Emails from the Edge: A Journey Through Troubled Times

By Ken Haley

He’s been expelled from Syria on suspicion of terrorism, been dragged from the Hungarian parliament in handcuffs and interviewed the editor-in-chief of al-Jazeera, all in the course of a striking two-year trip through wheelchair throughout Eurasia. Walkley Award-winning journalist Ken Haley’s travels absorb forty-one international locations and in Emails from the sting he portrays lifestyles within the center East because it relatively is, no longer because the media painting it, and attracts an interesting parallel together with his personal existence.

With nice humour, and never a touch of sentimentality, he lays naked his darkest instances, whilst he plunged over the precipice into insanity, and divulges the wanderlust that led him to the guts of the world’s scorching spots.

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Leo Africanus

By Amin Maalouf

"I, Hasan the son of Muhammad the weigh-master, I, Jean-Leon de Medici, circumcised on the hand of a barber and baptized on the hand of a pope, i'm now known as the African, yet it's not that i am from Africa, nor from Europe, nor from Arabia. i'm also referred to as the Granadan, the Fassi, the Zayyati, yet I come from no kingdom, from no urban, no tribe. i'm the son of the line, my state is the caravan, my lifestyles the main unforeseen of voyages."

Thus wrote Leo Africanus, in his 40th 12 months, during this imaginary autobiography of the recognized geographer, adventurer, and pupil Hasan al-Wazzan, who was once born in Granada in 1488. His kin fled the Inquisition and took him to the town of Fez, in North Africa. Hasan turned an itinerant service provider, and made many trips to the East, trips wealthy in experience and statement. He was once captured by means of a Sicilian pirate and brought again to Rome as a present to Pope Leo X, who baptized him Johannes Leo. whereas in Rome, he wrote the 1st trilingual dictionary (Latin, Arabic and Hebrew), in addition to his celebrated Description of Africa, for which he's nonetheless remembered as Leo Africanus.

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Sunrise Alley

By Catherine Asaro

She used to be operating from a ruthless legal followed by means of a person greater than human...When the shipwrecked stranger washed up, approximately drowned, at the seashore close to study scientist Samantha Brytons domestic, she was once unaware that he used to be anything greater than human: an test carried out via Charon, a infamous felony and practitioner of unlawful robotics and android examine. the guy acknowledged his identify used to be Turner Pascalbut Pascal was once useless, killed in a automobile destroy. Then she chanced on that Charon was once experimenting with copying the minds of people into android brains, implanted in human our bodies to flee detection, making plans to make his personal military of slaves that may stick to his orders with out query. Samantha and Turner fast came across themselves at the run around the nation, pursued via the main ruthless felony of the twenty-first century. In desperation, Samantha determined to hunt support from dawn Alley, an underground association of AIs that had long gone rogue. yet those cybernetic outlaws have been rumored to have their very own hidden time table, now not inevitably congruent with humanitys welfare, and Samantha feared that her in simple terms wish might end up forlorn...

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The Last Gentleman Adventurer: Coming of Age in the Arctic

By Edward Beauclerk Maurice

At 16, Edward Beauclerk Maurice all of a sudden signed up with the Hudson's Bay corporation -- the corporate of Gentleman Adventurers -- and ended up at an remoted buying and selling submit within the Canadian Arctic, the place there has been no verbal exchange with the skin global and just one send arrived every year. yet he used to be now not on my own. The Inuit those that traded there taught him how one can tune polar bears, construct igloos, and live to tell the tale ferocious iciness storms. He realized their language and have become thoroughly immersed of their tradition, incomes the identify Issumatak, which means “he who thinks.”

In The final Gentleman Adventurer, Edward Beauclerk Maurice relates his tale of coming of age within the Arctic and transports the reader to a time and a life-style now misplaced forever.

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Eternal Journey (Rogue Angel, Book 17)

By Alex Archer, Jean Rabe

After taking pictures an episode of "Chasing History's Monsters "at a dig in Australia, Annja Creed is left feeling mildly unimpressed. The artifacts being exposed are thought of fringe by means of specialists who doubt their authenticity. Annja is disenchanted by way of the overall loss of secret concerned. yet her boredom is readily changed with worry whilst all that's left of her cameraman is a drop of blood on his hotel-room carpet.As she seems to be for her good friend, Annja narrowly escapes an assault by way of gunmen. She realizes her cameraman should have captured identical to anything so beneficial that somebody could kill them for simply having dared examine it. while it turns into transparent that everybody at the dig is in danger, Annja starts to imagine they're at risk now not as a result of what they observed, yet "who...."

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Havana Storm (Dirk Pitt)

By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler

Dirk Pitt returns, within the exciting new novel from the grand grasp of experience and no 1 New York occasions bestselling author.

While investigating a poisonous outbreak within the Caribbean Sea which may finally threaten the U.S., Pitt unwittingly turns into concerned with anything much more dangerous—a post-Castro strength fight for keep watch over of Cuba. in the meantime, Pitt’s teenagers, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer summer season, are on an research in their personal, chasing an Aztec stone which may display the whereabouts of an enormous treasure.

The stone used to be supposedly destroyed at the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them either to Cuba as well—and squarely into harm’s method. the 3 of them were in determined occasions before…but probably by no means really as dire because the one dealing with them now.

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Blue Star Priestess (Demon Lord Book 3)

By Morgan Blayde

Simply because occasionally you'll want to struggle fireplace WITH HELLFIRE, THERE’S CAINE DEATHWALKER: RAISED AS A DEMON, ARMED LIKE A GUN service provider, AND FUELED through BOOZE. great IS a grimy observe AND KILLING IS WHAT HE DOES most sensible. MAKE a freelance WITH HELL AND HE can be in your aspect, GOD assist you.



BETRAYAL OF HIS urban could be the in simple terms method to reserve it, so long as not anyone unearths OUT.


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The Rithmatist

By Brandon Sanderson

The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson's New York Times bestselling epic youngster experience is now on hand in paperback.

More than something, Joel desires to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the facility to infuse lifestyles into two-dimensional figures referred to as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity's purely protection opposed to the Wild Chalklings. Having approximately overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten the entire American Isles.

As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can in simple terms watch as Rithmatist scholars examine the paranormal artwork that he might do something to perform. Then scholars begin disappearing―kidnapped from their rooms at evening, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to assist the professor who's investigating the crimes, Joel and his buddy Melody locate themselves at the path of an unforeseen discovery―one that might swap Rithmatics―and their world―forever.
A New York occasions ebook evaluate Notable kid's publication of 2013

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Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth

By Christopher Golden

The reputable novel of Naughty Dog’s award-winning videogame franchise!

In the traditional international there has been a fantasy a couple of king, a treasure, and a hellish labyrinth. Now the doorways to that hell are open as soon as again.
Nathan Drake, treasure hunter and threat taker, has been known as to manhattan urban through the guy who taught him every little thing in regards to the “antiquities acquisition business.” Victor Sullivan wishes Drake’s aid. Sully’s outdated buddy, a world-famous archaeologist, has simply been stumbled on murdered in ny. Dodging assassins, Drake, Sully, and the useless man’s daughter, Jada Hzujak, race from long island to underground excavations in Egypt and Greece. Their aim: to solve an historic fable of alchemy, search for 3 long-lost labyrinths, and locate the wonderful discovery that obtained Jada’s father killed. it seems that a fourth labyrinth was once in-built one other land and one other culture—and inside it lies a key to unequalled wealth and gear. a military of terrifying misplaced warriors guards this underground maze. So does a monster. And what lies beyond—if Drake can dwell lengthy sufficient to arrive it—is either a treasure and a poison, a paradise and a hell.
Welcome to The Fourth Labyrinth.

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Kitten Heels in Kathmandu: Adventures of a Female Vagabond

By Mary Bartnikowski

Approximately Mary’s writing:

"Wise, hot, witty, it ripples with impolite, righteous enjoyable and while bargains profound insights into the character of inventive expression. It resonates from best to backside with deep and abiding humanity. here's an impossible to resist ebook packed with practicality and spirituality alike. it really is crucial studying for all actual souls of sunshine who love literature."

- Prof. Richard Walter, Screenwriting Chairman, UCLA movie School

“A blast of unpolluted air, a extra in-your-face Erma Bombeck”

- San Francisco Chronicle

“Candid and edgy”

- San Jose Mercury News

“Along the traces of Virginia Woolf yet in an irreverent voice similar to Annie Lamott.”

- Palo Alto Weekly

“She talks approximately issues that I wouldn’t inform my top friend.”

- Mary’s Mom

A sassy, heart-pounding, real story of wanderlust, and the excitement of flying by means of the seat of your pants.

What occurs while a high-spirited, solo mother and photographer reveals her lifestyles becoming too tightly and comes to a decision to chop unfastened and be loose?

Newly minted as a lone warrior, she moves out on her personal after elevating her teenager son and takes us on a water slide trip from mystical Machu Picchu to the rooftop of the area in Nepal studying the fun and transformation of commute and worldwide humanitarian work.

Around the realm through bus, boat, teach, and airplane without significant checking account and intensely little electrical energy she communes with llamas in Peru, rides elephants bareback in Nepal, meditates within the Himalayas, surfs in Ecuador, salsa dances with infants in Colombia, and cracks up little ones educating English in India.

Like a martini combined with metaphysics, this gutsy event ebook explores the nice, the undesirable, and the provocative and peopled mosaic of crossing overseas borders taking walks, damn Bolivian busses, being besieged through pork in Buenos Aries, capturing images for orphanages, colleges, and ashrams, and hitchhiking within the Himalayas.

And you don’t also have to go away your place.

Drop shipped into 3rd global international locations with little greater than a language dictionary and her personal playful spirit she leaves in the back of the luggage of her existence; her mattress, property, and break-up after twenty years of marriage and discovers her new prestige as a loose and unfettered girl.

With an strange blend of non secular panache and deadpan hilarity Kitten Heels captivates with sheer satisfaction and a major dose of courage.

Full colour picture version, packed with lovely photographs from Asia, South the United States and imperative America.

About Mary's Writing:

“Along the traces of Virginia Woolf yet in an irreverent voice resembling Annie Lamott.”

- Palo Alto Weekly

“Raw emotion, a superb read.”

- Library Journal

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