Under the Midnight Sun

Under the Midnight Sun
Author: Keigo Higashino
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN 10: 1250105803
ISBN 13: 9781250105806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Midnight Sun Book Review:

From the acclaimed international bestseller Keigo Higashino (The Devotion of Suspect X) comes a sweeping novel in the tradition of Les Miserables and Crime and Punishment. This is the compelling story of a brutal crime and the two teenagers—Ryo, the son of the murdered man, and Yukiho, the daughter of the main suspect—whose lives remain inextricably linked over the twenty-year search for the truth behind the crime. In Osaka in 1973, the body of a murdered man is found in an abandoned building. Investigating the crime, Detective SasagakI is unable to find the killer. Over the next twenty years, through the lens of a succession of characters, Higashino tells the story of two teens, Ryo and Yukiho, whose lives are most affected by the crime, and the obsessed detective, Sasagaki, who continues to investigate the murder, looking for the elusive truth. Under the Midnight Sun is a complex, psychological novel about crime and its after-effects by one the most read and most accomplished contemporary mystery author. A twisting, compelling work that will astonish and delight Higashino’s old fans and new readers alike.

Under the Midnight Sun

Under the Midnight Sun
Author: Mary-Anne Neal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2020-12-24
ISBN 10: 9781928114338
ISBN 13: 1928114334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Midnight Sun Book Review:

This powerful first-hand account of a transformative summer with Canada's First People follows a young woman's journey to the far North. Alone and vulnerable, the spirited teenager overcomes formidable obstacles to achieve her dream of living with the Dene in a remote bush camp. Her heart is broken when a romance with a Dene man is cut short and she is sent back to the city. Echoes of those forbidden bonds forged under the midnight sun haunt the author of this true story for decades. Fifty years later, a chance meeting catapults the grandmother and educator back into the lives of the Sahtu Dene. Reconnecting with her lost love, the author discovers that he has kept her memory alive. They piece together fragments of that summer's events, uncovering complex factors at play between young men and women during the 1970s. The Arctic wilderness is the spectacular backdrop for this story of Dene romance, culture and philosophy as experienced in the light of the midnight sun.

Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun

Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun
Author: Paul Seesequasis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 0735273316
ISBN 13: 9780735273313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun Book Review:

A revelatory portrait of eight Indigenous communities from across North America, shown through never-before-published archival photographs--a gorgeous extension of Paul Seesequasis's popular social media project. In 2015, writer and journalist Paul Seesequasis found himself grappling with the devastating findings of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission report on the residential school system. He sought understanding and inspiration in the stories of his mother, herself a residential school survivor. Gradually, Paul realized that another, mostly untold history existed alongside the official one: that of how Indigenous peoples and communities had held together during even the most difficult times. He embarked on a social media project to collect archival photos capturing everyday life in First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities from the 1920s through the 1970s. As he scoured archives and libraries, Paul uncovered a trove of candid images and began to post these on social media, where they sparked an extraordinary reaction. Friends and relatives of the individuals in the photographs commented online, and through this dialogue, rich histories came to light for the first time. Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun collects some of the most arresting images and stories from Paul's project. While many of the photographs live in public archives, most have never been shown to the people in the communities they represent. As such, Blanket Toss is not only an invaluable historical record, it is a meaningful act of reclamation, showing the ongoing resilience of Indigenous communities, past, present--and future.

Under the Midnight Sun The Heart of Alaska Book 3

Under the Midnight Sun  The Heart of Alaska Book  3
Author: Tracie Peterson,Kimberley Woodhouse
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 1493417304
ISBN 13: 9781493417308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Midnight Sun The Heart of Alaska Book 3 Book Review:

Tayler Hale is ahead of her time as one of the first women naturalists. She has always loved adventure and the great outdoors, and her remote job location also helps keep her away from the clutches of the man to whom she once made a foolish promise. It seems she must keep running, however, and in secret, her boss from Yellowstone arranges for a new job . . . in Alaska. The popular Curry Hotel continues to thrive in 1929 as more visitors come to Alaska and venture into the massive national park surrounding Denali. Recent graduate Thomas Smith has returned to the hotel and the people he considers family. But when a woman naturalist comes to fill the open position and he must work with her, everything becomes complicated. The summer brings unexpected guests and trouble to Curry. With his reputation at stake, will Thomas be able to protect Tayler from the danger that follows?

Naked Beneath the Midnight Sun

Naked Beneath the Midnight Sun
Author: Kamalini Natesan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2019-09-26
ISBN 10: 9781788303729
ISBN 13: 1788303725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naked Beneath the Midnight Sun Book Review:

Bored college student Suchu, longing to get away from her squabbling parents, leaves India for Norway and the Vestby Folk High School, taking a leap into the unknown. Shy but inquisitive, Suchu often finds herself the centre of attention, exotic among the students, from all over the world. She takes advantage of this, learning to enjoy others' interest in her, finding new friends and an oddly ambivalent relationship with her roommate, Catherine, whose boyfriend Suchu covets. Through correspondence more frank than conversation ever was, Suchu learns about herself and her parents and they grow closer, now they are apart. The young girl falls in love with Norway, but she also discovers the darker side of freedom. Where do her terrible dreams come from? Why has her roommate left? Norway's magic casts its spell on Suchu and she doesn't want to leave, but can her Indian roots compete with those she wishes to put down in Norway?

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 0316592250
ISBN 13: 9780316592253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midnight Sun Book Review:

#1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger? In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love. An instant #1 New York Times BestsellerAn instant #1 USA Today BestsellerAn instant #1 Wall Street Journal BestsellerAn instant #1 IndieBound BestsellerApple Audiobook August Must-Listens Pick "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- New York Times

Journey Under the Midnight Sun

Journey Under the Midnight Sun
Author: Keigo Higashino
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN 10: 9781408704110
ISBN 13: 1408704110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey Under the Midnight Sun Book Review:

When a man is found murdered in an abandoned building in Osaka in 1973, unflappable detective Sasagaki is assigned to the case. He begins to piece together the connection of two young people who are inextricably linked to the crime; the dark, taciturn son of the victim and the unexpectedly captivating daughter of the main suspect. Over the next twenty years we follow their lives as Sasagaki pursues the case - which remains unsolved - to the point of obsession. Stark, intriguing and stylish, Journey Under the Midnight Sun is an epic mystery by the bestselling Japanese author.

Under Alaska s Midnight Sun

Under Alaska s Midnight Sun
Author: Deb Vanasse,Jeremiah Trammell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781570614224
ISBN 13: 1570614229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under Alaska s Midnight Sun Book Review:

On the longest day of the year, a young Alaskan girl stays up late and enjoys the midnight sun.

Different Class

Different Class
Author: Joanne Harris
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN 10: 1501155512
ISBN 13: 9781501155512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Different Class Book Review:

Originally published: Great Britain: Doubleday, 2016.

The Siesta and the Midnight Sun

The Siesta and the Midnight Sun
Author: Jessa Gamble
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-10-11
ISBN 10: 0143185853
ISBN 13: 9780143185857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Siesta and the Midnight Sun Book Review:

When a retiring worker is given a gold watch, Jessa Gamble observes, she symbolically gets back the freedom to keep her own hours. There were no mechanical timepieces before the industrial revolution. The day’s activities were dictated by the spinning Earth’s circuit around the Sun and by the seasons. Because people adjusted their lives to these natural rhythms, they may have experienced less stress than their modern counterparts. They almost certainly enjoyed more sleep. In The Siesta and the Midnight Sun, award-winning science writer Jessa Gamble explores the continuing significance of the biological clocks that governed our lives before modern technology annihilated the night. She describes experiments that show both rats and people adhere to a 24-hour schedule even when deprived of daylight. When our days are disrupted by shift work, jet lag or space travel, things go wrong. The disastrous chemical leak at Bhopal, India and the calamitous launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger both were caused partly by sleepless workers. Insomnia is rampant in the Western world. By investigating patterns of behaviour in many societies both past and current, Gamble gives us a glimpse of different ways of scheduling time. In this superbly insightful and entertaining book she examines the crises and creative adaptations that occur on the embattled border where biology, culture and technology clash.

Dene Heroes of the Sahtu

Dene Heroes of the Sahtu
Author: Mary-Anne Neal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 137
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781928114253
ISBN 13: 1928114253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dene Heroes of the Sahtu Book Review:

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun
Author: Trish Cook
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 0316473561
ISBN 13: 9780316473569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midnight Sun Book Review:

A heartbreaking tale of love, loss and one nearly perfect summer -- perfect for fans of The Fault In Our Stars and Love, Simon. Seventeen-year-old Katie Price has a rare disease that makes exposure to even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Confined to her house during the day, her company is limited to her widowed father and her best (okay, only) friend. It isn't until after nightfall that Katie's world opens up, when she takes her guitar to the local train station and plays for the people coming and going. Charlie Reed is a former all-star athlete at a crossroads in his life - and the boy Katie has secretly admired from afar for years. When he happens upon her playing guitar one night, fate intervenes and the two embark on a star-crossed romance. As they challenge each other to chase their dreams and fall for each other under the summer night sky, Katie and Charlie form a bond strong enough to change them -- and everyone around them -- forever.

Circling The Midnight Sun

Circling The Midnight Sun
Author: James Raffan
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN 10: 1443405868
ISBN 13: 9781443405867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circling The Midnight Sun Book Review:

From seasoned traveller and bestselling author James Raffan comes a book that will transform the way we think about northerners and the north Over the course of three years, James Raffan circumnavigated the globe at 66.6 degrees latitude: the Arctic Circle. Armed with his passion for the north, his interest in diverse cultures and his unquenchable sense of adventure, he set out to put a human face on climate change. What he discovered was by turns shocking, frustrating, entertaining and enlightening. In Circling the Midnight Sun, Raffan presents a warm-hearted, engaging portrait of the circumpolar world, but also a deeply affecting story of societies and landscapes in the throes of enormous change. Compelling and utterly original, this is both an adventure story and a book that will change your view of the north forever.

Lady Joker Volume 1

Lady Joker  Volume 1
Author: Kaoru Takamura
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 1616957026
ISBN 13: 9781616957025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Joker Volume 1 Book Review:

One of Japan’s great modern masters, Kaoru Takamura, makes her English-language debut with this two-volume publication of her magnum opus. Tokyo, 1995. Five men meet at the racetrack every Sunday to bet on horses. They have little in common except a deep disaffection with their lives, but together they represent the social struggles and griefs of post-War Japan: a poorly socialized genius stuck working as a welder; a demoted detective with a chip on his shoulder; a Zainichi Korean banker sick of being ostracized for his race; a struggling single dad of a teenage girl with Down syndrome. The fifth man bringing them all together is an elderly drugstore owner grieving his grandson, who has died suspiciously after the revelation of a family connection with the segregated buraku community, historically subjected to severe discrimination. Intent on revenge against a society that values corporate behemoths more than human life, the five conspirators decide to carry out a heist: kidnap the CEO of Japan’s largest beer conglomerate and extract blood money from the company’s corrupt financiers. Inspired by the unsolved true-crime kidnapping case perpetrated by “the Monster with 21 Faces,” Lady Joker has become a cultural touchstone since its 1997 publication, acknowledged as the magnum opus by one of Japan’s literary masters, twice adapted for film and TV and often taught in high school and college classrooms.

Under the Midnight Sun

Under the Midnight Sun
Author: Marilyn Cunningham
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-07-15
ISBN 10: 145926181X
ISBN 13: 9781459261815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Midnight Sun Book Review:

IN FROM THE COLD… Loner Brian Kennedy relished living in the unconquered Alaskan wilderness. Yet discovering a body on the tundra was not an adventure he'd wished for. The authorities assured him his role in the investigation was over—until beautiful Malinche Adams came to his doorstep, asking his help in finding her brother's killer. Malinche managed to burrow into his solitary life with annoying ease—and into his bed with passionate fervor. With danger dogging their every step, they fled into the rugged Alaskan landscape to find the truth. But the truth, Brian realized, was much closer to home—without realizing it, he'd held Malinche's life in the palm of his hand….

Summer of the Midnight Sun Alaskan Quest Book 1

Summer of the Midnight Sun  Alaskan Quest Book  1
Author: Tracie Peterson
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781585588701
ISBN 13: 1585588709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summer of the Midnight Sun Alaskan Quest Book 1 Book Review:

Bestselling Author Tracie Peterson Embarks on a New Series Leah Barringer's world is turned upside down when her brother brings home Jayce Kinicaid, the man who spurned her ten years ago. Part of an expedition to the Arctic, Jayce shocks Leah by inviting her brother along. Helaina Beecham arrives in Alaska to hunt down the man the Pinkertons have sent her to apprehend. But when Jayce Kincaid appears to have been in two places at the same time, Helaina wonders if there might be a larger problem with the case. Despite confusing, conflicting evidence, can Helaina discover the truth? Can Leah's injured heart ever love again?

The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun
Author: Cecilia Ekbäck
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 1443452076
ISBN 13: 9781443452076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midnight Sun Book Review:

From the acclaimed author of Wolf Winter comes a new historical crime novel with all the intrigue and atmosphere of Burial Rites and the suspense of The Tenderness of Wolves. Taking place a hundred years after the shocking events of Wolf Winter in the same haunting territory, In the Month of the Midnight Sun is set in high summer, under the searing light of a sun that never quite sets. Sweden, 1855. “Worst thing I ever saw...” The Minister of Justice has received a disturbing message. There’s been a massacre on one of Lapland's mountains: a priest, a law enforcement officer, and a local settler have been slaughtered by one of the indigenous Sami people. The murderer is in custody, but he refuses to talk. The Minister dispatches his son-in-law, a geologist, to investigate, as there is another reason to visit Blackåsen: it is a mountain with many secrets, a mountain whose rich mineral deposits have never been exploited. But Magnus does not journey alone. The Minister’s daughter, in disgrace, is sent with him. The two unlikely companions venture out of the sweltering city to the wild landscape of Sweden’s far north under the strange, insomnia-inducing light of the midnight sun. There, the shocking truth they discover about the murders and what lies behind them will only be matched by what they discover about themselves. For Lovisa and Magnus—and for the people of Blackåsen—nothing will ever be the same again. In The Month of the Midnight Sun tells a riveting story of the collision of worlds old and new, and cements Ekbäck’s status as a master of Nordic noir.

Children of the Midnight Sun

Children of the Midnight Sun
Author: Tricia Brown
Publsiher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
Total Pages: 47
Release: 2006-10
ISBN 10: 0882406175
ISBN 13: 9780882406176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of the Midnight Sun Book Review:

Children of the Midnight Sun was chosen as one of Parenting Magazine's 1998 Books of the Year and School Library Journal's Best Books of 1998. For Native children, growing up in Alaska today means dwelling in a place where traditional practices sometimes mix oddly with modern conveniences. Children of the Midnight Sun explores the lives of eight Alaskan Native children, each representing a unique and ancient culture. This extraordinary book also looks at the critical role elders play in teaching the young Native traditions. Photographs and text present the experiences and way of life of Tlingit, Athabascan, Yup'ik, and other Native American children in the villages, cities, and Bush areas of Alaska.

Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun

Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun
Author: Paul Seesequasis
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 0735273324
ISBN 13: 9780735273320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun Book Review:

A revelatory portrait of eight Indigenous communities from across North America, shown through never-before-published archival photographs--a gorgeous extension of Paul Seesequasis's popular social media project. In 2015, writer and journalist Paul Seesequasis found himself grappling with the devastating findings of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission report on the residential school system. He sought understanding and inspiration in the stories of his mother, herself a residential school survivor. Gradually, Paul realized that another, mostly untold history existed alongside the official one: that of how Indigenous peoples and communities had held together during even the most difficult times. He embarked on a social media project to collect archival photos capturing everyday life in First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities from the 1920s through the 1970s. As he scoured archives and libraries, Paul uncovered a trove of candid images and began to post these on social media, where they sparked an extraordinary reaction. Friends and relatives of the individuals in the photographs commented online, and through this dialogue, rich histories came to light for the first time. Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun collects some of the most arresting images and stories from Paul's project. While many of the photographs live in public archives, most have never been shown to the people in the communities they represent. As such, Blanket Toss is not only an invaluable historical record, it is a meaningful act of reclamation, showing the ongoing resilience of Indigenous communities, past, present--and future.

Salvation of a Saint

Salvation of a Saint
Author: Keigo Higashino
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 1250015863
ISBN 13: 9781250015860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salvation of a Saint Book Review:

From the author of the internationally bestselling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring "Detective Galileo" In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and readers alike. The first major English language publication from the most popular bestselling writer in Japan, it was acclaimed as "stunning," "brilliant," and "ingenious." Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa—Detective Galileo—returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality. Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect—except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. While Utsumi's instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter. So she does what her boss has done for years when stymied—she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa. But even the brilliant mind of Dr. Yukawa has trouble with this one, and he must somehow find a way to solve an impossible murder and capture a very real, very deadly murderer. Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending best, pitting emotion against fact in a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and reverses that will astonish and surprise even the most attentive and jaded of readers.