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Madeleine's Ghost
Author: Robert Girardi
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440333997
Pages: 368
Year: 1999-07-20
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Brooklyn needs a saint. Ned Conti needs a stipend. So the struggling young historian agrees to trace the mysterious past of a Brooklyn nun for evidence of miracles. Trapped in a neighborhood of cheap rents and failed promise, in a rent-controlled apartment suddenly, inexplicably seized by a beautiful and angry ghost, Ned's only refuge is the F train to Manhattan's East Village bars, where he and his friends drown their sorrows in drink.... But Ned is about to heed another call, the siren song of New Orleans, where the history of countless lost souls seems to rise from the steaming streets—and where, ten years before, he ended a brief, passionate affair with a woman whose memory has haunted him ever since. Here, in a city of spirits, Ned will embrace a dead saint and a living sinner...as a beautiful ghost offers him her desire. And his destiny.... Set amid the sleepless energy and seething passion of New York and New Orleans, Madeleine's Ghost is a spellbinding novel of lost love, history, and desire—a work of startling originality that is at once exquisitely written and compulsively readable.
We Love Madeleines
Author: Miss Madeleine, Antonis Achilleos
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452102902
Pages: 127
Year: 2012-10-17
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Contains recipes from around the world for madeleines, including honey almond, lemon-cocoa nib, and vanilla malt.
Madeline and the Old House in Paris
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Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0670784850
Pages: 48
Year: 2013
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When Lord Cucuface, head of Madeline's school, takes a telescope from the attic during a surprise inspection, its ghostly owner convinces Madeline to help get it back, with help from neighbor Pepito and her fellow orphans.
Asylum
Author: Madeleine Roux
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007538251
Pages: 320
Year: 2013-08-27
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The asylum holds the key to a terrifying past... A thrilling creepy photo-novel, perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Memory'S Ghost
Author: Philip J. Hilts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068482356X
Pages: 256
Year: 1996-08-02
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Recounts the case of a man whose memory was destroyed by an operation for epilepsy, and describes what it reveals about the construction of memories, forgetfulness, mnemonic devices, and the validity of recovered memories
Dogs at the Perimeter
Author: Madeleine Thien
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771084102
Pages: 256
Year: 2011-05-03
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“Remember this night,” he said. “Mark it in your memories because tomorrow everything changes.” One starless night, a girl’s childhood was swept away by the terrors of the Khmer Rouge. Exiled from the city, she and her family were forced to live out in the open under constant surveillance. Each night, people were taken away. Caught up in a political storm which brought starvation to millions, tore families apart, and changed the world forever, she lost everyone she loved. Three decades later, Janie’s life in Montreal is unravelling. Haunted by her past, she has abandoned her husband and son and taken refuge in the home of her friend, the brilliant, troubled scientist, Hiroji Matsui. In 1970, Hiroji’s brother, James, travelled to Cambodia and fell in love. Five years later, the Khmer Rouge came to power, and James vanished. Brought together by the losses they endured, Janie and Hiroji had found solace in each another. And then, one strange day, Hiroji disappeared. Engulfed by the memories she thought she had fled, Janie must struggle to find grace in a world overshadowed by the sorrows of her past. Beautifully realized, deeply affecting, Dogs at the Perimeter evokes totalitarianism through the eyes of a little girl and draws a remarkable map of the mind’s battle with memory, loss, and the horrors of war. It confirms Madeleine Thien as one of the most gifted and powerful novelists writing today.
Ghosts of the Boothbay Region
Author: Greg Latimer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625854978
Pages: 128
Year: 2015-08-03
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The pine-forested rocky coast from Boothbay to Southport hides dark mysteries and eerie haunts. Meet the ghosts of Mainers past who just could not leave this picturesque shore life, even in death. The soul of a lighthouse keeper's wife seems to linger on Burnt Island. The spirits of the Opera House remain hidden behind the curtain but come out to play when the living are away. One local might even have returned from the grave to greet his neighbors on a brisk spring afternoon. Investigative reporter Greg Latimer takes a journey to the Boothbay region's haunted side, where the ethereal residents are unrestrained by mortal bonds.
Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams
Author: Christopher Bolton, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr, Takayuki Tatsumi
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452913463
Pages: 269
Year: 2007
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Since the end of the Second World War—and particularly over the last decade—Japanese science fiction has strongly influenced global popular culture. Unlike American and British science fiction, its most popular examples have been visual—from Gojira (Godzilla) and Astro Boy in the 1950s and 1960s to the anime masterpieces Akira and Ghost in the Shell of the 1980s and 1990s—while little attention has been paid to a vibrant tradition of prose science fiction in Japan. Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams remedies this neglect with a rich exploration of the genre that connects prose science fiction to contemporary anime. Bringing together Western scholars and leading Japanese critics, this groundbreaking work traces the beginnings, evolution, and future direction of science fiction in Japan, its major schools and authors, cultural origins and relationship to its Western counterparts, the role of the genre in the formation of Japan’s national and political identity, and its unique fan culture. Covering a remarkable range of texts—from the 1930s fantastic detective fiction of Yumeno Kyûsaku to the cross-culturally produced and marketed film and video game franchise Final Fantasy—this book firmly establishes Japanese science fiction as a vital and exciting genre. Contributors: Hiroki Azuma; Hiroko Chiba, DePauw U; Naoki Chiba; William O. Gardner, Swarthmore College; Mari Kotani; Livia Monnet, U of Montreal; Miri Nakamura, Stanford U; Susan Napier, Tufts U; Sharalyn Orbaugh, U of British Columbia; Tamaki Saitô; Thomas Schnellbächer, Berlin Free U. Christopher Bolton is assistant professor of Japanese at Williams College. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. is professor of English at DePauw University. Takayuki Tatsumi is professor of English at Keio University.
The Marriage Plot
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429969180
Pages: 416
Year: 2011-10-11
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2011 A Publisher's Weekly Top 10 Book of 2011 A Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Best Fiction of 2011 Title One of Library Journal's Best Books of 2011 A Salon Best Fiction of 2011 title One of The Telegraph's Best Fiction Books of the Year 2011 It's the early 1980s—the country is in a deep recession, and life after college is harder than ever. In the cafés on College Hill, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine tries to understand why "it became laughable to read writers like Cheever and Updike, who wrote about the suburbia Madeleine and most of her friends had grown up in, in favor of reading the Marquis de Sade, who wrote about deflowering virgins in eighteenth-century France," real life, in the form of two very different guys, intervenes. Leonard Bankhead—charismatic loner, college Darwinist, and lost Portland boy—suddenly turns up in a semiotics seminar, and soon Madeleine finds herself in a highly charged erotic and intellectual relationship with him. At the same time, her old "friend" Mitchell Grammaticus—who's been reading Christian mysticism and generally acting strange—resurfaces, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is destined to be his mate. Over the next year, as the members of the triangle in this amazing, spellbinding novel graduate from college and enter the real world, events force them to reevaluate everything they learned in school. Leonard and Madeleine move to a biology Laboratory on Cape Cod, but can't escape the secret responsible for Leonard's seemingly inexhaustible energy and plunging moods. And Mitchell, traveling around the world to get Madeleine out of his mind, finds himself face-to-face with ultimate questions about the meaning of life, the existence of God, and the true nature of love. Are the great love stories of the nineteenth century dead? Or can there be a new story, written for today and alive to the realities of feminism, sexual freedom, prenups, and divorce? With devastating wit and an abiding understanding of and affection for his characters, Jeffrey Eugenides revives the motivating energies of the Novel, while creating a story so contemporary and fresh that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives.
Genuine Lies
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553386425
Pages: 406
Year: 2009
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Selected by actress Eve Benedict to write the legendary star's biography, writer Julia Summers delves into Eve's past and discovers dark secrets that some people--especially Eve's stepson, Paul--would kill to find out.
Within a Budding Grove
Author: Marcel Proust
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN:
Pages: 749
Year: 1992
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Follows the narrator's transition from childhood to adolescence and first love on the beaches of Normandy.
The Madeleine Project
Author: Clara Beaudoux
Publisher:
ISBN: 1939931495
Pages: 285
Year: 2017-09-12
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"Simply magical. . . . Words and images, magnified in this book, are woven together in small strokes to create two moving portraits of women." --Lire "A beautiful book that bears witness. An original compilation of traces, thoughts and photos . . . that form the strata of our collective memory." --T�l�rama A young woman moves into a Paris apartment and discovers a storage room filled with the belongings of the previous owner, a certain Madeleine who died in her nineties, and whose treasured possessions nobody seems to want. In an audacious act of journalism driven by personal curiosity and humane tenderness, Clara Beaudoux embarks onThe Madeleine Project, documenting what she finds on Twitter with text and photographs, introducing the world to an unsung twentieth-century figure. Along the way, she discovers a Parisian life indelibly marked by European history. This is a graphic novel for the Twitter age, a true story that encapsulates one woman's attempt to live a life of love and meaning together with a contemporary quest to prevent that existence from slipping into oblivion. Through it all,The Madeleine Project movingly chronicles, and allows us to reconstruct, intimate memories of a bygone era. Clara Beaudoux is a Paris-based journalist for the France Info news network.The Madeleine Project has been wildly popular in France. You can follow her on Twitter at @Clarabdx.
The Ghosts of the Great War
Author: Joan McMahon Flatt
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532035837
Pages: 184
Year: 2018-07-05
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The destructive story of World War I is still deeply felt in Europe, where bodies, parts of bodies, shells, artillery fragments, live ammunition, and personal items such as letters, books, clothing, and other reminders of war are still being discovered. But in the United States of America, it’s known as “the forgotten war,” and Joan McMahon Flatt didn’t know much about it before visiting her daughter, grandchildren, and son-in-law, a Royal Air Force major, in the historic city of Mons in Belgium. With most of Europe commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War, the author found herself climbing through trenches, visiting cemeteries, and walking the hallowed grounds around the Somme, Messina Ridge, and other war sites. A truly spiritual experience enveloped her as she contemplated the futility of a war where millions of lives were needlessly lost in a stalemate that lasted more than four years. From explanations on the changes in military warfare, to the effects of the Treaty of Versailles on the Middle East and an examination of how the world is once again on edge, you’ll gain valuable knowledge with Reflections on Belgium.
French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond
Author: Susan Spano
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press
ISBN: 1938901258
Pages: 260
Year: 2014-04-10
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Susan Spano, America’s original Frugal Traveler, explores some of the most romantic, most exotic, and wildest corners of the world in this captivating collection of her best-loved pieces. French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond takes the reader on magical trips, when everything conspired to make a place unforgettable, like a temple in Java at sunrise or an ice hotel in the Artic Circle at sunset. In some of the stories, she finds the kind of enlightenment that only travel can provide by following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Federico Fellini, Julia Child, and Chairman Mao. Other stories are about travel itself: how it became Spano's passion and calling; how it fed her incurably restless spirit; how it inspired her philosophy of travel and life: Go forth and find meaning. Take a condemned cable car over the Yangtze River or a shared taxi over the Andes with a leaking gas tank and chain-smoking driver. Eat oysters and drink martinis wherever you can. And, as often as possible, come home with a tan.
1Q84
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Bond Street Books
ISBN: 0385669445
Pages: 944
Year: 2011-10-25
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The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?

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