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The Stone Guardian

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Publisher: iUniverse
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Fifth graders Lizzie and Zach love playing hockey, being outside, and climbing the rocks at Raven Park. When it's decided that they'll spend a whole day at the park, the two friends can barely subdue their excitement. This sunny day will be different from all the others, though, as Lizzie and Zach come face-to-face with the mysterious park guardians-the stone people. The kids can't be sure about the stone people. Are they friends or foes? Do they mean to do harm, or are they there to protect the park and all those who enter? Lizzie and Zach decide to answer these questions by using their imagination, and soon they travel to far-off places and take on big adventures, all in a world of their own creation. When Lizzie begins to feel sick, though, it's hard to trust the stone people. Lizzie's parents come to realize she has juvenile diabetes. Her condition worsens, and even best friend Zach can't imagine this illness away. As Lizzie gets sicker, the stone people grow bigger and bigger and possibly, more sinister-or maybe not. Maybe the stone people aren't sinister at all. Maybe they're preparing for battle as Lizzie's personal guardians to help her confront this new illness.

Stone Guardian

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Author: Gayle Katz
Publisher: In Your Face Publishers
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Stone Guardian by Gayle Katz Book Resume:

Gargoyles are immovable statues of stone. Lifeless—until one of them saves her from the worst of fates. Nancy is drowning in misery. Suffering under the weight of an abusive boyfriend, failing grades, and looming unemployment, the overwrought twenty-one-year-old librarian desperately confides her deepest, darkest secrets to the gargoyle perched near her desk. But she’s unprepared when the strange stone statue comes to life. Treyton can’t believe it. In the past century that he’s been guarding the beloved Victorian library he calls home, the lonely gargoyle never had anyone notice him until now. And he’s enchanted by the beautiful woman yearning for true love under his watchful gaze. But the witch who gave him life poses a threat that could get Nancy killed. Plunged into his mesmerizing world of dreams, Nancy can’t help but feel her heart being swept away. And though Treyton is smitten with the kindhearted librarian, his every move attracts the attention of his vile witch capable of dispatching both of them with a simple flick of her finger. As malevolent forces plot against them, will they be torn apart forever, or are they strong enough to fight for a love as enduring as stone? Stone Guardian is the captivating first novel in the Masonry, Magic, and Love paranormal romance series. If you like strong heroines, brave protectors, and impossible odds, then you’ll adore Gayle Katz’s spellbinding new adult gargoyle shifter romance. You're destined to fall in love with Stone Guardian!

Hearts of Stone - Guardian Wings

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Author: Inka Loreen Minden
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Hearts of Stone - Guardian Wings by Inka Loreen Minden Book Resume:

Two forlorn souls, not allowed to love ... a heart-melting and erotic love story about a witch and a gargoyle. His clan took everything from him and forced Vincent to live in the shadows. Shunned by his own kind, his only light in this darkness is a witch, Noir LeMar. Vincent is her secret guardian. He wants to touch her just once but he has been cursed by his clan - anything that he touches will die. Demons have wiped out Noir LeMar's family. Since then, she's been fighting a lonely battle. She does not know that she has a protector, who watches her day and night, while she tries to find her parents' killers. To save Noir's life, Vincent has to give up his cover. Although they are attracted to each other, both know they can never fall in love and feel passion. The consequences would be devastating. Can their passion survive the threat of death? For fans of erotic romance novels set in a mysterious environment. About the author: Inka Loreen Minden is a German author of erotic and paranormal romances and young adult books. She has so many pseudonyms that people call her "the multi-named woman." Inka lives in Munich and shares her home with her husband and son. She has written more than twenty-six books - historical, contemporary, and paranormal - and her titles appear regularly on the German online bestseller charts.

House of Stone: A Novel

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Author: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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House of Stone: A Novel by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Book Resume:

Pulsing with wit, seduction, and dark humor, House of Stone is a masterful debut that explores the creative—and often destructive—act of history-making. In the chronic turmoil of modern Zimbabwe, Abednego and Agnes Mlambo’s teenage son, Bukhosi, has gone missing, and the Mlambos fear the worst. Their enigmatic lodger, Zamani, seems to be their last, best hope for finding him. Since Bukhosi’s disappearance, Zamani has been preternaturally helpful: hanging missing posters in downtown Bulawayo, handing out fliers to passersby, and joining in family prayer vigils with the flamboyant Reverend Pastor from Agnes’s Blessed Anointings church. It’s almost like Zamani is part of the family… But almost isn’t nearly enough for Zamani. He ingratiates himself with Agnes and feeds alcoholic Abednego’s addiction, desperate to extract their life stories and steep himself in borrowed family history, as keenly aware as any colonialist or power-mad despot that the one who controls the narrative inherits the future. As Abednego wrestles with the ghosts of his past and Agnes seeks solace in a deep-rooted love, their histories converge and each must confront the past to find their place in a new Zimbabwe. Pulsing with wit, seduction, and dark humor, House of Stone is a sweeping epic that spans the fall of Rhodesia through Zimbabwe’s turbulent beginnings, exploring the persistence of the oppressed in a young nation seeking an identity, but built on forgetting.

Silver, Sword, and Stone

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Author: Marie Arana
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Silver, Sword, and Stone by Marie Arana Book Resume:

Winner, American Library Association Booklist’s Top of the List, 2019 Adult Nonfiction Longlisted for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Against the background of a thousand years of vivid history, acclaimed writer Marie Arana tells the timely and timeless stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the region: exploitation (silver), violence (sword), and religion (stone). Leonor Gonzales lives in a tiny community perched 18,000 feet above sea level in the Andean cordillera of Peru, the highest human habitation on earth. Like her late husband, she works the gold mines much as the Indians were forced to do at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Illiteracy, malnutrition, and disease reign as they did five hundred years ago. And now, just as then, a miner’s survival depends on a vast global market whose fluctuations are controlled in faraway places. Carlos Buergos is a Cuban who fought in the civil war in Angola and now lives in a quiet community outside New Orleans. He was among hundreds of criminals Cuba expelled to the US in 1980. His story echoes the violence that has coursed through the Americas since before Columbus to the crushing savagery of the Spanish Conquest, and from 19th- and 20th-century wars and revolutions to the military crackdowns that convulse Latin America to this day. Xavier Albó is a Jesuit priest from Barcelona who emigrated to Bolivia, where he works among the indigenous people. He considers himself an Indian in head and heart and, for this, is well known in his adopted country. Although his aim is to learn rather than proselytize, he is an inheritor of a checkered past, where priests marched alongside conquistadors, converting the natives to Christianity, often forcibly, in the effort to win the New World. Ever since, the Catholic Church has played a central role in the political life of Latin America—sometimes for good, sometimes not. In Silver, Sword, and Stone Marie Arana seamlessly weaves these stories with the history of the past millennium to explain three enduring themes that have defined Latin America since pre-Columbian times: the foreign greed for its mineral riches, an ingrained propensity to violence, and the abiding power of religion. What emerges is a vibrant portrait of a people whose lives are increasingly intertwined with our own.

Stone Arabia

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Author: Dana Spiotta
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta Book Resume:

Stone Arabia, Dana Spiotta’s moving and intrepid third novel, is about family, obsession, memory, and the urge to create—in isolation, at the margins of our winner-take-all culture. In the sibling relationship, “there are no first impressions, no seductions, no getting to know each other,” says Denise Kranis. For her and her brother, Nik, now in their forties, no relationship is more significant. They grew up in Los Angeles in the late seventies and early eighties. Nik was always the artist, always wrote music, always had a band. Now he makes his art in private, obsessively documenting the work, but never testing it in the world. Denise remains Nik’s most passionate and acute audience, sometimes his only audience. She is also her family’s first defense against the world’s fragility. Friends die, their mother’s memory and mind unravel, and the news of global catastrophe and individual tragedy haunts Denise. When her daughter, Ada, decides to make a film about Nik, everyone’s vulnerabilities seem to escalate. Dana Spiotta has established herself as a “singularly powerful and provocative writer” (The Boston Globe) whose work is fiercely original. Stone Arabia—riveting, unnerving, and strangely beautiful—reexamines what it means to be an artist and redefines the ties that bind.

Culture of Stone

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Author: O. W. Hampton
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
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Culture of Stone by O. W. Hampton Book Resume:

In this unique study, Hampton describes the complete cultural inventory of both secular and sacred stones, ranging from utilitarian stone tools and profane symbolic stones to symbolic spirit stones, power stones with multiple functions, and medicinal power stone tools.

American Radical

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Author: D. D. Guttenplan
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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American Radical by D. D. Guttenplan Book Resume:

Popular Front columnist and New Deal propagandist. Fearless opponent of McCarthyism and feared scourge of official liars. Enterprising, independent reporter and avid amateur classicist. As D.D. Guttenplan puts it in his compelling book, I.F. Stone did what few in his profession could—he always thought for himself. America's most celebrated investigative journalist himself remains something of a mystery, however. Born Isidor Feinstein in Philadelphia, raised in rural New Jersey, by the age of 25 this college drop-out was already an influential newsman, and enjoying extraordinary access to key figures in New Deal Washington and the friendship of important artists in New York. It is Guttenplan's wisdom to see that the key to Stone's achievements throughout his singular career—and not just in his celebrated I.F. Stone's Weekly—lay in the force and passion of his political commitments. Stone's calm, forensic, yet devastating reports on American politics and institutions sprang from a radical faith in the long-term prospects for American democracy. His testimony on the legacy of American politics from the New Deal and World War II to the era of the civil rights struggles, the Vietnam War, and beyond amounts to as vivid a record of those times as we are likely to have. Guttenplan's lively, provocative book makes clear why so many of his pronouncements have acquired the force of prophecy.

The Upstarts

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Author: Brad Stone
Publisher: Little, Brown
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The Upstarts by Brad Stone Book Resume:

ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017 A look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger's car, or a walking into a stranger's home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it's as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business, and changing the way we travel. In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. These are the upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. Led by such visionaries as Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, they are rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process. The Upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone's riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world.

The Wizard's Companion: Book Two of the Guardian Trilogy

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Author: Adeana Terrill
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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The Wizard's Companion: Book Two of the Guardian Trilogy by Adeana Terrill Book Resume:

Mirshalla, who just found out her real name is Miranda, couldn't believe she was wandering alone in another dangerous forest, in a shredded dress, and with no shoes. Why was it that she was always thrust into dangerous situations in the wrong clothes and without shoes? She thought she was going meet her cousin the Grand Wizard for the first time, and spend a month as his companion, getting to know him and having him remove her cursed anklet... and hopefully her curse. Yet here she was, being chased by the evil wizard cousin and his evil wizard cohorts as she dodged deadly monsters at every turn. All while her curse continued to change her in frightening ways. And what did the fey prophesies of her finding the fabled land of the Fey or of her toppling a kingdom have to do with any of it? Little does Miranda know she is soon to find out the truth about herself and her curse... and it will shock her to her very core. But worse yet, she will meet a fate that will rip her apart.

The Stone Carvers

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Author: Jane Urquhart
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart Book Resume:

Set in the first half of the twentieth century, but reaching back to Bavaria in the late nineteenth century, The Stone Carvers weaves together the story of ordinary lives marked by obsession and transformed by art. At the centre of a large cast of characters is Klara Becker, the granddaughter of a master carver, a seamstress haunted by a love affair cut short by the First World War, and by the frequent disappearances of her brother Tilman, afflicted since childhood with wanderlust. From Ontario, they are swept into a colossal venture in Europe years later, as Toronto sculptor Walter Allward’s ambitious plans begin to take shape for a war memorial at Vimy, France. Spanning three decades, and moving from a German-settled village in Ontario to Europe after the Great War, The Stone Carvers follows the paths of immigrants, labourers, and dreamers. Vivid, dark, redemptive, this is novel of great beauty and power.

The Charm Stone

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Author: Donna Kauffman
Publisher: Bantam
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The Charm Stone by Donna Kauffman Book Resume:

When it comes to love... When expert surfer Josie Griffin has a rare wipeout, she’s shocked to discover that a real-life treasure chest is to blame—one that contains a necklace hung with the biggest stone she’s ever seen. But that’s nothing compared to the shock she gets when she places the jewel around her neck. Instantly a mysterious little kilted man appears to inform her that the charm has betrothed her to an eighteenth-century Scottish laird! It’s not that Josie has anything against handsome lairds—or older men. But three hundred plus years may be stretching things a bit. After all, she has a career to consider. And besides, she’s sure the effects of her concussion will be wearing off any minute—until the minutes turn to hours...then days... A little charm goes a long way The spirit of Connal MacNeil has been waiting centuries for his betrothed to appear on Scotland’s roaring shores. Josie’s arrival with the MacNeil charm stone is his dream come true. Her passion is a fiery match to his own—and her powerful body is perfect for bearing the heir he plans. He bargained his soul for this last chance at prosperity, and he won’t take no for an answer. Unfortunately the lass doesn’t quite understand that destiny has bound them for all eternity. In fact, she seems determined to deny him at every turn—when she isn’t busy with her foolhardy need to go wave hunting. But it doesn’t take long for other, more earthly MacNeil charms to take hold. For Josie is only human—and Connal has waited long enough for the love affair of his lifetime to finally begin....

Teaching a Stone to Talk

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Author: Annie Dillard
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard Book Resume:

"A collection of meditations like polished stones--painstakingly worded, tough-minded, yet partial to mystery, and peerless when it comes to injecting larger resonances into the natural world." — Kirkus Reviews Here, in this compelling assembly of writings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard explores the world of natural facts and human meanings. Veering away from the long, meditative studies of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek or Holy the Firm, Annie Dillard explores and celebrates moments of spirituality, dipping into descriptions of encounters with flora and fauna, stars, and more, from Ecuador to Miami.

Gold Dragon Codex

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Author: R.D. Henham
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
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Gold Dragon Codex by R.D. Henham Book Resume:

Unlock the secret of the gold dragon... When the blue dragon Lazuli threatens to destroy Sandon's village of Hartfall, Sandon vows to locate the legendary gold dragon, once Hartfall's sworn protector, and convince it to return. Sandon finds the gold dragon's lair--only to stumble on a secret that throws everything he thought he knew about his home and his family into question. Filled with everything readers love about dragons--power, action, and intrigue--this tale shows what one boy can accomplish when he finds the strength of a dragon lies within himself. This next installment of the series inspired by The New York Times best-seller A Practical Guide to Dragons shows just how much a young boy can do when he realizes that the strength of a gold dragon may lie inside himself.

Journey into Amnesia

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Author: John P Fox
Publisher: Balboa Press
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Journey into Amnesia by John P Fox Book Resume:

A child’s novel for grown-ups... In a dispute over child custody Judge Pankhurst offers Joni Cartwright the unenviable choice, the horrible decision—that of choosing which parent she wants to live with—the child is so distressed by the ordeal and the seemingly insurmountable odds stacked against a once happy family, Joni takes her problems to bed...where she dreams of solutions.

The Beauty of Living Twice

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Author: Sharon Stone
Publisher: Vintage
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The Beauty of Living Twice by Sharon Stone Book Resume:

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Sharon Stone tells her own story: a journey of healing, love, and purpose. • “Not your typical Hollywood autobiography. Brutally honest, restless and questing.” —O, The Oprah Magazine Sharon Stone, one of the most renowned actresses in the world, suffered a massive stroke that cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune, and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life and writes about her slow road back to wholeness and health. In a business that doesn’t accept failure, in a world where too many voices are silenced, Stone found the power to return, the courage to speak up, and the will to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children around the globe. Over the course of these intimate pages, as candid as a personal conversation, Stone talks about her pivotal roles, her life-changing friendships, her worst disappointments, and her greatest accomplishments. She reveals how she went from a childhood of trauma and violence to a career in an industry that in many ways echoed those same assaults, under cover of money and glamour. She describes the strength and meaning she found in her children, and in her humanitarian efforts. And ultimately, she shares how she fought her way back to find not only her truth, but her family’s reconciliation and love. Stone made headlines not just for her beauty and her talent, but for her candor and her refusal to “play nice,” and it’s those same qualities that make this memoir so powerful. The Beauty of Living Twice is a book for the wounded and a book for the survivors; it’s a celebration of women’s strength and resilience, a reckoning, and a call to activism. It is proof that it’s never too late to raise your voice and speak out.

Susan Sontag

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Author: Jonathan Cott
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Susan Sontag by Jonathan Cott Book Resume:

The candid and far-reaching interview with the public intellectual and author of Illness as Metaphor, conducted in 1978 Paris and New York. Over the summer and fall of 1978, Susan Sontag engaged in a series of deeply stimulating, provocative and intimate conversations with Jonathan Cott of Rolling Stone magazine. While the printed interview was extensive, it covered only a third of their twelve hours of discussion. Now, for the first time, the entire transcript of Sontag’s remarkable conversation is available in book form, accompanied by Cott’s preface and recollections. An acclaimed author of novels and essays, a renowned cultural critic and radical anti-war activist, Sontag was at the height of her powers in the late 1970s. Her musings and observations in this interview reveal the breadth and depth of her critical intelligence and curiosities at the time. These hours of conversation offer a revelatory and indispensable look at the self-described "besotted aesthete" and "obsessed moralist."

Stone Mattress

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Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood Book Resume:

In Margaret Atwood's stunning new collection of stories, her first since her #1 nationally bestselling 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, she returns to the here and now in this brilliant, new collection of stories. In these nine dazzlingly inventive and rewarding stories, Margaret Atwood's signature dark humour, playfulness, and deadly seriousness are in abundance. In "Freeze-Dried Bridegroom," a man who bids on a storage locker has a surprise. In "Lusus Naturae," a woman with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire. In "I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth," we remeet Tony, Charis, and Roz from The Robber Bride, but, years later, as their nemesis is seen in an unexpected form. In "Torching the Dusties," an elderly lady with Charles Bonnet's syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. In "Stone Mattress," a long-ago crime is revenged in the Arctic. This is classic Margaret Atwood, and she is at the very top of her form.

Autumn King

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Author: Carol E. Leever,Camilla Ochlan
Publisher: Lepton Films LLC
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Autumn King by Carol E. Leever,Camilla Ochlan Book Resume:

The explosive conclusion of the quest for the Autumn King! What magic, what curses, what schemes await... Through the Mountain of Shadow and into the Gated Lands, Omen and his companions travel right into the heart of darkness. Can they save the land? Can they save themselves? Or does the fate of the world ultimately hang on the antics of two chatty felines with a history more tangled than a ball of yarn? OF CATS AND DRAGONS, where the epic meets the adorable. You don't want to miss out on this one!

Amazon Unbound

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Author: Brad Stone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Amazon Unbound by Brad Stone Book Resume:

A Washington Post Notable Book This New York Times bestseller is a “masterful” (The Washington Post), “juicy tour of the company [Jeff] Bezos built” (The New York Times Book Review), revealing the most important business story of our time by the bestselling author of The Everything Store. Almost ten years ago, Bloomberg journalist Brad Stone captured the rise of Amazon in his bestseller The Everything Store. Since then, Amazon has expanded exponentially, inventing novel products like Alexa and disrupting countless industries, while its workforce has quintupled in size and its valuation has soared to nearly two trillion dollars. It’s almost impossible to go a day without encountering the impact of Jeff Bezos’s Amazon, between services like Whole Foods, Prime Video, and Amazon’s cloud computing unit, AWS, plus Bezos’s ownership of The Washington Post. We live in a world run, supplied, and controlled by Amazon and its iconoclast founder. In Amazon Unbound, Brad Stone presents an “excellent” (The New York Times), deeply reported, vividly drawn portrait of how a retail upstart became of the most powerful and feared entities in the global economy. Stone also probes the evolution of Bezos himself—who started as a geeky technologist totally devoted to building Amazon, but who transformed to become a fit, disciplined billionaire with global ambitions, who ruled Amazon with an iron fist, even as he found his personal life splashed over the tabloids. Definitive, timely, and “engaging” (Jon Meacham, author of The Soul of America), Stone has provided an unvarnished portrait of a man and company that we couldn’t imagine modern life without.

Geotechnical Risk and Safety

Geotechnical Risk and Safety [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Yusuke Honjo,Makoto Suzuki,Takashi Hara,Feng Zhang
Publisher: CRC Press
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Geotechnical Risk and Safety by Yusuke Honjo,Makoto Suzuki,Takashi Hara,Feng Zhang Book Resume:

Communication of risks within a transparent and accountable framework is essential in view of increasing mobility and the complexity of the modern society and the field of geotechnical engineering does not form an exception. As a result, modern risk assessment and management are required in all aspects of geotechnical issues, such as planning, desi


Federation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Judith Reeves-Stevens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Federation by Judith Reeves-Stevens Book Resume:

This thrilling Star Trek adventure spanning time and space features both of the famous crews of the USS Enterprise led by Captain Kirk and Captain Picard. Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 are faced with their most challenging mission yet—rescuing renowned scientist Zefram Cochrane from captors who want to use his skills to conquer the galaxy. Meanwhile, ninety-nine years in the future on the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, Captain Picard must rescue an important and mysterious person whose safety is vital to the survival of the Federation. As the two crews struggle to fulfill their missions, destiny draws them closer together until past and future merge—and the fate of each of the two legendary starships rests in the hands of the other vessel.

Oath of Vigilance

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Author: James Wyatt
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
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Oath of Vigilance by James Wyatt Book Resume:

Following directly in the wake of The Temple of Yellow Skulls, our heroes face the totality of the destructive and pestilent forces presented by the Abyssal Plague. The disease of the liquid crystal Voidharrow spreads throughout the land, transforming unsuspecting creatures into plague demons. Shara, Uldane, and the unlikely drow hero Valmaggar join forces with Tempest and Rohgar from The Mark Of Nerath, and together they set out in search of the green dragon Vestapalk, or the creature Vestapalk has become--the patient zero of this abyssal plague. Meanwhile, Albanon and the mysterious cleric Kri Redshal--the last remaining member of the Order of Vigilance, an order dedicated to guarding the Voidharrow--go in search of answers to the disease that sweeps the land. While their search takes them deep into the heart of the darkness that is enveloping the land, the answers they find are truly in need of new questions. As they become aware of the true scale of the tragedy at hand, they see the forces behind them are more powerful than they had ever dreamed, and perhaps more seductive. From the Paperback edition.


Selkie [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Carolyn Liu
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
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Selkie by Carolyn Liu Book Resume:

Something’s fishy… It all goes into total chaos when fifteen-year-old Cathleen Sea falls through a portal to the legendary Camelot. At first, she is desperate to go home, but when she finds out that an evil wizard is on brink of conquering the whole realm, Cathleen and two other selkies jump into rescue mode to save the realm. Along the way, they meet friends and enemies, but nothing is stopping this trio from having a hair-raising adventure of the lifetime-not even a hungry polar bear!

Beyond The Darkness

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Author: Sarra Cannon
Publisher: Dead River Books
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The Alpha's Desire and the Dragon's Fire

The Alpha's Desire and the Dragon's Fire [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Abigail Rose
Publisher: Singapore New Reading Technology Pte Ltd
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The Alpha's Desire and the Dragon's Fire by Abigail Rose Book Resume:

When Sophia meets the dangerous yet attractive Danny, she has no idea he is about to throw her into a world filled with creatures she never thought existed. Little does she know, another also covets her love, and will do anything to get her to be his. As she is pulled between both men, she soon discovers her love life is not the most complicated thing going on. Who will she pick? And how will her choice determine the future of the entire human race?

The Stone Sky

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Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publisher: Orbit
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The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin Book Resume:

Humanity will finally be saved or destroyed in the shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed NYT bestselling trilogy that won the Hugo Award three years in a row. The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

Notes on Things Korean

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Author: Suzanne Crowder Han
Publisher: Hollym
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Notes on Things Korean offers an insightful look at the traditions and cultural heritage of the Korean people. A compilation of concise and informative notes on a wide range of topics, this book is for anyone interested in Korean life, thought, and culture. The notes, some illustrated with sketches and drawings, are presented alphabetically under such headings as Beliefs and Customs, Arts and Crafts, Music and Dance, Language and Letters, Historic Figures, Famous Places and Monuments, and Games and Sports. There are more than one hundred fifty entries which include, for example, descriptions of traditional arts, crafts, games, clothing, housing, and food, and explanations of customs and traditions and the significance of certain persons, places, and artifacts. Students of Korean studies, writers and translators should find this book very useful, especially the glossary which contains nearly four hundred entries suitable for use in footnotes. In revising the book, some entries are deleted and a few new ones are added, because, for example, a building was demolished or a structure was restored. In regard to the Romanizing of Korean terms, the book has chosen to continue using a modified version of the McCune-Reischauer system, which is the preferred method of most academics.

Nature Spirits and What They Say

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Author: Verena Stael von Holstein
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‘I can perceive spiritual beings in my surroundings... I can communicate with higher spirit beings of either an elemental or non-elemental kind, when they are willing. I can perceive the human aura, as well as certain areas of the astral plane... I can see the aura of plants and animals. I can speak with the guardian beings of plants and animals, inasmuch as they’re interested...’ – Verena Staël von Holstein Verena has learned to see and speak to elemental and nature beings. What’s more, she is able to translate their language into human terminology and thought. In this remarkable book, seventeen nature spirits are interviewed through her, almost as if these beings were sitting in front of us. Through the conversations we learn what spirits of fire, air, water and stone have to say – as well as hearing from beings of glass, silver, salt, paper, and even spirits of our dwellings and homes! They speak about their work with nature and their regrettable lack of contact with human beings. They describe the secrets of the cosmos, and tell of humankind’s past and future. The nature beings have surprising views on the environment, on natural disasters, good and evil, love and redemption. The interviews throw up beautiful, but sometimes disturbing insights into our world. Nature Spirits and What They Say offers an enchanting view of the world of elemental beings – but it also calls on us to recognize the seriousness of the situations they describe. As Verena explains, humans owe a huge amount to nature spirits, and we need to discover new ways of approaching them with full consciousness. This valuable book gives us the means to do just that.

The Guardians

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Author: Rick Boyle
Publisher: iUniverse
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No matter how good our lives seem to be going, we often long for a little more excitement. Sometimes we don’t realize it though until something unusual is presented to us, and we need to make some big, important decisions. In author Rick Boyle’s The Guardians: The Search for the Golden Praying Mantis, you join three teenagers who undertake an adventure of a lifetime. Seth is the star quarterback for La Jolla High School and his younger brother, Sean, is a genius. For the most part, the brothers are pleased with their lives. Then they meet their new science teacher. Miss Tia, a former college professor from New York University. When she shares a story about the elusive Golden Praying Mantis, the boys are intrigued. With the help of classmate, Amber, they go on a search for this mystical creature. And when they discover a black and white crystal, their lives are changed forever. The Guardians: The Search for the Golden Praying Mantis shows us that things are not always what they seem. Nor are people—even parents. Join Seth and Sean as they begin their journey to become Guardians of the Universe.

Of the Dark

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Author: Curtis L Alcutt
Publisher: Archway Publishing
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Millions of years ago, the beloved daughter of a powerful sorceress is brutally murdered. Naturally devastated, Asase sells her soul to the Dark. In exchange, she receives the power to carry on an eternal curse on mankind. Now in present day, Asase possesses the body of mousy Oakland museum curator, Xylia Christian. Asase, or Xylia as she is known in the mortal world, is busy immersing earth in unholy darkness. If she succeeds, mankind will suffer her wrath forever. While leading a legion of bloodthirsty, cannibalistic ghouls, she races against the clock to stop the only thing standing in her waya resurrected old man, Virgil Bodine. Accompanied by his ageless owl companion, Betoto, and a hulking stone guardian, Virgil advances from the east coast. As he fights his way through unimaginable horrors in an attempt to achieve the greater good, his mission seems all but impossible, until their paths finally collide and the fate of mankind is decided. In this fantastical adventure, a resurrected old man sets out on a dangerous quest to stop a cursed demonic sorceress from carrying out her mission to butcher and destroy mankind.


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Author: Kit Bladegrave
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Mysterious dragons. Hot demons. Fierce witches. Powerful shifters. Enigmatic elves. Secret councils. Forbidden alliances. The Dragon Reign Saga is just starting. Forrest has no interest in a relationship with anyone. In truth, was there really someone worthy of the dragon king? Dejected by Kate’s rejection, his only purpose in life is to help his friends save their lands from the evil that portends to consume them all. Enter Mori of the stars, luminescent with stars that drip from her hair and cascade to the ground. Mori, who is one of the six, fated and prophesied. Mori, who seems to get the most confusing responses from Forrest’s heart. Join Kate the Vindicar, Craig the demon king, Tristan the alpha of the wolf shifters, Sabella the seer and demi-god, and Forrest, king of the dragon shifters in their efforts to eradicate the evil darkness that threatens the realms. Beware: Cliffhangers, violence can be found in this serial series of swicked action-packed fantasy, hot dragons, and fierce witches.

Stars and Gods

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Author: Kit Bladegrave
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Mysterious dragons. Hot demons. Fierce witches. Powerful shifters. Enigmatic elves. Secret councils. Forbidden alliances. The Dragon Reign Saga is just starting. Stars Forrest has no interest in a relationship with anyone. In truth, was there really someone worthy of the dragon king? Dejected by Kate’s rejection, his only purpose in life is to help his friends save their lands from the evil that portends to consume them all. Enter Mori of the stars, luminescent with stars that drip from her hair and cascade to the ground. Mori, who is one of the six, fated and prophesied. Mori, who seems to get the most confusing responses from Forrest’s heart. Join Kate the Vindicar, Craig the demon king, Tristan the alpha of the wolf shifters, Sabella the seer and demi-god, and Forrest, king of the dragon shifters in their efforts to eradicate the evil darkness that threatens the realms. Realms Join Kate the Vindicar, Craig the demon king, Tristan the alpha of the wolf shifters, Sabella the seer and demi god, and Forrest, king of the dragon shifters in their efforts to eradicate the evil darkness that threatens the realms. Beware: Cliffhangers, violence can be found in this serial series of swicked action-packed fantasy, hot dragons, and fierce witches.

Cutting for Stone

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Author: Abraham Verghese
Publisher: Random House Canada
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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Book Resume:

International Bestseller A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel — an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics — their passion for the same woman — that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him — nearly destroying him — Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him. An unforgettable journey into one man’s remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others.

Hard as a Rock

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Author: Christine Warren
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Paperbacks
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The third book in New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren’s mesmerizing Gargoyles series, where even the most dangerous beast can be tamed by the woman he holds above all else... Wynn Powe comes from a long line of powerful women, but when an elusive enemy draws too close for comfort, Wynn pursues a creature who can put an end to the fight. But when the powerful Guardian she calls forth makes her heart beast faster and her breath quicken, she must handle something she didn’t count on at all—an earth-shattering attraction to the monster himself. Enter Knox. He may be a newly summoned gargoyle, but he possesses all the skills and memories of his race...and that includes protecting the beautiful woman he’s bound to. But he never could have imagined the fierce attraction that has taken hold of him, body and soul. Is his desire for Wynn worth the risk of being destroyed? “Soars with fun, witty characters and nonstop action.” ?Publishers Weekly on Stone Cold Lover Don't miss the other books in the Gargoyle series: Book #1: Heart of Stone Book #2: Stone Cold Lover Book #4: Rocked by Love Book #5: Hard to Handle

Tomb of Gods

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Author: Brian Moreland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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“The suspense of the story, aided by sly hints from the author, and the atmosphere of a dark, claustrophobic tomb work together to create a scary story. The characters’ fear invites the reader into the world to experience the fright themselves.” — Booklist Starred Review Deep inside the tomb exists a hidden world of wonder and terror. In 1935, British archaeologists vanished inside an Egyptian cave. A year later, one man returned covered in mysterious scars. Egyptologist Imogen Riley desperately wants to know what happened to the ill-fated expedition led by her grandfather. On a quest for answers, she joins a team of archeologists and soldiers in Egypt. Inside a mountain tomb, they’ve found a technologically advanced relic and a maze of tunnels. Dr. Nathan Trummel believes this tomb leads to the most guarded secrets of the pharaohs. When the explorers venture deep into the caves, they discover a hidden world of wonder and terror. FLAME TREE PRESS is the imprint of long-standing Independent Flame Tree Publishing, dedicated to full-length original fiction in the horror and suspense, science fiction & fantasy, and crime / mystery / thriller categories. The list brings together fantastic new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices. Learn more about Flame Tree Press at and connect on social media @FlameTreePress

Modern Studies in Property Law

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Author: Heather Conway,Robin Hickey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Modern Studies in Property Law by Heather Conway,Robin Hickey Book Resume:

This book contains a collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the Eleventh Biennial Modern Studies in Property Law Conference held at Queen's University Belfast in April 2016. It is the ninth volume to be published under the name of the Conference. The Conference and its published proceedings have become an established forum for property lawyers from around the world to showcase current research in the discipline. This collection reflects the diversity and contemporary relevance of modern research in property law. Following a foreword from the keynote speaker at the Conference, Queen's alumnus Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, the chapters address a range of issues, from the nature of land law and property rights, through claims to the home and digital assets, to the growing debate on the nature of public property. Collectively the chapters demonstrate the vibrancy and importance of property law in dealing with modern concerns across the common law world.

The Seeing Stone

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Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publisher: Orion Children\'s Books
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The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland Book Resume:

Medieval life meets Arthurian magic in a novel that transcends boundaries of time and age, appealing to children of 9+ and older readers alike. The winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Smarties Prize bronze award in 2001, this timeless novel is stunningly reissued for a new generation. The year is 1199, the place the Welsh Marches. Young Arthur de Caldicot is given a magical shining stone in which his legendary namesake is revealed. In 100 short chapters that brilliantly evoke life in a medieval manor, stories of the boy King Arthur begin to echo - and anticipate - the secrets and mysteries that emerge in his own life . . . "As bright and as vivid as the pictures in a Book of Hours. Deep scholarship, high imagination, and great gifts of storytelling have gone into this; I was spellbound." - Philip Pullman, The Guardian

Emerald Darkness

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Author: Sarra Cannon
Publisher: Dead River Books
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Killing a priestess in the most evil organization of witches in the world has its consequences. Harper Brighton is standing on the precipice of a great and terrible war. The Sapphire demon gates have fallen, but the four remaining priestesses of the Order of Shadows and their ruler--the mysterious High Priestess--continue to enslave demons from the Shadow World to steal their power. Harper and her friends in the Demon Liberation Movement target the Emerald gates--led by a dangerous and far more cunning enemy than any they have ever faced. No one is safe. Destruction comes in the blink of an eye, and the entire human world finds itself frozen, locked in perpetual darkness. Now, Harper must battle her darkest fears in order to save those she loves most. Will she lead them to victory or will everything they've fought for be lost forever? Read The Shadow Demons Saga: BEAUTIFUL DEMONS (Book 1 -FREE) INNER DEMONS (Book 2 - FREE) BITTER DEMONS (Book 3 - FREE) SHADOW DEMONS (Book 4) RIVAL DEMONS (Book 5) DEMONS FOREVER (Book 6) EMERALD DARKNESS (Book 7) FORGOTTEN DARKNESS (Book 8)

The Phallus

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Author: Alain Daniélou
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Phallus by Alain Daniélou Book Resume:

Beginning with an overview of the symbolism of creative forces in general, The Phallus first examines the representation of male fertility in such forms as the menhirs or standing stones of prehistoric Europe; the Mahalinga and Svayambhu of India; and the ancient Greek Omphalos. The second part of the book surveys the presence of ithyphallic gods in archaic shamanistic religions (the Lord of the Animals), the Greek pantheon (Hermes, Priapus), and the Hindu deities (Ardhanarishvara, the androgyne). Danielou also explores the role of Shaivist and Dionysian initiatory rites in bringing men into communion with the creative forces of life. Illustrated throughout with photographs and line drawings of European and Indian art, The Phallus celebrates the expression of the masculine in the religious traditions of East and West. Phallic imagery, in one form or another, may be found in the artistic traditions of virtually every world culture since prehistoric times. Alain Danielou here unveils the religious impulse underlying art that at first glance seems to have no purpose beyond the erotic.