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Accident Of Birth

Author : Heather Neff
ISBN : 9780767917513
Genre : Fiction
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Comfortable in her twenty-year marriage to Carl, with a teenage daughter, Marisa, Reba Freeman is stunned when she discovers that her first husband, Joseph Thomas, a Liberian, is about to go on trial by the World Court for crimes against humanity. Original. 15,000 first printing.

A Prisoner Of Birth

ISBN : 9788184983159
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Accident Of Birth

Author : Stephen Gray
ISBN : UCAL:B4020323
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Sorrow Of Archaeology

Author : Russell Martin
ISBN : 0826337252
Genre : Fiction
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One hot Colorado afternoon, physician-turned-archaeologist Sarah MacLeish unearths the skeleton of an Ancestral Puebloan girl with a deformed leg. Her efforts to understand something of the long-ago life of that girl confront her with the flaws in her own body, and in her marriage. Sarah struggles with multiple sclerosis, and she is increasingly persuaded that her husband, archaeologist Harry MacLeish, is profoundly discontented in their childless marriage. Sarah must contend too with the question of where she comes from, what she remains capable of accomplishing in her life, how she can live up to the values of her grandmother - whose long life is drawing to its inevitable close - and whether she has either the power or the will to shape the days that remain to her.


Author : J. G. Ballard
ISBN : 9780007324309
Genre : Fiction
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The definitive cult, post-modern novel – a shocking blend of violence, transgression and eroticism.


Author : Heather Neff
ISBN : 9780307529558
Genre : Fiction
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“The only thing that’ll last forever is my Thirst . . . .” So says Abel Crofton as he explores the streets and canals of Amsterdam. A New York tunnel worker who’s struggling to stay sober after years of alcoholism, Abel is searching for the mother he’s never known. Despite having few clues as to her whereabouts, he soon finds a bureaucratic trail that takes him to Haarlem, the Dutch town from which the famed African-American neighborhood takes its name. As Abel ventures into more new territory, he also takes on his identity as a Black man, his rough childhood in Harlem, New York, his relationship to his bitter father, and his battle with addiction. The questions around his life only get more complicated after he meets a coldly direct waitress and a ragged jazz musician, both also bearing major scars from their pasts. The road leads to Haarlem for them as well. Welcome to Abel’s search for salvation in another tight page turner from Heather Neff.

Men Of Tomorrow

Author : Gerard Jones
ISBN : 0465036570
Genre : Art
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Springing from the depths of the Depression, the birth of the comic book superhero spawned a new genre that still resonates seventy years later, a journey chronicled in an in-depth look at the people and personalities behind the creations. 60,000 first printing.

The Tale Of Despereaux

Author : Kate DiCamillo
ISBN : 9780763649432
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

The Rise Of The Russian Novel

Author : Richard Freeborn
ISBN : 0521085888
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This introduction to the study of the Russian novel demonstrates how the form evolved from imitative beginnings to the point in the 1860s when it reached maturity and established itself as part of the European tradition. Professor Freeborn considers selected novels by Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy. Extended introductory sections to the studies of Dostoyevsk and Tolstoy deal with their earlier works. A final chapter summarises the principal points of contrast between Crime and Punishment and War and Peace, and argues that in certain specific ways, they represent the peaks in the evolution of the form of the Russian novel. Quotations are translated, but key passages are also given in the original. Professor Freeborn treats the novel as a literary form and avoids the overworked formulae on which much historical writing on Russian literature has been based. He is concerned with the literary development of a great form.


Author : Paul Quarrington
ISBN : 9780307375537
Genre : Fiction
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From one of Canada’s beloved fiction writers comes a tale of love and loss, guilt and forgiveness -- and finding redemption in the eye of a hurricane. Few people seek out the tiny Caribbean island of Dampier Cay. Visitors usually wash up there by accident, rather than by design. But this weekend, three people will fly to the island deliberately. They are not coming for a tan or fun in the sun. They are coming because Dampier Cay is where it is, and they have reason to believe that they might encounter something there that most people take great measures to avoid -- a hurricane. A lottery windfall and a few hours of selfishness have robbed Caldwell of all that was precious to him, while Beverly, haunted by tragedy and screwed by fate since birth, has given up on life. Also on the flight is Jimmy Newton, a professional storm chaser and videographer who will do anything for the perfect shot. Waiting for them at Dampier is the manager of the Water’s Edge Hotel, “Bonefish” Maywell Hope, who arrived at Dampier by the purest accident of all -- the accident of birth. A descendent of the pirates who sailed the Caribbean hundreds of years ago, Hope believes if he works hard enough, he can prevent the inevitable. Until, that is, the seas begin to rise . . . Cinematic and harrowing, spiced with Quarrington’s trademark humour, Galveston shows just how far people will go to feel alive. From the Hardcover edition.

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