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Recovery: A Novel of the Future By Eliyahu Rooff
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Imagine a future where centuries of wars, economic disasters, disease and ecological devastation have left a small percentage of humanity alive and where vast swaths have been taken out of animal... More > life. It's a world where none of the nations we know have survived intact, where much of civilization has barely returned to a feudal state and where a few nations control the surviving technology. A group of scientists and technocrats from the Republic of Nevada have finally succeeded in developing a time machine that will let them send teams into the past to gather specimens of birds and animals that have been lost, and to collect as much as possible of the information and culture that was lost when civilization broke down. Nothing ever goes quite as planned, and the Recovery team has to deal with animal attacks, arrests, assaults, high-speed pursuits, romantic entanglement between a team member and a 20th-Century man, as well as the problems caused when a traitor tries to sabotage the entire project.< Less
Coming to Terms: A Novel of Our Times By Abraham Rothberg
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Coming to Terms is a novel exploring the lives of half a dozen friends and colleagues of differing generations-Hippies and Boomers, Gen-Xers and Vietnam and World War II veterans- as they strive to... More > find meaning and happiness in the tidal wave of change inundating the America of the late 20th century and the beginnings of the 21st. All are caught up in a struggle with themselves and each other in trying to move their lives forward and make sense of their respective pasts, their personal commitments as wives and mothers, husbands and fathers, lovers and loners, young and old, heterosexuals and homosexuals, soldiers and civilians. As they come to terms with their pasts, they define their presents and discover their futures, some willingly, but most reluctantly. In doing so, they fracture the circles of their families, friendships and allegiances, and discover the prices human beings must pay in contending with society's constraints on the individual's struggle for freedom and pursuit of happiness.< Less
Marblehead: A Novel of H.P. Lovecraft TPB By Richard A. Lupoff
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Trade Paperback. A major new mainstream novel by the author of LOVECRAFT'S BOOK, this chronicles a year (1927) in the life of the greatest horror writer of the 20th century. This huge book was... More > written in 1976 and has been lost until now.< Less
Marblehead: A Novel of H.P. Lovecraft TPB By Richard A. Lupoff
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Trade Paperback. A major new mainstream novel by the author of LOVECRAFT'S BOOK, this chronicles a year (1927) in the life of the greatest horror writer of the 20th century. This huge book was... More > written in 1976 and has been lost until now.< Less
How The Burning Bush Burns: A Trio of Short Novels By Abraham Rothberg
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The Hebrew Book of Exodus, begins with the story of Moses and the burning bush, a story that becomes a metaphor for the Jewish people burned by genocide, persecution, hatred, prejudice, but not... More > consumed. These short novels tell of Jews in the post-Holocaust 20th century struggling to survive not only the Holocaust, but their efforts to keep that bush greening and revived even after German murderousness has set it burning. “How the Burning Bush Burns,” tells of Polish Jews who have lost everything, and how they try to survive transplanted in New York City and Israel. Next, “The Preservers,” tells how a rabbi who is obsessed with preserving whatever artifacts of Jewish life and religion he can find given how much has been destroyed. The last, "The Pinkas Wall," tells of an American Jewish foreign correspondent in post-WW II Czechoslovakia who reflects on the Nazi occupation, while experiencing the contemporary oppression of another anti-Semitic regime under Stalinism.< Less
How The Burning Bush Burns: A Trio of Short Novels By Abraham Rothberg
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The Hebrew Book of Exodus, begins with the story of Moses and the burning bush, a story that becomes a metaphor for the Jewish people burned by genocide, persecution, hatred, prejudice, but not... More > consumed. These short novels tell of Jews in the post-Holocaust 20th century struggling to survive not only the Holocaust, but their efforts to keep that bush greening and revived even after German murderousness has set it burning. “How the Burning Bush Burns,” tells of Polish Jews who have lost everything, and how they try to survive transplanted in New York City and Israel. Next, “The Preservers,” tells how a rabbi who is obsessed with preserving whatever artifacts of Jewish life and religion he can find given how much has been destroyed. The last, "The Pinkas Wall," tells of an American Jewish foreign correspondent in post-WW II Czechoslovakia who reflects on the Nazi occupation, while experiencing the contemporary oppression of another anti-Semitic regime under Stalinism.< Less
THE TITOV LETTERS a novel of Development, Drama, and Life in the New Russia By Walter Judson Moore
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Nina comes of-age in—and in spite of—early 1990s Russia as she and her friends tell about life, privations, successes, attempted coups, abortion and worse, while her father shepherds a... More > colleague’s barter enterprise to riches. Four friends transition from secondary school to university or conservatory and then to not always blissful married life and careers. Juxtaposed with their lives is the enterprise, and threats of violence from a greedy pseudo-oligarch high in the Kremlin. Rich, tapestry-like detail of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, rural Lodeynoye Pole, and long-distance train travel surround the story. The enterprise ships commodities from Russia through the Volga-Baltic waterway to Finland; and dollars find their way to Florida and Cyprus. Brutality slams the families, and the whole enterprise mobilizes to contain the damage. This late 20th century historical novel chronicles a small and authentic slice of Russian life in letters, e-mail, and personal notes.< Less
THE TITOV LETTERS a novel of Development, Drama, and Life in the New Russia By Walter Judson Moore
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Nina comes of-age in—and in spite of—early 1990s Russia as she and her friends tell about life, privations, successes, attempted coups, abortion and worse, while her father shepherds a... More > colleague’s barter enterprise to riches. Four friends transition from secondary school to university or conservatory and then to not always blissful married life and careers. Juxtaposed with their lives is the enterprise, and threats of violence from a greedy pseudo-oligarch high in the Kremlin. Rich, tapestry-like detail of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, rural Lodeynoye Pole, and long-distance train travel surround the story. The enterprise ships commodities from Russia through the Volga-Baltic waterway to Finland; and dollars find their way to Florida and Cyprus. Brutality slams the families, and the whole enterprise mobilizes to contain the damage. This late 20th century historical novel chronicles a small and authentic slice of Russian life in letters, e-mail, and personal notes.< Less
Eagles Over Berlin: Flight fo Love and Freedom: Historical Novel About the Berlin Airlift. By Kati Fabian
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Love story as Casablanca, but in the Cold War, Eagles Over Berlin is taking place during the blockade of Berlin. In 1945, the Americans arrived as enemies in Berlin, but three years later, they... More > became the hope of two and half million Berliners by stopping the Soviet expansionism with the implementation of a large scale airlift. In war-torn Germany, John - American pilot and Esther - holocaust survivor meet and fall in love in the turmoil of history. From the Oval Office, to Stalin's study, through plane crashes in Soviet territory we follow the events of the airlift. Soviet spies and secret negotiations lead to the lifting of the blockade, but the victory tragically separates John and Esther. By a twist of destiny, they will meet again forty years later, in 1989. When the Berlin Wall comes down, they will understand the purpose of their lives.< Less
Greatest Works of Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Black Arrow, The Suicide Club, Markheim, Olalla, The Bottle Imp & Complete Novels and Stories By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. The late 20th century saw the start of a re-evaluation of Stevenson as an artist of great... More > range and insight, a literary theorist, an essayist and social critic, a witness to the colonial history of the Pacific Islands, and a humanist. According to the Index Translationum, Stevenson is ranked the 26th most translated author in the world. This collection, contains all his novels and short story collections (only signed by him), in their original editions: New Arabian Nights (1882), Treasure Island (1883), Prince Otto (1885), The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), Kidnapped (1886), The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables (1887), The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses (1888), The Master of Ballantrae (1889), Catriona (1893), Island Nights' Entertainments (1893), & Fables (1896).< Less