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The Carpet People

By Terry Pratchett
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 140704270X
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 187
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Book Summary:

In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet . . . That's the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples and there's a new story in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls - and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure. It's a story that will come to a terrible end - if someone doesn't do something about it. If everyone doesn't do something about it . . . Co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged seventeen, and master storyteller, Terry Pratchett, aged forty-three.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407035533
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 712
  • File Pdf: strata.pdf

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  • Publisher : HMH
  • Isbn : 0547391544
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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This unique blend of memoir and history takes “a multi-layered look at jigsaw puzzles . . . charming [and] fascinating” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Award-winning author Margaret Drabble weaves her own story into a history of games, in particular jigsaws, which have offered her and many others relief from melancholy and depression. Alongside curious facts and discoveries—for example, that the 1929 stock market crash was followed by a boom in puzzle sales—Drabble introduces us to her beloved Auntie Phyl, and describes childhood visits to the house in Long Bennington on the Great North Road, their first trip to London together, the books they read, and the jigsaws they completed. With penetrating sketches of her parents, siblings, and children, Drabble shares her thoughts on the importance of childhood play, art and writing, aging and memory. And she does so with her customary intelligence, energy, and wit.

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 144812705X
  • Pages : 512
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  • Pages : 224
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An in-depth look into the life and writings of the bestselling author of the Discworld novels, Good Omens, and Nation. The Magic of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain’s bestselling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known for the Discworld series, his work has been translated into thirty-seven languages, and performed as plays on every continent in the world, including Antarctica. Journalist, comedian and Pratchett fan Marc Burrows delves into the back story of one of UK’s most enduring and beloved authors, from his childhood in the Chiltern Hills, to his time as a journalist, and the journey that would take him—via more than sixty best-selling books—to an OBE, a knighthood and national treasure status. The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the result of painstaking archival research alongside interviews with friends and contemporaries who knew the real man under the famous black hat, helping to piece together the full story of one of British literature’s most remarkable and beloved figures for the very first time. * Now disqualified on both counts. Praise for The Magic of Terry Pratchett "In this encompassing biography of the prolific fantasy and science-fiction author, writer and comedian Burrows details both the writing accomplishments and the personal life of Sir Terry Pratchett. . . . Burrows spoke to friends and family, and this biography has moments of sadness, especially when discussing Pratchett’s fight with Alzheimer’s. But the book is also funny and conversational in tone, and an excellent tribute to a beloved author.” —Booklist “Affable and consistently engaging . . . Burrow’s buoyant, pun-peppered, and aptly footnote-flecked style . . . helpfully marries his subject matter, propelling us through decade after decade of a heavily writing-centric life while illuminating Pratchett’s complexities and contradictions without any drag in the tempo.” —Locus Magazine “An impressively comprehensive, engagingly written biography. ****”—SFX

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407034960
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 687
  • File Pdf: interesting-times.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 530
  • File Pdf: weaveworld.pdf

Book Summary:

Here is storytelling on a grand scale — the stuff of which a classic is made. Weaveworld begins with a rug — a wondrous, magnificent rug — into which a world has been woven. It is the world of the Seerkind, a people more ancient than man, who possesses raptures — the power to make magic. In the last century they were hunted down by an unspeakable horror known as the Scourge, and, threatened with annihilation, they worked their strongest raptures to weave themselves and their culture into a rug for safekeeping. Since then, the rug has been guarded by human caretakers. The last of the caretakers has just died. Vying for possession of the rug is a spectrum of unforgettable characters: Suzanna, granddaughter of the last caretaker, who feels the pull of the Weaveworld long before she knows the extent of her own powers; Calhoun Mooney, a pigeon-raising clerk who finds the world he's always dreamed of in a fleeting glimpse of the rug; Immacolata, an exiled Seerkind witch intent on destroying her race even if it means calling back the Scourge; and her sidekick, Shadwell, the Salesman, who will sell the Weaveworld to the highest bidder. In the course of the novel the rug is unwoven, and we travel deep into the glorious raptures of the Weaveworld before we witness the final, cataclysmic struggle for its possession. Barker takes us to places where we have seldom been in fiction--places terrifying and miraculous, humorous, and profound. With keen psychological insight and prodigious invention, his trademark graphic vision balanced by a spirit of transcendent promise, Barker explores the darkness and the light, the magical and the monstrous, and celebrates the triumph of the imagination.

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407035568
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 522
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DOM SALABOS HAD A LOT OF ADVANTAGES As heir to a huge fortune, he had an excellent robot servant (with Man-Friday subcircuitry), a planet (the First Syrian Bank) as godfather, a security chief who even ran checks on himself, and on Dom's home world even death was not always fatal. Why, then, in an age when prediction was a science, was his future in doubt?

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407042661
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 802
  • File Pdf: wings.pdf

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When you’re four inches high in a world full of giant people, things never go very well for long. After running into trouble at the quarry, the nomes want to go home. The problem is, ‘home’ is somewhere up in the stars, in some sort of Ship. Masklin must find a way to get to the ‘launch’ of a ‘communications satellite’ (whatever that is). And so begins an incredible journey, filled with peril, planes, honking geese . . . and a walking sandwich. The fantastically funny third book of the nomes, from the author of the bestselling Discworld series.

Iqbal

By Francesco D'Adamo
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439106785
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 441
  • File Pdf: iqbal.pdf

Book Summary:

When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there. This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld Imaginarium

By Paul Kidby
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  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Isbn : 1473223385
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 209
  • File Pdf: terry-pratchett-s-discworld-imaginarium.pdf

Book Summary:

Paul Kidby, Sir Terry Pratchett's artist of choice, provided the illustrations for The Last Hero, designed the covers for the Discworld novels since 2002 and is the author of the bestseller The Art Of Discworld. Now, Paul Kidby has collected the very best of his Discworld illustrations in this definitive volume, including 40 pieces never before seen, 30 pieces that have only appeared in foreign editions, limited editions and BCA editions, and 17 book cover illustrations since 2004 that have never been seen without cover text. If Terry Pratchett's pen gave his characters life, Paul Kidby's brush allowed them to live it, and nowhere is that better illustrated than in this magnificent book.

Only You Can Save Mankind

By Terry Pratchett
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407042742
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 524
  • File Pdf: only-you-can-save-mankind.pdf

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IF NOT YOU, WHO ELSE? As the mighty alien fleet from the latest computer game thunders across the screen, Johnny prepares to blow them into the usual million pieces. And they send him a message: We surrender. They're not supposed to do that! They're supposed to die. And computer joysticks don't have 'Don't Fire' buttons . . . But it's only a game, isn't it. Isn't it? The first book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy.

A Blink of the Screen

By Terry Pratchett
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1409043991
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 507
  • File Pdf: a-blink-of-the-screen.pdf

Book Summary:

In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world’s best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett’s long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press,; to the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas,all of it shot through with his inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

By Terry Pratchett
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 144819850X
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 207
  • File Pdf: father-christmas-s-fake-beard.pdf

Book Summary:

A collection of wonderful Christmas stories from the fantastically funny Terry Pratchett. With incredible illustrations from Mark Beech, it's the perfect stocking filler! Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store or, was even, arrested for burglary!? Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again. 'Funny, action-packed . . . a rip-roaring read' The Sun

A Slip of the Keyboard

By Terry Pratchett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1448126975
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 722
  • File Pdf: a-slip-of-the-keyboard.pdf

Book Summary:

Terry Pratchett in his own words With a foreword by Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series – but in recent years he became equally well-known as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer’s research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together the best of Pratchett’s non fiction writing on his life, on his work, and on the weirdness of the world: from Granny Pratchett to Gandalf’s love life; from banana daiquiris to books that inspired him; from getting started as a writer to the injustices that he fought to end. With his trademark humour, humanity and unforgettable way with words, this collection offers an insight behind the scenes of Discworld into a much loved and much missed figure – man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and the right to a good death.

The Science of Discworld IV

By Ian Stewart,Jack Cohen,Terry Pratchett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1448147050
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 636
  • File Pdf: the-science-of-discworld-iv.pdf

Book Summary:

The fourth book in the Science of Discworld series, and this time around dealing with THE REALLY BIG QUESTIONS, Terry Pratchett’s brilliant new Discworld story Judgement Day is annotated with very big footnotes (the interleaving chapters) by mathematician Ian Stewart and biologist Jack Cohen, to bring you a mind-mangling combination of fiction, cutting-edge science and philosophy. Marjorie Daw is a librarian, and takes her job – and indeed the truth of words – very seriously. She doesn’t know it, but her world and ours – Roundworld – is in big trouble. On Discworld, a colossal row is brewing... The Wizards of Unseen University feel responsible for Roundworld (as one would for a pet gerbil). After all, they brought it into existence by bungling an experiment in Quantum ThaumoDynamics. But legal action is being brought against them by Omnians, who say that the Wizards’ god-like actions make a mockery of their noble religion. As the finest legal brains in Discworld (a zombie and a priest) gird their loins to do battle – and when the Great Big Thing in the High Energy Magic Laboratory is switched on – Marjorie Daw finds herself thrown across the multiverse and right in the middle of the whole explosive affair. As God, the Universe and, frankly, Everything Else is investigated by the trio, you can expect world-bearing elephants, quantum gravity in the Escher-verse, evolutionary design, eternal inflation, dark matter, disbelief systems – and an in-depth study of how to invent a better mousetrap.

Johnny and the Bomb

By Terry Pratchett
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407042424
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 371
  • File Pdf: johnny-and-the-bomb.pdf

Book Summary:

It's May 21 1941, thought Johnny. It's war. Johnny Maxwell and his friends have to do something when they find Mrs Tachyon, the local bag lady, semi-conscious in an alley . . . as long as it's not the kiss of life. But there's more to Mrs Tachyon than a squeaky trolley and a bunch of dubious black bags. Somehow she holds the key to different times, different eras – including the Blackbury Blitz in 1941. Suddenly now isn't the safe place Johnny once thought it was as he finds himself caught up more and more with then . . . The third book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy.

Wintersmith

By Terry Pratchett
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407042505
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 737
  • File Pdf: wintersmith.pdf

Book Summary:

'Crivens!' Tiffany Aching put one foot wrong, made just one little mistake . . . And now the spirit of winter is in love with her. He gives her roses and icebergs and showers her with snowflakes, which is tough when you're thirteen, but also just a little bit . . . cool. And if Tiffany doesn't work out how to deal with him, there will never be another springtime . . . Crackling with energy and humour, Wintersmith is the third tale in a sequence about Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men - the Nac Mac Feegles who are determined to help Tiffany, whether she wants it or not. 'An extraordinary achievement'Books for Keeps 'A characteristically entertaining mix'Sunday Times 'One of the best and one of the funniest English authors alive' Independent

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By Tony Abbott
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545418399
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 415
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With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

Anxious People

By Fredrik Backman
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1982121610
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 245
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#1 New York Times bestseller From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and “writer of astonishing depth” (The Washington Times) comes a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Viewing an apartment normally doesn’t turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As the pressure mounts, the eight strangers begin slowly opening up to one another and reveal long-hidden truths. First is Zara, a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else until tragedy changed her life. Now, she’s obsessed with visiting open houses to see how ordinary people live—and, perhaps, to set an old wrong to right. Then there’s Roger and Anna-Lena, an Ikea-addicted retired couple who are on a never-ending hunt for fixer-uppers to hide the fact that they don’t know how to fix their own failing marriage. Julia and Ro are a young lesbian couple and soon-to-be parents who are nervous about their chances for a successful life together since they can’t agree on anything. And there’s Estelle, an eighty-year-old woman who has lived long enough to be unimpressed by a masked bank robber waving a gun in her face. And despite the story she tells them all, Estelle hasn’t really come to the apartment to view it for her daughter, and her husband really isn’t outside parking the car. As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the tension mounts and even deeper secrets are slowly revealed. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people. Rich with Fredrik Backman’s “pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People’s whimsical plot serves up unforgettable insights into the human condition and a gentle reminder to be compassionate to all the anxious people we encounter every day.

Diggers

By Terry Pratchett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407042629
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 681
  • File Pdf: diggers.pdf

Book Summary:

This is the story of Jekub, the Dragon in the Hill with great big teeth and a great loud voice. (Well, that’s according to the nomes, but they are only four inches tall.) When humans threaten their new home in the quarry, the natural thing would be to run and hide. But the nomes have got the wild idea that they should fight back. After all, everyone knows that nomes are faster and smarter than humans, and now they have a secret weapon . . . The fantastically funny second book of the nomes, from the author of the bestselling Discworld series.

The Carpet Makers

By Andreas Eschbach
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Isbn : 1466850221
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 789
  • File Pdf: the-carpet-makers.pdf

Book Summary:

Since the time of pre-history, carpetmakers tie intricate knots to form carpets for the court of the Emperor. These carpets are made from the hairs of wives and daughters; they are so detailed and fragile that each carpetmaker finishes only one single carpet in his entire lifetime. This art descends from father to son, since the beginning of time itself. But one day the empire of the God Emperor vanishes, and strangers begin to arrive from the stars to follow the trace of the hair carpets. What these strangers discover is beyond all belief, more than anything they could have ever imagined... Brought to the attention of Tor Books by Orson Scott Card, this edition of The Carpet Makers contains a special introduction by Orson Scott Card. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Nanny Ogg's Cookbook

By Terry Pratchett,Stephen Briggs,Tina Hannan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407034367
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 306
  • File Pdf: nanny-ogg-s-cookbook.pdf

Book Summary:

'They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach which just goes to show they're as confused about anatomy as they gen'rally are about everything else, unless they're talking about instructions on how to stab him, in which case a better way is up and under the ribcage. Anyway, we do not live in a perfect world and it is foresighted and useful for a young woman to become proficient in those arts which will keep a weak-willed man from straying. Learning to cook is also useful.' Nanny Ogg, one of Discworld's most famous witches, is passing on some of her huge collection of tasty and above all interesting recipes, since everyone else is doing it. But in addition to the delights of the Strawberry Wobbler and Nobby's Mum's Distressed Pudding, Mrs Ogg imparts her thoughts on life, death, etiquette ('If you go to other people's funerals they'll be sure to come to yours'), courtship, children and weddings, all in a refined style that should not offend the most delicate of sensibilities. Well, not much. Most of the recipes have been tried out on people who are still alive. Nanny Ogg Gratefully Ackowledges the Assistance in this Literary Argosy of: Mr Terry Pratchett, Mr Stephen Briggs, Mlle Tina Hannan and Master Paul Kidby.

Johnny and the Dead

By Terry Pratchett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407042785
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 233
  • File Pdf: johnny-and-the-dead.pdf

Book Summary:

Sell the cemetery? Over their dead bodies . . . Not many people can see the dead (not many would want to). Twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell can. And he's got bad news for them: the council want to sell the cemetery as a building site. But the dead have learnt a thing or two from Johnny. They're not going to take it lying down . . . especially since it's Halloween tomorrow. Besides, they're beginning to find that life is a lot more fun than it was when they were . . . well . . . alive. Particularly if they break a few rules . . . The second book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy.

The Dutch House

By Ann Patchett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062963694
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 621
  • File Pdf: the-dutch-house.pdf

Book Summary:

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize New York Times Bestseller | A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick | A New York Times Book Review Notable Book | TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019 Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, The Washington Post; O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Refinery29, and Buzzfeed Ann Patchett, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth, delivers her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner

By Terry Pratchett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1448197155
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 535
  • File Pdf: the-witch-s-vacuum-cleaner.pdf

Book Summary:

Do you believe in magic? Can you imagine a war between wizards, a rebellious ant called 4179003, or a time-travelling television? Can you imagine that poor old Mr Swimble could see a mysterious vacuum cleaner in the morning, and make cheese sandwiches and yellow elephants magically appear by the afternoon? Welcome to the wonderful world of Sir Terry Pratchett, and fourteen fantastically funny tales from the master storyteller. Bursting from these pages are food fights, pirates, bouncing rabbits and magical pigeons. And a witch riding a vacuum cleaner, of course. ‘One of the most consistently funny writers around’ Guardian

Talent Magnetism

By Roberta Chinsky Matuson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
  • Isbn : 1857889614
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 442
  • File Pdf: talent-magnetism.pdf

Book Summary:

The competition wants your customers AND your best people. Learn the new rules for attracting top talent and getting them to stick around. Talent Magnetism offers straightforward, easy-to-apply techniques that help managers navigate the challenges of attracting and keeping talent to foster innovation and fuel growth. Roberta Matuson, bestselling author of Suddenly in Charge and award-winning management consultant, shows you how with: * Fresh techniques and creative ways to build an organization with talent magnetism, where top talent is pulled in with minimal effort on the employer's part. * Proven methods which focus on what today's post-recession workers value most. Hint: It isn't what you think! * Case studies of organizations that have achieved "magnetic" status without Toyotasized budgets. * Rules of Attraction: recommendations to propel you forward at warp speed. Drawing on real-life case studies and examples, Matuson demonstrates the new rules of workplace attraction and retention, helping you and your organization develop irresistible talent magnetism.

Terry Pratchett

By Craig Cabell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Isbn : 1843588641
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 513
  • File Pdf: terry-pratchett.pdf

Book Summary:

Terry Pratchett is one of the most loved writers in the world. With worldwide sales of over 65 million copies in 37 languages, his novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equalling the determination of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels. In Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy, Craig Cabell examines his extraordinary life, showcased against the backdrop of his irreverent works. With 2011 the 40th anniversary year of his first novel, The Carpet People, this is a fitting time to pay tribute to the author's artistic achievements and celebrate one of Britain's true national treasures. Featuring an in-depth look at the man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a complete UK bibliography and collector's guide, this is essential reading for any fan.

Sixty Miles of Border

By Terry Kirkpatrick
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101581123
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 199
  • File Pdf: sixty-miles-of-border.pdf

Book Summary:

The border between the United States and Mexico is a no-man’s land. Drugs, guns, and human beings are the cargo of choice in a multi-billion dollar illegal empire dominated by powerful cartels, murderous street gangs, and corrupt government officials. Against them stand the Special Agents of the United States Customs Service—men and women who fight to uphold the law and protect the U.S. on both sides of the border. Terry Kirkpatrick worked one of the toughest jobs in America: a U.S. Customs agent on the border between Arizona and Mexico. He’s seen it all and done more for over twenty years in a job that many officers quit before they make it six months. These are the gritty and graphic true stories of Terry and his fellow “Border Rats” as they patrol America’s modern badlands, where bullets are currency and blood is taken as payment. From the inhuman conditions people suffer under to get onto American soil, to working with blatantly crooked military leaders, to some of the most insane and unbelievable situations ever survived, readers will experience the chaos that has engulfed the U.S. border in the words of a man who has been there. 60 Miles of Border sheds an unsparing light into the life of customs agents, their dealings on the border, the effect on their daily lives—and an unsparing look at one of the most hotly debated and controversial topics in modern America.

Intimate Friends

By Karen Marie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1524652113
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 549
  • File Pdf: intimate-friends.pdf

Book Summary:

Haley Martin has suffered a huge personal loss with the death of her father, and the surprise information he gave her. She does not cope with it all very well, and develops a strained relationship with her mother. She lives in LA and manages to fail her first job as a police officer due to her alcoholism, which served as a coping mechanism. To clear her head, Haley decides to take a vacation and travels to Louisiana. While visiting Louisianas sites, she meets the love of her life, Theodore Stockley. She begins to remember how good it felt to laugh and starts to enjoy life again. Theo is a mysterious but wealthy and influential man in Louisiana. Louisiana and Theo seemed to be what she needs to jumpstart her life back into gear. Having found what she thought was true love, Haley feels inspired and opens up a detective agency, only to find out that Theo is unable to commit to one woman. After experiencing the frustration and disappointment of her relationship, Haley returns to LA and dives into a trail of lovers while trying to keep her business afloat. Her detective agency opens up a new and different episode of her life and leads her to meet some unsavory characters with a new case that she acquires. The leads of the case are exciting, but this causes her to travel down some roads that she is not quite sure she should have followed.

In Your Hands

By Phil Geldart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Isbn : 0968567789
  • Pages : 771
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 785
  • File Pdf: in-your-hands.pdf

Book Summary:

In Your Hands, The Behaviors of a World Class Leader' presents a complete package. Together, the application of all the concepts in this book will allow the reader to deal with those they lead in a manner that enables them to make the greatest contribution possible. While the material is presented in small, easily read and understood units, when taken as a whole, the book provides a reliable guide to becoming a truly world class leader.

Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction

By Peter Hunt,Millicent Lenz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 082642077X
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 311
  • File Pdf: alternative-worlds-in-fantasy-fiction.pdf

Book Summary:

This book provides an illuminating guide to literature that creates alternative worlds for young readers. Focusing on the work of Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman, the book considers both the genre of 'alternative worlds' and the distinctiveness of these authors' texts, including Philip Pullman's The Amber Sypglass.