Her True Match

Author: Paige Tyler

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492625930

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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FORCED TOGETHER When feline shifter Dreya Clark is escorted from the police interrogation by two secret agents, she thinks she's dodged a bullet. That sexy detective Braden Hayes caught her stealing red-handed. When she finds out what she has to do to stay out of jail, suddenly she's missing the hot cop with the piercing gaze. She's being recruited for her shifter abilities by the Department of Covert Operations. WILL DANGER RIP THEM APART? Braden has been chasing the smart-mouthed cat burglar for years. But when Dreya's taken away, he knows their game of cat and mouse has turned deadly-serious. There's no way he'll let her go off alone. Fur flies and temperatures flare as Braden realizes Dreya is much more than she appears. Thrown together on a dangerous covert mission, this unlikely pair will have to rely on each other to make it out alive. X-Ops Series Her Perfect Mate (Book 1) Her Lone Wolf (Book 2) Her Secret Agent (novella) Her Wild Hero (Book 3) Her Fierce Warrior (Book 4) Her Rogue Alpha (Book 5) Her True Match (Book 6) Praise for Paige Tyler's pulse-pounding X-Ops series "Sexy, smart and suspenseful-Paige Tyler just keeps getting better!"-HelenKay Dimon, award-winning author of the Bad Boys Undercover series for Her Fierce Warrior "Action-packed and suspenseful... A thrilling read."-Omnivoracious for Her Fierce Warrior "Does it get any better than this? Tyler...is an absolute master of the genre!"-Fresh Fiction for Her Wild Hero
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A Mistaken Match

Author: Whitney Bailey

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488017891

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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MATRIMONY MIX-UP Hoping for a fresh start, Ann Cromwell travels to New Haven, Ohio, from London, England, as a mail-order bride—and learns she's not the wife her groom-to-be was looking for. Though handsome farmer James McCann is kindly, he's made it clear he wants the matchmaking agency to fix their mistake. But if she can't convince him to give her a chance, she's not sure where she'll go. James can't imagine why the matchmakers ignored his request for a plain bride. He was burned by a beautiful woman before, and he's sure someone as stunning as Ann is unsuited for rural living. While the agency sorts out the error, though, Ann quietly works her way into James's life…but can he ever allow her into his heart?
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Analyzing Christmas in Film

Santa to the Supernatural

Author: Lauren Rosewarne

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498541828

Category: Social Science

Page: 558

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Film plays a vital role in the celebration of Christmas. For decades, it has taught audiences about what the celebration of the season looks like – from the decorations to the costumes and to the expected snowy weather – as well as mirrors our own festivities back to us. Films like It’s a Wonderful Life and Home Alone have come to play key roles in real-life domestic celebrations: watching such titles has become, for many families, every bit as important as tree-trimming and leaving cookies out for Santa. These films have exported the American take on the holiday far and wide and helped us conjure an image of the perfect holiday. Rather than settling the ‘what is a Christmas film?’ debate – indeed, Die Hard and Lethal Weapon are discussed within – Analyzing Christmas in Film: Santa to the Supernatural focuses on the how Christmas is presented on the deluge of occasions when it appears. While most Christmas films are secular, religion makes many cameos, appearing through Nativity references, storylines involving spiritual rebirth, the framing of Santa as a Christ-like figure and the all-importance of family, be it the Holy family or just those gathered around the dining table. Also explored are popular narratives involving battles with stress and melancholy, single parents and Christmas martyrs, visits from ghosts and angels, big cities and small towns, break-ups and make-ups and the ticking clock of mortality. Nearly 1000 films are analyzed in this volume to determine what the portrayal of Christmas reveals about culture, society and faith as well as sex roles, consumerism, aesthetics and aspiration.
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Mae West

An Icon in Black and White

Author: Jill Watts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195347676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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"Why don't you come up and see me sometime?" Mae West invited and promptly captured the imagination of generations. Even today, years after her death, the actress and author is still regarded as the pop archetype of sexual wantonness and ribald humor. But who was this saucy starlet, a woman who was controversial enough to be jailed, pursued by film censors and banned from the airwaves for the revolutionary content of her work, and yet would ascend to the status of film legend? Sifting through previously untapped sources, author Jill Watts unravels the enigmatic life of Mae West, tracing her early years spent in the Brooklyn subculture of boxers and underworld figures, and follows her journey through burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and, finally, Hollywood, where she quickly became one of the big screen's most popular--and colorful--stars. Exploring West's penchant for contradiction and her carefully perpetuated paradoxes, Watts convincingly argues that Mae West borrowed heavily from African American culture, music, dance and humor, creating a subversive voice for herself by which she artfully challenged society and its assumptions regarding race, class and gender. Viewing West as a trickster, Watts demonstrates that by appropriating for her character the black tradition of double-speak and "signifying," West also may have hinted at her own African-American ancestry and the phenomenon of a black woman passing for white. This absolutely fascinating study is the first comprehensive, interpretive account of Mae West's life and work. It reveals a beloved icon as a radically subversive artist consciously creating her own complex image.
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Queen of the Desert

The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell

Author: Georgina Howell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447286251

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing its first king Faisal safely onto the throne in 1921. Queen of the Desert is her story, vividly told and impeccably researched, drawing on Gertrude's own writings, both published and unpublished. Previously published as Daughter of the Desert, this is a compelling portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and age and in so doing created a remarkable and enduring legacy. 'What a great Oscar-laden biopic this will make ...the combination of epic scenes and personal drama makes Georgina Howell's saga a winner' Daily Express 'Howell sketches in the gradations of colour and emotion that have been lacking in hitherto monochrome accounts of Bell's life ... Exemplary' Sunday Times 'Riveting ... few women have had a life more worth reading about.' Diana Athill, Literary Review
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Sunlight and Shadow

A Retelling of "The Magic Flute"

Author: Cameron Dokey,Mahlon F. Craft

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416960767

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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At the age of sixteen, Mina's father took her out of the shadows and into the sunlight in the hopes of giving her a new life, but Mina's mother retaliates by luring a handsome prince into a dangerous agreement to free Mina.
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Mentats of Dune

Book Two of the Schools of Dune Trilogy

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429949767

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity's future continues. Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School on Wallach IX, with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal—to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family's downfall. Meanwhile, Josef Venport conducts his own war against the Butlerians. VenHold Spacing Fleet controls nearly all commerce thanks to the superior mutated Navigators that Venport has created, and he places a ruthless embargo on any planet that accepts Manford Torondo's anti-technology pledge, hoping to starve them into submission. But fanatics rarely surrender easily . . . The Mentats, the Navigators, and the Sisterhood all strive to improve the human race, but each group knows that as Butlerian fanaticism grows stronger, the battle will be to choose the path of humanity's future—whether to embrace civilization, or to plunge into an endless dark age. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine

Author: Henry Mills Alden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.
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