Hunting Midnight

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Author: Richard Zimler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780332513

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In Zimler's dazzling tale, John Zarco Stewart is an impish child of bold inquisitiveness, the unwitting inheritor of a faith shrouded in 300 years of secrecy. Dark and bitter events put an end to his innocence and almost destroy him, but he is healed by the arrival in his household of a mysterious young man from Africa. Midnight is a freed slave brought to Porto by John's seafaring father, and he becomes John's greatest friend, ultimately determining the course of his life. But as John grows to manhood Midnight is lost to him, Napoleon's armies invade Portugal, and John's fragile peace is shattered as he uncovers truths and lies hidden by those he most loved and trusted. At last he leaves for America, to hunt for hope in a land shackled by unforgivable sin. This magnificent new literary epic, a moving love story crossed with sweeping historical novel, is a worthy successor to Zimler's The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, published in 1998 to huge success, and so far selling over 60,000 copies with reviews to match. Pre-publication, Hunting Midnight has already attracted much attention and looks set to do even better.

Hunting Midnight

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Author: Emma Holly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101204467

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A.D. 1370 For hundreds of years, a pack of shape-shifting immortals has been content to stay hidden deep within the Scottish wood, far from the dangers of the human world. But when the pack leader, Ulric, is betrayed by his longtime lover, he recklessly ventures beyond the borders of the forest—and starts roaming the streets of Bridesmere. It is there that he encounters Juliana Buxton, a dutiful daughter of a successful merchant. Ulric finds Juliana’s wholesomeness deliciously irresistible, and consents to help her escape the clutches of her much older betrothed—if only to seduce her. For Juliana, Ulric’s gentle fury inflames her desire and finally introduces her to the wickedly sensuous delights of searing passion. And as she begins to uncover the truth about his secret identity, something altogether new grows within in her—a forbidden longing to become immortal herself and remain by Ulric’s side. But will Ulric grant the innocent maiden her bold wish—or will he cast her from his life and send her back to the treacherous world beyond the caves. . . .

Hunting the Midnight Shark

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Author: Conrad Brasso

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0991111206

Category:

Page: 432

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Trey Stone's work for the CIA always went undetected. Often the deaths were blamed on other nations - or factions within a nation - never had they been traced back to him. But one phone call spun his life around and drew him into a very dark and deeply personal war. This book is a fast-paced International/CIA/Thriller genre novel introducing you to the twisted world of child trafficking. If you like Tom Clancy, James Patterson, David Baldacci, Daniel Silva, or Ward Larsen, then you'll love Conrad Brasso!

Heat of the Night

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Author: Emma Holly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101205520

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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From the USA Today bestselling author-a two-in-one volume of her extraordinary shapeshifting romances, Hunting Midnight and "The Night Owl." Featuring her novel Hunting Midnight and its sequel novella, "The Night Owl," Heat of the Night is Emma Holly at her paranormal best. In Hunting Midnight, the leader of a pack of shapeshifting immortals is betrayed by his longtime lover. Consumed with fury, he ventures recklessly beyond the borders of the Scottish forest-and into the desperate arms of a merchant's daughter. In "The Night Owl," a member of the same pack has been sent to America where his power can grow unimpeded. In a small Vermont town, his desire for a local baker makes him believe he has found his mate-and he'll do anything to claim her.

100 Must-read Historical Novels

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Author: Nick Rennison

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408136066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations

The Search for Sana: The Life and Death of a Palestinian

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Author: Richard Zimler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147211261X

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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A story of friendship, loyalty and dispossession In February 2000, Richard Zimler went to Australia for the Perth Writers' Festival. While he was there, he met a talented dancer from a Brazilian mime and dance troupe. The tragic step she would take the next day would change his life forever, and launch him into an obsessive, three-year investigation of her past. He discovers a childhood lived at a time of peaceful tolerance between neighbouring Arabs and Jews in the old districts of Haifa. As this tranquillity becomes fragile, and despite their ethnic and religious differences, two particular girls - one Palestinian one Israeli - forge a bond of sisterhood strong enough to last a lifetime. Zimler's investigations lead him deeper and deeper into a web of illusions, cruelty and deceit - and finally to September 11, 2001, when the tragedy he witnessed in Perth is set in the starkest of political contexts. Part memoir and part thriller, The Search for Sana blurs the conventional boundaries between fact and fiction as it takes an intimate look at a lifelong friendship, and the inception of an unthinkable crime.

Love's Voice

72 Kabbalistic Haiku

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Author: Richard Zimler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101547456

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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These aphoristic gleanings of ancient and mystical philosophy- written in the form of haiku by award-winning novelist Richard Zimler- capture the heart of the tradition in ways that are personally awakening. Love's Voice is a doorway to Kabbalah for readers at all levels of experience. Acclaimed novelist Richard Zimler uses the form of haiku to distill Kabbalistic philosophy into its most essential form, providing a rare and deeply affecting experience of the wisdom of the ages. These seventy-two haiku require no special knowledge of Kabbalah or, indeed, of Jewish culture. Readers who do have some background in Kabbalah will find additional-and sometimes hidden-references and meanings in many of these verses. Every passage in Love's Voice verse is a memorable meditation that will touch each reader in a different way. Here is a greatly original yet historically framed entry point to an extraordinary mystical tradition.

The Speed of Light

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Author: Elizabeth Rosner

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307417411

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Every family has a story. Every story, eventually, must be told. For most of their lives, Julian Perel and his sister, Paula, lived in a house cast in silence, witnesses to a father struggling with a devastating secret too painful to share. Though their father took his demons to the grave, his past refuses to rest. As adults, brother and sister struggle to find their voices. A scientist governed by numbers and logic, Julian now lives an ordered life of routine and seclusion. My father gave up his language and his homeland. But he carried his sadness with him, under his skin. It was mine now. In contrast, Paula has entered the world as eagerly as Julian retracts from it. An aspiring opera singer, she is always moving, buoyant with sound. Singing was the only gift I could offer to my father. I filled the house with music. I tried to give him joy. . . . Yet both their lives begin to change on a Wednesday, miercoles, the day that sounds like miracles. Before embarking on a European opera tour, Paula asks her housekeeper, Sola, to stay at her place--and to look after Julian in the apartment above. Yet Sola, too, has a story. I want to clean myself like the window of a house, make myself clear for things to pass through. Flat and quiet. As Paula uncovers pieces of her father's early life in Budapest and the horrifying truth of his past, Julian bears witness to Sola's story--revelations that help all three learn how to both surrender and revere the shadows that have followed them for so long. The Speed of Light is a powerful debut about three unforgettable souls who overcome the tragedies of the past to reconnect with one another and the world around them. In an extraordinary accomplishment, Elizabeth Rosner has created a novel of love and redemption that proves the pain of the untold story is far greater than even the most difficult truth. From the Hardcover edition.

Tikkun

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jews

Page: N.A

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Low Midnight

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Author: Carrie Vaughn

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429956062

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7323

Cormac, the Kitty Norville series' most popular supporting character, stars in his first solo adventure. Carrie Vaughn's Low Midnight spins out of the series on the wave of popularity surrounding Kitty's most popular supporting character, Cormac Bennett, a two-minded assassin of the paranormal who specializes in killing lycanthropes. In his first solo adventure, Cormac, struggling with a foreign consciousness trapped inside him, investigates a century-old crime in a Colorado mining town which could be the key to translating a mysterious coded diary...a tome with secrets that could shatter Kitty's world and all who inhabit it. With a framing sequence that features Kitty Norville herself, Low Midnight not only pushes the Kitty saga forward, but also illuminates Cormac's past and lays the groundwork for Kitty's future. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.