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Once Upon a River

By Diane Setterfield
  • Writer : Diane Setterfield
  • Isbn : 0307367940
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 409
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : once-upon-a-river.pdf

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From bestselling author Diane Setterfield, a new mystery as gorgeous, spellbinding and addictively readable as her blockbuster debut The Thirteenth Tale. Solstice is a time of dreaming, a time of stories and a time of magic. On a dark, misty night in the small English village of Radcot, locals gather at the Swan Inn to cap their day with drinks and lore. The 600-year-old pub is a famed hub for storytellers, but the patrons cannot know that their evening will be stranger than any tale they could weave. Into the inn bursts a mysterious man, sopping and bloodied and carrying an unconscious four-year-old girl. But before he can explain who he and the child are, and how they came to be injured, he collapses. Upriver, two families are searching desperately for their missing daughters. Alice Armstrong has been missing for twenty-four hours, ever since her mother's suicide. And Amelia Vaughan vanished without a trace two years prior. When the families learn of the lost little girl at the Swan Inn, each wonders if their child has at last been found. But identifying the child may not be as easy as it seems. Once Upon a River is a miracle of a novel, a tale of love and family, of secrets and betrayal, and of the transformative power of storytelling.

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  • Pdf File: the-drover-s-wife.pdf

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Deep in the heart of Australia’s high country, along an ancient, hidden track, lives Molly Johnson and her four surviving children, another on the way. Husband Joe is away months at a time droving livestock up north, leaving his family in the bush to fend for itself. Molly’s children are her world, and life is hard and precarious with only their dog, Alligator, and a shotgun for protection – but it can be harder when Joe’s around. At just twelve years of age Molly’s eldest son Danny is the true man of the house, determined to see his mother and siblings safe – from raging floodwaters, hunger and intruders, man and reptile. Danny is mature beyond his years, but there are some things no child should see. He knows more than most just what it takes to be a drover’s wife. One night under the moon’s watch, Molly has a visitor of a different kind – a black ‘story keeper’, Yadaka. He’s on the run from authorities in the nearby town, and exchanges kindness for shelter. Both know that justice in this nation caught between two worlds can be as brutal as its landscape. But in their short time together, Yadaka shows Molly a secret truth, and the strength to imagine a different path. Full of fury and power, Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson is a brave reimagining of the Henry Lawson short story that has become an Australian classic. Brilliantly plotted, it is a compelling thriller of our pioneering past that confronts head-on issues of today: race, gender, violence and inheritance.

The Starless Sea

By Erin Morgenstern
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Isbn Code : 0385686234
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 446
  • Pdf File: the-starless-sea.pdf

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians—it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose—in both the mysterious book and in his own life.

The Forgotten Peace

By Michael Small
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  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Isbn Code : 0776618792
  • Number of Pages : 198
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 534
  • Pdf File: the-forgotten-peace.pdf

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In the early hours of April 22, 1914, American President Woodrow Wilson sent Marines to seize the port of Veracruz in an attempt to alter the course of the Mexican Revolution. As a result, the United States seemed on the brink of war with Mexico. An international uproar ensued. The governments of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile offered to mediate a peaceful resolution to the crisis. Surprisingly, both the United States and Mexico accepted their offer and all parties agreed to meet at an international peace conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. For Canadians, the conference provided an unexpected spectacle on their doorstep, combining high diplomacy and low intrigue around the gardens and cataracts of Canada's most famous natural attraction. For the diplomats involved, it proved to be an ephemeral high point in the nascent pan-American movement. After it ended, the conference dropped out of historical memory. This is the first full account of the Niagara Falls Peace Conference to be published in North America since 1914. The author carefully reconstructs what happened at Niagara Falls, examining its historical significance for Canada's relationship with the Americas. From this almost forgotten event he draws important lessons on the conduct of international mediation and the perils of middle-power diplomacy.

Once Upon a Tower

By Eloisa James
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0062223887
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 814
  • Pdf File: once-upon-a-tower.pdf

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Once upon a time… A duke fell in love Gowan Stoughton of Craigievar, Duke of Kinross, values order and self-control above all else. So when he meets a lady as serene as she is beautiful, he promptly asks for her hand in marriage. With a lady Edie—whose passionate temperament is the opposite of serene—had such a high fever at her own debut ball that she didn’t notice anyone, not even the notoriously elusive Duke of Kinross. When her father accepts his offer… she panics. And when their marriage night isn’t all it could be, she pretends. In a tower. But Edie’s inability to hide her feelings makes pretending impossible, and when their marriage implodes, she retreats to a tower—locking Gowan out. Now Gowan faces his greatest challenge. Neither commands nor reason work with his spirited young bride. How can he convince her to give him the keys to the tower… When she already has the keys to his heart?

Once Upon a River

By Lorrie Bartlett
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  • Publisher : PublishAmerica
  • Isbn Code : 1462662951
  • Number of Pages : 194
  • Category :
  • Reviews : 611
  • Pdf File: once-upon-a-river.pdf

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ONCE UPON A RIVER, tells the story of a young couple in love" trying to escape the girls tyrannical father. With his beloved dog team and meager belongings they undertake an impossible journey into unexplored territory. In the 1930's when vintage aircraft were competing for Mail runs and passenger service, the daring 'Bush Pilots', who flew them, were hired by the girls father to find the runaway pair. In desperation they search with reckless abandon, the mysterious Bristol Bay region of the Bering Sea."

Once Upon a Cabin

By Patience Griffin
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 0593101502
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 582
  • Pdf File: once-upon-a-cabin.pdf

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Two sisters from Texas find themselves exiled to Alaska . . . and thrown into the arms of two very different men. Tori and McKenna St. James have been living comfortably on their trust funds in Dallas. But their uncle Monty, keeper of the purse strings, decides to push them out of their comfort zones by requiring them to spend one year in Alaska or lose their inheritance. Initially the sisters are stunned, but they aren't willing to back down from the challenge. Tori is sent to a primitive homestead outside the tiny town of Sweet Home. She had been prepared to forego fashion magazines and lattes, but not electricity and running water! Will her rugged wilderness guide, Jesse Montana, teach her to survive, or send her fleeing back to civilization? Meanwhile, outdoorsy McKenna is stuck within the concrete walls of an Anchorage bank. Her sexy boss Luke McAvoy is tasked with teaching her the business but what he’s really doing is tempting her. Not that she’s the type to fall for a stuffed suit like him. Tori and McKenna find much needed solace with Sweet Home’s Sisterhood of the Quilt. Will this crafty group of women be up to the challenge of teaching two outsiders how to sew—and perhaps how to love?

Once Upon a Texas Christmas

By Katherine Garbera
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  • Publisher : Tule Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1947636766
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 894
  • Pdf File: once-upon-a-texas-christmas.pdf

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Avery Burton loves her job as assistant to Logan Calloway. A big time Hollywood A-lister, Logan spends all his time on the West Coast leaving her to run his charity in Whiskey River. Staying busy and giving back to the community that is the only real family she’s ever known suits Avery just fine…until Logan announces he’s coming home for Christmas. Ever since his mother abandoned him as a young boy, Whiskey River hasn't felt like home to Logan Calloway. Still, he heads home for the holidays, intending to reflect on his career and personal life. When he sees his assistant Avery in his home, Logan begins to realize that Whiskey River has more to offer than just bad memories. As Logan and Avery spend more time together working for the charity, it becomes impossible to deny their chemistry and attraction.

Once Upon a Camel

By Kathi Appelt
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 153440645X
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 387
  • Pdf File: once-upon-a-camel.pdf

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Perfect for fans of The One and Only Ivan, this exquisite middle grade novel from Newbery Honoree and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt follows an old camel out to save two baby kestrel chicks during a massive storm in the Texas desert— filled with over a dozen illustrations by Caldecott winner Eric Rohmann. Zada is a camel with a treasure trove of stories to tell. She’s won camel races for the royal Pasha of Smyrna, crossed treacherous oceans to new land, led army missions with her best camel friend by her side, and outsmarted a far too pompous mountain lion. But those stories were from before. Now, Zada wanders the desert as the last camel in Texas. But she’s not alone. Two tiny kestrel chicks are nestled in the fluff of fur between her ears—kee-killy-keeing for their missing parents—and a dust storm the size of a mountain is taking Zada on one more grand adventure. And it could lead to this achy old camel’s most brilliant story yet.

Once Upon A Dark Night

By Raihan Chowdhury,Lucky Gupta,Saniul Alom Sun,RACIFER
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  • Publisher : RACIFER Publications
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 14
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 985
  • Pdf File: once-upon-a-dark-night.pdf

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Once Upon A Dark Night is a horror novel by Bangladeshi author and entreprenuer Raihan Chowdhury. Every miracle written in this book is written from a real life perspective. The mystery of which no one has been able to unravel till today. Hopefully you will also find similarities somewhere in your real life events.

Once Upon a Thriller

By Carolyn Keene
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1442465727
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 746
  • Pdf File: once-upon-a-thriller.pdf

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Nancy and her friends need more than book smarts to get to the bottom of a literary mystery in this fourth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a new take on the classic series. A rash of crimes in a neighboring town—a blazing fire at a bookstore, a boat that sinks in the harbor, and a valuable dog’s dognapping—are eerily similar to the plots from famous mystery writer Lacey O’Brien’s popular books. So who’s behind the crimes? Could it be Lacey looking for publicity? One of Lacey’s superfans? Or maybe it’s Paige Samuels, owner of the bookstore that burned. Nancy, Bess, and George will have to read between the lines as they dig deep into a dangerous mystery.

To Cook a Bear

By Mikael Niemi
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 0525505695
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 913
  • Pdf File: to-cook-a-bear.pdf

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AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER | A SUNDAY TIMES UK BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR | SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA CRIME FICTION IN TRANSLATION AWARD “So much to relish here . . . and the writing is just lovely!” —Diane Setterfield, New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale and Once Upon a River A fantastic tale set in the far north of Sweden in 1852 following a runaway Sami boy and his mentor, the famous pastor Laestadius, as they investigate a murder in their village along with the mysteries of life. Jussi, a runaway, becomes Laestadius's faithful son and disciple, and the two set out on botanical treks filled with philosophical discussions where Jussi learns all about plants and nature; and also how to read and write and about spirituality. But their quiet days are interrupted when a maid goes missing in the forest. When she is found dead, the locals suspect a predatory bear is at large. The constable is quick to offer a reward for capturing it, but Laestadius sees other traces that point to a far worse killer on the loose. After another maid is severely injured, Jussi and the pastor work to track down the murderer, unaware of the evil that is closing in on them. For it is revivalist times, and impassioned faith spreads like wildfire among the locals. While Laestadius's powerful Sunday sermons grant salvation to farmers and workers, they gain him enemies among local rulers, who see profits dwindle as people choose revival over alcohol. A completely absorbing and unforgettable novel, To Cook a Bear both entertains and burrows deep down into the great philosophical questions of life.

Once Upon an Oldman

By Jack Glenn
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Isbn Code : 0774842075
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Nature
  • Reviews : 778
  • Pdf File: once-upon-an-oldman.pdf

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Once Upon an Oldman is an account of the controversy that surrounded the Alberta government's construction of a dam on the Oldman River to provide water for irrigation in the southern part of the province. Jack Glenn argues that, despite claims to the contrary, the governments of Canada and Alberta are not dedicated to protecting the environment and will even circumvent the law in order to avoid accepting responsibility for safeguarding the environment and the interests of Native people.

Once Upon a Valentine's Day: A Romance Sampler

By Lori Foster,Stella Bagwell,Jodi Thomas,Maisey Yates,Rhenna Morgan,B.J. Daniels
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn Code : 1488029539
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 162
  • Pdf File: once-upon-a-valentine-s-day.pdf

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FREE DIGITAL SAMPLER FEATURING EXTENDED EXCERPTS FROM TODAY'S BESTSELLING ROMANCE AUTHORS Find your perfect hero just in time for Valentine's Day with a sneak peek at nine sizzling romances! Whether you're looking for an office romance with gorgeous Mr. Right, to be whisked away on a passionate island escape with a billionaire, or awaiting a full Texan ranch experience (complete with your very own cowboy), these alpha males are sure to make you swoon! So settle in for a wild ride with this free Valentine's Day sampler featuring excerpts from nine new novels written by today's hottest authors. Featuring extended excerpts from: • Under Pressure by Lori Foster • Her Sweetest Fortunes by Stella Bagwell • Wild Horse Springs by Jodi Thomas • The Last Di Sione Claims His Prize by Maisey Yates • Rough & Tumble by Rhenna Morgan • Renegade's Pride by B.J. Daniel • Two-Week Texas Seduction by Cat Schield • Dominate Me by Stacey Lynn • Red Clover Inn by Carla Neggers