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Renaissance

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I will seek Vengeance upon those who betrayed my family. I am Ezio Auditore da Firenze. I am an Assassin Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, a young man embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance. To eradicate corruption and restore his family’s honour, he will learn the art of the assassins. Along the way, Ezio will call upon the wisdom of such great minds as Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli ? knowing that survival is bound to the skills by which he must live.To his allies, he will become a force for change – fighting for freedom and justice. To his enemies, he will become a threat dedicated to the destruction of the tyrants abusing the people of Italy. So begins an epic story of power, revenge and conspiracy. TRUTH WILL BE WRITTEN IN BLOOD

Remembrance

Amazon.com Review

Danielle Steel produces another yarn that defies the imagination in Remembrance. Impoverished by World War II, Principessa Serena di San Tibaldo is working as a servant in the Italian palazzo once owned by her family when the Americans liberate the country. Beautiful blonde Serena captures the attention of U.S. Army Major Bradford J. Fullerton, member of a wealthy and powerful Manhattan family. Following a whirlwind courtship and marriage, Serena and Brad return stateside to continue his military career. Life seems even more perfect with the birth of their daughter Vanessa, but then Brad is killed during the early days of the Korean conflict, leaving Serena with a young child to provide for, and no means of support. Drawing on the core of strength developed during World War II, Serena parlays her beauty into a modeling career. It is her beauty that makes Serena the object of obsession for a brilliant but unstable photographer. Steel spans two generations of women who learn to cope with the hand life has dealt them and to prevail in spite of the odds. A fast-paced ride! –Alison Trinkle

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Her beloved Italian homeland shattered in the wake of World War II, exquisite Serena, Principessa di San Tibaldo, has nothing left except her name, her ancestry… and her heart which she gives completely and forever to Major Brad Fullerton. But not even Brad’s ring—or his child—can protect her from the calculating wrath of the powerful Fullerton dynasty, and the woman who will become Serena’s bitter enemy. Sweeping from the war-torn palazzos of Rome to the glittering avenues of Manhattan and the glamorous world of high fashion. Here is the vibrant story of one woman’s triumphant yet bittersweet journey of the heart.

Remember Me?

Chapter One

How long have I been awake? Is it morning yet?
I feel so rough. What happened last night? God, my head hurts. Okay, I’m never drinking again, ever.
I feel so woozy I can’t even think, let alone . . .
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Oww. How long have I been awake?
My head is splitting and kind of foggy. And my mouth is parched. This is the most monster hangover I’ve ever had. I’m never drinking again, ever.
Is that a voice?
No, I have to sleep . . .
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How long have I been awake? Five minutes? Half an hour, maybe? It’s kind of hard to tell.
What day is it, anyway?
For a moment I just lie still. My head is pounding with a rhythmic pain, like some sort of massive concrete-breaker. I’m dry-throated and aching all over. My skin feels like sandpaper.
Where was I last night? What’s wrong with my brain? It’s like a fog has descended over everything. I’m never drinking again. I must have alcohol poisoning or something. I’m trying to remember last night as hard as I can-but all that’s coming into my head is stupid stuff. Old memories and images from the past, flashing by in random order, like some kind of iPod shuffle in my brain.
Sunflowers waving against a blue sky . . .
Amy as a newborn baby, looking like a little pink sausage in a blanket . . .
A plate of salty french fries on a wooden pub table; hot sunshine on my neck; my dad sitting opposite in a Panama hat, blowing out cigar smoke and telling me, “Eat up, sweetheart” . . .
The sack race at school. Oh God, not this memory again. I try to block it out, but too late, it’s rushing in. . . . I’m seven years old, it’s sports day, and I’m winning by miles, but it feels so uncomfortable to be out front that I stop and wait for all my friends. They catch up-then somehow in the melee I trip and wind up coming in last. I can still feel the humiliation, hear the laughter, feel the dust in my throat, the taste of bananas . . .
Hang on. Somehow I force my brain to hold steady for a moment.
Bananas.
Through the fog another memory is glimmering. I’m desperately trying to retrieve it, to reach for it . . .
Yes. Got it. Banana cocktails.
We were drinking cocktails at some club. That’s all I can remember. Bloody banana cocktails. What on earth did they put in them?
I can’t even open my eyes. They feel heavy and stuck down, like that time I used false eyelashes with dodgy glue from the market, then tottered into the bathroom the next morning to find one eye glued shut with what looked like a dead spider on top of it. Really attractive, Lexi.
Cautiously, I move a hand up to my chest and hear a rustle of sheets. They don’t sound like the ones at home. And there’s a weird lemony smell in the air, and I’m wearing some soft cottony T-shirt thing I don’t recognize. Where am I? What on earth-
Hey. I didn’t score, did I?
Oh wow. Was I unfaithful to Loser Dave? Am I wearing some hot guy’s oversize T-shirt which I borrowed to sleep in after we had passionate sex all night and that’s why I feel so bruised and sore-
No, I’ve never been unfaithful in my life. I must have stayed overnight with one of the girls or something. Maybe I’ll get up, have a shower . . .
With a huge effort I wrench my eyes open and incline my head a few inches.
Sh
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Remainder

Traumatized by an accident that involves something falling from the sky and leaves him with an outrageous sum in legal compensation, a man spends his time and money obsessively reconstructing and re-enacting memories and situations from his past, but when this fails to quench his thirst for authenticity, he starts reconstructing more violent events. Original. 30,000 first printing.
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Remainder is an intelligent and absurd satire on consumer culture. – The Times Its minatory brilliance calls for classic status – The Independent There are echoes of Beckett, Flann O’Brien too, perhaps, but in the end McCarthy has a precision, a surreal logic and a sly wit that is all his own. It will be a long time before you come across a stranger book, or a truer one. – Rupert Thomson, The Observer Remainder, with seamless prose, endlessly probes the surface of the event, its infinite elements, angles, perspectives, how it comes about, how it can be brought about again, then lived and relived in Ballardian orbits and Beckettian vibrations . . . It will remain with you long after you have felt compelled to re-read it. – Time Out Strangely gripping . . . Remainder should be read (and, of course, reread) for its intelligence and humour. – The Times Literary Supplement This isn’t how we expect a novel to be, but it’s why it’s a very good novel indeed. – London Review of Books McCarthy delivers his wacky tale, an enquiry into authenticity and experience, with persuasive logic and a nice line in absurdist humour. – Literary Review . . . Enthralling, dotted with dark humour and undoubted originality – The Irish Times Its minatory brilliance calls for classic status – The Independent This is a refreshingly idiosyncratic, enjoyably intelligent read by a writer with ideas and talent – The Guardian
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Relentless

SUMMARY: #1New York Timesbestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz delivers a mesmerizing new thriller that explores the razor-thin line between the best and worst of human natureand the anarchy simmering just beneath society’s surfaceas a likeable, successful family man is drawn into a confrontation with a foe of unimaginable malice…. Bestselling novelist Cullen “Cubby” Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a children’s book author and illustrator, is the love of his life. Together they have a brilliant six-year-old, Milo, affectionately dubbed “Spooky,” and a non-collie named Lassie, who’s all but part of the family. So Cubby knows he shouldn’t let one bad review of his otherwise triumphant new book get to himeven if it does appear in the nation’s premier newspaper and is penned by the much-feared, seldom-seen critic, Shearman Waxx. Cubby knows the best thing to do is ignore the gratuitously vicious, insulting, and inaccurate comments. Penny knows it, even little Milo knows it. If Lassie could talk, she’d tell Cubby to ignore them, too. Ignore Shearman Waxx and his poison pen is just what Cubby intends to do. Until he happens to learn where the great man is taking his lunch. Cubby just wants to get a look at the mysterious recluse whose mere opinion can make or break a careeror a life. But Shearman Waxx isn’t what Cubby expects; and neither is the escalating terror that follows what seemed to be an innocent encounter. For Waxx gives criticism; he doesn’t take it. He has ways of dealing with those who cross him that Cubby is only beginning to fathom. Soon Cubby finds himself in a desperate struggle with a relentless sociopath, facing an inexorable assault on far more than his life. Fearless, funny, utterly compelling,Relentlessis Dean Koontz at his riveting best, an unforgettable tale of the fragile bonds that hold together all that we most cherishand of those who would tear those bonds asunder. From the Hardcover edition.

Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul

Deepak Chopra presents ten lessons to help build awareness and change the distorted energy patterns that are the root cause of aging, infirmity, and disease.
Fifteen years after his #1 *New York Times* bestseller, *Ageless Body, Timeless Mind*, Deepak Chopra revisits “the forgotten miracle”–the body’s infinite capacity for change and renewal. You cannot take advantage of this miracle, Chopra says, unless you are willing to completely reinvent your body, transforming it from a material object to a dynamic, flowing process. “Your physical body is a fiction,” Chopra contends. Every cell is made up of two invisible ingredients: awareness and energy.
Transformation can’t stop with the body, however; it must involve the soul. The soul–seemingly invisible, aloof, and apart from the material world–actually creates the body. Only by going to the level of the soul will you access your full potential, bringing more intelligence, creativity, and awareness into every aspect of your life.
*Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul* delivers ten breakthroughs–five for the body, five for the soul–that lead to self-transformation. In clear, accessible terms, Chopra shows us how to commit ourselves to deeper awareness, focus on relationships instead of consumption, embrace every day as a new world, and transcend the obstacles that afflict body and mind.
Deepak Chopra has inspired millions with his profound teachings over the years. His bestselling books have explored the mind/body connection and the power of spirit. With his latest book, he invites you to experience with him the miracles that unfold when we connect the body directly to the awesome mysteries that give life meaning–directly to the soul. When you have completed this journey, after reinventing your body and resurrecting your soul, the ecstasy of true wholeness becomes possible for the very first time.*
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Reflected in You

**Eva and Gideon return in *Reflected in You*, the second novel in the multimillion best-selling romance *Crossfire* series by *Sunday Times *best-seller author Sylvia Day.**
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction . . . my every desire . . . mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful . . . except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.
We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession . . .
**Intensely romantic, darkly sensual and completely addictive, Sylvia Day’s *Reflected in You *will take you to the very limits of obsession . . .**
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Richer and more real to me than many of the contemporary books I’ve read in a while (*Romance Junkies*)
I became so attached to Eva and Gideon that I actually hurt for them. I shared their pain and their joy as they fought to keep each other (*Joyfully Reviewed*)
If I were to recommend any book today to readers who enjoyed *Fifty Shades of Grey . . . *[*Bared* *to You*] would be the first one I would offer (*Dear Author*)
**Praise for Sylvia Day** (*-*)
Several shades darker and a hundred degrees hotter than anything you’ve read before (*Reveal*)
Move over Danielle Steel and Jackie Collins, this is the dawn of a new Day (*Amuse*)
A master storyteller (*RT Book Reviews*)
Steamy sex scenes and intriguing plot twists will have readers clamouring for more (*Library Journal*)
Lots of sex and gripping story lines (*Sun*)
Full of emotional angst, scorching love scenes, and a compelling storyline (*Dear Author*)
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**Eva and Gideon return in *Reflected in You*, the second novel in the multimillion best-selling romance *Crossfire* series by *Sunday Times *best-seller author Sylvia Day.**
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction . . . my every desire . . . mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful . . . except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.
We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession . . .
**Intensely romantic, darkly sensual and completely addictive, Sylvia Day’s *Reflected in You *will take you to the very limits of obsession . . .**

The Red-Headed League

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a Scottish writer and physician. He was born on 22nd May 1859 and was died on 7th July 1930. He was renowned for his ‘Sherlock Holmes Stories’.His famous work includes: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Valley of Fear, The Mazarin Stone and His Last Bow etc.-wikipedia
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Red Serpent

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After years of exile, humanity has banded together, waiting for his fateful coming… On Earth, the evil Vampire overlords prepare to do battle with him… Both races, enemies to each other, seek to befriend him… For they know his power… He is the Falsifier. In the far future, the last free humans have fled to a massive space station in Earth’s orbit. On the planet below lurk their oppressors: a race of vampires who seek to breed and harvest them like animals. Orphaned as a child, Alex grows to manhood in the shadow of his legendary father who united the scattered remnants of humanity. But as he takes up his father’s banner, he uncovers a frightening secret about himself: he is the Falsifier, fated to bring down the Vampire Empire. As he struggles with his destiny, the vampires abduct him in a surprise raid. With humanity’s survival at stake, Alex must find-and fight-his way back and take his place in history.
(source: Bol.com)

The Red Pyramid

Siblings Sadie and Carter Kane discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them–Set–has his sights on them. to Stop him, the duo embarks on a dangerous journey across the globe, one that brings Carter and Sadie ever closer to the truth about their family and its connection to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
The heart-stopping action and magic explode off the page in *The Red Pyramid, The Graphic Novel*, based on the worldwise best-selling novel by Rick Riordan.
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Red Mars

Amazon.com Review

Red Mars opens with a tragic murder, an event that becomes the focal point for the surviving characters and the turning point in a long intrigue that pits idealistic Mars colonists against a desperately overpopulated Earth, radical political groups of all stripes against each other, and the interests of transnational corporations against the dreams of the pioneers.

This is a vast book: a chronicle of the exploration of Mars with some of the most engaging, vivid, and human characters in recent science fiction. Robinson fantasizes brilliantly about the science of terraforming a hostile world, analyzes the socio-economic forces that propel and attempt to control real interplanetary colonization, and imagines the diverse reactions that humanity would have to the dead, red planet.

Red Mars is so magnificent a story, you will want to move on to __ and , or 1998’s . –L. Blunt Jackson

From Publishers Weekly

The first installment in Robinson’s ( Blind Geometer ) new trilogy is an action-packed and thoughtful tale of the exploration and settlement of Mars–riven by both personal and ideological conflicts–in the early 21st century. The official leaders of the “first hundred” (initial party of settlers) are American Frank Chalmers and Russian Maya Katarina Toitova, but subgroups break out under the informal guidance of popular favorites like the ebullient Arkady Nikoleyevich Bogdanov, who sets up a base on one of Mars’s moons, and the enigmatic Hiroko, who establishes the planet’s farm. As the group struggles to secure a foothold on the frigid, barren landscape, friction develops both on Mars and on Earth between those who advocate terraforming, or immediately altering Mars’s natural environment to make it more habitable, and those who favor more study of the planet before changes are introduced. The success of the pioneers’ venture brings additional settlers to Mars. All too soon, the first hundred find themselves outnumbered by newcomers and caught up in political problems as complex as any found on Earth.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Reality Sandwiches

Reality Sandwiches: 1953-1960 by Allen Ginsberg
“Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages for yr own joy.” Many of Ginsberg’s most famous poems.
Wake-up nightmares in Lower East Side, musings in public library, across the U.S. in dream auto, drunk in old Havana, brooding in Mayan ruins, sex daydreams on the West Coast, airplane vision of Kansas, lonely in a leafy cottage, lunch hour on Berkeley, beer notations on Skid Row, slinking to Mexico, wrote this last night in Paris, back on Times square dreaming of Times Square, bombed in NY again, loony tunes in the dentist chair, screaming at old poets in South America, aethereal zigzag Poesy in blue hotel room in Peru—a wind-up book of dreams, psalms, journal enigmas & nude minutes from 1953 to 1960 poems scattered in fugitive magazines here collected now book.
“. . .make no mistake, *Reality Sandwiches, 1953-60*. . . is genuine poetry, and Ginsberg’s commitment marks his superiority over more graceful and refined but tepid craftsmen.” —Robert D. Spector, *Poetry Quarterly*
Famous Beat poet Allen Ginsberg was born June 3, 1926, the son of Naomi Ginsberg, Russian émigré, and Louis Ginsberg, lyric poet and school teacher, in Paterson, N.J. To these facts Ginsberg adds: “High school in Paterson till 17, Columbia College, merchant marine, Texas and Denver copyboy, Times Square, amigos in jail, dishwashing, book reviews, Mexico City, market research, Satori in Harlem, Yucatan and Chiapas 1954, West Coast 3 years. Later Arctic Sea trip, Tangier, Venice, Amsterdam, Paris, read at Oxford Harvard Columbia Chicago, quit, wrote “Kaddish” 1959, made tape to leave behind & fade in Orient awhile.” His other famous poetry collections including *The Fall of America* , *Howl* , *Mind Breaths* , *Plutonian Ode* , *Kaddish* , and *Reality Sandwiches* are also published by City Lights Publishers.

Real Life & Liars

SUMMARY: Sometimes you find happiness where, and when, you least expect it. For Mirabelle Zielinski’s children, happiness always seems to be just out of reach. Her polished oldest daughter, Katya, clings to a stale marriage with a workaholic husband and three spoiled children. Her son, Ivan, so creative, is a down-in-the-dumps songwriter with the worst taste in women. And the “baby,” impulsive Irina, who lives life on a whim, is now reluctantly pregnant and hitched to a man who is twice her age. On the weekend of their parents’ anniversary party, lies will be revealed, hearts will be broken…but love will also be found. And the biggest shock may come from Mirabelle herself, because she has a secret that will change everything.

The reach of a chef: beyond the kitchen

SUMMARY: “Michael Ruhlman has long enjoyed a love affair with cooking, food, and the work of the chef. His previous exploration of the restaurant kitchen and the men and women who call it home led Anthony Bourdain to call him “the greatest living writer on the subject of chefs – and on the business of preparing food.” But even his broad experience couldn’t have prepared him for the profound shift in American culture that has raised restaurant cooking to the level of performance art and the status of the chef to celebrity CEO.” “Beginning at Per Se, one of the most recent, exclusive, and expensive of Manhattan’s four-star restaurants, Ruhlman takes readers into some of America’s most illustrious – and most frenetic – kitchens. Throughout his travels, he seeks out and explains new trends and phenomena, like Las Vegas’s recent elevation to the country’s food Gomorrah, and returns to previous haunts to see what’s changed. A dispatch from a new world where chefs are stars and culinary school classes are burgeoning, The Reach of a Chef looks at the state of professional cooking in the post-Child, Food Network era via the heavy hitters in the industry such as Thomas Keller and Masa Takayama, Grant Achatz and Melissa Kelly, Emeril Lagasse and a new breed of cooking celebrity: girl next door Rachael Ray.” “In the end, readers get an in-the-trenches look at professionals whose very life’s work had once been to feed us in order to feed themselves – but is now increasingly a type of work that delivers them to corporate boardrooms and television studios.”–BOOK JACKET.

Ravish: The Awakening of Sleeping Beauty

EDITORIAL REVIEW: An innocent beauty, trapped in sleep . . . Sheltered from society, Aurora Jacquard has yet to feel the sweet release of physical love. Then, on the night she is about to give in to temptation, she inexplicably falls into a deep coma. Jacob White is one of the best neurologists in the world, and he intends to awaken Aurora from her virginal slumber. But when she begins to invade his dreams every night, beckoning him into a sensuous place of lust and danger, Jacob realizes there’s more to this woman than meets the eye. Trapped in a world of erotic dreams, Aurora and Jacob must surrender to their deepest darkest desires . . but how far are they willing to go?

Ravens

SUMMARY: The Boatwrights just won 318 million dollars in the GeorgiaState lottery. It’s going to be the worst day of their lives.When Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko pull up at a convenience store off I-95 in Georgia, their only thought is to fix a leaky tire and be on their way again to Florida-away from their dull Ohio tech-support jobs. But this happens to be the store from which a 318,000,000 million dollar Jackpot ticket has just been sold — and when a pretty clerk accidentally reveals to Shaw the identity of the winning family, he hatches a ferociously audacious scheme: He and Romeo will squeeze the family for half their prize. That night, he visits the Boatwright home and takes the family hostage, while Romeo patrols the streets nearby, prepared to murder the Boatwrights’ loved ones at any sign of resistance. At first, the family offers none. But Shaw’s plot depends on maintaining constant fear-merciless, unfaltering terror-and soon, under the pressure, everyone’s sanity begins to unravel . . . At once frightening, comic, and suspenseful, RAVENS is a wholly original and utterly compelling novel from one of our most talented writers.