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That Curved Ball

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The pages in this book have come about mostly because, I believe, of the ideas, thoughts and guidance of my spiritual guides, and until I finally put them down on paper, the flow kept on and on to turn it into this beautiful book, which I hope you enjoy reading. Yes, it is very fictional and relates to no one, but if it does, it is purely co-incidental. Many messages come through in this book, relating to today's society and times, which were never given a thought to before, and off course there are others also, relating to life, how we live it, and how we solve it, as if we were a puzzle.

Smoke in the Sun

Smoke in the Sun Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Renée Ahdieh
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The highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestselling Flame in the Mist--an addictive, sumptuous finale that will leave readers breathless from the bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn. After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice--to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor's ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead. With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and the very safety of the empire.

Soldier King of Life

Soldier King of Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wo ZiDuiTianXiao
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Mercenary King Chen Qingyang returned to the city to protect his comrade's sister. the goddess. In the bustling city, Chen Qingyang was like a fish in water, carefree and at ease. And to see how the previous generation's soldiers would use their iron fists and wits to build a business empire...

Clever Maids, Fearless Jacks, and a Cat

Clever Maids, Fearless Jacks, and a Cat Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anita Best,Pauline Greenhill,Martin Lovelace
Editor: University Press of Colorado
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Clever Maids, Fearless Jacks, and a Cat by Anita Best,Pauline Greenhill,Martin Lovelace Summary

Clever Maids, Fearless Jacks, and a Cat showcases the stories of two Newfoundland storytellers, Philip Pius Power and Alice Lannon. Ethnopoetic transcriptions of these sensitive and artful tales, which have been passed on orally for generations as part of a community tradition, give accounts of living oral performances from the last quarter of the twentieth century and demonstrate the artistry that is possible without the written word. Here, eight tales from Power and five tales from Lannon take up issues of vital concern—such as spousal abuse, bullying, and social and generational conflict—allusively, through a screen of fiction. In commentary following the stories Anita Best, Martin Lovelace, and Pauline Greenhill discuss the transmission of fairy tales in oral tradition, address the relation of these magic tales to Lannon’s and Power’s other stories, and share specifics about Newfoundland storytelling and the two tellers themselves. The text is further enriched by expressive illustrations from artist Graham Blair. Clever Maids, Fearless Jacks, and a Cat presents the fairy-tale oeuvres of two superb storytellers as a contribution to interdisciplinary fairy-tale studies and folklore—countering fairy-tale studies’ focus on written traditions and printed texts—as well as to gender studies, cultural studies, Newfoundland studies, and Canadian studies. Students, scholars, and general readers interested in folk and fairy tales, contemporary Märchen, Newfoundland folklore, or oral tradition more generally will find much of value in these pages. Support for this publication was provided, in part, by the University of Winnipeg.

The Harsh Cry of the Heron

The Harsh Cry of the Heron Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lian Hearn
Editor: Penguin
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The Harsh Cry of the Heron is the fourth book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn. Don't miss the related series, The Tale of Shikanoko. A dazzling epic of warfare and sacrifice, passionate revenge, treacherous betrayal, and unconquerable love, The Harsh Cry of the Heron takes the storytelling achievement of Lian Hearn's fantastic medieval Japanese world to startling new heights of drama and action. Fifteen years of peace and prosperity under the rule of Lord Otori Takeo and his wife Kaede is threatened by a rogue network of assassins, the resurgence of old rivalries, the arrival of foreigners bearing new weapons and religion, and an unfulfilled prophecy that Lord Takeo will die at the hand of a member of his own family. The Harsh Cry of the Heron is the rich and stirring finale to a series whose imaginative vision has enthralled millions of readers worldwide, and an extraordinary novel that stands as a thrilling achievement in its own right.

Religions of India in Practice

Religions of India in Practice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.
Editor: Princeton University Press
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The inaugural volume of Princeton Readings in Religions brings together the work of thirty scholars of the religions of India in a new anthology designed to reshape the ways in which the religious traditions of India are understood. The book contains translations of forty-five works, most of which have never before been available in a Western language. Many of these highlight types of discourse (especially ritual manuals, folktales, and oral narratives) and voices (vernacular, esoteric, domestic, and female) that have not been sufficiently represented in previous anthologies and standard accounts of Indian religions. The selections are drawn from ancient texts, medieval manuscripts, modern pamphlets, and contemporary fieldwork in rural and urban India. They represent every region in South Asia and include Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, and Muslim materials. Some are written texts reflecting elite concerns, while others are transcriptions of oral narratives told by nonliterate peasants. Some texts are addressed to a public and pan-Indian audience, others to a limited coterie of initiates in an esoteric sect, and still others are intended for a few women gathered in the courtyard for a household ceremony. The editor has reinforced this diversity by arranging the selections within several overarching themes and categories of discourse (hymns, rituals, narratives, and religious interactions), and encourages us to make our own connections.

Japan in the 21st Century

Japan in the 21st Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pradyumna Karan
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813127637
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Japan in the 21st Century by Pradyumna Karan Summary

The ancient civilization of Japan, with its Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, is also closely associated with all that is new and modern. Looking outward, Japan sees what it has become since Hiroshima: the world’s second-largest economy, a source of fury and wonder, a power without arms. Looking inward, Japan sees old ways shaken and new ones developing at a hectic pace. Japan in the Twenty-first Century offers compelling insights into the current realities of the country and investigates the crucial political, economic, demographic, and environmental challenges that face the nation. A combination of text, maps, and photographs provides an essential understanding of Japan’s geography, cultural heritage, demography, economic and political development, and of many other important issues. Pradyumna P. Karan explores the obstacles and opportunities that will shape Japan and affect the world community in the coming years. He highlights strategies and policies that will facilitate economic and political change and stimulate the development of effective institutions for long-term, sustainable prosperity and economic vitality. Unique field reports drawn from direct observations of events and places in Japan illuminate Japanese traditions and sensibilities. The first full-length English-language textbook on Japan’s geography, culture, politics, and economy to appear in nearly four decades, Japan in the Twenty-first Century will be a vital resource for researchers, academics, general readers, and students of Japan. Pradyumna P. Karan, professor of geography and Japan studies at the University of Kentucky, is the author or editor of numerous books on Asian geography and culture, including The Japanese City and Japan in the Bluegrass.

The Wheel of Time Companion

The Wheel of Time Companion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Jordan,Harriet McDougal,Alan Romanczuk,Maria Simons
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The Wheel of Time Companion by Robert Jordan,Harriet McDougal,Alan Romanczuk,Maria Simons Summary

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. Over the course of fifteen books and millions of words, the world that Jordan created grew in depth and complexity. However, only a fraction of what Jordan imagined ended up on the page, the rest going into his personal files. Now The Wheel of Time Companion sheds light on some of the most intriguing aspects of the world, including biographies and motivations of many characters that never made it into the books, but helped bring Jordan's world to life. Included in the volume in an A-to-Z format are: An entry for each named character An inclusive dictionary of the Old Tongue New maps of the Last Battle New portraits of many characters Histories and customs of the nations of the world The strength level of many channelers Descriptions of the flora and fauna unique to the world And much more! The Wheel of Time Companion will be required reading for The Wheel of Time's millions of fans. The Wheel of Time® New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Japanese Landscapes

Japanese Landscapes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cotton Mather,Pradyumna P. Karan,Shigeru Iijima
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From the busy streets of Tokyo to the secluded shores of Kyushu, from the volcanoes of Hokkaido to the temples of Kyoto, the treasured landscapes of Japan are brought to life in this concise visual guide. Drawing upon years of observation, Cotton Mather, P.P. Karan, and Shigeru Iijima explore the complex interaction of culture, time, and space in the evolution of landscapes in Japan. The authors begin with a discussion of the landscape's general characteristics, including paucity of idle land, scarcity of level land, and its meticulous organization and immaculate nature. They then apply those characteristics to such favorite subjects as home gardens, sculpted plants, and flower arrangements, but also to more mundane matters such as roadside shoulders, utility lines, and walled urban areas. This unique blending of physical and social sciences with humanities perspectives offers a unified analysis of the Japanese landscape.

Lord of Legends

Lord of Legends Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Krinard
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This isn't your average eBook... Prepare to go beyond the page with this eBook exculsive Enriched Edition of Lord of Legends! This eBook contains sepcial material by author Susan Krinard plus hyperlinks to background infromation that will help bring the magical world of Lord of Legends to life, all without leaving your screen.... He is Arion, King of the Unicorns. Powerful, seductive, he could possess any female he desired--until now. He is condemned to live as a man, and it is only the enchanting Lady Mariah Donnington's innocence that can release him from his curse. Abandoned on her wedding night, frightened of her hidden, otherworldly heritage, Mariah is instinctively drawn to the mysterious stranger she discovers imprisoned on her husband's estate. But as the secret of Arion's magical identity unfolds, their friendship burns into a passion that cannot, must not, be consummated. For to do so would destroy them both....

Flight of the Renshai

Flight of the Renshai Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mickey Zucker Reichert
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Continuing the saga begun in the Renshai trilogy and the Renshai Chronicles, this story follows three sons of Kevral Tainharsdatter: Saviar Ra-khirsson, Subikahn Taesson, and Calistin Ra-khirrsson. Bearn and her allies, including the Renshai, are faced with pirates, the vanguard of an army sent from a continent across the sea. Prejudice against the Renshai is growing rapidly, fueled by their ancient enemies in the Northlands. After a questionable battle, King Griff of Bearn is reluctantly forced to banish the Renshai from the Westlands. Shunned by Westerners and hunted by Northmen, the Renshai will face many trials, while Saviar, Subikahn, and Calistin must each take his own stand in a world where there are no longer any safe havens for their people. Yet not only the Renshai are in dire straits: without their aid, Bearn may well fall to the "pirate" army fast approaching its shores....

Watchbearers Quartet

Watchbearers Quartet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Litherland
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4 Fabulous Time-Travel Novels in 1 Big Boxset! When a team of ten researchers from the far future materialize in New York City in the summer of 2000, everything goes wrong from the start—and a series of thrilling and amusing adventures begin… (*Contains the complete text of Watchbearers Book 1: Millennium Crash, Book 2: Centenary Separation, Book 3: Uncertain Murder, and Book 4: Prohibited Activities)

Immortal Star Arts

Immortal Star Arts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Xing ChenZhiLian
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A person who had fused with the primordial Tai Chi diagram from birth, due to the lack of a concept of "love", failed his transference. The Kunlun Mirror then brought his soul back to the continent of magic to reincarnate. Let's see how he experiences the emotions that almost made him disappear from this world! The front may be written in an easy and funny way! Perhaps everyone would think that the protagonist of the book was too abnormal, but there was no need to worry. Even if he was an abnormal person, they would still write him down, no?! I'll start over after I'm reincarnated! ~ ~ (Since the ten divine tools of the ancient times have different opinions, I have chosen ten of them, please do not hold grudges against me!) Collection! Collection! Collection! Ticket!

Fields of Wrath

Fields of Wrath Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mickey Zucker Reichert
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With the Great War over, the Renshai have won back the Fields of Wrath. As the survivors limp homeward, Tae Kahn--Subikahn's father--fears that a far larger and fiercer wave of enemy soldiers is headed toward them. One Kjempemagiska and an army of their man-sized servants nearly defeated the entire Continent. This time, Tae is certain the ranks will include hundreds of these strong, magical, island-dwelling giants. The only hope for the peoples of the Continent is to regather their war-weary troops and convince the few magical beings of their own world to assist them. It becomes a race against time as Tae, his friends, and his family struggle to convince the Continental generals of the danger; attempt to turn reluctant, antagonistic mages and elves into allies; spy on the giant Kjempemagiska sorcerors; and seek some means to defeat an enemy powerful beyond contemplation.

Translating Women

Translating Women Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luise von Flotow
Editor: University of Ottawa Press
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Feminist theory has been widely translated, influencing the humanities and social sciences in many languages and cultures. However, these theories have not made as much of an impact on the discipline that made their dissemination possible: many translators and translation scholars still remain unaware of the practices, purposes and possibilities of gender in translation. Translating Women revives the exploration of gender in translation begun in the 1990s by Susanne de Lotbinière-Harwood’s Re-belle et infidèle/The Body Bilingual (1992), Sherry Simon’s Gender in Translation (1996), and Luise von Flotow’s Translation and Gender (1997). Translating Women complements those seminal texts by providing a wide variety of examples of how feminist theory can inform the study and practice of translation. Looking at such diverse topics as North American chick lit and medieval Arabic, Translating Women explores women in translation in many contexts, whether they are women translators, women authors, or women characters. Together the contributors show that feminist theory can apply to translation in many new and unexplored ways and that it deserves the full attention of the discipline that helped it become internationally influential.

Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels

Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kirin Narayan
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
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Swamiji, a Hindu holy man, is the central character of Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels. He reclines in a deck chair in his modern apartment in western India, telling subtle and entertaining folk narratives to his assorted gatherings. Among the listeners is Kirin Narayan, who knew Swamiji when she was a child in India and who has returned from America as an anthropologist. In her book Narayan builds on Swamiji's tales and his audiences' interpretations to ask why religious teachings the world over are so often couched in stories. For centuries, religious teachers from many traditions have used stories to instruct their followers. When Swamiji tells a story, the local barber rocks in helpless laughter, and a sari-wearing French nurse looks on enrapt. Farmers make decisions based on the tales, and American psychotherapists take notes that link the storytelling to their own practices. Narayan herself is a key character in this ethnography. As both a local woman and a foreign academic, she is somewhere between participant and observer, reacting to the nuances of fieldwork with a sensitivity that only such a position can bring. Each story s reproduced in its evocative performance setting. Narayan supplements eight folk narratives with discussions of audience participation and response as well as relevant Hindu themes. All these stories focus on the complex figure of the Hindu ascetic and so sharpen our understanding of renunciation and gurus in South Asia. While Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels raises provocative theoretical issues, it is also a moving human document. Swamiji, with his droll characterizations, inventive mind, and generous spirit, is a memorable character. The book contributes to a growing interdisciplinary literature on narrative. It will be particularly valuable to students and scholars of anthropology, folklore, performance studies, religions, and South Asian studies.

To Live as Long as Heaven and Earth

To Live as Long as Heaven and Earth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert F. Campany
Editor: Univ of California Press
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In late classical and early medieval China, ascetics strove to become transcendents--deathless beings with supernormal powers. Practitioners developed dietetic, alchemical, meditative, gymnastic, sexual, and medicinal disciplines (some of which are still practiced today) to perfect themselves and thus transcend death. Narratives of their achievements circulated widely. Ge Hong (283-343 c.e.) collected and preserved many of their stories in his Traditions of Divine Transcendents, affording us a window onto this extraordinary response to human mortality. Robert Ford Campany's groundbreaking and carefully researched text offers the first complete, critical translation and commentary for this important Chinese religious work, at the same time establishing a method for reconstructing lost texts from medieval China. Clear, exacting, and annotated, the translation comprises over a hundred lively, engaging narratives of individuals deemed to have fought death and won. Additionally, To Live as Long as Heaven and Earth systematically introduces the Chinese quest for transcendence, illuminating a poorly understood tradition that was an important source of Daoist religion and a major social, cultural, and religious phenomenon in its own right.

Deep

Deep Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susanna Vance
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A dark thriller set at sea perfect for fans of Kara Thomas--two girls from different worlds cross paths with a psychopath. Nothing really bad has ever happened to Birdie. And she hates it! She needs drama, angst, torment–something to provide fodder for the amazing book she wants to write. When her parents take a yearlong sabbatical to the Caribbean, she gets her wish. . . . Morgan is a child of the sea. Raised by nomadic parents who encouraged her to chart her own course, and filled with sorrow after the loss of her older sister, she attempts to create a new life for herself in the warm waters of the tropics. But before she can do that, she needs papers that will keep the Coast Guard away, And there's only one person who can help her. Tricky Nicky. Morgan knows he's bad news. But what she doesn't know is that he's a killer. Told in alternating points of view, Deep is a riveting story that will pull readers into its depths. "Taut, suspenseful."--SLJ "Gripping."--Booklist *An ALA Best Book for Young Adults nominee*

House-Girls Remember

House-Girls Remember Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret Rodman Critchlow,Daniela Kraemer,Lissant Bolton,Jean Tarisesei
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824862872
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House-Girls Remember by Margaret Rodman Critchlow,Daniela Kraemer,Lissant Bolton,Jean Tarisesei Summary

Giving voice to the women who worked as maids—known as "house-girls" in the Pacific islands of Vanuatu—is the goal of this innovative work. The stories the women tell resonate with the experiences of domestic workers around the world; their histories contribute to theorizing intimacy and traveling culture; and their struggles with adverse working conditions help find solutions, which are outlined at the end of the book. In addition to contributions by the editors, workshop reports by eleven ni-Vanuatu women fieldworkers and ten others who spoke about their lives as house-girls are included. These reports detail ni-Vanuatu women’s experiences as domestic workers during the colonial period. One chapter presents an elderly French woman’s recollections of the Vietnamese orphan who grew up in her home and worked as a house-girl. Material from contemporary house-girls appears in a final chapter based on research conducted in Port Vila.

Women of the Storm

Women of the Storm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emmanuel David
Editor: University of Illinois Press
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Hurricanes Katrina and Rita made landfall less than four weeks apart in 2005. Months later, much of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast remained in tatters. As the region faded from national headlines, its residents faced a dire future. Emmanuel David chronicles how one activist group confronted the crisis. Founded by a few elite white women in New Orleans, Women of the Storm quickly formed a broad coalition that sought to represent Louisiana's diverse population. From its early lobbying of Congress through its response to the 2010 BP oil spill, David shows how members' actions were shaped by gender, race, class, and geography. Drawing on in-depth interviews, ethnographic observation, and archival research, David tells a compelling story of collective action and personal transformation that expands our understanding of the aftermath of an historic American catastrophe.

We Don't Walk Nowhere

We Don't Walk Nowhere Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James L. Longton
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If you were alive during the Vietnam War (not conflict) it probably had a profound effect on you whether in the military or not, whether you loved or hated those who fought. If you pulled a tour of duty “in country” you know what a crazy mess it was. Even if there wasn’t a war going on around you typically the living conditions were enough of a foul challenge. Now that we’re old guys and gals we enjoy a camaraderie that only those who spent a tour in Vietnam can understand. God Bless all those who had their ass on the line every day.

Storytelling and Ecology

Storytelling and Ecology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthony Nanson
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Linking the ongoing ecological crisis with contemporary conditions of alienation and disenchantment in modern society, this book investigates the capacity of oral storytelling to reconnect people to the natural world and enchant and renew their experience of nature, place and their own existence in the world. Anthony Nanson offers an in-depth examination of how a diverse ecosystem of oral stories and the dynamics of storytelling as an activity can catalyse different kinds of conversation and motivation, helping us resist the discourse of powerful vested interests. Detailed analysis of traditional, true-life and fictional stories shows how spoken narrative language can imbue landscapes, creatures and experiences with enchantment and mediate between the inner world of consciousness and outer world of ecology and community. A pioneering ecolinguistic and ecocritical study of oral storytelling in the modern world, Storytelling and Ecology offers insight into the ways that sharing stories in each other's embodied presence can open up spaces for transformation in our relationships with the ecological world around us.

Immortalized Daddy

Immortalized Daddy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Qingting Comics
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Xie Tian, a deity in heaven and earth, not only broadcast boys and girls live in the election of the Lord, but also lost the position of the Lord! When his life fell to the bottom of the valley, he decided to break the pot and take his 3-year-old son to the ceremony of the successor of Justice Fairy League, the leader of the right path, to rob the wedding! Who is the father of the child? ! Bai Jing, who took the initiative to be robbed of his wedding. Since I'm here, I don't want to leave. I want both my children and you. Xie Tian, who took the initiative to rob the wedding: Get Married? Okay, but let's talk about who will stay upside at first.

Uncertain Murder

Uncertain Murder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Litherland
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—A Sam and Bailey Mystery In the summer of 1992, tech billionaire Brandt Keener dies drinking a glass of wine while dining with his nearest if not dearest on his small private island off the Washington coast. Despite suspicious circumstances and an abundance of motives, the police find no evidence of homicide, and three weeks later the same people who were present at his death gather again for the reading of his will. Convinced the man was murdered, time-travelers Sam and Bailey inveigle themselves onto the island to investigate, but their best suspects soon start dying…

Particle Hunter!

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2025, the world turned Technocratic. At the core of the technocratic rule are the mysterious energy sources dubbed as "Mithril Drops." The most elite international organization Quasar is the only authority when it comes to the Mithril Drops. 16-year old prodigy, Faryn Kaiser is the newly-passed member of the most elite office of Quasar, the Special Hunting Division. Together with her Golem, Kirin, they go on an adventure unlocking the secrets of the Mithril Drops and the Technocratic rule.

East Is East

East Is East Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T.C. Boyle
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Young Japanese seaman Hiro Tanaka, inspired by dreams of the City of Brotherly Love and trained in the ways of the samurai, jumps ship off the coast of Georgia and swims into a net of rabid rednecks, genteel ladies, descendants of slaves, and the denizens of an artists' colony. In the hands of T. Coraghessan Boyle, praised by Digby Diehl in Playboy as "one of the most exciting young fiction writers in America," the result is a sexy, hilarious tragicomedy of thwarted expectations and mistaken identity, love, jealousy, and betrayal.

The Grace's War

The Grace's War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R.A. Fisher
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Syrina has spent the last three years trying to drown her grief. The events in Eheene changed both her and the planet of Eris forever, but the world has not been idle. The Grace of Fom’s war for independence rages on, but with a secret stolen from Syrina’s friends, she is now gaining the advantage, even as the Archbishop’s schemes could end in disaster for all. Meanwhile, the former High Merchant Ehrina Ka’id and her faithful servant carry out plans of their own, but they need Syrina if they hope to succeed. Elsewhere, General Mann, once servant of the Grace, has now fallen in with the pirate Ves, and they soon get caught in a conspiracy that could decide the fate of the world. Can they all put aside their differences and act in time before a second Age of Ashes ends civilization once and for all?

The Black Wall

The Black Wall Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R.A. Fisher
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When Syrina finds Anna and Pasha, survivors of General Mann’s assault on the valley hidden in the peaks of the Black Wall, she realizes they may be the key to discovering what she is. But after feelings she didn’t think possible well up for Pasha, things grow complicated. With the help of Ves, pirate-turned-smuggler, they pursue Mann across the continent. However, growing tensions between factions within the Church of N’narad make the trip more perilous than they counted on. Can Syrina find the key to herself and the voice in her head, and find revenge against her master? And what price will she be willing to pay?

Mouradian

Mouradian Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Justin Romano
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Is it a rogue redhead? Someone is killing the wizards of Teranor, and all the evidence points to Argentia Dasani as the assassin. As the body count rises, Argentia’s friends rally to her defense. Chasing clues from the thieves’ guilds of Telarban to the invisible island of Elsmywr, the companions uncover an insidious plot hatched decades earlier by a madman named Mouradian—one that threatens not only the Order of the Magi but the crowndom itself. Can they unravel the machinations of the Great Maker in time, or will Teranor fall to an unspeakable foe and Argentia be left to face a fate worse than death?

Vernal Amours

Vernal Amours Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ursula Schneider
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Vernal Amours by Ursula Schneider Summary

Eleven short stories are united by the common theme of a woman's journey. Her voyage begins with a repressive childhood in an authoritarian, war-torn society and continues through periods of awakening and self-discovery in which she finds the hidden strength to support herself in new worlds and raise a family. Although the stories are quite different in time and place, in mood and color, there is a thread that connects the main character with each happening, each new encounter, each mishap and each joy. The tales show a woman enamored with the ideal of love yet unable to understand and enjoy sex. It is a woman who adores men but is afraid of their physical power, their superior muscular strength, a woman who had many lovers, not to mention two husbands, but was unable or unwilling to hold on to them.

Heaven Refining Maps

Heaven Refining Maps Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Huan ChunGui
Editor: Funstory
ISBN: 1649207239
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Heaven Refining Maps by Huan ChunGui Summary

Who could refine the heavens? Who could refine the heavens? The thirty-six [Heavenly Refining Diagram] gave a story of refining the heavens. Close]

Beastly Journeys

Beastly Journeys Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Barclay,Hilary Bradt
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David Attenborough, Dion Leonard (Finding Gobi), Dervla Murphy and Brian Jackman are just four of the authors whose work features in this new anthology from Bradt focusing on true stories about travelling with animals. In Beastly Journeys, there are 46 tales of extraordinary animal travel experiences, from hilarious holidays with pets to journeys on which wild animals somehow came along for the ride, including: David Attenborough tries to get an armadillo through Paraguayan customs; adventurer Ash Dykes takes a white cockerel to Maromokotro to ward off evil spirits; Mike Gerrard shares a car journey from Belsize Park to Canvey Island with a python; Brian Jackman rides, walks and swims with Abu the elephant; Bradt New Travel Writer of the Year Dom Tulett rows with a kingfisher; and John Rendall travels to Africa with Christian, the lion he bought at Harrods and raised in west London. Also included is a brand new piece of writing from ultramarathon runner Dion Leonard about his experience with Gobi, the stray dog who accompanied him for 80 miles over the treacherous Tian Shian mountains. A mix of new, previously unpublished writers and old favourites are included, with extracts from writers such as Mark Shand (Travels on my Elephant), Dervla Murphy (Eight Feet in the Andes) and Robert Louis Stevenson (Travels with a Donkey), not to mention Gerald Durrell, 19th-century explorer Isabella Bird and renowned publisher Michael Joseph. Compelling, engaging, surprising, humorous and entertaining. if this book proves one thing it's that travel with animals is every bit as unpredictable as you would expect it to be.

Everyday Creativity

Everyday Creativity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kirin Narayan
Editor: University of Chicago Press
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Kirin Narayan’s imagination was captured the very first time that, as a girl visiting the Himalayas, she heard Kangra women join their voices together in song. Returning as an anthropologist, she became fascinated by how they spoke of singing as a form of enrichment, bringing feelings of accomplishment, companionship, happiness, and even good health—all benefits of the “everyday creativity” she explores in this book. Part ethnography, part musical discovery, part poetry, part memoir, and part unforgettable portraits of creative individuals, this unique work brings this remote region in North India alive in sight and sound while celebrating the incredible powers of music in our lives. With rare and captivating eloquence, Narayan portrays Kangra songs about difficulties on the lives of goddesses and female saints as a path to well-being. Like the intricate geometries of mandalu patterns drawn in courtyards or the subtle balance of flavors in a meal, well-crafted songs offer a variety of deeply meaningful benefits: as a way of making something of value, as a means of establishing a community of shared pleasure and skill, as a path through hardships and limitations, and as an arena of renewed possibility. Everyday Creativity makes big the small world of Kangra song and opens up new ways of thinking about what creativity is to us and why we are so compelled to engage it.

The Downstairs Girl

The Downstairs Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stacey Lee
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A Reese's Book Club YA Pick and New York Times Bestseller From the critically acclaimed author of Luck of the Titanic, Under a Painted Sky, and Outrun the Moon comes a powerful novel about identity, betrayal, and the meaning of family. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, "Dear Miss Sweetie." When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills, but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender. While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie, a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby. But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal, Jo must decide whether she, a girl used to living in the shadows, is ready to step into the light. With prose that is witty, insightful, and at times heartbreaking, Stacey Lee masterfully crafts an extraordinary social drama set in the New South. "This vividly rendered historic novel will keep readers riveted as witty, observant Jo deals with the dangers of questioning power." --The Washington Post "Holds a mirror to our present issues while giving us a detailed and vibrant picture of life in the past." --The New York Times "A joyful read . . . The Downstairs Girl, for all its serious and timely content, is a jolly good time." --NPR

The Asterisk War, Vol. 4 (light novel)

The Asterisk War, Vol. 4 (light novel) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yuu Miyazaki
Editor: Yen Press LLC
ISBN: 0316398640
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Ayato and Julis have made it to the final rounds of the Phoenix, but now that Ayato's greatest weakness is public knowledge, they'll need some clever strategies to stay on top. Unfortunately, that's when Ayato makes contact with Le Wolfe's Tyrant, Dirk Eberwein, and learns more about his missing sister, Haruka. With newfound doubts and old insecurities clouding his mind and heart, will Ayato be ready for the next match? Or is his winning streak about to come to an end...?

Kingdoms

Kingdoms Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nura Alnimer
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514433419
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Kingdoms by Nura Alnimer Summary

...Fantasy it is the way I live..Seeking for love or a way of truth.. I always want, that's why I give..Something so big, that makes you sooth... ...I travel the wild, careless of heat..I drown myself, soaking in your tears.. Singing my chores, following the beat..You are the melody that relieves my ears... ...A shortlived magic can turn one against you..But a further love will bring you back.. A precious jewel, that makes me new..Even when I think that love is what I lack...

Beyond the Amaranthine Veil

Beyond the Amaranthine Veil Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. A. Bullen
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ISBN: 1543444938
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Tristan served nearly two decades as a Templarslayers of monsters, mages, and men. A man, whom sacrificed everything, for the sake of his loved ones and the innocent. Abruptly walking away meant leaving that life far behind him, along with many responsibilities and enemies. Now far removed from the life of a Templar, Tristan defends his home, by order of his king. His latest assignment is a politically contested marriage to one high-ranking noblewoman from a rivaling kingdom. The mission, Kirin Talmarian, is every man's dream, but can Tristan keep her safe? Demons from his past career soon find root in his present, dragging Tristan and Kirin into a political conflict, which breaks the borders of kingdoms and realms. Tristan must fight for their lives against the overwhelming threat of monsters, rogue sorcerers, and above all else, the corruption of men.

The Ki to Success: A Woman's Inspiring Guide to Having It All

The Ki to Success: A Woman's Inspiring Guide to Having It All Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kirin Singh
Editor: Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media
ISBN: 1722520450
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The Ki to Success: A Woman's Inspiring Guide to Having It All by Kirin Singh Summary

This successful businesswoman's guide shows how to help women of all ages seize control of their destiny. Kirin doesn't only focus on business, she teaches balance by teaching how to make friends, how to find your passion and career path. This hard-driver author suggests that her readers ought to never get emotional when dealing in business, as it clouds the judgment and hampers the results. Find the right sales technique for you and mold it to suit you. Written by a woman, to women, she tackles the issues of culture and managing the expectations of others. She gives advice on how to overcome both personal and family issues. She presents techniques, such as surrounding yourself with only positive influences in order to enhance positive energy and attitude. She proves that every woman can accomplish their goals, attain worthy income, raise a family, and have it all.

Aging and the Indian Diaspora

Aging and the Indian Diaspora Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah E. Lamb
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253003601
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The proliferation of old age homes and increasing numbers of elderly living alone are startling new phenomena in India. These trends are related to extensive overseas migration and the transnational dispersal of families. In this moving and insightful account, Sarah Lamb shows that older persons are innovative agents in the processes of social-cultural change. Lamb's study probes debates and cultural assumptions in both India and the United States regarding how best to age; the proper social-moral relationship among individuals, genders, families, the market, and the state; and ways of finding meaning in the human life course.

An English and Chinese dictionary

An English and Chinese dictionary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Lobscheid,Tetsujiro Inoue
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