Karen Memory


Author: Elizabeth Bear

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466846348

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 913

"You ain't gonna like what I have to tell you, but I'm gonna tell you anyway. See, my name is Karen Memery, like memory only spelt with an e, and I'm one of the girls what works in the Hôtel Mon Cherie on Amity Street. Hôtel has a little hat over the o like that. It's French, so Beatrice tells me." Set in the late 19th century—when the city we now call Seattle Underground was the whole town (and still on the surface), when airships plied the trade routes, would-be gold miners were heading to the gold fields of Alaska, and steam-powered mechanicals stalked the waterfront, Karen is a young woman on her own, is making the best of her orphaned state by working in Madame Damnable's high-quality bordello. Through Karen's eyes we get to know the other girls in the house—a resourceful group—and the poor and the powerful of the town. Trouble erupts one night when a badly injured girl arrives at their door, beggin sanctuary, followed by the man who holds her indenture, and who has a machine that can take over anyone's mind and control their actions. And as if that wasn't bad enough, the next night brings a body dumped in their rubbish heap—a streetwalker who has been brutally murdered. Bear brings alive this Jack-the-Ripper yarn of the old west with a light touch in Karen's own memorable voice, and a mesmerizing evocation of classic steam-powered science. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Stone Mad

A Karen Memory Adventure


Author: Elizabeth Bear

Publisher: Tor.com

ISBN: 125016382X

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 9678

Readers met the irrepressible Karen Memory in Elizabeth Bear’s 2015 novel Karen Memory, and fell in love with her steampunk Victorian Pacific Northwest city, and her down-to-earth story-telling voice. Now Karen is back with Stone Mad, a new story about spiritualists, magicians, con-men, and an angry lost tommy-knocker—a magical creature who generally lives in the deep gold mines of Alaska, but has been kidnapped and brought to Rapid City. Karen and Priya are out for a night on the town, celebrating the purchase of their own little ranch and Karen’s retirement from the Hotel Ma Cherie, when they meet the Arcadia Sisters, spiritualists who unexpectedly stir up the tommy-knocker in the basement. The ensuing show could bring down the house, if Karen didn’t rush in to rescue everyone she can. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.




Author: Karen White

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641044405

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4205

Eine dramatische Nacht und das Ende des Schweigens! In der Nacht, als ihre Mutter bei einem Segeltrip ums Leben kommt, erfahren die Schwestern Marnie und Diana auf schmerzliche Weise, dass es noch weitere Arten des Todes gibt: den der Unschuld, den der Liebe und den der Hoffnung. Die Schwestern schweigen über das, was in jener Nacht wirklich geschah. Und beide haben Geheimnisse, die sie noch als Erwachsene quälen. Doch dann wird Marnie an die Küste South Carolinas zurückgerufen. Diana und ihr Sohn hatten einen Segelunfall. Die Meerschwestern müssen das Schweigen brechen, bevor die gesamte Familie untergeht.

Vygotsky’s Sociohistorical Psychology and its Contemporary Applications


Author: Carl Ratner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489926143

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 2385

The social character of psychological phenomena has never been easy to comprehend. Despite the fact that an intricate set of social relations forms our most intimate thoughts, feelings, and actions, we believe that psychology originates inside our body, in genes, hormones, the brain, and free will. Perhaps this asocial view stems from the alienated nature of most societies which makes individual activity appear to be estranged from social relations. One might have thought that the emergence of scientific psychology would have disclosed the social character of activity had overlooked. Unfortunately, a century and a which naive experience half of psychological science has failed to comprehend the elusive social character of psychological phenomena. Psychological science has evi dently been subjugated by the mystifying ideology of society. This book aims to comprehend the social character of psychological functioning. I argue that psychological functions are quintessentially so cial in nature and that this social character must be comprehended if psychological knowledge and practice are to advance. The social nature of psychological phenomena consists in the fact that they are constructed by individuals in the process of social interaction, they depend upon properties of social interaction, one of their primary purposes is facili tating social interaction, and they embody the specific character of his torically bound social relations. This viewpoint is known as sociohistorical psychology. It was artic ulated most profoundly and comprehensively by the Russian psycholo gists Lev Vygotsky and Alexander Luria during ,the 1920s and 1930s.

Nationalism as Political Paranoia in Burma

An Essay on the Historical Practice of Power


Author: Michael Gravers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135798168

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 6001

This study probes the complex relationship between nationalism, violence and Buddhism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Burma. Gravers' study brings us to present-day Burma and the struggle by Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi for a new Burmese identity. The present volume is a substantially revised and expanded version of the study originally published by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies.

Streets of Memory

Landscape, Tolerance, and National Identity in Istanbul


Author: Amy Mills

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820335738

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 4840

Esra Ozyllrek, author of Nostalgia for the Modern: State Specularism and Everyday Politics in Turkey --

Arctic Chill: A Harrison/Wolffe Mystery


Author: Robert Ziegler

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 146262796X

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

View: 5837

Murder in the workplace. A malcontented, hateful ex-employee wearing a black ski-mask crashes the offices of a high-tech electronics firm and murders his ex-manager in front of a group of shocked employees. He disappears into the early morning September arctic chill of Fairbanks, Alaska. The CEO brings in San Francisco private investigators Brandon Harrison and Tina Wolffe to investigate the senseless murder and apprehend the killer. The PIs’ initial investigation finds that witnesses of the shooting believe the killer is a Russian named Ivanov, laid-off a month earlier by the victim. A further investigation reveals that the Russian is innocent, but implicates several employees as the victim’s enemies…suspects in murder. Tina Wolffe and Brandon Harrison unveil a complex web of rage, jealousy, and tortured secrets as they close in on the murderer…who is desperately trying to escape their detection. He must stop the PIs at any cost, including murder…and Tina is his next victim.

Die fabelhaften Schwestern der Familie Cooke



Author: Karen Joy Fowler

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 364112381X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7913

»Hattest du als Kind auch diesen Moment, in dem dir plötzlich klar wurde, dass deine Familie verrückt ist?« Es war einmal ein Haus mit einem Garten, in dem wohnten ein Apfelbaum, ein Bach und ein kleine Katze mit mondgelben Augen. Hier wachsen drei Kinder auf: Rosemary, ihre ungestüme Schwester Fern und ihr großer Bruder Lowell. Sie könnten eine ganz normale Familie sein. Wäre ihr Vater nicht Wissenschaftler, und wäre Fern nicht ein ganz besonderes kleines Mädchen, das Wachsmalstifte verspeist, den perfekten Rückwärtssalto beherrscht und lacht wie eine Säge. Jahre nach Ferns Verschwinden erzählt Rosemary nun deren Geschichte. Denn erzählen war das Einzige, was Fern nie konnte. »Die wundersame Reise ins Herz einer Familie. Am Ende bricht das Buch dem Leser nicht einfach das Herz – es nimmt sein Herz und gibt es nicht mehr zurück.« Dan Chaon »Mein Lieblingsbuch des Jahres.« Elizabeth George

Central Station



Author: Lavie Tidhar

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641211018

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8790

Die Menschheit ist ins All aufgebrochen. Der Mars wurde besiedelt, der Asteroidengürtel wird ausgebeutet, und virtuelle Spielewelten haben sich zu Paralleluniversen entwickelt. Die Menschheit ist fortschrittlicher, schillernder und kaputter denn je. In dieser Zukunft kommt Boris Chong nach langjähriger Abwesenheit vom Mars zurück auf die Erde zur Central Station - um einen seit Generationen andauernden Familienfluch abzuwenden, um einer alten Liebe wiederzubegegnen, und um vielleicht sein Schicksal zu finden.

History and Memory in African-American Culture


Author: Genevieve Fabre Professor of American Literature University of Paris,Robert O'Meally Professor of English and African-American Studies Columbia University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195359240

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 678

As Nathan Huggins once stated, altering American history to account fully for the nation's black voices would change the tone and meaning--the frame and the substance--of the entire story. Rather than a sort of Pilgrim's Progress tale of bold ascent and triumph, American history with the black parts told in full would be transmuted into an existential tragedy, closer, Huggins said, to Sartre's No Exit than to the vision of life in Bunyan. The relation between memory and history has received increasing attention both from historians and from literary critics. In this volume, a group of leading scholars has come together to examine the role of historical consciousness and imagination in African-American culture. The result is a complex picture of the dynamic ways in which African-American historical identity constantly invents and transmits itself in literature, art, oral documents, and performances. Each of the scholars represented has chosen a different "site of memory"--from a variety of historical and geographical points, and from different ideological, theoretical, and artistic perspectives. Yet the book is unified by a common concern with the construction of an emerging African-American cultural memory. The renowned group of contributors, including Hazel Carby, Werner Sollors, Veve Clark, Catherine Clinton, and Nellie McKay, among others, consists of participants of the five-year series of conferences at the DuBois Institute at Harvard University, from which this collection originated. Conducted under the leadership of Genevieve Fabre, Melvin Dixon, and the late Nathan Huggins, the conferences--and as a result, this book--represent something of a cultural moment themselves, and scholars and students of American and African-American literature and history will be richer as a result.

The Great War in Russian Memory


Author: Karen Petrone

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253001447

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 3106

Karen Petrone shatters the notion that World War I was a forgotten war in the Soviet Union. Although never officially commemorated, the Great War was the subject of a lively discourse about religion, heroism, violence, and patriotism during the interwar period. Using memoirs, literature, films, military histories, and archival materials, Petrone reconstructs Soviet ideas regarding the motivations for fighting, the justification for killing, the nature of the enemy, and the qualities of a hero. She reveals how some of these ideas undermined Soviet notions of military honor and patriotism while others reinforced them. As the political culture changed and war with Germany loomed during the Stalinist 1930s, internationalist voices were silenced and a nationalist view of Russian military heroism and patriotism prevailed.

I'll Be Watching You


Author: M. William Phelps

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786027185

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

View: 5793

A serial killer who wanted to out-kill Ted Bundy. . . In September 2001, Carmen Rodriguez, a beautiful 32-year-old Hartford mother of four, went missing. At first police were stymied. . .until a killer's crucial mistake led investigators down a long, dark road of cold, calculated murder. . . "Phelps is a first-rate investigator." --Dr. Michael M. Baden In 1987, single mother Mary Ellen Renard was strangled, repeatedly stabbed, and left for dead in her New Jersey apartment. Her vicious assailant had already killed once. . .and would kill again. But unlike the fiend's other victims, Mary Ellen lived to tell the tale. . . "Phelps gives readers an exclusive, insider's look." --Anne Bremner Clean-cut, popular and on the fast track at a multinational computer firm, Rutgers grad Edwin "Ned" Snelgrove shocked friends and colleagues with a plea bargain for Renard's brutal attack--and the heinous 1983 murder of college girlfriend Karen Osmun. Vowing never to be caught again, Ned spent his time in prison obsessively studying the violent career of his idol Ted Bundy. . .then was released ten years early for good behavior. . . "Phelps proves that truth is more shocking than fiction." --Allison Brennan Unflinching and brilliantly researched, this is an exclusive tour into the twisted mind of an all-American killer. . .and a state attorney's tireless efforts to lock him away forever. Includes 16 Pages Of Revealing Photos

Being with Rachel

A Story of Memory and Survival


Author: Karen Brennan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393019612

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 267

View: 4793

A motorcycle accident brings a mother and daughter together as the young woman, Rachel, struggles to recover her short-term memory following the devastating injury, coma, and difficult recuperation period.

You Must Remember This

Easy Tricks & Proven Tips to Never Forget Anything, Ever Again


Author: Karen Dolby

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307716279

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 4156

Quick! Name the planets in the solar system! Not so easy, is it? All the facts and scraps of knowledge we’ve learned throughout our education can be forgotten over time, and are often impossible to recall when we need them most (i.e., an intense game of Trivial Pursuit!). But with You Must Remember This, all those facts and trivia will come flooding back, for good. From the beloved master of the color spectrum “Roy G. Biv”, to easy tips to help learn the basics of any language, You Must Remember This is the perfect addition to anyone’s book shelf. It includes hundreds of handy mnemonics to help you remember a wealth of information: The four oceans of the world: I Am A Person The presidential heads carved on Mount Rushmore: We Just Like Rushmore And of course, those planets (sans Pluto): My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles Whether you want to remember fact, poems, or speeches, or just learn how to remember daily errands without being so dependent on lists, this book is for you. Discover techniques used by memory experts, how actors learn their lines, and how your brain works to store memories. Both an invaluable collection of memory tricks and a fascinating look at the workings of our memory, You Must Remember This is the perfect resource to ensure that you'll never be short of memory again! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Prison Profiteers

Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration


Author: Tara Herivel,Paul Wright

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586652

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 1340

In Prison Profiteers, co-editors Tara Herivel and Paul Wright “follow the money to an astonishing constellation of prison administrators and politicians working in collusion with private parties to maximize profits” (Publishers Weekly). From investment banks, guard unions, and the makers of Taser stun guns to health care providers, telephone companies, and the U.S. military (which relies heavily on prison labor), this network of perversely motivated interests has turned the imprisonment of one out of every 135 Americans into a lucrative business. Called “an essential read for anyone who wants to understand what’s gone wrong with criminal justice in the United States” by ACLU National Prison Project director Elizabeth Alexander, this incisive and deftly researched volume shows how billions of tax dollars designated for the public good end up lining the pockets of those private enterprises dedicated to keeping prisons packed. “An important analysis of a troubling social trend” (Booklist ) that is sure to inform and outrage any concerned citizen, Prison Profiteers reframes the conversation by exposing those who stand to profit from the imprisonment of millions of Americans.

100 Creative Ways to Learn Memory Verses


Author: Karen Holford

Publisher: Autumn House Publishing

ISBN: 081270505X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 1733

Karen Holford, author of 100 Creative Prayer Ideas for Kids, draws from years of experience and oodles of ingenuity to help kids delight in God's Word. Multisensory activities such as Alphabetti Verse, Secret Codes, Stepping Stone, Recycled Tunes, and Edible Verses make spiritual concepts real and exciting to kids of all ages.Take your pick--the ideas crammed into this book will suit a variety of interests, skills, learning styles, group sizes, and available materials. Best of all, kids come away from each activity with God's message to them embedded firmly in their hearts and minds!

The Memory of Water


Author: Karen White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101211512

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3062

The New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry with a gripping tale of two sisters haunted by one tragic night... On the night their mother drowns, sisters Marnie and Diana Maitland discover there is more than one kind of death. There is the death of innocence, of love, and of hope. Each sister harbors a secret about that night-secrets that will erode their lives as they grow into adulthood. After ten years of silence between the sisters, Marnie is called back to the South Carolina Lowcountry by Diana's ex-husband, Quinn. His young son has returned from a sailing trip with his emotionally unstable mother, and he is refusing to speak. In order to help the traumatized boy, Marnie must reopen old wounds and bring the darkest memories of their past to the surface. And she must confront Diana, before they all go under.

The Forest Ranger's Christmas


Author: Leigh Bale

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460341163

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8139

A Small-Town Christmas Josie Rushton's in Camlin for the holidays—but not for long. She has just a few weeks to persuade her ailing grandfather to leave his small Nevada town and move closer to her Las Vegas home. But after seventy-five happy years in his house, Gramps isn't going anywhere. Josie can't imagine what's so great about Camlin. When she meets single dad and forest ranger Clint Hamilton, she quickly begins to see the appeal. Clint shows Josie the joys of living in a close-knit community, especially at Christmas. She's soon falling for the town, Clint's charm and his adorable daughter. Can Clint convince her that love and family are the best gifts of all? Josie Rushton's in Camlin for the holidays—but not for long. She has just a few weeks to persuade her ailing grandfather to leave his small Nevada town and move closer to her Las Vegas home. But after seventy-five happy years in his house, Gramps isn't going anywhere. Josie can't imagine what's so great about Camlin. When she meets single dad and forest ranger Clint Hamilton, she quickly begins to see the appeal. Clint shows Josie the joys of living in a close-knit community, especially at Christmas. She's soon falling for the town, Clint's charm and his adorable daughter. Can Clint convince her that love and family are the best gifts of all?

Space Opera

Der metagalaktische Grand Prix


Author: Catherynne M. Valente

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104910545

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 4110

"'Der lustigste Science-Fiction-Roman seit ‘Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis.'" The Verge Der Eurovision Song Contest im Weltall: Vor knapp hundert Jahren hat sich die Galaxis entzweit – ein Krieg löschte beinahe sämtliches Leben aus. In der Folge erfand man eine gemeinschaftsbildende Tradition. Etwas Schönes und Unterhaltsames, um den Frieden, die die Liebe und das Leben zu feiern. Und so wurde der metagalaktische Grand Prix geboren, in dem alle empfindungsfähigen Zivilisationen friedlich gegeneinander antreten. Seitdem muss jede neue Spezies, die Mitglied der kosmischen Gemeinschaft werden will, an der Show teilnehmen. Das Ganze ist ein Riesenspaß, das Problem ist nur: Auf dem letzten Platz wartet die völlige Vernichtung – und die Aliens haben ganz eigene Vorstellungen davon, wer für die Erde antreten soll ... Auftritt: Decibel Jones, Glam-Rocker der Extra-Klasse, gewesener Rock'n'Roll-Messias und Fast-immer-noch-Berühmtheit. Zusammen mit seiner Band, den "Absolute Zeroes", bekommt er die größte Bühne, die es je gab. Und nicht nur die Musikpresse ist der Ansicht: In unberufeneren Händen hat das Schicksal der Menschheit noch nie gelegen. "Space Opera hat das Herz von Douglas Adams und die Seele von David Bowie. Ich liebe das Buch und es hat mich glücklich gemacht." Chuck Wendig "Cat Valente ist völlig verrückt und brillant. Niemand sonst hätte diese Nummer durchziehen können." John Scalzi Für alle Leser von Douglas Adams, John Scalzi und Terry Pratchett. Und natürlich für alle Fans des ESC.