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By Enrique Inda. 2021
Segunda parte de la novela sobre Bernardo O'Higgins, escrita por el experto ohigginista Enrique Inda. En esta entrega, se narra…la adultez de un prócer clave en la Independencia de Chile. La infausta batalla conocida como el Desastre de Rancagua marca el inicio del apasionante segundo volumen de la novela de Enrique Inda sobre Bernardo O'Higgins, que perfila a un maduro general, ex hacendado e hijo ilegítimo del virrey del Perú, empeñado en liberar a Chile de la corona española. La humillante huida a Mendoza tras la derrota, el rearme del ejército patriota, las intrigas de la Logia Lautaro, la compleja relación con los hermanos Carrera, en especial con José Miguel, su investidura como Director Supremo, el traspié de Cancha Rayada, la revancha en Chacabuco, sus íntimas dudas y pesares, transforman la obra de Inda en una impostergable versión ficcionada de un personaje cenital en la historia de la joven república.
By María Negroni. 2021
«Mi madre: la ocupación más ferviente y más dañina de mi vida.» «La prosa de Calvino es el único antecedente…que se me ocurre de los textos sofisticados de María Negroni. Uno la lee con la rara certeza de que esto es literatura, una secuencia de enunciados apasionados y tristes que nunca abandonan la singular elegancia de su dicción.»Richard Howard, The Paris Review Recopilación privada; ajuste de cuentas con una madre desesperada y desesperante; desmontaje de una vida que va de la simbiosis al enfrentamiento, de la huida de la casa familiar a la clandestinidad revolucionaria, de la migración al descubrimiento de sí a través de la escritura, El corazón del daño es un dispositivo literario abierto y complejo que busca, en palabras de su autora, ser fielmente "un censo de escenas ilegibles". Con una narrativa directa y voluptuosa a la vez, Negroni recurre a la nota íntima, la observación sagaz, la apostilla urbana, la crónica política, la balada del exilio y al canto lúgubre del duelo para escribir "un pequeño libro de mi puño y cuerpo, seguramente errado en su tristeza". La crítica ha dicho... «Una misteriosa configuración de presencia y ausencia. Un intrincado paisaje simbólico de la identidad, donde es posible atisbar la peligrosa y siempre elusiva frontera entre realidad e irrealidad.»Nicole Brossard «Con una precisión magnífica y una especie de impersonal rigor, María Negroni revela, sin decirnos exactamente cómo, el amoroso accidente, la amorosa deficiencia de existir, su poético desajuste.»Luis Chitarroni «Negroni escribe como nadie y lee lo que nadie. Es la descendiente única de un linaje rarísimo.»Miguel Dalmaroni «Escritora de márgenes, María Negroni nunca cumple las expectativas del prejuicio ni escoge sus temas en función de modas o dictámenes. Habita las palabras con la fuerza, la intensidad y la fiereza de quien hace de la literatura un acontecimiento. Único. Distinto. Hermoso.»Esther Peñas
By Daniel V. Meier Jr.. 2021
A gripping account of survival in America's earliest settlement, Jamestown, Virginia.Virginia, 1622. Powhatan warriors prepare war plant from the sacred…juice of the bloodroot plant, but Nehiegh, The English son-in-law of Chief Ochawintan has sworn never to kill again. He must leave before the massacre. England 1609. Matthew did not trust his friend, Richard's stories of Paradise in the Jamestown settlement, but nothing could have equipped him for the violence and privation that awaited him in this savage land.Once ashore in the fledging settlement, Matthew experiences the unimaginable beauty of this pristine land and learns the meaning of hope, but it all turns into a nightmare as gold mania infests the community and Indians become an increasing threat. The nightmare only gets worse as the harsh winter brings on "the starving time" and all the grizzly horrors of a desperate and dying community that come with it.Driven to the depths of despair by the guilt of his sins against Richard and his lust for that man's wife, Matthew seeks death.In that moment of crisis, when he chooses death over a life of depravity, he unexpectedly finds new life among his sworn enemy, the Powhatan Indians.What will this new life mean for Matthew, and will he survive?
By A. J. Vrana. 2020
A perfect story for contemporary fantasy readers who love their narratives razor-sharp and their secrets dark and deadly. Black Hollow…is a town with a dark secret. For centuries, residents have foretold the return of the Dreamwalker—an ominous figure from local folklore said to lure young women into the woods and possess them. Yet the boundary between fact and fable is blurred by a troubling statistic: occasionally, women do go missing. And after they return, they almost always end up dead. When Kai wakes up next to the lifeless body of a recently missing girl, his memory blank, he struggles to clear his already threadbare conscience. Miya, a floundering university student, experiences signs that she may be the Dreamwalker’s next victim. Can she trust Kai as their paths collide, or does he herald her demise?And after losing a young patient, crestfallen oncologist, Mason, embarks on a quest to debunk the town’s superstitions, only to find his sanity tested.A maelstrom of ancient grudges, forgotten traumas, and deadly secrets loom in the foggy forests of Black Hollow. Can three unlikely heroes put aside their fears and unite to confront a centuries-old evil? Will they uncover the truth behind the fable, or will the cycle repeat?
By Bruce Coville. 2012
On the Oregon trail, a theater troupe strives to reach California After months in the cramped confines of a Conestoga…wagon, Fortune Plunkett is dreaming of the life she left behind in Charleston. It was her father's dream to lead his band of actors to California, but he died on the trail. Fortune's only inheritance is a trunk of old costumes, a handful of plays, and a passionate drive to reach the Pacific Ocean, no matter what hardships she might endure along the way. At the time of her father's death, the actors were heading toward an engagement in the little town of Busted Heights--a place that held a fascination for Fortune's father that he never explained. There Fortune meets the greenhorn Jamie Halleck, a naive young man who convinces her to let him join the group. With Jamie onboard, they hit the trail again, ready to reach California and find their destiny. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
By Robert Newman. 1981
Famous archaeologist Lord Somerville leads a quiet life behind high walls, but is he keeping something out--or in? Things are…looking up for Peter Wyatt. Now promoted to inspector and in possession of his own office, the sharp young detective is giving Andrew Tillet a tour of Scotland Yard when they run into an old friend--someone who Andrew is surprised to see again the next morning talking to police in front of Lord Somerville's villa. He's even more surprised a week later, when he learns that this man has been murdered. Andrew and the fearless Sara Wiggins are determined to find out what's inside the mysterious villa. With the help of Sara's acting skills and a young French chimney sweep named Pierre, the sleuths begin to piece together the clues, which point to blackmail and a family secret . . . one that someone is willing to kill to conceal.
By Bernard Evslin. 1976
The Greek myths are celebrated as timeless stories in this collection by renowned author Bernard Evslin "The Dolphin Rider" is…Arion, who lives in Corinth, a city near the sea. He longs to go on great adventures, but an oracle warns that if he embarks on a voyage, he will never return. When Apollo, the god of music, gives Arion a golden lyre for his twentieth birthday, Arion ignores the oracle's words and sets sail for Sicily. Everyone falls in love with his singing, and great treasures are heaped on him, but Arion is forced to contend with an unexpected foe: man's greed. "The Gift of Fire" introduces Prometheus, the young giant who fears no one, including Zeus, mighty ruler of gods and men. However, when Prometheus vows to bring his precious gift to every cave in the land, he makes multiple deadly enemies. This collection also features stories about Narcissus, destined to fall in love with his own beautiful reflection; King Midas, who loves only gold; Cupid, who must suffer the consequences when he is struck down by love; and the fatally curious Pandora.
By Robert Newman. 1978
A mysterious, broken-nosed cabby, a beautiful actress, and a villainous art heist have one thing in common--but the only one…man who knows what it is has methods that are a little, shall we say . . . irregular Late Victorian London: home to gas streetlights, bands of ragged urchins, and now, young Andrew Craigie, who recently arrived from a tiny Cornwall village with his stern guardian, Mr. Dennison. At first the city feels dark and unwelcoming, but just around the corner is bustling Baker Street, where Andrew meets his first friend, Sara. Before long, London becomes downright interesting. But things get a little too exciting one night when Mr. Dennison doesn't come home, and suddenly Andrew is on his own. Whom can he turn to in a strange city? Frantic, he goes to the tall, pipe-smoking, hat-wearing man at 221B, a man who Sara says is a famous detective--a man named Mr. Holmes.
By Bruce Coville. 2012
Bonnie must make the choice to unleash or destroy an ancient power, but can she unlock her own memories in…time to make the right choice? Bonnie McBurnie remembers the old trunk in her grandmother's attic, full of weird souvenirs collected by her seafaring ancestors. But she didn't recollect the secret compartment or its deck of tarot cards--cards that feel strangely familiar. Back home, Bonnie studies the mysterious tarot deck. The cards seem to be trying to tell her something--but how can she be sure which ones to believe? And why can't she recall what happened on her last visit to the attic--a childhood memory that hovers just out of reach? With the help of the town spiritualist, Madame LePanto, Bonnie delves into the origin of the cards and races to discover their connection to her family, even as the powers trapped within them threaten to tear apart her world . . . and the people she loves. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
By Robert Newman. 1967
Joey has always been a special kid, but his brother, Mark, is worried that the people in their new town…won't understand his odd behavior Mark has always known that his brother, Joey, was special. The problem is, Joey has always been a little too special for most people to understand. When the brothers move to rural upstate New York to live with their aunt and uncle, Mark is worried that Joey will have a hard time fitting into their new town--especially since Joey has a habit of speaking his thoughts inside people's minds instead of out loud. Mark believes that Joey can do anything he sets his mind to--if he wanted to, he could probably even fly. But when a local politician dares Joey to prove his talents, Mark worries that by accepting the challenge, Joey is keeping himself from ever being able to live a regular life again. And in a town like Westfield, not being normal can be dangerous.
By Robert Newman. 1983
Andrew and Sara can never escape a mystery--not even in New York City Verna Tillet's new play is taking the…American stage by storm, and that means young investigators Andrew Tillet and Sara Wiggins have traded London carriage rides for the rattling excitement of New York City's elevated railway. Affectionately known as the El, it stretches from the Bronx to the tip of the Battery and shows them a whole slice of vibrant city life. All that's missing is their friend Inspector Peter Wyatt, who's about to arrive for what he says is a simple holiday. But when a crane load of cargo nearly flattens Andrew and Sara at the docks, it looks like someone in New York has other plans for them.
Courageous cousins are forced to do battle with magical foes in this series, collected here in a single volume In…Sorcery & Cecelia, cousins Kate and Cecelia have been inseparable since childhood. But in 1817, as they approach adulthood, their families force them to spend a summer apart. As Cecelia fights boredom in her small country town, Kate visits London to mingle with the brightest lights of English society. At the initiation of a powerful magician into the Royal College of Wizards, Kate finds herself alone with a mysterious witch who offers her a sip from a chocolate pot. When Kate refuses the drink, the chocolate burns through her dress and the witch disappears. It seems that strange forces are convening to destroy a beloved wizard, and only Kate and Cecelia can stop the plot. But for two girls who have to contend with the pressures of choosing dresses and beaux for their debuts, deadly magic is only one of their concerns. In The Grand Tour, seasickness during the Channel crossing is the price Cecelia must pay for her budding magical skill. As her nausea ebbs, she is comforted by her new husband, James, and the knowledge that at long last they are on their honeymoon. In their company is Cecelia's cousin Kate, newly minted as the Marchioness of Schofield, and her husband, Thomas. The shared journey guarantees the two couples a happy start to married life, if they can survive the perils of the Continent. In Calais, a mysterious woman visits Cecelia with a package intended for Thomas's mother. Inside is an alabaster flask of noble manufacture, one of the royal artifacts that have been vanishing all over Europe as part of a magical plot against the French crown. This is no simple honeymoon: On their tour of Europe, Kate and Cecelia must save the monarchy from an emperor-in-exile named Napoleon. In The Mislaid Magician, it's been a decade since Kate and Cecelia foiled Napoleon's plot to reclaim the French crown. The cousins now have estates, children, and a place at the height of wizarding society. It is 1828, and though magic remains at the heart of the British Empire, a new power has begun to make itself felt across England: the steam engine. As iron tracks crisscross the countryside, the shaking of the locomotives begins to disrupt the workings of English magic, threatening the very foundations of the Empire. A foreign wizard on a diplomatic mission to England vanishes, and the Prime Minister sends Cecelia's husband to investigate. In order to accompany her husband to the north of England, Cecelia leaves her children in Kate's care. As Cecelia and James fight for the future of magic, Kate is left with a no less daunting problem: how to care for a gaggle of disobedient, spell-casting tots.
By Robert Newman. 1986
Turning up missing is better than turning up dead Inspector Peter Wyatt is out of town. This is inconvenient, because…something is terribly wrong with Andrew Tillet and Sara Wiggins's friend, antiquities dealer Baron Beasley--and he refuses to see a doctor or speak to anyone except Wyatt. A large man with usually-rosy cheeks and a fondness for exotic delicacies, Beasley now looks like a shadow of himself and can't be coaxed out of bed. To Sara and Andrew, Beasley doesn't look sick as much as deathly frightened--which is even more worrisome. What could possibly have driven the robust man into this state? Is it connected to a strange artifact he recently acquired that seems to have disappeared from his shop? Only Beasley knows, and he's not telling--in fact, he's disappeared from his room. Andrew and Sara race to find him, throwing themselves into their most dangerous case yet.
By Robert Newman. 1982
From the ancient sewers of London to the heights of a barren attic prison, Andrew and Sara race to uncover…a wicked plot Though he's usually more of a cricket fan, Andrew Tillet would never miss a chance to see American baseball played in London--especially not in the company of his best friends, Sara Wiggins and Inspector Peter Wyatt. And of course it's nice to bump into Wyatt's charming sister-in-law, Harriet, on their way home. When Harriet disappears with nothing but a cryptic note left behind, Wyatt doesn't seem as concerned as Andrew and Sara think he should be. And when someone else disappears, someone even closer to Wyatt, the clock starts ticking down.
By Robert Newman. 1980
Sherlock Holmes isn't the only detective in London--Andrew Tillet and Sara Wiggins at your service! Andrew Tillet can hardly believe…his luck. Only one year ago he landed in London completely unaware of his real name and identity, or that his mother was the beautiful and accomplished actress Verna Tillet. Now that he and Verna have been reunited and Sara and her family are well provided for, it seems like all their dreams are coming true. But no amount of good fortune can spoil Andrew and Sara's taste for adventure, and when they run across an unusually observant policeman named Constable Wyatt, they have a feeling they'll be seeing him again. When they do, it's sooner than expected. The fabulous Denham diamonds have been stolen from Verna Tillet's own bedroom, and Andrew, Sara, and Constable Wyatt jump on the case. But how did the thief get into the second-floor window without a ladder? When Andrew and Sara find a fresh corpse on their lawn one night, only for it to disappear before the police arrive, can they convince anyone to follow the clues and recover the jewels before it's too late?
By Robert Newman. 1985
Special effects might look like magic to the audience, but there's always someone behind a curtain pulling the strings Someone…is targeting the best actresses in London, and the only way to keep Verna Tillet safe is to keep her off the stage until Andrew Tillet, Sara Wiggins, and Inspector Peter Wyatt can find out who the deadly killer is. But Andrew's mother isn't going to like being kept in the dark, and with a mysterious criminal mastermind set to take over London's sordid underworld, Wyatt has his hands full already. For extra help, the intrepid sleuths turn to their friend Baron Beasley, a gentle giant of a man whose job as an antiquities dealer provides plenty of opportunities to meet people from every level of London society--including a colorful reformed safecracker. They'll all have to work together to solve the case before time runs out . . . and the killer turns his attention to Verna.
By Bruce Coville. 1996
An ancient betrayal echoes across time and space Boring--that's what Marilyn thinks her family is. Completely, horribly normal. All except…for her great-aunt Zenobia, a scandalously independent world traveler with the most exciting stories. Marilyn always looks forward to her spirited great-aunt's visits, but this time, Zenobia seems to have something unusual on her mind. Marilyn can't refuse when the obviously worried Zenobia asks her to hold on to something for safekeeping--a beautiful amulet found in the Egyptian desert, with a center stone so vivid and sparkling, it almost seems . . . alive. Suddenly Marilyn's dreams turn dark as she's tasked with a terrible mission: to keep whatever is inside the amulet from gaining its freedom--and with it, revenge. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
By Robert Newman. 1984
Blink once for yes, twice for no, and three times for murder Sometimes it seems like all the boys at…school know about Andrew Tillet's friendship with Inspector Peter Wyatt of Scotland Yard. Mostly it's a little embarrassing, but when Andrew's classmate Cortland makes a very strange request, it becomes handy to have friends who can launch an official investigation . . . as well as ones who work in more unofficial ways. Cortland thinks there's something not quite right about his grandfather's poor health, but they'll have to get the old man out from under the watchful eye of Dr. Thurlow before they can be sure. This calls for another ingenious scheme . . . and for keen-minded Inspector Wyatt to connect a retired admiral to a high-level intelligence leak. Someone is not above committing treason--or murder--and has no intention of going quietly.
By Sandy Taylor. 2021
&‘We have to go, Miss. We can&’t wait any longer.&’ I hold the baby tighter as the lifeboat is lowered…slowly into the water, hitting the rough sea with a splash. My eyes never leave the ship, searching, hoping to see the others and know they are safe…London 1940. As the war rages in Europe, Rose Brown steps on board a ship bound for America, hoping to escape the danger. She&’s frightened, but her widowed mammy and three sisters in Ireland need the money she earns as nanny to the rich Townsend family. But while Rose plays with baby Sarah in the salty spray on deck, disaster strikes, and the ocean liner begins to sink. In the chaos, Rose and the baby are separated from the family.Pulled from the sea with the child still in her arms, Rose is afraid as never before. And when she arrives in Brooklyn to search for Sarah&’s family she feels completely adrift in this unfamiliar land where looming Brownstones line the streets, and workmen in flat caps jostle her on the sidewalks. But just when Sarah&’s father is within reach, the howling air-raid sirens and deafening bombs she thought she&’d left behind shatter her plans once again as tragic news arrives from Pearl Harbor.As fear and panic grips America, what heartbreaking sacrifices will Rose have to make to protect her precious charge? And can she reunite the family before it is too late?An emotional, heart-wrenching story of love and family set across Ireland and America during the Second World War. Perfect for fans of Jean Grainger, Lisa Wingate and Diney Costeloe.Readers love The Irish Nanny:&‘I loved this book – I lost my whole day reading – just couldn&’t bear to put it down!&’ Goodreads reviewer&‘Outstanding!… It gripped me from the first page until the last!… When a book makes your heart break it deserves all the stars.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘Beautiful, harrowing, heart-warming, and heartbreaking all at the same time… 5/5 stars.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘A heartbreaking story of WWII. Loved it so much!&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘5 stars… Heartbreaking.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘I fell in love… Such an emotionally raw story can only be written by someone who has left a little piece of their heart behind in such a special place.&’ Goodreads reviewer
By Félix J. Palma. 2015
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Map of Time and The Map of the Sky, the final…installment in the award-winning trilogy that The Washington Post called "a big, genre-bending delight."When the person he loves most dies in tragic circumstances, the mysterious protagonist of The Map of Chaos does all he can to speak to her one last time. A session with a renowned medium seems to offer the only solution, but the experience unleashes terrible forces that bring the world to the brink of disaster. Salvation can only be found in The Map of Chaos, an obscure book that he is desperate to uncover. In his search, he is given invaluable help by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Carroll, and of course by H. G. Wells, whose Invisible Man seems to have escaped from the pages of his famous novel to sow terror among mankind. They alone can discover the means to save the world and to find the path that will reunite the lovers separated by death. Proving once again that he is "a master of ingenious plotting" (Kirkus Reviews), Félix J. Palma brings together a cast of real and imagined literary characters in Victorian-Age London, when spiritualism is at its height. The Map of Chaos is a spellbinding adventure that mixes impossible loves, nonstop action, real ghosts, and fake mediums, all while paying homage to the giants of science fiction.