A Haunting Compulsion

Author: Anne Mather
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460347420
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A Haunting Compulsion from the Author: Anne Mather. Rachel could tell something was wrong Rachel had been hesitant to spend the Christmas holiday with the Shards in their Newcastle home. After all, Liz and Rob were Jaime's parents and might have been Rachel's in-laws had circumstances been different. But Jaime Shard had lied—a lie that ended whatever there had been between him and Rachel. She was glad he never visited his parents for the holidays. She knew she wouldn't have to face him again. Or so she thought—until she saw Liz Shard's worried face and heard her blurt out, "Jaime's home…. "

A Wrinkle In Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429915649
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A Wrinkle In Time from the Author: Madeleine L'Engle. Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections.

Heaven S Promise Haunting Hearts Series Book 2

Author: Rachel Wilson
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
ISBN: 1614178623
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Heaven S Promise Haunting Hearts Series Book 2 from the Author: Rachel Wilson. In the timeworn pages of a secret diary lies the dark mystery of a woman's soul... and the shining destiny of a woman's heart. It's 1895, forty years since Susanna Clement's great-aunt disappeared, leaving only a mysterious diary as her legacy, and much to Susanna's annoyance, Julian Kittrick--a dashing, care-for-nothing newspaperman--is creating new scandal out of old stories. But when the ghost of her great-aunt's beloved fiancé begins making trouble, and memories of her dearly departed ancestor invade Susanna's dreams, she reluctantly teams up with Julian to free a spirit trapped on earth--and a love waiting to be born. HAUNTING HEARTS SERIES, in order Restless Souls Heaven's Promise Bittersweet Summer Spirit of Love

Compulsion

Author: Martina Boone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481411241
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Compulsion from the Author: Martina Boone. Beautiful Creatures meets The Body Finder in Compulsion, the first novel in a spellbinding new trilogy. All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lived with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead—a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions. Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family’s twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

Haunting Legacies

Author: Gabriele Schwab
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526350
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Haunting Legacies from the Author: Gabriele Schwab. From mass murder to genocide, slavery to colonial suppression, acts of atrocity have lives that extend far beyond the horrific moment. They engender trauma that echoes through later generations, for those on both sides of the act. Gabriele Schwab reads these legacies in a number of narratives, primarily through the writing of postwar Germans and the descendents of Holocaust survivors. She connects their work to earlier histories of slavery and colonialism and to more recent events, such as South African Apartheid, the practice of torture after 9/11, and the "disappearances" that occurred during South American dictatorships. Schwab's texts include memoirs (Ruth Kluger's Still Alive and Marguerite Duras's La Douleur), second-generation accounts by the children of Holocaust survivors (Georges Perec's W, Art Spiegelman's Maus, and Philippe Grimbert's Secret), and second-generation recollections by Germans (W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz, Sabine Reichel's What Did You Do in The War, Daddy?, and Ursula Duba's Tales from a Child of the Enemy). She also incorporates her own reminiscences of growing up in postwar Germany, mapping networks of interlaced memories and histories as they interact in psychic life and cultural memory. Her critical approach draws on theories from psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, and trauma studies, and Schwab concludes with a bracing look at issues of responsibility, reparation, and forgiveness across the victim/perpetrator divide.

The Romantic Fiction Of Mills Boon 1909 1995

Author: Jay Dixon.,
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134217307
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The Romantic Fiction Of Mills Boon 1909 1995 from the Author: Jay Dixon.,. This study to analyzes romantic fiction's depiction of women as part of the broader history of ideas about women.; Given the success of the Mills & Boon romance, their portrayal of subjects like sex, love, marriage, class, motherhood and femineity are important cultural barometers and make interesting study.; The author shows how all these themes have an historical trajectory and how these novels have come to reflect feminist concerns.; Based on a study of over 1000 Mills & Boon romances the book provides analysis of plot types and shows how these have changed in response to women's own changing position within society.

50 Greatest Books Ever

Author: Davies Guttmann
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3735719856
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50 Greatest Books Ever from the Author: Davies Guttmann. I will start by saying there is no such thing as the best 50 books ever. Pick a hundred people and, inevitably you will get a hundred different lists – quite possibly very different indeed depending on the age, nationality, situation and culture of the people. Equally, I am not setting myself up as the arbiter of good taste and judgement in this matter. I have used a number of existing sources, various polls and lists that feature across the media as well as personal knowledge and taste, to inform the selection. Whatever your taste or opinion there is no denying the power and continued relevance of a lot of these works. Reading them will repay you with knowledge, enjoyment, insight – and an enduring regard for the written word.