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The Orphan S Tale

Author : Pam Jenoff
ISBN : 9781460396421
Genre : Fiction
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Look out for Pam's new book, The Lost Girls of Paris, a story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II—coming soon! A New York Times bestseller! "Readers who enjoyed Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale and Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants will embrace this novel. " —Library Journal "Secrets, lies, treachery, and passion…. I read this novel in a headlong rush." —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan's Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night. Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.
Category: Fiction

The Orphan S Tales In The Night Garden

Author : Catherynne Valente
ISBN : 0553903101
Genre : Fiction
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A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up Readers Every once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can cast over us–to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time–a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page . . . Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girl’s own hidden history. And what tales she tells! Tales of shape-shifting witches and wild horsewomen, heron kings and beast princesses, snake gods, dog monks, and living stars–each story more strange and fantastic than the one that came before. From ill-tempered “mermaid” to fastidious Beast, nothing is ever quite what it seems in these ever-shifting tales–even, and especially, their teller. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, Valente’s enchanting lyrical fantasy offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams. And just when you think you’ve come to the end, you realize the adventure has only begun…. Praise for In the Night Garden “Cathrynne Valente weaves layer upon layer of marvels in her debut novel. In the Night Garden is a treat for all who love puzzle stories and the mystical language of talespinners.”—Carol Berg, author of Daughter of Ancients “Fabulous talespinning in the tradition of story cycles such as The Arabian Nights. Lyrical, wildly imaginative and slyly humorous, Valente's prose possesses an irrepressible spirit.”—K. J. Bishop, author of The Etched City “Astonishing work! Valente’s endless invention and mythic range are breathtaking. It’s as if she’s gone night-wandering, and plucked a hundred distant cultures out of the air to deliver their stories to us.”—Ellen Kushner, author of Thomas the Rhymer “Refreshingly original in both style and form, In the Night Garden should delight lovers of myth and folklore.”—Juliet Marillier, author of the Sevenwaters trilogy
Category: Fiction

The Orphan S Tales In The Cities Of Coin And Spice

Author : Catherynne Valente
ISBN : 0553904418
Genre : Fiction
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Catherynne M. Valente enchanted readers with her spellbinding In the Night Garden. Now she continues to weave her storytelling magic in a new book of Orphan’s Tales—an epic of the fantastic and the exotic, the monstrous and mysterious, that will transport you far away from the everyday…. Her name and origins are unknown, but the endless tales inked upon this orphan’s eyelids weave a spell over all who listen to her read her secret history. And who can resist the stories she tells? From the Lake of the Dead and the City of Marrow to the artists who remain behind in a ghost city of spice, here are stories of hedgehog warriors and winged skeletons, loyal leopards and sparrow calligraphers. Nothing is too fantastic, anything can happen, but you’ll never guess what comes next in these intimately linked adventures of firebirds and djinn, singing manticores, mutilated unicorns, and women made entirely of glass and gears. Graced with the magical illustrations of Michael Kaluta, In the Cities of Coins and Spice is a book of dreams and wonders unlike any you’ve ever encountered. Open it anywhere and you will fall under its spell. For here the story never ends and the magic is only beginning…. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

An Orphan S Tale

Author : Jay Neugeboren
ISBN : UCAL:B4446973
Genre : Jewish fiction
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Category: Jewish fiction

Assassination

Author : D M Wilder
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An arrest in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral yields the hint of a growing menace. For Chief Inspector Paul Malet, acting Prefect of Police for Paris, the triumph of the arrest is overlaid by a sense of gathering danger. All becomes clear when Malet learns that Victoria, England's Heiress Apparent, will be traveling to Paris at Christmas for a state visit. Her assassination on French soil would shatter the accord between France and England, and Malet knows all too well how profitable war can be for those daring enough to mold events to suit their own aims. The safety of all Malet loves is at stake. He embarks on a hunt, determined to fight this battle on ground of his own choosing, but an intention is not necessarily a ‘fait accompli.’ Malet’s foes are formidable, and he finds danger at every turn. As if that is not enough to keep him busy, Malet has also succeeded in angering a street urchin quite determined to have his revenge or, at least, to ruin his hat. And now, as the hunt gains momentum, Malet has fallen in love, a distraction too dangerous to indulge and too delicious to ignore. It is going to be a busy season...
Category: Fiction

Ransomed

Author : Lisa Lease
ISBN : 9781617775420
Genre : Fiction
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Ten-year-old Kamola's parents are both dead, leaving her to fend for herself on the streets of Calcutta, India. One afternoon, Kamola, weak from hunger and heat, passes out in the middle of the street. Nearby, Pastor Joe, who runs the Hands of God Orphanage, watches as passersby simply ignore her or step over her without a backward glance. He gathers the emaciated Kamola into his arms and takes her to the orphanage. There she gains back her strength and her trust in humanity. One evening, Pastor Joe and Kamola are on their way home from the market when a group of men emerges from the darkness. The men beat Pastor Joe and kidnap Kamola. The next morning, Kamola awakens to find she has been abducted by a man named Ram, a sex trafficker. The abuse Kamola suffers at the hands of Ram and his customers strips her of her newfound faith in God and her will to live. She is living a nightmare and feels alone in the world. But Pastor Joe has not given up hope of finding his beloved Kamola. He tells the orphanage nannies to keep an eye out for her in the market and prays for her daily. Weeks after her abduction, he spots her being forced into a black car. Heart racing, he follows it. When they arrive at their destination, Pastor Joe's love for Kamola is put to the test. Will the Ransomed Kamola escape Ram alive?
Category: Fiction

Odera

Author : Nkem DenChukwu
ISBN : 9781496941664
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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My big brother, Eto, is 26. Me, I am 15 years old. He and I love to explore; and each day is a brand new adventure for us. We loved running through the woods and going to that part of the woods where “The Forbidden Lake” is located. Every time we would go to the Lake, it always felt like the very first time we discovered it.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Orphan Tales

Author : Dennis Leoutsakas
ISBN : OCLC:53278045
Genre : Orphans in literature
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Category: Orphans in literature

In The Cities Of Coin And Spice

Author : Catherynne M. Valente
ISBN : 055338404X
Genre : Fiction
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A second collection of interconnected fairy tales for adults journeys into a fantastical world populated by heron kings, fox-faced women who command living ships, and goose girls who can really fly, in the second of the two-volume set by the author of In the Night Garden. Original. 17,500 first printing.
Category: Fiction