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All the Light We Cannot See

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1476746605

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 544

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1959

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Book Summary: *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. 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).

Mr. Crewe's Career

Author : Churchill

ISBN10 :

Publisher : VM eBooks

Number of Pages : 536

Category : Literary Collections

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Book Summary: BOOK 1. CHAPTER I. THE HONOURABLE HILARY VANE SITS FOR HIS PORTRAIT CHAPTER II. ON THE TREATMENT OF PRODIGALS CHAPTER III. CONCERNING THE PRACTICE OF LAW CHAPTER IV. "TIMEO DANAOS" CHAPTER V. THE PARTING OF THE WAYS CHAPTER VI. ENTER THE LION CHAPTER VII. THE LEOPARD AND HIS SPOTS CHAPTER VIII. THE TRIALS OF AN HONOURABLE CHAPTER IX. Mr. CREWE ASSAULTS THE CAPITAL CHAPTER X. "FOR BILLS MAY COME, AND BILLS MAY GO" BOOK 2. CHAPTER XI. THE HOPPER CHAPTER XII. Mr. REDBROOK'S PARTY CHAPTER XIII. THE REALM OF PEGASUS CHAPTER XIV. THE DESCENDANTS OF HORATIUS CHAPTER XV. THE DISTURBANCE OF JUNE SEVENTH CHAPTER XVI. THE "BOOK OF ARGUMENTS" IS OPENED CHAPTER XVII. BUSY DAYS AT WEDDERBURN CHAPTER XVIII. A SPIRIT IN THE WOODS CHAPTER XIX. MR. JABE JENNEY ENTERTAINS CHAPTER XX. MR. CREWE: AN APPRECIATION (1) BOOK 3. CHAPTER XXI. ST. GILES OF THE BLAMELESS LIFE CHAPTER XXII. IN WHICH EUPHRASIA TAKES A HAND CHAPTER XXIII. A FALLING-OUT IN HIGH PLACES CHAPTER XXIV. AN ADVENTURE OF VICTORIA'S CHAPTER XXV. MORE ADVENTURER CHAPTER XXVI. THE FOCUS OF WRATH CHAPTER XXVII. THE ARENA AND THE DUST CHAPTER XXVIII. THE VOICE OF AN ERA CHAPTER XXIX. THE VALE OF THE BLUE CHAPTER XXX. P.S. By request of one who has read thus far, and is still curious.

Willing Sacrifice

Author : Shannon K. Butcher

ISBN10 : 1101627832

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: They are the Sentinels. Three races descended from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes: the Synestryn. Now a warrior weighs the price he will pay for love.... Theronai warrior Torr has never forgotten Grace, the human who stole his heart and nearly gave her life to save his. So when he is summoned to the aid of Brenya, the powerful woman who healed Grace, he is devastated to find that Grace’s cure has left her mind devoid of any memory of Torr or their love. However, despite not knowing who he is, Grace is inexplicably drawn to the dark warrior. As they team up to stop the invasion that threatens the people Grace now considers family, her memories slowly start resurfacing. But sometimes the past is best forgotten—a lesson that Torr may learn too late....

In Pursuit Of Spring

Author : Edward Thomas

ISBN10 : 1473389909

Publisher : Read Books Ltd

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This book was Edward Thomas's only non-fiction prose novel. It contains a beautifully written account of Thomas's journey from London to the Quantock Hills - To Nether Stowey, Kilve, Crowcombe and West Bagborough, to the high point where the Taunton-Bridgewater road tops the hills and shows all of Exmoor behind, all the Mendips before, and upon the left the sea, and Wales very far off. It was a journey taken by bicycle in the spring. A classic book for anyone who enjoys Thomas's work.

Routes and Roots

Author : Elizabeth DeLoughrey

ISBN10 : 0824864182

Publisher : University of Hawaii Press

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Elizabeth DeLoughrey invokes the cyclical model of the continual movement and rhythm of the ocean (‘tidalectics’) to destabilize the national, ethnic, and even regional frameworks that have been the mainstays of literary study. The result is a privileging of alter/native epistemologies whereby island cultures are positioned where they should have been all along—at the forefront of the world historical process of transoceanic migration and landfall. The research, determination, and intellectual dexterity that infuse this nuanced and meticulous reading of Pacific and Caribbean literature invigorate and deepen our interest in and appreciation of island literature. —Vilsoni Hereniko, University of Hawai‘i "Elizabeth DeLoughrey brings contemporary hybridity, diaspora, and globalization theory to bear on ideas of indigeneity to show the complexities of ‘native’ identities and rights and their grounded opposition as ‘indigenous regionalism’ to free-floating globalized cosmopolitanism. Her models are instructive for all postcolonial readers in an age of transnational migrations." —Paul Sharrad, University of Wollongong, Australia Routes and Roots is the first comparative study of Caribbean and Pacific Island literatures and the first work to bring indigenous and diaspora literary studies together in a sustained dialogue. Taking the "tidalectic" between land and sea as a dynamic starting point, Elizabeth DeLoughrey foregrounds geography and history in her exploration of how island writers inscribe the complex relation between routes and roots. The first section looks at the sea as history in literatures of the Atlantic middle passage and Pacific Island voyaging, theorizing the transoceanic imaginary. The second section turns to the land to examine indigenous epistemologies in nation-building literatures. Both sections are particularly attentive to the ways in which the metaphors of routes and roots are gendered, exploring how masculine travelers are naturalized through their voyages across feminized lands and seas. This methodology of charting transoceanic migration and landfall helps elucidate how theories and people travel, positioning island cultures in the world historical process. In fact, DeLoughrey demonstrates how these tropical island cultures helped constitute the very metropoles that deemed them peripheral to modernity. Fresh in its ideas, original in its approach, Routes and Roots engages broadly with history, anthropology, and feminist, postcolonial, Caribbean, and Pacific literary and cultural studies. It productively traverses diaspora and indigenous studies in a way that will facilitate broader discussion between these often segregated disciplines.

The History of Money

Author : Jack Weatherford

ISBN10 : 0307556743

Publisher : Currency

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: In his most widely appealing book yet, one of today's leading authors of popular anthropology looks at the intriguing history and peculiar nature of money, tracing our relationship with it from the time when primitive men exchanged cowrie shells to the imminent arrival of the all-purpose electronic cash card. 320 pp. Author tour. National radio publicity. 25,000 print.

Look Homeward, Angel

Author : Thomas Wolfe,General Press

ISBN10 : 9389440092

Publisher : GENERAL PRESS

Number of Pages : 296

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe is about a young man’s burning desire to leave his small town and tumultuous family in search of a better life, in 1929. It is Wolfe's first novel, and is considered a highly autobiographical American coming-of-age story. The character of Eugene Gant is generally believed to be a depiction of Wolfe himself. The novel covers the span of time from Eugene's birth to the age of 19. The setting is the fictional town and state of Altamont, Catawba, a fictionalization of his home town, Asheville, North Carolina. Rich with lyrical prose and vivid characterizations, this twentieth-century American classic will capture the hearts and imaginations of every reader.

An American Four-In-Hand in Britain

Author : Andrew Carnegie

ISBN10 : 1596055561

Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.

Number of Pages : 360

Category : Travel

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Book Summary: Joe and Perry have put the horses up at the inn, and are back with mugs of foaming ale, bottles of Devonshire cider, lemonade, and pitchers of fresh creamy milk, that all tastes may be suited. The stewardess and her assistants have set table, and now luncheon is ready. No formal grace is necessary, for our hearts have been overflowing with gratitude all the day long...-from "Brighton, Friday, June 17"Oh, what a gloriously idyllic journey! American steel baron Andrew Carnegie and a party of friends took in the British countryside by horse coach-a "four-in-hand"-in the summer of 1881... a season of grassy picnic luncheons, bucolic scenery, and philosophical discussions in coffeehouses. Written as a private extended postcard to friends who had not accompanied him on the trip, and as a souvenir for those who had, this 1883 book will charm Anglophiles, armchair travelers, and workoholics who could benefit from the reminder that even a captain of industry could find time to kick back, relax, and-quite literally-smell the flowers.Also available from Cosimo Classics: Carnegie's Triumphant Democracy, Round the World, and Autobiography.Entrepreneur and philanthropist ANDREW CARNEGIE (1835-1919) was born in Scotland and emigrated to America as a teenager. His Carnegie Steel Company launched the steel industry in Pittsburgh, and after its sale to J.P. Morgan, he devoted his life to philanthropic causes. His charitable organizations built more than 2,500 public libraries around the world, and gave away more than $350 million during his lifetime.

The Oxford Book of American Essays

Author : Various

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 571

Category : Medical

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Book Summary: "The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.