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All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr
  • ISBN Code: : 1476746605
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : all-the-light-we-cannot-see.pdf

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*Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award Finalist* From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. *Soon to be a Netflix limited series from the producers of Stranger Things* Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

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A comprehensive dictionary of sacred and magical gem lore that draws on the rarest source texts of Antiquity and the Middle Ages • Reveals the healing and magical virtues of familiar gemstones, such as amethyst, emerald, and diamond, as well as the lore surrounding exotic stones such as astrios, a stone celebrated by ancient magicians • Examines bezoars (stones formed in animals’ bodies) and “magnets” that attract materials other than metal • Based on ancient Arabic, Greek, Jewish, and European sources, ranging from the observations of Pliny the Elder to extremely rare texts such as the Picatrix and Damigeron’s Virtue of Stones Our ancestors believed stones were home to sacred beings of power, entities that if properly understood and cultivated could provide people protection from ill fortune, envy, and witchcraft; grant invisibility and other magical powers; improve memory; and heal the sick from a wide variety of diseases. These benefits could be obtained by wearing the stone on a ring, bracelet, or pendant; through massage treatments with the stone; or by reducing the gem into a powder and drinking it mixed with water or wine. Drawing from a wealth of ancient Arabic, Greek, Jewish, and European sources--from the observations of Pliny the Elder to extremely rare texts such as the Picatrix and Damigeron’s Virtue of Stones--Claude Lecouteux provides a synthesis of all known lore for more than 800 stones. He includes such common examples as the emerald, which when engraved with the figure of a harpy holding a lamprey in its claws will banish panic and nightmares, and beryl, which when appropriately carved can summon water spirits or win its owner high renown, as well as more exotic stones such as astrios, a stone celebrated by ancient magicians and whose center glows like a star. Lecouteux also examines bezoars--stones formed in animals’ bodies--as well as “magnets” that attract materials other than iron, such as gold, flesh, cotton, or scorpions. This comprehensive dictionary of sacred and magical gem lore, drawn from the rarest sources of Antiquity and the Middle Ages, represents a one-of-a-kind resource for gem enthusiasts and magical practitioners alike.

Loitering With Intent

By Stuart Woods
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101046643
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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In this action-packed thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington is on the hunt for a man who doesn’t want to be found in Key West... Dumped by his glamorous Russian girlfriend during dinner at Elaine’s and running low on cash, Stone Barrington is not having a good week. So his luck seems to be improving when he’s hired to locate the missing son of a very wealthy man—lucky because the job pays well, and because the son seems to be hiding in the tropical paradise of Key West. But when Stone and his sometime running buddy Dino Bacchetti arrive in the sunny Keys, it appears that someone has been lying in wait. Stone very nearly loses his life after being blindsided at a local bar, and he realizes that the missing son he’s been hired to track may have good reason for not wanting to be found. Suddenly Key West is looking less like Margaritaville and more like the mean streets of New York...

Stones in Water

By Donna Jo Napoli
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101665645
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 875
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When Roberto sneaks off to see a movie in his Italian village, he has no idea that life as he knows it is over. German soldiers raid the theater, round up the boys in the audience, and pack them onto a train. After a terrifying journey, Roberto and his best friend Samuele find themselves in a brutal work camp, where food is scarce and horror is everywhere. The boys vow to stay together no matter what. But Samuele has a dangerous secret, which, if discovered, could get them both killed. Lovers of historical fiction will be captivated by this tragic, triumphant, and deeply moving novel.

Kangaroo

By D. H. Lawrence
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504060547
  • Total of Pages : 357
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 820
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This novel of 1920s Australia by the author of Lady Chatterley’s Lover is “one of the sharpest fictional visions of the country and its people” (Gideon Haigh). A few years after the close of World War I, English author Richard Lovat Somers and his German wife, Harriet, have fled the grim remains of Europe and ventured to Australia. But they soon discover the new world is an escape from neither the demands of politics nor the nightmarish memories of Richard’s service on the front lines. In Sydney, Richard meets Benjamin Cooley, a charismatic lawyer known to all as Kangaroo. But Kangaroo is also the leader of an underground fascist organization. While Richard finds himself drawn to the man’s strength and certainty of purpose, he is simultaneously repelled by his embrace of dehumanizing violence. In this semi-autobiographical novel, author D. H. Lawrence plumbs the depths of his own experience in the Great War while exploring in vivid detail the breathtaking landscape and social volatility of Australia.

Travel and Tourism in Britain, 1700–1914 Vol 4

By Susan Barton,Allan Brodie
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000559858
  • Total of Pages : 2048
  • Category : History
  • Members : 940
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The British led the way in holidaymaking. This four-volume primary resource collection brings together a diverse range of texts on the various forms of transport used by tourists, the destinations they visited, the role of entertainments and accommodation and how these affected the way that tourism evolved over two centuries. Volume 4: Seaside Resorts The final volume presents case studies of four major seaside resorts: Scarborough, Margate, Brighton and Blackpool. Scarborough evolved from a spa town to a seaside resort. Margate became a coastal resort from scratch and became one of the earliest sites of mass tourism. Brighton had sea bathers by the 1730s and its early development followed a similar path to that of Margate, but its royal connections allowed its rapid growth into a large town with high quality accommodation. When the railway arrived at Blackpool in 1846 it was a large village. Thirty years later it had two piers and a large hotel. Its steady growth was due to the stream of working class visitors from the local hinterland of major industrial towns and cities.

Magics of Slavic women

By Olga Kryuchkova,Elena Kryuchkova
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  • Publisher : Babelcube Inc.
  • Book Code : 1547566124
  • Total of Pages : 851
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 860
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Spells and charms (originally, from the word to protect, [оберегать], which have remained till our days from the ages are nothing, but particles of ancient pagan prayers. With the adoption of Christianity in Ancient Russia, texts of canonical and apocryphal prayers were included in a number of spells, while the rest of them remained almost unchanged. However, all of them are the strongest carrier of spiritual energy. There is a lot of unclarity and inexplicability from the point of view of the modern human being. This heritage comes from the distant past. Spells are the secret knowledge of healers, wizards, fortune-tellers. Our ancestors asked them for help in cases of illnesses or some daily household needs. In this book, a set of “tools” is collected for all occasions. It is intended, first of all, for women. In ancient times of matriarchy, a woman was the one who protected her family from degeneration, evil spirits, danger. Her spells helped to raise the prosperity of a family, successful hunting, fishing. They also helped both the old and the young; helped with the family, love, protected the cattle from diseases, made soldiers invulnerable in fights. Women were the guides-healers. They knew the prophetic word creating a spell. Since it was a woman giving life to a child, she felt involved in the supernatural world, unearthly forces. Witchcraft passed from generation to generation: from grandmothers to young women by holding a special ritual.

Conceited Saint Breaking the Heaven

By San PaoLian
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1649485956
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 843
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Those who dare to bully my brothers, kill! The godly fish gave him a second life, and also taught him a supreme Divine Art. As long as you practice it, I, your father, am still better than you. Everyone said that the Azure Dragon, White Tiger, Vermillion Bird, and Black Tortoise were the four great Saint Beasts. In truth, they were all wrong. The true Saint Beast was only the Kun Peng! Close]

The Keys to the Temple

By Penny Billington,Ian Rees
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  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Book Code : 1801520313
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 475
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Dion Fortune's esoteric novels were written as guides to magic and inner development to be used along with her great nonfiction work The Mystical Qabalah. This book shows how to work with her most popular fictions, exploring how the stories and characters can help you integrate the secrets of the Tree of Life and discover what Fortune called "the keys to the temple."Authors Penny Billington and Ian Rees show how to use Fortune's brilliant insights to gain a direct sense of being present in your body, master the art of the embodied imagination, discover your vitality, and open up to the clarity and love that arise from the root of your being. With an exploration of Fortune's writings, experiential practices, and a hands-on workbook section, you will learn to utilize the wealth of esoteric wisdom found in The Mystical Qabalah, The Goat-Foot God, The Sea Priestess, The Winged Bull, and Moon Magic'."This wonderful evocation of Dion Fortune's esoteric novels offers initiatory and practical pathways to the neophyte and reader!" - Caitlin & John Matthews, authors of The Lost Book of the Grail

A Countess for Christmas

By Anthea Lawson
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  • Publisher : Fiddlehead Press
  • Book Code : 131085176X
  • Total of Pages : 50
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 412
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A heartwarming Christmas tale from USA Today bestseller Anthea Lawson, perfect for anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed by the season... Miss Cecilia Fairfax dreads the upcoming holidays. Between caring for her elderly father and managing a household barely out of mourning, she has no time for the softer things in life. Liam Barrett, the Earl of Tarrick, is certain he will not accept Marcus Fairfax’s invitation to spend Christmas at the Fairfax family’s estate – and the man’s tales of a family ghost have nothing to do with his decision. Of all the blessings of the season, sometimes the most unexpected is love… Heat level: SWEET Originally published in the anthology Christmas Ghosts, A Countess for Christmas is a Regency-set story of 13,000 words (approximately 50 pages). “A perfect Regency Christmas Story.” – Award-winning author/editor Kristine Grayson “Among the standouts.” – Publisher’s Weekly on Christmas Ghosts Keywords: Regency Historical Romance, Christmas Holiday Romance, Love Letters, Sweet Romance, Epistolary, Clean, Holidays, Mistletoe, Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, Courtney Milan, Julia Quinn, Bridgerton, Sweet, Heartwarming Romance, Victorian Romance, English Nobility, Erica Ridley, Duke and I, Eva Devon, Christi Caldwell, Alexa Aston, Scarlett Scott