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A Door in the Earth

By Amy Waldman
  • ISBN Code: : 0316451584
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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From the bestselling author of The Submission: A young Afghan-American woman is trapped between her ideals and the complicated truth in this "penetrating" (O, Oprah Magazine), "stealthily suspenseful," (Booklist, starred review), "breathtaking and achingly nuanced" (Kirkus, starred review) novel. Parveen Shams, a college senior in search of a calling, feels pulled between her charismatic and mercurial anthropology professor and the comfortable but predictable Afghan-American community in her Northern California hometown. When she discovers a bestselling book called Mother Afghanistan, a memoir by humanitarian Gideon Crane that has become a bible for American engagement in the country, she is inspired. Galvanized by Crane's experience, Parveen travels to a remote village in the land of her birth to join the work of his charitable foundation. When she arrives, however, Crane's maternity clinic, while grandly equipped, is mostly unstaffed. The villagers do not exhibit the gratitude she expected to receive. And Crane's memoir appears to be littered with mistakes, or outright fabrications. As the reasons for Parveen's pilgrimage crumble beneath her, the U.S. military, also drawn by Crane's book, turns up to pave the solde road to the village, bringing the war in their wake. When a fatal ambush occurs, Parveen must decide whether her loyalties lie with the villagers or the soldiers -- and she must determine her own relationship to the truth. Amy Waldman, who reported from Afghanistan for the New York Times after 9/11, has created a taut, propulsive novel about power, perspective, and idealism, brushing aside the dust of America's longest-standing war to reveal the complicated truths beneath. A Door in the Earth is the rarest of books, one that helps us understand living history through poignant characters and unforgettable storytelling.

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While using a large mining device, two men, David Innes and Abner Perry, are transported into a lush prehistoric land hidden beneath the Earth’s crust. They are both captured and forced to participate in its brutal practices. David Innes and Abner Perry use a large mechanical prospector to mine the Earth’s surface. When the machine malfunctions, they lose control and are transported deep into the planet’s core. Instead of boiling lava, they’re met with a tropical paradise occupied by foreign creatures and stone-age men and women. The humans are enslaved by a reptilian species, forcing David and Abnery into bondage. Despite their circumstance, they join forces to create a plan to abolish the hierarchy once and for all. At the Earth’s Core combines the most popular elements of science fiction and fantasy. Mystical creatures and time travel are a large part of this colorful tale. It’s another example of the strong visual style Edgar Rice Burroughs is known for. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of At the Earth’s Core is both modern and readable.

Hammer Of The Earth

By Susan Krinard
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  • Publisher : LUNA
  • Book Code : 1552544117
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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The Stone God is building in power.... Defeating an empire takes many weapons, and Rhenna and her band--including shape-shifting panther Cian--must brave unpredictable dangers, crossing vast deserts, trackless jungles and impenetrable swamps to seek the Hammer of the Earth. Yet the Exalted Ge, who holds the Hammer in her stronghold, has set deadly traps that rise out of the Earth itself. Even if Rhenna and her companions can defeat a goddess, do they dare trust each other when the Hammer has done its work? Meanwhile, in Karchedon, their ally Quintus must decide if working from within the Emperor's palace will aid in the downfall of the Stone God or simply betray all he holds dear. Despite every battle won, the power of the Stone God still stands against them. And the ultimate victory may demand the ultimate price....

The Earth-Tube

By Gawain Edwards
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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1618249991
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
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Now with an Historical Afterword by Ron MillerIncludes the original illustrations Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó G. Edward Pendray, one of the founding-fathers of modern rocketry and spaceflight, wrote science fiction under the name "Gawain Edwards". In this epic novel he tells how a mysterious Asian nation attempts to conquer the world through super-science and a tunnel bored through the center of the earth. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Les Misérables

By Victor Hugo
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  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Book Code : 0679641556
  • Total of Pages : 1280
  • Category : Fiction
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Les Miserables is the great epic masterpiece of the mid-nineteenth century. Begun in 1845, the year Louis Philippe conferred a peerage and a lifetime seat in the Senate upon Victor Hugo, it was completed when the author was living in exile in the Channel Islands. Les Miserables is a product as well as a document of the political, social, and religious upheaval that followed the Napoleonic Wars and Europe's great democratic revolutions. The story is centered on Jean Valjean, a peasant who enters the novel a hardened criminal after nineteen years spent in prison for stealing a loaf of bread for the starving children of his sister. The path of Valjean's last twenty-five years, leading from the French provinces to the battlefield of Waterloo and the ramparts of Paris during the Uprising of 1832, introduces us to secret societies of revolutionaries and the vast world of the French lower classes. Jean Valjean's flight from the police agent Javert--the prototype of over a hundred years of fictional detectives--culminates in one of the most famous scenes in all literature, the chase through the sewers of Paris. Les Miserables sold out its large first printing in twenty-four hours and has remained enormously popular. This edition is the classic English translation of Hugo's friend Charles Wilbour, which appeared the same year the novel was published in France.

To the Ends of the Earth

By Skye Warren
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  • Publisher : Book Beautiful
  • Book Code : 1940518520
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Fiction
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A story about the lengths we go for love... "What happens when a girl from a cult catches the eye of a strong, dangerous fighter? I loved this passionate story of a woman on the run and a man who is totally freaking obsessed with her." - Annika Martin, New York Times bestselling author Another rundown apartment. Another job that pays cash. Every new city it becomes harder to hide but I can't stop running. There are two men after me... One wants to save my soul. The other wants to claim my body. Part of me wants Luca to catch me, even knowing what he's capable of. An enforcer. A fighter. The only language he speaks is violence. How far will he go to find me? What will he do once he does? A wild glance over my shoulder. The shadows are moving. I'm about to find out. TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH can be read as a standalone! It includes characters introduced in the Stripped series, so if you strongly prefer to read from the beginning, you can one-click Tough Love for free!

The Sun, the Earth & the Moon

By Larry Benjamin
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  • Publisher : Beaten Track Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786453495
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  • Category : Fiction
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When seventeen-year-old Thomas arrives for his freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, he thinks he is ready for anything. Anything arrives quickly in the form of Dondi Whyte. Dondi is handsome, glamorous, and rich—everything Thomas is not. Is Thomas really ready for anything? Thomas falls helplessly in love with Dondi and the two begin a love affair. When it ends abruptly, Thomas is devastated. To make up for breaking his heart, Dondi invites Thomas to spend the summer at his family’s mansion by the sea. There, Thomas meets Dondi’s brother, Matthew, and discovers it is sometimes in an ending that we find our beginning. This is a revised edition of What Binds Us, previously published electronically by Carina Press.

Complete Works

By Arnold Bennett
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 10808
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 685
  • Pdf File: complete-works.pdf

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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited Arnold Bennett collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Novels: A Man from the North The Grand Babylon Hotel Anna of the Five Towns Leonora A Great Man Teresa of Watling Street Sacred and Profane Love Hugo The Ghost- A Modern Fantasy The City of Pleasure: A Fantasia on Modern Themes Buried Alive The Old Wives' Tale Clayhanger Denry the Audacious Helen with the High Hand The Card Hilda Lessways The Plain Man and His Wife The Regent: A Five Towns Story of Adventure in London The Price of Love From the log of the Velsa These Twain The Pretty Lady The Roll-Call The Lion's Share Mr.Prohack Lilian Riceyman Steps Elsie and the Child The Strange Vanguard Accident Imperial Palace Short Stories Collections: Tales of the Five Towns The Grim Smile of the Five Towns The Matador of the Five Towns The Woman who Stole Everything and Other Stories The Loot of Cities Mr. Penfound's Two Burglars Midnight at the Grand Babylon The Police Station The Adventure of the Prima Donna The Episode in Room 222 Saturday to Monday A Dinner at the Louvre Plays: What the Public Wants The Honeymoon The Great Adventure The Title Judith Non-Fiction: The Truth about an Author How to Become an Author The Reasonable Life Literary Taste: How to Form It How to Live on 24 Hours a Day The Feast of St. Friend: A Christmas Book Mental Efficiency Those United States Friendship and Happiness Paris Nights and Other Impressions of Places and People The Author's Craft Over There: War Scenes on the Western Front Books and Persons: Selections from The New Age 1908-1911 Self and Self-Management Things That Have Interested Me The Human Machine

The Man Who Fell Through The Earth

By Carolyn Wells
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  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Book Code : 8027223202
  • Total of Pages : 151
  • Category : Fiction
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Man Who Fell Through The Earth". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Excerpt: It was to the effect that Amos Gately had been shot before he entered the elevator or immediately upon his entrance. That he had died instantly, and, therefore it would seem that the body must have been placed in the car and sent down by the assailant. But this was only conjecture; all the doctor could assert was that Mr. Gately had been dead for perhaps an hour, and that the position of the body on the floor indicated an instantaneous death from a shot through the heart. Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer and poet. Among the most famous of her mystery novels were the Fleming Stone Detective Stories, and Pennington Wise series. She also wrote several Sherlock Holmes stories.

Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)

By Arnold Bennett
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 776
  • Pdf File: helen-with-the-high-hand.pdf

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"Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)" by Arnold Bennett. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Ends of the Earth

By Ian P Buckingham
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  • Publisher : Green Cat Books
  • Book Code : 1913794504
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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This is the second book in the Changeling Saga, the tale of an enchanted family's battle with dark magick and an accursed past. Healing from the wounds caused by generations of cruel separation, climaxing with the Battle of Berkhamsted Castle in ancient Ashridge Forest, the quest to track down the source of the poison still flowing from the Firehills and infecting their ancient Cornish family line, continues. As the danger of the pandemic grows they are, once again,compelled to divide their forces and, in the process, test the strength of their renewed bond. But even as they learn to master their unique changeling powers and abilities, gain wisdom and uncover more allies during the course of their trials, will fellowship be enough to keep them from the clutches of the corrupting evil still lurking in plain sight as well as in the shadowy, unexplored and feared places?

Tarzan At The Earth's Core

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3986470123
  • Total of Pages : 555
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Tarzan At The Earth's Core Edgar Rice Burroughs - Continuing the saga of Pellucidar, the empire located in the Earth's hollow center, Tarzan at the Earth's Core is the fourth work in this classic series. The American explorer and emperor of Pellucidar, David Innes, has been captured by the deadly Korsar pirates. Picking up on the desperate cries for help emanating from Pellucidar, Jason Gridley of Tarzana brings the message to the only person who can help, Tarzan of the Apes. Together young Gridley and Lord Greystoke travel to the exotic and strange realm within the Earth to save the imprisoned ruler. Unaccustomed to the difficulties of Pellucidar, the two struggle in its savage environment, with its eternal noon and bizarre monsters, in their quest to save Innes and the precarious rule he has established.

THE MAN WHO FELL THROUGH THE EARTH (Murder Mystery Classic)

By Carolyn Wells
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026869990
  • Total of Pages : 151
  • Category : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "THE MAN WHO FELL THROUGH THE EARTH (Murder Mystery Classic)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt: It was to the effect that Amos Gately had been shot before he entered the elevator or immediately upon his entrance. That he had died instantly, and, therefore it would seem that the body must have been placed in the car and sent down by the assailant. But this was only conjecture; all the doctor could assert was that Mr. Gately had been dead for perhaps an hour, and that the position of the body on the floor indicated an instantaneous death from a shot through the heart. Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer and poet. Among the most famous of her mystery novels were the Fleming Stone Detective Stories, and Pennington Wise series. She also wrote several Sherlock Holmes stories.