Resurrection Author Leo Tolstoy
ISBN-10 9780141917085
Release 2004-02-05
Pages 576
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Serving on a jury at the trial of a prostitute arrested for murder, Prince Nekhlyudov is horrified to discover that the accused is a woman he had once loved, seduced and then abandoned when she was a young servant girl. Racked with guilt at realizing he was the cause of her ruin, he determines to appeal for her release or give up his own way of life and follow her. Conceived on an epic scale, Resurrection portrays a vast panorama of Russian life, taking us from the underworld of prison cells and warders to the palaces of countesses. It is also an angry denunciation of government, the upper classes, the judicial system and the Church, and a highly personal statement of Tolstoy's belief in human redemption.

Abiding Word

Abiding Word Author Barbara E. Reid
ISBN-10 9780814634738
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 136
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The church's cycle of scriptural readings for the liturgy offers believers an opportunity to immerse themselves in the word of God. It is a very real and tangible way of responding to the call of Jesus: "Remain in me, as I remain in you." In Abiding Word, Barbara Reid, OP, takes the Sunday experience to every day with accessible weekly meditations on the Lectionary readings of the year. This collection of articles, which includes Scripture readings for Sundays and solemnities followed by reflections, allows readers to meditate on the connection between the sacred text and their daily lives. Living with the word day by day invites us into a closer relationship with Christ, the God who became flesh. Barbara Reid is known for her contributions to The Word, a widely read column in America magazine. Abiding Word showcases some of her finest entries.

Destiny Comes on the Wind The Legend of Opechancanough

Destiny Comes on the Wind   The Legend of Opechancanough Author James A. Wright
ISBN-10 9781466048980
Release 2012-03-04
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Destiny Comes on the Wind The Legend of Opechancanough has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Destiny Comes on the Wind The Legend of Opechancanough also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Destiny Comes on the Wind The Legend of Opechancanough book for free.

In the Days of Lachoneus

In the Days of Lachoneus Author David Armstrong
ISBN-10 9781503572881
Release 2015-06-19
Pages 336
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In the Days of Lachoneus is an epic story of politics and patriotism, intrigue and murder, war and violence, love and betrayal, friendship and loyalty, believers and unbelievers, good and evil, set in the landscape of pre-Columbian Meso-America. The historical background for the story is the account in the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, of the fierce struggle to the death between the murderous counter-culture of the Gadianton Robbers and the liberty-loving society of the Nephites, a people descended from the tribes of Israel. The first volume in this three-book series is The Gathering, in which Governor Lachoneus of Zarahemla faces the challenge to surrender or be destroyed by Giddianhi and his Gadianton terrorists. The citizens of Zarahemla have beaten and driven the Gadiantons once, only to lose ground in a second battle. Emboldened by his most recent success, Giddianhi writes an arrogant letter to Lachoneus boasting that his army will wipe out the population of Zarahemla unless they turn over all of the property and possessions to the robber band and join their secret al Qaida-style society. Woven between the scenes of war and government and politics on a grand scale are personal stories of intrigue and young love. Traitors within Governor Lachoneus’s council plot his overthrow. Giddianhi’s ruthless rule over the Gadiantons is also not without its internal enemies who design his demise. At the same time, Lachoneus’s beautiful daughter and his house servant are hopelessly in love, yet they are kept apart by class, station, and temperament. Dissension and apostasy among the Nephites of Zarahemla threaten the people with utter destruction. Lachoneus fears that the decrees of God are about to descend upon his wayward people. When the letter from Giddianhi arrives, Lachoneus seizes upon this opportunity to call the people to repentance and to unite them in a common cause that is bigger than their petty jealousies and personal greed. He warns the people of the threat from the Gadiantons and issues a proclamation throughout all the land for the people to gather together into a single body. They will build a fortress and organize an army and prepare for a fight to the death to defend their lives, their liberty, their families, and their way of life.

The Grail Legend

The Grail Legend Author Emma Jung
ISBN-10 0691002371
Release 1998
Pages 452
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Writing in a clear and readable style, two leading women of the Jungian school of psychology present this legend as a living myth that is profoundly relevant to modern life. 17 illustrations.

Sisters of the East End

Sisters of the East End Author Helen Batten
ISBN-10 9781448175642
Release 2013-09-26
Pages 320
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Heart-warming tales of nursing and midwifery from the Sisters who worked with Jennifer Worth. ‘A second’s silence and then an almighty scream. It was the most moving thing I had ever seen ... A baby, a real live baby, another human life had entered the world. It didn’t seem possible and yet I had witnessed it with my very own eyes.’ Born into a happy working-class North London family in the mid-twentieth century, Katie is determined to ‘do something’ with her life. Working in the impoverished East End in the 1950s, she meets the Sisters of St John the Divine – a community of nuns dedicated to nursing and midwifery. The Sisters have been present at births, cared for the sick and laid out the dead of the East Enders for a hundred years, and Katie soon joins them to start her journey to becoming Sister Catherine Mary. As a nurse and midwife, Katie learns to deal with everything from strokes to breech births. Tragedy is never far away, but there are also moments of pure joy as lives are saved and the Poplar residents rally round. As a young novice Katie rallies against the vow of obedience, yet over the years learns much about the nature of dedication and love. Full of desperate hardship, humour and compassion, Katie’s story brings to life the unique world of these nursing Sisters in London’s East End. Sister Catherine Mary’s story was written by Helen Batten after in-depth interviews with today’s Sisters of the Community of St John the Divine. The Community of St John the Divine was founded in 1848 in a bid to make nursing a respectable profession. Early Sisters worked in the Crimea with Florence Nightingale and were instrumental in developing recognised training and qualifications for nurses and midwives. In the early 20th century they were working in areas such as Poplar and Deptford becoming a treasured part of the community. Today the Sisterhood is based in Birmingham and their website is Helen Batten studied history at Cambridge and then journalism at Cardiff University. She went on to become a producer and director at the BBC and now works as a writer and a psychotherapist. She lives in West London with her three daughters.

Casa Rossa

Casa Rossa Author Francesca Marciano
ISBN-10 9781407054322
Release 2011-04-05
Pages 352
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This second novel by the author of the acclaimed Rules of the Wild is very much in the tradition of The Leopard or The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, a compelling story of three generations in twentieth-century Italy. Casa Rossa, the home of the Strada family, is a magnificent farmhouse standing amidst the olive groves of Puglia. The story opens as the house is being sold. Alina, the daughter entrusted with packing it up, is piecing together the fragments of her family's past. Her grandmother, Renee, a beautiful Tunisian pied noir, muse and model to Alina's painter grandfather, left him for a woman and fled to Paris. Her mother Alba, who grew up at Casa Rossa, marries a melancholic screenwriter, who dies in mysterious circumstances. And then there is her sister Isabella, once her best friend, who becomes a stranger caught up in a bitter fight for a dangerous ideology. The sisters' love for each other is always precarious, and in time shifts to a betrayal of which they can never speak. A haunting story of what happens when family secrets collide with history, Casa Rossa moves from the duplicity of Italy's role in the 1930s to the dark years of Red Brigade's terrorism in the seventies. Intricate, moving, suspenseful, Casa Rossa confirms Francesca Marciano as a writer of remarkable gifts.

The Journey of Elisa

The Journey of Elisa Author Nancy Parker Brummett
ISBN-10 9781434707413
Release 2013-07-26
Pages 132
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How will Elisa's family go on without her beloved father? As Swiss Consul to Brazil, Edouard Bolli and his family live a life of ease. But when he becomes ill and fears he will not recover, he moves his family from Brazil to Tennessee to be near relatives. The family cannot return to their homeland, Switzerland, because religious persecution is great there. Besides, Switzerland is just as foreign to the Bolli children as America, for they have lived most of their lives in Brazil. In their first year in Tennessee, though, Elisa's family suffers several tragedies and hardships that test their faith in God. How will Elisa's older brother manage the farm after their father dies? Finding her mother's wedding veil would bring her mother hope in her grief. Why can't Elisa find it? And when a neighbor does an ill deed to the family, will Elisa be able to forgive him? In The Journey of Elisa, Elisa Bolli learns that even when we suffer great loss, our faith and God's love comfort us and give us hope for the future.

The Quiver

The Quiver Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015068398059
Release 1874
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V. 12 contains: The Archer...Christmas, 1877.

Interstellar Patrol

Interstellar Patrol Author Christopher Anvil
ISBN-10 9780743436007
Release 2003
Pages 471
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A new omnibus anthology chronicles the adventures of a starship crew trapped on a planet populated by battling gangs, surviving by pretending to be the Royal Legions from a distant world pursuing a powerful villain hiding on the planet, but their plans go awry when the real Royal flagship shows up. Original.

The Reasons for Marriage

The Reasons for Marriage Author Stephanie Laurens
ISBN-10 9781488032547
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 400
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Rediscover this classic Regency romance by #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens. Miss Lenore Lester was perfectly content with her quiet country life, so she took steps to remain inconspicuous when managing her brothers’ house parties–but to no avail! Though Lenore hid behind glasses and pulled-back hair, she couldn’t disguise her beauty. The notoriously charming Jason Montgomery, Duke of Eversleigh, easily saw behind Miss Lenore’s brilliant disguise, and while she was determined not to be thrown off balance by this charming rake, he was equally determined to loosen the hold she had on her heart. Originally published in 1994


Kangalor Author Hazel Richardson
ISBN-10 9781524637965
Release 2016-07-23
Pages 444
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On a planet called Frandis is a continent called Traztajor, which is divided into eight countries. Kangalor in the west is the largest of these countries. In the north, an area known as the upland is under the despotic rule of Zackard Lei, who is ruthless, brutal, and mad. Lei, the leader of the Das Blaazd Society of Thaumaturgery, has once before made war on the midland and downland areas of Kangalor, bringing much death and devastation until he was driven back behind his own borders by the brilliant and courageous leadership of Zaland Arj, the formidable leader of the Maj Society of Thaumaturgery. For five years, there was peace. Now Lei is plotting mayhem and turmoil for the unsuspecting population of Kangalor. He has developed a huge cannon and explosive devices to use against the Kangalor Army. He has ordered the building of a large fleet of ships whose only purpose is to land Lei’s soldiers, under blaazd leaders, all along the west coast of Kangalor and let his soldiers burn, slaughter, and plunder as they please. But there are dragons whose powerful black leader, the mighty Zagog, brings terrible revenge that will help to overturn Lei’s plans.

Charlie MacCready

Charlie MacCready Author James M. McCracken
ISBN-10 9781452424330
Release 2012-06-13
Pages 203
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As Charlie's third summer at Saint Michael's Abbey and Home for Boys begins there is another mystery brewing in the air. Where there's smoke... Can Saint Michael's Abbey escape its past? Or will they be doomed to repeat it? Join Charlie and his friend Howard as they set out to silence the Sirens In The Night.

Clay Court Relics

Clay Court Relics Author Gregory McEwan
ISBN-10 9780557504824
Release 2010-07
Pages 234
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There is a new world number one, and his name is not Jeb Anders. Ranked eleven in the world, Jeb celebrates his twentieth birthday with his family and friends, but celebrating is hardly what he needs. By his own choice, Jeb has not played a match in months, and although he longs to be out on the court doing what he loves, Jeb lacks the zeal to train and questions his place in the ever-changing world of tennis. He eventually resumes his quest for the one thing he craves most'his first slam. Winning Roland Garros will not be easy. But when secrets of a past in Paris are revealed, Jeb discovers he is on a quest for more than just a grand slam title.

Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement Author Stephanie Laurens
ISBN-10 9781459227002
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 384
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Everyone loves a wedding. The quiet country girl. The sophisticated member of the ton. A graceful duchess. Follow these charming ladies and their handsome suitors on their journeys down the aisles of England's grand cathedrals and castles as they make—and break—society's most sacred rules. Rules of Engagement – A lady shall never be caught unchaperoned with a stranger. – A gentleman shall never flirt with a lady below his social standing. – A lady shall never waltz with a man to whom she is not promised. – And above all, an engagement shall not be consummated before the marriage ceremony!

Lake Effect

Lake Effect Author Darlene and Logan Pollock
ISBN-10 9781490729473
Release 2014-03
Pages 538
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Twenty six year old Nicolette Strickland has been working on the lakes for five seasons. Her and her friend Earl Franklin board an ore carrier from the mail boat in Detroit in August. The story picks up in November when the unloading boom goes overboard in heavy weather in Lake Superior. Nick has to help the other guys to get the boom back onboard. In Sault Ste Marie, they pick up an unwanted guest and Nick continues to rack her brain to figure out the identity of her secret admirer. After unloading in Cleveland, Nick gets into a fight with Earl. Nick meets the Mate at a restaurant and accidently discovers that he is the secret admirer. They both live in Marblehead, so he takes her home. When the boom is fixed, they go to Lorain to get a load of coal. They have to fix a turbine on the way. In Lake Huron the weather turns bad but they have Thanksgiving dinner on board. Nick and several guys get the 24 hour fl u before they get to Duluth. After unloading the coal, the ship goes to Winter lay-up and most of the crew leave. Nick and Earl catch a commercial flight to Cleveland. A couple of the crew are on the airplane. A week later they attend a retirement party for Captain Kompsii. A small fight ensues after the party. Back in Marblehead, Nick finds out that her former shipmate, Guiddo, is in bad shape from a stroke. Nick arranges to complete her degree over the winter. She finds herself hanging out with the Mate quite frequently.

Fat Dog

Fat Dog Author Krish Day
ISBN-10 9781784621643
Release 2015-03-28
Pages 368
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Albert is an ageing labrador. He lives with his master, the Professor, an academic of some renown, in a small town somewhere in Germany, a community largely untouched by history and the larger world beyond. Much bereaved by the loss of his beloved mistress, the Professor’s wife, Albert leads a quiet existence observing the follies and foibles of the humans around him. The arrival of Fräulein Breitfuss, the new Head Librarian, a flamboyant young woman of dubious provenance, sends ripples through the slumberous town. The male populace is agog, the womenfolk suspicious… and Albert is not happy when she moves into the Professor’s life. Neither are the locals when she also attempts to shake the community out of its habitual lethargy with an Arts Festival. The affair between the Professor and the librarian takes a dramatic turn when the woman's unexpected and intricate past presents itself. Rendered homeless by the tragic end of the liaison, unable to renew love and fealty to a new master, Albert takes to the woods above the town, in imitation of imagined ancestors hunting in the wilds. Albert’s narrative weaves together episodes from the lives of a colourful cast of characters. Blending high farce and sombre realities, small vanities and impossible dreams, love found and love lost, the tale winds through a century of drama and conflict with a seemingly guileless innocence. Finally, Albert dimly perceives human lives as the tragicomic sum of accident, whim and fancy, rather than the orderly outcome of principles and high ideals. Fat Dog is narrated by Albert the Labrador, but is not a traditional 'pawtobiography'. As the tale proceeds, the canine voice gradually becomes merely that of a raconteur, allowing the events and episodes to unfold on their own, with occasional and detached musings on the human condition. It is an enjoyable read for any fans of fiction that offers a quirky insight into human nature.