The Waters of Eternal Youth

The Waters of Eternal Youth


  • Release: 2016-03-08
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 306 page
  • ISBN: 9780802190314
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The twenty-fifth mystery in the New York Times–bestselling series “is cause for celebration. . . . Leon brilliantly exposes the corrupt world of Venice” (Bay Area Reporter). At a fundraising dinner for a Venetian charity, a wealthy and aristocratic patroness asks Brunetti if he will investigate the fifteen-year-old attempted drowning of her granddaughter, which left the girl irreparably brain damaged. Brunetti’s not sure what to do, but out of a mixture of curiosity, pity, and a willingness to fulfill the wishes of a guilt-wracked older woman—who happens to be his mother-in-law’s best friend—he agrees. Brunetti soon finds himself unable to let the case rest, if indeed there is a case. Awash in the haunting story of a woman trapped in a damaged perpetual childhood and the rhythms and concerns of contemporary Venetian life, from historical preservation to housing to new waves of African migrants, The Waters of Eternal Youth is another wonderful addition to this series. “Donna Leon’s Venetian mysteries never disappoint . . . A bittersweet story that makes us appreciate Brunetti’s philosophical take on the indignities, insanities, and cruelties of life.” —The New York Times Book Review “A new Brunetti adventure is always worth celebrating. . . . In a marvelous and moving last scene, we glimpse a moment of almost transcendent beauty that makes us realize again how important this series is to our reading lives.” —Booklist (starred review) “Leon’s latest novel marks the 25th anniversary of her wonderfully atmospheric series. . . . A sweet poignancy flows through Leon’s narrative like the faint smell of chrysanthemums bordering the ancient palazzos.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

The Well at the World s End

The Well at the World s End


  • Release: 2018-01-30
  • Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 399 page
  • ISBN: 9783961899678
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The Well at the World's End is a high fantasy novel by the British artist, poet, and author William Morris. It was first published in 1896 and has been reprinted a number of times since, most notably in two parts as the 20th and 21st volumes of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series, in August and September 1970. It is also available in one volume along with a similar Morris tale, The Wood Beyond the World (1894), in On the Lines of Morris' Romances: Two Books that Inspired J. R. R. Tolkien. Using language with elements of the medieval tales which were his models, Morris tells the story of Peter, King of Upmeads, and his four sons, Blaise, Hugh, Gregory, and Ralph. These four sons decide one day that they would like to explore the world, so their father gives them permission. From that point on, the plot centers on the youngest son, Ralph. Ralph's explorations begin at Bourton Abbas, after which he goes through the Wood Perilous. He has various adventures there, including the slaying of two men who had entrapped a woman. That woman later turns out to be the Lady of Abundance, who later becomes his lover for a short time.

IELTS Superpack

IELTS Superpack


  • Release: 2019-06-04
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 1696 page
  • ISBN: 9781438078793
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Barron’s IELTS Superpack provides the most comprehensive preparation available to help you master your English-language proficiency. This four-book set features test-like practice exams, audio tracks online and on CD, and essential review to help you prepare for the exam. IELTS Superpack includes: Barron's IELTS: Get comprehensive prep with 4 Academic Module practice exams and 2 General Training Module practice exams, plus extensive subject review and access to audio tracks online. IELTS Practice Exams with MP3 CD: You'll get 6 Academic Module practice exams and 6 General Training Module practice exams with comprehensive answer explanations, plus audio material online and on CD. IELTS Strategies and Tips with MP3 CD: Learn expert strategies to help you answer questions efficiently, plus get access to audio material online and on CD. Essential Words for the IELTS: Build your vocabulary with 600 words that appear most frequently on IELTS exams, plus access to audio online and on CD. Students who purchase the IELTS Superpack get more than 30% off the price of items purchased separately.

IELTS  with Online Audio

IELTS with Online Audio


  • Release: 2020-11-03
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 528 page
  • ISBN: 9781506268149
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Barron’s updated IELTS provides practice for both Academic and General Training tests. Get practice and explanations for all of the question types, plus audio tracks for the listening section. This edition features: Four practice Academic tests reflective of the most recent exams Two practice General Training tests Downloadable MP3 file containing audio for all tests and activities An audioscript for the listening sections ​Explanatory answers for all test questions ​Practice with all question types, including multiple-choice, short answer, sentence completion, flowchart completion, graphs, tables, note taking, summarizing, labeling diagrams and maps, classification, matching, and selecting from a list The IELTS is used as a measure of English-language proficiency by over 7,000 educational institutions, government departments and agencies, and professional organizations in 135 countries.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh


  • Release: 1989
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 122 page
  • ISBN: 0804717117
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Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Yet the central concerns of the Epic lie deeper than the lively and exotic story line: they revolve around a man’s eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of lonliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of oblivion of death. These themes are developed in a distinctly Mesopotamian idiom, to be sure, but with a sensitivity and intensity that touch the modern reader across the chasm of three thousand years. This translation presents the Epic to the general reader in a clear narrative.

Deception Cove

Deception Cove


  • Release: 2019-05-21
  • Publisher: Mulholland Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 9780316448697
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A rescue dog, an ex-Marine, and an ex-convict are caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless gang in remote Washington state in this "first-rate thriller" (Associated Press) for "fans of CJ Box and Michael Koryta" (Booklist). Former US Marine Jess Winslow reenters civilian life a new widow, with little more to her name than a broken-down house, a medical discharge for PTSD, and a loyal dog named Lucy. The only thing she actually cares about is that dog, a black-and-white pit bull mix who helps her cope with the devastating memories of her time in Afghanistan. After fifteen years -- nearly half his life -- in state prison, Mason Burke owns one set of clothes, a wallet, and a photo of Lucy, the service dog he trained while behind bars. Seeking a fresh start, he sets out for Deception Cove, Washington, where the dog now lives. As soon as Mason knocks on Jess's door, he finds himself in the middle of a standoff between the widow and the deputy county sheriff. When Jess's late husband piloted his final "fishing" expedition, he stole and stashed a valuable package from his drug dealer associates. Now the package is gone, and the sheriff's department has seized Jess's dearest possession: her dog. Unless Jess turns over the missing goods, Lucy will be destroyed. The last thing Mason wants is to be dragged back into the criminal world. The last thing Jess wants is to trust a stranger. But neither of them can leave a friend, the only good thing in either of their lives, in danger. To rescue Lucy, they'll have to forge an uneasy alliance. And to avoid becoming collateral damage in someone else's private war, they have to fight back -- and find a way to conquer their doubts and fears.

American by Day

American by Day


  • Release: 2018-04-03
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9781328876737
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“Ingenious. Humorous. Wonderful.”—Lee Child A gripping and timely novel that follows Sigrid—the dry-witted detective from Derek B. Miller's best-selling debut Norwegian by Night—from Oslo to the United States on a quest to find her missing brother She knew it was a weird place. She’d heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African American academic—America. Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. Working with—or, if necessary, against—the police, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the backwoods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further. Refreshingly funny, slyly perceptive, American by Day is “a superb novel on all levels” (Times, UK).

Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting


  • Release: 2015-01-20
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9780374302030
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Critically acclaimed when it was first published, Tuck Everlasting has become a much-loved, well-studied modern-day classic. This anniversary edition features an in-depth interview conducted by Betsy Hearne in which Natalie Babbitt takes a look at Tuck Everlasting twenty-five years later. What if you could live forever? Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family’s property whose waters grant immortality. Members of the Tuck family, having drunk from the spring, tell Winnie of their experiences watching life go by and never growing older. But then Winnie must decide whether or not to keep the Tucks’ secret—and whether or not to join them on their never-ending journey. Praise for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt: “A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten.” —The New York Times “Exciting and excellently written.” —The New York Times Book Review “With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless.” —Chicago Sun-Times “Probably the best work of our best children's novelist.” —Harper's “Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder.” —The Boston Globe “This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear.” —Entertainment Weekly This title has Common Core connections.

Death at La Fenice

Death at La Fenice


  • Release: 2012-04-20
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9780802194138
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A conductor succumbs to cyanide at the famed Venice opera house, in the first mystery in the New York Times–bestselling, award-winning series. During intermission at the famed La Fenice opera house in Venice, Italy, a notoriously difficult and widely disliked German conductor is poisoned—and suspects abound. Guido Brunetti, a native Venetian, sets out to unravel the mystery behind the high-profile murder. To do so, he calls on his knowledge of Venice, its culture, and its dirty politics. Along the way, he finds the crime may have roots going back decades—and that revenge, corruption, and even Italian cuisine may play a role. “One of the most exquisite and subtle detective series ever.” —The Washington Post “A brilliant writer . . . an immensely likable police detective who takes every murder to heart.” —The New York Times Book Review