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The Ancient Egyptian Book of Two Ways

The Ancient Egyptian Book of Two Ways

by Leonard H. Lesko

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2021-01-08
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 0520362152
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1972.

The Book of Two Ways

The Book of Two Ways

by Jodi Picoult

  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release : 2020-09-22
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0735276919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the #1 bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things, a riveting novel about the choices that change the course of our lives. Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She's on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: prepare for a crash landing. As thoughts flash through her mind, Dawn braces herself for impact. The shocking thing is the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years earlier. Miraculously, Dawn survives the crash, but so do all the doubts she suddenly feels. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, she has her husband, Brian, her beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula who helps to ease the transition between life and death for her clients. But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a job she once studied for, but was forced to abandon. Now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the life choices she once made. After the crash, once they've been checked out by a doctor, the airline offers the passengers flights to a destination of their choice. The obvious thing for Dawn is to fly home, to her work, to her family. The other option that occurs to her, though, is to travel to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways--the first known map of the afterlife. As the story unfolds, Dawn's two futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts she's kept buried. And then there are the questions she's never truly asked: What does a well-lived life look like? When we leave the earth, what do we leave behind? Do we make choices or do our choices make us? And, who would you be, if you hadn't turned into the person you are right now?

The Book of Two Ways: A stunning novel about life, death and missed opportunities

The Book of Two Ways: A stunning novel about life, death and missed opportunities

by Jodi Picoult

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-10-20
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1473692423
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pre-order Jodi Picoult's stunning new novel about life, death, and missed opportunities. 'A writer the world should be reading right now.' Independent Who would you be, if you hadn't turned out to be the person you are now? Dawn is a death doula, and spends her life helping people make the final transition peacefully. But when the plane she's on plummets, she finds herself thinking not of the perfect life she has, but the life she was forced to abandon fifteen years ago - when she left behind a career in Egyptology, and a man she loved. Against the odds, she survives, and the airline offers her a ticket to wherever she needs to get to - but the answer to that question suddenly seems uncertain. As the path of her life forks in two very different directions, Dawn must confront questions she's never truly asked: what does a well-lived life look like? What do we leave behind when we go? And do we make our choices, or do our choices make us? Two possible futures. One impossible choice. ---------------------------------------------------------------- 'It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes.' Financial Times 'Her intelligent, meticulously researched novels explore ethical dilemmas through heartrending, headline-grabbing scenarios.' The Sunday Times 'A matchless talent for hitting emotional notes.' Irish Times

A Hundred Suns

A Hundred Suns
A Novel

by Karin Tanabe

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2020-04-07
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1250231493
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A haunting, evocative tale that left me both richly satisfied and deeply unsettled – yet another Tanabe triumph. Captivating, suspenseful, and full of surprises." —Fiona Davis, national bestselling author of The Masterpiece A faraway land. A family’s dynasty. A trail of secrets that could shatter their glamorous lifestyle. On a humid afternoon in 1933, American Jessie Lesage steps off a boat from Paris and onto the shores of Vietnam. Accompanying her French husband Victor, an heir to the Michelin rubber fortune, she’s certain that their new life is full of promise, for while the rest of the world is sinking into economic depression, Indochine is gold for the Michelins. Jessie knows that the vast plantations near Saigon are the key to the family’s prosperity, and though they have recently been marred in scandal, she needs them to succeed for her husband’s sake—and to ensure that the life she left behind in America stays buried in the past. Jessie dives into the glamorous colonial world, where money is king and morals are brushed aside, and meets Marcelle de Fabry, a spellbinding expat with a wealthy Indochinese lover, the silk tycoon Khoi Nguyen. Descending on Jessie’s world like a hurricane, Marcelle proves to be an exuberant guide to colonial life. But hidden beneath her vivacious exterior is a fierce desire to put the colony back in the hands of its people––starting with the Michelin plantations. It doesn’t take long for the sun-drenched days and champagne-soaked nights to catch up with Jessie. With an increasingly fractured mind, her affection for Indochine falters. And as a fiery political struggle builds around her, Jessie begins to wonder what’s real in a friendship that she suspects may be nothing but a house of cards. Motivated by love, driven by ambition, and seeking self-preservation at all costs, Jessie and Marcelle each toe the line between friend and foe, ethics and excess. Cast against the stylish backdrop of 1920s Paris and 1930s Indochine, in a time and place defined by contrasts and convictions, Karin Tanabe's A Hundred Suns is historical fiction at its lush, suspenseful best.

The Book of Two Ways

The Book of Two Ways

by Jodi Picoult

  • Publisher : John Murray Press
  • Release : 2020-09-22
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781473692411
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cuyahoga

Cuyahoga

by Pete Beatty

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1982155574
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of The Millions and BuzzFeed’s Most Anticipated Books A spectacularly inventive debut novel that reinvents the tall tale for our times—“Cuyahoga defies all modest description…[it] is ten feet tall if it’s an inch, and it’s a ramshackle joy from start to finish” (Brian Phillips, author of Impossible Owls). Big Son is a spirit of the times—the times being 1837. Behind his broad shoulders, shiny hair, and church-organ laugh, Big Son practically made Ohio City all by himself. The feats of this proto-superhero have earned him wonder and whiskey toasts but very little in the way of fortune. And without money, Big cannot become an honest husband to his beloved Cloe (who may or may not want to be his wife, honestly). In pursuit of a steady wage, our hero hits the (dirt) streets of Ohio City and Cleveland, the twin towns racing to become the first great metropolis of the West. Their rivalry reaches a boil over the building of a bridge across the Cuyahoga River—and Big stumbles right into the kettle. The resulting misadventures involve elderly terrorists, infrastructure collapse, steamboat races, wild pigs, and multiple ruined weddings. Narrating this “deliriously fun” (Brian Phillips) tale is Medium Son—known as Meed—apprentice coffin maker, almanac author, orphan, and the younger brother of Big. Meed finds himself swept up in the action, and he is forced to choose between brotherly love and his own ambitions. His uncanny voice—plain but profound, colloquial but surprisingly poetic—elevates a slapstick frontier tale into a screwball origin myth for the Rust Belt. In Cuyahoga, tragedy and farce jumble together in a riotously original voice. Evoking the Greek classics and the Bible alongside nods to Looney Tunes, Charles Portis, and Flannery O’Connor, Pete Beatty has written a rollicking revisionist (mid)Western with universal themes of family and fate—an old, weird America that feels brand new.

Through Hermopolitan Lenses

Through Hermopolitan Lenses
Studies on the So-called Book of Two Ways in Ancient Egypt

by Wael Sherbiny

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2017-06-26
  • Pages : 724
  • ISBN : 9004336729
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Through Hermopolitan Lenses Wael Sherbiny presents a pioneering study and detailed analysis of the so-called Book of Two Ways based on all the original and hitherto unpublished sources of this pictorial-textual composition from ancient Egypt.

A Window Opens

A Window Opens
A Novel

by Elisabeth Egan

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-07-05
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1501105450
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"From the beloved books editor at Glamour magazine comes a heartfelt and painfully funny debut about what happens when a wife and mother of three leaps at the chance to fulfill her professional destiny--only to learn every opportunity comes at a price. In A Window Opens, Elisabeth Egan brings us Alice Pearse, a compulsively honest, longing-to-have-it-all, sandwich generation heroine for our social-media-obsessed, lean in (or opt out) age. Like her fictional forebears Kate Reddy and Bridget Jones, Alice plays many roles (which she never refers to as "wearing many hats" and wishes you wouldn't, either). She is a mostly-happily married mother of three, an attentive daughter, an ambivalent dog-owner, a part-time editor, a loyal neighbor, and a Zen commuter. She is not: a cook, a craftswoman, a decorator, an active PTA member, a natural caretaker, or the breadwinner. But when her husband makes a radical career change, Alice is ready to lean in--and she knows exactly how lucky she is to land a job at Scroll, a hip young start-up which promises to be the future of reading, with its chain of chic literary lounges and dedication to beloved classics. The Holy Grail of working mothers--an intellectually satisfying job and a happy personal life--seems suddenly within reach. Despite the disapproval of her best friend, who owns the local bookstore, Alice is proud of her new "balancing act" (which is more like a three-ring circus) until her dad gets sick, her marriage flounders, her babysitter gets fed up, her kids start to grow up, and her work takes an unexpected turn. Fans of I Don't Know How She Does It, Where'd You Go Bernadette, and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry will cheer as Alice realizes the question is not whether it's possible to have it all, but what does she--Alice Pearse--really want?"--

Dayr Al-Barshā

Dayr Al-Barshā

by Harco Willems,Lies op de Beeck

  • Publisher : Peeters Pub & Booksellers
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first volume of the final reports of the Mission of the K.U.Leuven in Dayr al-Barsha (Middle Egypt). It contains the publication (in colour photographs and line drawings in colour) of three small tombs probably dated immediately after the Unification of Egypt in the reign of pharaoh Mentuhotep II (XIth Dynasty). After an introduction on the long-term research strategy of the Dayr al-Barsha project it first offers an account of the setting of the tombs and of earlier research carried out there. This is followed by a detailed account of each of the three monuments, including a detailed philological commentary of the texts. These include two autobiographical inscriptions, of which one has received little attention, while the other is here published in full for the first time. The scant archaeological remains found in the tombs are also dealt with in detail. The two tombs are contemporary with that of the nomarch Ahanakht I, and offers a rare insight into the functioning of a nomarchal court in the early Middle Kingdom. The last chapter offers an analysis of this, and also advances a hypothesis on the way king Mentuhotep succeeded in integrating the Middle Egyptian provincial elites into the newly united kingdom.

Off the Page

Off the Page

by Jodi Picoult,Samantha van Leer

  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release : 2015-05-19
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0553535587
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, OFF THE PAGE is a tender and appealing YA novel filled with romance, humor, and adventure. Delilah and Oliver shouldn’t be together. But they are together. And just as they’re getting used to the possibility that happily ever after may really, truly be theirs, the universe sends them a message they can’t ignore: they won’t be allowed to rewrite their story. Delilah and Oliver must decide how much they’re willing to risk for love and what it takes to have a happy ending in a world where the greatest adventures happen off the page. “Off the Page is just so sweet and magical. In high school, I would have given ANYTHING to crawl inside one of my favorite books to escape the real world. I wish!”—SARAH DESSEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Saint Anything

The Merriest Magnolia

The Merriest Magnolia

by Michelle Major

  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Release : 2020-10-13
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1488056862
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Home for the holidays has always meant cozy small-town traditions…but this year all that may change… Carrie Reed has always been known as her hometown Good Girl, yet she still loves Magnolia, North Carolina—after all, this is where her newly discovered sisters, Avery and Meredith, live. But Christmas is on its way and with it, her first love. Dylan Scott is back in town and planning on changing everything she’s ever loved about Magnolia with his real estate development project…but not without a fight. Returning to Magnolia was never in Dylan’s plans—it holds too many reminders that he would never be good enough, and memories of the girl he left behind. But when a tragedy leaves him guardian of a grieving teenager, Dylan returns, ready to remake the town into something only money can buy, small-town traditions be damned. But with Carrie determined to stop him, he finds himself wondering if redeeming his teenage reputation is worth losing out on his second chance at love.

A Message of Hope from the Angels

A Message of Hope from the Angels

by Lorna Byrne

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-10-08
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1476700370
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes how guardian angels are present, supporting and protecting everyone, and how they can be called upon for their help in making life happier and more fulfilling.

Sing You Home

Sing You Home
A Novel

by Jodi Picoult

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-09-23
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 1476776873
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ten years of infertility issues culminate in the destruction of music therapist Zoe Baxter's marriage, after which she falls in love with another woman, Vanessa, and wants to start a family; but her ex-husband, Max, in the grips of an anti-gay pastor, stands in the way. Includes a CD of songs created for the novel. (This title is being re-listed in Forecast). 1.5 million first printing.

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

by Jodi Picoult,Samantha van Leer

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-06-25
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1451635818
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek Oliver's freedom.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller

by Jodi Picoult

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-11-05
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1476753423
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Some stories live forever . . . Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t. Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shame­ful secret and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths to which we will go in order to keep the past from dictating the future.

A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light
A Novel

by Jodi Picoult

  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release : 2018-10-02
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 034581343X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The lives of ordinary people become intertwined when a gunman takes hostages at a women's clinic in the #1 New York Times bestselling author's latest. At Mississippi's sole remaining women's reproductive services clinic, a gunman bursts in and takes its patients and staff hostage. The stories that brought these individuals to the clinic vary, from a woman awaiting cancer screening results to a protestor hoping to catch the clinic in a scandal that could be used in a pro-life campaign. Then there is the police hostage negotiator, whose daughter is also trapped inside the facility, and the gunman himself, who has a vendetta to carry out. Meanwhile, across the state, a seventeen-year-old woman lands in the hospital after an attempt to self-terminate her pregnancy and is subsequently charged by the pro-life DA for the murder of her unborn child. They, too, are connected to the events unfolding in the clinic. As the book moves backward in time, each chapter set one hour earlier than the last, we learn how all these people and their stories are unwittingly connected--and that none of these characters' reasons for being where they are at this fateful place and time are exactly what it appears at first glance.

The Safe Place

The Safe Place
A Novel

by Anna Downes

  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 2020-07-14
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1250264790
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Superbly tense and oozing with atmosphere, Anna Downes's debut, The Safe Place, is the perfect summer suspense, with the modern gothic feel of Ruth Ware and the morally complex family dynamics of Lisa Jewell. Welcome to paradise...will you ever be able to leave? Emily is a mess. Emily Proudman just lost her acting agent, her job, and her apartment in one miserable day. Emily is desperate. Scott Denny, a successful and charismatic CEO, has a problem that neither his business acumen nor vast wealth can fix. Until he meets Emily. Emily is perfect. Scott offers Emily a summer job as a housekeeper on his remote, beautiful French estate. Enchanted by his lovely wife Nina, and his eccentric young daughter, Aurelia, Emily falls headlong into this oasis of wine-soaked days by the pool. But soon Emily realizes that Scott and Nina are hiding dangerous secrets, and if she doesn't play along, the consequences could be deadly.

Handle with Care

Handle with Care
A Novel

by Jodi Picoult

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2009-03-03
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN : 0743296419
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Struggling to care for their daughter Willow, who was born with brittle bone disease, Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe add additional strain to their overburdened family life when they file a lawsuit against Charlotte's obstetrician.

How to be Both

How to be Both

by Ali Smith

  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2014-09-09
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0143192779
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive, and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith’s novels are like nothing else. How to be both is a novel all about the versatility of art. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving, genre-bending conversation among forms, times, truths, and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structure gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real—and all life’s “givens” get a second chance.

Change of Heart

Change of Heart

by Jodi Picoult

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2009-01-22
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1848941447
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'True to form, Jodi Picoult keeps you guessing to the end . . . an edge-of-your-seat thriller' Sunday Express With one terrible, senseless act, Shay Bourne transformed the lives of the Nealon family forever, leaving June Nealon widowed and alone to care for her daughter Claire. Now, as he sits on death row, Shay has one final request. He wishes to donate his heart to Claire and save the young girl's life. To June, accepting such an offer means allowing Shay to stay with them forever. But refusing means risking the life of the only person she has left. 'Involving and page-turning' Daily Express Jodi's new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT, is available to pre-order now.