Download E-books Life with a Star (Jewish Lives) PDF

In Nazi-occupied Prague, ex-bank clerk Josef Roubick discovers that the prosaic international he has constantly inhabited is without warning off-limits to him simply because he's a Jew. whilst he starts off to watch his new, more and more skewed, and macabre atmosphere with resigned detachment, his existence turns into founded on survival and at the unusually small issues he clings to on the way to persevere.

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Download E-books The Girl She Used to Be PDF

By David Cristofano

Whilst Melody Grace McCartney used to be six years outdated, she and her mom and dad witnessed an act of violence so brutal that it replaced their lives perpetually. the government lured them into the Witness safeguard software with the promise of safeguard, they usually went gratefully. however the software took Melody's identify, her domestic, her innocence, and, finally, her relations. She's been may possibly Adams, Karen Smith, Anne Johnson, and numerous others--everyone however the one individual she longs to be: herself. So while the feds spirit her off to start one more new existence in one other city, she's surprised whilst a guy confronts her and calls her via her actual identify. Jonathan Bovaro, the mafioso despatched to seek her down, is familiar with her, the true her, and it is a harmful thrill that Melody cannot withstand. he is insistent that she's only a pawn within the government's struggle opposed to the Bovaro family members. yet can she belief her lifestyles and her id to this vicious stranger whose acts of violence are mythical?

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Download E-books We'll Always Have Paris: Stories PDF

By Ray Bradbury

“After greater than a part century on the online game, Bradbury nonetheless hasn’t misplaced his masterful touch.” — St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“His tales and novels are a part of the yankee language.” — Washington submit

Fahrenheit 451. The Martian Chronicles. The Illustrated guy. Dandelion Wine. whatever depraved this fashion Comes… those are only the various immense number of grasp works through Ray Bradbury, one of many best-known and such a lot cherished of yank writers. We’ll continually Have Paris, his new number of tales accumulated jointly for the 1st time, is a treasure trove of Bradbury gems—eerie and weird, nostalgic and bittersweet, looking out and speculative… and a joyous get together of the lifelong paintings of a literary legend.

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Download E-books Pedigree (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Georges Simenon

Pedigree is Georges Simenon’s longest, impossible, and such a lot adventurous novel, the ebook that's more and more visible to lie on the center of his outsize fulfillment as a chronicler of contemporary self and society. within the early Nineteen Forties, Simenon begun paintings on a memoir of his Belgian formative years. He confirmed the preliminary pages to André Gide, who suggested him to show them right into a novel. the end result used to be, Simenon later quipped, a booklet within which every little thing is correct yet not anything is exact. Spanning the years from the start of the century, with its political instability and terrorist threats, to the tip of the 1st global warfare in 1918, Pedigree is an epic of daily lifestyles in all its messy unfinished depth and density, a narrative concerning the coming-of-age of a precocious and curious
boy and the arriving to be of the fashionable global.

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Download E-books On the Night Plain: A Novel PDF

By J. Robert Lennon

At the top of worldwide warfare II, provide individual abandons his family’s ranch at the nice Plains for a fishing boat at the Atlantic, basically to be drawn again via his mother’s loss of life. His father has mysteriously disappeared, and Grant’s brother, Max, a lifelong rival, takes to the air at the day furnish returns, leaving him with a sickly flock and a pile of debt. while Max returns a yr later with a tender girl named Sophia, a competition of will starts off among the brothers, reviving ghosts that supply had was hoping have been banished from the homestead.

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Download E-books The Wizard That Wasn't (Mechanized Wizardry Book 1) PDF

By Ben Rovik

Petronaut Technician Horace Lundin does not think in magic... until eventually he witnesses its strength first-hand.

From that time on, the steampunk scientist is fed on with an concept. What if magic didn’t need to be chaotic and messy and unreliable, just like the wizards who perform it? What if it can be so simple as throwing a swap?

Lundin and his colleagues positioned their reputations at the line and construct a music-box magician, designed to forged the spells programmed into its steel disks.

But they cannot maintain their discovery within the safeguard of the workshop endlessly. while Princess Naomi is laid low by means of darkish magic, will or not it's human or clockwork wizardry that saves the day?

"Convincing and reasonable multidimensional characters... wealthy drama and intrigue... the discussion is witty and fast paced. i really loved Rovik’s work.” --Indie ebook weblog Database.

"It's consistently a excitement to find an indie writer who is aware the right way to inform an excellent story..." --Mike Reeves-McMillan, writer of 'City of mask'

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Download E-books The Story of Lucy Gault: A Novel PDF

By William Trevor

The lovely new novel from hugely acclaimed writer William Trevor is a superb, refined, and relocating tale of affection, guilt, and forgiveness. The Gault kin leads a lifetime of privilege in early Nineteen Twenties eire, however the probability of violence leads the oldsters of nine-year-old Lucy to choose to go away for England, her mother's domestic. Lucy can't endure the concept of leaving Lahardane, their state condominium with its appealing land and within reach seashore, and a puppy she has befriended. at the day earlier than they're to go away, Lucy runs away, hoping to persuade her mom and dad to stick. in its place, she units off a chain of tragic misunderstandings that have an effect on all of Lahardane's population for the remainder of their lives.

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Download E-books Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Modern Library Classics) PDF

Collected by way of the popular Irish poet, playwright, and essayist William Butler Yeats, the sixty-five stories and poems during this pleasant assortment uniquely seize the wealthy historical past of the Celtic mind's eye. choked with legends of village ghosts, fairies, demons, witches, monks, and saints, those tales evoke either soft pathos and lighthearted mirth and include what Yeats describes as “the very voice of the folk, the very pulse of life.”

“The impression of those stories doesn’t cease with Yeats, or Joyce, or Oscar Wilde,” writes Paul Muldoon in his Foreword, “for generations of readers in eire and during the global have came across them flourishing like these chronic fairy thorns.”

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Download E-books Rhetoric and Reality in Early Christianities (Studies in Christianity and Judaism) PDF

essentially the most urgent concerns for students of faith issues the position of persuasion in early Christianities and different religions in Greco-Roman antiquity. The essays in Rhetoric and truth in Early Christianities discover questions about persuasion and its courting to early Christianities. The individuals theorize approximately persuasion because the impression of verbal performances, similar to argumentation based on ideas of rhetoric, or because of different different types of functionality: ritual, behavioural, or imagistic. They talk about the connection among the verbal functionality of rhetoric and different performative modes in producing, maintaining, and transmitting a persuasive type of religiosity.

The essays during this booklet hide a large chronological diversity (from the 1st century to overdue antiquity) and various topical examples give a contribution to the collection’s thematic centre: the relatives between formalized and technical verbal performances (rhetoric, texts) and different kinds of persuasive performances (ritual, practices), the social agendas that early Christians pursued through verbal, rhetorical performances, and the bigger social context within which Christians and different non secular teams competitively jockeyed to draw the minds and our bodies of audiences within the Greco-Roman global.

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