The Book of Night Women

The Book of Night Women
Author: Marlon James
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781101011317
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Release: 2009-02-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings "An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and a distinctly contemporary energy. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they- and she-will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age they see her as the key to their plans. But when she begins to understand her own feelings, desires, and identity, Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman, and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link. But the real revelation of the book-the secret to the stirring imagery and insistent prose-is Marlon James himself, a young writer at once breath­takingly daring and wholly in command of his craft.

The Women I Think About at Night

The Women I Think About at Night
Author: Mia Kankimäki
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781982129194
Available:
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Women I Think About at Night, Mia Kankimäki blends travelogue, memoir, and biography as she recounts her enchanting travels in Japan, Kenya, and Italy while retracing the steps of ten remarkable female pioneers from history. What can a forty-something childless woman do? Bored with her life and feeling stuck, Mia Kankimäki leaves her job, sells her apartment, and decides to travel the world, following the paths of the female explorers and artists from history who have long inspired her. She flies to Tanzania and then to Kenya to see where Karen Blixen—of Out of Africa—fame lived in the 1920s. In Japan, Mia attempts to cure her depression while researching Yayoi Kusama, the contemporary artist who has voluntarily lived in a psychiatric hospital for decades. In Italy, Mia spends her days looking for the works of forgotten Renaissance women painters of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and finally finds her heroines in the portraits of Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, and Artemisia Gentileschi. If these women could make it in the world hundreds of years ago, why can’t Mia? The Women I Think About at Night is part travelogue and part thrilling exploration of the lost women adventurers of history who defied expectations in order to see—and change—the world.

I Spy Spooky Night

I Spy Spooky Night
Author: Jean Marzollo,Walter Wick
Pages: 31
ISBN: 9780439684293
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rhyming verses ask readers to find hidden objects in the photographs.

One Hockey Night

One Hockey Night
Author: David Ward
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781443148122
Available:
Release: 2015-09
Editor: Scholastic Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Owen and Holly learn that, with friends and hockey, any Christmas can be bright and anyplace can feel like home. When Owen and Holly have to move from Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia just before Christmas, they miss their friends - and hockey. But their dad has a surprise up his sleeve. On Christmas Eve, the secret is revealed: an outdoor hockey rink he has made nearby - and it's filled with new friends. A paperback edition of a favourite Canadian holiday story.

The Children of the Night

The Children of the Night
Author: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Pages: 121
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124455747
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Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Night Spirits

Night Spirits
Author: Ila Bussidor,Ustun Bilgen-Reinart
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0887553486
Available:
Release: 2000-03-16
Editor: Univ. of Manitoba Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For over 1500 years, the Sayisi Dene, 'The Dene from the East', led an independent life, following the caribou herds and having little contact with white society. In 1956, an arbitrary government decision to relocate them catapulted the Sayisi Dene into the 20th century. It replaced their traditional nomadic life of hunting and fishing with a slum settlement on the outskirts of Churchill, Manitoba. Inadequately housed, without jobs, unfamiliar with the language or the culture, their independence and self-determination deteriorated into a tragic cycle of discrimination, poverty, alcoholism and violent death. By the early 1970s, the band realized they had to take their future into their own hands again. After searching for a suitable location, they set up a new community at Tadoule Lake, 250 miles north of Churchill. Today they run their own health, education and community programs. But the scars of the relocation will take years to heal, and Tadoule Lake is grappling with the problems of a people whose ties to the land, and to one another, have been tragically severed. In Night Spirits, the survivors, including those who were children at the time of the move, as well as the few remaining elders, recount their stories. They offer a stark and brutally honest account of the near-destruction of the Sayisi Dene, and their struggle to reclaim their lives. It is a dark story, told in hope.

Covered with Night A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America

Covered with Night  A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America
Author: Nicole Eustace
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781631495885
Available:
Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Library Journal • "Books and Authors to Know: Titles to Watch 2021" An immersive tale of the killing of a Native American man and its far-reaching implications for the definition of justice from early America to today. On the eve of a major treaty conference between Iroquois leaders and European colonists in the distant summer of 1722, two white fur traders attacked an Indigenous hunter and left him for dead near Conestoga, Pennsylvania. Though virtually forgotten today, this act of brutality set into motion a remarkable series of criminal investigations and cross-cultural negotiations that challenged the definition of justice in early America. In Covered with Night, leading historian Nicole Eustace reconstructs the crime and its aftermath, bringing us into the overlapping worlds of white colonists and Indigenous peoples in this formative period. As she shows, the murder of the Indigenous man set the entire mid-Atlantic on edge, with many believing war was imminent. Isolated killings often flared into colonial wars in North America, and colonists now anticipated a vengeful Indigenous uprising. Frantic efforts to resolve the case ignited a dramatic, far-reaching debate between Native American forms of justice—centered on community, forgiveness, and reparations—and an ideology of harsh reprisal, unique to the colonies and based on British law, which called for the killers’ swift execution. In charting the far-reaching ramifications of the murder, Covered with Night—a phrase from Iroquois mourning practices—overturns persistent assumptions about “civilized” Europeans and “savage” Native Americans. As Eustace powerfully contends, the colonial obsession with “civility” belied the reality that the Iroquois, far from being the barbarians of the white imagination, acted under a mantle of sophistication and humanity as they tried to make the land- and power-hungry colonials understand their ways. In truth, Eustace reveals, the Iroquois—the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee, as they are known today—saw the killing as an opportunity to forge stronger bonds with the colonists. They argued for restorative justice and for reconciliation between the two sides, even as they mourned the deceased. An absorbing chronicle built around an extraordinary group of characters—from the slain man’s resilient widow to the Indigenous diplomat known as “Captain Civility” to the scheming governor of Pennsylvania—Covered with Night transforms a single event into an unforgettable portrait of early America. A necessary work of historical reclamation, it ultimately revives a lost vision of crime and punishment that reverberates down into our own time.

The Night I Followed the Dog

The Night I Followed the Dog
Author: Nina Laden
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781452143910
Available:
Release: 2017-03-21
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"I have a dog. Nothing exotic or special, just an ordinary dog. In fact, I always thought he was a boring dog. What I mean is, he can fetch, roll over, and shake hands, but mostly he sleeps and eats." Or so the little boy in this story thinks, until one morning when he opens the door a little early and sees his dog jump out of a limousine. That night he decides to follow his dog, and that's when the fun starts. Before he knows it, he has entered the little known world of doggy glamour. His dog, distinctly reminiscent of Humphrey Bogart, treats him to a nighttime adventure where he learns where dogs go to relax and sees what they do while their masters are fast asleep. A terrific read aloud, Nina Laden's story will have everyone captivated by the coolest dog around.

Cardiac Nurse

Cardiac Nurse
Author: Notebook Publishing Notebook
Pages: 122
ISBN: 1700184881
Available:
Release: 2019-10-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This fun Cardiac Nursing School Journal Notebook is the perfect Gift for any Nurse & Nursing Student who really love to take Notes. Cute & lovely Gift Idea for Friends & loved ones.

Curious George Good Night Book

Curious George Good Night Book
Author: H.A. Rey
Pages: 14
ISBN: 9780544162891
Available:
Release: 2007-05-23
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Will Curious George ever wind down enough to turn into Sleepyhead George? Find out with Read Aloud audio! There is so much to do at bedtime: cleaning up, taking a bath, telling stories, playing peek-a-boo, and more. But a sleepy time routine is just what George needs to wake up with enough energy to play with his toys and friends and embark on new adventures! The audio for this Read-Aloud ebook was produced and engineered by Perry Geyer at Cybersound Recording Studios (349 Newbury St., Ste. 201, Boston, MA 02115). Music theme composed by Cybersound Studios (Perry Geyer, Silvio Amato, Michael Africk, Greg Hawkes). Engineers: Perry Geyer (music production and sound design), Rob Whitaker (editing and mixing engineer), Samuel Creager (editing, sound design, and mixing engineer), Marcus Clark, Corey Rupp. Assistant engineers: Dave Chapman, Mike Pekarski, Justin Sheriff, Daniel Wrigley, Andrew Sardinha, Mami Ienaga, Kevin Notar, Maria Goulamhoussen. Sheridan Willard, John Huang, John Schmidt. Voiceover by Joyce Kulhawik

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400079070
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Release: 2004-05-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Zeus

Zeus
Author: Arthur Bernard Cook
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32435030211528
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Release: 1940
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Twelfth night Or What You Will

Twelfth night  Or What You Will
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 103
ISBN: BNC:1000084273
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Release: 1788
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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100 One Night Reads

100 One Night Reads
Author: David C. Major,John S. Major
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307480897
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Release: 2008-12-10
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Readers everywhere know that nothing soothes the spirit like sinking into a really good book. If you're one of that happy band, you'll quickly recognize the authors of this inspired reading guide as kindred spirits. Here David and John Major have chosen one hundred books that can each be delightfully consumed in one quiet evening. Covering categories from fantasy to fiction, history to humor, mystery to memoir, this addictive volume features books to match all your moods—by both celebrated writers and gifted unknowns, including: • Russell Baker • Willa Cather • Raymond Chandler • F. Scott Fitzgerald • Graham Greene • Edith Hamilton • Dashiell Hammett • Helene Hanff • Ernest Hemingway • Patricia Highsmith • Shirley Jackson • Henry James • W. Somerset Maugham • Mary McCarthy • Walter Mosley • Vladimir Nabokov • Patrick O'Brian • Barbara Pym • Phillip Roth • Vikram Seth • Isaac Bashevis Singer • C. P. Snow • Dylan Thomas • Evelyn Waugh • Edith Wharton • Laura Ingalls Wilder • Virginia Woolf Each selection contains an entertaining discussion of what makes the book special, from an adventurous writing style to a unique sense of humor. The Majors also share insights about the authors and literary anecdotes, as well as recommend other gems on a similar subject or by the same author. A literary companion to relish and refer to again and again, 100 One-Night Reads is a masterpiece in its own right!

Things that Go Bump in the Night

Things that Go Bump in the Night
Author: Patrick Carman
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9780545384759
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects ten tales of terror that are presented in three parts each, beginning with links and passwords to an online audio introduction, followed by the written text in the book, and ending with links to online video finales.

I Love You Good Night

I Love You  Good Night
Author: Jon Buller,Susan Schade
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9781442485396
Available:
Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At bedtime, a mother and child tell how much they love each other.

The Women I Think About at Night

The Women I Think About at Night
Author: Mia Kankimäki
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781982129248
Available:
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Women I Think About at Night, Mia Kankimäki blends travelogue, memoir, and biography as she recounts her enchanting travels in Japan, Kenya, and Italy while retracing the steps of ten remarkable female pioneers from history. What can a forty-something childless woman do? Bored with her life and feeling stuck, Mia Kankimäki leaves her job, sells her apartment, and decides to travel the world, following the paths of the female explorers and artists from history who have long inspired her. She flies to Tanzania and then to Kenya to see where Karen Blixen—of Out of Africa—fame lived in the 1920s. In Japan, Mia attempts to cure her depression while researching Yayoi Kusama, the contemporary artist who has voluntarily lived in a psychiatric hospital for decades. In Italy, Mia spends her days looking for the works of forgotten Renaissance women painters of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and finally finds her heroines in the portraits of Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, and Artemisia Gentileschi. If these women could make it in the world hundreds of years ago, why can’t Mia? The Women I Think About at Night is part travelogue and part thrilling exploration of the lost women adventurers of history who defied expectations in order to see—and change—the world.

One Night in Monaco

One Night in Monaco
Author: Blair Babylon
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781950220069
Available:
Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Malachite Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One night in Monaco, my best friend, Maxence, disappeared. I have no idea what Maxence was doing in Monaco that night. Yeah, he loves the Monte Carlo casino—the venue of British spy movies, billionaires, Russian mafia, and roulette. But too many people in Monaco think he might be a danger to them. He never should have been there. But he was. So was Simone. She's trouble from our past at boarding school. Her husband is a good friend of some of the people who would be happier if Maxence wasn’t around anymore. They tell me Maxence was here in the casino, and then a few minutes later, he was gone. Like he dropped off the face of the Earth. Or like he was dropped off a cliff and into the blue Mediterranean Sea, which was just a few feet from where he was standing. Arthur and I are here to find Maxence, no matter what it takes. But we're afraid we'll end up finding his body. Google Subjects: series or anthology, billionaire millionaire rich wealthy, nobility royalty aristocrat, rock star, comedy humor, office workplace, new adult, billionaire, rich wealthy, royalty, aristocrat, prince, millionaire, women's fiction, historical, 21st century, quick read, short, serial, romance, suspense, thriller, erotic romance, free romance books, free romance book, college, suspense, funny, billionaire, rich, wealthy, romance, erotic romance, female protagonist, racy, free, freebie, free book, free ebook, free romance ebook, free romance book, free romance novel, secret, love triangle, suspense, thriller, free book, free romance books, alpha male, erotic literature, free, free ebooks, free ebook, billionaire romance, romance, free romance ebooks, rock star, musician, rock god, Billionaires in Disguise

I Love You Night and Day

I Love You Night and Day
Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9781408839720
Available:
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A celebration of love . the perfect gifting book! Fans of Guess How Much I Love You? will be enchanted.

Our Darkest Night

Our Darkest Night
Author: Jennifer Robson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062674982
Available:
Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To survive the Holocaust, a young Jewish woman must pose as a Christian farmer’s wife in this unforgettable novel from USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson—a story of terror, hope, love, and sacrifice, inspired by true events, that vividly evokes the most perilous days of World War II. It is the autumn of 1943, and life is becoming increasingly perilous for Italian Jews like the Mazin family. With Nazi Germany now occupying most of her beloved homeland, and the threat of imprisonment and deportation growing ever more certain, Antonina Mazin has but one hope to survive—to leave Venice and her beloved parents and hide in the countryside with a man she has only just met. Nico Gerardi was studying for the priesthood until circumstances forced him to leave the seminary to run his family’s farm. A moral and just man, he could not stand by when the fascists and Nazis began taking innocent lives. Rather than risk a perilous escape across the mountains, Nina will pose as his new bride. And to keep her safe and protect secrets of his own, Nico and Nina must convince prying eyes they are happily married and in love. But farm life is not easy for a cultured city girl who dreams of becoming a doctor like her father, and Nico’s provincial neighbors are wary of this soft and educated woman they do not know. Even worse, their distrust is shared by a local Nazi official with a vendetta against Nico. The more he learns of Nina, the more his suspicions grow—and with them his determination to exact revenge. As Nina and Nico come to know each other, their feelings deepen, transforming their relationship into much more than a charade. Yet both fear that every passing day brings them closer to being torn apart . . .