Pierced by the Sun Book
Score: 5
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Pierced by the Sun


  • Author : Laura Esquivel
  • Publisher : AmazonCrossing
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 1503954749

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Pierced by the Sun Excerpt :

Lupita's hard-knock life has gotten the better of her time and time again. A childhood robbed of innocence set off a chain of events that she still has not managed to control, no matter how hard she tries. Every time she thinks she has a handle on things, unexpected turns make her question everything, including herself. When Lupita witnesses the murder of a local politician whom she greatly admires, the ghosts of her past resurface as she tries to cope with the present. She quickly falls back into her old self-destructive habits and becomes a target of Mexico's corrupt political machine. As the powers that be kick into high gear to ensure the truth remains hidden, Lupita finds solace in the purity of indigenous traditions. While she learns how to live simply, like her ancestors, she comes to understand herself and rediscovers light within a dark life. And if there is hope for Lupita's redemption, perhaps there is hope for Mexico.

The Silver Coins of England Book

The Silver Coins of England


  • Author : Edward Hawkins
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1887
  • Genre: Numismatics
  • Pages : 678
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105030785468

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After the Sun Book

After the Sun


  • Author : Jonas Eika
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-08-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593329115

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“Relentlessly thrilling . . . an orgy of the unpredictable.” —New York Times Book Review “Like Thomas Pynchon taking on late capitalism. . . . surrealistic, granular in its details, and concerned with social entropy and desperate attempts at communion.” —Wall Street Journal From a major new international voice, mesmerizing, inventive fiction that probes the tender places where human longings push through the cracks of a breaking world. Under Cancún’s hard blue sky, a beach boy provides a canvas for tourists’ desires, seeing deep into the world’s underbelly. An enigmatic encounter in Copenhagen takes an IT consultant down a rabbit hole of speculation that proves more seductive than sex. The collapse of a love triangle in London leads to a dangerous, hypnotic addiction. In the Nevada desert, a grieving man tries to merge with an unearthly machine. After the Sun opens portals to our newest realities, haunting the margins of a globalized world that’s both saturated with yearning and brutally transactional. Infused with an irrepressible urgency, Eika’s fiction seems to have conjured these far-flung characters and their encounters in a single breath. Juxtaposing startling beauty with grotesquery, balancing the hyperrealistic with the fantastical—“as though the worlds he describes are being viewed through an ultraviolet filter,” in one Danish reviewer's words—he has invented new modes of storytelling for an era when the old ones no longer suffice.

The Numismatic Circular Book

The Numismatic Circular


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1894
  • Genre: Coins
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924069735524

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A Dictionary in Sanscrit and English Translated  Amended and Enlarged from an Original Compilation  Prepared by Learned Natives for the College of Fort William by H  H  Wilson Book
Score: 5
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A Dictionary in Sanscrit and English Translated Amended and Enlarged from an Original Compilation Prepared by Learned Natives for the College of Fort William by H H Wilson


  • Author : Horace Hayman Wilson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1832
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 982
  • ISBN 10 : IBNF:CF005696073

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Red Rising Book
Score: 4
From 192 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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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

The Ravenous Hyenas and the Wounded Sun Book

The Ravenous Hyenas and the Wounded Sun


  • Author : Stephanie W. Jamison
  • Publisher : Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015019867640

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Jamison addresses the conditions that have limited our understanding of Vedic myth and ritual, such as the profusion and obscurity of the texts and the tendency on the part of scholars to approach mythology and ritual independently.

Blood Sun Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Blood Sun


  • Author : David Gilman
  • Publisher : Penguin Group
  • Release Date : 2011-12-27
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307368034

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Has Max's quest for the truth led to an answer for which he'll pay the ultimate price? Deep in the London underground, a train shudders across an unseen body. Days later, on the bleakness of Dartmoor, Max Gordon learns of a fellow student's death in the capital. Danny Maguire was carrying an envelope with Max's name on it--containing the secret of Max's mother's death. The clues take Max into the endangered rainforest of Central America where, hunted down by a ruthless killer, he must also escape the jaws of deadly crocodiles and flesh-eating piranhas. The truth Max is desperately trying to uncover lies deep within the dangerous forest's heart . . . if only he can stay alive to reach it. The third and final novel in David Gilman's supercharged, sophisticated adventure series, perfect for fans of Anthony Horowitz, James Patterson, and the Jason Bourne movies.

Smoke in the Sun Book
Score: 3.5
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Smoke in the Sun


  • Author : Renée Ahdieh
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524738150

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The highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestselling Flame in the Mist--an addictive, sumptuous finale that will leave readers breathless from the bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn. After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice--to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor's ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead. With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and the very safety of the empire.

The Sun Also Rises Book
Score: 5
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The Sun Also Rises


  • Author : Ernest Hemingway
  • Publisher : DIGITAL FIRE
  • Release Date : 2022-05-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9789354992223

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First published in 1926, ‘The Sun Also Rises’ is Ernest Hemingway’s first novel and a classic example of his spare but influential writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Based on Hemingway's experiences, it is the story of a group of American and English expatriates living in Paris who take an excursion to Pamplona, Spain. The novel has forever associated Hemingway with bullfights and the running of the bulls. This powerful work of modern fiction, filled with memorable characters and universal themes, is summarized in this volume, which is enhanced by thought-provoking critical extracts and focused biographical details. The novel helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.

Black Sun Book
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

Black Sun


  • Author : Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Publisher : Gallery / Saga Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534437678

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NOMINATED FOR THE 2021 HUGO AWARDS AND THE 2020 NEBULA AWARDS FOR BEST NOVEL From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic. A god will return When the earth and sky converge Under the black sun In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain. Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.

Klara and the Sun Book
Score: 3.5
From 68 Ratings

Klara and the Sun


  • Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571364916

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Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller Featured in Barack Obama's Summer Reading List 2021 'This is a novel for fans of Never Let Me Go . . . tender, touching and true.' The Times 'The Sun always has ways to reach us.' From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change for ever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In Klara and the Sun, his first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly-changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love? 'Beautiful' Guardian 'Flawless' The Times 'Devastating' FT 'Another masterpiece' Observer

Like Water for Chocolate Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

Like Water for Chocolate


  • Author : Laura Esquivel
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2002-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400032778

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The bestselling phenomenon and inspiration for the award-winning film. Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico blends poignant romance and bittersweet wit. This classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef, using cooking to express herself and sharing recipes with readers along the way.