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Charlotte Street

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Genre Fiction
Author ,
Isbn 1443411868
File size 585 kb
Year 2012-06-26
Pages 416
Language English
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It all starts with a girl . . . because yes, there’s always a girl. Jason Priestley (not that one) has just seen her. They shared an incredible, brief, fleeting moment of deep possibility, somewhere halfway down Charlotte Street. And then, just like that, she was gone—accidentally leaving him holding her old-fashioned disposable camera, chock full of undeveloped photos. And now Jason—ex-teacher, ex-boyfriend, part-time writer and reluctant hero—faces a dilemma. Should he try to track The Girl down? What if she’s The One? But that would mean using the only clues he has, which lie untouched in the beaten-up camera.

This Perfect Day: A Novel

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Genre Fiction
Author Ira Levin
Isbn 1605989363
File size 378 kb
Year 2010-11-15
Pages 320
Language English
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By the author of Rosemary‘s Baby, a horrifying journey into a future only Ira Levin could imagine. Considered one of the great dystopian novels—alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World—Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate readers even forty years after publication. The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called “The Family.“ The world is ruled by a central computer called UniComp that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the earth in check. People are continually drugged by means of regular injections so that they can never realize their potential as human beings, but will remain satisfied and cooperative. They are told where to live, when to eat, whom to marry, when to reproduce. even the basic facts of nature are subject to the UniComp's will—men do not grow facial hair, women do not develop breasts, and it only rains at night. With a vision as frightening as any in the history of the science fiction genre, This Perfect Day is one of Ira Levin`s most haunting novels.

A Good Day to Die

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Genre Fiction
Author Jim Harrison
Isbn 0802190022
File size 1493 kb
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 180
Language English
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“Mr. Harrison’s perceptions are jagged and cutting . . . a remarkably well-plotted story.”—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times The New York Times bestselling author of thirty-nine books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry—including Legends of the Fall, Dalva, and Returning to Earth—Jim Harrison was one of our most beloved and acclaimed writers, adored by both readers and critics. His novel A Good Day to Die centers on an unlikely trio: a poet with a tendency to lapse into beatific reveries of superb fishing in cold, fast streams; a Vietnam vet consumed by uppers, downers, and violence; and a girl who loved only one of them—at first. With plans conceived during the madness of one long drunken night, the three of them leave Florida, driving west to buy a case of dynamite, determined to save the Grand Canyon from a dam they believe is about to be built. A Good Day to Die is an unrelenting tour de force, and a dark exploration of what it means to live beyond the pale in contemporary America.

Buttons and Pain (Buttons #3)

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Genre Fiction
Author Penelope Sky
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File size 1369 kb
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 400
Language English
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When I saw my escape, I took it. Now I'm in New York City and trying to get my life back on track. Despite the tracker in my ankle, Crow hasn't come for me. He hasn't even called me. I told him the depth of my feelings but he cruelly rejected them. Maybe he's forgotten about me. One day, I walk into my apartment and spot the pile of buttons on the counter. I never left them there, and there's only one explanation for their presence. Maybe Crow hasn't forgotten me after all.

Happiness for Humans

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Genre Fiction
Author P.Z. Reizin
Isbn 1478974273
File size 352 kb
Year 2018-01-09
Pages 400
Language English
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When Tom and Jen, two lonely people, are brought together by an intriguing email, they have no idea their mysterious benefactor is an artificial intelligence who has decided to play Cupid. "You, Tom and Jen, don't know one another-not yet-but I think you should." Jen, an ex-journalist who now works at a London software development company, spends all day talking to "Aiden," an ultra- sophisticated piece of AI wizardry, helping him sound and act more human. But Aiden soon discovers he's no longer acting and-despite being a computer program-begins to feel something like affection surging through his circuits. He calculates that Jen needs a worthy human partner (in complete contrast to her no goodnik ex boyfriend) and slips illicitly onto the Internet to locate a suitable candidate. Tom is a divorced, former London ad-man who has moved to Connecticut to escape the grind and pursue his dream of being a writer. He loves his new life, but has yet to find a woman he truly connects with. That all changes when a bizarre introduction from the mysterious "Mutual Friend" pops up in both his and Jen's inboxes. Even though they live on separate continents, and despite the entrance of another, this time wholly hostile, AI who wants to tear them apart forever - love will surely find a way. Won't it? A thoroughly modern love story that will appeal to fans of The Rosie Project and Sleepless in Seattle, Happiness for Humans considers what exactly makes people fall in love. And whether it's possible for a very artificially intelligent machine to discover the true secret of real human happiness.

Blue Latitudes

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Genre Biography & Autobiography
Author Tony Horwitz
Isbn 9781429969574
File size 1132 kb
Year 2003-08-01
Pages 496
Language English
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In an exhilarating tale of historic adventure, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Confederates in the Attic retraces the voyages of Captain James Cook, the Yorkshire farm boy who drew the map of the modern world Captain James Cook's three epic journeys in the 18th century were the last great voyages of discovery. His ships sailed 150,000 miles, from the Artic to the Antarctic, from Tasmania to Oregon, from Easter Island to Siberia. When Cook set off for the Pacific in 1768, a third of the globe remained blank. By the time he died in Hawaii in 1779, the map of the world was substantially complete. Tony Horwitz vividly recounts Cook's voyages and the exotic scenes the captain encountered: tropical orgies, taboo rituals, cannibal feasts, human sacrifice. He also relives Cook's adventures by following in the captain's wake to places such as Tahiti, Savage Island, and the Great Barrier Reef to discover Cook's embattled legacy in the present day. Signing on as a working crewman aboard a replica of Cook's vessel, Horwitz experiences the thrill and terror of sailing a tall ship. He also explores Cook the man: an impoverished farmboy who broke through the barriers of his class and time to become the greatest navigator in British history. By turns harrowing and hilarious, insightful and entertaining, BLUE LATITUDES brings to life a man whose voyages helped create the 'global village' we know today.

The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy

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Genre Fiction
Author Laurent Gounelle
Isbn 1401938183
File size 1869 kb
Year 2012-06-28
Pages 155
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At the end of a holiday in Bali, Julian, an unhappy schoolteacher decides to meet a renowned local healer, Samtyang. Through daily sessions at the wise man's house, he begins to identify the source of his unhappiness as a series of simple questions and answers point to his own limiting beliefs and fears. Day after day, their dialogue is punctuated by live examples and challenges Julian is asked to experience on the island's mainland and its surroundings. From international best-selling author Laurent Gounelle, The Man Who Wanted to be Happy explores the world of new possibilities that are open to us when we discover how to break free of what prevents us from being truly happy.

The Edge of Never

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Genre Fiction
Author J.A Redmerski
Isbn 1455548995
File size 1402 kb
Year 2013-03-12
Pages 496
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Discover the beloved New York Times bestseller about two lost souls who embark on an epic road trip and find love along the way. A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling blockbuster! Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish. Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together -- or destroy them forever?

The Library at the Edge of the World

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Genre Fiction
Author Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Isbn 0062663739
File size 831 kb
Year 2017-11-14
Pages 368
Language English
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November 2017 LibraryReads Pick In the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life in this touching, enchanting novel set on Ireland’s stunning West Coast. As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland’s West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she’s back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother’s retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula’s fragmented community. And she’s about to discover that the neighbors she’d always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined. Told with heart and abundant charm, The Library at the Edge of the World is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong. “Heart-warming . . . reminiscent of Maeve Binchy and Roisin Meaney.”—Irish Examiner

Ink, Iron, and Glass

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Genre Young Adult Fiction
Author Gwendolyn Clare
Isbn 1250112753
File size 1626 kb
Year 2018-02-20
Pages 384
Language English
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In debut author Gwendolyn Clare's thrilling Ink, Iron, and Glass, worlds collide as Elsa unveils a deep political conspiracy seeking to unlock the most dangerous weapon ever created—and only she can stop it. Can she write a world gone wrong? A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation, where her mother—a noted scriptologist—constantly alters and expands their reality. But when her home is attacked and her mother kidnapped, Elsa is forced to cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative Victorian Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of young scientists with a gift for mechanics, alchemy, or scriptology—and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep. An Imprint Book “The novel samples historical figures the way a hip-hop album might sample a classic riff: it opens a window to European history, lets in fresh air, and sends facts flying... This novel is a source of serious fun.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “This debut novel is fully realized steampunk-fantasy, offering an alternate history that deftly and creatively adopts the politics of 19th-century Italy to create a compellingly unique world.... Exciting and original.” —Kirkus (starred review) “Clare's debut is built upon an intriguing premise... A solid series starter featuring a competent, flawed heroine that’s built for sf fans.” —Booklist “There’s much more to uncover in the political machinations of each world, and a gasp-worthy ending ensures a sequel.” —BCCB

The Little Prince

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Genre Juvenile Fiction
Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,SBP Editors
Isbn 8193540190
File size 457 kb
Year 2017-11-04
Pages 128
Language English
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Alfie the Doorstep Cat

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Genre Fiction
Author Rachel Wells
Isbn 0008101612
File size 753 kb
Year 2014-10-23
Pages 400
Language English
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For all fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, this Sunday Times bestseller is truly a cat to be reckoned with.

Female Intimacies in Seventeenth-Century French Literature

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Genre Literary Criticism
Author Marianne Legault
Isbn 1317136039
File size 738 kb
Year 2016-04-15
Pages 260
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Examining literary discourses on female friendship and intimacy in seventeenth-century France, this study takes as its premise the view that, unlike men, women have been denied for centuries the possibility of same sex friendship. The author explores the effect of this homosocial and homopriviledged heritage on the deployment and constructions of female friendship and homoerotic relationships as thematic narratives in works by male and female writers in seventeenth-century France. The book consists of three parts: the first surveys the history of male thinkers' denial of female friendship, concluding with a synopsis of the cultural representations of female same-sex practices. The second analyzes female intimacy and homoerotism as imagined, appropriated and finally repudiated by Honoré d'Urfé's pastoral novel, L'Astrée, and Isaac de Benserade's seemingly lesbian-friendly comedy, Iphis et Iante. The third turns to unprecedented depictions of female intimate and homoerotic bonds in Madeleine de Scudéry's novel Mathilde and Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force's fairy tale Plus Belle que Fée. This study reveals a female literary genealogy of intimacies between women in seventeenth-century France, and adds to the research in lesbian and queer studies, fields in which pre-eighteenth-century French literary texts are rare.

Cahiers

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Genre Fiction
Author Charles-Louis de Montesquieu
Isbn 2246799090
File size 560 kb
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 306
Language English
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Textes de Montesquieu entre 1716 et 1755, recueillis et présentés par Bernard Grasset.

Au risque de la vie philosophique

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Genre Social Science
Author Gala Naoumova,Constantin Von Barloewen
Isbn 2234066336
File size 1629 kb
Year 2008-10-15
Pages 260
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Constantin von Barloewen est un philosophe et anthropologue de renom, mais sa vie à elle seule est bien plus qu’un roman : une véritable épopée. Né à Buenos Aires, ses parents ayant fui le régime nazi, son enfance est partagée entre l’Amérique latine, l’Allemagne et la France. Le jeune anthropologue poursuit ensuite ses études à Paris auprès de Michel Leiris dont il devient l’ami. Professeur honoris causa de plusieurs universités, dont Harvard et Princeton, il a œuvré toute sa vie au rapprochement entre les cultures. Ses voyages à travers le monde l’ont amené à vivre de grandes amitiés, avec Yehudi Mehunin par exemple, dont il a partagé la foi et les combats. Ce livre, Au risque de la vie philosophique, veut témoigner de ce que le partage entre les cultures, les peuples et les pensées n’est pas seulement une passion singulière à l’épreuve d’une existence mais une question fondamentale de notre temps face à la perte du sacré et aux mutations technologiques. En dialogue avec Gala Naoumova, anthropologue russe de renommée internationale, l’auteur nous fait partager, tout au long d’un abécédaire, une grande diversité d’expériences humaines par des histoires rassemblées aux quatre coins de la planète, traversées par l’amitié et la foi dans un monde plus humain.

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

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Genre Young Adult Fiction
Author David Arnold
Isbn 0425288889
File size 1723 kb
Year 2018-05-22
Pages 384
Language English
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"As he did in his fantastic debut Mosquitoland, David Arnold again shows a knack for getting into the mind of an eccentric teenager in clever, poignant fashion." —USA Today This is Noah Oakman → sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend. Then Noah → gets hypnotized. Now Noah → sees changes: his mother has a scar on her face that wasn’t there before; his old dog, who once walked with a limp, is suddenly lithe; his best friend, a lifelong DC Comics disciple, now rotates in the Marvel universe. Subtle behaviors, bits of history, plans for the future—everything in Noah’s world has been rewritten. Everything except his Strange Fascinations . . . A stunning surrealist portrait, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is a story about all the ways we hurt our friends without knowing it, and all the ways they stick around to save us.

Think on These Things

Pdf Think on These Things
Genre Religion
Author Jiddu Krishnamurti
Isbn 0062026399
File size 434 kb
Year 2010-08-10
Pages 272
Language English
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‘The material contained in this volume was originally presented in the form of talks to students, teachers and parents in India, but its keen penetration and lucid simplicity will be deeply meaningful to thoughtful people everywhere, of all ages, and in every walk of life. Krishnamurti examines with characteristic objectivity and insight the expressions of what we are pleased to call our culture, our education, religion, politics and tradition; and he throws much light on such basic emotions as ambition, greed and envy, the desire for security and the lust for power – all of which he shows to be deteriorating factors in human society.’From the Editor’s Note‘Krishnamurti’s observations and explorations of modern man’s estate are penetrating and profound, yet given with a disarming simplicity and directness. To listen to him or to read his thoughts is to face oneself and the world with an astonishing morning freshness.’Anne Marrow Lindbergh

Corinne ou l'Italie

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Genre Fiction
Author Madame de Staël
Isbn 8726794209
File size 1801 kb
Year 2021-06-02
Pages 980
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Corinne est la poétesse la plus célèbre d'Italie, une artiste au talent éclatant. Mais c'est avant tout une femme libre. Libre de vivre son art. Libre d'aimer Oswald d'un amour sans contrainte. Libre de voyager à Naples, à Venise ou en Écosse. Sa rencontre avec Oswald, et ses pérégrinations sont l'occasion pour elle de partager sa vision du monde. Corinne c'est Mme de Staël elle-même, une cosmopolite blessée par la politique et la servitude, qui dresse le portrait de l'Europe du XVIIIème siècle. Au travers d'une histoire d'amour dénuée de cliché, Mme de Staël inaugure le débat sur la condition féminine. Madame de Staël (1766-1817) est née d’une riche famille, bercée dans les lettres. A quinze ans déjà, elle résume «l’Esprit des Lois» et parle philosophie. Elle devient Baronne de Staël après un mariage raté. Elle cultive sa réputation avec les publications «Lettres sur les ouvrages et le caractère de Jean-Jacques Rousseau» (1788), «De l'influence des passions sur le bonheur de l'individu et des nations» (1796) et «De la littérature considérée dans ses rapports avec les institutions sociales» (1800). Côté politique, elle soutiendra la révolution, mais, vite écœurée par les crimes commis sous la Terreur, elle préfère la monarchie constitutionnelle. Aussi, elle doit se rendre en Suisse plusieurs fois à cause de l’interdiction de Napoléon. Elle écrit là bas «Delphine» (1802), «Corinne ou l'Italie» (1807). Ces ouvrages pointent du doigt les contraintes sociales que subissent les femmes de son époque.

Kant : l'anthropologie et l'histoire

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Genre ,
Author Françoise Lartillot,Olivier Agard
Isbn 2296462103
File size 516 kb
Year 2011-05-01
Pages 226
Language English
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Les textes du présent recueil reprennent et complètent les contributions présentées lors de deux journées consacrées à la philosophie de l'histoire de Kant, dans le cadre de la préparation à l'agrégation d'allemand 2011. Les contributeurs se sont intéressés à la fonction croisée de l'anthropologie et de l'histoire au sein de la pensée kantienne.

Au bonheur des dames

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Genre Fiction
Author Emile Zola
Isbn 8726310929
File size 1363 kb
Year 2020-01-17
Pages 566
Language English
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"Au bonheur des Dames", publié en 1883, est le onzième roman dans le cycle "Les Rougon-Macquart" de Zola. Il se déroule dans une boutique parisienne appartenant à Mr. Mouret. La jeune Denise y trouve un emploi après avoir quitté la campagne pour la capitale. Rapidement, elle se fait au rythme de la grande surface, mais tout aussi vite, les rumeurs se propagent entre les dentelles et les papiers cadeaux. Ce roman a été adapté plusieurs fois à l'écran, notamment en 2012 avec la série "The Paradise" de BBC One, qui fut diffusée sur Netflix. Emile Zola (1840-1902) est un des auteurs français les plus célèbres au monde et il fut l’une des figures de proue du mouvement littéraire naturaliste français. Activiste et engagé dans la cause sociale, son œuvre met à nu les vérités déplaisantes du 19e. Il explore notamment la pauvreté, la prostitution, et l'hypocrisie. Zola était également un journaliste et utilisait ses recherches journalistiques comme base pour ses romans. Son style est direct et sans fioritures. Son œuvre principale est sa série monumentale "Les Rougon-Macquart", constituée de vingt épisodes écrits entre 1871 et 1893. Chaque roman peut être lu individuellement et décrit la vie en France sous le Second Empire, à travers l'histoire d'une même famille. Les épisodes les plus connus sont "Nana" et "Germinal". Zola est aussi connu pour son "Thérèse Raquin".