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The Big Sleep
  • Author : Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0345245652
  • Reader Reviews : 135
  • Genre : Fiction
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    The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely
  • Author : Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN : UOM:39015055451705
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Two early mystery novels--"The Big Sleep" and "Farewell, My Lovely"--introduce the world of harboiled 1930s private detective Philip Marlow.

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    The Big Sleep (Special Edition)
  • Author : Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9780593311899
  • Reader Reviews : 3325
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A special edition of the iconic first novel from crime fiction master Raymond Chandler, featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). Featuring an introduction by James Ellroy. A dying millionaire hires private eye Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, and Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in. A Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Special Edition.

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    The Annotated Big Sleep
  • Author : Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9780804168885
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep features hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel and is an essential addition to any crime fiction fan’s library. A masterpiece of noir, Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep helped to define a genre. Today it remains one of the most celebrated and stylish novels of the twentieth century. This comprehensive, annotated edition offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of the novel, bringing the gritty and seductive world of Chandler's iconic private eye Philip Marlowe to life. The Annotated Big Sleep solidifies the novel’s position as one of the great works of American fiction and will surprise and enthrall Chandler’s biggest fans. Including: -Personal letters and source texts -The historical context of Chandler’s Los Angeles, including maps and images -Film stills and art from the early pulps -An analysis of class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in the novel

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    The Big Sleep and Other Novels
  • Author : Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 1039
  • ISBN : 9780141182612
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Raymond Chandler created the fast talking, trouble seeking Californian private eye Philip Marlowe for his first great novel The Big Sleep in 1939. Marlowe's entanglement with the Sternwood family - and an attendant cast of colourful underworld figures - is the background to a story reflecting all the tarnished glitter of the great American Dream. The detective's iconic image burns just as brightly in Farewell My Lovely, on the trail of a missing nightclub crooner. And the inimitable Marlowe is able to prove that trouble really is his business in Raymond Chandler's brilliant epitaph, The Long Goodbye.

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    The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window
  • Author : Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN : 9780375415012
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Raymond Chandler’s first three novels, published here in one volume, established his reputation as an unsurpassed master of hard-boiled detective fiction. The Big Sleep, Chandler’s first novel, introduces Philip Marlowe, a private detective inhabiting the seamy side of Los Angeles in the 1930s, as he takes on a case involving a paralyzed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail, and murder. In Farewell, My Lovely, Marlowe deals with the gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women. In The High Window, Marlowe searches the California underworld for a priceless gold coin and finds himself deep in the tangled affairs of a dead coin collector. In all three novels, Chandler’s hard-edged prose, colorful characters, vivid vernacular, and, above all, his enigmatic loner of a hero, enduringly establish his claim not only to the heights of his chosen genre but to the pantheon of literary art. Featuring the iconic character that inspired the forthcoming film Marlowe, starring Liam Neeson.

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    The Big Sleep
  • Author : David Thomson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9781839021602
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • The Big Sleep: Marlowe and Vivian practising kissing; General Sternwood shivering in a hothouse full of orchids; a screenplay, co-written by Faulkner, famously mysterious and difficult to solve. Released in 1946, Howard Hawks' adaptation of Raymond Chandler reunited Bogart and Bacall and gave them two of their most famous roles. The mercurial but ever-manipulative Hawks dredged humour and happiness out of film noir. 'Give him a story about more murders than anyone can keep up with, or explain,' David Thomson writes in his compelling study of the film, 'and somehow he made a paradise.' When it was first shown to a military audience The Big Sleep was coldly received. So, as Thomson reveals, Hawks shot extra scenes, 'fun' scenes, to replace one in which the film's murders had been explained, and in so doing left the plot unresolved. Thomson argues that, if this was accidental, it also signalled a change in the nature of Hollywood cinema: 'The Big Sleep inaugurates a post-modern, camp, satirical view of movies being about other movies that extends to the New Wave and Pulp Fiction.'

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    Farewell, My Lovely
  • Author : Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781400030163
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's second novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). Philip Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard.

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    Trouble is My Business
  • Author : Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : EAN:8596547189206
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Trouble is My Business" by Raymond Chandler. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

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    Narrative and Narration
  • Author : Warren Buckland
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9780231543590
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • From mainstream blockbusters to art house cinema, narrative and narration are the driving forces that organize a film. Yet attempts to explain these forces are often mired in notoriously complex terminology and dense theory. Warren Buckland provides a clear and accessible introduction that explains how narrative and narration work using straightforward language. Narrative and Narration distills the basic components of cinematic storytelling into a set of core concepts: narrative structure, processes of narration, and narrative agents. The book opens with a discussion of the emergence of narrative and narration in early cinema and proceeds to illustrate key ideas through numerous case studies. Each chapter guides readers through different methods that they can use to analyze cinematic storytelling. Buckland also discusses how departures from traditional modes, such as feminist narratives, art cinema, and unreliable narrators, can complicate and corroborate the book’s understanding of narrative and narration. Examples include mainstream films, both classic and contemporary; art house films of every stripe; and two relatively new styles of cinematic storytelling: the puzzle film and those driven by a narrative logic derived from video games. Narrative and Narration is a concise introduction that provides readers with fundamental tools to understand cinematic storytelling.

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    Only to Sleep
  • Author : Lawrence Osborne
  • Publisher : Hogarth
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781524759636
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Lawrence Osborne brings one of literature’s most enduring detectives back to life—as Private Investigator Philip Marlowe returns for one last adventure. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND NPR • NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR AND SHAMUS AWARDS The year is 1988. The place, Baja California. And Philip Marlowe—now in his seventy-second year—is living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel. Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his silver-tipped cane at the ready. When in saunter two men dressed like undertakers, with a case that has his name written all over it. For Marlowe, this is his last roll of the dice, his swan song. His mission is to investigate the death of Donald Zinn—supposedly drowned off his yacht, and leaving behind a much younger and now very rich wife. But is Zinn actually alive? Are the pair living off the spoils? Set between the border and badlands of Mexico and California, Lawrence Osborne’s resurrection of the iconic Marlowe is an unforgettable addition to the Raymond Chandler canon. Praise for Only to Sleep “A new case for Philip Marlowe and—have a smell from the barrel, all you gunsels and able grables —it crackles.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) “Brilliant. Osborne and Chandler are a perfect match.”—William Boyd, author of Any Human Heart “A Marlowe we at once know, but have never met before. As much a meditation on aging and memory as it is a crime thriller.”—Los Angeles Times “It’s the kind of book where, when you read it, it turns the world to black and white for a half-hour afterward. It leaves you with the taste of rum and blood in your mouth. It hangs with you like a scar.”—NPR

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    Double Indemnity
  • Author : James M. Cain
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780307778420
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Fiction
  • James M. Cain, virtuoso of the roman noir, gives us a tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful story in Double Indemnity, an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches. Walter Huff was an insurance salesman with an unfailing instinct for clients who might be in trouble, and his instinct led him to Phyllis Nirdlinger. Phyllis wanted to buy an accident policy on her husband. Then she wanted her husband to have an accident. Walter wanted Phyllis. To get her, he would arrange the perfect murder and betray everything he had ever lived for.

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    The Long Goodbye
  • Author : Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9780394757681
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The renowned novel from crime fiction master Raymond Chandler, with the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times), Philip Marlowe • Featuring the iconic character that inspired the forthcoming film Marlowe, starring Liam Neeson In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.

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    The Big Sleepover
  • Author : David Lee Harrison
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0439223644
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  • Genre : Dogs
  • Clifford spends his first night away from Emily Elizabeth.

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    Danny the Champion of the World
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781101652978
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell? Danny has a life any boy would love—his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father has kept hidden for years. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner with a bad attitude. Can they pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world.

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    Oxford Bookworms Library: Stage 4: The Big Sleep
  • Author : Raymond Chandler,Rosalie Kerr
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0194791653
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Foreign Language Study
  • Word count 15,960

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    Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Author : Washington Irving
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044005284948
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Avarice
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    Ask a Manager
  • Author : Alison Green
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780399181825
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

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    Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep
  • Author : David Melling
  • Publisher : Hodder Children's Books
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1444913042
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  • Genre : Bears
  • Douglas is very excited about Rabbit's sleepover, but he collects so many friends along the way that soon it's a big squash in Rabbit's small burrow Can Douglas think of a way for them all to get some sleep?

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    The Catcher in the Rye
  • Author : J. D. Salinger
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780316460002
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (The New Yorker) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books. "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth." The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caufield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.

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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Author : Eric Carle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : 9781524739553
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? For the first time, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now available in e-book format, perfect for storytime anywhere. As an added bonus, it includes read-aloud audio of Eric Carle reading his classic story. This fine audio production pairs perfectly with the classic story, and it makes for a fantastic new way to encounter this famous, famished caterpillar.

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    The BFG (Colour Edition)
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780141378572
  • Reader Reviews : 145
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 'Human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.' On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them?

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    North of Havana
  • Author : Randy Wayne White
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781101573778
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "We’ll drop anything we're doing to read a new Randy White novel and be glad we did." --Denver Post Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford novels have been praised as "witty" (San Diego Union-Tribune), "must-reads" (Chicago Tribune) and "superb." (Denver Post) Now, White's newest thriller takes Doc Ford to Havana, where his friend is being held by the Cuban government. Still haunted by his suspected involvement in a plot against Castro, Ford ventures to Cuba--where he finds himself entangled in a web of murder, revenge, and assassination.

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    The Tin Horse
  • Author : Janice Steinberg
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780345540287
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the stunning tradition of Lisa See, Maeve Binchy, and Alice Hoffman, The Tin Horse is a rich multigenerational story about the intense, often fraught bond sisters share and the dreams and sorrows that lay at the heart of the immigrant experience. It has been more than sixty years since Elaine Greenstein’s twin sister, Barbara, ran away, cutting off contact with her family forever. Elaine has made peace with that loss. But while sifting through old papers as she prepares to move to Rancho Mañana—or the “Ranch of No Tomorrow” as she refers to the retirement community—she is stunned to find a possible hint to Barbara’s whereabouts all these years later. And it pushes her to confront the fierce love and bitter rivalry of their youth during the 1920s and ’30s, in the Los Angeles Jewish neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Though raised together in Boyle Heights, where kosher delis and storefront signs in Yiddish lined the streets, Elaine and Barbara staked out very different personal territories. Elaine was thoughtful and studious, encouraged to dream of going to college, while Barbara was a bold rule-breaker whose hopes fastened on nearby Hollywood. In the fall of 1939, when the girls were eighteen, Barbara’s recklessness took an alarming turn. Leaving only a cryptic note, she disappeared. In an unforgettable voice layered with humor and insight, Elaine delves into the past. She recalls growing up with her spirited family: her luftmensch of a grandfather, a former tinsmith with tales from the Old Country; her papa, who preaches the American Dream even as it eludes him; her mercurial mother, whose secret grief colors her moods—and of course audacious Barbara and their younger sisters, Audrey and Harriet. As Elaine looks back on the momentous events of history and on the personal dramas of the Greenstein clan, she must finally face the truth of her own childhood, and that of the twin sister she once knew. In The Tin Horse, Janice Steinberg exquisitely unfolds a rich multigenerational story about the intense, often fraught bonds between sisters, mothers, and daughters and the profound and surprising ways we are shaped by those we love. At its core, it is a book not only about the stories we tell but, more important, those we believe, especially the ones about our very selves. Praise for The Tin Horse “Steinberg, the author of five mysteries, has transcended genre to weave a rich story that will appeal to readers who appreciate multigenerational immigrant family sagas as well as those who simply enjoy psychological suspense.”—BookPage

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    The Lady in the Lake
  • Author : Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher : Everyman Publishers
  • Pages : 971
  • ISBN : 1857152565
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Detective and mystery stories, American
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    Warner Bros
  • Author : David Thomson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9780300231335
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Behind the scenes at the legendary Warner Brothers film studio, where four immigrant brothers transformed themselves into the moguls and masters of American fantasy Warner Bros charts the rise of an unpromising film studio from its shaky beginnings in the early twentieth century through its ascent to the pinnacle of Hollywood influence and popularity. The Warner Brothers—Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack—arrived in America as unschooled Jewish immigrants, yet they founded a studio that became the smartest, toughest, and most radical in all of Hollywood. David Thomson provides fascinating and original interpretations of Warner Brothers pictures from the pioneering talkie The Jazz Singer through black-and-white musicals, gangster movies, and such dramatic romances as Casablanca, East of Eden, and Bonnie and Clyde. He recounts the storied exploits of the studio’s larger-than-life stars, among them Al Jolson, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, Doris Day, and Bugs Bunny. The Warner brothers’ cultural impact was so profound, Thomson writes, that their studio became “one of the enterprises that helped us see there might be an American dream out there.”

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    Deja Dead
  • Author : Kathy Reichs
  • Publisher : Pocket Books
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9781982148683
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The first Temperance Brennan novel in the “cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series” (The New York Times Book Review) from the #1 internationally bestselling thriller writer Kathy Reichs. Her life is devoted to justice—even for those she never knew. In the year since Temperance Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work has often preempted her weekend plans to explore Québec. When a female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in trash bags, Temperance detects an alarming pattern—and she plunges into a harrowing search for a killer. But her investigation is about to place those closest to her—her best friend and her own daughter—in mortal danger… “A genius at building suspense” (Daily News, New York), Kathy Reichs’s Temperance Brennan books are both “accomplished and chilling” (People) and “ripe with intricate settings and memorable characters” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

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    Howard Hawks
  • Author : Todd McCarthy
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 9780802196408
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The first major biography of one of Old Hollywood’s greatest directors. Sometime partner of the eccentric Howard Hughes, drinking buddy of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, an inveterate gambler and a notorious liar, Howard Hawks was the most modern of the great masters and one of the first directors to declare his independence from the major studios. He played Svengali to Lauren Bacall, Montgomery Clift, and others, but Hawks’s greatest creation may have been himself. As The Atlantic Monthly noted, “Todd McCarthy. . . . has gone further than anyone else in sorting out the truths and lies of the life, the skills and the insight and the self-deceptions of the work.” “A fluent biography of the great director, a frequently rotten guy but one whose artistic independence and standards of film morality never failed.” —The New York Times Book Review “Hawks’s life, until now rather an enigma, has been put into focus and made one with his art in Todd McCarthy’s wise and funny Howard Hawks.” —The Wall Street Journal “Excellent. . . . A respectful, exhaustive, and appropriately smartass look at Hollywood’s most versatile director.” —Newsweek

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    My Body
  • Author : Emily Ratajkowski
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN : 9781250817877
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "My Body offers a lucid examination of the mirrors in which its author has seen herself, and her indoctrination into the cult of beauty as defined by powerful men. In its more transcendent passages . . . the author steps beyond the reach of any 'Pygmalion' and becomes a more dangerous kind of beautiful. She becomes a kind of god in her own right: an artist." —Melissa Febos, The New York Times Book Review A "MOST ANTICIPATED" AND "BEST OF FALL 2021" BOOK FOR * VOGUE * TIME * ESQUIRE * PEOPLE * USA TODAY * CHICAGO TRIBUNE * LOS ANGELES TIMES * SHONDALAND * ALMA * THRILLEST * NYLON * FORTUNE A deeply honest investigation of what it means to be a woman and a commodity from Emily Ratajkowski, the archetypal, multi-hyphenate celebrity of our time Emily Ratajkowski is an acclaimed model and actress, an engaged political progressive, a formidable entrepreneur, a global social media phenomenon, and now, a writer. Rocketing to world fame at age twenty-one, Ratajkowski sparked both praise and furor with the provocative display of her body as an unapologetic statement of feminist empowerment. The subsequent evolution in her thinking about our culture’s commodification of women is the subject of this book. My Body is a profoundly personal exploration of feminism, sexuality, and power, of men's treatment of women and women's rationalizations for accepting that treatment. These essays chronicle moments from Ratajkowski’s life while investigating the culture’s fetishization of girls and female beauty, its obsession with and contempt for women’s sexuality, the perverse dynamics of the fashion and film industries, and the gray area between consent and abuse. Nuanced, fierce, and incisive, My Body marks the debut of a writer brimming with courage and intelligence.

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    The Galton Case
  • Author : Ross Macdonald
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307759672
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Lew Archer returns in this gripping mystery, widely recognized as one of acclaimed mystery writer Ross Macdonald's very best, about the search for the long lost heir of the wealthy Galton family. Almost twenty years have passed since Anthony Galton disappeared, along with a suspiciously streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of his family's fortune. Now Anthony's mother wants him back and has hired Lew Archer to find him. What turns up is a headless skeleton, a boy who claims to be Galton's son, and a con game whose stakes are so high that someone is still willing to kill for them. Devious and poetic, The Galton Case displays MacDonald at the pinnacle of his form.

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    The Big Sleep
  • Author : Robin Twiddy
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 183927431X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
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    Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annexe
  • Author : Anne Frank
  • Publisher : Halban Publishers
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105216981311
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Jews
  • "In these tales the reader can observe Anne's writing prowess grow from that of a young girl's into the observations of a perceptive, edgy, witty and compassionate woman"--Jacket flaps.

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    The Moving Target
  • Author : Ross Macdonald
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307773180
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The first book in Ross Macdonald's acclaimed Lew Archer series introduces the detective who redefined the role of the American private eye and gave the crime novel a psychological depth and moral complexity only hinted at before. Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshipping holy man whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain; the fading actress with sidelines in astrology and S&M. Now one of Sampson's friends may have arranged his kidnapping. As Lew Archer follows the clues from the canyon sanctuaries of the megarich to jazz joints where you get beaten up between sets, The Moving Target blends sex, greed, and family hatred into an explosively readable crime novel.

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    Film Scripts One
  • Author : George P. Garrett,Jane R. Gelfman,O. B. Hardison, Jr.
  • Publisher : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1480342033
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • (Applause Books). The Film Scripts Series is a new printing of some of the greatest screenplays ever written. Each of the four volumes in the series edited by George P. Garrett, O. B. Hardison, Jr., and Jane R. Gelfman contains three classic shooting scripts written by some of the finest writers to ever work in Hollywood. Every volume also features a highly informative introduction, a glossary of technical terms, an extensive bibliography, and the credits for each film. These enduring screenplays will be of great interest to the general film buff, the aspiring screenwriter, and the professional filmmaker. Of particular value to the screenwriter and filmmaker is the fact that all scripts are printed in standard screenplay format. Film Scripts One features: Henry V (1946, United Artists, reissue 2007, Park Circus-UK): Script by Laurence Olivier and Reginald Beck; Directed and produced by Laurence Olivier; Academy Award for Laurence Olivier (honorary award for his outstanding achievement as actor, producer, and director); Academy Award nominations for best picture, best actor (Laurence Olivier), best art direction, and best score. The Big Sleep (1946, Warner Bros. Pictures): Script by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler; Directed by Howard Hawks; Starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951, Warner Bros. Pictures): Script by Tennessee Williams, adaptation by Oscar Saul; Directed by Elia Kazan; Starring Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Vivien Leigh, and Karl Malden; Academy Awards for Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, and best art direction; Academy Award nomination for Marlon Brando.