An Enchanted Season by Maggie Shayne

By Maggie Shayne

A magical paranormal romance assortment celebrating the spirit of the vacations from 4 bestselling authors.

It’s the time of 12 months while desires come real, miracles take place each day, and love is the best reward of all. the vacations consistently appear to carry out the easiest in every person, with heartfelt hugs for long-missed pals, honest smiles within the spirit of the season, and a sense of magic within the air…
This scintillating selection of paranormal romances celebrates the vacations as by no means ahead of. From a shape-shifting leopardess who wishes a pack-mate to be her soulmate to a shock storm from snow that brings an immense reward, those 4 stories through Nalini Singh, Maggie Shayne, Erin McCarthy and Jean Johnson will stir your spirit in the entire correct places.

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Thieves' World: Turning Points by Lynn Abbey

By Lynn Abbey

This new quantity contains new tales through Raymond E. Feist, Dennis L. McKiernan, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Diana Paxson, Lynn Abbey and others.

Sanctuary: a lawless urban ruled via evil forces, strong magic, and political intrigue, the place survival is an unforeseen bonus. The Age of the Rankan reign of Kadakithis, the career of the Beysib, or even the erstwhile Renaissance are all some time past. it truly is years later and the heroes of the past-Jubal, Tempus, Shadowspawn, and the Stormchildren-are thoughts, fantasy, and rumor. Now outsiders rule with an iron hand and a bloody dagger. Molin Torchholder, the key mother or father of town, is lifeless, his mantle and employees secretly handed to a different. yet Sanctuary and its population keep on. the town has reached a turning element . . . and purely the fates recognize the place it is going to lead.

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Third International Anthology on Paradoxism (paradoxist by Florentin Smarandache

By Florentin Smarandache

The paradoxism is an avant-garde literary and inventive circulate organize in Eighties by way of Florentin Smarandache. It includes abundance of antinomies, contradictions, antitheses, paradoxes. In Nineteen Nineties he promoted new literary phrases, akin to: 1) The Paradoxist Distich, that's a two-line poem such that the second one line contradicts the 1st one, yet either traces shape a unitary which means defining the identify. Examples: PERPETUUM cellular // In a strong / Instability. ENEMY // lets you pass / unsuitable. 2) The Tautological Distich, that is an it appears redundant two-line poem, however the 'redundant' strains jointly supply a deeper desiring to the total poem defining (or making reference to) the identify. Examples: AMBITION // while i need anything / i actually wish! PERFECTION // larger / Than higher. three) The Dualistic Distich, that's a two-line poem such that the second one line is the dualistic of the first, yet jointly they outline (or make reference to) the name. Examples: production // To dwell for death / And die for residing MULTIDISCIPLINARITY // heritage of paintings / Or the paintings of background during this anthology, approximately forty poets from 15 international locations are current with paradoxist/tautologic/dualistic distichs.

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Alfred Kazin: A Biography by Professor Richard M. Cook

By Professor Richard M. Cook

Born in 1915 to slightly literate Jewish immigrants within the Brownsville portion of Brooklyn, Alfred Kazin rose from close to poverty to develop into a dominant determine in twentieth-century literary feedback and one among America’s final nice males of letters. Biographer Richard M. cook dinner offers a portrait of Kazin in his public roles and in his usually unsatisfied inner most existence. Drawing at the own journals Kazin saved for over 60 years, inner most correspondence, and various conversations with Kazin, he uncovers the complete tale of the lonely, stuttering boy from Jewish Brownsville who grew to become a pioneering critic and influential cultural commentator. Upon the looks of On local Grounds in 1942, Kazin was once dubbed “the boy ask yourself of yank criticism.” a number of guides undefined, together with A Walker within the urban and different memoirs, books of feedback, in addition to a circulation of essays and stories that ceased basically together with his loss of life in 1998. prepare dinner tells of Kazin’s adolescence, his stricken marriages, and his relatives with such figures as Lionel Trilling, Saul Bellow, Malcolm Cowley, Arthur Schlesinger, Hannah Arendt, and Daniel Bell. He illuminates Kazin’s pondering on political-cultural matters and the ordinary approach within which his subject’s own existence formed his occupation as a public highbrow. specific consciousness is paid to Kazin’s feel of himself as a Jewish-American “loner” whose internal estrangements gave him perception into the divisions on the center of recent culture.  (20090224)

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Fart proudly: writings of Benjamin Franklin you never read by Benjamin Franklin

By Benjamin Franklin

We all know Benjamin Franklin used to be one of many nice philosophers of his time. yet there has been a facet to him you weren't uncovered to in school--a bawdy, scurrilous part that was once all too desirous to ignite the fires of controversy. now and then, he might placed a few of his satirical principles down on paper. Fart Proudly is a testomony to the rogue that lived contained in the thinker and statesman.

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Requiem: and Tributes to the Grand Master by Robert A. Heinlein

By Robert A. Heinlein

Requiem is a compelling get together of Robert A. Heinlein and his imaginative and prescient, containing many new and uncollected works through the Grand grasp of technological know-how fiction, together with significant novellas: vacation spot Moon, which used to be made into the well-known George buddy movie, and Tenderfoot in house. There are contributions from such luminaries as Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Silverberg, Spider Robinson, and Gordon R. Dickson, in addition to an creation by way of Virginia Heinlein.Heinlein used to be the pre-eminent technology fiction author of the 20 th century. Requiem finds the tale of Heinlein's ardour for area exploration-his glory and his dream.

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