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Download E-books Heartstone: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery (Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mysteries) PDF

By C. J. Sansom

The epic 5th novel within the Matthew Shardlake Tudor secret sequence by way of the bestselling writer of Winter in Madrid and Dominion

Summer 1545. an immense French armada is threatening England, and Henry VIII has plunged the rustic into fiscal obstacle to finance the struggle. in the meantime, an outdated servant of Queen Catherine Parr has requested Matthew Shardlake to enquire claims of "monstrous" wrongs devoted opposed to a tender ward of the courtroom. because the French fleet techniques, Shardlake's inquiries reunite him with an outdated friend-and an outdated enemy as regards to the throne.

This fast paced 5th installment in C. J. Sansom's "richly pleasing and reassuringly scholarly sequence" (Marilyn Stasio, The ny occasions booklet Review) will enchant enthusiasts of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies, and The different Boleyn Girl.

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Download E-books Baby Proof: A Novel PDF

By Emily Giffin

Baby Proof

Emily Griffin

A novel that explores the query: Is there ever a deal-breaker by way of actual love?

Claudia Parr has every little thing going for her. A winning editor at a publishing condominium in long island, she's additionally a faithful sister, aunt, and buddy. but she's by no means desired to develop into a mother--which she discovers is an important hurdle to marriage, anything she desperately desires. Then she meets her soul mate Ben who, miraculously, feels a similar method approximately parenthood. the 2 fall in love and marry, devoted to each other and their lifetime of event and discovery. All's good until eventually certainly one of them has a transformation of middle. somebody desires a child after all.

This is the witty, heartfelt tale approximately what occurs to the best couple once they without notice wish various things and there's no compromise. it truly is approximately identifying what's most vital in lifestyles and wagering every thing to get it. And such a lot of all, it is in regards to the issues we will--and won't--do for love.

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Download E-books A Good Man PDF

By Guy Vanderhaeghe

"[Vanderhaeghe is] the easiest all-round novelist at paintings in Canada this day. . . A solid guy is the type of impeccably crafted, Dickensian charmer now we have come to anticipate from Vanderhaeghe. . . . extraordinary . . . Deeply pleasurable . . . Vanderhaeghe's descriptions of the wildlife [are] frequently as awesome as Cormac McCarthy's. . . . A towering fulfillment priceless of party as loud as our humble voices can declare."—The Globe and Mail

Best-selling writer man Vanderhaeghe’s ultimate installment in his frontier trilogy is right now a riveting account of private and historical revenge, and the endearing tale of an not going love affair.

Wesley Case, a former soldier and the son of a Canadian lumber baron, units out into the untamed borderlands among Canada and the U.S. to flee a depressing mystery from his earlier. He settles in Montana the place he hopes to shop for a livestock ranch, and the place he starts paintings as a liaison among the yankee and Canadian militaries so as to comprise the local american citizens’ unresolved anger within the wake of the Civil struggle. Amid the brutal violence that erupts among the Sioux warriors and U.S. forces, Case’s plan for a quiet ranch lifestyles is extra compromised through an unforeseen hassle: he falls in love with the attractive, outspoken, and lately widowed Ada Tarr. It’s a budding romance that quickly inflames the jealousy of Ada’s quiet and deeply disturbed admirer, Michael Dunne. whilst the yankee executive unleashes its ultimate attack at the Indians, Dunne commences his personal vicious plan for vengeance in a single final feverish try to declare Ada as his own.

Vanderhaeghe expertly weaves a gritty account of the top of the Wild West with an intimate story of affection, retribution, and rebirth. superbly imagined and deeply relocating, A sturdy Man is Vanderhaeghe’s successful end to his commemorated turn-of-the-century epic.

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Download E-books Brenner and God (Melville International Crime) PDF

By Wolf Haas

Introducing one among Europe's most generally renowned detective series

Wanting out of high-stress detective paintings, Simon Brenner takes a soothing activity as a chauffeur, shuttling a two-year-old woman from side to side in a calming experience alongside the Autobahn among her father, a building rich person in Munich, and her mom, an abortion physician in Vienna.

other than then someday he stops at a fuel station to shop for the little woman a chocolate bar and springs again to discover she’s been abducted . . . and all at once he’s out of a task, completely stressed, and a detective back.

With no scarcity of leads—both the father’s most recent improvement and the mother’s health facility are lower than siege via protestors—Brenner makes his manner via a robust forged of characters and a becoming pile of our bodies to resolve the crime within the in basic terms method he is familiar with how: via being in just the precise position on the worst attainable time.

Told with sharp-edged wit, suspense that’s even sharper, and probably the most quirky, hilarious, and compelling narrative voices ever.

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Download E-books Choral Mediations in Greek Tragedy PDF

This quantity explores how the choruses of old Greek tragedy creatively mixed media and discourses to generate their very own particular varieties of which means. The participants examine choruses as fictional, non secular and civic performers; as combos of textual content, music and dance; and as items of mirrored image in themselves, in relation and distinction to the choruses of comedy and melic poetry. Drawing on past analyses of the social context of Greek drama, the non-textual dimensions of tragedy, and the relatives among dramatic and melic choruses, the chapters discover the makes use of of varied analytic instruments in permitting us larger to seize the specificity of the tragic refrain. unique awareness is given to the physicality of choral dancing, musical interactions among choruses and actors, the trajectories of reception, and the remedy of time and area within the odes.

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Download E-books A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) PDF

By Madeleine L'Engle

This is e-book 1 of the Time Quintet Series

It used to be a dismal and stormy evening; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mom had come all the way down to the kitchen for a nighttime snack once they have been disillusioned through the coming of a most annoying stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger informed them. "I simply obtained stuck in a downdraft and blown off track. permit me take a seat for a second, after which i will be on my means. talking of the way, incidentally, there's this sort of factor as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader does not recognize) is a wrinkle in time. to inform extra may rob the reader of the joy of omit L'Engle's strange publication. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the tale of the adventures in area and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, pupil, and essentially the most renowned boys in excessive school). they're looking for Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared whereas engaged in mystery paintings for the govt at the tesseract problem.

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.

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Download E-books Hostile Aliens, Hollywood and Today's News: 1950s Science Fiction Films and 9/11 PDF

Fifties chilly War-era monsters meet 21st-century terrorists: Matthews offers a considerate interpretation of sci-fi video clips that examines the similarities and transformations among the political atmosphere and pop culture of 2 eras. This well-researched exam and appreciation of technology fiction motion pictures contains behind-the-scenes stories approximately their creation and lots of costs from those that produced and starred within the movies. The e-book will tantalize not just enthusiasts of the technology fiction style but additionally sociologists, movie historians, and politicians. the writer attracts parallels among the chilly warfare fears of the Nineteen Fifties and 60s and the consistent "terrorism signals" of the September eleventh period, exploring how the politics and the mental weather of the days impacts and is mirrored during this automobile of pop culture. This booklet is the 1st of its style, learning the popular culture style within the wake of the September eleventh tragedy. The alien invaders of the Nineteen Fifties signified a Russian invasion of the United States, whereas different movies of the style reminiscent of "Invaders from Mars" depicted extraterrestrial beings using brain keep an eye on to control people to dedicate acts of sabotage, signifying Communist enslavement. If this kind of movie have been made now, such invaders will be obvious as terrorist masterminds utilizing human slaves to devote terrorist acts. "Them!" the 1954 atomic mutation vintage, is the religious ancestor of the 2002 movie "Eight Legged Freaks." eventually, numerous Fifties motion pictures depicted the tip of the realm at a time while american citizens anticipated a nuclear conflict with Russia. Godzilla, the single 1950s-era monster to stay a "movie big name" past that period, could be shaped to mirror no matter what concerns dominate the days: nuclear conflict within the Nineteen Fifties, environmental toxins within the Nineteen Seventies. Conceivably a Godzilla for the age of terrorism is quickly to be published. The instant pre-September eleventh period witnessed movies proposing galactic threats to mankind's lifestyles ("Independence Day," "Armageddon," "Deep Impact"), whereas the early 2000s witnessed the recognition of the "Left at the back of" Christian motion pictures dramatizing the Tribulation interval within the booklet of Revelation. it appears regardless of the period and regardless of the demanding situations and crises confronting the US, many leisure issues stay a similar, reflecting their respective instances and the proper matters.

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Download E-books Crackpots: A Novel PDF

By Sara Pritchard

Once we first meet Ruby Reese she"s a spunky child in a cowgirl hat, faucet dancing her method via a touch off-kilter Nineteen Fifties early life. With an insomniac mom and a demolitions-expert father, her complete relatives is what the citizens of her small city could name "a bunch of crackpots." regardless of the dramas of her upbringing, Ruby matures right into a artistic, introspective, and thoroughly beguiling girl. yet her maturity is marked by way of complicated relationships and romantic missteps -- 3 mistaken marriages, dramatic crushes, the advanced love among siblings. As Sara Pritchard deftly courses us via Ruby's tale, from the current to the earlier and again back, a portrait of a remarkably resilient girl emerges. Suffused with humor and depression, mind's eye and perception, Crackpots heralds the debut of a talented and delicate storyteller.

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Download E-books Little, Big PDF

By John Crowley

John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic tale of Smoky Barnable, an nameless younger guy who travels by means of foot from town to a spot referred to as Edgewood—not came across on any map—to marry day-by-day Alice Drinkawater, as was once prophesied. it's the tale of 4 generations of a novel kinfolk, dwelling in a home that's many homes at the magical border of an otherworld. it's a tale of amazing love and heartrending loss; of most unlikely issues and unshakable destinies; and of the good story that envelops us all. it's a wonder.

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