Such a Simple Little Tale: Critical Responses to L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables by Mavis Reimer (Editor)
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Overview: Here is a compilation of the best critical essays on this enduring classic. Selections focus on the many perspectives from which Anne of Green Gables is viewed. Is it children’s literature, or does it fit a different area of literary scholarship? Each of the articles breaks new ground in the literary criticism of Montgomery’s book. Also included is a comprehensive bibliographic guide to the research and criticism of Anne, from the earliest reviews to the most recent essays.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Criticism
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Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game that Changed Everything by Daniel Goldberg, Linus Larsson, Jennifer Hawkins
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6.8 MB
Overview: A completely unique and in-depth look at the creator of Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson, and his rise from unknown computer programmer to multi-millionaire international gaming icon. Minecraft, the "virtual Lego" game Markus crafted in his free time, has become one of the most talked about activities since Tetris. Talked about by tens of millions of people, in fact. It is the story of unlikely success, fast money, and the power of digital technology to rattle an empire. And it is about creation, exclusion, and the feeling of not fitting in.
Here Markus opens up for the first time about his life. About his old Lego-filled desk at school. About the first computer his father brought home one day. But also about growing up in a family marked by drug abuse and conflict. But above all it is the story of the fine line between seeming misfit and creative madman, and the birth of a tech visionary.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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A Forger’s Tale: The Memoir of One of Britain’s Most Successful and Infamous Art Forgers by Shaun Greenhalgh
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.8 MB
Overview: In 2007, Bolton Crown Court in the United Kingdom sentenced Shaun Greenhalgh to four years and eight months in prison for the crime of producing artistic forgeries. Working out of a shed in his parents’ garden, Greenhalgh had successfully fooled some of the world’s greatest museums. During the court case, the breadth of his forgeries shocked the art world and tantalised the media. What no one realised was how much more of the story there was to tell.
Written in prison, A Forger’s Tale details Shaun’s notorious career and the extraordinary circumstances that led to it. From Leonardo drawings to L.S. Lowry paintings, from busts of American presidents to Anglo-Saxon brooches, from cutting-edge Modernism to the ancient art of the Stone Age, Greenhalgh could-and did-copy it all. Told with great wit and charm, this is the definitive account of Britain’s most successful and infamous forger, a man whose love for art saturates every page of this extraordinary memoir.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale by way of Lauren Myracle, illustrated by way of Isaac Goodhart
Requirements: .CBR/.CBZ reader, 154MB
Overview: When fifteen-year-old Selina Kyle, aka the long run Catwoman, turns into homeless, she will have to confront questions of who she is and who she’s going to grow to be.
She rejects human cruelty, however on occasion it kind of feels as even though brute power is the one approach to “win.” And if Selina is to continue to exist at the streets, she will have to be difficult. Can she in finding her humanity and reconcile toughness along with her need for group . and love?
From Lauren Myracle, the New York Times best-selling writer of books like ttfn and ttyl, comes a brand new graphic novel that tells the tale of a teenage Catwoman, as she struggles to search out her personal id whilst residing at the streets of Gotham.
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The Commander’s Tale by Dean Henegar (Limitless Lands #1)
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 250 MB
Overview: Colonel James Raytak is about to die. The 93-year-old combat veteran is living his last days in a nursing home; his only hope for survival is an experimental Medpod life support system controlled by an artificial intelligence.
Co-developed by the world’s largest gaming company, Qualitranos the AI will also control the soon-to-be-released game Limitless Lands. Without its creator’s knowledge, the AI decides the best course of treatment is to import its patient’s consciousness directly into the game.
Colonel Raytak must dust off his military training and lead his virtual troops in a fight to repair his broken body and mind while exploring the Limitless Lands.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Fantasy
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Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys by Lol Tolhurst
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 276 MB
Overview: A deeply moving and engaging memoir by Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst, cofounder of The Cure, detailing the origins and creation of one of the most beloved bands of all time and Tolhurst’s own return from the brink of self-destruction.
"On a damp September morning in 1964, my mother threw Robert Smith and me together. A bus had been arranged to take children from the outlying areas to St. Francis of Assisi School in Crawley. On our first day of school, Robert and I stood at the designated stop at Hevers Avenue with our mothers, and that’s when we met for the very first time. We were five years old."
So began a lifelong friendship that 14 years later would result in the formation of The Cure, a quintessential postpunk band whose albums – such as "Three Imaginary Boys", "Pornography", and "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me" – remain among the best loved and most influential of all time.
As two of the first punks in the provincial English town of Crawley, Lol Tolhurst and Robert Smith didn’t have it easy. Outsiders from the start, theirs was a friendship based initially on proximity and a shared love of music, from the punk that was raging in nearby London to the groundbreaking experimentation of David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy. First known as The Easy Cure, they began playing in pubs and soon developed their own unique style and approach to songwriting, resulting in timeless songs that sparked a deep sense of identification and empathy in listeners, songs like "Boys Don’t Cry", "Just Like Heaven", and "Why Can’t I Be You?," spearheading a new subculture dubbed "Goth" by the press. The music of The Cure was not only accessible, but also deeply subversive, challenging conventional notions of pop music and gender roles while inspiring a generation of devoted fans and a revolution in style.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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A Winters Tale: The Wreck of the Florizel by Cassie Brown
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.3MB
Overview: “A tale of shipwreck to rival that of the Titanic in excitement and suspense.”
Quill and Quire
It was a snowy, stormy night, that February 23, 1918, when the sturdy S.S. Florizel steamed out of St. John’s harbour, bound for Halifax and New York. Just before dawn, over nine hours after leaving port, Captain Martin ran his ship full steam onto the rocks just north of Cape Race. Cassie Brown retells in chilling detail the story of the wreck, the rescue, and the enquiry that followed. And she proposes, for the first time, the real reason for this senseless disaster. Cassie Brown was a Newfoundlander, born and bred. She is now considered one of Newfoundland’s most respected authors. Canadian author, Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada, history, biography, sailing, naval disaster.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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