Morning Star Book
Score: 4.5
From 53 Ratings

Morning Star


  • Author : Pierce Brown
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2016-02-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345539854

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Morning Star Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating next chapter in the Red Rising Saga: Morning Star. ITW THRILLER AWARD FINALIST • “[Brown’s] achievement is in creating an uncomfortably familiar world of flaw, fear, and promise.”—Entertainment Weekly Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come. But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied—and too glorious to surrender. Praise for Morning Star “There is no one writing today who does shameless, Michael Bay–style action set pieces the way Brown does. The battle scenes are kinetic, bloody, breathless, crazy. Everything is on fire all the time.”—NPR “Morning Star is this trilogy’s Return of the Jedi. . . . The impactful battles that make up most of Morning Star are damn near operatic. . . . It absolutely satisfies.”—Tordotcom “Excellent . . . Brown’s vivid, first-person prose puts the reader right at the forefront of impassioned speeches, broken families, and engaging battle scenes . . . as this interstellar civil war comes to a most satisfying conclusion.”

The Morning Star Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Morning Star


  • Author : Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-09-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 705
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345811172

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The Morning Star Excerpt :

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR "Knausgaard is among the finest writers alive.” —Dwight Garner, New York Times A major new work from the author of the renowned My Struggle series, The Morning Star is an astonishing, ambitious, and rich novel about what we don't understand, and our attempts to make sense of our world nonetheless. One long night in August, Arne and Tove are staying with their children in their summer house in southern Norway. Their friend Egil has his own place nearby. Kathrine, a priest, is flying home from a Bible seminar, questioning her marriage. Journalist Jostein is out drinking for the night, while his wife, Turid, a nurse at a psychiatric care unit, is on a nightshift when one of her patients escapes. Above them all, a huge star suddenly appears blazing in the sky. It brings with it a mysterious sense of foreboding. Strange things start to happen as nine lives come together under the star. Hundreds of crabs amass on the road as Arne drives at night; Jostein receives a call about a death metal band found brutally murdered in a Satanic ritual; Kathrine conducts a funeral service for a man she met at the airport--but is he actually dead? The Morning Star is about life in all its mundanity and drama, the strangeness that permeates our world, and the darkness in us all. Karl Ove Knausgaard’s astonishing new novel, his first after the My Struggle cycle, goes to the utmost limits of freedom and chaos, to what happens when forces beyond our comprehension are unleashed, and the realms of the living and the dead collide.

Red Rising Book
Score: 4
From 191 Ratings

Red Rising


  • Author : Pierce Brown
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345539793

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Red Rising Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. “Red Rising ascends above a crowded dys­topian field.”—USA Today ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness “I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.” “I live for you,” I say sadly. Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.” Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he toils willingly, trusting that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so. Praise for Red Rising “[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric.”—Entertainment Weekly “Ender, Kat

Morning Star Book

Morning Star


  • Author : Judith Plaxton
  • Publisher : Second Story Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781926920450

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Morning Star Excerpt :

Flower and her parents are escaped slaves, going north to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Over 150 years later, Felicia is starting grade 8 at a new school in a small town in Ontario that was a terminus for the Underground Railroad. She has to write about her ancestry for a class project, but is afraid her classmates won't want to hear about slavery. Flower and her family eventually reach freedom in Canada, helped and sheltered by many. Felicia discovers that her grandfather was a porter on the railways and this point of family pride helps her face down a bully. Two girls at opposite ends of history.

Son of the Morning Star Book
Score: 5
From 13 Ratings

Son of the Morning Star


  • Author : Evan S. Connell
  • Publisher : North Point Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374708733

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Son of the Morning Star Excerpt :

Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S. Connell, whom Joyce Carol Oates has described as "one of our most interesting and intelligent American writers," wrote what continues to be the most reliable--and compulsively readable--account of the subject. Connell makes good use of his meticulous research and novelist's eye for the story and detail to re-vreate the heroism, foolishness, and savagery of this crucial chapter in the history of the West.

People of the Morning Star Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

People of the Morning Star


  • Author : W. Michael Gear
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466832299

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People of the Morning Star Excerpt :

Award-winning archaeologists and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear begin the stunning saga of the North American equivalent of ancient Rome in People of the Morning Star. The city of Cahokia, at its height, covered more than six square miles around what is now St. Louis and included structures more than ten stories high. Cahokian warriors and traders roamed from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. What force on earth would motivate hundreds of thousands of people to pick up, move hundreds of miles, and once plopped down amidst a polyglot of strangers, build an incredible city? A religious miracle: the Cahokians believed that the divine hero Morning Star had been resurrected in the flesh. But not all is fine and stable in glorious Cahokia. To the astonishment of the ruling clan, an attempt is made on the living god's life. Now it is up to Morning Star's aunt, Matron Blue Heron, to keep it quiet until she can uncover the plot and bring the culprits to justice. If she fails, Cahokia will be torn asunder in warfare, rage, and blood as civil war consumes them all. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Morningstar Book

Morningstar


  • Author : Morningstar Mecredi
  • Publisher : Coteau Books
  • Release Date : 2006-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550504699

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Morningstar Excerpt :

Morningstar Mercredi was born and lived in the north – Fort Chipewayan and Fort McMurray in Alberta, Uranium City in Saskatchewan, and a number of small communities. Sexually abused from an early age, by family members and the boyfriends she turned to for consolation, she was promiscuous, alcoholic and a drug user by the time she was thirteen. She married when she was sixteen and had a son two years later. Everything was a struggle. Days and weeks of sobriety were followed by weeks and months of drinking and self-­abuse. Then, when her son was four, things began to change. Morningstar found support, from the community, from her son, and from within herself, to be a good mother, find employment, keep relationships and reconnect with her family. Today, she is a strong and creative member of her community, and eager to tell her story of defeat and ultimate ­triumph. Sadly, the first part of this story is all too common, while the second is all too rare. But Morningstar is a shining example that it can be done. She is honest and ­self-­critical in her descriptions of many attempts and repeated failures. She gives enormous credit to her son, for his constant love, his determination to be honest with her, and his unfailing confidence in her ability to ­succeed.

Morning Star Rising Book

Morning Star Rising


  • Author : Camellia Webb-Gannon
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780824887872

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Morning Star Rising Excerpt :

That Indonesia’s ongoing occupation of West Papua continues to be largely ignored by world governments is one of the great moral and political failures of our time. West Papuans have struggled for more than fifty years to find a way through the long night of Indonesian colonization. However, united in their pursuit of merdeka (freedom) in its many forms, what holds West Papuans together is greater than what divides them. Today, the Morning Star glimmers on the horizon, the supreme symbol of merdeka and a cherished sign of hope for the imminent arrival of peace and justice to West Papua. Morning Star Rising: The Politics of Decolonization in West Papua is an ethnographically framed account of the long, bitter fight for freedom that challenges the dominant international narrative that West Papuans' quest for political independence is fractured and futile. Camellia Webb-Gannon’s extensive interviews with the decolonization movements’ original architects and its more recent champions shed light on complex diasporic and inter-generational politics as well as social and cultural resurgence. In foregrounding West Papuans’ perspectives, the author shows that it is the body politic’s unflagging determination and hope, rather than military might or influential allies, that form the movement’s most unifying and powerful force for independence. This book examines the many intertwining strands of decolonization in Melanesia. Differences in cultural performance and political diversity throughout the region are generating new, fruitful trajectories. Simultaneously, Black and Indigenous solidarity and a shared Melanesian identity have forged a transnational grassroots power-base from which the movement is gaining momentum. Relevant beyond its West Papua focus, this book is essential reading for those interested in Pacific studies, Native and Indigenous studies, development studies, activism, and decolonization.

Marjorie Morningstar Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Marjorie Morningstar


  • Author : Herman Wouk
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2013-01-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316248549

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Marjorie Morningstar Excerpt :

Now hailed as a "proto-feminist classic" (Vulture), Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk's powerful coming-of-age novel about an ambitious young woman pursuing her artistic dreams in New York City has been a perennial favorite since it was first a bestseller in the 1950s. A starry-eyed young beauty, Marjorie Morgenstern is nineteen years old when she leaves home to accept the job of her dreams--working in a summer-stock company for Noel Airman, its talented and intensely charismatic director. Released from the social constraints of her traditional Jewish family, and thrown into the glorious, colorful world of theater, Marjorie finds herself entangled in a powerful affair with the man destined to become the greatest--and the most destructive--love of her life. Rich with humor and poignancy, Marjorie Morningstar is a classic love story, one that spans two continents and two decades in the life of its heroine. "I read it and I thought, 'Oh, God, this is me.'" --Scarlet Johansson

Morning Star Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Morning Star


  • Author : Charlotte Hubbard
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420145151

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Morning Star Excerpt :

When five maidels join forces to turn an abandoned barn into an Amish marketplace, the unmarried women have community in mind. But their fledgling enterprise promises to reap surprising rewards for each in turn, including the gift of unexpected love . . . For Regina Miller, the new Morning Star Marketplace is a chance to share her secret work with the world—without revealing herself. Old Order Amish forbid the creation of art without purpose, but without a husband, Regina has been free to explore the joy of painting in her attic. Yet when Gabe Flaud’s curiosity leads him to speculate that Regina herself is the painter, the full weight of their community’s judgement falls on her shoulders. When Gabe stands up to defend Regina, questioning the Order’s restrictions, he reveals his own guilty secret and is shunned along with her. Forced to turn to each other for companionship, the young couple must learn to balance their own needs with their deep faith . . . and a love that will show them all things are possible. Praise for the novels of Charlotte Hubbard “Hubbard firmly grounds the storyline in the principle of Amish grace.” —Publishers Weekly “Fans of Amish fiction will love Charlotte Hubbard’s series.” Marta Perry Visit us at www.kensingtonbooks.com

Kiss the Morning Star Book

Kiss the Morning Star


  • Author : Elissa Janine Hoole
  • Publisher : Skyscape
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 1477816666

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Kiss the Morning Star Excerpt :

Two teenage girls take off on a road trip that becomes a high-spirited exploration of faith, loss, and love – both carnal and divine

Morningstar  Growing Up With Books Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Morningstar Growing Up With Books


  • Author : Ann Hood
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-08-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393254822

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Morningstar Growing Up With Books Excerpt :

“[An] enchanting journey through Ann Hood’s early fascination with reading.… Book lovers will find Morningstar irresistible.”—Lynn Sharon Schwartz, author of Ruined by Reading Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn’t foster a love of reading, novelist Ann Hood discovered nonetheless the transformative power of literature. She learned to channel her imagination, ambitions, and curiosity by devouring ever-growing stacks of books. In Morningstar, Hood recollects with warmth and honesty how The Bell Jar, Marjorie Morningstar, The Harrad Experiment, and The Outsiders influenced her teen psyche and introduced her to topics that could not be discussed at home: desire, fear, sexuality, and madness. Later, Johnny Got His Gun and Grapes of Wrath dramatically influenced her political thinking while the Vietnam War and Kent State shootings became headline news, and classics such as Dr. Zhivago and Les Misérables stoked her ambitions to travel the world. With characteristic insight and charm, Hood showcases the ways in which books gave her life and can transform—even save—our own lives.

Morning Star Book

Morning Star


  • Author : Noreen Wise
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 537
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000053377168

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Morning Star Excerpt :

MORNING STAR. Lost & found dreams. A smashing saga spun upon the twists of life. A superbly crafted American tale that reveals the downside of fame and fortune, the clash of good and evil, the blinding magnetic force of power and greed, and the essence of passion along with its double edged sword. Stretching across the prairies of Southwestern Illinois, to the boardrooms of St. Louis, reaching deep into the trust funds of Virginia's old money families, and touching the heart of Paris, come, walk in the footsteps of Edward, Jaclyn, Adrianna, and Matt, and the woman who inspired them all -- Morning Star, the alluring Indian squaw whose spirit of beauty and strength shines like a beacon of hope to inspire all those who are searching. This is the ultimate virtual reality experience. Feel the pain and share in the ecstasy. Lose yourself in the minds and in the lives of these four characters. Encounter and understand their journeys of personal growth which enable them to make the choices, partake in the struggles, and endure the agony necessary to achieve their successes and make their dreams come true.

Morning Star Book

Morning Star


  • Author : Kerry Newcomb
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-04-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480478909

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Morning Star Excerpt :

Driven from his home, a Rebel finds a place among the Cheyenne Joel Ryan returns from the Civil War with grey hair and a weary heart, but he finds no rest in Kentucky. Turned away by a brother who still blames Joel for abandoning the family to fight for the Confederate cause, Joel rides west, searching for peace in the untamed wilderness of Montana. Instead, against all odds, he finds love. When he sees the gang of thugs tormenting the young Cheyenne beauty, Joel risks his life to save her. Her name is Mourning Dove, and he has only known her for a few hours when he begins to fall in love. Joel believes he has finally found a chance for happiness, but when tragedy strikes his budding family, he realizes he will never be at peace until he can quiet the rage that fills his heart. To save himself, Joel trades love for revenge, and rides west once more.

The Book of the Morningstar  Rise of the Daemons Book

The Book of the Morningstar Rise of the Daemons


  • Author : Mike Pacholok
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2015-08-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483436357

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The Book of the Morningstar Rise of the Daemons Excerpt :

Thousands of years after the rebellion in heaven began, Malachi, a devoted angel, stumbles upon The Book of the Morningstar, which reveals truths about the rebellion Malachi never suspected. His knowledge marks him for death, but before being captured, he sacrifices his own life to protect the truth he has learned. On Earth, all the world's problems have been solved by the introduction of a clean energy source called the WT Crystal. Alexander is a young university student who struggles with his daily grind. As his stress mounts, Alexander begins to see strange phenomenon and is haunted by dreams of a previous life. With the help of an ally of the angel rebellion, Alexander comes to recognize the soul of Malachi lives within him, as does the untold knowledge he once possessed. Alexander furthermore realizes that Malachi's angelic partner, Satarel, is also on Earth, soul fused with that of a human. Alexander begins his quest to find Satarel and bring The Book of the Morningstar to the rebels.