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In the crackling first book of Kate Elliott's Highroad trilogy, strong-spirited Lily Ransome leaves her home planet--and the life she's always known--to rescue an abducted friendWillful as well as physically brave, Lily Ransome is dissatisfied by the options available to her on Unruli: She can either join her family's lucrative mining business or begin procreating. When Heredes, her beloved martial arts instructor, tutor, and father figure, is kidnapped by alien bounty hunters, Lily spurns the expectations of her home planet and ventures into space to find him. Befriending a persecuted minority class of humans called the Ridani, she becomes involved in an intergalactic rebellion and finds love in an unexpected place--as well as true strength within herself.A Passage of Stars is the first book of the Highroad trilogy, which continues with Revolution's Shore and The Price of Ransom.
Revenge and Resurrection in a Frozen Wasteland!Drizzt and Catti-brie have been away from Mithral Hall for six long years, but the pain of a lost companion still weighs heavily on their strong shoulders. Chasing pirates aboard Captain Deudermont's Sea Sprite is enough to draw their attention away from their grief. Then a mysterious castaway on an uncharted island sends them back to the very source of their pain, and into the clutches of a demon with vengeance on his mind.From the Paperback edition.
Revenge and Resurrection in a Frozen Wasteland! Drizzt and Catti-brie have been away from Mithral Hall for six long years, but the pain of a lost companion still weighs heavily on their strong shoulders. Chasing pirates aboard Captain Deudermont's Sea Sprite is enough to draw their attention away from their grief. Then a mysterious castaway on an uncharted island sends them back to the very source of their pain, and into the clutches of a demon with vengeance on his mind.
Here is the authorized true story of Chiune Sugihara, the "Japanese Schindler", who saved thousands of Jews during World War II. "Passage to Freedom" tells Sugihara's heroic story, highlighting his courageous humanity and the importance of a child's opinion in his father's decision. "American Bookseller" Pick of the Lists. Full-color illus.
Foreword by Michael Ignatieff, Preface by Rudyard Griffiths, The Dominion Institute. Without departure, there is no arrival -- this is the experience of some of Canada's best-known émigré authors and public figures, shared in Passages: Welcome Home to Canada. In first-hand accounts, these celebrated writers explore the excitement and anguish of uprooting to a new country. Childhood memories, familiar streets, the aromas of local cooking, long-cherished plans -- to leave all this behind can only be traumatic. And yet, to find a haven from oppression and danger, a place to carve out a new identity and put down new roots -- this is a thrill only an emigrant can know. In Passages we see this terrible pain and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for growth in delicate balance. Alberto Manguel discovers the quiet pleasure of citizenship after years of cosmopolitan wandering. Ken Wiwa looks for a fresh start, far from the shadow of his martyred father in Africa. Nino Ricci, having grown up in an old-world Italian community transplanted to rural Ontario, describes his passage into the larger world, where other families don't bake their own bread or slaughter their own pigs. Shyam Selvadurai tells of his flight from the intolerance of his native Sri Lanka, where, as a Tamil and a homosexual, he found himself unwelcome. Moses Znaimer describes his parents' hair-raising escape first from Hitler and then Stalin, a series of adventures through Eastern Europe and Central Asia and finally across the Atlantic. Introduced by Michael Ignatieff, Passages explores what it means to be a foreigner, what it means to be a writer and what it means to be a Canadian -- and what it means to be all three at once. Contributors: Michelle Berry * Ying Chen * Brian D. Johnson * Dany Laferriere * Alberto Manguel * Anna Porter * Nino Ricci * Shyam Selvadurai * M. G. Vassanji * Ken Wiwa * Moses Znaimer.
Colonel John Quinn was a young, ambitious Air Force pilot who loved to fly--until an Iraqi missile nearly ended his career and his life. Three surgeries and four years later, Quinn is functional, but not good enough to fly. Assigned to the Pentagon, he's prepared to spend the rest of his career in a series of boring staff jobs. Then a military Learjet crashes shortly after takeoff in the rural farmlands outside Washington, and Quinn is called to lead the biggest investigation of his life. With this crash, there are no survivors--a fact that is particularly sensitive in the White House, as the jet carried just one passenger: the President's brother. The crash scene offers little in the way of clues, and while the White House is pushing pilot error as the cause of the accident, Quinn is uncertain. Too many Washington insiders, including Quinn's former wife, a Ph. D. with the National Transportation Safety Board, seem to have a stake in the outcome of his investigation. Too many dodge the hard questions--or turn up dead. Filled with great characters and told with pulsing narrative drive, The Passenger is further proof that, as W. E. B. Griffin says, "Patrick Davis is the real thing. "
First published to critical acclaim in 1929, Passing firmly established Nella Larsen's prominence among women writers of the Harlem Renaissance. The Modern Library is proud to present Passing--an electrifying story of two women who cross the color line in 1920s New York--together with a new Introduction by the Obie Award- winning playwright and novelist Ntozake Shange. Irene Redfield, the novel's protagonist, is a woman with an enviable life. She and her husband, Brian, a prominent physician, share a comfortable Harlem town house with their sons. Her work arranging charity balls that gather Harlem's elite creates a sense of purpose and respectability for Irene. But her hold on this world begins to slip the day she encounters Clare Kendry, a childhood friend with whom she had lost touch. Clare--light-skinned, beautiful, and charming--tells Irene how, after her father's death, she left behind the black neighborhood of her adolescence and began passing for white, hiding her true identity from everyone, including her racist husband. As Clare begins inserting herself into Irene's life, Irene is thrown into a panic, terrified of the consequences of Clare's dangerous behavior. And when Clare witnesses the vibrancy and energy of the community she left behind, her burning desire to come back threatens to shatter her careful deception. Brilliantly plotted and elegantly written, Passing offers a gripping psychological portrait of emotional extremity. The New York Times Book Review called Larsen "adroit at tracing the involved processes of a mind divided against itself, that fights between the dictates of reason and desire. " The Saturday Review of Literature said, "[Larsen] has produced a work so fine, sensitive, and distinguished that it rises above race categories and becomes that rare object, a good novel. "
Preparing for the USMLE can be a stressful and time consuming task for any medical student. The key elements of a successful review program are clarity, brevity and memory-assisting consistency. High yield information is the name of the game in preparing for exams. The author of Passing the USMLE: Basic Science has taken great pains to make complicated ideas as simple as possible and to incorporate the basic science of medicine with the clinical applications of patient care. Data is presented so the reader takes away as much as possible from every word, every sentence, and every minute spent studying. Maximum retention of information is assured through the use of bulleted lists, charts, tables, and full color clinical photographs.
Luce would die for Daniel.And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn't need to be that way. . . .Luce is certain that something--or someone--in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series.From the Hardcover edition.
"I wish to God you were dead." Little did Ellie Chase know those would be the last words she ever spoke to her estranged mother. When Martha's body was found the next morning, all eyes were on Ellie... who couldn't remember what she'd done that night. So when Tommy Maricci--the man she refused to let herself love-- came to her rescue, she couldn't say no. Tommy believed in his former girlfriend's innocence--no matter how damning the evidence against her was. She may have broken his heart, but he took her into his home for protection. Because if Ellie wasn't the killer, someone had set her up. And Tommy refused to let anyone hurt the woman he loved.
Bestselling author Nicole Jordan writes intensely seductive tales of wicked pleasures and undeniable love. Now she tempts readers with her most daring romantic adventure yet. . . .To escape marriage to a despised man twice her age, Lady Aurora Demming makes a scandalous arrangement with Nicholas Sabine, a dangerously handsome American facing execution for murder and piracy. She agrees to become his wife for one day . . . and one glorious, intoxicating night. Widowed, Aurora returns to London society with Nicholas's orphaned sister at her side to face a lifetime without love--until her "dead" husband returns, insisting that she honor their vows and haunting her dreams with promises of forbidden desire. . . .From the Paperback edition.
Teach Me A highwayman comes riding. . . Lost in her books, shy and beautiful Pash is free to explore her fascination with sexy rogues. Her wickedest fantasies are of bold, sensual and powerful men, who release the passions she keeps locked deep inside. . .and the fear. . . Her new riding instructor seems to have stepped out of her wildest dream. Ivan is masterful. . .handsome. . .and a very experienced lover. His invitation to a world of forbidden pleasure is irresistible. . .and Pash says yes. . . P.F. Kozak is a Network Administrator and Communications Specialist for an international shipping company. Writing is her passion and her joy.
The debut story collection from one of America's most beloved authors Laurie Colwin explores the mysteries of life and love with her signature blend of empathy, wisdom, and wit in these fourteen exquisite tales. In "Animal Behavior," an ornithologist and a doctoral student find their own mating habits to be just as inscrutable as those of their avian subjects. In "The Elite Viewer," when his wife travels to England to attend a seminar, Benno Moran searches for exotic ways to occupy his time. He discovers television, junk food, and Greenie Frenzel, a young woman with Technicolor hair and an appetite for cherry soda and mentholated cigarettes. "Children, Dogs, and Desperate Men" is the story of Elizabeth Bayard, a sensible music critic whose flirtation with a married cartographer is the latest in a series of romantic missteps as irrational as they are irresistible. The heroes and heroines of Passion and Affect are clever, naive, brave, delicate, and fickle. In other words, they are profoundly human, and their precisely observed, warmly intelligent stories capture nothing less than what it means to be alive in the modern world. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Laurie Colwin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
Lust and love go hand in hand in four blazing hot romances from Alicia Thorne. These diverse stories offer a little something for every reader, and their steamy heroes and heroines will light up your nights from their first moments together all the way to their happy ever afters.Inventing Sin: English professor Gabriella Kurtz tells colleagues she's dating the perfect guy: big and masculine but gentlemanly, and capable of mind-blowing sex all weekend. Problem is, he's not real . . . until ex-military Duncan Sinclair, Sin to his friends, enters the picture, on a mission to take out an undercover terrorist posing as an accomplished academic.Ruby's Reward: When Ruby Rendell's vindictive ex accuses her of illegally trading stolen artworks and antiquities, she makes just one mistake in her defense: she lets her body outwit her brain. Her affair with her ex's sidekick, Raphael Gianetti, is definitely a bad idea . . . but it feels so good.Night Blooming Jasmine: Every time psychologist Jasmine Zehr thinks she's outwitted her stalker, she discovers that he's found her again. But is she ready to accept the fact this evil isn't human, and her only escape is to trust demon hunter Rhianen?Keeping the Peace: Small-town sheriff Adam Steele has one goal: keep the peace in his town and in his life. But when writer Charity Malone drifts into town - with every intention of drifting back out again - the two can't deny their mutual attraction. As their no-strings-attached affair turns into something deeper, all hell breaks loose.Sensuality Level: Spicy
"Romances are made of sunlight and rain. The sunlight, which turned my world into a radiance of color, was the knowledge of Jim Elliot's love. The rain was the other fact he explained to me as we sat on the grass by the Lagoon-- that God was calling him to remain single. Perhaps for life, perhaps only until he had firsthand experience in the place where he was to work as a jungle missionary. Older missionaries had told him that single men were needed to do jobs married ones could never do. There were some areas where women could not go. Jim took their word for it and committed himself to bachelorhood for as long as the will of God required." five years passed before Jim Elliot knew that it was God's will that he and Elisabeth marry. During those five years both experienced the same feelings that you may now have -- loneliness, longing, impatience... hope... fear of what may lie ahead combined with trust in God -- the elation of love mingled with the pain of separation Through their time of waiting upon the Lord, they grew in faith and their love was purified. They learned many lessons which Elisabeth Elliot now shares with you. You, too, will learn to let your heart rest "where true joys are to be found."
StrangerHe wears a mask. . .and he is following her. Staring at her like no other man since Colin. But Colin is dead and Amelia believes she will never again shiver with pleasure, never again sigh his name. LoverUntil her masked pursuer lures her into a moonlit garden and a single, reckless kiss. Now she is obsessed with discovering his identity. Perfectly attuned to his every desire, his every thought, she will not stop until she knows his every secret. Praise for Sylvia Day and her novels"Bared to You obliterates the competition. . .unique and unforgettable." --Joyfully Reviewed "The undisputed mistress of tender, erotic romance." --Teresa Medeiros"Boldly passionate, scorchingly sexy." --Booklist on The Stranger I Married
Sylvia Day's Passion for the Game is a tale of deception, lust and deadly desire in Georgian England. Maria, Lady Winter, is coerced into using her searing beauty and siren body to find out why dangerous pirate Christopher St. John has been let out of jail. But pirate St. John's only chance of avoiding the hangman is to use his renowned seduction skills to melt Lady Winter's icy heart - and to discover her secrets. Entangled in a twisted game of deception and desire, Maria and Christopher are each determined to be the one to win this lusty battle of wits . . . Praise for Sylvia Day, bestselling author of the sensational Bared to You and Reflected in You, first two books in the Crossfire trilogy:'Move over Danielle Steel and Jackie Collins, this is the dawn of a new Day' Amuse 'Several shades darker and a hundred degrees hotter than anything you've read before' RevealSylvia Day is the number one New York Times and number one international bestselling author of more than a dozen award-winning novels, which have been translated into thirty-nine languages. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and her work has been honoured as Amazon's Best of the Year in Romance. She has won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award and been nominated for the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award twice. Visit the author at www. sylviaday. com, facebook. com/authorsylviaday and twitter. com/sylday.
They're turning up the heat...on love Haunted by a life he couldn't save, Omar Ewing walked away from his successful family business to become a firefighter-risking his own life every day. Now he's sworn to track down an arsonist who's already struck twice. Working with beautiful local journalist Gabrielle Leonard definitely has its perks...until the man who finds it safer to play the field is in danger of losing his heart. Gabrielle has her own reasons for teaming up with Omar to investigate the suspicious blazes. But the seductive San Francisco firefighter is bringing her dangerously close to a flame that has burned her before. With each scorching kiss, Omar is branding her his woman. But when Gabrielle becomes a target, will she be able to trust her future to the man who has vowed to protect her at all costs?
Banning Talbot, Marquess of Daventry and Society's favorite bachelor, is accustomed to having his every whim obeyed-until he finds himself the reluctant guardian of Prudence MacAfee, the outspoken, golden-haired hoyden laughably nicknamed Angel. Now it's Banning's duty to introduce this deliciously unconventional creature to the ton's most eligible suitors. But his heart has an agenda all its own....
Filmmaker David Lynch asserts that when he is directing, ninety percent of the time he doesn't know what he is doing. To understand Lynch's films, Martha Nochimson believes, requires a similar method of being open to the subconscious, of resisting the logical reductiveness of language. In this innovative book, she draws on these strategies to offer close readings of Lynch's films, informed by unprecedented, in-depth interviews with Lynch himself. Nochimson begins with a look at Lynch's visual influences-Jackson Pollock, Francis Bacon, and Edward Hopper-and his links to Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles, then moves into the heart of her study, in-depth analyses of Lynch's films and television productions. These include Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Dune, The Elephant Man, Eraserhead, The Grandmother, The Alphabet, and Lynch's most recent, Lost Highway. Nochimson's interpretations explode previous misconceptions of Lynch as a deviant filmmaker and misogynist. Instead, she shows how he subverts traditional Hollywood gender roles to offer an optimistic view that love and human connection are really possible. Martha P. Nochimson is Professor of Film and Literature at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. She also has taught for ten years at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University
Named one of the "Ten Best Plays of 2008" by The New Yorker"Sarah Ruhl's bold, inventive, and ironic triptych [is] a meditation on devotion and its appropriation by the state. . . . Ruhl is an original; a storyteller with a fine mind evolving her own theatrical idiom."--John Lahr, The New Yorker"It's a different kind of morality play . . . an often wondrous work . . . with [Ruhl's] own special lyrical blend of poetry, humor and grace."--Frank Rizzo, VarietyPassion Play is Sarah Ruhl's "biggest, most ambitious effort yet" (The New York Times), a three-and-a-half hour intimate epic, plunging the depths of the timely intersection of politics and religion. Ruhl dramatizes a community of players rehearsing their annual staging of the Easter Passion in three different eras: 1575 northern England, just before Queen Elizabeth outlaws the ritual; 1934 Oberammergua, Bavaria, as Hitler is rising to power; and Spearfish, South Dakota, from the time of Vietnam through Reagan's presidency. In each period, the players grapple in different ways with the transformative nature of art, and politics are never far in the background, as Queen Elizabeth, Hitler, and Reagan each appear, played by a single commanding actor.Sarah Ruhl's plays include Dead Man's Cell Phone, Eurydice, and The Clean House, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work has been widely produced both throughout the country and internationally, and she is the recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship.
Pierpont (an award-winning writer and scholar; no university affiliation) profiles Gertrude Stein, Mae West, Anais Nin, Eudora Welty, Margaret Mitchell, Zora Neale Huston, Marina Tsvetaeva, Hannah Arendt & Mary McCarthy, and Doris Lessing. In particular, she explores these writers in terms of their involvement with issues of sexual freedom, race, and politics. These essays were originally published in during the past eight years but appear here in revised and expanded form. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Freya Stark--traveler, explorer, Arabist, and woman of letters--began the extraordinary adventures that would glamorize her--and would catapult her into public life for the next sixty years--in 1927. And with the publication of The Valley of the Assassins in 1934, her legend was launched. Leaving behind a miserable family life, Freya set out, at the age of thirty-four, to explore remote and dangerous regions of the Middle East. She was captured in 1927 by the French military police after penetrating their cordon around the rebellious Druze. She explored the mountainous territory of the mysterious Assassins of Persia, became the first woman to explore Luristan in western Iran, and followed ancient frankincense routes to locate a lost city. Admired by British officialdom, her knowledge of Middle Eastern languages and culture aided the military and diplomatic corps, for whom she conceived an effective propaganda network during WWII. But Stark's indomitable spirit was forged by contradictions, her high-profile wanderings often masking deep insecurities. A child of privilege, she grew up in near poverty; she longed for love, but consistently focused on the wrong men. This is a brilliant and balanced biography--filled with sheikhs, diplomats, nomad warriors and chieftains, generals, would be lovers, and luminaries. Author Jane Geniesse digs beneath the mythology to uncover a complex, quixotic, and controversial woman.
Proper young ladies of the ton-especially ones who have very small dowries-are not encouraged to have an interest in intellectual pursuits. Indeed, the only thing they are encouraged to pursue is an eligible bachelor.Preferably one with both a title and a fortune.So, the headstrong, opinionated Sloane sisters must keep their passions a secret. Ah, but secret passions are wont to lead a lady into trouble . . .
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