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Libriomancer

by Jim C. Hines

Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of a secret society founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. As such, he is gifted with the magical ability to reach into books and draw forth objects. But when Gutenberg vanishes without a trace, Isaac finds himself pitted against everything from vampires to a sinister, nameless foe who is bent on revealing magic to the world at large. . . and at any cost.

El libro de Aurora: Textos, conversaciones y notas de Aurora Bernárdez

by Aurora Bernárdez

Una privilegiada vía de acceso a los, hasta ahora, desconocidos y múltiples textos literarios de Aurora Bernárdez. «Creo que siempre tuve una vocación de oscuridad y de secreto.» Con esa frase anotada, hacia el final de su vida, en un cuaderno resumió Aurora Bernárdez su vínculo tan particular con la literatura. Por seguir esa vocación nunca traicionada restringió su actuación pública a lo estrictamente necesario y mantuvo para sí misma el ejercicio de su propia creación. El libro de Aurora reúne poemas, relatos y notas de quien fue una traductora brillante, la primera lectora de la obra de Julio Cortázar y su albacea literaria, y contiene además la transcripción de la única y extensa entrevista que concedió. En estos textos que ven la luz por primera vez quedan plasmados su inteligencia, su delicadeza, su talento y su humor, configurando el retrato de una mujer del siglo XX, una mujer de letras a quien el amor llevó a París y cuya amistad con sus editores nos la devuelve hoy en este libro encantador.

El libro de la selva / El segundo libro de la selva

by Rudyard Kipling

Los mejores libros jamás escritos. Entre el viaje iniciático y la novela de aventuras, la obra maestra de Kipling es una de las grandes narraciones de todos los tiempos. «La selva tiene muchas lenguas. Yo me las sé todas.» La presente edición reúne los dos libros que conforman una de las colecciones de cuentos más famosas de la historia de la literatura: El libro de la selva y El segundo libro de la selva, que Kipling escribió para su hija. La historia de Mowgli, el niño criado por una manada de lobos, ha fascinado y encandilado a los más jóvenes (y no tan jóvenes) generación tras generación. Mowgli, el oso Baloo, la pantera Bagheera, el tigre Shere Khan, la serpiente Kaa y el lobo Akela nos han hecho soñar con un mundo exótico, lleno de maravillas y peligros, transmitiendo valores como la amistad, la lealtad, el amor y la unidad de la manada. Este tomo se abre con una magistral introducción de Kaori Nagai, profesora en la Universidad de Kent y reconocida experta en la obra de Rudyard Kipling. Como apéndice, añadimos el relato «En el rukh», del volumen Muchas fantasías (1893), que supone la primera aparición literaria de Mowgli si bien la acción se sitúa cronológicamente hacia el final del primer Libro de la selva. Salman Rushdie dijo...«Ningún otro escritor occidental ha entendido la India como Kipling.»

El libro de los niños

by A. S. Byatt

A. S. Byatt es una de las grandes escritoras de nuestro tiempo. Tras siete años, llega su esperada e internacionalmente aclamada nueva novela, el destilado de toda su experiencia como narradora, una obra capital de extraordinaria belleza, hondura y emoción. El libro de los niños transcurre durante el lento y destellante crepúsculo victoriano, esa apasionante época que va desde el final del siglo XIX hasta la primera guerra mundial. La protagonista de la novela es Olive Wellwood, una famosa escritora de libros infantiles. Ella y su numerosa familia viven en una casa de campo formando una especie de sociedad dedicada al culto del arte, la literatura, la conversación y la política. Cuando el hijo mayor de Olive sorprende a otro niño, de origen humilde, en una sala del Museo Victoria and Albert de Londres, dibujando un famoso candelabro, la vida de esas familias empezará a cambiar. El niño será adoptado por los Wellwood e ingresará así en un mundo deslumbrante, lleno de inquietantes misterios y fulgurantes deslumbramientos. Novela sobre la relación entre niños y adultos, homenaje a la grandeza de la imaginación y elegía por el final de una era y de una generación que murió en las trincheras de la primera guerra mundial, El libro de los niños es una sinfonía narrativa de inagotable lectura, un libro llamado a figurar entre los grandes clásicos de nuestro tiempo."Es lo que fue Posesión pero para una nueva generación." FINANCIAL TIMES"La escritura tiene la majestad de un glaciar: monumental, pura, bella." GLOBE AND MAIL

El libro del ego

by Osho Osho

El ego es justo lo contrario de nuestro verdadero ser. No es ese sustrato de nuestra existencia en el que nos reconocemos, sino una falsa identidad que adoptamos en nuestro proceso de socialización precisamente para que, reflexionando sobre lo accesorio, no nos planteemos preguntas sobre lo verdadero. El ego es un envoltorio de nuestra conciencia y, a menos que nos liberemos de él, jamás llegaremos a conocernos. Al ser un engaño, el ego rehúye lo sencillo, pues le delata; lo difícil sí es un reto para él, y lo imposible un reto de verdad. Así pues, cuanto mayor sea el reto que aceptemos, mayor será el ego que estamos construyendo en nosotros mismos: es nuestra ambición la que dará la medida de nuestro ego, que es también la medida de nuestro fracaso. A través de preguntas y respuestas, Osho nos muestra en este libro el camino para librarnos de nuestro ego. Así llegaremos a ser hombres y mujeres sencillos, es decir, capaces de captar lo esencial de nuestra realidad. En suma, llegaremos a ser nosotros mismos.

Libro di cucina - Ricette vincitrici della coccarda blu

by Simona Leggero Amber Richards

Rendete gli alimenti migliori vincitori di premi a casa vostra per la vostra famiglia o per gli amici. Circondatevi con ricette provate, autentiche, caserecce che formicolano il germogliare del gusto e diventano perfette ogni volta. Il libro di cucina delle ricette vincitrici della coccarda blu sarà una novità essenziale nella vostra collezione di ricette Le ricette raccolte dai vincitori della coccarda blu o del Grand Prize in campagna o nelle fiere degli stati in giro per il paese. Queste hanno impressionato i giudici; ora, impressioneranno i vostri amici! Oltre 100 deliziose ricette che riempiono questo libro di ricette con piatti principali, stufati, sostanze vegetali, insalate e zuppe. Non rimarrete senza idee su cosa fare a cena Collezionate tutti i libri di cucina della serie per un cibo davvero buono. Dalle torte alle insalate, dai dolci agli stufati; e dai biscotti ai piatti principali, potete cucinare come i vincitori della coccarda blu. Questo è il primo di una serie di libri, prendete il vostro.

Libya and the United States, Two Centuries of Strife

by Ronald Bruce St John

Diplomatic relations between the United States and Libya have rarely followed a smooth path. Washington has repeatedly tried and failed to mediate lasting solutions, to prevent recurrent crises, and to secure its own national interests in a region of increasing importance to the United States. Libya and the United States, Two Centuries of Strife provides a unique and up-to-date analysis of U.S.-Libyan relations, assessing within the framework of conventional historical narrative the interaction of the governments and peoples of Libya and the United States over the past two centuries.Drawing on a wide range of new and unfamiliar material, Ronald Bruce St John, an expert with over thirty years of experience in international relations, charts the instances of ignorance, misunderstanding, treachery, and suffering on both sides that have shaped and limited commercial and diplomatic intercourse.St John argues that Cold War strategies resulted in a paradoxical and ambiguous U.S. policy toward Libya during the Idris regime of the 1960s, strategies that contributed to the bankruptcy of that monarchy. Following the Libyan revolution, the U.S. wrongly believed Qaddafi would become an ally in support of U.S. policy to keep Soviet influence and communism out of the region; his failure to do so marked the beginning of an era of political tension and mutual distrust.Libya and the United States, Two Centuries of Strife documents how long-standing policy differences over the Palestinian issue and such terrorist acts as the destruction of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli and the Pan Am explosion over Lockerbie in 1988 resulted in a sharp deterioration of relations. St John contends that the ensuing demonization of Libya and the U.S. policy of confrontation, which has spanned successive administrations in Washington, have ironically often not served American interests in the region but, rather, have facilitated Qaddafi's survival.

Libya in the Arab Spring

by Ramazan Erdağ

By examining Libya's security architecture before and after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) intervention in 2011, this book aims to answer three questions. First, what were the security patterns in Libya within the Middle East security complex before the Arab Spring? Second, to what extent did the Arab Spring and the revolution and intervention processes in Libya affect this security architecture? And third, what are the implications of the Libyan revolution and the NATO intervention on regional security and on the security sub-complexes of the Middle East in the post-Arab Spring era? The author addresses these issues by providing a micro-level analysis of amity-enmity patterns, power distribution and external power interests.

License to Spill

by Lisi Harrison

Three girls, two guys, five secret journals.The five most popular students at Noble High have secrets to hide; secrets they wrote down in their journals. Now one of their own exposes the private entries...When our parents were growing up they were encouraged to make mistakes. That's how they learned. But us? Our mistakes go viral. There is no delete button on the Internet. What kind of future do we have if we can't escape our embarrassing pasts? I must come off as quite the hypocrite; complaining about our overexposed lives in a book of secret journals I have leaked. But these pages hold proof of how this pressure affects the "best" of us... so until the heat's turned down, keep reading.

License to Thrill (Spy Girls #1)

by Elizabeth Cage

Jo, Caylin, and Thresea have nothing in common—until they’re handpicked to form the intensely cool trio known as the Spy Girls. Now they’re jet-setting all over the criminal world in search of truth, justice, and a really choice hairstylist. And on their first mission, the girls head to London to keep keep the superfoxy son of an American ambassador from blowing up the world!

Lick Me: How I Became Cherry Vanilla

by Cherry Vanilla Rufus Wainwright

In this sexually open and disarming account of her life and the era, Cherry Vanilla tells all about her personal successes and failures and in the process explores every aspect of the music industry during its most electrifying era--complete with detours through the sexual revolution, the women's liberation movement, and the theater of the ridiculous. From her rise from humble Irish Catholic beginnings to a Madison Avenue wunderkind in the swinging 1960s, an actress in Andy Warhol's Pork, David Bowie's publicist, and punk band diva to her notoriety as a groupie--known to have bedded musicians ranging from David Bowie and Leon Russell to Kris Kristofferson--her behind-the-scenes tale chronicles the highs and lows of her fast-lane existence. Far from a saccharine glamorization of a high-profile life, the memoir also candidly acknowledges the parallel downsides of the high-rolling days--unwanted pregnancies, poverty, sex addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder--and how she handled them.

A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry #6)

by Laurell K. Hamilton

You know me. I am Meredith Gentry, princess and heir apparent to the throne in the realm of Faerie; one-time private investigator in the mortal world. You also know my circumstances: to be crowned queen, I must first continue the royal bloodline, and give birth to an heir of my own. If I fail, then my aunt, Queen Andais, will be free to do what she most desires: install her twisted son, Cel, as monarch and kill me. My royal guards surround me, and my best loved - my Darkness and my Killing Frost - are always beside me, sworn to protect and make love to me. But still the threat grows greater. For despite my eager carnal efforts, I remain childless and all the while the machinations of my sinister, sadistic Queen and her confederates remain tireless. So my bodyguards and I slipped back into Los Angeles - hoping to outrun the gathering shadows of court intrigue. But even exile wasn't far enough to escape the grasp of those with dark designs upon us. Now, King Taranis, powerful and vainglorious ruler of Faerie's Seelie court, has accused my noble guards of a heinous crime - and gone so far as to ask the mortal authorities to prosecute them. If he succeeds, my men face extradition to Faerie - and the hideous penalties that await there. But I know Taranis' charges are baseless - his true target is me. He tried to kill me when I was a child. Now, I fear his intentions are far more terrifying. Between the darkest faerie magic and the deepest desires of the flesh lies the world of Meredith Gentry - princess, private eye and powerful player in a deadly game of supernatural and intrigue.

Licking the Spoon

by Candace Walsh

"Recipes and cookbooks, meals and mouthfuls have framed the way Candace Walsh sees the world for as long as she can remember, from her frosting-spackled childhood to her meat-eschewing college years to her post-college phase as a devoted Martha Stewart's Entertaining disciple. In Licking the Spoon, Walsh tells how, lacking role models in her early life, she turned to cookbook authors real and fictitious (Betty Crocker, Martha Stewart, Mollie Katzen, Daniel Boulud, and more) to learn, unlearn, and redefine her own womanhood. Through the lens of food, Walsh recounts her life's journey-from unhappy adolescent to straight-identified wife and mother to divorcee in a same-sex relationship-and she throws in some dishy revelations, a-ha moments, take-home tidbits, and mouth-watering recipes for good measure. A surprising and rambunctiously liberating tale of cooking and eating, loving and being loved, Licking the Spoon is the story of how-accompanied by pivotal recipes, cookbooks, culinary movements, and guides-one woman learned that you can not only recover but blossom after a comically horrible childhood if you just have the right recipes, a little luck, and an appetite for life's next meal. "--

Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy

by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich Tanya Bastianich Manuali David Nussbaum

In this inspiring new book, Lidia Bastianich awakens in us a new respect for food and for the people who produce it in the little-known parts of Italy that she explores. All of the recipes reflect the regions from which they spring, and in translating them to our home kitchens, Lidia passes on time-honored techniques and wonderful, uncomplicated recipes for dishes bursting with different regional flavors the kind of elemental, good family cooking that is particularly appreciated today. This is just a sampling of the many delights Lidia has uncovered. All the recipes she shares with us in this rich feast of a book represent the work of the local people and friends with whom she made intimate contact the farmers, shepherds, foragers, and artisans who produce local cheeses, meats, olive oils, and wines. And in addition, her daughter, Tanya, takes us on side trips in each of the twelve regions to share her love of the country and its art.

Lidia's Family Table

by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

The best-loved and most-admired of all America's television cooks today, Lidia Bastianich, now gives us her most generous, instructive, and creative cookbook. The emphasis here is on cooking for the family, and her book is filled with unusually delicious basic recipes for everyday eating Italian-style, as well as imaginative ideas for variations and improvisations.Here are more than 200 fabulous new dishes that will appeal both to Lidia's loyal following, who have come to rely on her wonderfully detailed recipes, and to the more adventurous cook ready to experiment. * She welcomes us to the table with tasty bites from the sea (including home-cured tuna and mackerel), seasonal salads, and vegetable surprises (Egg-Battered Zucchini Roll-Ups, Sweet Onion Gratinate). * She reveals the secret of simple make-ahead soup bases, delicious on their own and easy to embellish for a scrumptious soup that can make a meal. * She opens up the wonderful world of pasta, playing with different shapes, mixing and matching, and creating sauces while the pasta boils; she teaches us to make fresh egg pastas, experimenting with healthful ingredients-whole wheat, chestnut, buckwheat, and barley. And she makes us understand the subtle arts of polenta- and risotto-making as never before. * She shares her love of vegetables, skillet-cooking some to intensify their flavor, layering some with yesterday's bread for a lasagna-like gratin, blanketing a scallop of meat with sautéed vegetables, and finishing seasonal greens with the perfect little sauce.* She introduces us to some lesser-known cuts of meats for main courses (shoulders, butts, and tongue) and underused, delicious fish (skate and monkfish), as well as to her family's favorite recipes for chicken and a beautiful balsamic-glazed roast turkey.* And she explores with us the many ways fruits and crusts (pie, strudel, cake, and toasted bread) marry and produce delectable homey desserts to end the meal.Lidia's warm presence is felt on every page of this book, explaining the whys and wherefores of what she is doing, and the brilliant photographs take us right into her home, showing her rolling out pasta with her grandchildren, bringing in the summer harvest, and sitting around the food-laden family table. As she makes every meal a celebration, she invites us to do the same, giving us confidence and joy in the act of cooking. From the Hardcover edition.

Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen

by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich, loved by millions of Americans for her good Italian cooking, gives us her most instructive and personal cookbook yet. <P><P>Focusing on the Italian-American kitchen--the cooking she encountered when she first came to America as a young adolescent--she pays homage to this "cuisine of adaptation born of necessity. " But she transforms it subtly with her light, discriminating touch, using the authentic ingredients, not accessible to the early immigrants, which are all so readily available today....

Lidia's Italy

by Tanya Bastianich Manuali Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

In this exciting new book the incomparable Lidia takes us on a gastronomic journey--from Piemonte to Puglia--exploring ten different regions that have informed her cooking and helped to make her the fabulous cook that she is today. In addition, her daughter Tanya, an art historian, guides us to some of the nearby cultural treasures that enrich the pursuit of good food.· In Istria, now part of Croatia, where Lidia grew up, she forages again for wild asparagus, using it in a delicious soup and a frittata; Sauerkraut with Pork and Roast Goose with Mlinzi reflect the region's Middle European influences; and buzara, an old mariner's stew, draws on fish from the nearby sea.· From Trieste, Lidia gives seafood from the Adriatic, Viennese-style breaded veal cutlets and Beef Goulash, and Sacher Torte and Apple Strudel.· From Friuli, where cows graze on the rich tableland, comes Montasio cheese to make fricos; the corn fields yield polenta for Velvety Cornmeal-Spinach Soup.· In Padova and Treviso rice reigns supreme, and Lidia discovers hearty soups and risottos that highlight local flavors.· In Piemonte, the robust Barolo wine distinguishes a fork-tender stufato of beef; local white truffles with scrambled eggs is "heaven on a plate"; and a bagna cauda serves as a dip for local vegetables, including prized cardoons.· In Maremma, where hunting and foraging are a way of life, earthy foods are mainstays, such as slow-cooked rabbit sauce for pasta or gnocchi and boar tenderloin with prune-apple Sauce, with Galloping Figs for dessert.· In Rome Lidia revels in the fresh artichokes and fennel she finds in the Campo dei Fiori and brings back nine different ways of preparing them.· In Naples she gathers unusual seafood recipes and a special way of making limoncello-soaked cakes.· From Sicily's Palermo she brings back panelle, the delicious fried chickpea snack; a caponata of stewed summer vegetables; and the elegant Cannoli Napoleon.· In Puglia, at Italy's heel, where durum wheat grows at its best, she makes some of the region's glorious pasta dishes and re-creates a splendid focaccia from Altamura.There are 140 delectable recipes to be found as you make this journey with Lidia. And along the way, with Tanya to guide you, you'll stop to admire Raphael's fresco Triumph of Galatea, a short walk from the market in Rome; the two enchanting women in the Palazzo Abbatellis in Palermo; and the Roman ruins in Friuli, among many other delights. There's something for everyone in this rich and satisfying book that will open up new horizons even to the most seasoned lover of Italy.From the Hardcover edition.

Lidia's Italy in America

by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich Tanya Bastianich Manuali

After taking us on journeys into her own kitchen and into kitchens across Italy, Lidia Bastianich now invites us on a road trip into the heart of Italian American cooking today. Traveling around the United States, Lidia visits Italian American communities that created something new out of the recipes passed down from their ancestors. As she explores this utterly delectable and distinctive cuisine, Lidia shows us that every kitchen is different, every Italian community distinct, and little clues are buried in each dish: the Sicilian-style semolina bread and briny olives in New Orleans Muffuletta Sandwiches, the Neapolitan crust of New York pizza, and mushrooms (abundant in the United States, but scarce in Italy) stuffed with breadcrumbs, just as peppers or tomatoes are. Lidia shows us how this cuisine is an original American creation that redefines what we know as Italian food while always paying tribute to Italy, and she gives recognition where it is long overdue to the many industrious Italians across the country who have honored the traditions of their homeland in a delicious new style. And of course, there are Lidia's irresistible recipes, including · Baltimore Crab Cakes · Pittsburgh's Primanti's Sandwiches · Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza · Eggplant Parmigiana from the Bronx · Gloucester Baked Halibut · Chicken Trombino from Philadelphia · authentic Italian American Meatloaf, and Spaghetti and Meatballs · Prickly Pear Granita from California · and, of course, a handful of cheesecakes and cookies that you'd recognize in any classic Italian bakery This is a loving exploration of a fascinating cuisine--as only Lidia could give us.From the Hardcover edition.

Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine

by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich Tanya Bastianich Manuali

From the Emmy-winning host of Lidia's Kitchen, best-selling author, and beloved ambassador for Italian culinary traditions in America comes the ultimate master class: a beautifully produced definitive guide to Italian cooking, coauthored with her daughter, Tanya--covering everything from ingredients to techniques to tools, plus more than 400 delectable recipes. Teaching has always been Lidia's passion, and in this magnificent book she gives us the full benefit of that passion and of her deep, comprehensive understanding of what it takes to create delicious Italian meals. With this book, readers will learn all the techniques needed to master Italian cooking. Lidia introduces us to the full range of standard ingredients--meats and fish, vegetables and fruits, grains, spices and condiments--and how to buy, store, clean, and cook with them. The 400 recipes run the full gamut from classics like risotto alla milanese and Tagliatelle with Mushroom Sauce to Lidia's always-satisfying originals like Bread and Prune Gnocchi and Beet Ravioli in Poppy Seed Sauce. She gives us a comprehensive guide to the tools every kitchen should have to produce the best results. And she has even included a glossary of cuisine-related words and phrases that will prove indispensable for cooking, as well as for traveling and dining in Italy. There is no other book like this; it is the one book on Italian cuisine that every cook will need.From the Hardcover edition.

Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Italian Cook

by Tanya Bastianich Manuali Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

From the Emmy-winning host of Lidia's Kitchen, best-selling author, and beloved ambassador for Italian culinary traditions in America comes the ultimate master class: a beautifully produced definitive guide to Italian cooking, coauthored with her daughter, Tanya--covering everything from ingredients to techniques to tools, plus more than 400 delectable recipes. Teaching has always been Lidia's passion, and in this magnificent book she gives us the full benefit of that passion and of her deep, comprehensive understanding of what it takes to create delicious Italian meals. With this book, readers will learn all the techniques needed to master Italian cooking. Lidia introduces us to the full range of standard ingredients--meats and fish, vegetables and fruits, grains, spices and condiments--and how to buy, store, clean, and cook with them. The 400 recipes run the full gamut from classics like risotto alla milanese and Tagliatelle with Mushroom Sauce to Lidia's always-satisfying originals like Bread and Prune Gnocchi and Beet Ravioli in Poppy Seed Sauce. She gives us a comprehensive guide to the tools every kitchen should have to produce the best results. And she has even included a glossary of cuisine-related words and phrases that will prove indispensable for cooking, as well as for traveling and dining in Italy. There is no other book like this; it is the one book on Italian cuisine that every cook will need.From the Hardcover edition.

The Lie

by Mike Mitchell Petra Hammesfahr

"...One shares Susanne's belief that she must try to carry the deception off. Whether she will succeed keeps the reader, peering over Susanne's shoulder at all the traps, turning the pages of this remarkable book."--The Independent (UK)Praise for Petra Hammesfahr's The Sinner:"The Sinner is best psychological suspense novel I have read all year."--Daily Telegraph"Dubbed Germany's answer to Patricia Highsmith, Hammesfahr should win new fans with this novel."Publishers Weekly"Demonstrates why she is one of Germany's bestselling writers of crime and psychological thrillers. It's grim, delves deep into the human psyche, and keeps you gripped."The Times (London)Nadia and Susanne look uncannily alike, but one of the women is seriously rich and the other is destitute. When Nadia asks Susanne to spend the weekend with her husband so that she can sneak off with a lover, how can Susanne refuse the outrageous payment on offer? Nadia and her husband barely speak to each other and he will be working most of the weekend. Easy money, or so it seems.One Friday afternoon Susanne drives Nadia's Alfa to her beautiful suburban villa with its indoor pool and glass doors opening onto the sloping lawn. This first stay is followed by others, as an apparently harmless game becomes a deadly web of lies.Petra Hammesfahr, born in 1951, has not had an easy life: she left school at thirteen and became pregnant by an alcoholic husband at seventeen. She published her first novel when she was forty and has since written over twenty crime and suspense novels. Petra also writes scripts for television and film. She has won numerous literary prizes, including the Crime Prize of Wiesbaden and the Rhineland Literary Prize.

Lie by Moonlight (Vanza #4)

by Amanda Quick

While investigating a suspicious death, private inquiry agent Ambrose Wells finds himself on the grounds of Aldwick Castle--and in the midst of utter chaos. The ramshackle castle is in flames--and a beautiful woman and four young girls are taking flight on horseback. It turns out that the strong-minded Miss Concordia Glade and her four bright students are on the run from a notorious London crime lord who'll stop at nothing to destroy them. Now, their only hope is Ambrose, a confirmed loner with more than his share of secrets--and more than his share of desire for the unconventional teacher. And as Ambrose and Concordia risk everything to bring down a criminal mastermind, they will also be forced to battle something even greater: the steamy passion that threatens their hard-won independence...

Lie Down in Darkness

by William Styron

William Styron's stunning debut: a classic portrait of one Southern family's tragic spiral into destruction First published to wide critical acclaim in 1951, Lie Down in Darkness centers on the Loftis family--Milton and Helen and their daughters, Peyton and Maudie. The story, told through a series of flashbacks on the day of Peyton's funeral, is a powerful depiction of a family doomed by its failure to forget and its inability to love. Written in masterful prose, Styron's debut novel offers unflinching insight into the ineradicable bonds of place and family. The story of Milton, Helen, and their children reveals much about life's losses and disappointments. Lie Down in Darkness, poignant and compelling, is aclassic of modern American literature. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.

Lie Still

by Julia Heaberlin

In the tradition of Lisa Unger's Beautiful Lies and Nancy Pickard's The Scent of Rain and Lightning comes a twisting, riveting novel of shifting trust and shattered lives. Lie Still delves deep into the heart of an opulent Southern town, where gossip is currency and secrets kill. When Emily Page and her husband move from Manhattan to the wealthy enclave of Clairmont, Texas, she hopes she can finally escape her haunted past--and outrun the nameless stalker who has been taunting her for years. Pregnant with her first child, Emily just wants to start over. But as she is drawn into a nest of secretive Texas women--and into the unnerving company of their queen, Caroline Warwick--Emily finds that acceptance is a very dangerous game. It isn't long before Caroline mysteriously disappears and Emily is facing a rash of anonymous threats. Are they linked to the missing Caroline? Or to Emily's terrifying encounter in college, years earlier? As the dark truth about Caroline emerges, Emily realizes that some secrets are impossible to hide--and that whoever came for Caroline is now coming for her.Advance praise for Lie Still "Julia Heaberlin deceives the reader in the most deliciously chilling way in Lie Still: With gorgeous prose and sterling character work, she takes us on a deeply felt and wonderfully composed thrill ride. Layer after layer of secrets, longing, and deception is peeled away and we begin to dread the twisted kernel at the heart, never guessing what Heaberlin has in store for us."--Sophie Littlefield, bestselling author of Garden of Stones "Packed with larger-than-life characters, twisty and dangerous secrets, and a captivating heroine you can't help but root for as the stakes skyrocket and her own terrifying past roars back to claim her."--Carla Buckley, author of The Things That Keep Us Here "Mix a pregnant New Yorker with a big secret, an aging Southern belle who collects secrets like recipes, an ex-pageant queen, several plastic surgery victims, and a maid with an eye for revenge. Set in an upscale Texas community, and leaven with just the right amount of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed the result: a page-turning Texas gothic."--Lisa Brackmann, author of GetawayFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the DAISY option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.

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