Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted. Jake is heir to the fortune and name of the prominent San Francisco Alderdice family. Although dearly loved by his sister Vivian, his passion for art and his contemplative temperament make him a pariah in the eyes of his bitter, tyrannical mother Larissa. Eight months after his grandfather dies, Larissa announces the family is going to Waxwood, an exclusive resort town in Northern California, for the summer.
While growing up in Germany in the 1930s, Rudolf falls in love with the girl next door, Gertrude. He doesn’t care what religion Gertrude practices but the Nazis do. When the first antisemitic laws are enacted by the Nazi government, Gertrude’s father loses his job at the local university. Unable to find employment in Germany, he accepts a position at Istanbul University and moves the family to Turkey. Rudolf, desperate to follow Gertrude, takes a position working at the consulate in Istanbul with the very government which caused her exile.
Boarding school has always been seen as an opportunity to get a good education, and to learn a bit about the realities of life.... But just what does that mean? Unfortunately in the past and possibly even still today, that has meant children having to endure a certain amount of bullying and brutality, from fellow students and also from the teaching staff! This book consists of a collection of incidents experienced by a young man called Hedge during his teenage years at boarding school.
Two books, one anthology. The grift. The scam. The double-cross. Blackmail and burglary; murder and larceny. Blood Business tracks the underbelly of human nature as it drags itself through the muck of our lesser angels in twenty-seven crime stories set in this world... and beyond.
An Anthology Inspired by the Ghost Town Writers Retreat. From the ghost of a hanged man at the old Cafe Prague to the apparition of a sobbing woman at the Rose Street Bed and Breakfast to a phantom Victorian dress whooshing through the halls at the Hamill House Museum, Georgetown is a well-known haunt for spirits of all kind. But some of the town's deepest, darkest secrets have never been revealed...until now.
The Path is fading, and the music of Life is vanishing. Cedar and his fellow Guardians have been entrusted for centuries to protect the Path, the very force of Life itself. An accident traps Cedar between his home and another world devoid of magyc--but not of music. He is found by Ria, a mysterious girl who holds the key to returning him home.
Curt and Robin Faraldi are adoptive siblings. Robin is from another city, but Curt is from another planet. As a teen, despondent Curt vows to find his real home. His wishes come true when the Faraldi house begins exchanging with a building on Curt's original world. Trapped between planets, Curt and Robin must find a path to normalcy or the final exchange will be their life for the afterlife.
GRIEFWRITING is set on an urban college campus, where its characters come together in a therapeutic writing course that promotes their healing and offers opportunities for renewal and even love. Its protagonist, a recently retired professor of English who has been a caregiver for her spouse for twelve years, is teaching this course in an effort to promote her own healing.
Isu Magan, heir to Vintrig's Throne, has fallen in love with Sama Conn, a travelling musician. Fearing to lose her promised inheritance, Isu is unwilling to show her true feelings for the man she loves. Terrified of her Counsellor Jya, Isu is forced to meet with Sama in secret. Minah, Isu's servant, is happy to aid the princess in her secret dancing lessons with Sama, for Minah is in love with Trom, the drummer.
Who accidentally steals a pirate airship? Gideon is a dragon and a mathematician and stealing airships is just the start of the trouble he gets into. Trouble like being kidnapped by Roshian revolutionaries. Luckily he is rescued by a tinker on her way home to visit her grandfather. She has no idea of the trouble she is about to get into with Gideon.
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