The Phantom of Greatness


Author: Chi Sun Rhee
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 162287014X
Category: Fiction
Page: 338
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Chi Sun Rhee’s work of four volumes, The Phantom of Greatness, is a masterpiece of twentieth century epic fiction. It consists of Book One (The Phantom of Greatness), Book Two (The Way to Greatness), Book Three (The Devastation to Greatness), and Book Four (The Triumph to Greatness). In the latter part of the nineteen century, Japan planned to rule Korea. Takahashi Genji assassinates Korean Queen Min and her royal guards on October 8, 1895. Finally, on August 22, 1910, Korea is annexed to Japan. The Koreans constantly fight against the Japanese rule for their independence. Mija’s father is arrested, tortured, and imprisoned for years. Consequently, he becomes partially disabled. By accident, a Japanese scientific genius Ichiro discovers the Korean girl prodigy Mija, whose dream is to be a great writer. Her gifted talent ignites Ichiro’s love. Fathers of both sides reject their love affair. However, their love continues because there is no national boundary in knowledge and love. Seeing his people’s suffering, Mija’s brother Kwyunsoo attempts to assassinate Japanese Governor General in 1943. All of Mija’s family is arrested by the Japanese police. Byunghong, who has loved Mija since childhood, sends Mija to the Korean Women’s Volunteer Army to save her life with the help of Japanese commander of the military police. In the Philippines, astonishingly Mija meets Ichiro at the Lucban Military Base. They get married. Ichiro helps Mija escape from the camp, killing a Japanese sentinel. In the jungle, Mija saves the Philippine guerilla commander from a Japanese attack and becomes a guerilla member. During the fierce guerilla battle, Mija delivers Ichiro’s baby. Mr. Manuel Roxas rescues Mija from an approaching execution. In Manila, during the bloody fighting, a hand grenade explodes nearby and Ichiro falls to the ground. After the war, Mija leaves to unite with her son and waits to go to her motherland Korea.

The Tides of Wishing Rock

A Novel with Recipes
Author: Pam Stucky
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0985125233
Category: Fiction
Page: 387
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The Tides of Wishing Rock (a novel with recipes) is the third book in the Wishing Rock series. Following the award-winning Letters from Wishing Rock and The Wishing Rock Theory of Life, Pam Stucky’s latest novel, The Tides of Wishing Rock (a novel with recipes) completes the much-beloved Wishing Rock series. Ruby, Ed, Alexandra, Gran, Erin, Millie, Pip, and all the rest are back in this third novel set in Wishing Rock, Washington, a tiny town in which everyone lives in the same building. Wit, wisdom, and recipes are once again highlighted in letters between the neighbors and their friends, chronicling the twists and turns of the characters’ daily lives. Ruby’s relationship with Ed continues to grow, but will those growing pains send her back into the arms of Jake, the town’s young doctor-in-training? Erin needs a change of scenery and escapes to Hawaii for whale-watching, coconut cocktails, and sunrise runs, but will what she finds at the end of a long winding Maui road change her life? Ed and Alexandra both take on the complexities of family secrets and long-lost relations, while spry Gran decides to let her life take a new turn. Holidays at Wishing Rock provide the close-knit community opportunities for reflection and gratitude, and a spontaneous road trip on a visit to Ireland leads Ruby and Pip to a surprise encounter with the Northern Ireland police. Amidst it all, Millie declares a National Wishing Rock Day, which Alexandra and David enhance with the town’s first annual Wishing Rock Olympics. At the core of this heartwarming novel are fun, frolic, family, and friends.

The Rainy Spell and Other Korean Stories


Author: Ji-moon Suh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317454936
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
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This anthology of short stories reflects the writers' shared core experience of Korea's trajectory from an inward-looking feudal state, through Japanese colony and battle-ground for the Korean War, to a modernizing society. Three stories have been added to the original edition.

The Cupcake Witches

The Cupcake Witches series, Book #1
Author: Suzanne Schultz Pick
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468923404
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Delia Bright has just started seventh grade. Now that her best friend, Travis is on the track team and her parents are busy at their restaurant, Delia is lonely. When she meets Fern, Irene, and Agnes, they realize that Delia's baking abilities are just what they need to create perfect spells. Delia's gift has hurt her family in the past, but she's too curious to not bake her magical cupcakes.

Someone Special


Author: Judith Saxton
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446441687
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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On 21 April 1926, three baby girls are born. In North Wales, Hester Coburn, a farm labourer's wife, gives birth to Nell, while in Norwich, in an exclusive nursing home, Anna is born to rich and pampered Constance Radwell. And in London, Elizabeth, Duchess of York, has her first child, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. The future looks straightforward for all three girls, yet before Nell is eight she and Hester are forced to leave home, finding work with a travelling fair. Anna's happy security is threatened by her father's infidelities and her mother's jealousy, and the Princess's life is irrevocably altered by her uncle's abdication. Set in the hills of Wales and the rolling Norfolk countryside, the story follows Nell and Anna through their wartime adolescence into young womanhood as they struggle to overcome their problems, while watching 'their' Princess move towards her great destiny. Only when they finally meet do the two girls understand that each of them is 'someone special'.

Rescuing the Texan's Heart


Author: Mindy Obenhaus
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460339274
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Melting His Heart Cash Coble is desperate for a change. After working in the family business for ten years, he's stressed out and overworked. When he heads to Colorado to visit his ailing grandfather, he finds his mood lifted by the beautiful woman living next door. After a troubled past, ice climber Taryn Purcell isn't looking for love. Especially not with a charming Texan who's consumed by work. But there's something about Cash that captures her heart. Never one to back down from a challenge, Taryn promises to show Cash how to carve out a happy life—one that includes her.

The Life You Chose and that Chose You

The 25th UTS Writers' Anthology
Author: Uts Editorial Committee
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1921134143
Category: Poetry
Page: 304
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The UTS Writers' Anthology has helped launch many careers, and continues to provide readers with some of the freshest ideas in Australian writing. The creative writing degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, is the oldest in Australia - and 2011 marks the Anthology's special 25th edition. Each year the Anthology features a foreword by a distinguished writer (Nam Le, in 2010). It is launched at Sydney Writers' Festival and at a major bookstore (most recently, Gleebooks). Authors' work is often selected for anthologies such as Best Australian Stories, and read on radio. It is widely reviewed in the local and national press. This year the foreword will be written by the Managing Editor of The New Yorker, Amelia Lester. Contributing Authors: Rosie Cintio, Mark Rossiter, Deborah FitzGerald, Isabelle Guaran, Roslyn McFarland, Mathilde de Hauteclocque, Howard Shih, Julian Dibley-Hall, Jason Childs, Rosanna Beatrice Stevens, Susanna Freymark, Amy Paterson, Angus Benson, Anna Nordstroem, Michelle Troxler, Sharon Kent, Georgia Symons, Benjamin Freeman, Jacqui Wise, Rebecca Slater, Rebecca Lean, Robert Graves, Popi-Laurel Silk, Daniel Rapaic O'Connell, Ellen Tyrrell, Madelaine Lucas, Aziza Green, S.J. Cottier, Amanda Yeo, Lucy Holt, Annabel Stafford, Jenny James, Kit Henderson. Editorial Committee: Kate Butler, Jason Childs, Kit Henderson, Stephanie King, Maggie Korenblium, Kate Laidley, Sophie Roberts, Jacqui Wise

Busy Woman Seeks Wife


Author: Annie Sanders
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409115569
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Every woman's secret desire...is to have a 'her indoors' to do the chores. 'What you need,' said Saffron, pouring Alex another glass of wine, 'is someone to take away your worries, someone you can rely on, someone to deal with all the boring details.' 'But I've got a bloke already,' protested Alex. 'No, no!' replied Saffron. 'I mean, what you need is a WIFE.' On the surface, Alex Hill is every inch the polished high-flying career woman. But that just means she's rushed off her feet with barely enough time to take out the bins, let alone pull together an amazing product launch. Then she discovers her Spanish cleaner has been using her flat to turn tricks in the afternoons, and in her bed! And to top things off, her demanding mother - an ageing 60s-style icon - has a bad fall, requiring her to move in with Alex indefinitely. With so much to juggle, Alex begins to realise that she needs someone more committed than a cleaner - so she advertises for 'a wife'. Enter Ella - a brilliant cook and carer. But Ella isn't quite what she appears, and pretty soon Alex is contemplating 'divorce'...