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The Shadow Year

Author : Jeffrey Ford
ISBN : 9781473226951
Genre : Fiction
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In New York's Long Island, in the unpredictable decade of the 1960s, a young boy laments the approaching close of summer and the advent of sixth grade. Growing up in a household with an overworked father whom he rarely sees, an alcoholic mother who paints wonderful canvases that are never displayed, an older brother who serves as both tormentor and protector, and a younger sister who inhabits her own secret world, the boy takes his amusements where he can find them. Some of his free time is spent in the basement of the family's modest home, where he and his brother, Jim, have created Botch Town, a detailed cardboard replica of their community, complete with clay figurines representing friends and neighbors. And so the time passes with a not-always-reassuring sameness-until the night a prowler is reported stalking the neighborhood. Appointing themselves ad hoc investigators, the brothers set out to aid the police-while their little sister, Mary, smokes cigarettes, speaks in other voices, inhabits alternate personas . . . and, unbeknownst to her older siblings, moves around the inanimate residents of Botch Town. But ensuing events add a shadowy cast to the boys' night games: disappearances, deaths, and spectral sightings capped off by the arrival of a sinister man in a long white car trawling the neighborhood after dark. Strangest of all is the inescapable fact that every one of these troubling occurrences seems to correspond directly to the changes little Mary has made to the miniature town in the basement.
Category: Fiction

The Shadow Year

Author : Hannah Richell
ISBN : 9781455554324
Genre : Fiction
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Still grieving the death of her prematurely delivered infant, Lila finds a welcome distraction in renovating a country house she's recently inherited. Surrounded by blueprints and plaster dust, though, she finds herself drawn into the story of a group of idealistic university grads from thirty years before, who'd thrown off the shackles of bourgeois city life to claim the cottage and rely only on each other on the land. But utopia-building can be fraught with unexpected peril, and when the fate of the group is left eerily unclear, Lila turns her attention to untangling a web of secrets to uncover the shocking truth of what happened that fateful year, in order to come to terms with her own loss and build a new future for herself. Suspenseful and moving, with a deep secret at its heart, THE SHADOW YEAR is Hannah Richell's breakout book.
Category: Fiction

The Shadow Year One Omnibus

Author : Matt Wagner
ISBN : 9781606905418
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The Shadow has enjoyed nearly a century of enduring popularity as the first and greatest hero from the golden age of pulp magazines. Here, for the first time, is unveiled the origin story of how the Master of Men returned to America following his many adventures abroad in the aftermath of World War I. How did Lamont Cranston launch his legendary crusade against crime, assemble his vast network of covert operatives, and meet his lover and companion, Margo Lane? A treat for longtime Shadow fans and a perfect introduction to the character for a whole new generation of readers. Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men? The Shadow Knows! Collects the complete ten-issue storyline (#1-10) from The Shadow: Year One, including a pin-up gallery of over 50 comic book covers (by top-tier artistic talent including Alex Ross, Matt Wagner, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin, and Wilfredo Torres), plus the complete script to the first chapter.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

In The Shadow Of The Eighth

Author : Peter Boylan
ISBN : 9780241987285
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In over forty years in medicine - seven of these as Master of the National Maternity Hospital - obstetrician Peter Boylan was at the births of more than 6,000 babies. He saw women and families at their most vulnerable, their most joyous, and sometimes their most heart-broken. In the Shadow of the Eighth is the story of how a young doctor without strong views on abortion became convinced that women should be trusted to make the right decisions for their lives - and how he then did everything in his power to bring about a situation where they could. More than that, it is an engaging account of working in one of medicine's most satisfying specialities, a revealing behind-the-scenes insight into what it's like trying to make change happen, and a fascinating portrait of a society in transition. Lively, gripping, sometimes enraging but always compassionate, Peter Boylan's story is vital and encouraging reading for these turbulent times. 'A comprehensive, insightful and often shocking social history of the country' Irish Independent 'A hero to many (including me)' @MarianKeyes 'Both personal and political ... a very important history of recent events that have utterly changed Ireland's social and political landscapes' Irish Times 'A fascinating story' Matt Cooper, Today FM 'The book is fabulous' Pat Kenny, Newstalk
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Shadow King A Novel

Author : Maaza Mengiste
ISBN : 9780393651096
Genre : Fiction
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A gripping novel set during Mussolini’s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record. With the threat of Mussolini’s army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid in Kidane and his wife Aster’s household. Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie’s army, rushes to mobilize his strongest men before the Italians invade. His initial kindness to Hirut shifts into a flinty cruelty when she resists his advances, and Hirut finds herself tumbling into a new world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and overwhelming rage. Meanwhile, Mussolini’s technologically advanced army prepares for an easy victory. Hundreds of thousands of Italians—Jewish photographer Ettore among them—march on Ethiopia seeking adventure. As the war begins in earnest, Hirut, Aster, and the other women long to do more than care for the wounded and bury the dead. When Emperor Haile Selassie goes into exile and Ethiopia quickly loses hope, it is Hirut who offers a plan to maintain morale. She helps disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor and soon becomes his guard, inspiring other women to take up arms against the Italians. But how could she have predicted her own personal war as a prisoner of one of Italy’s most vicious officers, who will force her to pose before Ettore’s camera? What follows is a gorgeously crafted and unputdownable exploration of female power, with Hirut as the fierce, original, and brilliant voice at its heart. In incandescent, lyrical prose, Maaza Mengiste breathes life into complicated characters on both sides of the battle line, shaping a heartrending, indelible exploration of what it means to be a woman at war.
Category: Fiction

In The Shadow Of Our House

Author : Scott Blackwood
ISBN : UOM:39015050478729
Genre : Fiction
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In Scott Blackwood's debut collection of thematically linked stories, people live on the cusp of the past and present, saddled with the knowledge that "sometimes what you're thinking can't be dovetailed with what you do.” Set in Austin, Texas, the nine stories are told in spare language freighted with a sense of loss and dread, responsibility and fate. The characters in Blackwood's narratives face the result of the irrevocable choice they've made, accept their losses, and attempt to forge something meaningful out of what remains of their frayed connections to one another. In "Alias,” a man grapples with the decision to kidnap his step-daughter's child and raise her himself. During a medical crisis, a woman in "New Years" is forced to confront her growing estrangement from her teenage son and comfort her ex-husband's lover. In "Worry," a fifteen-year-old faces his father's infidelity and his own darkening vision of himself and the world around him. And in the title story, neighbors ponder what, if anything, they can do about the disappearance from their midst of Odie Dodd, an aging physician who witnessed the Jonestown mass suicide in Guyana. The moments Blackwood takes his stories to are small and quiet, but they contain whole worlds with wisdom coming at you--slow, certain, indelible.
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In The Shadow Of The Law

Author : Kermit Roosevelt
ISBN : 9781429931496
Genre : Fiction
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Morgan Siler is one of Washington, D.C.'s most powerful K Street law firms, its roster of clients stocked with multi-billion-dollar corporations. Through the obsessive efforts of its founder's son, Peter Morgan, his father's old-fashioned business has been transformed into a veritable goliath, embracing bankruptcy and merger divisions that Archibald Morgan had deemed ungentlemanly. As Peter reaches the pinnacle of his career, his firm is embroiled in two difficult cases: a pro bono death-penalty case in Virginia, and a class-action lawsuit brought against Hubble Chemical of Texas after an on-site explosion killed dozens of workers. Assigned to these cases is a group of young associates and seasoned partners struggling to make their way in the firm. Mark Clayton, fresh out of law school, is beginning to loathe his dull workload, and to be frightened by the downgrading of his personal life, when he is assigned to the pro bono case. Assisting him is the mercurial Walker Eliot, a brilliant third-year associate whose passion for the law is as great as his skill at unraveling its intricacies. The aggressive, profane, and wildly successful litigator Harold Fineman is leading the Hubble defense, assisted by first-year Katja Phillips, whose twin devotion to productivity and idealism intrigue him, and Ryan Grady, another first-year, whose quest to pick up girls is starting to interfere with his work. In this complex, ambitious, and gripping first novel, Kermit Roosevelt vividly illustrates the subtle and stark effects of the law on the lives not only of a group of lawyers, but also on communities and private citizens. In the Shadow of the Law is a meditation about the life of the law, the organism that is a law firm, and its impact on those who come within its powerful orbit.
Category: Fiction

Zortega S Qualum

Author : Lagina Weaver
ISBN : 9781532096280
Genre : Fiction
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As Devereaux Vanseal grows up on earth with his buddies Anthony pike and Harley Braymark. He soon realizes there was more about his worlds long kept secret history. Dev the successor of the Capricorn line, safe and protected life soon comes to and end when his friends and family are attacked on earth. With this new magical, an imminent threat declaring to over turn Zortega and the twelve council members. Dev must find a way to help figure out how to help the council take down the shadow figure known as Ophuihcan.With Dagon his familiar by Dev’s side will he be able to fight the Kantor familiars and survive? Will the prophecy of the 13th line finally come true after so many years?
Category: Fiction

The Shadow In The Garden

Author : James Atlas
ISBN : 9781472153128
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The biographer - so often in the shadows, kibbitzing, casting doubt, proving facts - here comes to the stage. James Atlas takes us back to his childhood in suburban Chicago, where he fell in love with literature and, early on, found in himself the impulse to study writers' lives. We meet Richard Ellmann, the great biographer of James Joyce and Atlas's professor during a transformative year at Oxford. We get to know the author's first subject, the "self-doomed" poet Delmore Schwartz; a bygone cast of intellectuals such as Edmund Wilson and Dwight Macdonald (the "tall trees," as Mary McCarthy described them, cut down now, Atlas writes, by the "merciless pruning of mortality"); and, of course, the elusive Bellow, "a metaphysician of the ordinary." Atlas revisits the lives and work of the classical biographers: the Renaissance writers of what were then called "lives," Samuel Johnson and the "meshugenah" Boswell, among them. In what amounts to a pocket history of his own literary generation, Atlas celebrates the luminaries of contemporary literature and the labor of those who hope to catch a glimpse of one of them - "as fleeting as a familiar face swallowed up in a crowd."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Shadow Of God

Author : Charles Scribner III
ISBN : 9780307424112
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Shadow of God is part memoir, part spiritual autobiography, and part tour of great works of art, literature, and music. In the form of a journal written over the course of a year, Charles Scribner shares childhood recollections of a household where figures like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald were family friends. He tells stories from his own noteworthy publishing career, from his journey toward faith, and from his deep knowledge of Baroque art. Born an Episcopalian, he charts the story of his interior life and the importance of the arts in helping him choose the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual paths he would follow, including his Catholic conversion. He asks himself questions like “How far back can we trace the roots of faith?” Scribner writes with contagious enthusiasm about the pivotal truths he discovered in the novels of Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh and the inspiration he found in art, music, opera, and the Bible. The Shadow of God is a journey through memory, art, and faith that shaped Scribner’s year as it passed through the seasons, from Epiphany to Epiphany. It is a moving portrait of a man who has devoted his life to words and the Word and a work of rare power by a writer whose grace, humor, and candor will touch readers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Amitav Ghosh S The Shadow Lines

Author : Arvind Chowdhary
ISBN : 8126901950
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The Shadow Lines Is A Highly Innovative, Complex And Celebrated Novel Of Amitav Ghosh. Published In 1988, It Received The Prestigious Sahitya Academy Award In The Following Year. Not Only Literary Critics But Also Some Noted Litterateurs Have Acclaimed It For What It Has Been Able To Achieve As A Work Of Art. Its Focus Is A Fact Of History, The Post-Partition Scenario Of Violence; But Its Overall Form Is A Subtle Interweaving Of Fact, Fiction And Reminiscence.It Is A Novel In Which Amitav Ghosh Has Been Able To Realise His Artistic Conception Through An Art Form, Which Is Cohesive. However, It Remains Somewhat Inaccessible To Some Readers; They Are, Particularly, Mystified By Its Non-Linear Mode. This Volume Of Critical Essays On The Shadow Lines Is Being Presented In The Hope That It Will Enable The Reader To Gain An Insight Into The Meaning And Structure Of The Novel. In The First Part Of The Book, The Contributors Bring Out The Various Aspects/Elements Of The Novel. The Second Part Has Essays, Which Look At The Novel From Some Current Critical Perspectives Feminist, Post-Colonial And Historicist But The Emphasis Of These Essays Is Upon Practice And Not Theory. The Idea Is That The Reader Learns About A Specific Approach By Seeing It Applied To The The Shadow Lines. The Third Part Has A Single But Significant Essay The Shadow Lines In Context Which Relates The Novel To Ghosh S Other Works, Both Fiction And Non-Fiction. Though The Book Is Primarily Addressed To The Student, It Is Hoped That It Will Interest The Common Discernible Reader As Well.

Joshua And The Shadow Of Death

Author : Gary McPherson
ISBN : 1732337306
Genre : Fiction
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Joshua Zeev has dedicated his life to helping others. His obsession has led him to become part of the Brown family as he has worked most of his career to solve their son's mysterious berserker syndrome. Early one morning the boy's father, and Joshua's best friend, commits suicide. A note is left behind saying it is an act of sacrifice and not depression. Caught in political intrigue, psychological suspense, and medical mystery, Joshua must fight his way through the shadows to discover the truth and in doing so hopefully save himself.
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Author : James Russell Lowell
ISBN : UCAL:$B254663
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The Shadow Man

Author : Helen Fields
ISBN : 9780008379315
Genre : Fiction
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The brand new crime thriller from the bestselling author of the Perfect series – Helen Fields is back with her first stand-alone novel! He collects his victims. But he doesn’t keep them safe.
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The Shadow On The Stairs

Author : Ann Halam
ISBN : 1842994972
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He was cold and shaking all over. He closed his hands into his fists so his fingernails were digging into his palms, but he couldnt stop the shaking...People say Joes new house is haunted. Every night, he looks for the shadow on the attic stairs. Sometimes he thinks he can see it, sometimes he knows he cant. He tells himself that he isnt scared and wishes he could get the idea that it is evil out of his mind. But he never suspects that something much worse than seeing a strange shadow is

Into The Shadow

Author : Christina Dodd
ISBN : 9781440632617
Genre : Fiction
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Blessed or cursed with the ability to change into a sleek panther, and driven by a dark soul he's accepted as his fate, Adrik Wilder abandons his family and his honor to pursue a life of wickedness. He excels at every vice, including kidnapping Karen Sonnet to use for his selfish purposes. But Karen's spirit and passion make him question the force of his family's curse. And when a new evil emerges, Adrik must choose whether to enact revenge on his enemies and redeem his soul, or save Karen from a fate worse than death?
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In The Shadow Of The Sun

Author : EM Castellan
ISBN : 9781250226037
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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EM Castellan's In the Shadow of the Sun is a sumptuous YA fantasy/romance novel set in 17th century Versailles. It’s 1661 in Paris, and magicians thrill nobles with enchanting illusions. Exiled in France, 17-year-old Henriette of England wishes she could use her magic to gain entry at court. Instead, her plan is to hide her magical talents, and accept an arranged marriage to the French king’s younger brother. Henriette soon realizes her fiancé prefers the company of young men to hers, and court magicians turn up killed by a mysterious sorcerer who uses forbidden magic. When an accident forces Henriette to reveal her uniquely powerful gift for enchantments to Louis, he asks for her help: she alone can defeat the dark magician threatening his authority and aid his own plans to build the new, enchanted seat of his power--the Palace of Versailles.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Babysitting Nightmares The Shadow Hand

Author : Kat Shepherd
ISBN : 9781250156976
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"Fans of Goosebumps and the updated Baby-Sitters' Club graphic novels will find lots to like in this delightfully monstrous mash-up." —School Library Journal Got chills? Babysitting can be a real nightmare in The Shadow Hand, the first book in Kat Shepherd's spooky adventure series Babysitting Nightmares! For Rebecca Chin, babysitting has always been fun. But one night, a thunderstorm knocks the power out while she’s watching baby Kyle, and creepy things begin to happen in the house. A locked window opens by itself, mossy handprints streak the wall, and the baby begins acting strange. When she finds out that no one else in town was affected by the storm, Rebecca begins to wonder if something supernatural is going on. Fellow sitters Tanya, Clio, and Maggie help Rebecca unravel the mystery, only to discover something unbelievable. A sinister, paranormal villain has taken the baby and replaced him with a changeling! The girls can save him—if they can survive a scary journey into the Nightmare Realm! There are a handful of black-and-white illustrations by Rayanne Vieira for the key spine-tingling moments. Read the whole series: Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow Hand Babysitting Nightmares: The Phantom Hour Babysitting Nightmares: The Twilight Curse Babysitting Nightmares: The Vampire Doll An Imprint Book "These spooky stories of friendship and paranormal adventure will have young readers flipping pages well past their bedtime." —Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, New York Times-bestselling author of Book Scavenger
Category: Juvenile Fiction