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Made To Be Broken

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 0307375285

Publisher : Seal Books

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Nadia Stafford isn’t your typical nature lodge owner. An ex-cop with a legal code all her own, she’s known only as “Dee” to her current employers: a New York crime family who pays her handsomely to bump off traitors. But when Nadia discovers that a troubled teenage employee and her baby have vanished in the Canadian woods, the memory of a past loss comes back with a vengeance, and her old instincts go into overdrive. With her enigmatic mentor, Jack, covering her back, Nadia unearths sinister clues that point to an increasingly darker and deadlier mystery. Now, with her obsession over the case deepening, the only way Nadia can right the wrongs of the present is to face her own painful ghosts — and either bury them for good, or die trying. Because in her book, everyone deserves a chance. And everyone deserves justice.

Exit Strategy

Author : Kelley Armstrong

ISBN10 : 0307368351

Publisher : Seal Books

Number of Pages : 512

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Popular fantasy author Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld series) makes her first foray into crime fiction, with the debut of a series of non-paranormal novels featuring female assassin Nadia Stafford. Nadia Stafford is one of the world’s few female contract killers. A former cop, drummed out of the force because of a scandal, she is an expert at disguise and cool under pressure. But when fellow hitman Jack arrives on the scene, Nadia’s very private existence is seriously challenged. A series of victims are being murdered seemingly at random all over the country — different areas, different walks of life, different MOs. There is nothing to tie them together except a random page torn out of a single book: Helter Skelter. But does the Helter Skelter killer — as the hysterical media now dub him — have a real connection to Charles Manson? Or is there something even more sinister at work? Is this, in fact — as Jack believes — the carefully planned exit strategy of a fellow professional killer, determined to leave the life, but equally determined to clear up an old mistake? And, if so, which is the real victim? Now, the highly suspicious and secretive hitman community will have to break their cover — at least, to each other — and help take down this killer before the cops and the Feds discover his true connection to their own secret, exclusive society….

Rules We're Meant to Break

Author : Natalie Williamson

ISBN10 : 1250313279

Publisher : Swoon Reads

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: Honest and full of heart, this clever contemporary romance debut deftly combines utterly relatable family drama with all the sweetness and uncertainty that comes with falling in love. Rule #1: Don't get attached. Amber lives by strict rules to survive her mother’s love life: Always keep your eyes on the horizon and never get close to anyone connected to Mom's boyfriends. But after they move in with Kevin, the latest of her mom's “soul mates,” the rules become increasingly difficult to follow. Kevin’s daughter, Cammie, keeps acting like Amber’s friend, even though she’s definitely not. And Jordan—star basketball player, hottest boy in school, and Cammie's best friend—keeps showing up at the most inconvenient moments. Amber has reasons for every one of her rules, and following them is the only way to protect her heart when her mom inevitably moves on. But as she spends more time with Kevin, his daughter, and especially Jordan, she starts to wonder if the rules might be worth breaking this time. Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Rules We're Meant to Break is a charming, heartachingly real story of family and young love by debut author Natalie Williamson. Praise for Rules We're Meant to Break: "Vibrant and funny and completely relatable. ... The perfect read for anyone wanting to be swept away." —Danielle Stinson, author of Before I Disappear "Rules We’re Meant to Break is one of those young adult contemporaries that I truly resonated with... What an amazing debut! I cannot wait to see what Natalie Williamson writes next!" —The Write Kind of Love

Long Way Down

Author : Jason Reynolds

ISBN10 : 1481438271

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: “An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger.” —Booklist (starred review) “Astonishing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “A tour de force.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) A Newbery Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Honor Book A Printz Honor Book A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017 A Vulture Best YA Book of 2017 A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017 An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds’s electrifying novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That’s where Will’s now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother’s gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he’s after. Or does he? As the elevator stops on the sixth floor, on comes Buck. Buck, Will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. Buck tells Will to check that the gun is even loaded. And that’s when Will sees that one bullet is missing. And the only one who could have fired Shawn’s gun was Shawn. Huh. Will didn’t know that Shawn had ever actually USED his gun. Bigger huh. BUCK IS DEAD. But Buck’s in the elevator? Just as Will’s trying to think this through, the door to the next floor opens. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck’s cigarette. Will doesn’t know her, but she knew him. Knew. When they were eight. And stray bullets had cut through the playground, and Will had tried to cover her, but she was hit anyway, and so what she wants to know, on that fifth floor elevator stop, is, what if Will, Will with the gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, MISSES. And so it goes, the whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows. A story that might never know an END…if Will gets off that elevator. Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds.

We Had No Rules

Author : Corinne Manning

ISBN10 : 1551528002

Publisher : arsenal pulp press

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A young teenager stays a step ahead of her parents’ sexuality-based restrictions by running away and learns a very different set of rules. A woman grieves the loss of a sister, a “gay divorce,” and the pain of unacknowledged abuse with the help of a lone wallaby on a farm in Washington State. A professor of women’s and gender studies revels in academic and sexual power but risks losing custody of the family dog. In Corinne Manning’s stunning debut story collection, a cast of queer characters explore the choice of assimilation over rebellion. In this historical moment that’s hyperaware of and desperate to define even the slowest of continental shifts, when commitment succumbs to the logic of capitalism and nobody knows what to call each other or themselves—Gay? Lesbian? Queer? Partners? Dad?—who are we? And if we don’t know who we are, what exactly can we offer each other? Spanning the years 1992 to 2019, and moving from New York to North Carolina to Seattle, the eleven first-person stories in We Had No Rules feature characters who feel the promise of a radically reimagined world but face complicity instead.

Always Eat After 7 PM

Author : Joel Marion

ISBN10 : 1948836777

Publisher : BenBella Books

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Health & Fitness

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Book Summary: Wall Street Journal Bestseller Based on surprising science, Always Eat After 7 PM debunks popular diet myths and offers an easy-to-follow diet that accelerates fat-burning and allows you to indulge in your most intense food cravings: Eating the majority of your calories at night. Conventional diet wisdom tells us we should avoid carbs, and have an early dinner, and never eat before bed. But the fact is, the latest scientific research just doesn’t bear this out. In Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight, fitness expert, nutritionist, and bestselling author Joel Marion debunks the myths underlying traditional dieting and offers a simple, highly effective weight loss program. This three-phase plan shows dieters how to lose big by strategically eating big in the evening when we’re naturally hungriest. The secret to sustained fat loss lies in a combination of intermittent fasting (IF), filling daytime meals with Volumizing Superfoods, and strategic hormone-regulating food combinations—before bed (including Super Carbs like potatoes and white rice!). The Always Eat After 7 PM plan consists of: The 14-day Acceleration Phase to kick-start the program and see rapid results The Main Phase where you’ll learn exactly which foods to eat when in order to achieve your weight-loss goals The Lifestyle Phase to keep the weight off for good You’ll even be able to enjoy social dinners and dining out without restriction, satisfy nighttime hunger with fat-burning sweet and salty pre-bedtime snacks, and further indulge your cravings—and improve your results—with strategically timed cheat meals/days. With straightforward food lists, easy-to-follow meal plans, and delicious recipes for every phase, this is a simpler, step-by-step, more enjoyable way to lose weight without feeling restricted. In the end, it’s every dieter’s dream: now you should do what you’ve been told not to—always eat after 7 PM!

The Old Enemy

Author : Henry Porter

ISBN10 : 0802158668

Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press

Number of Pages : 200

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The ex-MI6 agent is on the run as he uncovers a deadly conspiracy reaching back to the days of Cold War espionage in this acclaimed thriller series. Former MI6 agent Paul Samson is shadowing a young woman around London for a private security company. Though the brilliant Zoe Freemantle is intriguing, the work is a bit dull—until Samson is almost killed by a thuggish assassin. When other people connected to Paul come under attack, including legendary spy Robert Harland and billionaire Denis Hisami, Paul escapes to Estonia to make sense of the mysterious threat. Paul knows there’s a target on his back. The only question is whose finger is on the trigger. Together with Denis’s wife Anastasia, Paul picks up the trail of a former Stasi agent whose network of assets go deep into the US and UK governments. Now, Paul and Anastasia must expose the spymaster before any more people are killed or agencies compromised. An astonishing and timely thriller examining the penetration of Russian assets into all levels of western life, The Old Enemy is a complex, breathtaking race against time from “one of our most accomplished thriller writers” (Financial Times).

Made to Break

Author : Giles Slade

ISBN10 : 0674043758

Publisher : Harvard University Press

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: Made to Break is a history of twentieth-century technology as seen through the prism of obsolescence. Giles Slade explains how disposability was a necessary condition for America's rejection of tradition and our acceptance of change and impermanence. This book gives us a detailed and harrowing picture of how, by choosing to support ever-shorter product lives, we may well be shortening the future of our way of life as well.

Bravey

Author : Alexi Pappas

ISBN10 : 1984801139

Publisher : Dial Press

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: The Olympic runner, actress, filmmaker and writer Alexi Pappas shares what she’s learned about confidence, self-reliance, mental health, embracing pain, and achieving your dreams. “Heartbreaking and hilarious.”—Mindy Kaling • “A beautiful read.”—Ruth Reichl • “Essential guidance to anyone dreaming big dreams.”—Shalane Flanagan • “I couldn’t put it down.”—Adam Grant run like a bravey sleep like a baby dream like a crazy replace can’t with maybe When “Renaissance runner” (New York Times) Alexi Pappas—Olympic athlete, actress, filmmaker, and writer—was four years old, her mother died by suicide, drastically altering the course of Pappas’s life and setting her on a search for female role models. When her father signed his bereaved daughter up for sports teams as a way to keep her busy, female athletes became the first women Pappas looked up to, and her Olympic dream was born. At the same time, Pappas had big creative dreams, too: She wanted to make movies, write, and act. Despite setbacks and hardships, Pappas refused to pick just one lane. She put in a tremendous amount of hard work and wouldn’t let anything stand in her way until she achieved all of her dreams, however unrelated they may seem to outsiders. In a single year, 2016, she made her Olympic debut as a distance runner and wrote, directed, and starred in her first feature film. But great highs are often accompanied by deep lows; with joy comes sorrow. In Bravey, Pappas fearlessly and honestly shares her battle with post-Olympic depression and describes how she emerged on the other side as a thriving and self-actualized woman. Unflinching, exuberant, and always entertaining, Bravey showcases Pappas’s signature, charming voice as she reflects upon the touchstone moments in her life and the lessons that have powered her career as both an athlete and an artist—foremost among them, how to be brave. Pappas’s experiences reveal how we can all overcome hardship, befriend pain, celebrate victory, relish the loyalty found in teammates, and claim joy. In short: how every one of us can become a bravey.

A Saint from Texas

Author : Edmund White

ISBN10 : 1635572568

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: From Edmund White, a bold and sweeping new novel that traces the extraordinary fates of twin sisters, one destined for Parisian nobility and the other for Catholic sainthood. Yvette and Yvonne Crawford are twin sisters, born on a humble patch of East Texas prairie but bound for far more dramatic and tragic fates. Just as an untold fortune of oil lies beneath their daddy's land, both girls harbor their own secrets and dreams-ones that will carry them far from Texas and from each other. As the decades unfold, Yvonne will ascend the highest ranks of Parisian society as Yvette gives herself to a lifetime of worship and service in the streets of Jericó, Colombia. And yet, even as they remake themselves in their radically different lives, the twins find that the bonds of family and the past are unbreakable. Spanning the 1950s to the recent past, Edmund White's marvelous novel serves up an immensely pleasurable epic of two Texas women as their lives traverse varied worlds: the swaggering opulence of the Dallas nouveau riche, the airless pretension of the Paris gratin, and the strict piety of a Colombian convent. For nearly half a century, Edmund White's work has revitalized American literature, blithely breaking down boundaries of class and sexuality, and A Saint From Texas is one of his most joyous, gorgeously written, and piercing works to date.

Measuring Ego Development

Author : Lˆ-Xuƒn Hy,Jane Loevinger,Le Xuan Hy

ISBN10 : 131777924X

Publisher : Psychology Press

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: The topic of ego development developed when psychoanalysis did not fulfill all the initial hopes during its early period of prominence. Clinicians--psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors--realized that they needed to know more than their patients' or clients' psychopathology or normalcy and their psychosexual behavior and drives. The method for scoring sentence completions presented in this manual was originally developed for a study of women and adolescent girls. By the time it was first published in 1970, however, the method had already come into use in studies of men and boys. Since then, it has been used with widely varying samples, and the test has been translated into several other languages. This wide adoption testifies to the need for such a test. The present version of the manual incorporates three major improvements: * it is based on data from, and is intended for use with, both males and females, * its format is easier to use, and * the examples cited reflect current public attitudes. The format of the scoring manual for the Sentence Completion Test (SCT) is radically changed from the original, making it easier to find the correct rating for a response. The rating scale itself is kept simple and the basic concept of ego development is the same. A tutorial is included to assist in calculating the Total Protocol Ratings (TPRs). ALTERNATIVE BLURB!!! The Washington University Sentence Completion Test, which was developed by Jane Loevinger, is a free-response, semi-projective instrument for the assessment of ego development. The first manual for administering and scoring the test was published in 1970. In addition to its widespread use in the United States, it has also been adopted for use in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, India, and South Africa. The WUSCT has been used for research in the fields of adolescent personality development, moral development, infancy and parenting, family and gender studies, multiculturalism, religion, psychopathology and psychotherapy, vocational studies, and social and organizational psychology. It is most frequently used by researchers and practitioners in psychology, counseling, social work, and education. This book represents a revised edition of the WUSCT scoring manual, including all items in the 1981 forms, which were revised for use with both men and women. The content reflects current social attitudes, which have changed on some topics since the publication of the original 1970 manual. Although there have been minor changes in terminology, the conception of ego development is unchanged, and the stages of the construct are essentially the same. The format of the scoring manual, however, has been radically changed for ease of use in rating responses. (The rating scale itself, which is the same for all items, is kept simple.) A tutorial is included to assist in calculating the Total Protocol Ratings.

Oola

Author : Brittany Newell

ISBN10 : 1250114152

Publisher : Holt Paperbacks

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 342

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Book Summary: A provocative and impressive debut delivered with a uniquely sinister lyricism by a brilliant 21-year-old; a story about sex, privilege, desire, and creativity in the post-college years The first thing Leif notices about Oola is the sharp curve of her delicate shoulders, tensed as if for flight. Even from that first encounter at a party in a flat outside of London, there’s something electric about the way Oola, a music school dropout, connects with the cossetted, listless narrator we find in twenty-five-year-old Leif. Infatuated, the two hit the road across Europe, housesitting for Leif’s parents’ wealthy friends, and finally settling for the summer in Big Sur. Leif makes Oola his subject: he will attempt an infinitesimal cartography of her every thought and gesture, her every dimple, every snag, every swell of memory and hollow. And yet in this atmosphere of stifling and paranoid isolation, the world around Leif and Oola begins to warp--the tap water turns salty, plants die, and Oola falls dangerously ill. Finally, it becomes clear that the currents surging just below the surface of Leif’s story are infinitely stranger than they first appear. Oola is a mind-bendingly original novel about the way that--particularly in the changeable, unsteady just-post-college years--sex, privilege, desire, and creativity can bend, blur, and break. Brittany Newell bursts into the literary world with a narrative as twisted and fresh as it is addicting.

The Heart of Mid-Lothian

Author : Walter Scott

ISBN10 : 0141922095

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 864

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Jeanie Deans, a dairymaid, decides she must walk to London to gain an audience with the Queen. Her sister is to be executed for infanticide and, while refusing to lie to help her case, Jeanie is desperate for a reprieve. Set in the 1730s in a Scotland uneasily united with England, The Heart of Mid-Lothian dramatizes different kinds of justice - that meted out by the Edinburgh mob in the lynching of Captain Porteous, and that encountered by a terrified young girl suspected of killing her baby. Based on an anonymous letter Scot received in 1817, this is the seventh and finest of Scott's 'Waverley' novels. It was an international bestseller and inspired succeeding novelists from Balzac to George Eliot.

The Mermaid's Curse

Author : Ed Russo

ISBN10 : 1300507497

Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Ed Russo wrote a story to awaken society about the crimes of human trafficking and slavery prostitution that exist here in America. Even though The Mermaid's Curse is a sci-fi horror crime mystery novel, it still shows the truth about human trafficking and human slavery in America. Many people are unaware of this insidious crime that takes place in this country. Another issue that is addressed in this novel is the corruption of some officers of the law who are mixed up in organized crime. This story takes place in a small town called New Kensington, and also in New Jersey. Even though these places may not be a stronghold for the Russian mafia. but places such as New York and Los Angeles are places that harbor human slaves as prostitutes. In the midst of this is an ancient secret society of non- human vampiric beings that secretly walk among us. These beings are in all walks of life and pull the strings behind human affairs. Do such beings exist? You never know, one of them could be your next door neighbor

Made To Be Broken

Author : Jessie Jordan,Lucinda Lane

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Lucinda Lane Erotica

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: When curvy Alexis lands a job as a hostess at an exclusive club for wealthy clients with a taste for the fuller figure she's looking to make rent, not find love. This all changes when she meets the enigmatic Daniel Trafford and a brutal but sensual encounter leads to her finding the acceptance she deserves in the arms of a dominant billionaire who believes that rules are made to be broken. Please note: This 8,600 word work of erotic fiction is intended for adults only and contains scenes of female masturbation, spanking, bdsm and steamy sex between a dominant alpha male and a magnificent BBW. Excerpt: "Could you take off your clothes please Ms Martin?" This had been, without doubt, the weirdest job interview ever. My friend Jenny put me up to it. Hostess at some exclusive club. I thought she was joking at first. Hostesses tend to be leggy blondes, all tan and teeth. I was anything but. I guess I'm pretty enough. I have the sort of figure that drives some men crazy, but I don't really have the kind of figure that a club would want to put on display. "I understand it's an unusual request. The Redmond Club caters for an exclusive clientèle, a very wealthy exclusive clientèle with..." He leaned back for a moment, "let's just say very particular tastes. I'm not messing around here. I'm not going to rub one out under the desk as soon as I get a glimpse of bare flesh. I am a professional. I only hire professionals." He looked a little frustrated and I had the feeling I was about to be sent packing. If not for the exclusive uptown address I'd have thought this whole thing was a scam. Someone trying to trick me into doing some BBW porn, but the location was way too high rent for that. "Our clients want to enjoy your company in a relaxed and friendly environment. They don't want awkward girls who have a complex about being called 'thunder-thighs' in high school. They want women who are comfortable in their own skin." The thing was, if I couldn't do this I was a hypocrite. I was always telling myself I felt good about the way I looked. Was that true or had I just been lying to myself? Jenny had heard rumors that the money here was incredible and I really needed the money. My life had kind of fallen apart over the last couple of months and it turns out that once you dump your rich but unfaithful boyfriend and lose your cushy job for turning up late once too often this is actually a pretty expensive city to live in. Who knew? Either way if I didn't get a job in the next couple of weeks I wouldn't be able to make rent on my shitty apartment and that's all she wrote. "OK." I took a deep breath. Even though I managed to convince myself that I liked my body most mornings that didn't mean I had any desire to show it off to complete strangers. I took off my jacket and undid my blouse, shrugging it off my shoulders. I followed this up by unzipping and dropping my skirt. At this point I was wishing I'd warn something other than the rather drab shaper panties and matching bra. He raised an eyebrow expectantly and my chest reddened a little as I unhook my bra, freeing my impressive breasts and reluctantly shimmied out of my panties, trying to bend over as little as possible. I resist the urge to cover myself with my hands, not that it would do much good as far as my massive breasts were concerned, and instead left them hanging awkwardly at my side. I stood naked still and silent as the interviewer took his time looking over my body.

The Complete works of Emile Zola

Author : emile Zola

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A longish volume of translations of all works of French novelist, playwright, journalist, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism - Emile Zola.

Allan and the Ice-Gods

Author : Haggard H.R.

ISBN10 : 5521077278

Publisher : Рипол Классик

Number of Pages : 252

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 884

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Book Summary: Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. Allan and the Ice-Gods is the final volume of the Allan Quatermain saga. Once more Quatermain takes the hallucinogenic taduki drug, as he did in previous novels, and he finds himself reliving as Wi, an civilized man living in the barbaric ice age as part of a clan of cavemen. The novel has been noted as a treatment of the topics of eugenics and evolution in literature and culture.

Valerius: A Roman Story

Author : John Gibson Lockhart

ISBN10 : 1465605517

Publisher : Library of Alexandria

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : ,

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Book Summary: ÊSince you are desirous, my friends, that I should relate to you, at length and in order, the things which happened to me during my journey to Rome, notwithstanding the pain which it must cost me to throw myself back into some of the feelings of that time, I cannot refuse to comply with your request. After threescore years spent in this remote province of an empire, happy, for the most part, in the protection of enlightened, just, and benevolent princes, I remember, far more accurately than things which occurred only a few months ago, the minutest particulars of what I saw and heard while I sojourned, young and a stranger, among the luxuries and cruelties of the capital of the world, as yet imperfectly recovered from the effects of the flagitious tyranny of the last of the Flavii. My father, as you have heard, came with his legion into this island, and married a lady of native blood, some years before the first arrival of Agricola. In the wars of that illustrious commander, during the reigns of Vespasian and Titus, he had the fortune to find opportunities of distinguishing himself; but when his general was recalled, by the jealousy of Domitian, he retired from public life, and determined to spend the remainder of his days in peace, on the lands which belonged to him in right of his wife here in Britain. He laid the foundations of the house in which I have now the pleasure of receiving you; and here, in the cultivation of his fields, and in the superintendence of my education, he found sufficient employment for an active, though no longer an ambitious mind. Early in the reign of Trajan he died. Never did either Roman or British dwelling lament a more generous master. I cannot pretend to regret the accident which immediately afterwards separated me from a gentle motherÑnever to see her more upon the earth. Yet deeply was the happiness of my returning hour stained by that privation. It is the common rule of nature, that our parents should precede us to the grave; and it is also her rule, that our grief for them should not be of such power as to prevent us from entering, after they are gone, into a zealous participation both of the business and the pleasures of life. Yet, in after years, the memory of that buried tenderness rises up ever and anon, and wins rather than warns us to a deliberate contemplation of our own dissolution.

The Great Book of San Francisco/Bay Area Sports Lists

Author : Damon Bruce

ISBN10 : 0762441895

Publisher : Running Press Adult

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Sports & Recreation

Viewed : 300

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Book Summary: The Bay Area is home to multiple popular franchises in all four major sports—the 49ers and Raiders (NFL), Giants and A's (MLB), Kings and Warriors (NBA), and Sharks (NHL). With such diversity in rooting interest, area fans have much to debate all year long, and prominent Bay Area sports-radio host Damon Bruce is just the man to get the debate going with this entertaining book of original sports and entertainment lists. Bruce also enlists the help of such notable local stars to contribute their own lists, including Orlando Cepeda, Brent Jones, Gary Radnich, Drew Remeda, Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, and more.

My Heart May Be Broken, but My Hair Still Looks Great

Author : Dixie Cash

ISBN10 : 0061762687

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Welcome to Salt Lick, Texas, home of big hair, big ranches, and two of the biggest busybodies ever to wield a blow-dryer—Debbie Sue and Edwina, also known as the Domestic Equalizers. Their motto: Don't run over him—get over him! Their mission: Track down and expose your straying man. And they won't stop until female domestic justice is served. Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin have never encountered a problem that couldn't be fixed with a strong margarita, a whole lot of hairspray, and an ear for gossip. They've learned that you'll only find a straying spouse—or solve a crime—by keeping your senses alert. After all, every red-blooded Texas woman knows ears are more than just a place to hang your diamond earrings! Newcomers stand out in Salt Lick like a preacher in a liquor store, and all ears—and eyes—are on Paige McBride and Spur Atwater. Paige arrived in town with nothing more than two hundred dollars in her pocket and a Cadillac SUV packed with designer clothes. Her oil-rich daddy has cut her off without a penny and now it's time for her to get one of those real jobs. The Domestic Equalizers know that Paige and her Barbie-doll looks are gonna stir things up. Soon every cowboy, trucker, and even one of Debbie Sue's ex-boyfriends, a rodeo star, is knocking on Paige's door. And, at just about the time she turns up to start her job tending the best cutting horses in Texas, the horses start disappearing from all the local ranches. Paige discovers she actually likes her work. After all, horses are more loyal than most men. But she doesn't like Spur, the new town veterinarian. Besides being movie-star good-looking, Spur's an ex–football star. Women of all ages love the new vet, and suddenly, more cats and dogs are getting sick than ever before. Working on the ranch means Paige can't avoid the man, and all those disappearing horses bring her together with the Domestic Equalizers. Edwina and Debbie Sue think that Spur and Paige make the cutest couple—whether they're too bull-headed to realize it or not. But finding themselves knee-deep in the muck of a horse-thievin' and husband-cheatin' escapade is a whole other issue. No doubt about it, hearts are definitely going to get broken, but if these gals have anything to do with it, the hairstyles around town are still gonna look great!