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By Angela Carter, Kelly Link. 2015
From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves - Angela… Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.
By Paul Di Filippo. 2000
An orphaned boy in the Caribbean named Readers Digest (after the magazine) but referred to mainly as "Ardy" is deeply… inspired by his readings of the stories that appear in his namesake magazine and conceives of a plan to make a pilgrimage to the Digest HQ in Pleasantville, New York. He embarks on an odyssey to what he envisions as the most important symbolic beacon of the wonderfulness that is America. A simple trip turns complicated and Ardy meets an endless stream of very odd and unusual characters as his journey progresses to an unexpected finish.
By Robert A. Metzger. 1991
John Smith began that morning a perfectly healthy man, but before he knows it time freezes during his morning staff… meeting and he thinks he's dying. Has his body stopped or has everything around him? When the clock begins to click again, he is trapped in a parallel universe, where he is "greeted" by Joan of Arc and Robin Hood. Trapped in a world inhabited by only Quads and survivors of biological warfare, John becomes entangled in a battle between God or the Devil, Elvis and Napoleon. The fate of the world rests on John putting together the pieces of a cosmic puzzle before everyone in Quad world is forever confined to Hell. Can he discover the secrets of Quad in time?
By Elizabeth Beckett. 2020
Lucifer es el ángel con una mala reputación. Es cierto, no lo llamaron el Ángel Oscuro por nada. Nació con… la misión de traer las energías oscuras a la Tierra. Y lo ha hecho con pasión y persistencia. Nadie es más responsable que Lucifer del infierno en la Tierra: la soledad, la enfermedad y la violencia indescriptible que ha experimentado la humanidad durante cientos de miles de años. Y sin embargo... sus profundos esfuerzos sólo estaban dirigidos a probar las almas, forzando un equilibrio entre la oscuridad y la luz, y en el proceso, elevar la conciencia humana y cósmica. Conoce a Lucifer, el verdadero Lucifer, y nunca pensarás de la misma manera sobre la oscuridad y la luz, el bien y el mal, el Universo y la Tierra, o sobre ti mismo. La Historia de un Ángel Caído. Lucifer es una breve e intensa novela sobre el Ángel Oscuro con una mala reputación. La historia se desarrolla más de un millón de años atrás en el tiempo de la Tierra y sigue la vida de este singular ángel que se fijó un propósito particular para servir a la humanidad. Desde la creación celestial del ser humano, supervisada por la Hermandad Blanca universal, hasta el papel actual de Lucifer en la prueba del alma, el verdadero propósito del Ángel Oscuro en la evolución espiritual es revelado. ¡No tengas miedo! Lucifer es una historia llena de amor, luz y compasión incondicional por el viaje humano y la evolución de la conciencia del alma universal. Si alguna vez has sentido curiosidad por saber cómo se desarrollan algunas de las leyes universales como el karma y la causa y efecto, y por qué ocurre esto en la Tierra, o tienes preguntas profundas y sin respuesta sobre ¿Por qué yo?, entonces Lucifer es un libro para ti. En esta historia, el papel único de la Tierra en la interminable danza entre la oscuridad y la luz es narrado a través del viaje de la vida del intrépido y eternamente luminiscente (pero incomprendido) Ángel, Lucifer.<br/
By Claudio Pardo Molina. 2020
We are in a century where civilization celebrates the advancement of digital technology, as well as its interference in all… human interactions. Electronics has become part of our lives as a blessing, bringing us closer and closer to what we assume would be the powers of God. This story is about the life of Gabriel Kafka, an ordinary young man, who one day wakes up physically metamorphosed into a monstrous digital being, and who tries to fit into a family that only values him for what he can contribute financially.
By Elana K. Arnold. 2018
A dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale from Elana K. Arnold, author of the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are… Made OfThe rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king dies, his son the prince must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon or what horrors she faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome young man, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny of sitting on a throne beside him. It’s all like a dream, like something from a fairy tale.As Ama follows Emory to the kingdom of Harding, however, she discovers that not all is as it seems. There is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows, and the greatest threats may not be behind her, but around her, now, and closing in.
By Elie Wiesel. 2020
Elie Wiesel&’s heartbreaking narrative poem about history, immortality, and the power of song, accompanied by magnificent full-color illustrations by award-winning… artist Mark Podwal. Based on an actual event that occurred during World War II. It is the evening before the holiday of Purim, and the Nazis have given the ghetto&’s leaders twenty-four hours to turn over ten Jews to be hanged to &“avenge&” the deaths of the ten sons of Haman, the villain of the Purim story, which celebrates the triumph of the Jews of Persia over potential genocide some 2,400 years ago. If the leaders refuse, the entire ghetto will be liquidated. Terrified, they go to the ghetto&’s rabbi for advice; he tells them to return the next morning. Over the course of the night the rabbi calls up the spirits of legendary rabbis from centuries past for advice on what to do, but no one can give him a satisfactory answer. The eighteenth-century mystic and founder of Hasidism, the Baal Shem Tov, tries to intercede with God by singing a niggun—a wordless, joyful melody with the power to break the chains of evil. The next evening, when no volunteers step forward, the ghetto&’s residents are informed that in an hour they will all be killed. As the minutes tick by, the ghetto&’s rabbi teaches his assembled community the song that the Baal Shem Tov had sung the night before. And then the voices of these men, women, and children soar to the heavens. How can the heavens not hear?
By Paulo Coelho. 2003
&“A novelist who writes in a universal language.&” —The New York TimesFrom the #1 best-selling author of The Alchemist comes an inspiring… story about a young man seeking wisdom from an elder, and the practical lessons imparted along the way. In The Archer we meet Tetsuya, a man once famous for his prodigious gift with a bow and arrow but who has since retired from public life, and the boy who comes searching for him. The boy has many questions, and in answering them Tetsuya illustrates the way of the bow and the tenets of a meaningful life. Paulo Coelho's story suggests that living without a connection between action and soul cannot fulfill, that a life constricted by fear of rejection or failure is not a life worth living. Instead one must take risks, build courage, and embrace the unexpected journey fate has to offer. With the wisdom, generosity, simplicity, and grace that have made him an international best seller, Paulo Coelho provides the framework for a rewarding life: hard work, passion, purpose, thoughtfulness, the willingness to fail, and the urge to make a difference.
By Robert Sheckley. 1986
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers and fellow authors as a master… storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. E-Reads is proud to re-publish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections, all with striking new covers. Rediscover--or discover for the first time--a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was "a precursor to Douglas Adams."Tom Mishkin is piloting another routine supply flight when he hears an unusual noise and gets the distressing news: he's about to be stranded on a backward planet and forced to hike across unknown, and probably hostile, terrain to find a cache of spare parts and get going again. Mishkin's journey introduces him to strange aliens like a five-headed man-eating snake with Mob connections as his trek slowly warps into a metaphysical search for his soul and the meaning of human existence...
By Elaina J. Davidson. 2020
Harry mène une existence solitaire. Il travaille comme barman, ce qui lui permet d’interagir avec les gens sans s’investir. Sa… vie n’est pas normale, après tout. Quand une femme parfaitement habillée et maquillée s’installe dans un coin sombre au comptoir et commande du vin, quelque chose en elle attire Harry. Il répond à cet appel et tout change, car ils ont quelque chose d’extraordinaire en commun. Leurs rêves ne seront plus jamais les mêmes.
By Cat Nicolaou. 2017
El amor duele cual espina cuando los labios rojos dan el último beso un día lluvioso en la isla de… la felicidad. De la vida, el amor y la muerte es una colección de cuentos cortos sobre romance, crimen, terror y comedia. De la vida, el amor y la muerte es una colección de cuentos extravagantes que muestran en lado más oscuro del romance. Género: ficción/cuentos cortos. Género secundario: ficción/visionario y metafísico Idioma: español Palabras clave: terror, romance, comedia, crimen, cuentos cortos Cantidad de palabras: 21735 Información de venta: ésta colección ha sido publicada en el 2016 y ha recibido 25 reseñas hasta el momento (4,4 de 5 estrellas).
By Robert Bailey. 2020
An inspirational and heartwarming novel for lovers of Mitch Albom and Andy Andrews, blending elements of It's a Wonderful Life… and Field of Dreams into a moving story all its own.Four rounds. Four heroes. Four life-changing lessons.On the morning of his fortieth birthday, Randy Clark believes the only way he can help his family is to end it all. Standing on the Tennessee River Bridge in Decatur, Alabama, with his dreams of a pro golf career long gone, his marriage struggling, and facing financial ruin, Randy sees no other alternative to help his wife and daughter but to jump, which he plans to do in the next twenty-four hours.But his plans are put on hold when the ghost of his best friend--who did live out the fantasy of playing the PGA tour--reveals to Randy that he will be given a wonderful gift: four rounds of golf with his four heroes, the champions he's looked up to his whole life, each with a life-changing lesson to impart.For anyone who has ever dealt with tragedy, adversity, or failure, The Golfer's Carol will bring grace that stays with you long after you've turned the last page.
By Joanne M Harris. 2020
Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in this stunning new novella from #1 Bestselling author Joanne Harris. <P><P>When you… can find me an acre of land,Every sage grows merry in time,Between the ocean and the sandThen will you be united again.(Inspired by The Child Ballads 2 & 19)So begins a beautiful and tragic quest as a heartbroken mother sets out to save her lost daughter, through the realms of the real, of dream, and even into the underworld itself.But determination alone is not enough. For to save something precious, she must give up something precious, be it a song, a memory, or her freedom itself . . .Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, this is a stunning and original modern fairytale.
By Piers Anthony, Julie Brady. 1999
Nola and Tina are both girls with problems. They don’t know each other yet, but they will, because each is… a Creator, with the magical ability to turn dreams into reality. It would be a great gift and a great power—if either knew she had it. But this world is hard on dreamers, whether they dream true or not. Nola is trapped in a terrible, abusive relationship with a man she once loved; Tina is an orphan who makes her living on the street. All their dreams are slowly being ground into dust. It’s a common enough tragedy, a sorrow and a grief and a shame upon the world, no matter whom it happens to. But when dreams themselves die, when the great dreamers stop dreaming, whole universes of imagination are lost. And the land of Nola and Tina’s dreams is fighting back. Into their miserable everyday world soars Esprit, a winged unicorn dark as the space between the stars. He is the vessel of Nola’s dreams, come to aid her in her battle with sordid reality. Following after him comes Prince Michael, whose quest it is to find the human dreamers who can save his land from ruin.
By Ethan Hawke. 2015
From Ethan Hawke, four-time Academy Award nominee--twice for writing and twice for acting--an unforgettable fable about a father's journey and… a timeless guide to life's many questions. A knight, fearing he may not return from battle, writes a letter to his children in an attempt to leave a record of all he knows. In a series of ruminations on solitude, humility, forgiveness, honesty, courage, grace, pride, and patience, he draws on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time. His intent: to give his children a compass for a journey they will have to make alone, a short guide to what gives life meaning and beauty. From the Hardcover edition.uctive failures; and an artifact, a relic of a father's exquisite love. Drawing on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy and religion, on literature, and poetry, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time, Ethan Hawke has written a parable that--in the story of a young man's journey toward a life of authenticity and meaning--captures the instinctive movement of the heart toward truth and beauty. Rules for a Knight has the appeal of Arthurian legend; the economy of Aesop; and the vitality, intelligence, and risk-taking that could only emanate from Ethan Hawke.From the Hardcover edition.
By Philip Pullman. 2019
Return to the parallel world of His Dark Materials in the second volume of Philip Pullman's new bestselling masterwork The… Book of Dust, and discover what comes next for Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible heroines." (The New York Times Magazine) <P><P>Lyra Silvertongue's adventures in the North are long over--the windows between the many worlds have been sealed, and her beloved Will is lost to her. She does still have the alethiometer: the truth-telling device given to her by the master of Jordan College, which guided her journey. <P><P>Lyra doesn't know the full story of the alethiometer, though. Or the role that young Malcolm Polstead played in bringing both the instrument and baby Lyra to Jordan. She's now a twenty-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia's College. <P><P>To her, Malcolm is Dr. Polstead, an overly solicitous professor she would prefer to avoid. But intrigue is swirling around Lyra once more. Her daemon Pantalaimon is witness to a brutal murder, and the dying man entrusts them with secrets that carry echoes from their past. They learn of a city haunted by daemons, of a desert said to hold the secret of Dust.Powerful forces are about to throw Lyra and Malcolm together once again. And the dangers they face will challenge everything they thought they knew about the world, and about themselves. <P><P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Albert Espinosa. 2020
Si miras la vida de cerca, no tiene ningún sentido. ¡Aléjate y disfrútala! Este libro entronca con ese increíble verso:… «Al lugar donde has sido feliz no debieras tratar de volver». Es una de las verdades más grandes que existe y perder ese lugar jamás es triste porque siempre llegarán otros diferentes y mejores.
By Dana Vachon, Jim Carrey. 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "None of this is real and all of it is true." --Jim Carrey Meet Jim… Carrey. Sure, he's an insanely successful and beloved movie star drowning in wealth and privilege--but he's also lonely. Maybe past his prime. Maybe even . . . getting fat? He's tried diets, gurus, and cuddling with his military-grade Israeli guard dogs, but nothing seems to lift the cloud of emptiness and ennui. Even the sage advice of his best friend, actor and dinosaur skull collector Nicolas Cage, isn't enough to pull Carrey out of his slump. But then Jim meets Georgie: ruthless ingenue, love of his life. And with the help of auteur screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, he has a role to play in a boundary-pushing new picture that may help him uncover a whole new side to himself--finally, his Oscar vehicle! Things are looking up! But the universe has other plans. Memoirs and Misinformation is a fearless semi-autobiographical novel, a deconstruction of persona. In it, Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon have fashioned a story about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, our "one big soul," Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world--apocalypses within and without.
By Michael Murphy. 1977
A spiritual thriller by the bestselling author of Golf in the KingdomAs publisher, writer, and researcher, Darwin Fall has gathered… a wide range of evidence for human nature's supernormal capacities--but his photographs and case stories can only take him so far. He needs living proof. So when a mysterious man named Jacob Atabet disturbs morning mass at a Catholic church in his neighborhood, Fall thinks he may have found just what he's looking for, setting in motion a quest that leads him to push beyond the limits of his own imagination. Defying categorization, Michael Murphy artfully maneuvers through the shoals of fiction, science, self-knowledge, and invention.
By Michael Murphy. 1982
Golf in the Kingdom author Michael Murphy's Cold War thriller, based on true events Someone is tracking Darwin Fall, a… scholar whose expertise in supernormal powers is second to none. As Darwin begins a search of his own for the legendary Soviet spy Vladimir Kirov, he uncovers a secret network of spies, scientists, and rogue agents working together to harness the occult powers that could put "an end to ordinary history." Michael Murphy, a master of fusing fact and fiction, deftly uses his characters to blur the lines between the ordinary and the mysterious, between what is real and what is possible.