So the Doves

Author: Heidi James
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 048682974X
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"So the Doves is an unforgettable crime novel. James writes lyrical prose, combining a compelling plot with a portrait of a man forced to question the entire basis of his life." —The Sunday Times (U.K.) Crime Book of the Month Marcus Murray was only 17 when his best friend Melanie vanished from his hometown in oceanside Kent. Afterward, she seemed like a figment of his imagination — she became a story, a myth, a series of actions and consequences incorporated into his own history. Working as a journalist years later, Marcus is flush with success at having uncovered a corrupt alliance between a U.K. bank, the arms trade, and the government. So he's a bit disconcerted when sent from London back to Kent to report on the finding of a corpse during a railway excavation. Worse yet, his moral and professional triumph is called into question by charges of fabrication. While Marcus chafes at his exile and fears for his reputation, the hometown atmosphere evokes thoughts of the long-lost Melanie and her mysterious disappearance. Recounted in chapters that alternate between events from 1989 to the present, So the Doves poses thought-provoking questions about identity, offering a poignant meditation on memory and loss. "A twisty, paranoid cat-and-mouse thriller with moving undertones about friendship, youth, memory, desire and the unfinished business of the past, So the Doves kept me up at night frantically turning pages until the very end. It'll do the same for you." — Tim Murphy, author of Christodora and Correspondents

Panic Signs

Author: Cristina Peri Rossi
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889203938
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Panic Signs gives readers a sense of the tense political climate in Uruguay just prior to the military takeover, with people living under the threat of house invasions, random detention and questioning by the police, and torture."--BOOK JACKET.

The Third Bear

Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1616960175
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Compared by critics to Borges, Nabokov, and Kafka, contemporary fantasist Jeff VanderMeer continues to amaze with this surreal, innovative, and absurdist gathering of award-winning short fiction. Exotic beasts and improbable travelers roam restlessly through these darkly diverting and finely honed tales. In “The Situation,” a beleaguered office worker creates a child-swallowing manta-ray to be used for educational purposes (once described as Dilbert meets Gormenghast). In “Three Days in a Border Town,” a sharpshooter seeks the truth about her husband in an elusive floating city beyond a far-future horizon; “Errata” follows an oddly familiar writer who has marshaled a penguin, a shaman, and two pearl-handled pistols with which to plot the end of the world. Also included are two stories original to this collection, including “The Quickening,” in which a lonely child is torn between familial obligation and loyalty to a maligned talking rabbit. Chimerical and hypnotic, VanderMeer leads readers through the postmodern into a new literature of the imagination.

Distant Harmony

Author: Abdus Sattar
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475964897
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Journeying from continent to continent and finding beauty in all of nature and every example of humanity, Distant Harmony presents a collection of short stories examining our lives and the ways in which we are connected to our past, to nature, and to our fellow human beings. Though the tales from author Abdus Sattar tell of poverty, grief, loss, and hunger throughout disparate cultures and diverse peoples, they communicate themes of a deep love of humanity and the unquenchable dignity of the human spirit. The selection “On the Euphrates” parallels the lives of two parents thousands of miles apart as they grieve for their children. “A Desert Sketch” provides a glimpse into the stark reality of Mariam, a Bedouin who ekes out a living with her father. With vivid imagery, Distant Harmony shows melodies of political oppression, regret, and longing, yet always tempered with love and hope. Praise for Distant Harmony “The narrator of these tales journeys through time and space, fulfilling his own creative quest. Through his captivating voice and vision, Abdus Sattar transforms the disharmony of distant places into a rich melody, textured with strains of faraway wars, familial tragedy, yet always overpowering love.” —Brenda Hudson

Game Theory and its Applications

Author: Andrew M. Colman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1134987560
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Andrew Coleman provides an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of mathematical gaming and other major applications in social psychology, decision theory, economics, politics, evolutionary biology, philosophy, operational research and sociology.

I Am God So Are You Now Peace

Author: Lucho Medina
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452570914
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When you look at the world, it seems so vast yet complicated to understand. Its people, its forms of governments and its systems of governments. Its beliefs, forms of beliefs and systems of beliefs; all created by man and/or the rule of man over another man; when all we needed was to understand that there are no systems of government as there are no systems of beliefs without its people, as there are no rich corporations or anything else without its people. People are the most important element on this part of the universe, because nothing would matter if we did not exist, and because we exist everything matters, and because it matters the rule of man has been taking advantage of its people, because its people were too ignorant to understand those simple facts. All this has been going on for thousands of years and if “we” the people do not stop this ignorance, we will continue to live like this forever. “Change the Charter of the United Nations”; as soon as we change this, we can kill world hunger in three years and live in peace immediately. It is time for the people to understand knowledge, and with knowledge we can change all systems of beliefs as well as all systems of government. All you have to do is seek for knowledge, and with knowledge we can all conquer the universe, live forever, and live happily, rich and in peace. —from I Am God. So Are You. Now, Peace

Kingdom of the Doves

Author: Allen L. Scarbrough
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411628322
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Kingdom Of The Doves is a novel about growing up in the early 1970's. Doug Dean, a fifteen year old middle class boy, encounters the Dove family from the wrong side of the tracks. He quickly learns many of life's hardest lessons.

The Dovekeepers

Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451617488
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A tale inspired by the massacre of hundreds of Jewish people at Masada presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker's wife, a girl disguised as a warrior, and a medicine woman who keep doves and secrets while Roman soldiers draw near.

Doves In The Wind

Author: Audrey Smith
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452027846
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Victor Way finds himself stranded in a wilderness cabin one winter. While waiting for spring, he recalls his youth when he headed into the untamed West in 1879. After he signed a contract with a shady scoundrel, Vick found himself in the company of four whores, a schoolteacher, and other colorful characters. They each had a past, some of them were trying to forget, and all of them were trying to get it all behind them.