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Tales of Times Past: The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

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The fairy tales of Charles Perrault—10 timeless stories published from 1693 to 1697—have endured in the public imagination, becoming archetypes that define the genre. Told with style, sophistication, and wry humor, Perrault’s tales inspired writers and folklorists throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries and were the basis for numerous popular adaptations, including the animated films of Walt Disney. Featuring all 10 of Perrault’s fairy tales—including “Little Red Riding-Hood,” “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Puss in Boots,” “Little Thumbling,” and “Bluebeard”—this Top Five Classics compilation also presents all 41 engraved illustrations by Gustave Doré from his famed 1862 edition, with a new translation of Perrault’s original French texts (including the morals in verse), an informative introduction, and a detailed author biography. Meant for children, but enjoyed by readers of all ages, this illustrated edition captures the wonder, charm, humor, and fright of the original tales, in a modern translation that reflects the simple yet elegant language of Charles Perrault.

The Color of Our Sky

The Color of Our Sky Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amita Trasi
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062474081
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In the spirit of Khaled Hosseini, Nadia Hashimi and Shilpi Somaya Gowda comes this powerful debut from a talented new voice—a sweeping, emotional journey of two childhood friends in Mumbai, India, whose lives converge only to change forever one fateful night. India, 1986: Mukta, a ten-year-old village girl from the lower caste Yellama cult has come of age and must fulfill her destiny of becoming a temple prostitute, as her mother and grandmother did before her. In an attempt to escape her fate, Mukta is sent to be a house girl for an upper-middle class family in Mumbai. There she discovers a friend in the daughter of the family, high spirited eight-year-old Tara, who helps her recover from the wounds of her past. Tara introduces Mukta to an entirely different world—one of ice cream, reading, and a friendship that soon becomes a sisterhood. But one night in 1993, Mukta is kidnapped from Tara’s family home and disappears. Shortly thereafter, Tara and her father move to America. A new life in Los Angeles awaits them but Tara never recovers from the loss of her best friend, or stops wondering if she was somehow responsible for Mukta's abduction. Eleven years later, Tara, now an adult, returns to India determined to find Mukta. As her search takes her into the brutal underground world of human trafficking, Tara begins to uncover long-buried secrets in her own family that might explain what happened to Mukta—and why she came to live with Tara’s family in the first place. Moving from a traditional Indian village to the bustling modern metropolis of Mumbai, to Los Angeles and back again, this is a heartbreaking and beautiful portrait of an unlikely friendship—a story of love, betrayal, and, ultimately, redemption.

World Folklore for Storytellers: Tales of Wonder, Wisdom, Fools, and Heroes

World Folklore for Storytellers: Tales of Wonder, Wisdom, Fools, and Heroes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Howard J Sherman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317451643
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World Folklore for Storytellers: Tales of Wonder, Wisdom, Fools, and Heroes by Howard J Sherman Summary

Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.

Fairy Tale Queens

Fairy Tale Queens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Carney
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137269693
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Fairy Tale Queens by J. Carney Summary

Most of today's familiar fairy tales come from the stories of Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, but this innovative study encourages us to explore the marvelous tales of authors from the early modern period Giovanni Straparola, Giambattista Basile, Madame Marie-Catherine D'Aulnoy, and others whose works enrich and expand the canon. As author Jo Eldridge Carney shows, the queen is omnipresent in these stories, as much a hallmark of the genre as other familiar characteristics such as the number three, magical objects, and happy endings. That queens occupy such space in early modern tales is not surprising given the profound influence of so many powerful queens in the political landscapes of early modern England and Europe. Carney makes a powerful argument for the historical relevance of fairy tales and, by exploring the dynamic intersection between fictional and actual queens, shows how history and folk literature mutually enrich our understanding of the period.

Portrait of the King

Portrait of the King Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Louis Marin
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1349190616
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My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kate Bernheimer
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101464380
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My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me by Kate Bernheimer Summary

The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Neil Gaiman, “Orange” Aimee Bender, “The Color Master” Joyce Carol Oates, “Blue-bearded Lover” Michael Cunningham, “The Wild Swans” These and more than thirty other stories by Francine Prose, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, and many other extraordinary writers make up this thrilling celebration of fairy tales—the ultimate literary costume party. Spinning houses and talking birds. Whispered secrets and borrowed hope. Here are new stories sewn from old skins, gathered by visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and inspired by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little Match Girl” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel” and “Rumpelstiltskin” to fairy tales by Goethe and Calvino and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Norway, and Mexico. Fairy tales are our oldest literary tradition, and yet they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. This exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon.

Perrault's Fairy Tales with Illustrations by Gustave Dore

Perrault's Fairy Tales with Illustrations by Gustave Dore Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Perrault
Editor: The Planet
ISBN: 1909115274
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Perrault's Fairy Tales with Illustrations by Gustave Dore by Charles Perrault Summary

The collection includes nine fairy tales of Charles Perrault accompanied by richly detailed, magnificent engravings by Gustave Dore (39 black-and-white illustrations).

Catarina the Wise and Other Wondrous Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales

Catarina the Wise and Other Wondrous Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Giuseppe Pitrè
Editor: University of Chicago Press
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Catarina the Wise and Other Wondrous Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales by Giuseppe Pitrè Summary

Well, gentlemen, here’s a tale that people have told time and again . . . . So begins the title story in this collection of fifty Sicilian folk and fairy tales edited and translated by noted folklore scholar Jack Zipes. But while some of the stories may sound as if they’ve been told time and again—such as variations on Cinderella and Puss in Boots—many will enchant English-language readers and storytellers for the first time. From “The Pot of Basil” to “The Talking Belly,” “The Little Mouse with the Stinky Tail” to “Peppi, Who Wandered out into the World,” the stories in Catarina the Wise range from simple tales of getting a new dress or something good to eat to fantastical plots for outwitting domineering husbands, rescuing impoverished fathers, or attracting wealthy suitors (frequently the Prince of Portugal). Many feature strong, clever women (usually daughters who become queen). Many are funny; many are wise. Some are very, very strange. As Zipes relates, the true story of their origins is as extraordinary as the tales themselves. Born to a poor family of sailors in Palermo, Giuseppe Pitrè would go on to serve with Garibaldi, become a traveling country doctor, and gather one of the most colossal collections of folk and fairy tales of the nineteenth century. But while his work as a folklorist rivaled that of the Brothers Grimm, Pitrè remains a relative unknown. Catarina the Wise highlights some of the most delectable stories at the heart of his collection. Featuring new, original illustrations, this book is a beautiful, charming treasure for any fan of story, storytelling, and heroines and heroes living happily ever after—sometimes.

The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales

The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maria Tatar
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691184283
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The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar Summary

Murder, mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide, and incest: the darker side of classic fairy tales is the subject of this groundbreaking and intriguing study of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s Nursery and Household Tales. This expanded edition includes a new preface and an appendix featuring translations of six tales with commentary by Maria Tatar. Throughout the book, Tatar draws on the disciplinary tools of psychoanalysis and folklore while also providing historical context to explore the harsher aspects of these stories, presenting new interpretations of tales that engage in a kind of cultural repetition compulsion. No other book so thoroughly challenges us to rethink the happily-ever-after of these classic stories.

The Collected Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales of Giuseppe Pitré

The Collected Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales of Giuseppe Pitré Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Zipes,Joseph Russo
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The Collected Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales of Giuseppe Pitré by Jack Zipes,Joseph Russo Summary

This two-volume set collects 300 of the most entertaining and important folk and fairy tales of Giuseppe Pitré, a nineteenth century Sicilian folklorist whose significance ranks alongside the Brothers Grimm. In stark contrast to the more literary ambitions of the Grimms' tales, Pitré’s possess a charming, earthy quality that reflect the customs, beliefs, and superstitions of the common people more clearly than any other European folklore collection of the 19th century. Edited, translated, and with a critical introduction by world-renowned folk and fairy tale experts Jack Zipes and Joseph Russo, this is the first collection of Pitré’s tales available in English. Carmelo Letterer's illustrations throughout the volume are as lively and vivid as the stories themselves, illuminating the remarkable imagination captured in the tales.

Maggie & Oliver or A Bone of One's Own

Maggie & Oliver or A Bone of One's Own Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Valerie Hobbs
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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Maggie & Oliver or A Bone of One's Own by Valerie Hobbs Summary

Maggie is always full of questions. But a young maid in a fine lady's house isn't supposed to wonder so much, so one day Maggie is thrown out into the street with only a tiny heart-shaped locket for a keepsake. Who is the lady in the locket? A little dog named Oliver is pushing his nose along an icy sidewalk searching for his lost mistress, or at least something to eat. No matter how hard he looks he can't find either one, but he does see a girl with round blue eyes and a golden locket around her neck. The girl calls him "Lucky." And perhaps Lucky is the right name after all, for the little dog soon helps Maggie find a warm, wonderful home of her own—and one for him, too.

Ralph Compton the Law and the Lawless

Ralph Compton the Law and the Lawless Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ralph Compton,David Robbins
Editor: Penguin
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The USA Today bestselling Ralph Compton series continues as a lawman goes up against a gang of uncommon criminals... When a bunch of ruffians rob a bank in the sleepy town of Alpine, it’s only natural for the locals to be alarmed. But this gang and its leader, Cestus Calloway, are a different breed of outlaw. In fact, Cestus is known as the Robin Hood of the Rockies, distributing his loot to those less fortunate, raining stolen money down on the townsfolk. As if that weren’t too good to be true, this gang holds to one important rule: steal but don’t kill… All Alpine’s Marshal, Boyd Cooper, wants is a nice retirement, not to get a posse together to track outlaws. However, when an altercation leads to the exchange of gunfire and the spilling of outlaw blood, he doesn’t have much of a choice. The outlaws fear their reputation might be at stake, so they declare revenge on the tin stars of Alpine. They’re mad enough to break their own no kill rule, and Boyd Cooper knows things could end as bloody as they started… More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print!

The Isle of Hope, an Ocean of Mercy

The Isle of Hope, an Ocean of Mercy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roberta Kennedy
Editor: Austin Macauley Publishers
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The Isle of Hope, an Ocean of Mercy by Roberta Kennedy Summary

Caralina has given up on men and has stopped believing that God will fill all her needs until she and several others find themselves on a deserted island in the South Pacific. It is here that her beliefs are tested as well as her faith.

First Tiger

First Tiger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Harrar
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497633303
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When a car crash takes a life, to whom does the tragedy really happen—the wife who dies? The husband who was driving? Or the six-year-old son sitting in the backseat? Author George Harrar explores this provocative question in his debut novel, set in the arts colony of New Hope, Pennsylvania, on the Delware River. The book begins 10 years after the accident when Jake Paine, now 16, comes home after almost a year as a runaway. His return sparks painful memories in his father, a man verging on a nervous breakdown. Jake’s appearance also ignites old fears among townspeople about a boy who dances on the edge of craziness.

Ever After

Ever After Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jude Deveraux
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345541863
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Ever After by Jude Deveraux Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jude Deveraux’s eagerly awaited third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy continues the spellbinding saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly’s acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie’s boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down: Not only has a mysterious relative left Hallie a house on Nantucket, but Shelly has been trying to steal it. Desperate to put her troubles behind her, Hallie impulsively flies to Nantucket. New trouble, however, has already settled into Hallie’s guest room in the form of her newest client. Hallie is told that wealthy, young James Taggert has injured his leg in a skiing accident. Assuming that the devastatingly handsome man has led a charmed life, Hallie is surprised by Jamie at every turn throughout his recovery. His attentions draw her out of her shell—but he has a dark secret, and is tormented by nightmares that only her presence can keep at bay. She suspects there’s more to his injury than he’s letting on. On this gorgeous island rich in history, magic is everywhere, even in Hallie’s own backyard. As Jamie’s relatives arrive for a wedding gala, something wonderfully unusual is in the air. There’s an aura of romance—enhanced by a pair of matchmaking ghosts and a colorful island legend. In their own little corner of the world, Jamie and Hallie unravel the timeless secrets of their own hearts, and a very special story of True Love destined to last forever after. Praise for Ever After “Wondrous . . . a lovely tale of love, healing and hope.”—Fresh Fiction “A sweet, idyllic love story . . . a romance in the most classic sense.”—RT Book Reviews “Filled with family, friends, ghosts and the magic of love, Ever After is sure to please longtime fans of Deveraux, as well as new readers.”—BookPage “[A] sexy, lighthearted romp.”—Kirkus Reviews “Thoroughly enjoyable.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Willful Creatures

Willful Creatures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aimee Bender
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0307493253
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Willful Creatures by Aimee Bender Summary

"Contemporary fairy tales, cushioned by goofy humor and a deep tenderness for her characters, that aren't always as dark or as sinister as they initially appear." --The New York Times Book Review Aimee Bender’s Willful Creatures conjures a fantastical world in which authentic love blooms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a woman’s children are potatoes, and a little boy with an iron for a head is born to a family of pumpkin heads. With her singular mix of surrealism, musical prose, and keenly felt emotion, Bender once again proves herself to be a masterful chronicler of the human condition.

Worthy of Death

Worthy of Death Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rich Ritter
Editor: Publication Consultants
ISBN: 159433935X
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Worthy of Death by Rich Ritter Summary

n unspeakable evil committed at the conclusion of Gathering of the Clans ignites a firestorm of unforeseen consequences. Joniah has forgiven Joshua Hotah for his “unexpected act of kindness,” but the rifle shot attracts unwanted attention. After orchestrating the murder of an innocent family, a creeping edge of remorse invites Csongor Toth to consider the possibility of a conscience. Deeply in love with Nadia, Roshan Kuznetsov believes his abject poverty will lead to rejection. Manfred Herrmann has confessed his darkest secret to Alexandra Smythe, but does not yet appreciate the peril of her unspoken secret. Tseng Longwei has finally achieved “glorious poverty and splendid deprivation,” but his epiphany fails to release him from the shame of cowardice. Nearly tempted into a life of prostitution, the youthful Priscilla Kimball must now survive a menacing confrontation with an accused murderer. And what of Gordania Sinclair, the remarkable heroine of this trilogy: will she escape the labyrinth created by her alter ego? Read on to experience the glorious finale of Nor Things to Come.

Three Women at the Water's Edge

Three Women at the Water's Edge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Thayer
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0553391062
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Now available for the first time as an eBook, this classic novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer deftly and movingly explores the ebb and flow of love, fulfillment, and change for a mother and her two grown daughters. Margaret Wallace is a woman transformed. After thirty years of marriage and living in a small Iowa town, Margaret has divorced and relocated to Vancouver. While once she was the quintessential housewife and community caregiver, she now relishes the delicious freedom of being beholden to no one but herself. Her days are spent as she chooses, her mind continually occupied and expanding. But her sudden, dramatic change mystifies her two daughters, who need her now more than ever. Margaret’s elder daughter, Daisy, with two kids and another on the way, is content to be absorbed in the daily domestic tasks and maternal love that her children need. So when her husband demands a divorce, Daisy is devastated and adrift, stunned to find herself a single parent. Daisy’s younger sister, Dale, is freshly back from Europe, living and teaching in coastal Maine. She has suddenly, passionately fallen in love—but is terrified that the budding romance could end just as suddenly as her mother’s and sister’s have. As these three women face dramatic changes, their own relationships with each other will be challenged and reborn as they navigate uncharted waters. Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel Nantucket Sisters! Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer “The queen of beach books.”—The Star-Ledger “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”—Elin Hilderbrand “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”—Houston Chronicle “One of my favorite writers.”—Susan Wiggs “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”—The Miami Herald “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”—Dorothea Benton Frank

Gods of the Ragnarok Era Complete Collection

Gods of the Ragnarok Era Complete Collection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Larkin
Editor: Incandescent Phoenix Books
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Gods of the Ragnarok Era Complete Collection by Matt Larkin Summary

Before he was a god ...Odin was a man. Only a fool would venture into the soul-stealing mists. That’s exactly where Odin is going. Along with blood-brother Loki, he hunts the frost giant who murdered his father. Caught between the machinations of Loki and a goddess, Odin is drawn into a world of sorcerers, trolls, and terrible secrets. Before he’s done, Midgard will drown in blood. But what if revenge was only the beginning? A chance at immortality looms. If only he can bear the price.... A complete nine book series of Norse mythology retold as gritty, dark fantasy.

Gathering of the Clans

Gathering of the Clans Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rich Ritter
Editor: Publication Consultants
ISBN: 1594337098
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Gathering of the Clans by Rich Ritter Summary

As with all great stories, the first book of this glorious trilogy ended with many unanswered questions. Will the former Indian Scout Joshua Hotah find his parents? Painfully naïve, does the youthful Priscilla Kimball appreciate that she could succumb to unsolicited debauchery at any time? What are the true intentions of the enigmatic sociopath Csongor Toth? Will the strange partners of business Tseng Longwei and Roshan Kuznetsov ever find their way to Silver City? Now a Lutheran Pastor, Manfred Herrmann has survived the Civil War—but can he survive his own dark nature? And consider the calamitous adventures of Gordania Sinclair, the singular heroine of this tale. Her father never imagined that he was sending his beloved daughter into a world of murder, deception, and peril when he gave her a final hug in Scotland. These and many other questions will be answered. But you are hereby forewarned: this second book will end with an act of unspeakable evil that will test even the most courageous heart.

The Mists of Niflheim

The Mists of Niflheim Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Larkin
Editor: Incandescent Phoenix Books
ISBN: 1946686050
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The Mists of Niflheim by Matt Larkin Summary

Beyond mist ... lies darkness. Idunn’s apples made Odin a god-king. Now, she calls upon him to overthrow her people—the very gods he has long worshipped. In his way stand mist-worshipping sorcerers, draugar, trolls, and all the horrors of Hel. Can Odin guide his people past such threats? And even if he can reach the gods, can he defeat them? A dark fantasy, gritty retelling of Norse mythology by mythic fantasy author Matt Larkin.

To Catch a Bad Guy

To Catch a Bad Guy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marie Astor
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To Catch a Bad Guy by Marie Astor Summary

Janet Maple's stellar career ended with a lay off and her boyfriend of almost five years told her that he wants to be just friends. When she lands a job at one of New York’s premier boutique investment firms, Janet begins to hope that her luck is finally turning for the better. Not only is she happy with her new paycheck, but things also seem to be looking up on the personal front, as the company’s handsome attorney expresses keen interest in Janet. However, her euphoria is short-lived, as Janet soon discovers alarming facts about her new employer’s business tactics. When her boss dismisses her suspicions as groundless, Janet finds herself confiding to a cute IT engineer, Dean Snider. The closer she gets to Dean, the more Janet is tempted to break her rule of not dating co-workers, but what she doesn’t realize is that everything she knows about Dean, including his occupation and even his name, is a lie. Dennis Walker is a top-notch white collar crime investigator who will stop at nothing to put culprits away. When an opportunity for an undercover assignment at one of New York’s premier boutique investment firms comes up, Dennis jumps at the chance, adopting a persona of geeky IT engineer, Dean Snider. While he may be an ace at his job, years of experience fail him when Dennis meets Janet Maple and finds himself torn between his professional obligations and his personal desires. Will he have to choose between his feelings and duty, or will he find a way to satisfy both?


Blue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1984894382
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Blue by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond Summary

Discover a world of creativity and tradition in this fascinating picture book that explores the history and cultural significance of the color blue. From a critically acclaimed author and an award-winning illustrator comes a vivid, gorgeous book for readers of all ages. For centuries, blue powders and dyes were some of the most sought-after materials in the world. Ancient Afghan painters ground mass quantities of sapphire rocks to use for their paints, while snails were harvested in Eurasia for the tiny amounts of blue that their bodies would release. And then there was indigo, which was so valuable that American plantations grew it as a cash crop on the backs of African slaves. It wasn't until 1905, when Adolf von Baeyer created a chemical blue dye, that blue could be used for anything and everything--most notably that uniform of workers everywhere, blue jeans. With stunning illustrations by Caldecott Honor Artist Daniel Minter, this vibrant and fascinating picture book follows one color's journey through time and across the world, as it becomes the blue we know today.

Deadly Anniversaries

Deadly Anniversaries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marcia Muller,Bill Pronzini
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488055742
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Deadly Anniversaries by Marcia Muller,Bill Pronzini Summary

A Best Book of 2020 from Suspense Magazine Deadly Anniversaries celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Mystery Writers of America with a collection of stories from some of the top names in crime fiction. An anniversary can honor many things: a birth, a wedding and sometimes even a death. In Deadly Anniversaries, editors Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini present new stories from some of the best contemporary authors to honor the diamond jubilee of the Mystery Writers of America, an organization founded on the principle that “Crime Doesn’t Pay—Enough.” Each author puts their own unique spin on what it means to recognize a certain day or event each year. These nineteen stories travel across a wide range of historical and contemporary settings and remind readers of how broad the mystery writing tradition can be, encompassing detective tales, domestic intrigue, psychological suspense, black humor and thrilling action. By the time this group of bestsellers and award-winners is through, none of us will ever look at anniversaries the same way again. Deadly Anniversaries is sure to shock, scare and delight mystery and suspense fans of all kinds, featuring the following contributors: Sue Grafton Laurie R. King Lee Child Margaret Maron S.J. Rozan Max Allan Collins Wendy Hornsby Jeffery Deaver Bill Pronzini Carolyn Hart Peter Lovesey Meg Gardiner Marcia Muller Julie Smith William Kent Krueger Peter Robinson Naomi Hirahara Doug Allyn Alison Gaylin Laura Lippman

The Bad Boy CEO

The Bad Boy CEO Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sugar Jamison
Editor: St. Martin\'s Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466891130
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The Bad Boy CEO by Sugar Jamison Summary

The Bad Boys of Destiny are back and this playboy billionaire has his sights set on more than just a merger. Colt King has spent his whole life trying to prove he's not the trash his hometown of Destiny, Nevada, thought he and his brothers were. As soon as he was old enough he left town, vowing to make a name for himself and never looking back at the place that looked down on him. But that plan goes out the window when his ailing elderly aunt asks him to come home. He begrudgingly returns to help the woman who raised him. But he's no longer the poor kid from the bad part of town. He's the ruler of a custom car empire and a financial genius. He arrives expecting a boring stay, but when he walks into his childhood home to find a woman in nothing but her underwear pointing a shotgun at his face, he knows his trip home will be a memorable one. With his aunt sick and forcing him to help her restore her fledgling hair salon, he has more than enough on his plate. Colt has no idea that her sexy tenant, Zanna, is going to be the cause of his many sleepless nights. Zanna Jacobs came to the ghost town of Destiny to stay out of trouble and stay the hell away from men. She's got a serious thing for bad boys that's she trying to kick, and when she lays her eyes on the brutishly handsome Colt, she knows he's got bad news written all over him. He's not the typical thug she goes for: He's too clean cut, too good looking, and too cold--and when he comes to take over her salon, she's not going to take it. Zanna decides to show him exactly who the boss is. Colt is used to people following his orders, and when Zanna challenges his every word he finds her infuriating and incredibly sexy. He can't keep his hands off her...and knows that once he returns to Las Vegas, all bets are off...

One for All

One for All Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lillie Lainoff
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374314624
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One for All by Lillie Lainoff Summary

“There are no limits to the will—and the strength—of this unique female hero.” —Tamora Pierce, writer of the Song of the Lioness and the Protector of the Small quartets One for All is a gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers, in which a girl with a chronic illness trains as a Musketeer and uncovers secrets, sisterhood, and self-love. Tania de Batz is most herself with a sword in her hand. Everyone thinks her near-constant dizziness makes her weak, nothing but “a sick girl.” But Tania wants to be strong, independent, a fencer like her father—a former Musketeer and her greatest champion. Then Papa is brutally, mysteriously murdered. His dying wish? For Tania to attend finishing school. But L’Académie des Mariées, Tania realizes, is no finishing school. It’s a secret training ground for new Musketeers: women who are socialites on the surface, but strap daggers under their skirts, seduce men into giving up dangerous secrets, and protect France from downfall. And they don’t shy away from a sword fight. With her newfound sisters at her side, Tania feels that she has a purpose, that she belongs. But then she meets Étienne, her target in uncovering a potential assassination plot. He’s kind, charming—and might have information about what really happened to her father. Torn between duty and dizzying emotion, Tania will have to decide where her loyalties lie...or risk losing everything she’s ever wanted. Lillie Lainoff's debut novel is a fierce, whirlwind adventure about the depth of found family, the strength that goes beyond the body, and the determination it takes to fight for what you love. Includes an author's note about her personal experience with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susanna Clarke
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 160819535X
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In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world. In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity. Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing his partnership with Norrell and everything else he holds dear. Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history.

Trip To America

Trip To America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Liana Margiva
Editor: Covenant Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1646706536
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"This night, when the sky will be veiled by darkness, which will swallow Earth, I'll come to you-not in person but in a dream when I'm free as a bird. I'll come to see you, to please my heart regardless of the fact that my heart doesn't matter to you anymore, because it loves you like it did when it still believed in your love. This night, when the world slips into peaceful sleep, when the stars come out to replace the sun, I'll come to you to please my eyes, which still yearn to see you. Put your arms around me, kiss me in your dream, and deceive my heart again, as you did before. Kiss my eyes to make them believe you're the one who you pretended to be. The world without you is called loneliness, and loneliness is soul pain, yearning for you. If just once I could visit you in a dream, to awaken your sleeping heart, to rekindle the fire that used to burn in it, I would be lonely no more."

The Black Reckoning

The Black Reckoning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Stephens
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 037589957X
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The final book in the bestselling Books of Beginning trilogy that began with The Emerald Atlas, which the New York Times called “a new Narnia for the tween set.” The adventures of siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma come to a stunning conclusion when they must find the last Book of Beginning—the Book of Death—before the Dire Magnus does, for when all three books are united, their combined power will be unstoppable. Soon Emma is on a journey to places both worldly and otherworldly, confronting terrifying monsters and ghosts, and what is darkest within herself. As the fabric of time begins to fray, she becomes the final piece of an extraordinary puzzle. Only if she can master the powers of this most dangerous book will she, Kate, and Michael be able to save the world from the dramatic, deadly final confrontation between magical and ordinary people that the Dire Magnus has in store.

So We Look to the Sky

So We Look to the Sky Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Misumi Kubo
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1951627938
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This shocking, boisterous novel was a runaway bestseller and award winner in Japan: “Pressingly real . . . In these pages, you will find the lives of all of us” (Japan Times). Searingly honest and sexually explicit, So We Look to the Sky is a novel told in five linked stories that begin with an affair between a student and a woman ten years his senior, who picks him up for cosplay sex in a comics market. Their scandalous liaison, which the woman's husband makes public by posting secretly taped video online, frames all of the stories, but each explores a different aspect of the life passages and hardships ordinary people face. A teenager experimenting with sex and then, perhaps, experiencing love and loss; a young, anime-obsessed wife bullied by her mother-in-law to produce the child she and her husband cannot conceive; a high school girl, spurned by the student, realizing that being cute and fertile is all others expect of her; the student's best friend, who lives in the projects and is left alone to support and care for his voracious, senile grandmother; and the student's mother, a divorced single parent and midwife, who guides women bringing new life into this world and must rescue her son, crushed by the twin blows of public humiliation and loss, from giving up on his own. Narrating each story in the distinctive voice of its protagonist, Misumi Kubo weaves themes including sex, love, the female body, gossip, and the bullying that leaves young people feeling burdened and helpless into a profoundly original novel that lingers in the mind for its affirmation of the raw, unquellable force of life.

Respectable Affair

Respectable Affair Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Annette Snyder
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1611602017
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A relationship with an unsavory criminal was only the beginning of Virginia Seidle's terrible run with men. Would her life always be shadowed by previous mistakes? Would a career change turn bad luck around or was this boss just another man to avoid? As a husband, Nolan promised to love in sickness and health. As a father, his mission is to protect his son. An affair? What woman deserved the backyard gossip that surrounded a secret relationship? A pact of friendship and a secret love—was that all Virgie and Nolan had? Was protecting the future of a boy and a madwoman the most important? Could two people in love sacrifice everything to keep an affair respectable for the sake of family?

Donkey Skin

Donkey Skin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Perrault
Editor: Lindhardt og Ringhof
ISBN: 8726668076
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Donkey Skin by Charles Perrault Summary

One king, his queen and their daughter lived once in a big castle which was so rich because of the magical golden donkey they had. One day the queen died. Her last wish was that the king would remarry only if he found someone as beautiful as her. But it was not an easy task because such beauty was nowhere to be seen. Eventually the king realized that his own daughter was as magnificent as her own mother, so he decided to marry her. The poor girl however was not willing to marry her own father so she sought advice from her fairy godmother. The girl had to make impossible demands and if she was granted all of them, the king was going to get her consent. One of the conditions was the skin of the king’s precious golden donkey. Do you think the king will sacrifice the source of the kingdom’s wealth? Find out in "Donkey Skin". Charles Perrault (1628-1703) was a French author. He is known for being a pioneer of the fairy tale genre, deriving his stories from traditional folk tales. His most famous stories include "Puss in Boots", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Sleeping Beauty", and "Cinderella". His stories have been adapted to stage and screen countless times, most notably by Disney with classic animated films like "Sleeping Beauty" and "Cinderella". His story "Puss in Boots" was the basis for the character from the animated films "Shrek 2" and "Puss in Boots".

A Fall of Marigolds

A Fall of Marigolds Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Meissner
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101625546
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A beautiful scarf connects two women touched by tragedy in this compelling, emotional novel from the author of As Bright as Heaven and The Last Year of the War. September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries...and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. What she learns could devastate her—or free her. September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers...the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. But a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf may open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life. “[Meissner] creates two sympathetic, relatable characters that readers will applaud. Touching and inspirational.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Black Dragon

The Black Dragon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Debora Leigh Crystal
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595820786
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Sarsha holds the ancient blood of kings, queens, and priestesses within her veins. But tragedy plagues her as she is orphaned in a strange far off land after witnessing the brutal murder of her parents. Worlds away from the palace she once new, she is raised in a convent. As she grows to adulthood, destiny begins to whisper to her in the form of dreams. Then from the sea a mysterious young man appears to awaken her soul to love and the true purpose of her being. As fate calls to her, she rebels against the weave of the Goddess for the right to control her own destiny, and the two young lovers set out on a sword wielding journey across the seas. A journey that will take them aboard the fabled pirate ship the Black Dragon, and into the savage realm of 17th century piracy, romance, and the ancient magical workings of the Goddess.

The Complete Fairy Books (Vol.1-12)

The Complete Fairy Books (Vol.1-12) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Lang
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e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited Andrew Lang's Complete Fairy Book Collection of classic fairytales, myths and folk tales. This epic collection includes the tales from Norse mythology, Arabian Nights, myths of American Indians, Australian Bushmen and African Kaffirs. The collections presents the greatest French, Spanish, Russian, Danish, Norwegian fairytales, Sicilian traditional tales, as well as stories from Persia, Lapland, Brazil, India, Romania, Serbia, Japan, China, Lithuania, Africa and Portugal…among others. _x000D_ Content:_x000D_ The Blue Fairy Book_x000D_ The Red Fairy Book_x000D_ The Green Fairy Book_x000D_ The Yellow Fairy Book_x000D_ The Pink Fairy Book_x000D_ The Grey Fairy Book_x000D_ The Violet Fairy Book_x000D_ The Crimson Fairy Book_x000D_ The Brown Fairy Book_x000D_ The Orange Fairy Book_x000D_ The Olive Fairy Book_x000D_ The Lilac Fairy Book

The Grey Fairy Book

The Grey Fairy Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Lang
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 151328665X
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Originally published in 1900, The Grey Fairy Book ushered in a new collection of timeless stories from diverse authors with large followings across the globe. Andrew Lang presents an elite selection of moral and ethics-based tales. Author Andrew Lang’s The Grey Fairy Book is a compilation of 30-plus stories from around the world. It’s a colorful display of morality tales featuring dwarfs, magicians and monsters. The book consists of popular children’s stories such as "Donkey Skin," "The Story of Bensurdatu," "The Daughter of Buk Ettemsuch" and "Laughing Eye and Weeping Eye, or the Limping Fox." Lang delivers each tale with his signature prose and an easy-to-read format. The Grey Fairy Book stems from a long line of oral and written traditions. It contains stories that have survived years of social and political change. For more than a century, Lang’s collections have sustained these histories to become staples within children’s literature. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Grey Fairy Book is both modern and readable.

Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows

Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ryan Calejo
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534426604
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Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo Summary

“A perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan.” —Booklist (starred review) “A winner for all kids, but it will be especially loved by Latinx and Hispanic families.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The Lightning Thief meets the Story Thieves series in this middle grade fantasy inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America. Charlie Hernández has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. He loves the culture, the art, and especially the myths. Thanks to his abuela’s stories, Charlie possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the monsters and ghouls who have spent the last five hundred years haunting the imaginations of children all across the Iberian Peninsula, as well as Central and South America. And even though his grandmother sometimes hinted that the tales might be more than mere myth, Charlie’s always been a pragmatist. Even barely out of diapers, he knew the stories were just make-believe—nothing more than intricately woven fables meant to keep little kids from misbehaving. But when Charlie begins to experience freaky bodily manifestations—ones all too similar to those described by his grandma in his favorite legend—he is suddenly swept up in a world where the mythical beings he’s spent his entire life hearing about seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Hispanic folklore and into his life. And even stranger, they seem to know more about him than he knows about himself. Soon, Charlie finds himself in the middle of an ancient battle between La Liga, a secret society of legendary mythological beings sworn to protect the Land of the Living, and La Mano Peluda (a.k.a. the Hairy Hand), a cabal of evil spirits determined to rule mankind. With only the help of his lifelong crush, Violet Rey, and his grandmother’s stories to guide him, Charlie must navigate a world where monsters and brujas rule and things he couldn’t possibly imagine go bump in the night. That is, if he has any hope of discovering what’s happening to him and saving his missing parents (oh, and maybe even the world). No pressure, muchacho.

The Fairy Books of Andrew Lang

The Fairy Books of Andrew Lang Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Lang
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
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The Fairy Books of Andrew Lang by Andrew Lang Summary

First published in the year 1984, famous writer H. C. Andersen's book 'Andersen's Fairy Tales' is a collection of fairy tales and magical stories.

A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amanda Lindhout,Sara Corbett
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451651724
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BREAKING NEWS: Amanda Lindhout’s lead kidnapper, Ali Omar Ader, has been caught. Amanda Lindhout wrote about her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in A House in the Sky. It is the New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most remote places and then into captivity: “Exquisitely told…A young woman’s harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph” (The New York Times Book Review). As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself visiting its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most dangerous place on earth.” On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity—and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark. Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is “a searingly unsentimental account. Ultimately it is compassion—for her naïve younger self, for her kidnappers—that becomes the key to Lindhout’s survival” (O, The Oprah Magazine).

Heart in Hand

Heart in Hand Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Cameron
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1682997979
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Heart in Hand by Barbara Cameron Summary

After the wedding of her cousin Naomi, knitter Anna, a widow, finds herself missing love and the closeness of a husband. She feels a special connection with her grandmother as they both struggle to go on with life. Is Anna on the verge of finding happiness when she realizes John Esh is interested in her? Love begins to warm Anna's heart, but will she be so afraid of losing someone that she gives up the second chance that God has provided?

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