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Read to Death

Read to Death
  • Author : Terrie Farley Moran
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-07-05
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781101639511
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Summary : The national bestselling author of Caught Read-Handed revisits Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where the proprietors of a local bookstore café occasionally take a stab at solving murder... At their seaside Read ‘Em and Eat bookstore café, Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield offer fresh scones, great books, and excellent detective work… With their book club season wrapping up with The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, Sassy and Bridgy decide to take their group on a day trip to the beautiful Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Hiring driver Oscar Frieland, who’s known for his colorful stories and love of the café’s Robert Frost fruit tartlets, the bibliophiles set off for a day of sunshine and history. After a lovely excursion, the club returns to the café for lunch and a book discussion, but the group falls silent after Oscar is found dead in his van. The sheriff’s deputies have some questions of their own for the group, and if the ladies don’t find some answers soon, the next book they read might be from a prison library.

The Sun Does Shine

The Sun Does Shine
  • Author : Anthony Ray Hinton,Lara Love Hardin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-27
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781250124722
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Summary : Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection The Instant New York Times Bestseller A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. “An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty–nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence—full of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty–seven years he was a beacon—transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, fifty–four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. With the help of civil rights attorney and bestselling author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015. With a foreword by Stevenson, The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, Hinton’s memoir tells his dramatic thirty–year journey and shows how you can take away a man’s freedom, but you can’t take away his imagination, humor, or joy.

Civilized to Death

Civilized to Death
  • Author : Christopher Ryan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-08-11
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781451659115
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Summary : The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live—how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die—in this “engaging, extensively documented, well-organized, and thought-provoking” (Booklist) book. Most of us have instinctive evidence the world is ending—balmy December days, face-to-face conversation replaced with heads-to-screens zomboidism, a world at constant war, a political system in disarray. We hear some myths and lies so frequently that they feel like truths: Civilization is humankind’s greatest accomplishment. Progress is undeniable. Count your blessings. You’re lucky to be alive here and now. Well, maybe we are and maybe we aren’t. Civilized to Death counters the idea that progress is inherently good, arguing that the “progress” defining our age is analogous to an advancing disease. Prehistoric life, of course, was not without serious dangers and disadvantages. Many babies died in infancy. A broken bone, infected wound, snakebite, or difficult pregnancy could be life-threatening. But ultimately, Christopher Ryan questions, were these pre-civilized dangers more murderous than modern scourges, such as car accidents, cancers, cardiovascular disease, and a technologically prolonged dying process? Civilized to Death “will make you see our so-called progress in a whole new light” (Book Riot) and adds to the timely conversation that “the way we have been living is no longer sustainable, at least as long as we want to the earth to outlive us” (Psychology Today). Ryan makes the claim that we should start looking backwards to find our way into a better future.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1986
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : PSU:000012455942
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Summary : Examines the effects of television culture on how we conduct our public affairs and how "entertainment values" corrupt the way we think.

Read Me to Death

Read Me to Death
  • Author : Martin J. Frankson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-27
  • Total pages :37
  • ISBN : 1520939558
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Summary : No-one likes to be ignored.Sometimes revenge comes from where you least expect it.One man visited a bookstore, just to browseBut the books put their foot down.Read on...if you dare...

The Twittering Machine

The Twittering Machine
  • Author : Richard Seymour
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-09-22
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781788739313
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Summary : A brilliant probe into the political and psychological effects of our changing relationship with social media Former social media executives tell us that the system is an addiction-machine. We are users, waiting for our next hit as we like, comment and share. We write to the machine as individuals, but it responds by aggregating our fantasies, desires and frailties into data, and returning them to us as a commodity experience. The Twittering Machine is an unflinching view into the calamities of digital life: the circus of online trolling, flourishing alt-right subcultures, pervasive corporate surveillance, and the virtual data mines of Facebook and Google where we spend considerable portions of our free time. In this polemical tour de force, Richard Seymour shows how the digital world is changing the ways we speak, write, and think. Through journalism, psychoanalytic reflection and insights from users, developers, security experts and others, Seymour probes the human side of the machine, asking what we’re getting out of it, and what we’re getting into. Social media held out the promise that we could make our own history–to what extent did we choose the nightmare that it has become?

Life After Death...

Life After Death...
  • Author : Joyson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them)

Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them)
  • Author : Sallie Tisdale
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-06-18
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781501182181
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Summary : A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CRITICS’ TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR “In its loving, fierce specificity, this book on how to die is also a blessedly saccharine-free guide for how to live” (The New York Times). Former NEA fellow and Pushcart Prize-winning writer Sallie Tisdale offers a lyrical, thought-provoking, yet practical perspective on death and dying in Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them). Informed by her many years working as a nurse, with more than a decade in palliative care, Tisdale provides a frank, direct, and compassionate meditation on the inevitable. From the sublime (the faint sound of Mozart as you take your last breath) to the ridiculous (lessons on how to close the sagging jaw of a corpse), Tisdale leads us through the peaks and troughs of death with a calm, wise, and humorous hand. Advice for Future Corpses is more than a how-to manual or a spiritual bible: it is a graceful compilation of honest and intimate anecdotes based on the deaths Tisdale has witnessed in her work and life, as well as stories from cultures, traditions, and literature around the world. Tisdale explores all the heartbreaking, beautiful, terrifying, confusing, absurd, and even joyful experiences that accompany the work of dying, including: A Good Death: What does it mean to die “a good death”? Can there be more than one kind of good death? What can I do to make my death, or the deaths of my loved ones, good? Communication: What to say and not to say, what to ask, and when, from the dying, loved ones, doctors, and more. Last Months, Weeks, Days, and Hours: What you might expect, physically and emotionally, including the limitations, freedoms, pain, and joy of this unique time. Bodies: What happens to a body after death? What options are available to me after my death, and how do I choose—and make sure my wishes are followed? Grief: “Grief is the story that must be told over and over...Grief is the breath after the last one.” Beautifully written and compulsively readable, Advice for Future Corpses offers the resources and reassurance that we all need for planning the ends of our lives, and is essential reading for future corpses everywhere. “Sallie Tisdale’s elegantly understated new book pretends to be a user’s guide when in fact it’s a profound meditation” (David Shields, bestselling author of Reality Hunger).

A Death in the Family

A Death in the Family
  • Author : James Agee
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :310
  • ISBN : 9780375701238
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Summary : The tragedy of Jay Follet's sudden death destroys his family's secure and loving world

Mort

Mort
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-05-27
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781407034508
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Summary : 'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy' Sunday Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. Death is the Grim Reaper of the Discworld, a black-robed skeleton carrying a scythe who must collect a minimum number of souls in order to keep the momentum of dying, well . . . alive. He is also fond of cats and endlessly baffled by humanity. Soon Death is yearning to experience what humanity really has to offer . . . but to do that, he'll need to hire some help. It's an offer Mort can't refuse. As Death's apprentice he'll have free board, use of the company horse - and being dead isn't compulsory. It's a dream job - until Mort falls in love with Death's daughter, Ysabell, and discovers that your boss can be a killer on your love life . . . ________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Mort is the first book in the Death series.

Let the Lord Sort Them

Let the Lord Sort Them
  • Author : Maurice Chammah
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-01-26
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781524760274
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A deeply reported, searingly honest portrait of the death penalty in Texas—and what it tells us about crime and punishment in America “Remarkably intimate, fair-minded, and trustworthy reporting on the people arguing over the fate of human life.”—Robert Kolker, New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family WINNER OF THE J. ANTHONY LUKAS WORK-IN-PROGRESS AWARD In 1972, the United States Supreme Court made a surprising ruling: the country's death penalty system violated the Constitution. The backlash was swift, especially in Texas, where executions were considered part of the cultural fabric, and a dark history of lynching was masked by gauzy visions of a tough-on-crime frontier. When executions resumed, Texas quickly became the nationwide leader in carrying out the punishment. Then, amid a larger wave of criminal justice reform, came the death penalty’s decline, a trend so durable that even in Texas the punishment appears again close to extinction. In Let the Lord Sort Them, Maurice Chammah charts the rise and fall of capital punishment through the eyes of those it touched. We meet Elsa Alcala, the orphaned daughter of a Mexican American family who found her calling as a prosecutor in the nation's death penalty capital, before becoming a judge on the state's highest court. We meet Danalynn Recer, a lawyer who became obsessively devoted to unearthing the life stories of men who committed terrible crimes, and fought for mercy in courtrooms across the state. We meet death row prisoners—many of them once-famous figures like Henry Lee Lucas, Gary Graham, and Karla Faye Tucker—along with their families and the families of their victims. And we meet the executioners, who struggle openly with what society has asked them to do. In tracing these interconnected lives against the rise of mass incarceration in Texas and the country as a whole, Chammah explores what the persistence of the death penalty tells us about forgiveness and retribution, fairness and justice, history and myth. Written with intimacy and grace, Let the Lord Sort Them is the definitive portrait of a particularly American institution.

Reading Birth and Death

Reading Birth and Death
  • Author : Jo Murphy-Lawless
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :343
  • ISBN : 0253334756
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Summary : This book makes an important contribution to the fields of obstetrics, midwifery, childbirth education, sociology of the body, cultural studies and women's studies.

Beyond the End...

Beyond the End...
  • Author : Freddy J. Corona
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-07
  • Total pages :116
  • ISBN : 149494460X
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Summary : "Beyond the End (A Gospel of Death)" is the preliminary and unedited version of a multiple volume series of Christian-horror books, which are loosely based on visions that the author and multiple individuals have experienced during failed suicide attempts. The testimonials have been formatted into gripping stories that encompass a post-apocalyptic and historical atrocity chronicle. The amazingly horrific and shocking tales will take you on a dark and terrifying journey into a supernatural world, void of the grace of God, thereby glorifying the contrast of a great and gracious life that one is privileged to live while alive in Christ! NOT FOR SENSITIVE READERS!

Played to Death

Played to Death
  • Author : BV Lawson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-12
  • Total pages :278
  • ISBN : 9780990458203
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Summary : A Shamus Award Finalist and Named Best Mystery in the 2015 Next Generation Book Awards A body in a rundown Opera House. A missing manuscript A dark family secret. Still suffering nightmares from a case that ended tragically, brilliant freelance crime consultant Scott Drayco considers retiring from crime solving altogether. When a former client bequeaths Drayco a rundown Opera House in a Virginia seaside town, he figures he'll arrange for a quick sale of the place while nursing his battered soul in a peaceful setting near the shore. What he doesn't count on is finding a dead body on the Opera House stage with a mysterious "G" carved into the man's chest. With hopes for a quick sale dashed and himself a suspect in the murder, Drayco digs into very old and very dangerous secrets to solve the crime and clear his name. Along the way, Drayco must dodge a wary sheriff, hostility over coastal development, and the seductive wife of a town councilman - before the tensions explode into more violence and he becomes the next victim. EDITORIAL REVIEWS: "Lawson uses the gothic features of the abandoned Opera House to great effect, creating an atmospheric background for the crimes and the solving of them, all of it accompanied with music that's almost like another character. The pace never sagged and it kept me enthralled." - Long and Short Reviews "Lawson's book was so good, I read it twice from beginning to end...The citizens of Cape Unity are as diverse and multi-layered as any person living in the large cities, and Lawson portrayed them splendidly." - Reader's Favorite Reviews "The storyline here is nicely structured, and creatively ties together two murder mysteries, which occurred decades apart. The small town setting is ideal, the lead character engaging, and the supporting cast interesting and diverse. Overall, a solid start to this series." - Omnimystery News "A nice tight mystery in a realistic setting. Totally enjoyable." - Terrie Farley Moran, national bestselling author of the Read 'Em and Eat Mystery Series Category Keywords: free, freebie, vigilante justice, crime fiction, FBI agents, murder, private detective, suspense, mysteries, thrillers, mystery & detective, private investigator series, detective novel series, literary mystery, murder mystery series, serial killers, small town mysteries, vengeful, mystery series, thriller books, crime books, suspense books, best mystery novels, J.A. Jance, Tana French, Louise Penny, Karin Slaughter

Told by the Death's Head: A Romantic Tale

Told by the Death's Head: A Romantic Tale
  • Author : Mór Jókai
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-12-02
  • Total pages :399
  • ISBN : EAN:4057664595614
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Summary : "Told by the Death's Head: A Romantic Tale" by Mór Jókai (translated by Sara Elisabeth Siegrist Boggs). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Death by Water

Death by Water
  • Author : Kenzaburo Oe
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-10-06
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9780802190871
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Summary : Kenzaburo Oe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for creating "an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today." In Death by Water, his recurring protagonist and literary alter-ego returns to his hometown village in search of a red suitcase fabled to hold documents revealing the details of his father’s death during WWII: details that will serve as the foundation for his new, and final, novel. Since his youth, renowned novelist Kogito Choko planned to fictionalize his father’s fatal drowning in order to fully process the loss. Stricken with guilt and regret over his failure to rescue his father, Choko has long been driven to discover why his father was boating on the river in a torrential storm. Though he remembers overhearing his father and a group of soldiers discussing an insurgent scheme to stage a suicide attack on Emperor Mikado, Choko cannot separate his memories from imagination and his family is hesitant to reveal the entire story. When the contents of the trunk turn out to offer little clarity, Choko abandons the novel in creative despair. Floundering as an artist, he’s haunted by fear that he may never write his tour de force. But when he collaborates with an avant-garde theater troupe dramatizing his early novels, Kogito is revitalized by revisiting his formative work and he finds the will to continue investigating his father’s demise. Diving into the turbulent depths of legacy and mortality, Death by Water is an exquisite examination of resurfacing national and personal trauma, and the ways that storytelling can mend political, social, and familial rifts.

"Reading" Greek Death

'Reading' Greek Death
  • Author : Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :489
  • ISBN : 0198150695
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Summary : What was the origin of Charon, the ferryman of the dead? Or Hades and the Elysian Fields? This book is a fascinating in-depth study of the beliefs, attitudes, and rituals surrounding death in ancient Greece. Drawing on all kinds of evidence - from literary texts to images on art - the book also discusses the problems of `reading' this material without the intrusion of our own culturally determined beliefs.

The Red Cross of Gold

The Red Cross of Gold
  • Author : Brendan Carroll
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-11
  • Total pages :424
  • ISBN : 1932672435
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Summary : When the venerable Assassin for the Order of the Red Cross of Gold finds himself unable to recall the details of his latest mission, he becomes the victim of a ruthless woman bent on prying ancient secrets from his head by any means necessary. While he searches his muddled mind for answers, he becomes involved in a sort of erotic warfare with two of his captors. He has to fight for his life when his Brothers come to fetch him home?Ǫ with or without his head.

Death of a Diva

Death of a Diva
  • Author : Derek Farrell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-06-13
  • Total pages :282
  • ISBN : 1533606382
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Summary : Danny Bird is having a very bad day. In the space of just a few hours he lost his job, his partner and his home. Ever the optimist, Danny throws himself headlong into his dream to turn the grimmest pub in London into the coolest nightspot south of the river. Sadly, everything doesn't go quite as planned when his star turn is found strangled hours before opening night. Danny becomes the prime suspect in the crime, and then the gangster who really owns the pub starts asking where his share of the takings has gone... it seems things are going to get worse for Danny before they get better. "A classic whodunit brought bang up to date" "A modern day Cluedo" "Impossible to compartmentalise into one genre, the plot twists and turns through a thoroughly modern tale that will have you totally hooked." "A book full of clever plotting." "Excellent pacy story, great characters and laugh out loud jokes in places"

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 014303653X
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Summary : Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge, in a special anniversary edition of the classic critique of the influence of the mass media on a democratic society. Reprint.

Death March

Death March
  • Author : Edward Yourdon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :230
  • ISBN : 013143635X
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Summary : This practical handbook on software project success and survival explains how to confront five important issues involved in all software projects--people, politics, process, project management, and tools.