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The Call of the Wild & White Fang Collector’s Library Jack London


23rd February 2013 Literature & Fiction 40 Comments
Presented together in one volume, these are two of the greatest and most popular animal stories ever written. Even to designate them as "animal stories" seems to undervalue them, because these tremendous works are so much more than mere children's tales, although they are admittedly still greatly loved by the young. Penned by Jack London at the beginning of the twentieth century, the first, The Call of the Wild, tells the story of Buck, a domestic dog who is kidnapped from his home in California and forced to pull sleds in the Arctic wastes. In the second, White Fang, a cross-breed ...
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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Pocket Books Stephen King


10th January 2013 Literature & Fiction 52 Comments
On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, and then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror. As night falls, Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox baseball games ...
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Literature & Fiction World Literature United States Classics Irving Washington Washington Irving CreateSpace


23rd December 2012 Literature & Fiction 52 Comments
The San Souci brothers (The Legend of Scarface have retold the story of Ichabod Crane's last days alive, admiring the lovely Katrina and attending, at her father's home, a party where he hears of the Headless Horseman. Like A Christmas Carol, this story has been routinely reworked in strange and terrible ways. Here the artist has provided full-color paintings that show an awkward, frightfully thin Ichabod and the sweetly petite Katrina, set in 18th century surroundings. The pursuit at the end is shown in sweeping, eerie scenes. For those who find Washington Irving's original version hard ...
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The Touch of Twilight Harper Voyager Vicki Pettersson


21st December 2012 Literature & Fiction 51 Comments
On the surface she's a sexy, sophisticated socialite, at home among the beautiful people of the Las Vegas upper crust. But Joanna Archer inhabits another world: a place ordinary humans cannot see . . . a dangerous dimension where an eternal battle rages between the agents of Light and Shadow. And Joanna is both. Stalked by an enigmatic doppelganger from a preternatural realm, Joanna can feel the Light failingwhich is propelling her toward a terrifying confrontation with the ultimate master of evil, the dark lord of Shadow: her father. Vegas is all about winning big . . . or losing ...
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Bulfinch’s Mythology Literature & Fiction World Literature Mythology Folklore Thomas Bulfinch Laurel


21st December 2012 Literature & Fiction 31 Comments
The justly famous Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch contains three volumes the major contents of which are retained in this abridgment for the student and general reader. The Age Of Fable -- The gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome, as well as the mythology of the Germanic tribes, England and the Near East. The Legend Of Charlemange -- Accounts of the reign of the first great French Emperor, his wars and conquests. The Age Of Chivalry -- King Arthur and his court, Lancelot and Guenever, and the death of Arthur. The justly famous Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch contains three ...
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Piccadilly Jim SMK Books P.G. Wodehouse


21st November 2012 Literature & Fiction 11 Comments
This novel features Ogden Ford and his mother Nesta. Nesta has remarried, to the hen-pecked, baseball-loving millionaire Mr. Peter Pett, and Ogden remains spoiled and obnoxious. Charismatic Jimmy Crocker, Nesta's nephew and a reforming playboy, is called upon to assist in the kidnapping of Ogden, amongst much confusion involving impostors, crooks, detectives, butlers, and aunts - all in the name of romance of course. Wodehouse spoofs again the British upper crust in this 1917 title, which finds the incorrigible title character facing reform by his haughty aunt.Copyright 1995 Reed Business ...
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Memorial Day Pocket Star Vince Flynn


17th November 2012 Literature & Fiction 52 Comments
Fighting terrorism on foreign ground, CIA superagent Mitch Rapp does whatever it takes to protect American freedom. MEMORIAL DAY CIA intelligence has pointed to a major terrorist attack on the United States, just as the nation's capital prepares for a grand Memorial Day tribute to the veterans of World War II. Racing to Afghanistan, Mitch Rapp leads a commando raid on an al Queda stronghold in a remote border village -- and defuses plans for a nuclear strike on Washington. The crisis averted, the special ops work is done. But Rapp knows, in the face of a new kind of enemy, nothing is as it ...
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In a Japanese Garden


2nd November 2012 Christian Books 24 Comments
It begins with a wish and a waking dream: A city dweller laments her confined and hectic life, then sleeps and awakens to find the elements of a serene, traditional Japanese garden mirrored in a rain puddle and other objects on the rooftop outside her window. Illustrated with original woodcuts, this wise and charming desiderata walks us through the traditional elements of a Japanese garden-pebble, lantern, leaf, butterfly-and illuminates, simply and gently, the wisdom and generosity in each. (Be the pebble. Let time shape and smooth you.... Be the gardener. Create order.... Be the rain. Wash ...
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Marianela Edimat Libros Benito Perez Galdos


1st November 2012 Literature & Fiction 17 Comments
For lovers of timeless classics, this series of beautifully packaged and affordably priced editions of world literature encompasses a variety of literary genres, including theater, novels, poems, and essays.Los lectores tomarn un gran placer en descubrir los clsicoscon estas bellas y econmicas ediciones de las grandes obras literarias. Esta seleccin editorial cuenta con ttulos que abarcan todos los gneros literarios, desde teatro, narrativa, poesay elensayo. Publicada en 1878, Marianela es una novela por la que Benito Perez Galdos --Los editores --This text refers to an alternate ...
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Blood Debt DAW Reprint edition Tanya Huff


18th October 2012 Literature & Fiction 38 Comments
In the fifth and last installment in the popular Victoria Nelson vampire series, Henry, a vampire and writer of bodice rippers, calls on detectives Vicki and Mike to help him lay to rest the ghosts haunting him. Original. 'An entertaining blend of warmly idiosyncratic characters, cinematic pacing and sharp-fanged humour' LOCUS 'The perfect vehicle for a diverting evening's entertainment' MYSTERY SCENE 'A fine mix of the detective story with the supernatural' SF CHRONICLE --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Tanya Huff was born in Nova ...
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