The Destiny Thief

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Author: Richard Russo

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1760639710

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend and reader. From a commencement speech to the story of how an oddly placed toilet made him reevaluate the purpose of humour in art and life, to a comprehensive analysis of Mark Twain's value, to his harrowing journey accompanying a dear friend as she pursued gender-reassignment surgery, The Destiny Thief reflects the broad interests and experiences of one of America's most beloved authors. Warm, funny, wise and poignant, the essays included here traverse Russo's writing life, expanding our understanding of who he is and how his singular, incredibly generous mind works. An utter joy to read, they give deep insight into the creative process from the perspective of one of our greatest writers.

The Destiny Thief

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Author: Richard Russo

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760639729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend and reader. From a commencement speech to the story of how an oddly placed toilet made him reevaluate the purpose of humour in art and life, to a comprehensive analysis of Mark Twain's value, to his harrowing journey accompanying a dear friend as she pursued gender-reassignment surgery, The Destiny Thief reflects the broad interests and experiences of one of America's most beloved authors. Warm, funny, wise and poignant, the essays included here traverse Russo's writing life, expanding our understanding of who he is and how his singular, incredibly generous mind works. An utter joy to read, they give deep insight into the creative process from the perspective of one of our greatest writers.

The Destiny Thief

Essays on Writing, Writers and Life

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Author: Richard Russo

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1524733520

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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A master of the novel, short story, and memoir, the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Everybody's Fool now gives us his very first collection of personal essays, ranging throughout writing and reading and living. In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader. From a commencement speech he gave at Colby College, to the story of how an oddly placed toilet made him reevaluate the purpose of humor in art and life, to a comprehensive analysis of Mark Twain's value, to his harrowing journey accompanying a dear friend as she pursued gender-reassignment surgery, The Destiny Thief reflects the broad interests and experiences of one of America's most beloved authors. Warm, funny, wise, and poignant, the essays included here traverse Russo's writing life, expanding our understanding of who he is and how his singular, incredibly generous mind works. An utter joy to read, they give deep insight into the creative process from the prospective of one of our greatest writers.

Destiny Thieves

Defeat Seducing Spirits and Achieve Your Purpose in God

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Author: Sandie Freed

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 0800794206

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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This liberating book reveals tactics Satan uses against believers and charges believers with a new level of faith to claim the victorious life God has planned for them.

Thief of Destiny

The Collected Saga of the Panther

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Author: Jay Requard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946926081

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Page: N.A

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The only way Manwe the Panther can save his homeland is to rob it blind. Lurking in the shadows of Tolivius' oppressive metropolis, the savannah's greatest thief has spent years pilfering one rich Gypian lord after another, fueling a war that will set his native Juutans free. Yet in those same alleys and on the dusty plains he calls home something else has arisen--something with designs far darker than simply releasing the enslaved. Chased by an enigmatic sorcerer, Manwe must peel back the shadow of worlds above and below, and on the brutal plains of the savannah none will be found innocent. Cutting his way past kings and criminals alike with his cruel iron, the secrets of the earth will be revealed, leaving his entire world shaken to its core by monsters found in the darkest depths of the human soul. The revolution has arrived and none will be spared. From the award-winning author of War Pigs, THIEF OF DESTINY collects THE SAGA OF THE PANTHER in a complete volume of intense action, roiling passion, and the never-ending fight to live free in a world ruled by corruption and ancient magic.

The Blood Thief

The Fitheach Trilogy Book 2

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Author: Luanne Bennett

Publisher: The Word Lounge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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The Amulet Thief

The Fitheach Trilogy Book 1

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Author: Luanne Bennett

Publisher: The Word Lounge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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Alex Kelley was just five when her mother was murdered by what appeared to be the act of a psychopath. But when she returns to New York City twenty-one years after vanishing, she’ll learn that the truth is much more complicated than a random killing, and the necklace her mother gave her days before the murder is something worth killing for. Her first stop is where it all began––a peculiar shop in the heart of Greenwich Village filled with oddities, ghosts, and secrets. It’s here that the game begins and those secrets begin to unravel. When her necklace is stolen, she’s thrown into a strange world intertwined with Manhattan, filled with all those things that shouldn’t exist. At the helm of this world is the mysterious Greer Sinclair who takes her under his wing as they search for the missing necklace. It’s an amulet that holds the fate of the world. But he’s not the only male vying for her favor. Constantine––a satyr with a penchant for voyeurism who just might hold some of the answers––has his eye on her, too. Under the watch of both, she’ll set out on an elaborate hunt that will ultimately lead to the biggest secret of all. The line between the mundane and supernatural worlds is starting to blur. And as Alex fights her annoying attraction to a man she doesn’t quite trust, she’ll fall deeper, straddling both worlds before realizing the latter may be the better fit.

The Destiny Thief

The Fitheach Trilogy Book 3

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Author: Luanne Bennett

Publisher: The Word Lounge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

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The stunning conclusion of The Fitheach Trilogy. A bargain has been struck, and a shattering decision must be made. The Destiny Thief picks up where The Blood Thief left us—staring at the last page and asking … how? Alex Kelley and Greer Sinclair have become an inseparable pair, but the choice she’ll have to make for the sake of love could destroy them both. She’s becoming a force to be reckoned with, making her even more desirable to those who want to control her and exploit her remarkable gifts, including her own family. From the streets of Manhattan to the ancient sites of Ireland, more revelations emerge, and the true nature of the people and the gods in Alex’s circle begin to unfold. The closing chapters of The Fitheach Trilogy will bring poignant or fitting conclusions for so many of the people she loves, and finally reveal the truth about the prophecy and the power of three witches in one.

Trajectory

A short story collection

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Author: Richard Russo

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1925576507

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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Richard Russo's characters in these four expansive stories bear little similarity to the blue-collar citizens we're familiar with from many of his novels. In 'Horseman,' a professor confronts a young plagiarist as well as her own weaknesses as the Thanksgiving holiday looms closer and closer. In 'Intervention,' a real estate agent facing an ominous medical prognosis finds himself in his father's shadow while he presses forward - or not. In 'Voice,' a semi-retired academic is conned by his estranged brother into joining a group tour of the Venice Biennale, fleeing a mortifying incident with a traumatised student back in Massachusetts but encountering further complications in the maze of Venice. And in 'Milton and Marcus,' a lapsed novelist tries to rekindle his screenwriting career, only to be stymied by the pratfalls of that trade when he's called to an aging, iconic star's mountaintop retreat in Wyoming. Each of these stories is shot through with the humour, wisdom and surprise for which Richard Russo has long been acclaimed as Trajectory continues to extend the breadth of his achievements.

Everybody's Fool

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Author: Richard Russo

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1952535182

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Richard Russo's new novel takes place in the decaying American town of North Bath over the course of a very busy weekend, ten years after the events of Nobody's Fool. Donald 'Sully' Sullivan is trying to ignore his cardiologist's estimate that he has only a year or two left. Ruth, his long-time lover, is still married to Zach and running Hattie's lunch counter, though she's increasingly distracted by her former son-in-law, fresh out of prison and intent on making trouble. Police chief Doug Raymer is obsessing over the identity of the man his wife might have been about to run off with before she died in a freak accident, while local wiseguy Carl Roebuck might finally be running out of luck. Add a funeral, an escaped cobra, a collapsed building and a lot of beer to the equation and you have a novel which is a pure pleasure to read - genuinely funny, enormously heartfelt and imbued with the warmth and wisdom that are Richard Russo's stock in trade.

Museum of Thieves

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Author: Lian Tanner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9350093855

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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'Goldie crouched inside the cabin of a small private water-rig. Despite the heat she was shivering. Her head ached and her legs were cramped, but she dared not move. Now that the wildness had worn off, she was horrified by what she had done.' Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guard chain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won't be allowed out on the streets unchained until Separation Day. When Separation Day is cancelled, Goldie, who has always been both impatient and bold, runs away, risking not only her own life but also the lives of those she has left behind. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets. Only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum's strange, shifting rooms—and Goldie has a talent for thieving. Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has his own plans for the museum—plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a daring thief to stop him... Museum of Thieves is a thrilling tale of destiny and danger, and of a courageous girl who has never been allowed to grow up—until now.

Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief #1)

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Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545562031

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Jennifer A. Nielsen, author of the NYT and USA TODAY bestselling Ascendance Trilogy, has woven an electrifying tale of greed and power, magic and destiny, and one boy's courage at the heart of it all. When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods -- magic some Romans would kill for. Now, with the deadly power of the bulla pulsing through his veins, Nic is determined to become free. But instead, he finds himself at the center of a ruthless conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and spark the Praetor War, a battle to destroy Rome from within. Traitors and spies lurk at every turn, each more desperate than the next to use Nic's newfound powers for their own dark purposes. In a quest to stop the rebellion, save Rome, and secure his own freedom, Nic must harness the magic within himself and defeat the empire's most powerful and savage leaders.

Bridge of Sighs

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Author: Richard Russo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099458977

Category: Friendship

Page: 693

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Two boys grow up in Thomaston, upstate New York. One of them gets away to Italy, where he becomes a painter. The other stays to marry Sarah, also an artist; to run a small empire of convenience stores; and to tell their story. He's a good man, but Louis Charles Lynch, known as Lucy, isn't always as reliable as he seems, and even he secretly longs for what he can't have. Now, at sixty years old, he and Sarah are about to travel to Venice, where Lucy's oldest friend and rival has traded life and family for a life far removed from Thomaston. The truth about why he left, and aboutthe ties that bind these three friends, is complex, heartbreaking and utterly compelling.

Elsewhere

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Author: Richard Russo

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0307959538

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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Presents a personal account of the author's youth, his parents, and the 1950s upstate New York town they struggled to escape, recounting the encroaching poverty and illness that challenged everyday life and the dreams his mother instilled that inspired his career.

The Thief's Journal

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Author: Jean Genet

Publisher: Disruptive Publishing

ISBN: 1626570213

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Genet's fictionalized and distant account of his rambles through France, Czechoslavakia, Germany and elsewhere in the '30s and '40s, covering his time in prison, his relationships with men such as the one-armed Stilitano, along with erotic accounts of his lovers during the period, and interspersed with meditation and daydreams.

Empire Falls

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Author: Richard Russo

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1952535581

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it's Janine, Miles' soon-to-be ex-wife, who's taken up with a noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it's the imperious Francine Whiting, who owns everything in town - and seems to believe that 'everything' includes Miles himself. In Empire Falls Richard Russo delves deep into the blue-collar heart of America in a work that overflows with hilarity, heartache, and grace.

The Smoke Thieves

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Author: Sally Green

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014137540X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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A princess, a traitor, a soldier, a hunter and a thief. Five teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Five nations destined for conflict. In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father, while her true love, Ambrose, faces the executioner's block. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell. As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our five heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?

Den of Thieves

The Ancient Blades Trilogy: Book One

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Author: David Chandler

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062094866

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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“Den of Thieves rollicks….This is a book I would be happy to have written.” —Dave Duncan Remember this name: David Chandler. With Den of Thieves, the first book in his astounding fantasy series, The Ancient Blades Trilogy, Chandler immediately establishes himself as a major player in the world of action-rich epic fantasy—right up there alongside George R. R. Martin, R. A. Salvatore, and Raymond E. Feist. An enthralling and wonderfully gritty tale of cutpurses, knights and demons, witches, betrayals, and darkest intrigue—in the popular vein of the bestselling works of Brent Weeks, Joe Abercrombie, and Scott Lynch—Den of Thieves introducers readers to Malden, an amiable young criminal whose one grave mistake bonds him to the lord of the underworld and sets him on an impossible quest that will most likely lead the hapless thief to his doom.

That Old Cape Magic

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Author: Richard Russo

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400030919

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

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Jack and Joy Griffin's lives seem to always come back to Cape Cod, where they honeymooned, as they experience the ups and downs of life, including the deaths of Jack's parents, the marriage of their daughter and Jack and Joy's divorce. Reprint. A best-selling book.