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Alice By Heart

By Steven Sater
  • ISBN Code: : 0451478150
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 317
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : alice-by-heart.pdf

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A young girl takes refuge in a London Tube station during WWII and confronts grief, loss, and first love with the help of her favorite book, Alice in Wonderland, in the debut novel from Tony Award-winning playwright Steven Sater. London, 1940. Amidst the rubble of the Blitz of World War II, fifteen-year-old Alice Spencer and her best friend, Alfred, are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. Sick with tuberculosis, Alfred is quarantined, with doctors saying he won't make it through the night. In her desperation to keep him holding on, Alice turns to their favorite pastime: recalling the book that bonded them, and telling the story that she knows by heart--the story of Alice in Wonderland. What follows is a stunning, fantastical journey that blends Alice's two worlds: her war-ravaged homeland being held together by nurses and soldiers and Winston Churchill, and her beloved Wonderland, a welcome distraction from the bombs and the death, but a place where one rule always applies: the pages must keep turning. But then the lines between these two worlds begin to blur. Is that a militant Red Cross Nurse demanding that Alice get BACK. TO. HER. BED!, or is it the infamous Queen of Hearts saying...something about her head? Soon, Alice must decide whether to stay in Wonderland forever, or embrace the pain of reality if that's what it means to grow up. In this gorgeous YA adaption of his off-Broadway musical, the Tony Award-winning co-creator of Spring Awakening encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.

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  • Pdf File: the-heart-of-rachael.pdf

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"The Heart of Rachael" by Kathleen Thompson Norris. 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.

Defending Alice

By Richard Stratton
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063115476
  • Total of Pages : 311
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: defending-alice.pdf

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“Gripping courtroom drama and social commentary . . . the story flows well . . . [the author is] masterful in building suspense.”—Kirkus Reviews Set in 1920s New York, an addictively readable, thoroughly entertaining historical novel involving sex and secrets, race and redemption, and power and privilege—based on a sensational real-life case that made international headlines—in which the marriage between a working-class black woman and the scion of one of America’s most powerful white families ends in a scandalous annulment lawsuit. When Alice Jones, a blue-color woman with at least one Black parent marries Leonard “Kip” Rhinelander, the son of one of New York’s most prominent society families, the scandal rocks high society—and eventually sets the city afire when Kip later sues for an annulment, accusing Alice of having hidden her “Negro blood” and intentionally deceiving him that she was white. While New York society in the Roaring Twenties witnessed more than a few scandals, the real-life Rhinelander case set tongues wagging and became perhaps the most examined interracial relationship in American history. In Defending Alice, Richard Stratton reimagines this remarkable story, from the couple’s courtship through their controversial marriage to their shocking divorce trial and its aftermath. Chronicled by Alice’s attorney, brilliant trial lawyer Lee Parsons Davis, and told in flashbacks and entries from Alice and Kip’s fictional personal diaries, this epic page-turner vividly brings to life the New York of a century ago—a world seemingly far removed yet tragically familiar to our own. Stratton brilliantly evokes this dazzling era in all its glamour and excess, and in retelling the Rhinelander story, explores issues of sex, race, class, prejudice, and justice that are as relevant today as they were a century ago when this headline-making trial took place.

After a Shadow

By T. S. Arthur
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  • Publisher : Jovian Press
  • Book Code : 1537819348
  • Total of Pages : 163
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 456
  • Pdf File: after-a-shadow.pdf

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"ARTY! Arty!" called Mrs. Mayflower, from the window, one bright June morning. "Arty, darling! What is the child after? Just look at him, Mr. Mayflower!" I leaned from the window, in pleasant excitement, to see what new and wonderful performance had been attempted by my little prodigy—my first born—my year old bud of beauty, the folded leaves in whose bosom were just beginning to loosen themselves, and send out upon the air sweet intimations of an abounding fragrance. He had escaped from his nurse, and was running off in the clear sunshine, the slant rays of which threw a long shadow before him. "Arty, darling!" His mother's voice flew along and past his ear, kissing it in gentle remonstrance as it went by. But baby was in eager pursuit of something, and the call, if heard, was unheeded. His eyes were opening world-ward, and every new phenomenon—commonplace and unheeded by us—that addressed itself to his senses, became a wonder and a delight. Some new object was drawing him away from the loving heart and protecting arm. "Run after him, Mr. Mayflower!" said my wife, with a touch of anxiety in her voice. "He might fall and hurt himself." I did not require a second intimation as to my duty in the case. Only a moment or two elapsed before I was on the pavement, and making rapid approaches towards my truant boy. "What is it, darling? What is Arty running after?" I said, as I laid my hand on his arm, and checked his eager speed. He struggled a moment, and then stood still, stooping forward for something on the ground...

Blood Brothers

By Josephine Cox
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062092480
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 539
  • Pdf File: blood-brothers.pdf

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One of the United Kingdom’s most popular authors—a #1 London Times bestseller—Josephine Cox will delight fans of Rosamund Pilcher, Barbara Delinsky, and Amanda Stevens with this heartbreaking, engrossing, electrifyingly exciting and dramatic story of a love triangle gone terribly wrong. Blood Brothers is Cox at her captivating best as she draws readers deep into this tale of two siblings with nothing in common but a desperate and dangerous desire for the same woman.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

By Carroll L.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5521081925
  • Total of Pages : 129
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 753
  • Pdf File: alice-through-the-looking-glass.pdf

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Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898) was the pen name of Charles L. Dodgson, English writer, mathematician and photographer. His most famous writings are “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and its sequel “Through the Looking-Glass.” In “Through the Looking-Glass” Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. The novel includes such famous verses as “Jabberwocky” and “The Walrus and the Carpenter”, and the episode involving Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

Clever Heart

By Alice Levine
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 179605576X
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 782
  • Pdf File: clever-heart.pdf

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Clever Heart is the story of a young lady who agrees to housesit for a friend, hoping to study for an important exam. She is interrupted by the unexpected appearance of her friend's brother.

The Alice Stories: Our Australian Girl

By Davina Bell
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Book Code : 1743485484
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 173
  • Pdf File: the-alice-stories.pdf

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For the first time, read all four Alice stories in one beautiful hardback edition. It's 1918 and Alice's deepest wish is to be a professional ballerina. But as World War One tears her family apart, a battle is being fought in her heart. Can Alice keep everyone together and still make her dreams of dancing come true? Journey with Alice across all four exciting stories about a gifted girl in a time of war. Loyal, creative and passionate, Alice is an enchanting Australian Girl.

Our Australian Girl: Meet Alice (Book 1)

By Davina Bell
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Book Code : 1742534589
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 462
  • Pdf File: our-australian-girl.pdf

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It's 1918 . . . and Alice lives with her big family by the Swan River in Perth, while on the other side of the world, the Great War rages. Alice's deepest wish is to become a ballerina, and when she auditions for a famous dance teacher from London, it seems as if her dreams might come true. But then there's a terrible accident, and Alice must ask herself whether there are more important things than dancing. Meet Alice and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a gifted girl in a time of war.

Alice, Shaken and Definitely Stirred

By Paula Smith
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  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Book Code : 1839781572
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 491
  • Pdf File: alice-shaken-and-definitely-stirred.pdf

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This uplifting romantic comedy takes you on Alice's journey, interweaving her relationships with real-life characters and dreams involving her favourite romantic screen idols.Lamenting the loss of her long-term partner and having been made redundant, Alice makes a New Year's resolution to get on with life, and definitely without a man. But things don't quite go to plan. As her Aunt Betty says, 'Men, dear, are like buses, there are none on the horizon then three come along at once.' Alice certainly is shaken and definitely stirred.