The Buried Book

Autor: D. M. Pulley
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781503936720
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When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he's left on his uncle's farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible. It's 1952, and Jasper isn't allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He's lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle's good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she's coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses. As he's drawn deeper into an adult world of corruption, scandal, and murder, Jasper uncovers the shocking past still chasing his mother--and now it's chasing him too.

Buried

Autor: Robin Merrow MacCready
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142411414
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When her alcoholic mother goes missing, seventeen-year-old Claudine begins to spin out of control, despite her attempts to impose order on every aspect of her life.

The Buried Book

Autor: David Damrosch
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429923897
File Size: 54,50 MB
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Adventurers, explorers, kings, gods, and goddesses come to life in this riveting story of the first great epic—lost to the world for 2,000 years, and rediscovered in the nineteenth century Composed by a poet and priest in Middle Babylonia around 1200 bce, The Epic of Gilgamesh foreshadowed later stories that would become as fundamental as any in human history, The Odyssey and the Bible. But in 600 bce, the clay tablets that bore the story were lost—buried beneath ashes and ruins when the library of the wild king Ashurbanipal was sacked in a raid. The Buried Book begins with the rediscovery of the epic and its deciphering in 1872 by George Smith, a brilliant self-taught linguist who created a sensation when he discovered Gilgamesh among the thousands of tablets in the British Museum's collection. From there the story goes backward in time, all the way to Gilgamesh himself. Damrosch reveals the story as a literary bridge between East and West: a document lost in Babylonia, discovered by an Iraqi, decoded by an Englishman, and appropriated in novels by both Philip Roth and Saddam Hussein. This is an illuminating, fast-paced tale of history as it was written, stolen, lost, and—after 2,000 years, countless battles, fevered digs, conspiracies, and revelations—finally found.

Buried In A Book

Autor: Lucy Arlington
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425246191
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Accepting an internship at A Novel Idea, a literary agency in Inspiration Valley, North Carolina, Lila, while dealing with her quirky new co-workers and a stack of query letters, stumbles upon a murder mystery involving a penniless aspiring author.

Buried In Books

Autor: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698411129
File Size: 20,68 MB
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In the latest in this New York Times bestselling series, matrimony and murder collide as San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright walks down the aisle. . . Brooklyn has it all covered. She's triple-checked her wedding to-do list, and everything is on track for the upcoming ceremony with the love of her life, security expert Derek Stone. Not everyone has been as lucky in love as Brooklyn. Her old library college roommates Heather and Sara lost touch twelve years ago when Sara stole Heather's boyfriend. Brooklyn was caught in the middle and hasn't seen her former besties since their falling-out. When they both arrive in town for the annual librarians' convention and then show up at her surprise bridal shower, Brooklyn is sure drama will ensue. But she's touched when the women seem willing to sort out their differences and gift her rare copies of The Three Musketeers and The Blue Fairy Book. Brooklyn's prewedding calm is shattered when one of her formerly feuding friends is found murdered and Brooklyn determines that one of the rare books is a forgery. She can't help but wonder if the victim played a part in this fraud, or if she was targeted because she discovered the scam. With a killer and con artist on the loose, Brooklyn and Derek--with the unsolicited help of their meddling mothers--must catch the culprit before their big day turns into a big mess.

Buried

Autor: Ken Wylie
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 1771600276
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On January 20, 2003, at 10:45 a.m., a massive avalanche released from Tumbledown Mountain in the Selkirk Range of British Columbia. Tonnes of snow carried 13 members of two guided backcountry skiing groups down the 37-degree incline of a run called La Traviata and buried them. After a frantic hour of digging by remaining group members, an unthinkable outcome became reality. Seven people were dead. The tragedy made international news, splashing photos of the seven dead Canadian and US skiers on television screens and the pages of newspapers. The official analysis did not specifically note guide error as a contributing factor in the accident. This interpretation has been insufficient for some of the victims' families, the public and some members of the guiding community. Why did the guiding team seemingly ignore a particularly troublesome snowpack? Why were two groups travelling so close together? Were the guides adhering to best practices for terrain selection and snow stability evaluation? What motivated them to go there? Buried is the assistant guide's story. It renders an answerable truth about what happened by delving deep into the human factors that played into putting people in harm's way. The story begins buried metres deep in snow, and through care-filled reflection emerges slowly like spring after a long winter, nurturing a hopeful, courageous dialogue for all who make journeys through the mountains of their life. The story illustrates the peace that comes from accountability and the growth that results from understanding.

Buried Alive

Autor: Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407046241
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Tim can't wait to go on holiday - especially as he gets to bring his friend Biscuits along. But their trip unexpectedly becomes truly, terribly adventurous when an encounter with two local bully-boys threatens to disrupt the fun. Narrated by Tim and interspersed with revealing, illustrated extracts from Tim and Biscuits's holiday diaries, this is a wondefully enjoyable story from one of the most popular writers around that both girls and boys will love.

Buried

Autor: C J Carmichael
Publisher: C.J. Carmichael
ISBN: 9780987861337
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Justice is overdue in the coastal town of Twisted Cedars where two unsolved mysteries lay buried in the past. Over thirty years ago a series of murders targeting Oregon librarians was never solved. Now someone with inside knowledge is feeding clues to true crime writer Dougal Lachlan, promising him the best story of his career. Pursuing the leads means returning to Twisted Cedars, where his sister Jamie is about to marry a man he deeply dislikes. Local Twisted Cedars librarian Charlotte Hammond prefers her mysteries-and her romances-between the covers of a good book, especially since the disappearance of her older sister, Daisy, eight years ago. But then the dark and tortured soul who is Dougal Lachlan walks into the Twisted Cedars Library asking for her help. Before long Charlotte realizes there is no safe zone. Not even in libraries...and especially not in Twisted Cedars. "One of my favorite elements of Carmichael's books is her gripping portrayal of family dynamics." Kathy Altman, USA Today "Carmichael's dialogue sparkles..." Romantic Times Reviews "When I tally up the books I've read at the end of the year this book will stick out on the keeper shelf..." Debbie K. Gilbert, Amazon, on The Fourth Child "C.J. Carmichael's The Dad Next Door is remarkably well written. Her characters have depth...and her depiction of their emotions is spot-on..." Romantic Times "Really good book with great characters....I didn't want to put it down-" Ladyacct, Goodreads, on The Fourth Child

Buried

Autor: Kate Watterson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466805862
File Size: 66,56 MB
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Kate Watterson continues Ellie MacIntosh's story in Buried. Two cases vie for Detective Ellie MacIntosh's attention—a sudden rash of seemingly unrelated cop killings and the discovery of an old, hidden grave on her grandfather's property. The clues to the recent murders leave a confusing trail of corruption, drug running, and possible political intrigue. The hidden grave reveals a skeleton—literally—in Ellie's family closet. She attempts to juggle both cases with help from her temporary partner, Carl Grasso, and her former partner, Jason Santiago, who is restless on medical leave. Did Ellie's grandfather know the grave was out there? Could the ruthless killer of Milwaukee's finest be one of their own? Ellie doesn't know who she can trust, and she's just become the killer's next target. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Buried

Autor: Mark Billingham
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780751548563
File Size: 54,29 MB
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A MISSING BOY Teenager Luke Mullen was last seen getting into a car with an older woman. No one can understand why he has disappeared. His father - a former police officer - knows all too well that the longer he is missing, the more likely he is to turn up dead. A TERRIFYING VIDEO Then Luke's parents receive an anonymous video. It shows their son, eyes wide with terror, as a man advances towards him holding a syringe. A RACE AGAINST TIME DI Tom Thorne recognises a psychopath when he sees one. And the scene on the tape chills him to the bone - he knows that a child's life hangs in the balance, and that every minute counts...