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The Farthest Shore

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The National Book Award–winning third novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin. In this third book in the Earthsea series, darkness th ...

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  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442480831
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The National Book Award–winning third novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin. In this third book in the Earthsea series, darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea: The world and its wizards are losing their magic. But Ged Sparrohawk—Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord—is determined to discover the source of this devastating loss. Aided by Enlad’s young Prince Arren, Ged embarks on a treacherous journey that will test their strength and will. Because to restore magic, the two warriors must venture to the farthest reaches of their world—and even beyond the realm of death. With millions of copies sold worldwide, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea Cycle has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere, alongside the works of such beloved authors as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.


The Farthest Shores of Ursula K. Le Guin

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An examination of Le Guin's career, from her obscure beginnings in the science fiction magazines to her rapid rise to the top in the 1970's. ...

  • L'auteur : George Edgar Slusser
  • Editeur: Wildside Press LLC
  • ISBN: 0893702056
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 60
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: An examination of Le Guin's career, from her obscure beginnings in the science fiction magazines to her rapid rise to the top in the 1970's.


A Wizard of Earthsea

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Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorce ...

  • L'auteur : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Editeur: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544084373
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE TOMBS OF ATUAN.


To the Farthest Shores

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Acclaimed and Award-Winning Author's Talent Continues to Win Fans It has been six years since army nurse Jenny Bennett's heart was broken by a dashing nava ...

  • L'auteur : Elizabeth Camden
  • Editeur: Bethany House
  • ISBN: 1441230939
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Acclaimed and Award-Winning Author's Talent Continues to Win Fans It has been six years since army nurse Jenny Bennett's heart was broken by a dashing naval officer. Now Lieutenant Ryan Gallagher has abruptly reappeared in her life at the Presidio army base but refuses to discuss the inexplicable behavior that destroyed their happiness. Ryan is in an impossible situation. One of the few men in the world qualified to carry out a daring assignment, he accepted a government mission overseas that caused his reputation to be destroyed and broke the heart of the only woman he ever loved. Honor bound never to reveal where he had been during those six years, he can't tell Jenny the truth or it will endanger an ongoing mission and put thousands of lives at risk. Although Ryan thinks he may have finally found a solution, he can't pull it off on his own. Loyalty to her country compels Jenny to help, but she never could have imagined the intrigue she and Ryan will have to face or the lengths to which they will have to go to succeed.


Amos & Boris

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Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mamm ...

  • L'auteur : William Steig
  • Editeur: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • ISBN: 1466808454
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 32
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sea in his homemade boat, the Rodent, and soon finds himself in extreme need of rescue. Enter Boris. But there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life of whaling about and Amos has gone back to his life of mousing around, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale. The tender yet comical story of this friendship is recorded in text and pictures that are a model of rich simplicity. Here, with apparent ease and concealed virtuosity, Caldecott medalist William Steig brings two winning heroes to life. Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children's Book of the Year, and Outstanding Book of the Year.


The Bears' House

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Everyone in Miss Thompson’s fourth grade class loves The Bears’ House—Fran Ellen Smith most of all. When Fran Ellen goes into The Bears’ House, she ...

  • L'auteur : Marilyn Sachs
  • Editeur: Belgrave House
  • ISBN: 1610845854
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 29
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Everyone in Miss Thompson’s fourth grade class loves The Bears’ House—Fran Ellen Smith most of all. When Fran Ellen goes into The Bears’ House, she can forget about how awful things are at home. At the end of the term Miss Thompson is giving the house away, but Fran Ellen knows it won’t be to her. How is she going to get along without a place to hide? Juvenile Fiction by Marilyn Sachs; originally published by Doubleday


The Lights of Prague

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For readers of VE Schwab and The Witcher, science and magic clash in atmospheric gaslight-era Prague. In the quiet streets of Prague all manner of mysterio ...

  • L'auteur : Nicole Jarvis
  • Editeur: Titan Books (US, CA)
  • ISBN: 1789093961
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 416
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: For readers of VE Schwab and The Witcher, science and magic clash in atmospheric gaslight-era Prague. In the quiet streets of Prague all manner of mysterious creatures lurk in the shadows. Unbeknownst to its citizens, their only hope against the tide of predators are the dauntless lamplighters – secret elite of monster hunters whose light staves off the darkness each night. Domek Myska leads a life teeming with fraught encounters with the worst kind of evil: pijavice, bloodthirsty and soulless vampiric creatures. Despite this, Domek finds solace in his moments spent in the company of his friend, the clever and beautiful Lady Ora Fischerová - a widow with secrets of her own. When Domek finds himself stalked by the spirit of the White Lady - a ghost who haunts the baroque halls of Prague castle – he stumbles across the sentient essence of a will-o’-the-wisp captured in a mysterious container. Now, as its bearer, Domek wields its power, but the wisp, known for leading travellers to their deaths, will not be so easily controlled. After discovering a conspiracy amongst the pijavice that could see them unleash terror on the daylight world, Domek finds himself in a race against those who aim to twist alchemical science for their own dangerous gain.


Tales from Earthsea

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The tales of this book, as Ursula K. Le Guin writes in her introduction, explore or extend the world established by her first four Earthsea novels. Yet eac ...

  • L'auteur : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Editeur: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 054754555X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The tales of this book, as Ursula K. Le Guin writes in her introduction, explore or extend the world established by her first four Earthsea novels. Yet each stands on its own. "The Finder," a novella set a few hundred years before A Wizard of Earthsea, presents a dark and troubled Archipelago and shows how some of its customs and institutions came to be. "The Bones of the Earth" features the wizards who taught the wizard who first taught Ged and demonstrates how humility, if great enough, can contend with an earthquake. "Darkrose and Diamond" is a delightful story of young courtship showing that wizards sometimes pursue alternative careers. "On the High Marsh" tells of the love of power-and of the power of love. "Dragonfly" shows how a determined woman can break the glass ceiling of male magedom. Concluding with an account of Earthsea's history, people, languages, literature, and magic, this collection also features a map of Earthsea. This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE OTHER WIND.


The Word of Unbinding

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The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and the Pushcart Prize, Ursula K. Le Guin is renowned for he ...

  • L'auteur : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Editeur: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062470965
  • Genre: Fiction
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Détails: The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and the Pushcart Prize, Ursula K. Le Guin is renowned for her spare, elegant prose, rich characterization, and diverse worlds. "The Word of Unbinding" is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.


The Daughter of Odren

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For fourteen years, Weed, as she is called, the daughter of Lord Garnet, has brought offerings to the standing stone. Alone in a shallow valley, she implor ...

  • L'auteur : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Editeur: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544358384
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 42
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: For fourteen years, Weed, as she is called, the daughter of Lord Garnet, has brought offerings to the standing stone. Alone in a shallow valley, she implores the stone not to forget her. To remember who he is and the life he led. To wait until the day he will be avenged. Now the day has finally arrived. After fourteen long years of waiting, he will have his revenge and she will have her father back. Or will she? Master storyteller Ursula LeGuin takes readers back to Earthsea with this hauntingly beautiful tale of betrayal and revenge.


Tehanu

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The Nebula and Locus Award–winning fourth novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin gets a beautiful new repackage. In this fourth nove ...

  • L'auteur : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439106894
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Nebula and Locus Award–winning fourth novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin gets a beautiful new repackage. In this fourth novel in the Earthsea series, we rejoin the young priestess the Tenar and powerful wizard Ged. Years before, they had helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Together, they shared an adventure like no other. Tenar has since embraced the simple pleasures of an ordinary life, while Ged mourns the powers lost to him through no choice of his own. Now the two must join forces again and help another in need—the physically, emotionally scarred child whose own destiny has yet to be revealed…. With millions of copies sold worldwide, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea Cycle has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere, alongside the works of such beloved authors as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Now the full Earthsea collection—A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, Tales from Earthsea, and The Other Wind—is available with a fresh, modern look that will endear it both to loyal fans and new legions of readers.


Words Are My Matter

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A collection of essays on life and literature, from one of the most iconic authors and astute critics in contemporary letters. Words Are My Matter is essen ...

  • L'auteur : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Editeur: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0358212111
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A collection of essays on life and literature, from one of the most iconic authors and astute critics in contemporary letters. Words Are My Matter is essential reading: a collection of talks, essays, and criticism by Ursula K. Le Guin, a literary legend and unparalleled voice of our social conscience. Here she investigates the depth and breadth of contemporary fiction—and, through the lens of literature, gives us a way of exploring the world around us. In “Freedom,” Le Guin notes: “Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now … to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom—poets, visionaries—realists of a larger reality.” Le Guin was one of those authors and in Words Are My Matter she gives us just that: a vision of a better reality, fueled by the power and might and hope of language and literature.


Four Weddings and a Festival

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Four months. Four weddings. One happy ending...? Lifelong friends and rom-com fans Bea, Lizzie, Hannah and Kat have curled up with Bridget Jones, sobbed at ...

  • L'auteur : Annie Robertson
  • Editeur: Orion
  • ISBN: 1409190005
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Four months. Four weddings. One happy ending...? Lifelong friends and rom-com fans Bea, Lizzie, Hannah and Kat have curled up with Bridget Jones, sobbed at Love, Actually and memorised the script to Notting Hill. They always joked about getting married in one summer - their own Four Weddings - and it seems like this might just be the year . . . That is, until Bea turns down her boyfriend's proposal. Is her own Hugh Grant waiting for her amid the champagne and confetti? Can real-life romance ever live up to a Richard Curtis movie? As the wedding - and festival - season gets into its swing, can all four friends find their happy ever after...? Raise a glass of champagne and get ready for this summer's most charming romantic comedy!


Honestly Ben

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The companion to the award-winning Openly Straight, called "remarkable...deeply satisfying and as honest as its appealing protagonist" (Booklist). Perfect ...

  • L'auteur : Bill Konigsberg
  • Editeur: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545858313
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The companion to the award-winning Openly Straight, called "remarkable...deeply satisfying and as honest as its appealing protagonist" (Booklist). Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Andrew Smith, and John Green! Ben Carver is back to normal. He's working steadily in his classes at the Natick School. He just got elected captain of the baseball team. He's even won a full scholarship to college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg the past semester is in the past. Except... There's Hannah, the gorgeous girl from the neighboring school, who attracts him and distracts him. There's his mother, whose quiet unhappiness Ben is noticing for the first time. School is harder, the pressure higher, the scholarship almost slipping away. And there's Rafe, funny, kind, dating someone else . . . and maybe the real normal that Ben needs.


Beyond All Dreams

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"...[a] captivating, emotionally charged journey through America's past."--Publishers Weekly starred review on With Every Breath Anna O'Brien leads a predi ...

  • L'auteur : Elizabeth Camden
  • Editeur: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 144126521X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 364
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "...[a] captivating, emotionally charged journey through America's past."--Publishers Weekly starred review on With Every Breath Anna O'Brien leads a predictable and quiet life as a map librarian at the illustrious Library of Congress until she stumbles across the baffling mystery of a ship disappeared at sea. Thwarted in her attempts to uncover information, her determination outweighs her shyness and she turns to a dashing congressman for help. Luke Callahan was one of the nation's most powerful congressmen before his promising career was shadowed in scandal. Eager to share in a new cause and intrigued by the winsome librarian, he joins forces with Anna to solve the mystery of the lost ship. Opposites in every way, Anna and Luke are unexpectedly drawn to each other despite the strict rules forbidding Anna from any romantic entanglements with members of Congress. From the gilded halls of the Capitol where powerful men shape the future of the nation, to the scholarly archives of the nation's finest library, Anna and Luke are soon embroiled in secrets much bigger and more perilous than they ever imagined. Is bringing the truth to light worth risking all they've ever dreamed for their futures?


The Boys in the Boat

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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘ ...

  • L'auteur : Daniel James Brown
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101622741
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Nombre de pages: 416
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.” For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.


On the Shores of the Great Sea

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It is strange to think of a very old world, when men knew nothing of the great salt sea that washed their shores, and nothing of the wonderful lands, that ...

  • L'auteur : M. B. Synge
  • Editeur: Perennial Press
  • ISBN: 1531263054
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 175
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: It is strange to think of a very old world, when men knew nothing of the great salt sea that washed their shores, and nothing of the wonderful lands, that lay beyond. Each day the sun rose and set as it does to-day, but they did not know the reason why: the rivers flowed through the land, but they did not know whence they came, or whither they went.


Out of the East

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This book, first published in 1903, is an account of Lafcadio Hearn’s insights and experiences of Japan. Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Y ...

  • L'auteur : Lafcadio Hearn
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317430298
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 342
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book, first published in 1903, is an account of Lafcadio Hearn’s insights and experiences of Japan. Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer who was best known for his books about Japan and Japanese culture. This book will be of interest to students of history and Asian Studies.


The Redemption of David Corson

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Novel The Redemption of David Corson was a best selling book in 1900. MORRIS ROSS of The Indianapolis News writes regarding Goss's The Redemption of David ...

  • L'auteur : Goss C.F.
  • Editeur: Aegitas
  • ISBN: 1772469971
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 274
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Novel The Redemption of David Corson was a best selling book in 1900. MORRIS ROSS of The Indianapolis News writes regarding Goss's The Redemption of David Corson": "There is a historic anecdote that his Majesty once received the announcement from a writer ambitious of attention that his Apology for the Bible' would soon be completed, and that he would have the pleasure of presenting it to his Majesty.


Sono

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Here is Sono, a new collection of bracingly original poems, from the prizewinning author of Visits from the Seventh. Composed during a long stay in Rome, t ...

  • L'auteur : Sarah Arvio
  • Editeur: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0307497968
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Nombre de pages: 98
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Here is Sono, a new collection of bracingly original poems, from the prizewinning author of Visits from the Seventh. Composed during a long stay in Rome, these cantos look outward in order to look inward, transforming sights and stories into expressionistic explorations of the state of the heart. Playful, probing, philosophical, colorful, often funny, they describe a struggle to come to terms with loss and grief and to find a basis for renewal; they ask whether and how life is worth living, taking pleasure in the questions themselves. “It wasn’t the life I would have wanted, / had I known what sort of life I did want,” starts the poem entitled “Chagrin.” “I do believe I was never loved,” announces “Obelisk.” Riffing expertly, Sarah Arvio brings wit and exquisite formal discipline to her gorgeous meditations on the life lived. These are high-burning songs of the self— colloquial, sexy, unflinching, and unforgettable. A colossal mess I made of my life, in the flesh and also in the round; this was the essence of colosseum, the museum of my colossal shame, where I mused on the blood sport of it all. . . (from "Colosseum")