The Glass Forest

The Glass Forest
Author: Cynthia Swanson
Publsiher: Gallery Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 9781501172106
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Forest Book Excerpt:

The lives of three very different women intersect in shocking ways in this “outstanding psychological thriller” (Library Journal, starred review), by the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller. In the autumn of 1960, Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. At twenty-one, she’s married to handsome, charming Paul, and has just given birth to a baby boy. But one phone call changes her life forever. When Paul’s niece, Ruby, tells them that her father, Henry, has committed suicide and her mother, Silja, has gone missing, the newlyweds drop everything to be by Ruby’s side in the small upstate town of Stonekill, New York. Angie thinks they’re coming to the rescue of Paul’s grief-stricken young niece, but seventeen-year-old Ruby, self-possessed and enigmatic, resists Angie’s attempts to nurture her. While taking up residence in Henry and Silja’s eerie, ultra-modern house on the edge of the woods, Angie discovers astonishing truths about the complicated Glass family. As she learns about Henry and Silja’s spiraling relationship, and Ruby’s role in keeping them together, and apart, Angie begins to question the very fabric of her own marriage. As details of the past unfold and Ruby dissects her parents’ state of affairs, the Glass women realize what they’re capable of when it comes to love, secrets, and ultimate betrayal. As turbulent and electrified as the period it’s set in, The Glass Forest is an “intoxicating slow burn [that] builds to a conclusion rife with shocking reveals.” (Publishers Weekly)

Forest of Glass

Forest of Glass
Author: David Parker
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2009-04
ISBN: 1608602117
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest of Glass Book Excerpt:

The year is 1980, and eight camp counselors are preparing a summer camp for fifty kids who are scheduled to arrive soon. All goes smoothly until two of the newest counselors go missing in the middle of the night. The camp director sends his two most experienced counselors to look for the missing couple. One of the counselors, Lloyd Keller, and his girlfriend soon discover the grim fate of the missing counselors. They return to camp to find it has been taken over by six escapees from a local mental institution. In the ensuing torture and torment, Keller is left for dead but makes a desperate attempt to save his colleagues before the bus full of children arrives. Forest of Glass is a shockingly violent horror novel reminiscent of such classic films as Friday the 13th, Deliverance and Die Hard.

The Dragon s Price A Transference Novel

The Dragon s Price  A Transference Novel
Author: Bethany Wiggins
Publsiher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN: 039954982X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dragon s Price A Transference Novel Book Excerpt:

Fans of Julie Kagawa’s Talon and Renee Ahdieh’s The Wrath and the Dawn will devour this action-packed fantasy adventure about a girl who chooses to surrender herself to a deadly dragon rather than marry an enemy prince. When two warring kingdoms unified against a deadly dragon laying waste to both their lands, they had to make a choice: vow to marry their heirs to one another, or forfeit their lives to the dragon. Now, centuries later, everyone expects Princess Sorrowlynn to choose the barbarian prince over the fire-breathing beast—but she is determined to control her own destiny or die trying. As she is lowered into the dragon’s chamber, she assumes her life is over until Prince Golmarr follows her with the hopes of being her hero and slaying the dragon. But the beast has a different plan. . . . There are no safe havens for Sorrow or Golmarr—not even with each other—and the stakes couldn’t be higher as they risk everything to protect their kingdom. "[A]n exciting and magical adventure, with heaping helpings of romance." —Booklist "[For] readers looking for new fantasy works about princes, princesses, and dragons." —SLJ

The Dragon s Curse A Transference Novel

The Dragon s Curse  A Transference Novel
Author: Bethany Wiggins
Publsiher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 0399551034
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dragon s Curse A Transference Novel Book Excerpt:

An action-packed fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Julie Kagawa's Talon and Renée Ahdieh's The Wrath and the Dawn about a princess who must fight the dragons trying to destroy her world. Six months ago, Princess Sorrowlynn stood beside Prince Golmarr to defeat the glass dragon. But when the prince almost killed her after inheriting the dragon's curse of hatred, he went into hiding to keep Sorrow safe . . . from himself. Now the princess has been training to become a great warrior, with the hope of finding Golmarr. But her search proves difficult when she discovers she has been wed to the prince of an enemy kingdom. Desperate to end her forced marriage and be reunited with her true love, Sorrow must find a way to escape her captor husband. But there's just one more dangerous obstacle in her way. A two-headed dragon is hunting her and will stop at nothing until she is dead. Can Sorrow summon the courage to wield the only sword that can defeat the beast and save her world from the destruction of the dragon's curse?

Leonora in the Morning Light

Leonora in the Morning Light
Author: Michaela Carter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 1982120525
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonora in the Morning Light Book Excerpt:

*One of Oprah Daily’s Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels That Will Sweep You Away* “Michaela Carter’s training as a poet and painter shines through from the first page of this vivid, gorgeous novel based on the lives of Leonora Carrington and Max Ernst. Told with all the wild magic and mystery of the Surrealists themselves, Leonora in the Morning Light fearlessly illuminates the life and work of a formidable female artist.” —Whitney Scharer, bestselling author of The Age of Light For fans of Amy Bloom’s White Houses and Colm Tóibín’s The Master, a “gorgeously written, meticulously researched” (Jillian Cantor, bestselling author of Half Life) novel about Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington and the art, drama, and romance that defined her coming-of-age during World War II. 1940. A train carrying exiled German prisoners from a labor camp arrives in southern France. Within moments, word spreads that Nazi capture is imminent, and the men flee for the woods, desperate to disappear across the Spanish border. One stays behind, determined to ride the train until he reaches home, to find a woman he refers to simply as “her.” 1937. Leonora Carrington is a twenty-year-old British socialite and painter when she meets Max Ernst, an older, married artist whose work has captivated Europe. She follows him to Paris, into the vibrant world of studios and cafes where rising visionaries of the Surrealist movement like Andre Breton, Pablo Picasso, Lee Miller, Man Ray, and Salvador Dali are challenging conventional approaches to art and life. Inspired by their freedom, Leonora begins to experiment with her own work, translating vivid stories of her youth onto canvas and gaining recognition under her own name. It is a bright and glorious age of enlightenment—until war looms over Europe and headlines emerge denouncing Max and his circle as “degenerates,” leading to his arrest and imprisonment. Left along as occupation spreads throughout the countryside, Leonora battles terrifying circumstances to survive, reawakening past demons that threaten to consume her. As Leonora and Max embark on remarkable journeys together and apart, the full story of their tumultuous and passionate love affair unfolds, spanning time and borders as they seek to reunite and reclaim their creative power in a world shattered by war. When their paths cross with Peggy Guggenheim, an art collector and socialite working to help artists escape to America, nothing will be the same. Based on true events and historical figures, Leonora in the Morning Light is “a deeply involving historical tale of tragic lost love, determined survival, the sanctuary of art, and the evolution of a muse into an artist of powerfully provocative feminist expression” (Booklist, starred review).

The Glass Palace

The Glass Palace
Author: Amitav Ghosh
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780375758775
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Palace Book Excerpt:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND LOS ANGELES TIMES “A rich, layered epic that probes the meaning of identity and homeland— a literary territory that is as resonant now, in our globalized culture, as it was when the sun never set on the British Empire.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who goes on to create an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, a young woman in the court of the Burmese Queen, whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her. The struggles that have made Burma, India, and Malaya the places they are today are illuminated in this wonderful novel by the writer Chitra Divakaruni calls “a master storyteller.” Praise for The Glass Palace “An absorbing story of a world in transition, brought to life through characters who love and suffer with equal intensity.”—J. M. Coetzee “There is no denying Ghosh’s command of culture and history. . . . [He] proves a writer of supreme skill and intelligence.”—The Atlantic Monthly “I will never forget the young and old Rajkumar, Dolly, the Princesses, the forests of teak, the wealth that made families and wars. A wonderful novel. An incredible story.”—Grace Paley “A novelist of dazzling ingenuity.”—San Francisco Chronicle

In the Memory of the Forest

In the Memory of the Forest
Author: Charles T. Powers
Publsiher: Scribner Book Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Memory of the Forest Book Excerpt:

When his boyhood friend is found murdered on the outskirts of Jadowia, Poland, Leszek decides to investigate on his own and is drawn into the secrets of the town's past

Mermaids Sirens of the Sea

Mermaids    Sirens of the Sea
Author: Scott Altmann
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2009-03
ISBN: 0486469905
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mermaids Sirens of the Sea Book Excerpt:

Dive into a magical underwater world with this distinctively contemporary coloring collection. Thirty enchanting illustrations include a mermaid swimming with dolphins, a water nymph riding a seahorse, and many others.

Origin A Novel

Origin  A Novel
Author: Diana Abu-Jaber
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-05-17
ISBN: 0393066657
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origin A Novel Book Excerpt:

"Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right—forensically and psychologically." —Sarah Weinman, Baltimore Sun Secretly, in her heart of hearts, Lena Dawson hides the strangest of beliefs about her childhood. Hiding behind a cool competence as a superb fingerprint analyst in a crime lab in snowy Syracuse, New York, she feels totally out of place in the ordinary world of human interaction. Especially since the controlling husband who guided and protected her, then cheated and left her (though now he wants her back). Her uncanny ability to read a crime scene draws her into investigating a mysterious series of crib deaths—but ultimately the most difficult puzzle she must solve is the one of her own origins. Diana Abu-Jaber, a “gifted and graceful writer” (Chicago Tribune), masterfully “transcends formula” (Kirkus Reviews) as “the tension of Origin escalates, shaped as much by beautifully nuanced prose as menacing events” (New York Daily News).

Terrific Triangles

Terrific Triangles
Author: Lee Anne Snozek
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2010-02-01
ISBN: 0486476782
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terrific Triangles Book Excerpt:

These challenging combinations of the simple shape offer creative fun for colorists of all ages. Highlight the curious patterns with colors that develop larger triangles, squares, rectangles, three-dimensional forms, and other vibrant geometric images. Thirty imaginative patterns offer a kaleidoscope of coloring possibilities.

Heart Designs

Heart Designs
Author: Wil Stegenga
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2008-02-04
ISBN: 0486465373
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart Designs Book Excerpt:

Cascades of heart designs have been lovingly showered onto 30 ready-to-color pages. Pulses will beat with excitement as vibrant hues are added to a sea of surging, interlocking, spinning — and beautifully rendered — hearts of every shape and size! Each illustration is fascinating and unique...just like love itself!

The Black Sea Of Roses A Novel The Antique Shop Book 2

The Black Sea Of Roses  A Novel  The Antique Shop  Book 2
Author: Vanessa M. Chattman
Publsiher: BookBaby Publishing Company
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2021-04-30
ISBN: 1098363752
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Sea Of Roses A Novel The Antique Shop Book 2 Book Excerpt:

The antique shop is a historical landmark discovered by Tom, Mark and Melinda in the small town of Greenville Valley in upstate New York tormented by demonic historical paintings, possessed porcelain dolls, and wicked ancient artifacts. The Whitfield's owned the antique shop in the early 1800's and lived in The Shadow Heart Castle Mansion estate which was built on desolate American civil war battle grounds located in upstate New York with dimensions of American civil war soldiers apparitions, their ownership of the antique shop lasted until the late 1950's and supernatural events continued to haunt the newly restored two story brick building. The old couple's bodies were never found, and the antique shop was abandoned for many years.

National American Kennel Club Stud Book

National American Kennel Club Stud Book
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 678
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dogs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National American Kennel Club Stud Book Book Excerpt:

Denver Noir

Denver Noir
Author: Cynthia Swanson
Publsiher: Akashic Noir
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-05-03
ISBN: 9781636140292
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Denver Noir Book Excerpt:

Denver enters the Noir Series arena with a wide range of mile-high misgivings and perils. Featuring brand-new stories from: Peter Heller, Barbara Nickless, Cynthia Swanson, Mario Acevedo, Francelia Belton, R. Alan Brooks, D.L. Cordero, Amy Drayer, Twanna LaTrice Hill, Manuel Ramos, Mark Stevens, Mathangi Subramanian, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Erika T. Wurth. From the editor's introduction: "Even a city that boasts three hundred days of sunshine a year has its sudden, often violent storms--and writers have long taken advantage of that metaphor. Renowned authors Katherine Anne Porter, Jack Kerouac, Stephen King, Rex Burns, Robert Greer, Michael Connelly, and Kali Fajardo-Anstine--among many others--have brilliantly portrayed this picturesque but often merciless city. Today, Denver is home to a thriving literary scene, with writers of all stripes finding inspiration in its people and streets. The authors and stories featured in Denver Noir are no exception . . . "Editing this collection, working with this talented group of writers, has been one of the highlights of my career. Fans of noir and Denver devotees alike, I invite you into this journey of our Mile High City, our home beside the mountains, our capital of sunshine and darkness, optimism and anguish."

Sea of Tranquility

Sea of Tranquility
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 0593321456
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea of Tranquility Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • WINNER OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD • The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time travel, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space. One of the Best Books of the Year: The New York Times, NPR, GoodReads “One of [Mandel’s] finest novels and one of her most satisfying forays into the arena of speculative fiction yet.” —The New York Times Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic by steamship, exiled from polite society following an ill-conceived diatribe at a dinner party. He enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and suddenly hears the notes of a violin echoing in an airship terminal—an experience that shocks him to his core. Two centuries later a famous writer named Olive Llewellyn is on a book tour. She’s traveling all over Earth, but her home is the second moon colony, a place of white stone, spired towers, and artificial beauty. Within the text of Olive’s best-selling pandemic novel lies a strange passage: a man plays his violin for change in the echoing corridor of an airship terminal as the trees of a forest rise around him. When Gaspery-Jacques Roberts, a detective in the black-skied Night City, is hired to investigate an anomaly in the North American wilderness, he uncovers a series of lives upended: The exiled son of an earl driven to madness, a writer trapped far from home as a pandemic ravages Earth, and a childhood friend from the Night City who, like Gaspery himself, has glimpsed the chance to do something extraordinary that will disrupt the timeline of the universe. A virtuoso performance that is as human and tender as it is intellectually playful, Sea of Tranquility is a novel of time travel and metaphysics that precisely captures the reality of our current moment.

The Fiction Magazine

The Fiction Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fiction Magazine Book Excerpt:

Lost in the Forest

Lost in the Forest
Author: Sue Miller
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost in the Forest Book Excerpt:

For Eva, the divorced and happily remarried mother of three children, and her adolescent middle child, Daisy, the death of Eva's second husband John in a car accident turns their lives upside down, a tragedy that draws Daisy into a confusing, chaotic, and unstable world as she embarks on a harrowing sexual odyssey with a much older man. 150,000 first printing.

Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1416
Release: 1913
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Labor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics Book Excerpt:

A Stranger in Olondria

A Stranger in Olondria
Author: Sofia Samatar
Publsiher: Small Beer Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN: 1931520771
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Stranger in Olondria Book Excerpt:

Jevik travels to the city of Olondria where he is overtaken by a ghost from his past.

Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels

Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels
Author: Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780754660347
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels Book Excerpt:

Laurence Talairach-Vielmas explores Victorian representations of femininity in fairy tales and sensation novels by authors such as George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and Charles Dickens. In the clash between fantasy and reality, these authors create a new type of realism that exposes the normative constraints imposed to contain the female body, and illuminates the tensions underlying the representation of the Victorian ideal.