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By Nightfall

Author : Michael Cunningham
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Peter and Rebecca Harris: mid-forties denizens of Manhattan's SoHo, nearing the apogee of committed careers in the arts—he a dealer, she an editor. With a spacious loft, a college-age daughter in Boston, and lively friends, they are admirable, enviable contemporary urbanites with every reason, it seems, to be happy. Then Rebecca's much younger look-alike brother, Ethan (known in thefamily as Mizzy, "the mistake"), shows up for a visit. A beautiful, beguiling twenty-three-year-old with a history of drug problems, Mizzy is wayward, at loose ends, looking for direction. And in his presence, Peter finds himself questioning his artists, their work, his career—the entire world he has so carefully constructed. Like his legendary, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Hours, Michael Cunningham's masterly new novel is a heartbreaking look at the way we live now. Full of shocks and aftershocks, it makes us think and feel deeply about the uses and meaning of beauty and the place of love in our lives.

Always by Nightfall

Author : Rowland Summermore
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When a young girl flowers into womanhood, some very astonishing alterations befall her. Prey to some uncontainable urges and extraordinary physical changes, she flees her family, after having devastatingly altered their lives, to ally herself with her own kind.The story follows her journey from her adopted New World home to an Old World immersed in atavism and superstition - an old world from which she was plucked as a child, and back to which she is drawn, as her new-found passions mysteriously join together with her early recollections and nightmares of an accursed infancy. And follow the tribulations of those enlisted to track her down and save her from her extraordinary appetites.

Home by Nightfall

Author : Charles Finch
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It's London in 1876, and the whole city is abuzz with the enigmatic disappearance of a famous foreign pianist. Lenox has an eye on the matter – as a partner in a now-thriving detective agency, he's a natural choice to investigate. Just when he's tempted to turn his focus to it entirely, however, his grieving brother asks him to come down to Sussex, and Lenox leaves the metropolis behind for the quieter country life of his boyhood. Or so he thinks. In fact, something strange is afoot in Markethouse: small thefts, books, blankets, animals, and more alarmingly a break-in at the house of a local insurance agent. As he and his brother to investigate this small accumulation of mysteries, Lenox realizes that something very strange and serious indeed may be happening, more than just local mischief. Soon, he's racing to solve two cases at once, one in London and one in the country, before either turns deadly. Blending Charles Finch's trademark wit, elegance, and depth of research, this new mystery, equal parts Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, may be the finest in the series.

Dead By Nightfall

Author : Beverly Barton
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To save his wife, a Southern detective is drawn into a final showdown with his sadistic nemesis in this romantic suspense series finale. Malcolm York is a sadistic murderer. And with his endless wealth he's funded a series of depraved human hunts. The few who survived can never forget. They can only be thankful the terror is over. Until rumors start swirling . . . Griffin Powell knows the twisted depths of York's madness. He's also sure that York is dead. But then Griff's wife, Nicole, disappears. And the phone calls begin—that familiar voice taunting him, promising to destroy everything Griff loves. Using all the resources of the Powell Agency, Griff searches for Nic, aware that every step propels him further into a madman's web. Because the only way to keep Nic safe is to join one last perverse game where winner kills all, and the loser is dead by nightfall . . .

Armageddon in Stalingrad

Author : David M. Glantz
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The world's foremost authority on the Soviet Army in World War II offers the second installment of his pathbreakinbg trilogy on the epic clash at Stalingrad. The definitive account of the battle that produced a major turning point for both the Easterrn Front and World War II.

Annals of the Wars of the Nineteenth Century

Author : Sir Edward Cust
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Author : Michael Fine
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Julia is an American medical doctor fleeing her own privileged background to find a new life delivering health care to African villages, where her skills can make a difference. Carl is also an American, whose very different experiences as a black man in the United States have driven him into exile in West Africa, where he is an international NGO expat. The two come together as colleagues (and then more) as Liberia is gripped in a brutal civil war. Child soldiers kidnap Julia on a remote jungle road, and Carl is evacuated against his will by U.S. Marines. Back in the United States he finds Julia’s mentor, Levin, a Rhode Island MD whose Sixties idealism has been hijacked by history. Then they meet the thief. Then they meet the smuggler. And the dangerous work of finding and rescuing Julia begins. An unforgettable thriller grounded in real events.

The Gentleman s Magazine

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The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.

The Life of Jonathan Swift Vol the Ist 1667 1711

Author : John Forster
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Report on the Russian Army and Its Campaigns in Turkey in 1877 1878

Author : Francis Vinton Greene
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