Stories from the Shadows

Stories from the Shadows
Author: James J. O'Connell
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0692412344
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Release: 2015-04-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dr. O'Connell's collection of stories and essays, written during thirty years of caring for homeless persons in Boston, gently illuminates the humanity and raw courage of those who struggle to survive and find meaning and hope while living on the streets.

The Day I Met My Shadow

The Day I Met My Shadow
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0692873880
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Release: 2017-05-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a little boy goes outside to play, he discovers something mysterious, which he can't seem to get away from, no matter how hard he tries.

Up Up and Away

Up  Up  and Away
Author: Heather Zschock
Pages: 12
ISBN: 1441306331
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Release: 2011-07-01
Editor: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Let little ones wing their way to sleep with this uplifting bedtime book! Shine the beam of a flashlight (not included) through 7 transparent page ''windows'' to cast silhouette pictures on the wall as you read lyrical rhymes about a kites journey up, up, and awaypast birds, planes, clouds, and more.

The Shadows

The Shadows
Author: Jacqueline West
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101532294
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Release: 2011-06-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For fans of Small Spaces, Coraline, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and James Howe's Bunnicula classics comes the first book in the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Books of Elsewhere series. This house is keeping secrets . . . When eleven-year-old Olive and her parents move into the crumbling mansion on Linden Street and find it filled with mysterious paintings, Olive knows the place is creepy—but it isn’t until she encounters its three talking cats that she realizes there’s something darkly magical afoot. Then Olive finds a pair of antique spectacles in a dusty drawer and discovers the most peculiar thing yet: She can travel inside the house’s spooky paintings to a world that’s strangely quiet . . . and eerily sinister. But in entering Elsewhere, Olive has been ensnared in a mystery darker and more dangerous than she could have imagined, confronting a power that wants to be rid of her by any means necessary. With only the cats and an unusual boy she meets in Elsewhere on her side, it’s up to Olive to save the house from the shadows, before the lights go out for good.

The Shadows Between Us

The Shadows Between Us
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250189974
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Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Pirate King, is back with an epic YA tale of ambition and love in The Shadows Between Us... “They’ve never found the body of the first and only boy who broke my heart. And they never will.” Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power: 1) Woo the Shadow King. 2) Marry him. 3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself. No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it. But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen? “Tricia Levenseller’s latest, The Shadows Between Us, is a decadent and wickedly addictive fantasy, full of schemes and court intrigue, and delightful descriptions of food, which I am always a fan of.” —Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

Fun with Hand Shadows

Fun with Hand Shadows
Author: Frank Jacobs,Henry Bursill
Pages: 57
ISBN: 0486291766
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Release: 1996-09-12
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This charming book shows you how to have fun with a pastime that has delighted children and adults for generations: making shadow pictures on the wall with your hands and fingers. Selected from the pages of two clever 19th-century picture books, 28 hand-shadow illustrations demonstrate how to create marvelous images of a goose, deer (with antlers), birds, a bunny, a dog, an elephant, a tortoise, and a host of other familiar creatures. For extra enjoyment, the illustrations are accompanied by lively, often hilarious verses by Frank Jacobs, whose zany humor and wacky parodies have appeared in numerous publications. With this book and a bit of practice , you'll soon be delighting friends and relatives with an entertaining performance of shadow art.

Night Shadows

Night Shadows
Author: Barbara DaCosta
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781644210253
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Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: Seven Stories Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The third collaboration between Young and DaCosta (Nighttime Ninja and Mighty Moby) tells the story of a lonely girl who finds an unlikely friend in her elderly neighbor. Each night kids have been creeping around and spray painting houses in Tasha's neighborhood. Two days in a row, her neighbor Mrs. Lucy awakes to find graffiti outside her home. Tasha helps her paint over it. They discover that they are alike, except for their age, and become inseparable. But who keeps defacing Mrs. Lucy's house? Ed Young's inimitable cut-out art sensitively conveys the characters' emotions and the drama of the story: as the truth is discovered, the houses become multicolored, but the characters remain faceless. Then when the miscreants are revealed, Tasha's and Mrs. Lucy's faces become visible. A subtle expression of recognition on both.....This nuanced story shows young readers that honesty and respect are the most important elements for friendship. With Night Shadows Caldecott Medal-winner Ed Young's oneiric illustrations and Barbara DaCosta's introspective narrative jointly reproduce the intensity with which a child experiences solitude and companionship.

From the Earth to the Shadows

From the Earth to the Shadows
Author: Amanda Hocking
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781250084835
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Release: 2018-04-24
Editor: Wednesday Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The epic conclusion to the thrilling Valkyrie duology by New York Times bestselling YA author Amanda Hocking, From the Earth to the Shadows. While dealing with dark revelations about her life and her world, Malin finds herself with new allies--and new enemies. Her quest for the truth leads her to places she never thought possible, and she's never been one to shy away from a fight. But for all her strength and determination, will it be enough to save the world before it's too late?

Message from the Shadows

Message from the Shadows
Author: Antonio Tabucchi
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781939810168
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Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Archipelago
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new, expanded collection of Antonio Tabucchi's stories collects the best short fiction from the Italian author recognized as one of the masters of the form. Message From the Shadows is a new collection featuring Antonio Tabucchi's finest short stories, spanning the breadth of his career. These playful tales explore Tabucchi's signature themes, from his inventive, lyrical meditations on language, art, and philosophy, to his fascination with the passage of time, and the mystery of storytelling.

The Way of Shadows

The Way of Shadows
Author: Brent Weeks
Pages: 688
ISBN: 0316040223
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Release: 2008-10-01
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From NYT bestselling author Brent Weeks comes the first novel in his breakout fantasy trilogy in which a young boy trains under the city's most legendary and feared assassin, Durzo Blint. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art--and he is the city's most accomplished artist. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly--and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics--and cultivate a flair for death. Devour this blockbuster tale of assassination and magic by Brent Weeks, which has delighted readers all over the world--with over one million copies in print! Night Angel The Way of Shadows Shadow's Edge Beyond the Shadows Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus) Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella (e-only) The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel For more from Brent Weeks, check out: Lightbringer The Black Prism The Blinding Knife The Broken Eye The Blood Mirror The Burning White

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows
Author: Walt Odets
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780374719326
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A moving exploration of how gay men construct their identities, fight to be themselves, and live authentically It goes without saying that even today, it’s not easy to be gay in America. While young gay men often come out more readily, even those from the most progressive of backgrounds still struggle with the legacy of early-life stigma and a deficit of self-acceptance, which can fuel doubt, regret, and, at worst, self-loathing. And this is to say nothing of the ongoing trauma wrought by AIDS, which is all too often relegated to history. Drawing on his work as a clinical psychologist during and in the aftermath of the epidemic, Walt Odets reflects on what it means to survive and figure out a way to live in a new, uncompromising future, both for the men who endured the upheaval of those years and for the younger men who have come of age since then, at a time when an HIV epidemic is still ravaging the gay community, especially among the most marginalized. Through moving stories—of friends and patients, and his own—Odets considers how experiences early in life launch men on trajectories aimed at futures that are not authentically theirs. He writes to help reconstruct how we think about gay life by considering everything from the misleading idea of “the homosexual,” to the diversity and richness of gay relationships, to the historical role of stigma and shame and the significance of youth and of aging. Crawling out from under the trauma of destructive early-life experience and the two epidemics, and into a century of shifting social values, provides an opportunity to explore possibilities rather than live with limitations imposed by others. Though it is drawn from decades of private practice, activism, and life in the gay community, Odets’s work achieves remarkable universality. At its core, Out of the Shadows is driven by his belief that it is time that we act based on who we are and not who others are or who they would want us to be. We—particularly the young—must construct our own paths through life. Out of the Shadows is a necessary, impassioned argument for how and why we must all take hold of our futures.

Luck in the Shadows

Luck in the Shadows
Author: Lynn Flewelling
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780307774996
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Release: 2010-11-03
Editor: Spectra
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A new star is rising in the fantasy firmament...teems with magic and spine-chilling amounts of skullduggery."–Dave Duncan, author of The Great Game When young Alec of Kerry is taken prisoner for a crime he didn’t commit, he is certain that his life is at an end. But one thing he never expected was his cellmate. Spy, rogue, thief, and noble, Seregil of Rhiminee is many things–none of them predictable. And when he offers to take on Alec as his apprentice, things may never be the same for either of them. Soon Alec is traveling roads he never knew existed, toward a war he never suspected was brewing. Before long he and Seregil are embroiled in a sinister plot that runs deeper than either can imagine, and that may cost them far more than their lives if they fail. But fortune is as unpredictable as Alec’s new mentor, and this time there just might be…Luck in the Shadows.

I See a Shadow

I See a Shadow
Author: Laura Breen
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781250795601
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Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I See a Shadow is a charming picture book that delivers a bright new take on the concept of shadows and the delight of imagination, from debut author/illustrator Laura Breen. Shadows are fun. They can be funny, too. Mostly, shadows are all around us, and not always what they seem. Here is a delightful, graphic celebration of imagination.

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows
Author: Linda Back McKay
Pages: 178
ISBN: 0878396233
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Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: North Star Pressof st Cloud
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Linda Back McKay shared the stories of women who gave up their babies for adoption during the 1960s and 1970s in her previous book Shadow Mothers (1998). Out of the Shadows chronicles these women fifteen years later, having reconnected with the children they gave up long ago.

The Whisper Man

The Whisper Man
Author: Alex North
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0718189809
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Release: 2019-06-13
Editor: Michael Joseph
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you leave a door half-open, soon you'll hear the whispers spoken . . . Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a fresh start. But Featherbank has a dark past. Fifteen years ago a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys. Until he was finally caught, the killer was known as 'The Whisper Man'. Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they try to settle in to their new home. Except that now another boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely. He says he hears a whispering at his window . . .

Streetlights and Shadows

Streetlights and Shadows
Author: Gary A. Klein
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780262258340
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Release: 2011-09-30
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An expert explains how the conventional wisdom about decision making can get us into trouble—and why experience can't be replaced by rules, procedures, or analytical methods. In making decisions, when should we go with our gut and when should we try to analyze every option? When should we use our intuition and when should we rely on logic and statistics? Most of us would probably agree that for important decisions, we should follow certain guidelines—gather as much information as possible, compare the options, pin down the goals before getting started. But in practice we make some of our best decisions by adapting to circumstances rather than blindly following procedures. In Streetlights and Shadows, Gary Klein debunks the conventional wisdom about how to make decisions. He takes ten commonly accepted claims about decision making and shows that they are better suited for the laboratory than for life. The standard advice works well when everything is clear, but the tough decisions involve shadowy conditions of complexity and ambiguity. Gathering masses of information, for example, works if the information is accurate and complete—but that doesn't often happen in the real world. (Think about the careful risk calculations that led to the downfall of the Wall Street investment houses.) Klein offers more realistic ideas about how to make decisions in real-life settings. He provides many examples—ranging from airline pilots and weather forecasters to sports announcers and Captain Jack Aubrey in Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander novels—to make his point. All these decision makers saw things that others didn't. They used their expertise to pick up cues and to discern patterns and trends. We can make better decisions, Klein tells us, if we are prepared for complexity and ambiguity and if we will stop expecting the data to tell us everything.

From the Shadows

From the Shadows
Author: Juan José Millás
Pages: 207
ISBN: 9781942658672
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Bellevue Literary Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Publishers Weekly “Top 10 Book of the Year” selection “Begins as entertaining slapstick, subtly metamorphoses into fable. . . . As [the narrator’s] vivid imaginary world fuses with reality this deceptively ethereal novel advances toward a dark and startling finale.” —Wall Street Journal Laid off from his job, Damián Lobo obsessively imagines himself as a celebrity being interviewed on TV. After committing an act of petty theft at an antiques market, he finds himself trapped inside a wardrobe and delivered to the seemingly idyllic home of a husband, wife, and their internet-addicted teenage daughter. There, he sneaks from the shadows to serve as an invisible butler, becoming deeply and disastrously involved with his unknowing host family. Every thread of the plot is ingeniously tied together, creating a potent admixture of parable, love story, and thriller. Millás masterfully reveals the everyday as innately surreal as he renders the unbelievable tangible and the trivial fantastical, and full of dark humor. Juan José Millás is the recipient of Spain’s most prestigious literary prizes: the Premio Nadal, Premio Planeta, and Premio Nacional de Narrativa. A regular contributor to El País, Millás has also won many awards for his journalism. He is the author of several short story collections and works of nonfiction as well as over a dozen novels, including From the Shadows, the first of his novels to be published in North America. He lives in Madrid.

Singer in the Shadows

Singer in the Shadows
Author: Irving Litvag
Pages: 295
ISBN: 0595198058
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Release: 2001-10-01
Editor: Backinprint.Com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of one of the world’s strangest psychic phenomena: a St. Louis housewife dictated seven books and thousands of poems purporting to come from the spirit of a 17th century Englishwoman. Literary critics and historians praised the work as the product of genius.

Tales from the Shadows

Tales from the Shadows
Author: James Loscombe
Pages: 340
ISBN: 1393701019
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Release: 2020-11-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Come walk in the shadows with me and see what horrors I will show you Tales from the Shadows Volume 2 is a collection of fourteen thrilling short stories totalling more than 100,000 words.

Hero In The Shadows

Hero In The Shadows
Author: David Gemmell
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781409084839
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Release: 2010-05-27
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A heroic fantasy by the Sunday Times bestselling author David Gemmell in which the forces of good and evil and the living and the dead face each other in battle...Perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Duncan M. Hamilton and Conn Iggulden. "Probably the finest living writer of heroic fantasy." -- TIME OUT "When it comes to heroic fantasy, nobody does it better than David Gemmell." -- THE DARK SIDE "Hero in the Shadows has everything a fan of heroic fantasy could desire..." - Stephen Donaldson "Another powerful page-turning adventure from Gemmell" -- ***** Reader review "The characters are wonderfully bought to life... you will simply fall into the world the Gemmell creates for you." -- **** Reader review ************************************** Thousands of years ago the evil city of Kuan Hador was defeated by a vast army of mystic warriors, the Enemy banished beyond the Gateway between Worlds. Spells of enormous power sealed the Gateway. Now icy mists begin to form around the ruins of Kuan Hador. Awesome beasts stalk the hills and forests. The spells are fading. Beyond the Gateway the vengeful armies of Kuan Hador await. And where years before a host stood against the Enemy, now only a handful of warriors prepare to face it once more: Kysumu the Swordsman, last of a dying breed, Yu Yu Liang, the ditch digger, Ustarte, the Beast-Priestess, and the mysterious Waylander. Together they must solve an ancient mystery, which will bring the dead to life for a final battle outside Time. But first Waylander must find a way to kill a man who cannot die...