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Sugarbird

Author : Nomi Chippendale
ISBN : 0692205586
Genre : Fiction
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Growing up on an island outside of Vancouver Canada, twelve year old Nina Tapioca is anything but pretty and popular unlike Claudia Crowe, who loves to torture Nina's very existence along with her equally handsome boyfriend, Axl. Determined to leave the island one day to become a famous writer, Nina finds support and love from her only friend, Ba-Ba, her maternal grandmother. What Nina doesn't know is that something magical is about to happen that will change her life forever but she first has to endure heartache and pain. Will this new magic gift of Nina's give her the things that she has longed for her entire life: friendship, popularity, beauty? Or will she realize that she has been special all along?

The Grenadillo Box

Author : Janet Gleeson
ISBN : 9781448154999
Genre : Fiction
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It is New Year's Day 1755 and Nathaniel Hopson, journeyman to the famous cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, finds himself drawn into a chilling affair. While working at the country home of Lord Montfort, Nathaniel discovers his patron shot dead in his magnificent new library. The conclusion seems obvious: burdened with gambling debts and recently possessed of a melancholic nature, Montfort must have taken his own life, but Nathaniel is not convinced. While the gun near Montfort's hand suggests suicide, what of the blood on the windowsill and the confusion of footprints on the library floor? And there is another strange detail: the small, elaborately carved box of rare grenadillo wood clutched in the aristocrat's lifeless hand. No sooner has Nathaniel been set up as a most unlikely investigator than another body is found, frozen and cruelly mutilated. Nathaniel's detachment is shattered. He knows the victim well - but what was he doing on Montfort's country estate? Nathaniel's investigation will take him from palatial drawing rooms to the slums of Fleet Street and London's Foundling Hospital, where the identity of a child abandoned twenty years ago may hold the key to the mystery. But someone has already killed to keep this secret and each step Nathaniel takes on his journey is a step further into danger. As intricately crafted as a Chippendale cabinet, THE GRENADILLO BOX is both an utterly irresistible detective story and a vibrant recreation of eighteenth-century England, and marks the fiction debut of this supremely accomplished writer.

Achilleid

Author : Publius Papinius Statius
ISBN : 1624664075
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"One of the most entertaining short narratives of all time, the Achilleid is a stand-alone work of compelling contemporary interest that moves with great rapidity and clarity. Its compact narrative, which encompasses a brutish childhood, an overprotective mother, temporary gender bending, sexual violence, and a final coming to manhood with the promise of future military prowess, may be unparalleled in a single narrative of such brevity. The text has survived in hundreds of manuscripts, sometimes copied with Statius' much longer and lugubrious Thebaid, but just as often with other racy short narratives and dramas taught in the medieval schools. The poem's literary playfulness, visual imagery, and lighthearted treatment of mythological and historical data made it--and can still make it--a goldmine in the classroom. Until now, however, it has been virtually impossible to get a sense of the work if one did not know Latin--recent translations notwithstanding. Stanley Lombardo's translation of the Achilleid is a dream: it's sound, enthralling, and will fully engage readers with this enticing, perplexing, at times distressing, but ultimately rewarding work." --Marjorie Curry Woods, Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Blue Scarab

Author : Jenny Dooley
ISBN : 1842169750
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Osiris held up the blue scarab. "This is what we will use to speak to the living. Through this the souls of the dead will be judged. We hope that the living will understand what we say..."

Creative Close Ups

Author : Harold Davis
ISBN : 9781118076194
Genre : Photography
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Anathem

Author : Neal Stephenson
ISBN : 9780857890481
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 79. 22 MB
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Erasmas, 'Raz', is a young avout living in the Concent, a sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers. Three times during history's darkest epochs, violence has invaded and devastated the cloistered community. Yet the avout have always managed to adapt in the wake of catastrophe. But they now prepare to open the Concent's gates to the outside world, in celebration of a once-a-decade rite. Suddenly, Erasmas finds himself a major player in a drama that will determine the future of his world - as he sets out on an extraordinary odyssey that will carry him to the most dangerous, inhospitable corners of the planet...and beyond.

Cradle Of Flavor

Author : James Oseland
ISBN : 0393054772
Genre : Cooking
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An illustrated culinary resource based on the author's two-decade exploration of the Spice Islands includes preparation instructions for dishes prepared in home kitchens and diverse markets in Singapore, Malaysia, West Sumatra, and other regions, in a guide complemented by a glossary of terms.

Afterage

Author : Yvonne Navarro
ISBN : 0553563580
Genre : Fiction
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As a plague of vampires creeps across the country--reducing thriving cities to ghost towns--a few scattered survivors hide behind fortified walls and raid deserted stores for supplies as they plan to fight back. Original.

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