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A Ghost in the Throat

By Doireann Ní Ghríofa
  • ISBN Code: : 177196412X
  • Publisher : Biblioasis
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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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An Post Irish Book Awards Nonfiction Book of the Year • A Guardian Best Book of 2020 • Shortlisted for the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prize • Longlisted for the 2021 Republic of Consciousness Prize • Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize When we first met, I was a child, and she had been dead for centuries. On discovering her murdered husband’s body, an eighteenth-century Irish noblewoman drinks handfuls of his blood and composes an extraordinary lament. Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill’s poem travels through the centuries, finding its way to a new mother who has narrowly avoided her own fatal tragedy. When she realizes that the literature dedicated to the poem reduces Eibhlín Dubh’s life to flimsy sketches, she wants more: the details of the poet’s girlhood and old age; her unique rages, joys, sorrows, and desires; the shape of her days and site of her final place of rest. What follows is an adventure in which Doireann Ní Ghríofa sets out to discover Eibhlín Dubh’s erased life—and in doing so, discovers her own. Moving fluidly between past and present, quest and elegy, poetry and those who make it, A Ghost in the Throat is a shapeshifting book: a record of literary obsession; a narrative about the erasure of a people, of a language, of women; a meditation on motherhood and on translation; and an unforgettable story about finding your voice by freeing another’s.

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Now a Hugo-nominated series! The eighth book in the funny and fast-paced InCryptid urban fantasy series returns to the mishaps of the Price family, eccentric cryptozoologists who safeguard the world of magical creatures living in secret among humans. Crossroads, noun: 1. A place where two roads cross. 2. A place where bargains can be made. 3. See also “places to avoid.” Antimony Price has never done well without a support system. As the youngest of her generation, she has always been able to depend on her parents, siblings, and cousins to help her out when she’s in a pinch—until now. After fleeing from the Covenant of St. George, she’s found herself in debt to the crossroads and running for her life. No family. No mice. No way out. Lucky for her, she’s always been resourceful, and she’s been gathering allies as she travels: Sam, fūri trapeze artist turned boyfriend; Cylia, jink roller derby captain and designated driver; Fern, sylph friend, confidant, and maker of breakfasts; even Mary, ghost babysitter to the Price family. Annie’s actually starting to feel like they might be able to figure things out—which is probably why things start going wrong again. New Gravesend, Maine is a nice place to raise a family…or make a binding contract with the crossroads. For James Smith, whose best friend disappeared when she tried to do precisely that, it’s also an excellent place to plot revenge. Now the crossroads want him dead and they want Annie to do the dirty deed. She owes them, after all. And that’s before Leonard Cunningham, aka, “the next leader of the Covenant,” shows up… It’s going to take everything Annie has and a little bit more to get out of this one. If she succeeds, she gets to go home. If she fails, she becomes one more cautionary tale about the dangers of bargaining with the crossroads. But no pressure.

A Ghost of Che

By Mauktik Kulkarni
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781440161087
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 196
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"...The reader departs with the narrator from Louisville and accompanies him on his route, which takes him from Peru, through Argentina and Chile, on his return through Peru and eventually on his return to Louisville, Kentucky. However, the human side of the story that occurs with the narrator, in fact the most outstanding part of the story, does not follow as linear a path as the trip on which Kulkarni embarks through the areas of South America. In fact, what stands out most in the text is the mastery of narration that catches the reader from the first page and never lets go. One continues reading because one wants to (needs to, in fact) know what will happen next. The plot contrasts the trip through geographic points, the ponderings and reflections of Mauktik along his trip and his retrospective vision of his life. The result is fascinating. All of it awakens our attention... ...The book is a cultural/anthropological study that permits us access to the perspective of a person coming from another culture disparate from that of Latin America, a non-North American vision of our people and our customs. What's fascinating is that the narrator does not speak Spanish fluently; a reader that has a command of both languages quickly notes the linguistic errors. However, one immediately recognizes that the value and purpose of the book goes far beyond linguistic conventions. A Ghost of Che explores the human condition, as told by a narrator who travels thousands of kilometers in search of the unknown and who ends up finding himself; in the process, he discovers the goodness of people. Probably, the best tribute that one could make to the book would be to say that the reader wants to embark on a similar journey after reading it." - Dr. Manuel F. Medina, Associate Professor, Modern Languages, Spanish, University of Louisville, in Al Da en Amrica. Full review is available Here

Ghost Of Whitechapel

By Mary Jane Staples
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1446488241
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 458
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When danger abounds, an unwelcome lodger becomes anything but... A riveting saga with an edge that will keep you reading. Perfect for fans of Maggie Ford, Kitty Neale and Katie Flynn. Readers are loving GHOST OF WHITECHAPEL ***** - 'It had everything; suspense, murder, mystery and humour - a really good read.' ***** - 'Authentic, darkly comic in places, thoroughly enjoyable.' ***** - 'I was engrossed from beginning to end. The characters were so real and funny.' ********************************************************* When Bridget Cummings advertised for a lodger, she did not expect a policeman to apply for the room. She wasn't fond of the coppers, but her family allowed P.C. Fred Billings to move in and she seemed to have little say in the matter. Still, she was glad of his company in the walk back from her late-night washing up job, particularly when a young girl was found in a nearby street with her throat cut. The discovery of the body of Maureen Flanagan, a respectable woman, naturally stirred memories of Jack the Ripper. His horrific crimes had shocked the neighbourhood only twelve years before, although Chief Inspector Dobbs of the City of London Police believed that the Ripper was dead. But when a second body was discovered, and Bridget noticed a strange man following her, could the terror have returned?

Ghost in the Amulet

By Jonathan Moeller
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  • Publisher : Azure Flame Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 947
  • Pdf File: ghost-in-the-amulet.pdf

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For all her life, Caina has run from the memory of her cruel mother. But her mother was merely the weakest member of a family of powerful and ruthless sorcerers. Now Caina has the Ring of the ancient necromancer-king Rasarion Yagar, and her aunt Talmania Scorneus is hunting for her. And to take the Ring, Talmania is willing to kill Caina and everyone close to her...

Ten Years as a Ghost

By Michael Raikhlin
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9780595777174
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 232
  • Pdf File: ten-years-as-a-ghost.pdf

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"I entered the city like my own ghost, floating, as if invisible, down the familiar streets. I did not own up to my relatives that I was back in town, making it easier for them to be honest while answering police inquires about me." Anyone who has enjoyed The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad will be fascinated by this gripping tale of a citizen of the new post-soviet Russia who loses his identity to take on many identities to survive in a complex life of crime, a life that enables him to adapt to many countries, including Israel, Cypress, the United States and Britain. The devious paths chosen by the protagonist through the moral morass of deceit, fraud, robbery and shady business deals will hold the reader spellbound. In essence the book demonstrates the value of a good name and a tangible, respectable identity in a world that has become an ethical quagmire.

Ghost Boy

By Martin Pistorius
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1400205840
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 243
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New York Times bestseller. They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years. In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First, he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live. Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children. The stress and heartache shook his parents’ marriage and their family to the core. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought. Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy’s return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see: A parent’s resilience. The consequences of misdiagnosis. Abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers. The unthinkable duration of Martin’s mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body. We also see a life reclaimed—a business created, a new love kindled—all from a wheelchair. Martin's emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others.

The Ghost of the Revelator

By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1429978228
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 227
  • Pdf File: the-ghost-of-the-revelator.pdf

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L.E. Modesitt, Jr., author of the Imager Portfolio and the Saga of Recluce, continues his Ghost Book series, in a world where ghosts are very real, in this sequel to Of Tangible Ghosts. Professor Johan Eschbach had hoped for a quiet life in retirement from the intelligence service, teaching environmental science and living with his new wife, but an unusual invitation from the Mormon nation of Deseret inexorably drags him back into the spy business, though he isn't quite sure why or for whom. It quickly becomes apparent that he is being used as a pawn in a deadly game of international maneuverings that are leading the world closer to war. The Ghost Books #1 Of Tangible Ghosts #2 The Ghost of the Revelator #3 Ghost of the White Nights #1-2 Ghosts of Columbia A shocking novel of what could happen if the fanatical defense of the environment crossed the line into deadly terror. When environmental consultant Jack McDarvid's boss is killed in a shootout near the Capitol, McDarvid becomes enmeshed in a diabolical plot behind the scenes of the environmental movement. Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Saga of Recluce The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter The Forever Hero Timegod's World Other Books The Green Progression Hammer of Darkness The Parafaith War Adiamante Gravity Dreams The Octagonal Raven Archform: Beauty The Ethos Effect Flash The Eternity Artifact The Elysium Commission Viewpoints Critical Haze Empress of Eternity The One-Eyed Man Solar Express At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ghost of a Potion

By Heather Blake
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101593679
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 288
  • Pdf File: ghost-of-a-potion.pdf

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In the latest from the bestselling author of One Potion in the Grave, it’s Halloween in Hitching Post, Alabama, and potion shop owner Carly Bell Hartwell has an especially spooky customer to handle… With all the ghosts that haunt her at this time of year, Carly doesn’t exactly rush to celebrate Halloween. Even a costume ball organized by her boyfriend Dylan's mother, Patricia Davis Jackson, holds little allure. But to please Dylan, who wants peace between the two women, Carly reluctantly agrees to go. Gossip around town is that architect Haywood Dodd plans to make a big announcement at the party. But before he can address the crowd, he’s found dead with Patricia standing over him, holding the murder weapon. Anxious to clear Patricia’s name and perhaps broker a truce with her, Carly would love to use her snooping skills to find the real killer. Only she has bigger problems to deal with—ghosts are flocking to her for help, including a very persistent Haywood Dodd…

The Red Gloves and Other Stories

By Catherine Fisher
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  • Publisher : Firefly Press
  • Book Code : 1913102696
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 311
  • Pdf File: the-red-gloves-and-other-stories.pdf

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Gripping stories of myth, folklore and magic:Two step-brothers share one nightmare; red gloves that reach for your throat; a changing room where a stranger asks to swap lives with you; and a ghost in the rain... An expert storyteller weaves nine spells. Fear mixed with wit, heart and magic.

The Ghost of Northumberland Strait

By Lori Knutson
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  • Publisher : Napoleon
  • Book Code : 0986666262
  • Total of Pages : 108
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The last thing thirteen-year-old Charly Pederson expects to do is meet a ghost when she, her mother and sister Nikki move to P.E.I. to live with Grammie after her parents' divorce. Charly knows something is up with that old, abandoned house on Northumberland Strait the day that four of them break in and snoop around. While the other kids are satisfied to stay out of the spooky house after that, Charly feels drawn back to the place and knows she has to return alone. She does return and is swept into a time-traveling adventure during which she makes the most unlikely friend – a woman who’s been dead since long before Charly was born.

A Crime of the Under-seas

By Guy Boothby
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 540
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 511
  • Pdf File: a-crime-of-the-under-seas.pdf

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"A Crime of the Under-seas" by Guy Boothby. 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.

Ghost Girl

By Ryan Manley
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1365423085
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 517
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Ghost Girl is a thought-provoking journey into the mind of a young boy and the dangerous secrets that reside in his subconscious. After relocating to a small town in rural New York, Jack discovers a special new friend, Susie, who only he can hear. Events take a dark turn when Jack begins to realize that Susie might be so much more than what she appears. Susie is angry. Susie wants revenge—and young Jack is the only person in the world who stands a chance at stopping her. Emotional, complex, and terrifying, Ghost Girl grabs you by the throat and never lets go!