The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

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ISBN: 1503939111
Release Date: 2016-10-11
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Author: Meg Elison
Publisher: 47North

Download and read online The Book of the Unnamed Midwife in PDF and EPUB Philip K. Dick Award Winner for Distinguished Science Fiction When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead. In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth's population--killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant--the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power--and the strong who possess it. A few women like her survived, though they are scarce. Even fewer are safe from the clans of men, who, driven by fear, seek to control those remaining. To preserve her freedom, she dons men's clothing, goes by false names, and avoids as many people as possible. But as the world continues to grapple with its terrible circumstances, she'll discover a role greater than chasing a pale imitation of independence. After all, if humanity is to be reborn, someone must be its guide.


Road to Nowhere

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ISBN: 1441207864
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Number of pages: 352
Author: Paul Robertson
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online Road to Nowhere in PDF and EPUB For years, Wardsville sat nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, a peaceful small town. The kind of place where neighbors care for each other. But that's until unexpected funding arrives to build a road into town. With millions to be gained in land and development deals--and millions to be lost for those in the road's way--everyone has something at stake. Suddenly, this quiet town is torn in two as neighbor turns on neighbor. The fate of the project and the future of the town rest on the decision by the county board, but when someone may have gone as far as cold-blooded murder, is anyone safe?


Road to Nowhere reissue

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ISBN: 9780743424288
Release Date: 2002-02-26
Number of pages: 224
Author: Christopher Pike
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Road to Nowhere reissue in PDF and EPUB On the run from a devastating relationship, Teresa Chafey picks up two mysterious hitchhikers--Poppy Corn and Freedom Jack--and the three of them unwittingly conjure up ghosts from the past as they drive down the California coast.


The Road to Nowhere

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ISBN: 190962652X
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Tris Dixon
Publisher: Pitch Pub

Download and read online The Road to Nowhere in PDF and EPUB A trip across America to track down the great fighters from yesteryear who vanished from the limelight, and hear their incredible stories In the era of boxing's pay-per-view superstars, Tris Dixon invested in a Greyhound bus pass and spent several months traversing America on a shoestring budget, tracking down fighters from yesteryear who had vanished from the limelight. Venturing from New York to Las Vegas and from Toronto to Miami, the young writer—himself a former amateur boxer—sought out coulda-been-contenders and cult heroes from the 1950s to the 2000s, all now faded from popular memory. He visited old people's homes, gyms, and too many prisons, discovering that life after boxing can be a cruel place when the ropes are no longer in place to keep fighters safe from the outside world. Dixon meets men who shaped boxing history, fighting the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson. He shares their memories and weaves together their forgotten tales over the course of a remarkable American journey.


The Book of the Unnmaed Midwife

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ISBN: 1495116360
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Number of pages: 185
Author: Meg Elison
Publisher:

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Last Exit to Brooklyn

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ISBN: 9781453235393
Release Date: 2011-12-13
Number of pages: 320
Author: Hubert Selby
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online Last Exit to Brooklyn in PDF and EPUB “An extraordinary achievement . . . a vision of hell so stern it cannot be chuckled or raged aside.”—The New York Times Book Review A classic of postwar American literature, Last Exit to Brooklyn created shock waves upon its release in 1964 with its raw, vibrant language and startling revelations of New York City’s underbelly. The prostitutes, drunks, addicts, and johns of Selby’s Brooklyn are fierce and lonely creatures, desperately searching for a moment of transcendence amidst the decay and brutality of the waterfront—though none have any real hope of escape. Last Exit to Brooklyn offers a disturbing yet hauntingly sensitive portrayal of American life, and nearly fifty years after publication, it stands as a crucial and masterful work of modern fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby Jr. including rare photos from the author’s estate.


Passenger

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ISBN: 9781786540010
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Number of pages: 496
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Passenger in PDF and EPUB 'Riveting. Romantic characters and an immense world with no end in sight' - Victoria Aveyard New York City, present day In one night, Etta Spencer is wrenched from everything she knows and loves. Thrown into an unfamiliar world, she can be certain of only one thing: she has travelled not just miles, but years from home. The Atlantic, 1776 Captain Nicholas Carter is tasked with delivering Etta to the dangerous Ironwood family. They are searching for something - a stolen object they believe only she can reclaim. But Nicholas is drawn to his mysterious passenger, and the closer he gets to her, the further he is from freedom. The Edges of the World Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by a desperate thief. But as Etta plays deeper into the Ironwoods' game, treacherous forces threaten to separate her not only from Nicholas, but from her path home - for ever.


The Road to Cardinal Valley

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ISBN: 9781101618981
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Number of pages: 304
Author: Earlene Fowler
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Road to Cardinal Valley in PDF and EPUB In this heartwarming follow-up to Earlene Fowler’s national bestseller, The Saddlemaker’s Wife, Ruby McGavin returns to the small town of Cardinal, California, where a year ago she brought her husband’s ashes back to his family’s ranch, and discovered safety, peace, and love... Back in Cardinal, Ruby is hoping the place and people who gave her so much can give her brother, Nash—who’s been drowning in drink in Nashville—the fresh start he so desperately needs. Saddlemaker Lucas McGavin is thrilled that Ruby is back. He hasn’t given up on his love for her, despite the awkward fact that she’s his brother’s widow—and that this may be his last chance to win Ruby’s heart. When Nash starts drinking again and has a devastating accident, Ruby seeks out their estranged mother to help with an intervention, not realizing that Etta Walker harbors a horrible secret that keeps her from reconnecting with the children she deserted so many years ago. As Ruby, Lucas, and Etta struggle with the present and confront the past, they each learn the power of forgiveness…and reach for a new future filled with hope, grace, and love.


Elysium

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ISBN: 1619760533
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Number of pages: 199
Author: Jennifer Marie Brissett
Publisher:

Download and read online Elysium in PDF and EPUB A computer program etched into the atmosphere has a story to tell, the story of two people, of a city lost to chaos, of survival and love. The program's data, however, has been corrupted. As the novel's characters struggle to survive apocalypse, they are sustained and challenged by the demands of love in a shattered world both haunted and dangerous.


The Color of Water

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ISBN: 9781408832493
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: James McBride
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online The Color of Water in PDF and EPUB As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said 'God is the colour of water.' As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - the story of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, and put twelve children through college.


Born Blue

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ISBN: 054735147X
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Han Nolan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Born Blue in PDF and EPUB Leshaya is a survivor. Rescued from the brink of death, this child of a heroin addict has seen it all: revolving foster homes, physical abuse, an unwanted pregnancy. Now, as her tumultuous childhood is coming to an end, she is determined to make a life for herself by doing the only thing that makes her feel whole . . . singing. Han Nolan pulls no punches in this hard-hitting story of a girl at the bottom who dreams of nothing but the top. The ebook includes a sample chapter from PREGNANT PAUSE.


Snow Falling on Cedars

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ISBN: 9781408806760
Release Date: 2009-08-17
Number of pages: 432
Author: David Guterson
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Snow Falling on Cedars in PDF and EPUB In 1954 a fisherman is found dead in the nets of his boat, and a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder. In the course of his trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memories grow as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries - memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and a Japanese girl; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbours watched.


Road to Nowhere

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ISBN: 0435271911
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 64
Author: John Milne
Publisher: Delta Systems

Download and read online Road to Nowhere in PDF and EPUB The trouble at Um Khalid began with the workmen. When they built the new road, they forgot about the rains. They made a small passage for men and animals. But they forgot about the water in the rainy season. That year, the rains began earlier than usual. And it rained heavily. Only one man saw the danger... but he was too late.


Fate of Perfection

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ISBN: 1503940683
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Author: K. F. Breene
Publisher: 47north

Download and read online Fate of Perfection in PDF and EPUB In a corporate-controlled future where the ruling conglomerates genetically engineer their employees, Millicent Foster is the best of the best. Physically perfect and exceptionally intelligent, Millicent is granted the uncommon privilege of breeding. But her daughter inherits more than superior genetics little Marie has a rare ability that the world has never seen, and the conglomerate will stop at nothing to have sole possession of the child. Teamed with Ryker, the formidable master of security, Millicent must risk everything in a life-and-death struggle to tear her daughter away from the ruling force who wants to own them all. The odds are stacked against them, but the conglomerate will learn that the pursuit of perfection comes at a perilous cost and that love can t be bought at any price."


Not Fade Away

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ISBN: 9781592408313
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Number of pages: 308
Author: Rebecca Alexander
Publisher: Gotham Books

Download and read online Not Fade Away in PDF and EPUB A woman who is slowly losing her sight and hearing chronicles her amazing life—from trying to hide her disability as a teenager to fully embracing life as an adult with humor and gratitude, completing a 600-mile bike race and hiking the Inca Trail—in a book where the author reflects not just on what she has lost, but also what she has gained. 30,000 first printing.