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The Book of Revenge

By Dragan Todorovic
  • ISBN Code: : 0307366022
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 454
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-book-of-revenge.pdf

Book Excerpt :

A darkly comic recollection of a country that no longer exists, and a lyrical examination of the importance of taking a stand when it counts. Set against a backdrop of horrific world events, this is narrative non-fiction at its best. To a young boy growing up poor but happy in an industrial town in Serbia, politics means many national holidays that result in parades, piglets roasting on a spit, and getting to see both his hard-working parents at the same time. An observant child, Dragan Todorovic quickly learns the power of words. Even before he can read or write, he is mesmerized by the squiggles made by the grownups around him and diligently recreates them in the notebooks he carries with him always. He also learns that reciting naughty limericks usually yields some chocolate. This love of words eventually takes Dragan to Belgrade, as editor for a cultural magazine. He hopes to inspire and support the young and innovative artists of the time, but soon discovers that naughty articles do not yield the same results as limericks, and he finds himself constantly clashing with the system. His many questions get only one answer: he is drafted into the army. Dragan survives his tour of duty, but his return to Belgrade is unsettling. Everything is changing, rapidly. Friendships are collapsing, conversations are guarded, nothing is as it seems. Bit by bit, the country he knows and loves is being torn apart. Filled with great characters and poignant and often hilarious stories, The Book of Revenge is a superb duet of a citizen and his country, a universal exploration of just what it is that inoculates the human spirit from dangerous ideologies and toxic nationalism.

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  • Pdf File: exquisite-revenge.pdf

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CEO Jesse is rumored to be an unfeeling “machine.” But deep in her heart, she’s burning to get revenge on her father. Her hateful father laid his hands on his housekeeper, her mother, and eventually drove her to her death. Jesse’s determined to expose his illegal actions and have him sent to jail. A crucial part of her plan involves the buyout of his company, but suddenly a man appears who’s about to spoil her plans. His name is Luc Sanchis, a billionaire whose many affairs with glamorous women are known all over the world. Reluctantly, Jesse kidnaps Luc and takes him to a deserted island. But Luc remains perfectly calm, and in fact, he ends up seducing her!

Lady Franklin's Revenge

By Ken McGoogan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Book Code : 1554689201
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 552
  • Pdf File: lady-franklin-s-revenge.pdf

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When Sir John Franklin disappeared into the Arctic in 1845, it was his adventurous wife, Jane Franklin, who kept the search for him alive and, as a result, contributed more to the discovery and mapping of the North than any explorer. A third masterful biography from historian Ken McGoogan, Lady Franklin’s Revenge is the richly documented story of a complex, ambitious Victorian—arguably the greatest woman traveller of the 19th century— and the transformation of a failed expedition into a triumphant legend. A Globe and Mail Book of the Year, and shortlisted for the Ontario Libraries Evergreen Award, Lady Franklin’s Revenge is an exquisitely illustrated epic adventure.

Burning Embers

By Hannah Fielding
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : London Wall Publishing
  • Book Code : 0992994314
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 665
  • Pdf File: burning-embers.pdf

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An unforgettable passion ignited in the heart of Africa. A fragile love tormented by secrets and betrayal. Coral Sinclair, a beautiful but naïve young photographer, learns within days of calling off her wedding that she has also lost her father. Leaving her life in England, she sails to Kenya to take up her inheritance - Mpingo, the plantation that was her childhood home. On the voyage, Coral meets a charismatic stranger and their mystifying attraction shakes her to the core. Later she finds out his identity and is warned that the man is not to be trusted. Rafe de Monfort, owner of a nightclub and the neighbouring plantation, is not only a notorious womanizer, but also his affair with Coral’s stepmother may have contributed to her father’s death. Or so the rumours go. As Coral is swept up in the undeniable chemistry between her and Rafe, a tentative romance blossoms in the exotic, dangerous wilderness of Africa. But when Coral delves into his past, she questions his true motives. Is the infamous lothario just after her inheritance? Or does Rafe’s secret anguish colour his every move, making him more vulnerable than Coral could ever imagine? Praise for Hannah Fielding’s novel, The Echoes of Love: ‘One of the most romantic works of fiction ever written ... an epic love story beautifully told.’ The Sun

Allies

By Alan Gratz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 1338245740
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 842
  • Pdf File: allies.pdf

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An instant New York Times bestseller!Alan Gratz, bestselling author of Refugee, weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny -- and how just one day can change the world. June 6, 1944: The Nazis are terrorizing Europe, on their evil quest to conquer the world. The only way to stop them? The biggest, most top-secret operation ever, with the Allied nations coming together to storm German-occupied France.Welcome to D-Day.Dee, a young U.S. soldier, is on a boat racing toward the French coast. And Dee -- along with his brothers-in-arms -- is terrified. He feels the weight of World War II on his shoulders.But Dee is not alone. Behind enemy lines in France, a girl named Samira works as a spy, trying to sabotage the German army. Meanwhile, paratrooper James leaps from his plane to join a daring midnight raid. And in the thick of battle, Henry, a medic, searches for lives to save.In a breathtaking race against time, they all must fight to complete their high-stakes missions. But with betrayals and deadly risks at every turn, can the Allies do what it takes to win?

The World Turned Upside Down

By Yang Jisheng
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0374716919
  • Total of Pages : 768
  • Category : History
  • Members : 825
  • Pdf File: the-world-turned-upside-down.pdf

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Yang Jisheng’s The World Turned Upside Down is the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail. As a major political event and a crucial turning point in the history of the People’s Republic of China, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) marked the zenith as well as the nadir of Mao Zedong’s ultra-leftist politics. Reacting in part to the Soviet Union’s "revisionism" that he regarded as a threat to the future of socialism, Mao mobilized the masses in a battle against what he called "bourgeois" forces within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This ten-year-long class struggle on a massive scale devastated traditional Chinese culture as well as the nation’s economy. Following his groundbreaking and award-winning history of the Great Famine, Tombstone, Yang Jisheng here presents the only history of the Cultural Revolution by an independent scholar based in mainland China, and makes a crucial contribution to understanding those years' lasting influence today. The World Turned Upside Down puts every political incident, major and minor, of those ten years under extraordinary and withering scrutiny, and arrives in English at a moment when contemporary Chinese governance is leaning once more toward a highly centralized power structure and Mao-style cult of personality.

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

By Roberta Uno
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131728044X
  • Total of Pages : 510
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 110
  • Pdf File: contemporary-plays.pdf

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In the two decades since the first edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color was published, its significance to the theatrical landscape in the United States has grown exponentially. Work by female writers and writers of color is more widely produced, published, and studied than ever before. Drawing from an exciting range of theaters, large and small, from across the country, Roberta Uno brings together an up-to-date selection of plays from renowned and emerging playwrights tackling a variety of topics. From the playful to the painful, this revised and updated edition presents a rich array of voices, aesthetics, and stories for a transforming America.

John Marsden

By John Noell Moore
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810877430
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 916
  • Pdf File: john-marsden.pdf

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John Marsden is the best known of all contemporary Australian writers for young adults. A master storyteller, Marsden's 7-volume Tomorrow Series has become a landmark in Australian YA fiction, capturing the hearts and minds of readers around the world. This critical study of Marsden's work explores how he develops his story ideas, the major beliefs and themes that are interwoven into his stories, how he creates his characters, and much more. Marsden fans, literature students, and teachers will find this an engaging YA Lit resource.

Crossover Fiction

By Sandra L. Beckett
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135861307
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 607
  • Pdf File: crossover-fiction.pdf

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In Crossover Fiction, Sandra L. Beckett explores the global trend of crossover literature and explains how it is transforming literary canons, concepts of readership, the status of authors, the publishing industry, and bookselling practices. This study will have significant relevance across disciplines, as scholars in literary studies, media and cultural studies, visual arts, education, psychology, and sociology examine the increasingly blurred borderlines between adults and young people in contemporary society, notably with regard to their consumption of popular culture.

Marsden on Marsden

By John Marsden
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  • Publisher : Pan Australia
  • Book Code : 1743346344
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 896
  • Pdf File: marsden-on-marsden.pdf

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"I found Ellie's voice quite unexpectedly, as I drove back from the tip one Saturday afternoon. I was in an old Landrover, just 500 metres from home, and suddenly I could hear Ellie talking... " In his fiction John Marsden explores the lives of the guilty, the inarticulate, the crazy, the brave and the resourceful. Read about his ideas and his experiences in Marsden on Marsden - a frank, behind-the-scenes look at what John was really thinking about when he wrote books like "Letters from the Inside" and the internationally acclaimed Tomorrow Series.

King Leopold's Ghost

By Adam Hochschild
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547525737
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Members : 271
  • Pdf File: king-leopold-s-ghost.pdf

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"An enthralling story . . . A work of history that reads like a novel." — Christian Science Monitor “As Hochschild’s brilliant book demonstrates, the great Congo scandal prefigured our own times . . . This book must be read and reread.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review In the late nineteenth century, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium carried out a brutal plundering of the territory surrounding the Congo River. Ultimately slashing the area’s population by ten million, he still managed to shrewdly cultivate his reputation as a great humanitarian. A tale far richer than any novelist could invent, King Leopold’s Ghost is the horrifying account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who defied Leopold: African rebel leaders who fought against hopeless odds and a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure but unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust and participants in the twentieth century’s first great human rights movement. A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A New York Times Notable Book

Spy

By James Fenimore Cooper
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0752471724
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 362
  • Pdf File: spy.pdf

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Cooper's first major success, The Spy, is also his first book set in the period of the American War of Independence. The story starts in 1870 in the area of the country, which was between British-held New York and the Constitutional Army in the Hudson River Valley and upstate New York. The household of mr Wharton and his daughters is visited by the three main protagonists of the story: the mysterious Mr Harper, an American loyalist; Captain Henry Wharton, the son of the hosue and an officer in the British Army; and Mr Harvey Birch, suspected of being a British spy. The differing loyalties of these men are reflected in the differing loyalties of the household they visit with the father trying to remain neutral, his daughter Sarah a supporter of the British and his other daughter Frances supporting the American rebels. The futures of these characters become inextricably linked as they face not only the perils of war, but also the sufferings of the human heart. This is a compelling adventure, which brings to life all the dangers, heartbreak and hope of a society at war with itself.