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The Devil's Tide by Matt Tomerlin

By Matt Tomerlin

The action-packed followup to The Devil's Fire!

A younger pirate narrowly avoids the gallows whilst the governor of the Bahamas enlists his reduction in bringing hostage-turned-pirate Kate Lindsay to justice. A pirate hunter returns to his outdated methods, with the demons of his previous rapidly following his path. a stunning strumpet falls in league with Edward "Blackbeard" train, witnessing his despicable crimes firsthand, prior to she turns into a pawn in his schemes.

As either side spiral towards a fiery climax, not anything is at it sort of feels, and the chances are in desire of loss of life.

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People of the Sea (North America's Forgotten Past, Book 5) by Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

Twelve thousand years in the past, the glaciers of the Sierra Nevada have been melting, destroying the habitat of the mastodons and growing the wealthy land that will turn into California. The coastal humans fight to appreciate the altering global round them: their seer Sunchaser has misplaced his technique to the Spirit global, and mammoths proceed to disappear.

When a stunning lady arrives, fleeing from her abusive husband, the folk understand what they need to do--for if the Spirits are already taking the animals away, what's going to ensue in the event that they look after a stranger?

Now Sunchaser needs to make a choice--between the girl he loves and the maintenance of his people's world.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors and award-winning archaeologists W. Michael apparatus and Kathleen O'Neal apparatus deliver North America's Forgotten prior to extraordinary lifestyles in People of the Sea.

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The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek

By Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek - The Piano Teacher

The most well-liked paintings from provocative Austrian Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek, The Piano Teacher is a searing portrait of a lady certain among a repressive society and her darkest wants. Erika Kohut is a piano instructor on the prestigious and formal Vienna Conservatory, who nonetheless lives together with her domineering and possessive mom. Her existence seems to be dull, yet Erika, a quiet thirty-eight-year-old, secretly visits Turkish peep exhibits at evening and watched sadomasochistic movies. in the meantime, a good-looking, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old scholar has develop into enamored with Erika and units out to seduce her. She resists him at first—but then the darkish passions roiling below the piano teacher’s subdued external explode in a unencumber of perversity, violence, and degradation.

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Great Sky Woman (Great Sky Woman, Book 1) by Steven Barnes

By Steven Barnes

Thirty thousand years in the past, within the center of the African continent and within the shadow of the most important freestanding mountain on this planet, lived the Ibandi. For numerous generations they nurtured their historic culture, and met survival's day-by-day fight with quiet religion of their gods. but if brutal intruders arrived from the south, a couple of courageous souls dared the final word quest--to climb the good Mountain, looking solutions and a fashion into the future.

In this breathtaking mixture of mind's eye, anthropology, and sheer storytelling magic, Steven Barnes takes us to the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro and into the world of our personal ancestors, who lived, hunted, celebrated, and died aspect by means of facet with roaming herds of untamed animals and nice golden clouds of migrating butterflies. A humans whose epidermis used to be the colour and odor of the earth itself, the Ibandi shaped a hierarchy in line with energy of limb and spirit. during this awesome novel, we stick with the adventures of 2 of the Ibandi's selected ones: T'Cori, an deserted lady raised via the robust and mysterious drugs girl Stillshadow, and Frog Hopping, a boy owning a present that also is a curse.

Though the reside in numerous encampments, Frog and T'Cori are associated throughout the respected and strong Stillshadow, who has sensed in them a future except others'.

Through the years, and on their separate lifestyles paths, T'Cori's and Frog's fates entwine as an inevitable catastrophe methods from the south--from the very god they worship. for so long as there were mountain, sky, and savannah, there was a house for the Ibandi. Now, within the face of an enemy past something spoken of even in legend, they need to ask their god face-to-face: can we stay or will we depart?

Great Sky girl not just brings to existence the realm of prehistoric guy but in addition shines an excellent mild on humanity itself. For here's a tale of rivalries and alliances, of human worry and hope, of religion and betrayal . . . and, chiefly, a narrative of ways primitive guy, with out phrases or machines, set in movement civilization's lengthy, winding trip to the current.

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Local Customs by Audrey Thomas

By Audrey Thomas

During this historic novel in response to genuine occasions, Letitia Landon and George Maclean marry in June 1838 and sail off to West Africa. 8 weeks later she is useless from what seems to be an overdose of prussic acid. Her health care professional and a chemist swear they by no means prescribed or made up the sort of solution.

The secret isn't resolved. The send that introduced Letitia's joyful letters to London was once an identical one who introduced her loss of life. every kind of rumours fly round. Complicating concerns is the presence of Thomas Birch Freeman, a Wesleyan missionary. A letter he writes after Letitia's dying motives hassle for George Maclean. Brodie Cruickshank, in control of the citadel at Anamaboe, a number of miles away, additionally turns out to have fallen in love with Letitia.

But what quite occurred to Letitia during this unique and unsafe position to this point clear of her domestic?

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The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, by Stanley Plumly

By Stanley Plumly

A window onto the lives of the Romantic poets throughout the new version of 1 mythical evening in 1817.
The writer of the hugely acclaimed Posthumous Keats, praised as “full of . . . these fleeting moments we name genius” (Washington Post), now offers a window into the lives of Keats and his contemporaries during this terrific new work.

On December 28, 1817, the painter Benjamin Robert Haydon hosted what he stated in his diaries and autobiography because the “immortal dinner.” He desired to introduce his younger good friend John Keats to the nice William Wordsworth and to rejoice together with his acquaintances his most vital ancient portray up to now, “Christ’s access into Jerusalem,” during which Keats, Wordsworth, and Charles Lamb (also a visitor on the social gathering) seemed. After considerate and exciting discussions of poetry and artwork and their relation to Enlightenment technology, the celebration developed right into a energetic, raucous night. This mythical occasion might turn out to be a spotlight within the lives of those immortals.

A attractive and profound paintings of outstanding brilliance, The Immortal night regards the dinner as a lens by which to appreciate the lives and paintings of those mythical artists and to think about the immortality of genius.

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The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas père

By Alexandre Dumas père

Yearning a few best old fiction? Slip into this story of intrigue and romance from Alexandre Dumas (pere), who's appeared by way of critics as one of many masters of the style. within the Black Tulip, turmoil befalls the Dutch aristocracy and the country struggles to regain its overseas status. An strange horticulture prize is devised to be able to channel the country's recognition towards whatever confident, and an not going romance blossoms for this reason.

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Memnon by Scott Oden

By Scott Oden

He lived within the shadow of kings. One relied on him together with his empire; the opposite feared his each move...Memnon of Rhodes (375-333 BCE) walked within the footsteps of giants. As a soldier, sailor, statesman, and common, he used to be, within the phrases of Diodorus of Sicily, "outstanding in braveness and strategic grasp." a modern of Demosthenes and Aristotle, Memnon rose from humble origins to command the entire of western Asia in a time of strife and slaughter. To his personal humans, he was once a traitor, to his competitors, a mercenary. yet, to the King of Kings, his majesty Darius III of Persia, Memnon used to be one guy in a position to protecting Asia Minor from the emerging energy of the barbaric Macedonians. In a warfare pitting Greek opposed to Greek, Memnon proved his caliber past degree. His enemies fought for glory and gold; Memnon fought for whatever extra, for loyalty, for honor, and for accountability. He fought for the affection of Barsine, a girl of exceptional attractiveness and style. such a lot of all, he fought for the promise of peace. in the course of the deathbed memories of a mysterious lady, the lifetime of Memnon unfolds with impressive readability. it's a checklist of his triumphs and tragedies, his loves and lossess, and of the selection that drove him to face opposed to the main well known determine of the traditional world-the formidable younger conqueror known as Alexander the nice.

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The Last of the Menu Girls by Denise Chávez

By Denise Chávez

Rocío Esquibel is a lady starting to be up in a Southern New Mexico city together with her mom and sister. She defines her local by way of its trees—the willow, the apricot and the only they name the marking-off tree. Rocio is aware she used to be born within the closet the place she and her sister now take turns the image of Jesus whose eyes illuminate at nighttime. yet at evening she enters a mystical realm, and in her imaginary Blue Room, she will fly. firstly she is a mesmerized observer of the lives of older women and their boyfriends, yet as she unearths a task on the neighborhood health facility, and discovers a keenness for drama and tales, Rocio starts off to make her personal offerings in love and paintings.

Alive with the style of tamales and the lyrical tang of the Esquibels’ speak, The final of the Menu women turns into a wealthy social gathering of Chicano tradition, and a common tale of discovering one’s manner within the world.

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The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies

By Peter Ho Davies

Set within the wonderful panorama of North Wales simply after D-Day, Peter Ho Davies's profoundly relocating first novel strains the intersection of disparate lives in wartime. whilst a POW camp is proven close to her village, seventeen-year-old barmaid Esther Evans reveals herself unusually interested in the camp and its forlorn captives. She is exploring the camp boundary while the surprising happens: Karsten, a tender German corporal, calls out to her from in the back of the fence. From that second on, the 2 foster a mystery courting that might eventually placed them either in danger. in the meantime, one other foreigner, the German-Jewish interrogator Rotherham, travels to Wales to enquire Britain's so much infamous Nazi prisoner, Rudolf Hess. during this richly drawn and thought-provoking paintings, all will come to query the place they belong and the place their loyalties lie.

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