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Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

Author: Cinzia Giorgio
Publisher: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8822720873
Pages: 30
Year: 2018-03-16
Mary is a young Jewish woman, rich and much criticized for her rebellious lifestyle: left an orphan, she carries on her family activity alone, enduring the criticism of the town where she lives, Màgdala. Some believe that a woman with such an indomitable and rebellious character can only be possessed by the devil. One day, by chance, Mary hears Jesus, the prophet of Nazareth, preaching to the rapt crowd. She feels that he is the long-awaited Messiah. When she comes face to face with him, Mary discovers she has already met him, years before, in Jerusalem. From that moment her life changes forever. Mary decides to follow the Master, despite the opposition of her relatives. Her fate has been decided. Cinzia GiorgioÈ dottore di ricerca in Culture e Letterature Comparate. Si è specializzata in Women’s Studies e in Storia Moderna, compiendo studi anche all’estero. Organizza salotti letterari, è direttore editoriale del periodico Pink Magazine Italia e insegna Storia delle Donne all’Uni.Spe.D. È autrice di saggi scientifici e romanzi. Per la Newton Compton ha pubblicato Storia erotica d’Italia, Storia pettegola d’Italia, È facile vivere bene a Roma se sai cosa fare e il romanzo La collezionista di libri proibiti.
Paper Ghosts

Paper Ghosts

Author: Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0804178038
Pages: 368
Year: 2018-05-15
A Texas map marked with three red dots like drops of blood. A serial killer who claims to have dementia. A mysterious young woman who wants answers. What could go wrong? From the bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans comes a gripping thriller about the ghosts that live in our minds—and the ones that stare back from photographs. An obsessive young woman has been waiting half her life—since she was twelve years old—for this moment. She has planned. Researched. Trained. Imagined every scenario. Now she is almost certain the man who kidnapped and murdered her sister sits in the passenger seat beside her. Carl Louis Feldman is a documentary photographer who may or may not have dementia—and may or may not be a serial killer. The young woman claims to be his long-lost daughter. He doesn’t believe her. He claims no memory of murdering girls across Texas, in a string of places where he shot eerie pictures. She doesn’t believe him. Determined to find the truth, she lures him out of a halfway house and proposes a dangerous idea: a ten-day road trip, just the two of them, to examine cold cases linked to his haunting photographs. Is he a liar or a broken old man? Is he a pathological con artist? Or is she? In Paper Ghosts, Julia Heaberlin once again swerves the serial killer genre in a new direction. You won’t see the final, terrifying twist spinning your way until the very last mile. Advance praise for Paper Ghosts “[An] artful and elegiac psychological thriller . . . The author wields words like weapons, with each one chosen to heighten tension, underscore emotion, or foreshadow doom. . . . Heaberlin brilliantly combines travelogue with a heartbreaking portrait of the damage done by childhood.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Paper Ghosts is an exceptional read, with a deftly woven plot—a book to devour in one sitting. This is breathless storytelling at its very best, with a deeply satisfying ending that will give book groups—and all your friends, when you recommend it—much to discuss.”—Elizabeth Haynes, New York Times bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner “This book haunted me. The writing is beautiful and chilling, laced with a subtle dark humor, and the multiple twists build to a perfect icy shiver of an ending. I loved it!”—C. J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
The Secret Fire

The Secret Fire

Author: C.J. Daugherty, Carina Rozenfeld
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1910751375
Pages: 297
Year: 2015-09-03
Sacha Winters can't die. Until his eighteenth birthday he is invincible. On that day it all ends for Sacha - the result of a curse that has plagued his family for centuries. His death will fulfil the curse - and unleash a wave of destruction. He has no idea how to stop it, only the cryptic notes left behind by his father, and a strange connection with a girl he has only just met to guide him. Taylor Montclair is a quiet, studious girl focused on her dream of getting into Oxford University. She's also the only one who can save Sacha. Only neither of them knows that yet. And Sacha lives hundreds of miles away, in Paris. Taylor and Sacha have eight weeks to find each other. To unravel the secrets buried in their families' past. And to discover the power that lies within them. Sacha's life, and the fate of the world depends on it. The clock starts NOW. What readers are saying about The Secret Fire... 'Pure awesome... There were moments when I laughed, moments where I gasped in surprise, and moments where I knew I could not read fast enough because I had to know what was going to happen next... My only complaint? That it ended and now I need to wait. I must know what happens next. I must!!!!' Series Tracker 'Are you ready for a grip the edge of your seat-repeating mantra of OMG as you turn the pages eagerly? Looking for something with intensity but also something that leaves you begging for more??? Looking for a new fav??? YES. This book is all of what you need and so much more! Go Into This One Knowing. Best. Book. Ever.' Crossroad Reviews 'This was incredible!... such a slow burn romance but the build-up had my heart beating out of my chest, the angst and suspense was killing me... This book was perfectly paced and the lack of info-dumping, love triangles and insta-love made for a perfect start to a new series. Switching from POV's from England and Paris and following the characters as they go from across countries was a great concept. With the addition of magic, action and adventure this book could really do no wrong in my eyes. There isn't a cliffhanger ending just the promise of lots more to come in the next installment which I'm now anxiously awaiting. I highly recommend this to fellow fantasy lovers who are looking for a brand new world to immerse themselves in, with great characters, a promising romance and a thrilling journey ahead.' Literary-ly Obsessed 'I love this book! It was really great! I've always loved books that include Alchemy as its major fantasy core, I just think that it's such a fascinating 'science'! ... I read the first chapter, and I was completely swept into this amazing world! ... can't wait until the second book comes out, and to continue exploring this amazing story! Just Another Bookish Blog 'thrilling and exciting all at the same time... an excellent paranormal fantasy... such amazing story telling' Books at Dawn
When You Make It Home

When You Make It Home

Author: Claire Ashby
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
ISBN:
Pages: 282
Year: 2014-12-03
Meg Michaels, a bookstore owner, has already walked away from two cheating exes. She’s learned her lesson and has her mind set on success—until she gets knocked up. Embarrassed and unwilling to discuss her situation with friends and family, she wears layers to hide the pregnancy. When Meg gets sick at a party, she’s mortified. Even worse, Theo Taylor, the guest of honor, discovers her secret. Theo, an Army medic wounded in the war, agrees not to reveal her condition, and the two forge a bond of friendship that blossoms into love. Theo is soon filling all of Meg’s late-night cravings—and not just the pregnancy-induced ones. But can their love overcome all the obstacles that stand between them and creating a happy family?
The Letter

The Letter

Author: Kathryn Hughes
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 1783069171
Pages: 384
Year: 2015-03-19
KATHRYN HUGHES' MAGNIFICENT NEW NOVEL THE KEY IS AVAILABLE NOW THE #1 EBOOK BESTSELLER. NOW WITH OVER 3000 5* REVIEWS. Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way. Discover THE LETTER by Kathryn Hughes, the Number One bestseller that has captured thousands of hearts worldwide. Perfect for fans of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. 'A wonderful, uplifting story' Lesley Pearse Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him, also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home. Whilst going through the pockets of a second-hand suit, she comes across an old letter, the envelope firmly sealed and unfranked. Tina opens the letter and reads it - a decision that will alter the course of her life for ever... Billy Stirling knows he has been a fool, but hopes he can put things right. On 4th September 1939 he sits down to write the letter he hopes will change his future. It does - in more ways than he can ever imagine... The Letter tells the story of two women, born decades apart, whose paths are destined to cross and how one woman's devastation leads to the other's salvation.
The Little Flower Shop by the Sea

The Little Flower Shop by the Sea

Author: Ali McNamara
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0751558621
Pages: 400
Year: 2015-07-30
The blossom is out in the little Cornish harbour town of St Felix But Poppy Carmichael's spirits aren't lifted by the pretty West Country spring. Inheriting her grandmother's flower shop has forced her to return to Cornwall, a place that holds too many memories. Poppy is determined to do her best for the sake of her adored grandmother, but she struggles with the responsibility of the more-shabby-than-chic shop. And with the added complication of Jake, the gruff but gorgeous local flower grower, Poppy is very tempted to run away... The pretty little town has a few surprises in store for Poppy. With new friends to help her and romance blooming, it's time for Poppy to open her heart to St Felix and to the special magic of a little flower shop by the sea! Let Ali McNamara, author of the much-loved From Notting Hill with Love...Actually, bring some sparkling sunshine into your life
Shadow Magic

Shadow Magic

Author: Joshua Khan
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 148473789X
Pages:
Year: 2016-04-12
Thorn, an outlaw's son, wasn't supposed to be a slave. He's been sold to Tyburn, an executioner, and they're headed to Castle Gloom in Gehenna, the land of undead, where Thorn will probably be fed to a vampire. Lilith Shadow wasn't supposed to be ruler of Gehenna. But following the murder of her family, young Lily became the last surviving member of House Shadow, a long line of dark sorcerers. Her country is surrounded by enemies and the only way she can save it is by embracing her heritage and practicing the magic of the undead. But how can she when, as a girl, magic is forbidden to her? Just when it looks like Lily will have to leave her home forever, Thorn arrives at Castle Gloom. A sudden death brings them together, inspires them to break the rules, and leads them to soar to new heights in this fantasy with all the sparkle and luster of a starry night sky
Letters to Felician

Letters to Felician

Author: Ingeborg Bachmann
Publisher: Green Integer Books
ISBN: 1931243166
Pages: 95
Year: 2004
A bililngual edition of a revealing short work the great Austrian author.
Fairytale of New York

Fairytale of New York

Author: Miranda Dickinson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007346328
Pages: 400
Year: 2009-11-12
Are happy-ever-afters made in Manhattan? Find out in this gorgeous debut, perfect for cold winter nights.
The Language of Persuasion in Politics

The Language of Persuasion in Politics

Author: Alan Partington, Charlotte Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351710109
Pages: 246
Year: 2017-09-27
This accessible introductory textbook looks at the modern relationship between politicians, the press and the public through the language they employ, with extensive coverage of key topics including: ‘spin’, ‘spin control’ and ‘image’ politics models of persuasion: authority, contrast, association pseudo-logical and ‘post-truth’ arguments political interviewing: difficult questions, difficult answers metaphors and metonymy rhetorical figures humour, irony and satire Extracts from speeches, soundbites, newspapers and blogs, interviews, press conferences, election slogans, social media and satires are used to provide the reader with the tools to discover the beliefs, character and hidden strategies of the would-be persuader, as well as the counter-strategies of their targets. This book demonstrates how the study of language use can help us appreciate, exploit and protect ourselves from the art of persuasion. With a wide variety of practical examples on both recent issues and historically significant ones, every topic is complemented with guiding tasks, queries and exercises with keys and commentaries at the end of each unit. This is the ideal textbook for all introductory courses on language and politics, media language, rhetoric and persuasion, discourse studies and related areas.
Stallion

Stallion

Author: Xaviera Pallars, Yamila Abraham
Publisher:
ISBN: 1933664045
Pages: 192
Year: 2006
The Native American Stallion is out for revenge on the cowboy who ruined his life, but he has competition from Josey, another one of cowboy Bill's victims. Enemies at first, they unite to fight against their common adversary. They find they share a bond due to the horrible thing Bill did to both of them. Stallion and Josey are both damaged, both suffering. They find comfort in each other, and hopefully, satisfaction against their enemy Bill. If a main story by KSEN wasn't already enough, readers also will enjoy a yaoi vampire tale by the talented duo. Sagan's father was killed by a vampire whose love was not reciprocated. Now the vampire sees Sagan as a new way for his love to be requited, but Sagan just wants him dead.
Little Lola

Little Lola

Author: Ellen Dominick
Publisher: Kink and a Half Press
ISBN:
Pages: 60
Year:
Lola Smith has had more than a little trouble growing up. At 23 she's never had a boyfriend, doesn't have a place of her own, can't find a job, and is generally unhappy with her life. When she meets Tobias White while speed dating, he promises to help with all of her problems. At least, if she agrees to his terms. Lola doesn't know what to expect, but it soon becomes clear what Tobias wants. He'll help her navigate this difficult grown up world, but in exchange he'll mold Lola into his own perfect little girl. She blushes as she's stripped naked, bathed, and dressed in little girl clothes. At first, Lola's not sure how to react to Tobias' demands. When she rebells, Lola quickly learns that a bare bottom spanking isn't the only kind of punishment she'll get for being naughty. Soon Lola and Tobias' relationship deepens, not just sexually but emotionally. Every day, Lola comes closer to being Tobias' perfect girl. But will this arrangement last? Can they form a bond that will last forever? Explicit: This age play novella is an erotic romance containing explicit scenes of spanking, sex between consenting adults, BDSM, and more. It is of adult nature and meant for readers over 18 years of age. All characters depicted are over 18 years old.
The Girl Under the Olive Tree

The Girl Under the Olive Tree

Author: Leah Fleming
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857204076
Pages: 448
Year: 2013-01-17
FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE LAST PEARL AND DANCING AT THE VICTORY CAFE, this is a beautiful novel about family secrets, wartime betrayals and redemption. May 1941 and the island of Crete is invaded by paratroopers from the air. After a lengthy fight, thousands of British and Commonwealth soldiers are forced to take to the hills or become escaping PoWs, sheltered by the Cretan villagers. Sixty years later, Lois West and her young son, Alex, invite feisty Great Aunt Pen to a special eighty-fifth birthday celebration on Crete, knowing she has not been back there since the war. Penelope George - formerly Giorgidiou - is reluctant to go but is persuaded by the fact it is the 60th anniversary of the Battle. It is time for her to return and make the journey she never thought she'd dare to. On the outward voyage from Athens, she relives her experiences in the city from her early years as a trainee nurse to those last dark days stranded on the island, the last female foreigner. When word spreads of her visit, and old Cretan friends and family come to greet her, Lois and Alex are caught up in her epic pilgrimage and the journey which leads her to a reunion with the friend she thought she had lost forever - and the truth behind a secret buried deep in the past... Praise for Leah Fleming 'I enjoyed it enormously.It's a moving and compelling story about a lifetime's journey in search of the truth' RACHEL HORE 'A born storyteller' KATE ATKINSON
The Apothecary's Daughter

The Apothecary's Daughter

Author: Charlotte Betts
Publisher: Piatkus
ISBN: 0748124950
Pages: 400
Year: 2011-08-04
The ebook bestseller 1665. Susannah Leyton has grown up behind the counter of her father's apothecary shop in bustling Fleet Street. A skilled student - the resinous scents of lavender, rosemary, liquorice and turpentine run in her blood - her father has granted her the freedom to pursue her considerable talents. But Susannah is dealt a shocking blow when her widowed father marries again, and her new step-mother seems determined to remove her from the apothecary shop for good. A proposal of marriage from the charming Henry Savage seems to offer Susannah an escape. But as the plague sweeps through London, tragedy strikes, and dark secrets in her husband's past begin to unfold. It will take all of Susannah's courage and passion to save herself from tragedy . . .
Arturo's Island

Arturo's Island

Author: Elsa Morante
Publisher:
ISBN: 1631493299
Pages: 384
Year: 2019-02-19
Once considered the greatest writer of Italy's postwar generation--and admired by authors as varied as John Banville and Rivka Galchen--Elsa Morante is experiencing a literary renaissance, marked not least by Ann Goldstein's translation of Arturo's Island, the novel that brought Morante international fame. Imbued with a spectral grace, as if told through an enchanted looking glass, the novel follows the adolescent Arturo through his days on the isolated Neapolitan island of Procida, where--his mother long deceased, his father often absent, and a dog as his sole companion--he roams the countryside and the beaches or reads in his family's lonely, dilapidated mansion. This quiet, meandering existence is upended when his father brings home a beautiful sixteen-year-old bride, Nunziatella.A novel of longing and thwarted desires, filled with Morante's "brutal directness and familial torment" (James Wood), Arturo's Island reemerges in this splendid translation to take its rightful place in the world literary canon.