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A Gathering of Crones

By Lydia M. Hawke
  • ISBN Code: : 1989457061
  • Publisher : Michem Publishing
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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She's running out of time. And so is the world. Claire Emerson is up against the clock. After learning on her sixtieth birthday that she’s one of four Crones destined to save the world, she’s been desperately trying to acquire the lifetime of magic she missed out on. But the mages who are out to destroy everything she loves aren’t waiting, and when one of the other Crones ends up on Claire’s doorstep—wounded and unconscious—Claire knows she’s out of time. Leaving the safety of her house, she goes in search of the remaining Crones… only to find them under siege by the mages and the nearly indestructible monster they control. And without control over her powerful elemental magic, she has no idea how to rescue them. Can Claire harness her powers in time to help her fellow Crones defeat the mages—or will her efforts bring even greater disaster?

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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 9781429930338
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are looking forward to a relaxing stay with dear friends when their carriage is hailed by a damsel-in-distress outside of the village of Highbury. Little do the Darcys realize that gypsies roam these woods, or that both their possessions and the woman are about to vanish into the night. The Darcys seek out the parish magistrate, who is having a difficult evening of his own. Mr. Knightley and his new wife, the former Miss Emma Woodhouse (the heroine of Jane Austen's Emma) are hosting a party to celebrate the marriage of their friends, Mr. Frank Churchill and Miss Jane Fairfax. During dinner, Mr. Edgar Churchill, uncle and adoptive father of the groom, falls suddenly ill and dies. The cause of death: poison. When the Darcys and the Knightleys join forces to investigate the crimes, they discover that the robbery and Edgar Churchill's death may be connected. Together they must work to quickly locate the source of the poison and the murderer's motive--before the killer can strike again. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Six of Crows

By Leigh Bardugo
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Book Code : 1627795227
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 843
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See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series. Discover what comes next for heist trio Kaz, Inej, and Jesper -- and the star-crossed Nina and Matthias -- in the #1 New York Times bestseller Six of Crows, Book One of the Six of Crows Duology. Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone. . . . A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo returns to the breathtaking world of the Grishaverse in this unforgettable tale about the opportunity—and the adventure—of a lifetime. Praise for Six of Crows: “Six of Crows is a twisty and elegantly crafted masterpiece that thrilled me from the beginning to end.” –New York Times-bestselling author Holly Black “Six of Crows [is] one of those all-too-rare, unputdownable books that keeps your eyes glued to the page and your brain scrambling to figure out what’s going to happen next.” –Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra “There's conflict between morality and amorality and an appetite for sometimes grimace-inducing violence that recalls the Game of Thrones series. But for every bloody exchange there are pages of crackling dialogue and sumptuous description. Bardugo dives deep into this world, with full color and sound. If you're not careful, it'll steal all your time.” —The New York Times Book Review Read all the books in the Grishaverse! The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy) Shadow and Bone Siege and Storm Ruin and Rising The Six of Crows Duology Six of Crows Crooked Kingdom The King of Scars Duology King of Scars The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic The Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of Magic Praise for the Grishaverse “A master of fantasy.” —The Huffington Post “Utterly, extremely bewitching.” —The Guardian “This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review “[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” —NPR “The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” —Entertainment Weekly “Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” —USA Today “There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” —Vanity Fair “Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” —Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent “Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series

Moonlight in the Desert of Left Behind

By Jan Baumgartner
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  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Book Code : 0998632015
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: moonlight-in-the-desert-of-left-behind.pdf

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Newly married, writer Jan Baumgartner and her husband, John, pack up their home and busy lives in San Francisco trading the city verve for a quieter one along the rural coast of Maine. Looking forward to a slower pace, a life intertwined with nature, and greater opportunities to satiate their wanderlust for world travel, the couple buys a rambling Victorian house on the shores of Eggemoggin Reach, excited to begin this new chapter of their lives. But just a few years later, they receive the unexpected and devastating news that her husband is terminally ill with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. In their 30s and 40s, in a place not quite yet home, without family or closest friends nearby, and facing a crippling disease that will leave him paralyzed from the neck down, the author chronicles the heartbreak and depth of their love as she struggles with the emotional and physical challenges as a full-time caregiver for her dying husband. Throughout the journey, she finds an unexpected source of inspiration in her travels to Africa, with and without John, a healing connection with the bounty of nature surrounding their coastal home, and her determination to one day return to her beloved Africa. From the rugged isolation of the Maine coast to the wilds of the African bush, Moonlight in the Desert of Left Behind is a poignant and often heartrendingly candid story of devotion, courage, and ultimately, hope.

In the Valley of the Grizzly

By Ed Ferrell
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 0882408976
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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This gripping wilderness survival tale grabs young readers at the first sputtering of the small plane engine and does not let go. Fifteen year-old Ben Paul’s dream trip to the wilderness with his Tlingit grandfather quickly turns into a nightmare when their plane makes a forced landing on a lake hundreds of miles from anywhere and right in the heart of an angry grizzly’s territory. They survive the landing but that is the end of their good luck. For fans of Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet, this book delivers the same powerful, page-turning, scalp-tingling adventure.

Voices from the Silence

By Stanford J. Searl Jr.
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 9781425902254
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 481
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This nonfiction, devotional book explores the meanings of Quaker silent worship, drawing upon the spiritual experiences of both the author and other members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The book opens up a contemporary quest for authentic spiritual experience, within the context of silence and worship and illustrates how some contemporary Quakers experience connections with the Divine. A must read for anyone interested in the simple but profound question of what it means to silence the mind. Gary Emery, Ph.D., Director, Los Angeles Center for Cognitive Therapy. Lyrical, deeply moving, with a singing prose that rises to poetry, Stan Searls journey to the heart of silence is a must read for anyone interested in the varieties of religious experience. This book will take its place among the great spiritual confessions. Nancy Shiffrin, Ph.D., Union Institute and University, author of The Holy Letters and My Jewish Name, Booksurge.com.

Animal Intelligence

By J. Romanes George
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473383854
  • Total of Pages : 536
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 118
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When I first began to collect materials for this work it was my intention, to divide the book into two parts. Of these I intended the first to be concerned only with the facts of animal intelligence, while the second was to have treated of these facts in their relation to the theory of Descent. Finding, however, as I proceeded, that the material was too considerable in amount to admit of being comprised within the limits of a single volume, I have made arrangements with the publishers of the International Scientific Series to bring out the second division of the work as a separate treatise, under the title A Mental Evolution. This treatise I hope to get ready for press within a year or two. My object in the work as a whole is twofold. First, I have thought it desirable that there should be something resembling a textbook of the facts of Comparative Psychology, to which men of science, and also metaphysicians, may turn whenever they may have occasion to acquaint themselves with the particular level of intelligence to which this or that species of animal attains. Hitherto the endeavor of assigning these levels has been almost exclusively in the hands of popular writers and as these have, for the most part, merely strung together, with discrimination more or less inadequate, innumerable anecdotes of the display of animal intelligence, their books ire valueless as works of reference. So much, indeed, is this the case, that Comparative Psychology has been virtually excluded from the hierarchy of the sciences. If we except the methodical researches of a few distinguished naturalists, it would appear that the phenomena of mind in animals, having constituted so much and so long the theme of unscientific authors, are now considered well nigh unworthy of serious treatment by scientific methods.

Advanced Optimization by Nature-Inspired Algorithms

By Omid Bozorg-Haddad
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 9811052212
  • Total of Pages : 159
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 920
  • Pdf File: advanced-optimization.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book, compiles, presents, and explains the most important meta-heuristic and evolutionary optimization algorithms whose successful performance has been proven in different fields of engineering, and it includes application of these algorithms to important engineering optimization problems. In addition, this book guides readers to studies that have implemented these algorithms by providing a literature review on developments and applications of each algorithm. This book is intended for students, but can be used by researchers and professionals in the area of engineering optimization.

New Selected Poems of T.Byron Kelly

By T. Byron Kelly
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1440192693
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Poetry
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I find connectedness through various forms (poetry, painting, music) by insisting on spontaneity. An image that I paint could very well become a chorus in a song. Paying close attention to my dreams and the soft voices inside my imagination, and allowing these to shape within my being's center (an emanation of my heart), this is the affirmation of the symbolic through faith. An invisible loving which manifests itself through patience and is never controlled- the hidden becoming known. My work will always seek an affirmation or communion while creating a liberation of the ordinary. A visionary poetic journey of over twenty years, New Selected Poems is a celebration of "heartsongs" that will inspire.