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Billy Gashade

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Billy Gashade is a wandering musician crossing the young United States in the late 1800s, and introducing us to its most colorful characters along the way. ...

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  • Editeur: Forge Books
  • ISBN: 9781429911764
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Billy Gashade is a wandering musician crossing the young United States in the late 1800s, and introducing us to its most colorful characters along the way. Calamity Jane, Billy the Kid, Chief Crazy Horse, Oscar Wilde, and many many more cross paths with Billy in this sweeping epic of American History from Loren D. Estleman. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Oscar Wilde as a Character in Victorian Fiction

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This book documents how Oscar Wilde was appropriated as a fictional character by no less than thirty-two of his contemporaries, including such celebrated w ...

  • L'auteur : A. Kingston
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 023060935X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book documents how Oscar Wilde was appropriated as a fictional character by no less than thirty-two of his contemporaries, including such celebrated writers as Joseph Conrad, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, George Bernard Shaw and Bram Stoker.


Epic Meal Time

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Jackass meets Man vs. Food in this awe-inspiring and hilarious guide to extreme, artery-hostile cooking—based on the wildly popular YouTube cooking show ...

  • L'auteur : Harley Morenstein,Josh Elkin
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476746028
  • Genre: Humor
  • Nombre de pages: 128
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Jackass meets Man vs. Food in this awe-inspiring and hilarious guide to extreme, artery-hostile cooking—based on the wildly popular YouTube cooking show (5.5 million subscribers). Do you find yourself craving pizza topped with deep-fried chicken nuggets and fries? Does a six-patty burger buried under a mound of bacon have your mouth watering? How about a 5,800-calorie corn dog? Harley Morenstein (a.k.a. The Sauce Boss), created EpicMealTime for the ex­treme chef in all of us. His kitchen crew (none of whom, amazingly enough, have had any culinary education or previous cooking experience), brings his artery-clogging visions to life—and now you can, too, using ingredients as diverse as waffles, chicken hearts, cake mix, tortilla chips, maple syrup, fast food menu items, bacon grease, Irish crème whiskey, cheese sticks, breakfast sausage, pounds and pounds of bacon . . . and much more!


Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and American Folk Outlaw Performance

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With its appeal predicated upon what civilized society rejects, there has always been something hidden in plain sight when it comes to the outlaw figure as ...

  • L'auteur : Damian A. Carpenter
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317107071
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 232
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: With its appeal predicated upon what civilized society rejects, there has always been something hidden in plain sight when it comes to the outlaw figure as cultural myth. Damian A. Carpenter traverses the unsettled outlaw territory that is simultaneously a part of and apart from settled American society by examining outlaw myth, performance, and perception over time. Since the late nineteenth century, the outlaw voice has been most prominent in folk performance, the result being a cultural persona invested in an outlaw tradition that conflates the historic, folkloric, and social in a cultural act. Focusing on the works and guises of Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, and Bob Dylan, Carpenter goes beyond the outlaw figure’s heroic associations and expands on its historical (Jesse James, Billy the Kid), folk (John Henry, Stagolee), and social (tramps, hoboes) forms. He argues that all three performers represent a culturally disruptive force, whether it be the bad outlaw that Lead Belly represented to an urban bourgeoisie audience, the good outlaw that Guthrie shaped to reflect the social concerns of marginalized people, or the honest outlaw that Dylan offered audiences who responded to him as a promoter of clear-sighted self-evaluation. As Carpenter shows, the outlaw and the law as located in society are interdependent in terms of definition. His study provides an in-depth look at the outlaw figure’s self-reflexive commentary and critique of both performer and society that reflects the times in which they played their outlaw roles.


Journey of the Dead

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In Loren D. Estleman's Journey of the Dead, when Pat Garrett killed his poker buddy, Billy the Kid, he had no idea what a terrible emotional price he would ...

  • L'auteur : Loren D. Estleman
  • Editeur: Forge Books
  • ISBN: 1429924403
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In Loren D. Estleman's Journey of the Dead, when Pat Garrett killed his poker buddy, Billy the Kid, he had no idea what a terrible emotional price he would pay. Haunted by memories of Billy, Garrett wanders the New Mexico desert in a fruitless pursuit of peace. Deep in the same desert, an ancient Spanish alchemist searches for the fabled philosopher's stone. Resolutely alone in his quest he devotes his long life to hunting the secrets of the old gods. As these two men seek answers to questions that have confounded mankind for centuries, their stories encompass the panorama of American history. This journey from wild frontier into the twentieth century is an unforgettable experience. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Revolution of Marina M.

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From the mega-bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of on ...

  • L'auteur : Janet Fitch
  • Editeur: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316125776
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 816
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From the mega-bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young woman St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn. As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman's journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century.


Texture In Film

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Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives of art, literature and music, Donaldson develops a stimulating understanding of a concept that has received littl ...

  • L'auteur : Lucy Fife Donaldson
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137034807
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Nombre de pages: 194
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives of art, literature and music, Donaldson develops a stimulating understanding of a concept that has received little detailed attention in relation to film. Based in close analysis, Texture in Film brings discussion of style and affect together in a selection of case studies drawn from American cinema.


The Perils of Sherlock Holmes

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"An excellent collection of short stories and essays." --New York Review of Books "An entertaining and diverting read." --BookPleasures.com "Estleman's sty ...

  • L'auteur : Loren D Estleman
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1440545200
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "An excellent collection of short stories and essays." --New York Review of Books "An entertaining and diverting read." --BookPleasures.com "Estleman's style as Watson is better than many." --BestofSherlock.com "Readers are transported back to another place and time during the series of short stories that pay homage to the legend that is Sherlock Holmes." --Pop Culture Guy "The Hound of the Baskervilles." "A Scandal in Bohemia." "The Sign of the Four." These are just a few of the well-known mysteries solved by the one and only Sherlock Holmes. The legendary detective is one of the most enduring literary characters of all time, and he appears once more in The Perils of Sherlock Holmes. Each of these adventurous tales has been authorized by the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. While you may recognize some of these stories, others--such as "The Serpent's Egg"--are revealed for the very first time. Other works in this collection include three previously published essays that delve deeper into the daring world of Sherlock Holmes and the imaginative mind of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


The Electric Hotel

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A sweeping work of historical fiction from the New York Times–bestselling author Dominic Smith, The Electric Hotel is a spellbinding story of art and lov ...

  • L'auteur : Dominic Smith
  • Editeur: Sarah Crichton Books
  • ISBN: 0374719691
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A sweeping work of historical fiction from the New York Times–bestselling author Dominic Smith, The Electric Hotel is a spellbinding story of art and love. For more than thirty years, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. A French pioneer of silent films who started out as a concession agent for the Lumière brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days foraging for mushrooms in the hills of Los Angeles and taking photographs of runaways and the striplings along Sunset Boulevard. But when a film history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel—the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose—the past comes surging back. In his run-down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated: celluloid fragments in desperate need of restoration, as well as Claude’s memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him. The Electric Hotel is a portrait of a man entranced by the magic of moviemaking, a luminous romance, and a whirlwind trip through early cinema. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.


Never Street

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Detroit PI Amos Walker must find a missing movie fan before the credits start to roll—“Sharp and energetic . . . a joy from start to finish” (Chicago ...

  • L'auteur : Loren D. Estleman
  • Editeur: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453220585
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 325
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Detroit PI Amos Walker must find a missing movie fan before the credits start to roll—“Sharp and energetic . . . a joy from start to finish” (Chicago Tribune). What could be more innocent than watching old movies? For Neil Catalin, a wealthy man with a happy home, old-fashioned pictures were a hobby that became an obsession. But he wasn’t watching The Wizard of Oz. Crime movies were his passion, the sort where life is cheap and death is free, and Catalin sank himself into them as an escape from the stresses of suburbia, when soaring debt threatened to overwhelm the life he had created. Now he has disappeared, and his wife believes the clue may be in his collection of gruesome classics. She calls on Amos Walker, who ventures into a black-and-white past in his hunt for the missing man. The journey is far from escapism, because this is Detroit, where the guns don’t fire blanks. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Loren D. Estleman including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.


A Smile on the Face of the Tiger

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In Estleman's latest novel, Amos Walker is back on the streets of Detroit as he investigates the mysterious death of an ageing pulp fiction writer. ...

  • L'auteur : Loren D. Estleman
  • Editeur: Mysterious Press
  • ISBN: 044693125X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In Estleman's latest novel, Amos Walker is back on the streets of Detroit as he investigates the mysterious death of an ageing pulp fiction writer.


A Study of Poetry

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The method of studying poetry which I have followed in this book was sketched some years ago in my chapter on "Poetry" in Counsel Upon the Reading of Books ...

  • L'auteur : Bliss Perry
  • Editeur: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3736819285
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 264
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The method of studying poetry which I have followed in this book was sketched some years ago in my chapter on "Poetry" in Counsel Upon the Reading of Books. My confidence that the genetic method is the natural way of approaching the subject has been shared by many lovers of poetry. I hope, however, that I have not allowed my insistence upon the threefold process of "impression, transforming imagination, and expression" to harden into a set formula. Formulas have a certain dangerous usefulness for critics and teachers, but they are a very small part of one's training in the appreciation of poetry.


Something Borrowed, Something Black

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Trying to go straight, former contract killer Peter Macklin carries out a hit in the Lone Star state, in this page-turning hard-boiled thriller Johns Davis ...

  • L'auteur : Loren D. Estleman
  • Editeur: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1504034848
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 212
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Trying to go straight, former contract killer Peter Macklin carries out a hit in the Lone Star state, in this page-turning hard-boiled thriller Johns Davis has just left the Alamo when he feels the garrote wrap around his neck. The bookie slams his foot on the gas, sending the car into oncoming traffic. It bounces off a van, hops the curb, and crashes into a hotel, knocking Davis unconscious and breaking the neck of his would-be assassin. Davis can breathe again, but just for a moment. When the mob wants you dead, they’ll always send another killer. The only man for the job is Peter Macklin, a veteran killer who’s trying to put his old life behind him. He’s just married Laurie, a beautiful, innocent young woman who believes her husband is a salesman. They’re on their honeymoon in Los Angeles when he gets the call, and it’s a gig he can’t refuse. Macklin is going to Texas for a battle so tough it will make the Alamo look like a fair fight. This spellbinding thriller from three-time-Shamus Award–winning author Loren D. Estleman takes hit man Peter Macklin out of his Motor City comfort zone and into the hot spots of San Antonio and Los Angeles. Something Borrowed, Something Black is the 4th book in the Peter Macklin Thrillers, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.


The Ballad of Black Bart

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The Ballad of Black Bart: a riveting western novel from Spur Award-Winning Author Loren D. Estleman. "Loren Estleman is my hero."—Harlan Coben Between Ju ...

  • L'auteur : Loren D. Estleman
  • Editeur: Forge Books
  • ISBN: 1466892110
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Ballad of Black Bart: a riveting western novel from Spur Award-Winning Author Loren D. Estleman. "Loren Estleman is my hero."—Harlan Coben Between July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in California’s Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted. Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Francisco’s entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes. Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargo’s legendary chief of detectives, made Bart’s apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest. The Ballad of Black Bart is a duel of wits involving two adversaries of surpassing cleverness, set against the vivid backdrop of the Old West. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Margreete's Harbor

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A literary novel set on the coast of Maine during the 1960s, tracing the life of a family and its matriarch as they negotiate sharing a home. Eleanor Morse ...

  • L'auteur : Eleanor Morse
  • Editeur: St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN: 125027155X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A literary novel set on the coast of Maine during the 1960s, tracing the life of a family and its matriarch as they negotiate sharing a home. Eleanor Morse's Margreete’s Harbor begins with a fire: a fiercely-independent, thrice-widowed woman living on her own in a rambling house near the Maine coast forgets a hot pan on the stovetop, and nearly burns her place down. When Margreete Bright calls her daughter Liddie to confess, Liddie realizes that her mother can no longer live alone. She, her husband Harry, and their children Eva and Bernie move from a settled life in Michigan across the country to Margreete’s isolated home, and begin a new life. Margreete’s Harbor tells the story of ten years in the history of a family: a novel of small moments, intimate betrayals, arrivals and disappearances that coincide with America during the late 1950s through the turbulent 1960s. Liddie, a professional cellist, struggles to find space for her music in a marriage that increasingly confines her; Harry’s critical approach to the growing war in Vietnam endangers his new position as a high school history teacher; Bernie and Eva begin to find their own identities as young adults; and Margreete slowly descends into a private world of memories, even as she comes to find a larger purpose in them. This beautiful novel—attuned to the seasons of nature, the internal dynamics of a family, and a nation torn by its contradicting ideals—reveals the largest meanings in the smallest and most secret moments of life. Readers of Elizabeth Strout, Alice Munro, and Anne Tyler will find themselves at home in Margreete’s Harbor.


The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion

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Johnny Vermillion's theater troupe brings masterpieces to the Wild West. The four actors are versatile enough to wear many costumes and play many roles. A ...

  • L'auteur : Loren D. Estleman
  • Editeur: Forge Books
  • ISBN: 9781429911849
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Johnny Vermillion's theater troupe brings masterpieces to the Wild West. The four actors are versatile enough to wear many costumes and play many roles. A few props, a little makeup, a costume and--voilà--applause on the rugged frontier. Johnny also arranges a special attraction for each town. While his actors bustle in and out of costumes, on and off the stage in many roles, one plays the villain in the bank. Then the actors take their curtain calls and railroad away. Who? Us? Rob a bank? But you saw all of us on stage. When could we have done that? A Pinkerton man becomes the troupe's severest critic: He notices the news reports of stage performances one day and bank robberies the next. He follows the troupe, packing his suspicions. Finally, he sets a clever trap. Loren D. Estleman's The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion features one of the most entertaining rogues ever to turn a dishonest dollar. Any audience will love a troupe that can transform A Midsummer Night's Dream into grand larceny. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Master Executioner

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NYT Bestselling author Harlen Coben says of Loren Estleman, "Loren Estleman is my hero," and Bestselling author John Lescroart calls him "The Stravinsky of ...

  • L'auteur : Loren D. Estleman
  • Editeur: Crossroad Press
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: NYT Bestselling author Harlen Coben says of Loren Estleman, "Loren Estleman is my hero," and Bestselling author John Lescroart calls him "The Stravinsky of hard-boiled prose..." Winner of multiple Spur, Western Heritage, and Stirrup awards, and a lifetime achievement award honoree by the Western Writers of America, Estleman is back with "The Master Executioner," a classic novel of the old west. Ordinary people do not understand Oscar Stone. Everything he does, he does impeccably. He is a profound student of his art, completely versed in its traditions over the centuries. He is a student of ropes and their properties, a master of the latest scientific knowledge about the human neck, a careful calculator of weights and drops, and an exacting observer of results. For more than a quarter of a century he has worked to create a reputation as a man peerless in his craft: the master executioner. Yet he is utterly alone: His devotion to his work costs him his marriage. Suddenly, one day, a piece of his past catches him unawares, and Oscar comes to a moment of devastating truth and for the first time knows himself.


Burning Midnight

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In Burning Midnight, master of the hard-boiled detective novel Loren D. Estleman gives readers a hot new Amos Walker mystery. Amos Walker knows Detroit, fr ...

  • L'auteur : Loren D. Estleman
  • Editeur: Forge Books
  • ISBN: 1429948647
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In Burning Midnight, master of the hard-boiled detective novel Loren D. Estleman gives readers a hot new Amos Walker mystery. Amos Walker knows Detroit, from the highest to the lowest, and that includes the gangs of Mexicantown. When a friend asks Walker to get his son's brother-in-law out of one of two feuding gangs, Walker gets in trouble fast. First, dead bodies start to pile up; then come suspicious fires and the bottle bombs. Walker is caught in the middle of a gang war. Whether or not a middle-aged gringo like him can cool things off between the Maldados and the Zapatistas, he's got to try; he did promise his friend. Once he gets involved, he realizes there's something else going on; the specter of an international conspiracy threatens to make this local trouble blow sky-high. And if he ends up dead or in jail for murders he didn't commit, he might have to put that promise on hold. It's tough being Amos Walker. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Fifth Servant

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“Whatever you are currently reading, I promise you it is not nearly as intelligent, witty, compelling, or entertaining as The Fifth Servant….Wishnia ma ...

  • L'auteur : Kenneth J. Wishnia
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061966177
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 416
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “Whatever you are currently reading, I promise you it is not nearly as intelligent, witty, compelling, or entertaining as The Fifth Servant….Wishnia makes history come alive.” — David Liss, author of The Devil's Company A brilliantly imagined, beautifully written combination of scrupulously researched historical novel and riveting suspense thriller, Kenneth Wishnia’s The Fifth Servant carries readers back to 16th century Prague in the shadow of the Papal Inquisition—and introduces a uniquely unforgettable protagonist, a young Talmudic scholar who has three days to solve a heinous murder before official reprisals decimate the city’s Jewish community. A richly atmospheric tale of religion, mystery, and intrigue, The Fifth Servant recreates life in the era when Emperor Rudolph II occupied the throne—a time of uncertainty and fear viewed through the eyes of an intrepid rabbinical student on a quest for truth and justice.


Beheld

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Most Anticipated Books of 2020 - Vogue, Medium, LitHub From the bestselling author of The Wives of Los Alamos comes the riveting story of a stranger's arri ...

  • L'auteur : TaraShea Nesbit
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1635573238
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Most Anticipated Books of 2020 - Vogue, Medium, LitHub From the bestselling author of The Wives of Los Alamos comes the riveting story of a stranger's arrival in the fledgling colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts-and a crime that shakes the divided community to its core. Ten years after the Mayflower pilgrims arrived on rocky, unfamiliar soil, Plymouth is not the land its residents had imagined. Seemingly established on a dream of religious freedom, in reality the town is led by fervent puritans who prohibit the residents from living, trading, and worshipping as they choose. By the time an unfamiliar ship, bearing new colonists, appears on the horizon one summer morning, Anglican outsiders have had enough. With gripping, immersive details and exquisite prose, TaraShea Nesbit reframes the story of the pilgrims in the previously unheard voices of two women of very different status and means. She evokes a vivid, ominous Plymouth, populated by famous and unknown characters alike, each with conflicting desires and questionable behavior. Suspenseful and beautifully wrought, Beheld is about a murder and a trial, and the motivations-personal and political-that cause people to act in unsavory ways. It is also an intimate portrait of love, motherhood, and friendship that asks: Whose stories get told over time, who gets believed-and subsequently, who gets punished?