The Garden Book

Author : Brian Castro
ISBN : 188503007X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 55.13 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 742
Read : 889

Brian Castro's award-winning novel, "The Garden Book," is a meditation on loneliness, addiction and exploitation. Set in the years between the Depression and the Second World War in Australia's Dandenong Ranges, it follows the emotionally turbulent life of the beautiful Swan Hay (born Shuang He)--her marriage to the passionate yet brutal Darcy Damon, her love affair with the aviator Jasper Zenlin and her rise to literary fame overseas after her poetry is translated into French without her knowledge. Fifty years after her disappearance into institutions and a life of poverty and despair, Norman Shih--a rare-book librarian and "expert in self-effacement"--begins to piece together the life and losses of Swan. Tracking down clues from guesthouse libraries, antiquarian bookshops and Swan's own haunted writings, Shih fills out a portrait of early twentieth-century Australian lives wracked by modernist impulses of racial prejudice.
Category: Fiction

In The Garden Of Beasts

Author : Erik Larson
ISBN : 0307887952
Genre : History
File Size : 49.21 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 307
Read : 844

Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror.
Category: History

The Secret Garden

Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett
ISBN : 9781632090751
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 88.60 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 726
Read : 1105

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is the story of a spoiled young orphan girl who travels from India across the ocean to England to live in the mansion of a distant relative. As the young girl acclimates to her new life, she discovers a new world full of mystery, adventure, and kindness.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Butterfly Garden

Author : Dot Hutchison
ISBN : 168324303X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 82.52 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 532
Read : 293

"Near an isolated mansion a beautiful garden is discovered with luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of 'butterflies'--young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed by the Gardener, a twisted man obsessed with preserving his lovely specimens. When a survivor is questioned, the more she shares, the more agents wonder what she is hiding"--
Category: Fiction

Down In The Garden

Author : Anne Geddes
ISBN : 0740762443
Genre : Photography
File Size : 44.43 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 117
Read : 855

Presents a collection of photographs featuring babies costumed to resemble creatures and plants found in the garden.
Category: Photography

The Forgotten Garden

Author : Kate Morton
ISBN : 1416572066
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 77.44 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 263
Read : 958

From the internationally bestselling author of The House at Riverton, The Secret Keeper, The Distant Hours, and The Lake House, an unforgettable novel that transports us from the back alleys of poverty of pre-World War I London to the shores of colonial Australia where so many made a fresh start, and back to the windswept coast of Cornwall, England, past and present. A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book—a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-first birthday, they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to go on, "Nell" sets out to trace her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell’s death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. A spellbinding tale of mystery and self-discovery, The Forgotten Garden will take hold of your imagination and never let go.
Category: Fiction

The Machine In The Garden

Author : Leo Marx
ISBN : 9780199839186
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 40.77 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 690
Read : 951

For over four decades, Leo Marx's work has focused on the relationship between technology and culture in 19th- and 20th-century America. His research helped to define--and continues to give depth to--the area of American studies concerned with the links between scientific and technological advances, and the way society and culture both determine these links. The Machine in the Garden fully examines the difference between the "pastoral" and "progressive" ideals which characterized early 19th-century American culture, and which ultimately evolved into the basis for much of the environmental and nuclear debates of contemporary society. This new edition is appearing in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Marx's classic text. It features a new afterword by the author on the process of writing this pioneering book, a work that all but founded the discipline now called American Studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Doll In The Garden

Author : Mary Downing Hahn
ISBN : 0618873155
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 46.18 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 318
Read : 379

This award-winning novel is now available in paperback. After Ashley and Kristi find an antique doll buried in old Miss Cooper's garden, they discover that they can enter a ghostly turn-of-the-century world by going through a hole in the hedge.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Out Of The Garden

Author : Stephen Kline
ISBN : 1859840590
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 56.37 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 963
Read : 166

This timely and innovative book provides a detailed history of marketing to children, revealing the strategies that shape the design of toys and have a powerful impact on the way children play. Stephen Kline looks at the history and development of children's play culture and toys from the teddy bear to the Barbie doll, Care Bears and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He profiles the rise of children's mass media--books, comics, film and television--and that of the specialty stores such as Toys 'R' Us, revealing how the opportunity to reach large audiences of children was a pivotal point in developing new approaches to advertising. In a powerful re-examination of the debates about the cultural effects of mass media, and in particular television, Out of the Garden asks whether we should allow our children's play culture to be primarily defined and created by marketing strategists, pointing to the unintended consequences of a situation in which images of real children have all but been eliminated from narratives about the young.
Category: Social Science

The Garden Book

Author : John Brookes
ISBN : 0517589486
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 86.40 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 779
Read : 1058

Describes different types of gardens, shows how to incorporate walls, paths, water, pergolas, and outdoor furniture into a garden design, and offers advice on plant care
Category: Gardening