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BRAM STOKER Ultimate Collection: 50+ Horror Novels, Dark Fantasy Stories & True Crime Tales

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BRAM STOKER Ultimate Collection: 50+ Horror Novels, Dark Fantasy Stories & True Crime Tales by Bram Stoker Book Summary:

This meticulously edited Bram Stoker collection includes his masterpiece Dracula, other gothic and dark fantasy novels, as well as horror stories and supernatural tales. Contents: Novels: Dracula The Snake's Pass The Watter's Mou' The Mystery of the Sea The Jewel of Seven Stars The Man (The Gates of Life) The Lady of the Shroud The Lair of the White Worm (The Garden of Evil) Short Stories: Under the Sunset The Rose Prince The Invisible Giant The Shadow Builder How 7 Went Mad Lies and Lilies The Castle of the King The Wondrous Child Snowbound: The Record of a Theatrical Touring Party The Occasion A Lesson in Pets Coggins's Property The Slim Syrens A New Departure in Art Mick the Devil In Fear of Death At Last Chin Music A Deputy Waiter Work'us A Corner in Dwarfs A Criminal Star A Star Trap A Moon-Light Effect Dracula's Guest & Other Weird Stories Dracula's Guest The Judge's House The Squaw The Secret of the Growing Gold A Gipsy Prophecy The Coming of Abel Behenna The Burial of the Rats A Dream of Red Hands Crooken Sands Other Stories The Red Stockade The Dualists The Crystal Cup Buried Treasures The Chain of Destiny Our New House The Man from Shorrox' A Yellow Duster The 'Eroes of the Thames The Way of Peace Greater Love Lord Castleton Explains The Seer Midnight Tales Other Works: Famous Imposters

The Panagia Houses at Mycenae

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The Panagia Houses at Mycenae by Ione Mylonas Shear Book Summary:

Domestic architecture at the site of Mycenae was systematically explored for the first time in a series of investigations sponsored by the Archaeological Society of Athens and Washington University in St. Louis between 1962 and 1966 and again in 1977. The work revealed a block of houses in the area north of the Treasury of Atreus, the so-called Panagia Houses. The author describes the artifacts and reconstructed floor plans, and draws comparisons with other Bronze Age sites. University Museum Monograph, 68

The Ring of the Dark Elves

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The Ring of the Dark Elves by Victoria Randall Book Summary:

"In his vision Odin saw a ring, glittering and bright, a thing of great beauty and danger. And the face of a mortal man, stern and beautiful, his fair hair blowing in the wind of battle as the fire-edged sword in his hand rose and fell" So Odin, lord of the nine worlds, saw Sigurd Dragonslayer for the first time. He alone could recapture the ring of power from the cruel dragon Fafnir. In his effort to regain the ring, Odin ensnared Sigurd and the race of the Volsungs in his schemes * for if he failed, it would mean the beginning of Ragnarok, the end of all worlds Set in the savage, beautiful world of Norse legend, this is the epic quest of romance, enchantment, adventure and treachery from which Richard Wagner created his magnificent operatic cycle, The Ring of the Nibelung. William Morris said of the tale of Sigurd, "This is the great story of the North, which should be to all our race what the tale of Troy was to the Greeks."

Across the Valley to Darkness

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Across the Valley to Darkness by J. Arthur Moore Book Summary:

Journey Into Darkness a story in four parts part 1 On the Eve of Conflict part 2 Up From Corinth part 3 Across the Valley to Darkness part 4 Toward the End of the Search author’s note: Journey Into Darkness was begun some years ago. It is finally being written at the request of Charley French, one of several campers who heard the story while on camping trips with the author. Learning the original story had not been worked on for some time, he offered to represent the main character if the author would continue to work on the story. So for him and others who have enjoyed the telling of Journey Into Darkness this book is written. Another camper, Michael Flanagan, suggested the format of the story. On behalf of the many young readers who do not like thick books, he felt several smaller books would be more appropriate. Therefore the story of Journey Into Darkness is told in a series of four books.

Amulet Songs

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Amulet Songs by Lucile Adler Book Summary:

Amulet Songs includes poems from Adler's first four books (The Traveling Out, The Society of Anna, The Ripening Light, and The Pink Madonna) and her moving new work on the subject of old age.

Another Time, Another Place

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Another Time, Another Place by Cellestine Hannemann Book Summary:

Another Time, Another Place is a fantasy that also delivers a message to a society that has strayed. Stephanie, expecting a simple life of home and hearth, marries a man who finds more pleasure in ambitious, expensive undertakings. Once savoring success, he is driven to ever more ambitious and expensive ventures. The loss of their son is a turning point in her life. Stephanie goes off alone to the Another Time resort, a charming place in the ambiance of days gone by, back when the world moved at a slower pace, when there were no cars, planes or televisions. In an unusual occurrence, she follows what she believes to be her destiny and leaves this world to enter one of another dimension where she finds happiness.

Sessional Papers ... of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario ...

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Sessional Papers ... of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario ... by Ontario. Legislative Assembly Book Summary:

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Guardian of the Silverwood

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Guardian of the Silverwood by Wm. Matthew Graphman Book Summary:

After years of hiding, a guardian and his young elf ward are forced to go on the run for their lives. Seeking help, they recruit an unusual cast to help them along the way. The long time friend of the guardian, an old priest, whose love and devotion to the One True God, empowers him with gifts that can aid and guide them on their journey. The hawk lord, bound to the elf, whose command of the sky and agility in battle making him a formidable ally. The crusty, old battle wolf, whose ability to transform himself for time into a massive version of himself providing a level of offense that few can match. And finally, the mysterious spy, whose own potential for craft and cunning continues to surprise the others. Along the way, the friends of the guardian discover that the young elf is not just an orphaned child that the compassionate warrior took in years ago, but is in fact, the lost heir of the fallen realm of Silverwood. After years of decline and the rise of chaos, her discovery could mean an end to the ever increasing darkness and war that covers the land, and a return to peace. That is, if she survives and can be shown to be the true heir to the throne. The great challenge they face, is proving that the elf is indeed the heir. Meanwhile, others have heard of the heir’s rumored existence, and they are anxious to see that the heir’s authenticity is never verified. So the race begins through the five realms to piece together the one artifact - a mythical talisman thought destroyed when Silverwood fell - that can unquestionably put an end to the question of the heir’s right to the throne. Many clues will have to be discovered, and battles fought along the way. Ultimately, they all lean on the leadership of the guardian of the Silverwood to guide them through the challenges they must face.

Great American Short Stories

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Great American Short Stories by Paul Negri Book Summary:

Features 19 gems in the American short-story tradition, including "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Bartleby" by Herman Melville, "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, plus stories by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Hawthorne, Twain, others.

The Religion of Hands

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The Religion of Hands by Ray Gonz‡lez Book Summary:

"A man doesnÕt sleep with the moon. He sleeps with his hunger, gathers bowls of avocados and wipes his lips with his sins." The Religion of Hands does not foster sleep. Look quickly and you will catch the hint of a fox streaking in front of your carÕs headlights at night. Look more carefully out your bedroom window and you may see your life going by, lost loved ones waving hello. "Who were you when the stars were misinterpreted as the fingertips of God?" Ray Gonzalez blends symbolic play with lyrical beauty as he works from a vast and complex palette to infuse popular culture with myth. The Religion of Hands is imbued with magic realism: a suffocating dream of tamales, mysterious reptilian allusions, a man who "finds God walking down the stairs to hand him an old, tattered phonebook from the year he was born." It offers strange prophecies: "A steady vegetation will grow across the empire as more homeboys are killed in drive-bys. . . . Microscopic scratches on an old vinyl record will form a message discovered in twenty more years when the album is bought at a garage sale." And in 14 flash fictions, it tells of a tiny old man kept in a glass jar, an accordion stored in an old family trunk, tales of sharks and bandits. The religion of hands has its own unspoken sacraments. "The fingers take over, teaching whoever holds the moment that the rapid weight of the open hands is a dangerous way to live." Seamlessly, effortlessly, multi-dexterously, Ray Gonzalez spins words that speak our very dreams.

Belle Assemblée

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Belle Assemblée by N.A Book Summary:

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Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies

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Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies by Antony Cooke Book Summary:

Provide the reader with everything he needs to know about what to observe, and using some of today’s state-of-the-art technique and commercial equipment, how to get superb views of faint and distant astronomical objects. Only guide to live observation of deep space, utilizing modern image enhancement techniques (image intensifiers and CCD video monitors) Detailed information supplied on the image intensifiers and CCD video monitors Explains how to select and prepare sites for live viewing.

Farming Bamboo

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Farming Bamboo by Daphne Lewis,Carol A. Miles Book Summary:

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The Gardener's and Botanist's Dictionary

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The Gardener's and Botanist's Dictionary by Philip Miller Book Summary:

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Run in the Fam'ly

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Run in the Fam'ly by John J. McLaughlin Book Summary:

"Run in the Fam'ly is an emotionally detailed exploration of a level of American society rarely seen in American fiction. It focuses on the desperate lower class people called "inner city", dramatized by Jake Robertson, his family, and his buddies. Mr. McLaughlin employs his mastery of vernacular speech, his understanding of the street cultures of Chicago and Oakland, and his deeply human understanding, to explore the troubled and often violent bonds which hold together a black family. Run in the Fam'ly is an exceptional work of fiction." -James Alan McPherson, author of Elbow Room, winner of the Pulitzer Prize "Run in the Fam'ly proves that John J. McLaughlin is a writer of exceptional talent and enormous vision. His themes are important, his characters are convincing as well as affecting, and his capture of voice dazzling. His writing is infused with unsentimental compassion. I was very moved by this ambitious novel, a marvelous debut." -Bharati Mukherjee, author of The Middleman, winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award "John J. McLaughlin writes with great heart, humanity, and fierce compassion. Run in the Fam'ly is a sensitive and probing look at family and poverty, an ambitious debut novel that echoes Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath in its social consciousness, empathy, and exploration of the bedrock that binds us beneath the chasms of circumstance." -Alexander Parsons, author of Leaving Disneyland, winner of the AWP Novel Award In the traditions of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and William Styron's Confessions of Nat Turner comes a bold debut novel by a striking new voice in American literature. Set in the Flatlands of Oakland, over the Memorial Day weekend at the end of the Reagan-Bush, Sr. era, Run in the Fam'ly is a gripping tale of struggle, faith, and redemption. Jake Robertson, a young Black man snared in the welfare-to-work rut, longs to make a better way for his family. Piecing together minimum-wage jobs and drawing--illegally-- on public assistance simply to make ends meet, he hopes against hope for the chance to pull his girlfriend and asthmatic son out of grinding poverty. Upon his father's release from prison, he is tempted with a crime that could solve his economic woes, but which he fears may fate him to the same life as his father--a man whose past is dark indeed, and about whom Jake has yet to learn one deep, terrible secret. Narrated in a voice that captures both the raw edginess of the street and the complex rhythms of jazz, Run in the Fam'ly is a stunning work of literary ventriloquism and social analysis. Richly-detailed and filled with vivid characterizations, it plumbs the dark, mysterious depths of the city and the soul, recalling the novels of Dickens, Zola, and Baldwin. It is a father-son story for our time, a riveting human drama that will leave readers, on the book's final page, both heartbroken and hopeful. John J. McLaughlin was born in Texas, and raised in Virginia and Washington, DC, where he was educated in Catholic schools. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and the University of Virginia. For many years he worked in direct service to homeless and incarcerated individuals in Los Angeles and Seattle. His writings have appeared in The Washington Post, National Catholic Reporter, America, and Hunger Mountain, and he is the recipient of a Wagenheim Prize for his short fiction. He lives with his wife and children in Seattle, where he directs Education Across Borders, a non-profit organization that serves indigent communities in the Dominican Republic.

Transcendence of the Western Mind

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Transcendence of the Western Mind by Samuel Avery Book Summary:

This title contains musings on physics, metaphysics, and life on Earth by theauthor of The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness.

The Quarterly Review (London)

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The Quarterly Review (London) by N.A Book Summary:

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A White Heron

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A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett Book Summary:

A nine-year-old New England girl has to decide whether or not she will help the ornithologist who is searching for the rare white heron.

How To Cheat In Photoshop CC

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How To Cheat In Photoshop CC by Steve Caplin Book Summary:

Have you ever struggled to make the vision in your mind come to life on your screen? Then this book can help you realise your goal. In this comprehensive revision of the best-selling How To Cheat in Photoshop, photomontage guru Steve Caplin shows you how to get optimum results in minimum time, by cheating your way to success. As a professional digital artist, Steve knows all about creating great work under pressure. In this book he combines detailed step-by-step instructions with invaluable real-world hints, tips, and advice to really let your creativity run wild. Fully updated to cover the latest features in Photoshop CC, this invaluable resource shows exactly what methods Steve uses to create his own stunning imagery used in advertising, publishing, and print media, in a project-based approach that is sure to improve and inspire your own work.

How to Cheat in Photoshop CS6

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How to Cheat in Photoshop CS6 by Steve Caplin Book Summary:

With enough charm and wit to make learning Photoshop anything but taxing, Steve Caplin delivers the next instalment of the How to Cheat series, containing all the techniques you need to create and master the art of photomontage. Delivered in easy to follow step-by-step tutorials How to Cheat in Photoshop covers all the basics of selections and layers before moving onto top tricks and techniques for creating realistic works of art for business, pleasure, or something in between. An accompanying DVD is packed full of practice images and tutorial movies for you to working along with, plus bonus chapters to push your skills even further. Using a tweaked design that is clearer and fresher than previous editions this is the funnest way to master Photomontage.

The Breaking of Poisonwood

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The Breaking of Poisonwood by Paradise Avenger Book Summary:

People were dead. When Skye Davis bought me at a slave auction as a birthday present for his brother, I had no idea what my new life was going to be like, but I had never expected this. It all started when Venus de Luna was killed and I was to take her place, to become the new savior Then, bad things happened and some people died. In the heart of the earth, we discovered the ancient being that Frank Davis had found and created and used to his advantage. The Poisonwood

The little wanderers

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The little wanderers by Elizabeth M. Stewart Book Summary:

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The Dream Where Losers Go

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The Dream Where Losers Go by Beth Goobie Book Summary:

No one knows why she hurt herself, least of all Skey. After five long months in treatment for self-destructive behavior, Skey continues to dream of dark tunnels with mysterious designs carved into their stone walls, a place where she is safe and alone. Then she encounters another dreamer, a boy her own age, dreaming the same dream, wandering the same tunnels. A boy with secrets much like her own. While trying desperately to remember what happened that sent her away and who the boy is that she met in the dream tunnels, Skey's life plummets farther out of control. When she realizes her friends do not have her best interests at heart and they may be the reason she is lost, Skey must face her fears and the truth of the dream tunnels, and find her way back to solid reality.

Shieldbreaker: Episode 1: Road of the Sword

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Shieldbreaker: Episode 1: Road of the Sword by Ty Johnston Book Summary:

A hunting trip with his father ends in tragedy for a young Lerebus, a figure destined to become a warrior. His family dead, his village in pieces, the young man sets out on the road of the sword, the road of vengeance. This is the beginning of his tale, the start of what made the man who would become Lerebus Shieldbreaker. This is a short story of approximately 3,500 words. Also available Shieldbreaker 1: Road of the Sword Shieldbreaker 2: An End to Rage Shieldbreaker 3: Betrayal of the Self Shieldbreaker 4: The Slave Pits of Mogus Potere Shieldbreaker 5: Following Bayne The Shieldbreaker Collection

Fraser's Magazine

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Fraser's Magazine by N.A Book Summary:

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Fraser's Magazine

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Fraser's Magazine by James Anthony Froude,John Tulloch Book Summary:

Contains the first printing of Sartor resartus, as well as other works by Thomas Carlyle.

Painting Trees and Landscapes in Watercolor

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Painting Trees and Landscapes in Watercolor by Ted Kautzky Book Summary:

This volume presents advice on watercolor painting of landscape components such as plant life, puddles, rain, and fog. Includes composition, value arrangement, balance, rhythm, pattern, and the structure of trees.

Quest for the Emerald Dragon

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Quest for the Emerald Dragon by Kathleen K. Butler Book Summary:

Karianna doesn't have to think long to decide how she will fight Malevente, an evil magician who has vowed to take control of the world. She knows that the only one capable of stopping him is the Emerald Dragon. There is only one problem: The dragon has not been seen in years. Some wonder whether the creature even exists, but Karianna remembers her mother speaking about the creature as a child. The dragon had saved her village from a band of outlaws, displaying tremendous powers. Now, Karianna must journey across an unknown land as she searches for the dragon's hiding place. Along the way, she meets Tyatu, another warrior trying to find the elusive creature. But they aren't the only ones looking. Malevente knows that if he finds the dragon first and steals its powers, he will be invincible. As Karianna journeys with Tyatu, she learns secrets not only about the Emerald Dragon but herself as well. She must understand what they mean and fast if she has any hope of defeating the evil magician and succeeding in her Quest for the Emerald Dragon.

Far South

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Far South by David Enrique Spellman Book Summary:

Gerardo Fischer is missing. Can you help? Theater director Gerardo Fischer has vanished from the Argentinian artists' colony where he was rehearsing a pioneering new work. No note. No warning. No trace. His colleagues are frightened for him, so they call in Juan Manuel Prez, an ex-cop, now private investigator. Far South is Prez's casebook, compiled as he searches for Fischer. Read the book. Follow the links and QR codes to access short films, audio recordings and YouTube videos. Trust no-one. Question everything. Be a part of the mystery.

Modern Techniques for Characterizing Magnetic Materials

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Modern Techniques for Characterizing Magnetic Materials by Yimei Zhu Book Summary:

Modern Techniques for Characterizing Magnetic Materials provides an extensive overview of novel characterization tools for magnetic materials including neutron, photon and electron scatterings and other microscopy techniques by world-renowned scientists. This interdisciplinary reference describes all available techniques to characterize and to understand magnetic materials, techniques that cover a wide range of length scales and belong to different scientific communities. The diverse contributions enhance cross-discipline communication, while also identifying both the drawbacks and advantages of different techniques, which can result in deriving effective combinations of techniques that are especially fruitful at nanometer scales. It will be a valuable resource for all graduate students, researchers, engineers and scientists who are interested in magnetic materials including their crystal structure, electronic structure, magnetization dynamics and their associated magnetic properties and underlying magnetism.

Soaring

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Soaring by Jeanne Fiedler Book Summary:

Soaring is full of emotion, stillness and beauty. From fun child-centered poems to sadness, grieving and topics about the world, this book will take you anywhere you want to go. Jeanne writes through her pain and moods of all kinds and encompasses the awareness and the wholeness that remain. It is her vision of the world and is all about her life and experiences and how she takes all the knowledge and filters it through poem after poem. She lets go of the negativity and writes for anyone who needs to feel consolation, gratitude, love or release, ending up with positivity and hope.

Paul and Virginia

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Paul and Virginia by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre Book Summary:

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Ravens in Winter

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Ravens in Winter by Bernd Heinrich Book Summary:

Presents a detailed investigation into the feeding behavior of ravens during four winters in Maine and comes up with several unexpected conclusions.

Annual Report of the State Board of Horticulture of the State of California ...

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Annual Report of the State Board of Horticulture of the State of California ... by California. State Board of Horticulture Book Summary:

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An Arrangement of British Plants ... Third edition

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An Arrangement of British Plants ... Third edition by William Withering Book Summary:

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Remington

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Remington by Frederic Remington Book Summary:

It is impossible to reflect upon Frederic Remington’s art without thinking of the merely human elements. Remington became interested in the American Indian, probably because he became interested in the active, exciting life of the American Great Plains. The Indian appealed to him not in any histrionic way, not as a figure stepped out from the pages of Hiawatha, but just as a human subject. Remington hit upon this truth when he travelled west. What he found there was majesty that he did not make, solely, an affair of Indians in war paint and feathers. Remington knew how the light of the moon or of the stars is diffused, how softly and magically it envelops the landscape. There is a sort of artistic honesty in his nocturnal studies. He never set out to be romantic or melodramatic, just to develop his affinity and closeness to nature. The beauty of the painter’s motive, too, has communicated itself in his technique. His grey-green tones fading into velvety depths take on transparency, and in his handling of form he uses a touch as firm as need be. The determining influence in his career was that of the creative impulse, urging him to deal in the translation of visible things into pictorial terms.

The Driftless Area

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The Driftless Area by Tom Drury Book Summary:

From the award-winning author of The End of Vandalism. “Equal parts heist caper, ghost story and romance . . . in prose that is spare and sly.” (The New York Times) Set in the rugged region of the Midwest that gives the novel its title, The Driftless Area is the story of Pierre Hunter, a young bartender with unfailing optimism, a fondness for coin tricks, and an uncanny capacity for finding trouble. When he falls in love, with the mysterious and isolated Stella Rosmarin, Pierre becomes the central player in a revenge drama he must unravel and bring to its shocking conclusion. Along the way he will liberate $77,000 from a murderous thief, summon the resources that have eluded him all his life, and come to question the very meaning of chance and mortality. For nothing is as it seems in The Driftless Area. Identities shift, violent secrets lie in wait, the future can cause the past, and love becomes a mission that can take you beyond this world. In its tender, cool irony, The Driftless Area recalls the best of neonoir, and its cast of bona fide small-town eccentrics adrift in the American Midwest make for a clever and deeply pleasurable read from one of our most beloved authors. “Drury is nothing less than a wizard . . . Not since Twin Peaks has he rural surreal had such an artful airing.” —The Boston Globe “Superb . . . by one of America’s finest, most imaginative authors.” —San Francisco Chronicle “With deceptively simple prose, Drury is able to evoke characters and scenes in just a few brush strokes.” —Los Angeles Times