My Heart On A Chain

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Author: Helen Little
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595314848
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My Heart On A Chain by Helen Little

Original Title: My Heart On A Chain

Tracey Johnson's last year of Veterinarian School at North Carolina University was filled with more than the assurance of her Doctor's degree. This southern born and breed, preacher's daughter was ready and eager to fulfill her life long dream, accompanied by her best friend of nearly eighteen years. Since high school they had planned on becoming business partners and opening a Veterinarian Clinic together in Hillsborough, near their hometown. Nothing ever shook Tracey. She was steadfast and focused, that was until she met Billie Sue. Feelings of excitement and foreign electricity flooded her body and opened her up to a kaleidoscope of life's unexpected possibilities. The strain placed on her friendship and her future business partnership with Joy looked bleak. But the allure of Billie Sue captivated Tracey and she chose to go with her heart.

Eat Your Heart Out

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Author: Katie Boland
Publisher: Brindle and Glass
ISBN: 1926972945
Size: 30.82 MB
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Eat Your Heart Out by Katie Boland

Original Title: Eat Your Heart Out

With unsentimental prose and ironic dialogue, Katie Boland brings to life a variety of characters who all have one thing in common—a need for something more. A literary debut by a refreshing new voice in fiction, the stories in Eat Your Heart Out are about the haunted and heartbroken, about dreamers, losers and love-lost souls. From a sixteen-year-old autistic savant who’s sleeping with his best friend’s mother, to a tattooed beauty coming to terms with an alcoholic parent, to a newspaper man forever changed by a tender drifter, to a grief counsellor trying to reconcile her own tragic loss, the stories examine the fragility of human relationships and why people love the way they do. Bold, poignant and affecting, Eat Your Heart Out is a clear-eyed exploration of youth, life, love, sex and death.

Venice Incognito

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Author: James H. Johnson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520267710
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Venice Incognito by James H. Johnson

Original Title: Venice Incognito

"Fascinating and richly developed. Venice Incognito is a contribution both to urban studies and to the carnivalesque."—Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto “Venice Incognito is a brilliant reassessment of Venetian carnival and the peculiar phenomenon of masking in early modern Venice. Johnson's wide-ranging, insightful, and imaginative scholarship is matched by his fluid and accessible writing style. This book is that all-too-rare commodity: a scholarly page-turner.” —Patricia Fortini Brown, author of Private Lives in Renaissance Venice “This is a beautiful book about a strange subject: the custom among Venetian aristocrats of wearing masks in public. One of the most original works in early modern scholarship I have read in a long time, Venice Incognito will have a permanent place on most early modern historians’ shelves and will be essential reading for performance studies and theater history.” —Edward Muir, author of The Culture Wars of the Late Renaissance “In this fascinating book, the author cleverly balances the traditional concept of masking as an anti-authoritarian culture of dissembling with the idea of the 'honest mask,' which defends rank and the established order, and produces an excellent, nuanced, and well-written account of the carnivalesque in eighteenth-century Venice.” —Aileen Ribeiro, author of Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe “In this intriguing and thoroughly researched book, James Johnson takes the reader through the crowded calli, campi, and canals of Venice in search of the varied meanings of the mask in the history and culture of that city on the water. From masking’s first recorded appearance in the thirteenth century to its ubiquity in the carnival decline of eighteenth-century Venice, from the dissimulations of Giacomo Casanova to Arlecchino and the commedia dell’arte stage, from the social anonymity of the gambling halls to the socially charged debate over Goldoni’s radical unmasking of the actor, Venice Incognito traces the shifting functions of the mask and its implications. Just as importantly, the book challenges much conventional wisdom about masking and carnival itself.” —David Rosand, author of Painting in Sixteenth-Century Venice

Kushiel S Chosen

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Author: Jacqueline Carey
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429910927
Size: 21.11 MB
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Kushiel S Chosen by Jacqueline Carey

Original Title: Kushiel S Chosen

Following hard on the heels of Kushiel's Dart, Jacqueline Carey's spectacular debut novel, comes Kushiel's Chosen, a glittering and riveting historical fantasy. The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. It is said that the angels found the land and saw it was good, and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt. Phèdre nó Delaunay is a young woman who was born with a scarlet mote in her left eye and sold into indentured servitude as a child. Her bond was purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with a very special mission--and the first to recognize her for who and what she is: one pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. Phèdre has trained in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber, but, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Having stumbled upon a plot that threatened the very foundations of her homeland, she gave up almost everything she held dear to save it. She survived, and lived to have others tell her story, and if they embellished the tale with fabric of mythical splendor, they weren't far off the mark. The hands of the gods weigh heavily upon Phèdre's brow, and they are not yet done with their charge--for while the young queen who sits upon the throne is well loved by the people, there are those who believe that other heads should wear the crown. And those who escaped the wrath of the mighty are not yet done with their schemes for power and revenge. To protect and serve, Phèdre will once again leave her beloved homeland. From the sun-drenched villas of La Serenissima to the wilds of old Hellas, from a prison designed to drive the very gods mad to an island of immutable joy. Phèdre will meet old friends and new enemies and discover a plot so dreadful as to make the earth tremble, masterminded by the one person she cannot turn away from. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Everything I Never Told You

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Author: Celeste Ng
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101634618
Size: 41.94 MB
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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Original Title: Everything I Never Told You

New York Times Bestseller · A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice · Winner of the Alex Award· Winner of the APALA Award for Fiction · NEA Big Read Selection NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: NPR · San Francisco Chronicle · Entertainment Weekly · The Huffington Post · Buzzfeed · Amazon · Grantland · Booklist · St. Louis Post Dispatch · Shelf Awareness · Book Riot · School Library Journal · Bustle · Time Out New York · Mashable · Cleveland Plain Dealer “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

Nato S Future

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Author: Stanley R. Sloan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788121555
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Nato S Future by Stanley R. Sloan

Original Title: Nato S Future

Examines the role of the U.S. in NATO. The author finds the sources of many current problems and singles out two basic weaknesses: the failure of the European NATO Allies to form a European defense community, and the parallel U.S. decision to rest NATO's defense on U.S. nuclear forces. Suggests some directions for NATO strategy, force posture, arms control policies, and East-West relations. Photos, tables and figures. Glossary. Index.

Heart Of A Hustla

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Author: Son of Winter
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503573389
Size: 80.72 MB
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Heart Of A Hustla by Son of Winter

Original Title: Heart Of A Hustla

Heart of a Hustler is an intriguing story about the passionate turmoil’s of the streets. In it you will meet Fella who is a strategic young hustler who tells his story leaving you on edge, giving you suspense and heartfelt emotions about a chain of events that start out in the streets of Hempstead Long Island, New York yet lead to the variations of many hoods. Because a true hustler follows the dollar wherever it may lead.

Sarah S Diary

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Author: Sarah Griffin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448132274
Size: 72.29 MB
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Sarah S Diary by Sarah Griffin

Original Title: Sarah S Diary

'I was fourteen when I found my Dad trying to commit suicide in the garage. Sounds shocking doesn't it? But that was part of me, part of living with my Dad' Sarah's Diary is the very personal diary of Sarah Griffin - an ordinary teenage girl learning to deal with the ups and downs of family life. On the outside hers was like any other family, but behind closed doors lay a sad and lonely secret. Sarah's Dad had depression -- a condition we've all heard of but seldom discuss. Beautifully written, brutally honest, Sarah's story is compelling reading.

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