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Summary: WE WERE LIARS meets THE CHOCOLATE WAR in this gripping debut YA novel set against the backdrop of a prestigious private school, a great British estate and

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  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0735264155
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: WE WERE LIARS meets THE CHOCOLATE WAR in this gripping debut YA novel set against the backdrop of a prestigious private school, a great British estate and the ever-present war of the classes. Seventeen-year-old Greer, a scholarship girl at a prestigious private school, St Aidan the Great School (known as STAGS), soon realizes that the school is full of snobs and spoilt rich brats, many of whom come from aristocratic families who have attended the institute throughout the centuries. She's immediately ignored by her classmates. All the teachers are referred to as Friars (even the female ones), but the real driving force behind the school is a group of prefects known as the Medievals, whose leader, Henry de Warlencourt, Greer finds both strangely intriguing as well as attractive. The Medievals are all good-looking, clever and everyone wants to be among their circle of friends. Greer is therefore surprised when she receives an invitation from Henry to spend a long weekend with him and his friends at his family house in the Lake District, especially when she learns that two other "outsiders" have also been invited: Shafeen and Chanel. As the weekend unfolds, Greer comes to the chilling realization that she and two other "losers" were invited only because they were chosen to become prey in a mad game of manhunt.


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Summary: In this wise and intimate new book, Sharon Olds tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom. As she carri

  • Author : Sharon Olds
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0307959910
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Language: English
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Description: In this wise and intimate new book, Sharon Olds tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom. As she carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending, Olds opens her heart to the reader, sharing the feeling of invisibility that comes when we are no longer standing in love’s sight; the surprising physical bond that still exists between a couple during parting; the loss of everything from her husband’s smile to the set of his hip; the radical change in her sense of place in the world. Olds is naked before us, curious and brave and even generous toward the man who was her mate for thirty years and who now loves another woman. As she writes in the remarkable “Stag’s Leap,” “When anyone escapes, my heart / leaps up. Even when it’s I who am escaped from, / I am half on the side of the leaver.” Olds’s propulsive poetic line and the magic of her imagery are as lively as ever, and there is a new range to the music—sometimes headlong, sometimes contemplative and deep. Her unsparing approach to both pain and love makes this one of the finest, most powerful books of poetry she has yet given us.


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Summary: “The Trail of the Sandhill Stag” is a 1899 short story by Ernest Thompson Seton that chronicles a hunter's attempt at stalking a stag. With charming il

  • Author : Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 152878152X
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 38
  • Language: English
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Description: “The Trail of the Sandhill Stag” is a 1899 short story by Ernest Thompson Seton that chronicles a hunter's attempt at stalking a stag. With charming illustrations throughout, this engaging and captivating tale will appeal to lovers of nature literature and is not to be missed by fans of Seton charming work. Ernest Thompson Seton (1860 – 1946) was an English author and wildlife artist who founded the Woodcraft Indians in 1902. He was also among the founding members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), established in 1910. He wrote profusely on this subject, the most notable of his scouting literature including “The Birch Bark Roll” and the “Boy Scout Handbook”. Seton was also an early pioneer of animal fiction writing, and he is fondly remembered for his charming book “Wild Animals I Have Known” (1898). Other notable works by this author include: “Lobo, Rag and Vixen” (1899), “Two Little Savages” (1903), and “Animal Heroes” (1911). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.


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Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Sela and Beck’s deliciously sinful tale of sex, lies, and vengeance reaches its explosive conclusion in the final chapter o

  • Author : Sawyer Bennett
  • Publisher: Loveswept
  • ISBN: 1101968141
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Sela and Beck’s deliciously sinful tale of sex, lies, and vengeance reaches its explosive conclusion in the final chapter of Sawyer Bennett’s Sugar Bowl trilogy For years Sela Halstead dreamed of revenge, but the quest for payback has been anything but sweet. Now, once again, she finds herself at the mercy of Jonathon Townsend, his hands crushing the very breath from her body. And even though she escapes with her life, Sela fears she may never recover. In desperate need of shelter and comfort, she runs to the one man she can trust. Beckett North has stood by Sela since the beginning. But can he handle the brutal truth? Beck will do anything to protect what is his—and make no mistake, Sela belongs to him, heart and soul. The passion between them runs hot, even as their world begins to unravel. With the legacy of his ruthless business partner hanging in the balance, Beck stands to lose everything: his fortune, his family, his freedom. But each touch of Sela’s mouth on his skin, her nails down his back, makes it harder to let her go—and it might not even be his choice to make. The Arizona Vengeance series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately: BISHOP ERIK LEGEND And don’t miss her Carolina Cold Fury novels: ALEX GARRETT ZACK RYKER HAWKE MAX ROMAN LUCAS VAN REED MAREK The Love Hurts series features sexy standalone novels: SEX IN THE STICKS JILTED And the Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order: SUGAR DADDY SUGAR RUSH SUGAR FREE “One of the best voices in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne Praise for Sugar Free “Now that all three books are out, you really should pick them up, pour yourself your favorite beverage (either in a glass or in a cup) and settle in and enjoy this wild ride!”—Unconventional Book Views “A really good high-intensity read with this couple from start to finish. A lot of twists and turns in the relationship and with Sela’s past thrown in along with off-the-charts hot bedroom antics. . . . A fast-paced and action-packed ride from start to finish. . . I enjoyed the entire series.”—Carrie’s Book Reviews “My rating: Five of five stars. Devoured this in two hours. What an intense read. Anticipation is everything. I live for the suspense of this book!”—Quirky Debutante’s Bookshelf Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


Pdf ebook: Stags And Hens

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Summary: 'Stags and Hens takes place in the Gents and Ladies loos of a tacky Liverpool club, where Dave and Linda have decided, unbeknownst to each other, to hold t

  • Author : Willy Russell
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472518691
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Language: English
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Description: 'Stags and Hens takes place in the Gents and Ladies loos of a tacky Liverpool club, where Dave and Linda have decided, unbeknownst to each other, to hold their stag and hen parties . . . a bleakly funny and perceptive study of working-class misogyny, puritanism and waste' Guardian 'Combines comedy with acrid truth in the style Willy Russell has made unmistakably his own ... and hits off brilliantly the herd instinct driving both sexes onward and bedward' Daily Telegraph 'Firmly in the centre of the playwright's best achievements: lively, coarse, well-organised, truthful and very funny' Financial Times


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Summary: William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863) was an Indian-born English author, novelist, and illustrator. During the Victorian era he was ranked second only

  • Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1528792521
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 684
  • Language: English
  • Views: 459
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Description: William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863) was an Indian-born English author, novelist, and illustrator. During the Victorian era he was ranked second only to Charles Dickens, and today he remains famous for his classic English novel “Vanity Fair”. Originally published as a 19-volume serial between 1847 and 1848, the story revolves around the lives of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley during the Napoleonic Wars. A satirisation of British society in the early 19th-century, “Vanity Fair” was highly successful when first published and is today considered a timeless classic. A true masterpiece of English fiction and a must-read for all literature lovers. Other notable works by this author include: “Men's Wives” (1852), “Catherine” (1839–40), and “The Luck of Barry Lyndon” (1844). Read & Co. Classics is republishing this novel now in a new edition complete with a biography of the author from “Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, Volume XXIII”


Pdf ebook: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

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Summary: C. S. Lewis was a British author, lay theologian, and contemporary of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in The Chroni

  • Author : C.S. Lewis
  • Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 101
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1194
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Description: C. S. Lewis was a British author, lay theologian, and contemporary of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia.


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Summary: New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett hits the ice with this stand-alone story of a playboy athlete whose winning ways lead him to a beautiful w

  • Author : Sawyer Bennett
  • Publisher: Loveswept
  • ISBN: 0553393014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett hits the ice with this stand-alone story of a playboy athlete whose winning ways lead him to a beautiful woman with a lot to lose. Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type—confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see. Olivia has been keeping a secret. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia’s not sure she’ll live to see the next day. She’s undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship with no guarantees—especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won’t take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can’t help falling for him . . . hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything—but you can’t score without taking the tough shots. The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately: ALEX GARRETT ZACK RYKER HAWKE MAX ROMAN LUCAS VAN REED MAREK And don’t miss her Arizona Vengeance series: BISHOP ERIK LEGEND The Love Hurts series features sexy standalone novels: SEX IN THE STICKS JILTED And the Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order: SUGAR DADDY SUGAR RUSH SUGAR FREE “One of the best voices in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne Praise for Garrett “Garrett is sexy, emotional, and real. Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore.”—New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke “Garrett is a sizzling and emotional read with laughter and secrets thrown in for good measure. Sawyer Bennett had me at hello.”—New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan “Sawyer Bennett has outdone herself with Garrett. If you like secrets, romance, hot sex, and an epically fantastic ending that leaves you totally satisfied, then this is your book.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely “Garrett took me on an emotional roller-coaster ride. It’s sexy yet heartwarming, with a totally swoon-worthy hero.”—New York Times bestselling author Melody Grace Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


Pdf ebook: The Book of Sainte Foy

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Summary: The miracle stories surrounding Sainte Foy form one of the most complete sets of material relating to a medieval saint's cult and its practices. Pamela She

  • Author : Pamela Sheingorn
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812200522
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Number of Pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Views: 476
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Description: The miracle stories surrounding Sainte Foy form one of the most complete sets of material relating to a medieval saint's cult and its practices. Pamela Sheingorn's superb translation from the Medieval Latin texts now makes this literature available in English. The Book of Sainte Foy recounts the virgin saint's martyrdom in the third century (Passio), the theft of her relics in the late ninth century by the monks of the monastery at Conques (Translatio), and her diverse miracles (Liber miraculorum); also included is a rendering of the Provençal Chanson de Sainte Foy, translated by Robert L. A. Clark. The miracles distinguish Sainte Foy as an unusual and highly individualistic child saint displaying a fondness for gold and pretty things, as well as a penchant for playing practical jokes on her worshippers. In his record of Sainte Foy, Bernard of Angers, the eleventh-century author of the first parts of the Liber miraculorum, emphasized the saint's "unheard of" miracles, such as replacing missing body parts and bringing dead animals back to life. The introduction to the volume situates Sainte Foy in the history in the history of hagiography and places the saint and her monastery in the social context of the high Middle Ages. Sheingorn also evokes the rugged landscape of south central France, the picturesque village of Conques on the pilgrimage road, and, most important, the golden, jewel-encrusted reliquary statue that medieval believers saw as the embodiment of Sainte Foy's miracle-working power. In no other book will readers enjoy such a comprehensive portrait of Sainte Foy and the culture that nurtured her.


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Summary: White Stag, the first book in a brutally stunning series by Kara Barbieri, involves a young girl who finds herself becoming more monster than human and mus

  • Author : Kara Barbieri
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books
  • ISBN: 1250149592
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Views: 518
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Description: White Stag, the first book in a brutally stunning series by Kara Barbieri, involves a young girl who finds herself becoming more monster than human and must uncover dangerous truths about who she is and the place that has become her home. A Wattpad break out star with over a million reads! Now expanded, revised and available in print and eBook. As the last child in a family of daughters, seventeen-year-old Janneke was raised to be the male heir. While her sisters were becoming wives and mothers, she was taught to hunt, track, and fight. On the day her village was burned to the ground, Janneke—as the only survivor—was taken captive by the malicious Lydian and eventually sent to work for his nephew Soren. Janneke’s survival in the court of merciless monsters has come at the cost of her connection to the human world. And when the Goblin King’s death ignites an ancient hunt for the next king, Soren senses an opportunity for her to finally fully accept the ways of the brutal Permafrost. But every action he takes to bring her deeper into his world only shows him that a little humanity isn’t bad—especially when it comes to those you care about. Through every battle they survive, Janneke’s loyalty to Soren deepens. After dangerous truths are revealed, Janneke must choose between holding on or letting go of her last connections to a world she no longer belongs to. She must make the right choice to save the only thing keeping both worlds from crumbling.


Pdf ebook: The Look

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Summary: Can she be a supermodel and a super-sister? She finds her answer in just one look. Two sisters, both beautiful in different ways: Fifteen-year-old Ted has

  • Author : Sophia Bennett
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545520630
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 308
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Description: Can she be a supermodel and a super-sister? She finds her answer in just one look. Two sisters, both beautiful in different ways: Fifteen-year-old Ted has got "The Look." That's what the scout for the modeling agency tells her, and she can't believe her luck. But just as Ted's jet-setting off on her new career, Ava is diagnosed with cancer. Can Ted be a supermodel and a super-sister? Or will she have to choose between family and fame? With their worlds turned upside down, the girls have to look past appearances, look deep inside, to figure out what really matters.


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Summary: Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth

  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1619630664
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1540
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Description: Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed? The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.


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Summary: A fundamental introduction to modern game theory from amathematical viewpoint Game theory arises in almost every fact of human and inhumaninteraction since

  • Author : E. N. Barron
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118030656
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Number of Pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Views: 557
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Description: A fundamental introduction to modern game theory from amathematical viewpoint Game theory arises in almost every fact of human and inhumaninteraction since oftentimes during these communications objectivesare opposed or cooperation is viewed as an option. From economicsand finance to biology and computer science, researchers andpractitioners are often put in complex decision-making scenarios,whether they are interacting with each other or working withevolving technology and artificial intelligence. Acknowledging therole of mathematics in making logical and advantageous decisions,Game Theory: An Introduction uses modern software applications tocreate, analyze, and implement effective decision-makingmodels. While most books on modern game theory are either too abstractor too applied, this book provides a balanced treatment of thesubject that is both conceptual and hands-on. Game Theoryintroduces readers to the basic theories behind games and presentsreal-world examples from various fields of study such as economics,political science, military science, finance, biological science aswell as general game playing. A unique feature of this book is theuse of Maple to find the values and strategies of games, and inaddition, it aids in the implementation of algorithms for thesolution or visualization of game concepts. Maple is also utilizedto facilitate a visual learning environment of game theory and actsas the primary tool for the calculation of complex non-cooperativeand cooperative games. Important game theory topics are presented within the followingfive main areas of coverage: Two-person zero sum matrix games Nonzero sum games and the reduction to nonlinear programming Cooperative games, including discussion of both the Nucleolusconcept and the Shapley value Bargaining, including threat strategies Evolutionary stable strategies and population games Although some mathematical competence is assumed, appendices areprovided to act as a refresher of the basic concepts of linearalgebra, probability, and statistics. Exercises are included at theend of each section along with algorithms for the solution of thegames to help readers master the presented information. Also,explicit Maple and Mathematica® commands are included in thebook and are available as worksheets via the book's related Website. The use of this software allows readers to solve many moreadvanced and interesting games without spending time on the theoryof linear and nonlinear programming or performing other complexcalculations. With extensive examples illustrating game theory's wide range ofrelevance, this classroom-tested book is ideal for game theorycourses in mathematics, engineering, operations research, computerscience, and economics at the upper-undergraduate level. It is alsoan ideal companion for anyone who is interested in the applicationsof game theory.


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Summary: The book explores the historical connections between the notions of architectural interior, subjective space, human interiority, and represented space incl

  • Author : Ewa Lajer-Burcharth,Beate Söntgen
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110340453
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 497
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1717
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Description: The book explores the historical connections between the notions of architectural interior, subjective space, human interiority, and represented space including virtual space. In the 18th century the notion of "interiority" understood as a paradigm of human subjectivity came to be articulated in a sustained way in architectural and visual, rather than only literary forms. While the notion of the interior and the processes of "interiorization" were, as Walter Benjamin demonstrated, the defining features of 19th-century bourgeois culture, it is the different forms of conceptual assault on, or deconstruction of interiority that define the approach to space and self in the 20th and 21st centuries. The book examines models of understanding "interiority" as these were developed in relation to notions of space and spatial experience.