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Author : Tom Holt
ISBN : 9780748113552
Genre : Fiction
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Monsters are roaming the streets of London. Of course, some monsters are scarier than others: Unicorns? No bother. Vampires? Big deal. Werewolves? Ho hum. Lawyers? ... Aaargh! Duncan's boss doesn't think that he's cut out to be a lawyer. He isn't a pack animal. He lacks the killer instinct. But when his best friend from school barges his way back into Duncan's life, with a full supporting cast of lawyers, ex-wives, zombies and snow-white unicorns, it's not long before things become distinctly unsettling. Hairy, even.
Category: Fiction

Rogue Moon

Author : Algis Budrys
ISBN : 9781497653078
Genre : Fiction
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A Hugo Award Finalist: Humanity struggles to understand a killing labyrinth discovered on the Moon in this science fiction adventure about death and rebirth Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Robert Silverberg credits Rogue Moon with containing “the most terrifying pages in any SF novel I have ever read.” A monstrous apparatus has been found on the surface of the moon. It devours and destroys in ways so incomprehensible to humans that a new language has to be invented to describe it and a new kind of thinking to understand it. So far, the human guinea pigs sent there in hopes of unraveling the murderous maze have all died terrible deaths. The most recent volunteer survived but is now on suicide watch. The ideal candidate won’t go insane even as he feels the end approaching. Al Barker has already stared into the face of death; he can handle it again. But he won’t merely endure the trauma of dying. Barker will die over and over—even as his human qualities are preserved on Earth. With its cast of fascinating characters—like brilliant scientist Edward Hawks, who is obsessed with rebirth—Rogue Moon is a rare thriller that doesn’t just make you sweat. It makes you think.
Category: Fiction

Yesterday Today

Author : Catherine S. Barker
ISBN : 9781610756839
Genre : History
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The emergence into pop culture of quaint and simple Ozarks Mountaineers—through the writings of Vance Randolph, Wayman Hogue, Charles Morrow Wilson, and others—was a comfort and fascination to many Americans in the early twentieth century. Disillusioned with the modernity they felt had contributed to the Great Depression, middle-class Americans admired the Ozarkers’ apparently simple way of life, which they saw as an alternative to an increasingly urban and industrial America. Catherine S. Barker's 1941 book Yesterday Today: Life in the Ozarks sought to illuminate another side of these “remnants of eighteenth-century life and culture”: poverty and despair. Drawing on her encounters and experiences as a federal social worker in the backwoods of the Ozarks in the 1930s, Barker described the mountaineers as “lovable and pathetic and needy and self-satisfied and valiant,” declaring that the virtuous and independent people of the hills deserved a better way and a more abundant life. Barker was also convinced that there were just as many contemptible facets of life in the Ozarks that needed to be replaced as there were virtues that needed to be preserved. This reprinting of Yesterday Today—edited and introduced by historian J. Blake Perkins—situates this account among the Great Depression-era chronicles of the Ozarks.
Category: History

Yesterday S Burdens

Author : Robert Myron Coates
ISBN : STANFORD:36105011715252
Genre : Fiction
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A memorable period piece, remarkable for its vivid language and thematic structure, Yesterday’s Burdens is an obsessive Story of New York life in the 1930s. Malcolm Cowley, a close personal friend of Robert Coates, has pointed out in his Afterword to this new edition the aptness of this novel to its time. Yesterday’s Bur­dens is an informal story of an unconven­tional young man of the 1930s. The cen­tral character, Henderson, typifies the successful young New Yorker, whose life style reflects the restless, seeking, discon­tented mood of his time. With him, the reader crisscrosses Manhattan, visits speak­easies, crashes parties, and participates in Henderson’s sexual activities and his pos­sible suicide (the novel has three end­ings). Frankly experimental in technique, the novel attempts the universal in its ap­peal. Readers today no doubt will appre­ciate the unexpected tenderness and pas­sion with which the author endows his very ordinary characters.
Category: Fiction

Yesterday S Shadows

Author : Marianne Willman
ISBN : 0061082449
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Witold Gombrowicz
ISBN : 9780300183399
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Just before the outbreak of World War II, young Witold Gombrowicz left his home in Poland and set sail for South America. In 1953, still living as an expatriate in Argentina, he began his Diary with one of literature's most memorable openings: "Monday Me. Tuesday Me. Wednesday Me. Thursday Me." Gombrowicz's Diary grew to become a vast collection of essays, short notes, polemics, and confessions on myriad subjects ranging from political events to literature to the certainty of death. Not a traditional journal, Diary is instead the commentary of a brilliant and restless mind. Widely regarded as a masterpiece, this brilliant work compelled Gombrowicz's attention for a decade and a half until he penned his final entry in France, shortly before his death in 1969. Long out of print in English, Diary is now presented in a convenient single volume featuring a new preface by Rita Gombrowicz, the author's widow and literary executor. This edition also includes ten previously unpublished pages from the 1969 portion of the diary.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Diary Volume 1

Author : Witold Gombrowicz
ISBN : 0810107147
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the first English translation of Witold Gombrowicz's Diary, the most Polish and the most universal of his works. Gombrowicz (1904-1969), who left Poland at age thirty-five and never returned, whose writings were banned in his own country, has had an impact on Polish literature unlike any of his contemporaries. But he changed more than the image of Polish letters. If literature cannot influence national character, it can at least influence the national image, its understanding and evaluation of itself. That is what Gombrowicz changed: the image and stereotype of the Pole.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Totem Dream

Author : Alexander Knox
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036632748
Genre : Indians of North America
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Focus On Writing Composition

Author : Ray Barker
ISBN : 9780174203193
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The supporting Teacher Resource Books offer practical advice on organising and using the course and privide a comprehensive range of further teaching ideas that cover all links with the NLS.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction