Walkaway

Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 076539278X
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Kirkus' Best Fiction of 2017 From New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death. "Walkaway is now the best contemporary example I know of, its utopia glimpsed after fascinatingly-extrapolated revolutionary struggle." —William Gibson Hubert Vernon Rudolph Clayton Irving Wilson Alva Anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinoza—known to his friends as Hubert, Etc—was too old to be at that Communist party. But after watching the breakdown of modern society, he really has no where left to be—except amongst the dregs of disaffected youth who party all night and heap scorn on the sheep they see on the morning commute. After falling in with Natalie, an ultra-rich heiress trying to escape the clutches of her repressive father, the two decide to give up fully on formal society—and walk away. After all, now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life—food, clothing, shelter—from a computer, there seems to be little reason to toil within the system. It’s still a dangerous world out there, the empty lands wrecked by climate change, dead cities hollowed out by industrial flight, shadows hiding predators animal and human alike. Still, when the initial pioneer walkaways flourish, more people join them. Then the walkaways discover the one thing the ultra-rich have never been able to buy: how to beat death. Now it’s war – a war that will turn the world upside down. Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous, Walkaway is a multi-generation SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years...and the very human people who will live their consequences. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

How To Walk Away

Author: Katherine Center
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466847700
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From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes the instant New York Times bestseller (May 2018), an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances. Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there's her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there's Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Ian, who won't let her give in to her pity, and who sees her like no one has seen her before. Sometimes the last thing you want is the one thing you need. Sometimes we all need someone to catch us when we fall. And sometimes love can find us in the least likely place we would ever expect. How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best—a masterpiece of a novel that is both hopeful and hilarious; truthful and wise; tender and brave. Praise for How to Walk Away: "A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength." —Jill Santopolo, bestselling author of The Light We Lost "If you just read one book this year, read How to Walk Away." —Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop "Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed." —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love "Sympathetic and refreshing!" —Elinor Lipman, bestselling author of The Family Man "I can't think of a blurb good enough for this novel...poignant, funny, heartbreaking." —Jenny Lawson, bestselling author of Furiously Happy

How To Grow A Novel

Author: Sol Stein
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466865008
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Each year thousands of fiction writers, from beginners to bestselling author, benefit from Sol Stein's sold-out workshops, featured appearances at writers' conferences, software for writers, on-line columns, and his popular first book for writers, Stein on Writing. Stein practices what he teaches: He is the author of nine novels, including the million-copy bestseller The Magician, as well as editor of such major writers as James Baldwin, Jack Higgins, Elia Kazan, Budd Schulberg, W. H. Auden, and Jacques Barzun, and the teacher and editor of several current bestselling authors. What sets Stein apart is his practical approach. He provides specific techniques that speed writers to successful publication. How to Grow a Novel is not just a book, but an invaluable workshop in print. It includes details and examples from Stein's editorial work with a #1 bestselling novelist as well as talented newcomers. Stein takes the reader backstage in the development of memorable characters and fascinating plots. The chapter on dialogue overflows with solutions for short-story writers, novelists, screenwriters, and playwrights. Stein shows what readers are looking for-- and what they avoid-- in the experience of reading fiction. The book offers guidelines-- and warnings-- of special value for nonfiction writers who want to move into fiction. Stein points to the little, often overlooked things that damage the writer's authority without the writer knowing it. And this book, like no other writing book, takes the reader behind the scenes of the publishing business as it affects writers of every level of experience, revealing the hard truths that are kept behind shut doors.

Those Who Walk Away

Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349004854
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'The setting is Venice, the characterisation brilliant, the syle spare and superb' Daily Mail The honeymoon is over; the bride dead by her own hand. Ray Garrett, the grieving husband, convinces the police in Rome of his innocence, but not his father-in-law, Ed Coleman, who shoots him at point-blank range and leaves him for dead. Ray survives and follows Coleman to Venice, where the two fall into an eerie game of cat-and-mouse - Coleman obsessed with vengeance and Ray determined to save his reputation, and himself. Each is at once the hunter and the hunted in a tense duel that, as each manages to walk away, draws them nearer to death.

How To Walk Away Chapter Sampler

Author: Katherine Center
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250201551
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From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances. Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect. How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best: an utterly charming, hopeful, and romantic novel that will capture reader’s hearts with every page. Praise for How to Walk Away: "A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength." —Jill Santopolo, bestselling author of The Light We Lost "If you just read one book this year, read How to Walk Away." —Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop "Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed." —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love "Sympathetic and refreshing!" —Elinor Lipman, bestselling author of The Family Man "I can't think of a blurb good enough for this novel...poignant, funny, heartbreaking." —Jenny Lawson, bestselling author of Furiously Happy

A Timeless Series Novel Boxset

Author: Lisa L Wiedmeier
Publisher: Lisa L Wiedmeier
ISBN: 1519961472
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MEET CHEYENNE WILSON. She considered herself normal. Average. Unimportant. Cheyenne doesn't know she's the lost heir to a supernatural race, and the Timeless clans are preparing for battle in their centuries-long war. A hidden world, new challenges, and new love are only the beginning as Cheyenne sets out on her incredible journey. She'll tread a path of sorrow, heartache and suffering, but she must overcome all odds if she is to become the person she was always meant to be. Cheyenne #1 Murder, romance, secrets and hidden pasts. Deception from every angle—who's telling the truth? Cheyenne Wilson's life is thrown into turmoil after her adoptive parents are killed in an accident. With only her best friend Colt to comfort her, she scours the family archives, hoping to quell her grief. Instead she begins to unravel the mystery behind her birth parents, and secret heritage. She is a Timeless- a being that ages one year for every hundred human years when they reach their twenties and of the royal line, destined to gain great power. But Cheyenne has other problems. The ones who killed her parents want her too, and Colt is hiding something of his own. Surrounded by danger and with few she can trust, Cheyenne must face the dark truth of her past, and choose between a forbidden love that will forever hold her heart, or her destiny... Promises #2 Cheyenne is determined to seek the light of truth in a web of darkness, but at what cost? Still reeling from the revelations of her secret heritage & fated betrothals, Cheyenne's thoughts tumble over the whirlwind of life since the death of her parents. Vowing to close herself off to spare her heart more pain, she keeps her distance and seeks her own path. But Colt, Daniel and Callon are constantly at her side, not giving her room to breathe or let her come to terms with her destiny. At the same time, her transformation into a Timeless begins; a process that could very well kill her. As if that wasn't enough, her enemies are still out for her blood, and no-where is safe. Though new allies appear to protect her from the unseen dangers, which ones are friend and which are foe? And can Cheyenne stand the ultimate pain of all? Daylight #3 Cheyenne’s light of hope has been extinguished, cruelly ripped away as Marcus yearns to unlock the darkness in her heart. Cheyenne is tempted by the sweet taste of revenge, but knows she would lose herself, and Marcus would gain control. Isolated and alone in an unfamiliar land with unfamiliar faces, she tries to become the leader everyone expects her to be. But not all the clans are joyful to have their lost heir returned, and she must strive to earn their trust and respect. However, Cheyenne is determined to make a path towards her own happiness. She continues to grow in her powers, but Marcus remains as ruthless as ever, and eventually Cheyenne is faced with a choice that could either unite or destroy the clans as they know it. Awakening #4 Cheyenne has done the unthinkable and fulfilled her mother's destiny through marrying Marcus. Although she believes it's the key to his defeat, her family does not. Shunned and abandoned by everyone, even Callon, she must come to grips with her choice and push forward for a new, brighter future. Yet the fight has only just begun. As Marcus gains more and more control over Cheyenne, hungry for the powers she's kept from him, her family are placed in greater and greater danger.

The Columbia Guide To The Latin American Novel Since 1945

Author: Raymond L. Williams
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231501692
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In this expertly crafted, richly detailed guide, Raymond Leslie Williams explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. In addition to works originally composed in English, Williams covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era. Beginning in 1945, Williams introduces major trends by region, including the Caribbean and U.S. Latino novel, the Mexican and Central American novel, the Andean novel, the Southern Cone novel, and the novel of Brazil. He discusses the rise of the modernist novel in the 1940s, led by Jorge Luis Borges's reaffirmation of the right of invention, and covers the advent of the postmodern generation of the 1990s in Brazil, the Generation of the "Crack" in Mexico, and the McOndo generation in other parts of Latin America. An alphabetical guide offers biographies of authors, coverage of major topics, and brief introductions to individual novels. It also addresses such areas as women's writing, Afro-Latin American writing, and magic realism. The guide's final section includes an annotated bibliography of introductory studies on the Latin American and Caribbean novel, national literary traditions, and the work of individual authors. From early attempts to synthesize postcolonial concerns with modernist aesthetics to the current focus on urban violence and globalization, The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945 presents a comprehensive, accessible portrait of a thoroughly diverse and complex branch of world literature.

Don T Walk Away

Author: Sheila Whalum
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1984570579
Size: 61.76 MB
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Don’t Walk Away is a self-help novel for men and women who want to live their best lives, even in relationships. Single people will determine if they want to take the journey of togetherness in marriage, and married people will decide if they want to continue the journey. Men and women are totally different in their assessments of their own relationships. Each sees the other differently from how they see themselves. The question is, Why couldn’t the couple stay married after investing so many years of their lives in a marriage they vowed to remain in until death do they part? Here, you will meet five couples who are on the ride of their lives.

Tomb Of The Khan Last Descendants An Assassin S Creed Novel Series 2

Author: Matthew J. Kirby
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545870143
Size: 60.23 MB
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As the second book in the Last Descendants trilogy begins, Owen and his friends have lost. When they located the first piece of an ancient and powerful relic long considered a legend - the Trident of Eden - it seemed little could stop them. This piece was sought by the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order, but before either organization could take the piece, it was stolen by an unknown third party. The relationship between the teens fractured-Owen and his friend Javier taking sides with the Assassins, the others with the Templars. Now there are still two pieces of the Trident of Eden to find, and both are determined not to repeat their mistakes. The next piece is said to have been buried with the Mongol warlord Mongke Khan, whose tomb has never been found. Teens on either side of the conflict will have to go into simulations in war-torn Mongolian China in a race against time to discover the next piece, and ensure their safety before their enemies find it first.

Episode Four Birth Of The One Percent From The Novel The Survival Guide For The One Percent

Author: David Murray
Publisher: David Murray
ISBN:
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Episode Four: Birth Of The One Percent From the novel: The Survival Guide For The One Percent There is an improved quality sample for Episode Four at the website for the novel: http://www.opnovel.com This is the episode that provides how critical financial information was sent back to the ancestors of the government project's programmers. The programers played along with, and preyed upon their bosses. Their bosses constantly referred to them as Geeks, and inferred they had no knowledge of the real world. Withstanding the ridicule, from those of superior ranks, the programmers knew, and enjoyed the knowledge that they had changed a vast percentage of reality. They knew that their bosses were there, only due to the programmers design. The programmers did not know that those chasing them were getting ever closer to finding them. Some of the people the project had been able to send back had been caught. Many that had been caught were being tortured. Their captors were determined to close in, and find all involved. This episode also introduces the third set of players. The programmers were unaware that their actions were not of their own making, or design. They, too, were only a part of a far larger strategy to rewrite human history, prior to the industrial revolution. A better quality free sample of Episode Four: Birth of the One Percent can be reviewed at the novel's website: http://www.opnovel.com