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Under My Window

By Navid Sorkhou
  • ISBN Code: : 1491761164
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 118
  • Category : Fiction
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Sammi is a car salesman, a family man, and an addict. Bored with his personal life, Sammi spends ridiculous amounts of money on women, booze, and drugs. Unfortunately now Sammi cannot endure long without a hit of something from his dealer, Luci. But little does he know that the high he desperately seeks will eventually lead him to seal his fate. Constable Johnson is a police officer who has just pulled over a car thief. “Fully Loaded,” as he is called on the street, is not just another pretty face. He is a law school graduate who gets a rush from stealing cars. Johnson hates to draw his gun. But when he does, what happens next will surprise everyone. As their granddaughter, Homa, looks on, Ahmadi and Bandar have an animated discussion under a window. Homa is fascinated by her grandfathers, especially when they talk about their home country, Iran. As the men continue, they have no idea another is listening, learning, and contemplating his own life from the window above. Under My Window is a collection of stories that reflect sacrifices made for love as diverse characters attempt to find purpose and discover that perfection is impossible.

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Memoirs of Casanova (1792) is the autobiography of Italian adventure and socialite Giacomo Casanova. Written at the end of his life, the Memoirs capture the experiences of one of Europe’s most notorious figures, a man whose escapades as a gambler, womanizer, and socialite are matched only by his unique gift for sharing them with the world. More than perhaps any other man, Casanova sought to emulate the lessons of the Enlightenment on the level of everyday life, a sentiment captured perfectly in the opening sentence of his Memoirs: “I will begin with this confession: whatever I have done in the course of my life, whether it be good or evil, has been done freely; I am a free agent.”Memoirs of Casanova Volume I covers the childhood of Giacomo Casanova in Venice. The eldest of six children, Casanova is raised by actor and actress Gaetano Casanova and Zanetta Farussi at a time of cultural and economic ascendancy for the Republic of Venice. Following his father’s death at the age of eight, Casanova, whose mother was often busy touring Europe for her work in the theater, is sent to a boarding house in Padua. Due to poor living conditions, he is eventually taken into the care of an instructor and priest, whose household introduced the young boy to music, literature, and most importantly, women. In Padua, Casanova discovers the ideals of art and beauty that will drive him for much of his life, remaining with him through all of his trials and triumphs. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Giacomo Casanova’s Memoirs of Casanova is a classic of European literature reimagined for modern readers.

Gutter Child

By Jeremy Bursey
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  • Publisher : Jeremy Bursey
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 159
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 957
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Eat your vegetables. Brush your teeth. Trust your history. And, remember, don’t ask stupid questions. At what point does a lie become the truth? When does that truth become a lie? On the day that he moves off to college, it seems Jimmy Grogan’s entire family history becomes a lie. But is that true? For eighteen years, Jimmy has had the perfect life. His parents feed him. His girlfriend, Melanie, smiles at him a lot. He even gains acceptance into the (twentieth) university of his choice despite his poor high school performance. But when the big day comes to move out of his idyllic home and enter college-grade adulthood, the mover points him toward a secret that he has somehow missed all of these years: He is adopted, or so his sister’s autobiography suggests. Jimmy’s illusions suddenly come crashing down when he realizes his parents may have been lying to him since infancy. But is his sister’s story true? Or is she playing the most heinous prank in the history of pranks? Even as he sits alone in his new dorm five hours away from home, separated from the evidence he needs to solve the mystery, he is determined to uncover the truth about who’s been lying to him, even if it means driving him and his family apart. But the question still lingers: Should he take his aunt’s advice and just leave it alone? What does she know that he doesn’t? Gutter Child is the tragicomical story of what happens when we allow ignorance to define us, reality to side-wind us, and obsession to change us while learning the hard truth that growing up sucks.

The Girl from Rawblood

By Catriona Ward
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1492637432
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 669
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Winner of BEST HORROR NOVEL (August Derleth Award) at British Fantasy Awards 2016 For generations the Villarcas have died mysteriously, and young. Now Iris and her father will finally understand why... At the turn of England's century, as the wind whistles in the lonely halls of Rawblood, young Iris Villarca is the last of her family's line. They are haunted, through the generations, by "her," a curse passed down through ancient blood that marks each Villarca for certain heartbreak, and death. Iris forsakes her promise to her father, to remain alone, safe from the world. She dares to fall in love, and the consequences of her choice are immediate and terrifying. As the world falls apart around her, she must take a final journey back to Rawblood where it all began and where it must all end... From the sun dappled hills of Italy to the biting chill of Victorian dissection halls, The Girl from Rawblood is a lyrical and haunting historical novel of darkness, love, and the ghosts of the past. Praise for The Girl from Rawblood: "A hauntingly brilliant virtuoso performance." — Emma Healey, author of Elizabeth is Missing "A gothic tale of love and madness, this atmospheric and chilling story drew me in from the first page, and kept me up at night, until I reached the last." — Claire Fuller, author of Our Endless Numbered Days "A story to satisfy the most gothic of hearts. I was hooked on the very first page and The Girl from Rawblood never let me go. Sentence by sentence, Catriona Ward made herself one of my very favorite writers." — Kelly Link, award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Get in Trouble "Brilliant The Girl From Rawblood is the old-school gothic novel I have been waiting for. While it delivers everything I want from a 'haunted house/family curse' story, it is still stunningly original. I have never read anything like it and that's saying something." — Mike Mignola, creator of the Hellboy comic book series "The Girl from Rawblood weaves a spell that both terrifies and mesmerizes. As each layer of mystery is peeled away, more haunting truth is revealed. The book leaves the reader breathless in its gothic tale of fear, family, blood, and love." — Simone St. James, award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare "'Beautifully written, in equal parts both terrifying and heart-breaking, The Girl from Rawblood is a dazzlingly brilliant Gothic masterpiece." — Sarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes "A lush, macabre, chillingly good tale. From the modern horrors of man medical experiments, war to the ancient power of the natural world, The Girl from Rawblood is not only a ghost story of the highest order, but a sublime meditation on the things that hold us captive: fidelity, fear, memory, love." — Leslie Parry, author of The Church of Marvels

The Memoirs of Casanova

By Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 126
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Casanova was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century. He has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with "womanizer". He associated with European royalty, popes and cardinals, along with luminaries such as Voltaire, Goethe and Mozart. He spent his last years in Bohemia as a librarian in Count Waldstein's household, where he also wrote the story of his life.

Houses of Clay

By Anthony Deland
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  • Publisher : Anthony Deland
  • Book Code : 1442171987
  • Total of Pages : 146
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 913
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It is September Fifteenth and Nairobi smells of burning: a campfire, burning tires and that special smell a painted board has when it is set on fire. Most of the city is a slum, not like slums in the U.S., or at least not the ones I have seen. This slum is entirely constructed of eight by eight houses made of mud with tin roofs, where families of six sleep on the ground. Anthony went to Kenya to escape America, what he found there would change his life for ever. Houses of Clay is a travel journal and a memoir, of Tony's time in the US Peace Corps in Kenya during 2005 thru 2007. It provides a very descriptive and unabashed look at the trials of a liberal anarchist dealing with high level government bureaucracy, while adjusting to living in and becoming a member of the communities around him.

Birds in Town & Village

By W. H. Hudson
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 371
  • Pdf File: birds-in-town-village.pdf

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Birds in Town & Village" by W. H. Hudson. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Cats

By Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Amy Newmark
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1611591732
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 352
  • Pdf File: chicken-soup-for-the-soul.pdf

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Cats will delight readers with its heartwarming, amusing, inspirational, and occasionally tearful stories about our best friends and faithful companions -- our cats. We are all crazy about our mysterious cats. Sometimes they are our best friends; sometimes they are aloof. They are fun to watch and often surprise us. These true stories, the best from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s library, will make readers appreciate their own cats and see them with a new eye.

The Memoirs of Casanova (The Complete Six-Volume Edition)

By Giacomo Casanova
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2936
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 972
  • Pdf File: the-memoirs-of-casanova.pdf

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A series of adventures wilder and more fantastic than the wildest of romances, written down with the exactitude of a business diary; a view of men and cities from Naples to Berlin, from Madrid and London to Constantinople and St. Petersburg; the 'vie intime' of the eighteenth century depicted by a man, who to-day sat with cardinals and saluted crowned heads, and tomorrow lurked in dens of profligacy and crime; a book of confessions penned without reticence and without penitence; a record of forty years of "occult" charlatanism; a collection of tales of successful imposture, of 'bonnes fortunes', of marvellous escapes, of transcendent audacity, told with the humour of Smollett and the delicate wit of Voltaire. Who is there interested in men and letters, and in the life of the past, who would not cry, "Where can such a book as this be found?" Yet the above catalogue is but a brief outline, a bare and meager summary, of the book known as "THE MEMOIRS OF CASANOVA"; a work absolutely unique in literature. He who opens these wonderful pages is as one who sits in a theatre and looks across the gloom, not on a stage-play, but on another and a vanished world. Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. He often signed his works Jacques Casanova de Seingalt after he began writing in French following his second exile from Venice. He has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with "womanizer". He associated with European royalty, popes and cardinals, along with luminaries such as Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, Goethe, and Mozart.

The Memoirs of Casanova (Illustrated Edition)

By Giacomo Casanova
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8075833783
  • Total of Pages : 2758
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 348
  • Pdf File: the-memoirs-of-casanova.pdf

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A series of adventures wilder and more fantastic than the wildest of romances, written down with the exactitude of a business diary; a view of men and cities from Naples to Berlin, from Madrid and London to Constantinople and St. Petersburg; the 'vie intime' of the eighteenth century depicted by a man, who to-day sat with cardinals and saluted crowned heads, and tomorrow lurked in dens of profligacy and crime; a book of confessions penned without reticence and without penitence; a record of forty years of "occult" charlatanism; a collection of tales of successful imposture, of 'bonnes fortunes', of marvellous escapes, of transcendent audacity, told with the humour of Smollett and the delicate wit of Voltaire. Who is there interested in men and letters, and in the life of the past, who would not cry, "Where can such a book as this be found?" Yet the above catalogue is but a brief outline, a bare and meager summary, of the book known as "THE MEMOIRS OF CASANOVA"; a work absolutely unique in literature. He who opens these wonderful pages is as one who sits in a theatre and looks across the gloom, not on a stage-play, but on another and a vanished world. Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. He often signed his works Jacques Casanova de Seingalt after he began writing in French following his second exile from Venice. He has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with "womanizer". He associated with European royalty, popes and cardinals, along with luminaries such as Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, Goethe, and Mozart.

The Collected Works

By Arthur Machen
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 4013
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 719
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Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella The Great God Pan has garnered a reputation as a classic of horror (Stephen King has called it "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language"). Historian of fantastic literature Brian Stableford has suggested that Machen "was the first writer of authentically modern horror stories, and his best works must still be reckoned among the finest products of the genre". This edition includes: Novels: The Three Impostors The Hill of Dreams The Terror: A Mystery The Secret Glory Short Stories and Novellas: A Fragment of Life The White People The Great God Pan The Inmost Light The Shining Pyramid The Red Hand The Bowmen The Soldiers' Rest The Monstrance The Dazzling Light The Bowmen And Other Noble Ghosts The Marriage of Panurge Psychology The Rose Garden The Ceremony The Happy Children The Great Return A New Christmas Carol Out of the Earth Essay: Hieroglyphics Translation: The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, 1725-1798 Autobiography: Far Off Things Criticism: Arthur Machen: A Novelist of Ecstasy and Sin (With Two Uncollected Poems by Arthur Machen)