The Seventh Perfection

The Seventh Perfection
A Book

by Daniel Polansky

  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Release : 2020-09-22
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1250767571
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Hugo Award finalist Daniel Polansky crafts an innovative, mind-bending fantasy mystery in The Seventh Perfection When a woman with perfect memory sets out to solve a riddle, the threads she tugs on could bring a whole city crashing down. The God-King who made her is at risk, and his other servants will do anything to stop her. To become the God-King's Amanuensis, Manet had to master all seven perfections, developing her body and mind to the peak of human performance. She remembers everything that has happened to her, in absolute clarity, a gift that will surely drive her mad. But before she goes, Manet must unravel a secret which threatens not only the carefully prepared myths of the God-King's ascent, but her own identity and the nature of truth itself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Seventh Perfection

The Seventh Perfection
A Book

by Daniel Polansky

  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Release : 2020-09-22
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781250767561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Hugo Award finalist Daniel Polansky crafts an innovative, mind-bending fantasy mystery in The Seventh Perfection When a woman with perfect memory sets out to solve a riddle, the threads she tugs on could bring a whole city crashing down. The God-King who made her is at risk, and his other servants will do anything to stop her. To become the God-King's Amanuensis, Manet had to master all seven perfections, developing her body and mind to the peak of human performance. She remembers everything that has happened to her, in absolute clarity, a gift that will surely drive her mad. But before she goes, Manet must unravel a secret which threatens not only the carefully prepared myths of the God-King's ascent, but her own identity and the nature of truth itself.

The Builders

The Builders
A Book

by Daniel Polansky

  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Release : 2015-11-03
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0765384000
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

A missing eye. A broken wing. A stolen country. The last job didn't end well. Years go by, and scars fade, but memories only fester. For the animals of the Captain's company, survival has meant keeping a low profile, building a new life, and trying to forget the war they lost. But now the Captain's whiskers are twitching at the idea of evening the score. PRAISE FOR THE BUILDERS "A living, breathing world of vivid, winsome characters hellbent on their blaze of glory and as unforgiving as a runaway train carrying all your friends over a cliff. I haven't cared about animals this much since Watership Down." — Delilah S. Dawson, author of Hit and Wicked as They Come "Nobody does dark like Polansky. The Builders is Redwall meets Unforgiven, combining the endearing wit of Disney's Robin Hood with all the grit and violence of a spaghetti western." — Myke Cole, author of the Shadow Ops series "If Sam Peckinpah and Brian Jacques had a strange peyote ritual and shared a collective dream, it might look something liek this. Brutish, nasty, short — much like life — Polansky's The Builders is also funny, exciting, and extremely original. The Wild Bunch meets Watership Down." — John Hornor Jacobs, author of The Incorruptibles At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Seventh Book of the Stromateis

The Seventh Book of the Stromateis
Proceedings of the Colloquium on Clement of Alexandria (Olomouc, October 21-23, 2010)

by Matyáš Havrda,Vít Hušek,Jana Plátová

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2012-09-06
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9004223630
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

This volume comprises 16 studies focused on the last extant part of Clement's 'Stromateis'. Written by specialists from seven countries, it is a compendium of contemporary scholarship dealing with major aspects of Clement's thought in general.

A City Dreaming

A City Dreaming
A Novel

by Daniel Polansky

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1682450392
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

A powerful magician returns to New York City and reluctantly finds himself in the middle of a war between the city’s two most powerful witches. “It would help if you did not think of it as magic. M certainly had long ceased to do so.” M is an ageless drifter with a sharp tongue, few scruples, and the ability to bend reality to his will, ever so slightly. He’s come back to New York City after a long absence, and though he’d much rather spend his days drinking artisanal beer in his favorite local bar, his old friends—and his enemies—have other plans for him. One night M might find himself squaring off against the pirates who cruise the Gowanus Canal; another night sees him at a fashionable uptown charity auction where the waitstaff are all zombies. A subway ride through the inner circles of hell? In M’s world, that’s practically a pleasant diversion. Before too long, M realizes he’s landed in the middle of a power struggle between Celise, the elegant White Queen of Manhattan, and Abilene, Brooklyn’s hip, free-spirited Red Queen, a rivalry that threatens to make New York go the way of Atlantis. To stop it, M will have to call in every favor, waste every charm, and blow every spell he’s ever acquired—he might even have to get out of bed before noon. Enter a world of Wall Street wolves, slumming scenesters, desperate artists, drug-induced divinities, pocket steampunk universes, and demonic coffee shops. M’s New York, the infinite nexus of the universe, really is a city that never sleeps—but is always dreaming.

Low Town

Low Town
A Book

by Daniel Polansky

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN : 0307743349
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Drug dealers, hustlers, brothels, dirty politics, corrupt cops . . . and sorcery. Welcome to Low Town. In the forgotten back alleys and flophouses that lie in the shadows of Rigus, the finest city of the Thirteen Lands, you will find Low Town. It is an ugly place, and its cham�pion is an ugly man. Disgraced intelligence agent. Forgotten war hero. Independent drug dealer. After a fall from grace five years ago, a man known as the Warden leads a life of crime, addicted to cheap violence and expensive drugs. Every day is a constant hustle to find new customers and protect his turf from low-life competition like Tancred the Harelip and Ling Chi, the enigmatic crime lord of the heathens. The Warden's life of drugged iniquity is shaken by his dis�covery of a murdered child down a dead-end street . . . set�ting him on a collision course with the life he left behind. As a former agent with Black House--the secret police--he knows better than anyone that murder in Low Town is an everyday thing, the kind of crime that doesn't get investi�gated. To protect his home, he will take part in a dangerous game of deception between underworld bosses and the psy�chotic head of Black House, but the truth is far darker than he imagines. In Low Town, no one can be trusted. Daniel Polansky has crafted a thrilling novel steeped in noir sensibilities and relentless action, and set in an original world of stunning imagination, leading to a gut-wrenching, unforeseeable conclusion. Low Town is an attention-grabbing debut that will leave readers riveted . . . and hun�gry for more. From the Hardcover edition.

Piglette

Piglette
A Book

by Katelyn Aronson

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-05-26
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 0593116798
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Will a pristine piglet find perfection in Paris? Piglette can be a bit particular by her siblings' standards. She always wants everything to be perfect. While her many brothers and sisters like rolling in the mud, Piglette prefers pampering in a mud bath. While her siblings eat slop, Piglette prefers pastries. But what she's most passionate about is flowers. She loves to smell the lilies and lilacs in the pasture. So Piglette decides her precise nose is destined for the perfume shops of Paris! But Piglette soon realizes that there's nothing more precious than the pleasant scents of home, and she finds a way to bring a little Parisian perfection back where she belongs. Debut author Kateyln Aronson and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Eva Byrne have created an unforgettable, playful piglet who stays true to herself and the message that home is where the heart is.

The Heart of Perfection

The Heart of Perfection
How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God's

by Colleen Carroll Campbell

  • Publisher : Howard Books
  • Release : 2020-08-25
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1982106174
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Winner of the 2020 Catholic Press Association Book Award In a book hailed as “liberating” (Gary Chapman, New York Times bestselling author), an award-winning author and mother of four weaves her own stories and struggles with those of seven ex-perfectionist saints (and one heretic) who show us how to pursue a new kind of perfection: freedom in Christ. Spiritual perfectionism—an obsession with flawlessness rooted in the belief that we can earn God’s love—is dangerous because so many of us mistake it for virtue. Its toxic cycle of pride, sin, shame, blame, and despair distorts our vision, dulls our faith, and leads us to view others through the same hypercritical lens we think God is using to view us. As a lifelong overachiever who drafted her first résumé in sixth grade and spell-checked her high school boyfriend’s love letters, Colleen Carroll Campbell knows something about the perfectionist trap. But it was only after she became a mother that she started to see how insidiously perfectionism had infected her spiritual life, how lethal it could be to her happiness and her family, and how disproportionately it afflicts the people working hardest to serve God. In the ruins of her own mistakes, Colleen dug into Scripture and the lives of the canonized saints for answers. She discovered to her surprise that many holy men and women were, in fact, recovering perfectionists. And their grace-fueled victory oer this malady—not perfectionist striving—was the key to their heroic virtue and contagious joy. In The Heart of Perfection, Colleen weaves the stories and wisdom of seven ex-perfectionist saints (and one heretic) with Scripture and beautifully crafted tales of her own trial-and-error experiments in applying that wisdom to her life. Gorgeously written and deeply insightful, Colleen Carroll Campbell’s The Heart of Perfection is a “must-read” (Jeannie Gaffigan, executive producer of The Jim Gaffigan Show) that “gives us permission to…walk in the freedom of God’s unconditional love” (Jennifer Fulwiler, author of One Beautiful Dream). For a free Heart of Perfection reading guide for book clubs, visit Colleen-Campbell.com.

The Practice of Perfection

The Practice of Perfection
The Paramitas from a Zen Buddhist Perspective

by Robert Aitken

  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release : 2012-05-23
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0307817474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Robert Aiken, author of Encouraging Words and Taking the Path of Zen, is America’s most senior Zen Roshi. In this new book he presents the Ten Pãramitãs, of Transcendental Perfections—namely, giving, mortality, forbearance, zeal, focused meditation, wisdom, compassionate means, aspiration, spiritual power, and knowledge—two-thousand-year-old ideals that can serve us as both methods and goals. The Pãramitãs are the “skillful means” a person may employ to nurture and develop his or her spiritual and moral life. In religious instruction we are often met be restrictions, and are told what not to do. The Pãramitãs, explained from a Zen perspective, offer the seeker ten positive means of action, ten ways to live a life of clarity and grace in a modern world where neither seems easy or even possible. The transcendental perfections can lead us toward a life that is both spiritually invigorated and socially engaged. Aitken Roshi’s way of teaching—anecdotal, careful, insightful, and easily accessible—leads us further along the path of harmony and balance. Each of the inspiring and instructional essays in this book is followed by a section in which Aitken answers questions most often asked by his own students in their course of study. The Practice of Perfection will be useful to seekers of all cultures and faiths.

The View from the Seventh Layer

The View from the Seventh Layer
A Book

by Kevin Brockmeier

  • Publisher : Vintage Books USA
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN : 0307387763
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

A compilation of short fiction features the title story about a troubled young woman who imagines an escape with an apparition she calls the Entity, as well as "The Human Soul as a Rube Goldberg Device" and "Father John Melby and the Ghost of Amy Elizabeth." Reprint.

On The Seventh Day

On The Seventh Day
Seven Days To Save The World

by Mark Wilson

  • Publisher : SpellBound Books
  • Release : 2021-03-07
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

God is furious. He has run out of patience with humans and decided that our time is over. We've had our chance and it's back to the drawing board. Mo, and Jay, best friends who've screwed up in the past, beg him for one more chance to get the humans back on track. Alongside Mr Saluzar, the head of a global charity foundation, and Nick, The Fallen Angel, they hurtle towards Armageddon and their one chance to prove God wrong. They have seven days to save us. Praise for On The Seventh Day: “I don't know any other writer with the diversity of Mr Wilson when it comes to putting his stories on paper, the only guarantee is they're Scottish. “ – Amazon reader. “A strange mix of book. It made me howl with laughter in places, and in others made me consider my place in the universe, sometimes immediately after each other. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it. A very funny, and very clever book. “ – Mark Tilbury – author of The Abattoir of Dreams. “Wilson seems to be revelling in his native North Lanarkshire's new confidence and swagger. Although he has never shied away from writing in his native tongue, this book flows beautifully, despite the subject matter.” – Des McAnulty, author of Life is Local. “In American Gods Neil Gaiman humanized the Gods wonderfully. In this book Mark Wilson humanizes God and the supernaturals terribly, awe-fully and disgustingly! And it is brilliant! “ – Colette Brown, author of The Prescription.

Seventh Heaven

Seventh Heaven
A Novel

by Alice Hoffman

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2014-09-23
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 1497638054
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

A New York Times bestseller about a 1950s suburb transformed by the arrival of a divorced mother: “part American Graffiti, part early Updike” (The New York Times). On Hemlock Street, the houses are identical, the lawns tidy, and the families traditional. A perfect slice of suburbia, this Long Island community shows no signs of change as the 1950s draw to a close—until the fateful August morning when Nora Silk arrives. Recently divorced, Nora mows the lawn in slingback pumps and climbs her roof in the middle of the night to clean the gutters. She works three jobs, and when her casseroles don’t turn out, she feeds her two boys—eight-year-old Billy and his baby brother, James—Frosted Flakes for supper. She wears black stretch pants instead of Bermuda shorts, owns twenty-three shades of nail polish, and sings along to Elvis like a schoolgirl. Though Nora is eager to fit in on Hemlock Street, her effect on the neighbors is anything but normal. The wives distrust her, the husbands desire her, and the children think she’s a witch. But through Nora’s eyes, the neighborhood appears far from perfect. Behind every neatly trimmed hedge and freshly painted shutter is a family struggling to solve its own unique mysteries. Inspired by Nora, the residents of Hemlock Street finally unlock the secrets that will transform their lives forever. A tale of extraordinary discoveries, Seventh Heaven is an ode to a single mother’s heroic journey and a celebration of the courage it takes to change.

The Seventh Commandment

The Seventh Commandment
A Book

by Tom Fox

  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release : 2018-06-05
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781472242426
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Fans of Simon Toyne and those who can't wait for Origin by Dan Brown will be gripped by The Seventh Commandment, the electrifying new conspiracy thriller by Tom Fox, author of Dominus. 'A fine mystery thriller that is both well-written and as intriguing as it is exciting' - For Winter Nights Chaos is about to descend on the Eternal City. The River Tiber will run with blood. A darkness will consume the sun. And that is just the beginning. An ancient stone bearing seven predictions is unearthed in a dig. Then, when gunshots are fired by the river, Akkadian language specialist Angelina Calla and Vatican expert Ben Verdyx are stunned to realise they are the targets. The tablet connects them: they are the only people in Rome who can decipher it. But can these prophecies be real? And why does someone want Ben and Angelina dead? Now they must put aside their differences to unravel the terrifying truth before their time runs out.

Small Medium at Large

Small Medium at Large
A Book

by Joanne Levy

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2012-07-03
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1599908794
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

After she's hit by lightning at a wedding, twelve-year-old Lilah Bloom develops a new talent: she hears dead people. Among them, there's her over-opinionated bubby Dora; a comically prissy fashion designer; and an approval-seeking clown who livens up a seance. With Bubby Dora leading the way, these and other sweetly imperfect ghosts haunt Lilah through seventh grade, and help her face her one fear: talking to and possibly going to the seventh-grade dance with her big crush, Andrew Finkel.

Revelation

Revelation
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 1999-01-01
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 0857861018
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

The Seventh Perfection

The Seventh Perfection
A Book

by Daniel Polansky

  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Release : 2020-09-22
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1250767571
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Hugo Award finalist Daniel Polansky crafts an innovative, mind-bending fantasy mystery in The Seventh Perfection When a woman with perfect memory sets out to solve a riddle, the threads she tugs on could bring a whole city crashing down. The God-King who made her is at risk, and his other servants will do anything to stop her. To become the God-King's Amanuensis, Manet had to master all seven perfections, developing her body and mind to the peak of human performance. She remembers everything that has happened to her, in absolute clarity, a gift that will surely drive her mad. But before she goes, Manet must unravel a secret which threatens not only the carefully prepared myths of the God-King's ascent, but her own identity and the nature of truth itself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Seventh Year

The Seventh Year
A Book

by Simone Nicole

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2014-01-08
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781494933500
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Lou and Lady are a young, married couple who are constantly faced with marital problems. When the ultimate wrong takes place they have to decide whether to fix what they've built over time or to give it all up.

The Seventh Gate

The Seventh Gate
A Book

by Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9780553403794
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

The Science of Human Perfection

The Science of Human Perfection
How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine

by Nathaniel Comfort

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-09-25
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 0300169914
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

A thoughtful new look at the entwined histories of genetic medicine and eugenics, with probing discussion of the moral risks of seeking human perfection

The Seventh Mother

The Seventh Mother
A Book

by Sherri Wood Emmons

  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release : 2014-08-01
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0758280467
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

A young girl searches for a mother's love amid unfolding secrets, in this riveting and emotionally complex novel from acclaimed author Sherri Wood Emmons. The summer that her father falls in love with Emma, Jenny Bohner is just turning eleven. Jenny was three when her mother died, and since then Brannon Bohner has traveled with his daughter from one seasonal job to another, picking up girlfriends along the way. Cara, Ami, Trish--all were sweet and kind, but none ever stayed for long. Somehow Emma is different, traveling with them from Idaho to Kentucky, filling Jenny with hopes of a real family at last. Emma's warmth and optimism are contagious, defusing Brannon's flashes of temper and making their first weeks together everything Jenny has dreamed of. Yet something still troubles her, surfacing through years of memories--tempting her from within boxes Jenny has been told never to touch, filled with hidden mementoes from long ago. And somewhere among them Jenny will find answers that compel her to choose--between the home she longs for, the love she craves, and the hard truth she can no longer ignore. . . Praise for the novels of Sherri Wood Emmons The Weight of Small Things "Emmons writes beautifully about women, friendship and choices, and engagingly chronicles the long friendship that becomes a mutual lifeline." --The Sunday Star Ledger The Sometimes Daughter "Emmons has a keen grasp of the difficulties of mother-daughter dynamics. . .an intimate story." --Publishers Weekly "Teens who appreciated Lauren Myracle's Bliss or autobiographies by Augusten Burroughs and Jeannette Walls of dysfunctional family survivors should also enjoy this novel." –School Library Journal Prayers and Lies "A rich story of the triumph of love and decency." –Sandra Dallas, author of Prayers for Sale "A strong debut. . .Emmons has a rich voice that pairs well with the earthy setting. . .and the characters are wonderfully drawn." –Publishers Weekly "Surely Sherri Wood Emmons is the freshest new voice I've read in a long while. Read Prayers and Lies, and hold on tight! You are in for an unforgettable literary ride!" --Ann Hood, author of The Red Thread