The Bride Price

Author: Piper Davenport
Publisher: Trixie Publishing, Inc. via PublishDrive
Category: Fiction
Page: 265
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18+ for language and sexual situations… Is love timeless? Does only one true love exist for each person? Can the course of history be changed in order to save a future generation? Sophie Ford, awaiting a heart transplant, thought she was sleeping in the arms of her beloved husband, Jamie. However, she has woken to find herself in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1863, without explanation as to how she got there, or where her husband is. Taking refuge with a doctor and his family, she finds herself in a volatile relationship with their neighbor, Richard Madden. His expectations and desires become difficult to ignore, and Sophie must find a way to hold off his pursuit. She rejoices when a soldier, looking identical to Jamie, arrives. Although he claims he doesn't know her, she's convinced he's her husband and sets out to make him remember. Sophie races against time as she faces increasing pressure from Richard, who threatens their chance to reunite. Can she break through Jamie's barriers and bring his memory back? And once found, can their love survive living in a different century?

The Bride Price

Author: Buchi Emecheta,Rosemary Border
Publisher: Oxford University
ISBN: 9780194230599
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 104
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A Nigerian girl is allowed to finish her education because a diploma will enhance her bride price, but she then rebels against traditional marriage customs.

Brat Farrar

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476733147
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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What begins as a ploy to claim an inheritance ends with the impostor’s life hanging in the balance. In this tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family's sizable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick's mannerism's, appearance, and every significant detail of Patrick's early life, up to his thirteenth year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself. It seems as if Brat is going to pull off this most incredible deception until old secrets emerge that jeopardize the imposter's plan and his life. Culminating in a final terrible moment when all is revealed, Brat Farrar is a precarious adventure that grips the reader early and firmly and then holds on until the explosive conclusion.

Far from the Madding Crowd - With Audio Level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194631605
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 112
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A level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West. Bathsheba Everdene is young, proud, and beautiful. She is an independent woman and can marry any man she chooses – if she chooses. In fact, she likes her independence, and she likes fighting her own battles in a man’s world. But it is never wise to ignore the power of love. There are three men who would very much like to marry Bathsheba. When she falls in love with one of them, she soon wishes she had kept her independence. She learns that love brings misery, pain, and violent passions that can destroy lives . . .

Weddings - With Audio Level 1 Factfiles Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: Christine Lindop
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194632393
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 64
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A level 1 Factfiles Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Christine Lindop. ‘The bride wore a long white dress, with flowers in her hair. After the wedding, there was a party, and people gave presents to the bride and groom.’ This wedding was nearly two thousand years ago, in Rome. Some things don’t change. But some things do. Today you can have a wedding on a mountain, or under the sea, or ‘Elvis’ can sing for you. And different things happen in different places. Little birds made of paper, small trees, money in the bride’s shoe, and lots of noise – they are all important for weddings somewhere. Welcome to the wonderful world of weddings!

Great Expectations Level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194786366
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 112
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A level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West. In a gloomy, neglected house Miss Havisham sits, as she has sat year after year, in a wedding dress and veil that were once white, and are now faded and yellow with age. Her face is like a death’s head; her dark eyes burn with bitterness and hate. By her side sits a proud and beautiful girl, and in front of her, trembling with fear in his thick country boots, stands young Pip. Miss Havisham stares at Pip coldly, and murmurs to the girl at her side: ‘Break his heart, Estella. Break his heart!’

The Kiss: Love Stories from North America - With Audio Level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: Jennifer Bassett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194631001
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 80
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A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. Love stories with a difference . . . There's a kiss by a fireside that was a mistake, there's a man-hating aunt by the seaside, and a gunman in Texas wanting a fight. There's a white heron flying over a forest, and a messenger running between two benches in a park. And of course, there's a girl who meets a boy . . .These love stories are by US writers Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Sarah Orne Jewett, O. Henry, and Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery (author of the famous Anne of Green Gables).

Second-class Citizen

Author: Buchi Emecheta
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435909918
Category: Electronic books
Page: 186
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"Adah, a woman from the Ibo tribe, moves to England to live with her Nigerian student husband. She soon discovers that life for a young Nigerian woman living in London in the 1960s is grim. Rejected by British society and thwarted by her husband, who expects her to be subservient to him, she is forced to face up to life as a second-class citizen." -- back cover.


A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

The Omega Files

Short Stories
Author: Jennifer Bassett
Publisher: Oxford
ISBN: 9780194229609
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 56
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In EDI (the European Department of Intelligence in Brussels) there aresome very secret files - the Omega Files. There are strange, surprising, andsometimes horrible stories in these files, but not many people know about them.You never read about them in the newspapers. Hawker and Jude know all about theOmega Files, because they work for EDI.They think fast, they move fast, and they learn some very strange things. Theygo all over the world, asking difficult questions in dangerous places, but theydon't always find the answers

The Midsummer Bride

Author: Barbara Leonie Picard,Alan Marks
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192798794
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 26
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When Count Alaric discovers a beautiful woman with no memory on Midsummer's morning, he names her Catherine and makes her his wife, but he learns that she is one of the fairy people and will one day rejoin them if he cannot find some way of showing her alove so perfect it leaves no room for other memories

Nobody Told Me

From Basement Band to Jack and the John Lennon Sessions
Author: Ken Geringer
Publisher: Hipway PressInc
ISBN: 9780970712608
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 260
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The former music company executive documents his life and career, from his misspent youth in Rockland County, New York, during the 1970s to his rise as a successful businessman, and collaboration with record producer Jack Douglas.