• Fiction

The Lacuna LP

A Novel
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061927562
Category: Fiction
Page: 784
View: 3008
In her most accomplished novel, Barbara Kingsolver takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico City of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. The Lacuna is a poignant story of a man pulled between two nations as they invent their modern identities. Born in the United States, reared in a series of provisional households in Mexico—from a coastal island jungle to 1930s Mexico City—Harrison Shepherd finds precarious shelter but no sense of home on his thrilling odyssey. Life is whatever he learns from housekeepers who put him to work in the kitchen, errands he runs in the streets, and one fateful day, by mixing plaster for famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. He discovers a passion for Aztec history and meets the exotic, imperious artist Frida Kahlo, who will become his lifelong friend. When he goes to work for Lev Trotsky, an exiled political leader fighting for his life, Shepherd inadvertently casts his lot with art and revolution, newspaper headlines and howling gossip, and a risk of terrible violence. Meanwhile, to the north, the United States will soon be caught up in the internationalist goodwill of World War II. There in the land of his birth, Shepherd believes he might remake himself in America's hopeful image and claim a voice of his own. He finds support from an unlikely kindred soul, his stenographer, Mrs. Brown, who will be far more valuable to her employer than he could ever know. Through darkening years, political winds continue to toss him between north and south in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach—the lacuna—between truth and public presumption. With deeply compelling characters, a vivid sense of place, and a clear grasp of how history and public opinion can shape a life, Barbara Kingsolver has created an unforgettable portrait of the artist—and of art itself. The Lacuna is a rich and daring work of literature, establishing its author as one of the most provocative and important of her time.

    • Fiction

The Lacuna

A Novel
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780061944550
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 3569
In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds—an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity will take readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events.

    • Bible

Studia Biblica

Essays in Biblical Archæology and Criticism and Kindred Subjects
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: N.A
View: 5053

    • Science

Treatise on Zoology - Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Crustacea, Volume 4

Author: Frederick Schram,Mireille Charmantier-Daures
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047440455
Category: Science
Page: 514
View: 4689
With now (including this vol. 4) six fascicles published, out of 13 planned, the current series Treatise on Zoology -- The Crustacea has become firmly established as the prime carcinological reference for the first part of the 21st century.

    • Religion

Latino-Punic Epigraphy

A Descriptive Study of the Inscriptions
Author: Robert M. Kerr
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161502712
Category: Religion
Page: 253
View: 7234
Robert M. Kerr presents a complete edition of all known Latino (and Graeco)-Punic inscriptions along with a detailed, comparative grammatical analysis, esp. with regard to phonology and orthographic practice. Several texts are presented here for the first time. These texts from Roman-era Tripolitania (the first centuries A.D.) render Punic systematically, although written with Latin graphemes. Until now they have been largely neglected by Semiticists. They thus provide, among other things, fully vocalised material, unusual for alphabetically written Semitic languages, which can provide us with insight into the historical and diachronic development of the (North-West) Semitic languages, esp. biblical Hebrew. At the same time, these texts are also interesting epigraphic texts documenting the spread of the Punic language into the African interior. A glossary and comprehensive indices help make this work accessible for reference purposes.

    • Mathematics

Logical Foundations of Computer Science

International Symposium, LFCS 2018, Deerfield Beach, FL, USA, January 8–11, 2018, Proceedings
Author: Sergei Artemov,Anil Nerode
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319720562
Category: Mathematics
Page: 369
View: 5966
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Symposium on Logical Foundations of Computer Science, LFCS 2018, held in Deerfield Beach, FL, USA, in January 2018. The 22 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 22 submissions. The scope of the Symposium is broad and includes constructive mathematics and type theory; homotopy type theory; logic, automata, and automatic structures; computability and randomness; logical foundations of programming; logical aspects of computational complexity; parameterized complexity; logic programming and constraints; automated deduction and interactive theorem proving; logical methods in protocol and program verification; logical methods in program specification and extraction; domain theory logics; logical foundations of database theory; equational logic and term rewriting; lambda andcombinatory calculi; categorical logic and topological semantics; linear logic; epistemic and temporal logics; intelligent and multiple-agent system logics; logics of proof and justification; non-monotonic reasoning; logic in game theory and social software; logic of hybrid systems; distributed system logics; mathematical fuzzy logic; system design logics; and other logics in computer science.

    • Bryozoa, Fossil

North American Early Tertiary Bryozoa

Author: Ferdinand Canu,Ray Smith Bassler
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bryozoa, Fossil
Page: N.A
View: 5601

    • Alcestis (Greek mythology)

The Alcestis of Euripides

Author: Euripides
Publisher: N.A
Category: Alcestis (Greek mythology)
Page: 178
View: 1342

    • Fiction


A Novel
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062684744
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 5128
The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards—including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize—returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval. How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Their dubious shelter is also the only option for a disabled father-in-law and an exasperating, free-spirited daughter. When the family’s one success story, an Ivy-educated son, is uprooted by tragedy he seems likely to join them, with dark complications of his own. In another time, a troubled husband and public servant asks, How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it? A science teacher with a passion for honest investigation, Thatcher Greenwood finds himself under siege: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting work just published by Charles Darwin. His young bride and social-climbing mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his worries that their elegant house is unsound. In a village ostensibly founded as a benevolent Utopia, Thatcher wants only to honor his duties, but his friendships with a woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor threaten to draw him into a vendetta with the town’s powerful men. Unsheltered is the compulsively readable story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it. With history as their tantalizing canvas, these characters paint a startlingly relevant portrait of life in precarious times when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future.

S. Ignatius. S. Polycarp

Revised Texts with Instructions, Notes, Dissertations, and Translations
Author: Saint Ignatius (Bishop of Antioch)
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 2069

    • Christian literature, Early

The Apostolic Fathers

A Revised Text with Introductions, Notes, Dissertations, and Translations
Author: Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Publisher: N.A
Category: Christian literature, Early
Page: N.A
View: 7436

    • Medical

Wheater's Functional Histology E-Book

A Text and Colour Atlas
Author: Barbara Young,Phillip Woodford,Geraldine O'Dowd
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702054887
Category: Medical
Page: 464
View: 2266
Take a simple approach to understanding the fundamentals with Wheater's Functional Histology. Offering concise text accompanied by hundreds of captions and images of histology slides, this best-selling textbook will equip you with all the must-know histology information you need to complete your courses and ace your exams. All (print) purchasers receive the complete, downloadable eBook (via Student Consult) - which now includes an all new bank of multiple choice questions to test your understanding and aid exam preparation. Recognize the microscopic structure of normal human tissues and how it relates to function with the help of over 900 high-quality histology images and illustrations. Master how to apply histology in a clinical context through coverage of common clinical conditions in each chapter. Access the entire contents online at Student Consult, including all of the images, a virtual histolab, and USMLE-style self-assessment questions and rationales. Gain a rich understanding of histology through simple, concise text and captions that are thoroughly updated with the most recent research and new discoveries. All (print) purchasers receive the complete, downloadable eBook (via Student Consult) - which now includes an all new bank of multiple choice questions to test your understanding and aid exam preparation.

The Apostolic Fathers

Author: Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
ISBN: 9783487403755
Page: 288
View: 6728

    • Fiction

Pigs in Heaven

Novel, A
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061842214
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 5897
Picking up where her modern classic The Bean Trees left off, Barbara Kingsolver’s bestselling Pigs in Heaven continues the tale of Turtle and Taylor Greer, a Native American girl and her adoptive mother who have settled in Tucson, Arizona, as they both try to overcome their difficult pasts. Taking place three years after The Bean Trees, Taylor is now dating a musician named Jax and has officially adopted Turtle. But when a lawyer for the Cherokee Nation begins to investigate the adoption—their new life together begins to crumble. Depicting the clash between fierce family love and tribal law, poverty and means, abandonment and belonging, Pigs in Heaven is a morally wrenching, gently humorous work of fiction that speaks equally to the head and the heart. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from Barbara Kingsolver, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

    • Classical philology

The Classical Review

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Classical philology
Page: N.A
View: 5999
This companion to the Classical Quarterly contains reviews of new work dealing with the literatures and civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. Over 300 books are reviewed each year.

    • Constitutional history

The Governance of England

Otherwise Called The Difference Between an Absolute and a Limited Monarchy
Author: Sir John Fortescue,Charles Plummer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Constitutional history
Page: 387
View: 5698

    • Ireland

The Codex palatino-vaticanus, no. 830

(Texts, translations and indices.)
Author: Batholomew MacCarthy
Publisher: N.A
Category: Ireland
Page: 450
View: 9010