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Ilsa

By Madeleine L'Engle
  • ISBN Code: : 1504041550
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 289
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : ilsa.pdf

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Long out of print, the second novel by the bestselling author of A Wrinkle in Time looks at the darker side of love in a Southern town. From the moment Henry Porcher first sees Ilsa Brandes, he worships her. Despite controversy surrounding the young girl, Henry is drawn to her, a fascination that turns into a lifelong infatuation. As the years pass, Ilsa’s memory never leaves him, not until the day he returns to their sleepy Southern hometown and renews their childhood friendship. Henry watches as she becomes a wife, then a mother, then a widow, irrevocably changed by tragedy. Out of print for nearly six decades, this rare and sought-after novel is a portrait of a remarkable woman bound by both the stifling conventions of her time and place, and her own sense of honor and purpose. A departure from L’Engle’s later works, Ilsa is a dark, intriguing novel about passion, fixation, and the real price of unrequited love by an author renowned for her children’s classics as well as her candid personal memoirs. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Madeleine L’Engle including rare images from the author’s estate.

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  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ™
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  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
  • Book Code : 160684444X
  • Total of Pages : 688
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The Hunger Games mixes with The Walking Dead in this post-apocalyptic YA series that comes to a hair-raising conclusion in Monsters. The Changed are on the move. The Spared are out of time. The End...is now. When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn't get much worse—until the doctors found the monster in her head. She headed into the wilderness as a good-bye, to leave everything behind. But then the end of the world happened, and Alex took the first step down a treacherous road of betrayal and terror and death. Now, with no hope of rescue—on the brink of starvation in a winter that just won't quit—she discovers a new and horrifying truth. The Change isn't over. The Changed are still evolving. And...they've had help. With this final volume of The Ashes Trilogy, Ilsa J. Bick delivers a riveting, blockbuster finish, returning readers to a brutal, post-apocalyptic world where no one is safe and hope is in short supply. A world where, from these ashes, the monsters will rise.

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Critically acclaimed author of The Ashes Trilogy, Ilsa J. Bick takes her new Dark Passages series to an alternative Victorian London where Emma Lindsay continues to wade through blurred realities now that she has lost everything: her way, her reality, her friends. In this London, Emma will find alternative versions of her friends from the White Space and even Arthur Conan Doyle. Emma Lindsay has nowhere to go. Her friends are dead. Eric and Casey are lost to the Dark Passages. Emma commands the cynosure, a device that allows for safe passage between the Many Worlds, to put her where she might find her friends again. But Emma wakes up in the body of Little Lizzie, all grown up. And in this alternative Victorian London, Elizabeth McDermott is mad. Elizabeth's physician, Dr. Kramer, has drugged her to allow Emma—who's blinked to this London before—to emerge as the dominant personality. Elizabeth is dying, and if Emma can't find a way out, everyone as they exist in this London will die with her.

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By Ilsa Evans
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  • Publisher : Pan Australia
  • Book Code : 9781741984842
  • Total of Pages : 276
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Everybody has a book in them, or so the saying goes. For Kate Painter - wife, mother, freelance editor and aspiring writer - it's just a matter of finding a spare five minutes, a little peace and quiet... and something to write about. When her cousin Angie announces she has a room to let, Kate's spur of the moment decision to move temporarily out of the family home and in with Angie takes everyone, not least her husband and teenage children, by complete surprise. Yet Kate's sure that in this room of her own, she'll finally be able to write the novel she's always wanted to. But it doesn't happen so easily. Writer's block, dirty laundry and emergency babysitting duties all conspire against her. Amid the endless distractions, Kate is drawn into exploring the story of her family: her less than normal childhood with Angie on the family farm, her father's recent death, and the mystery behind Angie's enigmatic, absent mother. As the months pass, Kate writes her novel. And while it will never be the bestseller she had envisioned, it's the story Kate weaves for herself and her family that is the ultimate triumph.

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There are stories where the girl gets her prince, and they live happily ever after. (This is not one of those stories.) Jenna Lord's first sixteen years were not exactly a fairy tale. Her father is a controlling psycho and her mother is a drunk. She used to count on her older brother—until he shipped off to Iraq. And then, of course, there was the time she almost died in a fire. There are stories where the monster gets the girl, and everyone cries for his innocent victim. (This is not one of those stories either.) Mitch Anderson is many things: A dedicated teacher and coach. A caring husband. A man with a certain...magnetism. And there are stories where it's hard to be sure who's a prince and who's a monster, who is a victim and who should live happily ever after. (These are the most interesting stories of all.) Drowning Instinct is a novel of pain, deception, desperation, and love against the odds—and the rules.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9780743463768
  • Total of Pages : 480
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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. "What a ridiculous saying." Jenny nodded. "Bruises heal, eventually, but the words - they're there forever." "Actually the words are like sticks and stones," said Fiona quietly. "Sharp and spiky and painful. Like little missiles." Maddie had thought the support group might help her. But with a sense of almost giddy relief she can't identify at all with these women. She knew what Jake would say - sad, sorry bunch of females... drowning in bitterness and the inability to move on. And she felt relieved that she didn't belong. But she had been wrong about so much lately. Wrong to think that everything was over, wrong to think that the law would protect her, and wrong to think that after six long years she could finally drop her guard and enjoy family life free of fear. Because now Jake's found them. And he's taken the children. And he's going to make Maddie pay.

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  • Publisher : Catalyst Game Labs
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Pdf File: battletech.pdf

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THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE INVENTION OF THE BATTLEMECH... Break-Away is the first of six novellas detailing the struggle to create the next awesome weapon to rule the battlefield—the BattleMech. In the mid-25th century, factions of mankind are desperate to invent the next technological leap in warfare—a machine that would give each group an overwhelming advantage on the battlefield. And no one is more aware of the race to perfect this new machine than the leaders on Terra. But during the final trials to find the first pilot for the Terran prototype, the contest is infiltrated by a deadly enemy who wants to ensure that no one survives. It's up to the last remaining Terran candidate—and a scientist struggling to make a breakthrough on the human-machine interface that will control this new war machine—to save Terra's BattleMech program from those who wish to destroy it.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1416509607
  • Total of Pages : 118
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  • Pdf File: star-trek.pdf

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While traveling to a medical conference, the Runabout Missouri encounters a strange anomaly that sends the runabout crashing to the surface of an unknown planet, leaving its two passengers -- Dr. Elizabeth Lense of the U.S.S. da Vinci and Dr. Julian Bashir of Deep Space 9™ -- separated. Each physician thinks the other dead, and each winds up trapped with the factions of a decades-old conflict between those who want to replace dying limbs with cybernetics, and those who want to remain pure. Trapped with no hope of rescue, both Lense and Bashir must find their way on a primitive world -- or die....

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  • Book Code : 1416509615
  • Total of Pages : 172
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Starfleet Corps of Engineers Trapped on a strange world, Dr. Elizabeth Lense finds herself aiding the Jabari freedom fighters as their new medic, working with equipment she finds primitive on people wounded in their fight against the Kornak. All the while she hopes that her crewmates on the da Vinci might rescue her -- and not blame her for the death of Julian Bashir.... Unknown to her, though, Bashir is alive, recovering in a Kornak military facility, where he becomes the focus of a power struggle between the medical and military personnel in the hospital. When the Jabari attack the hospital, Lense and Bashir find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict that can only end in tragedy....

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Book Short Summary:

Continuing the adventures of the U.S.S. da Vinci, as Captain David Gold, Commander Sonya Gomez, and the rest of the Starfleet's miracle workers solve the problems of the galaxy, one disaster at a time. Dr. Elizabeth Lense has left the da Vinci, returning to Earth to have the child conceived in another universe. But she arrives home to find that her estranged mother - renowned archaeologist Jennifer Almieri - is dead, and the investigation into her death is being handled by Starfleet. Soon Lense finds herself entwined in a web of intrigue, where everything she thought she knew about her mother is called into question. Also returning to Earth is Bart Faulwell, recovering from the near-fatal injuries sustained in Signs from Heaven, and looking forward to a reunion with his lover Anthony Mark. But the reunion is far less satisfying than he'd been expecting. Two crew members face major crossroads in their lives...

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 141650690X
  • Total of Pages : 131
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: star-trek.pdf

Book Short Summary:

STARFLEET CORPS OF ENGINEERS Almost a year after the S.C.E. crew on the da Vinci helped Lieutenant Nog of Deep Space 9 ™ salvage the hulk of DS9's sister station Empok Nor, a booby trap left behind by the Androssi threatens the Bajoran system. But the potential damage may be greater than the combined crews of the da Vinci and DS9 can handle, as the threat stretches across two universes -- and their only hope for survival may rest with their long-dead crewmates 111 and Kieran Duffy! LOST TIME

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  • Total of Pages : 300
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CLAWS THAT CATCH… As a reward for her loyalty and cunning, Katana Tormark has been granted the rank of Warlord of Dieron—a somewhat dubious honor. For even as she is given her new title, she is also given a nearly impossible task to prove her worth—one that may usher in a new era of interplanetary chaos... Barely three generations ago, the Draconis Combine ceded control of dozens of planets to the Republic of the Sphere. But now, with Terra locked behind its impenetrable Fortress Wall, these same planets are left to fend for themselves. Some go on as if nothing has changed, while others find themselves pawns in a deadly game of territorial sovereignty. These are the planets Katana must take over if she is to reestablish the historic Dieron Military District. If she can manage this with minimal resources and the very subtle support of the Coordinator, then she will become a full-fledged warlord of House Kurita. But Katana’s enemies inside and outside the Combine see the ensuing confusion as a chance to destroy her once and for all...

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  • Publisher : Catalyst Game Labs
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: battletech-legends.pdf

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By Ilsa J. Bick
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  • Publisher : Catalyst Game Labs
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 107
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A ROGUE DRAGON RAMPAGES… Between the Republic of the Sphere and the Draconis Combine stands the military unit known as the Dragon's Fury. Claiming worlds in the name of the Dragon without House Kurita's support and threatening the entire Inner Sphere, the Fury pursue their leader’s agenda with fanatical devotion... Katana Tormark bears the burden of disgrace. A traitor’s actions against her father dishonored her family. Now, to regain the respect the Tormark clan deserves, she openly challenges the Coordinator's policy of nonaggression with the Republic, hoping to push House Kurita into a war—one the Coordinator apparently doesn't want. Warlord Mitsura Sakamoto believes Katana is making House Kurita look weak, and he’s determined to turn the situation to his advantage. For he has his own designs on ruling the Combine, and he's not going to let the daughter of a disgraced samurai stand in his way...

Super Bitches and Action Babes

By Rikke Schubart
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786482842
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Performing Arts
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With actress Pam Grier’s breakthrough in Coffy and Foxy Brown, women entered action, science fiction, war, westerns and martial arts films—genres that had previously been considered the domain of male protagonists. This ground-breaking cinema, however, was—and still is—viewed with ambivalence. While women were cast in new and exciting roles, they did not always arrive with their femininity intact, often functioning both as a sexualized spectacle and as a new female hero rather than female character. This volume contains an in-depth critical analysis and study of the female hero in popular film from 1970 to 2006. It examines five female archetypes: the dominatrix, the Amazon, the daughter, the mother and the rape-avenger. The entrance of the female hero into films written by, produced by and made for men is viewed through the lens of feminism and post-feminism arguments. Analyzed works include films with actors Michelle Yeoh and Meiko Kaji, the Alien films, the Lara Croft franchise, Charlie’s Angels, and television productions such as Xena: Warrior Princess and Alias.

Wien

By Ilsa Barea
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  • Publisher : Edition Atelier
  • Book Code : 3990650653
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : History
  • Members : 862
  • Pdf File: wien.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In ihrer großen Kultur- und Stadtgeschichte beleuchtet Ilsa Barea Wien von allen Zeiten und Himmelsrichtungen. Liebevoll, aber auch kritisch schreibt sie über die großen und kleinen Momente der lebenswertesten Stadt der Welt, über Kunst und Kultur, architektonische und intellektuelle Höchstleistungen, über den Glanz und Verfall der Epochen und immer wieder über die Menschen, die Wien so einmalig gemacht haben. Ilsa Barea war als österreichische Journalistin im Spanischen Bürgerkrieg, emigrierte nach Frankreich und schließlich nach England. In ihrem Herzen ist sie aber immer eine leidenschaftliche Wienerin geblieben. Begleiten Sie Ilsa Barea auf einer unterhaltsamen wie lehrreichen Zeitreise durch Wien.

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  • Book Code : 1350023612
  • Total of Pages : 248
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This book explores the often controversial international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) in education and offers research-based accounts of international testing as a social practice. Assessment exercises, such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), produce comparable international statistics and rankings on educational performance, and are influential practices that shape educational policy on a global scale. The chapters in this volume, written by expert researchers in the field, take the reader behind the scenes to document a broad range of ILSA practices – from the recruitment of countries into ILSAs, to the production and performance of large-scale testing, and the management, media reception and use of test data. Based on data that is only available to expert researchers with inside access, the international case study material includes examples from Australia, Ecuador, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden, the UK and the USA. The volume provides important insights for teachers, researchers and policy-makers who use and study assessment data and who wish to evaluate its significance for educational policy and practice.

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  • Publisher : cbt Verlag
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  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Eine Party. Sechs Überraschungsgäste. Was kann da schon schiefgehen? Die Partys der Zwillinge Sam und Ilsa Kehlmann im Apartment ihrer Großmutter auf der Upper West Side sind legendär. Was liegt also näher, als zum Abschluss der Highschool ein letztes Mal zusammenzukommen, bevor alle in die Welt ausschwärmen? Jeder von beiden lädt drei Überraschungsgäste ein und so kann es doch nur ein spannender Abend werden! Dass bei einem Zusammentreffen diverser Exfreunde und neuer Flammen nicht alles nach Plan laufen kann, wird allerdings schnell klar ...

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By David P. Neumeyer
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 0253016517
  • Total of Pages : 336
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By exploring the relationship between music and the moving image in film narrative, David Neumeyer shows that film music is not conceptually separate from sound or dialogue, but that all three are manipulated and continually interact in the larger acoustical world of the sound track. In a medium in which the image has traditionally trumped sound, Neumeyer turns our attention to the voice as the mechanism through which narrative (dialog, speech) and sound (sound effects, music) come together. Complemented by music examples, illustrations, and contributions by James Buhler, Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema is the capstone of Neumeyer’s 25-year project in the analysis and interpretation of music in film.

The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak
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  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0307433846
  • Total of Pages : 578
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-book-thief.pdf

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Shrewd Sanctions

By Meghan L. O'Sullivan
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  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Book Code : 0815706006
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : Political Science
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  • Pdf File: shrewd-sanctions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Policymakers will need all the tools at their disposal to craft an effective response to international terrorism and to protect and promote other U.S. interests in the coming decades. In this quest to shape the right strategies for the challenges ahead, economic instruments will play a central role. O'Sullivan, an expert on the use of positive and negative tools of economic statecraft, argues that in the post-September 11th international climate, the United States will be even more willing to use its economic power to advance its foreign policy goals than it has in the past. This impulse, she argues, can lead to a more effective foreign policy given the many ways in which sanctions and incentives can forcefully advance U.S. interests. But a recalibration of these tools—sanctions in particular—is necessary in order for them to live up to their potential. Critical to such a reassessment is a thorough understanding of how the post-cold war international environment—globalization and American primacy in particular—has influenced how sanctions work. O'Sullivan addresses this issue in a thorough examination of sanctions-dominated policies in place against Iran, Iraq, Libya, and Sudan. Her findings not only highlight the many ways in which sanctions have often been poorly suited to achieve their goals in the past, but also suggest how policymakers might use these tools to better effect in the future. This book will provide a valuable resource for policymakers groping to find the right set of instruments to address both the old and the new challenges facing the United States. It will also serve as an important resource to those interested in U.S. policy toward 'rogue' states and in the status of the sanctions debate between policymakers and scholars.

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  • Publisher : Always Publishing
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  • Pdf File: dear-ava-il-mio-cuore-sa-che-è-per-sempre.pdf

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Dall’autrice bestseller del New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal e Washington Post Al numero 1 dei rosa contemporanei più acquistati Al numero 1 dei New Adult più acquistati Quando Ava mette per la prima volta piede alla Camden Prep, uno dei migliori licei del Tennessee, ha solo un pensiero in mente: tenere un profilo basso. Sa che è meglio stare alla larga dai famigerati Squali, i ragazzi più ricchi di tutto lo Stato. Intoccabili, sprezzanti e popolari, sono loro atenere in pugno la scuola. L’unico studente a dimostrare un po’ di gentilezza nei suoi confronti è Chance, che la guarda come non aveva mai fatto nessuno... Ma Ava è terrorizzata che il suo passato doloroso venga alla luce. Perché lei proviene da un mondo diverso da quello dei suoi compagni di scuola. Un mondo di affidi sbagliati, violenza e povertà. Un mondo che nessuno deve conoscere. E così fa del suo meglio per confondersi tra gli studenti, non dare nell’occhio. Arriva persino a sperare di esserci riuscita, finché una notte è proprio uno degli Squali a distruggerla. Da allora tutto cambia. Ogni singolo studente che incrocia nei corridoi adesso conosce il suo nome, molti di loro mirano a intimidirla... quasi tutti la credono una bugiarda. E un misterioso ammiratore segreto le ha lasciato una lettera d’amore dentro l’armadietto. Non un ragazzo qualunque. Uno Squalo. Ma di chi si tratta? Knox, il quarterback con la cicatrice che con un solo sguardo riesce a raggelarla sul posto, Dane, il suo gemello, così uguale e così diverso dal fratello con i suoi sorrisi sprezzanti, o Chance, il ragazzo che credeva di poter amare? Una cosa è certa: Ava è determinata a scoprirlo. Non è più la timida ragazzina che si è iscritta sperando di essere accettata. Adesso intende giocare secondo le sue regole. Anche se significa dover imparare a nuotare in un mare di Squali.

El inglés

By Ilsa Madden-Mills
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  • Publisher : Ediciones PAMIES
  • Book Code : 8416970939
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 852
  • Pdf File: el-inglés.pdf

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Un luchador con cicatrices. Una chica con normas. Una pasión desenfrenada. Hay tres cosas muy evidentes sobre Elizabeth Bennet: es muy inteligente, siempre mantiene el control y su vida está basada en un conjunto de normas cuidadosamente elaborado. Ha aprendido de la manera más difícil que la gente a la que ama siempre acaba haciéndole daño. Pero entonces aparece Declan Blay, el nuevo vecino de su bloque de apartamentos. Declan es británico, experto en artes marciales y el chico malo del campus al que se supone que Elizabeth debe evitar, pero cuando lo conoce en una fiesta universitaria, todas las reglas que ella tiene sobre el sexo y el amor se desvanecen. Después de pasar una noche de pasión desenfrenada, él anhela algo más: tras la delgada pared que separa sus dormitorios, Declan sueña con que la vulnerable chica de al lado sea suya para siempre. Una moderna historia de amor inspirada en Orgullo y prejuicio.

What's Up with White Women?

By Ilsa Govan,Tilman Smith
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  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Book Code : 1771423501
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 290
  • Pdf File: what-s-up-with-white-women.pdf

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As a white woman, ask yourself: are you upholding or fighting racism? What's Up with White Women? is a practical guide for white women who are interested in becoming more effective in their cross-cultural, anti-racist practices. Blending real-life stories, theory, and anti-racism practices from decades of on-the-ground work, the authors invite white women to understand their gendered role in systemic racism and their unique opportunity for action. Both frank and compassionate, coverage includes: Stories of white women's experiences with sexism, racism, and white privilege How white women harm BIPOC and ourselves by colluding with systems of oppression Why and how white women often hijack race conversations A powerful six-stage identity development model for self-reflection and growth Guiding questions and practical actions for strengthening anti-racism practices Tools to cultivate genuine partnerships with BIPOC individuals and groups. White women are positioned in a power hierarchy between white men and BIPOC. It is time for white women to step up and undertake deep reflection on their role in systemic racism and take concrete actions that support equity and justice for all people.

El otro inglés

By Ilsa Madden-Mills
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  • Publisher : Ediciones PAMIES
  • Book Code : 8417683259
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 200
  • Pdf File: el-otro-inglés.pdf

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Un británico ardiente... Una americana despechada... Una noche en la que se olvidaron de quiénes eran... El novio de Remi Montague la deja plantada cuando faltaban dos semanas para la boda, así que, armada con unos "stilettos", su mejor amiga y una botella de tequila, se sube a un avión rumbo a Londres para ahogar allí sus penas antes de que comience el semestre de otoño en Whitman, la universidad en la que estudia. No tenía previsto acabar en una fiesta de máscaras ni despertar desnuda al lado de Dax Blay, el chico malo del campus de Whitman, el mismo británico que le había roto el corazón tres años antes. Y, por otra parte, no recuerda cómo han llegado a hacerse unos tatuajes a juego. Una vez de vuelta, los dos se esfuerzan en borrar aquella pasión desenfrenada de sus mentes y fingir que no han estado juntos en Londres. Aunque eso es algo muy difícil de conseguir cuando un hombre y una mujer se ven forzados a compartir casa y se sienten tan atraídos el uno por el otro... Una historia de amor moderna inspirada en "Romeo y Julieta". "Spoiler": Nadie muere en esta novela. ;-)

Ashes - Pechschwarzer Mond

By Ilsa J. Bick
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  • Publisher : BASTEI LÜBBE
  • Book Code : 3732547809
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 165
  • Pdf File: ashes-pechschwarzer-mond.pdf

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Wenn nur noch eins zählt - du oder ich ... Die Welt, die wir kannten, existiert nicht mehr. Ein entsetzlicher Anschlag hat alles verändert. Nur wenige Städte sind verschont geblieben, hinter deren Schutzwällen nun zweifelhafte Rädelsführer ihr Unwesen treiben. Die unheilbringenden Anhänger der Stadt Rule sind unter den angrenzenden Gemeinden berühmt-berüchtigt, und man rüstet sich zum Krieg gegen sie. Alex und ihre Freunde geraten zwischen die Fronten von machtgierigen Anführern, einer gefährlichen Miliz und einer Horde von menschenfressenden Bestien - jenen Jugendlichen, die sich seit der Katastrophe verwandeln und zur tödlichen Gefahr geworden sind. Die letzte Schlacht ums nackte Überleben hat begonnen. Doch lohnt sich ein Kampf für ein Leben in dieser totgeweihten Welt überhaupt noch? eBooks von beBEYOND - fremde Welten und fantastische Reisen!

Muy inglés

By Ilsa Madden-Mills
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  • Publisher : Ediciones PAMIES
  • Book Code : 8417683437
  • Total of Pages : 305
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 783
  • Pdf File: muy-inglés.pdf

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Se hace llamar Spider y es una estrella del rock inglés. Cuando le conocí, solo era el tío bueno con cuerpo de infarto y ojos ardientes que el destino sentó a mi lado en el avión. No sabía quién era… Primero resultó ser una estrella del rock… Y, más tarde, el hijo de… Me besó porque pensó que nunca volveríamos a vernos. Pero lo hicimos. Todo el mundo intentó prevenirme contra él. Me dijeron que era frío y calculador, un rompecorazones. Me dijeron que iba a dejarme con el corazón hecho pedazos. Debí haberles escuchado. Debí haberme construido una fortaleza para mantenerle lejos de mí. Pero me derretí. Hay quien dice que hay un hilo irrompible que conecta a aquellos que están destinados a encontrarse. Si eso es cierto, entonces desde el momento en que él se sentó a mi lado quedamos unidos para siempre. Lo único es que él debió verlo también antes de que fuera demasiado tarde…

Telefónica

By Ilsa Barea-Kulcsar
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  • Publisher : Edition Atelier
  • Book Code : 3990650211
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 644
  • Pdf File: telefónica.pdf

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Madrid im Dezember 1936: Die deutsche Journalistin Anita Adam ist eine emanzipierte Frau mit politischem Weitblick. Wie viele Europäer will sie die spanische Republik gegen den Putsch der Franco-Faschisten unterstützen. In der Zensurstelle der berühmten Telefónica vermittelt sie deshalb zwischen internationalen Journalisten und der militärischen Führung. Mit ihrem Versuch, das Zensursystem zu modernisieren, macht sie sich dort jedoch gefährliche Feinde. Einen Verbündeten findet sie in Agustín Sánchez, dem Kommandanten der Telefónica. Während sich die beiden allmählich näherkommen, fallen vor der Telefónica die Bomben von Hitlers Legion Condor auf die wehrlose Zivilbevölkerung, und die Front droht aufzubrechen. Ilsa Barea-Kulcsar verarbeitet ihre Erfahrungen während des Spanischen Bürgerkrieges in einem eindrucksvollen und bewegenden Roman.

Ashes - Ruhelose Seelen

By Ilsa J. Bick
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  • Publisher : BASTEI LÜBBE
  • Book Code : 3732547795
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 749
  • Pdf File: ashes-ruhelose-seelen.pdf

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Sie haben sich in Bestien verwandelt - was, wenn auch dir das bevorsteht? Eine unfassbare Katastrophe hat unsere Welt für immer verändert. Wer dabei nicht dem Tod zum Opfer gefallen ist, kämpft nun Tag für Tag ums Überleben. Die größte Bedrohung geht von den Veränderten aus - jenen gefürchteten Jugendlichen, die sich aus bisher unerfindlichen Gründen seit der Katastrophe in blutrünstige Kannibalen verwandeln. Auch die siebzehnjährige Alex fürchtet diese Bestien und würde keine Sekunde zögern, sie zu töten. Doch als einer dieser Jungen ihr das Leben rettet, nagen Zweifel an ihr. Ist es möglich, dass seine Seele trotz der Verwandlung in ihm weiterlebt? Und dann spürt Alex selbst etwas in sich wachsen: Eine unaufhaltsame Macht scheint von ihr Besitz zu ergreifen ... eBooks von beBEYOND - fremde Welten und fantastische Reisen!

Muy tentador

By Ilsa Madden-Mills
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  • Publisher : Ediciones PAMIES
  • Book Code : 8417683909
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 423
  • Pdf File: muy-tentador.pdf

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«Él es mi Romeo, pero yo no soy su Julieta». Todos piensan que Nora es perfecta. ¿Y cómo no iba a ser así? Es la alumna con mejores notas de su clase y también la más guapa, y está preparada para ir a la prestigiosa universidad de Princeton después de su graduación. Hasta el día en que se viene abajo delante de todo el instituto. Leo es uno de esos malotes tatuados que se ha prometido a sí mismo que nunca se enamorará, y menos de una chica de instituto. Pero ella sigue apareciendo por su gimnasio con sus faldas cortas y con su tentadora «lista de cosas por hacer» con él. Leo quiere resistirse a ella, pero solo con probar sus labios entiende que el amor prohibido nunca había sido tan dulce. A veces, lo mejor de la vida son las cosas más tentadoras.