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Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

By Robert Burgin
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 161069385X
  • Pages : 572
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 581
  • File Pdf: going-places.pdf

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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

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My Brilliant Career

By Miles Franklin
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1609772407
  • Pages : 249
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 412
  • File Pdf: my-brilliant-career.pdf

Book Summary:

There's something wild in this ''picture of a young girl hungering for life and love in the harsh outback plains of New South Wales''. Banned by the author herself until ten years after her death in 1954, this vivid Australian classic was originally published in Edinburgh.

1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Twenty-Nine

By Shayla Black,Jennifer Probst,Kristen Proby,Gena Showalter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 1001 Dark Nights Press
  • Isbn : 1951812662
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 467
  • File Pdf: 1001-dark-nights.pdf

Book Summary:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Shayla Black, Jennifer Probst, Kristen Proby, and Gena Showalter. Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners. More Than Pleasure You by Shayla Black I’m Stephen Lund, confirmed bachelor…and son of a successful billionaire whose sins I can’t forget—or forgive. Though he insisted I get over his transgressions, I can’t. So I put space between us with a temporary getaway to Maui. My rental’s sexy caretaker, Skye Ingram, is a beautiful distraction. When Skye needs a date to her ex-boyfriend’s wedding, I’m game to play her pretend fiancé. But our pretend engagement begins to feel real. Our passion certainly is. So are the consequences. When I’m confronted with the reality that our lives are now irrevocably entwined, I have to choose between leaving Skye to return to the life I’ve always known or abandoning everything familiar to start over with the woman who awakened my heart. Something Just Like This by Jennifer Probst Jonathan Lake is the beloved NYC mayor who’s making a run for governor. His widowed status and close relationship with his daughter casts him as the darling of the press, and the candidate to beat, but behind the flash of the cameras, things are spinning out of control. It all has to do with his strait laced, ruthlessly organized assistant, Alyssa Block. Her skills and reserved demeanor are perfect to run his campaign, but her brilliant brain has become a temptation he’s been fighting for too long. Can he convince her to take a chance on a long-term campaign for love or will his efforts end up in scandal? Wonder With Me by Kristen Proby Reed Taylor doesn’t pay much attention to the holidays—until he receives a surprise present. Four-year-old Piper is the daughter he never knew about, and with the death of her mother, is also now the roommate he never expected. He’s determined to make their first Christmas together one she’ll never forget. Noel Thompson has gotten her share of strange requests in her career as an interior designer. The call to design a beautiful home for Christmas is more like a dream come true. And that was before she met her new employer—sexy and mysterious, he’s everything she ever hoped Santa would bring her. The Darkest Assassin by Gena Showalter Fox is a demon-possessed immortal with many talents. Now, the keeper of Distrust has been marked for death, a winged assassin with rainbow-colored eyes tracking her every move, determined to avenge the males she accidentally decimated. If only she could control the desire to rip off his clothes… Bjorn is a fierce warrior with many complications. Never has he hesitated to exterminate an evil being. Until now. The sharp-tongued female with a shockingly vulnerable heart tempts him in ways no one else ever has, threatening his iron control. But, as Fate itself seems to conspire against the unlikely pair, both old and new enemies emerge. And Fox and Bjorn must fight to survive. And learn to love… **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

The Cabinet of Curiosities

By Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 9780759527713
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 704
  • File Pdf: the-cabinet-of-curiosities.pdf

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In one of NPR's 100 Best Thrillers Ever, FBI agent Pendergast discovers thirty-six murdered bodies in a New York City charnel house . . . and now, more than a century later, a killer strikes again. In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are thirty-six bodies--all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

Alaska Highway

By Ed Readicker-Henderson,Lynn Readicker-Henderson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Isbn : 1588436187
  • Pages : 462
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 382
  • File Pdf: alaska-highway.pdf

Book Summary:

The most comprehensive and enjoyable guide to traveling the highway, from British Columbia up to Prudhoe Bay. Covers Fairbanks, Anchorage, Denali National Park, Valdez and much more. Filled with inside tips on where to see wildlife, the sites you shouldn't miss, the best places to camp. You'll also find information on sidetrips along alternate highways: the Top-of-the-World, the Haines, the Stewart-Cassiar, the South Klondike, the Richardson and the Glen. A one-stop resource for Alaska-bound travelers. Includes a detailed chapter on the Alaska Marine Highway, the ferry system that is one of the best ways to see and reach otherwise inaccessible areas. While the Milepost will give you every pullout and scenic view on the highway, this book is great reading about what to do, and what to see on your way. The information is very accurate and interesting. In this book, when you look up a certain place you end up reading on and on.--Amazon.com customer I recently rode my motorcycle up the Alaska Highway and space was pretty limited. I photocopied pages out of various other books, but brought this one along intact. It stayed in my tankbag every day, was brought out at every meal, and was pored over in hotel rooms at night. I'm also a writer, and my Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway became my de facto notebook on the trip--post-it notes of every color peek out from its pages; notes line the margins. There are a finite number of places to stop along the Alaska Highway; most guidebooks will give you pretty much all of them. What makes this one different is its tone. The authors obvious enjoy both the road and writing about it. Personal anecdotes are lightly sprinkled into the text, giving the impression that yes, the authors know what they're talking about. I learned little bits of history about the areas I rode through; not so much that it weighed down the book, but just enough to pique my interest and send me scampering to the library once I got back. Also, the book is laid out very well. The font is easy on the eyes; bold section headers made it easy to find what I was looking for, even while balancing the book on my tankbag after pulling to the side of some gravelly road in the middle of nowhere.--Carolyn Boyce, reader If you think you'll ever want to plan a trip either by car or motorcycle to the great state of Alaska, this book is a must-have. Not only does provide everything you could ever ask for, it comes in a small package that packs away nicely.-- Big D (reader) I took this book with the AAA guidebook on my trip to Alaska, read the AAA intro on the plane there and read only this book for the rest of the trip. We traveled more than 2,000 miles on the Alaska Highway. This book has been a great companion and guide book wherever we go. I even did some more reading on the plane back home because the writing was interesting. It may be partly because Alaska is such an interesting subject; but the book is definitely fun to read.--Amazon.com customer

The Works of Clifford D. Simak Volume Three

By Clifford D. Simak,David W. Wixon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504057597
  • Pages : 881
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 259
  • File Pdf: the-works-of-clifford-d-simak-volume-three.pdf

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Three stunning works of science fiction from the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning grandmaster and author of Way Station. I Am Crying All Inside and Other Stories: Ten stories of mystery and imagination in a world that cannot be, full of plant-based intelligence, robots, aliens, and time-travelers. Includes “I Had No Head and My Eyes Were Floating Way Up in the Air,” originally written for Harlan Ellison’s The Last Dangerous Visions.™ Highway of Eternity: The Evans family is hiding in eighteenth-century England from dangerous aliens from the future when they’re discovered by secret agent Jay Corcoran. Now they all must race for survival through space and time—but it’s easier said than done when monstrous beasts, killer robots, and immortal body-destroyers are waiting at every juncture. Project Pope: Sentient robots on the remote planet End of Nothing are working to create a truly universal religion presided over by a pope, a supercomputer fed knowledge by telepathic humans. But everything could be compromised when one of the humans claims she’s found Heaven . . .

Psalmwriter Journey's End

By Michael Sandusky
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1462863205
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 546
  • File Pdf: psalmwriter-journey-s-end.pdf

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DICKENS'S LONDON - Premium Collection of 11 Novels & 80+ Tales (Illustrated)

By Charles Dickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026873645
  • Pages : 8504
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 636
  • File Pdf: dickens-s-london-premium-collection-of-11-novels-80-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook: “DICKENS'S LONDON” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels The Pickwick Papers Oliver Twist Nicholas Nickleby The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge Martin Chuzzlewit David Copperfield Little Dorrit A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Our Mutual Friend Short Stories Sketches by Boz The Beadle. The Parish Engine. The Schoolmaster. The Curate. The Old Lady. The Half-pay Captain The Four Sisters The Election for Beadle The Broker's Man The Ladies' Societies Our Next-door Neighbour The Streets – morning The Streets – night Shops and their Tenants Scotland Yard Seven Dials Meditations in Monmouth-Street Hackney-coach Stands Doctors' Commons London Recreations The River Astley's Greenwich Fair Private Theatres Vauxhall Gardens by Day Early Coaches Omnibuses The Last Cab-driver, and the First Omnibus cad A Parliamentary Sketch Public Dinners The First of May Brokers' and Marine-store Shops Gin-shops The Pawnbroker's Shop Criminal Courts A Visit to Newgate Thoughts about People A Christmas Dinner The New Year Miss Evans and the Eagle The Parlour Orator The Hospital Patient The Misplaced attachment of Mr. John Dounce The Mistaken Milliner The Dancing Academy Shabby-Genteel People Making a Night of It The Prisoners' Van The Boarding-house Mr. Minns and his Cousin Sentiment The Tuggses at Ramsgate Horatio Sparkins The Black Veil The Steam Excursion The Great Winglebury Duel Mrs. Joseph Porter A Passage in the Life of Mr. Watkins Tottle The Bloomsbury Christening The Drunkard's death Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey's Clock Sunday Under Three Heads Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

Cloud & Ashes

By Greer Gilman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Small Beer Press
  • Isbn : 1618730142
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 181
  • File Pdf: cloud-ashes.pdf

Book Summary:

Winner of the Tiptree Award and a Mythopoeic Award finalist, Cloud & Ashes is a slow whirlwind of language, a button box of words, a mythic fable that invites revisitation. Praise for Cloud & Ashes: "A rich poetic prose laden with fetching archaisms that's unlike anything else being written today. Brilliant and truly innovative fiction, not to be missed."—The Washington Times Greer Gilman is the author of Moonwise. A graduate of Wellesley and the University of Cambridge, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She likes to quip that she does everything James Joyce ever did, only backward and in high heels.

Down the Chimney: 100+ Most Treasured Christmas Novels & Stories in One Volume (Illustrated)

By Beatrix Potter,Charles Dickens,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Hans Christian Andersen,Louisa May Alcott,O. Henry,Mark Twain,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,J. M. Barrie,Anthony Trollope,Brothers Grimm,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,George MacDonald,Leo Tolstoy,Henry van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Eleanor H. Porter,Jacob A. Riis,Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick,Sophie May,Lucas Malet,Juliana Horatia Ewing,Alice Hale Burnett,Ernest Ingersoll,Annie F. Johnston,Amanda M. Douglas,Amy Ella Blanchard,Walter Crane,Thomas Nelson Page,Florence L. Barclay,A. S. Boyd,Edward A. Rand,Max Brand,William John Locke,Nora A. Smith,Phebe A. Curtiss,Nellie C. King,Booker T. Washington,Lucy Wheelock,Frederick E. Dewhurst,Maud Lindsay,Marjorie L. C. Pickthall,Jay T. Stocking,Anna Robinson,Florence M. Kingsley,Olive Thorne Miller,M. A. L. Lane,Elizabeth Harkison,Raymond McAlden,F. E. Mann,Winifred M. Kirkland,François Coppée,Katherine Pyle,Grace Margaret Gallaher,Elia W. Peattie,F. Arnstein,James Weber Linn,Anne Hollingsworth Wharton,Elbridge S. Brooks,Isabel Cecilia Williams,Anton Chekhov,Armando Palacio Valdés,André Theuriet,Alphonse Daudet,Benito Pérez Galdós,Antonio Maré,Pedro A. de Alarcón,Jules Simon,Marcel Prévost,Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer,Maxime du Camp,Mary Hartwell Catherwood,F. L. Stealey,Kate Upson Clark,Marion Clifford,E. E. Hale,Willis Boyd Allen,Edgar Wallace,Georg Schuster,Harrison S. Morris,Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson,Matilda Betham Edwards,Angelo J. Lewis,Vernon Lee,Guy de Maupassant,Saki,Bret Harte,Robert E. Howard,Madame d'Aulnoy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8027301297
  • Pages : 9285
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 392
  • File Pdf: down-the-chimney.pdf

Book Summary:

Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas to you all! This festive season, we are playing the Santa, and offering you our own Christmas basket of holiday goodies: the greatest Christmas novels and magical Christmas Tales: Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) The Tailor of Gloucester (Beatrix Potter) The Ice Queen (Ernest Ingersoll) A Merry Christmas (Louisa May Alcott) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The Fir Tree (Hans Christian Andersen) The Little Match Girl (Hans Christian Andersen) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) The Elves and the Shoemaker (Brothers Grimm) Mother Holle (Brothers Grimm) A Kidnapped Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Shepherds and the Angels (Bible) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) A Russian Christmas Party (Leo Tolstoy) Vanka (Anton Chekhov) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Chimes (Charles Dickens) The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood (Robinson Perrault) The Blue Bird (Madame d'Aulnoy) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Pony Engine and the Pacific Express (William Dean Howells) The Pumpkin Glory (William Dean Howells) Christmas Eve & Christmas Day (Edward Everett Hale) A Visit From Saint Nicholas (Clement Moore) Christmas - A Story (Zona Gale) The Story of the Other Wise Man (Henry van Dyke) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) Christmas Roses (Anne Douglas Sedgwick)....