Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442461292

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana, in 1840...or so she believes. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret -- it's actually 1996, and they are living in a reconstructed village that serves as a tourist site. In the world outside, medicine exists that can cure the dread disease, and Jessie's mother is sending her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?
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The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing

Author: Lynne Segal

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781681953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 3110

A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging. How old am I? Don’t ask, don’t tell. As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Out of Time looks at many of the issues facing the aged—the war of the generations and baby-boomer bashing, the politics of desire, the diminished situation of the older woman, the space on the left for the presence and resistance of the old, the problems of dealing with loss and mortality, and how to find victory in survival.
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Book One: Beyond the Door

Author: Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613126271

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7407

Beyond the Door, the first in the Time Out of Time duet from Maureen Doyle McQuerry, weaves a compelling coming-of-age story with fantasy and mythology. With his love of learning and the game of Scrabble, Timothy James feels like the only person who understands him is his older sister, Sarah, and he’s fairly certain nothing interesting will ever happen to him. But one night, while his parents and sister are away, the door opens, and mythical creatures appear in his own living room! Soon, a mystery of unparalleled proportions begins to unfold, revealing an age-old battle of Light against Dark, and Timothy must embark on a quest to prevent the Dark from controlling the future and changing the past. But he can’t complete the quest alone. Timothy has to team up with his sister and the school bully, Jessica, to face an ancient evil, and in the process, this unlikely trio discover they are each more than meets the eye. Praise for Time Out of Time STARRED REVIEW "McQuerry’s compelling narrative races forward, immersing the reader in its lyrical mysteries." --Booklist, starred review "McQuerry smoothly blends adventure, coming-of-age, and mystery with a mythological world where special academic and problem-solving talents are required assets rather than nerd-bait for bullies. The characters are charming, and the quirky, supernatural good guys are compassionate and forgiving." --VOYA "A promising start to a fantasy series mines the rich ore of Celtic mythology and propels a young boy into cosmic battle." --Kirkus Reviews "A sense of wonder and worry permeates the narrative, evocative of The Dark Is Rising or the work of Neil Gaiman, and the cliffhanger ending will leave readers clamoring for more." --Publishers Weekly "Fantasy addicts will find plenty to like in Beyond the Door, and it is beautifully designed with Ogham code (early Irish alphabet) at the bottom of the pages for kids to decipher while they are waiting for the next instalment." --School Library Journal
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Author: John Marsden

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765353030

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 7508

James, a strange, silent boy, makes the acquaintance of old Mr. Woodford, a physicist who constructs a mysterious black box, but when the box comes into the boy's possession, it draws him into a magical and dangerous world, in and out of time.
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The Vexed Life of Georg Tintner

Author: Tanya Buchdahl Tintner

Publisher: Apollo Books

ISBN: 9781742582566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 421

View: 6755

Conductor composer Georg Tintner is best known to music lovers for his stunning interpretations of Bruckners symphonies, recorded in the 1990s. A man who lived and breathed music, his long and eventful career began at the age of eight, when he was the first Jew to join the Vienna Boys Choir.
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Author: David Grossman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385350147

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 3971

In this compassionate and genre-defying drama the internationally acclaimed author of To the End of the Land weaves an incandescent tale of parental grief. A powerful distillation of the experience of understanding and acceptance, and of art’s triumph over death, Falling Out of Time is part play, part prose, and pure poetry. As Grossman’s characters ultimately find solace and hope through their communal acts of mourning, readers will find comfort in their clamorous vitality, and in the gift of storytelling—a realm where loss is not an absence, but a life force in its own right.
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A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake

Author: Tom Horton

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393039382

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 1525

A small island, home to five hundred watermen and their families, is the subject of a study about a community that has stayed true to its past while witnessing the decline of the natural world surrounding it
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A Dada Diary

Author: Hugo Ball

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520204409

Category: Art

Page: 274

View: 4622

"A key document. . . . Indispensable for an understanding of the beginnings of the Dada movement and Dada in Zurich."--Rudolf Kuenzli, Director, International Dada Archive "In Flight Out of Time one can follow Dada's unfolding and expansion almost day-by-day."--Charles Haxthausen, coeditor, Berlin: Culture and Metropolis
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Author: Ruth Boswell

Publisher: Muswell Press

ISBN: 0956557589

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

View: 5276

Joe (17) is locked out of his house and pursued by a crowd determined to kill him. He escapes and finds shelter among a group of dissidents fighting a dictator. He is in a parallel world like and unlike his own and here, over a period of two life-changing years, he learns to survive and he falls passionately in love. But will he be returned to his own world?
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Stories

Author: Geoff Schmidt

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574413198

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

View: 8985

Geoff Schmidt's debut collection Out of Time is a meditation on meaning and mortality, and the ways that story and the imagined life can sustain us. In these stories time is running out for the people, yet the power of language, the human ability to tell, to imagine and invent, is a redemptive force.
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Desire in Atemporal Cinema

Author: Todd McGowan

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816669953

Category: Art

Page: 285

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A new temporal aesthetic in films such as "Memento," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "2046," and "The Hangover."
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Author: Paul McCusker

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310863368

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2363

A long history of strange disappearances and unexplainable occurrences leave clues that the town of Fawlt Line may actually sit on a time fault—a portal to alternate times and unexpected time travels—a twist of fate that puts all of Fawlt Line’s citizens in serious danger. Will they find the faith to hold on to the town and time where they belong?On a foggy night, Jeff and Elizabeth see a car heading through the mist. A man on horseback is in the middle of the road, and a collision was barely avoidable. Now the victim—a giant of a man—lies on a hospital bed, surrounded by hospital staff and a host of questions. Has King Arthur really slipped through a time crack into Fawlt Line?Impossible? Perhaps. But lately in the town of Fawlt Line, the impossible has had a way of proving true. And the most incredible events are yet to come.
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Man Out of Time

Author: Margaret Cheney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743215367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 3297

Explores the life and career of the eccentric, trailblazing nineteenth-century scientist and inventor, the man who introduced the fundamentals of robotry and computer and missile science and who harnessed the alternating electrical current used today. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
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Fifteen soul-chilling tales by

Author: H.P. Lovecraft,August Derleth

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345485718

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Venture at your own risk into a realm where the sun sinks into oblivion–and all that is unholy, unearthly, and unspeakable rises. These rare, hard-to-find collaborations of cosmic terror are back in print, including • Wentworth’s Day A fellow figures his debt to a dead man is null and void, until he discovers just how terrifying interest rates can be. • The Shuttered Room A sophisticated gentleman must settle his grandfather’s estate, only to find that the house shelters dark secrets. • The Dark Brotherhood A beautiful woman and her companion meet the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, in a tale as terrifying as anything Poe himself ever created. • Innsmouth Clay A sculptor returns from Paris to create a statue not entirely of this world–and not at all under his control. • Witches’ Hollow A new schoolteacher puts his soul in peril while trying to save one of his students from a ravenous creature. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: Paula Martinac

Publisher: Bywater Books

ISBN: 1612940412

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 2125

Escaping a downpour, Susan ducks into an antiques shop in Manhattan and discovers a scrapbook from the 1920s. She buys the book and her fate becomes inextricably linked with the four women in the photos. Richly atmospheric and featuring a memorable cast of characters, Out of Time is a delightful novel about history, love, and the persistence of passion.
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History and Evolution in Anthropological Discourse

Author: Nicholas Thomas

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472083770

Category: Social Science

Page: 155

View: 6051

A lucid theoretical reflection on the intersection of anthropology and history
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Author: Pauline Baird Jones

Publisher: Pauline Baird Jones

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 316

View: 9097

She’s a modern woman. He’s a blast from the past. Can their love survive the test of time… and war? Adventure reporter Melanie "Mel" Morton tackles current events, not historical retellings. But that all changes when a WWII veteran tracks her down and seeks her help in saving her gold-star grandfather’s life… by traveling back in time. For Mel, the stakes keep rising until she finds herself on her grandfather’s fateful final mission. Shot down behind enemy lines, Mel and Jack Hamilton, the now-young and handsome pilot, must navigate the occupied French countryside and their generational differences. With her grandfather’s life and her future on the line, Mel and Jack can’t afford the distraction of their undeniable chemistry. Failure to complete their mission could get them killed, or worse, change the course of history. Out of Time is a riveting time travel romance adventure novel. If you like explosive chemistry, rapid-fire action, and accurate depictions of the Second World War, then you’ll love Pauline Baird Jones’ homage to the Greatest Generation. Buy Out of Time to parachute into a war-torn love story today!
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Author: Shirlee McCoy

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459206312

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Someone plans to disrupt the 175th anniversary celebration of the Battle of the Alamo—and it's Alamo Ranger Susannah Jorgenson's job to stop the culprit. But that means partnering with Levi McDonall, who skipped town years ago with her heart. Levi's now a Texas Ranger, sworn to protect her at any cost, but Susannah knows she'll pay the price if she falls for him again. She has to stay focused on their goals—to eliminate the threat and solve the murder of Levi's captain. But an unknown killer is watching…ready to eliminate them.
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Music and the Making of Modernity

Author: Julian Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019023329X

Category: Music

Page: 400

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What does music have to say about modernity? How can this apparently unworldly art tell us anything about modern life? In Out of Time, author Julian Johnson begins from the idea that it can, arguing that music renders an account of modernity from the inside, a history not of events but of sensibility, an archaeology of experience. If music is better understood from this broad perspective, our idea of modernity itself is also enriched by the specific insights of music. The result is a rehearing of modernity and a rethinking of music - an account that challenges ideas of linear progress and reconsiders the common concerns of music, old and new. If all music since 1600 is modern music, the similarities between Monteverdi and Schoenberg, Bach and Stravinsky, or Beethoven and Boulez, become far more significant than their obvious differences. Johnson elaborates this idea in relation to three related areas of experience - temporality, history and memory; space, place and technology; language, the body, and sound. Criss-crossing four centuries of Western culture, he moves between close readings of diverse musical examples (from the madrigal to electronic music) and drawing on the history of science and technology, literature, art, philosophy, and geography. Against the grain of chronology and the usual divisions of music history, Johnson proposes profound connections between musical works from quite different times and places. The multiple lines of the resulting map, similar to those of the London Underground, produce a bewildering network of plural connections, joining Stockhausen to Galileo, music printing to sound recording, the industrial revolution to motivic development, steam trains to waltzes. A significant and groundbreaking work, Out of Time is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of music and modernity.
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Author: Cliff Ryder

Publisher: Gold Eagle

ISBN: 1426815492

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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One last mission When crisis looms and politics and red tape conspire against effective measures, the International Intelligence Agency plays its hidden hand. Now the spymasters of Room 59-dedicated, dangerous and willing to push the limit-get the green light to eradicate the threat. One last chance Room 59 agent Alex Tempest has a secret: a degenerative illness that may end his career as a fi eld operative. But fi rst he accepts one fi nal mission. And…it's personal. A research facility in China has built the ultimate biological weapon. Alex's job: infi ltrate and destroy. His wife works at the biotech company's stateside lab, and Alex fears danger is poised to hit home. But when Alex is captured, his personal and professional worlds collide in a last, desperate gamble to stop ruthless masterminds from unleashing virulent, unstoppable death.
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