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Dead Is The New Black
  • Author : Marlene Perez
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780547351858
  • Reader Reviews : 51
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Welcome to Nightshade, California—a small town full of secrets. It’s home to the pyschic Giordano sisters, who have a way of getting mixed up in mysteries. During their investigations, they run across everything from pom-pom-shaking vampires to shape-shifting boyfriends to a clue-spewing jukebox. With their psychic powers and some sisterly support, they can crack any case! Teenage girls are being mysteriously attacked all over town, including at Nightshade High School, where Daisy Giordano is a junior. When Daisy discovers that a vampire may be the culprit, she can’t help but suspect head cheerleader Samantha Devereaux, who returned from summer break with a new “look.” Samantha appears a little . . . well, dead, and all the most popular kids at school are copying her style. Is looking dead just another fashion trend for Samantha, or is there something more sinister going on? To find out, Daisy joins the cheerleading squad. This ebook includes a sample chapter of DEAD IS A BATTLEFIELD.

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    Dead Is the New Black
  • Author : Marlene Perez
  • Publisher : Graphia
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 0152064087
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • While dealing with her first boyfriend and suddenly being pressed into service as a substitute cheerleader, seventeen-year-old Daisy Giordano, daughter and sister of psychics but herself a "normal," attempts to help her mother discover who is behind a ser

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    Dead Is a State of Mind
  • Author : Marlene Perez
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 9780152062101
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When a gorgeous new student's prediction that a teacher will be murdered comes true, seventeen-year-old Daisy is determined to solve the crime, but when all signs point to the killer being a werewolf, she fears she is in over her head. Original.

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    Dead Is Just a Rumor
  • Author : Marlene Perez
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9780547505107
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • As the creepy little town of Nightshade prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary—on Halloween, of course—many of its paranormal residents are receiving mysterious blackmail letters. Psychic teen Daisy Giordano and her sisters set out to find out who is behind the threats. But launching an investigation isn’t easy for Daisy with her overprotective father watching her every move. Though she’s is happy to have him back after the years he spent being held captive by an anti-paranormal group called the Scourge, Dad is having difficult time adjusting to home life—and the fact that his little girl is now a senior in high school. He even disapproves of Daisy’s boyfriend, Ryan. Can their relationship take the strain?And Daisy’s got even more on her plate: A talented amateur chef, she has won cooking lessons with celebrity chef Circe Silvertongue. After nosing around (with a little help from Circe’s pet pig), Daisy begins to suspect the temperamental chef’s secrets aren’t only in her ingredients. . . .The fourth installment in this favorite series is full of surprises and scares!

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    Dead Is the New Black
  • Author : Christine D. Rice
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Fashion designer Jeremy St. James is everything Laura Carnegie could want in a man. He's gorgeous, rich, and talented. The fact that everyone says he's unavailable doesn't stop her from dreaming of being in her boss's arms. As a matter of fact, she suspects his inaccessibility is part of his charm. When Jeremy's backer is found dead in his office and he's accused of the crime, he trusts Laura, and only Laura, with the keys to the design room. She wants him back and out of jail, and in the process of exposing a counterfeiting ring and finding the real killer, she uncovers the secretive man under the temperamental artist; a man who might not be that inaccessible after all. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica} ——— Dead Is the New Black Death of a Supermodel A Dress to Die For

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    Dead Is So Last Year
  • Author : Marlene Perez
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780152062163
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the beach town of Nightshade, California, home to both human and supernatural beings, the Giordano sisters find summer employment and uncover mysteries involving doppelgangers and oversized football players.

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    Dead Is a Battlefield
  • Author : Marlene Perez
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9780547607344
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Nightshade High freshman Jessica Walsh's hope of finding normalcy in high school is crushed when fellow students develop zombie-like crushes on a new boy, and she learns that she is a Virago, a woman warrior who fights when her city is in trouble. Original. 75,000 first printing.

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    Dead Is Just a Dream
  • Author : Marlene Perez
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780544102620
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : JUVENILE FICTION
  • Paranormal warrior Jessica Walsh enlists the help of her psychic neighbor, Daisy Giordano, to help discover who or what is causing Nightshade, California, residents to die in their sleep with horrified looks on their faces.

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    Black and White and Dead All Over
  • Author : John Darnton
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9780307387424
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A powerful editor is found dead in the newsroom—stabbed with the very spike he would use to kill stories—and in the cutthroat offices of The New York Globe, anyone could be the murderer. Could it be the rival newspaper tycoon? The bumbling publisher? The steely executive editor? As more bodies turn up, it will fall on Priscilla Bollingsworth, a young and ambitious NYPD detective, and Jude Hurley, a clever and rebellious reporter, to navigate the ink-infested waters of the case. A cunning and pitch-perfect portrait of the declining newspaper industry, this rollicking novel entertains from the first to the last.

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    The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
  • Author : Les Payne,Tamara Payne
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9781631491672
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • An epic, award-winning biography of Malcolm X that draws on hundreds of hours of personal interviews and rewrites much of the known narrative. Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to create an unprecedented portrait of Malcolm X, one that would separate fact from fiction. The result is this historic, National Book Award–winning biography, which interweaves previously unknown details of Malcolm X’s life—from harrowing Depression-era vignettes to a moment-by-moment retelling of the 1965 assassination—into an extraordinary account that contextualizes Malcolm X’s life against the wider currents of American history. Bookended by essays from Tamara Payne, Payne’s daughter and primary researcher, who heroically completed the biography after her father’s death in 2018, The Dead Are Arising affirms the centrality of Malcolm X to the African American freedom struggle.

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    Dead Is Not an Option
  • Author : Marlene Perez
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780547573830
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The author of Dead Is Just a Rumor delivers a paranormal tale that “will remind you of Twilight . . . with the vamp versus werewolf . . . It’s awesome” (Teen Ink). It’s springtime of senior year, and psychic sleuth Daisy Giordano is preparing to say goodbye to Nightshade High. But no college acceptance letters have arrived yet, and she’s beginning to worry about where she’ll end up come fall—and if it will be anywhere near her boyfriend, Ryan. But that’s not the only uncertainty Daisy’s dealing with. There’s a vamps-versus-shifters war going on in Nightshade, and things are so tense that there is talk of canceling the prom. The conflict is carrying over to the Giordano home, since Rose and Daisy are both dating werewolves and Poppy’s new boyfriend is a vampire. Can the paranormal community in Nightshade finally find peace? And will Daisy and her friends survive graduation? All of these questions and more are answered in this explosive installment in the Dead Is series. “Once again, Perez offers up a clever mix of reality—senioritis, high-school graduation events, part-time jobs, and young love—and paranormal elements . . . Although familiarity with the other four books in the series will certainly give readers an advantage here, newcomers to Nightshade High will have few problems following the sometimes tense, often humorous plotlines.”—Booklist

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    Dead Is a Killer Tune
  • Author : Marlene Perez
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9780547608341
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : JUVENILE FICTION
  • In the seventh installment of the popular Dead Is series, Jessica and the other viragos must find who is responsible for the haunting music that is compelling Nightshade residents to commit crimes. Can they find out who is "behind the music" before it's too late?

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    Raising the Dead
  • Author : Sharon Patricia Holland
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9780822380382
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Raising the Dead is a groundbreaking, interdisciplinary exploration of death’s relation to subjectivity in twentieth-century American literature and culture. Sharon Patricia Holland contends that black subjectivity in particular is connected intimately to death. For Holland, travelling through “the space of death” gives us, as cultural readers, a nuanced and appropriate metaphor for understanding what is at stake when bodies, discourses, and communities collide. Holland argues that the presence of blacks, Native Americans, women, queers, and other “minorities” in society is, like death, “almost unspeakable.” She gives voice to—or raises—the dead through her examination of works such as the movie Menace II Society, Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved, Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead, Randall Kenan’s A Visitation of Spirits, and the work of the all-white, male, feminist hip-hop band Consolidated. In challenging established methods of literary investigation by putting often-disparate voices in dialogue with each other, Holland forges connections among African-American literature and culture, queer and feminist theory. Raising the Dead will be of interest to students and scholars of American culture, African-American literature, literary theory, gender studies, queer theory, and cultural studies.

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    Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, The
  • Author : Suzan-Lori Parks
  • Publisher : Concord Theatricals
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : 9780573706264
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Drama
  • A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick. Dragons roam a flat earth. The last Black man in the whole entire world dies again. And again. Careening through memory and language, Parks explores and explodes archetypes of Black America with piercing insight and raucous comedy. A riotous theatrical event, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World hums with the heartbeat of improvisational jazz.

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    Black Is the New White
  • Author : Paul Mooney
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781416587958
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A contributor to Chappelle's Show, The Richard Pryor Show, Saturday Night Live, and may other programs recounts his many experiences with Pryor and describes his life as a TV writer, in a memoir that combines personal narrative with sharp, witty social insights.

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    Cinderella Is Dead
  • Author : Kalynn Bayron
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9781547603886
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "Wholly original and captivating." - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely Girls team up to overthrow the kingdom in this unique and powerful retelling of Cinderella from a stunning new voice that's perfect for fans of Dhonielle Clayton and Melissa Albert. It's 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl's display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again. Sixteen-year-old Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. At the ball, Sophia makes the desperate decision to flee, and finds herself hiding in Cinderella's mausoleum. There, she meets Constance, the last known descendant of Cinderella and her step sisters. Together they vow to bring down the king once and for all--and in the process, they learn that there's more to Cinderella's story than they ever knew . . . This fresh take on a classic story will make readers question the tales they've been told, and root for girls to break down the constructs of the world around them.

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    The New York Times Book of the Dead
  • Author : William McDonald
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9780316395465
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • The obituary page of The New York Times is a celebration of extraordinary lives. This groundbreaking book includes 300 of the most important and fascinating obituaries the Times has ever published. The obituary page is the section many readers first turn to not only see who died, but to read some of the most inspiring, insightful, often funny, and elegantly written stories celebrating the lives of the men and women who have influenced on our world. William McDonald, The Times' obituary editor who was recently featured in the award-winning documentary Obit, selected 320 of the most important and influential obits from the newspaper's archives. In chapters like "Stage and Screen," "Titans of Business," "The Notorious," "Scientists and Healers," "Athletes," and "American Leaders," the entries include a wide variety of newsmakers from the last century and a half, including Annie Oakley, Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, Malcolm X, Jackie Robinson and Prince.

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    Unexpected Development
  • Author : Marlene Perez
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 1596430060
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "I'm not sure you really want to get into what I did this summer, Mrs. Westland. Sex. Sex is how I spent my summer vacation." Megan knows twenty different words for "breasts," and can recite them alphabetically-but she can't remember the last time a guy looked her in the eye first, not the chest Size matters, as Megan found out in the 5 th grade, when she developed the largest breasts in the class. Now she's 17 and wearing her twin brothers' baggy sweatshirts can't hide the fact-two facts, really. When her summer job at Pancake Palace puts her in close touch with Jake , who smells like "temptation and Ivory soap," Megan wonders if he can like her for herself, not just her body. Can lusty, busty Megan learn to trust Jake -and herself? Megan tells about her summer of sex in somewhat poignant and very funny journal entries to her favorite teacher.

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    The Gone Dead
  • Author : Chanelle Benz
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780062490711
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A TONIGHT SHOW SUMMER READS FINALIST An electrifying first novel from "a riveting new voice in American fiction" (George Saunders): A young woman returns to her childhood home in the American South and uncovers secrets about her father's life and death Billie James' inheritance isn't much: a little money and a shack in the Mississippi Delta. The house once belonged to her father, a renowned black poet who died unexpectedly when Billie was four years old. Though Billie was there when the accident happened, she has no memory of that day—and she hasn't been back to the South since. Thirty years later, Billie returns but her father's home is unnervingly secluded: her only neighbors are the McGees, the family whose history has been entangled with hers since the days of slavery. As Billie encounters the locals, she hears a strange rumor: that she herself went missing on the day her father died. As the mystery intensifies, she finds out that this forgotten piece of her past could put her in danger. Inventive, gritty, and openhearted, The Gone Dead is an astonishing debut novel about race, justice, and memory that lays bare the long-concealed wounds of a family and a country.

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    Generation Dead
  • Author : Daniel Waters
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780857071279
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • All over the tri-state area, something strange is happening. Teenagers who die aren't staying dead. They are coming back to life, but they come back different - they stutter and their reactions to everything are slower. Termed 'living impaired' or 'differently biotic', there are lots of conspiracy theories to explain this new phenomenon. But as their numbers keep on growing, so does the discomfort of the living people in the community. When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, her best friend and star of the football team, Adam, has conflicting emotions. And when Tommy decides to try out for the football team, it sets off a chain of events that escalates into deadly violence.

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    The Afterlife of the Party
  • Author : Marlene Perez
  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781640639034
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • I didn’t even want to go to the party. I just wanted to stay home with my librarian-witch grandmother and her mystical book club. But my best friend Skyler begged me. So I went. Not only was it the worst party of my life, it was the last party of my life. I should have known there was something really strange about the band—especially when the lead singer bit me afterwards and then took off with my best friend. Now I'm chasing down a band of dangerous vamps with my best guy friend, Vaughn. Who also happens to be the boy I’ve been secretly crushing on forever. And out on the road, anything can happen. All I ever wanted was for things to change with Vaughn. For him to finally see the real me. But this isn’t exactly what I had in mind. So be it. Let the afterlife begin. The Afterlife series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 The Afterlife of the Party Book #2 I'm with the Banned Book #3 A Sucker for You

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    The Black Veins (Anniversary Edition)
  • Author : Ashia Monet
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 1733245820
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In a world where magic thrives in secret city corners, a group of magicians embark on a road trip-and it's the "no-love-interest", found family adventure you've been searching for. Sixteen-year-old Blythe is one of seven Guardians: magicians powerful enough to cause worldwide panic with a snap of their fingers. But Blythe spends her days pouring latte art at her family's coffee shop, so why should she care about having apocalyptic abilities? She's given a reason when magician anarchists crash into said coffee shop and kidnap her family. Heartbroken but determined, Blythe knows she can't save them alone. A war is brewing between two magician governments and tensions are too high. So, she packs up her family's bright yellow Volkswagen, puts on a playlist, and embarks on a road trip across the United States to enlist the help of six strangers whose abilities are unparalleled-the other Guardians. *The Black Veins 2020 Anniversary Edition, with cover by Shazleen Khan

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    One of Us Is Dead
  • Author : Jeneva Rose
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9798200706822
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The highly anticipated new thriller from the bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage. Opulence. Sex. Betrayal ... Sometimes friendship can be deadly. Meet the women of Buckhead—a place of expensive cars, huge houses, and competitive friendships. Shannon was once the queen bee of Buckhead. But she’s been unceremoniously dumped by Bryce, her politician husband. When Bryce replaces her with a much younger woman, Shannon sets out to take revenge ... Crystal has stepped into Shannon’s old shoes. A young, innocent Texan girl, she simply has no idea what she’s up against ... Olivia has waited years to take Shannon’s crown as the unofficial queen of Buckhead. Finally, her moment has come. But to take her rightful place, she will need to use every backstabbing, manipulative, underhand trick in the book ... Jenny owns Glow, the most exclusive salon in town. Jenny knows all her clients’ secrets and darkest desires. But will she ever tell? Who amongst these women will be clever enough to survive Buckhead—and who will wind up dead? They say that friendships can be complex, but no one said it could ever be this deadly.

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    Dead Man
  • Author : Domino Finn
  • Publisher : Blood & Treasure
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
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    The Black Book of Communism
  • Author : Stéphane Courtois,Nicolas Werth,Andrzej Paczkowski,Jean-Louis Panné,Karel Bartosek,Jean-Louis Margolin
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 920
  • ISBN : 0674076087
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : History
  • Collects and analyzes seventy years of communist crimes that offer details on Kim Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho," and Cuba under Castro.

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    Old Is the New Young
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1849538204
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • 'Old age ain't no place for sissies.' Bette Davis TIMELY ADVICE FOR OLD-TIMERS. You've seen it, done it and bought the T-shirt - so isn't it time to show the kids how to party? Here's a book packed with witty quotations to show that while you might have to grow old, you don't have to grow up.

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    As Dead as it Gets
  • Author : Katie Alender
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781423174516
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • It's been three months since Alexis helplessly witnessed Lydia Small's violent death, and all she wants is for her life to return to normal. But normal people don't see decaying bodies haunting photographs. Normal people don't have to deal with regular intrusions from Lydia's angry ghost, sometimes escalating to terrifying attacks. At first, it seems that Lydia wants revenge on Alexis alone. But a girl from school disappears one night, and Alexis spots one of Lydia's signature yellow roses lying on the girl's dresser the next day. Soon, it becomes clear that several of Alexis's friends are in danger, and that she's the only person who can save them. But as she tries to intervene, Alexis realizes that her enemy is a much more powerful ghost than she's ever faced before... and that its fate is tied to hers in ways she couldn't possibly imagine. Not even in her worst nightmares.

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    Estimation of the Time Since Death
  • Author : Burkhard Madea
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9781444181777
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Law
  • Estimation of the Time Since Death remains the foremost authoritative book on scientifically calculating the estimated time of death postmortem. Building on the success of previous editions which covered the early postmortem period, this new edition also covers the later postmortem period including putrefactive changes, entomology, and postmortem r

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    We Keep the Dead Close
  • Author : Becky Cooper
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781538746844
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : True Crime
  • FINALIST FOR THE J. ANTHONY LUKAS BOOK PRIZE NATIONAL BESTSELLER Named One of The Best Books of 2020 by NPR's Fresh Air * Publishers Weekly * Marie Claire * Redbook * Vogue * Kirkus Reviews * Book Riot * Bustle A Recommended Book by The New York Times * The Washington Post * Publisher's Weekly * Kirkus Reviews* Booklist * The Boston Globe * Goodreads * Buzzfeed * Town & Country * Refinery29 * BookRiot * CrimeReads * Glamour * Popsugar * PureWow * Shondaland Dive into a "tour de force of investigative reporting" (Ron Chernow): a "searching, atmospheric and ultimately entrancing" (Patrick Radden Keefe) true crime narrative of an unsolved 1969 murder at Harvard and an "exhilarating and seductive" (Ariel Levy) narrative of obsession and love for a girl who dreamt of rising among men. You have to remember, he reminded me, that Harvard is older than the U.S. government. You have to remember because Harvard doesn't let you forget. 1969: the height of counterculture and the year universities would seek to curb the unruly spectacle of student protest; the winter that Harvard University would begin the tumultuous process of merging with Radcliffe, its all-female sister school; and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious twenty-three-year-old graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology Department and daughter of Radcliffe Vice President J. Boyd Britton, would be found bludgeoned to death in her Cambridge, Massachusetts apartment. Forty years later, Becky Cooper a curious undergrad, will hear the first whispers of the story. In the first telling the body was nameless. The story was this: a Harvard student had had an affair with her professor, and the professor had murdered her in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology because she'd threatened to talk about the affair. Though the rumor proves false, the story that unfolds, one that Cooper will follow for ten years, is even more complex: a tale of gender inequality in academia, a 'cowboy culture' among empowered male elites, the silencing effect of institutions, and our compulsion to rewrite the stories of female victims. We Keep the Dead Close is a memoir of mirrors, misogyny, and murder. It is at once a rumination on the violence and oppression that rules our revered institutions, a ghost story reflecting one young woman's past onto another's present, and a love story for a girl who was lost to history.

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    Even the Dead
  • Author : Benjamin Black
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781627790673
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A suspicious death, a pregnant woman suddenly gone missing: Quirke's latest case leads him inexorably toward the dark machinations of an old foe Perhaps Quirke has been down among the dead too long. Lately the Irish pathologist has suffered hallucinations and blackouts, and he fears the cause is a brain tumor. A specialist diagnoses an old head injury caused by a savage beating; all that's needed, the doctor declares, is an extended rest. But Quirke, ever intent on finding his place among the living, is not about to retire. One night during a June heat wave, a car crashes into a tree in central Dublin and bursts into flames. The police assume the driver's death was either an accident or a suicide, but Quirke's examination of the body leads him to believe otherwise. Then his daughter Phoebe gets a mysterious visit from an acquaintance: the woman, who admits to being pregnant, says she fears for her life, though she won't say why. When the woman later disappears, Phoebe asks her father for help, and Quirke in turn seeks the assistance of his old friend Inspector Hackett. Before long the two men find themselves untangling a twisted string of events that takes them deep into a shadowy world where one of the city's most powerful men uses the cover of politics and religion to make obscene profits. Even the Dead--Benjamin Black's seventh novel featuring the endlessly fascinating Quirke--is a story of surpassing intensity and surprising beauty.

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    A Dead Ship in the Deep Black
  • Author : Rene Astle
  • Publisher : Armchair Alien
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9781777331535
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rule number 1: Whatever you do, don't open the box. Well, that’s rule number two actually. Rule number one is don’t take salvage jobs from people who’ve tried to sell you to an Antillian bug salesman. Neara “Tink” Bell is used to a life of odd jobs and even odder crewmates, working as the engineer and all-around fixer on the cargo ship Lyra. But when the ship picks up two new crew members and a salvage job on a third-rate space station, things go sideways in a cosmic way. Alek Wa is on the run. And he’s pretty sure he can hide amongst the motley crew of Lyra. But that’s not the only reason he’s on-board. He has a mission. If only his minders had told him what it was. Captain Rebeka Mino just wants to retire with a whiskey and a steamy novel. She’d even let the ship’s cat sit on her lap, provided he keeps his claws to himself. Too bad the ship keeps getting shot at. And when they arrive at the coordinates for the salvage job, they're confronted by a dead ship in the deep black. Can Tink keep the Lyra running despite unexplained accidents? Can Alek outrun the people hunting him? Can Rebeka prevent their pursuers from blowing them up? Most importantly, can they keep their curiosity in check and not look in the box? Find out now in this rollercoaster ride of a sci-fi adventure!

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    White Fragility
  • Author : Dr. Robin DiAngelo
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780807047422
  • Reader Reviews : 55
  • Genre : Social Science
  • The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

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    The Dead And The Gone
  • Author : Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780547422268
  • Reader Reviews : 114
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Best-selling author, Susan Beth Pfeffer, delivers a riveting companion to Life As We Knew It in this enthralling tale that follows seventeen-year-old Alex Morales as he fights to survive in the aftermath of apocalyptic events in New York City. Alex Morales is an average high schooler focused on his after-school job, helping his dad out with building superintendent responsibilities, and getting good grades so he can make it into an Ivy League college. But when the moon alters its gravitational pull and catastrophic events ensue, everything changes. Now, he has to care for his younger sisters, decide whether it’s ethical to rob the dead, and keep the hope alive that their lost parents will return. Bone-chilling and harrowing, Susan Beth Pfeffer investigates what it takes to survive when the odds are stacked against you in this captivating story about sacrifice and humanity.

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    Black Plumes
  • Author : Margery Allingham
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Books
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    Orange Is the New Black
  • Author : Piper Kerman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780385530262
  • Reader Reviews : 3523
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison—why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there. Praise for Orange Is the New Black “Fascinating . . . The true subject of this unforgettable book is female bonding and the ties that even bars can’t unbind.”—People (four stars) “I loved this book. It’s a story rich with humor, pathos, and redemption. What I did not expect from this memoir was the affection, compassion, and even reverence that Piper Kerman demonstrates for all the women she encountered while she was locked away in jail. I will never forget it.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love “This book is impossible to put down because [Kerman] could be you. Or your best friend. Or your daughter.”—Los Angeles Times “Moving . . . transcends the memoir genre’s usual self-centeredness to explore how human beings can always surprise you.”—USA Today “It’s a compelling awakening, and a harrowing one—both for the reader and for Kerman.”—Newsweek

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    Capital Is Dead
  • Author : McKenzie Wark
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9781788735339
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • It's not capitalism, it's not neoliberalism - what if it's something worse? In this radical and visionary new book, McKenzie Wark argues that information has empowered a new kind of ruling class. Through the ownership and control of information, this emergent class dominates not only labour but capital as traditionally understood as well. And it’s not just tech companies like Amazon and Google. Even Walmart and Nike can now dominate the entire production chain through the ownership of not much more than brands, patents, copyrights, and logistical systems. While techno-utopian apologists still celebrate these innovations as an improvement on capitalism, for workers—and the planet—it’s worse. The new ruling class uses the powers of information to route around any obstacle labor and social movements put up. So how do we find a way out? Capital Is Dead offers not only the theoretical tools to analyze this new world, but ways to change it. Drawing on the writings of a surprising range of classic and contemporary theorists, Wark offers an illuminating overview of the contemporary condition and the emerging class forces that control—and contest—it.

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    Don't Call Us Dead
  • Author : Danez Smith
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN : 9781555977856
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Digte. Addresses race, class, sexuality, faith, social justice, mortality, and the challenges of living HIV positive at the intersection of black and queer identity

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    Yonder
  • Author : Jabari Asim
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781982163181
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Water Dancer meets The Prophets in this spare, gripping, and beautifully rendered novel exploring love and friendship among a group of enslaved Black strivers in the mid-19th century. They call themselves the Stolen. Their owners call them captives. They are taught their captors’ tongues and their beliefs but they have a language and rituals all their own. In a world that would be allegorical if it weren’t saturated in harsh truths, Cato and William meet at Placid Hall, a plantation in an unspecified part of the American South. Subject to the whims of their tyrannical and eccentric captor, Cannonball Greene, they never know what harm may befall them: inhumane physical toil in the plantation’s quarry by day, a beating by night, or the sale of a loved one at any moment. It’s that cruel practice—the wanton destruction of love, the belief that Black people aren’t even capable of loving—that hurts the most. It hurts the reserved and stubborn William, who finds himself falling for Margaret, a small but mighty woman with self-possession beyond her years. And it hurts Cato, whose first love, Iris, was sold off with no forewarning. He now finds solace in his hearty band of friends, including William, who is like a brother; Margaret; Little Zander; and Milton, a gifted artist. There is also Pandora, with thick braids and long limbs, whose beauty calls to him. Their relationships begin to fray when a visiting minister with a mysterious past starts to fill their heads with ideas about independence. He tells them that with freedom comes the right to choose the small things—when to dine, when to begin and end work—as well as the big things, such as whom and how to love. Do they follow the preacher and pursue the unknown? Confined in a landscape marked by deceit and uncertainty, who can they trust? In an elegant work of monumental imagination that will reorient how we think of the legacy of America’s shameful past, Jabari Asim presents a beautiful, powerful, and elegiac novel that examines intimacy and longing in the quarters while asking a vital question: What would happen if an enslaved person risked everything for love?

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    Conversations With The Dead
  • Author : David Gans
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 9780786730957
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Music
  • A collection of interviews—some vintage, some recent, and some brand-new—Conversations with the Dead is the first (and only) book in which the Grateful Dead speak in their own words about their music and their lives. David Gans, a self-professed Deadhead and host of "The Grateful Dead Hour," asked Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and the rest of the band the questions their fans would have asked if given the chance. And Gans reaches far beyond the musicians, talking with such often-overlooked key players as the recording engineer, sound man, and road crew—those who have had the coveted opportunity to witness the Dead's decades of music-making. This updated and expanded edition includes a rare, never-before-published interview with Seastones composer Ned Lagin and a new introduction by the author. With a readable combination of intensity, inquisitiveness, and candor, Gans has created an unprecedented portrait of a band who, after more than thirty years of music-making, has earned a unique place in American culture.

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    Dead Is... In a Box
  • Author : Marlene Perez
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1088
  • ISBN : 0547851510
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Collects the first five novels in the series in which seventeen-year-old Daisy Giordano and her psychic sisters investigate supernatual mysteries in their hometown of Nightshade, California.