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Arcadia Burns

By Kai Meyer
  • ISBN Code: : 0062092979
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Following the brutal deaths of her sister and aunt, Rosa Alcantara has become what she never thought possible: the very rich and very powerful head of the Alcantara clan. Saddled with this immense responsibility, Rosa must now conduct all business matters—legitimate and not—while negotiating among the greedy, bloodthirsty members of her own family. Not to mention convincing everyone that her blossoming relationship with enemy Alessandro Carnevare won't put the family business in danger. But loving Alessandro comes at a price. As Rosa continues to fall for him, she discovers the dark secrets of his family's dealings and how they intersect with her own painful past. She wants to believe she can trust Alessandro, but they're so different: Alcantara and Carnevare, snake and panther. How can she love someone whose family wants her dead? When Rosa and Alessandro uncover an ancient conspiracy intent on destroying both clans, they will do anything to stop it. Racing to put the pieces together, evading their relatives' murderous feud, and learning what it means to control the most influential families in all of Sicily—the two teens must risk everything to love each other and survive.

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A gun moll with a knack for disappearing flees from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland's Paragon Hotel. The year is 1921, and "Nobody" Alice James has just arrived in Oregon with a bullet wound, a lifetime's experience battling the New York Mafia, and fifty thousand dollars in illicit cash. She befriends Max, a black Pullman porter who reminds her achingly of home and who saves Alice by leading her to the Paragon Hotel. But her unlikely sanctuary turns out to be an all-black hotel in a Jim Crow city, and its lodgers seem unduly terrified of a white woman on the premises. As she meets the churlish Dr. Pendleton, the stately Mavereen, and the club chanteuse Blossom Fontaine, she understands their dread. The Ku Klux Klan has arrived in Portland in fearful numbers--burning crosses, electing officials, infiltrating newspapers, and brutalizing blacks. And only Alice and her new Paragon "family" are searching for a missing mulatto child who has mysteriously vanished into the woods. To untangle the web of lies and misdeeds around her, Alice will have to answer for her own past, too. A richly imagined novel starring two indomitable heroines, The Paragon Hotel at once plumbs the darkest parts of America's past and the most redemptive facets of humanity. From international-bestselling, multi-award-nominated writer Lyndsay Faye, it's a masterwork of historical suspense.

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

By John Boyne
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group
  • Book Code : 0385681402
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 881
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From the author of the phenomenally bestselling The Boy in the Striped Pajamas comes an unforgettable story of a boy's life changed by war, published to coincide with World War One's centenary. The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight -- but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name -- on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realises his father is in a hospital close by -- a hospital treating soldiers with an unusual condition. Alfie is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place...

The Dark Heroine

By Abigail Gibbs
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062267795
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 833
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Do you fear me Violet Lee? Do you know what I could do to you? A chance encounter on a deserted street plunges Violet into a world beyond her wildest imaginings - a world of elegance and beauty where aristocratic vampires live for decadent pleasures…a place from which there is no escape… But beneath the splendor lies a darkness, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous heir to the throne, Kaspar Varn. As Violet and Kaspar surrender to a passion that transcends their separate worlds, they soon discover that it’s a passion that comes at a price…

Everybody Jam

By Ali Lewis
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1849398852
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 473
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Danny Dawson lives in the middle of the Australian outback. His older brother Jonny was killed in an accident last year but no-one ever talks about it. And now it's time for the annual muster. The biggest event of the year on the cattle station, and a time to sort the men from the boys. But this year things will be different: because Jonny's gone and Danny's determined to prove he can fill his brother's shoes; because their fourteen-year-old sister is pregnant; because it's getting hotter and hotter and the rains won't come; because cracks are beginning to show . . . When Danny's mum admits she can't cope, the family hires a housegirl to help out - a wide-eyed English backpacker. She doesn't have a clue what she's let herself in for. And neither do they.

Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)

By Ann Brashares
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0679605096
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 834
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Four friends One sisterhood Ten years later, the story continues On the cusp of turning thirty, Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget are now living separate lives, out on their own. Yet despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness. Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

English Fictions of Communal Identity, 1485–1603

By Joshua Phillips
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317143108
  • Total of Pages : 285
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 599
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Challenging a long-standing trend that sees the Renaissance as the end of communal identity and constitutive group affiliation, author Joshua Phillips explores the perseverance of such affiliation throughout Tudor culture. Focusing on prose fiction from Malory's Morte Darthur through the works of Sir Philip Sidney and Thomas Nashe, this study explores the concept of collective agency and the extensive impact it had on English Renaissance culture. In contrast to studies devoted to the myth of early modern individuation, English Fictions of Communal Identity, 1485-1603 pays special attention to primary communities-monastic orders, printing house concerns, literary circles, and neighborhoods-that continued to generate a collective sense of identity. Ultimately, Phillips offers a new way of theorizing the relation between collaboration and identity. In terms of literary history, this study elucidates a significant aspect of novelistic discourse, even as it accounts for the institutional disregard of often brilliant works of early modern fiction.

Sons and Authors in Elizabethan England

By Derek B. Alwes
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  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Book Code : 9780874138580
  • Total of Pages : 197
  • Category : History
  • Members : 985
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It is the purpose of this study to suggest how such a career finally became conceivable at this historical moment by examining the ways each of these authors managed to negotiate a relationship to writing that enabled them to mature into adulthood, not only without relinquishing their writing, but actually by means of the self-scrutiny and social interaction enabled by that writing." "This study also investigates some of the many cultural inflections of manhood in Elizabethan England - both in the relationship of fathers to sons and the relationship of men to women."--BOOK JACKET.

A Delaware Album, 1900-1930

By George Miller
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  • Publisher : University of Delaware
  • Book Code : 1611490456
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 880
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A Delaware Album, 1900-1930 contains over 300 postcard views of the First State from the early decades of the twentieth century, providing a revealing commentary on each photograph. In a time before radio and television, before illustrated magazines and newspapers, the postcard brought images and values into people's lives. Life in Delaware from its largest city to its smallest crossroads was captured on photographic images reproduced on postcards.

The Structure of the Literary Process

By P. Steiner,Miroslav ?ervenka,Ronald Vroon
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Book Code : 9027280649
  • Total of Pages : 613
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 330
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These papers on the structure of the literary process were brought together in memory of Felix Vodička (1909–1974). Contributions by: Jacek Baluch, Miroslav Červenka, Květoslav Chvatík, E.M. van Dam-Havelková, Sergej Davydov, Lubomir Doležel, Miroslav Drozda, Jan van der Eng, F.W. Galan, Mojmír Grygar, Wolfgang Iser, Milan Jankovič, Hans Robert Jauss, Renate Lachmann, Gail Lenhoff, Ladislav Matějka, Tone Pretnar, Lucylla Pszczołowska, Janice A. Radway, Charles Eric Reeves, Herta Schmid, Miloš Sedmidubský, Peter Steiner, Wendy Steiner, Oleg Sus, Ronald Vroon.