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Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-08-30
  • Total pages :960
  • ISBN : 1101543558
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Summary : Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . . Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-06-29
  • Total pages :864
  • ISBN : 0230757073
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Summary : The first in Ken Follett's bestselling Century Trilogy, Fall of Giants is a captivating novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. A world in chaos. 1911, a thirteen-year-old boy, Billy Williams, begins working down the mines as George V is crowned king. The escalating arms race between the empire nations will put not only the king but this young boy in grave danger. A terrible war. Billy’s family is inextricably linked with the Fitzherberts, the aristocratic owners of the coal mine where he works. And when Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London, their destiny also becomes entangled with that of Gus Dewar, an ambitious young aide to Woodrow Wilson, and two orphaned Russian brothers, the Peshkovs, whose plan to emigrate to America falls foul of conscription, revolution and imminent war. A revolution that will change everything. When Russia convulses in bloody revolution and the Great War unfolds, the five families’ futures are entwined forever, love bringing them closer even as conflict takes them further apart. What seeds will be sown for further tragedy in the twentieth century and what role will each play in what is to come?

Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy 1

Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy 1
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-10-01
  • Total pages :864
  • ISBN : 1743039239
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Summary : A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London. Their destiny is entangled with that of an ambitious young aide to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and to two orphaned Russian brothers, whose plans to emigrate to America fall foul of war, conscription and revolution. In a plot of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, Fall of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St Petersburg, from the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty. BOOK 1 IN THE CENTURY TRILOGY

Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :985
  • ISBN : 0525951652
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Summary : Follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English and Welsh--as they move through the world-shaking dramas of World War I, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for women's suffrage. By the best-selling author of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.

Winter of the World

Winter of the World
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-09-13
  • Total pages :832
  • ISBN : 023076486X
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Summary : Winter of the World is the second novel in Ken Follett's uniquely ambitious and deeply satisfying Century trilogy. On its own or read in sequence with Fall of Giants and Edge of Eternity, this is a magnificent, spellbinding epic of global conflict and personal drama. A BATTLE OF IDEALS 1933, and at Cambridge, Lloyd Williams is drawn to irresistible socialite Daisy Peshkov, who represents everything that his left-wing family despise, but Daisy is more interested in aristocratic Boy Fitzherbert, a leading light of the British Union of Fascists. AN EVIL UPRISING Berlin is in turmoil. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Many are resolved to oppose Hitler’s brutal regime – but are they willing to betray their country? A GLOBAL CONFLICT ON A SCALE NEVER SEEN BEFORE Shaken by the tyranny and the prospect of war, five interconnected families’ lives become ever more enmeshed. An international clash of military power and personal beliefs is sweeping the world, but what will this new war mean for those who must live through it?

Last of the Giants

Last of the Giants
  • Author : Jeff Campbell,Adam Grano
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-03-01
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 1942186045
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Summary : Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths and mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant sloths. Of course, those creatures no longer exist, due to the evolution and arrival of the wildly adaptive human species, among other factors. Many more of the world's biggest and baddest creatures - including the black rhino, the dodo, giant tortoises, and the great auk - have vanished since our world became truly global. Last of the Giants chronicles those giant animals and apex predators who have been pushed to extinction in the modern era.

The Last Giants

The Last Giants
  • Author : Levison Wood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-02
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 1529381142
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Summary : *Levison Wood's documentary series on WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS is available to watch now on Channel 4* This book comes at a critical time. Fifty years ago, Africa was home to just over 1.3 million elephants, but by 1990 the number had halved. Meanwhile in the span of a lifetime, the human population has more than doubled. In Levison Wood's The Last Giants, he explores the rapid decline of one of the world's favourite animals. Filled with stories from his own time spent travelling with elephants in Africa, and documenting their migration in his Channel 4 series, Walking With Elephants, the book is a passionate wake-up call for this endangered species we take for granted. The Last Giants was written to inspire us all to act - to learn more and help save the species from permanent extinction.

When Giants Fall

When Giants Fall
  • Author : Michael Panzner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-02-23
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0470451262
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Summary : In When Giants Fall, Panzner makes his case for the turbulent economic changes that will be occurring over the next few years and examines the resulting economic opportunities. According to Panzner, the economic changes will be widespread. Businesses will struggle amid wars, shortages, logistical disruptions, and a breakdown of the established monetary order. Individuals will be forced to rethink livelihoods, lifestyles, living arrangements, and locales. Political structures will be in flux, as local leaders gain influence at the expense of national authorities. For many people, it will be nothing short of a modern Dark Ages, where each day brings fresh anxieties, unfamiliar risks, and a sense of foreboding. However, for those enlightened few who understand what is really going on and what happens next, the chaotic years ahead represent the opportunity of a lifetime - a time when they can realize goals they never thought possible and achieve a level of wealth, security, and inner peace that will leave them head-and-shoulders above everyone else. In this book, Panzner offers cutting-edge insights and strategies that will enable readers to stay well ahead of the game during the uniquely unsettling period ahead.

Edge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-09-06
  • Total pages :1136
  • ISBN : 0451474023
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Summary : Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion. In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution--and rock and roll. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she's been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. . . . George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but a much more personal battle of his own. . . . Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined. . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes an agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw--and into history. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

The Black Tower

The Black Tower
  • Author : Louis Bayard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-06
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 0061982687
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Summary : Vidocq! Master of disguise and chief of a newly created plainclothes police force, Vidocq is a man whose name sends terror rippling through the Parisian underworld of 1818—and the inconsequential life of Hector Carpentier is violently shaken when Vidocq storms into it. A former medical student living in his mother's Latin Quarter boardinghouse, Hector finds himself dragged into a dangerous mystery surrounding the fate of the dauphin, the ten-year-old son of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette presumed to have suffered a cruel death years earlier in Paris's dreaded Temple. But the truth of what happened may be even more shocking—and it will fall to an aimless young man and the most feared detective in Paris to see justice done for a frightened little boy in a black tower . . . no matter what the cost.

Historical Fiction II

Historical Fiction II
  • Author : Sarah L. Johnson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :738
  • ISBN : 9781591586241
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Summary : Presents information about the current status of historical fiction, discussing publishing trends and reviewing important titles in such subcategories as traditional, romance, adventure, mystery, Western, alternative history, and fantasy.

The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim

The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim
  • Author : Scott Alan Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-02-22
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 1601636296
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Summary : The ancient books of Genesis and Enoch tell us that sprit beings known as the Watchers descended to the Earth, had sex with women, and begat a hybrid race of offspring known as the Nephilim. Such tales are as old as humanity itself. These histories and accounts of visitations and subsequent mixed-blood, alien-human races comprise the bulk of the world's myths, legends, religions, and superstitions. The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim examines: Elohim and the Bene Ha Elohim—God and the Sons of God The Watchers: UFOs, extraterrestrials, angels, infiltrators, and impregnators Biblical and apocryphal sources from Enoch to Moses The role of the Fae, Elves, Elementals, and ancient gods What if the old spiritualities and religions weren’t just legends? What if there was something living and breathing beneath the surface, a tangible interlinking of religious thought and spirituality, science and myth, inter-dimensionality and cold, hard fact? The Nephilim walked among us... and still do today.

Goliath Must Fall

Goliath Must Fall
  • Author : Louie Giglio
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-05-23
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0718088883
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Summary : Fear. Rejection. Addiction. Anger. Comfort...Must Fall. It’s likely you have a threatening giant in your life…an adversary or stronghold that’s diminishing your ability to live a full and free life. Frozen in the grip of rejection, fear, anger, comfort, or addiction, we lose sight of the promise God has for our lives. Demoralized and defeated, we settle for far less than his best. God has a better plan for you, a plan for you to live in victory. That’s why he has silenced your giant once and for all. In Goliath Must Fall, pastor Louie Giglio uncovers a newfound twist in the classic story of David and Goliath. The key to living free from our giants is not better slingshot accuracy, but keeping our eyes on the one and only giant-slayer—Jesus. Put your hope in him and watch Goliath fall.

Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants
  • Author : Hamzer akyuz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-01-01
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : "Esta es la historia de mis abuelos y de los vuestros, de nuestros padres y de nuestras propias vidas. De alguna forma es la historia de todos nosotros." Ken Follett La historia empieza en 1911, el día de la coronación del rey Jorge V en la abadía de Westminster. El destino de los Williams, una familia minera de Gales, está unido por el amor y la enemistad al de los Fitzherbert, aristócratas y propietarios de minas de carbón. Lady Maud Fitzherbert se enamorará de Walter von Ulrich, un joven espía en la embajada alemana de Londres. Sus vidas se entrelazarán con la de un asesor progresista del presidente de Estados Unidos, Woodrow Wilson, y la de dos hermanos rusos a los que la guerra y la revolución les ha arrebatado su sueño de buscar fortuna en América. Tras el éxito de Los pilares de la Tierra y Un mundo sin fin , Ken Follett presenta esta gran novela épica que narra la historia de cinco familias durante los años turbulentos de la Primera Guerra Mundial, la Revolución Rusa y la lucha de hombres y mujeres por sus derechos. About the Author Ken Follett nació en Cardiff (Gales) y cuando tenía diez años su familia se mudó a Londres. Se licenció en filosofía en la Universidad de Londres y posteriormente se dedicó al periodismo. Durante sus años de reportero empezó a escribir obras de ficción. Sin embargo hasta 1978 no se convirtió en escritor de éxito, con la publicación de El ojo de la aguja. A partir de entonces, cada novela de Ken Follett se convierte en un éxito internacional. Actualmente vive en una vieja rectoría de Hertfordshire con su esposa Barbara. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Primera Parte El cielo amenazador 2 Enero de 1914 I El conde Fitzherbert, de veintiocho años de edad, conocido por su familia y amigos como Fitz, era el noveno hombre más rico de toda Gran Bretaña. No había hecho nada en absoluto para ganar sus cuantiosos ingresos, sino que sencillamente, se había limitado a heredar miles de hectáreas de tierra en Gales y en Yorkshire. Las granjas no producían muchos beneficios, pero debajo de ellas había grandes cantidades de carbón, y el abuelo de Fitz se había hecho inmensamente rico otorgando las concesiones para le explotación del mineral. Estaba claro que era la voluntad de Dios que los Fitzherbert gobernasen a sus semejantes y que viviesen de manera acorde a su condición, pero Fitz pensaba que no había hecho nada que justificase la fe que Dios había depositado en él. Su padre, el anterior conde, había sido un caso distinto. Oficial de la Armada, había sido nombrado almirante tras el bombardeo de Alejandría en 1882, se había convertido en embajador británico en San Petersburgo y, finalmente, había sido ministro en el gabinete de lord Salisbury. Los conservadores perdieron las elecciones generales de 1906 y el padre de Fitz murió escasas semanas más tarde, una muerte precipitada —de eso Fitz estaba seguro— por el hecho de ver a liberales irresponsables como David Lloyd George y Winston Churchill hacerse cargo del gobierno de Su Majestad. Fitz ocupó su escaño en la Cámara de los Lores, la cámara legislativa superior del Parlamento británico, como par conservador. Hablaba un francés muy correcto y se defendía en ruso, y su sueño era llegar a convertirse algún día en jefe del Foreign Office. Por desgracia, los liberales no dejaban de ganar las elecciones continuamente, de modo que aún no había tenido ocasión de ser ministro del gobierno. Su carrera militar había sido igual de mediocre. Había asistido a la academia de entrenamiento de oficiales del ejercito de Sandhurst, y pasó tres años con el regimiento de los Fusileros Galeses para convertirse en capitán. Tras su matrimonio abandonó la carrera militar, pero pasó a ser coronel honorífico de los Territorials de Gales del Sur. Lamentablemente, los coroneles honoríficos nunca ganaban medallas. Sin embargo, había algo de lo que sí se sentía orgulloso, pensaba mientras la locomotora de vapor avanzaba por los valles del sur del País de Gales: dos semanas más tarde, el rey en persona iba a pasar unos días en la casa de campo de Fitz. El rey Jorge V y el padre de Fitz habían sido compañeros en la Armada en su juventud. Recientemente, el rey había expresado su deseo de conocer qué era lo que pensaban sus súbditos más jóovenes, y Fitz había organizado una discreta velada en casa para que Su Majestad conociera a algunos de los más brillantes de su generación. En aquellos momentos, Fitz y su esposa, Bea, iban de camino a la mansión para terminar de disponerlo todo para la visita del monarca. Fitz sentía un gran apego por las tradiciones. No había nada en la historia de la humanidad capaz de rivalizar con la estabilidad que proporcionaba el orden establecido, basado en los cuatro estamentos de la sociedad: monarquía, aristocracia, comerciantes y campesinado. Sin embargo, al mirar por la ventanilla del tren, como en esos precisos momentos, veía que la sombra de una seria amenaza pendía sobre las costumbres tradicionales de la sociedad británica, una amenaza mayor que cualquiera de las que se hubiesen cernido sobre ella en los cuatrocientos años anteriores. Cubriendo por completo las laderas de los montes, otrora tan verdes, extendiéndose como una plaga de manchas grisáceas en las hojas de los rododendros, surgían las casas de los mineros del carbón. En aquellas mugrientas casuchas se hablaba de republicanismo, de ateísmo y de revolución. Solo había pasado un siglo más o menos desde que habían llevado a la nobleza francesa en carretas hasta la guillotina, y lo mismo ocurriría allí si algunos de aquellos mineros musculosos con la cara tiznada lograban salirse con la suya. Fitz estaría encantado de renunciar a las ganancias que obtenía del carbón, se dijo, con tal de que Gran Bretaña volviese a la sencillez de otros tiempos. La familia real era un poderoso bastión contra la insurrección. Sin embargo, además de hacerle sentirse orgulloso, la visita del monarca también le provocaba cierta inquietud, pues había muchas cosas que podían salir mal. Con la realeza, cualquier descuido podía ser una señal de negligencia y, por tanto, una falta de respeto. Hasta el último detalle del fin de semana sería comentado posteriormente, por los sirvientes de los visitantes a otros sirvientes y, de estos, a los señores de dichos sirvientes, por lo que todas las damas de la alta sociedad londinense acabarían sabiendo si, durante su estancia en Ty Gwyn, al rey la habían dado una almohada demasiado dura, una patata podrida o la botella de champán equivocada. El Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost de Fitz estaba esperándolos en la estación de ferrocarril de Aberowen. Se sentó junto a Bea y el chófer los condujo a lo largo de un kilómetro y medio hasta Ty Gwyn, su casa de campo. Estaba cayendo una llovizna fina pero pertinaz, como era habitual en Gales. «Ty Gwyn» significaba «Casa Blanca» en galés, pero el nombre había acabado resultando un tanto irónico porque, como todo lo demás en aquel rincón del mundo, el edificio estaba cubierto por una capa de polvo de carbón, y los bloques de piedra que en otros tiempos habían sido de un blanco inmaculado ofrecían en esos momentos un color gris oscuro que emborronaba las faldas de las señoras que, en un descuido, rozaban las paredes. Pese a todo, era un edificio manífico que llenaba a Fitz de orgullo a medida que el vehículo avanzaba por el camino de entrada a la casa. La mansión privada más grande de todo el País de Gales, Ty Gwyn contaba con doscientas habitaciones. Una vez, de pequeño, él y su hermana, Maud, contaron las ventanas hasta sumar un total de 523. Había sido construida por su abuelo, y en el diseño de las tres plantas se apreciaba una agradable armonía. Los ventanales de la planta noble eran altos y dejaban entrar una gran cantidad de luz en los majestuosos salones. En la planta superior había multitud de habitaciones de invitados, mientras que en la buhardilla se hallaban los innumerables dormitorios del esrvicio que, aun siendo minúsculos, eran evidentes por las largas hileras de lucernarios que poblaban los tejados en pendiente.

Grunch* of Giants

Grunch* of Giants
  • Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1983-04-15
  • Total pages :91
  • ISBN : 0312351941
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Summary : With the appearance of Grunch of Giants, R. Buckminster Fuller consummates his literary canon, his panoramic lifetime survey of all aspects of the responsibility of human beings for their own destiny. This book is a modern allegory - his long-gestated myth-of the villainy of capitalism and the fecklessness of classic economics. For Fuller, the academic discipline of economics is irrelevant since it derives from an invalid assumption of scarcity. In fact, he has long argued that future historians of our era may subsume our business practices as a branch of mythology; thus it is not surprising that the word economic appears nowhere in his text. Fuller’s myth is no idle fairy tale, since he faces his question - the question of a technological imperative which only he could raise with the deadly seriousness of satire. That question is: Can our system of national political sovereignties and corporate profits survive the inevitable technology revolution require to obviate wars by effecting a worldwide rise in the standard of living. One of the functions of myth is to resolve contradictions in our culture. Grunch of Giants portrays the rising of multinational corporations in the paradoxical role of function both as the epitome of capitalistic selfishness and as the inadvertent vehicle for the dissolution of national political boundaries - the last deterrent to a one-world economy. The result is more subversive of the property and profit values of the capitalist system than anything dreamed of since Karl Marx. —E.J. Applewhite, collaborator with RBF on Synergetics and Synergetics 2, author of Cosmic Fishing: A Memoir of Working With R. Buckminster Fuller

On the Shoulders of Giants

On the Shoulders of Giants
  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-10-22
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0674242270
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Summary : On the Shoulders of Giants collects previously unpublished essays from the last fifteen years of Umberto Eco’s life. With humor and erudition, one of the great contemporary thinkers takes on the roots of Western culture, the origin of language, the nature of beauty and ugliness, the imperfections of art, and the lure of mysteries.

The Giant's House

The Giant's House
  • Author : Elizabeth McCracken
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-01-31
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1409039676
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Summary : ‘Every so often a novel comes along which transcends whimsy with the beauty of its writing. Elizabeth McCracken's small masterpiece is one of these' Guardian A powerful and unique story about connection, showing that miracles can happen – even across a library circulation desk. The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod twenty-eight year old librarian Peggy Cort feels as if love and life have stood her up. That is, until the day James Carlson Sweatt – the 'over-tall' eleven year old boy who's the talk of the town – walks into her library and changes her life for ever. Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship. In James, Peggy discovers the one person who's ever really understood her, and as he grows – six foot five at age twelve, then seven foot, then eight – so does their most singular romance. *Perfect for readers who loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine*

Giants in the Earth

Giants in the Earth
  • Author : Ole Edvart Rolvaag
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-08-04
  • Total pages :560
  • ISBN : 0060931930
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Summary : The classic story of a Norwegian pioneer family's struggles with the land and the elements of the Dakota Territory as they try to make a new life in America.

A Plague of Giants

A Plague of Giants
  • Author : Kevin Hearne
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-10-17
  • Total pages :640
  • ISBN : 0345548612
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Summary : From the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, a thrilling novel that kicks off a fantasy series with an entirely new mythology—complete with shape-shifting bards, fire-wielding giants, and children who can speak to astonishing beasts MOTHER AND WARRIOR Tallynd is a soldier who has already survived her toughest battle: losing her husband. But now she finds herself on the front lines of an invasion of giants, intent on wiping out the entire kingdom, including Tallynd’s two sons—all that she has left. The stakes have never been higher. If Tallynd fails, her boys may never become men. SCHOLAR AND SPY Dervan is an historian who longs for a simple, quiet life. But he’s drawn into intrigue when he’s hired to record the tales of a mysterious bard who may be a spy or even an assassin for a rival kingdom. As the bard shares his fantastical stories, Dervan makes a shocking discovery: He may have a connection to the tales, one that will bring his own secrets to light. REBEL AND HERO Abhi’s family have always been hunters, but Abhi wants to choose a different life for himself. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, Abhi soon learns that his destiny is far greater than he imagined: a powerful new magic thrust upon him may hold the key to defeating the giants once and for all—if it doesn’t destroy him first. Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this novel is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these characters intertwine—and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend. Praise for A Plague of Giants “You’ll laugh and cry and crave mustard as you’re immersed in the literal magic of storytelling in Kevin Hearne’s vivid new epic fantasy. I have experienced acute withdrawal symptoms since the book ended. I don’t want to leave this world.”—Beth Cato, author of Breath of Earth and The Clockwork Dagger “A Plague of Giants is an absorbing epic fantasy, with clever storytelling that allows its many threads to each feel important, personal, and memorable. I’m very much looking forward to the sequel!”—James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost “A Plague of Giants is a rare masterpiece that’s both current and timeless, groundbreaking yet traditional, merging the fantasy bones of Tolkien and Rothfuss with a wide cast of characters who’ll break your heart while reminding you of your humanity.”—Delilah S. Dawson, author of Star Wars: Phasma

The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship

The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship
  • Author : Lisa Verge Higgins
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-01-26
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780446575126
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Summary : What makes a wife a lover? For Kate, the spark went out of her marriage long ago but her husband doesn't seem to notice. Their role as parents consumes their lives so they need to rekindle the romance they once shared. What makes a woman a mother? For Jo, a high-powered career has led her to believe that she doesn't have a single maternal instinct. When an orphan unexpectedly enters her life, she is forced to confront her own unhappy childhood and the walls it has built around her heart. What makes a man the love of your life? For Sarah, home is the steamy jungles of Africa while the man of her dreams waits in the air-conditioned confines of Los Angeles. Her longing for this man from the past is blinding her to a new love standing right in front of her. What these women all have in common is a friend with a generous soul, an irrepressible spirit- and a serious illness. In her final letters, Rachel raises one last question: What makes a friend live in our hearts forever?

The Taste of Salt

The Taste of Salt
  • Author : Martha Southgate
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-09-13
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1565129253
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Summary : Award-winning novelist Martha Southgate (who, in the words of Julia Glass, “can write fat and hot, then lush and tender, then just plain truthful and burning with heart”) now tells the story of a family pushed to its limits by addiction over the course of two generations. Josie Henderson loves the water and is fulfilled by her position as the only senior-level black scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. In building this impressive life for herself, she has tried to shed the one thing she cannot: her family back in landlocked Cleveland. Her adored brother, Tick, was her childhood ally as they watched their drinking father push away all the love that his wife and children were trying to give him. Now Tick himself has been coming apart and demands to be heard. Weaving four voices into a beautiful tapestry, Southgate charts the lives of the Hendersons from the parents’ first charmed meeting to Josie’s realization that the ways of the human heart are more complex than anything seen under a microscope.