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Sapiens

by Yuval Harari

Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

Sapphique (Incarceron #2)

by Catherine Fisher

Finn has escaped Incarceron, but Keiro and Attia are still Inside. Outside, things are not at all what Finn expected - and both Finn's and Claudia's very lives hang on Finn convincing the Court that he is the lost prince. Back Inside, Keiro and Attia are on the hunt for Sapphique's glove, which legend says he used to escape. In order to find it, they must battle the prison itself. Incarceron has built itself a body and it wants to go Outside - just like Sapphique, the only prisoner Incarceron ever loved.

Sapphire

by Rosemary Rogers

Not even love could stop her...Despite her privileged life in the sultry paradise of Martinique, the beautiful and daring Sapphire Fabergine will never be satisfied until she claims the honor and legitimacy that has been denied her. Sapphire sails to London to confront the aristocratic family who had disowned her before she was even born-only to find that her father is dead and that his title has passed to Blake Thixton, an attractive yet loathsome distant American cousin.Convinced Sapphire is determined to bring about his ruin, Blake kidnaps her and sails back to America, where he presents her with a choice: become his mistress or serve him as a maid in his waterfront mansion. Without means in this unfamiliar land, Sapphire is trapped. But she will not compromise her quest for honor so easily-not even for the man she has come to desire.

The Sapphire Crescent (Forgotten Realms: Scions of Arrabar #1)

by Thomas M. Reid

The Sapphire Crescent - a mercenary order sworn to defend a god, but bent to the will of mortals...When family turns on family, it's business as usual in Arrabar, but when a family turns on itself, an entire nation may be torn assunder.

Sappho

by Diane J. Rayor André Lardinois

Sappho sang her poetry to the accompaniment of the lyre on the Greek island of Lesbos over 2500 years ago. Throughout the Greek world, her contemporaries composed lyric poetry full of passion, and in the centuries that followed the golden age of archaic lyric, new forms of poetry emerged. In this unique anthology, today's reader can enjoy the works of seventeen poets, including a selection of archaic lyric and the complete surviving works of the ancient Greek women poets--the latter appearing together in one volume for the first time. Sappho's Lyre is a combination of diligent research and poetic artistry. The translations are based on the most recent discoveries of papyri (including "new" Archilochos and Stesichoros) and the latest editions and scholarship. The introduction and notes provide historical and literary contexts that make this ancient poetry more accessible to modern readers. Although this book is primarily aimed at the reader who does not know Greek, it would be a splendid supplement to a Greek language course. It will also have wide appeal for readers of' ancient literature, women's studies, mythology, and lovers of poetry.

Sappho's Lyre: Archaic Lyric and Women Poets of Ancient Greece

by Diane Rayor

Sappho sang her poetry to the accompaniment of the lyre on the Greek island of Lesbos over 2500 years ago. Throughout the Greek world, her contemporaries composed lyric poetry full of passion, and in the centuries that followed the golden age of archaic lyric, new forms of poetry emerged. In this unique anthology, today's reader can enjoy the works of seventeen poets, including a selection of archaic lyric and the complete surviving works of the ancient Greek women poets--the latter appearing together in one volume for the first time. Sappho's Lyre is a combination of diligent research and poetic artistry. The translations are based on the most recent discoveries of papyri (including "new" Archilochos and Stesichoros) and the latest editions and scholarship. The introduction and notes provide historical and literary contexts that make this ancient poetry more accessible to modern readers. Although this book is primarily aimed at the reader who does not know Greek, it would be a splendid supplement to a Greek language course. It will also have wide appeal for readers of' ancient literature, women's studies, mythology, and lovers of poetry.

Saqiyuq: Stories from the Lives of Three Inuit Women

by Nancy Wachowich

Through the oral histories of three Inuit women - mother, daughter, and granddaughter - we witness a people in transition. Appia Agalakti Awa, born in about 1931, grows up in a traditional Inuit community, living off the land and traveling by dogsled. Her daughter, Rhoda Kaukjak Katsak, attends a government school and learns English, but still feels deeply connected to her Inuit roots. Rhoda's daughter, Sandra Pikujak Katsak, lives much like other urban young people, with concerns about school, drugs, alcohol, and peer pressure. The stories of these three women humanize the enormous issues faced by pre-industrial peoples as they move into industrial society.

Sara Dane

by Catherine Gaskin

The story of Sara Dane, sent to Australia in 1792 as a convict. Her life unfolds along with the young growing country.

Sarah and Me and the Lady from the Sea

by Patricia Beatty

Marcella Abbott can't believe it. Her family is giving up their house in Portland, Oregon, and their comfortable life in the city to live year-round on Washington State's Olympic peninsula when her father's business is ruined. Nahcotta's okay for the summer, but Marcella doesn't much like the people who live there. In fact, she thinks they're stupid, oafish, country bumpkins. But three things change her mind forever: a new friend, a beached whale, and the incredibly mysterious "lady from the sea".

Sarah and the Naked Truth

by Elisa Carbone

They say good things come in threes, so maybe that's why Christina, Olivia, and I are such good friends. Or maybe it's because all three of us got into wacky situations at the same time: me with a whole wad of pink bubble gum stuck in my hair, Christina mad as a wet cat at their Social Studies teacher, and Olivia with a secret she didn't even want to tell me and Christian about. Or maybe it's because of what we learned together--which is that being true to yourself is a lot more important than trying to be what you think other people want you to be. My mom calls it showing the world your naked truth. And sometimes that's embarrassing

Sarah Campbell: The First White Woman in the Black Hills Was African American

by Lilah Pengra

Sarah Campbell is most well-known for accompanying Custer on his 1874 Expedition to the Black Hills as the cook for the army sutler. This impeccably researched and wonderfully told biography traces Campbell's roots to her 1823 birth to Marianne, enslaved by the fur-trading Duchouquettes. Campbell sued for and won her freedom at the age of 14 after a three-year court battle in St. Louis. The book delves into her values and how she protected herself from the racism of the day by her use of self-deprecating humor. Because Campbell claimed to be the "first white woman" in the Black Hills, the author explores the vernacular race and class connotations of the label "white" and being addressed as "Aunt Sally." Campbell returned to the Black Hills of Dakota Territory in 1876, located five silver mines and died on her ranch near Galena, DT, in 1888.

Sarah Canary

by Karen Joy Fowler

When black cloaked Sarah Canary wanders into a railway camp in the Washington territories in 1873, Chin Ah Kin is ordered by his uncle to escort "the ugliest woman he could imagine" away. Far away. But Chin soon becomes the follower. In the first of many such instances, they are separated, both resurfacing some days later at an insane asylum. Chin has run afoul of the law and Sarah has been committed for observation. Their escape from the asylum in the company of another inmate sets into motion a series of adventures and misadventures that are at once hilarious, deeply moving, and downright terrifying.

Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt

by Robert Gottlieb

Sarah is the first English-language biography to appear in decades. Brilliantly, it tracks the trajectory through which an illegitimate and scandalous daughter of a courtesan transformed herself into the most famous actress who ever lived, and into a national icon, a symbol of France.

Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl

by Kate Waters Russell Kendall

Text and photographs of Plimouth Plantation follow a pilgrim girl through a typical day as she milks the goats, cooks and serves meals, learns her letters, and adjusts to her new stepfather. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Sarah Whitcher's Story

by Elizabeth Yates

Describes the search for and adventures of a young girl lost in a New Hampshire forest in the pioneer days. Based on a true incident.

Sarah Winnemucca

by Mary F. Morrow

Recounts the life story of the influential Paiute woman who fought for justice and a better life for her people.

The Sarah Zettel Collection

by Sarah Zettel

A special collection bringing together four of Sarah Zettel's captivating novels that span the galaxyIn Fool's War, Katmer Al Shei has done well with the starship Pasadena, cutting corners where necessary to keep her crew paid and her journeys profitable. But there are two things she will never skimp on: her crew--and her fool. For a long space journey, a certified Fool's Guild clown is essential, to amuse, excite, and otherwise distract the crew from the drudgeries of interstellar flight. Her newest fool, Evelyn Dobbs, is a talented jester. But does she have enough wit to save mankind?In Playing God, the planet of the Dedelphi has been riven by war for two centuries. Though delicate, swanlike creatures, the planet's natives are fierce in battle, and their ceaseless conflict has reduced their world to a wasteland. To save themselves and their world, the Dedelphi have forged a fragile peace and called for outside intervention. The Earth corporation Bioverse constructs a plan to heal the shattered planet. It's the most ambitious engineering project the universe has ever seen, and if it backfires, the result will almost certainly be genocide.In The Quiet Invasion, Dr. Helen Failia is nearing middle age at eighty-three, but has lost none of her fighting spirit. The founder of Earth's first fully functioning colony on Venus, she will do anything to ensure that the home she's built and nurtured not only survives, but thrives. Despite her constant work, funding for the colony is running out, and she's dreading telling the ten thousand colonists they must move to Earth, a world some of them have never even seen. When one of her probes returns with the unprecedented proof of an ancient alien artifact on the surface of Venus she cannot believe her luck. This is the first evidence that humanity is not alone, and the discovery will surely secure the research colony's future.In Reclamation, Eric Born knows his way around the universe. He's a quick-thinking merchant blessed with natural telekinetic skill. He's also that rarest of creatures, a human being. Humans have been scattered across the universe, powerless and oppressed, dispersed so widely that no one knows what planet they first came from. Eric survives by selling his talents to the mysterious galactic tyrants known as the Rhudolant Vitae, but has never forgotten he belongs to the human race, and the distant world, the Realm of the Nameless Powers. The Realm may be a backwater, but Eric will do anything to protect his home from the merciless and powerful Vitae.

Sarah's Knight

by Mary Mcbride

Darkly handsome doctor Sir Dominic Chiara raised female pulses everywhere he went. But few admirers guessed at the torment behind his coolly assessing gaze. Nick's son had stopped speaking-and Nick, who had been knighted for his invaluable service to the royal family, did not know why. Until a beautiful new nanny offered hope. . . ;. Children's therapist Sarah Hunter answered a royal summons to help Dr. Chiara and his son. But her cover as the nanny was soon blown away by her discovery that the child had witnessed a murder-and by her attraction to his father. Falling in love with a man who treated kings would be foolish, yet as she helped father and child, she couldn't seem to help herself. . . ;

Sarah's Seduction (Men of August #2)

by Lora Leigh

A hot summer night 6 years before, Brock August showed Sarah Tate a passion that would nearly destroy her. Now she must decide whether she wants to go back to his passion and survive a broken marriage. She must also answer questions about the August family's past--especially questions about how the brothers have survived.

Sarah's Song (Red Gloves #3)

by Karen Kingsbury

Tale of two women brought together and healed by the power of one song. Sarah knows the heartache that results from making wrong choices--her own life is proof of that. But will she be able to convince a troubled young woman before time runs out? For when the 12 days of Christmas have passed, it is possible the melody of Sarahigrave's Song might bring out not one, but two miracles.

Sara's Father

by Jennifer Mikels

Sara's Father Once, skinny Erin Delaney and popular Sam Stone shared teenage high jinks, loads of laughter...and a breathless, tentative passion. But their futures had lain far afield-wrenching Erin away, wedding Sam to Erin's sister. And what might have been...never was.Now, an endless decade later, Erin again plunged deep into Sam's unforgettable gaze-over the head of a feisty, motherless tot who called Sam "Daddy." Irrepressible little Sara stole Erin's heart...yet made her ache with secret sorrow. Now with Sara's every hungry smile and Sam's tormenting touches, the past haunted Erin, taunted her, with what might never be....

Sara's Song

by Fern Michaels

New York Times Bestselling Author Fern Michaels is back with a beautiful, bittersweet tale of two lonely people who find heart-healing love, only to be torn from each other's arms. For everyone who loved DEAR EMILY, here is another poignant Fern Michaels novel to savor-a story of love, grief, passion, renewal-and incredible second chances. A brilliant career and loving friends weren't enough to heal Dr. Sara Killian's aching heart. For a brief, magical moment, world famous rock star Dallas Lord was part of her life. Then he was suddenly and tragically taken away. But before he disappeared, Dallas gave Sara a priceless gift, a beautiful love song written just for her. It's a legacy that will take Sara places she's never dreamed of-into intrigue, betrayal and deadly danger. And, when she meets Adam Lord, Dallas's older brother, she will find herself torn-between Adam, the most attractive and complicated man she's ever known, and Dallas, the man her heart won't let her forget...

Sarek

by A. C. Crispin

The novel begins after the events of STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY. Spock's mother, Amanda Grayson, is dying and Spock returns to the planet Vulcan where he and Sarek enjoy a rare moment of rapprochement. But just as his wife's illness grows worse, duty calls Sarek away--once again sowing the seeds of conflict between father and son. Yet soon Sarek and Spock must put aside their differences and work together to foil a far-reaching plot to destroy the Federation--a plot that Sarek has seen in the making for nearly his entire career. The epic story will take the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise to the heart of the Klingon Empire where Captain Kirk's last surviving relative has become a pawn in the battle to divide the Federation... and conquer it. With Sarek's help, the crew of the Starship Enterprise learns that all is not as it seems. Before they can prevent the Federation's destruction, they must see the face of their hidden enemy--an enemy more insidious and more dangerous than any they have faced before...

Sarek (Star Trek)

by A. C. Crispin

The novel begins after the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Spock's mother, Amanda Grayson, is dying, and Spock returns to the planet Vulcan where he and Sarek enjoy a rare moment of rapprochement. But just as his wife's illness grows worse, duty calls Sarek away--once again sowing seeds of conflict between father and son. Yet soon, Sarek and Spock must put aside their differences and work together to foil a far-reaching plot to destroy the Federation--a plot that Sarek has seen in the making for nearly his entire career. The epic story will take the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise to the heart of the Klingon Empire, where Captain Kirk's last surviving relative has become a pawn in a battle to divide the Federation... and conquer it. With Sarek's help, the crew of the Starship Enterprise learns that all is not as it seems. Before they can prevent the Federation's destruction, they must see the face of their hidden enemy--an enemy more insidious and more dangerous than any they have faced before...

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