The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 275 MB
Overview: Gods meddle in the fates of men, men play with the fates of gods, and a pretender must be cast down from the throne in this breathtaking first fantasy novel from Ann Leckie, New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.
For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven. He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through the Raven’s Lease, a human ruler chosen by the god himself. His magic is sustained via the blood sacrifice that every Lease must offer. And under the Raven’s watch, the city flourishes.
But the power of the Raven is weakening. A usurper has claimed the throne. The kingdom borders are tested by invaders who long for the prosperity that Vastai boasts. And they have made their own alliances with other gods.
It is into this unrest that the warrior Eolo – aide to Mawat, the true Lease – arrives. And in seeking to help Mawat reclaim his city, Eolo discovers that the Raven’s Tower holds a secret. Its foundations conceal a dark history that has been waiting to reveal itself…and to set in motion a chain of events that could destroy Iraden forever.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Fantasy
Ann Leckie – Collection
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett [Audiobook]
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 341 MB
Overview: Ann Patchett raises the bar with State of Wonder, a provocative and ambitious novel set deep in the Amazon jungle.
Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend’s death, her company’s future, and her own past.
Once found, Dr. Swenson is as imperious and uncompromising as ever. But while she is as threatening as anything the jungle has to offer, the greatest sacrifices to be made are the ones Dr. Swenson asks of herself, and will ultimately ask of Marina.
State of Wonder is a world unto itself, where unlikely beauty stands beside unimaginable loss. It is a tale that leads the listener into the very heart of darkness, and then shows us what lies on the other side.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction
Recipes for Longer Life: Ann Wigmore’s Famous Recipes for Rejuvenation and Freedom from Degenerative Diseases by Ann Wigmore
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4 MB
Overview: Ann Wigmore’s Recipe for Longer Life describes her transition from a conventional diet to one of natural raw foods, sprouts, and food combining. Includes sprouting techniques, fermenting of vegetables, and menus for all day.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink
Happy Parents Happy Kids by Ann Douglas
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 599 KB
Overview: Parenting without anxiety, guilt, or feeling overwhelmed
Happy Parents Happy Kids is the ultimate no-guilt guide to boosting your enjoyment of parenting while at the same time maximizing the health and happiness of your entire family. You can find ways to take care of yourself while you’re busy raising a family-just as you can choose to use parenting strategies that work for you and your kids.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada’s Chinese Restaurants by Ann Hui
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5 MB
Overview: In 2016, Globe and Mail reporter Ann Hui drove across Canada, from Victoria to Fogo Island, to write about small-town Chinese restaurants and the families who run them. It was only after the story was published that she discovered her own family could have been included-her parents had run their own Chinese restaurant, The Legion Cafe, before she was born. This discovery, and the realization that there was so much of her own history she didn’t yet know, set her on a time-sensitive mission: to understand how, after generations living in a poverty-stricken area of Guangdong, China, her family had somehow wound up in Canada.
Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada’s Chinese Restaurantsweaves together Hui’s own family history-from her grandfather’s decision to leave behind a wife and newborn son for a new life, to her father’s path from cooking in rural China to running some of the largest "Western" kitchens in Vancouver, to the unravelling of a closely guarded family secret-with the stories of dozens of Chinese restaurant owners from coast to coast. Along her trip, she meets a Chinese-restaurant owner/small-town mayor, the owner of a Chinese restaurant in a Thunder Bay curling rink, and the woman who runs a restaurant alone, 365 days a year, on the very remote Fogo Island. Hui also explores the fascinating history behind "chop suey" cuisine, detailing the invention of classics like "ginger beef" and "Newfoundland chow mein," and other uniquely Canadian fare like the "Chinese pierogies" of Alberta.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink
Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food by Ann Hood
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 170 MB
Overview: In this warm collection of personal essays and recipes, best-selling author Ann Hood nourishes both our bodies and our souls. From her Italian-American childhood through raising and feeding a growing family and cooking with her new husband, food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal. Growing up, she tasted love in her grandmother’s tomato sauce and dreamed of her mother’s special-occasion Fancy Lady Sandwiches. Later, the kitchen became the heart of Hood’s own home. She cooked pork roast to warm her first apartment, used two cups of dried basil for her first attempt at making pesto, taught her children how to make their favorite potatoes, found hope in her daughter’s omelet after a divorce, and fell in love again – with both her husband and his foolproof chicken stock.
With her signature humor and tenderness, Hood details all these recipes and more in Kitchen Yarns, along with tales of loss and starting from scratch, family love, and feasts with friends, and how the perfect meal is one that tastes like home.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
The Logic of Ecstasy: Canadian Mystical Portray, 1920-1940 by Ann Davis
Necessities: .PDF reader, 15.6MB
Overview: Twentieth-century artwork has often been analysed when it comes to mental aesthetic ideas. However a number of necessary artists of this century had been motivated much less by aesthetic concepts than by non secular values. Ann Davis considers the work of 5 of probably the most dynamic and progressive Canadian painters of the interval: Bertram Brooker, Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Jock Macdonald, and Fred Varley. She exhibits how these artists strove to work with mystical types, these concerned a transcendent, direct, selfless, unitive expertise of God or final actuality.
None of those artists was motivated solely by mystical issues, however every was deeply excited by such issues. In specializing in these works, writings, in addition to portray, which do mirror their fascination with non secular points, we’re capable of se how these artists tried, in very particular person methods, to delineate their visions of everlasting life.
Style: Non-Fiction > Common
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