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The Vanishing Act

By Mette Jakobsen
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 1443409855
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
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On a small snow-covered island—so tiny that it can’t be found on any map—live twelve-year-old Minou, her philosopher Papa (a descendent of Descartes), Boxman the magician, and a clever dog called No-Name. A year earlier, Minou’s mother had left the house wearing her best shoes and carrying a large black umbrella. She never returned. One morning, Minou finds a dead boy washed up on the beach. Her father decides to lay him in the room that once belonged to her mother. Can her mother’s disappearance be explained by the boy? Will Boxman be able to help find her? Minou, unwilling to accept mother’s death, attempts to find the truth through Descartes’ philosophy. Over the course of her investigation, Minou will discover the truth about loss and love, a truth that The Vanishing Act conveys in a voice that is uniquely enchanting.

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  • File Pdf: mallory-s-oracle.pdf

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Jonathan Kellerman says Mallory's Oracle is "a joy." Nelson DeMille and other advance readers have called it "truly amazing, " "a classic" with "immense appeal." It is all of that, and more: a stunning debut novel about a web of unsolved murders in New York's Gramercy Park and the singular woman who makes them her obsession. At its center is Kathleen Mallory, an extraordinary wild child turned New York City policewoman. Adopted off the streets as a little girl by a police inspector and his wife, she is still not altogether civilized now that she is a sergeant in the Special Crimes section. With her ferocious intelligence and green gunslinger eyes, Mallory (never Kathleen, never Kathy) operates by her own inner compass of right and wrong, a sense of justice that drives her in unpredictable ways. She is a thing apart. And today, she is a thing possessed. Although more at home in the company of computers than in the company of men, Mallory is propelled onto the street when the body of her adoptive father, Louis Markowitz, is found stabbed in a tenement next to the body of a wealthy Gramercy Park woman. The murders are clearly linked to two other Gramercy Park homicides Markowitz had been investigating, and now his cases become Mallory's, his death her cause. Prowling the streets, sifting through his clues, drawing on his circle of friends and colleagues, she plunges into a netherworld of light and shadow, where people are not what they seem and truth shifts without warning. And a murderer waits who is every bit as wild and unpredictable as she.... Filled with deep, seductive atmosphere and razor-sharp prose, Mallory's Oracle is gripping, resonant suspense of tantalizing complexity—a genuinely unforgettable novel.

The Vanishing Deep

By Astrid Scholte
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0525513965
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 746
  • File Pdf: the-vanishing-deep.pdf

Book Summary:

Bestselling author Astrid Scholte, returns with a thrilling adventure in which the dead can be revived...for a price. Seventeen-year-old Tempe was born into a world of water. When the Great Waves destroyed her planet five hundred years ago, its people had to learn to survive living on the water, but the ruins of the cities below still called. Tempe dives daily, scavenging the ruins of a bygone era, searching for anything of value to trade for Notes. It isn't food or clothing that she wants to buy, but her dead sister's life. For a price, the research facility on the island of Palindromena will revive the dearly departed for twenty-four hours before returning them to death. It isn't a heartfelt reunion that Tempe is after; she wants answers. Elysea died keeping a terrible secret, one that has ignited an unquenchable fury in Tempe: Her beloved sister was responsible for the death of their parents. Tempe wants to know why. But once revived, Elysea has other plans. She doesn't want to spend her last day in a cold room accounting for a crime she insists she didn't commit. Elysea wants her freedom and one final glimpse at the life that was stolen from her. She persuades Tempe to break her out of the facility, and they embark on a dangerous journey to discover the truth about their parents' death and mend their broken bond. But they're pursued every step of the way by two Palindromena employees desperate to find them before Elysea's time is up--and before the secret behind the revival process and the true cost of restored life is revealed.

My Lover's Lover

By Maggie O'Farrell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tinder Press
  • Isbn : 0755372247
  • Pages : 190
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 677
  • File Pdf: my-lover-s-lover.pdf

Book Summary:

From the Costa Award winning Maggie O'Farrell comes the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller MY LOVER'S LOVER, an intense, unnerving and passionate story of betrayal, loss and love, with all the frisson and psychological intensity of Rebecca. When Lily moves into Marcus's flat and plunges headlong into a relationship, she must contend not merely with the disapproval of flatmate Aidan, but with a more intangible, hostile presence. Could it be that Sinead, Marcus's ex, is trying to communicate with her? When Lily begins to 'see' Sinead, first about the flat, and then on the streets of London, she must question not merely her sanity, but whether the man she loves is someone she can, or indeed ought, to live with at all.

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

By Helen Grant
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141924004
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 706
  • File Pdf: the-vanishing-of-katharina-linden.pdf

Book Summary:

On the day Katharina Linden disappears, Pia is the last person to see her alive. Terror is spreading through the town. How could a ten-year-old girl vanish in a place where everybody knows everybody else? Pia is determined to find out what happened to Katharina. But then the next girl disappears . . .

The Magical Peppers and the Great Vanishing Act

By Sian Pattenden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn : 0007430396
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 598
  • File Pdf: the-magical-peppers-and-the-great-vanishing-act.pdf

Book Summary:

The third show-stopping adventure from The Magical Peppers. Don’t miss it!

The Wingmaker

By Mette Jakobsen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Isbn : 1922459135
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 719
  • File Pdf: the-wingmaker.pdf

Book Summary:

A mesmerizing otherworldly tale about love, memory and redemption from a masterly Australian storyteller

The Five-Star Review

By Cat Ellington
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Quill Pen Ink Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 762
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 153
  • File Pdf: the-five-star-review.pdf

Book Summary:

Quill Pen Ink Publishing presents The Five-Star Review: A Collection of Cat Ellington’s Top-Rated Book Reviews from 1981-2021. Spanning 40 years of Cat Ellington’s work as a critic of literature, the reference features an alphabetized list highlighting all of her five-star reviews composed throughout that time. Part of the Cat Ellington Literary Collection, this stand-alone selection is an excellent read for both reviewers and book lovers alike.

Reviews by Cat Ellington

By Cat Ellington,Naras Kimono,Joseph Strickland
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Quill Pen Ink Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 845
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 243
  • File Pdf: reviews.pdf

Book Summary:

The Complete Works comprises books 1-9 from the popular Reviews by Cat Ellington series. In the making since 2018, this comprehensive reference, compiled by Quill Pen Ink Publishing, serves to wrap up the fascinating seven-year series. Featuring bonus material by author Naras Kimono and award-winning filmmaker Joseph Strickland, Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Works (Books 1-9) will end the first era of Cat Ellington's prolific career in literary criticism to make way for a new span in her passion for reading and her one-of-a-kind analysis by way of the written word: for the review by Cat Ellington is the original unique critique.

Native American Racism in the Age of Donald Trump

By Darren R. Reid
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030587185
  • Pages : 147
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 570
  • File Pdf: native-american-racism-in-the-age-of-donald-trump.pdf

Book Summary:

This book examines the resurgence of anti-Native Americanism since the start of Donald Trump’s bid for the US Presidency. From the time Trump announced his intention to run for president, racism directed towards Native Americans has become an increasingly visible part of cultural and political life in the United States. From the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline to the controversies surrounding Elizabeth Warren’s identity, to open mockery by teenagers wearing MAGA hats, anti-Native Americanism is now at its most visible in the United States since the early twentieth century. This volume places this resurgent anti-Native Americanism into an appropriate contemporary context by demonstrating how historical forces have created the foundation upon which many of these controversies are built. Chapters examine three key processes in US history and how they have shaped today’s political climate: violence as a force of attitudinal change; the root issues at the heart of Native American identity politics; and the dismissal of modern Native American inequalities through a prolonged European American fascination with the imagery of the noble savage.

Reframing the Practice of Philosophy

By George Yancy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Isbn : 1438440049
  • Pages : 405
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 99
  • File Pdf: reframing-the-practice-of-philosophy.pdf

Book Summary:

Reflections by leading Latin American and African American philosophers on their identity within the field of philosophy.

English, The Aussie Way

By Lynne Maree Walsh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
  • Isbn : 1681815656
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 456
  • File Pdf: english-the-aussie-way.pdf

Book Summary:

Written by a Sydney native, English, The Aussie Way: A Fun Guide to Australia’s Colourful Phrases, Words, and Expressions offers an amusing way for English or non-English speakers around the world to learn the colloquial phrases for which Australia is famous. This user-friendly reference provides words/phrases and meanings/synonyms by using an example sentence. Says the author, “For seven years I housed international students who were attending English language schools in Sydney, and I realised that although they had a good grasp of formal grammar, they struggled to understand not only colloquial English, but many of the commonly used phrasal verbs, which could not be found in a standard English/Spanish, French, etc., dictionary. It was then that I decided to start writing some of them down for future reference and it grew from there.”