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Dying of the Light
  • Author : George R. R. Martin
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780553383089
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this unforgettable space opera, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin presents a chilling vision of eternal night—a volatile world where cultures clash, codes of honor do not exist, and the hunter and the hunted are often interchangeable. A whisperjewel has summoned Dirk t’Larien to Worlorn, and a love he thinks he lost. But Worlorn isn’t the world Dirk imagined, and Gwen Delvano is no longer the woman he once knew. She is bound to another man, and to a dying planet that is trapped in twilight. Gwen needs Dirk’s protection, and he will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means challenging the barbaric man who has claimed her. But an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounds them all, and it’s becoming impossible for Dirk to distinguish between his allies and his enemies. In this dangerous triangle, one is hurtling toward escape, another toward revenge, and the last toward a brutal, untimely demise. Praise for Dying of the Light “Dying of the Light blew the doors off of my idea of what fiction could be and could do, what a work of unbridled imagination could make a reader feel and believe.”—Michael Chabon “Slick science fiction . . . the Wild West in outer space.”—Los Angeles Times “Something special which will keep Worlorn and its people in the reader’s mind long after the final page is read.”—Galileo magazine “The galactic background is excellent. . . . Martin knows how to hold the reader.”—Asimov’s “George R. R. Martin has the voice of a poet and a mind like a steel trap.”—Algis Budrys

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    Dying of the Light
  • Author : George R. R. Martin
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780553900972
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this unforgettable space opera, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin presents a chilling vision of eternal night—a volatile world where cultures clash, codes of honor do not exist, and the hunter and the hunted are often interchangeable. A whisperjewel has summoned Dirk t’Larien to Worlorn, and a love he thinks he lost. But Worlorn isn’t the world Dirk imagined, and Gwen Delvano is no longer the woman he once knew. She is bound to another man, and to a dying planet that is trapped in twilight. Gwen needs Dirk’s protection, and he will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means challenging the barbaric man who has claimed her. But an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounds them all, and it’s becoming impossible for Dirk to distinguish between his allies and his enemies. In this dangerous triangle, one is hurtling toward escape, another toward revenge, and the last toward a brutal, untimely demise. Praise for Dying of the Light “Dying of the Light blew the doors off of my idea of what fiction could be and could do, what a work of unbridled imagination could make a reader feel and believe.”—Michael Chabon “Slick science fiction . . . the Wild West in outer space.”—Los Angeles Times “Something special which will keep Worlorn and its people in the reader’s mind long after the final page is read.”—Galileo magazine “The galactic background is excellent. . . . Martin knows how to hold the reader.”—Asimov’s “George R. R. Martin has the voice of a poet and a mind like a steel trap.”—Algis Budrys

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    The Dying of the Light
  • Author : Robert Goolrick
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780062678249
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the author of the bestselling A Reliable Wife comes a dramatic, passionate tale of a glamorous Southern debutante who marries for money and ultimately suffers for love—a southern gothic as written by Dominick Dunne. It begins with a house and ends in ashes . . . Diana Cooke was "born with the century" and came of age just after World War I. The daughter of Virginia gentry, she knew early that her parents had only one asset, besides her famous beauty: their stately house, Saratoga, the largest in the commonwealth, which has hosted the crème of society and Hollywood royalty. Though they are land-rich, the Cookes do not have the means to sustain the estate. Without a wealthy husband, Diana will lose the mansion that has been the heart and soul of her family for five generations. The mysterious Captain Copperton is an outsider with no bloodline but plenty of cash. Seeing the ravishing nineteen-year-old Diana for the first time, he’s determined to have her. Diana knows that marrying him would make the Cookes solvent and ensure that Saratoga will always be theirs. Yet Copperton is cruel as well as vulgar; while she admires his money, she cannot abide him. Carrying the weight of Saratoga and generations of Cookes on her shoulders, she ultimately succumbs to duty, sacrificing everything, including love. Luckily for Diana, fate intervenes. Her union with Copperton is brief and gives her a son she adores. But when her handsome, charming Ashton, now grown, returns to Saratoga with his college roommate, the real scandal and tragedy begins. Reveling in the secrets, mores, and society of twentieth-century genteel Southern life, The Dying of the Light is a romance, a melodrama, and a cautionary tale told with the grandeur and sweep of an epic Hollywood classic.

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    Against the Dying of the Light
  • Author : Leonard Fein
  • Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 9781580231978
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The author chronicles the sudden death of his 30-year-old daughter, sharing his personal journey from the ruins of this tragic event, the strength he gained in coping with death, and how his Jewish life, knowledge and community supported him in the mourning process.

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    The Dying of the Light
  • Author : James Tunstead Burtchaell
  • Publisher : Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN : UOM:39015045680892
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Religion
  • James Tunstead Burtchaell, who has extensive experience in American higher education as both a teacher and an administrator, provides case studies of seventeen prominent colleges and universities with diverse ecclesial origins - Congregational, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Catholic, and Evangelical. Using published and archival sources as well as firsthand interaction with each institution he covers, Burtchaell narrates how each school's religious identity eventually became first uncomfortable and then expendable, and he analyzes the processes that eroded the bonds between school and church.

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    Into the Dying Light
  • Author : Katy Rose Pool
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN : 9781250211804
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In Into the Dying Light, the jaw-dropping conclusion to the Age of Darkness trilogy, hearts will shatter, cities will fall, and a god will rise. "A successful ending to a brilliant trilogy about human hope and connection." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review and Best Book of the Month "Solidifies Katy Rose Pool's status as one of the best fantasy writers of the 21st century." —Popsugar on As the Shadow Rises Following the destruction of the City of Mercy, an ancient god has been resurrected and sealed inside Beru's body. Both are at the mercy of the Prophet Pallas, who wields the god’s powers to subjugate the Six Prophetic Cities. But every day, the god grows stronger, threatening to break free and sow untold destruction. Meanwhile, far away from Pallas Athos, Anton learns to harness his full powers as a Prophet. Armed with the truth about how the original Prophets killed the god, Anton leads Jude, Hassan, and Ephyra on a desperate quest to the edge of the world. With time running out, the group’s tenuous alliance is beset by mounting danger, tumultuous romance, and most of all by a secret that Anton is hiding: a way to destroy the god at the price of an unbearable sacrifice. But the cost of keeping that secret might be their lives—and the lives of everyone in the Six Prophetic Cities. The Age of Darkness trilogy is perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes.

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    The Dying of the Light (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9)
  • Author : Derek Landy
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9780008266455
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The ninth book in the original, jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkyrie. Darquesse. Stephanie. The world ain’t big enough for the three of them. The end will come...

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    A Reliable Wife
  • Author : Robert Goolrick
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : 9781565129771
  • Reader Reviews : 273
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways. With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca, Robert Goolrick's intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.

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    The Dying of the Light
  • Author : Michael Dibdin
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780307822482
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • One of England's most acclaimed younger mystery writers, the creator of Detective Aurelio Zen, gives us a brilliant and haunting variation on the classic drawing-room murder novel. The setting is Eventide Lodge, where the guests have gathered for tea. Colonel Weatherby is reading by the fire. Mrs. Hargreave III is whiling away her time at patience. And Miss Rosemary Travis and her friend, Dorothy, are wondering which of their housemates will be the next to die.For even as Michael Dibdin's elderly sleuths debate clues and motives, it becomes clear that Eventide Lodge is not a genteel country inn but a place of ghastly cruelties and humiliations. A place where the logic of murder is . . .almost comforting. At once affectionate homage and audacious satire, The Dying of the Light will delight any aficionado of Patricia Highsmith, Peter Dickinson, or Ruth Rendell.

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    American Cinematographer Manual
  • Author : American Society of Cinematographers
  • Publisher : American Cinematographer
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105132065587
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Volume One is the reference guide containing in-depth chapters by noted professionals such as “Framing for Television” by Dave Kenig; “Comparisons of 1.85, Anamorphic and Super 35 Film Formats” by Rob Hummel; “Anamorphic Cinematography” by John Hora, ASC; “Lenses by Iain Neil; “Motion-Control Cinematography” by Richard Edlund, ASC; “Aerial Cinematography” by Jon Kranhouse; “Underwater Cinematography” by Pete Romano, ASC; “Digital Postproduction for Film” by Bill Feightner and Robert L. Eicholz; “Shooting 16mm Color Negative for Blowup to 35mm” by Irwin Young, etc.Volume Two is the field guide starts with camera section assembled by Jon Fauer, ASC and continues with all of the tables and charts for quick reference while working on the set.Each book is 6”x9” with over 400 pages. Each volume also contains the complete table of contents and index for both books for ease of use.

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    Laura Pannack
  • Author : Laura Pannack
  • Publisher : Actes Sud/Prix HSBC pour la photographie
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 2330077432
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  • Genre : Photography
  • Published to accompany her 2016 HSBC Photography Foundation prize, this volume presents the intimate, empathetic portraits of the people and places of a far-flung corner of Romania taken by English photographer Laura Pannack (born 1987).

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    A Ring of Endless Light
  • Author : Madeleine L'Engle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781466814196
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In book four of the award-winning Austin Family Chronicles young adult series from Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time, Vicky Austin experiences the difficulties and joys of growing up. "This wasn't the first time that I'd come close to death, but it was the first time I'd been involved in this part of it, this strange, terrible saying goodbye to someone you've loved." These are Vicky Austin's thoughts as she stands near Commander Rodney's grave while her grandfather, who himself is dying of cancer, recites the funeral service. Watching his condition deteriorate over that long summer is almost more than she can bear. Then, in the midst of her struggle, she finds herself the center of attention for three young men. Leo, Commander Rodney's son, turns to her as an old friend seeking comfort but longing for romance. Zachary, whose attempted suicide inadvertently caused Commander Rodney's death, sees her as the one sane and normal person who can give some meaning to his life. And Adam, a serious young student working at the nearby marine-biology station, discovers Vicky, his friend's little sister, incipient telepathic powers that can help him with his experiments in dolphin communications. Vicky finds solace and brief moments of peace in her poetry, but life goes on around her, and the strain intensifies as she confronts matters of love and of death, of dependence and of responsibility, universal concerns that we all must face. The inevitable crisis comes and Vicky must rely on openness, sensitivity, and the love of others to overcome her private grief. Once again, Madeleine L'Engle has written a story that revels in the drama of vividly portrayed characters and events of the spiritual and moral dimensions of common human experiences. A Ring of Endless Light is a 1981 Newbery Honor Book. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love

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    The Dying of the Light
  • Author : Michael Dibdin
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780679753100
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • One of England's most acclaimed younger mystery writers, the creator of Detective Aurelio Zen, gives us a brilliant and haunting variation on the classic drawing-room murder novel. The setting is Eventide Lodge, where the guests have gathered for tea. Colonel Weatherby is reading by the fire. Mrs. Hargreave III is whiling away her time at patience. And Miss Rosemary Travis and her friend, Dorothy, are wondering which of their housemates will be the next to die.For even as Michael Dibdin's elderly sleuths debate clues and motives, it becomes clear that Eventide Lodge is not a genteel country inn but a place of ghastly cruelties and humiliations. A place where the logic of murder is . . .almost comforting. At once affectionate homage and audacious satire, The Dying of the Light will delight any aficionado of Patricia Highsmith, Peter Dickinson, or Ruth Rendell.

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    Seven Trees Against the Dying Light
  • Author : Pablo Antonio Cuadra
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN : 9780810124745
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • "Printed in Spanish with facing English translations, the poems are supplemented by an introduction with an ecocritical focus and by complete notes on botanical, historical, mythological, and sociopolitical references."--BOOK JACKET.

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    Dying of the Light
  • Author : Kit Willett
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN : 9781666757224
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • “The fierce wind strips the tree—and leaves become dust. A family set apart from the amber hue of stormtime encroaching, and a mule that smells danger. People hauling sodden nets on one knee, like digging a grave or saying evening prayers.” —From “A Mountain Landscape” Dying of the Light contains fifty new poems retelling Milton’s Paradise Lost from a perspective sympathetic to Lucifer. The poems in Willett’s debut collection balance the visceral with the visual, the domestic with the divine, and the static with the transformative. This collection follows Lucifer escaping heaven, living with trauma, and finally journeying to Eden to free humanity. It is a story about family violence and institutional power; it is a work that wrestles with religion from the inside.

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    Nashville 1864
  • Author : Madison Jones
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781566636391
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Battle of Nashville as seen by Steven Moore, 12, the son of a Confederate soldier. Hearing his father is in the vicinity of their farm he goes to see him, accompanied by a slave. They arrive just in time to see the fighting, which is quite unlike anything Steven imagined, especially the confusion. By the author of To the Winds.

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    The Dying of the Light
  • Author : Donald J. Richardson
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9781449033231
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • As a community volunteer for several years, I have come to know many elderly people, to listen to the stories of their lives, and to witness their needs and complaints. Some are no longer with us, of course, but others soldier on, enduring lifes challenges, suffering ungrateful children, and combating an indifferent society. One important discovery I have made is that it is elemental to listen. The listening is the best and most affirmative part of my service to the elderly. Hardly anyone actually cares what they say or what they think. It is necessary that their voices be heard. What I have tried to do in The Dying of the Light is to restore their voices.

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    The Dying of the Light: End
  • Author : Jason Kristopher
  • Publisher : Grey Gecko Press
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780983618522
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The U.S. military has hidden the existence of a zombie threat for over 100 years, but now the secret is out. Lone survivor of Fall Creek, David Blake enlists in a secret military group to combat this threat. But is it too late?

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    The Dying of the Light: Interval
  • Author : Jason Kristopher
  • Publisher : Grey Gecko Press
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 9781938821240
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  • Genre : Antarctica
  • The world has ended, and the few who are left struggle day by day to survive. They hoped that the worst thing they would have to deal with in this new world would be the walkers, come to rip and tear and kill. They were wrong. There are worse things than zombies. A refuge for the last remnants of the United States has gone silent and dark, while another has succumbed to the basest parts of human nature. Yet all is not lost, for in the farthest and coldest corner of the globe, marooned in an icy prison, a scientist has made a stunning breakthrough. A desparate rescue mission is launched to bring back the one person who can save them all, but the trip is long and dangerous, and its fate is uncertain.

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    The Dying of the Light: Beginning
  • Author : Jason Kristopher
  • Publisher : Grey Gecko Press
  • Pages : 491
  • ISBN : 9781938821462
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Enjoy the triumphant finale of the series that's been called the "best since World War Z! He awoke and, for the first time in almost twenty-five years, remembered who he was... It’s been 25 years since the zombie prion wiped out 99.998% of the human race, leaving a handful of souls cowering in concrete-and-steel bunkers beneath the surface of the United States. The walkers won, for a time, scouring the Earth clean of more than seven billion humans. Now, it’s time for those few to take back their home. Nothing is ever easy for the survivors, though, and they find that their biggest enemy is not the few remaining walkers, but instead, as always, each other. The terror that has haunted them all for nearly 30 years now has a face, and is threatening to unleash the worst nightmare yet on the few who remain. A character-driven series similar to The Walking Dead on AMC, the first book, The Dying of the Light: End was a Top 5 Finalist in Kindle Book Review's “Best Indie Books of 2012” competition. The sequel, Interval, was a Top 5 Finalist in 2013. A fourth companion volume, The Walker Chronicles: Tales from The Dying of the Light, collects short stories from the world of the series and is being updated with new stories as they're released.

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    A Dying Light in Corduba
  • Author : Lindsey Davis
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781466857490
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Inimitable sleuth Falco is back with a vengeance. One night, a man is killed and Rome's Chief Spy left for dead. This leaves no one except Falco to conduct the investigation. Soon he is plunged into the fiercely competitive world of olive oil production. Political intrigue, an exotic Spanish dancer, and impending fatherhood all add to Falco's troubles.

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    The Dying of the Light and Other Short Stories
  • Author : Hector Laureano
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9781365286698
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Dying of the Light compiles nearly three years of the works of Hector R. Laureano. Prepare yourself for the madness and eldritch things which your mind is about to consume. Travel from world to world and witness these most horrifying of events. From a haunting portal to Hell, to unexplainable murders, to the most wicked of New England witches, The Dying of the Light will have you reading with the lights on in no time! Accompanied with beautiful and haunting illustrations by José Sanots, The Dying of the Light is a collection any horror fan should have on their bookshelf.

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    Dying Light
  • Author : Kory M. Shrum
  • Publisher : Timberlane Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • What doesn't kill you always tries again. In the wake of her handler's death, Jesse has never felt more alone. If she has any hope of defeating her sadistic, murdering father, Caldwell, she needs allies. In her quest to forge alliances, Jesse goes to Chicago, Caldwell’s very own stronghold. But in this attempt to take the fight to her father’s door, Jesse learns his secret. And it changes everything. Now that she knows the truth, Jesse must decide if she has the strength to follow through with her brutal plan to save the world—even if it means letting good people die… Dying Light is the fourth novel in the "smart, imaginative, and insanely addictive” Dying for a Living series. You do not have to read the series in order to enjoy it, but it is highly recommended.

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    Natural Causes
  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781455535880
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Social Science
  • A New York Times bestseller! From the celebrated author of Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better. A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, NATURAL CAUSES describes how we over-prepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable. One by one, Ehrenreich topples the shibboleths that guide our attempts to live a long, healthy life -- from the importance of preventive medical screenings to the concepts of wellness and mindfulness, from dietary fads to fitness culture. But NATURAL CAUSES goes deeper -- into the fundamental unreliability of our bodies and even our "mind-bodies," to use the fashionable term. Starting with the mysterious and seldom-acknowledged tendency of our own immune cells to promote deadly cancers, Ehrenreich looks into the cellular basis of aging, and shows how little control we actually have over it. We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds, and even over the manner of our deaths. But the latest science shows that the microscopic subunits of our bodies make their own "decisions," and not always in our favor. We may buy expensive anti-aging products or cosmetic surgery, get preventive screenings and eat more kale, or throw ourselves into meditation and spirituality. But all these things offer only the illusion of control. How to live well, even joyously, while accepting our mortality -- that is the vitally important philosophical challenge of this book. Drawing on varied sources, from personal experience and sociological trends to pop culture and current scientific literature, NATURAL CAUSES examines the ways in which we obsess over death, our bodies, and our health. Both funny and caustic, Ehrenreich then tackles the seemingly unsolvable problem of how we might better prepare ourselves for the end -- while still reveling in the lives that remain to us.

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    A-Force Vol. 2
  • Author : Kelly Thompson
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781302495633
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Collects A-Force (2016) #5-10. A-Force is assembled — but for how long? When a massive dragon attacks, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel, Medusa, Dazzler, Nico Minoru and Singularity spring into action! But this dragon is more than she seems and has much bigger plans — including turning one of the team’s heaviest hitters against her allies! Will A-Force meet an early end at the hands of one of their own? Or will they be torn apart by the looming CIVIL WAR II? For when a predictive vision proclaims that one member is a murderer, Captain Marvel takes action — and a rift is created that sets in motion a chain of devastating events! Plus: A dazzling Thor steals the limelight! The foul-mouthed, gun-toting Elsa Bloodstone will blow you away! And the fate of A-Force may lie in the magical hands of Nico Minoru

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    Dying Light
  • Author : Stuart MacBride
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0312949359
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Assigned to the "Screw-up Squad" after a sting operation goes badly awry, leaving another officer dead, Aberdeen, Scotland, Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae is assigned to investigate the unpopular case of a murdered prostitute, which he soon discovers could be linked to a lethal arson fire that had killed six people. By the author of Cold Granite. Reprint.

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    The Poems of Dylan Thomas
  • Author : Daniel Jones
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 0811215415
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Thomas' lyrical prologue introduces this collection of his complete and unfinished poems and early works.

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    The Last Dying Light
  • Author : William Havelock
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0578755408
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  • Genre : Books
  • Rome has fallen into darkness.Its legacy remains alive in Constantinople, whose leaders struggle to retain control of a decaying land. Yet famine, war, and an encroaching night leave the Eastern Empire trending towards ruin.Faint hope arises as a new dynasty ascends to the throne of Caesar. Bearing witness to such events is Varus, a young Herulian slave to the aging yet powerful Justin, who unveils a bold plan held by two generations of Romans - to retake the West and reclaim their homeland.Following Justin's dream, Varus enlists with the Roman Army and discovers the carnage of 6th Century warfare. As a mysterious horde of black-shielded invaders devastates the Empire's northern provinces, Varus' unit is called upon to defend under the leadership of Belisarius, one of Justin's most promising commanders.As Varus prepares for the sacrifices to come, however, he begins to question Justin's secrets, seeking answers regarding his true identity and place as a pivotal figure in the Empire's survival.

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    Death is of Vital Importance
  • Author : Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : UOM:39015034273576
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Collects lectures of the noted author on death, dying, life after death, spirituality, and love

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    Tunnel and the Light
  • Author : Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1569246904
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • This is an engaging introduction to the beliefs, work, and life of psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, who "declared war on the denial of death in America" (New York Times). Based on her more than 30 years experience with the dying, this book offers both challenge and hope.

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    Dreamsongs: Volume II
  • Author : George R. R. Martin
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 770
  • ISBN : 9780553385694
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Even before the enormous success of A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin had secured his reputation as one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. The second of two thrilling collections, Dreamsongs: Volume II continues the story of his amazing journey from a young writer to a #1 New York Times bestselling force of nature. Whether writing about werewolves, wizards, or outer space, George R. R. Martin is renowned for his versatility and expansive talent, as demonstrated in this dazzling collection. Dreamsongs: Volume II contains acclaimed stories such as the World Fantasy Award winner “The Skin Trade,” as well as the first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, The Hedge Knight—plus two early screenplays. Featuring extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs: Volume II is an invaluable chronicle of a writer at the height of his creativity—and an unforgettable reading experience for fans old and new. “Science fiction, fantasy and horror fans alike will be blown away by the diversity and quality of stories. . . . This extraordinary collection is one to cherish.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Dreamsongs is the ideal way to discover . . . a master of science fiction, fantasy and horror. . . . Martin is a writer like no other.”—The Guardian (U.K.) PRAISE FOR GEORGE R. R. MARTIN “Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien.”—Time “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times “I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers.”—Robert Jordan

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    Top Five Regrets of the Dying
  • Author : Bronnie Ware
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9781401956004
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Revised edition of the best-selling memoir that has been read by over a million people worldwide with translations in 29 languages. After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or previous experience in the field, she found herself working in palliative care. During the time she spent tending to those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog post, outlining the most common regrets that the people she had cared for had expressed. The post gained so much momentum that it was viewed by more than three million readers worldwide in its first year. At the request of many, Bronnie subsequently wrote a book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, to share her story. Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse life. By applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for everyone, if we make the right choices, to die with peace of mind. In this revised edition of the best-selling memoir that has been read by over a million people worldwide, with translations in 29 languages, Bronnie expresses how significant these regrets are and how we can positively address these issues while we still have the time. The Top Five Regrets of the Dying gives hope for a better world. It is a courageous, life-changing book that will leave you feeling more compassionate and inspired to live the life you are truly here to live.

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    Tuf Voyaging
  • Author : George R. R. Martin
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780345538642
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Long before A Game of Thrones became an international phenomenon, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin had taken his loyal readers across the cosmos. Now back in print after almost ten years, Tuf Voyaging is the story of quirky and endearing Haviland Tuf, an unlikely hero just trying to do right by the galaxy, one planet at a time. Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader who likes cats. So how is it that, in competition with the worst villains the universe has to offer, he’s become the proud owner of a seedship, the last remnant of Earth’s legendary Ecological Engineering Corps? Never mind; just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in human space is in good hands—hands which now have the godlike ability to control the genetic material of thousands of outlandish creatures. Armed with this unique equipment, Tuf is set to tackle the problems that human settlers have created in colonizing far-flung worlds: hosts of hostile monsters, a population hooked on procreation, a dictator who unleashes plagues to get his own way . . . and in every case, the only thing that stands between the colonists and disaster is Tuf’s ingenuity—and his reputation as a man of integrity in a universe of rogues. “A rich blend of adventure, humor, compassion and all the other things that make being human worthwhile.”—Analog “A new facet of Martin’s manysided talent.”—Asimov’s

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    Midnight (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 11)
  • Author : Derek Landy
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780008303945
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back in their most gripping story yet, as book 11, Midnight, picks up where Resurrection left off – and runs.

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    Light on Death
  • Author : J. Phillip Jones
  • Publisher : Mandala Publishing Group
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1601091079
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Phillip Jones developed his Four Stages of Life Model while helping people of all ages successfully navigate the rite of passage from birth to death. Drawing from ancient Vedic culture and based on India's venerable Varnasrama system, this model can help anyone balance the conflicting tasks of each stage of life. Jones reveals specific ways to live a spiritual and psychologically sound life in a materialistic culture, and explains, with sensitivity and insight, how to attain peace during life's final transition.

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    Nothing to be Frightened Of
  • Author : Julian Barnes
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307368447
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "I don’t believe in God, but I miss him." So begins Julian Barnes’s brilliant new book that is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his brother (a philosopher), a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the writer Jules Renard. Barnes also draws poignant portraits of the last days of his parents, recalled with great detail, affection and exasperation. Other examples he takes up include writers, "most of them dead and quite a few of them French," as well as some composers, for good measure. The grace with which Barnes weaves together all of these threads makes the experience of reading the book nothing less than exhilarating. Although he cautions us that "this is not my autobiography," the book nonetheless reveals much about Barnes the man and the novelist: how he thinks and how he writes and how he lives. At once deadly serious and dazzlingly playful, Nothing to Be Frightened Of is a wise, funny and constantly surprising tour of the human condition.

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    Rage Against the Dying Light
  • Author : Jan Surasky
  • Publisher : Sandalwood Press
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0578051117
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Few woman warriors are more storied than Boudicca, the fierce redheaded queen who, in the first century A.C.E., led the most celebrated Celtic rebellion in history. Here, for the first time, Jan Surasky imagines Boudicca's enthralling story of bravery and triumph from the Celtic perspective. In her extensively researched, vividly told novel, Boudicca bursts to life asnever before in all her bold passion, brazen courage and heroic glory. After a carefree childhood, Boudicca is wed to a much older king. Then, her world turns dark. Romans invade the island, taking slaves, publicly humiliating Boudicca and assualting her two young daughters. Betrayed and outraged, Boudicca leads thousands of warriors into an epic battle to avenge her daughters and rid her beloved island of Roman tyranny. Grand in scope and intimate in detail, this beautifully written novel resonates with the queen's indomitable spirit, placing her alongside no lesser woman warrior than Joan of Arc herself.