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That Dark Remembered Day

Author : Tom Vowler
ISBN : 9780755392254
Genre : Fiction
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LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN NOT THE BOOKER PRIZE One family, one town, devastated by one tragic event. Can you ever know what those closest to you are really capable of? When Stephen gets a phone call to say his mother isn't well, he knows he must go to her straight away. But he dreads going back there. He has never been able to understand why his mother chose to stay in the town he grew up in, after everything that happened. One day's tragic events years before had left no one living there untouched. Stephen's own dark memories are still poisoning his life, as well as his marriage. Perhaps now is the time to go back and confront the place and the people of his shattered childhood. But will he ever be able to understand the crime that punctured their lives so brutally? How can a community move on from such a terrible legacy?
Category: Fiction

Dazzling The Gods

Author : Tom Vowler
ISBN : 9781783524006
Genre : Fiction
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A brother returns from exile to stir up the past. A macabre performance in the bowels of a Parisian museum must be seen to be believed. Lovers torn apart by heroin confront their loss in wildly divergent ways. A severely disabled husband struggles with the permission he has bestowed. And a widower observes his daughter blossoming amid the carnage of war. Rich with dark, beguiling, playful and audacious tales, Dazzling the Gods is the second short story collection from award-winning author Tom Vowler.
Category: Fiction

Crime Files 2014 Volume 1 A Free Sampler

Author : Headline
ISBN : 9781472223555
Genre : Fiction
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Do you dare open the Crime Files? Can you handle a forensic examination of some of the best authors being published today? In this, the first of two ebook samplers from the Crime Files team to be published this year, you will find exclusive opening chapters from some of Headline's very best crime and thriller authors publishing between January and June 2014. From talented new crime writers Sarah Hilary and Colette McBeth, to the phenomenon that is Martina Cole and bestsellers Karen Rose and Quintin Jardine and other major talents from the list, there is sure to be something in here to leave you dying for more. If you love reading chilling psychological suspense, action-packed thrillers or devastating crime, this is for you. Featuring exclusive first chapters from the following authors: Alex Berenson, Martina Cole, Jason Dean, Steven Dunne, Sarah Hilary, Quintin Jardine, Jonathan Kellerman, Colette McBeth, Claire McGowan, Michael Morley, Karen Rose, Stephan Talty and Tom Vowler.
Category: Fiction


Author : Lisa Jackson
ISBN : 9781476705057
Genre : Fiction
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Now available as an eBook for the first time ever, a classic romantic adventure set on the turbulent border of Wales, where a rogue knight and a lady clash with passionate intensity…. Stealthy and dangerous as the name he bears, Wolf, outlaw knight of Abergwynn, has no quarrel with the struggling young beauty in his arms. He has come to Tower Dwyrain to take his revenge against her bridegroom, a brutal nobleman Wolf has sworn to dishonor. Through this woman, Wolf thought he could carry out a carefully wrought vengeance. Instead, he finds a different fate—a lady to fight for and to ennoble his dark, wayward soul. Megan of Dwyrain has been haunted by a sorcerer’s prediction that her castle would be destroyed, her arranged marriage doomed, and her enemy made her beloved. Now, in the iron grasp of the abductor who invaded her wedding, she beholds eyes that glitter not with hate but with devilment and spirit. She will challenge him, try to escape him, and yet find in him a Wolf she hungers to tame—a knight who inspires a love that nothing, not dungeons dark nor the risk of death itself, can end.
Category: Fiction

Dixie Lullaby

Author : Mark Kemp
ISBN : 0820328723
Genre : Music
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An exploration of how rock musicians from the 1970s and 1980s helped a generation of southern Americans come to terms with their complex racial past discusses the particular impact of interracial bands and white bands who incorporated ethnic styles. Reprint.
Category: Music

In That Dark Glorious State

Author : Carlus Wilmot
ISBN : 9780557606511
Genre : Poetry
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After his powerful debut poetry collection, AN ADDICT'S TALE, Carlus Wilmot follows up with this new spell-binding compilation book of poetry that's guaranteed to amuse, haunt, and intrigue poetry-lovers for years to come. A great coffee table read or gift idea! As a recovering alcoholic, Carlus Wilmot struggled most of his life to overcome the power and influences of his past. Now sober, he expresses deep regret and writes poetry to remove shadows of history. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Carlus now resides in Arizona.
Category: Poetry

Dark Days

Author : Dewey Roscoe Jones
ISBN : 9781475987515
Genre : Fiction
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Dewey Roscoe Jones was a pioneering African American journalist. While working for the Chicago Defender, the most widely read black newspaper in the United States, he edited a book review column and a poetry column whose contributors included Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Frank Marshall Davis, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Jones personally wrote about fifty reviews, becoming Black Chicago’s premier literary critic and commentator on the Harlem Renaissance. Frequently disappointed by the novels emanating from New York, he endeavored to create his own masterwork of fiction. Dark Days is the fruit of his labors. Ishmael, the novel’s protagonist, comes to age in Oklahoma, “a wild territory” where former slaves and their offspring vie with former plantation owners and their offspring to make a new life. Theirs is a common legacy of frontier violence and frontier dreams, born in the aftermath of the Civil War, forcible removal of Native Americans, and the 1889 Land Rush. Black Ishmael loves white Denise, and their interlocked fates are the center of the tale. Ishmael’s turbulent journey follows Jones’s own path from Muskogee to Chicago to the trenches of war-torn France. Dark Days was completed midway between 1930 publication of Langston Hughes’s novel Not Without Laughter and Richard Wright’s Native Son in 1940. That chronology situates it in the closing days of Harlem’s Renaissance and on the cusp of Black Chicago’s creative flowering. By recovering his father’s novel, Dewey Roscoe Jones II has performed a service to all readers interested in the trajectory of African American creative expression in the early twentieth century. Richard A. Courage, Professor of English, Westchester Community College/SUNY; co-author of The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950.
Category: Fiction

Remembrance Day

Author : Brad Thomas Batten
ISBN : 9781460245897
Genre : Fiction
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“I was tired of the violence it takes to become a man.” In Remembrance Day, Jonathan Savage recounts his memories of growing up under the shadow of wars fought and carried home by his father and grandfather. He struggles against a history long past that punish generations of a family. While his brother finds refuge in the bottle, Jonathan fights a solitary battle against guilt, blame, and betrayal. He shares his memories with his infant son while sitting quietly by a lake. "We tell stories because the soul depends on them," he says. The story is a journey through scattered memories, of misplaced trust and blossoming love. It is about a childhood home. A ravine and a cemetery. And a war whose echoes reverberate still.
Category: Fiction

Writing In The Dark

Author : David Grossman
ISBN : 1429996161
Genre : Social Science
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Recent essays on Israel, literature, and language from one of the country's most respected and best-loved voices Throughout his career, David Grossman has been a voice for peace and reconciliation between Israel and its Arab citizens and neighbors. In six new essays on politics and culture in Israel today, he addresses the conscience of a country that has lost faith in its leaders and its ideals. This collection, Writing in the Dark, includes an already famous speech concerning the disastrous Second Lebanon War of 2006, the war that took the life of Grossman's twenty-year-old son, Uri. Moving, humane, clear-sighted, and courageous, touching on literature and artistic creation as well as politics and philosophy, these writings are a cri de coeur from a heroic voice of reason at a time of uncertainty and despair.
Category: Social Science