Dark Tower

Dark Tower
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0785129510
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Release: 2010-02-17
Editor: Marvel Entertainment
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Upon discovering the deadly seeing sphere known as Maerlyn's Grapefruit has been stolen, Steven Deschain also finds that his son Roland has murdered his mother.

The Fall of Gilead

The Fall of Gilead
Author: Stephen King,Peter David,Robin Furth
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781982108281
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Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enter once more the world of Roland Deschain—and the world of the Dark Tower...now presented in a stunning graphic novel form that will unlock the doorways to terrifying secrets and bold storytelling as part of the dark fantasy masterwork and magnum opus from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King. “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With these unforgettable words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s iconic character Roland Deschain of Gilead. Roland is the last of his kind, a “gunslinger” charged with protecting whatever goodness and light remains in his world—a world that “moved on,” as they say. In this desolate reality—a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic, and yet one that mirrors our own in frightening ways—Roland is on a spellbinding and soul-shattering quest to locate and somehow save the mystical nexus of all worlds, all universes: the Dark Tower. Now, in the graphic novel series Stephen King's The Dark Tower: Beginnings, originally published by Marvel Comics in single-issue form and creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, the full story of Roland's troubled past and coming-of-age is revealed. Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, plotted by longtime Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, Beginnings is an extraordinary and terrifying journey into Roland’s origins—ultimately serving as the perfect introduction for new readers to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower, while giving longtime fans thrilling adventures merely hinted at in his blockbuster novels. The evil deceptions woven by the merciless, mesmerizing power of the mystical seeing sphere known as “Maerlyn’s Grapefruit” warped Roland Deschain of Gilead’s sense of reality, causing him to unintentionally commit a shocking and unforgivable crime—one that may surely earn him a swift journey to the gallows. But what has happened to Roland is only a taste of the bitter fate for all of Mid-World’s noblest defenders, as the violent insanity and destructive scheming of the monstrous “Good Man” John Farson and the inhuman Marten Broadcloak finally culminate in an all-out assault on the city of Gilead itself....

Dark Tower

Dark Tower
Author: Anonim
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0785129529
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Release: 2011-11-02
Editor: Marvel
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Waiting for the fall... How could you have done it, Roland? How could you have killed your own mother? That's what everyone in Gilead's asking - even your grieving father. But you know the answer: Marten Broadcloak and one of them evil grapefruits. That's how. And while you rot in jail, the plot your matricide was only one small part of is wrapping its bloody and black tendrils around Gilead. Your town - the home of the Gunslingers - is the prize possession of the great enemy of the land, John Farson. And he means to have it. Gilead will fall, it will. And it will fall to the death of a thousand cuts. It started with your mother, yes, but it won't end there.

The Testaments

The Testaments
Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780771009426
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Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes. "The literary event of the year." —The Guardian "The international literary event of the season." —Globe and Mail "It’s terrifying and exhilarating." —Judges of the Booker Prize 2019

Dark Tower

Dark Tower
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:931811914
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Handmaid s Tale

The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Coral Ann Howells,Margaret Atwood
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0582329183
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Key Features: Study methods Introduction to the text Summaries with critical notes Themes and techniques Textual analysis of key passages Author biography Historical and literary background Modern and historical critical approaches Chronology Glossary of literary terms

The Balm of Gilead

The Balm of Gilead
Author: Thomas H. Holmes
Pages: 70
ISBN: 1377227332
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Release: 2018-02-09
Editor: Sagwan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Dark Tower I

The Dark Tower I
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501182105
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Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba “An impressive work of mythic magnitude that may turn out to be Stephen King’s greatest literary achievement” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), The Gunslinger is the first volume in the epic Dark Tower Series. A #1 national bestseller, The Gunslinger introduces readers to one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations, Roland of Gilead: The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which mirrors our own in frightening ways, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake. Inspired in part by the Robert Browning narrative poem, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” The Gunslinger is “a compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievable to its center” (Milwaukee Sentinel). It is “brilliant and fresh…and will leave you panting for more” (Booklist).

Big Summer

Big Summer
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781501133534
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Sexy and satisfying, Big Summer is the perfect quarantine read.” —USA TODAY “The beach read to end all beach reads.” —Entertainment Weekly “Big fun, and then some. It’s empowering and surprising—a reminder to put down the phone and enjoy each moment for what it is.” —The Washington Post A deliciously funny, remarkably poignant, and simply unputdownable novel about the power of friendship, the lure of frenemies, and the importance of making peace with yourself through all life’s ups and downs. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Good in Bed and Best Friends Forever, Big Summer is the perfect escape with one of the most lovable heroines to come to the page in years. Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time—she doesn’t even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media—so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless. Drue was always the one who had everything—except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne’s no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She’s built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend’s siren song. A sparkling novel about the complexities of female relationships, the pitfalls of living out loud and online, and the resilience of the human heart, Big Summer is a witty, moving story about family, friendship, and figuring out what matters most.

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:645763883
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Dark Tower IV

The Dark Tower IV
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9781501141423
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Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba The fourth volume in the brilliant Dark Tower Series is “splendidly tense…rip-roaring” (Publishers Weekly)—a #1 national bestseller about an epic quest to save the universe. In Wizard and Glass, Stephen King is “at his most ebullient…sweeping readers up in…swells of passion” (Publishers Weekly) as Roland the Gunslinger, Eddie, Susannah, and Jake survive Blaine the Mono’s final crash, only to find themselves stranded in an alternate version of Topeka, Kansas, that has been ravaged by the superflu virus. While following the deserted I-70 toward a distant glass palace, Roland recounts his tragic story about a seaside town called Hambry, where he fell in love with a girl named Susan Delgado, and where he and his old tet-mates Alain and Cuthbert battled the forces of John Farson, the harrier who—with a little help from a seeing sphere called Maerlyn’s Grapefruit—ignited Mid-World’s final war. Filled with “blazing action” (Booklist), the fourth installment in the Dark Tower Series “whets the appetite for more” (Bangor Daily News). Wizard and Glass is a thrilling read from “the reigning King of American popular literature” (Los Angeles Daily News).

He s Just Not That Into You

He s Just Not That Into You
Author: Greg Behrendt,Liz Tuccillo
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9781416909774
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Release: 2009-01-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on an episode of "Sex and the City," offers a lighthearted, no-nonsense look at dead-end relationships, providing advice for letting go and moving on.

How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling

How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling
Author: Frank Bettger
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781439188637
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Release: 2009-11-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A business classic endorsed by Dale Carnegie, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling is for anyone whose job it is to sell. Whether you are selling houses or mutual funds, advertisements or ideas—or anything else—this book is for you. When Frank Bettger was twenty-nine he was a failed insurance salesman. By the time he was forty he owned a country estate and could have retired. What are the selling secrets that turned Bettger’s life around from defeat to unparalleled success and fame as one of the highest paid salesmen in America? The answer is inside How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling. Bettger reveals his personal experiences and explains the foolproof principles that he developed and perfected. He shares instructive anecdotes and step-by-step guidelines on how to develop the style, spirit, and presence of a winning salesperson. No matter what you sell, you will be more efficient and profitable—and more valuable to your company—when you apply Bettger’s keen insights on: • The power of enthusiasm • How to conquer fear • The key word for turning a skeptical client into an enthusiastic buyer • The quickest way to win confidence • Seven golden rules for closing a sale

Gilead

Gilead
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Pages: 247
ISBN: 031242440X
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Release: 2006
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable secrets about the family of preachers. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower
Author: Peter Allen David
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:645307322
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Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Dark Tower IV

The Dark Tower IV
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9781501143557
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Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Roland, the last gunslinger, and his band of followers escape one world only to slip into the next where Roland reflects upon past adventures and about his one true love.

The Biblical Clock

The Biblical Clock
Author: Dania Sheldon,Daniel Friedmann
Pages: 552
ISBN: 1791785298
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Release: 2019-04-09
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Science and religion have two seemingly opposing views of the universe's biggest questions. But what if the real story told you they were both right? Vancouver, 2009. Physics engineer and CEO Daniel Friedmann loves solving problems. When the avid scientist dives deep into scripture, he's faced with questions he feels compelled to answer: Is it possible to harmonize the scientific timeline for the development of the universe with the biblical timeline described in Genesis 1? How do the evolution of human history and prophecies surrounding the End of Days fit in?His quest for answers takes him and his nephew Seb on an incredible journey through the ages, discovering the lives and works of mystics, prophets, sages, philosophers, scientists and biblical commentators.Follow Dan and Seb as they discover answers to some of the biggest questions in science and religion, including: -Does the six-day creation account actually link with science's 13.8 billion-year timeline?- How do world history, Genesis, and the End of Days fit within the context of God's Plan in heaven?- How can the appearance of life on Earth, as depicted by the fossil record, match the sequence and timing of life on Earth described in Genesis 1?- Do Genesis and the evolution of human history reveal the events and timing for the End of Days?- Are there texts predating modern science that describe the Big Bang and contain the scientifically calculated age of the universe?- And finally, is there a secret harmony resolving the creation-versus-evolution debate?The Biblical Clock is a fascinating and entertaining read, digging deep into the universe and solving its well-kept mysteries. Order your copy today

Balm in Gilead

Balm in Gilead
Author: Timothy Larsen,Keith L. Johnson
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780830872961
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Marilynne Robinson is one of the most eminent public intellectuals in America today, and her writing offers probing meditations on the Christian faith. Based on the 2018 Wheaton Theology Conference, this volume brings together the thoughts of leading theologians, historians, literary scholars, and church leaders who engaged in theological dialogue with Robinson's work—and with the author herself.

The Sword of Gilead and the Book of Angels

The Sword of Gilead and the Book of Angels
Author: Eddie Russell,Eddie Russell Fmi,Mitch Pacwa,John Rea
Pages: 166
ISBN: 1502581795
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Release: 2014-10-04
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A true story began in 1990 when loud voice from heaven spoke to Catholic Evangelist Eddie Russell saying, "I am sending you an Avenging Angel - He is the Sword of Gilead." Overcoming the shock and realising it was not a threat, began a discernment process during which Eddie witnessed the frightening but awesome power of God's vengeance and justice enacted through this holy angel. This book traces that amazing journey while explaining how God's angels operate, think, move and influence our lives while exposing the angels of the demonic world. "While the author gives us something of his own life and the history of the founding of Flame Ministries International and the Cathedral Prayer Meeting, even more valuable is his study of the angels and his explanation of the New Age Movement as darkness masquerading as light. You have some great insights. Thank you for drawing my attention to the fact that no angel in the Bible has a feminine name." Fr. John Rea SM. "I began reading your book, and then kept going until I finished it. This is a good book." Archbishop Emeritus Barry James Hickey.

Balm in Gilead

Balm in Gilead
Author: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Pages: 321
ISBN: 0140249672
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Release: 1995-08
Editor: Penguin Mass Market
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Combining the passion of a family member with the skepticism of a social sicentist, Lightfoot raises the standard of authenticity in African American biography."-Washington Post Book World. Winner of the Christopher Award.