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The Winter Guest

Author : Pam Jenoff
ISBN : 9781488049774
Genre : Fiction
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A stirring novel of first love in a time of war and the unbearable choices that could tear sisters apart, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale Life is a constant struggle for the eighteen-year-old Nowak twins as they raise their three younger siblings in rural Poland under the shadow of the Nazi occupation. The constant threat of arrest has made everyone in their village a spy, and turned neighbor against neighbor. Though rugged, independent Helena and pretty, gentle Ruth couldn’t be more different, they are staunch allies in protecting their family from the threats the war brings closer to their doorstep with each passing day. Then Helena discovers an American paratrooper stranded outside their small mountain village, wounded, but alive. Risking the safety of herself and her family, she hides Sam—a Jew—but Helena’s concern for the American grows into something much deeper. Defying the perils that render a future together all but impossible, Sam and Helena make plans for the family to flee. But Helena is forced to contend with the jealousy her choices have sparked in Ruth, culminating in a singular act of betrayal that endangers them all—and setting in motion a chain of events that will reverberate across continents and decades. Originally published in 2014.
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The Winter Guest

Author : W. C. Ryan
ISBN : 9781838771522
Genre : Fiction
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Winter 1920. Though the war has been over for two years, many are still struggling to pick up their lives again when so much has been lost. In Ireland too, other terrible troubles are taking hold. Then Tom Harkin, a former officer, arrives in the dead of night at a deserted railway platform. He has been summoned to Kilcolgan House, a grand old estate, to work as a tutor. When Tom reaches the house it gradually becomes clear that this is not the imposing residence it once was. Half abandoned and filled with ghosts - both real and imagined - the noble family within co-exist only as the balance of their secrets is kept. For there are mysteries at the heart of this family. And Tom's arrival will set into motion a series of events that may become deadly . . . A gripping mystery packed with twists and turns, The Winter Guest is the perfect chilling read this winter.
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Love Defiance The World War Ii Novels Of Pam Jenoff

Author : Pam Jenoff
ISBN : 9781460379219
Genre : Fiction
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Set against the backdrop of World War II, international bestselling author Pam Jenoff's critically acclaimed novels combine taut suspense and poignant love stories in a time when passions ran deep and trust was a luxury no one could afford. With heartrending emotion, Jenoff brings all the drama, romance and danger of the period to life! The Kommandant's Girl The loyalties of Emma Bau—a young Jewish bride hiding as a gentile in Nazi-occupied Krakow—are tested when she becomes involved with the high-ranking Nazi official from whom she's hoping to secure valuable information for the resistance. The Diplomat's Wife Marta Nederman is rescued from torture and interrogation at a Nazi prison by Paul, an American soldier, but their dreams of a home and family in the uneasy peace that follows the end of the war are soon threatened by a traitor connected to her past. The Winter Guest Eighteen-year-old Helena Nowak experiences love for the first time when she encounters a wounded allied pilot near the rural Polish home she shares with her twin sister, Ruth. But jealousy consumes Ruth, pitting sister against sister and provoking a shocking event that will affect their family forever. This box set includes: The Kommandant's Girl, The Diplomat's Wife, The Winter Guest and the bonus novella, The Other Girl.
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The Guest Book

Author : Sarah Blake
ISBN : 9781250110268
Genre : Fiction
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Instant New York Times Bestseller Longlisted for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence “The Guest Book is monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt.” —The Washington Post The thought-provoking new novel by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Blake An exquisitely written, poignant family saga that illuminates the great divide, the gulf that separates the rich and poor, black and white, Protestant and Jew. Spanning three generations, The Guest Book deftly examines the life and legacy of one unforgettable family as they navigate the evolving social and political landscape from Crockett’s Island, their family retreat off the coast of Maine. Blake masterfully lays bare the memories and mistakes each generation makes while coming to terms with what it means to inherit the past.
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Author : Sharman Macdonald
ISBN : 0571176216
Genre : Drama
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Author : David Martin-Jones
ISBN : 9780748686544
Genre : Social Science
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Scotland: Global Cinema focuses on the explosion of filmmaking in Scotland in the 1990s and 2000s. It explores the various cinematic fantasies of Scotland created by contemporary filmmakers from all over the world who braved the weather to shoot in Scotla
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An Unwanted Guest

Author : Shari Lapena
ISBN : 9780525557630
Genre : Fiction
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The twisty new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House A weekend retreat at a cozy mountain lodge is supposed to be the perfect getaway . . . but when the storm hits, no one is getting away It's winter in the Catskills and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing--maybe even romantic--weekend away. It boasts spacious old rooms with huge woodburning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a good murder mystery. So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity--and all contact with the outside world--the guests settle in and try to make the best of it. Soon, though, one of the guests turns up dead--it looks like an accident. But when a second guest dies, they start to panic. Within the snowed-in paradise, something--or someone--is picking off the guests one by one. And there's nothing they can do but hunker down and hope they can survive the storm--and one another.
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The Winter Witch

Author : Paula Brackston
ISBN : 9781250022585
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston transports readers to the windswept mountains of Wales in The Winter Witch, an enthralling tale of love and magic. In her small early nineteenth century Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana. She is small and quick and pretty enough to attract a suitor, but there are things that set her apart from other girls. Though her mind is sharp she has not spoken since she was a young girl. Her silence is a mystery, as well as her magic—the household objects that seem to move at her command, the bad luck that visits those who do her ill. Concerned for her safety, her mother is anxious to see Morgana married, and Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills who knows nothing of the rumors that swirl around her, seems the best choice. After her wedding, Morgana is heartbroken at leaving her mother, and wary of this man, whom she does not know, and who will take her away to begin a new life. But she soon falls in love with Cai's farm and the wild mountains that surround it. Here, where frail humans are at the mercy of the elements, she thrives, her wild nature and her magic blossoming. Cai works to understand the beautiful, half-tamed creature he has chosen for a bride, and slowly, he begins to win Morgana's affections. It's not long, however, before her strangeness begins to be remarked upon in her new village. A dark force is at work there—a person who will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against Morgana, even at the expense of those closest to her. Forced to defend her home, her man, and herself from all comers, Morgana must learn to harness her power, or she will lose everything in this beautifully written, enchanting novel. "An enthralling tale of love and magic." –USA Today
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The Other Girl

Author : Pam Jenoff
ISBN : 9781459256415
Genre : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale One woman's determination to protect a child from the dangers of war will force her to face those lurking closer to home… Life in rural Poland during WWII brings a new set of challenges to Maria, estranged from her own family and left alone with her in-laws after her husband is sent to the front. For a young, newly pregnant wife, the days are especially cold, the nights unexpectedly lonely. The discovery of a girl hiding in the barn changes everything—Hannah is fleeing the German police who are taking Jews like her to special camps. Ignoring the risk to her own life and that of her unborn child, Maria is compelled to help. But in these dark days, no one can be trusted, and soon Maria finds her courage tested in ways she never expected and herself facing truths about her own family that the quiet village has kept buried for years… From the international bestselling author of The Kommandant's Girl comes a searing historical companion novella to The Winter Guest
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The Winter Bride

Author : Lynne Graham
ISBN : 9784596351968
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Novel And Short Story Writer S Market 96

Author : Robin Gee
ISBN : 0898797136
Genre : Authorship
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Fiction writers turn to this resource each year for infomation on fiction markets, contests, conferences, writers' colonies, and other opportunities. Helpful articles and interviews with professional writers add to the guide's appeal.
Category: Authorship

Rage And Reason

Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781472538017
Genre : Performing Arts
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Women playwrights speak about their art and the theatre in this collection of interviews about a key decade of British drama. Twenty leading contemporary dramatists discuss their work from the perspective of being both writers and women. Each talks about the state of the theatre now, the craft of playwrighting, and the pressures of working within a male dominated environment. The book also features Sarah Kane's very last public interview. 'What I think is so exciting about the response to a number of the plays written by women in the last ten years is that they are popular with audiences - because they've got this quality, this energy and this culture that hasn't been seen much on stage before: a humour, sexiness and wit that's been missing' - Charlotte Keatley
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The Summer Guest

Author : Alison Anderson
ISBN : 9781443446839
Genre : Fiction
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The translator of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Alison Anderson, delivers a remarkable literary novel—with a stunning conclusion—inspired by historical events, in which a diary weaves together the lives of three women: a dying Ukrainian doctor who befriends Anton Chekov in the 19th century, a modern-day London book editor, and the woman she hires to translate it into English. During 1888, illness forces a young Ukranian doctor, Zinaida Mikhailovna, into premature retirement on her family’s rural estate. When a St. Petersburg family rents an estate cottage for the summer, Zinaida—newly blind from the condition that will eventually kill her—befriends the son, Anton Pavlovich. He is a writer of modest but growing fame who will soon be known to the world simply as Chekhov, an author renowned for his mastery of the short story . . . and for the fact that he never published a novel. This historical narrative is framed around fragments of truth: Zinaida was real. The eldest daughter of the Lintvariov family—land-owners in Ukraine who rented a cottage to the Chekhovs in 1888—she was afflicted by a brain tumour. Chekhov wrote to his friend Aleksey Suvorin about her and her stoic acceptance of her fate. He also wrote her obituary. In the frigid winter of 2014, Zinaida’s diary lands in translator Ana Harding’s inbox, sent by the proprietor of a small London press. Katya Kendall hopes to rescue the failing press, and her failing marriage, by publishing an English translation. Ana accepts the poorly paid project as a distraction from professional and romantic disappointments, and is soon consumed by Zinaida’s intense, reflective narrative of two summers spent with the Chekhovs as she confronts her death. In its pages, there are tantalizing hints indicating that Chekhov did write a novel, inspired by Zinaida during their time together, and Ana becomes obssessed with tracking it down. But, as her search intensifies, she realizes the hidden novel is just one of several mysteries surrounding the diary.
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London Film Festival Souvenir Programme

Author : London Film Festival Staff
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020983222
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A souvenir programme from the 41st London film Festival, providing a guide for cinema-goers. The programme contains full details of every film screened during the festival, together with full credits, sales and distribution details, filmographies and bibliographical notes.

The Winter Players

Author : Tanith Lee
ISBN : 9781473206243
Genre : Fiction
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She distrusted him at first, not least because she knew his words were lies. "Call me Grey," he said, but that was not his name. Fear gripped her like a hand. No one but the priestess could look upon the relics: the Ring, the Jewel and the Bone. It was for the bone that this grey stranger had come. He was like a thief, but she realized with a sinking heart that he was armed with as much magic as herself, and maybe more.
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The Winter Serpent

Author : Maggie Davis
ISBN : 9781497613652
Genre : Fiction
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“A gritty story of a Scot’s lass . . . who will let no man break her pride . . . A historical work of great depth, texture and attention to detail” ( Doireann is the proud daughter of a Scottish chieftan, her beauty renowned through the land of her father, and yet she chose to remain unbound and alone, free from submitting to the desires of any man. As the tides of war and pillage reach her homeland, she finds herself sold into the hands of the fearsome Viking pirate Thorsten, the wild leader of the frenzied Norse Bear Cult. She must survive the humiliation of being Thorsten’s woman, through pagan rituals and violent battles, as only her pride keeps her from submitting to his passion . . .
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Contemporary Scottish Fictions

Author : Duncan J. Petrie
ISBN : UOM:39015060124594
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A study of the last 20 years of Scottish cultural expression in the fields of the novel, cinema and television drama.
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The Ambassador S Daughter

Author : Pam Jenoff
ISBN : 9781460303344
Genre : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale Paris, 1919. The world’s leaders have gathered to rebuild from the ashes of the Great War. But for one woman, the City of Light harbors dark secrets and dangerous liaisons, for which many could pay dearly. Brought to the peace conference by her father, a German diplomat, Margot Rosenthal initially resents being trapped in the congested French capital, where she is still looked upon as the enemy. But as she contemplates returning to Berlin and a life with Stefan, the wounded fiancé she hardly knows anymore, she decides that being in Paris is not so bad after all. Bored and torn between duty and the desire to be free, Margot strikes up unlikely alliances: with Krysia, an accomplished musician with radical acquaintances and a secret to protect; and with Georg, the handsome, damaged naval officer who gives Margot a job—and also a reason to question everything she thought she knew about where her true loyalties should lie. Against the backdrop of one of the most significant events of the century, a delicate web of lies obscures the line between the casualties of war and of the heart, making trust a luxury that no one can afford.
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Skirting The Gorge A Novel

Author : Gerald R Stanek
ISBN : 9780974741758
Genre : Fiction
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The university town of Ithaca New York, blessed with numerous waterfalls and beautiful, dangerous gorges, provides a cosmopolitan yet bucolic backdrop for this tale of transformation. Here Stephen and Michelle Wolcott live an ostensibly idyllic, albeit wintry life, comfortably oblivious of the constant interplay between the subtle and material worlds. Gathered for a Christmas party at their well-ordered home, old friends and a new neighbor are treated to the appearance of a fox in the snowy yard. For some it is magical, for others innocuous, for all it proves significant. Following the party, Michelle's old trouble with migraines returns, bringing frightening sensations, confusion, and the recurring vision of a body in the water. With the aid of a shaman, she approaches a new understanding of the nature of existence, learns to open her heart, and finds that spiritual forces are conspiring to take her life in a new direction.
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