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The Big Somewhere

By Steven Powell
  • ISBN Code: : 1501331345
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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James Ellroy's identity as a crime writer is rooted in his extraordinary life story and relationship with his home city of Los Angeles. Beginning with the unsolved murder of his mother, Geneva Hilliker Ellroy, in 1958, Ellroy's early life played a large role in shaping his obsessions with murder, the criminal underworld of L.A. and the redemptive power of the feminine. Ellroy's life could be seen as a brutal, visceral and emotionally exhausting realisation of the American Dream, a theme he has explored in his writing to the extent that he is credited with reinventing crime fiction. The Big Somewhere: Essays on James Ellroy's Noir World is an in-depth, scholarly study of the work of James Ellroy, featuring leading Ellroy scholars such as Anna Flügge, Jim Mancall and Rodney Taveira. Moving from Ellroy's early detective novels to his later epic works of historical fiction, it explores how Ellroy found his place in the history of the genre by building on, and then surpassing, the works of authors who influenced him such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Joseph Wambaugh. It also examines Ellroy's impact on contemporary writers and on the cultural perception of L.A., which has been his legacy through the L.A. Quartet novels. The 'Big Somewhere' is not a geographical location, but a conglomeration of the cinematic, historical and fictional worlds that influenced Ellroy, from film noir to the Kennedy era in American politics, and on which he, in turn, has left his mark.

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The Pied Piper of Spring - A galactic tinkerer is called to a small settlement. Two Idiots From Earth - A government official finds two supposed spies at a bar. Raymond The Automatic House - A survivor in a post-apocalyptic world stumbles across an automatic house. The Fate Of Humanity Rests In Her Hands: A scientist and his assistant visit a temporal research station in Alaska. Radiation Can Really Mess Things Up: What happens when you aren’t monitoring the site of a nuclear disaster like Chernobyl closely enough. Notes From Heaven is a thriller novella. Duplicity - A story about a female police detective investigating a crime. The Brand New & Instant Pop-Up Mall. A large mall springs up seemingly overnight. The Refugee - A cowboy finds a downed balloon and is shocked when the inhabitant emerges and starts to yell at him in a strange language.Rio Temporal - Spring arrives at Amarillo Falls, a town nested somewhere in the future, and with it a restaurant owner encounters a mysterious boy.

Under the Big Sky

By S. Bryan Gonzales
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781425965259
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 847
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Somewhere on the edge of a long-forgotten land called the Great Open, two fiercely strong-willed, all-American high school boys come togetherforging a relationship hotter than the blazing Eastern Montana summer sun. Cash McCollum, a short-tempered, fifth generation rodeo cowboy, finds his simple, black-n-white world bulldozed over by rich, handsome Travis Hunter, star jock of the football team. And what begins as a secret liaison between them, eventually stirs up into an impish, and sometimes humorous, whirlwind of gossipawakening the small, sleepy town of Miles City. you n Travis seem to be slidin into a real comfy corner. A corner that Cashs older brother, Clayton is not okay with. As time passes, and the friendship deepens, its their extreme popularity that continues to attract a whole lot of unwanted attentionthrusting them from the closet into the middle of local limelight. From the beginning, the stakes are high with each risking a lot. Cash cannot lose sight of the rodeo crown title, All-Around Cowboy, at his fingertips; and Travis is dead-set on taking the football team to state championshipgaining the trophy of Most Valuable Player for himself as well. Compounding this star-studded drama, these two boys also discover their worlds are COMPLETELY differentwith nothing to bind them together but an unbridled attraction and a fierce determination to make the relationship work. Were comin from two different culturescant you see that? Cash forces Travis to smell the roses. You obviously come from money I dont. I never will. Its Travis persistence, however, that keeps them glued together. I cant live without you, Cash, because its you who makes me a better guy Under the Big Sky unveils a world that many overlook, or refuse to acknowledge. It is where the human heart beats as strong as ancient echoes of Indian drums along a mighty and untamed Yellowstone River. Within its pages, youll be taken to places never seen beforebut yet, seem so familiar. Youll be allowed to see the human soulnaked in all its brashness, yet pure and simplegraced with the innocence of honest youth. Under the Big Sky is a story that undeniably declares that, What Heaven hath joined together let no man cut asunder.

The Great Salt Lake Trail

By Buffalo Bill,Henry Inman
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 427
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 870
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Buffalo Bill was an American scout, Indian fighter, bison hunter, and showman who built a fortune by telling about his bigger-than-life adventures on the western frontier. This book is his collection of stories of explorers, trappers, scouts, and the various Indian tribes. The book renders a fantastic atmosphere of an evening near the campfire.

The Great Taboo

By Grant Allen
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1776581792
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 432
  • Pdf File: the-great-taboo.pdf

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Canadian-born Grant Allen was a highly prolific and multi-talented writer who achieved literary acclaim in a number of genres, spanning nonfiction and fiction alike. The Great Taboo is a high seas adventure that will appeal to fans of H. Rider Haggard, Patrick O'Brian, and Jules Verne.

Nelly Takes New York

By Allison Pataki,Marya Myers
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1534425055
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 760
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The Big Apple may be hiding in the place you least expect it in this spunky introduction to the best parts of New York. Nelly lives in New York, the greatest city in the world. Every morning, she wakes up to the rumble of the subways and the honking of cars. Every morning, she can smell the food cart downstairs and hear the rat-a-tat-tat of the street musicians outside. Every morning, she goes outside to be in the city she knows like the back of her hand—or does she? One morning, Nelly and her dog Bagel decide to find out what New York is really about—or more specifically, why a city that has nothing to do with apples is the Biggest Apple of them all. Could there really be a giant apple somewhere in New York? And where is it hiding?

The Hatchling and The Human

By Nick Oud
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781453551943
  • Total of Pages : 492
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 368
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This is an interesting tale, so keep your mind open to all possibilities. So please enjoy as we find out how the twists and turns in the lives of Evyonne and Addum lead to an unlikely union between two people and the intense and true love that they find in each other. This helped them stay united when they found out that they were linked in the most unbelievable way to space travellers (or aliens), who were known as the Gret race of beings by all others who roamed the known universe as they did and how the lovers had to convince the Grets to stop the destruction of the Earth and all life on it. Their task made even harder, as the Grets had contempt for the continuously warring Humans, who had only ever managed to rack up eight days of world peace in the whole time that the Grets had been taking more notice of the Blue Planet (or the Earth as the Humans called it) ever since the Blue Planet had cooled enough to start to support life. That eventually included the Humans. So the questions for Evyonne and Addum were as follows: Was their love for all life and each other enough? Could they really convince Joewell, the elder of the Grets, that the Earth and all life should not be destroyed? So read on to see how the amazing symbiotic love affair between two such seemingly different people, whose love breached all the boundaries, was able to change the way the Grets viewed the Humans. But could the Humans change their warring ways and realise the truth that ‘peace is cool’?

Big Summer

By Jennifer Weiner
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501133535
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 518
  • Pdf File: big-summer.pdf

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A deliciously funny, remarkably poignant “beach read to end all beach reads” (Entertainment Weekly) about the power of friendship, the lure of frenemies, and the importance of making peace with yourself through all of life’s ups and downs—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Good in Bed and Best Friends Forever. Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time—she doesn’t even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media—so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless. Drue was always the one who had everything—except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne’s no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She’s built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend’s siren song. A sparkling, “insightful page-turner” (Real Simple) about the complexities of female relationships, the pitfalls of living out loud and online, and the resilience of the human heart, Big Summer is a witty, moving story about family, friendship, and figuring out what matters most.

Still Searching for the Big City Beats

By Glenn Carmichael,Kevin Evans
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  • Publisher : Burning Eye Books
  • Book Code : 1909136328
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 607
  • Pdf File: still-searching-for-the-big-city-beats.pdf

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Beal and black humoured cult novel set in the nascent spoken word scene of late 80s London. It is the late 80s and Punk is long dead. Not everyone made it. In London E1: the leftovers and left behind are still alive and still dreaming. Facing up to Thatcherism, despondency, drugs and desire. This is a world where everything is negotiable and everyone is searching for something, if only for the way out. Keith ‘Spike’ Williams is looking for a spark to ignite his life. Going nowhere until his old friend, the mysterious Gene Campbell reappears on the scene with a pocketful of hope and a crazy dream. The Big City Beats are born – a hard-faced Spoken Word act; arbiters of attitude and addiction, holding up a mirror to an apathetic, doom-ridden society. Spike follows in Gene's litter-strewn wake into the gutters and alleyways of Whitechapel and neon-lit streets of Soho, where dreams turn to nightmares, reality bites hard and not everyone is going to make it out alive. Bleak and black humoured, Glenn Carmichael and Kevin Evans's underground novel has been long overdue a resurrection. A fast-paced quest for ‘kicks and meaning’ in a London that has gone for good. Martin Millar meets Raymond Carver meets Hubert Selby Jr. in Spike’s search for something, anything, approximating truth, somewhere in the treachery and dereliction of London’s E1.

The Complete Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby, Tender Is the Night, This Side of Paradise, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Beautiful and Damned, The Love of the Last Tycoon and many more stories…

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026802438
  • Total of Pages : 4158
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 465
  • Pdf File: the-complete-works-of-f-scott-fitzgerald.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This eBook offers you the unique opportunity of exploring F. Scott Fitzgerald's work in a manner never before possible in digital print. The edition includes every Fitzgerald story collection, short story, with poems and non-fiction. Table of Contents: Stories 1909–17 This Side of Paradise Flappers and Philosophers Stories 1920–25 The Beautiful and Damned Tales of the Jazz Age The Vegetable The Great Gatsby All the Sad Young Men Stories 1926–34 Tender is the Night Taps at Reveille Stories 1935–40 The Love of the Last Tycoon Stories 1941– The Pat Hobby Stories Miscellaneous Writings Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.