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Born of Ashes

By Caris Roane
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Isbn : 1429952520
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
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Enter a hidden world of winged vampire warriors—and the women they are sworn protect. Born of Ashes is the fourth breathtaking novel in paranormal romance author Caris Roane's Guardians of Ascension series... For years, she was kept as a human slave—one of seven unwilling "blood donors" for the death vampires who thirst for absolute power. Now, Fiona is a free woman, haunted by her memories of being strapped to a gurney, drained of blood, then revived at the last moment. She lives to avenge her captors—but only one warrior can help her... Jean-Pierre has lived and fought for over two-hundred years. He knows the triumph of slaying a death vampire, but has never known anything like the feelings that arise when he becomes Fiona's guardian. Her beauty, her pain, her passion—and her growing power—consume his senses. Now the warrior must draw his sword once more—and fight the gates of hell itself—for love.

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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  • Pages : 416
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  • Pages : 304
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Isbn : 1250109701
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Political Science
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Modern-day Israel, and the Jewish community, are strongly influenced by the memory and horrors of Hitler and the Holocaust. Burg argues that the Jewish nation has been traumatized and has lost the ability to trust itself, its neighbors or the world around it. He shows that this is one of the causes for the growing nationalism and violence that are plaguing Israeli society and reverberating through Jewish communities worldwide. Burg uses his own family history--his parents were Holocaust survivors--to inform his innovative views on what the Jewish people need to do to move on and eventually live in peace with their Arab neighbors and feel comfortable in the world at large. Thought-provoking, compelling, and original, this book is bound to spark a heated debate around the world.

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By Nelly Ben-Or MBE
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1786733811
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Born into a Jewish family in Lvov, Poland in the early-1930s, Nelly Ben-Or was to experience, at a very young age, the trauma of the Holocaust. This narrative of her life's journey describes the survival of Nelly, her mother and her older sister. With help from family and friends, Nelly and her mother were smuggled out of the Ghetto in Lvov and escaped to Warsaw with false identity papers where they were under constant threat of discovery. Miraculously, they survived being taken on a train to Auschwitz, deported not, in fact, because they were Jews, but as citizens of Warsaw following the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis. After the end of the war, Nelly's musical talent was free to flourish, at first in Poland and then in the recently-created State of Israel, where Nelly completed her musical studies as a scholarship student at the Music Academy in Jerusalem. Following her move to England she carried out a full concert career and also discovered the Alexander Technique for piano playing, which had a profound influence on her. Today Nelly Ben-Or is internationally regarded as the leading exponent of the application of principles of the Alexander Technique - she teaches in the keyboard department of London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, runs Alexander Technique masterclasses and regularly gives talks about her Holocaust experience. This unique memoir is testimony to an extraordinary life and illustrates the strength of the human condition when faced with adversity.

Literature in the Ashes of History

By Cathy Caruth
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Isbn : 1421411563
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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These stories of trauma cannot be limited to the catastrophes they name, and the theory of catastrophic history may ultimately be written in a language that already lingers in a time that comes to us from the other side of the disaster.

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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
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From the Ashes

By Danielle M. Orsino
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  • Publisher : 4 Horsemen Publications, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1644504103
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 263
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Queen Aurora and King Jarvok are finding that there is a thin line between love, hate, and Oblivion. The war between the Court of Light and Dark has finally ended, and peace reigns. The Court of Light continued advising the human monarchs of Europe while the Court of Dark kept to themselves, intervening only to act as the humans Dark Gods and Goddesses. The two Courts were both upholding their respective duties as written by the Treaty of Bodhicitta, until Queen Mary the first of England reneges on a Changeling contract with the Court of Light. This unfortunate act puts events in motion which led to the last Fire Drake, Bishop Awynn, making the ultimate sacrifice. Awynn loses his light while saving The Dark Fae King during a tense standoff with Queen Aurora. Queen Aurora swears revenge upon Mary for Awynn's death and issues the same warning she gave her Father, King Henry the Eighth, so many years ago. However, King Jarvok had his own point of view on Queen Aurora's vengeance and pays Aurora a visit to deliver his critique of her technique, leading to a knock-down drag-out fight between the two Fae monarchs. Both Leaders refuse to bow even if it means certain Oblivion...

From Ashes

By Elise Faber
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  • Publisher : Elise Faber
  • Isbn : 1946140856
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 936
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Gabby has a secret that might get her kicked out of the only true home she’s ever known. Her powers, her magic that every one of her people are born with isn’t right. It’s broken and wrong and . . . Mason knows. The gorgeous widowed warrior makes her heart pound and her legs weak, but his wounded past keeps him from getting close to anyone. Except, Gabby. He can’t resist getting close Gabby, no matter how much his mind and heart protest. But the secret she’s hiding about her powers is big and dangerous and threatens to tear them apart before they’ve even begun.

A Handful of Ashes

By Janet Woods
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1471136604
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 607
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Following his return from his ill-fated trip to Australia, Francis and Siana Matheson have settled into a loving marital relationship. Siana's main concern is that so far she has been unable to bear her husband another child. Francis however is content to be a father to his grown-up daughters and Siana's young sister Daisy. He also delights in his young son, Bryn, born while he was overseas. However, Francis is unaware that the boy is his illegitimate grandson, the result of the vicious and horrifying rape of his eldest daughter. Although it worries Siana, the need to protect all concerned has left her with no choice. She must keep quiet and live with the guilt of her deceit. But Siana cannot keep the truth hidden forever - and when her tragic secret is finally revealed, there will be devastating and far-reaching consequences.

House Built on Ashes

By José Antonio Rodríguez
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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Isbn : 0806158743
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 319
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The year is 2009, and José Antonio Rodríguez, a doctoral student at Binghamton University in upstate New York, is packing his suitcase, getting ready to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with his parents in South Texas. He soon learns from his father that a drug cartel has overtaken the Mexican border village where he was born. Now, because of the violence there, he won’t be able to visit his early-childhood home. Instead, his memories will have to take him back. Thus, Rodríguez begins a meditative journey into the past. Through a series of vignettes, he mines the details of a childhood and adolescence fraught with deprivation but offset by moments of tenderness and beauty. Suddenly he is four years old again, and his mother is feeding him raw sugarcane for the first time. With the sweetness still on his tongue, he runs to a field, where he falls asleep under a glowing pink sky. The conditions of rural poverty prove too much for his family to bear, and Rodríguez moves with his mother and three of his nine siblings across the border to McAllen, Texas. Now a resident of the “other side,” Rodríguez experiences the luxury of indoor toilets and gazes at television commercials promising more food than he has ever seen. But there is no easy passage into this brighter future. Poignant and lyrical, House Built on Ashes contemplates the promises, limitations, and contradictions of the American Dream. Even as it tells a deeply personal story, it evokes larger political, cultural, and social realities. It speaks to what America is and what it is not. It speaks to a world of hunger, prejudice, and far too many boundaries. But it speaks, as well, to the redemptive power of beauty and its life-sustaining gift of hope.

Angela's Ashes

By Frank McCourt
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 0684864835
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 411
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A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland. “When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.” So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank’s mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank’s father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy—exasperating, irresponsible, and beguiling—does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father’s tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies. Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank’s survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig’s head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors—yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance, and remarkable forgiveness. Angela’s Ashes, imbued on every page with Frank McCourt’s astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.

Earth and Ashes

By Atiq Rahimi
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  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Isbn : 1590513924
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 477
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"You know, father, sorrow can turn to water and spill from your eyes, or it can sharpen your tongue into a sword, or it can become a time bomb that, one day, will explode and destroy you" Earth and Ashes is the spare, powerful story of an Afghan man, Dastaguir, trying desperately to reach his son Murad, who has left his village to earn a living working at a mine. In the meantime the village has been bombed by the Russian army, and Dastaguir, with his newly-deaf grandson Yassin in tow, must reach Murad to tell him of the carnage. The old man is beset on all sides by sorrow, that of his grandson, who cannot understand, that of his son, who does not yet know, and his own, made even crueler by the message he must deliver. Atiq Rahimi, whose reputation for writing war stories of immense drama and intimacy began with this, his first novel, has managed to condense centuries of Afghan history into a short tale of three very different generations. But he has also created a universal story about fathers and sons, and the terrible strain inflicted on those bonds of family during the unpredictable carnage of war.

Honey And Ashes

By Janice Kulyk Keefer
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 1443440426
  • Pages : 348
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 956
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From the acclaimed author of The Green Library, a haunting memoir of family and home, both lost and found, of longing and belonging Janice Kulyk Keefer was born in Canada, a country that for her immigrant family meant a land as free as the future itself. But she was also born into the history of her family's homeland, receiving both the gift and the burden of a past that often seems "an equal spill of beauty and blood." Now she has set out to build a bridge of words between contemporary Canada and the ancient village of Staromischyna, once part of Poland, now in Ukraine. Honey and Ashes is novel-like in its sweep of personal and public history, and its ability to draw us into the complex mysteries of family. It moves from an extraordinary wealth of stories about life in Staromischyna and Depression-era Toronto, to an absorbing account of how the complex, troubled histories of Poland and Ukraine shadowed these stories, and it ends with a difficult journey back to the actual place where the stories began. It is a breathtaking book that will touch all those who feel compelled to search the landscape of memory for a glimpse of their true selves. I stand over a river, looking over the water to a distant shore. When I was a child, I crossed this river as though water were as natural an element to me as the air I breathed, the earth under my feet. But now I know the strength of the river's current. Were I to step into these waters, they would tug me upstream or down, anywhere but across; anywhere but where I long to be. --from Honey and Ashes

From Ashes to Ashes

By John Burville Biggs
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  • Publisher : Digital Publishing Centre
  • Isbn : 1922120510
  • Pages : 276
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 835
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From Ashes to Ashes tells the story of Peter Morrison, a school teacher in rural New South Wales. His childhood is marred by WWII, and as he comes of age, Peter veers from his conservative parents' values. While he becomes a teacher with a family, he is also drawn into an affair, causing classroom scandal. With maturity, Peter rights his choices, retiring as a respected school principal. However, finally verging on dementia, he veers again from sanity.

Moonlight And Ashes

By Sophie Masson
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  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Isbn : 1742753809
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 335
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The story of Cinderella as you've never heard it before ... A girl whose fortunes have plummeted from wealthy aristocrat to servant-girl. A magic hazel twig. A prince. A desperate escape from danger. This is not the story of a girl whose fairy godmother arranges her future for her. This is the story of Selena, who will take charge of her own destiny, and learn that her magic is not to be feared but celebrated. Pure fairytale - with all the romance, magic and adventure that goes along with it.

From the Ashes

By Marion Kummerow
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  • Publisher : Marion Kummerow
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 246
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 812
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Inspired by true historical events, From the Ashes is the unforgettable story of a tortured man, torn between his ideals, the iron fist of Stalinism and the woman he loves. Marlene has no love lost for the Soviet occupying forces, who turn out to be every bit as cruel as the Nazis were. Living in constant fear of the Russian soldiers, she works in a hospital to make ends meet, where she meets Werner, a cold-hearted career politician. Werner, a German émigré to Moscow, returns to his hometown with the highest hopes for a better future. Sent by the communist party to bring freedom, wealth and happiness to the people, he’s soon caught in a moral conflict between loyalty to his party and his conscience. When Marlene criticizes the socialist German regime, she becomes the target of powerful men. Oblivious to the danger for her own life, she refused to back down, and there’s only one thing Werner can do to save her life: defy the party line. But will he be able to shed decades of indoctrination for the woman he loves? And what will become of him if he does? Because those who speak up against the regime, usually find themselves on a train to Siberia or worse. World War II is over, but another battle has just begun… From the bestselling author of the 'War Girls Series' comes this nail-biting story about Berlin sliding into the Cold War.

Negation, Subjectivity, and The History of Rhetoric

By Victor J. Vitanza
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Isbn : 1438422989
  • Pages : 428
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 680
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Vitanza introduces his book with the questions: "What Do I Want, Wanting to Write This ('our') Book? What Do I Want, Wanting You to Read This ('our') Book?" Thereafter, in a series of chapters and excursions and as schizographer of rhetorics (erotics), he interrogates three recent, influential historians of Sophists (Edward Schiappa, John Poulakos, and Susan Jarratt), and how these historians as well as others represent Sophists and, in particular, Isocrates and Gorgias under the sign of the negative. Vitanza concludes - rather rebegins in a sophistic-performative excursus - with a prelude to future (anterior) histories of rhetorics. Vitanza asks: "What will have been anti-Oedipalizedized (de-negated) hysteries of rhetorics? What will have they looked like, sounded, read like? Or to ask affirmatively, what, then, will have libidinalized-hysteries of rhetorics looked, sounded, read like?"

Willow of Ashes

By Ellie Raine
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  • Publisher : ScyntheFy Press
  • Isbn : 1732041539
  • Pages : 398
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 134
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A Reaper's Creed. An Oath to keep. A Soul to save. Just as Xavier began his training as a Reaper Knight, he was flung off a cliff by an assassin sent to kill the Princess of Death, and vanished into the ocean. But Xavier’s NecroSeam somehow stitched itself to another living vessel, connecting his soul to someone who shared half his necromantic ability… His twin brother. The co-existing brothers secretly embark on a mission up to the sun-kissed Land Realm in search of Xavier’s missing body, only to discover this surface realm is on the brink of war. Before they can be normal again, the twin Reapers must battle colossal dragons and legions of soul-eating creatures controlled by an ancient demon queen. As Death Knights-in-training, they took an oath… and now there’s more than one soul to save.

Ashes to Ashes

By Mel Starr
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  • Publisher : Lion Fiction
  • Isbn : 1782641343
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 160
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Master Hugh, Kate, and their children attend the Midsummer's Eve fire. Next morning early Hugh hears the passing bell ring from the Church of St. Beornwald, and moments later is summoned. Tenants collecting the ashes to spread upon their fields have found burned bones. Master Hugh learns of several men of Bampton and nearby villages who have gone missing recently. Most are soon found, some alive, some dead. Master Hugh eventually learns that the bones are those of a bailiff from a nearby manor. Someone has slain him and placed his body in the fire to destroy evidence of murder. Bailiffs are not popular men; they dictate labour service, collect rents, and enforce other obligations. Has this bailiff died at the hand of some angry tenant? Hugh soon discovers this is not the case. There is quite another reason for murder ...

Ashes of Heaven

By Terry C. Johnston
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Isbn : 1466843225
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 145
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Ashes of Heaven Terry C. Johnston The U.S. Army's goal: to wipe out the remnants of scattered, starving people on the frontier's Northern Plain. But before Colonel Nelson A. Miles, the Bear Coat, launched his spring campaign into the heart of Indian country, the commander took one last stab at negotiations—and called on a Cheyenne woman and the famous half-breed pony scout named Johnny Bruguier. Together, they traveled to the valley of the upper Rosebud River to urge the Sioux to surrender. But a personal grudge exploded in the ranks of the U.S. Army. Now, as a man and a woman risk their lives for peace, the culmination of the great Sioux War is set in motion, and the Bear Coat takes on the last of the fierce Lakota warriors...