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An Almost Perfect Moment

By Binnie Kirshenbaum
  • ISBN Code: : 0061972703
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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In Brooklyn, in the Age of Disco, Valentine Kessler -- a sweet Jewish girl who bears a remarkable resemblance to the Virgin Mary of Lourdes -- has an unerring gift for shattering the dreams and hopes of those who love her. Miriam, her long-suffering mother, betrayed and anguished by the husband she adores, seeks solace in daily games of mah-jongg with The Girls, a cross between a Greek Chorus and Brooklyn's rendition of the Three Wise Men, who dispense advice, predictions, and care in the form of poppy-seed cake and apple strudels. When her greatest fear for Valentine is realized, Miriam takes comfort in the thought that it couldn't get any worse. And then it does. Sagacious, sorrowful, and hilarious, An Almost Perfect Moment is a novel about mothers and daughters, star-crossed lovers, doctrines of the divine, and a colorful Jewish community that once defined Brooklyn. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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New Perspectives on Contemporary German Science Fiction demonstrates the variety and scope of German science fiction (SF) production in literature, television, and cinema. The volume argues that speculative fictions and explorations of the fantastic provide a critical lens for studying the possibilities and limitations of paradigm shifts in society. Lars Schmeink and Ingo Cornils bring together essays that study the renaissance of German SF in the twenty-first century. The volume makes clear that German SF is both global and local—the genre is in balance between internationally dominant forms and adapting them to Germany’s reality as it relates to migration, the environment, and human rights. The essays explore a range of media (literature, cinema, television) and relevant political, philosophical, and cultural discourses.

The Richard Prince Thrillers

By Alex Gerlis
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  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Book Code : 1804361984
  • Total of Pages : 1109
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 662
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Full of intrigue and peril, this gripping WWII spy series will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. Includes all four books in The Richard Prince Thrillers series; Prince of Spies, Sea of Spies, Ring of Spies and End of Spies. Prince of Spies: 1942. A German spy comes ashore on a desolate stretch of Lincolnshire beach. He is hunted down by a young detective, Richard Prince. The secret services need a man like him...In occupied Europe, Denmark is a hotbed of problems for British intelligence. Rumours of a war-ending weapon being developed by the Germans are rife. Sent to Copenhagen, Prince is soon caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Dodging Gestapo agents, SS muscle and the danger of betrayal, his survival – and the war effort – hangs in the balance. Sea of Spies: The Allies are desperate to stop neutral Turkey supplying vital materials to the Nazis – materials which could help them win the war. But then a British agent makes a fatal mistake, and disappears in Istanbul. In England, detective turned spy Richard Prince – back from a clandestine mission in Nazi-occupied Europe – is hunting for his lost son. Before long he is drawn into a dangerous follow-up operation, posing as a journalist in Turkey. The mission soon goes wrong. Stranded hundreds of miles behind enemy lines, Prince will have to find evidence of the Turks secret trade with the Nazis, as well as a way out... Ring of Spies: Berlin, 1939. A German intelligence officer learns a top agent is quickly moving up the British Army ranks. He bides his time. Arnhem, 1944. British paratroopers have been slaughtered in one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War. A shell shocked officer is convinced: the Germans knew they were coming. But who betrayed them? Back in London, Richard Prince is approached by MI5 about a counterintelligence operation. Information is leaking and British troops are dying. Can Prince stop it and crack the suspected spy ring? End of Spies: British agent Richard Prince and the Danish spy Hanne Jakobsen come together for a vital mission: to find a Nazi war criminal responsible for the murder of fellow British agents. The hunt takes them on a perilous journey through Europe in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. They unearth a secret Nazi escape line funded by British traitors – and it’s one which could lead them to Hitler’s trusted deputy, Martin Bormann. But when the Americans become involved it is no longer certain who’s on which side. Can justice be found against the odds... This unputdownable WWII espionage series is filled with countless twists and turns and is perfect for fans of Alan Furst, John le Carré and Robert Harris. Praise for Alex Gerlis ‘A page turning read, guaranteed to entertain.’ Evening Standard on End of Spies ‘A spy character to rival those of John le Carré, Philip Kerr and Alan Furst.’ David Young, author of Stasi Child ‘The Richard Prince novels are a very fine quartet indeed.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review ‘Well written, with a tight, gripping plot and authentic characters. Couldn't put it down.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review ‘Fantastic read from start to finish. Compelling throughout. Great characters. Excellent author. All four books in the series are great reads.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review ‘A gripping and truly unputdownable spy thriller with a complex and absorbing plot which weaves fact and fiction.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

Still Life with Monkey

By Katharine Weber
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  • Publisher : Paul Dry Books
  • Book Code : 158988129X
  • Total of Pages : 287
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 379
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“A brilliantly crafted novel, brimming with heart.”―Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage “Rich and compelling . . . Her characters are vividly, achingly real, including the tiny, furry one at the novel’s center.”―Ann Packer, author of The Dive From Clausen’s Pier “Stark and compelling . . . rigorously unsentimental yet suffused with emotion.”―Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Duncan Wheeler is a successful architect who savors the quotidian pleasures in life until a car accident leaves him severely paralyzed and haunted by the death of his young assistant. Now, Duncan isn’t sure what there is left to live for, when every day has become “a broken series of unsuccessful gestures.” Duncan and his wife, Laura, find themselves in conflict as Duncan’s will to live falters. Laura grows desperate to help him. An art conservator who has her own relationship to the repair of broken things, Laura brings home a highly trained helper monkey―a tufted capuchin named Ottoline―to assist Duncan with basic tasks. Duncan and Laura fall for this sweet, comical, Nutella-gobbling little creature, and Duncan’s life appears to become more tolerable, fuller, and funnier. Yet the question persists: Is it enough? Katharine Weber is a masterful observer of humanity, and Still Life with Monkey, full of tenderness and melancholy, explores the conflict between the will to live and the desire to die.

The Gifts of Life

By Oliver Smuhar
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  • Publisher : Mountain Blue Publishing
  • Book Code : 0648332012
  • Total of Pages : 540
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 216
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What are The Gifts of Life? Inside this book hides a magical world that is celebrating something special! It’s that time of year where every major city gathers for another Ascension Day. But this year it’s different. Inside, awaiting and resting, are Perry’s powers. On this day, he, his friends and everyone else who lives and breathes, can use their powers through the ceremony of a godlike light. But this day is different! Inside the White City there is an evil army. After the destruction of his home, Perry finds himself lost with his best friend, his sister and their servant, Bailey, an Ever who leads them to safety. Outside, on their journey, the group is forced to use their powers. But as time fades, so does their humanity! Releasing their gifts of life to the world, only leads to mutation. And what was, may never be, but this time it’s different! From the plains of the White City, Kelton Whide, to the forest of the Green City, Everbreen, nature takes its course. And where the Panda talks, a Masked Man mumbles and many white orchids turn to red, what is sacrificed inside this book leaves this magical world truely in awe!

Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover

By Audrey Penn
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1939100127
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 865
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"Are we almost there?" Chester Raccoon asked his mother. Chester is excited about going to his very first sleepover. After his mother drops him off at Pepper Opossum's house with a Kissing Hand in his palm, Chester and his animal friends have a long day of playing games and eating snacks. But when the animals decide to bed down, Chester can't go to sleep. While his Kissing Hand has kept him from getting scared, he isn't in his own bedroom, and he misses his family. When Chester returns home, Mrs. Raccoon welcomes her little cub and reassures him that his home is always there when he needs it. Young readers will enjoy reading about the party fun and take comfort when Chester finds himself in a situation they can relate to.

The Gospel According to Larry

By Janet Tashjian
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Book Code : 1429956674
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 211
  • Pdf File: the-gospel-according-to-larry.pdf

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After creating a controversial and hugely popular website, teenager Josh Swensen becomes trapped inside his brilliant creation and must find a way to remain anonymous. I am lying on my bed doing my homework in Greek and Latin roots for Advanced English. 'Ped' for foot, 'homo' for man, 'nym' for name. I sit with the dictionary in front of me, coming up with as many words as I can to complete the assignment. Pedestrian, homicide, pseudonym . . . I have more than thirty of them. By accident -- that's always how these life-changing things happen -- I connect two halves that don't seem like a word until I look it up. 'Pseudo', false; and 'cide,' to kill = pseudocide. To pretend to kill (yourself). I stare at the word for a good long time. Homicide, suicide, genocide: these are words you can find in the newspaper every day. But pseudocide . . . now here was something different. My mind wanders from my homework to the blue cotton threads of my bedspread. Pseudocide. A way to start again as someone completely new, a way to burn the old self and try on a new one. Josh Swensen isn't your average teenager - when he observes America, he sees a powerhouse of consumerism and waste. He's even tried to do something about it, with his start-up controversial website. But when Josh rises to messiah status of the internet world, he discovers that greed and superficiality are not easily escaped. Trapped inside his own creation, Josh feels his only way out is to stage his death and be free of his internet alter-ego, "Larry." But this plan comes with danger, and soon Josh finds himself cut off from the world, with no one to turn to for help. In this suspenseful young adult novel, Janet Tashjian has written a probing tour-de-force.

Queer Theory and Communication

By Gust Yep
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317953614
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 572
  • Pdf File: queer-theory-and-communication.pdf

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Get a queer perspective on communication theory! Queer Theory and Communication: From Disciplining Queers to Queering the Discipline(s) is a conversation starter, sparking smart talk about sexuality in the communication discipline and beyond. Edited by members of “The San Francisco Radical Trio,” the book integrates current queer theory, research, and interventions to create a critical lens with which to view the damaging effects of heteronormativity on personal, social, and cultural levels, and to see the possibilities for change through social and cultural transformation. Queer Theory and Communication represents a commitment to positive social change by imagining different social realities and sharing ideas, passions, and lived experiences. As the communication discipline begins to recognize queer theory as a vital and viable intellectual movement equal to that of Gay and Lesbian studies, the opportunity is here to take current queer scholarship beyond conference papers and presentations. Queer Theory and Communication has five objectives: 1) to integrate and disseminate current queer scholarship to a larger audience-academic and nonacademic; 2) to examine the potential implications of queer theory in human communication theory and research in a variety of contexts; 3) to stimulate dialogue among queer scholars; 4) to set a preliminary research agenda; and 5) to explore the implications of the scholarship in cultural politics and personal empowerment and transformation. Queer Theory and Communication boasts an esteemed panel of academics, artists, activists, editors, and essayists. Contributors include: John Nguyet Erni, editor of Asian Media Studies and Research & Analysis Program Board member for GLAAD Joshua Gamson, author of Freaks Talk Back: Tabloid Talk Shows and Sexual Nonconformity Sally Miller Gerahart, author, activist, and actress Judith Halberstam, author of Female Masculinity David M. Halperin, author of How to Do the History of Homosexuality E. Patrick Johnson, editor of Black Queer Studies Kevin Kumashiro, author of Troubling Education: Queer Activism and Antioppressive Pedagogy Thomas Nakayama, co-editor of Whiteness: The Communication of Social Identity A. Susan Owen, author of Bad Girls: Cultural Politics and Media Representations of Transgressive Women William F. Pinar, author of Autobiography, Politics, and Sexuality, and editor of Queer Theory in Education Ralph Smith, co-author of Progay/antigay: The Rhetorical War over Sexuality Queer Theory and Communication: From Disciplining Queers to Queering the Discipline(s) is an essential addition to the critical consciousness of anyone involved in communication, media studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and the study of human sexuality, whether in the classroom, the boardroom, or the bedroom.

Mark of the Legion

By Mike Evers
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  • Publisher : Mike Evers
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 63
  • Category :
  • Members : 719
  • Pdf File: mark-of-the-legion.pdf

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Bentham Cawley enjoys and quiet and humdrum life as a monk at the Brotherhood of the Resurrection in Hopfield, Yorkshire. But this is all about to change - when he unwillingly embarks on the monastery's new friendship programme and meets remarkable octogenarian Ernest Teale. Just how does Ernest know so much about the past, and how is he connected to the legendary but doomed Roman Ninth Legion? Some secrets wait centuries to be unlocked...

The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt

By Ruth Andrew Ellenson
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101099453
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 763
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Twenty-eight of today’s top Jewish women writers tell the truth about all the things their rabbis warned them never to discuss in public in this hilarious and provocative collection. Includes original essays on: • Finding (and Divorcing) the Perfect Jewish Man • Not Calling Your Mother • Marrying a German • Failing to Supply Enough Grandchildren • Learning to RSVP No • And many other guilty pleasures... Includes pieces by: Elisa Albert, Aimee Bender, Jennifer Bleyer, Kera Bolonik, Rabbi Sharon Brous, Baz Dreisinger, Pearl Gluck, Rebecca Goldstein, Lori Gottlieb, Lauren Grodstein, Dara Horn, Molly Jong-Fast, Rachel Kadish, Jenna Kalinsky, Cynthia Kaplan, Binnie Kirshenbaum, Amy Klein, Daphne Merkin, Tova Mirvis, Gina Nahai, Katie Rophie, Francesca Segré, Wendy Shanker, Laurie Gwen Shapiro, Susan Shapiro, Ayelet Waldman, Rebecca Walker, Sheryl Zohn

Wish You Were Here

By Amy Welborn
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  • Publisher : Image
  • Book Code : 0307716392
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 690
  • Pdf File: wish-you-were-here.pdf

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Wish You Were Here: Travels Through Loss and Hope is the story of Amy Welborn’s trip to the island of Sicily with three of her children five months after her husband’s sudden death from a heart attack. Her journey through city and countryside, small town and ancient ruins, opens unexpected doors of memory and reflection, a pilgrimage of the heart and an exploration of the soul. It is an observant and wry memoir and travelogue, intensely personal yet speaking to universal experiences of love and loss. Along the narrow roads and hairpin turns, the narrative reveals the beauty of the ordinary and the commonplace and asks stark questions about how we fill the empty places that a loved one leaves behind. It is a meditation on the possibility of faith, one that is unflinching, uncompromising, and altogether unsentimental when confronted by the ultimate test of belief. This book is not only a well-told memoir, but a testimony to the truth that love is stronger than death.

Midnight Clear

By Peter E. Price
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1462842747
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 294
  • Pdf File: midnight-clear.pdf

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Planning. These things have got to be planned, thought through, down to the last detail. Take your jewel thief: he doesnt just walk into tiffanys and start filling his pockets with rocks, like Virignia Woolf Not to worry. Certain members of the Living Nativity in front of the First National Bank of Pound Ridge (N.Y.) have definite plans for the several hundred thousand dollars in cash sitting inside the bank on Christmas Eve. They plan on taking it and yes, they have considered everything down to the last detail. Then again, you can never entirely predict the human factor.

Blood Moon

By K. B. Thorne
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  • Publisher : K. B. Thorne
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 767
  • Pdf File: blood-moon.pdf

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR... IT MIGHT COST YOUR LIFE... Adelheid, Connecticut. Center for the preternatural beings in the US…which was not where I wanted to be. I never expected it to become this back when I moved here. My name is D, and I live in fang central. Never had much use for them, the fangs. Not until a hot chick, a hot car, and a split-second decision because I wished for more in my boring life. Well, I got it. Sort of. Now I’ve made some more life-changing, split-second decisions. And apparently, I’m being hunted for it. (Author's Note: This book was previously released as "Voracious" by Mia Darien. Minor substantive changes have been made in addition to new editing and rebranding.)