For over 200 years the immortal creature, Adam Frankenstein, has roamed the earth looking to earn a soul and his right to die. Now, a U.S. Marshal in Houston, Texas he wakes in the middle of nowhere, near death. As the Grim Reaper reaches out to grant Adam's wish to end his immortal journey Adam must refuse. The only love he has ever known is his immortal dog, Bella. She is missing. Adam knows she's been taken by evil men who run a dog fighting ring. His worry isn't that Bella would be killed, but that it would be discovered that she cannot die, no matter what they do to her. Adam's partner, U.S. Marshal Rebecca Hughes, is his moral compass, his touchstone and now, the keeper of his secret. Adam and Rebecca work together to find Bella before she's forced to into the ring. Before it's discovered that she can't be killed. Adam Frankenstein: Dog Fight has some mature themes and profanity.
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MEMORIES CAN BE DEADLY A brutal murder It?s been thirty years since Professor Weider was found dead in his stately home. With little evidence to convict a suspect, the case has never been solved. A buried mystery Now, a partial manuscript has been discovered that reveals three people were at the house that night. All three clearly remember what happened. But someone is lying? Already translated into 37 languages, The Book of Mirrors is the perfect novel for fans of psychological suspense and reading group fiction. Praise for The Book of Mirrors ´Intelligent and sophisticated - a crime story told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended .´Lee Child ´I loved this twisty mind game! The Book Of Mirrors starts with a secret manuscript about a cold-case murder and then uses a host of characters and perspectives to make you look in every direction but at the truth. Who is lying? Is anyone´s recall perfect? This isn´t just a very clever thriller---it leaves us wondering how much we subconsciously manipulate our own memories to protect ourselves.´ Julia Heaberlin (bestselling author of Black Eyed Susans ) ´A literary thriller - complex, gripping and a beautiful read.´ Jenni Murray ´An elegant, gripping, multi-layered tale about the illusory nature of truth and memory. I loved it .´ Tammy Cohen ´ The Book of Mirrors is exactly what I look for in a thriller: a great concept, brilliantly executed, smarter than it seems and knotty enough to keep you guessing. Like the best stories about memory, it leaves the reader wondering what´s true and what isn´t.´ - James Smythe ?This Romanian author´s debut novel in English is an agile and provocative exploration the tricks memory can play? - Sunday Times ´An impressive first novel, intelligent and well written? - The Times This twisty, brilliantly written tale of a grisly unsolved murder at Princeton asks if we can truly trust our own memories. This nuanced, multi-layered book has a cracking plot to boot and will be devoured by thriller fans - Sun ? slippery murder mystery? - Irish Independent ´ Intricately plotted ? Faulty memories, outright lies, and secrets make it hard to know whom to believe. The action builds to a crafty and believable resolution.´ Publisher´s Weekly ´Chirovici draws his characters well and tantalizes the reader with judiciously timed revelations. A smart, sophisticated murder puzzle sure to please the more literary-minded aficionados of the form´ Kirkus
The Enchiridion of Epictetus is a short manual of Stoic ethical advice compiled by Arrian, a 2nd-century disciple of the Greek philosopher Epictetus. Common English translations of the title are Manual or Handbook.
´We English men have wits,´ wrote the clergyman Ralph Lever in 1573, and, ´we have also framed unto ourselves a language.´ Witcraft is a fresh and brilliant history of how philosophy became established in English. It presents a new form of philosophical storytelling and challenges what Jonathan Rée calls the ´condescending smugness´ of traditional histories of philosophy. Rée tells the story of philosophy as it was lived and practised, embedded in its time and place, by men and women from many walks of life, engaged with the debates and culture of their age. And, by focusing on the rich history of works in English, including translations, he shows them to be quite as colourful, diverse, inventive and cosmopolitan as their continental counterparts. Witcraft offers new and compelling intellectual portraits not only of celebrated British and American philosophers, such as Hume, Emerson, Mill and James, but also of the remarkable philosophical work of literary authors, such as William Hazlitt and George Eliot, as well as a carnival of overlooked characters - priests and poets, teachers, servants and crofters, thinking for themselves and reaching their own conclusions about religion, politics, art and everything else. The book adopts a novel structure, examining its subject at fifty-year intervals from the sixteenth century to the twentieth. Researched over decades and illuminated by quotations from extensive archival material, it is a book full of stories and personalities as well as ideas, and shows philosophy springing from the life around it. Witcraft overturns the established orthodoxies of the history of philosophy, and celebrates the diversity, vitality and inventiveness of philosophical thought.
A Romany witch, a French Count and an English author entangled in a lie told centuries ago… 1598 : When Oskar, Comte de Tréville asks the witch Ombrine to save the life of his son, she demands a high price. Oskar must leave his family and his lands and travel with her, as a servant, to Barbaria. On his return to France five years later Oskar finds he is wanted for the murder of his wife. Unable to prove his innocence he allies himself with Ombrine who persuades him to take the Jouance – a life-prolonging drug. Three centuries later, Oskar, now wealthy and leisured uncovers the truth about the fate of his family. 2013 : Debut author Richard Pease suffers from writer´s block. He is also broke and bedevilled by fears of his own inadequacy. A chance encounter takes Richard to the Nonesuch Club, a writer´s retreat in France run by Oskar and Ombrine. As he finds the block to finishing his book lifts he also begins to uncover the secrets within the club. He finds himself trapped in a centuries-old tangled web of deceit which leaves him not only fighting for his career but also for his life.
?Something terrible is happening here. Something terrible has already happened.?Snegurochka opens in Kiev in 1992, one year after Ukraine?s declaration of independence. Rachel, a troubled young English mother, joins her journalist husband on his first foreign posting in the city. Terrified of their apartment´s balcony with its view of the Motherland statue she develops obsessive rituals to keep her three-month old baby safe. Her difficulties expose her to a disturbing endgame between Elena Vasilyevna, the old caretaker, and Mykola Sirko, a shady businessman who sends Rachel a gift. Rachel is the interloper, ignorant, isolated, yet also culpable with her secrets and her estrangements. As consequences bear down she seeks out Zoya, her husband?s caustic-tongued fixer, and Stepan, the boy from upstairs who watches them all. Betrayal is everywhere and home is uncertain, but in the end there are many ways to be a mother.
In the spring of 1974, Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army made world headlines when he emerged from the Philippine jungle after a thirty-year ordeal. Hunted in turn by American troops, the Philippine police, hostile islanders, and successive Japanese search parties, Onoda had skillfully outmaneuvered all his pursuers, convinced that World War II was still being fought and that one day his fellow soldiers would return victorious. This account of those years is an epic tale of the will to survive that offers a rare glimpse of man´s invincible spirit, resourcefulness, and ingenuity. A hero to his people, Onoda wrote down his experiences soon after his return to civilization. This book was translated into English the following year and has enjoyed an approving audience ever since.
A scintillatingly witty memoir telling the story of a young woman´s determined struggle for freedomWe all know families that are poor but ´respectable´. Mine, in contrast, was extremely rich but not ´respectable´ at all...This is the unforgettable memoir of an ´odd, rich, exotic´ childhood, of growing up in Azerbaijan in the turbulent early twentieth century, caught between East and West, tradition and modernity.Banine remembers her luxurious home, with endless feasts of sweets and fruit; her beloved, flaxen-haired German governess; her imperious, swearing, strict Muslim grandmother; her bickering, poker-playing, chain-smoking relatives. She recalls how the Bolsheviks came, and they lost everything. How, amid revolution and bloodshed, she fell passionately in love, only to be forced into marriage with a man she loathed- until the chance of escape arrived.By turns gossipy and romantic, wry and moving, Days in the Caucasus is a coming-of-age story and a portrait of a vanished world. Banine shows us what it means to leave the past behind, and how it haunts us.Banine was born Umm El-Banu Assadullayeva in 1905, into a wealthy family in Baku, then part of the Russian Empire. Following the Russian Revolution and the subsequent fall of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, Banine was forced to flee her home-country - first to Istanbul, and then to Paris. In Paris she formed a wide circle of literary acquaintances including Nicos Kazantzakis, André Malraux, Ivan Bunin and Teffi and eventually began writing herself. Days in the Caucasus is Banine´s most famous work. It was published in 1945 to critical acclaim but has never been translated into English, until now.
Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era English playwrights, including one of Shaw's influences, W. S. Gilbert, who wrote a successful play based on the story called Pygmalion and Galatea that was first presented in 1871. Shaw would also have been familiar with the burlesque version, Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed. Shaw's play has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the musical My Fair Lady and its film version. Shaw mentioned that the character of Professor Henry Higgins was inspired by several British professors of phonetics: Alexander Melville Bell, Alexander J. Ellis, Tito Pagliardini, but above all, the cantankerous Henry Sweet.
'Fish out of water' novels offer skilled satirists an unparalleled opportunity to skewer the more ridiculous aspects of a particular society or historical period. In the hands of renowned humorist Anthony Trollope, this tale of an American senator who pays an extended visit to the English countryside is a treasure trove of keen insight and hilarious satire.