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Author(s): Clare Coombe
Categories: Fiction > Classics
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2018-04-25
ISBN-10: 1107058341
ISBN-13: 9781107058347
Language: English
Description: This comprehensive reassessment of the carmina maiora of the fourth-century poet Claudian contributes to the growing trend to recognize that Late Antique poets should be approached as just that: poets. Its methodology is developed from that of Michael Roberts' seminal The Jeweled Style. It analyzes Claudian's poetics and use of story telling to argue that the creation of a story world in which Stilicho, his patron, becomes an epic hero, and the barbarians are giants threatening both the borders of Rome and the order of the very universe is designed to convince his audience of a world-view in which it is only the Roman general who stands between... more...
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:02:13 GMT
Devil's Pocket (by John Dixon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/devils-pocket
Author(s): John Dixon
Categories: Fiction > Mystery & Detective, Fiction > Science Fiction, Juvenile Fiction > Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publish date: 2015-08-04
ISBN-10: 9781476738
ISBN-13: 9781476738666
Language: English
Description: The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Phoenix Island, which reads like “Lord of the Flies meets Wolverine and Cool Hand Luke” (F. Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack) and inspired the CBS TV show Intelligence. With a chip in his head and hundreds more throughout his body, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman was turned from an orphan with impulse control issues into a super-soldier. Forced into the mercenary Phoenix Force group, he begins to fear he’ll never escape. Sent to a volcanic island to fight for them, he’ll compete in a combat tournament that awards teens with survival for merciless brutality. But just when all looks lost, he... more...
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 07:02:08 GMT
The collected mathematical papers of Arthur Cayley.Vol. 2 (by Arthur Cayley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-collected-mathematical-papers-of-arthur-cayley-vol-2
Author(s): Arthur Cayley
Categories: Fiction > Thrillers, Mathematics > General
Publisher: University of Michigan Library
Publish date: 1899-01-01
ISBN-10: 1418170097
ISBN-13: 9781418170097
Language: English
Description: This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the... more...
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Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:46:06 GMT
Castration Celebration (by Jake Wizner) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/castration-celebration
Author(s): Jake Wizner
Categories: Fiction > Romance
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publish date: 2009-05-26
ISBN-10: 0375852158
ISBN-13: 9780375852152
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:36:02 GMT
Middle Kingdom: The Faerie World of Ireland (by Dermot MacManus) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/middle-kingdom-the-faerie-world-of-ireland
Author(s): Dermot MacManus
Categories: Fiction > Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology, History > Europe, Literary Collections > General, Body, Mind & Spirit > Occultism
Publisher: Colin Smythe
Publish date: 1980-12-31
ISBN-10: 0900675829
ISBN-13: 9780900675829
Language: English
Description: No matter what one doubts"", wrote Yeats, ""one never doubts the faeries for...they stand to reason."" The author, a friend of both Yeats and the great folklorist Douglas Hyde, is a staunch believer in ""the ancient and continuing spirit life of the countryside"". Writing not as folklorist but as an historian, he records many manifestations of the Irish fairy world in recent years. Strikingly persuasive, this tackles in a serious and intelligent manner a subject that has a strong romantic appeal.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:22:07 GMT
Martial: Epigrams V (Classical Text Servol Bk 5) (by P. Howell) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/martial-epigrams-v-classical-text-servol-bk-5
Author(s): P. Howell
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Aris & Phillips
Publish date: 1993-12-01
ISBN-10: 0856685895
ISBN-13: 9780856685897
Language: English
Description: The Roman poet Martial concentrated on the genre of epigram, which he brought to such perfection that he provided the model for subsequent epigrammatists. He is best known for his pungently witty poems, which gave the word 'epigram' its modern definition, but his range is much wider than this: he has an acute perception of human nature, and gives a fascinating insight into the Rome of the late first century A.D. His fifth book, which contains eighty-four poems, is dedicated to the emperor Domitian, and for that reason it avoids the obscenity of the other books. Nevertheless it includes a rich variety of subject matter and treatment.
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Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:12:09 GMT
The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul: More Stories from the Middle East and Beyond (by Sandor Jaszberenyi) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-most-beautiful-night-of-the-soul-more-stories-from-the-middle-east-and-beyond
Author(s): Sandor Jaszberenyi
Categories: Fiction > Political, Fiction > Short Stories (single author), Fiction > War & Military, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: New Europe Books
Publish date: 2019-01-15
ISBN-10: 0997316969
ISBN-13: 9780997316964
Language: English
Description: Set mostly in contemporary Cairo and Iraq, as well as Israel, London, and Hungary, these twelve short stories are a staggering follow-up to those in the acclaimed collection The Devil Is a Black Dog by leading Hungarian writer/photojournalist Sándor Jászberényi. Told from the perspective of Cairo-based European war correspondent Daniel Marosh, The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul is, above all, about a journalist examining some of today’s most pressing Middle East conflicts and the lives of others even while forced to question his own assumptions and haunted by his own demons. A unique, insider’s view of the days,... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:42:02 GMT
Behind the Door (by Giorgio Bassani) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/behind-the-door
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
Categories: Fiction > Classics
Publisher: Penguin Classic
Publish date: 2017-11-28
ISBN-10: 0141192135
ISBN-13: 9780141192130
Language: English
Description: 'It was useless to think I'd ever be able to throw open the door behind which I was yet again hiding ... Not now. Not ever.' School is a place of unspoken hierarchies and rivalries for a young teenage boy growing up in the provincial town of Ferrara. But as the everyday classroom and playground dramas are played out, they begin to reflect the disturbing undertones of 1930s Italy, and the narrator realizes that being Jewish means he will always be excluded. The fourth book in Bassani's Romanzo di Ferrara cycle, Behind the Door is a luminous portrayal of childhood friendship and the loss of innocence. A new translation by Jamie McKendrick 'Giorgio... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:38:02 GMT
The Picture of Dorian Gray (by Oscar Wilde) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-picture-of-dorian-gray
Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Publish date: 2003
ISBN-10: 1593080255
ISBN-13: 9781593080259
Language: English
Description: &&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Picture of Dorian Gray&&L/I&&R, by &&LSTRONG&&ROscar Wilde&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R:... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:02:07 GMT
Howards End (Barnes & Noble Classics) (by E.M. Forster) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/howards-end-barnes-and-noble-classics
Author(s): E.M. Forster
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Publish date: 2003-06-01
ISBN-10: 1593080220
ISBN-13: 9781593080228
Language: English
Description: &&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RHowards End&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RE. M. Forster&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R New... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:02:02 GMT
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (by Victor Hugo) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-hunchback-of-notre-dame-barnes-and-noble-classics-series
Author(s): Victor Hugo
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Literary Collections > American, Literary Collections > Continental European
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Publish date: 2008-06-01
ISBN-10: 1593081405
ISBN-13: 9781593081409
Language: English
Description: &&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Hunchback of Notre Dame&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RVictor Hugo&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R:... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:56:11 GMT
My Antonia (Barnes & Noble Classics) (by Willa Cather) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/my-antonia-barnes-and-noble-classics
Author(s): Willa Cather
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Fiction > Historical
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Publish date: 2005-08-01
ISBN-10: 9781593082
ISBN-13: 9781593082024
Language: English
Description: &&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RMy Ántonia,&&L/I&&R by &&LB&&RWilla Cather&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R:... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:56:07 GMT
Vanity Fair (Barnes & Noble Classics) (by William Makepeace Thackeray) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/vanity-fair-barnes-and-noble-classics
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Publish date: 2003-11-01
ISBN-10: 9781593080
ISBN-13: 9781593080716
Language: English
Description: &&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RVanity Fair&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RWilliam Makepeace Thackeray&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R:... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:56:02 GMT
Sense and Sensibility (Barnes & Noble Classics) (by Jane Austen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/sense-and-sensibility-barnes-and-noble-classics
Author(s): Jane Austen
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Fiction > Romance, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Publish date: 2004-07-25
ISBN-10: 1593081251
ISBN-13: 9781593081256
Language: English
Description: &&LDIV&&R&&LP&&R&&LI&&RSense and Sensibility&&L/I&&R, by &&LSTRONG&&RJane Austen&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&R&&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R:... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:52:07 GMT
Ward No. 6 and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (by Anton Chekhov) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/ward-no-6-and-other-stories-barnes-and-noble-classics-series
Author(s): Anton Chekhov
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Fiction > Short Stories (single author), Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Publish date: 2003-07-01
ISBN-10: 1593080034
ISBN-13: 9781593080037
Language: English
Description: &&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RWard No. 6 and Other Stories&&L/I&&R, by &&LSTRONG&&RAnton Chekhov&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R:... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:52:02 GMT
Common Sense and Other Writings (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (by Thomas Paine) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/common-sense-and-other-writings-barnes-and-noble-classics-series
Author(s): Thomas Paine
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Literary Collections > American, Political Science > Government
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Publish date: 2005-09-01
ISBN-10: 1593082096
ISBN-13: 9781593082093
Language: English
Description: &&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RCommon Sense and Other Writings&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RThomas Paine&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:46:02 GMT
The Summer Guest (by Justin Cronin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-summer-guest-1
Author(s): Justin Cronin
Categories: Fiction > General, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: The Dial Press
Publish date: 2004-06-29
ISBN-10: 0385335814
ISBN-13: 9780385335812
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:06:02 GMT
Sympathy Between Humans (by Jodi Compton) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/sympathy-between-humans-1
Author(s): Jodi Compton
Categories: Fiction > Mystery & Detective
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publish date: 2005-03-01
ISBN-10: 0385337140
ISBN-13: 9780385337144
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 09:56:02 GMT
Head in the Clouds (by Karen Witemeyer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/head-in-the-clouds
Author(s): Karen Witemeyer
Categories: Fiction > Religious, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publish date: 2010-10-01
ISBN-10: 9780764207
ISBN-13: 9780764207563
Language: English
Description: Adelaide Proctor is a young woman with her head in the clouds, longing for a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a staid governess position on a central Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her romantic yearnings behind. When Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, he never expected to become a father overnight. And five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the new governess concerns Gideon--and intrigues him at the same time. But he can't... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 09:52:03 GMT
Bear No Malice: A Novel (by Clarissa Harwood) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/bear-no-malice-a-novel
Author(s): Clarissa Harwood
Categories: Fiction > Historical
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publish date: 2019-01-01
ISBN-10: 1643130528
ISBN-13: 9781643130521
Language: English
Description: Great Expectations meets Grantchester in this story of love and lies, secrets and second chances, set in Edwardian England. Beaten and left for dead in the English countryside, clergyman and reformer Tom Cross is rescued and nursed back to health by Miranda and Simon Thorne, reclusive siblings who seem to have as many secrets as he does. Tom has spent years helping the downtrodden in London while lying to everyone he meets, but now he’s forced to slow down and confront his unexamined life. Miranda, a skilled artist, is haunted by her painful past and unable to imagine a future. Tom is a welcome distraction from her troubles, but she’s... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:36:03 GMT
Crazy Rich Asians (by Kevin Kwan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/crazy-rich-asians
Author(s): Kevin Kwan
Categories: Fiction > General, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Doubleday
Publish date: 2013-06-11
ISBN-10: 0385536976
ISBN-13: 9780385536974
Language: English
Description: Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season. When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:02:30 GMT
The Magic Mala: A Story That Changes Lives (by Bob Olson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-magic-mala-a-story-that-changes-lives
Author(s): Bob Olson
Categories: Fiction > General, Medical > Mental Health, Body, Mind & Spirit > New Thought, Religion > General, Self-Help > Motivational & Inspirational
Publisher: Building Bridges Press
Publish date: 2017-04-21
ISBN-10: 0965601919
ISBN-13: 9780965601917
Language: English
Description: The Magic Mala (pronounced mah-lah) is the story of Robby Robertson, a down-on-his-luck writer who realizes that he doesn't know as much about life as he once believed. His desperate financial circumstances lead him to open his mind to new ways of living. After finding some mala beads, Robby is taken on a magical journey that teaches him the secrets to personal manifestation and happiness. If you loved The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman, or The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, you are sure to love Bob Olson's The Magic Mala. An inspiring novel that transforms the lives of its readers, this book will... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:00:05 GMT
Unwanted: Dead or Alive (by Gene Shelton) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/unwanted-dead-or-alive
Author(s): Gene Shelton
Categories: Fiction > Westerns
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish date: 2016-05-18
ISBN-10: 1532998457
ISBN-13: 9781532998454
Language: English
Description: Framed for cattle rustling and horse theft by the corrupt banker who foreclosed on their employer's ranch, Buck and Dobie find themselves out of work, out of cash, and out of luck. So, they decided to try and live up to their reputation as wanted men—an idea easier said than done. Buck Hawkins and Dobie Garrett are a pair of cowboys in the Texas Panhandle. They’re unlikely outlaws—until their ranch is stolen and the two cowhands framed for rustling and horse theft by a crooked banker. Now with a price on their heads and hunted by the law, the two cowboys decide that if they have to ride the outlaw trail, they... more...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:36:15 GMT
To Tempt the Wolf (by Terry Spear) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/to-tempt-the-wolf
Author(s): Terry Spear
Categories: Fiction > Romance, Fiction > Science Fiction, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publish date: 2009-09-01
ISBN-10: 1402219040
ISBN-13: 9781402219047
Language: English
Description: Award-Winning Author introduces the next installment of her paranormal romance series A 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Award Winner! Night Owl Romance Reader Choice Award for Best Paranormal 2008 In this third in the series, wildlife photographer Tessa Anderson must prove her brother innocent of murder charges. But when she discovers a gorgeous naked man barely alive on her beach, she's got a new world of troubles to deal with, not least of which is how he affects her with just a look, a touch, or a whispered word. Hunter Greymore is a lupus garou, a grey werewolf. Hoping to keep a low profile at Tessa's cabin on the coast, he's... more...
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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:06:02 GMT
A Season Among Psychics (by Elizabeth Greene) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-season-among-psychics
Author(s): Elizabeth Greene
Categories: Fiction > Family Life, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Inanna Publications
Publish date: 2018-06-08
ISBN-10: 1771335017
ISBN-13: 9781771335010
Language: English
Description: Fiction. Women's Studies. Judith, at fifty, feels that her life is irremediably stalled, and she is depressed. Although she has a secure job teaching English at a university, she is the single mother of a son on the autistic spectrum who has been lurching through the school system, year by year. He is a non-reader, and she is worried that ninth grade English may be too much for him. Because of the demands of work and mothering, she is isolated. Buried under the surface of her life, is her longing to write, and her deep feelings for Brian, a man who taught her in a creative writing program, and with whom she has telepathic connection. When Judtih... more...
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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:22:02 GMT
Mystery Stories (by Elizabeth Peters) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/mystery-stories
Author(s): Elizabeth Peters
Categories: Fiction > Short Stories (Anthologies), Fiction > Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Publish date: 2018-10-09
ISBN-10: 1504055519
ISBN-13: 9781504055512
Language: English
Description: A Christmas slaying, an Egyptian puzzle, and a night in the home of a stranger—three chillers from the New York Times–bestselling “grandmaster” of mystery (Publishers Weekly).   A thriller writer is embroiled in a real-life whodunit when a friend drops dead in front of her, with her own hatpin impaled in his back. The violation of a sealed West Bank tomb, its rock walls intact, provides a Thebes investigator with a mystifying conundrum. And two sisters take shelter from a storm in a shuttered old house at the end of a country road . . . only to discover they’re not alone.   Settle in with... more...
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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:16:07 GMT
The Handbook of Business Discourse (by Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-handbook-of-business-discourse
Author(s): Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini
Categories: Business & Economics > General, Fiction > General, Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish date: 2009-07-07
ISBN-10: 0748628010
ISBN-13: 9780748628018
Language: English
Description: The Handbook of Business Discourse is the most comprehensive overview of the field to date. It offers an accessible and authoritative introduction to a range of historical, disciplinary, methodological, and cultural perspectives and addresses many of the issues facing a growing, varied, and increasingly international field of research. The collection also illustrates some of the challenges of defining and delimiting a relatively recent and eclectic field of studies, including debates on the very definition of "business discourse." Part One includes chapters on the origins, advances, and features of business discourse in Europe, North America,... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:22:02 GMT
The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 (by Gore Vidal) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-last-empire-essays-1992-2000
Author(s): Gore Vidal
Categories: Fiction > Short Stories (Anthologies), Literary Collections > Essays
Publisher: Vintage
Publish date: 2002-06-11
ISBN-10: 9780375726
ISBN-13: 9780375726392
Language: English
Description: Like his National Book Award—winning United States, Gore Vidal’s scintillating ninth collection, The Last Empire, affirms his reputation as our most provocative critic and observer of the modern American scene. In the essays collected here, Vidal brings his keen intellect, experience, and razor-edged wit to bear on an astonishing range of subjects. From his celebrated profiles of Clare Boothe Luce and Charles Lindbergh and his controversial essay about the Bill of Rights–which sparked an extended correspondence with convicted Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh–to his provocative analyses of literary icons such as John Updike and Mark... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 06:56:03 GMT
It's Beginning to Hurt: Stories (by James Lasdun) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/its-beginning-to-hurt-stories
Author(s): James Lasdun
Categories: Fiction > Short Stories (Anthologies), Fiction > Short Stories (single author), Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Picador
Publish date: 2010-08-03
ISBN-10: 9780312429
ISBN-13: 9780312429867
Language: English
Description: THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY BEST BOOKS OF 2009 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST FICTION OF 2009 LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOKS OF 2009 FAVORITE FICTION OF 2009 FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES James Lasdun's great gift is his instinct for the vertiginous moments when the essence of a life discloses itself. In sharply evoked settings that range from the wilds of northern Greece to the beaches of Cape Cod, these intensely dramatic tales chart the metamorphoses of their characters as they fall prey to the range of human passions. As James Wood has written, "James Lasdun seems to me to be one of the secret gardens of English writing. . . . When... more...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2019 21:06:07 GMT
Tom Clancy Oath of Office (A Jack Ryan Novel) (by Marc Cameron) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/tom-clancy-oath-of-office-a-jack-ryan-novel
Author(s): Marc Cameron
Categories: Fiction > Suspense, Fiction > War & Military, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish date: 2018-11-27
ISBN-10: 0735215952
ISBN-13: 9780735215955
Language: English
Description: Marine officer. CIA analyst. President. Jack Ryan has devoted his life to protecting the United States. What if this time, he can't? President Ryan and the Campus return in the latest entry in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times-bestselling series. Freedom may have finally arrived in Iran. As protests break out across the country, the media rejoices over the so-called Persian Spring. Western leaders are ecstatic. Members of Congress and the Cabinet clamor to back the rebels. Only President Jack Ryan remains wary. Meanwhile, he has plenty to handle at home. A deadly strain of flu is ravaging the United States as spring floods decimate the Southeast. An... more...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:34:02 GMT
Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago: Lost Colossus (by Joseph A. McCullough) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/frostgrave-ghost-archipelago-lost-colossus
Author(s): Joseph A. McCullough
Categories: Fiction > Fantasy
Publisher: Osprey Games
Publish date: 2018-03-20
ISBN-10: 1472824121
ISBN-13: 9781472824127
Language: English
Description: Long ago, the great Colossus of Argantheon stood upon one of the outer islands, its vast, outstretched arm pointing the way to the Crystal Pool, or so the ancient texts claim. Then, during some forgotten war, the Colossus was shattered, and its parts flung across the Archipelago, to lie in forgotten ruin. In this expansion for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago, players lead their warbands through a series of interlinked scenarios in a race to discover the secrets of the Colossus. Along the way, they will encounter new monsters, discover new treasures, and even recruit a few new specialist warriors to their cause. Perhaps, if... more...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:32:04 GMT
A New Fiedler Reader (by Leslie Fiedler) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-new-fiedler-reader
Author(s): Leslie Fiedler
Categories: Fiction > Short Stories (Anthologies), Literary Collections > American, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish date: 1999-10-01
ISBN-10: 1573927465
ISBN-13: 9781573927468
Language: English
Description: Leslie Fiedler's radical opinions and theories have changed the way we think about American literature and pop culture, challenging long-established schools and ushering in a genre of first-person, experience-based criticism. Praised and respected as "one of the most important figures in the history of American cultural thought in this century," Fiedler introduced groundbreaking ideas that now permeate university studies in literature: a homoerotic element in American machismo, interracial dependence as the classical American bond, those on the social margins being "secret selves," and the continuum of "high" and "low" culture. Designed to delight... more...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:24:03 GMT
Reena Spaulings (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) (by Bernadette Corporation) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/reena-spaulings-semiotext-e-native-agents
Author(s): Bernadette Corporation
Categories: Fiction > Science Fiction, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Publish date: 2005-07-08
ISBN-10: 158435030X
ISBN-13: 9781584350309
Language: English
Description: A novel set in post-9/11 New York City about a supermodel and the ultimate Broadway blockbuster. Set in post-9/11 New York City, Reena Spaulings was written by a large collective of writers and artists that bills itself as The Bernadette Corporation. Like most contemporary fiction, Reena Spaulings is about a female twenty-something. Reena is discovered while working as a museum guard and becomes a rich international supermodel. Meanwhile, a bout of terrible weather seizes New York, leaving in its wake a strange form of civil disobedience that stirs its citizens to mount a musical song-and-dance riot called "Battle on... more...
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Sun, 13 Jan 2019 20:46:03 GMT
English Passengers: A Novel (by Matthew Kneale) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/english-passengers-a-novel
Author(s): Matthew Kneale
Categories: Fiction > Historical, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Publish date: 2000-03-14
ISBN-10: 0385497431
ISBN-13: 9780385497435
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:52:02 GMT
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War (by Karl Marlantes) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/matterhorn-a-novel-of-the-vietnam-war
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
Categories: Fiction > War & Military, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Publish date: 2010-03-23
ISBN-10: 080211928X
ISBN-13: 9780802119285
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:36:02 GMT
The New Centurions (by Joseph Wambaugh) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-new-centurions
Author(s): Joseph Wambaugh
Categories: Fiction > Mystery & Detective, Fiction > Suspense
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publish date: 2008-04-01
ISBN-10: 0446509221
ISBN-13: 9780446509220
Language: English
Description: Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals. Here in his classic debut novel, Wambaugh presents a stunning, raw, and unforgettable depiction of life behind the thin blue line. In a class of new police recruits, Augustus Plebesly is fast and scared. Roy Fehler is full of ideals. And Serge Duran is an ex-marine running away from his Chicano childhood. In a few weeks they'll put on the blue uniform of the LAPD. In months they'll know how to interpret the mad babble of the car radio, smell danger, trap a drug dealer, hide a secret, and-most of all-live... more...
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Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:32:02 GMT
1001 pitfalls in German (by Henry Strutz) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/1001-pitfalls-in-german
Author(s): Henry Strutz
Categories: Fiction > General, Foreign Language Study > General
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Publish date: 1981
ISBN-10: 0812005902
ISBN-13: 9780812005905
Language: English
Description: A supplementary textbook outlining fundamentals of the German language and providing help for common obstacles such as declensions, pronoun agreement, time expressions, and letter writing.
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Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:36:06 GMT
Myth, Religion and Society (by R. L. Gordon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/myth-religion-and-society
Author(s): R. L. Gordon
Categories: Fiction > Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology, History > General, Religion > General
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 1982-01-29
ISBN-10: 0521227801
ISBN-13: 9780521227803
Language: English
Description: The essays in this volume explore different aspects of the relation between Greek myth and Greek thought between the Archaic period (Homer and Hesiod) and the Hellenistic period, highlighting both the continuities and the contrasts in the Greek interpretations and 'uses' of myth. With the exception of the essay by Louis Gernet, all bear traces of the authors; attempts to combine older views stemming essentially from Durkheim and his pupils with Levi-Strauss's version of structuralism. Because the potential field is unmanageably large this selection concentrates on four important areas: the value of Greek myth in revealing the underlying coherence... more...
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Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:16:17 GMT
A Matter of Life and Sex: A Novel (Plume Fiction) (by Oscar Moore) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-matter-of-life-and-sex-a-novel-plume-fiction
Author(s): Oscar Moore
Categories: Fiction > General
Publisher: Plume
Publish date: 1993-06-01
ISBN-10: 0452270065
ISBN-13: 9780452270060
Language: English
Description: Hugo Harvey, a middle-class London homosexual, loses his virginity in a public restroom at age fourteen, embarks on a life of excessive sexual escapades, and finally faces his mortality when he contracts AIDS. Reprint.
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Sat, 12 Jan 2019 10:06:19 GMT
The Light in the Window (by June Goulding) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-light-in-the-window-1
Author(s): June Goulding
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Fiction > General
Publisher: Poolbeg Pr Ltd
Publish date: 1998-12-01
ISBN-10: 1853718920
ISBN-13: 9781853718922
Language: English
Description: Book by Goulding, June
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Sat, 12 Jan 2019 10:00:06 GMT
I'm Not Here to Give a Speech (Vintage International) (by Gabriel García Márquez) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/im-not-here-to-give-a-speech-vintage-international
Author(s): Gabriel García Márquez
Categories: Fiction > Short Stories (Anthologies), Literary Collections > Caribbean & Latin American, Literary Collections > Essays
Publisher: Vintage
Publish date: 2019-01-08
ISBN-10: 1101911182
ISBN-13: 9781101911181
Language: English
Description: Available in English for the first time in the U.S., a collection of the speeches of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez. Throughout his life, Gabriel García Márquez spoke publicly with the same passion and energy that marked his writing. Now the wisdom and compassion of these performances are available in English for the first time. I'm Not Here to Give a Speech records key events throughout the author's life, from a farewell to his classmates delivered when he was only seventeen to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech. Written across a lifetime, these speeches chart the growth of a genius: each is a snapshot offering insights into... more...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 23:48:05 GMT
Japantown: A Thriller (by Barry Lancet) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/japantown-a-thriller
Author(s): Barry Lancet
Categories: Fiction > Thrillers, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish date: 2013-09-03
ISBN-10: 1451691696
ISBN-13: 9781451691696
Language: English
Description: FIVE BODIES. ONE CLUE. NOT A TRACE OF THE KILLER. San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie recently inherited a stake in his father’s Tokyo-based private investigation firm, which means the single father of six-year-old Jenny is living a busy intercontinental life, traveling to Japan to acquire art and artifacts for his store and con­sulting on Brodie Security’s caseload at home and abroad. One night, an entire family is gunned down in San Francisco’s bustling Japantown neighbor­hood, and Brodie is called on by the SFPD to decipher the lone clue left at the crime scene: a unique Japanese character printed on a slip of paper drenched in... more...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:28:03 GMT
I Await the Devil's Coming (Neversink) (by Mary MacLane) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/i-await-the-devils-coming-neversink
Author(s): Mary MacLane
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Fiction > General, Literary Collections > American, Literary Collections > Letters, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Melville House
Publish date: 2013-03-19
ISBN-10: 1612191940
ISBN-13: 9781612191942
Language: English
Description: Mary MacLane’s I Await the Devil’s Coming is a shocking, brave and intellectually challenging diary of a 19-year-old girl living in Butte, Montana in 1902. Written in potent, raw prose that propelled the author to celebrity upon publication, the book has become almost completely forgotten. In the early 20th century, MacLane’s name was synonymous with sexuality; she is widely hailed as being one of the earliest American feminist authors, and critics at the time praised her work for its daringly open and confessional style. In its first month of publication, the book sold 100,000 copies — a remarkable number for a debut author, and... more...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:30:03 GMT
History of the Hobbit (by John D. Rateliff) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/history-of-the-hobbit
Author(s): John D. Rateliff
Categories: Fiction > Science Fiction, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publish date: 2011-10-01
ISBN-10: 0007440820
ISBN-13: 9780007440825
Language: English
Description: In one volume for the first time, this revised and updated examination of how J.R.R.Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece 'The Hobbit' includes his complete unpublished draft version of the story, together with notes and illustrations by Tolkien himself. For the first time in one volume, The History of the Hobbit presents the complete unpublished text of the original manuscript of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Hobbit, accompanied by John Rateliff's lively and informative account of how the book came to be written and published. As well as recording the numerous changes made to the story both before and after publication, it examines -... more...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:06:03 GMT
Brain Under Construction (by William H. Staso) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/brain-under-construction
Author(s): William H. Staso
Categories: Fiction > General
Publisher: Great Beginnings Pr
Publish date: 1997-10-01
ISBN-10: 0964424517
ISBN-13: 9780964424517
Language: English
Description: Using information from developmental psychology and brain research, this book provides parents and caretakers many ideas for enhancing the cognitive growth of their children in the early years. Though expressively written to address the needs of young toddlers from 8-18 months, its wide range of ideas are appropriate for children through age 3. Among topics covered are the foundations for concepts, facts, "how-to" knowledge, cause-effect reasoning, communicative competence, and memory skills.
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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 04:00:03 GMT
New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales (Science and Fiction) (by Stephen Webb) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/new-light-through-old-windows-exploring-contemporary-science-through-12-classic-science-fiction-tales-science-and-fiction
Author(s): Stephen Webb
Categories: Fiction > General, Language Arts & Disciplines > General, Science > Physics
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2019-01-08
ISBN-10: 3030031942
ISBN-13: 9783030031947
Language: English
Description: This book presents the reader with some of the earliest classic SF short stories – all of them published between 1858 and 1934, featuring both well-known and long-forgotten writers – dealing for the first time with topics to which science had (some) answers only at much later stages. This includes aspects of alien life forms, transmogrification, pandemics, life on Mars, android robots, big data, matter transmission and impact events to name but a few. The short stories are reprinted in full alongside extensive commentaries which also examine some of the latest scientific thinking surrounding the story’s main theme and... more...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 03:12:02 GMT
The Scarecrow and His Servant (by Philip Pullman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-scarecrow-and-his-servant-1
Author(s): Philip Pullman
Categories: Fiction > Science Fiction, Children's Fiction > Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Fiction > Action & Adventure, Children's Books > Humor
Publisher: Yearling
Publish date: 2007-05-08
ISBN-10: 0440421306
ISBN-13: 9780440421306
Language: English
Description: A tattered scarecrow stands in the middle of a muddy field, taking no notice of the violent thunderstorm around him. But when a bolt of lightning strikes him, fizzing its way through his turnip head and down his broomstick, the Scarecrow blinks with surprise–and comes to life. So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas. He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant. Leaving behind his bird-scaring duties, the Scarecrow sets out for Spring Valley, with Jack at his side. As the valiant Scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangers–battles, brigands, broken hearts, and treasure islands–he... more...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:03 GMT
The Magic Mountain (Everyman's Library) (by Thomas Mann) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-magic-mountain-everymans-library
Author(s): Thomas Mann
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Literary Collections > Continental European
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publish date: 2005-06-21
ISBN-10: 1400044219
ISBN-13: 9781400044214
Language: English
Description:   With this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Thomas Mann rose to the front ranks of the great modern novelists, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. The Magic Mountain takes place in an exclusive tuberculosis sanatorium in the Swiss Alps–a community devoted to sickness that serves as a fictional microcosm for Europe in the days before the First World War. To this hermetic and otherworldly realm comes Hans Castorp, an “ordinary young man” who arrives for a short visit and ends up staying for seven years, during which he succumbs both to the lure of eros and to the intoxication of ideas.  ... more...
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Thu, 10 Jan 2019 23:10:04 GMT
The Lands of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones) (by George R.R. Martin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-lands-of-ice-and-fire-a-game-of-thrones
Author(s): George R.R. Martin
Categories: Fiction > Action & Adventure, Fiction > Fantasy, Fiction > Media Tie-In
Publisher: Bantam
Publish date: 2012-10-30
ISBN-10: 0345538544
ISBN-13: 9780345538543
Language: English
Description: George R. R. Martin’s beloved Song of Ice and Fire series, which started with A Game of Thrones, is bursting with a variety and richness of landscapes—from bitter tundra to arid wasteland and everything in between—that provide a sense of scale unrivaled in contemporary fantasy. Now this dazzling set of maps, featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, transforms Martin’s epic saga into a world as fully realized as the one around us.   The centerpiece of this gorgeous collection is guaranteed to be a must-have for any fan: the complete map of the known world, joining the lands of the Seven Kingdoms and... more...
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Thu, 10 Jan 2019 22:56:03 GMT
Cane (Penguin Classics) (by Jean Toomer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/cane-penguin-classics
Author(s): Jean Toomer
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publish date: 2019-01-08
ISBN-10: 0143133675
ISBN-13: 9780143133674
Language: English
Description: The Harlem Renaissance writer's innovative and groundbreaking novel depicting African American life in the South and North, with a foreword by National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree Zinzi Clemmons Jean Toomer's Cane is one of the most significant works to come out of the Harlem Renaissance, and is considered to be a masterpiece in American modernist literature because of its distinct structure and style. First published in 1923 and told through a series of vignettes, Cane uses poetry, prose, and play-like dialogue to create a window into the varied lives of African Americans living in the rural South and urban North during a time when Jim... more...
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Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:46:05 GMT