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The Keeper

Author : Marguerite Poland
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When lighthouse keeper Hannes Harker is posted to a remote island with his young wife, he discovers something long-hidden in the tower that causes him to lose his footing and fall. Seriously injured, Hannes is evacuated to hospital and nursed back to health by Sister Rika, to whom he haltingly tells the story of his life: of his mother's mysterious death, of his wild young wife, Aletta, and of the desolate island inhabited only by the lighthouse keepers and guano workers - two communities confined together, yet rigidly separated in one of the bleakest places on earth. With the arrival of a figure from Aletta's past, her own secrets erupt into the present, just as the simmering tensions and injustices endured for so long by the guano workers erupt into a single, shocking act of violence. Written in the exquisite, haunting prose for which Marguerite Poland is renowned, The Keeper is the story of two generations of lighthouse keepers - men obsessed by their duty to the light - and the wives who accompany them into a life of frightening isolation. The Keeper is a novel about the power of secrets, the power of love, and the power of stories.

The Keeper of the Dragons

Author : Emmy MacKie
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The Keeper of the Stories

Author : Michael Levin MD
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In The Keeper of the Stories, I describe the devolution of the doctor-patient relationship through the lens of my career in medicine, showing how the value of intense listening, and a strong personal connection with patients, has been replaced by a system that treats doctors and patients as impersonal cogs in a vast medical machine designed to maximize profits for hospitals and insurance companies. Now, with no time to listen, doctors today are deprived of the subtle cues and relevant information that can be gathered about patients from hearing details of their life. Listening is especially important for patients who are elderly, infirm, or mentally illthose marginalized and vulnerable to the impersonal forces of a health-care system that sees them as potential expenses, not human beings. In the book, I present some of these stories, gathered to illustrate the surprising ways personal narrative can inform a doctors treatment or simply unburden a patient of painful memories. The fascinating narratives describe a diverse range of experience from survivors of horrors like the Holocaust to witnesses to major events in history. They are a testament to the remarkable lives we all lead.

The Keeper of the Mist

Author : Rachel Neumeier
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A lush new fantasy about finding the will to lead against all odds, perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone. Keri has been struggling to run her family bakery since her mother passed away. Now the father she barely knew—the Lord of Nimmira—has died, and ancient magic has decreed that she will take his place as the new Lady. The position has never been so dangerous: the mists that hide Nimmira from its vicious, land-hungry neighbors have failed, and Keri's people are visible to strangers for the first time since the mists were put in place generations ago. At the same time, three half-brothers will their own eyes on the crown make life within the House just as dangerous as the world outside. But Keri has three people to guide her: her mysterious Timekeeper, clever Bookkeeper, and steadfast Doorkeeper. Together they must find a way to repair the boundary before her neighbors realize just how vulnerable Nimmira is. With a spunky main character, lyrical storytelling, and hidden romance, The Keeper of the Mist is an engrossing story that is full of adventure.

Gertie Milk and the Keeper of Lost Things

Author : Simon Van Booy
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Award-winning author Simon Van Booy introduces readers to a magical, whimsical world, perfect for fans of Circus Mirandus and Serafina and the Black Cloak. When twelve-year-old Gertie Milk washes up on the island of Skuldark, she finds that all of her memories are gone. Home to helpful Slug Lamps, delicious moonberries, and a ferocious Guard Worm, the island is full of oddities, including a cozy cottage containing artifacts from every corner of history. It is there that Gertie discovers she has been chosen as the next Keeper of Lost Things, tasked with the mission of returning objects to history’s most important figures right when they need them most. With the help of a time machine disguised as a vintage sports car and the guidance of her fellow Keeper, Kolt, Gertie dodges an elephant army in ancient Alexandria, crashes a 1920s flapper party, and battles a ruthless Zhou Dynasty king. But soon, Gertie encounters an enemy that threatens everything the Keepers stand for: The Losers, villains who don't want to keep order but destroy it. Now, Gertie must uncover the truth of her own past if she wants to stop the Losers and set history back in place.

The Elder Brothers and the Keeper of Time

Author : C. J. Elgert
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Is Cali a Time Keeper or is she remembering events that have already happened before time was changed? Ten-year-old Cali must discover who Jamie and Nicky Elder are, and why it’s so important to reach the boys before the evilest warlock of all, Ostrogoth, can find the brothers and kill them! Cali lives in Padstow Green, Cornwall, a hidden community of Specials, people with magical powers. She realizes that time has been changed. Before she can fix it, the warlocks attack, so Cali and the other villagers must flee. But all is not lost. While in hiding, Cali meets Jamie and Nicky. She befriends the boys, teaches them about magic, and their adventures begin. Firstly, Nicky nearly kills Jamie with a spell. Then they journey to the now warlock-infested Padstow Green to find Goldhawk Springs, where they can enhance their magical talents. However, time is running out. Ostrogoth is openly attacking Normals, non-magical people, and barricades are going up all over England. Anyone stopped without identification is detained. After a warlock attacks the boys in a supposedly safe house, Cali, the boys, and their parents go on the run. Barely avoiding the relentless warlocks and the Normals soldiers alike, they travel from one end of England to the other, finally finding a place they can hide until the boys develop the skills necessary to challenge Ostrogoth, and either kill or be killed.\

The Keeper Stoney Ridge Seasons Book 1

Author : Suzanne Woods Fisher
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Julia Lapp has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl. Now twenty-one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation. When Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding--again--she knows who is to blame. Perpetual bachelor and spreader of cold feet, Roman Troyer, the Bee Man. Roamin' Roman travels through the Amish communities of Ohio and Pennsylvania with his hives full of bees, renting them out to farmers in need of pollinators. He relishes his nomadic life, which keeps him from thinking about all he has lost. He especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year. But with Julia on a mission to punish him for inspiring Paul's cold feet, the Lapp farm is looking decidedly less pleasant. Can Julia secure the future she's always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind? Full of the plot twists and surprises her fans love, The Keeper is the first in a new series by bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher. Through touching family relationships and trials of the heart, Fisher's vivid characters grapple with yielding to God's will when it doesn't match their own.

My Brothers Keeper Book One of the Keeper Trilogy

Author : M. L. Magee
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When Scarlette Manning is thirteen years old, she witnesses a tragedy in her family and is forced from that day forward to carry the guilt and responsibility of a gift that she involuntarily receives: mystical powers. Because her parents believe magic is the family curse rather than a gift, she is forced to master her powers in secret in order to protect herself and her family from supernatural dangers. Now twenty-two, Scar has lived a lie, concealing the most important aspect of herself from those she loves most. She believes she has been successful in hiding her powers—until the night when one of her brothers has a life-altering experience that sends her spiraling back to the horrific event of her childhood. Although she cannot change his fate, she may yet be able to use her craft to tip the scales from death to life. In this novel of magic and the supernatural, only time will tell whether a young witch can keep her family safe from the terrors that roam their town.

The Keeper

Author : John Lescroart
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"On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hal's wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue. By the time Dismas Hardy hears about this, Katie has been missing for five days. The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardy's wife, a marriage counselor. By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect. And the lawyer he wants for his defense is none other than Hardy himself. Hardy calls on his friend, former homicide detective Abe Glitsky, to look into the case. At first it seems like the police might have it right; the Chases' marriage was fraught with problems; Hal's alibi is suspect; the life insurance policy on Katie was huge. But Glitsky's mission is to identify other possible suspects, and there proves to be no shortage of them: Patti Orosco--rich, beautiful, dangerous, and Hal's former lover; the still unknown person who had a recent affair with Katie; even Hal's own step-mother Ruth, resentful of Katie's gatekeeping against her grandchildren. And as Glitsky probes further, he learns of an incident at the San Francisco jail, where Hal works--only one of many questionable inmate deaths that have taken place there. Then, when Katie's body is found not three blocks from the Chase home, Homicide arrests Hal and he finds himself an inmate in the very jail where he used to work, a place full of secrets he knows all too well. Against this backdrop of conspiracy and corruption, ambiguous motives and suspicious alibis, an obsessed Glitsky closes in on the elusive truth. As other deaths begin to pile up he realizes, perhaps too late, that the next victim might be himself" --

Report of the Keeper of the Manuscripts

Author : University of Nottingham. Department of Manuscripts
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The Keeper of Secrets

Author : Julie Thomas
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Beautiful and mysterious, The Keeper of Secrets by Julie Thomas follows a priceless violin across generations—from WWII to Stalinist Russia to the gilded international concert halls of today—and reveals the loss, love, and secrets of the families who owned it. In 1939 Berlin, 14-year-old Simon Horowitz’s world is stirred by his father's 1742 Guarneri del Gesu violin. When Nazis march across Europe and Simon is sent to Dachau, he finds unexpected kindness, and a chance to live. In the present day, orchestra conductor Rafael Gomez finds himself inspired by Daniel Horowitz, a 14-year-old violin virtuoso who refuses to play. When Rafael learns that the boy's family once owned a precious violin believed to have been lost forever, Rafael seizes the power of history and discovers a family story like no other.

The Keeper of Lost Things

Author : Ruth Hogan
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A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us. Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobbles—Found, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September. Bone china cup and saucer—Found, on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens, 31st October. Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects—the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind—and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life’s mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost. Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony’s lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor’s quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony’s last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners. Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious—a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made. As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunice’s redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest? Full of character, wit, and wisdom, The Keeper of Lost Things is heartwarming tale that will enchant fans of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Garden Spells, Mrs Queen Takes the Train, and The Silver Linings Playbook.

Snakes the Keeper and the Kept

Author : Carl Kauffeld
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The Keeper of the Ferris Wheel

Author : Jack McBride White
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Struggling to cope with his brother's death in the Vietnam War, teenager Itchy Shovlin falls in love with thirty-year-old Robin Debussy, and together they join in the chaos swirling about a small New Jersey town. A first novel. 15,000 first printing.

Annual Report of the Keeper of Public Records on the Work of the Public Record Office and the Report of the Advisory Council on Public Records

Author : Great Britain. Public Record Office
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The Keeper of the Lights

Author : Frank J. Hugh O'Donnell
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The Annual Report and Resource Accounts of the Keeper of Public Records on the Work of the Public Record Office and the Report of the Advisory Council on Public Records

Author : Great Britain. Public Record Office
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Annual Report of the Keeper of Public Records on the Work of the Public

Author : Great Britain. Public Record Office
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The Annual Report and Resource Accounts of the Keeper of Public Records on the Work of the Public Record Office and the Report of the Advisory Council on Public Records

Author : Great Britain. Public Record Office
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Investigation of Keeper Erosion in the NSTAR Ion Thruster

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