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Secret Anniversaries

By Scott Spencer
  • ISBN Code: : 1453205446
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 257
  • Category : Fiction
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A naïve young woman faces a decision so important it will change her life forever in this masterful novel from bestselling author Scott Spencer At the height of the Second World War, Caitlin Van Fleet moves to Washington, D.C., to become a “government girl” in the office of pro-German Congressman Stowe. Young and impressionable, she enters into a passionate love affair with the congressman’s aide, Betty Sinclair. But their relationship, while intense, is short-lived: When Caitlin befriends Joe Rose, an undercover reporter working to expose Stowe as a Nazi collaborator, she must decide once and for all what she stands for. Arranged like the calendar from January to December, while moving freely through the years, Secret Anniversaries brings to life the political controversies surrounding World War II, and delves into the universal themes surrounding friendship and love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Scott Spencer, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES If you find one, he's already found you .... From the creator of The Killing, “a full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson” (A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window). Winner of the Barry Award for Best First Mystery/Crime Novel * A New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago. A tragic coincidence—or something more twisted? To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues. Because it’s clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over. And no one is safe.

Big Lies in a Small Town

By Diane Chamberlain
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 125008735X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 484
  • Pdf File: big-lies-in-a-small-town.pdf

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From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth... “A novel about arts and secrets...grippingly told...pulls readers toward a shocking conclusion.”—People magazine, Best New Books North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, her dream of a career in art is put on hold—until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her released from prison immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to be free, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets. North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and in great need of work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder. What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies? “Chamberlain, a master storyteller, keeps readers hooked, with a story line that leavens history and social commentary with romance and mystery.”—Lexington Dispatch

The Jolly Roger Tales: 60+ Pirate Novels, Treasure-Hunt Tales & Sea Adventures

By Captain Charles Johnson,Howard Pyle,Ralph D. Paine,Charles Ellms,Currey E. Hamilton,John Esquemeling,J. D. Jerrold Kelley,Stanley Lane-Poole,Daniel Defoe,Robert Louis Stevenson,Sir Walter Scott,Richard Le Gallienne,Edgar Allan Poe,Jack London,Jules Verne,Charles Boardman Hawes,J. M. Barrie,Arthur Conan Doyle,Frederick Marryat,R. M. Ballantyne,Charles Dickens,L. Frank Baum,J. Allan Dunn,Robert E. Howard,James Fenimore Cooper,Alexandre Dumas,William Hope Hodgson,F. Scott Fitzgerald,Harold MacGrath,Harry Collingwood,W. H. G. Kingston,G. A. Henty,Joseph Lewis French
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027219604
  • Total of Pages : 9289
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 733
  • Pdf File: the-jolly-roger-tales.pdf

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Treasure Island (Stevenson) Blackbeard: Buccaneer (R. D. Paine) Pieces of Eight (Le Gallienne) Gold-Bug (Edgar A. Poe) The Dark Frigate (C. B. Hawes) Hearts of Three (Jack London) Captain Singleton (Defoe) Swords of Red Brotherhood (Howard) Queen of Black Coast (Howard) Afloat and Ashore (James F. Cooper) Pirate Gow (Defoe) The King of Pirates (Defoe) Barbarossa—King of the Corsairs (E. H. Currey) Homeward Bound (James F. Cooper) Red Rover (Cooper) The Pirate (Walter Scott) Book of Pirates (Howard Pyle) Under the Waves (R. M. Ballantyne) Rose of Paradise (Howard Pyle) Tales of the Fish Patrol (Jack London) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) Captain Sharkey (Arthur Conan Doyle) The Pirate (Frederick Marryat) Three Cutters (Marryat) Madman and the Pirate (R. M. Ballantyne) Coral Island (Ballantyne) Pirate City (Ballantyne) Gascoyne (Ballantyne) Facing the Flag (Jules Verne) Captain Boldheart (Dickens) Mysterious Island (Jules Verne) Master Key (L. Frank Baum) A Man to His Mate (J. Allan Dunn) Isle of Pirate's Doom (Robert E. Howard) Black Vulmea (Howard) Robinson Crusoe (Defoe) Count of Monte Cristo (A. Dumas) Ghost Pirates (W. H. Hodgson) Offshore Pirate (F. Scott Fitzgerald) The Piccaroon (Michael Scott) The Capture of Panama, 1671 (John Esquemeling) The Malay Proas (James Fenimore Cooper) The Wonderful Fight of the Exchange of Bristol With the Pirates of Algiers (Samuel Purchas) The Daughter of the Great Mogul (Defoe) Morgan at Puerto Bello Among Malay Pirates: A Tale of Adventure and Peril The Ways of the Buccaneers A True Account of Three Notorious Pirates Narrative of the Capture of the Ship Derby, 1735 Francis Lolonois The Fight Between the Dorrill and the Moca Jaddi the Malay Pirate The Terrible Ladrones The Female Captive The Passing of Mogul Mackenzie The Last of the Sea-Rovers Pagan Madonna...

PIRATE TALES: 80+ Novels, Stories, Legends & History of the True Buccaneers

By Jack London,Robert Louis Stevenson,Walter Scott,Edgar Allan Poe,Jules Verne,Arthur Conan Doyle,F. Scott Fitzgerald,Frederick Marryat,James Fenimore Cooper,Alexandre Dumas,Charles Dickens,Daniel Defoe,L. Frank Baum,Rafael Sabatini,Captain Charles Johnson,J. M. Barrie,Howard Pyle,Ralph D. Paine,Charles Ellms,Currey E. Hamilton,John Esquemeling,Clarence Henry Haring,J. D. Jerrold Kelley,Stanley Lane-Poole,Richard Le Gallienne,Charles Boardman Hawes,R. M. Ballantyne,William Macleod Raine,Jeffery Farnol,J. Allan Dunn,Robert E. Howard,John Masefield,William Hope Hodgson,Harold MacGrath,Harry Collingwood,Frederick Ferdinand Moore,W. H. G. Kingston,Stephen W. Meader,Percy F.Westerman,G. A. Henty,Joseph Lewis French
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026877500
  • Total of Pages : 13376
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 332
  • Pdf File: pirate-tales.pdf

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Come along on a great pirate adventure with hand-picked literary classics and true stories about the legendary outlaws: History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates (Captain Charles Johnson) The Book of Buried Treasure The Pirates' Own Book Treasure Island (R. L. Stevenson) Captain Blood (Rafael Sabatini) Sea Hawk (Sabatini) Blackbeard: Buccaneer (R. D. Paine) Pieces of Eight (Le Gallienne) Captain Singleton (Defoe) Gold-Bug (Edgar Allan Poe) Hearts of Three (Jack London) The Dark Frigate (C. B. Hawes) Isle of Pirate's Doom (Robert E. Howard) Swords of Red Brotherhood (Howard) Queen of Black Coast (Howard) Black Vulmea (Howard) Afloat and Ashore (James F. Cooper) Homeward Bound (Cooper) Red Rover (Cooper) Facing the Flag (Jules Verne) Pirate Gow (Daniel Defoe) The King of Pirates (Defoe) The Pirate (Walter Scott) Rose of Paradise (Howard Pyle) Captain Sharkey (Arthur Conan Doyle) The Pirate (Frederick Marryat) Three Cutters (Marryat) Madman and the Pirate (R. M. Ballantyne) The Offshore Pirate (F. Scott Fitzgerald) Martin Conisby's Vengeance (J. Farnol) Coral Island (Ballantyne) Pirate of Panama (W. M. Raine) Under the Waves (Ballantyne) Pirate City (Ballantyne) Gascoyne (Ballantyne) Captain Boldheart (Dickens) The Ways of the Buccaneers (J. Masefield) Master Key (L. Frank Baum) Black Bartlemy's Treasure (J. Farnol) A Man to His Mate (J. Allan Dunn) Tales of the Fish Patrol (Jack London) Barbarossa—King of the Corsairs (E. H. Currey) Robinson Crusoe (Defoe) Jim Davis (J. Masefield) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) Mysterious Island (Jules Verne) Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas) Ghost Pirates (W. H. Hodgson) The Pagan Madonna (H. MacGrath) A Pirate of the Caribbees (H. Collingwood) The Pirate Island (H. Collingwood) The Devil's Admiral (F. F. Moore) The Pirate of the Mediterranean (W. H. G. Kingston) The Black Buccaneer (Stephen W. Meader) The Third Officer (P. Westerman) Narrative of the Capture of the Ship Derby ...

Stories, Contemporary Southern Short Fiction

By Donald Hays
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  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Book Code : 9781610754033
  • Total of Pages : 482
  • Category : American fiction
  • Members : 240
  • Pdf File: stories-contemporary-southern-short-fiction.pdf

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Read and download full book Stories, Contemporary Southern Short Fiction

The Pirates' Chronicles: Greatest Sea Adventure Books & Treasure Hunt Tales (70+ Novels, Short Stories & Legends in One Edition)

By Captain Charles Johnson,Howard Pyle,Ralph D. Paine,Charles Ellms,Currey E. Hamilton,John Esquemeling,J. D. Jerrold Kelley,Stanley Lane-Poole,Daniel Defoe,Robert Louis Stevenson,Walter Scott,Richard Le Gallienne,Edgar Allan Poe,Jack London,Jules Verne,Charles Boardman Hawes,J. M. Barrie,Arthur Conan Doyle,Frederick Marryat,R. M. Ballantyne,Charles Dickens,L. Frank Baum,J. Allan Dunn,Robert E. Howard,James Fenimore Cooper,Alexandre Dumas,William Hope Hodgson,F. Scott Fitzgerald,Harold MacGrath,Harry Collingwood,W. H. G. Kingston,G. A. Henty,Joseph Lewis French
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027219574
  • Total of Pages : 11081
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 745
  • Pdf File: the-pirates-chronicles.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Enjoy the best sea adventures, treasure hunt tales and bloody battles, along with learning the truth behind the legends, the real life stories that inspired so many writers and produced so many beloved classics: History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates (Captain Charles Johnson) The Book of Buried Treasure Treasure Island (R. L. Stevenson) Blackbeard: Buccaneer (R. D. Paine) Pieces of Eight (Le Gallienne) Captain Singleton (Defoe) Gold-Bug (Edgar Allan Poe) Hearts of Three (Jack London) The Dark Frigate (C. B. Hawes) Isle of Pirate's Doom (Robert E. Howard) Swords of Red Brotherhood (Howard) Queen of Black Coast (Howard) Barbarossa—King of the Corsairs Black Vulmea (Howard) Afloat and Ashore (James F. Cooper) Homeward Bound (Cooper) Red Rover (Cooper) Facing the Flag (Jules Verne) A Pirate of the Caribbees (H. Collingwood) Pirate Gow (Daniel Defoe) The King of Pirates (Defoe) The Pirate (Walter Scott) Rose of Paradise (Howard Pyle) Captain Sharkey (Arthur Conan Doyle) The Pirate (Frederick Marryat) Three Cutters (Marryat) Madman and the Pirate (R. M. Ballantyne) The Offshore Pirate (F. Scott Fitzgerald) Coral Island (Ballantyne) Under the Waves (Ballantyne) Pirate City (Ballantyne) Captain Boldheart (Dickens) Master Key (L. Frank Baum) A Man to His Mate (J. Allan Dunn) Tales of the Fish Patrol (Jack London) Robinson Crusoe (Defoe) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) Mysterious Island (Jules Verne) Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas) Ghost Pirates (W. H. Hodgson) The Pirate Island (H. Collingwood) Among Malay Pirates The Capture of Panama, 1671 The Malay Proas (James F. Cooper) The Daughter of the Great Mogul (Defoe) Morgan at Puerto Bello The Ways of the Buccaneers Narrative of the Capture of the Ship Derby, 1735 The Fight Between the Dorrill and the Moca Jaddi the Malay Pirate The Terrible Ladrones The Female Captive The Passing of Mogul Mackenzie Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean Pirates of Panama...

Imagining the End: The Apocalypse in American Popular Culture

By Jim Holte
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440861021
  • Total of Pages : 308
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 173
  • Pdf File: imagining-the-end.pdf

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Imagining the End provides students and general readers with contextualized examples of how the apocalypse has been imagined across all mediums of American popular culture. Detailed entries analyze the development, influence, and enjoyment of end-times narratives. Provides readers with comprehensive and contextual essays on major apocalyptic themes and subjects Examines the source of most Western apocalyptic thought, The Book of Revelation and other Biblical apocalypses, in detail Includes descriptions, analysis, and context for apocalyptic films, novels, television programs, and video games Features a reader-friendly A–Z organization, with accessibly written entries

The Greatest Sea Adventure Books Of All Time

By Joseph Conrad,Herman Melville,Jack London,R. L. Stevenson,Daniel Defoe,Tobias Smollett,Walter Scott,Frederick Marryat,Edgar Allan Poe,James Fenimore Cooper,Thomas Mayne Reid,Victor Hugo,R. M. Ballantyne,Jules Verne,L. Frank Baum,Randall Parrish,Charles Boardman Hawes,Rudyard Kipling,Ralph Henry Barbour,Rafael Sabatini,Jeffery Farnol
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 13475
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 196
  • Pdf File: the-greatest-sea-adventure-books-of-all-time.pdf

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Musaicum Books presents to you new collection of the greatest sea adventure novels, to bring back your lust of voyage, your sense of adventure and the joy of discovery. Content: Captain Charles Johnson: The History of Pirates R. L. Stevenson: Treasure Island Jack London: The Sea Wolf The Mutiny of the Elsinore A Son of the Sun Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe Captain Singleton Tobias Smollett: The Adventures of Roderick Random Walter Scott: The Pirate Frederick Marryat: Mr. Midshipman Easy Masterman Ready; Or, The Wreck of the "Pacific" Edgar Allan Poe: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket James Fenimore Cooper: The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea The Red Rover Afloat and Ashore: A Sea Tale Miles Wallingford Homeward Bound; Or, The Chase: A Tale of the Sea Thomas Mayne Reid: The Ocean Waifs: A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea Victor Hugo: Toilers of the Sea Herman Melville: Redburn White-Jacket Moby Dick Benito Cereno R. M. Ballantyne: The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean Fighting the Whales Jules Verne: The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras In Search of the Castaways; Or, The Children of Captain Grant 20 000 Leagues under the Sea Dick Sand: A Captain at Fifteen An Antarctic Mystery L. Frank Baum: Sam Steele's Adventures on Land and Sea Randall Parrish: Wolves of the Sea Charles Boardman Hawes: The Dark Frigate The Mutineers Joseph Conrad: The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' Lord Jim Typhoon The Shadow Line The Arrow of Gold Rudyard Kipling: Captains Courageous Ralph Henry Barbour: The Adventure Club Afloat Rafael Sabatini: Captain Blood The Sea-Hawk Jeffery Farnol: Black Bartlemy's Treasure Martin Conisby's Vengeance

Outlawed

By Anna North
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1635575435
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 163
  • Pdf File: outlawed.pdf

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A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK * INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB PICK * INDIE NEXT SELECTION * LIBRARY READS SELECTION * AMAZON EDITORS' CHOICE * WASHINGTON POST BEST OF THE YEAR The "terrifying, wise, tender, and thrilling" (R.O. Kwon) adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West. In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw. The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy, in a town where barren women are routinely hanged as witches, her survival depends on leaving behind everything she knows. She joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang, a band of outlaws led by a preacher-turned-robber known to all as the Kid. Charismatic, grandiose, and mercurial, the Kid is determined to create a safe haven for outcast women. But to make this dream a reality, the Gang hatches a treacherous plan that may get them all killed. And Ada must decide whether she's willing to risk her life for the possibility of a new kind of future for them all. Featuring an irresistibly no-nonsense, courageous, and determined heroine, Outlawed dusts off the myth of the old West and reignites the glimmering promise of the frontier with an entirely new set of feminist stakes. Anna North has crafted a pulse-racing, page-turning saga about the search for hope in the wake of death, and for truth in a climate of small-mindedness and fear.

Gunslinger Girl Vol. 8

By Yu Aida
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  • Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Book Code : 1642758647
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 997
  • Pdf File: gunslinger-girl-vol-8.pdf

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There is a secret counterterrorism unit for the Italian government known only as "The Social Welfare Agency." Its mission: to rescue troubled girls and turn them into heartless cyborg assassins using the latest advances in cyber-technology. The newest inductee into the Agency is a second generation cyborg called Petrushka, who may just be the Agency's most powerful operative yet. Petrushka is given an impossible trial-by-fire mission, together with her handler Alessandro, to foil an assassination attempt. Can she prove she's got what it takes in an impossible mission she may not even survive?

Long Man

By Amy Greene
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307958469
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 712
  • Pdf File: long-man.pdf

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From the critically acclaimed author of Bloodroot, a gripping, wondrously evocative novel of a family in turmoil, set against the backdrop of real-life historical event—the story of three days in the summer of 1936, as a government-built dam is about to flood an Appalachian town, and a little girl goes missing. A river called Long Man has coursed through East Tennessee from time immemorial, bringing sustenance to the people who farm along its banks and who trade among its small towns. But as Long Man opens, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s plans to dam the river and flood the town of Yuneetah for the sake of progress—to bring electricity and jobs to the region—are about to take effect. Just a few days remain before the river will rise, and most of the town has been evacuated. Among the holdouts is a young, headstrong mother, Annie Clyde Dodson, whose ancestors have lived for generations on her mountaintop farm; she’ll do anything to ensure that her three-year-old daughter, Gracie, will inherit the family’s land. But her husband wants to make a fresh start in Michigan, where he’s found work that will bring the family a more secure future. As the deadline looms, a storm as powerful as the emotions between them rages outside their door. Suddenly they realize that Gracie is nowhere to be found. Has the little girl simply wandered off into the rain? Or has she been taken by Amos, the mysterious drifter who has come back to Yuneetah, perhaps to save his hometown in a last, desperate act of violence? Suspenseful, visceral, gorgeously told, Long Man is a searing portrait of a tight-knit community brought together by change and crisis, and of one family facing a terrifying ticking clock. A novel set in history that resonates with our own times, it is a dazzling and unforgettable tour de force. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Through the Dark: A Darkest Minds Collection

By Alexandra Bracken
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  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Book Code : 1484757343
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 926
  • Pdf File: through-the-dark.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the hit series that's soon to be a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg and Mandy Moore--now with a stunning new look and an exclusive sneak peek at The Darkest Legacy, the new novel in the Darkest Minds series! Don't miss this breathtaking collection of stories set in the world of the best-selling Darkest Minds trilogy, now in paperback: IN TIME A desperate young man is forced to make a terrible choice between his own survival and the future of a little girl who won't speak, but who changes his life in ways he could never imagine. SPARKS RISE A spark of light brightens a brutal world when a girl named Sam encounters her childhood best friend at the government-run "rehabilitation" camp, Thurmond. Lucas and Sam form a risky escape plan, but sometimes even love isn't powerful enough to overcome unspeakable cruelty. BEYOND THE NIGHT The camps are closed. A tyrant president has been deposed. But for many Psi kids living rough, there is no home to return to, no place for them in a country devastated by the past and anxious about the future. Every day is a struggle for Sam, who knew all the rules at Thurmond and has been thrown into a terrifying and uncertain new life. But there's more at stake than Sam's own survival. She once made a promise to someone she loves, and the time has come to fulfill it. From New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a collection of three hauntingly beautiful novellas set in the world of the Darkest Minds series. In the most harrowing of times, it takes a ferocious strength not only to survive, but to stand up for those who cannot fight their own battles. The characters in these stories--some new, some familiar--face impossible missions, and the hardest of all may be protecting the last flicker of hope in a seemingly endless night.

The Good at Heart

By Ursula Werner
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501147595
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 383
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Based on the author’s discoveries about her great-grandfather, this stunning debut novel that “powerfully portrays the inner struggles of ordinary people moved to do extraordinary things” (Booklist) takes place over three days during World War II when members of a German family must make “the sometimes impossible choice between family and morality” (Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand). When World War II breaks out, Edith and Oskar Eberhardt move their family—their daughter, Marina; son-in-law, Franz; and their granddaughters—out of Berlin to the quiet town of Blumental, near Switzerland. A member of the Fuhrer’s cabinet, Oskar is gone most of the time, and Franz begins fighting in the war, so the women of the house are left to their quiet lives in the village. But life in Blumental isn’t as idyllic as it appears. An egotistical Nazi captain terrorizes the citizens he’s assigned to protect. Neighbors spy on each other. Some mysteriously disappear. Marina has a lover who also has close ties to her family and the government. Thinking none of them share her hatred of the Reich, she joins a Protestant priest smuggling Jewish refugees over the nearby Swiss border. The latest “package” is two Polish girls, and against her better judgment, Marina finds she must hide them in the Eberhardt’s cellar. Everything is set to go smoothly until Oskar comes home with the news that the Führer will be visiting the area for a concert, and he will be making a house call on the Eberhardts. “With jaw-clenching suspense and unexpected tenderness” (Jacquelyn Mitchard), The Good at Heart is an “engaging…rich…evocative” (Library Journal) portrait of a family torn between doing their duty for their country and doing what’s right, especially for those they love.

Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s

By Richard A. Hall
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440868131
  • Total of Pages : 261
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 945
  • Pdf File: pop-goes-the-decade.pdf

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Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s comprehensively examines popular culture in the 2000s, placing the culture of the decade in historical context and showing how it not only reflected but also influenced its times. Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s starts with a timeline of major historical pop culture events of the 2000s, followed by an introduction describing what the U.S. was like at the beginning of the new millennium and how it would change throughout the decade. Next come chapters broken down by medium: television, sports, music, movies, literature, technology, media, and fashion and art. A chapter on controversies in popular culture is followed by a chapter on game-changers, featuring 20 individuals who made a major impact on the U.S. in the 2000s. Finally, a conclusion shows the impact that pop culture in the 2000s has had on the U.S. in the years since. This volume serves as a comprehensive resource for high school and college students studying popular culture in the 2000s. It provides a summary of total impact, plus specific insights into each individual topic. It also includes a wide swath of the scholarship produced on the subject to date. Covers the people, events, and ideas whose impact is still felt in the years since the 2000s, rather than simply telling the history of a decade Offers a detailed understanding of the variety of strands composing the culture of the decade Covers the personalities who helped to shape the decade Suggests areas of further exploration for students of popular culture