The New Life
Author: Orhan Pamuk
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Osman is a young university student whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a mysterious book. Osman becomes obsessed with the book, which seems to contain all the magic and power of life and love. Romantic and elusive, Orhan Pamuk's The New Life is a rhapsody to love and an investigation into the shadowy nature of self.
Author: Veronica Rossi
Publisher: Tor Teen
Riders. A new fantasy adventure from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi. For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does. Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can't remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse. Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen--Conquest, Famine, and Death--are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence. They fail. Now--bound, bloodied, and drugged--Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he's fallen for--not to mention all of humankind--he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger. But will anyone believe him? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" is Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay young while his picture changes, his wish comes true. In exchange for this Dorian gives up his soul and as he ages the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not him. "The Picture of Dorian Gray", arguably Wilde's most popular work, was considered quite scandalous when it was first published in the late 1800s in Victorian England.
Every Last Breath
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Some loves will last 'til your dying breath Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction. Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…
Nadolny's masterpiece, a huge commercial and critical success in Germany and across Europe, recounts the life of one of the most interesting explorers of the nineteenth century - Sir John Franklin who, amongst other achievements, paved the way for the discovery of the NorthWest Passage. By means of Nadolny's acute reading of history and his storytelling prowess, the reader follows this misfit's development from awkward schoolboy to expedition leader, Governor of Tasmania, icon of adventure. Not only a riveting account of a remarkable life, The Discovery of Slowness is also a profound and thought-provoking meditation on time.The result is an extraordinary reading experience that justifies the novel's reputation as one of the classics of contemporary German literature.
Professional No-Limit Hold 'em
Author: Matt Flynn, Sunny Mehta, Ed Miller
Publisher: Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. The boy she loves will betray her. Her enemy will save her. And she will have to make a choice that could cost not only her life, but her eternity... LINCOLN: He's been Violet's one anchor, her running partner and kickboxing trainer. Only he never told her he was training her for an ancient battle between angels and exiles. PHOENIX: As an exile, he is not to be trusted, yet he's the only one there to pick up the pieces and protect her after Lincoln's betrayal. But what is he really after? Who will she... Embrace?
Author: Georg Engel
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Klaus St�rtebeker war schon zu Lebzeiten eine Legende: Als Anf�hrer der ber�hmt-ber�chtigten Vitalienbr�der trieb der Freibeuter im 14. Jahrhundert in Nord- und Ostsee sein Unwesen und versuchte im Kaperkrieg, den Seehandel in den n�rdlichen Gefilden zum Erliegen zu bringen und das belagerte Stockholm mit Lebensmitteln zu versorgen. Packend und anschaulich erz�hlt Georg Engel den Werdegang St�rtebekers mit seinen zahlreichen H�hen und Tiefen bis zu seiner spektakul�ren Hinrichung im Jahre 1402 in Hamburg.
Norms of Word Association
Author: Leo Postman, Geoffrey Keppel
Publisher: Academic Press
Norms of Word Association contains a heterogeneous collection of word association norms. This book brings together nine sets of association norms that were collected independently at different times during a 15-year period. Each chapter is a self-contained unit. The order in which the norms are presented is arbitrary, although an attempt is made to group together norms that seem to belong together. The 1952 Minnesota norms are presented first, due to "age" and in recognition of the fact that a number of the norms that follow are direct outgrowths of this work. The next three norms in this collection are responses to the Russell-Jenkins stimuli obtained from subjects representing different linguistic communities. A summary of association norms collected from British and Australian subjects are reported along with association norms from German and French college students and French workmen. Four sets of norms that are not directly related to the 1952 Minnesota collection are included. The text will be of interest to historians and researchers in the field of verbal learning and verbal behavior.
Heir to the Dragon
Author: Robert N. Charrette
Publisher: New Amer Library
Challenged to prove his worth, Theodore Kurita, heir apparent to the Draconis Combine, begins a twenty-year odyssey of lethal encounters and narrow escapes, at the end of which he must confront his worst enemy--his own father. Original.
The Dark Eye Core Rules
Author: Markus Plötz, Jens Ullrich
Publisher: Paizo Publishng Incorporated
The Dark Eye is Germany's premiere fantasy role-playing game, in continuous publication for more than 30 years, now in English in this exciting new edition. You and your friends play the leading roles at the center of heroic action. Travel the land as a virtuous knight, elven ranger, or erudite mage. Rebuild the war-weary Middenrealm, marvel at exotic wonders in the Lands of the Tulamydes, discover lost ruins in the steaming jungles of the South, or try to drive back the evil of the Shadowlands. Rescue innocent victims from cults of the Nameless One, navigate labyrinthine plots and intrigues at the Court of the Empress, or stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the brave defenders of the border cities to repel the ever-growing Orc Storm. Experience the breadth of Aventuria, The Dark Eye's immersive fantasy world crafted by those steeped in medieval lore amid ancient forests, forbidding mountains, and fairy-tale castles. The Core Rules present all of The Dark Eye's refined, time-tested game system. Character experience earns additional skills, new spells, and special fighting styles to face ever greater challenges. To get started, all you need is pen and paper, dice, and this book. Build the characters you want to play, or choose from a large selection of customizable character archetypes. Enter the classic fantastic world of The Dark Eye. Glory and adventure await!
Peeling the Onion
Author: Günter Grass, Michael Henry Heim
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A Nobel-prize-winning playwright and writer provides his memoir that recounts his life beginning in Danzig, Germany, at the start of World War II, to his enlistment in the Waffen-SS as a tank gunner, and experiences in an American POW camp. Reprint.
The Fiery Heart
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Penguin UK
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life, and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her . . . But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path - or risk being sent to re-education. Her skill with magic is growing in ways she never imagined - but that doesn't stop the near-constant threat of evil magic users, Vampire Hunters, and Strigoi from growing ever closer. Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, and nothing is what it seems. Praise for the Bloodlines series 'The Bloodlines series is filled with jaw-dropping action, humor and heart stopping romance, and this is the greatest installment yet!' Romantic Times 'We're suckers for it.' Entertainment Weekly 'Stands out from the crowded vampire genre.' Associated Press 'An obvious pick for the literary lover of all things bloodsucking.' MTV's Hollywood Crush
"Standing on the shoulders of C.S. Lewis", Kreeft provides a look at the nature of heaven. A refreshingly clear, theologically sound glimpse of the "undiscovered country". Kreeft speaks to the heart and the mind for an unexcelled look at one of the most popular, yet least understood, subjects in religion.