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Book Synopsis The Swan Gondola by : Timothy Schaffert
Download or read book The Swan Gondola written by Timothy Schaffert and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-04-03 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ferret Skerritt – ventriloquist by trade, conman by birth – isn’t expecting to find love at the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair, a colourful world of flimflam men, snake-oil salesmen, occultists, and scandalous burlesques. But when he crosses paths with the beautiful and enigmatic Cecily, his whole purpose shifts. Cecily works in the Midway’s Chamber of Horrors where she loses her head hourly on a guillotine playing Marie Antoinette; after closing, she rushes off, clinging protectively to a mysterious carpet bag, never giving Ferret a second glance. Until a moonlit ride on the swan gondola changes everything – and the fair’s magic begins to take its effect.
Book Synopsis People of the Swan by : Hubert J. C. Schuurman
Download or read book People of the Swan written by Hubert J. C. Schuurman and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2007-03-21 with total page 654 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The swan ballets on the river Sanctus drew Elves, Fairies, and many other visitors to town. Life flowed joyously. None heeded the Dwarves' warnings. They always talked gloom and doom!
Book Synopsis The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899 by : Wendy Jean Katz
Download or read book The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899 written by Wendy Jean Katz and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2018-02 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 celebrated Omaha’s key economic role as a center of industry west of the Mississippi River and its arrival as a progressive metropolis after the Panic of 1893. The exposition also promoted the rise of the United States as an imperial power, at the time on the brink of the Spanish-American War, and the nation’s place in bringing “civilization” to Indigenous populations both overseas and at the conclusion of the recent Plains Indian Wars. The Omaha World’s Fair, however, is one of the least studied American expositions. Wendy Jean Katz brings together leading scholars to better understand the event’s place in the larger history of both Victorian-era America and the American West. The interdisciplinary essays in this volume cover an array of topics, from competing commercial visions of the cities of the Great West; to the role of women in the promotion of City Beautiful ideals of public art and urban planning; and the constructions of Indigenous and national identities through exhibition, display, and popular culture. Leading scholars T. J. Boisseau, Bonnie M. Miller, Sarah J. Moore, Nancy Parezo, Akim Reinhardt, and Robert Rydell, among others, discuss this often-misunderstood world’s fair and its place in the Victorian-era ascension of the United States as a world power.
Download or read book Deadly Pink written by Vivian Vande Velde and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2012 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fourteen-year-old Grace must find a way to get her older sister out of a princess-filled virtual reality RPG (role playing game)--before it is too late.
Book Synopsis Emily Makes a Difference by : JoAnn A. Grote
Download or read book Emily Makes a Difference written by JoAnn A. Grote and published by Barbour Publishing. This book was released on 2013-06-01 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Time Period: 1893 It's 1893, and technology is making Emily Allerton's world a better place. This fictional twelve year old can hardly believe the inventions displayed at the Chicago World's Fair-unusual things like "automobiles." But soon, an economic depression throws many Americans out of work, leaving them homeless and hungry-and creating Emily's opportunity to make a difference. Especially for girls ages eight to twelve, this story shows young readers that they, too, can have an impact on their world. Perfect for recreational reading or homeschooling, "Emily Makes a Difference" is an enjoyable way to learn important lessons of faith and history.
Book Synopsis The Perfume Thief by : Timothy Schaffert
Download or read book The Perfume Thief written by Timothy Schaffert and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2021-08-03 with total page 375 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A stylish, sexy page-turner set in Paris on the eve of World War II, where Clementine, a queer American ex-pat and notorious thief, is drawn out of retirement and into one last scam when the Nazis invade. "A hint of Moulin Rouge, a whiff of Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, a little spritz of Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief... The Perfume Thief is a pulse-pounding thriller and a sensuous experience you’ll want to savor."—Oprah Daily "[A] superb novel ... This is historical fiction at its finest, vivid and beautifully rendered." —Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Sea of Tranquility Clementine is a seventy-two year-old reformed con artist with a penchant for impeccably tailored suits. Her life of crime has led her from the uber-wealthy perfume junkies of belle epoque Manhattan, to the scented butterflies of Costa Rica, to the spice markets of Marrakech, and finally the bordellos of Paris, where she settles down in 1930 and opens a shop bottling her favorite extracts for the ladies of the cabarets. Now it's 1941 and Clem's favorite haunt, Madame Boulette's, is crawling with Nazis, while Clem's people--the outsiders, the artists, and the hustlers who used to call it home--are disappearing. Clem's first instinct is to go to ground--it's a frigid Paris winter and she's too old to put up a fight. But when the cabaret's prize songbird, Zoe St. Angel, recruits Clem to steal the recipe book of a now-missing famous Parisian perfumer, she can't say no. Her mark is Oskar Voss, a Francophile Nazi bureaucrat, who wants the book and Clem's expertise to himself. Hoping to buy the time and trust she needs to pull off her scheme, Clem settles on a novel strategy: Telling Voss the truth about the life and loves she came to Paris to escape. Complete with romance, espionage, champagne towers, and haute couture, this full-tilt sensory experience is a dazzling portrait of the underground resistance of twentieth-century Paris and a passionate love letter to the power of beauty and community in the face of insidious hate.
Book Synopsis Fairy Tale Review by : Kate Bernheimer
Download or read book Fairy Tale Review written by Kate Bernheimer and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2015-06-04 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fairy Tale Review is an annual literary publication dedicated to publishing new fairy-tale fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It seeks to expand the conversation about fairy tales among practitioners, scholars, and general readers. Contents reflect a diverse spectrum of literary artists working with fairy tales in many languages and styles. In the Emerald Issue, new stories, poems, essays, and artwork is inspired by the themes of "emeralds" and "Oz". In Frank L. Baum's introduction to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the author indicates that his story "aspires to being a modernized fairy tale" in opposition to the "historical" stories with all their "horrible and blood-curling incident".
Book Synopsis American Rebirth by : Norma Jean Lutz
Download or read book American Rebirth written by Norma Jean Lutz and published by Barbour Publishing. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Girls are girls wherever they live—and the Sisters in Time series shows that girls are girls whenever they lived, too! This new collection brings together four historical fiction books for 8–12-year-old girls: Elise the Actress: Climax of the Civil War (covering the year 1865), Janie’s Freedom: African-Americans in the Aftermath of the Civil War (1867), Rachel and the Riot: The Labor Movement Divides a Family (1889), and Emily Makes a Difference: A Time of Progress and Problems (1893). American Rebirth will transport you back to America’s recovery of the late nineteenth century, teaching important lessons of history and Christian faith. Featuring bonus educational materials such as vocabulary words, time lines, and brief biographies of key historical figures, American Rebirth is ideal for anytime reading and an excellent resource for home schooling.
Book Synopsis The Swan House by : Elizabeth Musser
Download or read book The Swan House written by Elizabeth Musser and published by Bethany House. This book was released on 2001-07-01 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mary Swan Middleton has always taken for granted the advantages of her family's wealth. But a tragedy that touches all of Atlanta sends her reeling in grief. When the family maid challenges her to reach out to the less fortunate as a way to ease her own pain, Mary Swan meets Carl--and everything changes. For although Carl is her opposite in nearly every way, he has something her privileged life could not give her. And when she seeks his help to uncover a mystery, she learns far more than she ever could have imagined.
Book Synopsis Cut and Assemble an Old Fashioned Carousel in Full Color by : A. G. Smith
Download or read book Cut and Assemble an Old Fashioned Carousel in Full Color written by A. G. Smith and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 1985-01-01 with total page 76 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams for constructing colorful, revolving model of an antique carousel over a foot in diameter — with 20 enchanting animals. 16 color plates on heavy stock. 16 pages of text and black-and-white plates.
Book Synopsis A Rap of Blood and Smoke by : Allen W. Agard
Download or read book A Rap of Blood and Smoke written by Allen W. Agard and published by Page Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2020-11-09 with total page 712 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Welcome to the wondrous yet sinister land of KlaTei! An immense continent full of whimsical entities, their advancements, and the people who govern them. One of those vast institutes would be the far-reaching and ever-omnipresent criminal underworld of Auvadeth. An ever-flourishing web of illegal rackets and robbery peppered with double-dealing machinations that often have murderous outcomes. An organized crime ring long maintained by a wicked wizard and his five underlying bosses strewn through
Book Synopsis Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2 by : Philip A. Greasley
Download or read book Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2 written by Philip A. Greasley and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2016-08-08 with total page 1064 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips, graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.
Book Synopsis World, Chase Me Down by : Andrew Hilleman
Download or read book World, Chase Me Down written by Andrew Hilleman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-01-24 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2018 Nebraska Book Award for Fiction A rousing, suspenseful debut novel—True Grit meets Catch Me If You Can—based on the forgotten true story of a Robin Hood of the American frontier who pulls off the first successful kidnapping for ransom in U.S. history “A kidnapper with a social-justice mission” (Time), Pat Crowe was once the most wanted man in America. World, Chase Me Down resurrects him, telling the electrifying story of the first great crime of the last century: how in 1900 the out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of Omaha’s wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of $25,000 in gold, and then burgled, safe-cracked, and bond-jumped his way across the country and beyond, inciting a manhunt that was dubbed “the thrill of the nation” and a showdown in the court of public opinion between the haves and have-nots—all the while plotting a return to the woman he never stopped loving. As if channeling Mark Twain and Charles Portis, Andrew Hilleman has given us a character who is bawdy and soulful, grizzled, salty, and hard-drinking, and with a voice as unforgettable as that of Lucy Marsden in Alan Gurganus’s Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All—an antihero you can’t help rooting for.
Book Synopsis The Strange Case of Dr. Couney by : Dawn Raffel
Download or read book The Strange Case of Dr. Couney written by Dawn Raffel and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2018-07-31 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A mosaic mystery told in vignettes, cliffhangers, curious asides, and some surreal plot twists as Raffel investigates the secrets of the man who changed infant care in America.”—NPR, 2018's Great Reads What kind of doctor puts his patients on display? This is the spellbinding tale of a mysterious Coney Island doctor who revolutionized neonatal care more than one hundred years ago and saved some seven thousand babies. Dr. Martin Couney's story is a kaleidoscopic ride through the intersection of ebullient entrepreneurship, enlightened pediatric care, and the wild culture of world's fairs at the beginning of the American Century. As Dawn Raffel recounts, Dr. Couney used incubators and careful nursing to keep previously doomed infants alive, while displaying these babies alongside sword swallowers, bearded ladies, and burlesque shows at Coney Island, Atlantic City, and venues across the nation. How this turn-of-the-twentieth-century émigré became the savior to families with premature infants—known then as “weaklings”—as he ignored the scorn of the medical establishment and fought the rising popularity of eugenics is one of the most astounding stories of modern medicine. Dr. Couney, for all his entrepreneurial gusto, is a surprisingly appealing character, someone who genuinely cared for the well-being of his tiny patients. But he had something to hide... Drawing on historical documents, original reportage, and interviews with surviving patients, Dawn Raffel tells the marvelously eccentric story of Couney's mysterious carnival career, his larger-than-life personality, and his unprecedented success as the savior of the fragile wonders that are tiny, tiny babies. A New York Times Book Review New & Noteworthy Title A Real Simple Best Book of 2018 Christopher Award-winner
Book Synopsis Early Postmodernism by : Paul A. Bové
Download or read book Early Postmodernism written by Paul A. Bové and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the decade that followed 1972, the journal boundary 2 consistently published many of the most distinguished and most influential statements of an emerging literary postmodernism. Recognizing postmodernism as a dominant force in culture, particularly in the literary and narrative imagination, the journal appeared when literary critical study in the United States was in a period of theory-induced ferment. The fundamental relations between postmodernism and poststructuralism were being initially examined and the effort to formulate a critical sense of the postmodern was underway. In this volume, Paul A. Bové, the current editor of boundary 2, has gathered many of those foundational essays and, as such, has assembled a basic text in the history of postmodernism. Essays by noted cultural and literary theorists join with Bové’s contemporary preface to represent the important and unique moment in recent intellectual history when postmodernism was no longer seen primarily as an architectural term, had not yet come to describe the wide range of culture it does now, but was finding power and place in the literary realm. These essays show that the history of postmodernism and its attendant critical theories are both more complex and more deeply bound with literary criticism than often is acknowledged today. Early Postmodernism demonstrates not only the significance of these literary studies, but also the role played by literary critical postmodernism in making possible newer forms of critical and cultural studies. Contributors. Barry Alpert, Charles Altieri, David Antin, Harold Bloom, Paul A. Bové, Hélène Cixous, Gerald Gillespie, Ihab Hassan, Joseph N. Riddel, William, V. Spanos, Catharine R. Stimpson, Cornel West