Stories from the Shadows

Stories from the Shadows
Author: James J. O'Connell
Release: 2015-04-16
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0692412344
Language: en
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Dr. O'Connell's collection of stories and essays, written during thirty years of caring for homeless persons in Boston, gently illuminates the humanity and raw courage of those who struggle to survive and find meaning and hope while living on the streets.

The Shadows

The Shadows
Author: Alex North
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Celadon Books
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9781250318022
Language: en
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"This is absorbing, headlong reading, a play on classic horror with an inventiveness of its own... As with all the best illusions, you are left feeling not tricked, but full of wonder." – The New York Times The haunting new thriller from Alex North, author of the New York Times bestseller The Whisper Man You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile--always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that it’s attracted that strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet--and inspired more than one copycat. Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree--and his victim--were Paul’s friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and suffering from dementia, has taken a turn for the worse. Though every inch of him resists, it is time to come home. It's not long before things start to go wrong. Paul learns that Detective Amanda Beck is investigating another copycat that has struck in the nearby town of Featherbank. His mother is distressed, insistent that there's something in the house. And someone is following him. Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day twenty-five years ago. It wasn't just the murder. It was the fact that afterward, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again...

Deep into the Dark

Deep into the Dark
Author: P. J. Tracy
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Minotaur Books
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781250783578
Language: en
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“Tracy seems to have found her literary sweet spot.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review New York Times bestseller P. J. Tracy returns with Deep into the Dark, a brand new series set in LA and featuring up-and-coming LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan and murder suspect Sam Easton. Sam Easton—a true survivor—is home from Afghanistan, trying to rebuild a life in his hometown of LA. Separated from his wife, bartending and therapy sessions are what occupy his days and nights. When friend and colleague Melody Traeger is beaten by her boyfriend, she turns to Sam for help. When the boyfriend turns up dead the next day, a hard case like Sam is the perfect suspect. But LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan, whose brother recently died serving overseas, is sympathetic to Sam's troubles, and can't quite see him as a killer. She's more interested in the secrets Melody might be keeping and the developments in another murder case on the other side of town. Set in an LA where real people live and work--not the superficial LA of Beverly Hills or the gritty underbelly of the city--Deep into the Dark features two really engaging, dynamic main characters and explores the nature of obsession, revenge, and grief. P. J. Tracy is known for her "fast, fresh, and funny" characters (Harlan Coben) and her "sizzling" plots (People); the Monkeewrench series was her first, set in Minneapolis and co-written with her mother. Now with Deep into the Dark she's on her own—and it's a home run.

In the Shadows

In the Shadows
Author: Kiersten White,Jim Di Bartolo
Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 388
ISBN: 9780545561457
Language: en
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From the remarkable imagination of acclaimed artist Jim Di Bartolo and the exquisite pen of bestselling author Kiersten White comes a spellbinding story of love, mystery, and dark conspiracy. From the remarkable imagination of acclaimed artist Jim Di Bartolo and the exquisite pen of bestselling author Kiersten White comes a spellbinding story of love, mystery, and dark conspiracy, told in an alternating narrative of words and pictures.Cora and Minnie are sisters living in a small, stifling town where strange and mysterious things occur. Their mother runs the local boarding house. Their father is gone. The woman up the hill may or may not be a witch.Thomas and Charles are brothers who've been exiled to the boarding house so Thomas can tame his ways and Charles can fight an illness that is killing him with increasing speed. Their family history is one of sorrow and guilt. They think they can escape from it . . . but they can't.Arthur is also new to the boarding house. His fate is tied to that of Cora, Minnie, Thomas, and Charles. He knows what darkness circles them, but can't say why, and doesn't even know if they can be saved.

The Shadows

The Shadows
Author: Jacqueline West
Release: 2011-06-14
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101532294
Language: en
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For fans of Small Spaces, Coraline, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and James Howe's Bunnicula classics comes the first book in the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Books of Elsewhere series. This house is keeping secrets . . . When eleven-year-old Olive and her parents move into the crumbling mansion on Linden Street and find it filled with mysterious paintings, Olive knows the place is creepy—but it isn’t until she encounters its three talking cats that she realizes there’s something darkly magical afoot. Then Olive finds a pair of antique spectacles in a dusty drawer and discovers the most peculiar thing yet: She can travel inside the house’s spooky paintings to a world that’s strangely quiet . . . and eerily sinister. But in entering Elsewhere, Olive has been ensnared in a mystery darker and more dangerous than she could have imagined, confronting a power that wants to be rid of her by any means necessary. With only the cats and an unusual boy she meets in Elsewhere on her side, it’s up to Olive to save the house from the shadows, before the lights go out for good.

The Uncanny Reader

The Uncanny Reader
Author: Marjorie Sandor
Release: 2015-02-24
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781466838680
Language: en
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From the deeply unsettling to the possibly supernatural, these thirty-one border-crossing stories from around the world explore the uncanny in literature, and delve into our increasingly unstable sense of self, home, and planet. The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows opens with "The Sand-man," E.T.A. Hoffmann's 1817 tale of doppelgangers and automatons—a tale that inspired generations of writers and thinkers to come. Stories by 19th and 20th century masters of the uncanny—including Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Kafka, and Shirley Jackson—form a foundation for sixteen award-winning contemporary authors, established and new, whose work blurs the boundaries between the familiar and the unknown. These writers come from Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia, Scotland, England, Sweden, the United States, Uruguay, and Zambia—although their birthplaces are not always the terrains they plumb in their stories, nor do they confine themselves to their own eras. Contemporary authors include: Chris Adrian, Aimee Bender, Kate Bernheimer, Jean-Christophe Duchon-Doris, Mansoura Ez-Eldin, Jonathon Carroll, John Herdman, Kelly Link, Steven Millhauser, Joyce Carol Oates, Yoko Ogawa, Dean Paschal, Karen Russell, Namwali Serpell, Steve Stern and Karen Tidbeck.

The Day I Met My Shadow

The Day I Met My Shadow
Author: Anonim
Release: 2017-05-14
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0692873880
Language: en
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When a little boy goes outside to play, he discovers something mysterious, which he can't seem to get away from, no matter how hard he tries.

Beneath the Shadows

Beneath the Shadows
Author: Sara Foster
Release: 2012-06-05
Editor: Minotaur Books
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9781466802643
Language: en
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In this thrilling gothic suspense debut by Sara Foster in the tradition of Rosamund Lupton and Sophie Hannah, a young mother searches Yorkshire's windswept moors for the truth behind her husband's mysterious disappearance. THE ANSWERS ARE HIDING BENEATH THE SHADOWS When Grace's husband, Adam, inherits an isolated North Yorkshire cottage, they leave the bustle of London behind to try a new life. A week later, Adam vanishes without a trace, leaving their baby daughter, Millie, in her stroller on the doorstep. The following year, Grace returns to the tiny village on the untamed heath. Everyone—the police, her parents, even her best friend and younger sister—is convinced that Adam left her. But Grace, unable to let go of her memories of their love and life together, cannot accept this explanation. She is desperate for answers, but the slumbering, deeply superstitious hamlet is unwilling to give up its secrets. As Grace hunts through forgotten corners of the cottage searching for clues, and digs deeper into the lives of the locals, strange dreams begin to haunt her. Are the villagers hiding something, or is she becoming increasingly paranoid? Only as snowfall threatens to cut her and Millie off from the rest of the world does Grace make a terrible discovery. She has been looking in the wrong place for answers all along, and she and her daughter will be in terrible danger if she cannot get them away in time. "A haunting tale of loss and one woman's search for the truth no matter the consequences. This vividly written novel will leave you breathless and as chilled as the starkly beautiful North Yorkshire moors where this compelling story unfolds." –Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of These Things Hidden

Message from the Shadows

Message from the Shadows
Author: Antonio Tabucchi
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Archipelago
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781939810168
Language: en
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This new, expanded collection of Antonio Tabucchi's stories collects the best short fiction from the Italian author recognized as one of the masters of the form. Message From the Shadows is a new collection featuring Antonio Tabucchi's finest short stories, spanning the breadth of his career. These playful tales explore Tabucchi's signature themes, from his inventive, lyrical meditations on language, art, and philosophy, to his fascination with the passage of time, and the mystery of storytelling.

Tales Told in the Shadows of the White Mountains

Tales Told in the Shadows of the White Mountains
Author: Charles J. Jordan
Release: 2003
Editor: UPNE
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1584651083
Language: en
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A spine-tingling collection of real and surreal tales of northern New Hampshire.

The Shadows Between Us

The Shadows Between Us
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250189974
Language: en
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Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Pirate King, is back with an epic YA tale of ambition and love in The Shadows Between Us... “They’ve never found the body of the first and only boy who broke my heart. And they never will.” Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power: 1) Woo the Shadow King. 2) Marry him. 3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself. No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it. But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen? “Tricia Levenseller’s latest, The Shadows Between Us, is a decadent and wickedly addictive fantasy, full of schemes and court intrigue, and delightful descriptions of food, which I am always a fan of.” —Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

The Way of Shadows

The Way of Shadows
Author: Brent Weeks
Release: 2008-10-01
Editor: Orbit
Pages: 632
ISBN: 9780316040228
Language: en
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From NYT bestselling author Brent Weeks comes the first novel in his breakout fantasy trilogy in which a young boy trains under the city's most legendary and feared assassin, Durzo Blint. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art -- and he is the city's most accomplished artist. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly -- and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics -- and cultivate a flair for death.

Among the Shadows

Among the Shadows
Author: Demitria Lunetta,Mindy McGinnis,Kate Karyus Quinn
Release: 2015-08-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 276
ISBN: 1516860659
Language: en
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Even the lightest hearts have shaded corners to hide the black thoughts that come at night. Experience the darker side of YA as 13 authors explore the places that others prefer to leave among the shadows. You've been there. It's dark and you're comfortable. You're just about to fall asleep when you can't help but wonder if maybe tonight the thing you've always been sure exists will finally find you. The best short stories stick with you, and the stories in this book especially, are meant to cast long shadows. The authors who contributed to this anthology are not only familiar with what lurks among the shadows, we choose to spend time there. Our monsters all live in different places--under beds, beside peaceful streams, inside ourselves, down mine shafts, in the sky. The darkness you'll find in these pages knows no boundaries, so it's only fitting that these stories cover many genres. Reality can be just as terrifying as anything our imaginations conjure, which is why the darkness in these pages isn't relegated just to flights of fancy or the paranormal. In choosing such a wide range of stories, our hope is that everyone will find something to make them clutch their bedcovers a little closer. In realistic contemporary stories from Joelle Charbonneau and Kelly Fiore, depression, addiction, obsession, and isolation are all the stuff of nightmares. Other stories by Justina Ireland, Phoebe North, and Geoffrey Girard straddle the line, making us question what is real and what is false. Mindy McGinnis explores the question of not knowing yourself, while Kate Karyus Quinn speculates on the effect of learning that every terrible thing that's ever happened to you has been manufactured for the entertainment of others. Demitria Lunetta and Gretchen McNeil each take a closer, horrific look at human nature. Lenore Applehans delves into a post-apocalyptic future, while R.C. Lewis discovers the darkness that lurks on another planet in her science fiction narrative. Then of course there are the paranormal stories from Beth Revis and Lydia Kang, each digging into the many types of monsters that might wait for us in the dark. Overall, you'll find a wide range of horrors represented, including demons, aliens, and one of the most frightening creatures ever--human beings. So set aside an hour or two, switch on some lights and come join us... among the shadows.

From the Shadows

From the Shadows
Author: Robert M. Gates
Release: 2007-01-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781416543367
Language: en
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The former director of the CIA discusses the hidden wars and operations that the U.S. waged against world Communism, discusses the CIA's role in the collapse of Communism in the Soviet bloc, and assesses the various presidents and officials for whom he worked. 60,000 first printing. Tour.

Luck in the Shadows

Luck in the Shadows
Author: Lynn Flewelling
Release: 2010-11-03
Editor: Spectra
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780307774996
Language: en
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"A new star is rising in the fantasy firmament...teems with magic and spine-chilling amounts of skullduggery."–Dave Duncan, author of The Great Game When young Alec of Kerry is taken prisoner for a crime he didn’t commit, he is certain that his life is at an end. But one thing he never expected was his cellmate. Spy, rogue, thief, and noble, Seregil of Rhiminee is many things–none of them predictable. And when he offers to take on Alec as his apprentice, things may never be the same for either of them. Soon Alec is traveling roads he never knew existed, toward a war he never suspected was brewing. Before long he and Seregil are embroiled in a sinister plot that runs deeper than either can imagine, and that may cost them far more than their lives if they fail. But fortune is as unpredictable as Alec’s new mentor, and this time there just might be…Luck in the Shadows.

Into the Shadows

Into the Shadows
Author: Karly Kirkpatrick
Release: 2010-11-10
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1456341030
Language: en
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Coming in June 2012 - Darkness Rising, Book 2 of the Into the Shadows Series!!!Paivi Anderson has it all—friends, a spot on the varsity basketball team, wonderful parents, and quite possibly, her first boyfriend. It was everything a freshman in high school could ask for. Her perfect life begins to crumble when she discovers her name on a list distributed by a power-hungry presidential candidate. How could anyone think of Paivi as an Enemy of the State? Could it be because of her special powers? No one was supposed to know about them, but the mysterious messages in her tater tots say otherwise. In INTO THE SHADOWS, Paivi quickly learns who her friends are and is forced into a reality she didn't see coming.

The Shadows Behind Me

The Shadows Behind Me
Author: Willie Sterner
Release: 2010
Editor: Azrieli Series of Holocaust Su
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1897470185
Language: en
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Willie Sterner's skill as a painter brought him to a fateful meeting with the renowned Oskar Schindler and helped him evade death at the hands of the Nazis.

From Out of the Shadows

From Out of the Shadows
Author: A. G. V. McPherson
Release: 2020-03-18
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 348
ISBN: 1525567039
Language: en
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"Believe me when I say, if you do not fear Dark Elves, you are a fool, for there is much to be afraid of." Silmanus and Mara are the unlikeliest of allies: an elven wizard and a human outlaw. Plunged together in a struggle for survival, desperation and necessity form an uneasy alliance between elf and human, an alliance challenged by the most lethal warriors in Aeternerras-the sinister Dark Elves. Much to his astonishment, Silmanus discovers his lowly views towards humans are misplaced as he fights side-by-side with them as equals. But could a wizard and a human have anything in common? "As you are not an Arcanist-that is, someone who uses magic-you are probably under the impression that living things have souls or spirits." On the other side of the world, companions Amber and Jeddo-dwarf and gnome-have devoted their lives to hunting down monsters that escape The Fell Lands, naturally reaping the profits that this profession brings. Their ventures become far more trouble than they are worth when the two are taken captive by Dark Elves becoming entangled in a web of death and deceit. "Growling, Amber pushed herself to her feet, but Mordasine's boot shoved her back down. 'On your knees, filth, ' he hissed." In From out of the Shadows, blood is spilled and tears are shed as these four fight for freedom. Many questions remain, questions of trust, motivations, and uncertainty. One question supersedes them all, "What are the Dark Elves plotting - and what other evils are lurking in the shadows?"...

Amid the Shadows

Amid the Shadows
Author: Michael C. Grumley
Release: 2013-10-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 312
ISBN: 1492874248
Language: en
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FOR THE LAST HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS, AN UNIMAGINABLE SECRET HAS BEEN KEPT FROM THE WORLD. NOW IT'S ABOUT TO BE REVEALED...IN THE MOST ALARMING WAY POSSIBLE. AND ALL THAT STANDS IN THE WAY IS A SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL. After her mother is murdered trying to protect her, young Sarah Baxter ends up in the care of an unlikely hero; a new and inexperienced social worker with problems of her own. Yet when Christine Rose discovers something very special about Sarah, she also learns a terrifying secret that few would ever dream possible. But it's more than just possible...it's imminent. For over a century, in countries around the globe, a dark and meticulous plan has been set. But now an immensely powerful group must find and eliminate Sarah, the one person who can change the outcome. With unlimited resources and the unwitting support of a powerful government, they will stop at nothing to see their plan through. A strike at the very heart of faith itself. From New York City, to the Vatican, to the hidden Nazi bunkers of Argentina, Christine must dig deep within herself and find the strength to keep Sarah alive. Because if Sarah doesn't survive...no one will.

Secrets in the Shadows

Secrets in the Shadows
Author: Heige S. Boehm
Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1553805720
Language: en
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Secrets in the Shadows is the account of best friends Michael and Wolfie who are boys growing up in Nazi Germany. Both of them are delighted to join the Hitler Youth. But by the time the boys are twelve, a devastating event turns their world upside down. On a school trip to Berlin, the boys see a beautiful Jewish girl boarding the train with her mother. Shortly after, a horrified Michael witnesses their brutal murder -- the result of ant-Semitism. As a result, Michael's loyalty to Hitler begins to show cracks. In 1943 when Michael turns sixteen, his father orders him to volunteer with the 12th SS Hitler Youth Panzer unit. Wolfie joins as well. Boehm shows them on the grim battlefields fighting hand-to-hand in the villages and towns, sometimes against the Canadians. Seeing what is happening on the battlefield, they come to reject the Nazi regime and its propaganda. In the final showdown, Michael and Wolfie are ordered to travel to Berlin, and it is there they confront the secrets that lie in the shadows of the past.