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The Crown Spire

Scotland, 1795Alice Ingram escapes her brutish husband and leaves a glittering life in London far behind. With her niece, Beth, at her side she flees north, determined to save the girl from the fate she has endured but after an encounter with two mysterious highwaymen, life for the women will never be the same again...Devoted to his daughter and resigned to a life of lonel

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The Road Home

Lara Turner has a boyfriend, a nice house in the city and a chance at a big promotion. So when her brother calls asking her to come home, she hesitates. Can she face the memories that inhabit the beloved place of her childhood? And how does she feel with the news its to be sold? Could she be the answer to saving the family farm?Jack Morgan has memories of his own to cont

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In Praise of Shadows

Librarian note: An alternative cover edition can be found hereThis is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizakis eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house

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Singing Away the Hunger: The Autobiography of an African Woman

A compelling and unique autobiography by an African woman with little formal education, less privilege, and almost no experience of books or writing. Mphos voice is a voice almost never heard in literature or history, a voice from within the struggle of ordinary African women to negotiate a world which incorporates ancient pastoral ways and the congestion, brutality, an

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Celava pevacica * Cas

Jonesko sebi, kao avangardnom autoru koji odlucno okrece leda priznatom pozoristu, namece obavezu bezanja od realizma i psihologizma. Stoga tradicionalnu formulu oslobada njenih dronjaka, tih njenih slucajnih elemenata koji su, od tada, smatrani kao zastareli, da bi iskljucivo sacuvao arhetipsku strukturu: spori prolog, razvoj koji ide ka nekom paroksizmu, i pad.

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A Corner in the Marais: Memoir of a Paris Neighborhood

or anyone who loves Paris and the mysterious allure of old houses, this charming, personal and informed memoir makes for perfect reading. In a knowledgeable, literate style that conveys (and makes contagious) Karmels love of his subject, A Corner in the Marais traces the architectural and social development of the City of Lights, from its origins as a Roman settlement, th

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Antonia and Her Daughters: Secrets, Love, Friendship and Family in Tuscany

The next volume of memoir from the author of the international bestseller A Thousand Days in Venice introduces the extraordinary Antonia, imperious matriach of four generations of strong-willed Tuscan womenThe renovations to 34 via del Duomo now complete, Marlena de Blasi, the bestselling international author and the woman with the fairy-tale life needs to find time and

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All The Rivers Run

A WOMAN IN A MANS WORLDHer handsome, laughing cousin Adam gave young Delie Gordon her first taste of love--its soaring happiness, its heartbreaking pain.Virile, self-confident riverboat captain Brenton Edwards showed Delie her weakness in the face of a mans overwhelming passion--but though he made her his wife, he could not enslave her proud and defiant spirit.Wealthy an

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Buy Me the Sky: The remarkable truth of China�s one-child generations

With journalistic acumen and a novelists flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under Chinas single-child policy. At a time when the country continues to transform at the speed of light, these generations of precious one and onlies are burdened with expectation, yet have often been brought up

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Chinese Rules: Maos Dog, Dengs Cat, and Five Timeless Lessons from the Front Lines in China

From the author of the acclaimed Mr. China comes another rollicking adventure story�part memoir, part history, part business imbroglio�that offers valuable lessons to help Westerners win in China.In the twenty-first century, the world has tilted eastwards in its orbit; China grows confident while the West seems mired in doubt. Having lived and worked in China for more than

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