Baltasar and Blimunda pdf

Baltasar and Blimunda  pdf

Title: Baltasar and Blimunda pdf

Author: José Saramago,

Genre: ,Fiction,Historical,Historical Fiction,Classics,European Literature,Portuguese Literature,Cultural,Portugal

Pages: 346 pages

Baltasar and Blimunda pdf

From the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature, a “brilliant…enchanting novel” (New York Times Book Review) of romance, deceit, religion, and magic set in eighteenth-century Portugal at the height of the Inquisition. National bestseller. Translated by Giovanni Pontiero.,When King and Church exercise absolute power what happens to the dreams of ordinary people? In early eighteenth century Lisbon, Baltasar, a soldier who has lost a hand in battle, falls in love with Blimunda, a young girl with strange visionary powers. From the day that he follows her home from the auto-da-fe where her mother is condemned and sent into exile, the two are bound body and soul by a love of unassailable strength. A third party shares their supper that evening: Padre Bartolemeu Lourenço, whose fantasy is to invent a flying machine. As the inquisition rages and royalty and religion clash, they pursue his impossible, not to mention heretical, dream of flight.

 

Stalking Jack the Ripper pdf

Stalking Jack the Ripper  pdf

Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper pdf

Author: Kerri Maniscalco ,

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Young Adult,Mystery,Historical,Horror

Pages: 327 pages

Stalking Jack the Ripper pdf

Presented by James Patterson’s new children’s imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion…,Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.,Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.,The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

 

Anne’s House of Dreams pdf

Anne's House of Dreams  pdf

Title: Anne’s House of Dreams pdf

Author: L.M. Montgomery

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Young Adult,Historical,Historical Fiction,Childrens

Pages: 243 pages

Anne’s House of Dreams pdf

Anne’s own true love, Gilbert Blythe, is finally a doctor, and in the sunshine of the old orchard, among their dearest friends, they are about to speak their vows. Soon the happy couple will be bound for a new life together and their own dream house, on the misty purple shores of Four Winds Harbor.,A new life means fresh problems to solve, fresh surprises. Anne and Gilbert will make new friends and meet their neighbors: Captain Jim, the lighthouse attendant, with his sad stories of the sea; Miss Cornelia Bryant, the lady who speaks from the heart — and speaks her mind; and the tragically beautiful Leslie Moore, into whose dark life Anne shines a brilliant light.,The original, unabridged text,A specially commissioned biography of L. M. Montgomery,A map of Prince Edward Island

 

The Bear and the Nightingale pdf

The Bear and the Nightingale  pdf

Title: The Bear and the Nightingale pdf

Author: Katherine Arden

Genre: ,Fantasy,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Young Adult,Historical,Fantasy,Fairy Tales

Pages: 323 pages

The Bear and the Nightingale pdf

At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.,After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.,And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.,As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed—this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.

 

Here Be Dragons pdf

Here Be Dragons  pdf

Title: Here Be Dragons pdf

Author: Sharon Kay Penman

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Historical,Historical,Medieval,Fantasy,European Literature,British Literature,Romance,Romance,Historical Romance,Literature,13th Century,Adult

Pages: 704 pages

Here Be Dragons pdf

Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England’s ruthless, power-hungry King John. Then Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an uneasy truce with England by marrying the English king’s beloved, illegitimate daughter, Joanna. Reluctant to wed her father’s bitter enemy, Joanna slowly grows to love her charismatic and courageous husband who dreams of uniting Wales. But as John’s attentions turn again and again to subduing Wales–and Llewelyn–Joanna must decide to which of these powerful men she owes her loyalty and love.,A sweeping novel of power and passion, loyalty and lives, this is the book that began the trilogy that includes FALLS THE SHADOW and THE RECKONING.

 

Everything I Never Told You pdf

Everything I Never Told You  pdf

Title: Everything I Never Told You pdf

Author: Celeste Ng

Genre: ,Fiction,Contemporary,Mystery,Historical,Historical Fiction,Audiobook

Pages: 292 pages

Everything I Never Told You pdf

Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.,So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. ,A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

 

Bloody Jack pdf

Bloody Jack  pdf

Title: Bloody Jack pdf

Author: L.A. Meyer

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Young Adult,Adventure,Adventure,Pirates,Fiction,Historical

Pages: 304 pages

Bloody Jack pdf

Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy,Life as a ship’s boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas.,There’s only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life–if only she doesn’t get caught. . . .

 

The Tattooist of Auschwitz pdf

The Tattooist of Auschwitz  pdf

Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz pdf

Author: Heather Morris

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Historical

Pages: 262 pages

The Tattooist of Auschwitz pdf

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.,Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.,One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.,A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov’s experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

 

A Soldier of the Great War pdf

A Soldier of the Great War  pdf

Title: A Soldier of the Great War pdf

Author: Mark Helprin

Genre: ,Fiction,Historical,Historical Fiction,War,Cultural,Italy,War,World War I

Pages: 860 pages

A Soldier of the Great War pdf

From acclaimed novelist Mark Helprin, a lush, literary epic about love, beauty, and the world at war.,Alessandro Giuliani, the young son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, enjoys an idyllic life full of privilege: he races horses across the country to the sea, he climbs mountains in the Alps, and, while a student of painting at the ancient university in Bologna, he falls in love. Then the Great War intervenes. Half a century later, in August of 1964, Alessandro, a white-haired professor, tall and proud, meets an illiterate young factory worker on the road. As they walk toward Monte Prato, a village seventy kilometers away, the old man—a soldier and a hero who became a prisoner and then a deserter, wandering in the hell that claimed Europe—tells him how he tragically lost one family and gained another. The boy, envying the richness and drama of Alessandro’s experiences, realizes that this magnificent tale is not merely a story: it’s a recapitulation of his life, his reckoning with mortality, and above all, a love song for his family.

 

Genghis: Birth of an Empire pdf

Genghis: Birth of an Empire  pdf

Title: Genghis: Birth of an Empire pdf

Author: Conn Iggulden

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Historical

Pages: 528 pages

Genghis: Birth of an Empire pdf

From the author of the bestselling “The Dangerous Book for Boys” ,He was born Temujin, the son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the rugged steppe. Temujin’s young life was shaped by a series of brutal acts: the betrayal of his father by a neighboring tribe and the abandonment of his entire family, cruelly left to die on the harsh plain. But Temujin endured–and from that moment on, he was driven by a singular fury: to survive in the face of death, to kill before being killed, and to conquer enemies who could come without warning from beyond the horizon. ,Through a series of courageous raids against the Tartars, Temujin’s legend grew. And so did the challenges he faced–from the machinations of a Chinese ambassador to the brutal abduction of his young wife, Borte. Blessed with ferocious courage, it was the young warrior’s ability to learn, to imagine, and to judge the hearts of others that propelled him to greater and greater power. Until Temujin was chasing a vision: to unite many tribes into one, to make the earth tremble under the hoofbeats of a thousand warhorses, to subject unknown nations and even empires to his will. “From the Hardcover edition.”