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Anne of Avonlea By L.M. Montgomery
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Anne of Avonlea is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It was first published in 1909. Anne is about to start her first term teaching at the Avonlea school, although she will still continue her studies... More > at home with Gilbert, who is teaching at the nearby White Sands School. The book soon introduces Anne's new and problematic neighbor, Mr. Harrison, and his foul-mouthed parrot, as well as the twins, Davy and Dora. They are the children of Marilla's third cousin and she takes them in when their mother dies while their uncle is out of the country. Dora is a nice, well-behaved girl, while Davy is much more of a handful and gets into many scrapes. They are initially meant to stay only a short time, but the twins' uncle postpones his return to collect the twins and then eventually dies, and Marilla is relieved to know the twins will remain with her.< Less
Anne of Avonlea By L.M. Montgomery
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Anne of Avonlea is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It was first published in 1909. Anne is about to start her first term teaching at the Avonlea school, although she will still continue her studies... More > at home with Gilbert, who is teaching at the nearby White Sands School. The book soon introduces Anne's new and problematic neighbor, Mr. Harrison, and his foul-mouthed parrot, as well as the twins, Davy and Dora. They are the children of Marilla's third cousin and she takes them in when their mother dies while their uncle is out of the country. Dora is a nice, well-behaved girl, while Davy is much more of a handful and gets into many scrapes. They are initially meant to stay only a short time, but the twins' uncle postpones his return to collect the twins and then eventually dies, and Marilla is relieved to know the twins will remain with her.< Less
A Time Before the End By Gilmer White
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A voodoo curse haunts a family in the low country of North Carolina. Ben Porter, a psychologically wounded veteran and reluctant hero, returns from the war to find he has a young daughter. Rachel was... More > born to Olive Mills, from whom Ben is estranged. As teenagers, Ben and Olive discovered the mutilated body of Yolinda, a young black girl. Ben’s deformed cousin, Luther, was convicted of the murder. As he was led from the courtroom, Luther threatened to escape from prison and kill Ben and Olive for their involvement in uncovering the crime. True to his word, years later he escapes, kidnaps their daughter and challenges Ben and Olive to rescue her from his deep forest hideout without involving the FBI or police or Rachel will die. When Ben refuses the challenge, he is branded a coward by all, but the intervention of a Merlin-like old Voodoo priestess drives the story to its dramatic conclusion.< Less
Moving Pictures: A Novel of Early Hollywood By K.L.A. Hyatt
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Welcome to Los Angeles, it's 1916 and the film industry is booming. Just a few years earlier, the city was a country town. Now, its a rapidly growing metropolis and the seat of all movie making.... More > Enter Magda Santoya. Having run away to Los Angeles, she explores the big city with her cousin, Dolores. The burgeoning film industry offers the young women something to aspire to--a chance to live their own lives, unbeholden to any one else. A lucky break with the Chronicle Film Company leads to opportunity, riches, and stardom. Yet heartbreak and devastation are only a heartbeat away. Moving Pictures is a fictional memoir about the tumult of Hollywood when there were no rules other than making as many pictures as possible. Follow Magda's rising star as she tells her story in Moving Pictures.< Less
Gulliver's Travels & A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift
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Gulliver's Travels, a large portion of which Swift wrote at Woodbrook House in County Laois, was published in 1726. It is regarded as his masterpiece. As with his other writings, the Travels was... More > published under a pseudonym, the fictional Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon and later a sea captain. Some of the correspondence between printer Benj. Motte and Gulliver's also-fictional cousin negotiating the book's publication has survived. In 1729, Swift published A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick, a satire in which the narrator, with intentionally grotesque logic, recommends that Ireland's poor escape their poverty by selling their children as food to the rich: ”I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food...”< Less
Classic Readers: The Absentee By Maria Edgeworth
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The Absentee is a novel by Maria Edgeworth, published in 1812 in Tales of Fashionable Life, that expresses the systemic evils of the absentee landlord class of Anglo-Irish and the desperate condition... More > of the Irish peasantry. Just before coming of age, Lord Colambre, the sensitive hero of the novel, finds that his mother Lady Clonbrony's attempts to buy her way into the high society of London are only ridiculed, while his father, Lord Clonbrony, is in serious debt as a result of his wife's lifestyle. Colambre falls in love with his mother's companion, his supposed cousin, Grace Nugent. Colambre travels incognito to Ireland to see the country that he still considers his home. Along the way he is briefly ensnared by a cold hearted adventuress who wants him to marry her daughter and who informs him that his beloved Grace is not Mr. Nugent's daughter at all, but rather an illegitimate child!< Less
A Time Before the End: A Novel By Gilmer White
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A voodoo curse haunts a family in the low country of North Carolina. Ben Porter, a psychologically wounded veteran and reluctant hero, returns from the war to find he has a young daughter. Rachel was... More > born to Olive Mills, from whom Ben is estranged. As teenagers, Ben and Olive discovered the mutilated body of Yolinda, a young black girl. Ben’s deformed cousin, Luther, was convicted of the murder. As he was led from the courtroom, Luther threatened to escape from prison and kill Ben and Olive for their involvement in uncovering the crime. True to his word, years later he escapes, kidnaps their daughter and challenges Ben and Olive to rescue her from his deep forest hideout without involving the FBI or police or Rachel will die. When Ben refuses the challenge, he is branded a coward by all, but the intervention of a Merlin-like old Voodoo priestess drives the story to its dramatic conclusion.< Less
Gulliver's Travels & A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift
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Gulliver's Travels, a large portion of which Swift wrote at Woodbrook House in County Laois, was published in 1726. It is regarded as his masterpiece. As with his other writings, the Travels was... More > published under a pseudonym, the fictional Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon and later a sea captain. Some of the correspondence between printer Benj. Motte and Gulliver's also-fictional cousin negotiating the book's publication has survived. In 1729, Swift published A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick, a satire in which the narrator, with intentionally grotesque logic, recommends that Ireland's poor escape their poverty by selling their children as food to the rich: ”I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food...”< Less
The Illustrious Prince By E. Phillips Oppenheim
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The Emperor of Japan, suspecting an ulterior motive in the world cruise of the American battleship fleet, despatches his cousin, Prince Maiyo, on a mission to learn the secret if one existed. The... More > Prince arrives in London, is entertained in high circles there and receives considerable attention from some of the women, notably Miss Penelope Morse, an American by birth, but one who had lived most of her life in England. Two murders are committed, both victims being Americans in the diplomatic service. All along Prince Maiyo is suspected, and when his guilt has been almost positively established his servant comes forth and confesses to having committed both crimes, thus saving for his country a life which he deems of far more value to it than his own.< Less
A Time Before the End By Gilmer White
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A voodoo curse haunts a family in the low country of North Carolina. Ben Porter, a psychologically wounded veteran and reluctant hero, returns from the war to find he has a young daughter. Rachel was... More > born to Olive Mills, from whom Ben is estranged. As teenagers, Ben and Olive discovered the mutilated body of Yolinda, a young black girl. Ben’s deformed cousin, Luther, was convicted of the murder. As he was led from the courtroom, Luther threatened to escape from prison and kill Ben and Olive for their involvement in uncovering the crime. True to his word, years later he escapes, kidnaps their daughter and challenges Ben and Olive to rescue her from his deep forest hideout without involving the FBI or police or Rachel will die. When Ben refuses the challenge, he is branded a coward by all, but the intervention of a Merlin-like old Voodoo priestess drives the story to its dramatic conclusion.< Less

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