The Dead Hour

Autor: Denise Mina
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316025799
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Paddy Meehan returns in Denise Mina's most powerful mystery yet, nominated for a 2007 Edgar Award When journalist Paddy Meehan investigates a domestic dispute, the well-dressed man who answers the door assures her the blonde in the shadows behind him is fine, and slips her money before he closes the door. In fact, the woman was tortured and left to die later that night, and Paddy has only days to uncover the truth before the newspaper learns of her bribe and the police close the case for reasons of their own. Only Paddy cares enough to pursue a dark and brutal story that could make her career-or kill her, in a novel that proves why Denise Mina is "some kind of magnificent" (Wall Street Journal). "Brutally funny." -People "Mina again demonstrates why she is one of the best mystery writers on either side of the Atlantic." -Miami Herald "In all her insecurity, Paddy is achingly real . . . and Mina's note-perfect writing captures Paddy's voice dead-on." -Boston Globe "A gloriously visceral style. . . . Mina excels at narrative and social commentary." -Newsday

Reached

Autor: Ally Condie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101591714
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The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times Bestselling Matched Trilogy! Perfect for fans of 1984, Brave New World, Black Mirror, and The Handmaid’s Tale. Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect façade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter. The wait is over. One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most—family, love, choice. Her revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion. As an incurable plague sweeps through the Society, Cassia races to save both the lives and freedom of those she loves. With exquisite prose, the emotionally gripping conclusion to the international–bestselling Matched trilogy returns Cassia, Ky, and Xander to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long, the power to choose.

The Beach Of Falesa

Autor: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612192386
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"White men die very suddenly in Falesá." Originally censored by its British publisher, The Beach at Falesá is a scathing critique of colonialism and economic imperialism that bravely takes on many of the 19th Century’ s strongest taboos: miscegenation, imperialism, and economic exploitation. It does so with a story that features a surprising and beguiling romance between an adventurous British trader and a young island girl, against a background of increasing—and mysterious—hostility. Are the native islanders plotting against the couple, or is it the other white traders? The result is a denouement that is astonishing in its violence. Told in the unadorned voice of the trader, it is a story that deftly combines the form of the exotic adventure yarn with the moral and psychological questing of great fiction. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

Mise Au Point

Autor: Le Corbusier
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300063530
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Le Corbusier, the most influential architect of the twentieth century, died in 1965 only weeks after completing Mise au point, his last opus in the form of autobiographical reflections. Published posthumously, Mise au point is a curious and cryptic text, yet it sheds an important light on the great artist's mind and temperament. This book is the first English translation of Mise au point, the first illustrated critical bilingual edition, and the first attempt to integrate this document into Le Corbusier's life as a whole, especially its final embittered years.In an insightful introduction and in annotations, Ivan Zaknic shows how the themes of the text echo the contradictions of Le Corbusier's personality: determined to rebuke society and yet constantly courting its approval; devoted to serving the public and yet returning again and again to a solitary monastic ideal; distrusting professional institutions, the academy, and the government and yet stung by their willingness to pass him by. Zaknic links the,themes of this text with Le Corbusier's passion for certain literary works, especially Don Quixote, and emphasizes the architect's many philosophical formulas for coming to terms with death -- first that of his beloved wife and then his own. Illustrated with photos and drawings, many of which appear here for the first time, and also including a revealing interview granted by Le Corbusier in the final months of his life, the volume will be welcomed by all students of Le Corbusier's art, architecture, and urban planning, as well as by those interested in modernism and twentieth-century culture."Le Corbusier's text provides fundamental insight into the mind of a great artist at theend of his life and depicts, in surprising stark hues, his humility, modesty, frankness, commitment, pessimism, and redeeming sense of irony". -- Kenneth Frampton, Columbia University

Champion Of The Rose

Autor: Andrea K Höst
Publisher: Andrea K Hosth
ISBN:
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Soren Armitage is an anachronism. Proclaimed Rathen Champion by the Rathen Rose, intended to support the rule of a Rathen King or Queen. But there are no Rathens. Resigned to symbolising only Darest's faded glories, Soren is not prepared for the sudden appearance of a Rathen. Now she must find and support the heir despite the machinations of the kingdom's regent, sylvan curses, and the strange behaviour of once-dormant protective enchantments. While the odds seem stacked against her, Soren is determined to do her best to live up to the name of Rathen Champion. But what is she to do when it seems that there is something very wrong with her Rathen? Can she trust the person she is meant to protect? Keywords: fantasy, high fantasy, fantasy romance, epic fantasy, fae, australian author

Tom Slade S Double Dare

Autor: Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 1421834006
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If it were not for the very remarkable part played by the scouts in this strange business, perhaps it would have been just as well if the whole matter had been allowed to die when the newspaper excitement subsided. Singularly enough, that part of the curious drama which unfolded itself at Temple Camp is the very part which was never material for glaring headlines. The main occurrence is familiar enough to the inhabitants of the neighborhood about the scout camp, but the sequel has never been told, for scouts do not seek notoriety, and the quiet woodland community in its sequestered hills is as remote from the turmoil and gossip of the world as if it were located at the North Pole.