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If Only

If Only

If Only

Author: ,

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 1443459283

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 681

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Kate Eberlen, the bestselling author of Miss You, returns with a serendipitous and modern romance. For fans of David Nicholls and Jojo Moyes, If Only is the story of two people who fall in love and the secrets that tear them apart. How can you know someone until you learn to talk about the past? Letty and Alf are the only English speakers in an Italian class in Rome, where they discover that the language that really connects them is dance. Alf is nineteen, a former ballroom champion who seems reassuringly confident and at ease with himself. Letty, twenty-two, is unusually reserved and studious, having been forced to give up her childhood dream of becoming a ballet dancer. They come from different worlds, but when they waltz around the Piazza Navona together, a passionate relationship begins. Can their decision to live in the moment in the Eternal City keep their histories from encroaching? Why is Alf living in a shared apartment, estranged from his family? And what has wrenched Letty away from the apparent security of her Oxford University degree? They each find themselves haunted by the fear that the secrets not yet shared will tear them apart. If Only is a novel about identity, secrets, passion and dance—and the indefinable collision of physical, emotional and intellectual excitement that we call falling in love.


The Complete Works of William Dean Howells: 27 Novels & 40+ Short Stories, Including Plays, Poems, Travel Sketches, Historical Works & Autobiography (Illustrated)

The Complete Works of William Dean Howells: 27 Novels & 40+ Short Stories, Including Plays, Poems, Travel Sketches, Historical Works & Autobiography (Illustrated)

The Complete Works of William Dean Howells: 27 Novels & 40+ Short Stories, Including Plays, Poems, Travel Sketches, Historical Works & Autobiography (Illustrated)

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher: e-artnow

Isbn 10: 8026848861

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 1658

Number of Views: 630

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of William Dean Howells: 27 Novels & 40+ Short Stories, Including Plays, Poems, Travel Sketches, Historical Works & Autobiography (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. He was known for the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Table of Contents: A Forgone Conclusion A Chance Acquaintance A Modern Instance A Pair of Patient Lovers A Traveler from Altruria An Open-Eyed Conspiracy Annie Kilburn April Hopes Dr. Breen's Practice Fennel and Rue Indian Summer Questionable Shapes Ragged Lady The Coast of Bohemia The Kentons The Lady of Aroostook The Landlord at Lion's Head The Leatherwood God The Minister's Charge The Quality of Mercy The Rise of Silas Lapham The Story of a Play Through the Eye of the Needle Their Wedding Journey A Hazard of New Fortunes Their Silver Wedding Journey The Flight of Pony Baker Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Boy Life Between the Dark and the Daylight The Daughter of the Storage and Other Things in Prose and Verse A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories Buying a Horse The Night Before Christmas A Counterfeit Presentment Bride Roses A Likely Story Evening Dress Five O'Clock Tea The Albany Depot The Elevator The Garotters The Parlor Car The Register The Sleeping-Car Poems Venetian Life Italian Journeys Roman Holidays and Others Suburban Sketches Familiar Spanish Travels A Little Swiss Sojourn London Films Seven English Cities Stories of Ohio Criticism and Fiction Literary Friends and Acquaintance Literature and Life My Literary Passions Imaginary Interviews and Other Essays Modern Italian Poets A Psychological Counter-Current in Recent Fiction The Man of Letters as a Man of Business Emile Zola Henry James Carl Schurz A Boy's Town Years of My Youth…


Daniel Silva Gabriel Allon Novels 5-8

Daniel Silva Gabriel Allon Novels 5-8

Daniel Silva Gabriel Allon Novels 5-8

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101538899

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 198

Number of Views: 1817

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Novels five through eight of the Gabriel Allon series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. Prince of Fire Gabriel Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in terrorist hands that strips away his secrets and lays bare his history… The Messenger Gabriel Allon is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer—photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning an attack aimed straight at the heart of the Vatican. The Secret Servant A terrorist plot in London leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon on a desperate search for a kidnapped woman, in a race against time that will compromise Allon’s own conscience—and life... Moscow Rules The death of a journalist leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn if he wants to prevent a former KGB colonel from delivering Russia's most sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda. Praise for the #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva and the Gabriel Allon series “Those in the know are calling him the new John Le Carré. Those who are reading him can't put him down."—Chicago Sun-Times "The enigmatic Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series."—The Philadelphia Inquirer "A writer who brings new life to the international thriller."—Newsday "Allon is Israel’s Jack Bauer…Thrill factor:*****."—USA Today "Nobody handles this kind of intrigue as well Silva. He gives Gabriel and the rest of his team the kind of depth seen only in spy novels by Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy."—Richmond Times Dispatch "A terrific thriller…one of the best-drawn fictional assassins since The Day of the Jackal."—The San Francisco Examiner “Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot.”—People


Beach Music

Beach Music

Beach Music

Author: Pat Conroy

Publisher: Dial Press

Isbn 10: 0307804739

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 800

Number of Views: 1836

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An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life’s pain and glory. It is a novel of lyric intensity and searing truth, another masterpiece among Pat Conroy’s legendary and beloved novels. Praise for Beach Music “Astonishing . . . stunning . . . The range of passions and subjects that bring life to every page is almost endless.”—The Washington Post Book World “Magnificent . . . clearly Conroy’s best.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Blockbuster writing at its best.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Pat Conroy’s writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion.”—The Denver Post “A powerful, heartfelt tale.”—Houston Chronicle


Complete Novels

Complete Novels

Complete Novels

Author: Henry James

Publisher: MVP

Isbn 10: 2291033115

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 321

Number of Views: 1972

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Contents: Watch and Ward Roderick Hudson The American The Europeans Confidence Washington Square The Portrait of a Lady The Bostonians The Princess Casamassima The Reverberator The Tragic Muse The Other House The Spoils of Poynton What Maisie Knew The Awkward Age The Sacred Fount The Wings of the Dove The Ambassadors The Golden Bowl The Outcry The Whole Family The Ivory Tower The Sense of the Past


The Complete Novels of Henry James

The Complete Novels of Henry James

The Complete Novels of Henry James

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Flip

Isbn 10: 2291012762

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 321

Number of Views: 1282

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Contents: Watch and Ward Roderick Hudson The American The Europeans Confidence Washington Square The Portrait of a Lady The Bostonians The Princess Casamassima The Reverberator The Tragic Muse The Other House The Spoils of Poynton What Maisie Knew The Awkward Age The Sacred Fount The Wings of the Dove The Ambassadors The Golden Bowl The Outcry The Whole Family The Ivory Tower The Sense of the Past


Elizabeth Spencer: Novels & Stories (LOA #344)

Elizabeth Spencer: Novels & Stories (LOA #344)

Elizabeth Spencer: Novels & Stories (LOA #344)

Author: Elizabeth Spencer

Publisher: Library of America

Isbn 10: 1598536877

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 850

Number of Views: 1946

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On her centennial, a contemporary of Flannery O’Connor and Harper Lee joins the Library of America with a volume that restores to print her searing novel about the late Jim Crow South Elizabeth Spencer (1921-2019) was a major figure of the Southern Renaissance, though today her many books and stories are scattered or out of print. This Library of America volume brings together the very best of her writing--three novels and nineteen stories--from a career spanning more than six decades. The Voice at the Back Door (1957), greeted by The New Yorker as "a practically perfect novel" and here restored to print, portrays small-town life in Mississippi during the late Jim Crow era and the self-interest and hatred that kept injustice firmly in place. Published two years after the Emmett Till lynching, it captures the spitting vehemence of its white characters' speech and may have been proven too potentially controversial for the Pulitzer board (which awarded no prize in 1957). Also included in this volume are The Light in the Piazza (1960), Spencer's most famous work, a deftly poignant comedy about Americans abroad that was adapted to the screen by Guy Green; and a second superb Italian novella, Knights and Dragons (1965), reminiscent of Henry James's novels in its atmosphere, interiority, and concern with transplanted Americans. Spencer excelled in the short story form and this volume presents a career-spanning selection by editor Michael Gorra that ranges from the early "First Dark" (1959), a kind of ghost story about a spectral oversized house in a Southern town, to the valedictory "The Wedding Visitor" (2013), about the refusal to let the all-enveloping world of place, family, and childhood define one's adult life. Spencer's special focus was families, and few writers have so brilliantly plumbed the passions that unite them and the inner upheavals that can tear them apart.


The Fiction of Ian McEwan

The Fiction of Ian McEwan

The Fiction of Ian McEwan

Author: Peter Childs

Publisher:

Isbn 10: 0230211275

Category: ,

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1153


Midnight in the Piazza

Midnight in the Piazza

Midnight in the Piazza

Author: Tiffany Parks

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 0062644548

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1887

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Mysteries abound in this exciting race through Rome! Beatrice Archer may love history, and Rome may be chock-full of it, but that doesn’t mean she wants to move there! Too bad Beatrice’s father got a job as the head of the history department at the American Academy in Rome—now, Beatrice has no choice but to get used to the idea. When she arrives in Rome she explores her new city as much as she can, but it isn’t until she hears talk of a strange neighborhood legend that Beatrice perks up. A centuries-old unsolved mystery about the beautiful turtle fountain outside her window? Sounds like fun! Before Beatrice has a chance to explore, though, she sees a dark figure emerge from the shadows of the square in the middle of the night—and steal the famous turtle sculptures that give the fountain its name. When no one believes her story, Beatrice knows that it’s up to her to solve the crime and restore the turtles to their rightful place. With the help of her new friend Marco, she navigates a world of unscrupulous ambassadors, tricky tutors, and international art thieves to unravel one of Roman history’s greatest dramas—before another priceless work of art is stolen.


The Mystery at the Roman Colosseum (Rome, Italy)

The Mystery at the Roman Colosseum (Rome, Italy)

The Mystery at the Roman Colosseum (Rome, Italy)

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

Isbn 10: 0635068583

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 160

Number of Views: 552

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It's off to Italy for Mimi and Papa and their two grandchildren, Christina, 10 and Grant, 7. Mimi, a children's book writer, is writing a new mystery set in Italy, and Papa is going to visit an old friend. It doesn't take long for a mystery to unfold as Christina discovers a puzzling advertisement in an Italian newspaper...and suspicious men in black trench coats! Follow Christina, Grant, and their two new friends, Luigi and Francesca, as they look for clues while exploring Italy on fast scooters and floating gondolas! Things get even more interesting as the kids end up in the middle of Carnivale holiday festivities! (Who is really behind that mask?) Don't miss the adventure and action as the kids solve The Mystery at the Roman Colosseum. This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment. LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: Sistine Chapel - The Colosseum - The Leaning Tower of Pisa - St. PeterÕs Square - Piazza della Minerva - The Pantheon - Trevi Fountain - Piazza Navona - Piazza D. Mercato Centrale - Piazza San Marco - Pisa International Airport and Leonardo da Vinci Airport - Milan - Sicily - Sardinia - Salerno - Pompeii - HarryÕs Bar - Many sights in Rome, including the Arch of Constantine, the Mamertine Prison, and Capitoline Hill - Many sights in Florence, including the Cloister of the Dead, the Uffizi, and the Statue of David - Many sights in Venice, including the CaÕ dÕOro, the Grand Canal, and the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute Educational Items: Italian geography - Typical Italian food including gelato, Italian Wedding Soup, gnocchi - History of the Leaning Tower of Pisa - Facts about Vatican City - Facts about Rome - Information on many Italian artists, including Michelangelo and Botticelli, their works, and their mediums - History of the Colosseum - History of the Trevi Fountain - The Renaissance - Astrolabes and sundials - Transportation in Venice (gondolas, gondoliers, the Grand Canal, vaporettos) - Carnivale- including its history, traditions, costumes - Mardi Gras - Obelisks and hieroglyphics - Screen Actors Guild - Eurostar, ItalyÕs fastest train - History of the tarantella dance - Rome water - The Roman forum and Julius Caesar - The Black Plague - Lighting candles in prayer - ItalyÕs volcanoes - The Italian Alps - History of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, the ruins and excavation - Academy of Fine Arts - Roman gods and goddesses- Winter solstice People: Michelangelo and Botticelli, their works, and their mediums - Galileo - Roman gods and goddesses - La Befana, Italian version of Santa Claus - Romulus and Remus - Peggy Guggenheim - Gladiators - Julius Caesar - NapoleonÕs conquering of Italy - Tale of Pinocchio Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.6 Accelerated Reader Points: 3 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 105629 Lexile Measure: 860 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40


Two People

Two People

Two People

Author: Donald Windham

Publisher: Mondial

Isbn 10: 1595691030

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 196

Number of Views: 1258

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"Two People" is about a love affair in Rome between a middle-aged American and a much younger Italian, but the word "people" in the title is both singular and plural, dealing with two cultures as well as with two individuals. First published in 1965, when the word "gay" in its sexual implications was little used or even recognized by heterosexuals, "Two People" anticipated many novels about same-sex relationships that followed. Neglected for over forty years, this moving novel has now been republished in a more tolerant climate.


Feeling ROME

Feeling ROME

Feeling ROME

Author: Barbara Athanassiadis

Publisher: AA Publishing

Isbn 10: 0992117453

Category: Travel

Number of Pages: 170

Number of Views: 847

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About the book Feeling ROME "An intimate portrait of the Eternal City" Visiting a city and then describing it in a guide book is very different than living it, breathing in the atmosphere, enjoying its surprises, discovering its details and recounting its hidden personality in an engaging and passionate way. In “Feeling Rome” Barbara Athanassiadis does just that: she introduces us to Rome, the Eternal City, albeit contemplating it from a different perspective, one that is more humane but also more penetrating, revealing the secrets of the particular way of life of the Romans, masterfully balanced between their glorious past and a bright and promising present. At the same time, she delicately touches upon the monuments, palaces, fountains, piazzas and shops of this fascinating city, breathing in the ineffable aura of the "dolce vita" of fashion and art. The author takes readers by the hand on a revealing walk, inviting even the most fanatical admirers of this city to fall in love again, as if it was the first time! «... As I walked through the gate of the Piazza del Popolo, in front of me I saw the square, dominated by the twin churches and the high obelisk, marking the top of the three streets opening like a fan ahead, leading to as many squares with stairs in marble and baroque palaces. Two hundred years before, that same imposing gate had been crossed by Goethe, who, finding himself in the presence of such a spectacle, a prelude to the wonders of the Eternal City, opened his arms and said, 'Now I begin to live!'» The eBook is illustrated with colourful photos. Watch the YouTube book trailer videos of Feeling ROME: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrbC-aJ-0WKuzDPalf_Wfl_WkRNi1NIuy BOOK REVIEWS "Ever the charmer when she hits the paper, Barbara Athanassiadis takes us along on a stroll through Rome, her dwelling city of adoption. As a matter of fact, this journey is bound to take us far beyond the walls of this city and on to a trip to the Holy Land, where the journey turns into a soul-searching experience, as the author endeavors to connect her establishment in Rome to her remote origins. Thus, as light as a feather, from palazzos to verandas, and from piazzas to movies of the ‘60s, Barbara flutters along, shedding what she feels is superfluous, along the way. Sometimes entire blocks are obliterated, churches seem to vanish into thin air and even historic accuracy seems as some point, to lose importance…. An experienced traveler, fully conversant with the art of getting rid of unnecessary burdens in her own, so very special, unmistakably feminine and romantic way, something like picking up the most beautiful Mediterranean flowers, before putting them in a vase to share the composition with roses and… artichokes alike!" Maria Ioannides, Review in Vakchikon Magazine "In her new travel book, Barbara Athanassiadis lives, breathes, takes delight in, discovers and guides us with a personal and insightful look of Rome, the Eternal City. She deciphers the unique lifestyle of the Romans, easily juggling between their glorious past and their bright present. She takes her readers on transcendent strolls, revealing precious and little-known secrets and inspiring all, even the most unrepentant lovers of Rome, to rediscover it once more." Theodore Gregoriadis, Review in Passport Magazine


Bernini

Bernini

Bernini

Author: Franco Mormando

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Isbn 10: 0226538516

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 456

Number of Views: 744

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Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright, and scenographer, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) was the last of the great universal artistic geniuses of early modern Italy, placed by both contemporaries and posterity in the same exalted company as Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. And his artistic vision remains palpably present today, through the countless statues, fountains, and buildings that transformed Rome into the Baroque theater that continues to enthrall tourists today. It is perhaps not surprising that this artist who defined the Baroque should have a personal life that itself was, well, baroque. As Franco Mormando’s dazzling biography reveals, Bernini was a man driven by many passions, possessed of an explosive temper and a hearty sex drive, and he lived a life as dramatic as any of his creations. Drawing on archival sources, letters, diaries, and—with a suitable skepticism—a hagiographic account written by Bernini’s son (who portrays his father as a paragon of virtue and piety), Mormando leads us through Bernini’s many feuds and love affairs, scandals and sins. He sets Bernini’s raucous life against a vivid backdrop of Baroque Rome, bustling and wealthy, and peopled by churchmen and bureaucrats, popes and politicians, schemes and secrets. The result is a seductively readable biography, stuffed with stories and teeming with life—as wild and unforgettable as Bernini’s art. No one who has been bewitched by the Baroque should miss it.


Holiday in a Coma & Love Lasts Three Years: two novels by Frédéric Beigbeder

Holiday in a Coma & Love Lasts Three Years: two novels by Frédéric Beigbeder

Holiday in a Coma & Love Lasts Three Years: two novels by Frédéric Beigbeder

Author: Frédéric Beigbeder

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Isbn 10: 0007283113

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 1825

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One night in a Parisian nightclub and the aftermath of a marriage provide the stories for these two novels by Frederic Beigbeder, award-winning author of ‘Windows on the World’.


The Garden of Evil

The Garden of Evil

The Garden of Evil

Author: David Hewson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Isbn 10: 0230713173

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 660

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The Garden of Evil is the sixth in the Nic Costa series, David Hewson's detective novels of love and death in the Eternal City. The picture possessed a frightful beauty, one which burned so brightly that, once witnessed, could never be unseen . . . Even the presence of two corpses, one clearly murdered, the other dead through strange and suspicious circumstances, did nothing to distract their attention from the canvas . . . In a hidden studio in an area of Rome where the Vatican liked to keep an eye on the city’s prostitutes, an art expert from the Louvre is found dead in front of one of the most beautiful paintings that Nic Costa has ever seen – an unknown Caravaggio masterpiece. But before long tragedy will strike Nic far closer to home. The main suspect’s identity is known, but he remains untouchable – protected in his grand palazzo by a fleet of lawyers and a sinister cult known as the Ekstasists. If Costa and his team can crack the reasons for the cult’s existence, he may well stand a chance of nailing the double-killer. But the mystery will take him right back to Caravaggio himself and the reasons he had to flee Rome all those centuries before . . .


Book of the Dead

Book of the Dead

Book of the Dead

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101155906

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 528

Number of Views: 1895

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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. But in this thrilling #1 New York Times bestseller, her fresh start ushers in a string of murders more baffling—and terrifying—than any that have come before... The Book of the Dead is the morgue log, the ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to acquire a new meaning. A sixteen-year-old tennis star, fresh from a tournament win Charleston, is found nude and mutilated near Piazza Navona in Rome. The body of an abused young boy is dumped in a desolate marsh. A woman is ritualistically murdered in her multimillion-dollar beach home. Meanwhile, in New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections among the deaths that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible. Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never has she seen a string of death like what she's facing now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names—and the pen may be poised to write her own...


Consuming Ancient Egypt

Consuming Ancient Egypt

Consuming Ancient Egypt

Author: Sally MacDonald,Michael Rice

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1315431718

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 264

Number of Views: 622

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Consuming Ancient Egypt examines the influence of Ancient Egypt on the everyday lives of contemporary people, of all ages, throughout the world. It looks at the Egypt tourist sees, Egypt in film and Egypt as the inspiration for opera. It asks why so many books are published each year on Egyptological subjects at all levels, from the austerely academic to the riotous celebrations of Egypt as a land of mystery, enchantment and fantasy. It then considers the ways in which Ancient Egypt interacts with the living world, in architecture, museum going, the acquisition of souvenirs and reproductions, design, and the perpetual appeal of the mummy. The significance of Egypt as an adjunct to (and frequently the subject of) marketing in the consumer society is examined. It reveals much about Egypt's immemorial appeal and the psychology of those who succumb to its magic.


The Library of God

The Library of God

The Library of God

Author: Fabrizio Pacitti

Publisher: iUniverse

Isbn 10: 1475976569

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 248

Number of Views: 1905

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Among the monuments of a Rome in full summer, two men and a woman are following clues to uncover a secret that has been kept safe since the times of the Emperor Constantine. A nun that committed a mortal sin, a professor that studies the past, and a colonel of the Italian Carabinieri in charge of protecting it. At the same time, in the maze of the streets of the eternal city, two brotherhoods that have been enemies since the dawn of glorious Rome are keeping track of their every move.


Come to Light

Come to Light

Come to Light

Author: Paul Madonna

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

Isbn 10: 1513264273

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 328

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From award-winning artist and author Paul Madonna comes an electrifying mystery novel full of unexpected plot twists, lively characters, and over one hundred lush drawings. Presented in an innovative three-volume boxed set, Come to Light is a gripping page-turner that weaves an intoxicating tale of love, murder, books and art. Come to Light is a fresh and original mystery with an unusual detective: Emit Hopper, a former rock star turned author and artist. Six years ago, Emit’s wife, Julia, went missing. Now the remains of her two hiking companions have been found buried in the California wilderness. But the discovery raises more questions than answers, so with his love for classic detective books and rye whiskey, Emit sets out across Europe chasing down clues, sketchbook in hand. Quickly, Emit finds himself embroiled in a plot far larger than he could have imagined: he becomes a target of a State Department investigation, gets entangled in an international ring of art thefts, and discovers his own artwork stolen. He meets an exuberant French nobleman, a murderous five-year-old, and a bohemian Roman heiress. From the Venice Biennale to the flooding of Piazza Navona, you’ll find yourself laughing, gasping, and drawing right alongside Emit as he travels through some of the most beautiful regions of Europe, unraveling a suspense-filled and surprisingly tangled mystery. Replete with strikingly rendered drawings that bring this exquisite and intriguing novel to life, Come to Light is the thrilling follow-up to the adventures of Emit Hopper, which debuted in Close Enough for the Angels.


Summer in Tuscany

Summer in Tuscany

Summer in Tuscany

Author: Elizabeth Adler

Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press

Isbn 10: 1429901195

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1622

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Gemma Jericho is an overworked New York doctor with a handful of a teenaged daughter and a mother who worries that Gemma has no life. So when her mother receives a mysterious letter telling her about an even more mysterious inheritance in Tuscany, Gemma sees her chance: the three of them throw caution and convention to the wind and leave for Italy. Gemma hopes that a change of scenery will bring back the closeness she used to share with her daughter. And perhaps the challenges of living in a foreign country will give her mother something to worry about beyond Gemma's social life. But what they encounter there is far more distracting than Gemma expected: a crumbling old villa and a town divided. Half the residents believe that Ben Raphael, another American, is the rightful inheritor of the villa. As cultures clash, gossip soars, and intrigue unfolds, Gemma is caught up in the most disturbing and delicious trouble she's ever had. And her summer in Tuscany will change her outlook-and her life-forever.