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An Uncommon Education

By Elizabeth Percer
  • ISBN Code: : 0062110985
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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For fans of Prep, Dead Poets Society, and Special Topics in Calamity Physics comes an elegant and remarkably insightful coming-of-age debut, in which a young woman’s serendipitous discovery of her college’s underground Shakespeare Society leads to an unforgettable series of transformations. When Naomi finds herself among “the Shakes” at Wellesley, she finally lets herself embrace the passionate inner self she’s always kept locked away. But when a sudden scandal unfolds, she will be forced to learn the limits of the relationships that have sustained her. An intimate and enthralling narrative, Elizabeth Percer’s debut novel An Uncommon Education marks the emergence of a stunning new literary talent.

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  • Pdf File: lava-red-feather-blue.pdf

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"With this engrossing urban fantasy, Ringle delivers a queer fairy tale as electrifying as it is tender"—Publishers Weekly &“Lush and imaginative—an epic fantasy for a new generation, full of love, vengeance, redemption, and forgiveness.&”—Pam Stucky, author of The Universes Inside the Lighthouse Awakening the handsome prince is supposed to end the fairy tale, not begin it. But the Highvalley witches have rarely done things the way they're supposed to. On the north Pacific island of Eidolonia, hidden from the world by enchantments, Prince Larkin has lain in a magical sleep since 1799 as one side of a truce between humans and fae. That is, until Merrick Highvalley, a modern-day witch, discovers an old box of magic charms and cryptic notes hidden inside a garden statue. Experimenting with the charms, Merrick finds himself inside the bower where Larkin lies, and accidentally awakens him. Worse still, releasing Larkin from the spell also releases Ula Kana, a faery bent on eradicating humans from the island. With the truce collapsing and hostilities escalating throughout the country, Merrick and Larkin form an unlikely alliance and become even unlikelier heroes as they flee into the perilous fae realm on a quest to stop Ula Kana and restore harmony to their island. "Lovely and evocative, Lava Red Feather Blue is sure to delight lovers of fae, fairytales, and fantasy.&”—Allie Therin, author of Spellbound

A Pair of Blue Eyes

By Thomas Hardy
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141904410
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 885
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When Elfrise Swanston meets Stephen Smith she is attracted to his handsome face, gentle bearing and the sense of mystery which surrounds him. Although distressed to find that the mystery consists only in the humbleness of his origins, she remains true to their youthful vows. But societal pressures, and the advent of the superior Henry Knight, eventually displace her affections. Knight, however, proves to be an uncompromising moralist who, obsessed with fears about Elfride's sexual past, destroys her happiness. Writing of the struggle between classes and sexes, Hardy drew heavily on his own relationships, and in the introduction, Pamela Dalziel discovers fascinating parallels between Hardy's life and his art.

The Book of Shadows

By James Reese
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061739561
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 592
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-shadows.pdf

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Alone among the young girls taught by nuns at a convent school in nineteenth-century France, orphaned Herculine has neither wealth nor social connections. When she's accused of being a witch, the shy student is locked up with no hope of escape ... until her rescue by a real witch, the beautiful, mysterious Sebastiana. Swept away to the witch's manor, Herculine will enter a fantastic, erotic world to discover her true nature -- and her destiny -- in this breathtaking, darkly sensual first novel.

The Great Medicine Road, Part 1

By Michael L. Tate
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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Book Code : 0806147482
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : History
  • Members : 242
  • Pdf File: the-great-medicine-road-part-1.pdf

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Between 1841 and 1866, more than 500,000 people followed trails to Oregon, California, and the Salt Lake Valley in one of the greatest mass migrations in American history. This collection of travelers’ accounts of their journeys in the 1840s, the first volume in a new series of trail narratives, comprises excerpts from pioneer and missionary letters, diaries, journals, and memoirs—many previously unpublished—accompanied by biographical information and historical background. Beginning with Father Pierre-Jean de Smet’s letters relating his encounters with Plains Indians, and ending with an account of a Mormon gold miner’s journey from California to Salt Lake City, these narratives tell varied and vivid stories. Some travelers fled hard times: religious persecution, the collapse of the agricultural economy, illness, or unpredictable weather. Others looked ahead, attracted by California gold, the verdant Willamette Valley of Oregon, or the prospect of converting Native people to Christianity. Although many welcomed the adventure and adjusted to the rigors of trail life, others complained in their accounts of difficulty adapting. Remembrances of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails have yielded some of the most iconic images in American history. This and forthcoming volumes in The Great Medicine Road series present the pioneer spirit of the original overlanders supported by the rich scholarship of the past century and a half.

Uncommon Type

By Tom Hanks
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  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Book Code : 0735273855
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 340
  • Pdf File: uncommon-type.pdf

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A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!

Outside, the Sky is Blue

By Christina Patterson
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  • Publisher : Tinder Press
  • Book Code : 1472282655
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 712
  • Pdf File: outside-the-sky-is-blue.pdf

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OUTSIDE, THE SKY IS BLUE is a beautifully drawn, heart-breaking yet also joyful memoir of growing up, of living with mental ill health and cancer, and of working out what it means to be in a family, what it means to lose a family - and what's left when you're the last one left. When Christina Patterson's brother Tom died very suddenly, she faced the harrowing task of clearing out his house. Tom had always been the one who held on to the family treasures and memories, but now Christina had to sift through box after box of letters, papers, photos and belongings, not just of Tom's, but of their parents and their older sister, Caroline. Those boxes, albums and papers tell the story of a young couple who decide, when their children are small, to swap a glamorous diplomatic life in Rome for a housing estate in Surrey. But their new suburban life, of trips to National Trust houses, fizzy drinks over TV costume drama and walks at Wisley Gardens, is increasingly disrupted by Caroline's, erratic behaviour. As she is diagnosed with schizophrenia, Tom seeks solace in sport and Christina in a youth club where she hopes to meet boys, but finds God. 'Patterson is a passionate, funny woman who refuses simply to struggle on. She believes in living. And throwing parties. And friendship' Sunday Times

Man In The Shadows

By Gordon Henderson
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Book Code : 1443431826
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 535
  • Pdf File: man-in-the-shadows.pdf

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Fast-paced, gripping and rich with historical detail, Man in the Shadows builds on the historical record to illuminate one of the most dramatic times in Canadian history In 1867, three British colonies became the four provinces of the new Dominion of Canada. Among the Fathers of Confederation was D’Arcy McGee, a fiery former Irish nationalist and friend of John A. Macdonald. As the fledgling country was forming, its security was threatened by the Fenian Brotherhood, a group of Irish republicans that advocated a forcible takeover of Canada by the United States. In this historical novel, Gordon Henderson imagines a cross-border plot to assassinate key Canadian political figures—with complicity at the highest levels of the U.S. government—in an attempt to destabilize the new country. We follow the fictional Conor O’Dea, a young Irish Catholic with political aspirations, who is the assistant to D’Arcy McGee. O’Dea becomes romantically involved with a young Protestant woman, which provokes upset and violence. When McGee is assassinated by a Fenian sympathizer—or so everyone believes—O’Dea takes it upon himself to discover the real assassin, and to prevent the prime minister of Canada, Sir John himself, from being the next victim.

At the Bride Hunt Ball

By Olivia Parker
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061732605
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 436
  • Pdf File: at-the-bride-hunt-ball.pdf

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To Snare a Bride . . . To Gabriel Devine, Duke of Wolverest, the bonds of marriage are nothing more than shackles. But if he's to remain a lifelong bachelor, that leaves only his younger brother to carry on the family name. Inviting the ton's most eligible ladies to an elegant ball, Gabriel is certain any one of them would be all too eager to become the next duchess and provide an heir—leaving Gabriel to continue his ecstatic pursuit of pleasure. To Catch a Rogue . . . Her social-climbing stepmother would give anything to have Madelyn Haywood betrothed to a future duke. But Madelyn believes the brothers Devine to be nothing more than heartless rogues—especially Gabriel, whose rakish reputation precedes him. He is nothing more than a slave to passion, and she will not be conquered by his caresses­—and yet his wicked ways tempt her so . . .


By Emily B. Martin
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062888587
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 974
  • Pdf File: sunshield.pdf

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A lawless wilderness. A polished court. Individual fates, each on a quest to expose a system of corruption. The desolate canyons of Alcoro—and the people desperate enough to hide there—couldn’t be more different from the opulent glass palace and lush forests of Moquoia. But the harsh desert and gleaming court are linked through their past, present, and future: a history of abductions in the desert to power Moquoia’s quarries and factories, and a bleak, inhumane future built on the sweat and sacrifice of these bond laborers. But events unfolding in the present could change everything. In the desert, outlaw Lark—known to most as the Sunshield Bandit—has built a name for herself attacking slavers’ wagons and freeing the captives inside. But while she shakes the foundation of Moquoia’s stratified society, she also has to fight to protect her rescuees—and herself—from the unforgiving world around them. In the Moquoian court, young ambassador Veran hopes to finally make his mark by dismantling the unjust labor system, if he can navigate the strict hierarchy and inexplicable hostility of the prince. And caught in the middle of it all, Tamsin is trapped within four walls, the epicenter of a secret political coup to overthrow the Moquoian monarchy and perpetuate the age-old system of injustice. Separated by seas of trees and sand, the outlaw, the diplomat, and the prisoner are more connected than anyone realizes. Their personal fates might just tip the balance of power in the Eastern World—if that very power doesn’t destroy them first.

The Uncommon Achiever

By Mike Murdock
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  • Publisher : Wisdom International Inc
  • Book Code : 1563946459
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 334
  • Pdf File: the-uncommon-achiever.pdf

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If You Are Really Interested In Becoming Successful, This Book Will Challenge You To Break Old Habits And Develop New Ones To Unlock Your God-Given Potential. Dr. Murdock reveals the Wisdom Keys for developing the exciting lifestyle of an Uncommon Achiever...What Successful Men Do Daily. A Master Handbook of Success Secrets. Also Available In Spanish #SB-133 El Truinfador Excepcional