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This Body

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Publisher: Back Bay Books
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This Body by Book Resume:

An unforgettable story of reincarnation and redemption in which a middle-aged woman relives her life in the body of a 22-year-old drug addict, this book signals an astonishing debut from an original writer.

The Stars In Their Path

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Author: Harold Covington
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Stars In Their Path by Harold Covington Book Resume:

Reincarnation is the ancient belief that the human soul does not perish at death, but is reborn in a new body and lives on, again and again, in different lifetimes and different ages. Underground cult novelist H. A. Covington’s long-awaited tenth book follows the many lifetimes of three human souls down through the centuries, two men and one woman. The three are bound together by a common destiny and a powerful mission, for the time is approaching in the future when the soul of the woman must face a test that will shape the course of the universe itself, and she must be made ready for that crisis which is yet to come. From the intrigue-riddled court of Catherine de Medici to the terror of the Salem witchcraft trials, from rural Ireland to the blazing guns of the Wild West and on into the present day, the battle for her soul is replayed again and again. In every lifetime the girl Margarita must in the end choose between the forces of Light and Darkness, as the time draws near when she must make her final choice, for herself and for all humanity.

4900 Nights

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Author: Homer Van Meter
Publisher: iUniverse
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4900 Nights by Homer Van Meter Book Resume:

The author comes as close as humanly possible to proving reincarnation. This is a voyage of discovery in search of the origin of a man. Years of investigation and archaeological discovery, connected with historical record, provide the backdrop for the extraordinary story of the third century migration of a band of Celts from Scotland and Ireland to the coast of what is now Maine. This non-fiction narrative reads like a fine novel and a haunting love story. Take advantage of an opportunity to learn what history does not commonly teach us, and the profound impact which those omissions have on our present-day lives.


Reincarnation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Suzanne Weyn
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn Book Resume:

The ultimate historical romance: one love story unfolds over many centuries and many lives in this captivating page-turner from Suzanne Weyn. From prehistory to the present, theirs was a love for the ages. It starts with a fight in a cave over an elusive green jewel . . . and then travels over time and lives to include Egyptian slaves, Greek temples, Massachusetts witch trials, Civil War battlefields, Paris on the eve of World War II, America in the 1960s . . . and a pair of modern-day teenagers. For readers who believe that love is stronger than time or death, this is an unforgettable novel from a wonderful storyteller.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 1 (light novel)

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 1 (light novel) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Fuse
Publisher: Yen Press LLC
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 1 (light novel) by Fuse Book Resume:

Lonely thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is stuck in a dead-end job, unhappy with his mundane life, but after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a fantasy a slime monster! As he acclimates to his goopy new existence, his exploits with the other monsters set off a chain of events that will change his new world forever!

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Light Novel) Vol. 15

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Light Novel) Vol. 15 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Rifujin na Magonote,Shirotaka
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Light Novel) Vol. 15 by Rifujin na Magonote,Shirotaka Book Resume:

Rudeus's brief meeting with his time-travelling future self leaves him struggling to process the terrible suffering that version of him endured. But he might be able to avert those losses in this timeline, if he takes his future self's advice--starting with reaching out to Eris for the first time in years!

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Light Novel) Vol. 14

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Light Novel) Vol. 14 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Rifujin na Magonote,Shirotaka
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Light Novel) Vol. 14 by Rifujin na Magonote,Shirotaka Book Resume:

Nanahoshi, Rudeus, and the rest of their group take a trip to Perugius's mysterious floating fortress, seeking adventure and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn new magic. What they find instead is disaster, as one of their number is struck down by a deadly illness. How far will Rudeus go to save a dear friend's life?

The City of Good Death

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Author: Priyanka Champaneri
Publisher: Restless Books
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The City of Good Death by Priyanka Champaneri Book Resume:

Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Priyanka Champaneri’s transcendent debut novel brings us inside India’s holy city of Banaras, where the manager of a death hostel shepherds the dying who seek the release of a good death, while his own past refuses to let him go. Banaras, Varanasi, Kashi: India’s holy city on the banks of the Ganges has many names but holds one ultimate promise for Hindus. It is the place where pilgrims come for a good death, to be released from the cycle of reincarnation by purifying fire. As the dutiful manager of a death hostel in Kashi, Pramesh welcomes the dying and assists families bound for the funeral pyres that burn constantly on the ghats. The soul is gone, the body is burnt, the time is past, he tells them. Detach. After ten years in the timeless city, Pramesh can nearly persuade himself that here, there is no past or future. He lives contentedly at the death hostel with his wife, Shobha, their young daughter, Rani, the hostel priests, his hapless but winning assistant, and the constant flow of families with their dying. But one day the past arrives in the lifeless form of a man pulled from the river—a man with an uncanny resemblance to Pramesh. Called “twins” in their childhood village, he and his cousin Sagar are inseparable until Pramesh leaves to see the outside world and Sagar stays to tend the land. After Pramesh marries Shobha, defying his family’s wishes, a rift opens up between the cousins that he has long since tried to forget. Do not look back. Detach. But for Shobha, Sagar’s reemergence casts a shadow over the life she’s built for her family. Soon, an unwelcome guest takes up residence in the death hostel, the dying mysteriously continue to live, and Pramesh is forced to confront his own ideas about death, rebirth, and redemption. Told in lush, vivid detail and with an unforgettable cast of characters, The City of Good Death is a remarkable debut novel of family and love, memory and ritual, and the ways in which we honor the living and the dead. PRAISE FOR THE CITY OF GOOD DEATH “In Champaneri’s ambitious, vivid debut, the dying come to the holy city of Kashi to die a good death that frees them from the burden of reincarnation…. In sharp prose, Champaneri explores the power of stories—those the characters tell themselves, those told about them, and those they believe. . . . This epic, magical story of death teems with life.” —Publishers Weekly “Brimming with characters whose lives overlap and whose stories interweave, Champaneri’s exquisite debut delves into the consequences of the past, and how stories that are told can become reality even when they contain barely a shred of truth. As Pramesh discovers, the bitterness of past wounds can bring hope for redemption and life.” —Bridget Thoreson, Booklist “Lush prose evokes the thick, close atmosphere of Kashi and the intricate religious practices upon which life and death depend. Rumor and superstition hold sway over even the most level-headed people, twisting what’s explainable into something extraordinary—with tragic consequences. . . . The City of Good Death is a breathtaking, unforgettable novel about how remembering the past is just as important as moving on.” —Eileen Gonzalez, Foreword Reviews, Starred Review "Champaneri’s Kashi is teeming and vivid . . . the book frequently charms, and it's as full of humor, warmth, and mystery as Kashi’s own marketplace." —Kirkus Reviews “The City of Good Death is the debut novel of Priyanka Champaneri but it has the confidence of a master storyteller. Drawing on the rich literary traditions of Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy, Champaneri’s epic saga will satisfy armchair travelers thirsty for adventure, and sick of looking out their windows.” —Chicago Review of Books "In intricate detail and with remarkable skill, Champaneri writes a powerful tale about the pull of the past and our aching need to understand the mysteries and misunderstandings that thwart our relationships. An atmospheric and immersive debut with a rich cast of characters you won’t soon forget." —Marjan Kamali, author of The Stationery Shop

Rebirth: Phoenix Overwhelms the World

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Author: Gong ZiJiYue
Publisher: Funstory
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Rebirth: Phoenix Overwhelms the World by Gong ZiJiYue Book Resume:

He was always dressed in white, a peerless genius with both the five spirits. Such a perfect man was practically the dream lover of all the young girls. But no one knew that he was her, the reincarnation of the true Phoenix, Leng Qingyue. He was the emissary of Pangu, the great ancient god, Skydragon. A thousand years ago, he fell in love with a true phoenix. In order to search for one, he reincarnated from the lower realms. But, would a true phoenix reincarnate like this recognize a heavenly dragon? He was the son of the Beiming family who possessed the innate ability to predict his future, and every divination would cause his body to become a little more dilapidated. He was destined to not live past twenty years old, and that Leng Qingyue would be a ray of light in his life. The reincarnation of a true Phoenix, the chaos in the Three Realms, just watch how she upsets the world ...

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Vol. 1

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Vol. 1 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Rifujin na Magonote,Yuka Fujikawa
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Vol. 1 by Rifujin na Magonote,Yuka Fujikawa Book Resume:

'" Just when an unemployed thirty-four-year-old otaku reaches a dead end in life and decides that it''s time to turn over a new leaf—he gets run over by a truck and dies! Shockingly, he finds himself reborn into an infant''s body in a strange, new world of swords and magic. His new identity is Rudeus Grayrat, but he still retains the memories of his previous life. Follow Rudeus from infancy to adulthood, as he struggles to redeem himself in a wondrous yet dangerous world. "'

The Gargoyle

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Author: Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Random House Canada
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The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson Book Resume:

An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time. On a burn ward, a man lies between living and dying, so disfigured that no one from his past life would even recognize him. His only comfort comes from imagining various inventive ways to end his misery. Then a woman named Marianne Engel walks into his hospital room, a wild-haired, schizophrenic sculptress on the lam from the psych ward upstairs, who insists that she knows him – that she has known him, in fact, for seven hundred years. She remembers vividly when they met, in another hospital ward at a convent in medieval Germany, when she was a nun and he was a wounded mercenary left to die. If he has forgotten this, he is not to worry: she will prove it to him. And so Marianne Engel begins to tell him their story, carving away his disbelief and slowly drawing him into the orbit and power of a word he'd never uttered: love.

The Star Rover

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Author: Jack London
Publisher: Good Press
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The Star Rover by Jack London Book Resume:

"The Star Rover" by Jack London. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Embodying American Slavery in Contemporary Culture

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Author: Lisa Woolfork
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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Embodying American Slavery in Contemporary Culture by Lisa Woolfork Book Resume:

This study explores contemporary novels, films, performances, and reenactments that depict American slavery and its traumatic effects by invoking a time-travel paradigm to produce a representational strategy of "bodily epistemology." Disrupting the prevailing view of traumatic knowledge that claims that traumatic events are irretrievable and accessible only through oblique reference, these novels and films circumvent the notion of indirect reference by depicting a replaying of the past, forcing present-day protagonists to witness and participate in traumatic histories that for them are neither dead nor past. Lisa Woolfork cogently analyzes how these works deploy a representational strategy that challenges the divide between past and present, imparting to their recreations of American slavery a physical and emotional energy to counter America's apathetic or amnesiac attitude about the trauma of the slave past.

Rebirth of a Culture

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Author: Hillary Hope Herzog,Todd Herzog,Benjamin Lapp
Publisher: Berghahn Books
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Rebirth of a Culture by Hillary Hope Herzog,Todd Herzog,Benjamin Lapp Book Resume:

After 1945, Jewish writing in German was almost unimaginable-and then only in reference to the Shoah. Only in the 1980s, after a period of mourning, silence, and processing of the trauma, did a new Jewish literature evolve in Germany and Austria. This volume focuses on the re-emergence of a lively Jewish cultural scene in the German-speaking countries and the various cultural forms of expression that have developed around it. Topics include current debates such as the emergence of a post-Waldheim Jewish discourse in Austria and Jewish responses to German unification and the Gulf wars. Other significant themes addressed are the memorialization of the Holocaust in Berlin and Vienna, the uses of Kafka in contemporary German literature, and the German and American-Jewish dialogue as representative of both the history of exile and the globalization of postmodern civilization. The volume is enhanced by contributions from some of the most significant representatives of German-Jewish writing today such as Esther Dischereit, Barbara Honigmann, Jeanette Lander, and Doron Rabinovici. The result is a lively dialogue between European and North American scholars and writers that captures the complexity and dynamism of Jewish culture in Germany and Austria at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Cloud Atlas

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Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Book Resume:

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times

Literary Medicine: Brain Disease and Doctors in Novels, Theater, and Film

Literary Medicine: Brain Disease and Doctors in Novels, Theater, and Film [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: J. Bogousslavsky,S. Dieguez
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
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Literary Medicine: Brain Disease and Doctors in Novels, Theater, and Film by J. Bogousslavsky,S. Dieguez Book Resume:

Classical and modern literature is full of patients with interesting neurological, cognitive, or psychiatric diseases, often including detailed and accurate descriptions, which suggests the authors were inspired by observations of real people. In many cases these literary portrayals of diseases even predate their formal identification by medical science. Fictional literature encompasses nearly all kinds of disorders affecting the nervous system, with certain favorites such as memory loss and behavioral syndromes. There are even unique observations that cannot be found in scientific and clinical literature because of the lack of appropriate studies. Not only does literature offer a creative and humane look at disorders of the brain and mind, but just as authors have been inspired by medicine and real disorders, clinicians have also gained knowledge from literary depictions of the disorders they encounter in their daily practice. This book provides an amazing and fascinating look at neurological conditions, patients, and doctors in literature and film in a way which is both nostalgic and novel.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

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Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead by W. Y. Evans-Wentz Book Resume:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.

The Reincarnation Blues Club

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Author: Richard L. Cohen
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Reincarnation Blues Club by Richard L. Cohen Book Resume:

Many of us wonder what will happen when we die. For blues lovers, what happens is a trip to THE REINCARNATION BLUES CLUB, a musical way station on the road to their next life. But where will that life take them? Will it be forward in time, or perhaps somewhere in the past? Will it be on Earth, or on another planet? Will they remember their past life and their love for the blues or will that be lost? Follow the exciting adventures of this reincarnation blues train as it meanders through the ups and downs of the blues world.

The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction

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Author: Dorothy Scarborough
Publisher: DigiCat
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The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough Book Resume:

The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction is a work by Dorothy Scarborough. It explore the roots and history of horror and fantasy literature, providing fans with knowledge of many important authors and books in the genre.

Pont Marie

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Author: Al Stotts
Publisher: iUniverse
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Pont Marie by Al Stotts Book Resume:

“Metempsychosis” refers to the passing of the soul at death into another body, either human or animal. At its most basic, it refers to reincarnation, but the theory of past lives can have overwhelming consequences— especially when memories of these past lives seep into the life we currently live. Just ask a modern day, middle-aged New Mexico gentleman whose dreams threaten his reality. According to his dreams, this unassuming man was once a printer in seventeenth century Paris and then a United States senator. Prior to both of these lives, he was an Anasazi sun priest in the eleventh century. At first, it was easy to ignore his dreams. However, thanks to their persistence, this man must come to terms with the ramifications of his past lives and how they may affect the life he currently struggles to lead. Set above the backdrop of an ancient bridge in Paris, Pont Marie is the narrative of places, people, and things once forgotten but enlivened in one man’s mind. How can he thrive in his current life when the past permeates his present? How can he hold together relationships, when ancient relationships still haunt? Will his quest for closure leave him cleansed or perhaps insane?

Reincarnation Blues

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Author: Michael Poore
Publisher: Del Rey
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Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore Book Resume:

A wildly imaginative novel about a man who is reincarnated over ten thousand lifetimes to be with his one true love: Death herself. “Tales of gods and men akin to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman as penned by a kindred spirit of Douglas Adams.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) First we live. Then we die. And then . . . we get another try? Ten thousand tries, to be exact. Ten thousand lives to “get it right.” Answer all the Big Questions. Achieve Wisdom. And Become One with Everything. Milo has had 9,995 chances so far and has just five more lives to earn a place in the cosmic soul. If he doesn’t make the cut, oblivion awaits. But all Milo really wants is to fall forever into the arms of Death. Or Suzie, as he calls her. More than just Milo’s lover throughout his countless layovers in the Afterlife, Suzie is literally his reason for living—as he dives into one new existence after another, praying for the day he’ll never have to leave her side again. But Reincarnation Blues is more than a great love story: Every journey from cradle to grave offers Milo more pieces of the great cosmic puzzle—if only he can piece them together in time to finally understand what it means to be part of something bigger than infinity. As darkly enchanting as the works of Neil Gaiman and as wisely hilarious as Kurt Vonnegut’s, Michael Poore’s Reincarnation Blues is the story of everything that makes life profound, beautiful, absurd, and heartbreaking. Because it’s more than Milo and Suzie’s story. It’s your story, too. Praise for Reincarnation Blues “The most fun you’ll have reading about a man who has been killed by both catapult and car accident.”—NPR “This book made me laugh out loud. And then a page later, it made me sob. Reminiscent of Tom Robbins and Christopher Moore, Poore finds humor in the dark absurdities of life.”—Chicago Review of Books “Charming . . . surprisingly light and uplifting . . . It reads like a writer having fun.”—New York Journal of Books

Encyclopedia of Reincarnation and Karma

Encyclopedia of Reincarnation and Karma [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Norman C. McClelland
Publisher: McFarland
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Encyclopedia of Reincarnation and Karma by Norman C. McClelland Book Resume:

Featuring over 1,200 topical entries arranged alphabetically, this encyclopedia provides diverse and detailed coverage of the related subjects of reincarnation and karma. Its in-depth examination ranges from ancient beliefs to those of the present, incorporating all relevant world cultures. A series of broad thematic entries cover foundational aspects while over a thousand highly focused entries deal with various societies and organizations which support the concepts of reincarnation and karma; specific religious groups, sects, and associations; key individuals both historic and modern; and related beliefs, concepts, and practices.

Mummies around the World: An Encyclopedia of Mummies in History, Religion, and Popular Culture

Mummies around the World: An Encyclopedia of Mummies in History, Religion, and Popular Culture [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Matt Cardin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Mummies around the World: An Encyclopedia of Mummies in History, Religion, and Popular Culture by Matt Cardin Book Resume:

Perfect for school and public libraries, this is the only reference book to combine pop culture with science to uncover the mystery behind mummies and the mummification phenomena. • Includes photographs, reproductions of ancient art, images from films and television, and a bibliography to encourage further research • Features profiles of famous archaeologists and key figures who have been instrumental in bringing the mummy to modern consciousness • Contains various timelines tracing the exploration of the Egyptian tombs, the birth of modern genetic and radiologic methods of study, the evolution of mummies in film and literature, and the history of mummies around the world • Highlights key facts and interesting trivia related to mummies in helpful sidebars • Offers an extensive bibliography to encourage further reading

Secrets to Happiness

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Author: Sarah Dunn
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Secrets to Happiness by Sarah Dunn Book Resume:

Holly Frick has just endured the worst kind of breakup: the kind where you're still in love with the person leaving you. While her wounds are still dangerously close to the surface, her happily married best friend confesses over a bottle of wine that she is this close to having an affair. And another woman comes to Holly for advice about her love life--with Holly's ex! Holly decides that if everyone around her can take pleasure wherever they find it, so will she. As any self-respecting 30ish New York woman would do, she brings two males into her life: a flawed but endearing dog, and a good natured, much younger lover. She's soon entangled in a web of emails, chance meetings, and misguided good intentions and must forge an entirely new path to Nirvana. From the author of The Big Love, Secrets to Happiness is a big-hearted, knife-sharp, and hilariously entertaining story about the perils of love and friendship, sex and betrayal--and a thoroughly modern take on our struggle to be happy.

Beyond Dichotomies

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Author: Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Beyond Dichotomies by Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi Book Resume:

Confronts the cultural challenges of globalization.

Afterlife and Narrative in Contemporary Fiction

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Author: Alice Bennett
Publisher: Springer
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Afterlife and Narrative in Contemporary Fiction by Alice Bennett Book Resume:

Afterlife and Narrative explores why life after death is such a potent cultural concept today, and why it is such an attractive prospect for modern fiction. The book mines a rich vein of imagined afterlives, from the temporal experiments of Martin Amis's Time's Arrow to narration from heaven in Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones .

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Light Novel) Vol. 2

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Light Novel) Vol. 2 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Rifujin na Magonote
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Light Novel) Vol. 2 by Rifujin na Magonote Book Resume:

'"Rudeus is shipped off to Roa, the largest city in the region, to tutor the young daughter of a noble family. Unfortunately, what he thought would be an easy job proves the exact opposite once he meets his student, Eris--a fierce-tempered hurricane who blows Rudy''s optimistic expectations to bits! Can Rudy devise a plan to make his obstinate pupil listen, or is he already doomed to fail his second chance at success?"'

The Life and Creative Works of Paulo Coelho

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Author: Claude-Helene Mayer
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The Life and Creative Works of Paulo Coelho by Claude-Helene Mayer Book Resume:

This book assesses the life and success of the writer Paulo Coelho, one of the most fascinating and contemporary writers in the world, through new lenses. It applies a positive psychology perspective and contributes to using innovative theories in psychobiographical studies. This study explores the development of holistic wellness (HWM) and faith development (FDT) throughout the writer's life. It presents radical changes in spirituality, self-direction, love and faith across the life span. Further, it analyses the development of Coelho’s relationship with God and the creation of meaningfulness through his belief and writing. This study contributes to a new era of psychobiographical works within the positive psychology framework.

Varieties of Crime Fiction

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Author: S.T. Joshi
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
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Varieties of Crime Fiction by S.T. Joshi Book Resume:

Leading critic S.T. Joshi reviews 13 mystery and crime writers: I. The Golden Age Dorothy L. Sayers: Lords and Servants John Dickson Carr: Puzzlemeister Margery Allingham: Murder, Gangs, and Spies Philip MacDonald: Expanding the “Cosy” Mystery II. The Hard-Boiled School Dashiell Hammett: Sam Spade and Others Raymond Chandler: Mean Streets Ross Macdonald: Family Affairs III. The Psychological Mystery Margaret Millar: Scars of the Psyche Patricia Highsmith: Guilt and Innocence L. P. Davies: The Workings of the Mind IV. Some Contemporaries P. D. James: The Empress’s New Clothes Ruth Rendell: The Psychology of Murder Sue Grafton: Hard-Boiled Female


Cryptomimesis [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jodey Castricano
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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Cryptomimesis by Jodey Castricano Book Resume:

She develops the theory of cryptomimesis, a term devised to accommodate the convergence of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and certain "Gothic" stylistic, formal, and thematic patterns and motifs in Derrida's work that give rise to questions regarding writing, reading, and interpretation. Using Edgar Allan Poe's Madeline and Roderick Usher, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Stephen King's Louis Creed, she illuminates Derrida's concerns with inheritance, revenance, and haunting and reflects on deconstruction as ghost writing. Castricano demonstrates that Derrida's Specters of Marx owes much to the Gothic insistence on the power of haunting and explores how deconstruction can be thought of as the ghost or deferred promise of Marxism. She traces the movement of the "phantom" throughout Derrida's other texts, arguing that such writing provides us with an uneasy model of subjectivity because it suggests that "to be" is to be haunted. Castricano claims that cryptomimesis is the model, method, and theory behind Derrida's insistence that to learn to live we must learn how to talk Awith" ghosts.

Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction

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Author: Zachary Kendal,Aisling Smith,Giulia Champion,Andrew Milner
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction by Zachary Kendal,Aisling Smith,Giulia Champion,Andrew Milner Book Resume:

Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction explores the ethical concerns and dimensions of representations of the future of global science fiction, focusing on the issues that dominate utopian, dystopian and science fiction literature. The essays examine recent visions of the future in science fiction and re-examine earlier texts through contemporary lenses. Across fourteen chapters, the collection considers authors from Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the UK and USA. The volume delves into a range of ethical questions of immediate contemporary relevance, including environmental ethics, postcolonial ethics, social justice, animal ethics and the ethics of alterity.

Monsters and Monstrosity from the Fin de Siecle to the Millennium

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Author: Sharla Hutchison,Rebecca A. Brown
Publisher: McFarland
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Monsters and Monstrosity from the Fin de Siecle to the Millennium by Sharla Hutchison,Rebecca A. Brown Book Resume:

Zombies, vampires and ghosts feature prominently in nearly all forms of entertainment in the 21st century, including popular fiction, film, comics, television and computer games. But these creatures have been vital to the entertainment industry since the best-seller books of a century and half ago. Monsters don't just invade popular culture, they help sell popular culture. This collection of new essays covers 150 years of enduringly popular Gothic monsters who have shocked and horrified audiences in literature, film and comics. The contributors unearth forgotten monsters and reconsider familiar ones, examining the audience taboos and fears they embody.

Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend

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Author: June Michele Pulliam,Anthony J. Fonseca
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend by June Michele Pulliam,Anthony J. Fonseca Book Resume:

With entries that range from specific works to authors, folklore, and popular culture (including music, film, television, urban legend, and gaming), this book provides a single-volume resource on all things ghostly in the United States and in other countries. • Provides accessible, interesting, and fun-to-read information authored by expert researchers and coedited by scholars who are experts on the topic of ghosts across human culture • Presents analytical discussions of the figure of the ghost in each work that will be beneficial to students in film studies, English, or other classes tasked with writing an essay on the horror genre or ghost films and books • Explores how the idea of the ghost implies belief in there being more to human existence than the physical body and is intrinsically connected to the concept of the afterlife—and how these concepts often coexisted uneasily with beliefs regarding afterlife in religious theologies

First Person Singular

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Author: Yvon Cormier
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First Person Singular by Yvon Cormier Book Resume:

There is no soul that lives on past the death of the body, no reincarnation, no life after death. Most religions today are outdated, and their teachings can no longer be logically sustained. Fear of death and what is to become of us after we die has motivated humans to create stories and belief systems that do not stand up to rational argument. The universe is eternal, but a single human’s place in it is not. First Person Singular replaces the need to believe in a God that can be explained into nonexistence. This novel perspective has been crafted to help us confront the reality of our mortality. The First Person Singular—“I”—will always exist. By examining issues of religion, history, biology, astrophysics, and philosophy, the author explains how religions cannot be defended as offering a promise of eternal life or reincarnation. Human lives, however remarkable, are but trivial in the scope of evolution and the universe. First Person Singular offers assurance that “I” will live as long as the last human being is alive on Earth.

The Literary Monster on Film

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Author: Abigail Burnham Bloom
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The Literary Monster on Film by Abigail Burnham Bloom Book Resume:

Many monsters in Victorian British novels were intimately connected with the protagonists, and representative of both the personal failings of a character and the failings of the society in which he or she lived. By contrast, more recent film adaptations of these novels depict the creatures as arbitrarily engaging in senseless violence, and suggest a modern fear of the uncontrollable. This work analyzes the dichotomy through examinations of Shelley’s Frankenstein, Stoker’s Dracula, H. Rider Haggard’s She, Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Wells’s The Island of Dr. Moreau, and consideration of the 20th century film adaptations of the works.

Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God 2 Anthology

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Author: Lucky Old Cat
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Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God 2 Anthology by Lucky Old Cat Book Resume:

Starting over once more, he has entered this ¡°living game¡± again in order to control his own fate. This time, he will not be controlled by others. Previously the Level 200 Sword King, he will rise to a higher peak in this life. Methods to earn money! Dungeon conquering strategies! Legendary Quests! Equipment drop locations! Undiscovered battle techniques! Even the secrets Beta Testers were unknowledgeable of, he knows of them all. Massive wars, life advancement, entering Godhood, sword reaching to the peak; a legend of a man becoming a Sword God has begun.

Possessed Child Narratives in Literature and Film

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Author: A. Schober
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Possessed Child Narratives in Literature and Film by A. Schober Book Resume:

This book undertakes a study of the trope of possessed child in literature and film. It argues that the possessed child is fundamentally an American phenomenon which, first, may be traced to the Calvinist bias of the US as a nation founded on Puritanism and, second, to the rise of Catholicism in that country, to which Puritanism owes its origins.

David Mitchell's Post-Secular World

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Author: Rose Harris-Birtill
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David Mitchell's Post-Secular World by Rose Harris-Birtill Book Resume:

Since the publication of Ghostwritten (1999), David Mitchell has rapidly established himself as one of the most inventive and important British novelists of the 21st century. In this landmark study, Rose Harris-Birtill reveals the extent to which Mitchell has created an interconnected fictional world across the full run of his writing. Covering Mitchell's complete fictions, from bestselling novels such as Cloud Atlas (2004), The Bone Clocks (2014) and number9dream (2001), to his short stories and his libretti for the operas Sunken Garden and Wake, this book examines how Buddhist influences inform the ethical worldview that permeates his writing. Using a comparative theoretical model drawn from the Tibetan mandala to map Mitchell's fictional world, Harris-Birtill positions Mitchell as central to a new generation of post-secular writers who re-examine the vital role of belief in galvanizing action amidst contemporary ecological, political and humanitarian crises. David Mitchell's Post-Secular World features two substantial new interviews with the author, a chronology of his fictions and a selected bibliography of important critical writings on his work.

Almighty Cultivating Fanatic

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Author: Shui Zhujianghu
Publisher: Funstory
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Almighty Cultivating Fanatic by Shui Zhujianghu Book Resume:

The universe was like a sleeve, moving at night. In the surging currents of history, Chen Yang was everywhere. He was once the great general who had pacified the world in ancient times, an extremely powerful subject! He used to be a Grand Scholar of the Shuangjie Painting Sect, but now he was branded as Wen Zheng! He used to be the true master of face-to-face ghost hunting, and his achievements were boundless!He had seen the vicissitudes of life, he had seen the alpine plains, and now that he had returned from the ninth reincarnation, he had merged into the body of a young man of modern times.

The Best New Horror 7

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Author: Stephen Jones
Publisher: Robinson
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The Best New Horror 7 by Stephen Jones Book Resume:

The Best New Horror has established itself as the world's premier annual, showcasing the talents of the very best writers working in the horror and dark fantasy field today. In this latest volume, the multi-award winning editor has once again chosen more than twenty terrifying tales of supernatural fear and psychological dread by some of the most acclaimed authors working in the genre. Along with the most comprehensive review of the year and a fascinating necrology, this is the book no horror fan can afford to miss.