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The Familiar, Volume 1 Book by ,

The Familiar, Volume 1 Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN Code: 0375714952

Summary: From the author of the international best seller House of Leaves and National Book Award–nominated Only Revolutions comes a monumental new novel as dazzling as it is riveting. The Familiar (Volume 1) ranges from Mexico to Southeast Asia, from Venice, Italy, to Venice, California, with nine lives hanging in the balance, each called upon to make a terrifying choice. They include a therapist-in-training grappling with daughters as demanding as her patients; an ambitious East L.A. gang member contracted for violence; two scientists in Marfa, Texas, on the run from an organization powerful beyond imagining; plus a recovering addict in Singapore summoned at midnight by a desperate billionaire; and a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine might unleash consequences far exceeding the entertainment he intends. At the very heart, though, is a twelve-year-old girl named Xanther who one rainy day in May sets out with her father to get a dog, only to end up trying to save a creature as fragile as it is dangerous . . . which will change not only her life and the lives of those she has yet to encounter, but this world, too—or at least the world we think we know and the future we take for granted. (With full-color illustrations throughout.) Like the print edition, this eBook contains a complex image-based layout. It is most readable on e-reading devices with larger screen sizes.

No Bad Deed Book by Heather Chavez

No Bad Deed Book
  • Author : Heather Chavez
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-02-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0062936190

Summary: “A twisty, jet-fueled thriller… Don’t miss it!” – Lisa Gardner Packed with the electrifying pacing and pulse-pounding suspense of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner, a thrilling debut about a mother desperate to find the connections between her missing husband and a deadly stalker who knows too much about her own dark family history. Driving home one rainy night, Cassie Larkin sees a man and woman fighting on the side of the road. After calling 911, the veterinarian makes a split-second decision that will throw her sedate suburban life into chaos. Against all reason and advice, she gets out of her minivan and chases after the violent man, trying to help his victim. When Cassie physically tries to stop him, he suddenly turns on her and spits out an ominous threat: “Let her die, and I’ll let you live.” A veterinarian trained to heal, Cassie can’t let the woman die. But while she’s examining the unconscious victim, the attacker steals her car. Now he has her name. Her address. And he knows about her children. Though they warn her to be careful, the police assure her that the perpetrator—a criminal named Carver Sweet—won’t get near her. Cassie isn’t so sure. The next day—Halloween—her husband disappears while trick-or-treating with their six-year-old daughter. Are these disturbing events a coincidence or the beginning of a horrifying nightmare? Her husband has been growing distant—is it possible he’s become involved with another woman? Is Cassie’s confrontation with the road-side attacker connected to her husband’s disappearance? With all these questions swirling in her mind Cassie can trust no one, maybe not even herself. The only thing she knows for sure is that she can’t sit back while the people she loves are in danger. As she desperately searches for answers, Cassie discovers that nothing is as random as it seems, and that she is more than willing to fight—to go the most terrifying extremes—to save her family and her marriage.

It's Raining! Book by Gail Gibbons

It's Raining! Book
  • Author : Gail Gibbons
  • Publisher : Lerner Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 1430130199

Summary: Dark clouds fill the sky and soon—it's raining! In this accessible and clear introduction, the water cycle, cloud formations, and various rain events are all part of a solid overview of rain and how it affects the world around us. Gibbons's bright watercolors and simple, descriptive text are perfect for explaining weather and climate to young readers.

Through The Rain Book by Jeremiah K. Black

Through The Rain Book
  • Author : Jeremiah K. Black
  • Publisher : Berlinable UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
  • Release Date : 2021-05-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 17
  • ISBN Code: 3956954564

Summary: Through the rain, Michelle watches her neighbors across the road as they clean up after dinner, the light of their window contrasting with the downpour outside. She fantasizes about them, wondering what it might be like to join them. She is making dinner for her date, he should arrive any second, and she wonders if they'll have sex. John shows up early, drenched from the rain. Neither of them is interested in dinner. They kiss. They shed their clothes on the kitchen floor and have explosive sex against the refrigerator. All thoughts of dinner are forgotten.

The Things They Carried Book by Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried Book
  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0547420293

Summary: A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

One Stormy Night Book by Marilyn Pappano

One Stormy Night Book
  • Author : Marilyn Pappano
  • Publisher : Silhouette
  • Release Date : 2007-07-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1426803435

Summary: All she had to go on were dreams and a voice only she could hear, yet somehow Jessica Randall knew secrets that needed to be uncovered in this community. A brutal sheriff, an estranged husband who denied the past, a killer to be caught—all these she could handle. But then lawman Mitch Lassiter came to find out the truth about her and what she wanted. She tried to keep her distance, but his strong arms made her want to rest her burden, if only for a little while. Still, the voice inside wanted justice—and for that, Jessica would risk her own future—.

Rain Reign Book by Ann M. Martin

Rain Reign Book
  • Author : Ann M. Martin
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1250064236

Summary: Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose's obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different – not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father. When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose's father shouldn't have let Rain out. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search. Hearts will break and spirits will soar for this powerful story, brilliantly told from Rose's point of view.

Rainy Day Friends Book by Jill Shalvis

Rainy Day Friends Book
  • Author : Jill Shalvis
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-06-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062448153

Summary: First Time Available! Following the USA Today bestseller, Lost and Found Sisters, comes Rainy Day Friends, Jill Shalvis’ moving story of heart, loss, betrayal, and friendship. Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife. Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person? Can she even trust herself? Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart—along with the rest of the clan. Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Green changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come…until her dark secrets come to light—secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie’s only just begun to build.

One Wet and Rainy Night Book by Rex Pahel

One Wet and Rainy Night Book
  • Author : Rex Pahel
  • Publisher : Rajan Patel
  • Release Date : 2020-08-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 883588473X

Summary: Sammie whose ex-lover Suzan died in an accident and Temmie his new boss at work who looks just like his ex. With work being the genesis of their connection, they gradually began enjoying the company they shared with themselves. In just two car rides, this connection had been strengthened with bang on one wet and rainy night to become a relationship they both feel they deserve.

Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology Book by Hiroaki Sato

Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology Book
  • Author : Hiroaki Sato
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-18
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN Code: 1317466977

Summary: Throughout history, Japanese women have excelled in poetry - from the folk songs of the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) compiled in 712 and the court poetry of the 9th to the 14th centuries, on through the age of haikai and kanshi to the 19th century, into the contemporary period when books of women's poems have created a sensation.This anthology presents examples of the work of more than 100 Japanese women poets, arranged chronologically, and of all the major verse forms: choka, tanka, haikai (haiku), kanshi (verse written in Chinese), and free verse. The poems describe not just seasonal changes and the vagaries of love - which form the thematic core of traditional Japanese poetry - but also the devastations of war, childbirth, conflicts between child-rearing and work, experiences as refugees, experiences as non-Japanese residents in Japan, and more.Sections of poetry open with headnotes, and the editor has provided explanations of terms and references for those unfamiliar with the Japanese language. Other useful tools include a glossary of poetic terms, a chronology, and a bibliography that points the reader toward other works by and about these poets. There is no comparable collection available in English.Students and anyone who appreciates poetry and Japanese culture will treasure this magnificent anthology. Editor and translator Hiroaki Sato is a past winner of the PEN America translator prize and the Japan-United States Friendship Commission's 1999 literary translation award.

The Written Dead Book by Kyle William Bishop,Angela Tenga

The Written Dead Book
  • Author : Kyle William Bishop,Angela Tenga
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2017-06-19
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN Code: 1476629684

Summary: From Victor Halperin’s White Zombie (1932) to George A. Romero’s landmark Night of the Living Dead (1968) and AMC’s hugely successful The Walking Dead (2010–), zombie mythology has become an integral part of popular culture. In a reversal of the typical pattern of adaptation, the zombie developed onscreen before appearing in short stories and comic books during the 20th century, and more recently as subjects of more traditional novels. This collection of new essays examines some of the most influential and inventive zombie literature, from the early stories to the most recent narratives, including some told from a zombie perspective.

Poems of the Heart Book by D Swiger

Poems of the Heart Book
  • Author : D Swiger
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2010-12-20
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 9781452096056

Summary: In this book you will read about love and happiness, deception, death, and even fun and adventure. It is a book of poetry describing the true feelings of the heart of the author. Every poem expresses heartfelt feelings. Feelings of loss from love, death, and friendships, and losing family members in different ways such as death, and being separated from siblings at an early age.

Her Sister's Shadow Book by Katharine Britton

Her Sister's Shadow Book
  • Author : Katharine Britton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-06-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1101528893

Summary: An emotionally powerful debut about two sisters who reconnect after nearly forty years of estrangement. Renowned painter Lilli Niles is at home in her North London flat when she receives an unexpected call from her elder sister, Bea, who's at the family homestead in Whitehead, Massachusetts. Bea's husband has just died, and she'd like Lilli to fly home to attend the funeral. There are reasons Lilli moved all the way to England to escape her older sister, reasons that have kept them estranged for decades. But something in Bea's voice makes Lilli think it's time to return to the stately house in New England she loved as a child, to the memory of the beloved younger sister they both lost. With Bea more fragile than Lilli remembered, maybe she can finally forgive Bea for a long-ago betrayal that has simmered between them for nearly forty years.

The Children of the Poor Book by Jacob A. Riis

The Children of the Poor Book
  • Author : Jacob A. Riis
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 1713
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: "The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Stay Safe Book by Antony Vitale

Stay Safe Book
  • Author : Antony Vitale
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-10-09
  • Category: True Crime
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN Code: 9781479723003

Summary: The book covers a period in time when the author was in law enforcement. It tells of his time on the streets and what he encountered from day to day: the deaths, shootings, stabbings, robberies, and police corruption. The book describes the effects all of this had on the authors personal and professional life. The book is very graphic as to the way it describes the incidents throughout. The names have been changed as to not identify and persons living or deceased.

The Soldier's Story Book by Warren Lee Goss

The Soldier's Story Book
  • Author : Warren Lee Goss
  • Publisher : Digital Scanning Inc
  • Release Date : 2000-12
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN Code: 1582182272

Summary: During the Civil War tens of thousands of soldiers died in prisons. In Andersonville Prison Pen alone over 11,000 soldiers of the 33,000 died of starvation, exposure and consumption or other disease. Warren Lee Goss, a member of the 2nd Massachusetts Regiment of Heavy Artillery during the war. In “The Soldier’s Story” Goss writes of his captivity at Andersonville and Belle Isle prisons. Goss was a prisoner twice, once in 1862 for four months and in 1864 for nine months. His experience in these prisons was of a kind that few endure and live to write about. Although he attempts to relate the tale of horrors experienced in these prisons without exaggeration, he realizes that it is hard to comprehend that men can live through some of the cruelties of which he writes, to understand man’s inhumanity to man. The Appendix contains the names of the Union soldiers who died at Andersonville with the number of their graves, their rank, the companies and regiments to which they belonged, the dates of their decease, and the diseases of which they died. The numerous accurate illustrations of prison life were taken from actual Rebel photographs.

Opening a Mountain Book by Steven Heine

Opening a Mountain Book
  • Author : Steven Heine
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-01-10
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN Code: 0198031041

Summary: With the growing popularity of Zen Buddhism in the West, virtually everyone knows, or thinks they know, what a koan is: a brief and baffling question or statement that cannot be solved by the logical mind and which, after sustained concentration, can lead to sudden enlightenment. But the truth about koans is both simpler--and more complicated--than this. In Opening a Mountain, Steven Heine shows that koans, and the questions we associate with them--such as "What is the sound of one hand clapping?"--are embedded in larger narratives and belong to an ancient Buddhist tradition of "encounter dialogues." These dialogues feature dramatic and often inscrutable contests between masters and disciples, or between masters and an array of natural and supernatural forces: rouge priests, "wild foxes," hermits, wizards, shapeshifters, magical animals, and dangerous women. To establish a new monastery, "to open a mountain," the Zen master had to tame these wild forces in regions most remote from civilization. In these extraordinary encounters, fingers and arms are cut off, pitchers are kicked over, masters appear in and interpret each other's dreams, and seemingly absurd statements are shown to reveal the deepest insights. Heine restores these koans to their original traditions, allowing readers to see both the complex elements of Chinese culture and religion that they reflect and the role they played in Zen's transformation of local superstitions into its own teachings. Offering a fresh approach to one of the most crucial elements of Zen Buddhism, Opening a Mountain is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the full story behind koans and the mysterious worlds they come from.

Homosteading at the 19Th Parallel Book by David Gilmore

Homosteading at the 19Th Parallel Book
  • Author : David Gilmore
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2007-08-24
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN Code: 9780595897858

Summary: A man from Arizona buys a piece of land in the middle of a lava field while vacationing in Hawaii and returns to the island to find a deeper sense of home and build his midlife crisis tropical dream house. In this assemblage of journal entries during the trying year of construction, the author tells some of the secrets of rural Hawaii, revealing her dark underbelly. Meet the crazy neighbors in Puna's "open-air asylum," go on late night lava walks, join a lynch mob against the coqui frogs, and find the true meaning of 'aloha' in the jungle. "What do you do when you've run away from home-again-and you still want to keep running? This is a story of a relationship, not with just a house, but with a vision of home. I could have read twice as long a book with as much excitement-it was heartbreaking and hilarious to watch Gilmore's poignant love affair disintegrate. As a reader, I was rooting for the love affair to last, and I was stubbornly optimistic when it didn't but finally, he realizes one night, while holding his dog and swinging in the hammock, that he has built a perfect home in paradise-for someone else." -Gillian Kendall, author of Mr. Ding's Chicken Feet " I laughed myself silly and my mouth dropped open in amazement. The man is a true original." -David Henry Sterry, author of Chicken, Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent

Life in the Iron-Mills; Or, The Korl Woman Book by Rebecca Harding Davis

Life in the Iron-Mills; Or, The Korl Woman Book
  • Author : Rebecca Harding Davis
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: "Life in the Iron-Mills; Or, The Korl Woman" by Rebecca Harding Davis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.