Swan Song

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Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501131427

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

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"In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of humanity: Sister, who discovers a strange and transformative glass artifact in the destroyed Manhattan streets; Joshua Hutchins, the pro wrestler who takes refuge from the nuclear fallout at a Nebraska gas station; and Swan, a young girl possessing special powers, who travels along Josh to a Missouri town where healing and recovery can begin with Swan's gift"--

Swan Song

The Great Magical Unknowing Elegance

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Author: Mali Berger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462868995

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Swan Song: The Great Magical Unknowing Elegance emerged from a desire to write an inside story, an autobiography of the dream, muse and odd vision that never quite lets go of our memory. These inner senses from childhood to old age wanted a book, in fact demanded one. I recalled a story about an old, wisdom-woman in Ireland who each morning chose one of her lifetime journals, let it fall open to any page, and then spent her rocking chair days remembering that single day out of her years. Climbing a ladder, I pulled down twenty-five years of dated journals, stacked them on a wooden table, and proceeded to draw out memorable events that I used for Book One of Swan Song, created in New York City. It was becoming a novel with actual events that I had lived. However, something totally mysterious occurred. I began to experience the strangest dreams of my life. Several times a week I would find myself in Medieval Galway, Ireland, in a poor tenement or slum in the loft of Brian. I was telling him that he and his love must leave because bad times were coming. Brian saw me, wasnt afraid, believed my words and made plans for himself and his love, Daniela, to immigrate to New York. I dont want to tell readers anything else about the dreams or how they took over the novel and my life as I flew from JFK to Galway to dream the story on location. I have known for a long time that the inner senses control our outer, physical life. Not the other way around. We are taught that what happens during our awake days may become dreams. Wrong. Our dreams come first and regulate our physical days. Many years ago I read a few of Jane Roberts, Seth books. Now, in the midst of Swan Song, his ideas flowered again. Thus, the autobiography, fiction and research novel took on a whole new life and my inside story truly became The Great Magical Unknowing Elegance.

Swan Song

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Author: Colin Thiele

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0734414234

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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An adventure story combining excitement, drama, tragedy and hope, set in a fragile natural environment. In Swan Song, Colin Thiele revisits the Coorong, the haunting setting of his classic story STORM BOY. Mitch Bird also lives in the Coorong. The son of a wildlife ranger, he rears a black swan which becomes his constant companion and ultimately helps save his life.

Swan Song

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Author: John Stockmyer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595253636

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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The "Swan" is slaughtering Kansas City cops, and big Bob Zapolska (Z) is asked to help track down the killer. At no risk to himself, of course!

Swan Song

Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019

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Author: Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473543932

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION ‘The new Donna Tartt.’ Vogue 'Brilliantly captures Capote’s acid wit and his dramatic downfall.' The Times BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'A dazzlingly assured first novel... This clever book, with the moreish astringency of a negroni, is a perfect summer cocktail.' - Sunday Times 'A whirlwind of a first novel. There is great pathos in the Swans’ woundings and in their inevitable decline. And the character of Truman himself shimmers through the novel in a wonderful blaze of eccentricity and excess. Outstanding.' – Rose Tremain ___________________________ They told him everything. He told everyone else. Over countless martini-soaked Manhattan lunches, they shared their deepest secrets and greatest fears. On exclusive yachts sailing the Mediterranean, on private jets streaming towards Jamaica, on Yucatán beaches in secluded bays, they gossiped about sex, power, money, love and fame. They never imagined he would betray them so absolutely. In the autumn of 1975, after two decades of intimate friendships, Truman Capote detonated a literary grenade, forever rupturing the elite circle he’d worked so hard to infiltrate. Why did he do it, knowing what he stood to lose? Was it to punish them? To make them pay for their manners, money and celebrated names? Or did he simply refuse to believe that they could ever stop loving him? Whatever the motive, one thing remains indisputable: nine years after achieving wild success with In Cold Blood, Capote committed an act of professional and social suicide with his most lethal of weapons . . . Words. A dazzling debut about the line between gossip and slander, self-creation and self-preservation, SWAN SONG is the tragic story of the literary icon of his age and the beautiful, wealthy, vulnerable women he called his Swans. ‘Writers write. And one can’t be surprised if they write what they know.’ ______________________________ 'A completely fascinating novel and a marvellously skilful re-imagining of real people, times and places. Outstanding.' – William Boyd 'Scandalous, frenetic, amusing and tragic.' – Daily Mail 'Our generation’s The Secret History' – Pendora 'Brilliantly written, deeply researched, funny, sharp and moving.' – Kate Williams, bestselling author of Josephine

Swan Song

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Author: Daniel West

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329884043

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 130

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Legend has it that swans remain silent their entire life. When a swan realizes that their life is about to end, they break their lifetime of silence and sing a parting song to the world. In that song, they share all of the love, joy, and pain that they experienced in their life. In that song, they pass along all of the knowledge that they accumulated, in an attempt to keep that knowledge from being lost. If you ever get the privilege of hearing a swan sing, you will never forget that moment. Because, there can be no sound that is more beautiful, or more touching, than the song of a swan.

Swan Song: Hooded Swan 6

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Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473219558

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In a galactic culture that extends from quasi-Utopian worlds such as New Alexandria to vermin-infested slums like Old Earth, the Star-Pilots have become the great heroes of the day. Grainger has become a legend in his own time, flying the prototype vessel of a new starship.... Having escaped from his contract with Charlot, Grainger is hounded by the Caradoc Commpany, who wants to extract everything from his brain about his former employer. But Charlot has other plans, and Grainger suddenly finds himself back on the Hooded Swan, leading a rescue mission for the Swan's sister ship in the bizarre Nightingale Nebula. This last voyage proves costlier than the previous ones, as Grainger must risk not only his life - but his very soul!

Swan Song

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Author: William Hairston

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595296203

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

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When Frederick Magee learned of the death of his former fiancee's father. he knew that his family life-with his now pregnant wife and ten-year-old daughter-would be in grave danger. Immediately, he makes plans to relocate his family out of town, to prevent his wife from learning of his infidelity with his former fiancee, which produced a son a year younger than his daughter. However, his domineering mother refuses to go along, and, also, to allow him to leave her and the business he manages for the family. To prevent her son's relocation efforts, she sets about exposing his past unfaithful deeds. Frederick and his mother, locked it a survival struggle, cause a violent injury resulting in her death.

Swan Song

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Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465590684

Category: One-act plays

Page: 14

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Swan Song

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Author: John Galsworthy

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442905174

Category: Drama

Page: 484

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The Swan Song

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Author: Justin Stanfill

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557964504

Category:

Page: N.A

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Joseph Conrad and the Swan Song of Romance

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Author: Katherine Isobel Baxter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351154826

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

View: 2008

In the first critical study wholly devoted to Joseph Conrad's use of techniques associated with the literary tradition of romance, Katherine Isobel Baxter argues that Conrad's engagement with the genre invigorated his work throughout his career. Exploring the ways in which Conrad borrows from, alludes to, and subverts the tropes of romance, Baxter suggests that Conrad's ambivalent relationship with popular forms like the adventure novel is revealed in the way he uses romance conventions to disrupt narrative expectations and make visible ethical problems with Europe's colonial project. Baxter examines not only familiar novels like Lord Jim but also less-studied works such as Romance and The Rover, using Robert Miles's model of the 'philosophical romance' to show that for Conrad, romance is also philosophically engaged with issues of ideology. Her study enables a new appreciation of the ways in which Conrad continued to experiment, even in his later fiction, and of the ethical import of that aesthetic experimentation.

Cairo Swan Song

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Author: Mekkawi Said

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1617970689

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Cairo, Mother of the World, embraces millions—but some of her children make their home in the streets, junked up and living in the shadows of wealth and among the monuments that the tourists flock to see. Mustafa, a former student radical who never believed in the slogans, sets out to tell their story, but he has to rely on the help of his American girlfriend, Marcia, who he is not sure he can trust. Meanwhile, his former leftist friends are now all either capitalists or Islamists. Alienated from a corrupt and corrupting society, Mustafa watches as the Cairo he cherishes crumbles around him. The men and women of the city struggle to find lovers worthy of their love and causes worthy of their sacrifice in a country that no longer deserves their loyalty. The children of the streets wait for the adults to take notice. And the foreigners can always leave.

A Swan-Song Betrayed

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Author: Josephine Bell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447222253

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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Anita Armstrong had once been a notable bestseller. But that was before the war, before her marriage, and before her impulse to write died with her husband. Now, as elderly widowed Mrs. Grosshouse, living peacefully and unknown in Devon, Anita begins a new novel, anxiously, hopefully feeling her way and finding it grow. Her literary agent and former publisher are politely cautious, but friends are encouraging and she manages to enlist the services of a girl called Judy to do the typing. Trouble only starts when Judy and her boyfriend Chris appear to be taking much more impatient interest in the progress of Anita’s book than its author is even aware of.

Swan Song for a Singer

A Demetria Crawford Mystery

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Author: Barbara E. Trombley

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1628572825

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Swan Song for a Singer: A Demetria Crawford Mystery is the third exciting novel in a series. Demetria Crawford and her Yorkshire Terrier named Poochini return to New York City from London to resume her singing career. Tria is a crippled opera singer and amateur detective, who is lovely, intelligent, and curious. Her Yorkie is her devoted protector. Her friends, Charles, Maggie, and David, who previously joined in Tria's adventures in A Muted Melody and The Missing Maestro, are always ready to help her in any way they can. They added two young British orphans to their New York journey. The children had been severely abused, and Tria has vowed to educate them and find them a safe place to live. Tria plans to star in the New York production of an opera that will allow for her wheelchair's staging. In addition to resuming her career, she intensifies her physical therapy, hoping she will walk again so she can return to her former life that was interrupted by her accident. On her return to the opera house, she encounters gorgeous music and dedicated artists, but also experiences jealousy from operatic rivals, as well as anger, intrigue, drug smuggling, and even murder. When Charles is falsely accused of the murder, Tria and Poochini begin snooping so they can find the real culprit. Will the two sleuths be successful? About the Author Massachusetts native Barbara E. Trombley lives in Pilgrim country in an oceanfront colonial home on Cape Cod. Previously a professional singer, actor, director, and teacher, she now writes full-time. She is working on her next book. Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/BarbaraETrombley

Swan Song and Other Mystery Stories

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Author: Jack Halliday

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434443574

Category: Fiction

Page: 107

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Chip, a screenwriter, just wants to cure his writer's block with an impromptu drive to a small town outside of L.A. But his vehicle is smashed within minutes of his arrival,and then he's beaten in his room atop the strange town's only diner. This poignant and moving noir novella will stun you with, not one, but TWO satisfying twist endings worthy of Mickey Spillane. And this is just the first of eight stories included in this collection. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride: Jack Halliday is a major new talent!

The Forsyte Saga 6: Swan Song

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Author: John Galsworthy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755387783

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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Jon Forsyte is back. After years living in America with his mother Irene, he is excited to be home and can't wait to show off his roots to his new bride. When Fleur Forsyte, now Fleur Mont, his first love, hears of his arrival, she doesn't know what to feel. She's married too, though, with a little boy so there's no reason why they all can't meet as friends. But feelings so strong are not easily contained. And when their passion is rekindled, no one can halt the devastating events that follow - the secret culmination of an old, old story...

The Swan Song of Dr Malloy

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Author: Robert Power

Publisher: Transit Lounge

ISBN: 1921924454

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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London- based scientist Anthony Malloy has made a discovery that will hugely benefit global health. A pharmaceutical company is keen to market his invention of the single-use syringe, but its backing comes at a terrible price. What ensues entangles Anthony in a web of intrigue and blackmail that has unforeseeable and surprising consequences for him and the women in his life: his radical sister, his musically gifted daughter and his soon-to-be-ex-wife. His dilemma-fuelled and conscience-ridden journey takes him from London to Vietnam and Thailand and then on to Chicago and Bogota. With characters that we care about, an original and daring premise, and an assured lightness of touch, this is taut, engaging fiction from the author of the critically acclaimed In Search of the Blue Tiger.

Swan Song

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Author: Robert Edric

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552771449

Category: Criminal investigation

Page: 506

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Hull, autumn 2005 and private investigator Leo Rivers finds himself at the overheated heart of an inquiry into the savage killing of several young women. Approached by the mother of the chief suspect, he soon discovers not only that this suspect is not involved in the killings, but that several hitherto unconsidered and scarcely credible connections link the murders to a single perpetrator. In pursuing his case, Rivers has to contend with an ambitious, career-minded Chief of Police, who will stop at nothing to make a name for himself, sacrificing not only Rivers but also his own colleagues along the way. Set against a backdrop of the Humber and the long and violent destruction of Hull's once-cherished fishing industry, Robert Edric reveals a world of exploitation and ambition; a world of old men who burnish their festering grievances and vanities; and a world of long-suppressed but finally uncontainable brutality, in this final volume of a trilogy of outstanding and acclaimed contemporary noir.