Download e-book for kindle: The Double Crown: Secret Writings of the Female Pharaoh by Marié Heese

By Marié Heese

This gripping novel is the attention-grabbing and actual tale of Hatshepsut, the feminine pharaoh who governed over Egypt for 2 many years round 1500 BC. The “double crown” refers to her reign over top and decrease Egypt, but in addition the twin nature of her lifestyles: Pharaoh and girl in a single individual. She relates her tale in a sequence of scrolls, with additions by means of her scribe (to whom she has given the scrolls for safekeeping). We examine the grievous lack of her teenagers; her thwarted love for Senenmut; the suspicion that impairs her judgement and finally ends up in the loss of life of her pal, the unswerving Khani. How Hatshepsut turned pharaoh, and why her identify was once expunged from her temples and obelisks after her dying, is the subject matter of this novel. a colourful and poignant portrayal of an formidable and brave girl and the betrayals she faces, either as a lady and a ruler. (Most of the characters within the novel are recorded in historical past, in basic terms approximately 20 are fictional. however the fusion of fiction and non-fiction is seamless. The dwarf Bek and his spouse, who're fictional, are as convincing as Hatshepsut’s nurse, who's an historic figure.)Dan Lazar, Heese’s US agent, rightly calls her “a literary stylist with advertisement chops”.
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New PDF release: Die Ostroute: Erzählungen (German Edition)

By Marko Ferst,Andreas Erdmann,Monika Jarju

Der Band beginnt und endet mit einer Erzählung über Wölfe. In der einen werden sie gnadenlos verfolgt, in der anderen sorgt ein Rudel weißer Tundrawölfe für arktische Jagdszenen. Andernorts kommt eine Ostroute ins Spiel. Wir erfahren mehr über das Schicksal eines jungen Rauschgiftkuriers im Iran, wie über seinen Lebensweg der Stoff der Stoffe richtet. Ein Ostseesturm sorgt für eine risikoreiche Segeltour. Von allerlei sonderbaren Abwegen weiß die Erzählung „Genervtes Anstehen für Liebe“ aus Bulgarien zu berichten. Zur Sprache kommen die Erfahrungen von Heimkindern in der frühen Bundesrepublik. Grenzübertritte zwischen Ost und West und deren Folgen sind im Blick zweier anderer Beiträge. Wie guy ganz criminal schwarzfährt, erläutert Johannes Bettisch. used to be passiert, wenn guy ganz unerwartet von seinem chinesischen Firmenpartner zum Tanz aufgefordert wird?

Der Band enthält Erzählungen von Ali Amini, Johannes Bettisch, Andreas Erdmann, Marko Ferst, Elisabeth Hackel, Karin Heinrich, Monika Jarju, Tengis Khachapuridse, Norbert Klatt, Christine Koch, Carmen Mayer, Heide Rabe, Hans Sonntag, Dimil Stoilov, Lore Tomalla, Günter Wirtz, Gisela Witte und Angelika Zöllner.
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Download PDF by Fergus O'Connell: Moonlight (The Four Lights Quartet)

By Fergus O'Connell

Summer, 1914. Clara, a passionate younger London spouse and the mummy of 2 small ladies, is married to Henry, a supervisor at an coverage corporation, however the marriage isn't really fit. either one of them have, of their personal methods, given up on it.



As the countdown to WWI starts off within the capitals of Europe and warfare is asserted, Clara discovers Henry is having an affair with a lady at paintings. Clara too unearths herself interested in one other guy, James, a divorced international place of work employee, and needs to struggle opposed to either the conventions of the time and her personal judgment of right and wrong as they fall in love. but if Henry and James enlist, Clara needs to start the lengthy vigil, ready to determine which, if both of them, will go back from the fighting.

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Download PDF by Michael Ayrton: The Maze Maker: A Novel

By Michael Ayrton

“I handle you throughout greater than 3 thousand years, you who dwell on the conjunction of the Fish and the Water-carrier,” speaks Daedalus, an artisan, inventor, and fashion designer born into an completely alien relations of heroes who worth acts of warfare chiefly else, a global the place his fellow Greeks look pushed purely to destroy—an life he feels forced to escape.



In this fictional autobiography of the daddy of Icarus, “Apollo’s creature,” an excellent yet unsuitable guy, author and sculptor Michael Ayrton harnesses the stories of the previous to mould a delusion for our occasions. We examine of Daedalus’s more and more formidable artifacts and innovations; his fascination with Minoan tradition, trade, and faith, and his efforts to conform to them; how he involves layout the maze of the horned Minotaur; and the way, whilst he comes to a decision that he needs to flee over again, he builds units of wax wings—wings that might be tools of his descent into the underworld, a spot of either purgatory and rebirth.



A compelling mixture of heritage, fantasy, lore, and meditations at the enigma of artwork, The Maze Maker will ensnare classicists, artists, and all fanatics of tale in its convolutions of existence and legend. “I by no means understood the trend of my life,” writes Daedalus, “so that i've got blundered via it in a maze.”
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New PDF release: Futility: A Novel (Neversink)

By William Gerhardie,Edith Wharton

Hailed by means of his well-known contemporaries together with Edith Wharton, H.G. Wells, Katherine Mansfield, Graham Greene, and Evelyn Waugh, who referred to as him a "genius," William Gerhardi is likely one of the 20th century's forgotten masters, and his gorgeous comedy Futility one of many century's ignored masterpieces.

It tells the tale of somebody similar to Gerhardi himself: a tender Englishman raised in Russia who returns to St. Petersburg and falls in love with the daughter of a hilariously dysfunctional family--all performed out with the armies of the Russian Revolution marching backward and forward outdoor the parlor window.

Part British romantic comedy, half Russian social realism, and with a wide forged of memorable characters, this astoundingly humorous and poignant novel is the story of individuals persisting in love and wish regardless of the odds.


From the alternate Paperback edition.
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Read e-book online Fertile Ground PDF

By Penn Stewart

through the chilly spring of 1942 in upstate long island, US executive officers thieve away German-born farmer Hans Müller in the midst of the evening, leaving his spouse and sons on my own and with no explanation.

Does Hans’ unusual obsession along with his shortwave radio and international newspaper clippings suggest that his old fashioned American lifestyles has been a lie? Or has the govt. made a terrible mistake that threatens to undo their family?.

Lucy Müller is met with furtive glances and outright prejudice. Her sons are bullied in school and burdened by way of their father’s absence. Hans attempts to maintain his head down and easily live to tell the tale the camp’s fences, guards, and fellow prisoners, as his frustration mounts. The Müllers every one pastime to redefine themselves and their areas in society, and whereas a few family members bonds enhance and others put on skinny, the query of Hans’ guilt or innocence looms over all of them like a hurricane cloud..

The first publication in an ongoing sequence, Fertile flooring is a haunting drama that straddles either historic and modern fiction genres. Splitting the point of view among Hans and his spouse Lucy, it speaks to either the secret and ache of global warfare II internment stories and the struggles and inner development of a kinfolk ostracized from their small town.
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Deception by Michael Meehan PDF

By Michael Meehan

'I felt consistently that the crumbling paper needs to carry whatever that was once extra like conversing flesh and blood that someplace amid those shreds i'd examine whatever of this relatives misplaced to silence; whatever a couple of condominium that was once quick deserted and a relations divided, after which all gates close at the past.'

A younger Australian guy arrives in riot-ravaged Paris, armed with an previous manuscript written in French and an obsessive wish to piece jointly the fragments of a secret that has haunted him because early life. His trip takes him from side to side in time, over the ruins of desolate tract and town, and during the veils and mirages of heritage and memory.

From the blood-soaked streets of the 1870 siege of Paris, to the tear-gas and chaos of its pupil riots of 1968; from the desolate, windswept Australian desolate tract to the appalling dank prisons of nineteenth Century New Caledonia, Deception tells an epic tale of a look for fact, spanning continents and generations.

Michael Meehan is the acclaimed, award-winning writer of The Salt of damaged Tears and Stormy Weather. Deception, his long-awaited 3rd novel, is a triumph of storytelling, imagery and language, a robust, haunting paintings from a author with 'an mind's eye of one other order' (The Australian).

Praise for The Salt of damaged Tears, winner of the 2000 Christina Stead Award for Fiction:

'... a masterwork.' - The Age

'... a journey de strength an mind-blowing functionality. it's going to, i believe, supply the most memorable literary reports of contemporary times.' - Michael Sharkey, The Australian

'... a singular approximately hope and melancholy that's altogether stunning.' - Debra Adelaide, Sydney Morning Herald

'... an enormous talent.' - Adelaide Advertiser
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Get Die letzten Tage der Nacht (German Edition) PDF

By Graham Moore,Kirsten Riesselmann

Eine geniale Reise in die Vergangenheit" The Washington Post

New York, 1888. Thomas Edison hat mit seiner bahnbrechenden Erfindung der Glühbirne ein Wunder gewirkt. Die Elektrizität ist geboren, die dunklen Tage der Menschheit sind Vergangenheit. Nur eine Sache steht Edison und seinem Monopol im Weg, sein Konkurrent George Westinghouse. Zwischen den beiden Männern entbrennt ein juristischer Kampf, es geht um die Milliarden-Dollar-Frage: Wer hat die Glühbirne wirklich erfunden? Und wer hat additionally die Macht, ein ganzes Land zu elektrifizieren?

Der manhattan TIMES-Bestseller jetzt auf deutsch!

Graham Moore, der für sein Drehbuch für den movie "Imitation online game" mit einem Oscar ausgezeichnet wurde, ist mit "Die letzten Tage der Nacht" ein packender historischer Roman gelungen, der auf wahren Ereignissen beruht.
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SHOUTS: The Great War Comes to New York by James Ryan PDF

By James Ryan

by way of 1910, 40 percentage of the inhabitants of latest York urban used to be foreign-born. With over five million humans, big apple used to be higher than the subsequent 3 biggest towns mixed: Chicago, Philadelphia and St. Louis. half big apple urban was once German and Irish born immigrants and their descendants. extra humans of Irish descent lived in long island urban than in Dublin. manhattan urban was once the 3rd greatest “German” urban on this planet. Nowhere have been the strong results of this Irish-German juggernaut extra without delay felt than within the Bronx. by means of the operating category Irish within the southernmost Mott Haven part, and their within sight German friends who thrived in Melrose and Morrisania. the arriving struggle might swap everything.

SHOUTS is a unique of affection and struggle. It tells of a once-thriving, long-vanished city immigrant society. the writer a hybrid third-generation baby of those Bronx humans, an Irish-German American “mongrel.” Such mongrels are legion in the USA. German and Irish blood classes during the veins of just about a hundred million people. certainly, the United States is a mongrel country. SHOUTS recreates the character of that point whilst a century of worldwide peace was once shattered via an assassination in Sarajevo of an archduke and his spouse on June 28, 1914. A month later the area went to battle and in 4 years had killed seventeen million of its electorate. no matter what innocence was once left died too. SHOUTS tells of the damaging forces of warfare at the domestic entrance. To the folk, their hopes and desires, their loves. To the group, to its fiscal and social achievements, and its popularity. And to democracy, to its high-blown ideas, its rock-solid protections, its fragility. How quick issues switch. Now, as then, we are living within the stink and shadow of struggle. Now, as then, we fight to confront the genuine relatives with our fellow voters of this global. Then, the risk used to be the Germans. Now, it truly is another person. How a few issues stay the same.

It is 1915 and the yank melting pot has turn into a crucible. the nice battle looms. you're within the Bronx, a bastion of ethnic German company and suffering Irish employees. German spies and saboteurs roam big apple urban. Firebrand Irish road nook orators denounce the “British” battle. Paranoia and politics rage within the streets. Everyone’s patriotism is suspect. distrust and antagonism rule. the govt cracks down and the social and monetary materials of town start to resolve.

SHOUTS is a romance, a written choir that sings and performs. It speaks as profusely because the humans of that century-ago time spoke: clergymen and bartenders, boxers and violinists, politicians and longshoremen, brewmasters and spies. They shout out their tales, telling in their origins, their hopes, their fears, their desires, their loves. whereas of Irish and German roots, those humans stand for the entire next generations of races, shades and creeds that also arrive from far-off lands to make new lives in the United States. SHOUTS tells everyone’s story.
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Get Coming Through: A Spiritual Time Travel Novel PDF

By Karen Krahl

Sylvia Morton, a photograph artist at an l. a. layout company, develops light melancholy and starts off operating from domestic. Her son Richard is away in school and her husband, Miles Harrison, an architect, is changing into far-off. Fogged in via a pervasive ennui, she drifts via her existence as though she weren't a part of it. being affected by the dissociation that incorporates melancholy, she begins to withdraw. A pile of eliminate garments gathers within the nook of her bed room as though she’s getting ready for a visit, other than she doesn’t shuttle for enterprise now. An unsettling feeling continues to be: that she doesn’t deserve her “wonderful life,” and duly famous— it’s now not that fabulous. regardless of the entire trappings of success—expensive autos, appealing domestic, gated neighborhood, significant careers—the couple drifts additional apart.

Looking ahead to reuniting with Nanz, an outdated pal from highschool who has come to Burbank to paintings within the movie undefined, Sylvia plans a weekend away at Spa Ojai. They’re watching for catching up at the prior, yet, whereas using in an unseasonal August drizzle, a frightening twist of fate happens.

Sylvia’s tether to truth thoroughly frays as she descends into an intensely morbid guilt concerning the twist of fate. The deal she makes isn't really with the devil—it’s in basic terms in her mind—that if she simply doesn’t need to have in mind the coincidence and re-experience the mayhem, she's going to resign every little thing. Devolving right into a psychotic fugue ahead of she morphs into her first of many identities, Sylvia makes one final name to Miles to inform him see you later, and that he’ll by no means locate her physique. “I’m dead.”

Thus starts off the temporary international amnesia that might force an odyssey of renunciation for a sin that was once by no means devoted. It used to be simply an twist of fate. quickly she is going to event having her brain wiped as fresh as a blackboard is of chalk; and her heart—of such a lot feelings. Sylvia resurfaces as Vermillion Ducati, and the nadir of her grief and desolation is so profound it turns into a religious vortex with adequate strength to magnetize far away fragments of her everlasting soul to her to assist her heal.

One is that of a sensible girl from the longer term who lands up within the physique of Myrna Fox, a sixty eight 12 months outdated girl in a Burbank clinic with a ‘No Code,’ on her scientific directive. the opposite, is that of an getting older colonist, Henry Banes Ransom from Gloucester, Virginia, within the 1770’s, who fell off his horse at the approach domestic from a night of whist and whiskey at a neighboring plantation. His head damage leaves him in a coma and as his attachment to this lifestyles thins his spirit slides throughout the ethers of time into the physique of a 26 yr outdated MIT grad pupil who was once left for lifeless by way of drunken children on a hard work Day weekend, in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Ransom wakes up in Addison Gilbert health facility a few 240 years sooner or later.

Like neighbors who come via for each other, encounters with those , carry whatever out from less than V’s fragile resurfacing. An epiphany with which she reclaims her genuine everlasting self for the 1st time, occurs whilst terrifying walled off stories from her far-off previous exhibit via like a poorly gessoed over canvas, nonetheless hinting on the unique paintings beneath. The interaction among 3 separate lives of 1 soul, occurring concurrently will beckon us to renounce each suggestion of the agreements that build our truth; our thought of time, dimensions, and our decisions concerning the characteristics of anyone that we name character.
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