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The Beach

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The irresistible novel that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Khao San Road, Bangkok -- first stop for the hordes of ...

  • L'auteur : ,
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101657502
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The irresistible novel that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Khao San Road, Bangkok -- first stop for the hordes of rootless young Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia. On Richard's first night there, in a low-budget guest house, a fellow traveler slashes his wrists, bequeathing to Richard a meticulously drawn map to "the Beach." The Beach, as Richard has come to learn, is the subject of a legend among young travelers in Asia: a lagoon hidden from the sea, with white sand and coral gardens, freshwater falls surrounded by jungle, plants untouched for a thousand years. There, it is rumored, a carefully selected international few have settled in a communal Eden. Haunted by the figure of Mr. Duck -- the name by which the Thai police have identified the dead man -- and his own obsession with Vietnam movies, Richard sets off with a young French couple to an island hidden away in an archipelago forbidden to tourists. They discover the Beach, and it is as beautiful and idyllic as it is reputed to be. Yet over time it becomes clear that Beach culture, as Richard calls it, has troubling, even deadly, undercurrents. Spellbinding and hallucinogenic, The Beach by Alex Garland -- both a national bestseller and his debut -- is a highly accomplished and suspenseful novel that fixates on a generation in their twenties, who, burdened with the legacy of the preceding generation and saturated by popular culture, long for an unruined landscape, but find it difficult to experience the world firsthand.


Beach Music

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An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini A Sou ...

  • L'auteur : Pat Conroy
  • Editeur: Dial Press
  • ISBN: 0307804739
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 800
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life’s pain and glory. It is a novel of lyric intensity and searing truth, another masterpiece among Pat Conroy’s legendary and beloved novels. Praise for Beach Music “Astonishing . . . stunning . . . The range of passions and subjects that bring life to every page is almost endless.”—The Washington Post Book World “Magnificent . . . clearly Conroy’s best.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Blockbuster writing at its best.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Pat Conroy’s writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion.”—The Denver Post “A powerful, heartfelt tale.”—Houston Chronicle


Obsession

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson brings you heart-stopping adventure and scintillating romance in this fan-favorite story… Zane Flannery ...

  • L'auteur : Lisa Jackson
  • Editeur: HQN Books
  • ISBN: 1459291255
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson brings you heart-stopping adventure and scintillating romance in this fan-favorite story… Zane Flannery has always been overprotective of his famous ex-wife, Kaylie Melville—he is, after all, her former bodyguard, not to mention her former husband. And when Zane discovers that Lee Johnston, a maniacal stalker who once threatened Kaylie's life, is being released from a nearby psychiatric facility, his protective instincts jump into overdrive. Spiriting Kaylie away to his cabin in the mountains, Zane has nothing but her safety on his mind. But being alone together in a remote mountain hideaway proves irresistible for them both, and the sparks that once flew between them are soon reignited…


5 Novels

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  • L'auteur : Ahmed Fagih
  • Editeur: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469100401
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • Langue: French/English
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Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

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This handbook examines evidence-based treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders for a broad clinical audience. Focusing on both children and ...

  • L'auteur : Eric A. Storch,Adam B. Lewin
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319171399
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Nombre de pages: 449
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This handbook examines evidence-based treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders for a broad clinical audience. Focusing on both children and adults with these conditions, it discusses various manifestations of OCD (e.g., contamination, perfectionism), related conditions (e.g., hoarding, trichotillomania, and Tourette syndrome), and cases with complicating factors. Chapters describe case specifics, offer assessment guidelines, and illustrate evidence-based psychotherapy. Case examples depict real-life complexities of presentation, notably in terms of comorbid conditions and hard-to-treat subpopulations. Topical areas addressed in the Handbook include: Phenomenology, assessment, and treatment of multiple types of OCD in adults and children. Treating “not just right experiences” in children with OCD. Treating obsessive compulsive disorder in very young children. Treatment of OCD comorbid with other disorders like depression and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Treatment of OCD when presenting with complicating factors like limited insight, extreme family accommodation, and poor motivation. The Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders is an essential resource for clinicians and professionals as well as researchers, and graduate students in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling programs, pediatrics, public health, and related disciplines.


The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing

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This book considers the history of Do It Yourself art, music and publishing, demonstrating how DIY strategies have transitioned from being marginal, to eme ...

  • L'auteur : Sarah Lowndes
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317555651
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 276
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book considers the history of Do It Yourself art, music and publishing, demonstrating how DIY strategies have transitioned from being marginal, to emergent, to embedded. Through secondary research, observation and 30 original interviews, each chapter analyses one of 15 creative cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dusseldorf, New York, London, Manchester, Cologne, Washington DC, Detroit, Berlin, Glasgow, Olympia (Washington), Portland (Oregon), Moscow and Istanbul) and assesses the contemporary situation in each in the post-subcultural era of digital and internet technologies. The book challenges existing subcultural histories by examining less well-known scenes as well as exploring DIY "best practices" to trace a template of best approaches for sustainable, independent, locally owned creative enterprises.


A Stranger on the Beach

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Parade's "10 Books Written by Women We Can't Wait to Read in 2019" | She Reads' "Most Anticipated Thillers of Summer 2019" | Pure Wow's "The Best Beach Rea ...

  • L'auteur : Michele Campbell
  • Editeur: St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN: 125020254X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Parade's "10 Books Written by Women We Can't Wait to Read in 2019" | She Reads' "Most Anticipated Thillers of Summer 2019" | Pure Wow's "The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2019" | CrimeReads' "The Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer" From bestselling author Michele Campbell comes A Stranger on the Beach, an edge-of-your seat story of passion and intrigue that will keep you guessing until the very end. Caroline Stark’s beach house was supposed to be her crowning achievement: a lavish, expensive space to showcase what she thought was her perfect family. But after a very public fight with her husband, she realizes things may not be as perfect as they seem: her husband is lying to her, the money is disappearing, and there’s a stranger on the beach outside her house. As Caroline’s marriage and her carefully constructed lifestyle begin to collapse around her, she turns to Aidan, the stranger, for comfort...and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aidan’s infatuation with Caroline, her family, and her house becomes more and more destructive. But who is manipulating whom in this deadly game of obsession and control? Who will take the blame when someone ends up dead...and what is Caroline hiding?


Master of the Game

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Kate Blackwell is the symbol of success—a beautiful woman who has parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Now, celebrating her 90th ...

  • L'auteur : Sidney Sheldon
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062015583
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 100
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Kate Blackwell is the symbol of success—a beautiful woman who has parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Now, celebrating her 90th birthday, Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated, and loved: the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil—her winnings in life.


Aesthetics and Politics in the Mexican Film Industry

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Evaluating a broad selection of Mexican films produced from the early 1990s to the present, this study examines how production methods, audience demographi ...

  • L'auteur : M. MacLaird
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137319348
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Nombre de pages: 230
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Evaluating a broad selection of Mexican films produced from the early 1990s to the present, this study examines how production methods, audience demographics, and aesthetic approaches have changed throughout the past two decades and how these changes relate to the country's transitions to a democratic political system and a free-market economy.


Story Starters

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What If . . . . . . every classmate passed the bar exam—except one? . . . the killer left a calling card—the ace of spades? . . . she was a sleeping be ...

  • L'auteur : Lou W. Stanek, PhD
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062268333
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: What If . . . . . . every classmate passed the bar exam—except one? . . . the killer left a calling card—the ace of spades? . . . she was a sleeping beauty— but it wasn't prince's kiss that woke her up? . . .he had history of obsessive behavior— and then he developed a passion for. . . Thousands of Stories Are Just Waiting to be Told—By You If you have the passion and energy to write fiction, but have trouble finding an idea and getting started, this is the perfect book for you. Lou Willett Stanek has helped scores of new authors in her acclaimed writing workshops—and now she shows you how to look and listen, how to find stories and begin shaping them like a writer. Here's how to find inspiration from neighbors and strangers, reshape classic tales, cull current events and use other tricks of the writing trade so effectively you'll soon find yourself brimming with ideas, your imagination revved to its full potential. Begin with a snippet of overheard conversation, an unexpected event, a simple character trait, a place, a problem—Ms. Stanek teaches you to get past "what really happened" and reinvent reality in ways that will astound and delight you, and hold a reader's attention. Here too are hundreds of "what-ifs," simple situations you can guide to endlessly different conclusions—and use to learn new ways to fashion plot, describe character, develop conflict, paint with language, create a setting, employ flashbacks, build suspense, and much, much more. For every writer who could use a jump-start, from novice to pro, here is a book that will help you keep the faith and. . . Get Started!


The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup

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The bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book is back with this delightfully entertaining collection of her best and brightest profiles. ...

  • L'auteur : Susan Orlean
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 0375506780
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book is back with this delightfully entertaining collection of her best and brightest profiles. Acclaimed New Yorker writer Susan Orlean brings her wry sensibility, exuberant voice, and peculiar curiosities to a fascinating range of subjects—from the well known (Bill Blass) to the unknown (a typical ten-year-old boy) to the formerly known (the 1960s girl group the Shaggs). Passionate people. Famous people. Short people. And one championship show dog named Biff, who from a certain angle looks a lot like Bill Clinton. Orlean transports us into the lives of eccentric and extraordinary characters—like Cristina Sánchez, the eponymous bullfighter, the first female matador of Spain—and writes with such insight and candor that readers will feel as if they’ve met each and every one of them. The result is a luminous and joyful tour of the human condition as seen through the eyes of the writer heralded by the Chicago Tribune as a “journalist dynamo.”


Blues to Blood

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In this compelling memoir that spans a musicians incredible ride through fifty-four years of life, Donald Darcy provides a glimpse into his journey through ...

  • L'auteur : Donald J. Darcy
  • Editeur: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781440157752
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 244
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In this compelling memoir that spans a musicians incredible ride through fifty-four years of life, Donald Darcy provides a glimpse into his journey through a world of music, drugs, and alcoholism, ultimately illustrating that recovery is possible for anyone with a desire to change. A professional singer and songwriter, Donald details his life during the post-war modulation of the late 1950s, the turbulent 1960s, the drug-soaked 1970s and 1980s, and finally, the introspective 1990s that he has nicknamed The Age of Recovery. As he shares the process of how he became addicted to alcohol and drugs, Donald chronicles his once-in-a-lifetime experiences that transported him from Carnegie Hall to Monterey Pop and beyond while educating others about the telltale symptoms of addiction. As he explains how he embraced a spiritual awakening and his subsequent recovery, Donald also shares his opinions about drug addiction, treatment, and genetic dispositions that may cause addiction. Blues to Blood illuminates the path of addiction by providing a self-disclosing, real-life story that offers an in-depth understanding for alcoholics, drug addicts, parents, or friends about the plight of addiction, the destruction it leaves in its path, and the inner-peace that recovery brings.


Kafka on the Shore

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Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, ...

  • L'auteur : Haruki Murakami
  • Editeur: Vintage
  • ISBN: 1400044812
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a truly remarkable journey.


The Great Book of Seattle Sports Lists

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With loyal fans supporting their major sports teams in the Seahawks (NFL), Mariners (MLB)—plus a rabid fan base for University of Washington jocks—Seat ...

  • L'auteur : Mike Gastineau,Art Thiel,Steve Rudman
  • Editeur: Running Press Adult
  • ISBN: 0786748885
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: With loyal fans supporting their major sports teams in the Seahawks (NFL), Mariners (MLB)—plus a rabid fan base for University of Washington jocks—Seattle is a great place for a sports debate. Local sports-radio talker Mike Gastineau teams up with longtime sportswriters Steve Rudman and Art Thiel to bring Seattle sports history to life with this provocative and enjoyable—not to mention debatable—book of lists. They also enlist list contributions by famous players, coaches, and Seattle celebrities including Mike Holmgren, Matt Hasselbeck, Ichiro Suzuki, George Karl, Pearl Jam, Kevin Calabro, Sir Mix-a-Lot, and more.


Beach Read

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Original, sparkling bright, and layered with feeling..."—Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game A romance writer ...

  • L'auteur : Emily Henry
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1984806742
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Original, sparkling bright, and layered with feeling..."—Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters. Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast. They're polar opposites. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block. Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She'll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he'll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.


Song for a Whale

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In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the Schneider Family Book Award-winning story of a deaf girl's connection ...

  • L'auteur : Lynne Kelly
  • Editeur: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 1524770256
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the Schneider Family Book Award-winning story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him. From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she's the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she's not very smart. If you've ever felt like no one was listening to you, then you know how hard that can be. When she learns about Blue 55, a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales, Iris understands how he must feel. Then she has an idea: she should invent a way to "sing" to him! But he's three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him? Full of heart and poignancy, this affecting story by sign language interpreter Lynne Kelly shows how a little determination can make big waves. "Fascinating, brave, and tender...a triumph." --Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan


Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal and Other Stories

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First published in 1961, Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal and Other Stories is a collection full of light and shade, setting sensitive character studies agains ...

  • L'auteur : H.E. Bates
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1448215242
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: First published in 1961, Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal and Other Stories is a collection full of light and shade, setting sensitive character studies against Bates's signature vibrant, delicate imagery. A fussy and obsessive golfer encounters a troubled young woman at a wind-swept beach in 'Lost Ball', a retired Colonel, isolated and suffering from dementia, suddenly rejects the friendship of his charming neighbour when she acquires a television in 'Where the Cloud Breaks'. The title story, 'Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal,' takes its name from a Tennyson poem and is a picture of social change in post-war rural England. It draws a portrait of a sheltered and uncultured butcher's wife exposed to a new tenant in the countryside – a flamboyant homosexual who delights in throwing large parties. Of the collection as a whole, the Times Literary Supplement says the stories 'all confirm Mr Bates's position in the first rank of contemporary short-story writers.' Also included in this collection is bonus story 'The Grace Note', first published in the Fortnightly in 1936. It is a humorous tale of the Chipperfields, a family of brass players devoted to music, but whose jealousy and stubbornness dashes their dreams of a Chipperfield band and tears the family apart.


Alley Cats - A Cool Cat Musical

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Welcome to the world of the Alley Cats, they are just trying to get a break for their band, but with opposition from the locals they are having a hard time ...

  • L'auteur : Brian Stewart
  • Editeur: Boat Angel Outreach Center
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  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Welcome to the world of the Alley Cats, they are just trying to get a break for their band, but with opposition from the locals they are having a hard time. You can sing, dance and play your saxophone and piano like a master, but sometimes you still have to scratch your way to the top.


Little Mermaid Battle Under the Sea

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This is a wonderful Young Adult novel written by Brian Stewart based on the classic Little Mermaid story from Hans Christian Anderson. When a young mermaid ...

  • L'auteur : Brian Stewart
  • Editeur: Boat Angel Outreach Center
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  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
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  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This is a wonderful Young Adult novel written by Brian Stewart based on the classic Little Mermaid story from Hans Christian Anderson. When a young mermaid -Jenny fall in love with a Chinese fishermen who is fighting poisonous Red Fish that are harming the entire South China Sea. This is a grand adventure as Jenny her sisters as well as King Titano fight off the evil sworders and pirates to keep the ocean from being ruined forever.


Jake and the Giants. Resurrection Book Two

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This is a wonderful sequel to the story of Jake a young man who defeated the Giants and saved his family. In this Sequel he meets a young giant runaway and ...

  • L'auteur : Brian Stewart
  • Editeur: Boat Angel Outreach Center
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  • Genre: Drama
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This is a wonderful sequel to the story of Jake a young man who defeated the Giants and saved his family. In this Sequel he meets a young giant runaway and helps integrate him into their village, fighting back against prejudice.