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On Borrowed Wings

On Borrowed Wings ebook ISBN: 0743297830
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Chandra Prasad
Number of Pages: 311 
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Facing the prospect of a previously arranged marriage, Adele Pietra assumes her late brother's identity and gender when she takes his place at Yale University, where she falls in with a lively crowd of undergraduate boys while confronting her class, ethnicity, and growing feelings for a classmate. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.

Borrowed Wings

Borrowed Wings ebook ISBN: 059519592X
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Cynthia Dougherty
Number of Pages: 170 
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The back of the same woman looking up at the sky You can't believe what you're seeing. This woman has a pair of wings attached to her back Above her is the saying I wrote that is on the last page of my manuscript.

On Midnight Wings

On Midnight Wings ebook ISBN: 1451645368
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Adrian Phoenix
Number of Pages: 400 
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Bad Blood

Bad Blood ebook ISBN: 9780192754738
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Author: Rhiannon Lassiter
Number of Pages: 336 
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A family divided by hate . . . A house with a sinister past . . . A game started and left unfinished . . . Roley, Catriona, Katherine and John have unlocked the door of abandoned house. They have discovered the secret room, read the mildewed books and freed the eyeless dolls from a locked box. But they have no idea what they have awakened . . .

The Girl With Borrowed Wings

The Girl With Borrowed Wings ebook ISBN: 1101575441
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Rinsai Rossetti
Number of Pages: 300 
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A stunningly written tale of an isolated girl and the shape-shifting boy who shows her what freedom could be--if only she has the courage to take it Controlled by her father and bound by desert, Frenenqer Paje’s life is tediously the same, until a small act of rebellion explodes her world and she meets a boy, but not just a boy--a Free person, a winged person, a shape-shifter. He has everything Frenenqer doesn’t. No family, no attachments, no rules. At night, he flies them to the far-flung places of their childhoods to retrace their pasts. But when the delicate balance of their friendship threatens to rupture into something more, Frenenqer must confront her isolation, her father, and her very sense of identity, breaking all the rules of her life to become free.

The Loyalists

The Loyalists ebook ISBN:
Author: Mrs. West (Jane)
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Broken Wings

Broken Wings ebook ISBN: 1477118888
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Glory Keveme
Number of Pages: 290 
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Broken Wings is mainstream fiction. It is the extraordinary story of Daniel Surefire Lasky an Apache-raised tracker and lion-killing Big Game Hunter who is commissioned to find the grave of a missionary last seen in Northern Rhodesia, 30 years before. What starts out as a search for a missing priest, grows into a dangerous mission, evolving into a quest for existential meaning. What Surefire finds in Africas cursed Shinshika Mountains will change forever his cynical world view and cavalier lifestyle. This powerful and inspiring story, filled with drama, adventure, passion and love, is set to become another international bestseller for Keverne a natural story-teller whose talent is richly expressed in this unique book. ACCLAIM FOR GLORY KEVERNES A MAN CANNOT CRY. A PEOPLE magazines Top Ten Book of the Year in America. A BOOKSELLERS Most Promising Title in Britain. A MAN CANNOT CRY is the finest first novel I have ever handled (including THE COLLECTOR by John Fowles, and THE WATER IS WIDE by Pat Conroy). Close to 50 years in publishing as a writer, editor and agent and I have never heard such a story of how a relatively uneducated girl of eighteen in a little copper mining town in Northern Rhodesia, married to a miner, began a powerful first novel of 500,000 words (before cutting), and spent years writing it under the most amazing circum- stances. I have never been as overwhelmed by a first novel. She is simply a born story teller. Julian Bach, New York Agent and a former editor of LIFE magazine. Gloria, you have a wonderful novel here. It moved me to tears and its editing has been a labor of love for me. A Man Cannot Cry has given me great pleasure and I thank you for it. Eventually the world will too. Hillel Black, William Morrow, USA. This excellent novel is an African answer to THE THORN BIRDS. With first rate characterization and an unusual and ingenious plot, the combination of Africa, the Quaker settlement and medicine, is exceptionally good. P Parkin, HarperCollins, UK. A MAN CANNOT CRY pulses with the life of Northern Rhodesia and all Africa besides. The story begins in 1958 with the arrival of Dr Than Profane at a Quaker mission to see his dying father. He does not intend to stay but before long he is taking Africa like a drug and thriving like cut grass growing wild He quickly earns the affectionate name Bwana Cowboy. His methods and sometimes his morals are characteristically American, rough-hewn, deaf to both danger and defeat Inevitably he clashes with his conservative hosts. But he does much better with the local tribes there is a wonderful passage where he is trained as a witchdoctor and some of the books finest characters, lovingly portrayed, are African The book is alive with people, places, and their interactions: births and deaths in squalid hut and shiny hospital, cruel savages and a tame leopard; the glory of a canoe trip on the Zambezi and a white man dressing as a witchdoctor to fight a smallpox epidemic; and in the background the murmuring voices of a changing Africa, Lumumba, Tshombe, Kasavubu, Kaunda. A MAN CANNOT CRY dramatizes all the conflicts and parallels between the white world and the black, the old Africa and the new, the familiar and the alien, the uncertain fears of the mind and the sure knowledge of the heart. Long, rich and detailed, it is a wonderful book. Alan Ryan, THE WASHINGTON POST. An enormous array of human emotion is

A New Mythos

A New Mythos ebook ISBN:
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Author: Grace Stewart
Number of Pages: 200 
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Borrowed Children

Borrowed Children ebook ISBN: 0813137799
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Author: George Ella Lyon
Number of Pages: 136 
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" Golden Kite Award winner, 1989 Booklist, Editor's Choice School Library Journal, Best Books of 1988 Publisher's Weekly, Best Books of 1988 Twelve-year-old Amanda Perritt is pitched head-first into adult responsibilities when she has to quit school to care for her newborn brother and invalid mother. She gets an excape, she thinks, when she's offered a trip to stay with her grandmother and her sophisticated Aunt Laura in Memphis. But during the visit, she discovers unexpected parallels between her mother's childhood and her own and comes to understand her own individuality as well as what it means to be part of a family.

Stay Healthy, Be Happy, Live Longer, in Whatever Way Suits You Best.

Stay Healthy, Be Happy, Live Longer, in Whatever Way Suits You Best. ebook ISBN: 0956440002
Publisher: Brian Lindsay
Author: Brian Lindsay
Number of Pages: 258 
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'Stay Healthy, Be Happy, Live Longer' addresses the reality that tens of millions of ordinary people are allowing heart disease, and other related conditions such as obesity, diabetes and blood pressure, to creep up on them and impact their lives detrimentally. Not because they don't know how to keep them at bay -we all know that already-, but because they cannot sustain the rigorous day-to-day lifestyle changes recommended by the medical profession and indeed, with the best of intentions, by most of the other books on the subject. It faces squarely the reality that old habits can be deep-rooted and new lifestyle changes difficult to make permanent. Uniquely it gently motivates the reader to make whatever degree of change they are able to habitualize. It provides the readers with a clear understanding of the benefits to be gained from making the changes, and a practical methodology of change that can ebb and flow in harmony with the readers' own natural tendencies and preferences.

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings ebook ISBN: 9780241969588
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Number of Pages: 25 
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Strange, wondrous things happen in these two short stories, which are both the perfect introduction to Gabriel García Márquez, and a wonderful read for anyone who loves the magic and marvels of his novels.After days of rain, a couple find an old man with huge wings in their courtyard in 'A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings' - but is he an angel? Accompanying 'A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings' is the short story 'The Sea of Lost Time', in which a seaside town is brought back to life by a curious smell of roses.

Expect Resistance

Expect Resistance ebook ISBN: 0970910169
Publisher: CrimethInc. Collective
Author: CrimethInc.
Number of Pages: 342 
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A novel. A field manual. A novel field manual.

Dancing Revelations

Dancing Revelations ebook ISBN: 9780199882434
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Thomas F. DeFrantz
Number of Pages: 320 
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In the early 1960s, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was a small, multi-racial company of dancers that performed the works of its founding choreographer and other emerging artists. By the late 1960s, the company had become a well-known African American artistic group closely tied to the Civil Rights struggle. In Dancing Revelations, Thomas DeFrantz chronicles the troupe's journey from a small modern dance company to one of the premier institutions of African American culture. He not only charts this rise to national and international renown, but also contextualizes this progress within the civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights struggles of the late 20th century. DeFrantz examines the most celebrated Ailey dances, including Revelations, drawing on video recordings of Ailey's dances, published interviews, oral histories, and his own interviews with former Ailey company dancers. Through vivid descriptions and beautiful illustrations, DeFrantz reveals the relationship between Ailey's works and African American culture as a whole. He illuminates the dual achievement of Ailey as an artist and as an arts activist committed to developing an African American presence in dance. He also addresses concerns about how dance performance is documented, including issues around spectatorship and the display of sexuality, the relationship of Ailey's dances to civil rights activism, and the establishment and maintenance of a successful, large-scale Black Arts institution. Throughout Dancing Revelations, DeFrantz illustrates how Ailey combined elements of African dance with motifs adapted from blues, jazz, and Broadway to choreograph his dances. By re-interpreting these tropes of black culture in his original and well-received dances, DeFrantz argues that Ailey played a significant role in defining the African American cultural canon in the twentieth century. As the first book to examine the cultural sources and cultural impact of Ailey's work, Dancing Revelations is an important contribution to modern dance history and criticism as well as African-American studies.

The Raven's War

The Raven's War ebook ISBN: 1449053955
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Leane Owens
Number of Pages: 540 
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The last surviving member of the Snowsong, an ancient bloodline all but smothered by a warlock sided with demons, must enter the forest of the infamous, dark raven prince, Raven Yatagarasu, in order to keep the Soul Gem safe from the warlock's greedy hands. Prince Raven is under the curse of his traitor father and is isolated from his kingdom until the curse is broken. The guardian of the Soul Gem makes a deal with the mysterious cat spirit, Hibar, to rid the raven prince of his curse. Meanwhile, chaos is raging as an ancient and horrible demon is breaking free from imprisonment. Can Ona Snowsong save Raven Yatagarasu in time before the demon breaks free so that the true power of this mysterious cat spirit can be unsealed in order to stop the demon from destroying all life? Time is running out as the demons and spirits prepare for the ultimate war that will decide the fate of the tangible and intangible realms and the power of Hibar's bloodline plays a large role in which side will claim victory. Prince Raven is convinced that he is destined to die from the curse. Will Ona be able to convince him otherwise and pull him out of his curse's darkness in time to restore Hibar's true strength and win the most devastating of wars in history?

Collected Poems

Collected Poems ebook ISBN:
Author: Louis MacNeice
Number of Pages: 575 
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