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The Wishing Game

The Wishing Game [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0751554766
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In the bleak winter term of 1954 something terrible happens at Kirkston Abbey School for Boys. Forty years later a journalist hovers near the truth, buried long ago by the panicked authorities. Kirkston Abbey is no place for the weak: its rules are harsh and its discipline savage. So the struggling Jonathan Palmer cannot believe his luck when Richard Rokeby - tough, handsome, aloof - befriends him. But Rokeby's possessive friendship is suffocating and, what starts out as an innocent game amongst friends, takes a shocking turn as Palmer finds himself powerless to stop Rokeby from unleashing a horrifying fate on them all. A brilliantly clever psychological thriller, The Wishing Game launched Redmond to his bestseller status.

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316204919
Author: Chris Colfer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer Book Resume:

The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world! Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change forever, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

Conquering the Artists Struggle

Conquering the Artists Struggle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1502860988
Author: stephen silver
Publisher: Stephen Silver
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Conquering the Artists Struggle by stephen silver Book Resume:

I have met numerous artists in my life, many of whom seem to be unfulfilled in their creative journey. I feel it is the same for many professionals. I personally believe that when we start on this path, we have great passion; a burning desire. This is what establishes the goals we want to achieve. These goals may consist of getting that job in the studio, or the project we wanted to do. We may find that once this happens, we become dormant, and stop setting those goals. It then turns into complaints, frustration, and the constant questioning of, "What is it that I really want to do?" This book is a collection of my trials, and personal thoughts about life as an artist. It’s also about reminding ourselves of the importance of setting new goals, creating that passion and vision, and the courage and perseverance to ignite your dreams again. This book is written for you.

The Assassin Game

The Assassin Game [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1492632767
Author: Kirsty McKay
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
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The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay Book Resume:

T.A.G. You're It... "It is 4 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come, and fear that they won't. When I finally hear the click of the latch on the dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before-" At Cate's isolated boarding school Killer is more than a game-it's an elite secret society. Members must avoid being "killed" during a series of thrilling pranks-and only the Game Master knows who the "killer" is. When Cate's finally invited to join The Guild of Assassins, she knows it's her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs. But when the game becomes all too real, the school threatens to shut it down. Cate will do anything to keep playing and save The Guild. But can she find the real assassin-before she's the next target?

The Puppet Show

The Puppet Show [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0751554774
Author: Patrick Redmond
Publisher: Sphere
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The Puppet Show by Patrick Redmond Book Resume:

Michael Turner is about to make a big mistake. Having struggled for years to escape the demons of his childhood - an orphan lost in a maze of institutions and foster homes - he is finally happy. Now in his early twenties, he has a loving fiancée and is taking the first steps in a promising legal career. And then he meets Max. The father figure that Michael has always craved, Max strides into Michael's life, realising all the childhood dreams that have lain dormant for so many years. But dreams come with a price. Despite his supportive exterior, Max is plagued by his own demons and is a violently skilled manipulator when it comes to getting exactly what he wants from everyone around him. As Michael's fears and vulnerabilities begin to push everyone else away, Max sets to work . . . A taut, sophisticated and engrossing thriller that will have you turning pages furiously into the night.

Trapped in a Video Game

Trapped in a Video Game [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1449496261
Author: Dustin Brady
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Trapped in a Video Game by Dustin Brady Book Resume:

Jesse Rigsby hates video games—and for good reason. You see, a video game character is trying to kill him. After getting sucked in the new game Full Blast with his friend Eric, Jesse starts to see the appeal of vaporizing man-size praying mantis while cruising around by jet pack. But pretty soon, a mysterious figure begins following Eric and Jesse, and they discover they can't leave the game. If they don't figure out what's going on fast, they'll be trapped for good!

All She Ever Wanted

All She Ever Wanted [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0751554790
Author: Patrick Redmond
Publisher: Sphere
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All She Ever Wanted by Patrick Redmond Book Resume:

For Tina Ryan, falling in love is the worst thing that could ever happen to her. Love is a refuge for the weak, lonely and needy. Once she was like that herself - but no longer. Recovering from a turbulent, tormented childhood, she has reinvented herself as Chrissie: strong, self-reliant and firmly in control. She is everything she ever wanted to be and nothing will ever be allowed to threaten that. But she is also human. So when love does force its way into her life, leaving her utterly shocked and exposed, her new and carefully constructed personality is in peril. And nothing can ever be allowed to do that. Control must be maintained and feelings must be on her terms. No matter how dreadful those terms might be.

The If Game

The If Game [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448207371
Author: Catherine Storr
Publisher: A&C Black
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The If Game by Catherine Storr Book Resume:

What if ...? Stephen is bursting with questions. What if his mother was still around? What if he knew what had happened to her? What if his father would just tell him the truth? Then he starts finding keys - keys which lead him through secret doors, into a strange world where he doesn't recognize anyone, but everyone seems to know him. Perhaps he can find out what he wants to know in the world behind the doors. But what if hearing the truth turns out to be worse than not knowing at all?

Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond

Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0861719832
Author: Brahm
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond by Brahm Book Resume:

Meditation: it's not just a way to relax, or to deal with life's problems. Done correctly, it can be a way to radically encounter bliss and to begin - and sustain - real transformation in ourselves. In Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, self-described meditation junkie Ajahn Brahm shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas - a core part of the Buddha's original meditation teaching. Never before has this material been approached in such an empowering way, by a teacher of such authority and popularity. Full of surprises, delightfully goofy humor, and entertaining stories that inspire, instruct, and illuminate, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond will encourage those new to meditation, and give a shot in the arm to more experienced practitioners as well.

The Last Wish

The Last Wish [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316055085
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Orbit
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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski Book Resume:

Geralt the Witcher—revered and hated—holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures, the first chapter in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games. Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. And look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy! Witcher collections The Last Wish Sword of Destiny Witcher novels Blood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of Swallows Lady of the Lake ​Season of Storms Hussite Trilogy The Tower of Fools The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok

The Dark Net

The Dark Net [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0544750578
Author: Benjamin Percy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy Book Resume:

“Thrilling . . . one of the best Stephen King novels not written by the master himself. . . . The setup promises furious action, and Percy delivers, like [Richard] Matheson, like King. . . An awfully impressive literary performance.”—New York Times Book Review “Masterful crafting . . . a horror story for our times.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And now, an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. This force is threatening to spread virally into the real world unless it can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew, including a twelve-year-old who has been fitted with a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness; a technophobic journalist; a one-time child evangelist with an arsenal in his basement; and a hacker who believes himself a soldier of the Internet. Set in present-day Portland, The Dark Net is a cracked-mirror version of the digital nightmare we already live in, a timely and wildly imaginative techno-thriller about the evil that lurks in real and virtual spaces, and the power of a united few to fight back. “This is horror literature’s bebop, bold, smart, confident in its capacity to redefine its genre from the ground up. Read this book, but take a firm grip on your hat before you start.”—Peter Straub

Apple of My Eye

Apple of My Eye [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0751554782
Author: Patrick Redmond
Publisher: Sphere
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Apple of My Eye by Patrick Redmond Book Resume:

Ronnie Sidney is a perfect child. The illegitimate son of a wartime romance, he gives his mother the unconditional love she so craves. In his mother's eyes Ronnie is faultless: a ray of sunshine in her grey life. But as cracks begin to creep into Ronnie's facade of youthful charm, a very different character starts to emerge. For Susan Ramsey, life is easy. Cherished by her parents, she knows nothing of hardship or misery. Until a sudden tragedy thrusts her into a dark and disturbing world. When Susan and Ronnie meet, the attraction is instant. Each recognises in the other a long-awaited soul mate. Finally, Ronnie feels able to remove his mask of perfection - with consequences more dreadful than either could possibly have foreseen . . . With its compelling exploration of psychological power games and emotional violence, Apple of My Eye is the mesmerising third novel from the bestselling author of The Wishing Game and The Puppet Show.

Blood on the Forge

Blood on the Forge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1590178084
Author: William Attaway
Publisher: New York Review of Books
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Blood on the Forge by William Attaway Book Resume:

This brutally gripping novel about the African-American Great Migration follows the three Moss brothers, who flee the rural South to work in industries up North. Delivered by day into the searing inferno of the steel mills, by night they encounter a world of surreal devastation, crowded with dogfighters, whores, cripples, strikers, and scabs. Keenly sensitive to character, prophetic in its depiction of environmental degradation and globalized labor, Attaway's novel is an unprecedneted confrontation with the realities of American life, offering an apocalyptic vision of the melting pot not as an icon of hope but as an instrument of destruction. Blood on the Forge was first published in 1941, when it attracted the admiring attention of Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. It is an indispensable account of a major turning point in black history, as well as a triumph of individual style, charged with the concentrated power and poignance of the blues.

New Dimensions in Classical Guitar for Children

New Dimensions in Classical Guitar for Children [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610654803
Author: SONIA MICHELSON
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
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New Dimensions in Classical Guitar for Children by SONIA MICHELSON Book Resume:

This method is time tested, innovative, and has proven successful in imparting essential concepts of musicianship and classic guitar performance to children. It's realistic approach to early childhood education utilizes important concepts inspired by the writings of both Suzuki and Kodaly. This method stimulates musical imagination and ability through guitar techniques, eurhythmics, and listening and theory games. Students also learn by participating in movement, singing, and guitar performance.

A Woman of Passion

A Woman of Passion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1461636221
Author: Julia Briggs
Publisher: New Amsterdam Books
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A Woman of Passion by Julia Briggs Book Resume:

In A Woman of Passion, Julia Briggs chronicles the life of author Edith Nesbit who is credited with being the first modern writer for children and the creator of the children's adventure story. Nesbit recorded her life with varying degrees of honesty in verse and prose, and while she seldom wrote entirely openly of her own experiences, she seldom wrote convincingly of anything else. In this fascinating read, Julia Briggs attempts to fill in the gaps of Nesbit's autobiographical material, painting an intriguing portrait of the famous author.

LIFE James Dean

LIFE James Dean [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1683305507
Author: The Editors of LIFE
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
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LIFE James Dean by The Editors of LIFE Book Resume:

LIFE Magazine memorializes James Dean.

Synchro

Synchro [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8418263016
Author: José Miguel Sánchez Guitián
Publisher: Kolima Books
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Synchro by José Miguel Sánchez Guitián Book Resume:

Would you try a new drug, harmless, cheap, legal, without side effects and 100% technological? Julián Konks and Anthony Somoza are two 24-year-old computer genius who have created an algorithm based on Artificial Intelligence capable of modifying and controlling human emotions from a App. It's called Synchro and it works with a microchip that is ingested in the form of a black jelly ball; a minute later, connected by Bluetooth to a mobile device, it is capable of generating any emotion upon demand. The arrival of this technology is a revolution in the world drug market that moves 390,000 million euros a year. The drug cartels know that this will represent the fall of their empires and nobody is going to remain still contemplating the end of such a profitable business. Mexico and the United States are the places where the plot of this disturbing story unfolds and that can be taking place right now. This technology that is going to change the life of Humanity already exists; it is only a matter of time that someone discovers the formula. Go ahead to the future. Would you dare to try Synchro?

Jimmy Stewart: On the Air

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Author: Charles Reinhart,Erna Reinhart
Publisher: BearManor Media
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Jimmy Stewart: On the Air by Charles Reinhart,Erna Reinhart Book Resume:

Over the years the motion picture career of Jimmy Stewart has been highly praised and well documented. But did you know that he also had an extensive career on the radio? Among the pages of this well researched book, you will read the detailed work of Stewart on the radio. When Stewart lent his talent “on the air,” radio was at its prime and was the main source of entertainment in the homes of America and around the world. Stewart was at the heart of all of this. In all, his radio career spanned seven decades. He did comedy with Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Bing Crosby and Mortimer Snerd. He did drama on Lux Radio Theatre, Screen Guild Theater and Suspense. He even brought some of his best films to the listening audience, including Harvey, The Philadelphia Story and Winchester ’73. Go back now to those glory days of radio, when your “mind’s eye” and a healthy dose of imagination brought you genuine, clean fun and entertainment. Back to a time when glamorous Hollywood stars weren’t afraid to have their voices do all the acting for them…no makeup, no costumes, no pictures of any kind. Come back to a time when Jimmy Stewart traveled the airwaves. Enjoy!

Finite and Infinite Games

Finite and Infinite Games [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451657293
Author: James Carse
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse Book Resume:

“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite; the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change—as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end. What are infinite games? How do they affect the ways we play our finite games? What are we doing when we play—finitely or infinitely? And how can infinite games affect the ways in which we live our lives? Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely. He surveys our world—from the finite games of the playing field and playing board to the infinite games found in culture and religion—leaving all we think we know illuminated and transformed. Along the way, Carse finds new ways of understanding everything from how an actress portrays a role, to how we engage in sex, from the nature of evil, to the nature of science. Finite games, he shows, may offer wealth and status, power and glory. But infinite games offer something far more subtle and far grander. Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism. Already an international literary event, Finite and Infinite Games is certain to be argued about and celebrated for years to come. Reading it is the first step in learning to play the infinite game.

The Wish

The Wish [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 006225359X
Author: Gail Carson Levine
Publisher: Harper Collins
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The Wish by Gail Carson Levine Book Resume:

There's nothing wrong with Wilma Sturtz. She's perfectly nice. But nobody cares about nice at Claverford, her middle school. Wilma is left out, forgotten, ignored -- until she meets an extraordinary old lady who grants a wish: for Wilma to be the most popular kid in school. Presto! Everything changes. Now Wilma has more best friends than she can keep track of and forty dates to the Graduation Night Dance; and someone is writing her love poetry. What more could she want? Nothing! But will it last? How can Wilma make sure she is never unpopular again? From Gail Carson Levine, author of the Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted, this modern-day fairy tale shows a very real girl in a very unusual predicament, and along the way it reveals some painful truths about whether or not we really want to be liked for who we are.