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Luna

Luna

  • Author: Julie Anne Peters
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0316039896
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Regan's brother Liam can't stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister's clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change-Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam's family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen's struggle for self-identity and acceptance.

Eva Luna

Eva Luna

A Novel

  • Author: Isabel Allende
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501117084
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Meet New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende’s most enchanting creation, Eva Luna: a lover, a writer, a revolutionary, and above all a storyteller. Eva Luna is the daughter of a professor’s assistant and a snake-bitten gardener—born poor, orphaned at an early age, and working as a servant. Eva is a naturally gifted and imaginative storyteller who meets people from all stations and walks of life. Though she has no wealth, she trades her stories like currency with people who are kind to her. In this novel, she shares the story of her own life and introduces readers to a diverse and eccentric cast of characters including the Lebanese émigré who befriends her and takes her in; her unfortunate godmother, whose brain is addled by rum and who believes in all the Catholic saints and a few of her own invention; a street urchin who grows into a petty criminal and, later, a leader in the guerrilla struggle; a celebrated transsexual entertainer who instructs her in the ways of the adult world; and a young refugee whose flight from postwar Europe will prove crucial to Eva's fate. As Eva tells her story, Isabel Allende conjures up a whole complex South American nation—the rich, the poor, the simple, and the sophisticated—in a novel replete with character and incident, with drama and comedy and history, with battles and passions, rebellions and reunions, a novel that celebrates the power of imagination to create a better world.

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende

A Critical Companion

  • Author: Karen Castellucci Cox
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313316951
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 176
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Critiques such stories as "The House of Spirits" and "Daughter of Fortune," while providing biographical information about the Latin American author.

Women of a Certain Age

Women of a Certain Age

Contemporary Italian Fictions of Female Aging

  • Author: Rita Cavigioli
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • ISBN: 9780838640654
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 270
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Situated at the crossroads of gender studies, narratology, and cultural studies, this book investigates the impact that the demographic and cultural revolutions of the last century have had on Italian women's life courses and on their literary imaginations. The geographic and chronological focus is Italy of the 1990s. The study is divided into two parts that represent an ideal progression from contexts to texts. The first part traces changes in the representations of women's aging bodies during different phases of Italian history in connection with women's social status, geographical locations, education and professional opportunities, and marriage prospects. It also presents both statistical information about and analysis of the social presence, cultural impact, and gender identity of older people in present-day Italy. The second part of the book analyzes several novels, including Di buona famiglia and Ultima luna, for narrative structure, setting, choice of themes and imagery, and asks how and to what degree narrative strategies are affected by age consciousness.

Tylney Hall. A novel

Tylney Hall. A novel

  • Author: Thomas Hood
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Nirex Collection: Culture in revolution

The Nirex Collection: Culture in revolution

  • Author: Porfirio R. Solórzano
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nicaragua
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The New Italian Novel

The New Italian Novel

  • Author: Zygmunt G. Barański,Lino Pertile
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 9780802080806
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 261
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Since the late 1960's there have been many important Italian writers whose work remains unknown outside Italy. This ground-breaking book offers general critical introductions to fifteen contemporary novelists whose work is of an international calibre.

Paris Is Always a Good Idea

Paris Is Always a Good Idea

A Novel

  • Author: Nicolas Barreau
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 1466884630
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Rosalie Laurent is the proud owner of Luna Luna, a little post-card shop in St. Germain, and if it were up to her, far more people would write cards. Her specialty is producing "wishing cards," but where her own wishes are concerned the quirky graphic artist is far from lucky. Every birthday Rosalie sends a card inscribed with her heart's desire fluttering down from the Eiffel Tower - but none of her wishes has ever been fulfilled. Then one day when an elderly gentleman trips up in her shop and knocks over a post-card stand, it seems that her wish cards are working after-all. Rosalie finds out that it is Max Marchais, famed and successful author of children's books who's fallen into her life. When he asks her to illustrate his new (and probably last) book, Rosalie is only too glad to accept, and the two - very different - maverick artists become friends. Rosalie's wishes seem to be coming true at last, until a clumsy American professor stumbles into her store with accusations of plagiarism. Rosalie is hard pressed to know whether love or trouble is blowing through her door these days, but when in doubt, she knows that Paris is Always a Good Idea when one is looking for the truth and finding love.

Leonora: A novel inspired by the life of Leonora Carrington

Leonora: A novel inspired by the life of Leonora Carrington

  • Author: Elena Poniatowska
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail
  • ISBN: 184765827X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 652
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Born in Lancashire as the wealthy heiress to her British father's textiles empire, Leonora Carrington was destined to live the kind of life only known by the moneyed classes. But even from a young age she rebelled against the strict rules of her social class, against her parents and against the hegemony of religion and conservative thought, and broke free to artistic and personal freedom. Today Carrington is recognised as the key female Surrealist painter, and Poniatowska's fiction charms this exceptional character back to life more truthfully than any biography could. For a time Max Ernst's lover in Paris, Carrington rubbed elbows with Salvador Dal, Marcel Duchamp, Joan Mir, Andr Breton and Pablo Picasso. When Ernst fled Paris at the outbreak of the Second World War, Carrington had a breakdown and was locked away in a Spanish asylum before escaping to Mexico, where she would work on the paintings which made her name. In the hands of legendary Mexican novelist Elena Poniatowska, Carrington's life becomes a whirlwind tribute to creative struggle and artistic revolution. Translated by Amanda Hopkinson.

Clinical Arrhythmology

Clinical Arrhythmology

  • Author: Antoni Bayés de Luna,Adrian Baranchuk
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119212758
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 424
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Clinical aspects of arrhythmias -- Anatomic and electrophysiologic basis -- Electrophysiologic mechanisms -- Active supraventricular arrhythmias -- Active ventricular arrhythmias -- Passive arrhythmias -- Analytical study of an arrhythmia -- Ventricular pre-excitation -- Inherited heart diseases -- Other ECG patterns of risk -- Arrhythmias in different heart diseases and situations