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A Place Called Winter

By Patrick Gale
  • ISBN Code: : 1455594067
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : a-place-called-winter.pdf

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"Patrick Gale has written a book which manages to be both tender and epic, and carries the unmistakable tang of a true story. I loved it." -- Jojo Moyes A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything. Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before. In this exquisite journey of self-discovery, loosely based on a real life family mystery, Patrick Gale has created an epic, intimate human drama, both brutal and breathtaking. This is a novel of secrets, sexuality and, ultimately, of great love.

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Book Short Summary:

A novel that became an award-winning play and a major film, and that has charmed generations of readers, The Member of the Wedding is a story of the inimitable twelve-year-old Frankie, who is utterly bored with her life until she hears about her older brother’s wedding. Bolstered by lively conversations with her house servant, Berenice, and her six-year-old cousin—and her own unbridled imagination—Frankie takes on an overly active role in the wedding, even hoping to go (uninvited) on the honeymoon. This story is a marvelous study of the agony of adolescence and of wanting to be part of something larger and more accepting than yourself. The Member of the Wedding showcases Carson McCullers at her most sensitive, astute, and lasting best. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Harlequin Presents July 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2

By Lucy Monroe,Maisey Yates,Emma Darcy,Maggie Cox
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 145925421X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 523
  • Pdf File: harlequin-presents-july-2013-bundle-1-of-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Harlequin Presents brings you four new titles for one great price! Enjoy glamorous international settings, powerful men and scandalous, seductive romance in these four books! This Harlequin Presents bundles includes One Night Heir by Lucy Monroe, The Couple Who Fooled the World by Maisey Yates, His Most Exquisite Conquest by Emma Darcy and In Petrakis’s Power by Maggie Cox. Look for 8 passionate new titles every month from Harlequin Presents!

In Petrakis's Power

By Maggie Cox
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460315391
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 660
  • Pdf File: in-petrakis-s-power.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An inconvenient arrangement… To safeguard her family's future, Natalie Carr must make a deal with the devil, Ludo Petrakis. She doesn't trust him, but the energy between them leaves her breathless and powerless. So Natalie agrees to his outlandish proposition: travel to Greece—as his fiancée! Natalie can see the cracks in Ludo's unshakable control as the lines between pretense and reality blur. In challenge to his terms, she longs to expose the shadows behind his eyes, and it's getting harder and harder to resist the smoldering tension between them.…

The Guardians of Sky and Shadow Box Set

By Lidiya Foxglove
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lidiya Foxglove
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 634
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 519
  • Pdf File: the-guardians-of-sky-and-shadow-box-set.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One priestess, four guardians, a prince in hiding and a winged cat. Two worlds in peril. Over 200,000 words of reverse harem epic fantasy in a complete series box set! My world isn't safe. The northern gate lies open and monsters roam the land. Towns are locked behind walls, protected by the emperor and his Black Army. Once, a fated priestess and her four guardians kept the gate sealed with magic, but there hasn't been a priestess in over a century...or so I thought. When a monster attacks me within the walls of my village, I am saved by Sir Forrest--the quiet former soldier who came to Istim three years ago. Turns out, he's been watching me. Waiting for my powers to awaken. I am the fated priestess. But there have been others. The genius commander Abel and the Black Army have killed them all. Sir Forrest found out the truth, and now he is driven by his sacred mission to help me find my guardians and bring me to the gate. All I have to do? Find them and join with them in the Grand Quintet to grant them the powers I apparently hold, close the gate, and save the world...without suffering the same dire fate as the priestesses who came before me. I've always liked attention...but this is too much. Contains: Book One: Priestess Awakened Book Two: Priestess Bound Book Three: Priestess Unleashed

Priestess Awakened

By Lidiya Foxglove
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lidiya Foxglove
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 792
  • Pdf File: priestess-awakened.pdf

Book Short Summary:

My world isn’t safe. The northern gate lies open and monsters roam the land. Towns are locked behind walls, protected by the emperor and his Black Army. Once, a fated priestess and her four guardians kept the gate sealed with magic, but there hasn’t been a priestess in over a century…or so I thought. When a monster attacks me within the walls of my village, I am saved by Sir Forrest—the quiet former soldier who came to Istim three years ago. Turns out, he’s been watching me. Waiting for my powers to awaken. I am the fated priestess. But there have been others. The genius commander Abel and the Black Army have killed them all. Sir Forrest found out the truth, and now he is driven by his sacred mission to help me find my guardians and bring me to the gate. All I have to do? Find them and join with them in the Grand Quintet to grant them the powers I apparently hold, close the gate, and save the world…without suffering the same dire fate as the priestesses who came before me. I’ve always liked attention…but this is too much. This reverse harem epic fantasy romance trilogy is for those who enjoy plenty of steam, strong heroines, a few hot guys (and one who is just pretty and probably sparkles), more tragic pasts and secrets than any group of people should reasonably have, and winged cats.

At the Edge of the Universe

By Shaun David Hutchinson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1481449680
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 843
  • Pdf File: at-the-edge-of-the-universe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the author of We Are the Ants and The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes the heartbreaking story of a boy who believes the universe is slowly shrinking as things he remembers are being erased from others’ memories. Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since the second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town—and then Tommy vanished. More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie. Ozzie doesn’t know how to navigate life without Tommy, and soon he suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking. When Ozzie is paired up with new student Calvin on a physics project, he begins to wonder if Calvin could somehow be involved. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is for him to deny the feelings developing between them, even if he still loves Tommy. But Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy—that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again. And he’s determined to keep it open as long as it takes to get his boyfriend back.

No Escape

By Della May Alson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1665538791
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: no-escape.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NO ESCAPE is both a tragedy and a story of courage and redemption. Mistakes made must suffer consequences. Mattie summed it up when talking to Jed, her former employee and now captain of the handcart company with whom she and her twins are hiding to escape the vengeance of her former escaped from prison husband, Benjamin Farkle. “Jed, I have done so many things wrong in my life. Do you think I can ever be forgiven? Do you think God ever thinks twice about me?” Mattie finds answers to her question as she and Jack Sisson leave the handcart company to search for Dolly, her eight-year-old twin daughter, lost in a horrific hailstorm, and presumed dead, while along the Sweetwater River in Wyoming. Ten years later Farkle, who has embraced the dark side, finds Mattie in Weaver, Wyoming. After a tragic confrontation with the evil Farkle, Butch Weaver, moans to Jack Sisson, “Can anything be worse?” After Jack’s answer Butch continues. “Hatch is dead. Your house burned to the ground. Half the family is ailing. I can’t be very cheerful.” “Houses can be rebuilt. People mend. We can’t help Hatch, but we will never forget him, either. It’s time to lick our wounds and heal.” “Words are easy, Jack.” Interspersed with humor, church history, and romance, the excitement Never ends. OTHER BOOKS BY DELLA MAY OLSON LENA’S RAINBOW TERROR ON LOCO RIDGE GROWING UP BRONSON CRAB APPLE PIE NO ESCAPE THE TANGLED ROSE TANGLE CREEK DRIVEN www.dellamayolson.com

Collected Stories of Carson McCullers

By Carson McCullers
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  • Publisher : HMH
  • Book Code : 054752417X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 848
  • Pdf File: collected-stories-of-carson-mccullers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In one volume, the complete short fiction of the author of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, including her two most renowned novellas. Carson McCullers—novelist, dramatist, poet—was at the peak of her powers as a writer of short fiction. Here are nineteen stories that explore her signature themes including loneliness in marriage and the tragicomedy of life in the South. Included in this volume are “The Member of the Wedding” and “The Ballad of the Sad Café,” novellas that Tennessee Williams judged to be “assuredly among the masterpieces of our language.” “McCullers patented the Southern gothic genre that embraces grotesque, morbid characters with such pervading themes as unrequited love and wounded adolescence. Largely set in the South and richly autobiographical, her writings have endured because of their great power and originality.” —Library Journal

Prairie Fairies

By Valerie J. Korinek
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1487518188
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : History
  • Members : 366
  • Pdf File: prairie-fairies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Prairie Fairies draws upon a wealth of oral, archival, and cultural histories to recover the experiences of queer urban and rural people in the prairies. Focusing on five major urban centres, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, and Calgary, Prairie Fairies explores the regional experiences and activism of queer men and women by looking at the community centres, newsletters, magazines, and organizations that they created from 1930 to 1985. Challenging the preconceived narratives of queer history, Valerie J. Korinek argues that the LGBTTQ community has a long history in the prairie west, and that its history, previously marginalized or omitted, deserves attention. Korinek pays tribute to the prairie activists and actors who were responsible for creating spaces for socializing, politicizing, and organizing this community, both in cities and rural areas. Far from the stereotype of the isolated, insular Canadian prairies of small towns and farming communities populated by faithful farm families, Prairie Fairies historicizes the transformation of prairie cities, and ultimately the region itself, into a predominantly urban and diverse place.

The Tenderness of Wolves

By Stef Penney
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  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1847248950
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 470
  • Pdf File: the-tenderness-of-wolves.pdf

Book Short Summary:

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION - FEATURES READING GROUP QUESTIONS AND NEW MATERIAL FROM STEF'S UPCOMING EPIC NOVEL, UNDER A POLE STAR COSTA AWARD WINNER and WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER. A breathtaking tale of mystery, buried secrets and romance, set in nineteenth century frontier Canada - for fans of THE SNOW CHILD and A PLACE CALLED WINTER. 'Unquestionably atmospheric, evocative and rewarding' Independent on Sunday 'A tense and delicately written thriller' Observer Canada, 1867. A young murder suspect flees across the snowy wilderness. Tracking him is what passes for the law in this frontier land: trappers, sheriffs, traders and the suspect's own mother, desperate to clear his name. As the party pushes further from civilisation, hidden purposes and old obsessions are revealed. One is seeking long-lost daughters; another a fortune in stolen furs; yet another is chasing rumours of a lost Native American culture. But where survival depends on cooperation, their fragile truce cannot afford to be broken, nor their overriding purpose - to find justice for a murdered man - forgotten. The Tenderness of Wolves is a must-read historical epic, weaving adventure, suspense and humour into an exhilarating thriller, a panoramic romance and ultimately, one of the books of the last ten years.

The Sarah Winman Collection: WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS

By Sarah Winman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tinder Press
  • Book Code : 1472253892
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 925
  • Pdf File: the-sarah-winman-collection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Available together for the first time, Sarah Winman's first two stunning novels, WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS. Discover one of the UK's most eloquent and moving writers through her Sunday Times bestselling, critically acclaimed literary sensations. 'Winman's narrative voice is beautifully true' The Times If you've never read the phenomenon that is WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT, now is your chance. It's a book about a brother and sister. It's a book about childhood and growing up, friendships and families, triumph and tragedy and everything in between. More than anything, it's a book about love in all its forms. Then experience the sheer joy of A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS, a book that Rosamund Lupton described as 'a glorious poem of a novel'. This is a story about Marvellous Ways, an eighty-nine-year-old woman who sits by a creek in Cornwall, waiting for a last adventure. It's about Francis Drake, a young soldier who washes up there, reeling from war and broken-hearted. It's about the magic in everyday life and the lure of the sea, and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels. Two stories. Two journeys. Two reading experiences you'll never forget.

A Year of Marvellous Ways

By Sarah Winman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tinder Press
  • Book Code : 0755390946
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 165
  • Pdf File: a-year-of-marvellous-ways.pdf

Book Short Summary:

*A Richard & Judy Bookclub Pick Spring 2016* A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is the unforgettable and completely captivating new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. Marvellous Ways is eighty-nine years old and has lived alone in a remote Cornish creek for nearly all her life. Lately she's taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She's waiting for something - she's not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it. Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the Second World War. When his promise to fulfil a dying man's last wish sees him wash up in Marvellous' creek, broken in body and spirit, the old woman comes to his aid. A Year of Marvellous Ways is a glorious, life-affirming story about the magic in everyday life and the pull of the sea, the healing powers of storytelling and sloe gin, love and death and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.