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Talulla Rising Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-06-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0307958434
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Summary: When I change I change fast. The moon drags the whatever-it-is up from the earth and it goes through me with crazy wriggling impatience . . . I’m twisted, torn, churned, throttled—then rushed through a blind chicane into ludicrous power . . . A heel settles. A last canine hurries through. A shoulder blade pops. The woman is a werewolf. The woman is Talulla Demetriou. She’s grieving for her werewolf lover, Jake, whose violent death has left her alone with her own sublime monstrousness. On the run, pursued by the hunters of WOCOP (World Organisation for the Control of Occult Phenomena), she must find a place to give birth to Jake’s child in secret. The birth, under a full moon at a remote Alaska lodge, leaves Talulla ravaged, but with her infant son in her arms she believes the worst is over—until the windows crash in, and she discovers that the worst has only just begun . . . What follows throws Talulla into a race against time to save both herself and her child as she faces down the new, psychotic leader of WOCOP, a cabal of blood-drinking religious fanatics, and (rumor has it) the oldest living vampire. Harnessing the same audacious imagination and dark humor, the same depths of horror and sympathy, the same full-tilt narrative energy with which he crafted his acclaimed novel The Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan now gives us a heroine like no other, the definitive twenty-first-century female of the species. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Glen Duncan's By Blood We Live.

By Blood We Live Book by Glen Duncan

By Blood We Live Book
  • Author : Glen Duncan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0385350384
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Summary: The final battle between werewolves and vampires has an unexpected twist: love. With twenty thousand years under his belt, Remshi is the oldest vampire in existence. He is searching for the werewolf named Talulla, who haunts his dreams as a memory from his ancient past. But he is not the only one seeking Talulla: She is being hunted by the Militi Christi, a fanatical Christian cult hell-bent on wiping out werewolves and vampires alike. Inexplicably pulled toward one another, and with no other choice, Remshi and Talulla must join forces to protect their families, fulfill an ancient prophecy and - through a love that should be impossible - ensure the survival of their species.

The Last Werewolf Book by Glen Duncan

The Last Werewolf Book
  • Author : Glen Duncan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 030759663X
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Summary: Glen Duncan delivers a powerful, sexy new version of the werewolf legend, a riveting and monstrous thriller--with a profoundly human heart. Jake Marlowe is the last werewolf. Now just over 200 years old, Jake has an insatiable appreciation for good scotch, books, and the pleasures of the flesh, with a voracious libido and a hunger for meat that drives him crazy each full moon. Although he is physically healthy, Jake has slipped into a deep existential crisis, considering taking his own life and ending a legend that has lived for thousands of years. But there are two dangerous groups--one new, one ancient--with reasons of their own for wanting Jake very much alive.

I, Lucifer Book by Glen Duncan

I, Lucifer Book
  • Author : Glen Duncan
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0802199224
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Summary: “A fiendishly sharp, intelligent examination of modern human life that is as funny as hell” (The Times, London). The end is nigh and the Prince of Darkness has just been offered one hell of a deal: reentry into Heaven for eternity—if he can live out a well-behaved life in a human body on earth. It’s the ultimate case of trying without buying and, despite the limitations of the human body in question (previous owner one suicidally unsuccessful writer, Deelan Gunn), Luce seizes the opportunity to run riot through the realm of the senses. This is his chance to straighten the biblical record (Adam, it’s hinted, was a misguided variation on the Eve design), to celebrate his favorite achievements (everything from the Inquisition to Elton John), and, most important, to get Julia Roberts attached to his screenplay. But the experience of walking among us isn’t what His Majesty expected: instead of teaching us what it’s like to be him, Lucifer finds himself understanding what it’s like to be us. By an author hailed by the The Times Literary Supplement as one of Britain’s top twenty young novelists, I, Lucifer is “a masterpiece . . . Startlingly witty, original and beautifully written” (Good Book Guide). “Duncan’s witty and perverse, yet somehow life-affirming, Lucifer is powerful indeed.” —Booklist

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Book by Jeanette Winterson

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Book
  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-10-25
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 030740126X
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Summary: Heartbreaking and funny: the true story behind Jeanette's bestselling and most beloved novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. In 1985, at twenty-five, Jeanette published Oranges, the story of a girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, supposed to grow up to be a missionary. Instead, she falls in love with a woman. Disaster. Oranges became an international bestseller, inspired an award-winning BBC adaptation, and was semi-autobiographical. Mrs. Winterson, a thwarted giantess, loomed over the novel and the author's life: when Jeanette left home at sixteen because she was in love with a woman, Mrs. Winterson asked her: Why be happy when you could be normal? This is Jeanette's story--acute, fierce, celebratory--of a life's work to find happiness: a search for belonging, love, identity, a home. About a young girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night, and a mother waiting for Armageddon with two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the duster drawer; about growing up in a northern industrial town; about the Universe as a Cosmic Dustbin. She thought she had written over the painful past until it returned to haunt her and sent her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also about other people's stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life raft that supports us when we are sinking.

The Last Werewolf Book by Glen Duncan

The Last Werewolf Book
  • Author : Glen Duncan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 030759663X
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Summary: Glen Duncan delivers a powerful, sexy new version of the werewolf legend, a riveting and monstrous thriller--with a profoundly human heart. Jake Marlowe is the last werewolf. Now just over 200 years old, Jake has an insatiable appreciation for good scotch, books, and the pleasures of the flesh, with a voracious libido and a hunger for meat that drives him crazy each full moon. Although he is physically healthy, Jake has slipped into a deep existential crisis, considering taking his own life and ending a legend that has lived for thousands of years. But there are two dangerous groups--one new, one ancient--with reasons of their own for wanting Jake very much alive.

The Dog Stars Book by Peter Heller

The Dog Stars Book
  • Author : Peter Heller
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0307960935
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Summary: Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley. But when a random transmission beams through the radio of his 1956 Cessna, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists outside their tightly controlled perimeter. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return and follows its static-broken trail, only to find something that is both better and worse than anything he could ever hope for. The ebook edition contains a reading group guide.

The Messenger Book by Karl Evanzz

The Messenger Book
  • Author : Karl Evanzz
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-09-07
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN Code: 0307805204
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Summary: Here, eagerly anticipated, is the definitive biography of Elijah Muhammad (né Elija Poole), a sharecropper's son with a fourth- grade education who became one of the most controversial Americans of the twentieth century, the founder and "Prophet" of the Nation of Islam, a movement dedicated to black separatism and self-empowerment. Though Muhammad's main argument--that white people were innately evil ("devils," he called them)--ran counter to the precepts of orthodox Islam, he was the chief influence in the conversion of nearly four million African Americans to Islam, touching in the process the lives of figures ranging from Muhammad Ali and Jesse Jackson to Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan. But in his desperate grasp for power, Muhammad also amassed a huge personal fortune at the expense of his followers. He was a party to ritualistic homicides, had illicit affairs galore, and was quick to betray his friends and charges, most notably Malcolm X. In brief, he violated every ideal and principle that he espoused. With the cooperation of some of Elijah Muhammad's children and former apostles and with access to previously unreleased FBI files, Karl Evanzz gives us an unprecedented account of the life of the man whose philosophy continues, long after his death, to shape race relations in America.

Them or Us Book by David Moody

Them or Us Book
  • Author : David Moody
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-11-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1429990635
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Summary: The pulse-pounding conclusion to the HATER trilogy! The war that has torn the human race apart is finally nearing its end. With most towns and cities now uninhabitable, and with the country in the grip of a savage nuclear winter, both Hater and Unchanged alike struggle to survive. Hundreds of Hater fighters have settled on the East Coast in the abandoned remains of a relatively undamaged town under the command of Hinchcliffe---who'll stop at nothing to eradicate the last few Unchanged and consolidate his position at the top of this new world order. This fledgling society is harsh and unforgiving---your place in the ranks is decided by how long and how hard you're prepared to fight. Danny McCoyne is the exception to the rule. His ability to hold the Hate and to use it to hunt out the remaining Unchanged has given him a unique position in Hinchcliffe's army of fighters. As the enemy's numbers reduce, so the pressure on McCoyne increases, until he finds himself at the very center of a pivotal confrontation, the outcome of which will have repercussions on the future of everyone who is left alive.

Blood Brothers Book by Nora Roberts

Blood Brothers Book
  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-11-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1101147334
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Summary: #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the first novel in a compelling trilogy about three brothers bound by fate, blood, and a timeless enemy. In the town of Hawkins Hollow, it’s called The Seven. Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys—Caleb, Fox, and Gage—went on a camping trip to The Pagan Stone... It is only February, but Caleb Hawkins—descendant of the town founders—has already seen and felt the stirrings of evil. Though he can never forget the beginning of the terror in the woods twenty-one years ago, the signs have never been this strong before. Cal will need the help of his best friends Fox and Gage, but surprisingly he must rely on a stranger as well. Reporter Quinn Black came to Hawkins Hollow hoping to make its eerie happenings the subject of her new book. She too can see the evil the locals cannot, somehow connecting her to the town—and to Cal. As winter turns to spring, they will shed their inhibitions, surrendering to a desire that will grow and form the cornerstone of a group of men and women bound by the fight against what is to come from out of the darkness… Don't miss the other books in the Sign of Seven trilogy The Hollow The Pagan Stone

Blood Crave Book by Jennifer Knight

Blood Crave Book
  • Author : Jennifer Knight
  • Publisher : Running Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-14
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN Code: 0762446994
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Summary: Headstrong heroine Faith Reynolds returns in this thrilling sequel to the paranormal romance Blood on the Moon! After surviving being kidnapped by a vampire, Faith would just love to focus on some alone time with her hot (though occasionally furry) boyfriend, Lucas. Unfortunately, with a vampire uprising on the horizon and her best friend, Derek, about to wake up and find himself transformed into a half-werewolf, half-vampire being without a beating heart, Faith has a few other things to take care of first. Faith is not without help, in the form of her newfound powers of sensing people's emotions and being able to influence werewolves' actions, not to mention her begrudging but rather helpful boyfriend. Even so, convincing a werewolf packmaster to prepare for an epic battle may be difficult to do without solid evidence. Lose yourself once more in the deliciously suspenseful world of werewolves versus vampires, otherworldly boys with deadly charm, and addictive, spine-tingling action and romance!

You're Fired Book by Paul Begala

You're Fired Book
  • Author : Paul Begala
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1982160063
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Summary: “You’re fired!” Donald Trump became famous bellowing those words in a make-believe boardroom. In November, tens of millions of Americans want to yell it right back at him. Yet Trump has seemed to almost defy the laws of political physics. Paul Begala, one of America’s greatest political talents, lays out the strategy that will defeat him and send him and his industrial-strength spray-on tan machine back to Mar-a-Lago. In You’re Fired, Paul Begala tells us how Trump uses division to distract from the actual reality of his record. Distraction, he argues, is Trump’s superpower. And this book is Kryptonite. In it, the man who helped elect Bill Clinton and reelect Barack Obama, details: -The special weapons and tactics needed in the unconventional war against this most unconventional politician -How to drive a wedge—or, rather, a pickup truck—between Trump and many of his supporters, especially blue-collar workers and farmers -Where the votes to defeat Trump will come from, and how the Rising American Electorate can catch Trump flat-footed -How Democrats can run on issues ranging from Coronavirus and healthcare to the economy, as well as climate change and Trump’s long-term plan to dominate the federal judiciary -There is one chapter called simply, “This Chapter Will Beat Trump.” Find out why Begala is so confident and what issue he says will sink the Trumptanic Full of memorable advice and Begala’s trademark wit, You’re Fired focuses on the lessons we can learn from the party’s successes and failures—and the crucial tools Democrats need to beat Trump.

Stories of Your Life and Others Book by Ted Chiang

Stories of Your Life and Others Book
  • Author : Ted Chiang
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2010-10-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1931520895
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Summary: An award-winning book from the author of Exhalation, this short story collection “blend[s] absorbing storytelling with meditations on the universe, being, time and space. . . . raises questions about the nature of reality and what it is to be human.” —The New York Times Includes “Story of Your Life” the basis for the major motion picture Arrival Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens—with some sense of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by beauty and wonder. An award-winning collection from one of today's most lauded writers, Stories of Your Life and Others is a contemporary classic.

Can I Just Take a Nap? Book by Ron Rauss

Can I Just Take a Nap? Book
  • Author : Ron Rauss
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 1442434988
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Summary: Shhh…someone is TRYING to sleep in this rowdy picture book, winner of the General Mills Spoonful of Stories contest. The newest winner of the General Mills Spoonfuls of Stories contest is a young boy who’s very tired from his busy day, but can’t seem to find enough peace and quiet to fall asleep. Can I Just Take a Nap? is the winner of the 4th annual Cheerios® New Author Contest. Selected from more than 8,000 entries by a team of editors, teachers, librarians, and General Mills staff, Can I Just Take a Nap? will also appear in a bilingual (English/Spanish) mini-paperback edition in 3 million specially marked boxes of Cheerios.

The Other Side of the Story Book by Marian Keyes

The Other Side of the Story Book
  • Author : Marian Keyes
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2005-03-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN Code: 014190965X
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Summary: Step into the lives of three women whose ambitions collide in the hilarious and heart-warming novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of Grown Ups 'Wonderful, subtle, hilarious and highly sophisticated. You can't stop reading' EVENING STANDARD ___________ 'There are three sides to every story. Your side, their side, and the truth . . .' Jojo, a sharkish literary agent, has just made a very bad career move - she's slept with her married boss Mark. Lily, Jojo's bestselling author, has blown her advance on a house with new boyfriend Anton, only to come down with writer's block. Gemma used to be Lily's best friend until Lily ran off with Anton. Now she's pouring her heart out, and a certain literary agent likes her style . . . Soon the fortunes of Jojo, Lily and Gemma are horribly entangled. But each is about to discover that there's more than one side to every story . . . ___________ 'It had me in tears . . . and barking with laughter' Daily Telegraph 'Packed with sound writing, wit and common sense' Guardian Praise for Marian Keyes: 'Mercilessly funny' The Times 'Funny, tender and completely absorbing!' Graham Norton 'Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express

Key Of Light Book by Nora Roberts

Key Of Light Book
  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-10-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1101146494
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Summary: #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts opens the door to one woman’s search for truth and passion in the first Key Trilogy novel. Malory Price’s life plan has hit a snag. She’s in danger of losing her job managing an art gallery in Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania. A welcome distraction comes in the form of an invitation to a cocktail party at Warrior’s Peak, an infamous estate overlooking the town. But no one else she knows has been invited… There are only two other guests: Dana Steele, a librarian, and Zoe McCourt, a single mother. On the surface, it seems the women have nothing in common, until their mysterious hosts tell them a story—and offer them a challenge. Legend has it that the souls of three demigoddesses—one an artist, one a bard, and one a warrior—have been locked in a box that has three keys. Now it’s up to Malory and the others to find the keys. Their reward: a million dollars each. It all seems too bizarre to be true. But none of them can ignore the financial windfall they stand to gain. And now Malory—with her soul of an artist and eye for beauty—must find her key first. She soon discovers that whatever locked the souls away is dark, powerful, and greedy…and it doesn’t want the women to win. Don’t miss the other books in the Key Trilogy Key of Knowledge Key of Valor

The Judgment of Paris Book by Ross King

The Judgment of Paris Book
  • Author : Ross King
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-01-11
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 0307374963
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Summary: The fascinating new book by the author of Brunelleschi’s Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling: a saga of artistic rivalry and cultural upheaval in the decade leading to the birth of Impressionism. If there were two men who were absolutely central to artistic life in France in the second half of the nineteenth century, they were Edouard Manet and Ernest Meissonier. While the former has been labelled the “Father of Impressionism” and is today a household name, the latter has sunk into obscurity. It is difficult now to believe that in 1864, when this story begins, it was Meissonier who was considered the greatest French artist alive and who received astronomical sums for his work, while Manet was derided for his messy paintings of ordinary people and had great difficulty getting any of his work accepted at the all-important annual Paris Salon. Manet and Meissonier were the Mozart and Salieri of their day, one a dangerous challenge to the establishment, the other beloved by rulers and the public alike for his painstakingly meticulous oil paintings of historical subjects. Out of the fascinating story of their parallel careers, Ross King creates a lens through which to view the political tensions that dogged Louis-Napoleon during the Second Empire, his ignominious downfall, and the bloody Paris Commune of 1871. At the same time, King paints a wonderfully detailed and vivid portrait of life in an era of radical social change: on the streets of Paris, at the new seaside resorts of Boulogne and Trouville, and at the race courses and picnic spots where the new bourgeoisie relaxed. When Manet painted Dejeuner sur l’herbe or Olympia, he shocked not only with his casual brushstrokes (described by some as applied by a ‘floor mop’ ) but with his subject matter: top-hatted white-collar workers (and their mistresses) were not considered suitable subjects for ‘Art’. Ross King shows how, benign as they might seem today, these paintings changed the course of history. The struggle between Meissonier and Manet to see their paintings achieve pride of place at the Salon was not just about artistic competitiveness, it was about how to see the world. Full of fantastic tidbits of information (such as the use of carrier pigeons and hot-air balloons during the siege of Paris), and a colourful cast of characters that includes Baudelaire, Courbet, and Zola, with walk-on parts for Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cezanne, The Judgment of Paris casts new light on the birth of Impressionism and takes us to the heart of a time in which the modern French identity was being forged.

Sharp Teeth Book by Toby Barlow

Sharp Teeth Book
  • Author : Toby Barlow
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0061843474
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Summary: An ancient race of lycanthropes has survived to the present day, and its numbers are growing as the initiated convince L.A.'s down and out to join their pack. Paying no heed to moons, full or otherwise, they change from human to canine at will—and they're bent on domination at any cost. Caught in the middle are Anthony, a kind-hearted, besotted dogcatcher, and the girl he loves, a female werewolf who has abandoned her pack. Anthony has no idea that she's more than she seems, and she wants to keep it that way. But her efforts to protect her secret lead to murderous results. Blending dark humor and epic themes with card-playing dogs, crystal meth labs, surfing, and carne asada tacos, Sharp Teeth captures the pace and feel of a graphic novel while remaining "as ambitious as any literary novel, because underneath all that fur, it's about identity, community, love, death, and all the things we want our books to be about" [Nick Hornby, The Believer].