Author: George MacDonald

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447480333

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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The Day Boy and Night Girl – also referred to as The Romance of Photogen and Nycteris – first appeared in Harper's Young People as a series between December of 1879 and January of 1880. Regarded as George MacDonald's best work, it features a witch who, in her pursuit of total knowledge, performs an experiment to mould two people from birth by strictly controlling their environments. Many of the finest stories of magic and fantasy, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Author: George MacDonald

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781419158674


Page: 48

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A witch's curse ensures that a boy can never wake at night nor sleep when the sun beams. Conversely, a girl is doomed never to slumber at night nor be awake during daylight hours. Finally, a twist of fate unites them. MacDonald's skill in imagery and grandfatherly style deliver a remarkable story that is accessible and light, yet acutely stirring and imbued with enduring value. Your capacity for imagination is sure to grow through this story that lifts our spirits and fills our minds with joy.
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Author: Amy T. Matthew

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 1862549680

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Molly, a sassy Australian waitress, is haunted by the ghost of a murdered Polish Jew. The two young women's stories, each a compelling page-turner, combine teasingly in one as 'End of the Night Girl' explores shadows cast by the Holocaust across decades, continents and cultures. 'A brilliant testimonial to the power of the literary imagination.' - Nicholas Jose. 'Clothed in prose that sparks and simmers, End of the Night Girl slowly reveals her dark and beautiful bones.' - Carol Lefevre. 'Amy Matthews' world of gritty realism is foreshadowed by an older, more traditional society about to be invaded by chaos and horror. One cannot help admiring Matthews' accuracy of observation and her subtle placement of emotion in the uncovering of these parallel universes through the coalescence of memory and imagination. This is a remarkable novel of contemporary rootlessness, haunted histories and redemptive decency.' - Brian Castro. 'Can atrocity be changed somehow in art? This book cannot answer this, but it powerfully suggests that the creative act is meaningful even when atrocity is too big for us to mould it. As Molly attempts to imagine and create from an atrocity she hasn't shared, she herself is remade.' - Eva Hornung. 'End of the Night Girl' was Winner of the 2010 Adelaide Festival Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript.
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A Bedtime Story

Author: Luisa Rodriguez Cantu

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524565679

Category: Fiction

Page: 38

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Dancing with the Night: A Bedtime Story One of the greatest things about writing is sharing childhood stories passed down by family lines. This is a new short folklore story filled with fantasya fun and friendly place where animals and nature magically dance together to the music played by the girl in the moon. Elizabeth is a five-year-old who yearns for the adventure to dance with the Night. Momma says, The Night will only dance while were asleep. Elizabeth believes in possibilities, so as the night wears on, she finds hilarious ways to stay awake and fool the Night. Night. Believe me. At times, I sleep with my eyes open, she claimed. Read along to this book. The creative illustrations will capture your imagination.
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A Novel of Vietnam

Author: David Rabe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439167151

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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David Rabe’s award-winning Vietnam plays have come to embody our collective fears, doubts, and tenuous grasp of a war that continues to haunt. Partially written upon his return from the war, Girl by the Road at Night is Rabe’s first work of fiction set in Vietnam—a spare and poetic narrative about a young soldier embarking on a tour of duty and the Vietnamese prostitute he meets in country. Private Joseph Whitaker, with Vietnam deployment papers in hand, spends his last free weekend in Washington, DC, drinking, attending a peace rally, and visiting an old girlfriend, now married. He observes his surroundings closely, attempting to find reason in an atmosphere of hysteria and protest, heightened by his own anger. When he arrives in Vietnam, he happens upon Lan, a local girl who submits nightly to the American GIs with a heartbreaking combination of decency and guile. Her family dispersed and her father dead, she longs for a time when life meant riding in water buffalo carts through rice fields with her brother. Whitaker’s chance encounter with Lan sparks an unexpected, almost unrecognized, visceral longing between two people searching for companionship and tenderness amid the chaos around them. In transformative prose, Rabe has created an atmosphere charged with exquisite poignancy and recreated the surreal netherworld of Vietnam in wartime with unforgettable urgency and grace. Girl by the Road at Night is a brilliant meditation on disillusionment, sexuality, and masculinity, and one of Rabe’s finest works to date.
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Author: AD Garrett

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364117337X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Er foltert junge Mütter und tötet sie. Und er ist nicht allein ... Während eines Sabbaticals in St. Louis, Missouri, stößt DCI Kate Simms nicht nur überraschend auf ihren unliebsamen Ex- Mentor, Professor Nick Fennimore, sondern auch auf die Spur eines Serienkillers, der es auf junge Mütter und deren Kinder abgesehen hat. Im Nachbarstaat Oklahoma wird zeitgleich die Leiche einer Frau aus einem See geborgen – ihr Kind: verschwunden. Als das gemeinsame Muster deutlich wird, beginnt für Simms und Fennimore die fieberhafte Jagd nach dem Killer. Ein Killer, der gebrochene Frauen wählt, der den Blick seiner Opfer nicht erträgt – und dessen Mission noch längst nicht beendet ist ...
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Author: George Macdonald,Sarandipity Davis

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781723767609

Category: Fiction

Page: 28

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"Even the wicked themselves may be a link to join together the good. If ever two people couldn't do, the one without the other, those two are Nycteris and Photogen; for each one completes the other, half of a puzzle together making a whole. A team to be undefeated."
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Not That Kind of Girl, The Night She Got Lucky, and Aint Too Proud to Beg

Author: Susan Donovan

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 125010016X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1056

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Not That Kind of Girl Roxie Bloom is through with love. Fresh on the heels of a bad break-up, she's decided to devote all her time to her man-slamming website--and her man-hating dog, Lilith. But this pit-bull-Boxer is so good at unleashing her fury (and her owner's) that the male victims keep piling up...and now it's time to get some sensitivity training. Enter Eli Gallagher, one of the best--and hottest--canine experts in town. The more Eli gets to know Roxie, the more he senses that Lilith is not the only one who has been hurt by men in the past. With a little gentle prodding, and a whole lot of patience, Eli hopes to gain Roxie's trust and soothe her broken heart. Eli can see that Roxie's bark is way worse than her bite. But she's not putting her guard down just yet--even if she is falling deeply, madly, doggedly in love with him... The Night She Got Lucky Her marriage is over. Her newspaper career went belly up. And it won't be long before her two teenage sons are off to college...and then what? Sometimes it seems like the only thing Ginger Garrison can count on is her beloved Bichon Frisé and the loyal women in her dog-walking group. But her luck is about to take a wild turn. . . A diplomatic snafu has sidelined the globe-trotting nature photographer Lucio "Lucky" Montevez, a man known as much for his wild personal life as his wildlife images. Now stuck in the States and forced to shoot pet portraits for a living, his prospects look downright tame...until Ginger enters his world. Lucky's always been a love-her-and-leave-her kind of guy, but something about the spirited, sensual Ginger makes him want to stick around. But will Lucky's playboy past end up costing him the only woman he's ever really loved? Ain't Too Proud to Beg Josie Sheehan collects failed relationships the way some women collect designer handbags. Now, at thirty-five, she has exactly one male in her life: her Labradoodle, Genghis. In fact Josie, along with the three very single women in her dog-walking group, has recently sworn off men, resigning herself to long walks in the park with her devoted, four-legged friend. All bets are off, however, when she meets Rick Rousseau, a pet-company CEO who is smart, sexy, and, best of all, head-over-heels for Josie. Even Genghis, an excellent judge of character, seems to know that Rick is the real deal. But just when Josie starts to think that she has found something more enduring than puppy love, she discovers that Rick has a complicated past--and a secret that could put the woman he loves in serious danger...
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Author: Emma Cline

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446254048

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Kalifornien, 1969. Evie Boyd ist vierzehn und möchte unbedingt gesehen werden – aber weder die frisch geschiedenen Eltern noch ihre einzige Freundin beachten sie. Doch dann, an einem der endlosen Sommertage, begegnet sie ihnen: den „Girls“. Das Haar, lang und unfrisiert. Die ausgefransten Kleider. Ihr lautes, freies Lachen. Unter ihnen ist auch die ältere Suzanne, der Evie verfällt. Mit ihnen zieht sie zu Russell, einem Typ wie Charles Manson, dessen Ranch tief in den Hügeln liegt. Gerüchte von Sex, wilden Partys, Einzelne, die plötzlich ausreißen. Evie gibt sich der Vision grenzenloser Liebe hin und merkt nicht, wie der Moment naht, der ihr Leben mit Gewalt für immer zerstören könnte.
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Author: Joseph D’Lacey, Bev Vincent, Robert E. Weinberg, Nate Kenyon

Publisher: John Everson



Page: N.A

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TRAPPED WITHIN THE TWILIGHT... Call it what you like: dusk, twilight, sunset. It’s that magical moment between daylight and darkness when anything is possible — the evening ahead promises untold enchantment... or nameless dread. Within are 16 tales of the oncoming blackness by Joseph D'Lacey, Bev Vincent, Robert E. Weinberg and Nate Kenyon, including more than the usual cast of characters. There are shapeshifters and gravediggers, but also supernatural private detectives and — perhaps most terrifying of all — beautiful creatures that prey on... horror writers. Murder, death — and things worse than death — are all waiting for you WHEN THE NIGHT COMES DOWN.
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Author: Rachel Redhead


ISBN: 1291703977

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Beware the things that go bump in the night... This collection of short stories is about many of the creatures of evil, and near-evil, from vampires to mummies, from zombies to liches, this book asks one interesting question, what is it like to become one of their number, because they might just be recruiting and they're not asking permission...
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Author: Robert Bryndza

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641206197

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Ein bitterkalter Wintertag hüllt London in Schnee und Schweigen. Das Klingeln eines Handys durchbricht die gespenstische Stille eines zugefrorenen Sees. Doch niemand antwortet. Nur wenige Zentimeter daneben ragen Finger aus dem Eis ... Acht Monate sind vergangen seit Detective Erika Fosters letztem Einsatz, der in einer Katastrophe endete und ihrem Mann das Leben kostete. Doch es ist an der Zeit, nach vorn zu blicken. Die Tochter einer der mächtigsten Familien Londons wurde ermordet, und Erika setzt alles daran, den Schuldigen zu finden. Während sie noch gegen die Dämonen der Vergangenheit kämpft, rückt sie ins Visier eines gnadenlosen Killers.
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Author: Amy T Matthews

Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

ISBN: 1922064580

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 170

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In 2011, Amy T Matthews published End of the Night Girl, a novel which engages creatively with questions of identity politics and the ethics of fictionalising the Holocaust. Navigating the Kingdom of Night is a critical exegesis in which the author contextualises End of the Night Girl in terms of the critical debate surrounding Holocaust fiction.
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A Novel

Author: Heather O'Neill

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709335

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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An enchanting story of twins, fame, and heartache by the much-praised author of Lullabies for Little Criminals Heather O'Neill charmed readers in the hundreds of thousands with her sleeper hit, Lullabies for Little Criminals, which documented with a rare and elusive magic the life of a young dreamer on the streets of Montreal. Now, in The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, she returns to the grubby, enchanted city with a light and profound tale of the vice of fame and the ties of family. Nineteen years old, free of prospects, and inescapably famous, the twins Nicolas and Nouschka Tremblay are trying to outrun the notoriety of their father, a French-Canadian Serge Gainsbourg with a genius for the absurd and for winding up in prison. "Back in the day, he could come home from a show with a paper bag filled with women's underwear. Outside of Québec nobody had even heard of him, naturally. Québec needed stars badly." Since the twins were little, Étienne has made them part of his unashamed seduction of the province, parading them on talk shows and then dumping them with their decrepit grandfather while he disappeared into some festive squalor. Now Étienne is washed up and the twins are making their own almost-grown-up messes, with every misstep landing on the front pages of the tabloid Allo Police. Nouschka not only needs to leave her childhood behind; she also has to leave her brother, whose increasingly erratic decisions might take her down with him.
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Author: April Henry

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1429942452

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete's Pizza. One night, Kayla—another delivery girl—goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can't move beyond the fact that Kayla's fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete's. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn't dead—and to find her before she is.
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