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Arcadia's Curse

By Jesi Lea Ryan
  • ISBN Code: : 1631734687
  • Publisher : Jesi Lea Ryan
  • Pages : 286
  • Category : Fiction
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“The build of the story is a slow burn, like a fuse curling through an empty storehouse ONLY to find out that the fuse is attached to ten tons of fireworks. Holy Climax, Batman!” ~ Shannon Mayer, author of Priceless and The Nevermore Trilogy Think high school sucks? Try being an empath who has to experience everyone else’s suckage on top of your own. (Literally.) In the months since her family life imploded and her psychic gifts began to arise, Cady has struggled to figure out how she can fit into her normal life without going crazy from the constant presence of emotional energy. Her grades have tanked. Her best friend is afraid of her. And she begins to have doubts about why her boyfriend, Bryan, is really keeping her around. But a chance meeting with another gifted girl online opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Unfortunately, this new world comes at an awful price.

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Book Code : 1401395597
  • Total of Pages : 384
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"The day I returned to Templeton steeped in disgrace, the fifty-foot corpse of a monster surfaced in Lake Glimmerglass." So begins The Monsters of Templeton, a novel spanning two centuries: part a contemporary story of a girl's search for her father, part historical novel, and part ghost story. In the wake of a disastrous love affair with her older, married archaeology professor at Stanford, brilliant Wilhelmina Cooper arrives back at the doorstep of her hippie mother-turned-born-again-Christian's house in Templeton, NY, a storybook town her ancestors founded that sits on the shores of Lake Glimmerglass. Upon her arrival, a prehistoric monster surfaces in the lake bringing a feeding frenzy to the quiet town, and Willie learns she has a mystery father her mother kept secret Willie's entire life. The beautiful, broody Willie is told that the key to her biological father's identity lies somewhere in her family's history, so she buries herself in the research of her twisted family tree and finds more than she bargained for as a chorus of voices from the town's past -- some sinister, all fascinating -- rise up around her to tell their side of the story. In the end, dark secrets come to light, past and present day are blurred, and old mysteries are finally put to rest. The Monsters of Templeton is a fresh, virtuoso performance that has placed Lauren Groff among the best writers of today.

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  • Publisher : Waterhouse Press
  • Book Code : 1642633054
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 209
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Two of Angel Payne’s most beloved series collide for the first time! It was supposed to be a quick and easy mission. It became the night that changed his life. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time isn’t new for Max Brickham. During his years in black ops, it was the norm more than the exception, including the mission that broke his spirit and ended his career. As an independent contractor, he’s now able to accept the cushy jobs that are best left beneath law enforcement’s radar—like the assignment he takes on as a quick favor for a longtime friend. Find a princess in a city of millions before her enemies know what he’s up to. Simple, right? Never has he been so wrong. Jayd Cimarron, princess of Arcadia beloved by her people and the media alike, has fled her island home after learning terrible secrets about her past. She’s in Paris seeking answers, but in Brick’s protective custody she finds so much more. Hidden passions. Wicked sins. The magical pieces of her sensual side, revealed by this man’s hypnotic dominance…and addicting touch. Under cover and on the run, Brick and Jayd crisscross the City of Light while fighting to stay one step ahead of the Arcadian insurgents who want to imprison her, while hunting for the one man who can unlock her past. It’s a terrifying tightwire without a safety net, but reaching to each other for balance is even more frightening. Every new embrace means more truths—and vulnerabilities—are bared. Stripped to their cores, can they find enough trust and strength in each other to fly into freedom…or fall into heartbreak?

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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226389286
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 322
  • Pdf File: living-in-arcadia.pdf

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In Paris in 1954, a young man named André Baudry founded Arcadie, an organization for “homophiles” that would become the largest of its kind that has ever existed in France, lasting nearly thirty years. In addition to acting as the only public voice for French gays prior to the explosion of radicalism of 1968, Arcadie—with its club and review—was a social and intellectual hub, attracting support from individuals as diverse as Jean Cocteau and Michel Foucault and offering support and solidarity to thousands of isolated individuals. Yet despite its huge importance, Arcadie has largely disappeared from the historical record. The main cause of this neglect, Julian Jackson explains in Living in Arcadia, is that during the post-Stonewall era of queer activism, Baudry’s organization fell into disfavor, dismissed as conservative, conformist, and closeted. Through extensive archival research and numerous interviews with the reclusive Baudry, Jackson challenges this reductive view, uncovering Arcadie’s pioneering efforts to educate the European public about homosexuality in an era of renewed repression. In the course of relating this absorbing history, Jackson offers a startlingly original account of the history of homosexuality in modern France.

Arcadia

By Alex Paknadel
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  • Publisher : BOOM
  • Book Code : 1613984944
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 655
  • Pdf File: arcadia.pdf

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What’s to Love: Our long tradition of breaking new talent—like Rafael Albuquerque (The Savage Brothers, American Vampire), Emma Rios (Hexed, Pretty Deadly), and Declan Shalvey (28 Days Later, Moon Knight)—continues with the debut of Alex Paknadel and Eric Scott Pfeiffer, two new creators whose extensive world-building in the sci-fi thriller Arcadia evokes comparisons to epics like Game of Thrones, The Matrix, and Astro City. What It Is: When 99% of humankind is wiped out by a pandemic, four billion people are “saved” by being digitized at the brink of death and uploaded into Arcadia, a utopian simulation in the cloud. But when Arcadia begins to rapidly deplete the energy resources upon which the handful of survivors in the real world (aka “The Meat”) depends, how long will The Meat be able—and willing—to help? Collects the entire eight-issue series.

Arcadia

By Tom Stoppard
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571300588
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 346
  • Pdf File: arcadia.pdf

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In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sits Lady Thomasina Coverly, aged thirteen, and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Through the window may be seen some of the '500 acres inclusive of lake' where Capability Brown's idealized landscape is about to give way to the 'picturesque' Gothic style: 'everything but vampires', as the garden historian Hannah Jarvis remarks to Bernard Nightingale when they stand in the same room 180 years later. Bernard has arrived to uncover the scandal which is said to have taken place when Lord Byron stayed at Sidley Park. Tom Stoppard's absorbing play takes us back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life - 'the attraction', as Hannah says, 'which Newton left out'.

Still Life with Woodpecker

By Tom Robbins
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0553897942
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 594
  • Pdf File: still-life-with-woodpecker.pdf

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“Robbins’s comic philosophical musings reveal a flamboyant genius.”—People Still Life with Woodpecker is a sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism, and paints a portrait of contemporary society that includes powerful Arabs, exiled royalty, and pregnant cheerleaders. It also deals with the problem of redheads.

Perfect Little World

By Kevin Wilson
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062450352
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 820
  • Pdf File: perfect-little-world.pdf

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Wilson’s ambition alone is exciting. . . . [His] writing has a Houdini-like perfection, wherein no matter how grim the variables, each lovely sentence manages to escape with all its parts intact.” —Boston Globe The eagerly-anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Family Fang—a warm-hearted and moving story about a young woman making a family on her own terms. When Isabelle Poole meets Dr. Preston Grind, she’s fresh out of high school, pregnant with her art teacher's baby, and totally on her own. Izzy knows she can be a good mother but without any money or relatives to help, she’s left searching. Dr. Grind, an awkwardly charming child psychologist, has spent his life studying family, even after tragedy struck his own. Now, with the help of an eccentric billionaire, he has the chance to create a “perfect little world”—to study what would happen when ten children are raised collectively, without knowing who their biological parents are. He calls it The Infinite Family Project and he wants Izzy and her son to join. This attempt at a utopian ideal starts off promising, but soon the gentle equilibrium among the families disintegrates: unspoken resentments between the couples begin to fester; the project's funding becomes tenuous; and Izzy’s growing feelings for Dr. Grind make her question her participation in this strange experiment in the first place. Written with the same compassion and charm that won over legions of readers with The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson shows us with grace and humor that the best families are the ones we make for ourselves.

Sacred Landscapes in Antiquity

By Ralph Haussler,Gian Franco Chiai
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  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Book Code : 1789253349
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 513
  • Pdf File: sacred-landscapes-in-antiquity.pdf

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From generation to generation, people experience their landscapes differently. Humans depend on their natural environment: it shapes their behavior while it is often felt that deities responsible for both natural benefits and natural calamities (such as droughts, famines, floods and landslides) need to be appeased. We presume that, in many societies, lakes, rivers, rocks, mountains, caves and groves were considered sacred. Individual sites and entire landscapes are often associated with divine actions, mythical heroes and etiological myths. Throughout human history, people have also felt the need to monumentalize their sacred landscape. But this is where the similarities end as different societies had very different understandings, believes and practices. The aim of this new thematic appraisal is to scrutinize carefully our evidence and rethink our methodologies in a multi-disciplinary approach. More than 30 papers investigate diverse sacred landscapes from the Iberian peninsula and Britain in the west to China in the east. They discuss how to interpret the intricate web of ciphers and symbols in the landscape and how people might have experienced it. We see the role of performance, ritual, orality, textuality and memory in people’s sacred landscapes. A diachronic view allows us to study how landscapes were ‘rewritten’, adapted and redefined in the course of time to suit new cultural, political and religious understandings, not to mention the impact of urbanism on people’s understandings. A key question is how was the landscape manipulated, transformed and monumentalized – especially the colossal investments in monumental architecture we see in certain socio-historic contexts or the creation of an alternative humanmade, seemingly ‘non-natural’ landscape, with perfectly astronomically aligned buildings that define a cosmological order? Sacred Landscapes therefore aims to analyze the complex links between landscape, ‘religiosity’ and society, developing a dialectic framework that explores sacred landscapes across the ancient world in a dynamic, holistic, contextual and historical perspective.

Pale Fire

By Vladimir Nabokov
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307787656
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 849
  • Pdf File: pale-fire.pdf

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In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue.

King Lear

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1408143100
  • Total of Pages : 455
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 232
  • Pdf File: king-lear.pdf

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'By far the best edition of King Lear - in respect of both textual and other matters - that we now have.'John Lyon, English Language Notes'This volume is a treasure-trove of precise information and stimulating comments on practically every aspect of the Lear-universe. I know of no other edition which I would recommend with such confidence: to students, professional colleagues and also the 'educated public'.'Dieter Mehl, Shakespeare Jahrbuch, vol 134

Shadow of the Scrolls: Hell's Gate

By Erik Schubach
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  • Publisher : Erik Schubach
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 118
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 435
  • Pdf File: shadow-of-the-scrolls.pdf

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Shadow of the Scrolls is a "new adult" spinoff series from the Techromancy Scrolls. These short novellas follow Misty, Ingr, and Shanicia as they get into misadventures as they navigate the transition from teen to adult. When the girls attend a meeting with the Junior Regiment in Hell's Gate, the realm far across the Burning Desert, they instead find a mystery that threatens the entire Hell's Gate realm. Old enemies conspire, and new alliances are made to stop the land itself from dying to be reclaimed by the Uninhabitable Lands. What mischief can an aspiring Techno Knight, a Mountain Gypsy Sora, and a child raised to be a thief before the Great Mother of Sparo took her under her wing, get into in a world where magic and technology collide?

Kindling the Moon

By Jenn Bennett
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781451620542
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 706
  • Pdf File: kindling-the-moon.pdf

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Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law. . . . Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she’s carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge. But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can’t clear her family name soon, she’ll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.

The International Political Economy of Oil and Gas

By Slawomir Raszewski
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319625578
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 941
  • Pdf File: the-international-political-economy-of-oil-and-gas.pdf

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This book addresses energy research from four distinct International Political Economy perspectives: energy security, governance, legal and developmental areas. Energy is too important to be neglected by political scientists. Yet, within the mainstream of the discipline energy research still remains a peripheral area of academic enquiry seeking to plug into the discipline’s theoretical debates. The purpose of this book is to assess how existing perspectives fit with our understanding of social science energy research by focusing on the oil and gas dimension.

Female Heroism in the Pastoral

By Gail David
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317943163
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 320
  • Pdf File: female-heroism-in-the-pastoral.pdf

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The past decade has given us explorations of such forms as the Bildungsroman, the Kunstleroman, the utopian and Gothic novel as women have written them; studies are even now emerging of the female-authored elegy, sonnet sequence and other pure and mixed poetic modes. Women’s work in non-fiction prose and in the dramatic genres is being resurrected and reassessed. At the same time, feminist critics continue to deconstruct women as signs in patriarchal literary forms, explaining the effect of male gender on structures of signification, the narrative and stylistic codes of genre. This series welcomes such studies, encouraging as well accounts of sexuality and textual inheritance, the influence of female authorship on the evolution of a genre or the creation of a new genre, and challenges to genre theory from a gender perspective.

Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns

By Paul Green
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 147662402X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 383
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-weird-westerns.pdf

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From automatons to zombies, many elements of fantasy and science fiction have been cross-pollinated with the Western movie genre. In its second edition, this encyclopedia of the Weird Western includes many new entries covering film, television, animation, novels, pulp fiction, short stories, comic books, graphic novels and video and role-playing games. Categories include Weird, Weird Menace, Science Fiction, Space, Steampunk and Romance Westerns.

Sidney's 'The Defence of Poesy' and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism

By Gavin Alexander
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141936959
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: sidney-s-the-defence-of-poesy-and-selected-renaissance-literary-criticism.pdf

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Controversy raged through England during the 1570-80s as Puritans denounced all manner of games & pastimes as a danger to public morals. Writers quickly turrned their attention to their own art and the first & most influential response came with Philip Sidney's Defense. Here he set out to answer contemporary critics &, with reference to Classical models of criticism, formulated a manifesto for English literature. Also includes George Puttenham's Art of English Poesy, Samuel Daniel's Defence of Rhyme, & passages by writers such as Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon & George Gascoigne.