The Lacuna

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571252656

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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From Pulitzer Prize nominee and award winning author of Homeland, The Poisonwood Bible and Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man torn between the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s America in the shadow of Senator McCarthy. Born in America and raised in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. When he starts work in the household of Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo - where the Bolshevik leader, Lev Trotsky, is also being harboured as a political exile - he inadvertently casts his lot with art, communism and revolution. A compulsive diarist, he records and relates his colourful experiences of life with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Trotsky in the midst of the Mexican revolution. A violent upheaval sends him back to America; but political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption.


Flight Behaviour

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571290795

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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"The flames now appeared to lift from individual treetops in showers of orange sparks, exploding the way a pine log does in a campfire when it is poked. The sparks spiralled upward in swirls like funnel clouds. Twisters of brightness against grey sky." On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature: the monarch butterflies have not migrated south for the winter this year. Is this a miraculous message from God, or a spectacular sign of climate change. Entomology expert, Ovid Byron, certainly believes it is the latter. He ropes in Dellarobia to help him decode the mystery of the monarch butterflies. Flight Behaviour has featured on the NY Times bestseller list and is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet.

Lacuna

Author: David Adams

Publisher: David Adams

ISBN: 1301966940

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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"Never again attempt to develop this kind of technology." It is with these words that an unknown alien attacker destroys the Earth cities of Tehran, Sydney and Beijing. Fifty million people die... and nothing is ever the same again. Some call them Demons, some call them Aliens, but to Chinese Naval Captain Melissa Liao they are the enemy. She is given command of one of three great warships built to fight the "demons", the TFR Beijing. Her task is simple. Find who attacked Earth and why... then stop them. Book one of the Lacuna series. Lacuna: Demons of the Void Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (new release!) Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: Magnet Magnet: Special Mission Magnet: Marauder Magnet: Scarecrow (new release!) Imperfect Faith Keywords: free, freebie, free download, military sci-fi, navy, future, people's republic of china, space exploration, military space, lacuna

The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal

Author: Sean Dixon

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007283490

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Voted one of the best fifteen Canadian books of 2007 by Quill & Quire, this is original and mischevious; a novel to delight and surprise.

Animal Dreams

A Novel

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061839948

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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From Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Bean Trees, and other modern classics, Animal Dreams is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman’s struggle to find her place in the world. At the end of her rope, Codi Noline returns to her Arizona home to face her ailing father, with whom she has a difficult, distant relationship. There she meets handsome Apache trainman Loyd Peregrina, who tells her, “If you want sweet dreams, you’ve got to live a sweet life.” Filled with lyrical writing, Native American legends, a tender love story, and Codi’s quest for identity, Animal Dreams is literary fiction at it’s very best. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from Barbara Kingsolver, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

The Bean Trees

A Novel

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061809699

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West. Written with humor and pathos, this highly praised novel focuses on love and friendship, abandonment and belonging as Taylor, out of money and seemingly out of options, settles in dusty Tucson and begins working at Jesus Is Lord Used Tires while trying to make a life for herself and Turtle. The author of such bestsellers as The Lacuna, The Poinsonwood Bible, and Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver has been hailed for her striking imagery and clear dialogue, and this is the novel that kicked off her remarkable literary career. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

Unsheltered

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571347061

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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2016 Vineland Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against an upended world that seems to hold no mercy for her shattered life and family - or the crumbling house that contains her. 1871 Vineland Thatcher Greenwood, the new science teacher, is a fervent advocate of the work of Charles Darwin, and he is keen to communicate his ideas to his students. But those in power in Thatcher's small town have no desire for a new world order. Thatcher and his teachings are not welcome. Both Willa and Thatcher resist the prevailing logic. Both are asked to pay a high price for their courage. But both also find inspiration -- and an unlikely kindred spirit -- in Mary Treat, a scientist, adventurer and anachronism. A testament to both the resilience and persistent myopia of the human condition, Unsheltered explores the foundations we build in life, spanning time and place to give us all a clearer look at those around us, and perhaps ourselves. It is a novel that speaks truly to our times.

Time and Literature

Author: Thomas M. Allen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108397255

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Time and Literature features twenty essays on topics from aesthetics and narratology to globalisation and queer temporalities, and showcases how time studies, often referred to as 'the temporal turn', cut across and illuminate research in every field of literature, as well as interdisciplinary approaches drawing upon history, philosophy, anthropology, and the natural sciences. Part one, Origins, addresses fundamental issues that can be traced back to the beginnings of literary criticism. Part two, Developments, shows how thinking about Time has been crucial to various interpretive revolutions that have impacted literary theory. Part three, Application, illustrates the centrality of temporal theorising to literary criticism in a variety of contemporary approaches, from ecocriticism and new materialisms to media and archive studies. The first anthology to provide a synthesis of recent scholarship on the temporality of literary language from across different national and historical periods, Time and Literature will appeal to academic researchers and interested laypersons alike.

Prodigal Summer

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571246222

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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It is summer in the Appalachian mountains and love, desire and attraction are in the air. From her outpost in an isolated mountain cabin, Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches a den of coyotes. She is caught off guard by a young hunter who invades her most private spaces and interrupts her solitary life. On a farm several miles down the mountain, Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish city girl turned farmer's wife, finds herself marooned in a strange place where she must declare or lose her attachment to the land that has become her own. And a few more miles down the road, a pair of elderly feuding neighbours tend their respective farms and wrangle about God, pesticides, and the possibilities of a future neither of them expected. Over the course of one humid summer, these characters find their connections of love to one another and to the surrounding nature with which they share a place. With its strong balance of narrative and drama, Prodigal Summer is stands alongside The Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna as one of Barbara Kingsolver's finest works.

Mrs Fletcher

Roman

Author: Tom Perrotta

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423435682

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Das Leben ist zu kurz, um sexuell frustriert zu sein Mit zarten 46 Jahren kann’s das doch noch nicht gewesen sein! Gerade war Eve Fletcher noch alleinerziehende Mutter. Jetzt probiert ihr Sohn Brendan am College aus, was es heißt, ein Mann zu sein, und auch, was es nicht heißt. Aber sind Mütter nicht auch nur Frauen? Also umsortieren, neu aufstellen, was wagen – aber wie? Während Eve und Brendan jeder für sich mal mehr, mal weniger glorreiche Abenteuer bestehen, steuern sie unbeirrbar auf eine schicksalhafte Novembernacht zu, die ihr ehemals so geordnetes Vorstadtleben aus den Angeln zu heben droht.

Elizabeth Bowen and the Dissolution of the Novel

Still Lives

Author: A. Bennett,N. Royle,Katherine Watson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230374352

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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Elizabeth Bowen and the Dissolution of the Novel argues that the Anglo- Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) is one of the most important, though undervalued, practitioner of the twentieth-century novel in English. This is an innovative study with significant implications for contemporary critical and theoretical writing. The authors contend that Bowen's work calls for a radically new conception of criticism and theory - and of the novel itself.


Neue Schuhe zum Dessert

Roman

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641119375

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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Ein Unglück kommt selten allein: Ausgerechnet ihre beste Freundin spannt Gemma den Lover aus. Und kurz darauf wird ihre Mutter sitzen gelassen und braucht fortan Rundumbetreuung. Gemma kauft sich eine Packung Kleenex, fünf Paar Schuhe und setzt sich an den Computer, um sich das Unglück von der Seele zu schreiben. Ihre Freundin Susan ist von den witzigen Texten so begeistert, dass sie diese heimlich einer Literaturagentin schickt. Und schon sehr bald hat Gemma anderes im Sinn als ihre verlorene Liebe.

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644055513

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Das neue Buch von David Mitchell, dem Autor des von den Wachowski-Geschwistern verfilmten, genre- und zeitenübergreifenden Romans «Wolkenatlas»: ein Schauerroman par excellence. Geh die Slade Alley hinunter - schmal, feucht und leicht zu verfehlen, selbst wenn du sie suchst. Finde das kleine schwarze Eisentor in der Mauer zur Rechten. Keine Klinke, kein Schlüsselloch, aber wenn du es berührst, schwingt es auf. Tritt in den sonnendurchfluteten Garten eines alten Hauses, das dort unpassend wirkt: zu nobel für die schäbige Nachbarschaft, irgendwie zu groß für das Grundstück. Ein Fremder begrüßt dich und führt dich hinein. Zunächst möchtest du gar nicht mehr fort. Dann merkst du, dass du es nicht mehr kannst. Denn alle neun Jahre, am letzten Sonntag im Oktober, wird ein «Gast» ins Slade House eingeladen. Doch warum wurde er oder sie ausgewählt, von wem und zu welchem Zweck? Die Antwort findet sich dort am hinteren Ende des Flurs, oben am Absatz der Treppe. «Slade House» ist ein raffiniert komponiertes Schauerstück. Und auch eine literarische Hommage an die großen Klassiker der fantastischen Literatur, von «Alice im Wunderland» bis zur «Rocky Horror Picture Show» – ein Buch wie eine Escher'sche Kippfigur, von einem der einfallsreichsten und phantasiebegabtesten Schriftsteller der zeitgenössischen Literatur. Mitchell zaubert bunt und lustvoll und verzaubert damit uns.

Water in Social Imagination

from Technological Optimism to Contemporary Environmentalism

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004333444

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Water in Social Imagination studies meanings of water in cultural and environmental contexts, from medieval Stockholm to post-Soviet Russia. Authors consider both state policy and modern technologies along with creative resistance to the exploitative imagination.

Pigs in Heaven

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571283284

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Mother and adopted daughter, Taylor and Turtle Greer, are back in this spellbinding sequel about family, heartbreak and love. Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam during a tour of the Grand Canyon with her guardian, Taylor. Her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue. The mother and adopted daughter duo soon become nationwide heroes - even landing themselves a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions stemming right back to her Cherokee roots. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her guardian, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. Embark on a unforgettable road trip from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind.

The Art of Making Catalogues of Libraries

Or, a Method to Obtain in a Short Time a Most Perfect, Complete, and Satisfactory Printed Catalogue of the British Museum Library

Author: Andrea Crestadoro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cataloging

Page: 60

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Wenn das Schlachten vorbei ist

Roman

Author: T.C. Boyle

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446239529

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Zwei Fraktionen von Umweltschützern liefern sich einen erbitterten Kampf. Schauplatz sind die Channel Islands vor der Südküste von Kalifornien, wo die Umwelt vom Menschen empfindlich gestört wurde. Soll man das Gleichgewicht des Ökosystems mit viel Steuergeldern wiederherstellen - was zwangsläufig die Ausrottung mancher Tierarten bedeutet -, oder soll man um jeden Preis das Töten verhindern? T. C. Boyles furioser, apokalyptischer Roman handelt von der Ausbeutung der Natur durch den Menschen und den katastrophalen Folgen. Boyle hat eines seiner ältesten Themen weiterentwickelt, nie war er so bitter und böse, nie war es ihm so ernst.