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The City Bleeds Gold

The City Bleeds Gold

  • Author: Lucy Saxon
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408847728
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 368
  • View: 2002
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In this twist-filled fantasy adventure set in the world of Take Back the Skies and The Almost King, a young man must choose between two faces: dangerous master of shadows or beloved of the future queen. Noah is the finest mask-maker in all of Erova. He is responsible and loyal, and has won the heart and hand of the future queen. Daniel is dangerous and daring. Infamous. He prowls the filthy rooftops of the maze-like lower city in search of secrets and crime. Its people, hungry and forgotten, have come to need him. Noah and Daniel are the same person, and Daniel's life is beginning to tangle with Noah's, ensnaring the people he loves in a complex web of deception and heartbreak that will become deadly unless Noah can decide once and for all who he really wants to be.

Take Back the Skies

Take Back the Skies

  • Author: Lucy Saxon
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 161963368X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 400
  • View: 5520
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Desperate to escape an arranged marriage and the life her high-ranking government official father planned for her, Cat Hunter does the unthinkable. She runs away from her homeland Tellus, disguises herself as a boy, and stows away on an air ship. She's ready for life in a new land where the general population isn't poverty stricken and at the mercy of the cruel officials. What she isn't quite ready for is meeting Fox, a crew member aboard the Stormdancer-which turns out to be a smugglers' ship. So begins an epic adventure that spans both land and sea. This explosive debut starts a unique six-book series. Each novel will be set in a different land within the Tellus world, with repeating characters and related, nonlinear storylines that combine to create a one-of-a-kind, addictive reading experience.

The Almost King

The Almost King

  • Author: Lucy Saxon
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1619636999
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Aleks Vasin doesn't want any part of the life mapped out for him: a job in his father's shop and never traveling beyond his village in the westernmost corner of Siberene. He wants adventure and the chance to experience the eye-opening technology and medical advancements that are a part of every day life in the capital city. So Aleks heads to Rudavin, headquarters of the kingsguard, and signs up for the army, sure he can handle the brutality it entails. But after only a few weeks, Aleks realizes that this garrison is full of liars and thieves; he's signed away four years of his life to a commander crueler than the life Aleks just left. After a brutal beating, Aleks escapes, hoping to find safety and a new life somewhere in the north. And, on the way, he will find love, adventure, and a skyship full of technological discoveries beyond his wildest dreams. Aleks just might just prove himself a hero after all - if he can evade the soldiers who seek to capture him.

Istanbul

Istanbul

Memories and the City

  • Author: Orhan Pamuk
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 1524732230
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 560
  • View: 1481
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From the Nobel Prize-winning author of My Name Is Red and Snow, a large-format, deluxe, collectible edition of his beloved memoir about life in Istanbul, with more than 200 added illustrations and a new introduction. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy--or h�z�n--that all Istanbullus share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost empire. With cinematic fluidity, Pamuk moves from the lives of his glamorous, unhappy parents to the gorgeous, decrepit mansions overlooking the Bosphorus; from the dawning of his self-consciousness to the writers and painters--both Turkish and foreign--who would shape his consciousness of his city. Like Joyce's Dublin and Borges' Buenos Aires, Pamuk's Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.

Phil Gordon's Little Gold Book

Phil Gordon's Little Gold Book

Advanced Lessons for Mastering Poker 2.0

  • Author: Phil Gordon
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451641605
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 400
  • View: 2373
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Since reigning poker expert Phil Gordon’s Little Green Book illuminated the strategies and philosophies necessary to win at No Limit Texas Hold’em, poker has changed quickly and dramatically. Today, Pot Limit Omaha is the game of choice at nosebleed stakes. The players are aggressive, the games are volatile, the decisions are tough, and the pressure is relentless. This is Poker 2.0. In his Little Gold Book, Phil Gordon reexamines the game from the ground up. The key to competing with today’s top players is finding the post-flop edge, but to really understand this new playing style, you need to get comfortable with the underlying math. Don’t be intimidated. Gordon makes this challenging material as approachable and simple as possible. Beginning with the foundations of Poker 2.0, he unpacks the modern poker player’s tool kit, rigorously examines the new lines of play in No Limit Hold’em, dissects the fast and furious strategies of Pot Limit Omaha, and explores the winning poker mind-set that will take your game to an entirely different level. The golden age of poker is upon us. Phil Gordon’s Little Gold Book will shorten your learning curve, and if you’re willing to put in the time and the work, big bankrolls await.

City of Bohane

City of Bohane

A Novel

  • Author: Kevin Barry
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press
  • ISBN: 1555970435
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
  • View: 5637
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* Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Award in the First Novel category * A blazingly original, wildly stylish, and pulpy debut novel "City of Bohane, the extraordinary first novel by the Irish writer Kevin Barry, is full of marvels. They are all literary marvels, of course: marvels of language, invention, surprise. Savage brutality is here, but so is laughter. And humanity. And the abiding ache of tragedy." —Pete Hamill, The New York Times Book Review (front page) Forty or so years in the future. The once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. There are the posh parts of town, but it is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the North Rises, and the eerie bogs of the Big Nothin' that the city really lives. For years it has all been under the control of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there's trouble in the air. They say Hartnett's old nemesis is back in town; his trusted henchmen are getting ambitious; and his missus wants him to give it all up and go straight.

Waking Up in Paris

Waking Up in Paris

Overcoming Darkness in the City of Light

  • Author: Sonia Choquette
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 1401950205
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 248
  • View: 6436
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“As if waking up from a nightmare, I thought, If I am going to be traumatized, I might as well be traumatized in Paris, right?” Devastated by the unexpected end of her decades-long marriage, renowned spiritual teacher and intuitive guide Sonia Choquette undertook an equally unexpected move and relocated to Paris, the scene of many happy memories from her life as a student and young mother. Arriving in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, she found a Paris as traumatized by this unforeseen event as she had been by her divorce. Together, over the following years, she and the city she loves began a journey of healing that involved deep soul-searching and acceptance of new, sometimes uncomfortable, reality. In this follow-up to Walking Home, Sonia shares her intimate thoughts and fears, as well as the unique challenges of setting up a new life in a foreign land. From moving into a freezing, malodorous apartment, to a more pleasant —yet haunted —flat across the Seine, to her current light-filled home, Sonia shares how these changes parallel her inner transformation. Along the way, Sonia regales readers with vivid stories of her unfortunate encounters with French hairdressers and beauticians, her adventures in French fashion, and her search for the perfect neighborhood café. Her companion throughout is the city of Paris —a character unto itself —which never ceases to fill her with wonder, surprise, and delight, and provides her with the spiritual strength to succeed in establishing her new life.

Dancing with the Devil in the City of God

Dancing with the Devil in the City of God

Rio de Janeiro on the Brink

  • Author: Juliana Barbassa
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476756279
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
  • View: 2862
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From prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa comes a deeply reported and beautifully written account of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro as it struggles with poverty and corruption on the brink of the 2016 Olympic Games. Juliana Barbassa moved a great deal throughout her life, but Rio was always home. After twenty-one years abroad, she returned to find her native city—once ravaged by inflation, drug wars, corrupt leaders, and dying neighborhoods—undergoing a major change. Rio has always aspired to the pantheon of global capitals, and under the spotlight of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games it seems that its moment has come. But in order to prepare itself for the world stage, Rio must vanquish the entrenched problems that Barbassa recalls from her childhood. Turning this beautiful but deeply flawed place into a pristine showcase of the best that Brazil has to offer in just a few years is a tall order—and with the whole world watching, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Library Journal called Dancing with the Devil in the City of God “akin to Charlie LeDuff’s Detroit”—a book that “combines history and personal interviews in an informative and engaging work.” This kaleidoscopic portrait of Rio introduces the reader to the people who make up this city of extremes, revealing their aspirations and their grit, their violence, their hungers, and their splendor, and shedding light on the future of this city they are building together. Dancing with the Devil in the City of God is an insider perspective from a native daughter and “a fascinating look at the people who live in and aspire to change one of the world’s most impressive cities” (Booklist, starred review).

The Book of Lost Things

The Book of Lost Things

A Novel

  • Author: John Connolly
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743298853
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 339
  • View: 1874
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Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.

Ghost Country

Ghost Country

  • Author: Sara Paretsky
  • Publisher: Delta
  • ISBN: 0385333366
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
  • View: 4582
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Tells the story of three Chicagoans--a disturbed young woman, an alcoholic opera singer, and an idealistic psychiatrist--whose lives are changed by a mysterious woman

Cities in Flight

Cities in Flight

  • Author: James Blish
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press
  • ISBN: 1590209303
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 608
  • View: 6998
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Long out of print, the science fiction masterpiece by Hugo Award-winning writer James Blish Originally published in four volumes nearlyfifty years ago, Cities in Flight brings together the famed "Okie novels" of science fiction master James Blish. Named after the migrant workers of America's Dust Bowl, these novels convey Blish's "history of the future," a brilliant and bleak look at a world where cities roam the Galaxy looking for work and a sustainable way of life. In the first novel, They Shall Have Stars, man has thoroughly explored the Solar System, yet the dream of going even further seems to have died in all but one man. His battle to realize his dream results in two momentous discoveries anti-gravity and the secret of immortality. In A Life for the Stars, it is centuries later and antigravity generations have enabled whole cities to lift off the surface of the earth to become galactic wanderers. In Earthman, Come Home, the nomadic cities revert to barbarism and marauding rogue cities begin to pose a threat to all civilized worlds. In the final novel, The Triumph of Time, historyrepeats itself as the cities once again journey back in to space making a terrifying discovery which could destroy the entire Universe. A serious andhaunting vision of our world and its limits, Cities in Flight marks the return to print of one of science fiction's most inimitable writers. A Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club

Treasure Hunters

Treasure Hunters

  • Author: James Patterson,Chris Grabenstein
  • Publisher: jimmy patterson
  • ISBN: 0316207551
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 464
  • View: 2912
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life and I Funny comes a brilliantly original new adventure series, jam-packed with action, humor, and heart! The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents disappear n the job, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. They'll have to work together to defeat dangerous pirates and dodge the hot pursuit of an evil treasure hunting rival, all while following cryptic clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents--and find out if they're still alive.

Palimpsest

Palimpsest

  • Author: Catherynne Valente
  • Publisher: Spectra
  • ISBN: 9780553906295
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
  • View: 6242
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In the Cities of Coin and Spice and In the Night Garden introduced readers to the unique and intoxicating imagination of Catherynne M. Valente. Now she weaves a lyrically erotic spell of a place where the grotesque and the beautiful reside and the passport to our most secret fantasies begins with a stranger’s kiss.… Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse—a voyage permitted only to those who’ve always believed there’s another world than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh after a single orgasmic night. To this kingdom of ghost trains, lion-priests, living kanji, and cream-filled canals come four travelers: Oleg, a New York locksmith; the beekeeper November; Ludovico, a binder of rare books; and a young Japanese woman named Sei. They’ve each lost something important—a wife, a lover, a sister, a direction in life—and what they will find in Palimpsest is more than they could ever imagine. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lady in Gold

The Lady in Gold

The Extraordinary Tale of Gustave Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

  • Author: Anne Marie O'Connor
  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • ISBN: 1101873124
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 368
  • View: 5401
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Shares the dramatic and fantastical events that shaped the creation of the Austrian Symbolist painter's most famous portrait, covering such topics as the story of the beautiful Viennese Jewish salon hostess who was his model, contributing factors in turn-of-the-century Vienna and the painting's bizarre fate.

The Man with the Golden Arm

The Man with the Golden Arm

  • Author: Nelson Algren
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN: 1609802543
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 257
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A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own heart into wafer-thin slices. For Frankie, a murder committed may be the least of his problems. The literary critic Malcolm Cowley called The Man with the Golden Arm "Algren's defense of the individual," while Carl Sandburg wrote of its "strange midnight dignity." A literary tour de force, here is a novel unlike any other, one in which drug addiction, poverty, and human failure somehow suggest a defense of human dignity and a reason for hope.

Book of Jasher

Book of Jasher

  • Author: Mordecai Manuel Noah
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bible
  • Page: 267
  • View: 6624
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Cities of Gold

Cities of Gold

A Journey Across the American Southwest

  • Author: Douglas Preston
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826320865
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
  • View: 2407
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This riveting true story recounts the author's journey on horseback across Arizona and New Mexico, retracing Coronado's desperate search for the legendary Seven Cities of Gold. First published in 1992 and now available only from UNM Press, this classic adventure tale reveals the Southwest as it was when Europeans first saw it and shows how much, and how little, it has changed. "The great myth of the American West," Preston writes, "is that there was a winning of it."

City of God

City of God

  • Author: E. L. Doctorow
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN: 0812985893
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
  • View: 5046
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes from a rundown Episcopal church in lower Manhattan only to reappear on the roof of an Upper West Side synagogue. Intrigued by the mystery—and by the maverick rector and the young rabbi investigating the strange act of desecration—is a well-known novelist, whose capacious brain is a virtual repository for the ideas and disasters of the age. Daringly poised at the junction of the sacred and the profane, filled with the sights and sounds of New York, and encompassing a large cast of vividly drawn characters including theologians, scientists, Holocaust survivors, and war veterans, City of God is a monumental work of spiritual reflection, philosophy, and history by America's preeminent novelist and chronicler of our time. Praise for City of God “A grander perspective on the universe . . . a novel that sets its sights on God.”—The Wall Street Journal “Dazzling . . . The true miracle of City of God is the way its disparate parts fuse into a consistently enthralling and suspenseful whole.”—Time “Blooms with humor, and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days.”—Los Angeles Times “Radiates [with] panoramic ambition and spiritual incandescence.”—Chicago Tribune “One of the greatest American novels of the past fifty years . . . Reading City of God restores one's faith in literature.”—The Houston Chronicle From the Hardcover edition.

The Curfew

The Curfew

  • Author: Jesse Ball
  • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
  • ISBN: 0307739856
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 194
  • View: 3628
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Enjoying small everyday pleasures before his home city erupts into war, William seeks to escape the region with his young daughter until an old friend appears with information about William's wife, who was taken away when the violence started. By the author of The Way Through Doors. Original. 25,000 first printing.