A Meeting at Corvallis

Author: S. M. Stirling
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439560723
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Tensions continue among Mike Havel's Bearkillers and their allies, Clan Mackenzie under the leadership of Juniper Mackenzie and Norman Arminger, the warlord of Portland, after Arminger's daughter falls into the hands of Clan Mackenzie. Reprint.

The Sisters of Versailles

Author: Sally Christie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501102966
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Court intriguers are beginning to sense that young King Louis XV, after seven years of marriage, is tiring of his Polish wife. The race is on to find a mistress for the royal bed. The King's scheming ministers push Louise, the eldest of the aristocratic Nesle sisters, into the arms of the King. Over the following decade, of the five Nesle sisters-- Louise, Pauline, Diane, Hortense, and Marie-Anne-- four will become mistresses to King Louis XV. All will conspire, betray, suffer, and triumph in a desperate fight for both love and power.

Beside Your Heart

Author: Mary Whitney
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
ISBN: 9781623420413
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Late one night, Nicki Johnson plays with emotional fire and Googles her high school love, only to find his name splashed across the British gossip columns. Back in his native England, Adam Kincaid is successful and dating a woman from an aristocratic family like his own. With a career in politics, Nicki's no slouch, but she knows Adam is living a world away from her life. Yet there was a time he was no farther than the next locker. Nicki will never forget their year together in high school-the year of her sister's death, the year her mother checked out. Adam helped Nicki through suffocating grief, and she led him through coming of age. But when is a high school crush something more?

A Stranger She Can Trust

Author: Regan Black
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488016437
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Heart-racing romance, breathless suspense In USA TODAY bestselling author Regan Black's new Escape Club Heroes thriller, a guarded man builds a future with a woman without a past… Outside of one of Philadelphia’s busiest nightclubs, a woman stumbles from her taxi. Beaten and bruised, Melissa Baxter is an amnesiac with a target on her back. Gun-shy, Melissa relies on a handsome hero to help her uncover who she really is. Carson Lane—a paramedic with his own dark history—can’t help but bring this beautiful, vulnerable woman under his wing. Still reeling from his partner’s murder, he's no stranger to risk. But as he and Melissa begin unraveling the mystery of who she really is, Carson realizes falling in love could be the biggest risk of all. Escape Club Heroes: Off-duty justice, full-time love… Discover the full miniseries below Book 1: Safe in His Sight Book 2: A Stranger She Can Trust “Black seamlessly blends romance and mystery, infusing enough tension to heighten the suspense. Filled with heartbreakingly tender moments, this story is both touching and entertaining.” -RT Book Reviews on Safe In His Sight

About Design

Author: Gordon Salchow
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781621536543
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A treatise on the development and practice of the graphic design discipline.About Design offers an enlightening and opinionated, albeit concise, excursion concerning many facets of the field of design. It emphasizes the discipline of graphic design, while incorporating a taste of the author's makeup. It is a definitive, expansive observational, and knowledge-infused treatise that is expected to be particularly engaging for students and educators as well as for design practitioners. However, much of the content could tempt any readers who may be marginally inquisitive concerning visual art, design, and the web of "creativity." This informative, and sometimes scrappy, expedition is founded on the author's fifty-five years' entrenchment in design practice and higher education. Consequently, there are many pointed and sometimes novel perspectives, but it is essentially grounded on the commonly acknowledged doctrines that exist within the field. Some of the particular chapter topics deal with: defining the elements of visual form an analysis of the concepts of aesthetics and creativity establishing some usable guidelines for effective designing outlining many factors that are involved with design education, including a sketch of its history miscellaneous related subjects, such as considerations of what makes something exceptional (briefly stated by fifty pre-eminent designers) The aforementioned themes, along with others, are interspersed with interludes that challenge certain long-held assumptions, provide contextual references, offer insights and suggest some fresh ways to analyze how we see, choose, inspire, and do.

The French Prize

Author: James L. Nelson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466847026
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Acclaimed, award-winning author James L. Nelson - praised as "a master of both his period and the English language" by Patrick O'Brian - returns to the world of sea and sail in this page-turning historical novel. Jack Biddlecomb has much to live up to, being as he is the eldest son of the esteemed Captain Isaac Biddlecomb, wealthy merchant captain, leading light of the War for American Independence, and newly-minted congressman. Jack finds himself off to a promising start, however, when he's given command of the merchant vessel Abigail bound from Philadelphia for Barbados. But even before the docklines are cast off, the voyage, which should have been routine, begins to look like a stormy passage indeed. Jack is saddled with two passangers, one as unpleasant as he is highborn, the other a confidant of the Abigail's owner who cannot help but meddle in the running of the ship. What's more, with the French making prizes of American merchantmen, Abigail's owner has armed the ship and instructed Jack to fight if need be, thrusting the first-time captain and his small crew into a naval war for which they are totally unprepared. What Jack does not know, but soon begins to suspect, is that he is being used as part of a bigger plot, one that will have repercussions on an international scale.

Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine A Novel

Author: Ann Hood
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393332357
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Four friends from the 1960s--Suzanne, Claudia, Elizabeth, and Howard--discover that, in the 1980s, their lives have taken some unexpected and complicated turns. Reprint.

Come Go Home with Me

Author: Sheila Kay Adams
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807866466
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Sheila Adams has been performing Appalachian ballads and telling stories for over twenty years. A native of Madison County, North Carolina, she was introduced to the tale-telling tradition by her great-aunt 'Granny,' well-known balladeer Dellie Chandler Norton. This collection of Adams's stories provides a rare portrait of a distinctive mountain community and charts the development of an artist's unique voice. The tales range from stories of heroic, sometimes fierce, mountain settlers to the comic adventures of local drifters and tricksters, from magical childhood encounters to adult rites of passage. We meet Bertha and the snake handlers, local preacher Manassey Fender (who 'looked like a pencil with a burr haircut, in a suit'), and Adams's beloved grandfather Breaddaddy, who taught her about life and death with an enchanting graveyard dance. But perhaps the most powerful character depicted here is 'Granny,' whom Adams calls 'the most exciting person I have ever known and the best teacher I would ever have.' By weaving these remembrances into her stories, Adams both preserves and extends a rich artistic heritage.