The Shattered Tree

The Shattered Tree
Author: Charles Todd
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 0062386298
ISBN 13: 9780062386298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shattered Tree Book Review:

World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford goes to dangerous lengths to investigate a wounded soldier’s background—and uncover his true loyalties—in this thrilling and atmospheric entry in the bestselling “vivid period mystery series” (New York Times Book Review). At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher-bearers find an exhausted officer, shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford’s aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is, the officer isn’t British—he’s French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German. When Bess reports the incident to Matron, her superior offers a ready explanation. The soldier is from Alsace-Lorraine, a province in the west where the tenuous border between France and Germany has continually shifted through history, most recently in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, won by the Germans. But is the wounded man Alsatian? And if he is, on which side of the war do his sympathies really lie? Of course, Matron could be right, but Bess remains uneasy—and unconvinced. If he was a French soldier, what was he doing so far from his own lines . . . and so close to where the Germans are putting up a fierce, last-ditch fight? When the French officer disappears in Paris, it’s up to Bess—a soldier’s daughter as well as a nurse—to find out why, even at the risk of her own life.

The Shattered Oak

The Shattered Oak
Author: Sherry Genga
Publsiher: Safe Goods/Atn Publishing
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2019-02
ISBN 10: 9781513644493
ISBN 13: 1513644491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shattered Oak Book Review:

A once vibrant Oak tree in her yard began dying, voicing cries of help through its dead leaves and moss-covered branches. Inside the house Barbara too was in crisis, the recipient of her husband¿s anger and rage. As time passes and the Oak weakens, Barbara can no longer stay strong as she deals with her own demons. Based on a true story, this woman takes us inside her emotionally charged existence. Letting us feel the anguish of domestic abuse, divorce, attempted suicide, recovery, incarceration in a mental institution and eventual clarity of her dysfunctional mental state. This book is a must-read for anyone going through domestic abuse or depression or family members who are trying to make sense out of the situation.

Little Tree by the Sea

Little Tree by the Sea
Author: John DeMont
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN 10: 9781772760699
ISBN 13: 1772760692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Tree by the Sea Book Review:

On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in wartime Halifax Harbour, creating what became the largest man-made explosion of its time. More than 2000 people died (500 of those children) and 9,000 were injured. A single little tree whispered from its branches the word "Help" that was carried by the wind to the people of Boston. Within 48 hours Boston and Massachusetts organized trains to carry 33 doctors and 79 nurses. To repay the City of Boston for its generosity, the little tree (which now had become huge and majestic tree) was given to the city of Boston as a way to say thank you, a tradition that continues to this day.

The Welcome hour

The Welcome hour
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1886
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:555044036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Wedding Tree

The Wedding Tree
Author: Robin Wells
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 069840386X
ISBN 13: 9780698403864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wedding Tree Book Review:

National bestselling author Robin Wells weaves a moving epic that stretches from modern-day Louisiana to World War II-era New Orleans and back again in this multigenerational tale of love, loss and redemption. Hope Stevens thinks Wedding Tree, Louisiana, will be the perfect place to sort out her life and all the mistakes she’s made. Plus, it will give her the chance to help her free-spirited grandmother, Adelaide, sort through her things before moving into assisted living. Spending the summer in the quaint town, Hope begins to discover that Adelaide has made some mistakes of her own. And as they go through her belongings, her grandmother recalls the wartime romance that left her torn between two men and haunted by a bone-chilling secret. Now she wants Hope’s help in uncovering the truth before it’s too late. Filled with colorful characters, The Wedding Tree is an emotionally riveting story about passion, shattered dreams, unexpected renewal and forgiveness—not only for others, but for ourselves.

Beneath the Twisted Trees

Beneath the Twisted Trees
Author: Bradley P. Beaulieu
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 075641461X
ISBN 13: 9780756414610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beneath the Twisted Trees Book Review:

The fourth book in The Song of Shattered Sands series--an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action. When a battle to eradicate the Thirteenth Tribe goes awry, the kingdoms bordering the desert metropolis of Sharakhai see the city as weak and ripe for conquest. Çeda, now leader of the Shieldwives, a band of skilled desert swordswomen, hopes to use the growing chaos to gain freedom for Sehid-Alaz, the ancient, undying king of her people. Freeing him is only the beginning, however. Like all the people of her tribe on that fateful night four centuries earlier, Sehid-Alaz was cursed, turned into an asir, a twisted, miserable creature beholden to the kings of Sharakhai—to truly free her king, Çeda must break the chains that bind him. As Sharakhai’s enemies close in and the assault on the city begins, Çeda works feverishly to unlock the mysteries of the asirim’s curse. But danger lies everywhere. Enemy forces roam the city; the Blade Maidens close in on her; her own father, one of the kings of Sharakhai, wants Çeda to hang. Worst of all, the gods themselves have begun to take notice of Çeda’s pursuits. When the combined might of Sharakhai and the desert gods corner the survivors of the Thirteenth Tribe in a mountain fastness, the very place that nearly saw their annihilation centuries ago, Çeda knows the time has come. She was once an elite warrior in service to the kings of Sharakhai. She has been an assassin in dark places. A weapon poised to strike from the shadows. A voice from the darkness, striving to free her people. No longer. Now she's going to lead. The age of the Kings is coming to an end . . .

The Shattered Swan

The Shattered Swan
Author: Krystiana Stacy Kelly
Publsiher: Krystiana Stacy Kelly
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-01-29
ISBN 10: 1458054578
ISBN 13: 9781458054579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shattered Swan Book Review:

Tamara Villanueva has a certain cheerful na vet that has always helped her through rough patches. But when she goes back to her small hometown in southern Peru , that optimism is challenged. During a massive earthquake that she "s caught in while she "s there, she watches as someone murders her aunt.

The Walnut Tree

The Walnut Tree
Author: Charles Todd
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN 10: 0062236881
ISBN 13: 9780062236883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Walnut Tree Book Review:

“You’re going to love Todd.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly The critically acclaimed creator of the Inspector Ian Rutledge and battlefield nurse Bess Crawford mystery series, Charles Todd now offers readers a bittersweet love story and romantic mystery that unfolds at Christmas during the dangerous opening days of World War I. The Walnut Tree is an unforgettable story of a woman who puts herself in the line of fire for the sake of wounded soldiers and falls deeply in love with a man who may be forbidden to her. For anyone who has fallen under the spell of Downton Abbey, and for all the fans of the British-set mysteries of Elizabeth George, Anne Perry, Ruth Rendell, Martha Grimes, and Jacqueline Winspear, The Walnut Tree is essential reading.

The Other Side

The Other Side
Author: Martin Ambrose Foran
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 461
Release: 1886
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105040559333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Duty to the Dead

A Duty to the Dead
Author: Charles Todd
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-08-25
ISBN 10: 9780061905506
ISBN 13: 006190550X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Duty to the Dead Book Review:

“Another winner....Todd again excels at vivid atmosphere and the effects of war in this specific time and place. Grade: A.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer “Readers who can’t get enough of Maisie Dobbs, the intrepid World War I battlefield nurse in Jacqueline Winspear’s novels…are bound to be caught up in the adventures of Bess Crawford.” —New York Times Book Review Charles Todd, author of the resoundingly acclaimed Ian Rutledge crime novels (“One of the best historical series being written today” —Washington Post Book World) debuts an exceptional new protagonist, World War I nurse Bess Crawford, in A Duty to the Dead. A gripping tale of perilous obligations and dark family secrets in the shadows of a nightmarish time of global conflict, A Duty to the Dead is rich in suspense, surprise, and the impeccable period atmosphere that has become a Charles Todd trademark.

The Collected Poems of the Late N. T. Carrington

The Collected Poems of the Late N. T. Carrington
Author: Noel Thomas Carrington
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1873
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0022875663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Instrument of Peace

Instrument of Peace
Author: Rebecca Hall
Publsiher: Elsewhen Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-06-24
ISBN 10: 1908168978
ISBN 13: 9781908168979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instrument of Peace Book Review:

Raised in the world-leading Academy of magic rather than by his absentee parents, Mitch has come to see it as his home. He’s spent more time with his friends than his family and the opinion of his maths teacher matters far more than that of his parents. His peaceful life is shattered when a devastating earthquake strikes and almost claims his little brother’s life. But this earthquake is no natural phenomenon, it’s a result of the ongoing war between Heaven and Hell. To protect the Academy, one of the teachers makes an ill-advised contract with a fallen angel, unwittingly bringing down The Twisted Curse on staff and students. Even as they struggle to rebuild the school, things begin to go wrong. The curse starts small, with truancy, incomplete assignments, and negligent teachers over-reacting to minor transgressions, but it isn’t long before the bad behaviour escalates to vandalism, rioting and attempted murder. As they succumb to the influence of the curse, Mitch’s friends drift away and his girlfriend cheats on him. When the first death comes, Mitch unites with the only other students who, like him, appear to be immune to the curse; together they are determined to find the cause of the problem and stop it.

Terror Tree Pun Book of Horror Stories

Terror Tree Pun Book of Horror Stories
Author: James Brogden,Lisamarie Lamb,Nick Walters,Richard Freeman,David Croser,O. Humphreys,Ross Baxter,Stephanie Ellis,T. McLean,Jon Charles,Ken MacGregor,Scott Harper,Stewart Hotston,James Dorr,William Meikle
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-07-05
ISBN 10: 9781514820698
ISBN 13: 1514820692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terror Tree Pun Book of Horror Stories Book Review:

Horror is always game for a life; no bone is left unturned, no body ignored in the haunt for a good joke. In the pages that follow, punishments are meted out in inventive fashion, a his-and-hearse mix of stories utterly in tomb with each other. Language, it seems, is truly the Devil's plaything, and why should he have all the good jokes? After all, are we not all entitled to carrion laughing? In the end, dying is awfully good at raising the spirits and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Peace and blood...

The Telephone Book

The Telephone Book
Author: Avital Ronell
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 465
Release: 1989-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780803238763
ISBN 13: 0803238762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Telephone Book Book Review:

The telephone marks the place of an absence. Affiliated with discontinuity, alarm, and silence, it raises fundamental questions about the constitution of self and other, the stability of location, systems of transfer, and the destination of speech. Profoundly changing our concept of long-distance, it is constantly transmitting effects of real and evocative power. To the extent that it always relates us to the absent other, the telephone, and the massive switchboard attending it, plugs into a hermeneutics of mourning. The Telephone Book, itself organized by a "telephonic logic," fields calls from philosophy, history, literature, and psychoanalysis. It installs a switchboard that hooks up diverse types of knowledge while rerouting and jamming the codes of the disciplines in daring ways. Avital Ronell has done nothing less than consider the impact of the telephone on modern thought. Her highly original, multifaceted inquiry into the nature of communication in a technological age will excite everyone who listens in. The book begins by calling close attention to the importance of the telephone in Nazi organization and propaganda, with special regard to the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. In the Third Reich the telephone became a weapon, a means of state surveillance, "an open accomplice to lies." Heidegger, in Being and Time and elsewhere, elaborates on the significance of "the call." In a tour de force response, Ronell mobilizes the history and terminology of the telephone to explicate his difficult philosophy. Ronell also speaks of the appearance of the telephone in the literary works of Duras, Joyce, Kafka, Rilke, and Strindberg. She examines its role in psychoanalysis—Freud said that the unconscious is structured like a telephone, and Jung and R. D. Laing saw it as a powerful new body part. She traces its historical development from Bell's famous first call: "Watson, come here!" Thomas A. Watson, his assistant, who used to communicate with spirits, was eager to get the telephone to talk, and thus to link technology with phantoms and phantasms. In many ways a meditation on the technologically constituted state, The Telephone Book opens a new field, becoming the first political deconstruction of technology, state terrorism, and schizophrenia. And it offers a fresh reading of the American and European addiction to technology in which the telephone emerges as the crucial figure of this age.

X-Men

X-Men
Author: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-03-04
ISBN 10: 9780345464903
ISBN 13: 0345464907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

X-Men Book Review:

It's the movie event of the year--and the action-packed book you've been waiting for. Outcasts from society, the X-MEN are genetic mutants, born with superhuman powers, who harness their special abilities for the greater good. But the human race they fight to protect rejects and fears--even hates--them. Not all mutants seek to protect mankind. One terrorist group--led by the supremely powerful Magneto--seeks to strike first. Battling against prejudice and agents of intolerance, the X-MEN must establish a peaceful coexistence between mutant and mankind or they will surely perish . . . From the Paperback edition.

The Tree of Lost Dreams

The Tree of Lost Dreams
Author: Frank Sousa
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2014-11-22
ISBN 10: 1499045824
ISBN 13: 9781499045826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tree of Lost Dreams Book Review:

The Tree of Lost Dreams takes Johnny DaSilva and his Big Tree buddies from youths who lived out their fantasies of heroism high on the towering limbs of the Big Tree to the real world. While trying and failing to enter WW II because of their youth, they were greeted with the Korean War. Johnnys words Now we have our own war were received with some standing tall on their high limb while others deciding to instead abandon the heights and place their two feet squarely on the ground. Johnny, Righty, Scoff, Rhesus and others bought into Johnnys words, If we dont fight them there, we will fight them here. The two young girls that were in love with Johnny, wealthy and popular Yelena, and poor and abused Bernadette, are now women. It took little time for the Big Tree gang to learn the great distance between the lofty fresh air of their beloved Tree to the lowly face in the muck, nearly impossible to breathe gasps of battlefield blood and barf. Johnny suffers the epitome of the wounds of the lower depths and the different directions it spirals him, Yelena and Bernadette into. Hopefully you have read the Tree of Young Dreamers, Frank Sousas first novel of the Tree Trilogy. The third, the Tree of New Roots is underway.

The Last Chronicle of Barset

The Last Chronicle of Barset
Author: Anthony Trollope
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1892
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105019824205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Last Chronicle of Barset

The Last Chronicle of Barset
Author: Trollope
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1867
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044090314006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Chronicle of Barset Book Review:

A Dark and Stormy Night

A Dark and Stormy Night
Author: Anne Stuart
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-09-16
ISBN 10: 1460345312
ISBN 13: 9781460345313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dark and Stormy Night Book Review:

The man had secrets… Blindsided by a hurricane, Katie Flynn was seeking shelter from the storm—but all she found was a moody, broody recluse named O'Neal. Trapped with him in his house on a windswept cliff overlooking the wildly tossed sea, Katie tried to fight the feelings O'Neal awakened in her—both of sensuality and fear. She began to suspect that something haunted the tall, gray-eyed man's domain, something more than the wicked servants or family ghosts… something strange that only O'Neal himself could reveal.

La Boiselle

La Boiselle
Author: Michael Stedman
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1996-10-01
ISBN 10: 0850525403
ISBN 13: 9780850525403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

La Boiselle Book Review:

This addition to the growing series of battlefield guides has been written by Michael Stedman, author of Thiepval. Drawing upon the wealth of material available in both national and local archives, documentary evidence, personal reminiscence and British and German unit histories, La Boiselle will add enormously to the experience of any visitor to this extraordinary location on the Somme battlefield. This distinctive volume has ample detail to satisfy the discerning expert whilst retaining the accessible style which will ensure that anyone new to these magnificently informative places will feel at home with the text. Apart from the historical detail, La Boiselle is illuminated by a distinctive and detailed array of maps and aerial photographs which will guide the reader both at home and in the field. To support the maps a sequence of contemporary and comparison present-day photographs will enable students to plan and execute a series of enjoyable, informative and evocative tours through the locality. These walks will guide people to little-known sections of still existent front-line and assembly trenches, dug-outs, gun-pits and observation posts, past the memorials and cemeteries, with an eye for detail as well as to the human and personal experience of the conflict. If you are researching the story of a family member who served or is commemorated here, if you wish to deepen and illuminate a visit to a new Western Front location, if you are a student of the battlefield and the military tactics employed here, La Boiselle will add enormously to your knowledge and understanding of this powerful place. In an unsentimental manner, La Boiselle can transport you back across eight decades to understand something of the experience of the Tommies and their German counterparts who fought and died here during the Great War.