Island of Glass

Island of Glass
Author: Nora Roberts
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN 10: 0698190750
ISBN 13: 9780698190757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Island of Glass Book Review:

The final Guardians Trilogy novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bay of Sighs and Stars of Fortune. As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there’s no one more familiar with the wild than Riley—and the wolf within her... An archaeologist, Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but now she finds herself on unsure footing, targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars, more than the blood of the guardians. While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass, Riley must fight her practical nature and admit her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling. For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run towards love—and save them all... Don't miss the other books in the Guardians Trilogy Stars of Fortune Bay of Sighs

Island of Glass

Island of Glass
Author: Nora Roberts
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781683310617
ISBN 13: 1683310616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Island of Glass Book Review:

"Three stars--of fire, water, and ice--have fallen from the skies, and now three women and three men have come together to find them. But on the quest for the final star, they'll discover that possessing it won't be enough to stop the destruction of themselves--and of their world... As the hunt for the Ice Star leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there's no one more familiar with the wild than Riley--and the wolf within her. An archaeologist, Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but now she finds herself on unsure footing, targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars, more than the blood of the guardians. While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass, Riley must fight her practical nature and admit that her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling. For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run toward love--and save them all.."--

Murano, Island of Glass

Murano, Island of Glass
Author: Attilia Dorigato
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015058150031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murano, Island of Glass Book Review:

Running from the Middle Ages to the heart of the contemporary world. Attilia Dorigato study focuses with particular attention on the master glass-makers of the late part of the twentieth century. This up-to-date survey draws on an extraordinary range of photographs, some of them being published for the first time, and constitutes a fundamental work for anyone who wishes to understand the history of glass. Special illustrated appendices are included to reveal the techniques and secrets of this fascinating craft; what tools the master glassblowers use; what goes into making specific glass pastes (with such exotic names as lattimo, calcedonio and avventurina); what is involved in the various procedures for working and finishing glass that have been invented and developed in Murano itself. The volume is completed with a comprehensive glossary which provides an essential key to the professional language of glass-making on Murano, explaining such local terms as murrine, vetro ghiaccio or vetro pulegoso.

Island of Glass

Island of Glass
Author: Barbara Masterton
Publsiher: Ulverscroft
Total Pages: 456
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780708916445
ISBN 13: 0708916449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Island of Glass Book Review:

Through the eyes of sensitive 17 yr old Victoria we share the joys and tragedies of 6 cousins.

Stars of Fortune

Stars of Fortune
Author: Nora Roberts
Publsiher: Berkley
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0425280101
ISBN 13: 9780425280102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stars of Fortune Book Review:

BOOK ONE OF THE GUARDIANS TRILOGY To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces… Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets. Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her. But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they all must all work together as a team to find the fire star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars…

Bay of Sighs

Bay of Sighs
Author: Nora Roberts
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 0698190742
ISBN 13: 9780698190740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bay of Sighs Book Review:

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The second novel in the Guardians Trilogy from the bestselling author of Stars of Fortune. Mermaid Annika is from the sea, and it is there she must return after her quest to find the stars. New to this world, her purity and beauty are nothing less than breathtaking, along with her graceful athleticism, as her five new friends discovered when they retrieved the fire star. Now, through space and time, traveler Sawyer King has brought the guardians to the island of Capri, where the water star is hidden. And as he watches Annika in her element, he finds himself drawn to her joyful spirit. But Sawyer knows that if he allows her into his heart, no compass could ever guide him back to solid ground... And in the darkness, their enemy broods. She lost one star to the guardians, but there is still time for blood to be spilled—the mermaid’s in the water and the traveler’s on the land. For she has forged a dangerous new weapon. Something deadly and unpredictable. Something human. Don't miss the other books in the Guardians Trilogy Stars of Fortune Island of Glass From the Trade Paperback edition.

Island of Glass

Island of Glass
Author: Kathryn Le Veque
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2012-07-25
ISBN 10: 9781494235437
ISBN 13: 1494235439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Island of Glass Book Review:

1333 A.D. - The lovely and educated Lady Aubrielle Grace di Witney is what is kindly termed an unmanageable woman. Her uncle, the Earl of Wrexham, has been awarded custody of his niece because her mother can no longer handle the head-strong beauty. Like a coward, the earl abdicates his duties to his most powerful knight, Sir Kenneth St. Héver with the instructions to transform her into a submissive lady. Aubrielle and Kenneth are at odds from the onset; Kenneth expects obedience and Aubrielle is less than compliant. When the battles die down and a strange, wonderful comfort settles, Kenneth comes to discover that Aubrielle is a lady with a secret. Because of this secret, her mother is murdered and Kenneth finds himself protecting Aubrielle because he wants to, not because he has been ordered to. Mysterious sects and a crazed warrior want the lady dead for different reasons. It soon becomes a test to Kenneth's cunning and knightly skills to keep his beloved Aubrielle alive.

Sea Glass Island

Sea Glass Island
Author: Sherryl Woods
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN 10: 1460313127
ISBN 13: 9781460313121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Glass Island Book Review:

Under summer skies, New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods evokes family, friendship and heartfelt emotion With her two younger sisters heading for the altar, will Samantha Castle exchange old dreams for new ones? Lately she'd rather be on the North Carolina coast with family than in New York with agents and actors. Though she vows not to let her teenage crush on Ethan Cole influence her decision, it's hard to ignore her feelings for the local war hero. Ethan lost more than his leg in Afghanistan. He lost his belief in love. Even being surrounded by couples intent on capturing happily-ever-after won't open this jaded doctor's heart. It's going to take a sexy, determined woman—one who won't take no for an answer.

Sisters of Glass

Sisters of Glass
Author: Stephanie Hemphill
Publsiher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0375861092
ISBN 13: 9780375861093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sisters of Glass Book Review:

When a new glassblower arrives to help in the family business, the attraction Maria feels for him causes a web of conflicting emotions to grow even more tangled. Told in verse format.

Midnight Bayou

Midnight Bayou
Author: Nora Roberts
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780515133974
ISBN 13: 0515133973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midnight Bayou Book Review:

Haunted by ghostly visions from a century past, Declan Fitzgerald is drawn to his beautiful neighbor, Angelina. But as the passion between them grows, their future together depends on uncovering a secret from the past as dark and deep as the bayou.

House of Glass

House of Glass
Author: Hadley Freeman
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN 10: 1501199153
ISBN 13: 9781501199158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House of Glass Book Review:

A writer investigates her family’s secret history, uncovering a story that spans a century, two World Wars, and three generations. Hadley Freeman knew her grandmother Sara lived in France just as Hitler started to gain power, but rarely did anyone in her family talk about it. Long after her grandmother’s death, she found a shoebox tucked in the closet containing photographs of her grandmother with a mysterious stranger, a cryptic telegram from the Red Cross, and a drawing signed by Picasso. This discovery sent Freeman on a decade-long quest to uncover the significance of these keepsakes, taking her from Picasso’s archives in Paris to a secret room in a farmhouse in Auvergne to Long Island to Auschwitz. Freeman pieces together the puzzle of her family’s past, discovering more about the lives of her grandmother and her three brothers, Jacques, Henri, and Alex. Their stories sometimes typical, sometimes astonishing—reveal the broad range of experiences of Eastern European Jews during Holocaust. This thrilling family saga is filled with extraordinary twists, vivid characters, and famous cameos, illuminating the Jewish and immigrant experience in the World War II era. Addressing themes of assimilation, identity, and home, this powerful story about the past echoes issues that remain relevant today.

The Secret of the Glass

The Secret of the Glass
Author: Donna Russo Morin
Publsiher: Kensington
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 0758261640
ISBN 13: 9780758261649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret of the Glass Book Review:

The Murano glassmakers of Venice are celebrated and revered. But now three are dead, killed for attempting to leave the city that both prized their work and kept them prisoner. For in this, the 17th century, the secret of their craft must, by law, never leave Venetian shores. Yet there is someone who keeps the secret while defying tradition. She is Sophia Fiolario, and she, too, is a glassmaker. Her crime is being a woman. . . Sophia is well aware that her family would be crushed by scandal if the truth of her knowledge and skill with glass were revealed. But there has never been any threat. . .until now. A wealthy nobleman with strong connections to the powerful Doge has requested her hand in marriage, and her refusal could draw dangerous attention. Yet having to accept and cease her art would devastate her. If there is an escape, Sophia intends to find it. Now, between creating precious glass parts for one of Professor Galileo Galilei's astonishing inventions and attending lavish parties at the Doge's Palace, Sophia is crossing paths with very influential people--including one who could change her life forever. But in Venice, every secret has its price. And Sophia must decide how much she is willing to pay. Praise for Donna Russo Morin's The Courtier's Secret "As opulent and sparkling as Louis XIV's court and as filled with intrigue, passion and excitement as a novel by Dumas. . .a feast for the senses." --Romantic Times (4 stars) "Vivid, delightful, spirited. . .a page-turner as smooth as fine cognac." –Steven Manchester, author of The Unexpected Storm "A wonderfully spun gem of a story." --Armchair Reviews Reading Group Guide Inside

The Girl with Glass Feet

The Girl with Glass Feet
Author: Ali Shaw
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN 10: 9781429979863
ISBN 13: 1429979860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl with Glass Feet Book Review:

An inventive and richly visual novel about young lovers on a quest to find a cure for a magical ailment, perfect for readers of Alice Hoffman Strange things are happening on the remote and snowbound archipelago of St. Hauda's Land. Unusual winged creatures flit around the icy bogland, albino animals hide themselves in the snow-glazed woods, and Ida Maclaird is slowly turning into glass. Ida is an outsider in these parts, a mainlander who has visited the islands only once before. Yet during that one fateful visit the glass transformation began to take hold, and now she has returned in search of a cure. Midas Crook is a young loner who has lived on the islands his entire life. When he meets Ida, something about her sad, defiant spirit pierces his emotional defenses. As Midas helps Ida come to terms with her affliction, she gradually unpicks the knots of his heart. Love must be paid in precious hours and, as the glass encroaches, time is slipping away fast. Will they find a way to stave off the spread of the glass? The Girl with Glass Feet is a dazzlingly imaginative and magical first novel, a love story to treasure.

Murano Magic

Murano Magic
Author: Carl I. Gable
Publsiher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780764319464
ISBN 13: 0764319469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murano Magic Book Review:

The islands of Murano, in the lagoon of Venice, have been a sheltered community of glass artists for at least 700 years, leading the world in blown techniques and design of beautiful and functional objects. This new study captures the artistry of Murano glass as well as the multi-generational world of discovery, innovation, alliances, and realliances that have fostered that artistry. With 250 stunning color photographs of Murano glass art and a detailed text that includes historical information and family trees, this book is original in its comprehensive presentation of the artists, both past and present. The seasoned collector will find this an invaluable sourcebook for untangling Murano relationships and tracking individual careers. The novice and curious visitor will find an easy, carefully-structured introduction to the bold beauty of Venetian glass.

Functional Glasses and Glass-Ceramics

Functional Glasses and Glass-Ceramics
Author: Basudeb Karmakar
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-06-08
ISBN 10: 0128052074
ISBN 13: 9780128052075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Glasses and Glass-Ceramics Book Review:

Functional Glasses and Glass-Ceramics: Processing, Properties and Applications provides comprehensive coverage of the current state-of-the-art on a range of material synthesis. This work discusses the functional properties and applications of both oxide and non-oxide glasses and glass-ceramics. Part One provides an introduction to the basic concept of functional glasses and glass-ceramics, while Part Two describes the functional glasses and glass-ceramics of oxide systems, covering functionalization of glasses by 3d transition metal ion doping, 4f rare earth metal ion doping, crystallization, laser irradiation micro fabrication, incorporation of nanometals, the incorporation of semiconductor coatings, the functionalization for biomedical applications, solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) sealants, and display devices, and from waste materials. Part Three describes functional glasses and glass-ceramics of non-oxide systems, covering functional chalcogenide and functional halide glasses, glass-ceramics, and functional bulk metallic glasses. The book contains future outlooks and exercises at the end of each chapter, and can be used as a reference for researchers and practitioners in the industry and those in post graduate studies. Provides a comprehensive text that explores the field of both functional glass and glass ceramics Presents an in-depth discussion on the definition of a functional glass Includes discussions of advanced processing, functional properties, and functional applications of a wide array of functional glasses and glass-ceramics Written using a systematic approach that can only be accomplished through an authored work

Glass Island

Glass Island
Author: Gareth Griffith
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN 10: 9781983043758
ISBN 13: 1983043753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass Island Book Review:

AD 576. A time of upheaval for the people of the Summer Land - the Saxons push further and further westward, a new religion supplants the old, unexpected alliances are formed and deadly rivalries fester - son against father, brother against brother.Eleri Gwir, the daughter of a chieftain, speaks only the truth - and one thing she knows is that war is coming and that a reckoning awaits her people.The Red Cloaks of Caer Baddan, the last remnant of the Roman legions on British soil, represent hope for Eleri and for all the Summer Land. And their leader Macsen represents something else for Eleri herself - new possibilities, new horizons to explore.As the decisive battle between the Britons and the Saxons draws nearer, Eleri and her people must decide what their role will be in this story.This rich and compelling novel brings to vivid life a moment of transformation that shaped the Britain we know today.

Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses

Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses
Author: Arun K. Varshneya,John C. Mauro
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 753
Release: 2019-05-09
ISBN 10: 0128162260
ISBN 13: 9780128162262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses Book Review:

Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses, Third Edition, is a comprehensive reference on the field of glass science and engineering that covers numerous, significant advances. This new edition includes the most recent advances in glass physics and chemistry, also discussing groundbreaking applications of glassy materials. It is suitable for upper level glass science courses and professional glass scientists and engineers at industrial and government labs. Fundamental concepts, chapter-ending problem sets, an emphasis on key ideas, and timely notes on suggested readings are all included. The book provides the breadth required of a comprehensive reference, offering coverage of the composition, structure and properties of inorganic glasses. Clearly develops fundamental concepts and the basics of glass science and glass chemistry Provides a comprehensive discussion of the composition, structure and properties of inorganic glasses Features a discussion of the emerging applications of glass, including applications in energy, environment, pharmaceuticals, and more Concludes chapters with problem sets and suggested readings to facilitate self-study

There There

There There
Author: Tommy Orange
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 077107302X
ISBN 13: 9780771073021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There There Book Review:

Here is a voice we have never heard--a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Here is a story of several people, each of whom has private reasons for travelling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honour his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss. Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking, There There is a relentlessly paced multi-generational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. An unforgettable debut.

The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm
Author: Nora Roberts
Publsiher: Silhouette
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-12-30
ISBN 10: 9781335832221
ISBN 13: 133583222X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coming Storm Book Review:

Two fan-favorite stories about the risks taken for love... THE WELCOMING Danger rarely comes to Whale Watch Inn on Orcas Island. But undercover FBI agent Roman DeWinter knows something ugly is going on beneath the cozy surface. He believes there is an insidious criminal gang operating out of the inn, and all the evidence points to Charity Ford, the owner. When a hit-and-run attack leaves Charity shaken and bruised, Roman is left questioning if he should trust his heart or his head. THE ART OF DECEPTION When the handsome Adam Haines shows up at Kirby Fairchild's ancestral home looking for a quiet place to paint, she's more than skeptical. Yet the attraction she feels for him builds, whether she wants it to or not. But when Adam begins to act suspiciously, Kirby must uncover his real purpose at her father's home before it's too late. Otherwise Kirby might be in danger--of falling hard for a stranger who is even more practiced in the art of deception than she is. Previously Published.

The Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN 10: 1443455741
ISBN 13: 9781443455749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Hotel Book Review:

LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE #1 national bestseller New York Times bestseller From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it. Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later, Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. Weaving together the lives of these characters, The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.