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The Rope
Author: Kanan Makiya
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1101870486
Pages: 336
Year: 2016-03-15
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From the best-selling author of Republic of Fear, here is a gritty and unflinching novel about Iraqi failure in the wake of the 2003 American invasion, as seen through the eyes of a Shi‘ite militiaman whose participation in the execution of Saddam Hussein changes his life in ways he could never have anticipated. When the nameless narrator stumbles upon a corpse on April 10, 2003, the day of the fall of Saddam Hussein, he finds himself swept up in the tumultuous politics of the American occupation and is taken on a journey that concludes with the discovery of what happened to his father, who disappeared into the Tyrant’s gulag in 1991. When he was a child, his questions about his father were ignored by his mother and his uncle, in whose house he was raised. Older now, he is fighting in his uncle’s Army of the Awaited One, which is leading an insurrection against the Occupier. He slowly begins to piece together clues about his father’s fate, which turns out to be intertwined with that of the mysterious corpse. But not until the last hour before the Tyrant’s execution is the narrator given the final piece of the puzzle—from Saddam Hussein himself. The Rope is both a powerful examination of the birth of sectarian politics out of a legacy of betrayal, victimhood, secrecy, and loss, and an enduring story about the haste with which identity is cobbled together and then undone. Told with fearless honesty and searing intensity, The Rope will haunt its readers long after they finish the final page. From the Hardcover edition.
The Rope
Author: Nevada Barr
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429951133
Pages: 368
Year: 2012-01-17
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Anna Pigeon's first case—this is the story her fans have been clamoring for...this is where it all starts. In The Rope, the latest in Nevada Barr's bestselling novels featuring Anna Pigeon, Nevada Barr gathers together the many strings of Anna's past and finally reveals the story that her many fans have been long asking for. In 1995 and 35 years old, fresh off the bus from New York City and nursing a broken heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, Anna goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she's simply moved on—her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. But Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she found herself in this situation. As she slowly pieces together her memory, it soon becomes clear that someone has trapped her there, in an inescapable prison, and no one knows that she is even missing. Plunged into a landscape and a plot she is unfit and untrained to handle, Anna Pigeon must muster the courage, determination and will to live that she didn't even know she still possessed to survive, outwit and triumph. For those legions of readers who have been entranced over the years by Park Ranger Anna Pigeon's strength and determination and those who are new to Nevada Barr's captivating, compelling novels, this is where it all starts.
The Rope Walk
Author: Carrie Brown
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307490297
Pages: 336
Year: 2008-11-19
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In The Rope Walk, Carrie Brown crafts a luminous story of a young girl's coming of age during a crucial summer in New England. On her tenth birthday Alice meets two visitors to her quiet town: Theo, the African American grandson of her father's best friend, and Kenneth, an artist who has come home to convalesce. Theo forms an instant bond with Alice that will indelibly change them both. The pair in turn befriend Kenneth, and decide to build a “rope walk” through the woods for him, allowing to make his way through the outdoor world he has always loved. But their good intentions lead to surprising consequences, and Alice soon learns how different the world of children and adults really are. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This Is the Rope
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425288943
Pages: 32
Year: 2017-07-21
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A rope passed down through the generations frames an African-American family's story as they journey north to New York City from the rural south during the time of the Great Migration. Full color.
The Rope Eater
Author: Ben Jones
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307429261
Pages: 304
Year: 2007-12-18
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When Brendan Kane accepts a stranger’s offer of work--two years on a ship departing the following morning--the nature of the journey isn't divulged. It matters not, though, for Kane is directionless himself, having just witnessed the Civil War's horrors only to return North with nothing but the clothes on his back and as many dead soldiers' letters as he could carry in his pockets. Aboard the mysterious Narthex, Kane meets a ramshackle crew that includes an eccentric doctor and a three-handed Muslim full of horrifying lore. Kane learns only that they're sailing for the Artic in search of gold or maybe whales. But when it turns out the Narthex's destination is a temperate paradise hidden amidst glaciers–a mythical place–Kane and his cohorts must struggle to survive not only the bleak Artic conditions, but the loosening grip on sanity of an egomaniacal captain and the data-obsessed doctor. With each second that passes, it seems increasingly unlikely any of them will get out alive. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Rope Burns
Author: Robert Scott
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786038608
Pages: 352
Year: 2010-06-01
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The true story of one of the most notorious crime couples in recent American history is told. Michelle Michaud and James Daveggio forged a perverse alliance in late 1997. After customizing Michaud's minivan into a mobile torture chamber, the pair hit the road and began a nightmare spree of incest, kidnapping, rape, torture, and murder. Includes photos.
End of the Rope
Author: Jan Redford
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1640090312
Year: 2018-05-01
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"Cheryl Strayed, move over: End of the Rope is a rambunctious, funny, heartstopping memoir that carries us along on an electric current of risk and courage." —Marni Jackson, Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program, Banff Centre, and author of The Mother Zone In this funny and gritty debut memoir, Jan Redford grows from a nomadic rock climber to a mother who fights to win back her future. As a teenager, in a fit of rage toward her father, Jan pits herself against a steep rock face near their cottage. At the top, fired up by the victory, she sets her sights on the improbable dream of climbing mountains. By age twenty, she’s a nomadic climber with a magnetic attraction to misadventures and the wrong men. Jan finally finds the love of her life, an affable Banff climber. When he is killed in an avalanche in Alaska, a grieving Jan finds comfort in the arms of another extreme alpinist. Before long, they are married, with a baby on the way. While her husband works as a logger and climbs distant peaks, Jan tackles the traditional role of wife and mother. But soon she pursues her own dream, one that pits her against her husband. End of the Rope is Jan’s telling of heart-stopping adventures, from being rescued off El Capitan to leading a group of bumbling cadets across a glacier. It is her laughter-filled memoir of learning to climb, and of friendships with women in that masculine world. Most moving, this is the story of her struggle to make her own way in the mountains and in life. To lead, not follow.
Twisting the Rope
Author: R. A. MacAvoy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497602580
Pages: 196
Year: 2014-04-01
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The Campbell Award–winning author’s followup to Tea with the Black Dragon: “Wow! MacAvoy’s done it again” (New York Times–bestselling author Anne McCaffrey). Mayland Long, aka the Black Dragon, has been enjoying a peaceful relationship with Martha Macnamara—but suddenly they face threats from seeming every side. A wild psychic force is loose in the world; Martha’s three-year-old granddaughter has been kidnapped; and one of her Celtic musician friends has been found dead, hanging by a rope of twisted grass. Now the Black Dragon must use his wits to rescue the little girl and hunt for a killer . . . even if it brings him to a horrifying realization. In this novel, the author of The Book of Kells returns to the modern-day California of Tea with the Black Dragon, and blends fantasy, mystery, Chinese lore, and a timeless love story as she did so masterfully in her debut—which earned nominations for Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and Philip K. Dick Awards. “MacAvoy supports her tale with a superbly drawn cast of characters . . . and her usual superior command of language” (Booklist).
The Rope Catcher
Author: Larry Stillman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475955537
Pages: 376
Year: 2012-11-12
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It is April of 1942, and twenty-eight-year-old Jimmie Goodluck leads an aimless existence on the Navajo reservation, where he knows only poverty, prejudice, and lack of opportunity. Everything changes when he hears a US Marine Corps recruitment message on the radio. Without a second thought, Jimmie heads out toward what he hopes will be a new and meaningful life. As a marine recruit, Jimmie becomes a code talker. He and his small, all-Navajo platoon develop a highly-classified code using the Navajo language—the only code in World War II the enemy cannot break. For the first time ever, Jimmie experiences equality, respect, and even admiration—everything he’s dreamed about all his life. But it is only when he returns home four years later that he discovers the devastating truth about what can happen after your dreams come true. Hope, disillusionment, and redemption line Jimmie’s journey of self-discovery as he immerses himself in a world war and in the turbulent changes that sweep across the Navajo reservation—forever changing his own destiny.
First on the Rope
Author: Roger Frison-Roche
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 246
Year: 1950
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The Rope Trick
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142401196
Pages: 195
Year: 2004
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Motivated by her quest to learn a legendary rope trick, the magician Princess Lidi and her troupe embark on a journey through Renaissance Italy that intertwines adventure, love, and mystery.
The Velvet Rope
Author: Brenda L. Thomas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416527087
Pages: 242
Year: 2006
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After years of experience with party promotions in Philadelphia, street-savvy publicist Tiffany Johnson decides to put her expertise to work by opening her very own club, entering a partnership with her fianc, sister, and best friend, but their success could be threatened by the jealousy of other club owners, accusations of drug dealing, the spectre of mob financial ties, and romantic scandal. Reprint.
The Rope Diamond
Author: Thomas McNamara
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1640278540
Pages: 180
Year: 2017-12-07
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A recent graduate of Southern Tier University, Tom McEnearney is working as a reporter for Arnett Newspapers in Rochester, New York. Working for the local section, he is bored covering town council meetings and writing obituaries. His girlfriend, Rachael, is also a reporter. She is a rising star and has interviewed celebrities like Neil Young and Robert Goulet. Rachael’s neighbor is found dead, hanging in her basement. The police rule it a suicide. Tom suspects foul play. His investigation hits many roadblocks, including corrupt cops and people who know what Tom needs to know winding up with a bullet in their heads. These deaths are connected to a diamond that was embezzled several years prior. Receiving death threats himself, Tom needs to draw on his adroit skills as a marksman and a pugilist to prevent his own life from being snuffed out. A successful investigation would lead to the best story of his young career.
The Serpent and the Rope
Author: Raja Rao
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9351188019
Pages: 488
Year: 2014-08-15
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Rama, a young scholar, meets Madeleine at a university in France. Though they seem to be made for each other, both alike in temperament and character, at times they are divided, a huge gulf separating them. Rama’s trip back to India for his father’s illness forcibly reminds him of the underlying contrasts between India and Europe, and of a certain conflict between them in himself. When he returns to France, Rama and Madeleine must face the problems in their marriage. Can they preserve their identities, or must one sacrifice one’s inheritance to make the relationship a success?
The Ropes That Bind
Author: Tracy Stopler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1533381119
Pages: 336
Year: 2016-08-08
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When nine-year-old Tali Stark from the Bronx stops to give directions to "The Man" in a white limousine, she unwittingly puts herself on a trajectory to emotional and spiritual turmoil that will take her decades to rise above. Blaming herself for the heinous crime that happened because she didn't "go straight to school," Tali is bound by invisible chains of secrecy, shame, and self-imposed isolation. Her harrowing and illuminating journey to recovery begins in her twenties with the support of her mentor, Dr. Daniel Benson, with whom she experiences deep love and then heartbreak. Feeling lost, Tali travels to Israel where Kabbalah sparks her spiritualism, and then to Africa where an arduous climb up Mount Kilimanjaro ignites a newfound feeling of empowerment. Only when Tali goes back to the Bronx and learns that her unreported crime scene has become the site of a rehabilitation center, does she understand that there is one more road to travel prior to reaching freedom.

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