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Lamb to the Slaughter

by Aline Templeton

A sunny evening, a tranquil garden--and an old man brutally gunned down on his doorstep.In a pretty and tranquil town, a proposed superstore development has divided the population in an increasingly bitter war. The low-level aggression of bored youth that is generally tolerated has become sinister. The bloodied carcass of a sheep abandoned in the streets is more than just unpleasant vandalism, and teenage bikers, terrorizing a woman to the breaking point, are impossible to control.When a second victim is killed in what seems like a random shooting, the fear in the town becomes palpable. Detective Fleming will not accept that the crimes are motiveless, but she struggles to make sense of the two murders when nothing makes sense anymore and no one will believe anything. Not even the truth.

Lamb to the Slaughter

by Aline Templeton

A sunny evening, a tranquil garden and an old man brutally gunned down on his doorstep.In the pretty and tranquil market town of Kirkluce a proposed superstore development has divided the population in an increasingly bitter war. The low-level aggression of bored youth that is generally tolerated has become sinister. The bloodied carcass of a sheep abandoned in the streets is more than just unpleasant vandalism and teenage bikers, terrorising a woman to breaking point, are impossible to control. When a second victim is killed in what seems a random shooting, the fear in the town becomes tangible. DI Fleming will not accept that the crimes are motiveless, but she struggles to make sense of the two murders, when nothing makes sense any more and no one will believe anything. Not even the truth.

Lamb to the Slaughter (Lauren Maxwell Mystery #3)

by Elizabeth Quinn

Book 2 in the wildlife investigator Lauren Maxwell series. Lauren asks herself how she, an obscure biologist, could get mixed up in murder yet again.

Lambda Calculus with Types

by Henk Barendregt Wil Dekkers Richard Statman

The lambda calculus forms a prototype universal programming language, which in its untyped version is related to Lisp, and has been treated in the first author's classic The Lambda Calculus (1984). The formalism has since been extended with types and used in functional programming (Haskell, Clean) and proof assistants (Coq, Isabelle, HOL), which are used to design and verify IT products and mathematical proofs. In this book, the author focuses on three classes of typing for lambda terms: simple types, recursive types and intersection types. Unexpected mathematical beauty is revealed in these three formalisms of terms and types. Numerous exercises are provided to deepen the reader's understanding and increase their confidence using types.

Lambent Traces: Franz Kafka

by Stanley Corngold

On the night of September 22, 1912, Franz Kafka wrote his story "The Judgment," which came out of him "like a regular birth." This act of creation struck him as an unmistakable sign of his literary destiny. Thereafter, the search of many of his characters for the Law, for a home, for artistic fulfillment can be understood as a figure for Kafka's own search to reproduce the ecstasy of a single night. In Lambent Traces: Franz Kafka, the preeminent American critic and translator of Franz Kafka traces the implications of Kafka's literary breakthrough. Kafka's first concern was not his responsibility to his culture but to his fate as literature, which he pursued by exploring "the limits of the human." At the same time, he kept his transcendental longings sober by noting--with incomparable irony--their virtual impossibility. At times Kafka's passion for personal transcendence as a writer entered into a torturous and witty conflict with his desire for another sort of transcendence, one driven by a modern Gnosticism. This struggle prompted him continually to scrutinize different kinds of mediation, such as confessional writing, the dream, the media, the idea of marriage, skepticism, asceticism, and the imitation of death. Lambent Traces: Franz Kafka concludes with a reconstruction and critique of the approaches to Kafka by such major critics as Adorno, Gilman, and Deleuze and Guattari.

Lamberto, Lamberto, Lamberto

by Antony Shugaar Gianni Rodari

A modern fable for children and adults: a story of one man's quest for eternal life and how finds it in the most extraordinary of ways--in the grand tradition of Saint-Exúpery's The Little Prince When we first meet 93-year-old millionaire Baron Lamberto, he has been diagnosed with 24 life-threatening ailments--one for each of the 24 banks he owns! But when he takes the advice of an Egyptian mystic and hires servants to chant his name over and over again, he seems to not only get better, but younger. Except then a terrorist group lays siege to his island villa, his team of bank managers has to be bussed in to help with the ransom negotiations, and a media spectacle breaks out . . . A hilarious and strangely moving tale that seems ripped from the headlines--although actually written during the time the Red Brigades were terrorizing Italy--Gianni Rodari's Lamberto, Lamberto, Lamberto has become one of Italy's most beloved fables. Never before translated into English, it's a reminder, as Rodari writes, that "there are things that only happen in fairytales."From the Hardcover edition.

Lambert's Code

by Rachel Hauck

After three years of medical treatment, Julie Lambert faces the irrefutable truth: She will never have children. Devastated, lost, and alone, she buries her pain by making several life decisions that threaten her relationship with her husband, Ethan.

Lambert's Peace

by Rachel Hauck

"Will needs our help, Betty." She sat down and placed her hands in her lap. "You got ten minutes. Cookies are in the oven." Will laughed. "Tell me how to win Taylor. She thinks our time has passed. Too late. Lost what we once had." Grandma waved her hand. "Taylor's easy, Will. She already loves you. I can see it in her eyes. You just need to let her know that no matter what, you're going to be there for her. Never let her go. Prove whatever happened between you ten years ago won't happen again." Will grinned. Simple. Wise. Brilliant. Hopefully, not impossible.

Lambi Barish (A Long Spell of Rain)

by Balraj Komal

This book is an English translation of "Lambi Barish", a volume of selected poems by the famous Urdu poet Balraj Komal. Translated from Urdu by the poet, Balraj Komal.

Lambrusco

by Ellen Cooney

The year is 1943. The Nazis have invaded Italy; American troops have landed. At Aldo's restaurant on the Adriatic coast, Lucia Fantini entertained customers for years with her marvelous opera singing. But normal operations are over. The restaurant has been seized by nazifascisti, and a Resistance squad of waiters and local tradesmen has been formed, led by Lucia's son, Beppino. When Beppino disappears, Lucia must journey across war-devastated Italy to find him. Aided by a richly drawn cast of characters, the story of her adventures is told with the vigor, drama, and lyrical grace of an Italian opera, in a brilliantly arranged narrative that places tragic events side-by-side with high comedy, domestic intrigues, and gripping details. In this captivating story of a mother and son, Cooney enters a world of peril and chance, and brings to life the extraordinary Resistance movement of the Italian people.

The Lamb's Agenda

by Samuel Rodriguez

Is There a Divine Cure for Our Ailing Nation?In The Lamb's Agenda Samuel Rodriguezoffers a blueprint for Christian rejuvenation, a prophetic call to orient ourlives at the nexus of the cross. Joining the Christianityof Martin Luther King Jr. and Billy Graham, The Lamb's Agenda reveals the crucial connection between biblical socialjustice and spiritual righteousness. Gettingback to the basics of Christianity means extending our efforts simultaneouslyin the vertical direction of God and the horizontal direction of our neighbors.In this criticalmoment, begrudging service and empty religiosity must be replaced by thevibrancy of the Lamb's agenda, Christ's plan of redemption in the world. A Third Great Awakening, saysRodriguez, awaits Christians who boldly and joyfully embrace both planks of theSavior's cross: obedience to God and service to others.

The Lambs of London

by Peter Ackroyd

A tour de force in the tradition of Peter Ackroyd'sHawksmoorandChatterton, a gripping novel of betrayal and deceit set in the teeming streets of 19th-century London. At the centre of this intriguing, irresistible novel are the young Lambs: Charles, constrained by the tedium of his work as clerk at the East India Company, taking refuge in a drink or three too many while spreading his wings as a young writer, and his clever, adoring sister Mary, confined by domesticity, an ailing, dotty father and a maddening mother . . . Into their lives comes William Ireland, an ambitious 17-year-old antiquarian and bookseller, anxious not only to impress his demanding showman of a father, but to make his mark on the literary world. When Ireland turns up a document in the handwriting of Shakespeare himself, he takes Mary into his confidence - but soon scholars and actors alike are beating a path to the little bookshop in Holborn Passage. Touching and tragic, ingenious, funny and vividly alive, this is Ackroyd at the top of his form in a masterly retelling of a 19th-century drama which keeps the reader guessing right to the end.

Lambs of Men

by Charles White

Returning from the horrors of the First World War to recruit volunteers in his remote Appalachian home, Marine Sergeant Hiram Tobit finds the country changed. His mother has committed suicide, dredging up old resentments between Hiram and his father, Sloane. When a gruesome act of violence stuns the insular mountain community, father and son must journey together to see justice carried out while coming to terms with a deeply troubled family history.

The Lamb's Supper

by Scott Hahn

Bestselling author Scott Hahn sheds new light on the Mass, offering readers a deeper appreciation of the most familiar of Catholic rituals .Of all things Catholic, there is nothing that is so familiar as the Mass. With its unchanging prayers, the Mass fits Catholics like their favorite clothes. Yet most Catholics sitting in the pews on Sundays fail to see the powerful supernatural drama that enfolds them. Pope John Paul II described the Mass as "Heaven on Earth," explaining that what "we celebrate on Earth is a mysterious participation in the heavenly liturgy."The Lamb's Supper reveals a long-lost secret of the Church: The early Christians' key to understanding the mysteries of the Mass was the New Testament Book of Revelation. With its bizarre imagery, its mystic visions of heaven, and its end-of-time prophecies, Revelation mirrors the sacrifice and celebration of the Eucharist.Beautifully written, in clear direct language, bestselling Catholic author Scott Hahn's new book will help readers see the Mass with new eyes, pray the liturgy with a renewed heart, and enter into the Mass more fully, enthusiastically, intelligently, and powerfully than ever before.

The Lamb's Supper

by Scott Hahn

Bestselling author Scott Hahn sheds new light on the Mass, offering readers a deeper appreciation of the most familiar of Catholic rituals .Of all things Catholic, there is nothing that is so familiar as the Mass. With its unchanging prayers, the Mass fits Catholics like their favorite clothes. Yet most Catholics sitting in the pews on Sundays fail to see the powerful supernatural drama that enfolds them. Pope John Paul II described the Mass as "Heaven on Earth," explaining that what "we celebrate on Earth is a mysterious participation in the heavenly liturgy."The Lamb's Supper reveals a long-lost secret of the Church: The early Christians' key to understanding the mysteries of the Mass was the New Testament Book of Revelation. With its bizarre imagery, its mystic visions of heaven, and its end-of-time prophecies, Revelation mirrors the sacrifice and celebration of the Eucharist.Beautifully written, in clear direct language, bestselling Catholic author Scott Hahn's new book will help readers see the Mass with new eyes, pray the liturgy with a renewed heart, and enter into the Mass more fully, enthusiastically, intelligently, and powerfully than ever before.

The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth

by Scott Hahn

"As I described in chapter 1, it was only when I began attending Mass that the many parts of this puzzling book suddenly began to fall into place. Before long, I could see the sense in Revelation's altar (Rev 8:3), its robed clergymen (4:4), candles (1:12), incense (5:8), manna (2:17), chalices (ch. 16), Sunday worship (1:10), the prominence it gives to the Blessed Virgin Mary (12:1-6), the "Holy, Holy, Holy" (4:8), the Gloria (15:3-4), the Sign of the Cross (14:1), the Alleluia (19:1, 3, 6), the readings from Scripture (ch. 2-3), and the "Lamb of God" (many, many times). These are not interruptions in the narrative or incidental details; they are the very stuff of the Apocalypse. ... It was, somehow, about the very sacrament that was beginning to draw this "Bible Christian" into the fullness of Catholic faith."

Lambsquarters: Scenes from a Handmade Life

by Barbara Mclean

At the age of twenty-four, Barbara McLean and her husband, Thomas, decided to make their home in the country, near a village called Alderney in Grey County, Ontario. Together they became homeowners, farmers and, eventually, parents. They called their farm Lambsquarters, and they remain there today, twenty-six years later. Life on a farm is a cycle of never-ending work and discovery. Barbara and her family develop close relationships with every living thing: the hearty lambs and the fragile ones, the pumpkins and the potatoes and the hollyhocks in the barnyard, a family of bluebirds with problems of its own. What at first seems an intensely independent act -- having one's own land and space -- becomes more meaningful once it becomes possible to connect with the larger community. Strong bonds are formed with neighbours who share both in grief and in celebration.In striking portraits that are intensely intimate and yet reverberate with the universal hum of life, Barbara McLean describes the beauty, pain and wonder of the very essence of her surroundings and all who share them. We accompany her on a life's journey, from a somewhat daunted dweller of a ramshackle farmhouse to a true inhabitant of a place. Lambsquarters is for everyone who has dreamed of reconnecting with the land, as well as for those already well acquainted with rubber boots, chicken manure and the long trajectories of the rural school bus.

Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions

by Richard Erdoes John Fire Lame Deer

Lame Deer--Storyteller, rebel, medicine man. Lame Deer was born almost a century ago on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. A full-blooded Sioux, he was many things in the white man's world -- rodeo clown, painter, prisoner. But, above all, he was a holy man of the Lakota tribe. The story he tells is one of harsh youth and reckless manhood, shotgun marriage and divorce, history and folklore as rich today as ever -- and of his fierce struggle to keep pride alive, though living as a stranger in his own ancestral land.

The Lame God

by M. B. Mclatchey

In The Lame God, author M. B. McLatchey reminds us of the inevitable bond between art and empathy. With a controlled language that finds its echo chamber in the immortal themes and characters of classical literature, this courageous work accompanies the author on her journey through a parent's anguish in the face of a horrific crime. Using the art of poetry she gives voice to a suffering--and a love--that might otherwise go unheard.The May Swenson Poetry Award, an annual competition named for May Swenson, honors her as one of America's most provocative and vital writers. During her long career, Swenson was loved and praised by writers from virtually every school of American poetry. She left a legacy of fifty years of writing when she died in 1989. She is buried in Logan, Utah, her hometown.

Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception (Books of Faerie #1)

by Maggie Stiefvater

A dark faerie fantasy that features authentic Celtic faerie lore, "Lament" follows 16-year-old Dierdre Monaghan, who discovers that she is a cloverhand -- one who can see faeries. Dierdre soon finds herself trapped in the middle of a centuries-old faerie war.

Lament For a Lost Lover

by Philippa Carr

Under the sway of the puritanical Oliver Cromwell, England simmers with religious persecution and political unrest. Like their exiled king, Arabella Tolworthy and her parents have retreated to France but yearn for their native country. When Arabella is separated from her family, she makes her way alone in an increasingly dangerous world and meets two people who will change her life: an actress named Harriet Main and the dashing nobleman Edwin Eversleigh. As the British king is restored to his rightful throne, Arabella's odyssey mirrors the strife and turbulence of her beloved homeland. As she tries to make peace with her past, she's confronted with an unexpected threat to her future--and a second chance at lasting love.

Lament for a Lost Lover

by Philippa Carr

As England is rocked by civil war, a daring young woman attempts to discover her true legacy--and encounters betrayal and breathtaking love Under the sway of the puritanical Oliver Cromwell, England simmers with religious persecution and political unrest. Like their exiled king, Arabella Tolworthy and her parents have retreated to France but yearn for their native country. When Arabella is separated from her family, she makes her way alone in an increasingly dangerous world and meets two people who will change her life: an actress named Harriet Main and the dashing nobleman Edwin Eversleigh. As the British king is restored to his rightful throne, Arabella's odyssey mirrors the strife and turbulence of her beloved homeland. As she tries to make peace with her past, she's confronted with an unexpected threat to her future--and a second chance at lasting love.

Lament for an Ocean: The Collapse of the Atlantic Cod Fishery

by Michael Harris

The northern cod have been almost wiped out. Once the most plentiful fish on the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland, the cod is now on the brink of extinction, and tens of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada have been left without work by a 1992 moratorium on fishing the stock. Today, the Pacific salmon stocks are in similar trouble - victims of the same blind, stupid greed. Angry, accusatory fingers have been pointed at various possible culprits for the collapse of the cod - at the Spanish and Portuguese, who for hundreds of years sent ever-bigger fleets to the Grand Banks; at the factory-freezer trawlers, which "vacuumed" the ocean floor for the prized fish; at those inshore fishermen who circumvented the rules governing the fishery; at the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, which is responsible for managing the fishery; at the harp seal, the cod's competitor for food, whose numbers have exploded in recent years; even at Nature, for lowering the temperature of the ocean. InLament for an Ocean,the award-winning true-crime writer Michael Harris investigates the real causes of the most wanton destruction of a natural resource in North American history since the buffalo were wiped off the face of the prairies. The story he carefully unfolds is the sorry tale of how, despite the repeated and urgent warnings of ocean scientists, the northern cod was ruthlessly exploited.

Lament for Julie

by Robert Colby

Tormented by a satin-skinned package of dynamite who offered him ecstasy unfettered by convention . . . Bedeviled by another woman who wanted a master . . . Given 12 hours to get out of town - and then framed for murder.This was the grim situation faced by Todd Corwin shortly after he came to Longport seeking Julie Steadman's killer.If he cleared out of town he was sure of safety. If he stayed, nothing was certain except more trouble with the police and a deepening involvement with the Vollmer clan -Austin, who owned everything in town including the cops . . . Joy, Austin's wife, who took men where she found them . . . and Gail, the step-daughter, who would risk anything to take Todd away from Joy.

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