capable of painting the portrait of his visions, but also strong enough to see his destructive train of thoughts come to a crashing end.
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