FROM A HIGH TOWER

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From A High Tower

Author : Mercedes Lackey
ISBN : 9780698139794
Genre : Fiction
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The tenth novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series reimagines the fairy tale Rapunzel in a richly-detailed alternate Victorian world Giselle had lived fourteen years of her life in an abandoned tower. Her mother kept Giselle, a young Air Master still growing into her abilities, isolated for the sake of herself and others. This life left her unprepared when a handsome young man appeared at the base of her tower. But when the young stranger entered her window, he tried to force himself on her. She was saved by Mother, an Earth Master, who hurled the man out the window he had climbed in. The Foresters of the Black Forest were Earth Masters whose job it was to cleanse the ancient forest of evil elementals, and over the next four years, they shared their fighting expertise to teach Giselle self-defense. By the age of twenty, Giselle was an expert markswoman, and it was this skill that she used to survive when Mother died. Cutting her long hair, she masqueraded as a boy to enter shooting competitions, and used the prize money to support herself. But she could not forget the first man who assaulted her, for when that stranger had fallen from her tower long ago, his body had never been found. In Giselle’s heart, she was certain his magic had helped him to survive the fall. Surely, it was only a matter of time before he found her and sought revenge. Was she prepared to stand against him?
Category: Fiction

The Girl In The High Tower

Author : Gennifer Albin
ISBN : 9781466885172
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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In Arras time and space can be manipulated—and so can people. Beautiful Spinsters work day and night in four coventries to ensure a perfect world, but above them all, at the top of the high tower, works the Creweler. Until the Creweler makes a decision to help a young girl escape. Now bound by the strands of the universe, trapped between her memories and mistakes, subject to brutal experiments, Loricel has one more impossible decision to make. The Girl in the High Tower is an original short story set in Gennifer Albin's Crewel World. The final book in the series, UNRAVELED, is available October 7th. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

High Water

Author : Lynn Hightower
ISBN : 9780743466240
Genre : Fiction
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As affecting as it is suspenseful, "High Water" infuses a harrowing mystery with an intensely personal study of the delicate, complex bonds that define a family.
Category: Fiction

Piper

Author : Lynn Hightower
ISBN : 9781780103853
Genre : Fiction
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In this bone-chilling tale of terror from Shamus Award-winning thriller writer Lynn Hightower, a devoted mother must confront the paranormal forces that have cursed her family|When Olivia James receives a phone call just after midnight, she recognizes her brother’s voice. But there’s a problem: her brother has been dead for the past nine weeks. Moving back to her old childhood home in Tennessee – the place where her brother has just died – her young daughter Teddy seems troubled, telling her mother that she’s being visited by a menacing ghost. When another tragic death occurs and her daughter disappears, Olivia must confront the demonic force that has cursed her family.
Category: Fiction

Even In Darkness

Author : Lynn Hightower
ISBN : 9781780104966
Genre : Fiction
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Joy Miller, once a famed TV evangelist, retired years before when two tragedies struck her family: the first leading her husband to suicide; the second leaving her son dead and his wife and daughter estranged from her. She now lives a lonely, reclusive life, until a package arrives in the mail containing graphic photographs of three people she knew long ago - all brutally murdered. When Joy reads the note in the package, she knows immediately who it's from: a ghost from her past, a dangerous individual who knows far too much about the skeletons in Joy's closet. Then people start disappearing ...
Category: Fiction

Kubernetes Up And Running

Author : Kelsey Hightower
ISBN : 9781491936016
Genre : Computers
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Legend has it that Google deploys over two billion application containers a week. How’s that possible? Google revealed the secret through a project called Kubernetes, an open source cluster orchestrator (based on its internal Borg system) that radically simplifies the task of building, deploying, and maintaining scalable distributed systems in the cloud. This practical guide shows you how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency. Authors Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda—who’ve worked on Kubernetes at Google and other organizatons—explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You will learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it is for online services, machine-learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers. Explore the distributed system challenges that Kubernetes addresses Dive into containerized application development, using containers such as Docker Create and run containers on Kubernetes, using the docker image format and container runtime Explore specialized objects essential for running applications in production Reliably roll out new software versions without downtime or errors Get examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes
Category: Computers

The Family Hightower

Author : Brian Francis Slattery
ISBN : 9781609805647
Genre : Fiction
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*** Named a Kirkus Reviews Starred Title in Their 10/01/14 Issue *** In 1968 two boys are born into a large family, both named for their grandfather, Peter Henry Hightower. One boy—Peter—grows up in Africa and ends up a journalist in Granada. The other—Petey—becomes a minor criminal, first in Cleveland and then in Kiev. In 1995, Petey runs afoul of his associates and disappears. But the criminals, bent on revenge, track down the wrong cousin, and the Peter in Granada finds himself on the run. He bounces from one family member to the next, piecing together his cousin's involvement in international crime while learning the truth about his family's complicated history. Along the way the original Peter Henry Hightower's story is revealed, until it catches up with that of his children, revealing how Peter and Petey have been living in their grandfather's shadow all along. The novel takes a look at capitalism and organized crime in the 20th century, the legend of the self-made man, and what money can do to people. Like Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, The Family Hightower stretches across both generations and continents, bearing the weight of family secrets and the inevitable personal toll they take on loved ones despite our best intentions. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

Tin Can Tourist

Author : Scott Hightower
ISBN : 0823221520
Genre : Poetry
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A world of history is a world of destinations and possibilities. In Tin Can Tourist Scott Hightower draws from a legacy larger than the limits of personal history, body, and brand. From the harsh Protestant landscape of his native central Texas to the pageantry of the historical architecture of St. Maria in Trastevere, Rome, he persues the limit of the poet. Where exactly does one begin and the world start? Hightower reflects a world containing AIDS and cancer, Caravaggio and van der Werff. Nature, interpersonal relationships, and the culture of the world-from simple to extraordinary-are all fair game. His partaking, erotic self, in search of its own truest and most urgent expressions, takes seriously Blake's warning of error that could reduce the human heart to a dull cog of a machine (Blake's exact words are a mill with complicated wheels.) The breadth and mastery of this awaited debut volume is matched by the poet's insistence on the healing and transforming power of the human imagination. These are not notes from an artless heart-but observations from a simmering world.
Category: Poetry

Alien Blues

Author : Lynn Hightower
ISBN : 9781504021258
Genre : Fiction
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A jaded homicide detective working a serial murder case is teamed up with a new partner—a law enforcer from an alien race Big-city life in the near future is full of violence and tension for Saigo City homicide detective David Silver. His latest assignment is to track down a serial killer dubbed “Machete Man” because he hacks his victims to pieces. But Silver and his partner Mel Burnett just caught a break: One of Machete Man’s intended victims—an elderly woman who would’ve been number six—escapes. And the killer left some DNA behind. Too bad the bureaucrats in charge have brought in a third wheel to assist the Homicide Task Force. Hailing from a superior race gifted with advanced technology, the Elaki have come to Earth to advise in everything from politics to medicine to big business—and now, it seems, police fieldwork. Standing seven feet tall with scales that ripple in the breeze, String resembles a stingray and smells like fresh lime. But he’s turning out to be an unexpected asset in a case that’s quickly morphing into something even more sinister: a far-reaching conspiracy that could leave a lot more people dead, including Detective Silver. A twisting, complex crime tale with intriguing characters, including Silver’s DEA- turned-enforcer wife, Rose, and an Elaki named the Puzzle Solver, Alien Blues realistically depicts a world in which aliens and humans can coexist.
Category: Fiction

The Man In The High Castle

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780547601205
Genre : Fiction
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“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” —New York Times It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award–winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake. Winner of the Hugo Award
Category: Fiction