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Women of the Dunes

Author : Sarah Maine
Publisher : Atria Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 33,79 MB
Release : 2018-07-24
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781501189593

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A beautifully told and intriguing mystery about two generations of Scottish women united by blood, an obsession with the past, and a long-hidden body, from the author of The House Between Tides. Libby Snow has always felt the pull of Ullaness, a headland on Scotland’s sea-lashed western coast where a legend has taken root. At its center is Ulla, an eighth-century Norsewoman whose uncertain fate was entangled with two warring brothers and a man who sought to save her. Libby first heard the stories from her grandmother, who had learned it from her own forebear, Ellen, a maid at Sturrock House. The Sturrocks have owned the land where Ulla dwelled for generations, and now Libby, an archaeologist, has their permission to excavate a mysterious mound, which she hopes will cast light on the legend’s truth. But before she can begin, storms reveal the unexpected: the century-old bones of an unidentified man. The discovery triggers Libby’s memories of family stories about Ellen, of her strange obsession with Ulla, and of her violent past at Sturrock House. As Libby digs deeper, she unravels a recurring story of love, tragedy, and threads that bind the past to the present. And as she learns more of Rodri Sturrock, the landowner’s brother, she realizes these forces are still at work, and that she has her own role to play in Ulla’s dark legend.

Gardens in the Dunes

Author : Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 10,87 MB
Release : 2013-04-30
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1439127891

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A sweeping, multifaceted tale of a young Native American pulled between the cherished traditions of a heritage on the brink of extinction and an encroaching white culture, Gardens in the Dunes is the powerful story of one woman’s quest to reconcile two worlds that are diametrically opposed. At the center of this struggle is Indigo, who is ripped from her tribe, the Sand Lizard people, by white soldiers who destroy her home and family. Placed in a government school to learn the ways of a white child, Indigo is rescued by the kind-hearted Hattie and her worldly husband, Edward, who undertake to transform this complex, spirited girl into a “proper” young lady. Bit by bit, and through a wondrous journey that spans the European continent, traipses through the jungles of Brazil, and returns to the rich desert of Southwest America, Indigo bridges the gap between the two forces in her life and teaches her adoptive parents as much as, if not more than, she learns from them.

The Texas Job

Author : Reavis Wortham
Publisher :
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 25,94 MB
Release : 2022-02-15
Category :
ISBN : 9781464215704

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Vanished In The Dunes

Author : Allan Retzky
Publisher : Oceanview Publishing
Page : 238 pages
File Size : 23,57 MB
Release : 2012-06-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 160809054X

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Amos Posner has a lovely house in the upscale Hamptons beach community of eastern Long Island. But recent events in Amos's life are preventing him form enjoying it. His employer, an international trading firm, fired him after making him the scapegoat for some shady business deals. His wife, a highly successful Manhattan lawyer, has not taken kindly to his job situation, and their marriage is under considerable stress. Amos is spending most of his time at the beach house, alone, and not at all happy. So he is highly vulnerable when a beautiful woman approaches him on a bus - the Hampton Jitney - from Manhattan to the Hamptons and persuades him to show her around the area on her day off from her job as a psychiatric resident at a Manhattan hospital. When Amos reluctantly agrees, he gets far more than an ego boost. He gets a nightmare beyond imagination. And the cascading events could cost him more than the loss of his job and his wife. They could cost him his life.

Dune (Movie Tie-In)

Author : Frank Herbert
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 705 pages
File Size : 21,36 MB
Release : 2023-09-26
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0593640330

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• DUNE: PART TWO • THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE COMING NOVEMBER 3rd, 2023 Directed by Denis Villeneuve, screenplay by Denis Villeneuve and Jon Spaihts, based on the novel Dune by Frank Herbert • Starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Léa Seydoux, with Stellan Skarsgård, with Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of Paul Atreides−who would become known as Maud'Dib—and of a great family's ambition to bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

They

Author : Kay Dick
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 28,84 MB
Release : 2022-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1946022284

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A dark, dystopian portrait of artists struggling to resist violent suppression—“queer, English, a masterpiece.” (Hilton Als) Set amid the rolling hills and the sandy shingle beaches of coastal Sussex, this disquieting novel depicts an England in which bland conformity is the terrifying order of the day. Violent gangs roam the country destroying art and culture and brutalizing those who resist the purge. As the menacing “They” creep ever closer, a loosely connected band of dissidents attempt to evade the chilling mobs, but it’s only a matter of time until their luck runs out. Winner of the 1977 South-East Arts Literature Prize, Kay Dick’s They is an uncanny and prescient vision of a world hostile to beauty, emotion, and the individual.

Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t

Author : Steven Pressfield
Publisher : Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 30,73 MB
Release : 2016-06-12
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 1936891506

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There's a mantra that real writers know but wannabe writers don’t. And the secret phrase is this: NOBODY WANTS TO READ YOUR SH*T. Recognizing this painful truth is the first step in the writer's transformation from amateur to professional. From Chapter Four: “When you understand that nobody wants to read your shit, you develop empathy. You acquire the skill that is indispensable to all artists and entrepreneurs—the ability to switch back and forth in your imagination from your own point of view as writer/painter/seller to the point of view of your reader/gallery-goer/customer. You learn to ask yourself with ev­ery sentence and every phrase: Is this interesting? Is it fun or challenging or inventive? Am I giving the reader enough? Is she bored? Is she following where I want to lead her?

Best Russian Short Stories

Author : Thomas Seltzer
Publisher :
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 20,69 MB
Release : 2024-05-10
Category : Fiction
ISBN :

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Embark on a literary journey through the heart of Russia with Best Russian Short Stories curated by Thomas Seltzer. From the depths of Dostoevsky to the whimsy of Chekhov, this collection captures the essence of Russian literature, offering a captivating glimpse into the soul of a nation through its storytelling prowess. This collection contains: THE QUEEN OF SPADES Aleksandr Pushkin THE CLOAK Nikolai Gogol THE DISTRICT DOCTOR Ivan Turgenev THE CHRISTMAS TREE AND THE WEDDING Fyodor Dostoyevsky GOD SEES THE TRUTH, BUT WAITS Leo Tolstoy HOW A MUZHIK FED TWO OFFICIALS M.Y. Saltykov THE SHADES, A PHANTASY Vladimir Korolenko THE SIGNAL Vsevolod Garshin THE DARLING Anton Chekhov THE BET Anton Chekhov VANKA Anton Chekhov HIDE AND SEEK Fyodor Sologub DETHRONED L.N. Potapenko THE SERVANT S.T. Semyonov ONE AUTUMN NIGHT M. Gorky HER LOVER Maxim Gorky LAZARUS Leonid Andreyev THE REVOLUTIONIST Mikhail Artzybashev THE OUTRAGE Aleksandr Kuprin

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Author : Mohsin Hamid
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 39,18 MB
Release : 2013-03-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 110160378X

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"Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers." –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "A globalized version of The Great Gatsby . . . [Hamid's] book is nearly that good." –Alan Cheuse, NPR "Marvelous and moving." –TIME Magazine From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West, the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy’s quest for wealth and love His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world’s pulse. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation—and exceeds it. The astonishing and riveting tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over “rising Asia.” It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval. Romantic without being sentimental, political without being didactic, and spiritual without being religious, it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hope it depicts. And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change.

Diana of the Dunes: The True Story of Alice Gray

Author : Janet Zenke Edwards
Publisher : History Press Library Editions
Page : 162 pages
File Size : 33,99 MB
Release : 2010-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781540224378

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In the fall of 1915, Alice Gray traded her life in Chicago for a solitary journey in the remote sand hills of northwest Indiana along Lake Michigan. Her audacity so bewitched reporters and a curious public that she became a legend in her own time-- "Diana of the Dunes."