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The Woman Who Died a Lot

The Woman Who Died a Lot

Thursday Next Book 7

  • Author: Jasper Fforde
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 144470933X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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The seventh book in the phenomenally successful Thursday Next series by Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde. 'Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde' - Herald The BookWorld's leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. She returns home to Swindon for what you'd expect to be a time of recuperation. If only life were that simple. Thursday is faced with an array of family problems - son Friday's lack of focus since his career in the Chronoguard was relegated to a might-have-been, daughter Tuesday's difficulty perfecting the Anti-Smote shield needed to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth, and Jenny, who doesn't exist. And that's not all. With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, the prediction that Friday's Destiny-Aware colleagues will die in mysterious circumstances, and a looming meteorite that could destroy all human life on earth, Thursday's retirement is going to be anything but easy . . .

Canadian Curriculum Studies

Canadian Curriculum Studies

A Métissage of Inspiration/Imagination/Interconnection

  • Author: Erika Hasebe-Ludt,Carl Leggo
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars
  • ISBN: 1773380559
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 352
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This timely edited collection asks bold and urgent questions about the complexity, culture, and character of curriculum studies in Canada. Featuring 30 original chapters and 21 short invocations, this volume includes works by both established and new scholars, illustrating the wide range of cutting-edge writing in this area. Weaving together personal essays, poetry, life writing, and other arts-based inquiry modes, Canadian Curriculum Studies highlights the creative, performative, interactive, and imaginative nature of this field. The contributors were asked to provoke conceptions and understandings of curriculum studies by examining their convictions, commitments, and challenges with/in this discipline. By bringing together diverse indigenous and non-indigenous scholarship, the editors invoke the concept of métissage, which is finding a growing resonance both in Canada and abroad. Exploring the idea of curriculum studies as an interdisciplinary field across transnational contexts, this rich text is well-suited to senior undergraduate and graduate courses in curriculum studies and qualitative educational research.

Rewriting the Victorians

Rewriting the Victorians

Modes of Literary Engagement with the 19th Century

  • Author: Andrea Kirchknopf
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476601925
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 236
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The 19th century has become especially relevant for the present—as one can see from, for example, large-scale adaptations of written works, as well as the explosion of commodities and even interactive theme parks. This book is an introduction to the novelistic refashionings that have come after the Victorian age with a special focus on revisions of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations. As post–Victorian research is still in the making, the first part is devoted to clarifying terminology and interpretive contexts. Two major frameworks for reading post–Victorian fiction are developed: the literary scene (authors, readers, critics) and the national-identity, political and social aspects. Among the works examined are Caryl Phillips’s Cambridge, Matthew Kneale’s English Passengers, Peter Carey’s Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs, Lloyd Jones’s Mister Pip, Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea, D.M. Thomas’s Charlotte, and Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair.

The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep

The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep

  • Author: Linda Gregerson
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780395822890
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 96
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Serious poems explore the themes of life and death, sickness and health, and body and spirit, among others, in a collection by a poet who is ultimately optimistic about the resourcefulness of the human spirit.

The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair

A Novel

  • Author: Jasper Fforde
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780142001806
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 374
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In a world where one can literally get lost in literature, Thursday Next, a Special Operative in literary detection, tries to stop the world's Third Most Wanted criminal from kidnapping characters, including Jane Eyre, from works of literature.

The Woman Who Would Be King

The Woman Who Would Be King

Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Kara Cooney
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307956784
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power. Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne—was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father’s family. Her failure to produce a male heir, however, paved the way for her improbable rule as a cross-dressing king. At just over twenty, Hatshepsut out-maneuvered the mother of Thutmose III, the infant king, for a seat on the throne, and ascended to the rank of pharaoh. Shrewdly operating the levers of power to emerge as Egypt's second female pharaoh, Hatshepsut was a master strategist, cloaking her political power plays in the veil of piety and sexual reinvention. She successfully negotiated a path from the royal nursery to the very pinnacle of authority, and her reign saw one of Ancient Egypt’s most prolific building periods. Constructing a rich narrative history using the artifacts that remain, noted Egyptologist Kara Cooney offers a remarkable interpretation of how Hatshepsut rapidly but methodically consolidated power—and why she fell from public favor just as quickly. The Woman Who Would Be King traces the unconventional life of an almost-forgotten pharaoh and explores our complicated reactions to women in power.

The Woman Who Walked Alone

The Woman Who Walked Alone

  • Author: Christine Wilson
  • Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
  • ISBN: 1434931854
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 36
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This is a true story about a farmer¿s daughter who had a rough life at an early age. There were illnesses and deaths, laughs and cries, good times and bad. She left home at 18 and moved to the city to take care of herself. She was betrayed by ones she loved. She ended up raising her four boys on her own. She dressed and educated them and bought a house to put them in. Two of the boys had drug addictions. The death of one made an impact on the other. Watching her parents suffer a death was hard for her to do. Finding her son dead was bad for her after all she had to bear. She went back to school in her older days. Her sons are good looking and smart. They make other people happy and help those that can't help themselves. This gives her happiness in her soul, like they are angels God put on earth to help those that have lost their way.

The Retirement Curse

The Retirement Curse

  • Author: B. E. Ditsch
  • Publisher: LifeRich Publishing
  • ISBN: 1489703586
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 266
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They were my mom, your mom, anyone and everyone’s mom. They went to work, took care of their children and their households on their own. Most of them were divorced or widowed. Some received child support when their kids were younger, some didn’t get any help at all. The women missed many of their kid’s sporting events and choir concerts because they had to work in order to pay the bills. They formed their own tight-knit group. They had to have someone to count on and that was each other! What they didn’t know was there was a serial killer on the loose! A very smart, crafty, and seemingly invisible serial killer! How was this happening right in front of their eyes? They didn’t have a clue who or what it was. Was a person doing the killing––or natural causes!

The Woman Who Married a Cloud

The Woman Who Married a Cloud

The Collected Short Stories

  • Author: Jonathan Carroll
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453287965
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 584
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Nominated for a 2012 Bram Stoker Award and a 2013 British Fantasy Award: Thirty-eight extraordinary stories from award-winning author Jonathan Carroll For more than thirty years, Jonathan Carroll’s writing has defied genre conventions. Known for his novels—including The Land of Laughs, Bones of the Moon, Sleeping in Flame, and many other compelling and often surreal stories—Carroll has also created an eloquent body of short fiction. The Woman Who Married a Cloud brings his stories together for the first time. In the title story, a matchmaking effort goes awry and leads one woman to a harrowing moment of self-discovery. In “The Heidelberg Cylinder,” Hell becomes so overcrowded that Satan sends some of his lost souls back to Earth. And in “Alone Alarm,” a man is kidnapped by multiple versions of himself. By turns haunting, melancholic, and enchanting, Carroll’s richly layered stories illuminate universal experiences, passions, and griefs. Described by NPR’s Alan Cheuse as “so richly imaginative, so intellectually daring,” The Woman Who Married a Cloud is essential reading for Carroll fans and short-story lovers alike. This ebook contains an exclusive illustrated biography of the author including rare images from his personal collection.