The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062255679
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Release: 2013-06-18
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys. This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real...

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1472283368
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Release: 2021-03-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0063070707
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Release: 2021-05-18
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, a haunting novel that explores the awesome power of memory, friendship, and sacrifice―one of ten classic Gaiman works repackaged with elegant original watercolor art by acclaimed artist Henry Sene Yee A novel about the truths--some wonderful, some terrible--that children know and adults do not." --Time Magazine "They say you cannot go home again, and that is as true as a knife . . ." A man returns to the site of his childhood home where, years before, he knew a girl named Lettie Hempstock who showed him the most marvelous, dangerous, and outrageous things, but when he gets there he learns that nothing is as he remembered. Wondrous, imaginative, and at times deeply scary, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is classic Neil Gaiman and has captured the hearts of readers everywhere.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1472260228
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A special illustrated edition of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, the bestselling magical novel from master storyteller Neil Gaiman. Breathtaking black-and-white illustrations throughout by fine artist and illustrator, Elise Hurst. 'Both a pitch-perfect fantasy and a moving examination of childhood memories and their effects on our adult selves ... superb' The Times 'Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' Joanne Harris This is what he remembers, as he sits by the ocean at the end of the lane: A dead man on the back seat of the car, and warm milk at the farmhouse. An ancient little girl, and an old woman who saw the moon being made. A beautiful housekeeper with a monstrous smile. And dark forces woken that were best left undisturbed. They are memories hard to believe, waiting at the edge of things.

Resurrecting Cybele

Resurrecting Cybele
Author: Jenifer Mohammed
Pages: 303
ISBN:
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Release: 2013-08-29
Editor: Jenifer Mohammed Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cybele Moondragon is an unemployed English graduate student who is disillusioned with her life and tired of being in debt. She decides to resurrect a matriarchal cult based on the pagan goddess Cybele in order to make a lot of money and empower men and women who are stifled in more traditional, patriarchal religions. Cybele is joined in her quest by her best friend Janus Styx, a Psychology graduate student who helps with the funding for the cult but, unknown to Cybele, manipulates vulnerable members of the cult for his own purposes. Gabriel Anderson is an undercover investigative reporter who realizes he can get the inside scoop on the birth of a pagan cult in Winnipeg and its possible links to eco-terrorism. Cybele slowly discovers that while she leads ceremonies in hopes of showing her followers the path to spiritual enlightenment, Janus is playing a dangerous game of manipulation with his. Will Cybele succeed in resurrecting her life and ushering a new matriarchal religion into the world or will she fall prey to Janus's machinations and become the scapegoat in his quest for power and control? You'll have to read the book to find out.

Dirty Love

Dirty Love
Author: Andre Dubus
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9780393064650
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Release: 2013-10-07
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of short stories examines the lives of suburbanites seeking solace and gratification in food, sex, work, and love.

Coraline

Coraline
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781408808191
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Release: 2009-11-02
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a young girl ventures through a hidden door, she finds another life with shocking similarities to her own. Coraline has moved to a new house with her parents and she is fascinated by the fact that their 'house' is in fact only half a house! Divided into flats years before, there is a brick wall behind a door where once there was a corridor. One day it is a corridor again and the intrepid Coraline wanders down it. And so a nightmare-ish mystery begins that takes Coraline into the arms of counterfeit parents and a life that isn't quite right. Can Coraline get out? Can she find her real parents? Will life ever be the same again?

Red Barn

Red Barn
Author: David Hare
Pages: 112
ISBN: 0571335926
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Release: 2017-03-29
Editor: Faber Drama
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Hitchcock would approve." - The Times (UK)"A dark story of dissolving identity... Mesmeric." - ObserverConnecticut, 1969. On their way back from a party, two couples struggle home through thesnow. Not everyone arrives safely.The great detective writer Georges Simenon escaped France at the end of World War Two, and arrived in the USA to start again. With his American wife, he settled at Shadow Rock Farm in Lakeville. Years later, he wrote La Main, a psychological thriller set in a New England farmhouse. David Hare has taken this novel, and forged from it a startling new play.

Neverwhere Illustrated Edition

Neverwhere Illustrated Edition
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780062821355
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Release: 2017-09-26
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

National Bestseller Selected as one of NPR’S Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his “preferred text”—and including his special Neverwhere tale, “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back” Published in 1997, Neverwhere heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaiman’s preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from the original published books. Richard Mayhew is a young London businessman with a good heart whose life is changed forever when he stops to help a bleeding girl—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed. Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Here in Neverwhere, Door is a powerful noblewoman who has vowed to find the evil agent of her family’s slaughter and thwart the destruction of this strange underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life and home, he must join Lady Door’s quest to save her world—and may well die trying. Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, and is the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

Deal My Three Decades of Drumming Dreams and Drugs with the Grateful Dead

Deal  My Three Decades of Drumming  Dreams  and Drugs with the Grateful Dead
Author: Bill Kreutzmann,Benjy Eisen
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781250033802
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Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways. From the music to their live concert sound systems and fan recordings, they were forward-thinking champions of artistic control and outlaw artists who marched to the beat of their own drums. In Deal, Bill Kreutzmann, one of their founding members and drummer for every one of their over 2,300 concerts has written an unflinching and wild account of playing in the greatest improvisational band of all time. Everything a rock music fan would expect is here, but what sets this apart is Bill's incredible life of adventure that was at the heart of the Grateful Dead experience. This was a band that knew no limits and Bill lived life to the fullest, pushing the boundaries of drugs, drums and high times, through devastating tragedy and remarkable triumph. But at this book's beating heart is the music--theirs and others. Some of the greatest musicians and concerts were a part of the Grateful Dead's career, from sharing the stage with Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and The Who, to playing in the Acid Tests, The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Altamont. Bill's life is a chronicle of American music and pop culture history and his epic personal journey is one of sonic discovery and thrilling experiences.

The Winter Ghosts

The Winter Ghosts
Author: Kate Mosse
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781409112297
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Release: 2009-10-15
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A haunting ghost story from the French mountains. The Great War took much more than lives. It robbed a generation of friends, lovers and futures. In Freddie Watson's case, it took his beloved brother and, at times, his peace of mind. Unable to cope with his grief, Freddie has spent much of the time since in a sanatorium. In the winter of 1928, still seeking resolution, Freddie is travelling through the French Pyrenees - another region that has seen too much bloodshed over the years. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. Shaken, he stumbles into the woods, emerging by a tiny village. There he meets Fabrissa, a beautiful local woman, also mourning a lost generation. Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories of remembrance and loss. By the time dawn breaks, he will have stumbled across a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries. By turns thrilling, poignant and haunting, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.

The Pull of the Ocean

The Pull of the Ocean
Author: Jean-Claude Mourlevat
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9780385736664
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Release: 2009-05
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Loosely based on Charles Perrault's "Tom Thumb," seven brothers in modern-day France flee their poor parents' farm, led by the youngest who, although mute and unusually small, is exceptionally wise.

The Futurist

The Futurist
Author: Rebecca Keegan
Pages: 283
ISBN: 9780307460325
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Release: 2010
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An in-depth look at every aspect of Cameron's creative genius, providing a revealing portrait of the director's life and work.

The Tattooed Soldier

The Tattooed Soldier
Author: Héctor Tobar
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250055866
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Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Picador
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Antonio Bernal is a Guatemalan refugee in Los Angeles haunted by memories of his wife and child, who were murdered at the hands of a man marked with yellow ink. In a park near Antonio's apartment, Guillermo Longoria extends his arm and reveals a sinister tattoo—yellow pelt, black spots, red mouth. It is the sign of the death squad, the Jaguar Battalion of the Guatemalan army. This chance encounter between Antonio and his family's killer ignites a psychological showdown between these two men. Each will discover that the war in Central America has migrated with them as they are engulfed by the quemazones—"the great burning" of the Los Angeles riots. A tragic tale of loss and destiny in the underbelly of an American city, The Tattooed Soldier is Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Héctor Tobar's mesmerizing exploration of violence and the marks it leaves upon us.

Death by Silver

Death by Silver
Author: Melissa Scott,Amy Griswold
Pages: 261
ISBN: 9781590210550
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

His practice newly established, metaphysician Ned Mathey can't afford to turn away any clients. But the latest Londoner to seek Ned's magical aid gives him pause: Mr Edgar Nevett, an arrogant banker, is the father of the bully who made Ned's life hell at boarding school. Nevertheless, Ned accepts the commission to ensure the Nevett family silver bears no ancient or modern curses, and then prepares to banish the Nevett family to unpleasant memory again. Until Edgar Nevett is killed by an enchanted silver candlestick-one of the pieces Ned declared magically harmless. Calling on his old school friend Julian Lynes-private detective and another victim of the younger Nevett-Ned races to solve the murder, clear the stain on his professional reputation, and lay to rest the ghosts of his past. Assisted by Ned's able secretary Miss Frost, who has unexpected metaphysical skills of her own, Ned and Julian explore London's criminal underworld and sodomitical demimonde, uncover secrets and scandals, confront the unexpected murderer and the mysteries of their own relationship. In Death by Silver veteran authors Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold introduce a Victorian London where magic works, influencing every aspect of civilized life, and two very appealing detectives.

The Kingdom of Copper

The Kingdom of Copper
Author: S. A. Chakraborty
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9780062678157
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Release: 2019-01-22
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

S. A. Chakraborty continues the sweeping adventure begun in The City of Brass—"the best adult fantasy I’ve read since The Name of the Wind" (#1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir)—conjuring a world where djinn summon flames with the snap of a finger and waters run deep with old magic; where blood can be dangerous as any spell, and a clever con artist from Cairo will alter the fate of a kingdom. Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad—and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there. Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of a devastating battle, Nahri must forge a new path for herself. But even as she embraces her heritage and the power it holds, she knows she’s been trapped in a gilded cage, watched by a king who rules from the throne that once belonged to her family—and one misstep will doom her tribe.. Meanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father. Hunted by assassins, adrift on the unforgiving copper sands of his ancestral land, he is forced to rely on the frightening abilities the marid—the unpredictable water spirits—have gifted him. But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret his family has long kept buried. And as a new century approaches and the djinn gather within Daevabad's towering brass walls for celebrations, a threat brews unseen in the desolate north. It’s a force that would bring a storm of fire straight to the city’s gates . . . and one that seeks the aid of a warrior trapped between worlds, torn between a violent duty he can never escape and a peace he fears he will never deserve.

Fortunately the Milk

Fortunately  the Milk
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781408841785
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Release: 2013-09-17
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From multi-award-winning Neil Gaiman comes a spectacularly silly, mind-bendingly clever, brilliantly bonkers adventure – with lip-smackingly gorgeous illustrations by Chris Riddell. Mum's away. Dad's in charge. There's no milk. So Dad saves the day by going to buy some. Really, that's all that happens. Very boring. YAAAAAAAAAWN. There are absolutely none of the following inside: GLOBBY GREEN ALIENS! INTERGALACTIC POLICE! PIRATES! And most definitely NOT a time-travelling hot-air balloon piloted by the brilliant Professor Steg ...

A Jane Austen Daydream

A Jane Austen Daydream
Author: Scott D. Southard
Pages: 398
ISBN: 0983671923
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Release: 2013-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All her heroines find love in the end-but is there love waiting for Jane? Jane Austen spends her days writing and matchmaking in the small countryside village of Steventon, until a ball at Godmersham Park propels her into a new world where she yearns for a romance of her own. But whether her heart will settle on a young lawyer, a clever Reverend, a wealthy childhood friend, or a mysterious stranger is anyone's guess. Written in the style of Jane herself, this novel ponders the question faced by many devoted readers over the years-did she ever find love? Weaving fact with fiction, it re-imagines her life, using her own stories to fill in the gaps left by history and showing that all of us-to a greater or lesser degree-are head over heels for Jane.

American Gods

American Gods
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780380789030
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Release: 2002-04-30
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever he the same...

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780763649425
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Release: 2009-09-08
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller -- now in a digest edition (Age 7 and up) Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. . . . Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. Along the way, we are shown a miracle -- that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again. This beloved classic is now available in an accessible digest edition with black-and-white interior illustrations.