The Witching Hour

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Anne Rice
  • ISBN : 0307575950
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Number of Pages : 1056
  • Readers : 9881

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries. Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches--a family given to poetry and to incest, to murder and to philosophy; a family that, over the ages, is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being. On the veranda of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking . . . and The Witching Hour begins. It begins in our time with a rescue at sea. Rowan Mayfair, a beautiful woman, a brilliant practitioner of neurosurgery--aware that she has special powers but unaware that she comes from an ancient line of witches--finds the drowned body of a man off the coast of California and brings him to life. He is Michael Curry, who was born in New Orleans and orphaned in childhood by fire on Christmas Eve, who pulled himself up from poverty, and who now, in his brief interval of death, has acquired a sensory power that mystifies and frightens him. As these two, fiercely drawn to each other, fall in love and--in passionate alliance--set out to solve the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift, the novel moves backward and forward in time from today's New Orleans and San Francisco to long-ago Amsterdam and a château in the France of Louis XIV. An intricate tale of evil unfolds--an evil unleashed in seventeenth-century Scotland, where the first "witch," Suzanne of the Mayfair, conjures up the spirit she names Lasher . . . a creation that spells her own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn. From the coffee plantations of Port au Prince, where the great Mayfair fortune is made and the legacy of their dark power is almost destroyed, to Civil War New Orleans, as Julien--the clan's only male to be endowed with occult powers--provides for the dynasty its foothold in America, the dark, luminous story encompasses dramas of seduction and death, episodes of tenderness and healing. And always--through peril and escape, tension and release--there swirl around us the echoes of eternal war: innocence versus the corruption of the spirit, sanity against madness, life against death. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us, through circuitous, twilight paths, to the present and Rowan's increasingly inspired and risky moves in the merciless game that binds her to her heritage. And in New Orleans, on Christmas Eve, this strangest of family sagas is brought to its startling climax.

Lasher

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Anne Rice
  • ISBN : 0307575861
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Number of Pages : 640
  • Readers : 2779

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "SEDUCTIVE MAGIC...SPELLBINDING...Rice stages her scenes in a wide variety of times and locales, tapping deeply into the richest veins of mythology and history." --San Francisco Chronicle "STEAMY...FAST-PACED AND HUGELY ENGROSSING...Rice's title character--a seductive, evil, highly sexual and ultimately tragic creature--is fascinating." --The Miami Herald "BEHIND ALL THE VELVET DRAPES AND GOSSAMER WINDING SHEETS, THIS IS AN OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY SAGA....Rice's descriptive writing is so opulent it almost begs to be read by candlelight." --The Washington Post Book World "RICE SEES THINGS ON A GRAND SCALE...There is a wide-screen historical sweep to the tale as it moves from one generation of witches to the other." --The Boston Globe "EROTIC...EERIE...HORRIFYING...A tight tale of the occult in present-day New Orleans...Anne Rice is a spellbinding novelist.... LASHER quenches." --Denver Post A MAIN SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD(c)

The Mayfair Witches Series 3-Book Bundle

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Anne Rice
  • ISBN : 0345546105
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Number of Pages : 2272
  • Readers : 4737

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An enchanting, hypnotic trilogy of witchcraft, adventure, and romance from the beloved author of Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat, The Mayfair Witches is a wondrous journey through the centuries, across the globe, and between the human and demonic worlds. Now all three novels in Anne Rice’s spellbinding series have been collected for the first time in this stunning eBook bundle: THE WITCHING HOUR LASHER TALTOS On the screened porch of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking. She belongs to a legendary dynasty of witches—a family that is itself haunted over the ages by a dangerous and seductive being named Lasher. Their story begins in our time, with a rescue at sea. Rowan Mayfair, a brilliant neurosurgeon aware of her abilities but oblivious to her ancient line, finds the drowned body of Michael Curry off the coast of California and brings him to life. In his brief interval of death, he has acquired a sensory power that mystifies and frightens him. Fiercely drawn to each other, Rowan and Michael set out to solve the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift, and an intricate tale of evil unfolds: an evil unleashed in seventeenth-century Scotland, where the first “witch,” Suzanne of the Mayfair, conjures up the spirit that spells her own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn. Praise for Anne Rice and The Mayfair Witches “Behind all the velvet drapes and the gossamer winding sheets, this is an old-fashioned family saga. . . . Rice’s descriptive writing is so opulent that it almost begs to be read [by] candlelight.”—The Washington Post Book World “[A] huge and sprawling tale of horror.”—The New York Times Book Review “Lush prose, dense atmosphere, steamy sex, Gothic tension . . . Rice stages her scenes in a wide variety of times and locales, tapping deeply into the richest veins of mythology and history.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Spellbinding . . . mythical . . . Rice is a pure storyteller.”—Cosmopolitan “Rice sees things on a grand scale. . . . There is a wide-screen historical sweep to the tale as it moves from one generation of witches to the other.”—The Boston Globe “An intricate, stunning imagination.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “It is hard to praise sufficiently the originality of Miss Rice. . . . She has made a masterpiece of the morbid, worthy of Poe’s daughter.”—The Wall Street Journal

The Year of the Witching

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Alexis Henderson
  • ISBN : 0593099621
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 370
  • Readers : 2114

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut. In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet's word is law, Immanuelle Moore's very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement. But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood. Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her.

Hour of the Witch

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Chris Bohjalian
  • ISBN : 0385542445
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 6447

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the acclaimed author of The Flight Attendant: “Historical fiction at its best…. The book is a thriller in structure, and a real page-turner, the ending both unexpected and satisfying” (Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the Outlander series, The Washington Post). A young Puritan woman—faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul—plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense. Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary's hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary—a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony—soon becomes herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary's garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows. A twisting, tightly plotted novel of historical suspense from one of our greatest storytellers, Hour of the Witch is a timely and terrifying story of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt.

The Witching Hour

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Silver RavenWolf
  • ISBN : 073875398X
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Readers : 6872

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Book of Dynamic Spells and Potent Magick from Bestselling Author Silver RavenWolf Includes more than 100 formulas for magickal powders and herbal blends Cultivate the energetic power of magick with renowned witch Silver RavenWolf. The Witching Hour shows you how to use the right tools, materials, and techniques for powders and spells that work. Explore the secrets of fluid condensers, beeswax, and the planets. Create your own conjuring bags and sachets. Discover how to work with powders, herbs, and magickal timing with more than 100 recipes and formulas for a variety of purposes: Abundance Blessed Baby/Fertility Psychic Shield Fairy Conjure Steady Income Transition White Owl Wisdom Ancestral Honor Serenity Last Ditch Binding Boss Fix Worry Breaker Dreams and Visions Love Drawing Body Powder Five Rivers Fear Breaker Healer's Touch Aura Spiritual Cleanse Family Protection SunLion Success And Many More Awaken the depths of your personal power and perform your magick with courage and confidence. This book shows you how to transform yourself and your world with the application of essential skills and true intent.

The Glass Castle

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • ISBN : 1416550607
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 5861

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. The memoir was also made into a major motion picture from Lionsgate in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Atlantis Rising Magazine Issue 135 PDF download – SEEKING THE “LOST” EQUATOR

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : atlantisrising.com
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Atlantis Rising magazine
  • Number of Pages : 88
  • Readers : 2155

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In This 88-page edition: ANCIENT MYSTERIES SEEKING THE “LOST” EQUATOR Ice-Age-Era Artifact of a Destroyed Civilization? BY JONATHON A. PERRIN THE PARANORMAL TUNNELING THROUGH TIME Could Visitors from the Past & the Future Be Here After All? BY MARTIN RUGGLES THE UNEXPLAINED VANISHING ACTS Tracking the Strange Disappearances of People & Animals Worldwide BY WILLIAM B. STOECKER UFOs U.S. FORCES VS. UFOS BEFORE ROSWELL Could Forgotten Accounts, Force a Look at Evidence Once Considered Taboo? BY FRANK JOSEPH THE UNEXPLAINED GIANTS IN THE PAPERS Lost Details of the Senora Skeleton Finds BY JAMES VIERA & HUGH NEWMAN CONSCIOUSNESS CHURCH ENERGY What Mystic Science Were the Builders Practicing? BY CHARLES SHAHAR THE OTHER SIDE “THE WAY” OF ST. JAMES Was It Sacred, or a Cover for the Profane? BY STEVEN SORA ANCIENT WISDOM QUEST FOR A GOLDEN AGE Have We Been Here Before? BY GEOFFREY ASHE THE OTHER SIDE THE DIMENSIONS OF INSPIRATION The Strange Case of Victor Hugo Yet Unsolved BY JOHN CHAMBERS ALTERNATIVE SCIENCE REALITY Fundamentally Speaking–What Is It Anyway? BY ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D. THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGY AND CONSCIOUSNESS BY MICHAEL A.CREMO ASTROLOGY SNOW WHITE, THE GOBLIN, FAROUT And Other Denizens of the Outer Solar System BY JULIE LOAR PUBLISHER’S LETTER THE SUN’ A CRYSTAL IN THE MAKING? BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

Solitary Witch

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Silver RavenWolf
  • ISBN : 0738717622
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Number of Pages : 608
  • Readers : 6173

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation This book has everything a teen Witch could want and need between two covers: a magickal cookbook, encyclopedia, dictionary, and grimoire. It relates specifically to today's young adults and their concerns, yet is grounded in the magickal work of centuries past. Information is arranged alphabetically and divided into five distinct categories: (1) Shadows of Religion and Mystery, (2) Shadows of Objects, (3) Shadows of Expertise and Proficiency, (4) Shadows of Magick and Enchantment, and (5) Shadows of Daily Life. It is organized so readers can skip over the parts they already know, or read each section in alphabetical order. Features By the author of the best-selling Teen Witch and mother of four teen Witches A jam-packed learning and resource guide for serious young Witches All categories are discussed in modern terms and their associated historical roots Includes endnotes and footnotes that cite sources or add clarification A training companion to Teen Witch and To Ride a Silver Broomstick

The Witching Hour

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : J. Fallenstein
  • ISBN : 1512434981
  • Publisher : Darby Creek ™
  • Number of Pages : 96
  • Readers : 8061

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: What do you do when you're new to a town where unexplainable things keep happening? Rosie moves to Middleton right after Mackie, a star on the high school football team, has died—and Mackie's death may have been his best friend Omar's fault. Rosie tries to help Omar get over his grief as the whole town blames him for the accident, but Mackie's ghost doesn't seem to be satisfied. What can they do to stop the haunting?

White is for Witching

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Helen Oyeyemi
  • ISBN : 0143172980
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 2294

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: As a child, Miranda Silver developed pica, a rare eating disorder that causes its victims to consume non-edible substances. The death of her mother when Miranda is 16 exacerbates her condition; nothing, however, satisfies a strange hunger passed down through the women in her family. And then there's the family house in Dover, England, converted to a bed and breakfast by Miranda's father. It manifests a conscious malice toward strangers, dispatching those visitors it despises.

Wonder Woman & the Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : James Tynion IV
  • ISBN : 1779501064
  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Number of Pages : 143
  • Readers : 7240

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An ancient force of dark magic is stirring, and the Justice League Dark stands in its way—and the source of its power lies deep inside the soul of their leader, Wonder Woman! Hecate, the witch-goddess of magic, always knew that this day would come, when the monsters from which she originally stole the power of magic would return. All these millennia, she’s been hatching a plan, and now is the time to take back and use the power she’s hidden across Earth inside the Witchmarked, human beings with vast reservoirs of power secreted inside them. Collects Justice League Dark/Wonder Woman: The Witching Hour #1, Wonder Woman/Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour #1, Wonder Woman #56-57 and Justice League Dark #4.

Servant of the Bones

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Anne Rice
  • ISBN : 030757590X
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 9195

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In a new and major novel, the creator of fantastic universes o vampires and witches takes us now into the world of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon's Temple, to tell the story of Azriel, Servant of the Bones. He is ghost, genii, demon, angel--pure spirit made visible. He pours his heart out to us as he journeys from an ancient Babylon of royal plottings and religious upheavals to Europe of the Black Death and on to the modern world. There he finds himself, amidst the towers of Manhattan, in confrontation with his own human origins and the dark forces that have sought to condemn him to a life of evil and destruction.

The Accidental Witch

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jessica Penot
  • ISBN : 1927555353
  • Publisher : Lachesis Publishing Inc
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 8000

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: What if you were a witch and didn’t know it? Phaedra Michaels is a small town psychologist who is beginning to lose hope. Two of her patients at the local hospital in Dismal, Alabama have just killed themselves, she’s still reeling from her divorce and what turned out to be a disastrous marriage, and her father has died, leaving her without any notion of who her real mother is. Just as Phaedra decides to commit herself to a serious drinking problem and an eating disorder, or two, a mysterious spell book arrives in the mail. Feeling desperate, Phaedra uses it to cast spells to save her fading patients. Suddenly, good things start happening. Phaedra’s patients begin to get better and she even starts dating the sexy doctor from the hospital. Phaedra is so happy she doesn’t notice the small things that start to go wrong in Dismal, or the dark creatures slithering out of the shadows near her house. When Phaedra finally realizes her spells have attracted every card-carrying demon from hell, she has no choice but to accept help from a slightly nerdy, 500 year-old warlock with a penchant for wearing super hero T-shirts and a knack for getting under Phaedra’s skin. Now, if only she could get the hang of this witch thing, she might be able to save her town.

Magic Hour

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kristin Hannah
  • ISBN : 0345490932
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 6167

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home. In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest—nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this old growth forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past. Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation. To reach her, Julia must discover the truth about Alice’s past—although doing so requires help from Julia’s estranged sister, a local police officer. The shocking facts of Alice’s life test the limits of Julia’s faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice—and for herself. “One of [Kristin Hannah’s] most compelling and riveting novels.”—Booklist

Water Witches

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Chris Bohjalian
  • ISBN : 059308179X
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 5720

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One of the very first novels by the number one bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant: a prescient, environmentalist political drama in which a small-town lawyer finds himself torn between his career and his family, and between money and the natural world. Patience Avery is a dowser--a "water witch." With a pair of divining rods and her natural gifts, she can locate lost items, missing people--and aquifers deep within the earth. This last skill is more in demand than ever, as the normally lush, green countryside of Patience's native Vermont is in the grip of the worst drought in years: stunted cornstalks rasp in the hot July breeze, parched vegetable gardens wither and die, and the Chittenden River has shrunk to a trickle. Patience does what she can to help her neighbors find new water sources for exhausted wells, but she knows better than most that this crisis is a symptom of worse things to come. Not that she can convince her brother-in-law, Scottie Winston, of this. Scottie's spent the long, dry summer lobbying for permits to expand Powder Peak, a local ski area that's his law firm's principal client. As part of the expansion, the resort seeks to draw water for snowmaking from the beleaguered Chittenden, despite opposition from environmentalists who fear that the already weakened river will be damaged beyond repair. Pressure from his wife and daughter on one side--and a slew of powerful politicians, wealthy developers, and the partners at his firm on the other--pushes Scottie closer and closer to a moral crisis that will have a profound effect not just on Scottie's family, but on the future of the entire state.

Confessions on the 7:45: A Novel

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lisa Unger
  • ISBN : 0369700937
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 3470

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Intricate and nuanced—on par with the best top-flight psychological suspense.” —L.A. Times INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies. Selena Murphy is commuting home on the train when she strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat. The woman introduces herself as Martha and soon confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again. Then the nanny disappears. As Selena is pulled into the mystery of what happened, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, she begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover… Looking for more gripping suspense? Check out Last Girl Ghosted, also from New York Times bestselling thriller writer Lisa Unger.

James and the Giant Peach

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • ISBN : 1101653000
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 8554

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more! “James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite among kids and parents alike nearly 60 years after it was first published, thanks to its vivid imagery, vibrant characters and forthright exploration of mature themes like death and hope.” —TIME Magazine

Cultish

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Amanda Montell
  • ISBN : 0062993178
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 9243

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power. What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is because we’re looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes people to join—and more importantly, stay in—extreme groups. We secretly want to know: could it happen to me? Amanda Montell’s argument is that, on some level, it already has . . . Our culture tends to provide pretty flimsy answers to questions of cult influence, mostly having to do with vague talk of “brainwashing.” But the true answer has nothing to do with freaky mind-control wizardry or Kool-Aid. In Cultish, Montell argues that the key to manufacturing intense ideology, community, and us/them attitudes all comes down to language. In both positive ways and shadowy ones, cultish language is something we hear—and are influenced by—every single day. Through juicy storytelling and cutting original research, Montell exposes the verbal elements that make a wide spectrum of communities “cultish,” revealing how they affect followers of groups as notorious as Heaven’s Gate, but also how they pervade our modern start-ups, Peloton leaderboards, and Instagram feeds. Incisive and darkly funny, this enrapturing take on the curious social science of power and belief will make you hear the fanatical language of “cultish” everywhere.

WITCHING HOUR

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Yukako Midori,SARA CRAVEN
  • ISBN : 4596037159
  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 7713

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: He appeard just as she wished upon the wishing stone… Morgana is at a loss for words after finding out her deceased father has left his mansion to a wealthy investor named Lyall. Is she supposed to step aside and just let a third party take over her precious home? When Lyall arrives, however, he asks for Morgana along with the mansion! Morgana is stunned and turns him down, but a few days later, she finds out Lyall’s plan to renovate the mansion with the intention to sell. Not wanting her beloved home to be sold, she decides she must agree to his outrageous proposal!

The Wicked Hour

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Alice Blanchard
  • ISBN : 1250205743
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 9068

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the award-winning author of Trace of Evil, a detective dealing with the scars of her past must solve a seemingly unconnected string of murders, and face the impossible question of what to do when the killer may be hiding amongst the ones you know, in Alice Blanchard's The Wicked Hour. “Readers will welcome a return to Burning Lake with Natalie at the helm.”—Associated Press “Lockhart is a relatable new heroine on the police-procedural scene, and one who will appeal to readers of Tana French."—Booklist The day after Burning Lake’s notorious, debauched Halloween celebration, Detective Natalie Lockhart uncovers a heartbreaking scene—a young woman, dead and lying in a dumpster. There’s no clue to who she is, save for a mystifying tattoo on her arm, and a callus underneath her chin. She’s not from around here. No one knows who she is. As Natalie retraces the young woman’s steps leading up to her death, she uncovers a deeper, darker horror—a string of murders and disappearances, seemingly unconnected, that may have ties to each other—and explain the abrupt disappearance of her best friend years ago. As she digs deeper within the mind of the hunter, Natalie finds a darkness she could never have imagined. And as she draws closer to the truth, the killer is weaving a trap for her that may prove inescapable.

The Monk

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Matthew Gregory Lewis
  • ISBN : 1497684331
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Number of Pages : 386
  • Readers : 1449

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In what is widely considered to be the first Gothic novel, a monk must resist a temptation that could consume his soul Ambrosio has developed a reputation across Madrid for his piety and selflessness in his role as a monk. Left on the abbey’s doorstep as a child, Ambrosio took quickly to monastic life, and his fellow monks pronounced him a gift from the Virgin Mary. Despite his virtue, his status as the abbey’s favorite son is put in jeopardy with the arrival of Matilda, a woman with a terrible secret who disguises herself as a monk to be closer to Ambrosio. A sensational Gothic horror novel that is as stunning to readers today as it was two hundred years ago, The Monk is a shocking rumination of the nature of good and evil, and a morality tale that explicitly details the consequences of desire. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Washington Irving
  • ISBN : 1497672317
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Number of Pages : 72
  • Readers : 5842

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The original American ghost story North of New York City lies Sleepy Hollow, a secluded glen rumored to be the home of countless phantoms and specters. Chief among them is the Headless Horseman, the ghost of a Hessian soldier whose head was removed by a stray cannonball in the Revolutionary War. He rides across the glen each night and disappears in a flash of fire and brimstone at the bridge near the Old Dutch Burial Ground. Ichabod Crane, a superstitious schoolteacher who recently arrived from Connecticut, wants to marry Katrina Van Tassel, the only child of a wealthy farmer. The locals spook him with story after story about the ghosts of Sleepy Hollow. Late one night, he spies a menacing figure at a crossroads. Worse yet, the man’s head appears to be on his saddle. Crane has only one chance to survive—he has to make it to the bridge before it’s too late. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Gyn/Ecology

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Mary Daly
  • ISBN : 0807014478
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 8110

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Category: Social Science Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This revised edition includes a New Intergalactic Introduction by the Author. Mary Daly's New Intergalactic Introduction explores her process as a Crafty Pirate on the Journey of Writing Gyn/Ecology and reveals the autobiographical context of this "Thunderbolt of Rage" that she first hurled against the patriarchs in 1979 and no hurls again in the Re-Surging Movement of Radical Feminism in the Be-Dazzling Nineties.

Season of the Witch

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  • Category : History
  • Author : David Talbot
  • ISBN : 9781439127872
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Readers : 8233

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The critically acclaimed, San Francisco Chronicle bestseller—a gripping story of the strife and tragedy that led to San Francisco’s ultimate rebirth and triumph. Salon founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher from backwater city to thriving metropolis.

Natural Magick

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Lindsay Squire
  • ISBN : 0711266840
  • Publisher : Leaping Hare Press
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 2471

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Whether you’re an out-and-proud witch in progress, or a witch in the broom closet, this spellbinding beginner’s book will teach you how to discover the natural magick within you, and use it to thrive! Natural magick is all about working in harmony with your environment, harnessing the power of nature to unlock your inner magickal potential. From foraging and using herbs in spells, to using sun or moonlight in cleansing rituals to understanding the changing of the seasons and their impact on your powers, this book is an invaluable guide to anyone interested in exploring natural magick. This magick has the power to transform your relationship with yourself, the people around you, and the natural world. Featuring introductions to everything you need to know to get started in your Craft, this is the ultimate guide that you will want to return to again and again as you develop your practice, and discover how magical Witchcraft is as a form of self-care. Including tried-and-true tips and tricks taken from The Witch of the Forest’s personal grimoire, learn about: How to build a budget-friendly practice using only simple tools and ingredients in your cupboards The witch’s wheel of the year Spellcraft Candle magick Herbs and foraging Divination, such as tarot, scrying and pendulum dowsing Creating your own sigils A witch’s relationship to the moon, sky and nature How to practice witchcraft discretely in the broomcloset ... and much more! Suitable for every type of witch and witchling – green, house, eclectic, solitary, or undecided! – this book also includes a pendulum board that you can remove to help answer all your questions. If you are a witch in the broom closet, simply remove the jacket from this book or download as an ebook for more discreet reading. Ground yourself in your magick, and embrace the simpler, but just as powerful side of the modern witching hour! The Witch of the Forest’s Guide to… series are a collection of guides for different areas of witchcraft, focusing on the relationship between magic, the natural world and the self.

The BFG (Colour Edition)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • ISBN : 0141378573
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 8433

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 'Human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.' On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them?

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Elizabeth George Speare
  • ISBN : 0547416393
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 7190

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give up, she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit’s friendship with Hannah Tupper, believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty. Elizabeth George Speare won the 1959 Newbery Medal for this portrayal of a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.

Witching Hour Hacks

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  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Author : Virginia Loh-Hagan
  • ISBN : 1534149279
  • Publisher : Cherry Lake
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 3138

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Could you survive the witching hour? This book could save your life. With five survivalist hacks from everyday objects, ghosts and ghouls don't stand a chance! Hacks are paired with a STEM connection that explains the science behind how the hack works. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these super engaging, high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

I Wanna Wrock!

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  • Category : Music
  • Author : Paul A. Thomas
  • ISBN : 1476634645
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Number of Pages : 258
  • Readers : 7394

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Category: Music Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS:  “Wizard rock”—music based on the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling—is an idiosyncratic subgenre, with band names like Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys and The Whomping Willows. Drawing on input from insiders and fans, and interviews with more than a dozen wizard rockers, this book explores the history and aesthetics of the movement. An appendix lists dozens of popular bands, members and discographies: a must-have for fandom scholars and wizard rock devotees alike.

Memoirs of a Back up Diva

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Kudisan Kai
  • ISBN : 1480863041
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 334
  • Readers : 5704

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Category: Biography & Autobiography Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Taking up where the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom left off, Memoirs of a Back Up Diva chronicles the enigmatic journey of a background singer, offering narrative of behind-the-scenes experiences on the road and in the recording studios with legendary icons in the music industry. Author Kudisan Kai tells how she got started in the career, explains what it takes to sustain and succeed, and passes along the lessons she learned during the process. She shares the ups and the downs of following her dream of becoming a professional singer. Poignant and personal, Memoirs of a Back Up Diva delves into the psyche of an artist, detailing her extraordinary career and its overwhelming impact on her personal life. She offers her story to inspire others to take chances in their life. Her story proves everything is possible; there is no shelf life to pursuing ones dreams.

Cosmic Odyssey: The Deluxe Edition

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Jim Starlin
  • ISBN : 1401276547
  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Readers : 7432

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A deadly force like none the universe has ever seen is rising. Millennia ago, it wiped out hundreds of star systems and pushed the planets of New Genesis and Apokolips back into the Stone Age. Now, Lord Darkseid alone has seen the danger that is coming. He needs help, but the monsters and deviants that serve him on Apokolips will be no match for an entity this powerful. To save his realm and others, Darkseid must look for help in the camp of his enemiesÉOnly heroes can help him now. The champions of Earth, New Genesis and Apokolips unite in COSMIC ODYSSEY: THE DELUXE EDITION, from writer Jim Starlin (BATMAN: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY) and artists Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Carlos Garz—n (THE WITCHING HOUR) and Steve Oliff (Spawn). This edition collects the complete classic miniseries.

Classic Tales of Horror

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Editors of Canterbury Classics
  • ISBN : 1626865043
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 896
  • Readers : 9479

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Spine-tingling tales that will keep you on the edge of your seat! This chilling collection of scary stories will keep you awake for hours! Psychological horrors, disturbing dramas, and gruesome ghosts compose this compendium of confessions made in the dead of night. From vampires and a monkey paw to an unstoppable heart and haunting apparitions, anecdotes of supernatural terror will have you turning pages long past the witching hour. Allow famous authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Henry James, Washington Irving, and more to prey upon your emotions and peace of mind at slumber parties and camping trips, or anytime you want to end the night with a delightful fright!

Real Hauntings 4-Book Bundle

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Mark Leslie,Jenny Jelen
  • ISBN : 1459736613
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Number of Pages : 932
  • Readers : 4400

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Experience a ghostly thrill with Mark Leslie’s four books on strange supernatural happenings. Creepy Capital True stories of ghostly encounters and creepy locales lurk throughout the Ottawa region. Come along with Canada’s paranormal raconteur extraordinaire, Mark Leslie, and discover the first-person accounts of ghostly happenings at landmarks throughout the historic city and surrounding towns. Haunted Hamilton From the Hermitage ruins to Dundurn Castle, from the Customs House to Stoney Creek Battlefield Park, the city of Hamilton, Ontario, is steeped in a rich history and culture. But beneath the surface of the Steel City there dwells a darker heart — from the shadows of yesteryear arise the unexplained, the bizarre, and the chilling. Spooky Sudbury From haunted mine shafts to inexplicable lights in the northern sky, there are strange things afoot in the peaceful northern municipality of Sudbury; eerie phenomenon that will amaze, give you pause, make you wonder, and have you looking twice at what might first appear to be innocent shadows. Tomes of Terror It’s been said that books have a life of their own, but there’s more than literature lurking in the cobwebbed recesses of dusty bookstores and libraries across Canada. Read about some of the most celebrated and eerie bookish haunts, and try to brush off that feeling of someone watching from just over your shoulder...

Tourism and Oil

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Dr. Susanne Becken
  • ISBN : 184541490X
  • Publisher : Channel View Publications
  • Number of Pages : 216
  • Readers : 3142

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book is the first to examine oil constraints and tourism, and addresses one of the key challenges for the tourism industry in the future. It provides an estimate of how much oil tourism consumes globally and summarises state-of-the-art information on oil resources, oil data and public discourse. The volume also offers an analysis of the economic implications of increasing oil prices for tourism and discusses key dimensions relevant for tourism in a post peak oil world. It will be useful for tourism stakeholders globally, postgraduate students in tourism and resource management, ecological economists and those researching issues of resource efficiency, carrying capacity and global environmental change.

Gods in the Global Village

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Lester R. Kurtz
  • ISBN : 1483354113
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 7279

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In a world plagued by religious conflict, how can the various religious and secular traditions coexist peacefully on the planet? And, what role does sociology play in helping us understand the state of religious life in a globalizing world? In the Fourth Edition ofGods in the Global Village, author Lester Kurtz continues to address these questions. This text is an engaging, thought-provoking examination of the relationships among the major faith traditions that inform the thinking and ethical standards of most people in the emerging global social order. Thoroughly updated to reflect recent events, the book discusses the role of religion in our daily lives and global politics, and the ways in which religion is both an agent of, and barrier to, social change.

Real Hauntings — 3-Book Bundle

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Mark Leslie,Jenny Jelen
  • ISBN : 1459730062
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Number of Pages : 720
  • Readers : 9799

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This special three-book bundle collects three haunting books on the supernatural by Mark Leslie. In Spooky Sudbury and Haunted Hamilton he relays creepy tales from two of Canada’s cities. Lock the doors and turn on all the lights before you settle down with these stories, because once you begin to read about the supernatural elements that lurk within these seemingly normal towns in Southern Ontario, strange bumps in the night will take on new, more sinister meanings. In Tomes of Terror Leslie has compiled true stories of the supernatural in literary locales, complete with hair-raising first-person accounts. You may even recognize a spectre of your local library lurking in these true stories and photographs. If you have ever felt an indescribable presence hanging about a quiet bookshop, then you’ll enjoy these fascinating and haunting tales. Haunted Hamilton Spooky Sudbury Tomes of Terror

Help I'm a New Mum

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Karen Faulkner
  • ISBN : 0992446937
  • Publisher : Nurture Parenting
  • Number of Pages : 104
  • Readers : 6223

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Category: Family & Relationships Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This is an A to Z of all things a new parent needs to know written by a midwife. It's a cheat sheet to all things new parenting so you actually enjoy the experience and not just survive it. It also covers newborn baby sleep. An essential read for all new parents.

About Abortion

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Carol Sanger
  • ISBN : 0674977300
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 1579

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New medical technologies, women’s willingness to talk online and off, and tighter judicial reins on state legislatures are shaking up the practice of abortion. As talk becomes more transparent, Carol Sanger writes, women’s decisions about whether to become mothers will be treated more like those of other adults making significant personal choices.

Tourism and Climate Change

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Daniel Scott,C. Michael Hall,Gossling Stefan
  • ISBN : 1136462937
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 442
  • Readers : 7998

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Climate change is the single most important global environmental and development issue facing the world today and has emerged as a major topic in tourism studies. Climate change is already affecting the tourism industry and is anticipated to have profound implications for tourism in the twenty-first century, including consumer holiday choices, the geographic patterns of tourism demand, the competitiveness and sustainability of destinations and the contribution of tourism to international development. Tourism and Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of climate change and tourism at the tourist, enterprise, destination and global scales. Major themes include the implications of climate change and climate policy for tourism sectors and destinations around the world, tourist perceptions of climate change impacts, tourism’s global contribution to climate change, adaptation and mitigation responses by all major tourism stakeholders, and the integral links between climate change and sustainable tourism. It combines a thorough scientific assessment of the climate-tourism interrelationships with discussion of emerging mitigation and adaptation practice, showcasing international examples throughout the tourism sector as well as actions by other sectors that will have important implications for tourism. Written by three leading academics in this field, this critical contribution highlights the challenges of climate change within the tourism community and provides a foundation for decision making for both reducing the risks, and taking advantage of the opportunities, associated with climate change. This comprehensive discussion of the complexities of climate change and tourism is essential reading for students, academics, business leaders and government policy makers.