The Light Behind The Window

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Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144721899X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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From the author of the international bestseller, Hothouse Flower, Lucinda Riley's The Light Behind the Window is a breathtaking and intense story of love, war and, above all, forgiveness. The present: Emilie de la Martiniéres has always fought against her aristocratic background, but after the death of her glamorous, distant mother, she finds herself alone in the world and sole inheritor of her grand childhood home in the south of France. An old notebook of poems leads her in search of the mysterious and beautiful Sophia, whose tragic love affair changed the course of her family history. As Emilie unravels the story, she too embarks on her own journey of discovery, realizing that the château may provide clues to her own difficult past and finally unlock the future. The past: London 1943. A young office clerk, Constance Carruthers, is drafted into the SOE, arriving in occupied Paris during the climax of the conflict. Separated from her contact in her very first hours in France, she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family who are caught up in a deadly game of secrets and lies. Forced to surrender her identity and all ties to her homeland and her beloved husband, Constance finds herself drawn into a complex web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come. ** Note to readers: In the US, this book is published under the title The Lavender Garden. **

The Lavender Garden

A Novel

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Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476703566

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Note to readers: In the UK, this book is published under the title The Light Behind the Window. An aristocratic French family, a legendary château, and buried secrets with the power to destroy two generations torn between duty and desire. La Côte d’Azur, 1998: In the sun-dappled south of France, Emilie de la Martinières, the last of her gilded line, inherits her childhood home, a magnificent château and vineyard. With the property comes a mountain of debt—and almost as many questions... Paris, 1944: A bright, young British office clerk, Constance Carruthers, is sent undercover to Paris to be part of Churchill’s Special Operations Executive during the climax of the Nazi occupation. Separated from her contacts in the Resistance, she soon stumbles into the heart of a prominent family who regularly entertain elite members of the German military even as they plot to liberate France. But in a city rife with collaborators and rebels, Constance’s most difficult decision may be determining whom to trust with her heart. As Emilie discovers what really happened to her family during the war and finds a connection to Constance much closer than she suspects, the château itself may provide the clues that unlock the mysteries of her past, present, and future. Here is a dazzling novel of intrigue and passion from one of the world’s most beloved storytellers.

My Vocabulary Did This to Me

The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer

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Author: Jack Spicer

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819571090

Category: Poetry

Page: 508

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Winner of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Award for Poetry (2009) Winner of the American Book Award (2009) In 1965, when the poet Jack Spicer died at the age of forty, he left behind a trunkful of papers and manuscripts and a few copies of the seven small books he had seen to press. A West Coast poet, his influence spanned the national literary scene of the 1950s and ’60s, though in many ways Spicer’s innovative writing ran counter to that of his contemporaries in the New York School and the West Coast Beat movement. Now, more than forty years later, Spicer’s voice is more compelling, insistent, and timely than ever. During his short but prolific life, Spicer troubled the concepts of translation, voice, and the act of poetic composition itself. My Vocabulary Did This to Me is a landmark publication of this essential poet’s life work, and includes poems that have become increasingly hard to find and many published here for the first time.

DC Noir

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Author: George Pelecanos

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1936070251

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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Brand new stories by: George Pelecanos, James Grady, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Jabari Asim, Ruben Castaneda, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Richard Currey, Lester Irby, and others. Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead story and edits this groundbreaking collection of stories detailing the seedy underside of the nation's capital. This is not an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. Instead, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this city that most never hear about.

The Silence of the Wave

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Author: Gianrico Carofiglio

Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press

ISBN: 1908524243

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Roberto Marais is haunted by his past as an under-cover carabinieri. A time of cynicism and corruption, in the world he investigated, and in his own soul. A meeting with Emma—like Roberto ravaged by guilt—begins to revive him. When her teenage son asks Roberto to help him conquer his nightmares, Roberto at last achieves a true rebirth.

Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

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Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133988139

Category: Photography

Page: 1296

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This attractive boxed set includes: The Digital Photography Book, Part 1, 2nd Edition (ISBN 0321934946), The Digital Photography Book, Part 2, 2nd Edition (ISBN 0321948548), The Digital Photography Book, Part 3 (ISBN 0321617657), The Digital Photography Book, Part 4 (ISBN 0321773020), and The Digital Photography Book, Part 5 (0133856887). Scott Kelby, the man who changed the "digital darkroom" forever, shows which buttons to push, which settings to use, when to use them, and hundreds of the most closely guarded photographic "tricks of the trade" to get budding photographers shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos with their digital camera every time they press the shutter button. Scott tackles the most important side of digital photography–how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today's top digital pros use (and it's easier than you'd think). Each chapter is packed with plain English tips on using flash, shooting close-up photography, travel photography, shooting people, and even how to build a studio from scratch, where he demystifies the process so anyone can start taking pro-quality portraits today! Plus, he's got full chapters on his most requested topics, including loads of tips for landscape photographers, wedding photographers, and sports photographers. Chapter after chapter, page after page, Scott shares all the pros' secrets for making your photos look more professional, no matter what you're shooting. This bundle has a value of US $125.

The Prodigal Heiress

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Author: Vickey Rogers

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617396710

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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Only one thing stood out: Lexington Natalia Hunter was now an heiress, an heiress to a multi-million-dollar fortune, a mansion on the ocean, a yacht, a limousine—so much luxury, far past her most cherished daydream...She felt as if Christmas had come early this year, only no other Christmas could compare to this. It was her favorite holiday, all the rich colors and food and presents, especially from Aunt Cami. Now Aunt Cami had left her the greatest present she would ever receive: many millions of dollars to live the rest of her life in luxury. Lexi always knew she was meant for more than a mediocre job with a run-of-the-mill salary. Her life was supposed to be full of the finer things. When her Aunt Cami dies and leaves her fortune to Lexi, all of Lexi's hopes and dreams of a high class life become a reality. After buying everything she wants, Lexi becomes bored and soon finds herself partying hard with her new rich friends. Then tragedy strikes. Will her new friends help her pick up the pieces? Can she ever forgive herself for the tragedy that is all her fault? Will Lexi find a greater purpose for living in the lap of luxury and become The Prodigal Heiress?

The Light in the Window

Whisperings from the Soul

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Author: William Peters

Publisher: Inner Child Press

ISBN: 1466247053

Category:

Page: 186

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"the light in the window" is 160 pages of Divine Inspiring Poetry. This offering promises to carry you away on a flow of inspiration that will sweep your Heart, Soul and Mind away. As you experience this journey with Bill, you will feel his connection to the collective Universal Energies, the Soul of the very Earth, all of Nature and all People. His voice of Love, Understanding and Deep Passion for Life and Love are, indeed, the whisperings of his soul. Bill's gift of expression sheds an extraordinary light on those moments in life we so often allow to slip through our fingers, let go unnoticed or deem ordinary every day occurrences. For Bill, there-in lie the Treasures. If you asked him about his writing, he would simply say, "It's Not Me.", then he may tell you about a walk in nature, a ride on a bus or a moment stuck in rush hour traffic. His inspiration seemingly flows from a 4th person or on-looker's standpoint. He holds on to it only long enough to grab a pen and notebook where another voice takes over, and he acts as merely the scribe. Thoughtfully and lovingly included in this work are a few selected poems and writings by his children. Their hearts are right there, on the pages, their souls speaking in the clear and concise voice of living and feeling. How fortunate we are to hear them.Juliette ProbstLiterary ConsultantArtistMidway, Utah

Scratching the Surface

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Author: Joshua Kozubal

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847285937

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

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Orphaned at a young age when his parents are killed in a car accident, Adam Swanson lived his life without questioning his surroundings or ever considering whether God actually existed, but after he gets a visit from the Arch Angel Gabriel, that all changes. Through a series of bizarre glimpses into the supernatural, he quickly begins to learn that there is indeed more to this life. When his grandfather dies and leaves Adam both his house and an unusually large amount of money, he finds a strange book that reveals an ancient family secret placing him directly in the middle of an age old plot to bring the anti-Christ into the world. As Adam struggles to figure out what his place is in the world, he learns that not only is there more going on in the supernatural realm than the could have ever imagined, there is also more going on in the natural realm than meets the eye. This fast paced thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat and questioning what is just beneath the surface.

The Italian Girl

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Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447257081

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Nothing sings as sweetly as love, or burns quite like betrayal Rosanna Menici is just a girl when she meets Roberto Rossini, the man who will change her life. In the years to come, their destinies are bound together by their extraordinary talents as opera singers and by their enduring but obsessive love for each other - a love that will ultimately affect the lives of all those closest to them. For, as Rosanna slowly discovers, their union is haunted by irreversible events from the past . . . Rosanna's journey takes her from humble beginnings in the back streets of Naples to the glittering stages of the world's most prestigious opera houses. Set against a memorable backdrop of Lucinda Riley's trademark evocative locations, The Italian Girl unfolds into a poignant and unforgettable tale of love, betrayal and self-discovery. *First published as Aria under the name Lucinda Edmonds, now extensively rewritten*