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A Song for the Dying

By Stuart MacBride
  • ISBN Code: : 0007344325
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
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A heart-stopping crime thriller and the fourth consecutive No. 1 Bestseller from the author of the Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead.

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"Song of Myself" is a poem by Walt Whitman that is included in his work Leaves of Grass. It has been credited as "representing the core of Whitman's poetic vision". The poem was first published without sections as the first of twelve untitled poems in the first (1855) edition of Leaves of Grass. The first edition was published by Whitman at his own expense. In 1856 it was called "A Poem of Walt Whitman, an American" and in 1860 it was simply termed "Walt Whitman." Walter "Walt" Whitman (1819 – 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

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“Utterly charming… A Proposal They Can't Refuse is a surefire winner!” —Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man Natalie Caña turns up the heat, humor and heart in this debut rom-com about a Puerto Rican chef and an Irish American whiskey distiller forced into a fake engagement by their scheming octogenarian grandfathers. Kamilah Vega is desperate to convince her family to update their Puerto Rican restaurant and enter it into the Fall Foodie Tour. With the gentrification of their Chicago neighborhood, it's the only way to save the place. The fly in her mofongo—her blackmailing abuelo says if she wants to change anything in his restaurant, she'll have to marry the one man she can't stand: his best friend’s grandson. Liam Kane spent a decade working to turn his family’s distillery into a contender. But just as he and his grandfather are on the verge of winning a national competition, Granda hits him with a one-two punch: he has cancer and has his heart set on seeing Liam married before it’s too late. And Granda knows just the girl…Kamilah Vega. If they refuse, their grandfathers will sell the building that houses both their businesses. With their futures on the line, Kamilah and Liam plan to outfox the devious duo, faking an engagement until they both get what they want. But soon, they find themselves tangled up in more than either of them bargained for.

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  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 747
  • Pdf File: survivor-song.pdf

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A propulsive and chillingly prescient novel of suspense and terror from the Bram Stoker award–winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts. “Absolutely riveting.” — Stephen King In a matter of weeks, Massachusetts has been overrun by an insidious rabies-like virus that is spread by saliva. But unlike rabies, the disease has a terrifyingly short incubation period of an hour or less. Those infected quickly lose their minds and are driven to bite and infect as many others as they can before they inevitably succumb. Hospitals are inundated with the sick and dying, and hysteria has taken hold. To try to limit its spread, the commonwealth is under quarantine and curfew. But society is breaking down and the government's emergency protocols are faltering. Dr. Ramola "Rams" Sherman, a soft-spoken pediatrician in her mid-thirties, receives a frantic phone call from Natalie, a friend who is eight months pregnant. Natalie's husband has been killed—viciously attacked by an infected neighbor—and in a failed attempt to save him, Natalie, too, was bitten. Natalie's only chance of survival is to get to a hospital as quickly as possible to receive a rabies vaccine. The clock is ticking for her and for her unborn child. Natalie’s fight for life becomes a desperate odyssey as she and Rams make their way through a hostile landscape filled with dangers beyond their worst nightmares—terrifying, strange, and sometimes deadly challenges that push them to the brink. Paul Tremblay once again demonstrates his mastery in this chilling and all-too-plausible novel that will leave readers racing through the pages . . . and shake them to their core.

The Last Ecstasy of Life

By Phyllida Anam-Áire
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1644112663
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 711
  • Pdf File: the-last-ecstasy-of-life.pdf

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• Emphasizes how shadow work, integrating past wounds, and healing our ancestry allows us to facilitate the ecstatic transition into the next life • Offers exercises and visualizations to help us integrate emotions like anger and grief, which impact the soul’s readiness to leave the body when the time comes • Discusses what happens to our cells when we die with regard to the human energy field and explores the soul’s journey through the aítes or bardos In the Celtic tradition dying is considered an act of birthing, of our consciousness passing from this life to the next. Informed by an early near-death experience, spiritual midwife and former nun Phyllida Anam-Áire offers an intimate overview of the sacred stages of the dying process seen through the lens of her Celtic heritage. Compassionately describing the final dissolution of the elements, she emphasizes how important it is to resolve and integrate our psycho-spiritual shadows and wounds in this lifetime. What truly heals is our capacity for authentic compassionate love--in life, in death, and after. Healing our ancestry before leaving the body eases not only our transition but sets future generations free from old stories held in our family systems. Sharing her insights into God consciousness, our earth/ego mind, and the soul’s journey through the Aíte or bardos, Phyllida’s poetic words guide us toward the final ecstasy as the soul leaves its material form and enters the vast Universal Heart of cosmic energy. Providing a deep spiritual understanding of the mysteries of death and the afterlife, this courageous book combines Celtic and Christian wisdom to dispel the fear of dying and invites us to live consciously and with love to our very last breath.

A Song for Arbonne

By Guy Gavriel Kay
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  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Book Code : 0143176803
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 863
  • Pdf File: a-song-for-arbonne.pdf

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To the Imperial City there comes another voyager on a journey of self-discovery, this time from the east. Rustem of Kerakek, a physician, must find his own balancing of family and ambition, healing and death, as he, too, is drawn into the deadly webs of Sarantium.

8: A Song for the Peach Tree In My Master's Garden

By Christopher M. Struck
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  • Publisher : BHC Press
  • Book Code : 1643971255
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 228
  • Pdf File: 8.pdf

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Seven samurai will teach him what it means to be a warrior…one by one he will remind them of what they taught. Young Miyamoto Musashi, who goes by the nickname Hachi, studies at the local samurai school of the Yoshioka’s. When he accidently meets his master’s daughter, Umi, in a forbidden garden beneath a peach tree, it’s love at first sight. They plan to meet again beneath the tree, but Umi never shows. Driven by his desire to prove he is worthy, Hachi vows to become the greatest samurai who has ever lived to earn the right to see Umi again. As he trains under seven great samurai, he never forgets Umi and his desire to be with her grows. When Hachi suffers a great betrayal, he is driven by his own sense of justice and the driving force of what it means to be a samurai while he searches for peace and tranquility. A classic tale of devotion and revenge, Miyamoto will come face to face with his own destiny in this origins tale of his life.

A Song for No Man's Land

By Andy Remic
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  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Book Code : 0765384019
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 993
  • Pdf File: a-song-for-no-man-s-land.pdf

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He signed up to fight with visions of honour and glory, of fighting for king and country, of making his family proud at long last. But on a battlefield during the Great War, Robert Jones is shot, and wonders how it all went so very wrong, and how things could possibly get any worse. He'll soon find out. When the attacking enemy starts to shapeshift into a nightmarish demonic force, Jones finds himself fighting an impossible war against an enemy that shouldn't exist. Andy Remic's A Song for No Man's Land is the first in an ongoing series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Springsteen Song by Song

By Clinton Heylin
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101626038
  • Total of Pages : 133
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 688
  • Pdf File: springsteen-song.pdf

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Acclaimed music writer Clinton Heylin's revelatory biography E Street Shuffle charts the rise of Bruce Springsteen and his legendary E Street Band in intimate detail, from their blue-collar New Jersey roots to the heights of rock stardom. Now, in Springsteen Song by Song, Heylin culls studio data, demo tracks, and his own extensive knowledge to offer insights, history, and critical commentary on 300 songs recorded by the Boss between 1972 and 1984. These concise yet insightful notes are essential reading for Springsteen true believers as well as fans just beginning to discover the early work of this living American legend.

A Song for Carmine

By M Spio
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1491899832
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 937
  • Pdf File: a-song-for-carmine.pdf

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Everything always catches up. “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” William Faulkner said it best. If he couldn’t kill the past, Carmine St. Clair would live to punish himself for it and try to outrun it at the same time. Haunted by memories of a childhood stained with the so-called tough love of a God-lovin’ alcoholic father and the inky residue of his own bigotry, the last 15 years are a blur of libations and amassing trophies, women and money. Carmine has spent his whole life distancing himself from his past, those crooked lines, the dusty red clay roads of the South. But when the winning streak ends and the phone rings, he ends up right back where he started: Eton, Georgia (population 318). When the walls he’s built around himself crumble, Carmine finds love in everything he’s tried to escape: a black woman, forgiveness, himself, and the past. As he tries to figure out what the past means, what it means to be good, and what the future holds, he’ll have to decide between love and hate, darkness and light, and all the things in between. Sometimes you have to go back to where you started to learn the oldest lesson of all: you’ve got to let go of everything to gain it all. A story about love, about forgiveness, and about what it means to make a life worth living. Charming and deeply moving A Song for Carmine is a story that gives you something to leave with.

A Song for Quiet

By Cassandra Khaw
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  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Book Code : 0765397390
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 718
  • Pdf File: a-song-for-quiet.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Cassandra Khaw returns with A Song for Quiet, a new standalone Persons Non Grata novella from the world of Hammers on Bone, finalist for the British Fantasy Award and the Locus Award, and which Kameron Hurley called "a long leap into the gory, the weird, and the fantastic." Deacon James is a rambling bluesman straight from Georgia, a black man with troubles that he can't escape, and music that won't let him go. On a train to Arkham, he meets trouble — visions of nightmares, gaping mouths and grasping tendrils, and a madman who calls himself John Persons. According to the stranger, Deacon is carrying a seed in his head, a thing that will destroy the world if he lets it hatch. The mad ravings chase Deacon to his next gig. His saxophone doesn't call up his audience from their seats, it calls up monstrosities from across dimensions. As Deacon flees, chased by horrors and cultists, he stumbles upon a runaway girl, who is trying to escape the destiny awaiting her. Like Deacon, she carries something deep inside her, something twisted and dangerous. Together, they seek to leave Arkham, only to find the Thousand Young lurking in the woods. The song in Deacon’s head is growing stronger, and soon he won’t be able to ignore it any more. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Exploring Lifespan Development

By Laura E. Berk
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1071895249
  • Total of Pages : 696
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 875
  • Pdf File: exploring-lifespan-development.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Exploring Lifespan Development, Fourth Edition , the shorter, essentials version of Development Through the Lifespan , Seventh Edition, covers the same topics and contains the same number of chapters, but presents only the essential information, with an exceptionally strong emphasis on applications. Exploring Lifespan Development also includes all the great features Berk’s texts are known for — an engaging writing style, exceptional multicultural and cross-cultural focus, rich examples, the most up-to-date research, and practical applications that help students relate the subject to their personal and professional lives. All print formats are available for pre-order now with publication set for late July. E-book formats will be available for purchase in mid-July with prices starting at $72.00 for a 180-day rental.

Development Through The Lifespan

By Laura E. Berk
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1071895192
  • Total of Pages : 864
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 350
  • Pdf File: development-through-the-lifespan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With its seamless integration of up-to-date research, strong multicultural and cross-cultural focus, and clear, engaging narrative, Development Through the Lifespan has established itself as the market’s leading text. The dramatically revised Seventh Edition presents the newest, most relevant research and applications in the field of human development today. Featuring compelling topics, rich examples, and author Laura Berk’s signature storytelling style, this new edition is the most current and engaging text available. All print formats are available for pre-order now with publication set for late July. E-book formats will be available for purchase in mid-July with prices starting at $72.00 for a 180-day rental.