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Even the Dead
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627790675
Pages: 304
Year: 2016-01-12
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A suspicious death, a pregnant woman suddenly gone missing: Quirke's latest case leads him inexorably toward the dark machinations of an old foe Perhaps Quirke has been down among the dead too long. Lately the Irish pathologist has suffered hallucinations and blackouts, and he fears the cause is a brain tumor. A specialist diagnoses an old head injury caused by a savage beating; all that's needed, the doctor declares, is an extended rest. But Quirke, ever intent on finding his place among the living, is not about to retire. One night during a June heat wave, a car crashes into a tree in central Dublin and bursts into flames. The police assume the driver's death was either an accident or a suicide, but Quirke's examination of the body leads him to believe otherwise. Then his daughter Phoebe gets a mysterious visit from an acquaintance: the woman, who admits to being pregnant, says she fears for her life, though she won't say why. When the woman later disappears, Phoebe asks her father for help, and Quirke in turn seeks the assistance of his old friend Inspector Hackett. Before long the two men find themselves untangling a twisted string of events that takes them deep into a shadowy world where one of the city's most powerful men uses the cover of politics and religion to make obscene profits. Even the Dead--Benjamin Black's seventh novel featuring the endlessly fascinating Quirke--is a story of surpassing intensity and surprising beauty.
Even the Dead Rise Up
Author: Francis McKee
Publisher:
ISBN: 1906012598
Pages: 141
Year: 2014-04
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"Even the Dead Rise Up, and the political becomes personal. In McKee's first novel, observations of séances, scientific advances, group education outings, Kurdish protests for the 'disappeared', become mixed with his own Tarot influenced visions: a haunting spirit appears; the relation between political resistance and Spiritualism is cast as an insurrectionary force and a millenarian energy, celebrating the ecstatic moment. Histories of isolated early Christians and twentieth century mystics affect the psyche, all of this documented through journal entries that move from Scottish islands to Puerto Rico. Influenced by forms of 1960s new journalism, McKee pushes language to match the raw material of the stories, which become more erratic, signalling the looming fate of the text and its author," --Publisher's website (viewed on March 30, 2017).
Even the Dead Have a Story to Tell
Author: Tramain Fitzgerald
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480901768
Pages: 66
Year: 2014-05-08
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Even the Dead Have a Story to Tell by Tramain Fitzgerald is an intriguing story surrounding the lives of several young men from the 'hood' in New Jersey, who have been transplanted in Memphis, TN, where their mothers' hope is for them to start a 'new life.' Unfortunately, as teens they experience difficulty fitting into this gang-ridden area ruled by the East Coast and West Coast gangs, but initially keep his information to themselves. Try as they might to avoid being 'sucked in,' they find it impossible to create a lifestyle and, taking up with another young man, the three become the mind, body, and soul of the Blue Terrains. Now they not only become rivals with the other gangs, but are also up against corrupt cops hiding in the shadows. This fascinating tale depicts a sense of danger and the excitement of the game, but also shares the sad side of this lifestyle--death, secrets kept, and a mother's tears—certain to hold to the reader's attention to the very end.
The Company of the Dead
Author: David Kowalski
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 0857686674
Pages: 752
Year: 2012-03-13
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Can one man save the Titanic? March 1912. A mysterious man appears aboard the Titanic on its doomed voyage. His mission? To save the ship. The result? A world where the United States never entered World War I, thus launching the secret history of the 20th Century. April 2012. Joseph Kennedy - grand-nephew of John F. Kennedy - lives in an America occupied in the East by Greater Germany and on the West Coast by Imperial Japan. He is one of six people who can restore history to its rightful order -- even though it would mean his own death. "A magnificent alternate history, set against the backdrop of one of the the greatest maritime disasters." Library Journal “Imaginative, monolithic, action-packed… The reader will not be disappointed.” — Bookseller and Publisher "Time travel, airships, the Titanic, Roswell ... Kowalski builds a decidedly original creature that blends military science fiction, conspiracy theory, alternate history, and even a dash of romance." Publishers Weekly "Kowalski effortlessly smashes together high art and grand adventure in this alt-history juggernaut." John Birmingham, acclaimed author of Weapons of Choice "Exciting action, twisty and ingenious characterisation, and complicated time-travel plotting, deftly handled." S.M. Stirling, NYT bestselling author of The Tears of the Sun "A non-stop chase that takes place across two thousand miles ... and one hundred years of perdurant time." Walter Jon Williams, NYT bestselling author of Deep State
The Whole Town's Talking
Author: Fannie Flagg
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0399588299
Pages: 432
Year: 2016-11-29
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The bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is at her superb best in this fun-loving, moving novel about what it means to be truly alive. New York Times Bestseller • Southern Book Prize Winner Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it’s called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town’s Talking, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Flagg’s own Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways. Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. “Resting place” turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking. With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In The Whole Town’s Talking, she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies. Praise for The Whole Town’s Talking “A witty multigenerational saga . . . [Fannie] Flagg’s down-home wisdom, her affable humor and her long view of life offer a pleasant respite in nerve-jangling times.”—People “Fannie Flagg at her best.”—The Florida Times-Union “If there’s one thing Fannie Flagg can do better than anybody else, it’s tell a story, and she outdoes herself in The Whole Town’s Talking. . . . Brilliant . . . equally on the level as her famous Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.”—The Newport Plain Talk “Delightful.”—The Washington Post “A ringing affirmation of love, community and life itself.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
The Brief History of the Dead
Author: Kevin Brockmeier
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400095956
Pages: 252
Year: 2007
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In an afterlife world inhabited by the recently departed who remain in the memories of the living, Marion and Phillip Byrd fall in love again, while on Earth, their daughter, Laura, is stranded alone in an Antarctic research station.
Even the Dead
Author: Jeremy Cronin
Publisher: New Africa Books
ISBN: 0864863365
Pages: 44
Year: 1997
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Wolf on a String
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627795189
Pages: 320
Year: 2017-06-06
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Bestselling author Benjamin Black turns his eye to sixteenth century Prague and a story of murder, magic and the dark art of wielding extraordinary power Christian Stern, an ambitious young scholar and alchemist, arrives in Prague in the bitter winter of 1599, intent on making his fortune at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor, the eccentric Rudolf II. The night of his arrival, drunk and lost, Christian stumbles upon the body of a young woman in Golden Lane, an alley hard by Rudolf’s great castle. Dressed in a velvet gown, wearing a large gold medallion around her neck, the woman is clearly well-born—or was, for her throat has been slashed. A lesser man would smell danger, but Christian is determined to follow his fortunes wherever they may lead. He quickly finds himself entangled in the machinations of several ruthless courtiers, and before long he comes to the attention of the Emperor himself. Rudolf, deciding that Christian is that rare thing—a person he can trust—sets him the task of solving the mystery of the woman’s murder. But Christian soon realizes that he has blundered into the midst of a power struggle that threatens to subvert the throne itself. And as he gets ever nearer to the truth of what happened that night in Golden Lane, he finally sees that his own life is in grave danger. From the spectacularly inventive Benjamin Black, Wolf on a String is a historical crime novel that delivers both a mesmerizing portrait of a lost world and a riveting tale of intrigue and suspense.
Lord Of The Dead
Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671024116
Pages: 336
Year: 1998-07-01
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Traveling in the mountains of Greece, Lord Byron, nineteenth-century poet and rake, is seduced by a mysterious, fugitive slave and becomes the world's most formidable vampire. By the author of Slave of My Thirst. Reprint.
Where the Dead Men Go
Author: Liam McIlvanney
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571299598
Pages: 256
Year: 2013-09-03
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After three years in the wilderness, hardboiled reporter Gerry Conway is back at his desk at the Glasgow Tribune. But three years is a long time on newspapers and things have changed - readers are dwindling, budgets are tightening, and the Trib's once rigorous standards are slipping. Once the paper's star reporter, Conway now plays second fiddle to his former protg, crime reporter Martin Moir. But when Moir goes AWOL as a big story breaks, Conway is dispatched to cover a gangland shooting. And when Moir's body turns up in a flooded quarry, Conway is drawn deeper into the city's criminal underworld as he looks for the truth about his colleague's death. Braving the hostility of gangsters, ambitious politicians and his own newspaper bosses, Conway discovers he still has what it takes to break a big story. But this is a story not everyone wants to hear as the city prepares to host the Commonwealth Games and the country gears up for a make-or-break referendum on independence. In this, the second book in the Conway Trilogy, McIlvanney explores the murky interface of crime and politics in the New Scotland.
The Work of the Dead
Author: Thomas W. Laqueur
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400874513
Pages: 736
Year: 2015-10-13
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The Greek philosopher Diogenes said that when he died his body should be tossed over the city walls for beasts to scavenge. Why should he or anyone else care what became of his corpse? In The Work of the Dead, acclaimed cultural historian Thomas Laqueur examines why humanity has universally rejected Diogenes's argument. No culture has been indifferent to mortal remains. Even in our supposedly disenchanted scientific age, the dead body still matters—for individuals, communities, and nations. A remarkably ambitious history, The Work of the Dead offers a compelling and richly detailed account of how and why the living have cared for the dead, from antiquity to the twentieth century. The book draws on a vast range of sources—from mortuary archaeology, medical tracts, letters, songs, poems, and novels to painting and landscapes in order to recover the work that the dead do for the living: making human communities that connect the past and the future. Laqueur shows how the churchyard became the dominant resting place of the dead during the Middle Ages and why the cemetery largely supplanted it during the modern period. He traces how and why since the nineteenth century we have come to gather the names of the dead on great lists and memorials and why being buried without a name has become so disturbing. And finally, he tells how modern cremation, begun as a fantasy of stripping death of its history, ultimately failed—and how even the ashes of the victims of the Holocaust have been preserved in culture. A fascinating chronicle of how we shape the dead and are in turn shaped by them, this is a landmark work of cultural history. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
The Modern Book of the Dead
Author: Ptolemy Tompkins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451616538
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-03-19
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Draws on the teachings of major religious and philosophical traditions to outline a comprehensive "map" of the afterlife that explains that experiences of growth and change continue after death. By the author of The Divine Life of Animals. Reprint.
The Naked and the Dead
Author: Norman Mailer
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 146685488X
Pages: 722
Year: 2013-10-15
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Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since enjoyed a long and well-deserved tenure in the American canon. This fiftieth anniversary edition features a new introduction created especially for the occasion by Norman Mailer. Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story follows a platoon of Marines who are stationed on the Japanese-held island of Anopopei. Composed in 1948 with the wisdom of a man twice Mailer's age and the raw courage of the young man he was, The Naked and the Dead is representative of the best in twentieth-century American writing.
Even The Dead Are Coming
Author: Mike Robbins
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0991437446
Pages: 332
Year: 2014-04-01
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In 1987 Mike Robbins, a 30-year-old London journalist, decided on a change of lifestyle and signed up for two years as an overseas volunteer. Some weeks later he found himself standing with his luggage in the middle of a featureless baked-earth plain in Eastern Sudan. It was over 100 deg F in the shade. And there was no shade. This is Robbins's account of the two years that followed, working with the Sudan Government in the last months of a failed democratic experiment, as the country coped with hundreds of thousands of refugees in the aftermath of the 1980s famine. But it is also a personal account of life as a development volunteer in a surprising, sometimes inspiring, country.
Even the Dead Have a Story to Tell
Author: Tramain Fitzgerald
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480901768
Pages: 66
Year: 2014-05-08
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Even the Dead Have a Story to Tell by Tramain Fitzgerald is an intriguing story surrounding the lives of several young men from the 'hood' in New Jersey, who have been transplanted in Memphis, TN, where their mothers' hope is for them to start a 'new life.' Unfortunately, as teens they experience difficulty fitting into this gang-ridden area ruled by the East Coast and West Coast gangs, but initially keep his information to themselves. Try as they might to avoid being 'sucked in,' they find it impossible to create a lifestyle and, taking up with another young man, the three become the mind, body, and soul of the Blue Terrains. Now they not only become rivals with the other gangs, but are also up against corrupt cops hiding in the shadows. This fascinating tale depicts a sense of danger and the excitement of the game, but also shares the sad side of this lifestyle--death, secrets kept, and a mother's tears—certain to hold to the reader's attention to the very end.

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