My Strange Little Oasis Book 1: The Stranger in the Mirror


Author: Steven Kerry
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
ISBN: 1611520983
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Book 1 in the My Strange Little Oasis trilogyRen Gallagher had it all. Good looks, charisma, and a successful career in public relations.He had also been HIV positive for eleven years.Ren was a survivor. Until now.Within months, lipodystrophy has disfigured Ren's once handsome face, and he spirals into the darkness of despair and suicide as he becomes a stranger to himself.But someone is not willing to let Ren give up. Night Cloud, the spirit of a young Native American who had died of AIDS in the early 1980's, intervenes to lead Ren from hopelessness and isolation to a place where he can regain his sense of self.Certain his life is over, Ren is about to discover the Oh Aces, an obscure, socially vibrant sex club with one very big "heart on" ...

The Stranger in the Mirror

A Memoir of Middle Age
Author: Jane Shilling
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446467848
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Middle age took Jane Shilling by surprise. She hadn't seen it coming, and she certainly wasn't ready for it. Living a flawed, bittersweet version of the idyll she dreamed of in her twenties, in a tumbledown urban cottage by the Thames, with a son, a cat and a horse in a livery fifty miles away, she wondered whether middle age was the beginning of the end. Or was there one last great adventure to be had? The Stranger in the Mirror is one woman's attempt to understand what middle age means for her and whether, as a new generation of women turns fifty, a revolution is under way. It definitely won't reverse the signs of ageing - but it will make you laugh, it will make you think and it could just make you look in the mirror in a slightly different way...

The Stranger


Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307827666
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

Stranger to My Self

Inside Depersonalization : the Hidden Epidemic
Author: Jeffrey Abugel
Publisher: The Book Source Inc
ISBN: 0615385230
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 277
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This journalistic examination of depersonalization as a disorder and cultural phenomenon includes case histories, treatment, and literary and spiritual perspectives.

The Saturday Evening Post


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philadelphia (Pa.)
Page: N.A
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The Stranger


Author: Harlan Coben
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN: 0451414136
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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The Stranger appears out of nowhere. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information in undeniable. He whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving your world shattered. Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage, two wonderful sons, and all the trapping of the American Dream. Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret from the Stranger about his wife, Corinne, he confronts her. Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne's deception, and realizes that if he doesn't make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he's stumbled into will not only ruin lives - it will end them.

Into the Darkness


Author: V.C. Andrews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451664303
Category: Fiction
Page: 346
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Hearing a young man's scream in the night the year she becomes a high-school senior, Lorelei discovers that her stern but loving adoptive father is actually a vampire and that he has raised his daughters to seduce and lure men into their world of shadows, a situation that is complicated by her growing feelings for a classmate.

The New-Yorker


Author: Horace Greeley,Park Benjamin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: New York (N.Y.)
Page: N.A
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Girl in the Cellar

The Natascha Kampusch Story
Author: Allan Hall,Michael Leidig
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061989878
Category: True Crime
Page: 288
View: 6879
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Eight years of darkness On March 2, 1998, while on her way to school, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was abducted. More than eight years later, on August 23, 2006, she escaped with a story that shocked and horrified the entire world. She spent the most delicate years of her life hidden in a cellar underneath an ordinary Austrian suburban home. How was she able to survive? What sort of woman had emerged? What kind of man was Wolfgang Priklopil, her abductor—and what demands had he made of her? Journalists Allan Hall and Michael Leidig covered Natascha's story from the beginning. The result of extraordinary investigative reporting, Girl in the Cellar gets to the heart of this very tragic case to reveal a truth no one would have imagined.

To Trust a Stranger


Author: Karen Robards
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743424565
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Karen Robards once again electrifes the page with hardwired passion and thrilling suspense in this heart-pounding novel. Suspicion. It burned through every nerve and fiber of Julie Carlson—the heartbreaking, infuriating suspicion that her husband was having an affair. To the rest of the world, Sid Carlson was a wealthy contractor with friends in highly influential places. But to Julie, he was a man who had cheated on their marriage vow—and she knew she had to take desperate measures. Who can she trust? Heartbroken by her husband, Julie turns to a handsome stranger. Mac McQuarry knew better than to mix women and work: the private detective had tracked enough cheating spouses to know unbridled desire usually has no good end. And he had enough trouble of his own: the disgraced former cop had been bumped way down to his current status after an explosive shakedown of the Charleston police department. But when Julie Carlson hires him, Mac can't resist. Not only is she drop-dead gorgeous, but her husband, a longtime enemy, was a player in Mac's inglorious downfall—and he'd love nothing more than to catch the corrupt jerk with his pants down, so to speak. But what begins as a run-of-the-mill assignment spiced by a fiery flirtation with beautiful Julie suddenly spirals into a harrowing race for survival. Tracking the Carlsons' car down a lonely road one night, Mac witnesses an incredible hit that targeted Julie—and suddenly Mac and Julie have become the hunted. With the mob and the police in hot pursuit, they can rely only on each other as they crash their way through a maze of buried secrets and deadly deceptions.

The Fata Morgana Books


Author: Jonathan Littell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781931883344
Category: Fiction
Page: 184
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An English-language compilation of novellas by the award-winning author of The Kindly Ones features fresh, sensuous depictions of classic obsessions with sex, love and memory and includes the tales, "In Quarters" and "Story About Nothing." Original.

Among the Wonderful

A Novel
Author: Stacy Carlson
Publisher: Steerforth
ISBN: 1586421875
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 8691
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In 1842 Phineas T. Barnum is a young man, freshly arrived in New York and still unknown to the world. With uncanny confidence and impeccable timing, he transforms a dusty natural history museum into a great ark for public imagination. Barnum's museum, with its human wonders and extraordinary live animal menagerie, rises to become not only the nation's most popular attraction, but also a catalyst that ushers America out of a culture of glassed-in exhibits and into the modern age of entertainment. In this kaleidoscopic setting, the stories of two compelling characters are brought to life. Emile Guillaudeu is the museum's grumpy taxidermist, who is horrified by the chaotic change Barnum brings to his beloved institution. Ana Swift is a professional giantess plagued by chronic pain and jaded by a world of gawkers. The differences between these two are many: one is isolated and spends his working hours making dead things look alive, while the other has people pushing against her, and reacting to her, every day. But they both move toward change, one against his will, propelled by a paradigm shift happening whether he likes it or not, and the other because she is struggling to survive. In many shapes and forms, metamorphosis is at the core of Among the Wonderful. Pursuing this theme, the book weaves a world where upper Manhattan is still untrammeled wilderness, the Five Points is at the height of its bloody glory, and within the walls of Barnum's museum, ancient tribal feuds play out in the midst of an unlikely community of marvels. From the Hardcover edition.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

A novel
Author: Arundhati Roy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1524733164
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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New York Times Best Seller Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Amazon, Kirkus, The Washington Post, Newsday, and the Hudson Group A dazzling, richly moving new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The God of Small Things The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent—from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Each of its characters is indelibly, tenderly rendered. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love—and by hope. The tale begins with Anjum—who used to be Aftab—unrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd, unforgettable Tilo and the men who loved her—including Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover; their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be and always will be. We meet Tilo’s landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then we meet the two Miss Jebeens: the first a child born in Srinagar and buried in its overcrowded Martyrs’ Graveyard; the second found at midnight, abandoned on a concrete sidewalk in the heart of New Delhi. As this ravishing, deeply humane novel braids these lives together, it reinvents what a novel can do and can be. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy’s storytelling gifts.

The Woman in Black


Author: Susan Hill
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307745316
Category: Fiction
Page: 164
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Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor, travels to the north of England to settle the estate of Alice Drablow, but unexpectedly encounters a series of sinster events.

The Oasis

A Novel
Author: Mary McCarthy
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612192297
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
View: 779
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A vicious and brilliant satire of human vanity from the author of the classic bestseller The Group Long out of print, Mary McCarthy's second novel is a bitingly funny satire set in the early years of the Cold War about a group of writers, editors, and intellectuals who retreat to rural New England to found a hilltop utopia. With this group loosely divided into two factions—purists, led by the libertarian editor Macdougal Macdermott, and the realists, skeptics led by the smug Will Taub—the situation is ripe not only for disaster but for comedy, as reality clashes with their dreams of a perfect society. Though written as a roman à clef, McCarthy barely disguised her characters, including using her former lover Philip Rahv, founder of Partisan Review, as the model for Will Taub. As a result, the novel caused an absolute explosion of outrage among the literary elite of the day, who clearly recognized themselves among her all-too-accurate portraits. Rahv threatened a lawsuit to stop publication. Diana Trilling, Lionel Trilling's wife, called McCarthy a "thug." McCarthy's friend Dwight McDonald (Macdougal Macdermott) called it "vicious, malicious, and nasty." Never one to shy away from controversy, McCarthy's portrait of her generation had indeed drawn blood. But the brilliance of the novel has outlasted its first detonation and can now be enjoyed for its aphoritic, fearless dissection of the vanities of human endeavor. In an added bonus, the renowned essayist Vivian Gornick details in a moving introduction the importance of McCarthy's intellectual and artistic bravery, and how she influenced a generation of young writers and thinkers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

The Christian Union


Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christianity
Page: N.A
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The Preacher: Aces and Eights


Author: Ted Thackrey, Jr.
Publisher: Brash Books, LLC
ISBN: 1941298605
Category: Fiction
Page: 380
View: 2886
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Go With God — And Bullets The Preacher, the ex-priest and Vietnam vet turned professional gambler, is playing the highest stakes poker game ever dealt. His opponents are mobsters, arms dealers and terrorists. The jackpot is an atomic bomb. And if he loses, the entire city of Las Vegas will be dealt the Dead Man’s Hand. "The Preacher is distinctive and unique...with doses of subtle and sarcastic humor." Bookgasm "This is a book that has a lot going for it. It has a noirish sensibility and some darn good writing." Bill Crider, the Anthony and Derringer Award-winning author of Outrage at Blanco

The Last Hiccup

A Novel
Author: Christopher Meades
Publisher: ECW/ORIM
ISBN: 1770902279
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 361
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“A strange and surprisingly touching novel about how people find good and evil where they look for them” (Booklist). In 1930s Russia, an eight-year-old boy named Vladimir is suddenly stricken with a chronic case of the hiccups. He soon finds himself spirited away to a Moscow hospital by the famous physician Sergei Namestikov, who puts him through a series of extraordinary—and often bizarre—treatments in an effort to find a cure. Then Sergei’s chief medical rival, the brilliant Alexander Afiniganov, determines that beneath Vladimir’s blank eyes lurks a pure, unbridled evil—and takes steps to remove the child from polite society. Abandoned by everyone but his hiccups, Vladimir is about to embark on a journey that is funny, poignant, and surreal—and that takes a close look at the nature of good and evil—in this novel, a winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction from the author of Hanna Who Fell From the Sky. “A beautifully written novel, part folk tale, part parable.” —Will Ferguson, author of Happiness

Alcoholics Anonymous

The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism
Author: Alcoholics Anonymous
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258461805
Category:
Page: 410
View: 5299
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