A Winter Haunting

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061803239

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage -- and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation. But moving into a long-deserted farmhouse on the far outskirts of town -- the one-time residence of a strange and brilliant friend who lost his young life in a grisly "accident" back in the terrible summer of 1960 -- is only the latest in his long succession of recent mistakes. Because Dale is not alone here. He has been followed to this house of shadows by private demons who are now twisting his reality into horrifying new forms. And a thick, blanketing early snow is starting to fall ...
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Im Auge des Winters

Roman

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453721869

Category:

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Summer of Night

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429985314

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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This masterfully crafted horror classic, featuring a brand-new introduction by Dan Simmons, will bring you to the edge of your seat, hair standing on end and blood freezing in your veins It's the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys' days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic middle-childhood. But amid the sundrenched cornfields their loyalty will be pitilessly tested. When a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the night, the townsfolk know it marks the end of their carefree days. From the depths of the Old Central School, a hulking fortress tinged with the mahogany scent of coffins, an invisible evil is rising. Strange and horrifying events begin to overtake everyday life, spreading terror through the once idyllic town. Determined to exorcize this ancient plague, Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a war of blood—against an arcane abomination who owns the night...
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Scores

Author: John Clute

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473219809

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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For more than 50 years John Clute has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy. As Scores demonstrates, his devotion to the task of understanding the central literatures of our era has not slackened. There are jokes in Scores, and curses, and tirades, and apologies, and riffs; but every word of every review, in the end, is about how we understand the stories we tell about the world. Following on from his two previous books of collected reviews (Strokes and Look at the Evidence) this book collects reviews from a wide variety of sources, but mostly from Interzone, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Weekly. Where it has seemed possible to do so without distorting contemporary responses to books, these reviews have been revised, sometimes extensively. 125 review articles, over 200 books reviewed in more than 214,000 words.
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The Readers' Advisory Guide to Horror

Author: Becky Siegel Spratford

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911129

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and ghoulies: there are more things going bump in the night than ever. So how do you wend your way through all of them to find the ones that interest a particular reader? RA expert Spratford updates her advisory to include the latest in monsters and the macabre.
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Elm Haven

Zwei Romane in einem Band

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641234751

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

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Es ist der Sommer 1960. Die schwüle Hitze macht allen in Elm Haven, Illinois, schwer zu schaffen, und die Tage fließen träge dahin. Für die fünf Freunde Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen und Kevin wird diese Zeit zum Sommer ihres Lebens, dessen Ereignisse ein unzerstörbares Band der Freundschaft und des geteilten Grauens zwischen ihnen schmieden werden. Denn noch ahnen sie nicht, was im Keller ihrer Schule lauert. Noch liegt Elm Haven friedlich in der Sommerhitze ... Mit "Elm Haven", das die beiden Romane "Sommer der Nacht" und "Im Auge des Winters" enthält, hat Dan Simmons einen großen Klassiker der amerikanischen Horrorliteratur geschrieben..
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Wintergeister

Roman

Author: Kate Mosse

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426417073

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In einem kleinen französischen Dorf lernt Frederick die geheimnisvolle Fabrissa kennen. Vom ersten Moment an scheint etwas Besonderes zwischen ihnen zu sein – doch dann ist sie plötzlich verschwunden, und niemand kann sich an sie erinnern. In einer Höhle findet Frederick einen jahrhundertealten Brief, der eindeutig für ihn bestimmt ist ...
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Schwarzer Winter

Roman

Author: Cecilia Ekbäck

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426425483

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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In der Nähe des lappländischen Dorfes Blackåsen finden die beiden Mädchen Frederika und Dorotea im Winter des Jahres 1717 ihren Nachbarn Eriksson tot im Wald. War es wirklich ein Bär, der den Mann angegriffen hat? Der unendliche skandinavische Winter mit seinen kurzen Tagen und stürmischen Nächten bricht über das Dorf herein und die Menschen kämpfen mit Hunger und Kälte, während sich Argwohn in ihre Herzen schleicht. Denn Eriksson wusste viel über die dunklen Geheimnisse der Einwohner. Vollkommen von der Außenwelt abgeschottet, dreht sich die Spirale aus Misstrauen, Hass und Angst immer weiter.
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Something to Talk About

Creative Booktalking for Adults

Author: Ann-Marie Cyr,Kellie M. Gillespie

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461671256

Category: Education

Page: 134

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This is the first book to focus solely on booktalking to adults. Here is an instruction manual and a material sourcebook in one; providing the reader with both step-by-step instructions on how to write a booktalk and 88 samples to use when creating a booktalk program for an adult audience.
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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429903821

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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The twenty-first century has so far proven to be exciting and wondrous and filled with challenges we had never dreamed. New possibilities previously unimagined appear almost daily . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore those possibilities with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such compelling stories as: "On K2 with Kanakaredes" by Dan Simmons. A relentlessly paced and absorbing tale set in the near future about three mountain climbers who must scale the face of K2 with some very odd company. "The Human Front" by Ken MacLeod. In this compassionate coming-of-age tale the details of life are just a bit off from things as we know them-and nothing is as it appears to be. "Glacial" by Alastair Reynolds. A fascinating discovery on a distant planet leads to mass death and a wrenching mystery as spellbinding as anything in recent short fiction. The twenty-six stories in this collection imaginatively takes us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Eleanor Arnason Chris Beckett Michael Blumlein Michael Cassutt Brenda W. Clough Paul Di Filippo Andy Duncan Carolyn Ives Gilman Jim Grimsley Simon Ings James Patrick Kelly Leigh Kennedy Nancy Kress Ian R. MacLeod Ken MacLeod Paul J. McAuley Maureen F. McHugh Robert Reed Alastair Reynolds Geoff Ryman William Sanders Dan Simmons Allen M. Steele Charles Stross Michael Swanwick Howard Waldrop Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.
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The Reckoning

A Novel

Author: Sharon Kay Penman

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429921541

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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"Penman's characters are so shrewdly imagined, so full of resonant human feeling that they seem to breathe on the page." —San Francisco Chronicle "Never forget, Llewelyn, that the world's greatest fool is a Welshman who trusts an English king." His father's words haunt Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales, who has been ruling uneasily over his fractious countrymen. Above all else, Llewelyn fears that his life and his own dream—of an independent, united Wales—might be lost to Edward I's desire to expand his English empire. Alive from the pages of history, this is the hauntingly beautiful and compelling tale of a game poised to play itself out to its bloody finale as English and Welsh cross swords in a reckoning that must mean disaster for one side or the other. For anyone who has ever wanted to experience the rich tapestry of British history and lore, this bold and romantic adventure must be read.
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A Winter in Washington

Or, Memoirs of the Seymour Family

Author: Margaret Bayard Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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A Winter in Darkness

Author: R.P.Dodge

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452060010

Category: Poetry

Page: 136

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A Winter in Darkness is about a long journey out of hell and into the cold of the abyss. The book continues to focus on topics such as child abuse, suicide, neglect, betrayal, and the war in Iraq. The book is about forgiveness, or the lack there of, and the long road to redemption. The book does call for those who read it to look deep into their souls and the darkness there within. Pieces such as "The Blackest Day" and "The Haunting of Alice Chambers" take you into some of the most evil of psychological adventures one ever wants to go.
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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142990383X

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. This year's volume includes Ian R. MacLeod, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Paul McAuley, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Charles Stross, John Kessel, Gregory Benford and many other talented authors of SF, as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.
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A Winter of Words

Author: Robert Klein Engler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 055738981X

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A Winter's Season

Author: Jeanie Cline

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1609573714

Category:

Page: 232

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Former Korean War veteran, John Wesley Ashton, is a seventy-four year old retired Pastor who has insurmountable trust in God. A snow blizzard in the mountains of North Carolina dares to challenge this incredible man as he untiringly witnesses to others. A secret for five decades mysteriously unfolds when his invalid wife, grandson, and two daughters gather for the holidays. Intrigue will capture your mind and Bible scriptures inspire your heart as you spiritually travel through chapters of time. The author is candid and descriptive as she weaves scriptures with threads of true incidents into a blanket of fiction resulting in romance, comedy, drama, and spirituality. A Winters Season takes you on a Pastors journey that will make you smile and weep as you share the joy of his passion for Christ. This novel is a touching story of a Pastor with a heart for God, his family, and his church. The vivid portrayal of a loving and compassionate follower of Christ is encouraging and uplifting. The truths contained in the book from Gods Word are also a wonderful reminder of our loving God and the importance of a strong faith and trust in Him. The reader of A Winters Season will be touched and moved by such a wonderful story! ~Reverend C. Todd Braswell Jeanie Cline writes from a heart full of love for people of all walks of life, providing scriptural insight and comfort. A Winters Season is heartfelt and uplifting. ~Pastor Randy Gibson
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A Winter's Rage

Author: Michael Putzer

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598585347

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Jack Larson after loosing his wife of 35 years, hopes to find peace in the remote area of northern Wisconsin, but instead finds himself involved in a conflict with the winter snowmobile recreational tourist industry. He is harassed by a local snowmobile gang; who damage his property and eventually kill his dog. Jack finds he cannot contain his outrage after the death of his dog and sets out on a one man mission to get revenge on the gang and those that are connected with snowmobiling. It becomes a personal war. As he proceeds he comes into conflict with the town's only detective that is out to preserve his way of life and that of the town's. What happens next are a series of events that leads Jack Larson down a path to the final conflict with no way out. What makes matters worse for Jack is that he has fallen in love with someone new and is caught between his love for her and his own personal need for revenge. Michael Putzer is 63 years old and has been married to his wife Donna for 42 years. He has lived his entire life in Wisconsin with the exception of a two years stay in the U.S. Army in the late sixties. Since his retirement in 2002 from the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, they have lived in their home on forty acres of land outside of Hurley, Wisconsin. They have two grown up married children and a Chinese Shar-pei dog named China. During the author's 33 years with Kimberly-Clark he worked in consumer products Research. Much of that time was spent in the international products which resulted in travel to the Far East, Latin America and Europe. A Winter's Rage is his first book. It has always been his ambition to write a novel, but over the years with work there had never been enough time to complete the task. Once retired there was the time available. While the author is not a hunter or a fisherman, he considers himself an environmentalist. Both he and his wife enjoy the outdoors, hiking in the summer and snow shoeing in the winter. They have a great appreciation for the beauty of the outdoors and the land. Their favorite time of the year is winter looking forward to the abundance of snow that this area receives. They do not snowmobile.
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FROZEN: A Winter Romance Anthology

Author: Charmaine Pauls,April Marcom,Nancy Pennick,Rhonda Brutt,Nicole Angeleen,Tara Fox Hall,Elena Kane,Marilyn Gardiner

Publisher: Satin Romance

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

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The Ice Hotel Wedding Test by Charmaine Pauls Jess and Derrick have been together for twelve years. When Jess finally gives Derrick an ultimatum, tie the knot or set her free, he proposes a bizarre test to decide their destiny. Lord of Ice by April Marcom Jack Frost gave his heart to Lilly the day she was born, making her the perfect leverage for a fire spirit whose heart is set on becoming Lord of Ice. Frozen Moments by Nancy Pennick Drew keeps proposing. Kate keeps saying no. It’s their little game. Can the holiday season change that? Kate has lost her best friend, and Drew does his best to cheer her up in this delightful story of love and memories. Frozen With Possibilities by Rhonda Brutt A resort on the shores of Lake Superior in the middle of December was not exactly what Tiffany had in mind for a mid-winter vacation. But when she agreed to accompany her progressive grandmother on this frozen trip, she discovered that life is filled with possibilities, if you only go after them. Frozen Heart Thawing by Nicole Angeleen In the depths of winter, Thomas Everett grudgingly meets his betrothed, Nila Sarvani, the daughter of a powerful sheikh. The passion they share takes them both by surprise, but the ruthlessness of American business threatens to tear them apart. Nila must decide if her dreams can be realized if she allows herself to fall in love. Frozen Dreams by Elena Kane In a world surrounded by snow and magic, Cara finds herself grossly out of place. Ridiculed by all, she lives her life in terror from perpetual bullies until she runs into a stranger in town. Ben is everything she always wanted, but never expected. Better yet, he sees past her differences. Could Ben be her dream come true? Her Frozen Heart by Tara Fox Hall Alaric has always loved the winter season, second only to his love of spells and sorcery. When his beautiful neighbor Cassandra reveals she’s a natural witch, he’s instantly smitten, even as he despairs of attracting her interest. Is there hope for a magical couple who thrive in different seasons? The Thawing of Holly’s Heart by Marilyn Gardiner What happens when a single mother meets an old friend and, despite the conviction that she will never again open her heart to another man, finds herself falling in love?
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The Eagle

A Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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