The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

A Dr Siri Murder Mystery
Author: Colin Cotterill
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780878338
Category: Fiction
Page: 260
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Until the French government declassified documents concerning their ignominious defeat at Dien Bien Phu, Madam Daeng's past had been a well-kept secret. Now Dr Siri's wife is vulnerable and being stalked by a killer. But when Dr Siri whisks her away for a romantic working weekend, they encounter an even greater threat. For Dr Siri falls under the spell of a beautiful witch they call the Used-To-Be Woman.

The Woman Who Wouldn't Die: A Dr Siri Paiboun Mystery 9


Author: Colin Cotterill
Publisher: Quercus Books
ISBN: 1743287542
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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Until the French government declassified documents concerning their ignominious defeat at Dien Bien Phu, Madam Daeng's past had been a well-kept secret. Now Dr Siri's wife is vulnerable and being stalked by a killer. But when Dr Siri whisks her away for a romantic working weekend, they encounter an even greater threat. For Dr Siri falls under the spell of a beautiful witch they call the Used-To-Be Woman.

The Ex Who Wouldn't Die


Author: Sally Berneathy
Publisher: Sally Berneathy
ISBN: 193955103X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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When Amanda's lying, cheating, scam-artist husband, Charley, saves her life in a near-fatal motorcycle accident, she can almost forgive him for dragging his feet on their divorce. Then she discovers he'd been dead for several hours at the time she thought he rescued her. And not just dead…murdered. On the good side, at least they are no longer married. But she's the primary suspect in Charley's murder and, as if that isn't bad enough, Charley's ghost shows up in her apartment. He was rejected, kicked back, not allowed to go into the light. The situation was bad enough when he was alive and trying to charm his way back into her life, but now he claims to be unable to go more than a few yards away from her. She can't even be certain he isn't peeking when she undresses for bed. Even death did not them part.

The Man Who Wouldn't Die

A Novel
Author: A. B. Jewell
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062201212
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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"HBO's Silicon Valley meets The Big Sleep" (Mark Maskell Smith): A hilarious neo-noir send-up of Silicon Valley, penned by an anonymous insider. “DOES FOR SILICON VALLEY WHAT CARL HIAASEN DID FOR FLORIDA.” —Tim DorseyTIM DORSEY “THE MAN WHO WOULDN’T DIE IS DASHIELL HAMMETT 2.0: THE CLASSIC HARDBOILED DETECTIVE NOVEL, UPDATED FOR 21ST CENTURY SILICON VALLEY AND MADE HILARIOUS.” —Brad Parks Silicon Valley scion Captain Don Donogue is dead under mysterious circumstances. In fact, he might’ve well have been murdered. Just ask Captain Don himself. He’s been sending messages about his suspicious death from beyond the grave. Yep, he’s been tweeting from the afterlife. Or so it seems. Could life-after-death be Silicon Valley’s latest innovation? Our bodies die but our souls and social media accounts are eternal? This is the mystery that confronts the only sane person left in a region gone mad with greed, William Fitzgerald. Fitch. He’s a world-class detective, tough, stoic, carries a big fist and a flip phone. He’s a bad fit for Silicon Valley, where the law firms have drive-thru windows manned by barristeristas (who serve instant coffee and instant patents); attractive women aren’t MILF’s but TELFs (Tech Executives I’d Like To Fund); and couples are so anxious to get into the best free-play kindergartens that they get on the waiting list as soon as they freeze their sperm and eggs for later use. One day, a woman knocks on Fitch’s door. She’s got a handful of cash and a wild story: She says that her father was Captain Don, or is Captain Don. He was killed, or maybe not. He’s tweeting from beyond. Fitch takes the case and goes into the belly of the valley, discovering that life and death, well, sometimes they’re just another transaction…. Original, clever, and hysterical, The Man Who Wouldn’t Die is the Carl Hiaasen of Silicon Valley and neo-noir at its unforgettable best.

Mujercitas


Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Editorial Ink
ISBN: 6079351714
Category: Fiction
Page: 96
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Esta obra es una de las más recordadas por sus carismáticos personajes: Meg, Jo, Beth y Amy; cuatro niñas-adolescentes, cuyo padre las ha dejado, a ellas y a su madre, para ir a combatir en la guerra civil norteamericana. A partir de este suceso, las cuatro chiquillas deberán aprender valiosísimas lecciones de vida, que compartirán al lado de personajes como Marmee (la madre), Laurie (amigo de la familia), Hannah (la empleada doméstica) y otros con los que compartirán alegrías y tristezas. Su autora, Luisa May Alcott, retoma pasajes de su propia infancia para narrar esta historia en la que los personajes encarnan valores morales con los que luchan contra sí mismos: Meg, vanidad; Jo, ira; Beth, timidez; y Amy, egoísmo.

El niño que volvió del cielo

un relato extraordinario de familia, fe y milagros
Author: Kevin Malarkey,Alex Malarkey
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414336101
Category: Religion
Page: 246
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En 2004, el autor y sus seis años de edad, hijo, Alex, estaba en un terrible accidente que dejó a Alex paralizado. Cuando Alex se despertó de un coma, no sólo tenía la más grave de sus lesiones de la médula sido curado sin intervención médica, pero tenía una increíble historia que parte de entrar en el cielo y el encuentro con Jesús.

The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die


Author: Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529391032
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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At eighteen, Somlata married into the Mitras: a once noble Bengali household whose descendants have taken to pawning off the family gold to keep up appearances. When Pishima, the embittered matriarch, dies, Somlata is the first to discover her aunt-in-law's body - and her sharp-tongued ghost. First demanding that Somlata hide her gold from the family's prying hands, Pishima's ghost continues to wreak havoc on the Mitras. Secrets spilt, cooking spoilt, Somlata finds herself at the centre of the chaos. And as the family teeter on the brink of bankruptcy, it looks like it's up to her to fix it. The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die is a frenetic, funny and fresh novel about three generations of Mitra women, a jewellery box, and the rickety family they hold together.

The Woman Who Wasn't There

The True Story of an Incredible Deception
Author: Robin Gaby Fisher,Angelo J Guglielmo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451652089
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 291
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Traces the story of Tania Head, who falsely claimed to be a September 11 survivor, describing her interviews with the co-author and the discovery that she was not in America at the time of the attacks.

The Woman Who Died a Lot

Thursday Next
Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 144470933X
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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The seventh book in the phenomenally successful Thursday Next series by Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde. 'Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde' - Herald The BookWorld's leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. She returns home to Swindon for what you'd expect to be a time of recuperation. If only life were that simple. Thursday is faced with an array of family problems - son Friday's lack of focus since his career in the Chronoguard was relegated to a might-have-been, daughter Tuesday's difficulty perfecting the Anti-Smote shield needed to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth, and Jenny, who doesn't exist. And that's not all. With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, the prediction that Friday's Destiny-Aware colleagues will die in mysterious circumstances, and a looming meteorite that could destroy all human life on earth, Thursday's retirement is going to be anything but easy . . .

Nursing Education in Thanatology

A Curriculum Continuum
Author: Florence E. Selder,Virginia W. Barrett,Marilyn M. Rawnsley,Austin H. Kutscher,Carole A. Lambert,Marcia Fishman,Mary Kachoyeanos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317736605
Category: Education
Page: 146
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Nursing Education in Thanatology is an excellent source book for planning thanatology courses or for integrating concepts of thanatology into a nursing curriculum. As the formal teaching of thanatology in schools for health care professionals is generally overlooked and ill-defined, many students and professionals will learn to deal with dying and grieving upon their first encounter with death. This practical book will aid educators in planned inclusion of thanatology in curriculum to insure the preparedness of health care professionals in assisting patients and/or their families during an emotionally difficult period. There are many suggestions presented for beneficial methods of integrating thanatology education into existing courses or offering thanatology as a single course for education professionals. A vital resource for inservice coordinators working with clinicians in oncology, hospital staff, and health professionals in community or outpatient health centers, Nursing Education in Thanatology is excellent reading for helping professionals working with elderly people.

La epopeya de Gilgamesh (Los mejores clásicos)


Author: Anónimo
Publisher: PENGUIN CLÁSICOS
ISBN: 8491051953
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Los mejores libros jamás escritos. El relato mítico del rey Gilgamesh, símbolo de la lucha eterna del hombre contra el miedo a la muerte. «Que el cruce de caminos sea el lugar donde moras.» Los fragmentos más antiguos que se conservan de La epopeya de Gilgamesh son obra de un poeta paleobabilónico que escribió hace más de tres mil setecientos años. Fue compuesta en lengua acadia, pero sus orígenes literarios se remontan a cinco poemas sumerios. En ella se cuenta la historia de Gilgamesh, el gran rey de Uruk, sus encuentros con monstruos y dioses, su enfrentamiento y posterior amistad con Enkidu el salvaje, el nacido en las tierras altas, y su arduo viaje en busca del secreto de la inmortalidad. Además de abordar temas como la familia, la amistad o los deberes del rey, La epopeya de Gilgamesh versa, sobre todo, de la luchaeterna del hombre contra el miedo a la muerte. La versión de Andrew George -la de referencia en el mundo occidental- la introducen palabras muy sabias de José Luis Sampedro. Como cierre, un epílogo sobre la pervivencia del mito realizado por los profesores de comunicación audiovisual de la Universidad Pompeu Fabra Jordi Balló y Xavier Pérez. Jorge Luis Borges dijo... «Tal vez no solo cronológicamente es la primera de las epopeyas del mundo. Diríase que todo ya está en este libro babilónico.» Jorge Luis Borges dijo... «Tal vez no solo cronológicamente es la primera de las epopeyas del mundo. Diríase que todo ya está en este libro babilónico.»

Death of a Hawker


Author: Janwillem van de Wetering
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569478198
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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A riot has erupted in New Market Square, transforming the normally sedate streets of Amsterdam into a mass of angry protesters. So when the body of the “King” of the local street market is found in his house with his head bashed in, the police are puzzled. The adjoining street has been closed off all day, and the constables stationed outside the scene of the crime didn’t detect any unusual activity. There are only two people who could have reasonably committed the violent act: the victim’s roommate upstairs and his beautiful sister downstairs. Both claim to have seen or heard nothing suspicious when the crime took place. But something isn’t adding up. Is one of them the killer?

A Loyal Character Dancer


Author: Qiu Xiaolong
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569477949
Category: Fiction
Page: 360
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The second book in the Inspector Chen investigations Inspector Chen’s mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort US Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United States. Inspector Rohn is already en route when Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished from her village in Fujian. Or is this just what he is supposed to believe? Chen resents his role; he would rather investigate the triad killing in Shanghai’s beautiful Bund Park. Li insists that saving face with Inspector Rohn takes priority. So Chen Cao, the ambitious son of a father who imbued him with Confucian precepts, must tread warily as he tries once again to be a good cop, a good man and also a loyal Party member.

El secreto de Stella


Author: Kate Breslin
Publisher: Planeta México
ISBN: 6070735773
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Alemania, 1944. Stella se siente abandonada por Dios cuando, tras salvarse de ser fusilada en Dachau, cae en manos de un nuevo enemigo: el coronel Aric von Schmidt. Él la obliga a ser su secretaria y la lleva al campo de concentración de Theresienstadt, donde tiene que participar en el envío de judíos a Auschwitz en los trenes de la muerte. Mientras enfrenta el horror que se esconde tras los muros del campo, entre ella y el coronel nace una atracción que no puede aceptar. Él es un nazi y además... no sabe quién es ella en realidad. Dependerá de su valentía que triunfen el amor, la felicidad y la libertad. Dios la llevó a Theresienstadt para cumplir una misión, pero ¿será capaz de llevarla a cabo?

La ladrona de libros


Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: DEBOLS!LLO
ISBN: 8426419860
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Una novela preciosa, tremendamente humana y emocionante, que describe las peripecias de una niña alemana de nueve años desde que es dada en adopción por su madre hasta el final de la II Guerra Mundial. Érase una vez un pueblo donde las noches eran largas y la muerte contaba su propia historia. En el pueblo vivía una niña que quería leer, un hombre que tocaba el acordeón y un joven judío que escribía bellos cuentos para escapar del horror de la guerra. Al cabo de un tiempo, la niña se convirtió en una ladrona que robaba libros y regalaba palabras. Con estas palabras se escribió una historia hermosa y cruel que ahora ya es una novela inolvidable. La crítica ha dicho... «La ladrona de libros deslumbra por sus extraordinarios personajes, su capacidad de emocionar sin clichés y, ante todo, por su omnipresente reflexión sobre el valor de las palabras.» Ricard Ruiz Garzón, El Periódico de Catalunya «La esperanza de Liesel es inexpugnable... Los lectores jóvenes necesitan este tipo de alternativas a la rigidez ideológica, así como exploraciones sobre la importancia de las historias. Y, pensándolo bien, también los adultos.» The New York Times «Elegante, filosófica, conmovedora, bella e importante.» Kirkus Reviews «Merece estar junto al Diario de Ana Frank en nuestra biblioteca.» USA Today «Una narrativa extraordinaria.» SLJ «Zusak no endulza nada, pero logra que un tema aparentemente triste resulte tolerable tal como lo hizo Kurt Vonnegut en Matadero cinco: con un humor sombrío, reconfortante.» Time Magazine «Un gran logro. [...] Un libro desafiante en extensión y tema.» Publishers Weekly «Uno de los libros más esperados en años.» The Wall Street Journal

Juego de tronos


Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8416308292
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: N.A
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Después de una traición, siempre viene una venganza. Y ésta será temible e involucrará a los 7 Reinos. Una nueva vuelta de tuerca al argumento está servida. ¿El Bien logrará vencer al Mal? ¿Acaso todo es blanco o negro en un juego de tronos?... Este volumen cierra la adaptación de la novela Juego de tronos, la primera entrega de Canción de Hielo y Fuego, la saga bestseller en todo el mundo que ha ocupado los primeros cuatro volúmenes de esta serie de novelas gráficas. La colección gestada por George R.R. Martin es una mezcla genial de fantasía épica, traiciones sorprendentes, familias enfrentadas, personajes ricos en matices y giros inesperados, que atrapa al lector en una hipnotizante y peligrosa encrucijada.

I Wouldn't Die

A Memoir
Author: Franco Antonetti
Publisher: Via Novi Press
ISBN: 9780970911223
Category: Immigrants
Page: 251
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Más historias de miedo para contar en la oscuridad


Author: Alvin Schwartz,Brett Helquist
Publisher: Océano Gran Travesía
ISBN: 6075272496
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 156
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"Estas historias de miedo te llevarán en un viaje extraño y temible, donde la oscuridad o la niebla o la bruma o el grito de una persona o el aullido de un perro convierten lugares comunes en lugares de pesadilla, donde nada es lo que esperas. Las historias de miedo tienen a menudo un propósito serio. Pueden advertir a los jóvenes de los peligros que les esperan cuando se enfrenten al mundo por su cuenta. Pero generalmente, contamos historias de miedo para divertirnos. Apagamos las luces, o dejamos sólo una vela encendida. Entonces nos sentamos en círculo y contamos las historias más aterradoras que conocemos. Te recomiendo que leas las historias de este libro, mientras todavía sientas valor en ti y antes de que oscurezca." Alvin Schwartz

Die Wise

A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul
Author: Stephen Jenkinson
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583949747
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
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Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty. Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Die Wise is for those who will fail to live forever. Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs. Die Wise dreams such a dream, and plots such an uprising. How we die, how we care for dying people, and how we carry our dead: this work makes our capacity for a village-mindedness, or breaks it. Table of Contents The Ordeal of a Managed Death Stealing Meaning from Dying The Tyrant Hope The Quality of Life Yes, But Not Like This The Work So Who Are the Dying to You? Dying Facing Home What Dying Asks of Us All Kids Ah, My Friend the Enemy

The Mummy Who Wouldn't Die


Author: E. A. M. Jakab,Bill Schmidt
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub
ISBN: 9780836817218
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 86
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The reader's decisions control the course of an adventure in which a sacred amulet must be returned to a museum mummy before the mummy notices that it is missing.