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Sicilian Sisters

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ISBN10 : 9781469752228

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 234

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Sicilian Sisters by Marianna, a novel/script www.siciliansisters.com Nancy and her ancestors migrate to New York and continue control of commodities, unions, politics, etc. There is a flashback that vividly paints a portrait of Nancy (direct descendant of the Spanish Pirates) and now in New York, she runs into obstacles because of her gender. She uses her creative energy and wiles to reach her goals despite the impediments she faces in getting ahead in the family. Nancy focuses on loyalty and concern for her family. Young, beautiful, and ambitious, she does not let anyone get in her way to reach her personal commitments. She is a testament to the human spirit and uses her ability to transform life's lessons into a positive situation. Nancys sizzling influence and affectionate side is shown throughout this classic. Marianna delivers a fast-paced story with endearing characters. She deals with the very real subject of grieving, and how family and close friends are important to have around to carry on with life. She gives an important message that is consumed with a heartwarming story. The heroine discovers that you must move on as there is someone waiting just around the corner to carry on with business as usual. The author, Marianna, has successfully written a 350 page screenplay on "Sicilian Sisters". Packed with interesting and exciting characters and brings them alive. A winner for any person that likes action and poignancy in understanding the goals and customs of the Mafia. It is an exciting and fast paced saga that covers several generations of a Sicilian family that migrated to New York. The challenges faced by immigrants and the opportunity to succeed are laced with connections to 'The Family'. It details how Sicilian sisters and their descendants since the 15th century exploited and influenced their husbands' to gain power. They utilized their cunning ways to intimidate the villagers to further their secret goals and passions. Sicilian Sisters delves into Nancy'S 15th century Pirate ancestors, filled with deviant subculture held together by the spirit of revolt and their version of democracy to maintain their social structure. Through the wisdom of their Sicilian wives, the Pirates coerced the people of their village to control it politically, socially, and financially. They were free men that plowed the seas in search of other people's property and expanded their control through the use of violence and plundering on land. The inter-marriage of the women from Sicily with the Pirate brothers became the foundation of the modern day Mafia.

Captain Blood

Author : Rafael Sabatini

ISBN10 : 1409088464

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY KATE MOSSE Wrongfully arrested following the Monmouth rebellion of 1685, Peter Blood, country physician and former soldier, escapes the hangman's noose only to be exiled to the tropical colonies. Sold into slavery to a cruel plantation owner, his moral fortitude and medical ability soon earn him the favour of the island's governor, and the attentions of Arabella, his master's niece. When the town is attacked by marauding Spanish buccaneers, Blood springs to the rescue, and with a motley yet loyal band of shipmates escapes to begin a life of noble piracy and adventure on the caribbean seas. A classic swashbuckling tale of piracy, romance and redemption, Captain Blood stands as one the greatest adventure novels of the 20th century.

A History of Human Rights Society in Singapore

Author : Jiyoung Song

ISBN10 : 1315527391

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: To celebrate Singapore’s fiftieth anniversary for its independence from Malaysia in 2015, 35 students, academics and activists came together to discuss and write about pioneering Singaporean human rights activists and their under-reported stories in Singapore. The city-state is known for its remarkable economic success while having strict laws on individual freedom in the name of national security, public order and racial harmony. Singapore’s tough stance on human rights, however, does not negate the long and persistent existence of a human rights society that is little known to the world until today. This volume, composed of nine distinctive chapters, records a history of human rights activists, their campaigns, main contentions with the government, survival strategies and other untold stories in Singapore’s first 50 years of state-building.

In Cold Blood

Author : Truman Capote

ISBN10 : 1588361659

Publisher : Vintage

Number of Pages : 432

Category : True Crime

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Book Summary: The most famous true crime novel of all time and one of the first non-fiction novels ever written; In Cold Blood is the bestseller that haunted its author long after he finished writing it. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

The Mongoose Deception

Author : Robert Greer

ISBN10 : 1504043227

Publisher : Open Road Media

Number of Pages : 424

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A Creole woman’s secrets about the Kennedy assassination lure a detective from Colorado to the Louisiana swamps in search of the truth. In the wake of an earthquake, the mummified body of Antoine Ducane, a Creole member of the Louisiana underworld, is exhumed from the rubble of the Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel. Before he disappeared decades ago, Ducane claimed to know the truth of JFK’s assassination—and its link to the president’s own covert anti-Castro mission: Operation Mongoose. Now that an acquaintance of Ducane’s has been murdered, curiosity draws bail bondsman–turned–antiques dealer C. J. Floyd to the mystery. It doesn’t help that his close friend, an ex-Mafia don with a passion for western collectibles, has his own connection to Ducane that could prove just as lethal. No sooner does C. J. begin investigating than he’s dodging mob assassins, con men, Cuban rebels, JKF conspiracy theorists, and the CIA. And he can’t be sure who would kill to know Ducane’s secrets and who would kill to keep them buried. Either way, a fire has been ignited under the dogged amateur sleuth. Enlisting the aid of his former bounty-hunter partners, C. J. is ready to make his move down a deceptive and dangerous trail that will take him from the mountains of Colorado to the backwoods of Louisiana—where a frail, long-silent, still-grieving Creole mother holds the key to the greatest political cover-up of all time. Bestselling author Robert Greer has been hailed as a “taut, powerful writer” (The Plain Dealer). Fans of hardboiled detective stories or the novels of Walter Mosley will enjoy his series featuring a tough African American sleuth in the modern-day West. The Mongoose Deception is the 6th book in the C. J. Floyd Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

A Bloody Good Cruise

Author : Diana Rubino

ISBN10 : 1628303174

Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc

Number of Pages : 310

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Romance writer Mona Rossi's book sales are slipping. She needs new ideas and fast! Her vampire love, Fausto Silvius is a doctor aboard the Romanza, a luxury cruise ship. Holding a "Motion on the Ocean" writer's cruise sounds like a great idea. What better way to combine a career boost with romance? But they soon discover hunters on board who give chase to Fausto and his fellow vampires. While he longs to bring Mona into his world, how can he convince her to join him with fringe lunatics on the hunt? In the prime of her life she's not sticking her neck out for a shot at eternity.

The Darkest Dawn

Author : Thomas Goodrich

ISBN10 : 9780253111326

Publisher : Indiana University Press

Number of Pages : 374

Category : History

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Book Summary: The story of the Lincoln assassination and its aftermath, captured with you-are-there immediacy. It was one of the most tragic events in American history: The famous president, beloved by many, reviled by some, murdered while viewing a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington. The frantic search for the perpetrators. The nation in mourning. The solemn funeral train. The conspirators brought to justice. Coming just days after the surrender of the Confederate Army at Appomattox, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln has become etched in the national consciousness like few other events. The president who had steered the nation through its bloodiest crisis was cut down before the end, just as it appeared that the bloodshed was over. The story has been told many times, but rarely with the immediacy of The Darkest Dawn. Thomas Goodrich brings to his narrative the care of the historian and the flair of the fiction writer. The result is a gripping account, filled with detail and as fresh as today’s news. “Among the hundreds of books published about the assassination of our 16th president, this is an exceptional volume.” —Frank J. Williams, founding Chair of The Lincoln Forum

Firebird

Author : Marion Robinson

ISBN10 : 1628308249

Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Katy’s investment in a rental property pays an unexpected dividend when she catches the eye of the artist upstairs. Although she’s not used to being considered good-looking, Daniel wants to draw her. They have little in common, but are they different like oil and water or like match and gunpowder? Katy’s sensible side warns her that being tied down in a long-term relationship is the last thing Daniel wants, but the fizz his spontaneity brings to her life keeps her seeing him. Daniel isn’t an alpha male who expects Katy to fall in line behind him – he admires her without trying to control her. Her business sense complements his creativity, and their relationship develops into something enchanting, but, Katy fears, insubstantial. Then a household accident injures Daniel’s painting hand and pulls them apart. Katy thinks their affair has burned out, but instead, a new passion is being born.

The Bloody Shirt

Author : Stephen Budiansky

ISBN10 : 1101213930

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 336

Category : History

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Book Summary: A gripping look at terrorist violence during the Reconstruction era Between 1867, when the defeated South was forced to establish new state governments that fully represented both black and white citizens, and 1877, when the last of these governments was overthrown, more than three thousand African Americans and their white allies were killed by terrorist violence. Drawing on original letters and diaries as well as published racist diatribes of the time, acclaimed historian Stephen Budiansky concentrates his vivid, fast paced narrative on the efforts of five heroic men?two Union officers, a Confederate general, a Northern entrepreneur, and a former slave?who showed remarkable idealism and courage as they struggled to establish a ?New South? in the face of overwhelming hatred and organized resistance. The Bloody Shirt sheds new light on the violence, racism, division, and heroism of Reconstruction, a largely forgotten but epochal chapter in American history.

The Ship Beyond Time

Author : Heidi Heilig

ISBN10 : 006238080X

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1983

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Book Summary: The breathtaking sequel to the acclaimed The Girl from Everywhere. Nix has spent her whole life journeying to places both real and imagined aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. And now it’s finally time for her to take the helm. Her future lies bright before her—until she learns that she is destined to lose the one she loves. Desperate to change her fate, Nix sails her crew to a mythical utopia to meet another Navigator who promises to teach her how to manipulate time. But everything in this utopia is constantly changing, and nothing is what it seems. Not even her relationship with Kash: best friend, thief, charmer extraordinaire. Heidi Heilig weaves fantasy, history, and romance together to tackle questions of free will, fate, and what it means to love another person. At the center of this adventure are extraordinary, complicated, and multicultural characters who leap off the page, and an intricate, recognizable world that has no bounds. This sequel—and conclusion—to The Girl from Everywhere includes five black-and-white maps of historical and mythical locations. Fans of Rachel Hartman, Rae Carson, and Outlander will be swept away.

Hiroshima

Author : John Hersey

ISBN10 : 0593080696

Publisher : Vintage

Number of Pages : 160

Category : History

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Book Summary: On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times). Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told. His account of what he discovered about them is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Essays, Letters and Memoirs (Illustrated)

Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne

ISBN10 : 8026837258

Publisher : e-artnow

Number of Pages : 4700

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Essays, Letters and Memoirs (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Novels: Fanshawe The Scarlet Letter The House of the Seven Gables The Blithedale Romance The Marble Faun The Dolliver Romance Septimius Felton Doctor Grimshawe's Secret Collections of Short Stories: Twice-Told Tales The Whole History of Grandfather's Chair Biographical Stories Mosses from an Old Manse Wonder Book For Girls and Boys The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales Tanglewood Tales For Girls and Boys The Dolliver Romance and Other Pieces, Tales and Sketches The Story Teller Sketches in Magazines Poems: Address to the Moon The Darken'd Veil Earthly Pomp Forms of Heroes Go to the Grave My Low and Humble Home The Ocean Essays: The British Matron: A Satire The Ancestral Footstep: Outlines of an English Romance Life Of Franklin Pierce Chiefly About War Matters Our Old Home Autobiographical Writings: Browne's Folly Love Letters (To Miss Sophia Peabody) Letter to the Editor of the Literary Review American Notebooks English Notebooks French and Italian Notebooks Biographies and Reminiscences of Hawthorne: Biography The Life and Genius of Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne Memories of Hawthorne by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Hawthorne and His Moses by Herman Melville Fifty Years of Hawthorne My Literary Passions by W. D. Howell Life of Great Authors by H. T. Griswold Yesterday With Authors by J. T. Field Hawthorne and Brook Farm by G. W. Curtis Short Biography Essays and Criticisms on Hawthorne and His Works: Hawthorne by Henry James Jr. Nathaniel Hawthorne by Andrew Lang Nathaniel Hawthorne by G. E. Woodberry A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop ...

Rob Roy

Author : Walter Scott

ISBN10 : 1627938443

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 509

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Sir Walter was at his best as a story teller when portraying the life of some adventurous hero of his own highlands. Through this stirring novel he has immortalized the wandering patriot and the beautiful lake beside which he made his home. The young person who thinks that Scott is hard reading will not go far in this book before he loses himself in the narrative and finds himself sitting up nights to finish it. With Introductory Essay and Notes by Andrew Lang.

A Short History of Reconstruction [Updated Edition]

Author : Eric Foner

ISBN10 : 0062384074

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 320

Category : History

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Book Summary: From the “preeminent historian of Reconstruction” (New York Times Book Review), an updated abridged edition of Reconstruction, the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the quest of emancipated slaves’ searching for economic autonomy and equal citizenship, and describes the remodeling of Southern society; the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations; and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and one committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans. This “masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history” (New Republic) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

The Boy in the Field

Author : Margot Livesey

ISBN10 : 0062946412

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The New York Times bestselling author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy delivers another “luminous, unforgettable, and perfectly rendered” (Dennis Lehane) novel—a poignant and probing psychological drama that follows the lives of three siblings in the wake of a violent crime. One September afternoon in 1999, teenagers Matthew, Zoe, and Duncan Lang are walking home from school when they discover a boy lying in a field, bloody and unconscious. Thanks to their intervention, the boy’s life is saved. In the aftermath, all three siblings are irrevocably changed. Matthew, the oldest, becomes obsessed with tracking down the assailant, secretly searching the local town with the victim’s brother. Zoe wanders the streets of Oxford, looking at men, and one of them, a visiting American graduate student, looks back. Duncan, the youngest, who has seldom thought about being adopted, suddenly decides he wants to find his birth mother. Overshadowing all three is the awareness that something is amiss in their parents’ marriage. Over the course of the autumn, as each of the siblings confronts the complications and contradictions of their approaching adulthood, they find themselves at once drawn together and driven apart. Written with the deceptive simplicity and power of a fable, The Boy in the Field showcases Margot Livesey’s unmatched ability to “tell her tale masterfully, with intelligence, tenderness, and a shrewd understanding of all our mercurial human impulses” (Lily King, author of Euphoria).

Five Minutes Alone

Author : Paul Cleave

ISBN10 : 1476779163

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: “Breaking Bad reworked by the Coen Brothers.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) In the latest thriller by the Edgar-nominated author of Joe Victim, someone is helping rape victims exact revenge on their attackers, prompting an edge-of-your-seat, cat-and-mouse chase between old friends, detectives Theodore Tate and Carl Schroder. Carl Schroder and Theodore Tate, labeled “The Coma Cops” by the media, are finally getting their lives back into shape. Tate has returned to the police force and is grateful to be back at home with his wife, Bridget. For Schroder, things are neither good nor bad. The bullet lodged in his head from a shooting six months ago hasn’t killed him, but—almost as deadly—it’s switched off his emotions. When the body of a convicted rapist is found, obliterated by an oncoming train, Tate works the case, trying to determine if this is murder or suicide. The following night, two more rapists go missing. It’s hard to investigate when everyone on the police force seems to be rooting for the killer. There’s a common plea detectives get from the loved ones of victims: When you find the man who did this, give me five minutes alone with him. And that’s exactly what someone is doing. Someone is helping these victims get their five minutes alone. But when innocent people start to die, Tate and Schroder find themselves with different objectives, and soon they’re battling something they never would’ve expected—each other. “Ferocious storytelling that makes you think and feel,” says The Listener (New Zealand). Smart, funny, and breathlessly suspenseful, Five Minutes Alone takes the definition of “crime thriller” to a whole new level.

Holes

Author : Louis Sachar

ISBN10 : 0307798364

Publisher : Yearling

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS

The Color of Rain

Author : Cori McCarthy

ISBN10 : 0762448466

Publisher : Running Press

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: If there is one thing that seventeen-year-old Rain knows and knows well, it is survival. Caring for her little brother, Walker, who is "Touched," and losing the rest of her family to the same disease, Rain has long had to fend for herself on the bleak, dangerous streets of Earth City. When she looks to the stars, Rain sees escape and the only possible cure for Walker. And when a darkly handsome and mysterious captain named Johnny offers her passage to the Edge, Rain immediately boards his spaceship. Her only price: her "willingness." The Void cloaks many secrets, and Rain quickly discovers that Johnny's ship serves as host for an underground slave trade for the Touched . . . and a prostitution ring for Johnny's girls. With hair as red as the bracelet that indicates her status on the ship, the feeling of being a marked target is not helpful in Rain's quest to escape. Even worse, Rain is unsure if she will be able to pay the costs of love, family, hope, and self-preservation. With intergalactic twists and turns, Cori M. McCarthy's debut space thriller exists in an orbit of its own.

One of Ours

Author : Willa Cather

ISBN10 : 1625583710

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 280

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1942

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Book Summary: Claude, working on the family farm and married to a woman who is more interested in her missionary work than she is in him, tires of his monotonous life. When his wife leaves for China, he decides to enlist in the US Army, which has just begun preparing to enter the First World War. Claude believes that he has finally found his purpose in life, a place where he matters!