Katherine Carlyle

Author: Rupert Thomson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472150635
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In the late 80s, Katherine Carlyle is created using IVF. Stored as a frozen embryo for eight years, she is then implanted in her mother and given life. By the age of nineteen Katherine has lost her mother to cancer, and feels her father to be an increasingly distant figure. Instead of going to college, she decides to disappear, telling no one where she has gone. What begins as an attempt to punish her father for his absence gradually becomes a testing-ground of his love for her, a coming-to-terms with the death of her mother, and finally the mise-en-scene for a courageous leap from false empowerment to true empowerment. Written in the beautifully spare, lucid and cinematic prose that Thomson is known for, Katherine Carlyle uses the modern techniques of IVF and cryopreservation to throw new light on the myth of origins. It is a profound and moving novel about where we come from, what we make of ourselves, and how we are loved.

Never Anyone But You

Author: Rupert Thomson
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590519140
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The true story of a love affair between two extraordinary women becomes a literary tour deforce in this novel that recreates the surrealist movement in Paris and the horrors of the two world wars with a singular incandescence and intimacy. In the years preceding World War I, two young women meet, by chance, in a provincial town in France. Suzanne Malherbe, a shy seventeen-year-old with a talent for drawing, is completely entranced by the brilliant but troubled Lucie Schwob, who comes from a family of wealthy Jewish intellectuals. They embark on a clandestine love affair, terrified they will be discovered, but then, in an astonishing twist of fate, the mother of one marries the father of the other. As “sisters” they are finally free of suspicion, and, hungry for a more stimulating milieu, they move to Paris at a moment when art, literature, and politics blend in an explosive cocktail. Having reinvented themselves as Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, they move in the most glamorous social circles, meeting everyone from Hemingway and Dalí to André Breton, and produce provocative photographs that still seem avant-garde today. In the 1930s, with the rise of anti-Semitism and threat of fascism, they leave Paris for Jersey, and it is on this idyllic island that they confront their destiny, creating a campaign of propaganda against Hitler’s occupying forces that will put their lives in jeopardy. Brilliantly imagined, profoundly thought-provoking, and ultimately heartbreaking, Never Anyone But You infuses life into a forgotten history as only great literature can.

What Western Do I Read Next

Author: Wayne Barton
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787644796
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What Western Do I Read Next? describes and indexes approximately 1,900 titles published between 1989 and 1998, providing access to information genre readers need to select their next best read: title, series, author, publisher, characters, locale, time period, plot summary and similar authors.

Raging Rivers

Author: Taylor Brady
Publisher: Five Star (ME)
ISBN: 9780786217748
Size: 61.70 MB
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The Kincaids

Author: Taylor Brady
Publisher: Avon Books
ISBN: 9780380763337
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Guided by trailblazer Boothe Carlyle, a wagon train of missionaires embarks in the spring of 1837 for native American territory, where missionary Kitty Kincaid will rediscover her proud Shawnee heritage. Original.

West End Murders

Author: Roy Innes
Publisher: Newest Press
ISBN:
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When a series of murders threatens the lives of an entire community in Vancouver, RCMP Corporal Paul Blakemore and Inspector Coswell team up once again to solve the case. What begins as an array of hate crimes suddenly culminates into a conspiracy against an American politician, and the lines between Canada and the United States are blurred as suspicions rise from both sides. To solve this case, both detectives must look beyond the powers of one culprit and instead focus on the ventures of an entire underground organisation, all while protecting members of their own city. An intense thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end, West End Murders is a great bedside read that threatens to keep you up well into the night.

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher:
ISBN:
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John Boyd Of Berkeley County West Virginia

Author: Gordon W. Paul
Publisher:
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John Boyd (ca. 1735-1800) was born in England and immigrated to America, becoming one of the earliest settlers of Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He married Sarah Gryfyth (or Griffith), a native of Wales, ca. 1754. They had seven children. Descendants live throughout the United States.