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The Dream Merchant

By Fred Waitzkin
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Isbn : 125001137X
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 579
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A powerful, exquisitely written tale about a charismatic yet morally ambiguous salesman Jim can sell anything to anyone. Born into abject poverty, he uses street smarts, irresistible charms, and increasingly sophisticated schemes to pull himself up from door-to-door salesman to international mogul, the father of the pyramid scheme. Jim becomes fabulously wealthy, owning estates and dining with royalty, but along the way he leaves an army of disillusioned customers broke and ruined in his wake. To escape his past, as well as government investigators, he leaves the country to become the leader of a lawless and predatory gold-mining operation in the Brazilian Amazon---an entirely lush, violent, dissolute life. Worn down by age, and a lifetime of shady enterprise, his world suddenly changes when he meets Mara, a beautiful, young Israeli woman with dark ambitions of her own. In the process of their unlikely life together, Mara finds herself attracted to this ruined old man, as if his profligate history of glory and big money, and finally his weakness and proximity to death, creates an urgency and eroticism for her. Narrated by an anonymous writer who is equally mesmerized and repulsed by Jim, Fred Waitzkin's The Dream Merchant is an unwavering look at the price of heedless ambition, the indissoluble bonds of male friendship, and the unsettling nature of love and sexuality.

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A collection of short stories by Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively In Pack of Cards Penelope Lively's gifts of acute perception and wry humour are distilled into a unique collection of mesmerizing stories. 'Confirms her as the most original and piercing writer now working in that most unsparing of genres - short stories' The Times Penelope Lively is the author of many prize-winning novels and short-story collections for both adults and children. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize: once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark. She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger. Her other books include Going Back; Judgement Day; Next to Nature, Art; Perfect Happiness; Passing On; City of the Mind; Cleopatra's Sister; Heat Wave; Beyond the Blue Mountains, a collection of short stories; Oleander, Jacaranda, a memoir of her childhood days in Egypt; Spiderweb; her autobiographical work, A House Unlocked; The Photograph; Making It Up; Consequences; Family Album, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel Award, and How It All Began. She is a popular writer for children and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award. She was appointed CBE in the 2001 New Year's Honours List, and DBE in 2012. Penelope Lively lives in London.

The Toy Museum

By Mark Roland Langdale
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  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 1800467672
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 829
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Alfie Jolly is 59 and unhappy with his life. More specifically, with his birthdays. You see, none of them have been any good and with his sixtieth on its way, Alfie can’t help but think he’s been wronged. Spur of the moment, Alfie decides he wants to return/recycle all of his old birthdays. The only trick now is to find out how. A trip the North Pole, a chat with Father Christmas, and a flight to Egypt later, Alfie meets Father Birthday who, eventually, agrees to help turn back the clock. Literally. Suddenly Alfie is a child again, reliving each birthday and making new and better memories. Like in 1966 when he and his family travel to Disney World, or go to the fair in 1967 or when he relives the moon landing where the love his life, pretty Suzy Gentry, sits next to him on the sofa. His life is great with dancing again in classes and racing around with his twin, but it isn’t long before shadows start creeping in to this dream childhood of never-ending birthdays. Is it a case of be careful what you wish for or be grateful for every moment you have – before it ends?

Amazed!

By Mark Roland Langdale
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 1800467044
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 886
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On a very usual day, on a very usual school trip to Hampton Court Maze, there is a very unusually named girl called Victoriana Elizabeth Alice Royal. At least she can concentrate on history today and learn new facts as she wanders the maze. But little does Victoriana know that history will come alive for her in a way it never has before...

WALNECK'S CLASSIC CYCLE TRADER, NOVEMBER 1996

By Causey Enterprises, LLC
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  • Publisher : Causey Enterprises, LLC
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 349
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Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

By Gary Westfahl
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440866171
  • Pages : 766
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 503
  • File Pdf: science-fiction-literature-through-history.pdf

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This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole

Dreams of the Solo Trapeze

By Mark Schreiber
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Isbn : 0975466445
  • Pages :
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 493
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Waiting in the Wild

By
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  • Publisher : Educreation Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 334
  • Category :
  • Reads : 720
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This book is based on the true story of a woman, torn between tradition and her wish to live. Her grandmother was widowed at 24; mother was married at 11 to a 39-year-old wrestler. Priya, the third-generation girl, is an angry witness to their trauma. In search of Identity and Love, the conventional girl encounters various shades of hypocrisy and sexual starvation and is completely transformed. Conjugal love is marred by unemployment and interference by in-laws. Marriage and pregnancy are not free from patriarchal politics. She feels liberated with the death of her husband and rejects the conventional value system, which denied happiness and love to her and her mother. If ultimately the body is to be burnt, then why not live it?But would she be able to find love?

Beneath the Citadel

By Destiny Soria
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Isbn : 1683353854
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 607
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The author of Iron Cast delivers “a thrilling adventure story” in this YA fantasy novel of dangerous rebellion against rules with the power of prophecy (Kirkus). In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade. Now Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council, which governs Eldra from behind the walls of the citadel. Her only allies are no-nonsense Alys, easygoing Evander, and perpetually underestimated Newt. As Cassa struggles to live up to her parents’ legacy, she and her friends try to uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy—before it’s too late to save the city.

Luxe inferno

By Dr. Mahul Brahma
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BlueRose Publishers
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 113
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 912
  • File Pdf: luxe-inferno.pdf

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Luxe Inferno is a philosophical quest for the true meaning of luxe. It traces the journey of a luxe-o-holic through the nine circles of Inferno described by Dante Alighieri in Divine Comedy. It is a heady mix of facts and fiction comprising in-depth analysis of the various facets of luxury, based on research spanning over a decade. Through contemporary essays the book also explores luxury from marketing and branding perspectives. This is the third book of The Luxe Trilogy, the first two books comprise Decoding Luxe, exploring the dazzle, and Dark Luxe, exploring the darkness that secretly hides behind this luxe.

Angels, Dreams, Visions

By G. Allen Grootboom, PhD
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 151446571X
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 832
  • File Pdf: angels-dreams-visions.pdf

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Angels, dreams, and visionswe all experience these adventures in mind, body, or soul, in real time, in thought, or in dreams. We dream about strange worlds, have strange encounters where we are told of things to come but not of when. People operate like magnets, attracting people and events into our lives and pushing people away. This book is about those events, those meetings, those dreams. It is a journey into our knowing of our imaginary worlds. It is also about your journey into your thought life, where the thoughts come from and where they vanish to. It is about our alone life.

Anatomy of Spirituality: Portrait of the Soul

By Chander Behl
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : 1460258037
  • Pages : 1032
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 319
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The domain of spirituality, separated from its theological overburden, believes in the existence of a spiritual self, presumed to be distinctly separate from the psychological self. The spiritual eternal self, also known as the soul or spirit (sometimes supported by an overarching Spirit), is asserted to be operating behind the ephemeral self. This book takes a contrarian stance; it argues that the premise of the soul concept is obtained through the magic of language, maintained through the marvel of the brain’s biochemistry, and sustained through the mirage of the psychological juggernauts of the brain. The magic, the marvel and the mirage, together, bring about subtle shifts as the linguistic brain suppresses many psychological details, habitually applies mental templates such as inversions and dichotomies, and enhances its language by coining religious and spiritual metaphors. The consequence of these changes is that the usual flickering self begins to be impressed by itself, believing it is buttressed by something transcendental and eternal within: the soul or the spirit. The self, although indoctrinated during its formative years, also begins to assimilate and accept the opinion that the overwhelming weight of religious doctrines and dogmas, the overburden, signifies as the legitimate proof for the eternal soul.

We Are What We Sell: How Advertising Shapes American Life. . . And Always Has [3 volumes]

By Danielle Sarver Coombs,Bob Batchelor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 0313392455
  • Pages : 1004
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 948
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For the last 150 years, advertising has created a consumer culture in the United States, shaping every facet of American life—from what we eat and drink to the clothes we wear and the cars we drive. • Includes original essays by noted cultural and advertising historians, commentators, and journalists • Provides analysis from experts in advertising and popular culture that places American advertising in historical and cultural context • Supplies a comprehensive examination of advertising history and its consequences across modern America • Presents an extensive analysis of the role of new media and the Internet • Documents why advertising is necessary, not only for companies, but in determining what being "an American" constitutes

In the Light of Contradiction

By RobertaAnn Quance
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351563084
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Reads : 949
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In 1926, as a young man of 28 with a growing reputation as an oral poet, Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) toyed with the idea of proving his worth in writing by bringing out a boxed set of three volumes of his verse. Because the Suites , Canciones , and the Poema del cante jondo eventually came out singly (in the case of the Suites , posthumously), readers have not always realised that they formed a single body of work -- one which, Lorca himself was surprised to note, has 'una rarisima unidad', an odd unity of aims and accomplishment. This is poetry which takes up the question of desire in progressively depersonalizing ways, and shows modernism coming into being. Through renunciation, by cutting away the personal and the taboo, Lorca created a poetry that, like no other in Europe, stood between the avant-garde and oral traditions, making their contradictions his truth. Roberta Ann Quance is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at Queen's University, Belfast.