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The Romantic Novels of Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
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Susan Ferrier published three long, three-volume novels. Set largely in Scotland and seemingly limited to the sub-genre of provincial novels, Ferrier''s novels are sophisticated and worldly novels fully engaged withe the issues of the day. Ferrier''s novels are witty and intellectually difficult novels, full of learned allusions, literary parodies, sly epigrams, and linguistic jokes. In her novels, as well as in her surviving memoirs and correspondence, Ferrier writes evocatively and with full knowledge of the subjects made current by Mary Wollstonecraft on the education of women, and their economic and political rights. Ferrier also presents original perspectives of Scottish ethnic traditions and contemporary politics. She combines this perspective with a unique inquiry into the nature and growth of personal consciousness and specifically female consciousness, in the context of private religion and public history.

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Semantic Absurdities and Social Vision in Jared...
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In Semantic Absurdities and Vision in Jared Angira's Poetry, Bwocha has made an incisive analysis of the ubiquitous contradictions inherent in Kenyan prolific poet Jared Angira s poetry. It emerges as a keen commentary on the sly politicians who resemble Browning's Mayor in'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' for they end up brainwashing the youth into believing they will reap from their sweat only for them to realize politicians' ploys result in violent implosions witnessed during and after national elections, the imbroglio making Kenya, any Africa a shadow of her former self. In the poems, Bwocha has keenly observed that Angira writes with passion and flamboyance in language, which sometimes brings him out as an elusive poet whose import is hard to make out. The language Angira uses, which Bwocha has designated 'semantically absurd' makes the poems exciting and curiosity whetting. Angira talks of voices trapped in between despair and existence for which he works to give a voice while at the same predicting a future when these oppressed masses will revolt: 'But the coal in the store/Is black, deadly black/No one knows of a chemical property/That works it up/Red to the flame'....

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Semantic Absurdities and Social Vision in Jared...
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In Semantic Absurdities and Vision in Jared Angira's Poetry, Bwocha has made an incisive analysis of the ubiquitous contradictions inherent in Kenyan prolific poet Jared Angira s poetry. It emerges as a keen commentary on the sly politicians who resemble Browning's Mayor in'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' for they end up brainwashing the youth into believing they will reap from their sweat only for them to realize politicians' ploys result in violent implosions witnessed during and after national elections, the imbroglio making Kenya, any Africa a shadow of her former self. In the poems, Bwocha has keenly observed that Angira writes with passion and flamboyance in language, which sometimes brings him out as an elusive poet whose import is hard to make out. The language Angira uses, which Bwocha has designated 'semantically absurd' makes the poems exciting and curiosity whetting. Angira talks of voices trapped in between despair and existence for which he works to give a voice while at the same predicting a future when these oppressed masses will revolt: 'But the coal in the store/Is black, deadly black/No one knows of a chemical property/That works it up/Red to the flame'....

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Just a Couple of Days , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 74...
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Cult favorite, Tony Vigorito's award-winning underground hit is a chronicle of the party at the end of time. A game of graffiti tag on a local overpass is kicked off by a mischievous artist who writes a simple phrase: "Uh-oh." An anonymous interlocutor responds with "When?" A sly answer appears: "Just a couple of days." But what happens in just a couple of days? Professor Blip Korterly is arrested, his friend Dr. Flake Fountain is drafted into a shadow-government research project to develop the ultimate biological weapon, and an accidental outbreak turns into a merry-hearted, babble-inducing apocalypse that will either destroy humankind or take it to the next step in evolution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernard Setaro Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032137/bk_acx0_032137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Local Girls , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 246min
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The New York Times Book Review has noted, "Alice Hoffman writes quite wonderfully about the magic in our lives," and now she casts her spell over a Long Island neighborhood filled with dreamers and dreams. In a dazzling series of family portraits, Hoffman evokes the world of the Samuelsons, a family torn apart by tragedy and divorce in a world of bad judgment and fierce attachments, disappointments and devotion. With rich, pure prose Hoffman charts the progress of Gretel Samuelson from the time she is a young girl already acquainted with betrayal and grief, until she finally leaves home. Gretel's sly, funny, knowing perspective is at the heart of this collection, as she navigates through loyalty and loss with the help of an unforgettable trio of women: her best friend, Jill, her romance-addled cousin Margot, and her mother, Franny, whose spiritual journey affects them all. Told in alternating voices, these stories are funny and lyrical, disturbing and healing, each a lesson in survival, a reminder of the ties of blood, and the power of friendship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aasne Vigesaa, Laural Merlington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001802/bk_brll_001802_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Fuse Time , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 582min
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Infused with sly wit and chilling dialogue, this exciting re-release is an action-packed tale of explosions, violence, and sex from acclaimed novelist Max Byrd. Los Angeles is being rocked by a blast wave of terror. Six bombs have exploded unlike any ever seen before - precise, efficient, and unerringly lethal. Only one mind could have build them: Simon Caute. An explosives genius, Simon’s work, marked by a macabre wit, has left a signature of smoking ruins and corpses strewn across the continent. Only one man can match Caute for sheer cunning and technical expertisee: David Renner, who risks his job and his life as he races against time to save Jillian Speirs, a beautiful British actress with a violent past. Byrd spins a gripping tale of violence and sex in Fuse Time, the ultimate ticking-clock thriller. Max Byrd is the award-winning author of 14 books, including four best-selling historical novels and California Thriller, for which he received the Shamus Award. He was educated at Harvard and King’s College Cambridge, England, and has taught at Yale, Stanford, and the University of California. Byrd is a contributing editor of The Wilson Quarterly and writes regularly for the New York Times Book Review. He lives in California. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019092/bk_adbl_019092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The State We're In: Maine Stories , Hörbuch, Di...
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We build worlds for ourselves wherever we go, writes Ann Beattie. The State We're In, her magnificent new collection of linked stories, is about how we live in the places we have chosen - or been chosen by. It's about the stories we tell our families, our friends, and ourselves, the truths we may or may not see, how our affinities unite or repel us, and where we look for love. Many of these stories are set in Maine, but The State We're In is about more than geographical location and certainly is not a picture postcard of the coastal state. Some characters have arrived by accident; others are trying to get out. The collection opens, closes, and is interlaced with stories that focus on Jocelyn, a wryly disaffected teenager living with her aunt and uncle while attending summer school. As in life, the narratives of other characters interrupt Jocelyn's, sometimes challenging, sometimes embellishing her view. Riveting, witty, sly, idiosyncratic, and bold, these stories describe a state of mind, a manner of being - now. A Beattie story, says Margaret Atwood, is, "like a fresh bulletin from the front: we snatch it up, eager to know what's happening out there on the edge of that shifting and dubious no-man's-land known as interpersonal relations." The State We're In is a fearless exploration of contemporary life by a brilliant writer whose fiction startles as it illuminates. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007155/bk_sans_007155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Dangerous Women , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 1967min
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All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by 12 New York Times best sellers, and seven stories set in the authors’ best-selling continuities - including a new "Outlander" story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden’s world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones. Also included are original stories of dangerous women - heroines and villains alike - by Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherilynn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and many others. Writes Gardner Dozois in his introduction, "Here you’ll find no hapless victims who stand by whimpering in dread while the male hero fights the monster or clashes swords with the villain, and if you want to tie these women to the railroad tracks, you’ll find you have a real fight on your hands. Instead, you will find sword-wielding women warriors, intrepid women fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, deadly female serial killers, formidable female superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, female wizards, hard-living bad girls, female bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in post-apocalyptic futures, female private investigators, stern female hanging judges, haughty queens who rule nations and whose jealousies and ambitions send thousands to grisly deaths, daring dragonriders, and many more." Authors: George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois Stories and Narrators (in order of appearance): “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie; Read by Stana Katic “My Heart Is Either Broken” by Megan Abbott; Read by Jake Weber “Nora’s Song” by Cecelia Holland; Read by Harriet Walter “The Hands That Are Not There” by Melinda Snodgrass; Read by Jonathan F 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick, Jonathan Frakes, Janis Ian, Stana Katic, Lee Meriwether, Emily Rankin, Harriet Walter, Jake Weber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003707/bk_rand_003707_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Around Harvard Square , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 53...
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Tosh Livingston, superstar student-athlete from small-town USA, thinks he's made it big as a rising freshman at Harvard University. Not so fast! Once on campus, he's ensnared in a frenzied competition to win a spot on Harvard's legendary humor magazine, the Harpoon. Tosh soon finds that joining the Harpoon is a weird and surprisingly dangerous pursuit. He faces off against a secret society of super-rich kids, gets schooled by a philosophy professor who loves flunking everyone, and teams up with a genius student-cartoonist with an agenda of her own. Along the way, Tosh and his band of misfit freshman friends unearth long-buried mysteries about the Ivy League that will rock the Ivory Tower and change their lives forever...if they can survive the semester. With its whip-smart humor and fast-paced narrative, Around Harvard Square will appeal to listeners of all ages interested in exploring the complicated roles that race and class play in higher education. "In his new novel, Around Harvard Square, Farley writes about a scandal strikingly similar to how Singer helped parents and coaches allegedly exploit athletic programs of schools like Yale, Georgetown, and USC." (Fox 5 (New York)) "In this throwback coming-of-age novel, an ensemble of freshmen on the margins struggle for self-definition amid the race and class complexities of Harvard.... Through the whirlwind of their journey, they begin to question the purpose of jokes and the consequences of laughter - when it's not just about the joke, but also about who's making it and why (a significant, timely exploration as comedy culture today struggles to demarcate ethical boundaries).... The diverse ensemble of core characters defy and refuse reductive stereotypes.... For those who would like to take a trip through the hallowed Harvard halls of the past, this goes out to you...." (Kirkus Reviews) "Wry, sly, and ferociously funny, Around Harvard Sq 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Free. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052044/bk_adbl_052044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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