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The Shyster's Daughter

The Shyster's Daughter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paula Priamos
Editor: Etruscan Press
ISBN: 0983934630
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"Paula Priamos' The Shyster's Daughter is a wonderfully written charged memoir—utterly absorbing and packed with sharp details. Direct, evocative, emotionally honest, brave, and funny, Priamos' voice shines. The Shyster's Daughter is a suspenseful investigative journey, but its emotional core vibrates with Priamos' homage to her deeply flawed and deeply loved father, and to their complicated and enduring relationship."—Victoria Patterson, author of This Vacant Paradise and Drift The last time my father calls is shortly before the anniversary of his disbarment to tell me he's just cheated death. On his end, there's background noise—a restaurant, a bar or somewhere far sleazier. Since the divorce he licks his wounds at a topless strip club in Garden Grove called the Kat Nip. The Shyster's Daughter is a detective memoir of a Greek family living in Southern California in the late 1900s. The author, whose father was an attorney with clients who were often questionable characters knowing a side of him unseen by his family, looks into his death and finds more questions than answers. Paula Priamos' writing has been featured in various magazines and in the anthology Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer. She teaches at California State University and lives in Southern California with her husband and stepsons. This is her first book.

Midnight of the Shah

Midnight of the Shah Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rahimov Ilham
Editor: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
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"Midnight of the Shah" is based on real events, which mainly took place in Iran and Azerbaijan in the middle of the XX century. Many of the novel's characters are real historical figures of the period. Protagonist Rustam Kerimi is fictitious character. As a young teacher and good expert of ancient arts he found himself in the epicenter of those complicated historical processes . This play presents a rich tapestry of political assassinations, coup d'etat and the struggle of secret services of the USA, Iran, the USSR and UK as well as scenes depicting the unique lifestyles of the Caucasus and Middle Eastern region. Its history, art including different schools of carpet weaving filled with magic, sensuality and mysticism.

Broken things

Broken things Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lauren Oliver,Alice Delarbre
Editor: Albin Michel
ISBN: 2226449949
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Avant de devenir les Monstres de Brickhouse Lane avant que le pays tout entier, du Connecticut à la Californie, nous connaisse sous ce surnom, avant que des blogs publient des photos de nos visages, avant que plusieurs sites internet ne plantent parce qu'un trop grand nombre de visiteurs avaient entré nos noms dans des moteurs de recherche , nous étions des filles quelconques, et nous n'étions que deux. Obsédée par le roman fantastique Le chemin de Lovelorn, trois jeunes filles en marge tentent de recréer le monde de leur imagination dans les bois. Jusqu'au jour où le jeu va trop loin... L'une d'elle est retrouvée morte, dans des circonstances qui rappellent le roman. Tout accuse les deux survivantes. Cinq ans plus tard, alors qu'elles tentent de tourner la page, le passé ressurgit. Il est temps de reprendre le chemin de Lovelorn... À partir de 13 ans

Don't Kill the Dead

Don't Kill the Dead Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vusi Gumb
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434959066
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The Thunder and Lightning Series

The Thunder and Lightning Series Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Varley
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504063465
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Red Thunder, Red Lightning, and Rolling Thunder—“action-packed, science-packed homages to Heinlein’s best work”—now in one volume (Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing). Enjoy all three novels in Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author John Varley’s Mars saga! Red Thunder As Chinese and US spacecraft compete to be the first to land on Mars, a former astronaut, his cousin, and four teens from Florida have a chance to beat them both—thanks to an inventive new power source that can propel them to the Red Planet within three days. No guts, no glory . . . Red Lightning Son of one of the first men on Mars, Ray Garcia-Strickland is over the Red Planet and its gravity-dependent tourists. And when an unknown object hits Earth and causes a massive tsunami, he’ll get his own chance at interplanetary adventure . . . Rolling Thunder Stationed on one of Jupiter’s moons, Podkayne, a Martian navy lieutenant and daughter of Ray Garcia-Strickland, is finally realizing her dream of being a singer when disaster strikes. Put into a state of suspended animation, she awakens ten years later to face her—and humanity’s—greatest challenge . . . Praise for the Thunder and Lightning Series “Superior science fiction.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “Fast paced . . . engaging characters.” —Rocky Mountain News “Much more than a simple adventure story, full of poignant moments and relevant social commentary.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “The heart-pounding space race is on . . . in this riveting SF thriller . . . with hilarious, well-drawn characters, extraordinary situations presented plausibly, plus exciting action and adventure.” —Publishers Weekly

Pedro and Ricky Come Again

Pedro and Ricky Come Again Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonathan Meades
Editor: Unbound Publishing
ISBN: 1783529512
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This landmark publication collects three decades of writing from one of the most original, provocative and consistently entertaining voices of our time. Anyone who cares about language and culture should have this book in their life. Thirty years ago, Jonathan Meades published a volume of reportorial journalism, essays, criticism, squibs and fictions called Peter Knows What Dick Likes. The critic James Wood was moved to write: ‘When journalism is like this, journalism and literature become one.’ Pedro and Ricky Come Again is every bit as rich and catholic as its predecessor. It is bigger, darker, funnier, and just as impervious to taste and manners. It bristles with wit and pin-sharp eloquence, whether Meades is contemplating northernness in a German forest or hymning the virtues of slang. From the indefensibility of nationalism and the ubiquitous abuse of the word ‘iconic’, to John Lennon’s shopping lists and the wine they call Black Tower, the work assembled here demonstrates Meades's unparalleled range and erudition, with pieces on cities, artists, sex, England, concrete, politics and much, much more.

Le Suspect

Le Suspect Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fiona BARTON
Editor: 12-21
ISBN: 2823847200
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Jusqu'où iriez-vous pour protéger votre famille ? Quand deux jeunes filles de dix-huit ans disparaissent lors de leur année sabbatique en Thaïlande, leurs familles se retrouvent aussitôt sous les projecteurs des médias internationaux : désespérées, paniquées et exposées jusque dans leur intimité. La journaliste Kate Waters, toujours avide d'un bon papier, se charge immédiatement de l'affaire, mais cette fois elle est loin d'imaginer à quel point elle va être impliquée personnellement. Car deux corps correspondant aux signalements sont retrouvés dans un incendie et ne laissent aucun doute sur le sort des disparues. Autre découverte : la correspondance personnelle d'une des victimes. La jeune femme y fait référence à un certain Jack, rencontré peu avant son décès. Jack qui n'est autre que le fils de Kate dont elle n'a plus de nouvelles....


Kendermore Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Kirchoff
Editor: Wizards of the Coast
ISBN: 0786963301
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Before the War of the Lance, carefree kender Tasslehoff Burrfoot is enjoying the company of his friends at the Inn of the Last Home when a bounty hunter arrives and charges him with desertion for violating the kender laws of prearranged marriage. But Tasslehoff’s intended has pulled a disappearing act of her own. The race is on to see who gets dragged to the altar first in a tale of adventure replete with magic, monsters, and mayhem.

A Daughter of the Snows

A Daughter of the Snows Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack London,Golden Deer Classics
Editor: Oregan Publishing
ISBN: 2377935842
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London's first novel introduces the strong, independent, well-educated heroine that would run through much of his work.

The Story of the Jews Volume Two

The Story of the Jews Volume Two Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simon Schama
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062348744
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In the second of two volumes of this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews—Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish people, spanning from their expulsion from Spain during the Inquisition across six hundred years to the present day. It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in the face of oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. It spans the centuries and the continents—from the Iberian Peninsula and the collapse of “the golden age” to the shtetls of Russia to the dusty streets of infant Hollywood. Its voices ring loud and clear, from the philosophical musings of Spinoza to the poetry written on slips of paper in concentration camps. Within these pages, the Enlightenment unfolds, a great diaspora transforms a country, a Viennese psychiatrist forever changes the conception of the human mind. And a great story unfolds. Not—as often imagined—of a people apart, but of a Jewish culture immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled. Which, as Simon Schama so brilliantly demonstrates, makes the story of the Jews everyone’s story, too. The Story of the Jews Volume 2 features 24 pages of color photos, numerous maps, and printed endpapers.

Of Gods and Monsters

Of Gods and Monsters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John T. Soister
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476604991
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While Universal's Dracula and Frankenstein (both 1931) have received the most coverage of any of the studio's genre releases, it is the lesser known films that have long fascinated fans and historians alike. Starting with The Last Warning, a 1929 movie released as both a silent and a talkie, Universal provided a decade of films that entertained audiences and sometimes frustrated critics. Each of Universal's horror, science fiction and "twisted mystery" films receives an in-depth essay for each film. The focus is first on the background to the making of the movie and its place in the Universal catalog. A detailed plot synopsis with critical commentary follows. Filmographic data for the film conclude the entry. Universal's The Shadow short film series is covered in an appendix. Many rare illustrations and movie posters are also included.


Daughter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Silverstein
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469106335
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Fresh from San Francisco via Amtrak, ashes of her mother in tow, zany Rachel Sondheim lands in New York to bury them. She struggles against the odds, not only of Jewish law and history, but that of her older sister. Comic and serious by turns, Rachel weaves her way through high-jinx that counterpoint weighty discussions of mother and daughter, sister and sister, life and death, God. Through laughter and tears DAUGHTER shows us how modern spirituality thrives on its ancient connections.


L'informateur Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Grisham
Editor: JC Lattès
ISBN: 2709655780
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Nous voulons tous que nos juges soient honnêtes et sages. C’est la première de nos attentes. Leur intégrité, leur impartialité sont les fondements de notre système judiciaire. Mais que se passe-t-il quand un juge ne respecte pas la loi, quand il se laisse corrompre ? C’est rare, mais cela arrive. Lacy Stoltz travaille pour le Bureau de l’inspection judiciaire. Avocate, sa mission consiste à mener l’enquête quand on lui rapporte des manquements à l’éthique. Après neuf ans dans ce service, elle sait que la plupart des écarts de conduite sont dus à l’incompétence, pas à la corruption. Mais parfois de véritables affaires de corruption arrivent sur son bureau. Un avocat, anciennement radié du barreau, reprend du service sous une nouvelle identité. Il prétend qu’une magistrate de l’État de Floride a détourné plus d’argent que tous les juges véreux réunis – ceux du pays tout entier, toute époque confondue. D’après lui, cette juge serait mêlée à la construction d’un grand casino sur une réserve indienne. La Coast Mafia a financé le casino et se sert aujourd’hui largement dans la caisse. La juge, qui reçoit sa part du butin, ferme les yeux sur ces activités illicites. L’alliance est solide. Tout le monde y trouve son compte. Mais, Greg Myers veut mettre un terme à cette entente. Non seulement son client connait la vérité et veut prévenir la nation, mais empocher aussi une fortune comme le prévoit l’État de Floride pour les lanceurs d’alerte. Greg Myers dépose donc une plainte auprès du Bureau de l’inspection judiciaire, et l’enquête est confiée à Lacy Stoltz, qui comprend aussitôt que l’affaire risque d’être dangereuse. Le danger est une chose. La mort en est une autre. Traduit de l’anglais par Dominique Defert

Don't Say a Word

Don't Say a Word Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Roper Marcus
Editor: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1647420547
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Edna and Leo, a perpetually warring, tyrannical pair in their 80s, begin wintering In Mexico, where they abandon their usual prudence to embrace adventure and a bevy of sketchy new friends. Soon, Edna adopts a pair of shyster builders whom she trusts over her own architect-daughter Elizabeth, and a farcical house results. Blithely indifferent to the calamities that result, the pair refuse all help from their too-compliant only child. Later, following her mother’s sudden death, Elizabeth’s wise, principled father attempts to fill his late wife’s shoes with a string of loopy, live-in housekeepers—with privileges, he hopes. Before it is over the Mexican escapade will bring down the kind of disasters commonly found in pulp fiction. Why can’t Elizabeth stop any of this from happening? No matter the madness, she cannot confront her parents any more than she ever could. In the end, the surprising way in which they come undone reveals just what they spent their lives trying to hide, thereby setting her free. Though unique in its loony details, Don’t Say A Word! will resonate with beleaguered adult-children everywhere who will recognize the special misery of watching, helpless, as stubborn, diminished parents careen precariously toward the end of life.

Première Personne

Première Personne Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Flanagan
Editor: Éditions Actes Sud
ISBN: 2330108818
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Aspirant écrivain sans le sou, Kif Kehlmann a six semaines pour rédiger les mémoires de Siegfried Heidl, le plus célèbre escroc de l’histoire australienne. Mais voilà, ce dernier, paranoïaque et manipulateur, ne semble pas disposé à livrer la moindre information. Tandis que les jours passent et que le projet reste au point mort, Kif voit s’éloigner la promesse de la rémunération et sent progressivement la haine le gagner. Cherchant à percer le mystère de l’homme qui lui fait face, Kif en vient à se demander qui il est lui-même. Heidl ne serait-il pas en train de le corrompre, de réécrire sa vie, son destin ?

Jane Austen in Boca

Jane Austen in Boca Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paula Marantz Cohen
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
ISBN: 142990299X
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a nice Jewish widower must be in want of a wife. Jane Austen centered her classic novels of manners around "three or four families in a country village." So does Paula Marantz Cohen in her novel, a witty twist on Pride and Prejudice--except this time, the "village" is Boca Raton, Florida. Eligible men, especially ones in possession of a good fortune and country club privileges, are scarce. When goodhearted meddler Carol Newman learns that the wealthy Norman Grafstein has lost his wife, she resolves to marry him off to her lonely mother-in-law, May. The novel charts the progress of May's love life as well as that of her two closest friends: the strong-minded former librarian Flo Kliman and the flamboyant Lila Katz. If there weren't confusion enough, Flo's great-niece Amy, a film student at NYU, suddenly arrives with a camera crew determined to get it all on tape. Will May and Norman eventually find happiness? Will Flo succumb to the charms of the suavely cosmopolitan Mel Shirmer? Will Amy's movie about them win an Academy Award--or at least a prize at the NYU student film competition? Complications and misunderstandings abound in this romantic and perceptive comedy of manners.

Rascally Signs in Sacred Places

Rascally Signs in Sacred Places Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David E. Whisnant
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807866261
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David Whisnant provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamic relationship between culture, power, and policy in Nicaragua over the last 450 years. Spanning a broad spectrum of popular and traditional expressive forms--including literature, music, film, and broadcast media--the book explores the evolution of Nicaraguan culture, its manipulation for political purposes, and the opposition to cultural policy by a variety of marginalized social and regional groups. Within the historical narrative of cultural change over time, Whisnant skillfully discusses important case studies of Nicaraguan cultural politics: the consequences of the unauthorized removal of archaeological treasures from the country in the nineteenth century; the perennial attempts by political factions to capitalize on the reputation of two venerated cultural figures, poet Ruben Dario and rebel General Augusto C. Sandino; and the ongoing struggle by Nicaraguan women for liberation from traditional gender relations. Originally published in 1995. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

From Rice to Riches

From Rice to Riches Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Hutcheon
Editor: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
ISBN: 174353633X
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Jane Hutcheon's connection to China goes back more than one hundred and fifty years, when her great-great-grand-uncle Phineas, a Scottish tea merchant, was drawn to its shores. When Jane became the ABC's China correspondent in 1995, she began her own journey through an ancient and intriguing culture that is undergoing rapid change. Like learning to eat a dish of slippery braised pig's face, Jane had to learn the etiquette of reporting in China-a country where people often give interviews in lowered voices, or with a glance over their shoulders to see who might be listening. Though China has transformed itself into a heady capitalist republic, the country's new facade covers up a multitude of the same old problems. And in the lead up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the clash between new and old is more pronounced than ever. By talking with ordinary people-a glamorous Amway couple, a traffic cop, a rubbish collector and members of the Falun Gong, among others-Jane provides intimate insights into China's radical transformation. In the process, she discovers that the real China is intense, humorous, cynical and, quite often, bizarre. Travelling with a television crew, coping with a serious bout of 'banquet intolerance' and dealing with the frustration caused by Chinese bureaucracy, Jane takes us on a bumpy ride across a country the world is fascinated with, and that everyone is dying to get their chopsticks into.

American Theatre

American Theatre Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas S. Hischak
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195352556
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American Theatre by Thomas S. Hischak Summary

Volume Four of the distinguished American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama series offers a thorough, candid, and fascinating look at the theater in New York during the last decades of the twentieth century.