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  • Coming Around
    Richard Rose
    While researching family history for his semibiographical opera Monte and Pinky, Richmond-based poet and songwriter Richard Rose came face to face with the fact of his ancestors’ involvement in the local slave trade. As a social and environmental activist, Rose became determined to explore and come to terms with the many consequences of the injustices in which his family took p...

    11,32 €

  • The Torture Trial of George W. Bush
    Joseph Suste
    The Torture Trial of George W. BushIt's no secret that President George W. Bush ordered the torture of terrorist suspects in the years following the 911 attack; yet, powerful political forces and a legal firewall have protected him and his accomplices from prosecution.It takes the courage and dedication of Special Prosecutor Timothy Madegen to skirt an impotent U.S. Justice...

    20,76 €

  • Leonardo’s Secret
    Peter David Myers
    More than a painter…Renowned artist Leonardo da Vinci was the greatest genius to ever conquer the worlds of art, science, and philosophy. Writing backwards to protect his knowledge, da Vinci epitomized creativity and eccentricity.Despite being plagued with frustrations and failures, da Vinci was spurred to create, invent, research, and write no matter the cost. By exploring his...

    12,50 €

  • Pudd’nhead Wilson
    Mark Twain
    Two men switched at birth discover the truth about their heritage and neither will ever be the same. A novel about fate and racism, this was Twain’s late important novel. There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless. ...

    22,94 €

  • Four Arthurian Romances -Eric Et Enide-
    Chretien Detroys
    Erec et Enide features many of the common elements of Arthurian romance, such as Arthurian characters, the knightly quest, and women or love as a catalyst to action. While it is not the first story to use conventions of the Arthurian characters and setting, Chrétien de Troyes is credited with the invention of the Arthurian romance genre by establishing expectation with his cont...

    17,94 €

  • Four Arthurian Romances -Yvain-
    Chretien Detroys
    In the poem, Yvain seeks to avenge his cousin Calogrenant who had been defeated by an otherworldly knight Esclados beside a magical storm-making stone in the forest of Brocéliande. Yvain defeats Esclados and falls in love with his widow Laudine. ...

    17,93 €

  • Four Arthurian Romances -Cliges-
    Chretien Detroys
    It tells the story of the knight Cligès and his love for his uncle’s wife, Fenice. Because of the story’s de-romanticized depiction of adultery, it has been called a criticism or parody of the Tristan and Isolde romances. Cligès scholar Lucie Polak not only verifies the Tristan and Isolde reworking found in the text, but also suggests that Cligès may be modeled after Ovid’s cha...

    17,94 €

  • Lost Illusions
    Honoré De Balzac
    Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous, and fully human. Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities. Lost Illusions concerns Lucien de Rubem...

    35,81 €

  • Shadows and Acts
    Wilson Roberts
    Born in Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theater in 1849, George Berrell died in 1933, after a life he often described as one of growing up with the country. His travels of self-discovery and those of his life on the stage are illustrative of a nation moving from travel on foot and horseback to that of automobiles and Boeings first major airliner, the 247. Berrell saw it all and ...

    35,88 €

  • Jilliand
    Clare Gutierrez
    AMAZON BESTSELLER IN NORSE & ICELANDIC HISTORICAL FICTION AND VIKING ROMANCE“Bruised, bloody, and barely dressed, she knew it was over. She had no doubt the Vikings would search for her if she tried to run—especially now, with their companion lying dead. It would be dark soon, and she had no idea where she could go or hide. Jilliand knew they would come for her. The Vikings wer...

    13,97 €

  • The Quieting West
    Gordon Gravley
    This is the story of two cowboys, Billy Colter and Thomas Andrew Benton, out of work in the rapidly changing world of the early 1900’s. Finding jobs in Arizona with a renegade group of silent film makers, they are soon lured to a land of great enchantment and seduction – Hollywood!Their story becomes one of truth, fiction, and disillusionment, woven of humor, romance, and trage...

    12,78 €

  • Fresh News Straight from Heaven
    Gregg Sapp
    In a desperate act of faith, Johnny Appleseed promises the people that he can save them. Thus, he dashes off on a midnight run, seeking to spread peace across a land on the brink of war. With so many lives at stake, Johnny must confront the ultimate test of his convictions. WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Summer 2018 - Best Novel 'I happen to believe that genius makes...

    15,72 €

  • The Afghan Wife
    Cindy Davies
    During the volatile times that followed the Iranian revolution in 1979, Zahra, her husband and son are forced to leave their homeland of Afghanistan with her revolutionary activist cousin, Firzun. Zahra's life becomes embroiled with Firzun's, as her cousin joins the violent opposition to the new regime in Iran. Complexities increase as she again meets Karim, a man she&#...

    20,89 €

    Gretta Curran Browne
    'Byron only had to come, and to be seen, in order to conquer.'At twenty-seven, Lady Caroline Lamb reads the story of a young aristocrat's strange journey through unknown and barbaric parts of Europe in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, and declares her opinion that the author would certainly be 'mad, bad, and dangerous to know.'A few weeks later she actually meets him, and be...

    18,73 €

  • Green Valley
    Meredith E Resce
    Emily Wallace has been given a choice. Either she marries the much older widower, as her father has asked, or she will be sent to live with her aunt in Australia.Emily knows Lord Derikson is not to be trusted, but her father does not believe her. Even with tales of wild animals and convicts, Emily chooses to sail half way round the world, to live with a woman she has never met,...

    14,20 €

  • Three Day Nights
    Sandi Huddleston-Edwards
    On May 31, 1979, the murders of three dedicated law officers scarred the lives of their loved ones, peers, and countless friends when James Hutchins, a reportedly “good-hearted man until he took a drink,” shot the officers in cold blood.   Blinded by unscathed innocence and naiveté, two aspiring authors research these horrific murders to understand what made Hutchins tick. Thei...

    11,93 €

  • To Gain What’s Lost
    AnneMarie Brear
    She thinks her life has changed for the better, her dark secrets hidden, but little does she know… The daughter of a wealthy landowner in Yorkshire, England in 1864, Anna Thornton leads a privileged life. But she is not content. She wants her life to mean something and longs to be accepted for the free-thinking, independent woman she is. When the dashing, adventurer Matt Cowan ...

    11,74 €

  • Monkey's Wedding
    Rossandra White
    Adolescents Elizabeth and Tururu—she’s white, he’s black—share an uneasy friendship on a sisal plantation in Colonial Zimbabwe when Britain declares the country part of a Federation without consulting the natives. Festering resentment to white rule is about to erupt. Elizabeth can’t wait for the birth of her baby brother, while Tururu reluctantly helps his witchdoctor grandmoth...

    9,38 €

  • Jasmin
    Karin Allaby
    As a white blossom unfolds in the shade, so a young girl with a floral name, Jasmin emerges unscathed by the overshadowing drama of WWII. The American soldiers patrolling the suburban streets in Germany, address the child as “Blondie” while giving goodies to her. Jasmin, now a teenager, spends her apprenticeship years in the Rhine river valley where the famous Riesling grapes a...

    26,44 €

  • Beyond the Last Hill
    David K Bryant
    On the verge of world crisis, Major Dan Barrington of the US Army and Sally Fisher, a newspaper journalist, try to unravel secrets held by the British authorities — codes and confidential information denied to the United States government. They quickly find themselves enmeshed in a net of intrigue, suspicious death, and personal danger. Soon they realize that they must uncover ...

    25,22 €

  • Assassination
    Diana M Wilder
    An arrest in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral yields the hint of a growing menace. For Chief Inspector Paul Malet, acting Prefect of Police for Paris, the triumph of the arrest is overlaid by a sense of gathering danger. All becomes clear when Malet learns that Victoria, England's Heiress Apparent, will be traveling to Paris at Christmas for a state visit. Her assassinat...

    15,19 €

  • The Safeguard
    Diana M Wilder
    Lavinia Wheeler’s world had been torn apart over the past three years When the Civil War comes to her doorstep, her generosity in opening her house as a hospital brings a change in her life far beyond any blessing she could have dreamed of or asked for. Between dealing with the Yankee-hating townsfolk, her former slaves, a passel of wounded Yankees, a government that takes a d...

    15,26 €

  • Jarvisfield
    Gretta Curran Browne
    A mixture of the Arabic blood of her father, and the English blood of her mother, Elizabeth (Beth) Jarvis grows up on the estate of Jarvisfield in Scotland. A dark-haired, dark-eyed girl of uncommon beauty who enslaves the hearts of two young men, while loving only one.Lachlan Macquarie Junior, rich and golden, and the heir to his famous father’s estate, is the joy of his mothe...

    20,45 €

  • Vital Spark
    Leah Devlin
    After eking out a living as an adjunct professor in Washington DC, fisheries ecologist Alex Allaway lands a job running a small marine station back in her hometown. Arriving in River Glen to surprise her grandfather with her the good news, Alex is horrified to discover him dead, a bloody dagger in his heart. His clenched fist grasps a piece of pirate gold and a cryptic map with...

    16,46 €

  • Beyond Derrynane
    Kevin O'Connell
    Wed in an arranged marriage to a man nearly fifty years her senior, sixteen-year-old Eileen O'Connell goes from being one of five unmarried sisters to become the mistress of Ballyhar, the great estate of John O'Connor, one of the wealthiest and most influential men in Ireland. When O'Connor dies suddenly seven months into their marriage, Eileen must decide whether ...

    13,40 €

  • 36 Hours to Save the President
    Alan L Trock
    The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is still one of the great tragedies of American history. Lincoln’s heroic life and untimely death has inspired many to dream of going back in time to save him from the assassin John Wilkes Booth. For Alex Linwood this dream becomes reality. A lifelong admirer of President Lincoln, Alex decides to visit both Springfield, Illinois and Washing...

    9,97 €

  • Melting the Blues
    Tracy Chiles McGhee
    Winner of the 2016 Fauset Book Award in the Category of First FictionSet in Arkansas in 1957,  the complexities of identity, yearnings for love and acceptance, and racial tension are all unmasked in the riveting literary drama, Melting the Blues, by debut author Tracy Chiles McGhee. Augustus Lee Rivers, a farmer and bluesman, has two obsessions:  his relationship with the Dunca...

    17,93 €

  • Daughter of Destiny
    Nicole Evelina
    Before queenship and Camelot, Guinevere was a priestess of Avalon. She loved another before Arthur, a warrior who would one day betray her.In the war-torn world of late fifth century Britain, young Guinevere faces a choice: stay with her family to defend her home at Northgallis from the Irish, or go to Avalon to seek help for the horrific visions that haunt her. The Sight calls...

    13,94 €

  • Count the Mountains
    Pamela Lindholm-Levy
    Linnie Ann Adams and her father leave Illinois for Denver expecting abundant rewards from a gold mine investment. All too soon both the stock and Linnie Ann’s father die, and she is left penniless and without prospects. She agrees to assist a mining town doctor in Rhodochrosite, Colorado, where explosions, cave-ins, barroom violence, childhood epidemics, and home childbirths fi...

    10,59 €

  • Coming Through
    Karen Krahl
    Sylvia Morton, a graphic artist at an LA design firm, develops mild depression and starts working from home. Her son Richard is away at school and her husband, Miles Harrison, an architect, is becoming distant. Fogged in by a pervasive ennui, she drifts through her life as if she were not part of it. Suffering from the dissociation that comes with depression, she starts to with...

    24,66 €