Love and Treasure

Author: Ayelet Waldman
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 0307739570
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A tale inspired by the World War II Hungarian Gold Train follows the 1945 American capture of a locomotive filled with riches and the efforts of a Jewish-American lieutenant's granddaughter to track down a mysterious woman 70 years later. By the author of Red Hook Road. 60,000 first printing.

A Love Story

Author: Lance Secretan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780969456124
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Literature and history are filled with epic, romantic love stories Antony and Cleopatra, Napoleon and Josephine, Lancelot and Guinevere, Romeo and Juliet, Orpheus and Eurydice but who has experienced or witnessed a real-life love story? As François de La Rochefoucauld has written, True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. It is exceptionally rare, and A Love Story is a book bursting with passion that describes a remarkable union of two souls, whose single powerful flame inspired everyone they touched. It is a radiant source of inspiration that describes how two lovers met and inspired each other forever. The story is told through a rich tapestry of luscious poetry and anecdote. If everyone lived their lives this way, the divorce courts would be empty and world peace would prevail

Aesop s Mirror

Author: Maryalice Huggins
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 9781429935951
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"Everything I needed to know about Fox and Grapes mirror, I knew the moment I first saw it" What antiques restorer Maryalice Huggins knew when she stumbled across the mirror at a country auction in Rhode Island was this: She was besotted. Rococo and huge (more than eight feet tall), the mirror was one of the most unusual objects she had ever seen. Huggins had to have it. The frame's elaborate carvings were almost identical to a famous eighteenth-century design. Could this be eighteenth-century American? That would make it rare indeed. But in the rarefied world of American antiques, an object is not significant unless you can prove where it's from. Huggins set out to trace the origins of her magnificent mirror. Fueled with the delightfully obsessive spirit of Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief, Aesop's Mirror follows Huggins on her quest as she goes up against the leading lights of the very male world of high-end antiques and dives into the historical archives. And oh, what she finds there! The mirror was likely passed down through generations of the illustrious Brown family of Providence, Rhode Island. Throughout history, mirrors have been seen as having mystical powers, enabling those who peer into them to connect the past and the future. In Aesop's Mirror, Maryalice Huggins does just that, creating a marvelous, one-of-kind book about a marvelous, one of-a-kind American treasure.

So Long Marianne

Author: Kari Hesthamar
Publisher: E C W Press
ISBN: 9781770411289
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Chronicles the author's nearly decade-long relationship with writer and musician Leonard Cohen prior to his fame, drawing on unpublished poems, letters and photos to describe their international travels and the creation of his acclaimed love song, "So Long, Marianne."

The Greatest Love Story Never Told

Author: Richard Orion
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514409453
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This story is based on a true love story that spanned almost two decades. The names and places have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals involved in this affair. The chronological sequence of events has been maintained for continuity. All the stories and experiences are based on facts. This book is about a love story that was kept secret for 18 years and perhaps should’ve remained a secret. The first book related to this love story was a book of poems entitled “Somewhere, Sometime, Somehow: Love Poems and Short Stories” published in 2008 by this author and Xlibris. For the perceptive reader of this book one can trace the ups and downs of our love relationship. These 18 years were filled with robust love and passion for each other. Perhaps it was fantasy; perhaps it was the most real thing we will ever experience. The heartbreaking part of this love affair is that I am not really sure my lover ever really understood or appreciated my profound and unconditional love for her. I opened my heart to her through poetry and thoughtful letters, but she rarely showed me what was in her heart. Perhaps it was a one-sided love affair, but I surely think and hope not. I was convinced that she truly loved me through her words and actions. At least I experienced a pure love that I had only dreamed was possible. The story is told mainly through the exchange of letters and emails to each other. Perhaps readers can experience and hopefully feel the deep love we felt for each other.

Blind Triangle

Author: Jack Deveny
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1634133439
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Tom Laurel, a failing artist, is tortured by his attraction to his best and only friend, Ray Styles, a gruesome man with an eccentric lifestyle. In Blind Triangle: A Rare Love Story from the Sixties, Tom can't find comfort with his lover, Soledad Paz, who, like Ray and Tom, is haunted by dark, family secrets. While the death of Tom's parents was labeled a murder-suicide, the events leading up to it are known only to Tom. Ray carries his own shadowy knowledge of what may end his life. What Soledad shares with the two men is a yearning to transcend her black legacy. But it is Ray, the wealthy Joker run wild, who pulls the three of them into a triangle of mixed sexuality and betrayal. Together, the three are a volatile mix of shame, devil may care, and impossible schemes. It seems inevitable that someone, perhaps all, shall be hurt…but to what extent and why?

So Rare a Treasure

Author: Sandy Lynam Clough
Publisher: Harvest House Pub
ISBN: 9780736902144
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A popular author and artist offers a collection of fourteen reflective meditations illustrating God's eternal love and mercy, offering pictures of beloved heirlooms that provide insight into life's joys and the heart's needs, along with scriptural teachings and richly beautiful art reproductions.

The Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson Novels Short Stories Poems Plays Memoirs Travel Sketches Letters and Essays Illustrated Edition

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027200202
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This eBook edition of "The Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson: Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Plays, Memoirs, Travel Sketches, Letters and Essays (Illustrated Edition)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Content: Biographies: Robert Louis Stevenson by Alexander Japp The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson By Sir Graham Balfour The Life of Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson By Nellie Van De Grift Sanchez Novels: Treasure Island Prince Otto The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Kidnapped Catriona The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses The Master of Ballantrae The Wrong Box The Wrecker The Ebb-Tide Weir of Hermiston St Ives: Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England The Great North Road (Unfinished) Heathercat (Unfinished) The Young Chevalier (Unfinished) Poems Short Stories: New Arabian Nights The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables Island Nights' Entertainments (South Sea Tales) The Plays: Deacon Brodie Beau Austin Admiral Guinea Macaire Travel Sketches: An Inland Voyage Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes Edinburgh - Picturesque Notes The Old and New Pacific Capitals The Amateur Emigrant Across the Plains The Silverado Squatters A Mountain Town in France The Island Literature: A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa In the South Seas Essays: Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers Memories and Portraits Later Essays Juvenilia and Other Papers Memoirs and Letters: Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin Random Memoirs and Portraits Letters from Samoa Letters to Young People The Complete Letters Familiar Studies of Men and Books Records of a Family of Engineers Lay Morals ...

Food

Author: Jim Gaffigan
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 080414043X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here's why: I'm a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I'd highly recommend that you do not read his book.” Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet (“choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover”) and decrying the worst offenders (“kale is the early morning of foods”). Fans flocked to his New York Times bestselling bookDad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave—hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question “which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?”

The Hypnotist s Love Story

Author: Liane Moriarty
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718197879
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How far would you go to keep the man of your dreams? From Liane Moriarty, the author of What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story is a stunning novel about love, life and knowing where to draw the line . . . Hypnotherapist Ellen is fascinated by what makes people tick. So when she falls in love with Patrick, the fact that he has a stalker doesn't faze her in the slightest. If anything it intrigues her, and the more she hears about Saskia, the more she wants to meet this woman. But what Ellen doesn't know is that they've already met . . . Saskia has been posing as one of Ellen's clients. Unable to let go of the life she so abruptly lost, she wants to know everything about the woman who took her place. And the further she inches her way into Ellen's world, the more trouble she stirs up. Ellen's love story is about to take an unexpected turn. But it's not only Saskia who doesn't know where to stop: Ellen also has to ask herself what lines she's prepared to cross to get the happy ending she's always wanted. Thought-provoking, sympathetic and smart, Liane Moriarty's The Hypnotist's Love Story is a novel for anyone who's ever loved, lost or found it hard to let go. Praise for What Alice Forgot: 'Gripping, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire 'The perfect holiday read' She Magazine 'A call to embrace life' Easy Living