Island of Glass

Island of Glass
Author: Nora Roberts
Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780349407876
Language: en
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A vengeful goddess hunts for three jewels: fallen stars that will give her endless power. To save the world, six friends have joined forces to stop her. Now, on the wild and beautiful coast of County Clare, their battle reaches its dramatic climax. Doyle Mac Cleirich - soldier and reluctant immortal - has always vowed never to return home. But when his search for the final star leads him to Ireland, it becomes clear that fate has other plans. Solitary by inclination, Doyle is also fighting his growing attraction to archaeologist Riley. His warrior spirit is drawn to the wild - and there's no one more familiar with the wild than Riley. As the six guardians face their final challenge, Riley and Doyle are prepared to risk their lives in battle. But without love to sustain them, the quest is doomed to failure...

Bay of Sighs

Bay of Sighs
Author: Nora Roberts
Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780698190740
Language: en
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The second novel in the Guardians Trilogy from the bestselling author of Stars of Fortune. Mermaid Annika is from the sea, and it is there she must return after her quest to find the stars. New to this world, her purity and beauty are nothing less than breathtaking, along with her graceful athleticism, as her five new friends discovered when they retrieved the fire star. Now, through space and time, traveler Sawyer King has brought the guardians to the island of Capri, where the water star is hidden. And as he watches Annika in her element, he finds himself drawn to her joyful spirit. But Sawyer knows that if he allows her into his heart, no compass could ever guide him back to solid ground... And in the darkness, their enemy broods. She lost one star to the guardians, but there is still time for blood to be spilled—the mermaid’s in the water and the traveler’s on the land. For she has forged a dangerous new weapon. Something deadly and unpredictable. Something human. Don't miss the other books in the Guardians Trilogy Stars of Fortune Island of Glass

Stars of Fortune

Stars of Fortune
Author: Nora Roberts
Release: 2015-11-03
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780698190733
Language: en
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FIRST IN THE GUARDIANS TRILOGY From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about three couples who join together to create their own family and solve an ancient mystery through the powers of timeless love… Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the legendary fire star, part of an ancient prophecy. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets. Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her. When a dark threat looms, the six must use their combined powers—including trust, unity, and love—to find the fire star and keep the world on course. Don't miss the other books in the Guardians Trilogy Bay of Sighs Island of Glass

Sea Glass Island

Sea Glass Island
Author: Sherryl Woods
Release: 2013-05-28
Editor: Harlequin
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781460313121
Language: en
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Under summer skies, New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods evokes family, friendship and heartfelt emotion With her two younger sisters heading for the altar, will Samantha Castle exchange old dreams for new ones? Lately she'd rather be on the North Carolina coast with family than in New York with agents and actors. Though she vows not to let her teenage crush on Ethan Cole influence her decision, it's hard to ignore her feelings for the local war hero. Ethan lost more than his leg in Afghanistan. He lost his belief in love. Even being surrounded by couples intent on capturing happily-ever-after won't open this jaded doctor's heart. It's going to take a sexy, determined woman—one who won't take no for an answer.

Murano Island of Glass

Murano  Island of Glass
Author: Attilia Dorigato
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 396
ISBN: UOM:39015058150031
Language: en
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Running from the Middle Ages to the heart of the contemporary world. Attilia Dorigato study focuses with particular attention on the master glass-makers of the late part of the twentieth century. This up-to-date survey draws on an extraordinary range of photographs, some of them being published for the first time, and constitutes a fundamental work for anyone who wishes to understand the history of glass. Special illustrated appendices are included to reveal the techniques and secrets of this fascinating craft; what tools the master glassblowers use; what goes into making specific glass pastes (with such exotic names as lattimo, calcedonio and avventurina); what is involved in the various procedures for working and finishing glass that have been invented and developed in Murano itself. The volume is completed with a comprehensive glossary which provides an essential key to the professional language of glass-making on Murano, explaining such local terms as murrine, vetro ghiaccio or vetro pulegoso.

Secrets Hidden In The Glass

Secrets Hidden In The Glass
Author: Cate Beauman
Release: 2017-10-08
Editor: Cate Beauman
Pages: 543
ISBN: 9780997064124
Language: en
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*READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS SILVER MEDALIST Three Siblings. One Year. Everything Changes. Stained glass artist Callie Davis is in desperate need of a vacation. Burnt out and on the edge of a nervous breakdown, she’s taking refuge on Massachusetts’ tiny Carter Island. Callie yearns for long, lazy days and pretty walks on the beach—blessed solitude and an escape from the pressures of her career and complications of her life. Then she bumps into gorgeous Nate Carter, and everything changes. Sheriff Nathan Carter couldn’t be happier now that the height of the summer season has finally come and gone. After four endless months, tourists have packed their bags and headed for the mainland. The quiet days of autumn are about to befall the town—the way Nate and his fellow Sandersonians like it best. But nothing ends up quite the way Nate expects when he meets the beautiful blond with the big blue eyes. Callie’s pretty smiles hide secrets—deep, dark mysteries that have the potential to rip apart their lives.

A Map of Glass

A Map of Glass
Author: Jane Urquhart
Release: 2010-10-22
Editor: Emblem Editions
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781551994253
Language: en
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Jane Urquhart’s stunning new novel weaves two parallel stories, one set in contemporary Toronto and Prince Edward County, Ontario, the other in the nineteenth century on the northern shores of Lake Ontario. Sylvia Bradley was rescued from her parents’ house by a doctor attracted to and challenged by her withdrawn ways. Their subsequent marriage has nourished her, but ultimately her husband’s care has formed a kind of prison. When she meets Andrew Woodman, a historical geographer, her world changes. A year after Andrew’s death, Sylvia makes an unlikely connection with Jerome McNaughton, a young Toronto artist whose discovery of Andrew’s body on a small island at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River unlocks a secret in his own past. After Sylvia finds Jerome in Toronto, she shares with him the story of her unusual childhood and of her devastating and ecstatic affair with Andrew, a man whose life was irrevocably affected by the decisions of the past. At the breathtaking centre of the novel is the compelling tale of Andrew’s forebears. We meet his great-great-grandfather, Joseph Woodman, whose ambitions brought him from England to the northeastern shores of Lake Ontario, during the days of the flourishing timber and shipbuilding industries; Joseph’s practical, independent and isolated daughter, Annabel; and his son, Branwell, an innkeeper and a painter. It is Branwell’s eventual liaison with an orphaned French-Canadian woman that begins the family’s new generation and sets the stage for future events. A novel about loss and the transitory nature of place, A Map of Glass is vivid with evocative prose and haunting imagery — a lake of light on a wooden table; a hotel gradually buried by sand; a fully clothed man frozen in an iceberg; a blind woman tracing her fingers over a tactile map. Containing all of the elements for which Jane Urquhart’s writing is celebrated, it stands as her richest, most accomplished novel to date.

Sisters of Glass

Sisters of Glass
Author: Stephanie Hemphill
Release: 2013-03-12
Editor: Ember
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9780307981417
Language: en
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In fifteenth-century Venice, when a new young glassblower arrives to help the family business, Maria, who longs to be a glassblower herself, finds herself drawn to him.

The Glass Woman

The Glass Woman
Author: Caroline Lea
Release: 2019-02-07
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781405934633
Language: en
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Iceland, 1686. The brutal, lava-scarred landscape can swallow a man without so much as a volcanic gasp. Jón Eiríksson has just married his second wife in a year. But Rósa's new home in the windswept village of Stykkishólmur is terrifyingly isolated - the villagers are suspicious of strangers and fearful of something which they will not name. What is Rósa's new husband secret, and why does the spectre of his first wife Anna haunt them so? Set against the backdrop of the seventeenth-century Icelandic witch trials, in a land governed by religion and fear, THE GLASS WOMAN is addictive, breathtaking, and perfect for readers of BURIAL RITES and THE ESSEX SERPENT.

The Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Release: 2020-03-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781443455749
Language: en
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE A Time Magazine Must Read Book of 2020 A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year #1 national bestseller New York Times bestseller From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it. Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later, Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. Weaving together the lives of these characters, The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.

Nora Roberts Three Sisters Island Trilogy

Nora Roberts  Three Sisters Island Trilogy
Author: Nora Roberts
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 113
ISBN: 9781101531297
Language: en
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts masterfully evokes the quaint charm of New England in this collection that includes all three novels in the Three Sisters Island Trilogy—stories of friendships made and hearts lost, of legends, lovers, and longing... DANCE UPON THE AIR Careful to conceal her true identity, Nell Channing takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café—and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s so carefully created could shatter completely. HEAVEN AND EARTH Right from the start, researcher MacAllister Booke knows there’s something extraordinary about sheriff’s deputy Ripley Todd. Fascinated by her struggle with her amazing abilities, he becomes determined to help her accept who she is—and find the courage to open her heart. FACE THE FIRE Mia Devlin knows what it’s like to love with your whole heart—and then watch your love walk away. Angry, hurt and deeply confused, Mia refuses to admit that a passion for Sam Logan still burns up her heart. But she’ll need his help—and his powers—to face her greatest, most terrifying challenge.

Island in the Sea of Time

Island in the Sea of Time
Author: S. M. Stirling
Release: 1998-03-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781101127919
Language: en
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“Utterly engaging...a page-turner that is certain to win the author legions of new readers and fans.”—George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones It's spring on Nantucket and everything is perfectly normal, until a sudden storm blankets the entire island. When the weather clears, the island's inhabitants find that they are no longer in the late twentieth century...but have been transported instead to the Bronze Age! Now they must learn to survive with suspicious, warlike peoples they can barely understand and deal with impending disaster, in the shape of a would-be conqueror from their own time.

Glass Island

Glass Island
Author: Gareth Griffith
Release: 2018-05-31
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 385
ISBN: 1983043753
Language: en
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AD 576. A time of upheaval for the people of the Summer Land - the Saxons push further and further westward, a new religion supplants the old, unexpected alliances are formed and deadly rivalries fester - son against father, brother against brother.Eleri Gwir, the daughter of a chieftain, speaks only the truth - and one thing she knows is that war is coming and that a reckoning awaits her people.The Red Cloaks of Caer Baddan, the last remnant of the Roman legions on British soil, represent hope for Eleri and for all the Summer Land. And their leader Macsen represents something else for Eleri herself - new possibilities, new horizons to explore.As the decisive battle between the Britons and the Saxons draws nearer, Eleri and her people must decide what their role will be in this story.This rich and compelling novel brings to vivid life a moment of transformation that shaped the Britain we know today.

House of Glass

House of Glass
Author: Hadley Freeman
Release: 2020-03-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781501199226
Language: en
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Writer Hadley Freeman investigates her family’s secret history in this “exceptional” (The Washington Post) “masterpiece” (The Daily Telegraph) uncovering a story that spans a century, two World Wars, and three generations. Hadley Freeman knew her grandmother Sara lived in France just as Hitler started to gain power, but rarely did anyone in her family talk about it. Long after her grandmother’s death, she found a shoebox tucked in the closet containing photographs of her grandmother with a mysterious stranger, a cryptic telegram from the Red Cross, and a drawing signed by Picasso. This discovery sent Freeman on a decade-long quest to uncover the significance of these keepsakes, taking her from Picasso’s archives in Paris to a secret room in a farmhouse in Auvergne to Long Island to Auschwitz. Freeman pieces together the puzzle of her family’s past, discovering more about the lives of her grandmother and her three brothers, Jacques, Henri, and Alex. Their stories sometimes typical, sometimes astonishing—reveal the broad range of experiences of Eastern European Jews during the Holocaust. This “frightening, inspiring, and cautionary” (Kirkus Reviews) family saga is filled with extraordinary twists, vivid characters, and famous cameos, illuminating the Jewish and immigrant experience in the World War II era. Reviewers have asked: “is there a better book about being Jewish?” (The Daily Telegraph) Addressing themes of assimilation, identity, and home, House of Glass is “a triumph” (The Bookseller) and a powerful story about the past that echoes issues that remain relevant today.

The Secret of the Glass

The Secret of the Glass
Author: Donna Russo Morin
Release: 2010-03-01
Editor: Kensington
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780758261649
Language: en
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The Murano glassmakers of Venice are celebrated and revered. But now three are dead, killed for attempting to leave the city that both prized their work and kept them prisoner. For in this, the 17th century, the secret of their craft must, by law, never leave Venetian shores. Yet there is someone who keeps the secret while defying tradition. She is Sophia Fiolario, and she, too, is a glassmaker. Her crime is being a woman. . . Sophia is well aware that her family would be crushed by scandal if the truth of her knowledge and skill with glass were revealed. But there has never been any threat. . .until now. A wealthy nobleman with strong connections to the powerful Doge has requested her hand in marriage, and her refusal could draw dangerous attention. Yet having to accept and cease her art would devastate her. If there is an escape, Sophia intends to find it. Now, between creating precious glass parts for one of Professor Galileo Galilei's astonishing inventions and attending lavish parties at the Doge's Palace, Sophia is crossing paths with very influential people--including one who could change her life forever. But in Venice, every secret has its price. And Sophia must decide how much she is willing to pay. Praise for Donna Russo Morin's The Courtier's Secret "As opulent and sparkling as Louis XIV's court and as filled with intrigue, passion and excitement as a novel by Dumas. . .a feast for the senses." --Romantic Times (4 stars) "Vivid, delightful, spirited. . .a page-turner as smooth as fine cognac." –Steven Manchester, author of The Unexpected Storm "A wonderfully spun gem of a story." --Armchair Reviews Reading Group Guide Inside

Island of Glass

Island of Glass
Author: Nora Roberts
Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780698190757
Language: en
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The final Guardians Trilogy novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bay of Sighs and Stars of Fortune. As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there’s no one more familiar with the wild than Riley—and the wolf within her... An archaeologist, Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but now she finds herself on unsure footing, targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars, more than the blood of the guardians. While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass, Riley must fight her practical nature and admit her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling. For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run towards love—and save them all... Don't miss the other books in the Guardians Trilogy Stars of Fortune Bay of Sighs

House of Glass

House of Glass
Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Release: 1997-07-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101615355
Language: en
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With House Of Glass comes the final chapter of Pramoedya's epic quartet, set in the Dutch East Indies at the turn of the century. A novel of heroism, passion, and betrayal, it provides a spectacular conclusion to a series hailed as one of the great works of modern literature. At the start of House of Glass, Minke, writer and leader of the dissident movement, is now imprisoned—and the narrative has switched to Pangemanann, a former policeman, who has the task of spying and reporting on those who continue the struggle for independence. But the hunter is becoming the hunted. Pangemanann is a victim of his own conscience and has come to admire his adversaries. He must decide whether the law is to safeguard the rights of the people or to control the people. He fears the loss of his position, his family, and his self-respect. At last Pangemanann sees that his true opponents are not Minke and his followers, but rather the dynamism and energy of a society awakened.

House of Assassins

House of Assassins
Author: Larry Correia
Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Baen Books
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781625797018
Language: en
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LARRY CORREIA'S BEST-SELLING EPIC FANTASY SERIES, SAGA OF THE FORGOTTEN WARRIOR, CONTINUES. Ashok Vadal was once a member of the highest caste in all of Lok. As a Protector, he devoted his life to upholding the Law, rooting out those who still practiced the old ways and delivering swift justice with his ancestor blade Angruvadal. None was more merciless than he in stamping out the lingering belief in gods and demons among the casteless. His brutality was legendary and celebrated. But soon Ashok learned that his life to that point had been a lie. He himself, senior member of the Protector Order, was casteless. He had been nothing more than an unwitting pawn in a political game. His world turned upside down and finding himself on the wrong side of the Law, he began a campaign of rebellion, war, and destruction unlike any Lok had ever seen. Thera had been first daughter of Vane. A member of the Warrior Order, she had spent her life training for combat. Until a strange sight in the heavens appeared one day. Thera was struck by lighting and from that day forward she heard the Voice. A reluctant prophet with the power to see into the future, she fought alongside Ashok Vadal and his company of men known as the Sons of the Black Sword until a shapeshifting wizard with designs on her powers of precognition spirited her away. He holds her prisoner in the House of Assassins. Ashok Vadal and the Sons of the Black Sword march to rescue Thera. With his sword Angruvadal, Ashok was unstoppable. But Angruvadal is gone, shattered to pieces on the demon possessed husk of a warrior. Now, Ashok must fight without the aid of the magic blade for the first time. Thera’s life depends on it. But there is much more at risk in the continent of Lok. Strange forces are working behind the scenes. Ashok Vadal and the Sons of the Black Sword are caught up in a game they do not fully understand, with powerful forces allied against them. Ashok no longer knows what to believe. He is beginning to think perhaps the gods really do exist. If so, he’s warned them to stay out of his way. They would do well to listen. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About House of Assassins: “Correia piles on the intrigue, action, and cliffhangers in the invigorating second Saga of the Forgotten Warrior epic fantasy. . . . Correia also weaves in elements that question the value of belief and the cost of giving authority to those who find more profit in preying on the weak. . . . Brisk fight scenes, lively characters, and plenty of black humor continue to make this series a real pleasure.”—Publishers Weekly

A Thousand Glass Flowers

A Thousand Glass Flowers
Author: Evan Turk
Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781534410350
Language: en
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This gorgeous and empowering picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Evan Turk paints the portrait of Marietta Barovier, the groundbreaking Renaissance artisan who helped shape the future of Venetian glassmaking. Marietta and her family lived on the island of Murano, near Venice, as all glassmakers did in the early Renaissance. Her father, Angelo Barovier, was a true maestro, a master of glass. Marietta longed to create gorgeous glass too, but glass was men’s work. One day her father showed her how to shape the scalding-hot material into a work of art, and Marietta was mesmerized. Her skills grew and grew. Marietta worked until she created her own unique glass bead: the rosetta. Small but precious, the beautiful beads grew popular around the world and became as valuable as gold. The young girl who was once told she could not create art was now the woman who would leave her mark on glasswork for centuries to come.

Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Island of a Thousand Mirrors
Author: Nayomi Munaweera
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781466842274
Language: en
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Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, Yasodhara's and her siblings' lives are shaped by social hierarchies, their parents' ambitions, teenage love and, subtly, the differences between Tamil and Sinhala people; but the peace is shattered by the tragedies of war. Yasodhara's family escapes to Los Angeles. But Yasodhara's life has already become intertwined with a young Tamil girl's... Saraswathie is living in the active war zone of Sri Lanka, and hopes to become a teacher. But her dreams for the future are abruptly stamped out when she is arrested by a group of Sinhala soldiers and pulled into the very heart of the conflict that she has tried so hard to avoid – a conflict that, eventually, will connect her and Yasodhara in unexpected ways. Nayomi Munaweera's Island of a Thousand Mirrors is an emotionally resonant saga of cultural heritage, heartbreaking conflict and deep family bonds. Narrated in two unforgettably authentic voices and spanning the entirety of the decades-long civil war, it offers an unparalleled portrait of a beautiful land during its most difficult moment by a spellbinding new literary talent who promises tremendous things to come.