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Drowning Ruth

By Christina Schwarz
  • ISBN Code: : 030748405X
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut. Winter, 1919. Amanda Starkey spends her days nursing soldiers wounded in the Great War. Finding herself suddenly overwhelmed, she flees Milwaukee and retreats to her family's farm on Nagawaukee Lake, seeking comfort with her younger sister, Mathilda, and three-year-old niece, Ruth. But very soon, Amanda comes to see that her old home is no refuge--she has carried her troubles with her. On one terrible night almost a year later, Amanda loses nearly everything that is dearest to her when her sister mysteriously disappears and is later found drowned beneath the ice that covers the lake. When Mathilda's husband comes home from the war, wounded and troubled himself, he finds that Amanda has taken charge of Ruth and the farm, assuming her responsibility with a frightening intensity. Wry and guarded, Amanda tells the story of her family in careful doses, as anxious to hide from herself as from us the secrets of her own past and of that night. Ruth, haunted by her own memory of that fateful night, grows up under the watchful eye of her prickly and possessive aunt and gradually becomes aware of the odd events of her childhood. As she tells her own story with increasing clarity, she reveals the mounting toll that her aunt's secrets exact from her family and everyone around her, until the heartrending truth is uncovered. Guiding us through the lives of the Starkey women, Christina Schwarz's first novel shows her compassion and a unique understanding of the American landscape and the people who live on it.

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  • Pdf File: a-dawn-in-seville.pdf

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Rosella is a young woman studying journalism and English language but is also interested in writing. Rosella lives in Seville with her family and her father, a senior doctor who is a great source for Rosella and helps her in her writing. A turning event in her life is while Rosella was accompanying her father, Antonio, in a trip to Barcelona and Montserrat. There, Rosella learns that the famous poet Frederico Garzia Lorca has been killed by the Falangists. Following this shocking news, the trip is suddenly interrupted, and Rosella and her father return to Seville. While in Seville, at the break of the civil war, Rosella by coincidence discovers that her father was secretly helping the wounded rebels and socialist supporters. Later, her father confides in Rosella and begs her to keep it between them, which she does. Following a strange dream, Rosella starts writing a novel set in medieval Spain and which, later, would serve as the only companion in the events that followed.

Invasion of The Blanche

By Corey Mariani
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Widow White Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 313
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 973
  • Pdf File: invasion-of-the-blanche.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The secret to defeating the Memoirist lies beyond the cheese danish in the whorl of the sourdough starter. Charlie is trying to stay positive. But with Kaliah in the clutches of nemesis Kayak Brad, his family on the run from Blanche Duluth and her cronies, and his mom mixed up with his ex-girlfriend, a powerful weaver of metaphor spells, staying positive is nearly impossible. So he trains—every day—to master the long-forgotten magic of an ancient race, to prepare himself for the final conflict with a cult that would recreate reality in their leader’s image. But with all of his energy and attention focused on stopping Blanche, he fails to see that mastering the magic of his ancestors is exactly what his enemy wants. Buy Invasion of the Blanche today to experience the exciting conclusion to this unique series in contemporary fantasy.

A Maiden’s Symphony

By Sinjini Chatterjee
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : POETRY WORLD
  • Book Code : 9389959144
  • Total of Pages : 71
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 989
  • Pdf File: a-maiden-s-symphony.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Maiden's Symphony is written by an Indian writer, a book bound with collection of poems, short stories micro tales and some inspiring thoughts of the poetess. She pens down the things often unnoticed and overlooked, thoughts and emotions that are often ignored and surpassed. Her pen spins the yarn beautifully into an untold journey and leads us to a realm of beautiful imagination. The trivial joys, emotions and thoughts takes us on a roller coaster ride of life itself. SINJINI CHATTERJEE

Coastal Environments and Global Change

By Gerd Masselink,Roland Gehrels
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118825101
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 221
  • Pdf File: coastal-environments-and-global-change.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The coastal zone is one of the most dynamic environments on our planet and is much affected by global change, especially sea-level rise. Coastal environments harbour valuable ecosystems, but they are also hugely important from a societal point of view. This book, which draws on the expertise of 21 leading international coastal scientists, represents an up-to-date account of coastal environments and past, present and future impacts of global change. The first chapter of the book outlines key principles that underpin coastal systems and their behaviour. This is followed by a discussion of key processes, including sea level change, sedimentation, storms, waves and tides, that drive coastal change. The main part of the book consists of a discussion of the main coastal environments (beaches, dunes, barriers, salt marshes, tidal flats, estuaries, coral reefs, deltas, rocky and glaciated coasts and coastal groundwater), and how these are affected by global change. The final chapter highlights strategies for coping with coastal change. Readership: final year undergraduate and postgraduate-level students on coastal courses in a wide range subjects, including geography, environmental management, geology, oceanography and coastal/civil engineering. The book will also be a valuable resource for researchers and applied scientists dealing with coastal environments. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/masselink/coastal

Because I F*cking Said So

By Shannon O'Connor
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  • Publisher : Shannon O'Connor
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 109
  • Pdf File: because-i-f-cking-said-so.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a collection about women*, by women*, for women*. It's about your interpretation of what "Because I F*cking Said So" says to you when you look at it. Its about what you’ve been through and how you’ve made it through. It's the raw emotions. It's about taking the power back, keeping the power, and being the goddess that you are. *Anyone who identifies as a woman.

Drinker of Blood

By Lynda S. Robinson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504066553
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 190
  • Pdf File: drinker-of-blood.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A spy in ancient Egypt investigates who killed Queen Nefertiti in “one of the most engrossing and sophisticated historical mystery series running” (Publishers Weekly). Lord Meren serves as mentor—and eyes and ears—to the boy king Tutankhamun. But to keep the young pharaoh safe, he’s keeping his investigation into the death of Nefertiti a secret. Meren has concluded succumbed to poison, not the plague, and he’s narrowed his potential suspects down to three men. His clandestine efforts are interrupted when Tut asks him to look into a mysterious fatality at the royal zoo, but Meren remains focused—even when someone uses his own knife to make an attempt on Tut’s life . . . “The story has a dark, romantic power. . . . It’s always a pleasure to negotiate the treacherous corridors of power with Lord Meren and his wily associates, eavesdropping on the priests in Pharaoh’s court, ducking the knife fights on the back streets of Memphis—and picking up beauty tips from Nefertiti.” —The New York Times Book Review “A mesmerizing blend of tantalizing suspense, high-speed action, and gripping historical intrigue . . . An outstanding thriller.” —Booklist

In Transit

By Kathleen Gerard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Untreed Reads
  • Book Code : 1611874459
  • Total of Pages : 177
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 197
  • Pdf File: in-transit.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When a psychic in a shopping mall tells Rita Del Vecchio that she is "destined for greatness," and she will "marry a man in uniform," the restless, wet-behind-the-ears, 22 year-old decides to finally take control of her life. Rita sets out on a quest to become a New York City Police Officer. But can a spry, feisty, single woman thrive in the gritty world of New York's Finest? Leaving behind the suburbs of New Jersey and a job as an under-tipped waitress, Rita Del Vecchio hangs up her apron and ballet slippers for a bullet-proof vest. But will she wear it? And if she does, will it protect her on the mean streets of Manhattan? Can it also protect her from Cupid's arrows if they should land amiss? Rita is assigned to the New York City Transit Police Squad and gets more than she bargained for. Riding the Lexington Avenue Subway Line, Rita winds up meeting not one man in uniform, but many. Whom will she love? IN TRANSIT combines romance and suspense. This woman-in-jeopardy story delves into the ordinary lives of NYPD career cops and how their fates are determined by people who hold secrets as dark and as labyrinth-like as the New York City Subway System.

A Reconciliation without Recollection?

By Joshua Ben David Nichols
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1487514980
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : History
  • Members : 975
  • Pdf File: a-reconciliation-without-recollection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The current framework for reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and the Canadian state is based on the Supreme Court of Canada’s acceptance of the Crown’s assertion of sovereignty, legislative power, and underlying title. The basis of this assertion is a long-standing interpretation of Section 91(24) of Canada’s Constitution, which reads it as a plenary grant of power over Indigenous communities and their lands, leading the courts to simply bypass the question of the inherent right of self-government. In A Reconciliation without Recollection, Joshua Ben David Nichols argues that if we are to find a meaningful path toward reconciliation, we will need to address the history of sovereignty without assuming its foundations. Exposing the limitations of the current model, Nichols carefully examines the lines of descent and association that underlie the legal conceptualization of the Aboriginal right to govern. Blending legal analysis with insights drawn from political theory and philosophy, A Reconciliation without Recollection is an ambitious and timely intervention into one of the most pressing concerns in Canada.

The Agora Files - Part I

By Adam Oster
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Adam Oster
  • Book Code : 1493773526
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 800
  • Pdf File: the-agora-files-part-i.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Cyrus must run for his life, but can he run from love? When dying alone on the hot sands of the Mohave Desert, Cyrus has no regrets. He loves a challenge. Being tasked with running from San Francisco to Boston in fifteen days, while the United States government and a host of bounty hunters hunt for him, sounds like fun. Being at death's door only a day into his trip doesn't faze him either. It's when he's joined by fellow runner Eve, bringing new emotions to the surface, his confidence cracks.

Bringing Christ Back

By Harold Ewing Burchett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bringing Christ Back Ministries
  • Book Code : 0989817911
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 516
  • Pdf File: bringing-christ-back.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bringing Christ Back is a priceless and practical theology desperately needed by the modern church to drag it out of its doldrums—far too many of its “average” believers are finding no release from agonizing chains of sin. Its knife-edged message is that the powerful presence of Christ seems to be withdrawn from the church as crucial truths about our Lord are reduced to common platitudes. When Christ is brought back as the center of faith in fact, not just in theory, believers will experience his deliverance from sin through the power of the Holy Spirit.