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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 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 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.
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 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.
Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: the love of a king When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an…innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her familys ambitious plots as the kings interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands. A rich and compelling tale of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue, The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived by following her own heart.
By Lucinda Riley. 2017
From the breathtaking beaches of Thailand to the barely tamed wilds of colonial Australia, The Pearl Sister is the next…captivating story in New York Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley’s epic series about two women searching for a place to call home.CeCe D’Aplièse has always felt like an outcast. But following the death of her father—the reclusive billionaire affectionately called Pa Salt by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe—she finds herself more alone than ever. With nothing left to lose, CeCe delves into the mystery of her familial origins. The only clues she holds are a black and white photograph and the name of a female pioneer who once traversed the globe from Scotland to Australia. One hundred years earlier, Kitty McBride, a clergyman's daughter, abandoned her conservative upbringing to serve as the companion to a wealthy woman traveling from Edinburgh to Adelaide. Her ticket to a new land brings the adventure she dreamed of…and a love that she had never imagined. When CeCe reaches the searing heat and dusty plains of the Red Centre of Australia, something deep within her responds to the energy of the area and the ancient culture of the Aboriginal people, and her soul reawakens. As she comes closer to finding the truth of her ancestry, CeCe begins to believe that this untamed, vast continent could offer her what she’s always yearned for: a sense of belonging. Just as The Shadow Sister was an “engaging and mesmerizing story of self-discovery and love” (Library Journal, starred review), The Pearl Sister is your next “perfect curl-up-in-an-armchair read” (Daily Mail, UK) from Lucinda Riley.
By Felix J Palma. 2012
El aclamado bestseller del New York Times, ambientado en el Londres victoriano de 1896 y poblado de personajes literarios tanto…reales como imaginarios. El mapa del tiempo propone al lector un triple juego de historias entrelazadas, en las que un escéptico H. G. Wells es contratado para investigar los incidentes de supuestos viajes en el tiempo ofrecidos por la empresa de Viajes Temporales Murray y salvar a un aristócrata enamorado de una prostituta asesinada mucho tiempo atrás; a una mujer empeñada en huir de las restricciones de la sociedad victoriana; y a su propia esposa, que puede haberse convertido en una pieza clave en una trama de la cuarta dimensión para asesinar a los autores de Drácula, La máquina del tiempo, y La guerra de los mundos, con el fin de cambiar sus identidades y robarles sus creaciones. ¿Pero qué pasa si cambiamos la historia? Combinando personajes ficticios con reales, Félix J. Palma teje una fantasía histórica tan imaginativa como emocionante, una historia llena de amor y aventuras que también rinde homenaje a las raíces de la ciencia ficción mientras transporta a sus lectores al Londres victoriano en su propio viaje en el tiempo.
By Félix J. Palma. 2011
Characters real and imaginary come vividly to life in this whimsical triple play of intertwined plots, in which a skeptical…H. G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence. What happens if we change history? Félix J. Palma explores this provocative question, weaving a historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting--a story full of love and adventure that transports readers from a haunting setting in Victorian London to a magical reality where centuries collide and a writer's mind seems to pull at all the strings.
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.”