Download or read book The Summer of Katya written by Trevanian and published by Crown. This book was released on 2005-06-28 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part love story and part psychological thriller from best-selling author Trevanian, "a tour de force... A story that explores meticulously some of the darker corners of the human soul." -- The Washington Post In the quiet Basque countryside in 1914, Jean-Marc Montjean, a handsome young doctor, moves to the small French village of Salies to assist the village physician. It's there that he meets the seductive, beautiful Katya Treville. Jean-Marc is bewitched, driven to know everything about her. But as he and her family become friendly, he realizes they are haunted by an old, dark secret. When Jean-Marc learns that the Trevilles are planning to leave the village forever, he insists on a final meeting with Katya. That meeting and the events that follow turn what was an idyllic romance into an unending nightmare. And when Katya’s secret is revealed, the chilling climax will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned. "A most exquisite, elegant, ingenious thriller." -- The New York Daily News
Download or read book The Summer of Katya written by TREVANIAN and published by . This book was released on 1983 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Secrets of Apricot Lane written by Amy Tatko and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2018-11-10 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After the birth of her only child, Elizabeth grows lonely during her husband’s long trips and finds unexpected companionship in her neighbor Nick, a single father with a baby boy. An unlikely friendship begins between the two parents of newborns, despite her career as a Russian professor and his job as a truck driver. Their connection grows deeper, and their love affair consumes Elizabeth and torments Nick. When he destroys her dream for their future, Elizabeth must confront her marriage and identity as a mother. Through the years, she longs for Nick and writes to him. Only the approach of death prompts him to answer her call. From idyllic California to a mysterious rendezvous on Red Square in Moscow, The Secrets of Apricot Lane shows how love can fulfill some dreams and shatter others. The romance between Elizabeth and Nick, their love for their children, and the power of marriage create an epic tale that spans twenty-five years and reveals the flaws of class and gender stereotypes.
Download or read book Winter in the Summer Garden written by Natasha Templeton and published by Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This vivid, moving and provocative novel presents a story of a whole society caught up in national turmoil. Told through the experiences of one family, the Shubins, and their city of Leningrad, their story of love and heartbreak is universal. Starting with Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, the novel moves both back and forward in time, following three generations of the Shubins as they face the horrors of war, political upheaval, imprisonment and famine. Their experiences are harsh, but their spirit remains undaunted and their family ties unbreakable. The legacy of hardship never quite relaxes its grip, but what endures is their humanity.
Download or read book The Mayor's Daughter written by Delores Gapanowicz and published by Nightengale Press. This book was released on 2007-09-01 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author wrote the following stories about her parents becauseshe wanted the grandchildren in the family to have some idea of their grandparents? lives in Eastern Europe before they emigrated. The stories were told to the author by her parents before they passed away. She vowed that someday she would have those stories published. They were interesting and showed that young people on farms in Europe didn?t spend their time only milking cows and picking potatoes. They played tricks on friends, went to wedding celebrations and dances, and flirted with other people their age. They also experienced tragedies and losses of one kind or another. In effect, their lives were a mixture of the sweet and bitter as it is for everyone else in this world. This book will give all readers an idea of what life was like in rural Eastern Europe before World War I. It?s a way of life that is slowly disappearing in those countries due to encroaching western modern culture.
Download or read book Katya's Comet written by Scott Roos and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2004-04 with total page 110 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once Scott Roos embraced his wife Nancy's vision to adopt an older child in need, the couple embarked on a roller coaster ride of international adoption. While the process was challenging and downright discouraging at times, they persevered with strength derived from heart-sourced guidance to overcome many obstacles, doubts, and fears. The joyous outcome, Katya, provided a gift of love and inspiration to their three biological children, extended family, friends, teachers, and strangers who Katya touched along her incredible journey. From a probable dead-end in a rural Russian orphanage, to a hopeful life in an American family, Katya's Comet exposes the emotions, people, places, cultures, and logistics that the couple encountered along the way. While Katya's Comet provides useful insights and references for international adoption, in a broader sense, it motivates you to seek a selfless vision with the promise of experiencing the ripples of joy that inevitably result when you drop your proverbial stone into the enormous pond of human need. Scott's firsthand experience uniquely qualifies him to share this touching story. His down-to-earth writing style and heartfelt open sharing is positively engaging.
Download or read book The Many Lives of Heloise Starchild written by John Ironmonger and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-08-06 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: REMEMBER ME WHEN THE COMET COMES... On the day the comet came, a girl named Heloise was born. She would live a fine life, and inherit a fortune, but would meet a cruel, untimely death. Years later, strange dreams plague Katya Nemcová, a teenager burdened with a rare and curious gift. Memories come to Katya in her dreams - images and stories from a past that isn't her own. Are these ghosts real? And what of the memory she seems to have of Heloise's treasures, two centuries old? A novel that spans the history of Europe - from revolutionary France to the world wars, the Prague Spring, post Brexit Britain, and beyond - this is the irresistible, adventurous and affectionate story of a quite extraordinary woman, her exceptionally talented ancestors, and the curious memories they share.
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Download or read book City of Veils written by Zoë Ferraris and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-08-09 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finding Nouf's Katya Hijazi and Nayir Sharqi return for another thrilling, fast-paced mystery that provides a rare and intimate look into women's lives in the Middle East. Women in Saudi Arabia are expected to lead quiet lives circumscribed by Islamic law and tradition. But Katya, one of the few women in the medical examiner's office, is determined to make her work mean something. When the body of a brutally beaten woman is found on the beach in Jeddah, the city's detectives are ready to dismiss the case as another unsolvable murder-chillingly common in a city where the veils of conservative Islam keep women as anonymous in life as this victim is in death. If this is another housemaid killed by her employer, finding the culprit will be all but impossible. Only Katya is convinced that the victim can be identified and her killer found. She calls upon her friend Nayir for help, and soon discovers that the dead girl was a young filmmaker named Leila, whose controversial documentaries earned her many enemies. With only the woman's clandestine footage as a guide, Katya and Nayir must confront the dark side of Jeddah that Leila struggled to expose: an underworld of prostitution, violence, exploitation, and jealously guarded secrets. Along the way, they form an unlikely alliance with an American woman whose husband has disappeared. Their growing search takes them from the city's car-clogged streets to the deadly vastness of the desert beyond.
Download or read book A Fair Maiden written by Joyce Carol Oates and published by HMH. This book was released on 2010-01-16 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A teenager’s involvement with an older man is not what it appears in a tale of seduction by the New York Times bestselling author of We Were the Mulvaneys. Sixteen-year-old Katya Spivak is out for a walk on the gracious streets of Bayhead Harbor with her two summer babysitting charges when she’s approached by silver-haired, elegant Marcus Kidder. At first his interest in her seems harmless, even pleasant; like his name, a sort of gentle joke. His beautiful home, the children’s books he’s written, his classical music, the marvelous art in his study, his lavish presents to her—Mr. Kidder’s life couldn’t be more different from Katya’s drab working-class existence back home in South Jersey, or more enticing. But by degrees, almost imperceptibly, something changes, and posing for Mr. Kidder’s new painting isn’t the lighthearted endeavor it once was. What he wants from Katya is something she can’t comprehend. What Katya wants from him is something else again. As their relationship deepens, and twists, the question is who’s seducing whom? And to what end? From a National Book Award winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author, A Fair Maiden is “fresh, current and gripping . . . the insight shrewd and the violence vivid . . . [an] intense and thought-provoking work of fiction”(New Statesman).
Download or read book The 2020 Workplace written by Jeanne C. Meister and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2010-05-11 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From well-respected human resources and corporate training experts Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd, a must-read guide to the innovative strategies that the best companies are using to create a workplace that the best talent chooses—both today and in 2020. In The 2020 Workplace, Meister and Willyerd offer a battle plan to start winning tomorrow’s employees today.
Download or read book The Pyramid Waltz written by Barbara Ann Wright and published by Bold Strokes Books Inc. This book was released on 2012-09-01 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To most, Princess Katya Nar Umbriel is a rogue and a layabout; she parties, she hunts and she breaks women’s hearts. But when the festival lights go down and the palace slumbers, Katya chases traitors to the crown and protects the kingdom’s greatest secret: the royal Umbriels are part Fiend. When Katya thwarts an attempt to expose the king’s monstrous side, she uncovers a plot to let the Fiends out to play. Starbride has no interest in being a courtier. Ignoring her mother’s order to snare an influential spouse, she comes to court only to study law. But a flirtatious rake of a princess proves hard to resist, and Starbride is pulled into a world of secrets that leaves little room for honesty or love, a world neither woman may survive.
Download or read book Stravinsky written by Stephen Walsh and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2020-07-15 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Widely regarded the greatest composer of the twentieth century, Igor Stravinsky was central to the development of modernism in art. Deeply influential and wonderfully productive, he is remembered for dozens of masterworks, from The Firebird and The Rite of Spring to The Rake's Progress, but no dependable biography of him exists. Previous studies have relied too heavily on his own unreliable memoirs and conversations, and until now no biographer has possessed both the musical knowledge to evaluate his art and the linguistic proficiency needed to explore the documentary background of his life--a life whose span extended from tsarist Russia to Switzerland, France, and ultimately the United States. In this revealing volume, the first of two, Stephen Walsh follows Stravinsky from his birth in 1882 to 1934. He traces the composer's early Russian years in new and fascinating detail, laying bare the complicated relationships within his family and showing how he first displayed his extraordinary talents within the provincial musical circle around his teacher, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov. Stravinsky's brilliantly creative involvement with the Ballets Russes is illuminated by a sharp sense of the internal artistic politics that animated the group. Portraying Stravinsky's circumstances as an émigré in France trying to make his living as a conductor and pianist as well as a composer while beset by emotional and financial demands, Walsh reveals the true roots of his notorious obsession with money during the 1920s and describes with sympathy the nature of his long affair with Vera Sudeykina. While always respecting Stravinsky's own insistence that life and art be kept distinct, Stravinsky makes clear precisely how the development of his music was connected to his life and to the intellectual environment in which he found himself. But at the same time it demonstrates the composer's remarkably pragmatic psychology, which led him to consider the welfare of his art to be of paramount importance, before which everything else had to give way. Hence, for example, his questionable attitude toward Hitler and Mussolini, and his reputation as a touchy, unpredictable man as famous for his enmities as for his friendships. Stephen Walsh, long established as an expert on Stravinsky's music, has drawn upon a vast array of material, much of it unpublished or unavailable in English, to bring the man himself, in all his color and genius, to glowing life. Written with elegance and energy, comprehensive, balanced, and original, Stravinsky is essential reading for anyone interested in the adventure of art in our time. Praise from the British press for Stephen Walsh's The Music of Stravinsky "One of the finest general studies of the composer." --Wilfrid Mellers, composer, Times Literary Supplement "The beautiful prose of The Music of Stravinsky is itself a fund of arresting images. For those who already love Stravinsky's music, Walsh's essays on each work will bring a smile of recognition and joy at new kernels of insight. For those unfamiliar with many of the works he discusses, Walsh's commentaries are likely to whet appetites for performances of the works." --John Shepherd, Notes "This book sent me scurrying back to the scores and made me want to recommend it to other people. Above all, it is a good read." --Anthony Pople, Music and Letters
Download or read book Nonverbal Communication written by Jonathan M. Bowman and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2020-05-11 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nonverbal Communication: An Applied Approach teaches students the fundamentals of nonverbal communication by making connections between the principles they learn and the everyday communication they perform and interpret. Award-winning teacher and author Jonathan M. Bowman uses a narrative style and an applied approach that is informed by the important theories and research-driven knowledge of this interdisciplinary area of study. The approach encourages students to understand the relevancy of nonverbal codes by exploring applications sooner rather than in the latter half of their course. Bowman brings in a unique focus on culture and social justice, demonstrating how nonverbal communication shapes how we interact in a diverse society.
Download or read book The People's Act Of Love written by James Meek and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2008-11-20 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 1919, Siberia . . . Deep in the unforgiving landscape a town lies under military rule, awaiting the remorseless assault of Bolsheviks along the Trans-Siberian railway. One night a stranger, Samarin, appears from the woods with a tale of escape from an Arctic prison, insisting a cannibal is on his trail. Only Anna, a beautiful young widow, trusts his story. When a local shaman is found dead suspicion and terror engulf the isolated community, which harbours a secret of its own . . .