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The Dragon Behind the Glass

The Dragon Behind the Glass [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451678967
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Dragon Behind the Glass by Book Resume:

WINNER OF THE 2017 NASW SCIENCE IN SOCIETY JOURNALISM AWARD A FINALIST FOR THE 2017 PEN/E. O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR “[A] curiously edifying book.” —The New York Times Book Review “With the taut suspense of a spy novel, Voigt paints a vivid world of murder, black market deals, and habitat destruction surrounding a fish that's considered, ironically, to be a good-luck charm.” —Discover “[An] immensely satisfying story, full of surprises and suspense....Things get weird fast.” —The Wall Street Journal An intrepid journalist’s quest to find a wild Asian arowana—the world’s most expensive aquarium fish—takes her on a global tour in this “engaging tale of obsession and perseverance…and an enthralling look at the intersection of science, commercialism, and conservationism” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). A young man is murdered for his pet fish. An Asian tycoon buys a single specimen for $150,000. Meanwhile, a pet detective chases smugglers through the streets of New York. With “the taut suspense of a spy novel” (Discover) The Dragon Behind the Glass tells the story of a fish like none other. Treasured as a status symbol believed to bring good luck, the Asian arowana, or “dragon fish,” is a dramatic example of a modern paradox: the mass-produced endangered species. While hundreds of thousands are bred in captivity, the wild fish as become a near-mythical creature. From the South Bronx to Borneo and beyond, journalist Emily Voigt follows the trail of the arowana to learn its fate in nature. “A fresh, lively look at an obsessive desire to own a piece of the wild” (Kirkus Reviews), The Dragon Behind the Glass traces our fascination with aquarium fish back to the era of exploration when naturalists stood on the cutting edge of modern science. In an age when freshwater fish now comprise one of the most rapidly vanishing groups of animals, Voigt unearths a surprising truth behind the arowana’s rise to fame—one that calls into question how we protect the world’s rarest species. “Not since Candace Millard published The River of Doubt has the world of the Amazon, Borneo, Myanmar, and other exotic locations been so colorfully portrayed as it is now in Emily Voigt’s The Dragon Behind the Glass…a must-read” (Library Journal, starred review).

Beyond the Glass Case

Beyond the Glass Case [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1315432951
Author: Nick Merriman
Publisher: Routledge
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Beyond the Glass Case by Nick Merriman Book Resume:

The book is the result of a nationwide survey in the UK that measured public use of and attitudes to the past, archaeology and collecting. The author reviews this research in the light of contemporary theory on ideology and representation and goes on to develop a convincing explanation for the failure of museums and similar institutions to connect with the majority of the public. Merriman marshals the empirical and theoretical work to make a powerful case for a new approach to attract the under served populations; one which encourages a view of the museum as a service helping its public to see, understand and engage with its own personal, local and multi-faceted past.

Beyond the Glass

Beyond the Glass [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0748127410
Author: Antonia White
Publisher: Virago
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Beyond the Glass by Antonia White Book Resume:

Clara Batchelor is twenty-two. Her brief, doomed marriage to Archie over, she returns to live with her parents in the home of her childhood. She hopes for comfort but the devoutly Catholic household confines her and forms a dangerous glass wall of guilt and repression between Clara and the outside world. Clara both longs for and fears what lies beyond, and when she escapes into an exhilarating and passionate love affair her fragile identity cracks. Beyond the Glass completes the trilogy sequel to Frost in May, which began with The Lost Traveller and The Sugar House. Although each is a complete novel in itself, together they form a brilliant portrait of a young girl's journey to adulthood.

Beyond the Glass

Beyond the Glass [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1480925403
Author: Phillip D. Farrara
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
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Beyond the Glass by Phillip D. Farrara Book Resume:

Beyond the Glass by Phillip D. Farrara Beyond the Glass is collection of fictional stories inspired by real events in the author’s own life experiences or those of his family. The ups and downs of life are universal, and Beyond the Glass illustrates this with a witty variety of hilarious coincidences, heartwarming tales, and hardcore realities about some of life’s disappointments.

The City Beyond the Glass

The City Beyond the Glass [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Suzannah Rowntree
Publisher: Bocfodder Press
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Innocence Beyond The Glass House

Innocence Beyond The Glass House [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1662423071
Author: Adam Wolfe
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
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Innocence Beyond The Glass House by Adam Wolfe Book Resume:

On December 3, 1996, at 4:10 pm, Judge Michael Lyon of the District Court of Weber County, State of Utah, sent a man to prison for a crime committed and confessed to by another man. Prior to imposing the final sentence, Judge Lyon made the following remarks: "I don't know that there is a more difficult case where a judge does more soul searching in a case where a person staunchly denies culpability and at every turn in the system pleads his innocence. We know that there are cases where people are punished for crimes they didn't do. It would just be utterly repugnant for me to think that I could send a man to prison for a crime that he did not commit... I only wish I could look inside your heart. I can't... And the only thing I can do today is do what I think is the right thing to do. And I don't know what's right..., and so I'm just doing the best that I can." His best sent an innocent man to prison for five years, placed him on a state sex offender registry for ten years, and was a life sentence of hatred and abuse because of a fabricated label and conviction. Innocence Beyond the Glass House—A Story of Injustice and the Final Battle for Freedom is the beginning and ending of the story. It's the truth about how one innocent man suffered then lived to tell the tale. It's a book about rebirth and trying to find peace and discovery that came at great cost. It's a look at the criminal justice system at its worst and shows how Lady Justice is not only blind but habitually deaf and dumb. This work is about survival, self-reflection, the indomitable human soul, and about love then hate, friends then enemies, acceptance followed by complete rejection from every segment of humanity, while exhibiting unparalleled endurance and hope and confidence in divine beings, which gave the author the capacity to abide lifelong suffering.

Beyond Breaking the Glass

Beyond Breaking the Glass [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0881232068
Author: Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, D.Min.
Publisher: CCAR Press
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Beyond Breaking the Glass by Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, D.Min. Book Resume:

This is the book for all of today’s couples. Explores the rich history of Jewish wedding customs and rituals throughout the centuries while providing contemporary interpretations and creative options.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1416550607
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Book Resume:

Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

Reflections from Behind the Glass

Reflections from Behind the Glass [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1664138242
Author: Jasper A. Lee
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Reflections from Behind the Glass by Jasper A. Lee Book Resume:

We see the world through various glasses—rose-colored glasses, glass ceilings, even the looking glass. While our greatest insights arise from seeing things through these glasses, it is not until we look beyond them that we understand who we are and who we can be. When we cannot see the glass, we risk being trapped in our own glass cell, or, worse, a house of mirrors of our own making.

The Glass Half Full

The Glass Half Full [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1910324167
Author: Eleanor le
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
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The Glass Half Full by Eleanor le Book Resume:

A self-help book for the Scottish psyche. Cultural Miserablism: the power of the negative story with no redemption and no escape, that wallows in its own bleakness. Scotland is a small and immensely creative country. The role of the arts and culture is one that many are rightly proud of. But do we portray Scotland in the light we should? There is a tendency in film, literature and other cultural output to portray the negative aspects of Scottish life. In The Glass Half Full, filmmaker Eleanor le and academic David Manderson explore the origins of this bleak take on Scottish life, its literary and cultural expressions, and how this phenomenon in film has risen to the level of a genre which audiences both domestic and international see as a recognisable story of contemporary Scotland. What does miserablism tell us about ourselves? When did we become cultural victims? Is it time we move away from an image of Scotland that constantly casts itself as the poor relation? From the Trainspotting to the Kailyard, The Glass Half Full confronts the negative Scotland we portray not only to the world but, most importantly, ourselves. Do [they] accurately reflect the reality of life in Scotland for the majority of the population or are they just 'stories' we like to tell ourselves about ourselves? ELEANOR LE Our greatest export is the diversity of our fiction, the myriad of alternatives between its contrasts and all its new heroes and heroines. It's time we knew it. DAVID MANDERSON

The Girl Behind the Glass

The Girl Behind the Glass [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0375889965
Author: Jane Kelley
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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The Girl Behind the Glass by Jane Kelley Book Resume:

The house on Hemlock Road used to be someone's home. Until something happened. Something that even after 80 years, can never be forgotten or forgiven . . . . Eleven-year-old twins Hannah and Anna agree about everything—especially that they don't want to move to the creepy old house on Hemlock Road. But as soon as they move into the house, the twins start disagreeing for the first time in their lives. In fact, it's almost as though something or someone is trying to drive them apart. While Anna settles in, Hannah can't ignore the strange things that keep happening on Hemlock Road. Why does she sense things that no one else in the family does? Like when the hemlock branch outside waves shush, shush. Or at night, if she listens hard enough, it's almost as though someone is trying to talk to her. Someone no one else can hear. Someone angry enough to want revenge. Hannah, are you listening? Is the house haunted? Is Hannah crazy? Or does something in the house want her as a best friend—forever?

The Glass Magician

The Glass Magician [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466820837
Author: Caroline Stevermer
Publisher: Tor Books
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The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer Book Resume:

Reminiscent of The Golem and the Jinni, The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer is a magical and romantic tale set in New York’s Gilded Age. New York 1905—The Vanderbilts. The Astors. The Morgans. They are the cream of society—and they own the nation on the cusp of a new century. Thalia Cutler doesn’t have any of those family connections. What she does know is stage magic and she dazzles audiences with an act that takes your breath away. That is, until one night when a trick goes horribly awry. In surviving she discovers that she can shapeshift, and has the potential to take her place among the rich and powerful. But first, she’ll have to learn to control that power...before the real monsters descend to feast. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Glass Key

The Glass Key [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443417181
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publisher: Harper Collins
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The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett Book Resume:

Small-time gambler and criminal Ned Beaumont investigates the murder of the local senator’s son, heads off a gang war, and clears the name of his immoral political boss, Paul Madvig. Kidnapped, roughed up, and on the run, Ned Beaumont holds to his personal code and ultimately exposes the true culprit. Considered one of Dashiell Hammett’s favourites, The Glass Key has been adapted for radio and film, influenced other cinematic works including the award-winning film Miller’s Crossing, and inspired the Glass Key Award for the best crime novel by a Scandinavian author. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443455741
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel Book Resume:

LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE #1 national bestseller New York Times bestseller From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it. Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later, Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. Weaving together the lives of these characters, The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.

The Glass Sentence

The Glass Sentence [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0698144996
Author: S. E. Grove
Publisher: Penguin
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The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove Book Resume:

A New York Times Best Seller An Indiebound Best Seller A Kids' Next Top Ten Book A Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices SelectionA Junior Library Guild Selection One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Summer Reads “Not since Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book.”—Megan Whalen Turner, New York Times best-selling author of A Conspiracy of Kings She has only seen the world through maps. She had no idea they were so dangerous. Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World—a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods. Eight years ago, her parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston, and went on an urgent mission. They never returned. Life with her brilliant, absent-minded, adored uncle has taught Sophia to take care of herself. Then Shadrack is kidnapped. And Sophia, who has rarely been outside of Boston, is the only one who can search for him. Together with Theo, a refugee from the West, she travels over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounters pirates and traders, and relies on a combination of Shadrack’s maps, common sense, and her own slantwise powers of observation. But even as Sophia and Theo try to save Shadrack’s life, they are in danger of losing their own. The Glass Sentence plunges readers into a time and place they will not want to leave, and introduces them to a heroine and hero they will take to their hearts. It is a remarkable debut. “I think The Glass Sentence is absolutely marvelous. It’s the best book I’ve read in a long time. The world-building is so convincing, the plot so fast-moving and often surprising, and the ideas behind the novel so completely original. I love this book.”—Nancy Farmer, National Book Award-winning author of The House of the Scorpion “I loved it! So imaginative!”—Nancy Pearl “An exuberantly imagined cascade of unexplored worlds, inscribed in prose and detail as exquisite as the ... maps young Sophia uses to navigate such unpredictable landscapes. A book like a pirate's treasure hoard for map lovers like me."—Elizabeth Wein, New York Times best-selling author of Code Name Verity “Brilliant in concept, breathtaking in scale and stellar in its worldbuilding; this is a world never before seen in fiction . . . Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A thrilling, time-bending debut . . . It’s a cracking adventure, and Grove bolsters the action with commentary on xenophobia and government for hire, as well as a fascinating system of map magic.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Glass Rainbow

The Glass Rainbow [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1439137374
Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke Book Resume:

The creator of “one of America’s best mystery series” (Library Journal, starred review), New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke features Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux in a “superlative” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) bayou thriller. The brutal murders of seven young women in a neighboring parish pull Robicheaux from his New Iberia home into a case with all the telltale signs of a serial killer. Except that one of the victims, a high school honors student, doesn’t fit. Investigating with his friend Clete Purcel, Robicheaux confronts Herman Stanga, a notorious pimp and crack dealer—but shocking violence sends the already blood-soaked case spiraling out of control. And with his daughter, Alafair, in love with a man who has dangerous ties to a once prominent Louisiana family, every dark fear Robicheaux harbors for himself and his daughter are on the precipice of becoming reality.

Girl of Glass

Girl of Glass [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Megan O'Russell
Publisher: Ink Worlds Press
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Girl of Glass by Megan O'Russell Book Resume:

Two worlds. One glass wall. No turning back. The human race has been divided. The chosen few live in the safety of the domes, watching through their glass walls as those left on the outside suffer and die. But desperation has brought invention. New drugs have the ability to alter humans, giving them the strength to roam the poisoned night unafraid—but survival comes at a terrible price. Seventeen-year-old Nola Kent has spent her life in the domes, training to protect her little piece of the world within the glass. The mission of the domes is to preserve the human race, not to help the sick and starving. When the fate of an outsider child falls into her hands, Nola dares to venture beyond the security of her home, diving into a world of darkness and vampires. Life within the glass didn’t prepare her for the realities of suffering or the depth of forbidden love. When blood washes over the domes, Nola must choose between her home and her heart. Girl of Glass is an action-packed dystopian tale. If you like romance, strong heroines, and a touch of paranormal danger, then you’ll love joining Megan O’Russell’s 150,000+ satisfied readers. Buy Girl of Glass: The Complete Collection and begin your binge reading today! Praise for Girl of Glass “Honestly, I have stayed up far too late reading this - and I have no regrets.” – Girl of Glass Amazon Review “I have not been so enthralled with a book in a very long time. I read the entire book in a day.” – Boy of Blood Amazon Review “In this thrilling novel, Russell explores an apocalyptic world through the eyes of a girl who must find a way to bridge the gap between humans and monsters, all the while moving on from an uncertain life that knows nothing of sorrow.” – Girl of Glass Readers Favorite “A wild ride with strong emotions, real problems & hard choice solutions. Makes the pages fly. Creates a need to read the entire series to see what happens.” – Girl of Glass Amazon Review “I loved this book. It kept me on the edge of my seat as I was reading. Looking forward to reading the next one.” – Girl of Glass Amazon Review “A battle of what is right and what is needed by taking a stance against all odds.” – Boy of Blood Amazon Review “I don’t want to give too much away, so all I will say is this book is probably close to the perfect dystopian YA novel.” – Girl of Glass Amazon Review Author Interview What inspired you to write Girl of Glass? I wanted to write a story that combines a mid-apocalyptic world with the excitement of the paranormal—weaving vampires, werewolves, and a touch of zombie action into a story about a girl living in privilege at the end of civilization. What makes Girl of Glass a different kind of dystopian tale? Most dystopian books are written from the point of view of the downtrodden. You’re seeing everything through the eyes of the people desperately trying to survive from day to day. Nola is one of the privileged few chosen to survive the apocalypse. Seeing the end of the world from the point of view of the chosen 1% helps to explore the question of what our obligation is to help those who suffer. Why would readers enjoy Girl of Glass: The Complete Collection? With a mix of romance, danger, vampires, and survival against terrible odds, Girl of Glass offers readers a unique story that will keep them up late, desperate to find out what comes next.

The Glass Canoe: Text Classics

The Glass Canoe: Text Classics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1921961023
Author: David Ireland
Publisher: Text Publishing
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The Glass Canoe: Text Classics by David Ireland Book Resume:

Meat Man is a regular at the Southern Cross pub in Sydney. With his tribe he sits and drinks and watches as life spirals around him. David Ireland’s novel tells his stories, about the pub, its patrons and their women, about the brutal, tender and unexpected places his glass canoe takes him.

The Glass Palace

The Glass Palace [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0875869556
Author: Nasser M. Beydoun,Jennifer Baum
Publisher: Algora Publishing
File Size: 1962 KB
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Read Count: 9722754


The Glass Palace by Nasser M. Beydoun,Jennifer Baum Book Resume:

When Americans read in today's news that Qatar is funding rebel groups across the Middle East, few of us have any idea what Qatar is or how it is run. A nation of perhaps 250,000 locals served by 1.35 million foreign workers, the emirate is burning its gas and oil revenue at a break-neck pace in an effort to build a position on the global stage. Is Qatar actually a suitable ally or a legitimate partner for the United States? Under Qatari labor law, foreign workers are actually owned, for all practical purposes, by their Qatari sponsors in a system akin to slavery. This book chronicles the experience of an American executive working in Qatar and delves into Qatar's feudal work-sponsorship system, showing that an economic great leap forward is not necessarily accompanied by modernization, despite superficial emblems; that prosperity and democracy need not go hand in hand; and that being a US ally may be totally unrelated to any notion of human rights or personal liberties. There are other Western expats still trapped in Qatar. Yet American workers, students and others blithely interact with Qatar as if it were a 'normal' (i.e., Westernized) nation where one may navigate with confidence. It is nothing of the sort. In the meantime Qatar, under the leadership of an emir who overthrew his own father, is fostering international unrest across the entire Arab world, while racing to build a modern-looking city from scratch. Some of the economic, environmental and demographic assumptions underlying these plans are worthy of another 1000 tales from Arabia. American businessman Nasser Beydoun found out for himself how quickly the Qataris are moving when he embarked on an exciting new career path, leaving his hometown of Dearborn, Michigan, to move to Qatar to manage the opening of several chain restaurants as part of the sudden economic boom there. It didn't take long for the deal to turn sour, but Beydoun didn't realize the extent of his problem until he tried to leave the country — and was stopped at the border. In this book he paints a general picture of life in this fantastical realm while relaying his personal struggle to escape a legal runaround worthy of Kafka's novels.

Sisters of Glass

Sisters of Glass [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062458485
Author: Naomi Cyprus
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Sisters of Glass by Naomi Cyprus Book Resume:

Two girls. Two worlds. Only magic can bring them together, in this fantastical middle grade adventure for fans of the Descendants and School for Good and Evil series. Halan is a powerless princess. She is heir to the Magi Kingdom, a blazing desert land ruled by ancient magic. But unlike every royal before her, Halan has no magical powers of her own. Nalah is a powerful pauper. The glassblower’s daughter, she lives in the land of New Hadar, where magic is strictly outlawed. But Nalah has a powerful force growing within her—one she can’t always control. One girl fears magic, one worships it. But when a legendary mirror connects them, Nalah and Halan finally meet—and must work together to save their two worlds, before everything they know is shattered forever.

Notes from Beyond the Fringe

Notes from Beyond the Fringe [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781440135835
Author: Julie Miller
Publisher: iUniverse
File Size: 606 KB
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Notes from Beyond the Fringe by Julie Miller Book Resume:

No one ever accused Greg Stott of not having a sense of humor. His retelling of experiences often left his readers begging for more and now there is an entire book dedicated to the events that comprise life (as he knows it). Notes from Beyond the Fringe is a unique and entertaining collection of stories based on one mans view of the world around him. With a distinct and engaging voice, Stott relates his life through vignettes that, while seemingly ordinary in nature, either wind up impacting him or are subsequently addressed by him in a manner that is anything but ordinary. His subjects encompass a wide variety of topics familiar to just about everybody but are liberally skewed in the retelling by influences that began with growing up in a pre-tofu California in the 1950's, were adjusted as a result of teen life endured in a boarding school, befogged by a misspent youth and eventually warped from the effects of being a single parent. Very little escapes Stott's attention and subsequent 'adjustments' to his concept of reality. Whether describing how to deliver 400+ newspapers at speed in a 1965 Volkswagen, explaining difficult situations to his pre-pubescent tax deduction, the acquisition of proper Texas BBQ etiquette or relating his seemingly endless failures in dealing with animals, offspring, relationships, hot rods and amateur carpentry, the stories are both original and told with a perspective that can only come about as the result severe mental instability. Be prepared to spend hours attempting to understand how anyone could have survived so long in an uncontrolled environment and enjoying the humor that is, more often than not, related at the author's expense in Notes from Beyond the Fringe. Your perspective on the world will never be the same.

Beyond the Cattle Guard

Beyond the Cattle Guard [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1644244837
Author: Mollie Jordyn
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
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Beyond the Cattle Guard by Mollie Jordyn Book Resume:

A child’s exploration of nature and the family, from within and beyond the cattle guard.

A Map of Glass

A Map of Glass [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1551994259
Author: Jane Urquhart
Publisher: Emblem Editions
File Size: 479 KB
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Read Count: 6097905


A Map of Glass by Jane Urquhart Book Resume:

Jane Urquhart’s stunning new novel weaves two parallel stories, one set in contemporary Toronto and Prince Edward County, Ontario, the other in the nineteenth century on the northern shores of Lake Ontario. Sylvia Bradley was rescued from her parents’ house by a doctor attracted to and challenged by her withdrawn ways. Their subsequent marriage has nourished her, but ultimately her husband’s care has formed a kind of prison. When she meets Andrew Woodman, a historical geographer, her world changes. A year after Andrew’s death, Sylvia makes an unlikely connection with Jerome McNaughton, a young Toronto artist whose discovery of Andrew’s body on a small island at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River unlocks a secret in his own past. After Sylvia finds Jerome in Toronto, she shares with him the story of her unusual childhood and of her devastating and ecstatic affair with Andrew, a man whose life was irrevocably affected by the decisions of the past. At the breathtaking centre of the novel is the compelling tale of Andrew’s forebears. We meet his great-great-grandfather, Joseph Woodman, whose ambitions brought him from England to the northeastern shores of Lake Ontario, during the days of the flourishing timber and shipbuilding industries; Joseph’s practical, independent and isolated daughter, Annabel; and his son, Branwell, an innkeeper and a painter. It is Branwell’s eventual liaison with an orphaned French-Canadian woman that begins the family’s new generation and sets the stage for future events. A novel about loss and the transitory nature of place, A Map of Glass is vivid with evocative prose and haunting imagery — a lake of light on a wooden table; a hotel gradually buried by sand; a fully clothed man frozen in an iceberg; a blind woman tracing her fingers over a tactile map. Containing all of the elements for which Jane Urquhart’s writing is celebrated, it stands as her richest, most accomplished novel to date.

Advancing Beyond the Ceiling:

Advancing Beyond the Ceiling: [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1524653268
Author: Olutoyin Oyelade
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Advancing Beyond the Ceiling: by Olutoyin Oyelade Book Resume:

For too long the subject of a glass ceiling on womens careers has dominated corporate sector debates and engaged practitioners attention. Scholars ascribe the many travails of females aspiring to top level roles to invisible barriers and hurdles that senior leaders failed to acknowledge, yet corporations have been known to suffer dire financial consequences for shutting women out of the corner office. Interactions with supervisors and juniors indicate that there are recurring limitations that could negate the core ethics of the workplace. While stakeholders in the public and private sectors continue to propose solutions and advocate for palliative and remedial steps to address the visible and invisible ceilings on female career progress, the number of female CEOs remain significantly unchanged. The question is why are only a few corporations pushing an agenda that seems to be the panacea to firm performance and sustainability? And why have the early warning signals of gender inequality remained in corporate corridors 40 years after the glass ceiling was identified? Advancing Beyond the Ceiling deviates from the traditional approach of limiting the gender barrier dilemma to societal, natural, and organizational practices. The book researches into other imposed limitations, including issues of self-esteem, character traits, and male dominance that could stall womens advancement. The author proposes reasons for females to spearhead their advancement through scholarship, partnership, mentorship, and sponsorship, amongst other practices in their quest to break the glass ceiling. As a C-level executive in the banking sector till 2010, and now the Founder of an investment firm post-2010, the author explores the struggles, setbacks, and stockades that limit senior to middle female officers in their career trajectory

The Glass Mountains

The Glass Mountains [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1497620163
Author: Cynthia Kadohata
Publisher: Open Road Media
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The Glass Mountains by Cynthia Kadohata Book Resume:

Mariska could not be happier. Living an almost fairy‐tale life, she is popular, adored by her parents, and is engaged to be married to the most attractive man in her village. But her world is torn when war approaches the peaceful village of Bakshami. Mariska risks everything she has in order to search for her parents who left to negotiate and find peace. With a young warrior as her companion, she travels beyond the safety of her village. Together they search for Mariska’s parents and peace for their village in a time of terrible uncertainty.

Beyond The Veil

Beyond The Veil [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Nicole R. Taylor
Publisher: Nicole R. Taylor
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Beyond The Veil by Nicole R. Taylor Book Resume:

Beyond the veil lies a world of magic, mystery, and adventure! From author Nicole R. Taylor comes five full length novels, each a first in a series. From a vampire searching for a purpose to his immortality, a witch with a lost legacy, demon hunters trying to save the world from ultimate darkness, a werewolves at war with vampires, and a druid with a mysterious fae heritage, this collection will be sure to enchant from the first page! Featuring FIVE full length novels: Crescent Calling Arcane Rising Dark Descent The Witch Hunter Wolf Called

The City's Son

The City's Son [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1780870086
Author: Tom Pollock
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
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The City's Son by Tom Pollock Book Resume:

'An impeccably dark parable, endlessly inventive and utterly compelling' M R Carey, author of The Girl with all the Gifts Beth's world is falling apart. Then she discovers a hidden London, full of marvels, magic . . . and menace. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. Hidden under the surface of everyday London is a city where wild train spirits stampede over the tracks and glass-skinned dancers with glowing veins light the streets. When a devastating betrayal drives her from her home, Beth stumbles into the secret city, where she finds Filius Viae, London's ragged crown prince, just when he needs someone the most. For an ancient enemy has returned to the darkness under St Paul's Cathedral, bent on reigniting a centuries-old war. Desperate to find a way to save the city they both love, they find themselves in a desperate race through this bizarre urban wonderland, but when Beth's best friend is captured, she must choose between this wondrous existence and the life she left behind. The City's Son is the first book of The Skyscraper Throne trilogy: a story about family, friends and monsters, and how you can't always tell which is which.

Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1619630664
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas Book Resume:

Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed? The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1402235062
Author: Karleen Koen
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen Book Resume:

"Lives up to every expectation. It's magnificent!" - Cleveland Plain Dealer Sourcebooks Landmark proudly reintroduces this classic historical novel. Karleen Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily beautiful fifteen-year-old noblewoman, Barbara Alderley; the man she adores, the wickedly handsome Roger MontGeoffry; her grandmother, the duchess, who rules the family with cunning and wit; and her mother, the ineffably cruel, self-centered and licentious Diana. Like no other work, Through a Glass Darkly is infused with intrigue, sweetened by romance and awash in the black ink of betrayal. * Sold 130,000 hardcover and 600,000 mass paperback * New York Times bestseller for five consecutive months * A former Book of the Month Club Main Selection PRAISE FOR THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY: "A completely involving story...power, greed, family conflict, burning ambition and passion kindle the plot. Readers will be captivated!" - Publishers Weekly "Fast-paced and fun to read!" - Glamour "Engaging, elegant, chock full of sex and gossip." - Philadelphia Inquirer

Beyond Basic Stained Glass Making

Beyond Basic Stained Glass Making [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0811746119
Author: Sandy Allison
Publisher: Stackpole Books
File Size: 1940 KB
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Beyond Basic Stained Glass Making by Sandy Allison Book Resume:

Creative techniques to go beyond the fundamentals. Includes an illustrated review of basic skills and tools plus how to use new tools and new ways to use basic tools. Step-by-step instructions for making three intermediate-level projects.

Beyond the Jordan

Beyond the Jordan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1597520691
Author: Glenn A. Carnagey,Glenn Carnagey,Keith N. Schoville
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Beyond the Jordan by Glenn A. Carnagey,Glenn Carnagey,Keith N. Schoville Book Resume:

'Beyond the Jordan' is a collection of essays written to honor the life and labors of W. Harold Mare. Dr. Mare spent much of his academic career as Professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. A man of indefatigable energy, broad interests, and an unswerving commitment to the Christian faith, his research expanded from New Testament interests to the archaeology of that world, including ancient Canaan and Israel as well as the eras following the establishment of Christianity. Apart from his work in textual studies, W. Harold Mare will be remembered for his excavations of Abila of the Decapolis in Jordan, yet he also published a study of the archaeology of Jerusalem. Thus the title of this volume is ambiguous enough to allow a broad spectrum of topics relative to either side of the River Jordan.

A Walk Beyond The Breach

A Walk Beyond The Breach [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Steven Goldsborough
Publisher: Steven Goldsborough
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A Walk Beyond The Breach by Steven Goldsborough Book Resume:

Annabell Church has dreamt of nothing more than a simple life amongst the unimaginable beauty and magic of the First Realm. But strange occurrences and a growing sense of uneasiness threaten to destroy her fragile dreams. The Guardian searches for answers that only lead to more questions when a group of faceless killers try to repeatedly end Anna's life. Dreams of a simple existence quickly turn into nightmares as the Guardian is faced with the unforeseen consequences of his past. When prophecy and destiny seem to conspire against him at every turn, all while he desperately fights to save the woman that he loves from an unknown and terrifying fate that even she is willing to give her life to stop. A Walk Beyond the Breach is the third book in the "A Walk Beyond" series. A terrifying and heartbreaking journey into the depths of what the heart is willing to do for love.

Flight Beyond the Stars

Flight Beyond the Stars [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1481753282
Author: Jacqueline K. Kelsey
Publisher: AuthorHouse
File Size: 871 KB
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Read Count: 8999050


Flight Beyond the Stars by Jacqueline K. Kelsey Book Resume:

FLIGHT BEYOND THE STARS What is it you want? We struggle to become successful, to achieve. We learn as children to "wish upon a star." Flight Beyond the Stars suggests new heights to dream of, to desire, and to achieve. In a competitive and specialized society Dr. Kelsey offers expanses and freedom. The author believes and shows how the tangible, the here and now, is the take-off platform, for knowing and creating the journey to the metaphysical realities which the soul craves: self-satisfaction, right relationships, fulfillment, and a sense of truth and beauty in existence. Seeing clearly what is in front of one, transports to the beyond. The book illustrates story of places and things to help the reader focus on their value. Objects become talismans to cherish and experiences become testaments of a genuinely appreciated life with all of its challenges. It is as if the balance of negative and positive create the space necessary to see clearly for the flight. Crossing the equator and yet coming home to a known, genuine self is the journey. In paperback: “About the Author” at end of book in both books. In the paper back, flaps info will follow “About the Author.”

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135803684
Author: Barry Richardson
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 587 KB
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Defects and Deterioration in Buildings by Barry Richardson Book Resume:

A professional reference designed to assist surveyors, engineers, architects and contractors in diagnosing existing problems and avoiding them in new buildings. Fully revised and updated, this edition, in new clearer format, covers developments in building defects, and problems such as sick building syndrome. Well liked for its mixture of theory and practice the new edition will complement Hinks and Cook's student textbook on defects at the practitioner level.

Beyond the Storm

Beyond the Storm [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1682998002
Author: Carolyn Zane
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
File Size: 1061 KB
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Read Count: 1169082


Beyond the Storm by Carolyn Zane Book Resume:

After a tornado rips through her town, store owner Abigail comes across a piece of fabric from a wedding dress among the devastation. Abigail is moved to start collecting other swatches of fabric she finds - her neighbor's kitchen curtains, a man's necktie, a dog's bed - which she stashes in shopping bags. As she pursues her seemingly absurd quest, horrible realities spark the question, "What kind of a God would allow such tragedy?" As she struggles to reconcile her right to happiness amidst the destruction, Abigail begins piecing together a patchwork quilt from the salvaged fabric in hopes it will bring some peace. But a new relationship with Justin, a contractor, may require too much of her fragile heart. Will her pain and questions of faith give way to the courage to love?

Escape Beyond the Barriers

Escape Beyond the Barriers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Miik YS
Publisher: Miik YS
File Size: 1283 KB
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Read Count: 3071919


Escape Beyond the Barriers by Miik YS Book Resume:

Sailor flees her home to avoid an attack by gang members. She stashes herself in the garage of her neighbor, Timi, who invents equipment at a military black site and who also tinkers in his garage. One of the gang members, Rocky, tails her into the garage, so Sailor takes her chances with Timi’s invisibility device still under development instead of facing the gang’s violence. Rather than become invisible, Sailor transports to a world, Notia, in another universe, but Rocky pursues her there. The ruler or caretaker for that territory, Slick, dips into the minds of all living creatures as easily as dipping a toe into water. Meanwhile, Timi supposes his device killed his neighbor, so he struggles with ironing out the final kinks in it while his boss, the colonel, schemes to get his hands on it. Sailor’s driving urge to return home pales with the possible military invasion of Notia by the colonel. Compounding that with the decimation of Earth as well leaves Sailor, Timi, and Slick as the only three to avert the destruction of two worlds. The story celebrates individualism and friendship. It also challenges the notion that striving toward a goal is the only way to reach it. As Slick says, “A better strategy sometimes is to escape what binds you to your particular rut, break through the barriers restraining you, so to speak, and then your paths to possibilities open up.”

Beyond the Baldness

Beyond the Baldness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0620656662
Author: Mark Pilgrim
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
File Size: 1247 KB
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Read Count: 9687842


Beyond the Baldness by Mark Pilgrim Book Resume:

Mark Pilgrim had wanted to be on radio since he was thirteen years old, yet it always seemed like an unobtainable dream. It took a life-threatening illness to motivate him to pursue his passion. At the age of eighteen his radio dream was on the back burner. Mark had just completed the first year of a B.Com degree at university and had secured a bursary to complete his studies. Things were looking good. Then the blow fell: he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. After surgery and throughout months of chemotherapy his initial despair was transformed into determination. He found the inner strength to fight the illness, change his career direction, and to make his lifelong dream a reality. Beyond the Baldness is a personal account of Mark’s journey of determination, following every opportunity to audition for radio and television. From the humble beginnings of living in a trailer park, today Mark is one of South Africa’s best-known and most recognisable personalities, having deejayed on South Africa’s biggest radio stations and hosted some of the most memorable television shows like Big Brother and SA’s biggest ever game show The Power of 10. His voice is also used in countless radio and television commercials. As a motivational speaker, Mark spends a lot of his time engaging with delegates at conferences, chatting about his experience with cancer as well as the sudden heart attack he had at the age of 38. His positive approach to life is inspirational and it will encourage everyone who reads this book to chase their dreams!

Beyond The Camera

Beyond The Camera [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1477245669
Author: Joanne Jacquard
Publisher: AuthorHouse
File Size: 988 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4254450


Beyond The Camera by Joanne Jacquard Book Resume:

Elise is a professional photographer with an apparently perfect family life. Things are never quite what they seem. “Some people have all the luck. One influential lover, another stunningly handsome one and an open travel account” is a quote from one of her less steadfast friends. She has a creative way of achieving some of her more successful photographs that lands her into trouble, scandal and eventually personal trauma. She discovers that close family are not necessarily as dependable as loyal friends nor even newly formed acquaintance.

Journeys beyond the Pale

Journeys beyond the Pale [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0299184439
Author: Leah V. Garrett
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
File Size: 1585 KB
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Read Count: 4849129


Journeys beyond the Pale by Leah V. Garrett Book Resume:

Journeys beyond the Pale is the first book to examine how Yiddish writers, from Mendele Moycher Sforim to Der Nister to the famed Sholem Aleichem, used motifs of travel to express their complicated relationship with modernization. The story of the Jews of the Pale of settlement encompasses current-day Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus, and Poland.