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Author : Connie Berry
Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
Release : 2019-04-09
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1683319885
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On a remote Scottish island, American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton wrestles with her own past while sleuthing a brutal killing, staged to recreate a two-hundred-year-old unsolved murder. Autumn has come and gone on Scotland’s Isle of Glenroth, and the islanders gather for the Tartan Ball, the annual end-of-tourist-season gala. Spirits are high. A recently published novel about island history has brought hordes of tourists to the small Hebridean resort community. On the guest list is American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton. Kate returns reluctantly to the island where her husband died, determined to repair her relationship with his sister, proprietor of the island’s luxe country house hotel, famous for its connection with Bonnie Prince Charlie. Kate has hardly unpacked when the next morning a body is found, murdered in a reenactment of an infamous unsolved murder described in the novel—and the only clue to the killer’s identity lies in a curiously embellished antique casket. The Scottish police discount the historical connection, but when a much-loved local handyman is arrested, Kate teams up with a vacationing detective inspector from Suffolk, England, to unmask a killer determined to rewrite island history—and Kate’s future.


Author : Ralph Riegel
Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Release : 2020-06-05
Page : 256
Category : True Crime
ISBN 13 : 0717186768
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The brutal killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier just days before Christmas in 1996 has proved to be Ireland’s highest-profile, most baffling and controversy-stalked murder mystery. In this definitive account of Ireland’s most notorious unsolved crime, Ralph Riegel, who has covered the case from the very beginning, delves into the facts of the murder that caused shockwaves across both Sophie’s native France and the quiet Cork countryside where her dream turned into a nightmare.


Author : Christopher Kerr
Carine Mardorossian
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-02-11
Page : 256
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 052554285X
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The first book to validate the meaningful dreams and visions that bring comfort as death nears. Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has cared for thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love and grace. Beyond the physical realities of dying are unseen processes that are remarkably life-affirming. These include dreams that are unlike any regular dream. Described as "more real than real," these end-of-life experiences resurrect past relationships, meaningful events and themes of love and forgiveness; they restore life's meaning and mark the transition from distress to comfort and acceptance. Drawing on interviews with over 1,400 patients and more than a decade of quantified data, Dr. Kerr reveals that pre-death dreams and visions are extraordinary occurrences that humanize the dying process. He shares how his patients' stories point to death as not solely about the end of life, but as the final chapter of humanity's transcendence. Kerr's book also illuminates the benefits of these phenomena for the bereaved, who find solace in seeing their loved ones pass with a sense of calm closure. Beautifully written, with astonishing real-life characters and stories, this book is at its heart a celebration of our power to reclaim the dying process as a deeply meaningful one. Death Is But a Dream is an important contribution to our understanding of medicine's and humanity's greatest mystery.


Author : Harrison Drake
Publisher :
Release : 2012-02-01
Page : 210
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780987948809
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Author : Paul LaRosa
Erin Moriarty
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-03-25
Page : 384
Category : True Crime
ISBN 13 : 1416592296
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A BEAUTIFUL GIRL WITH AMBITIOUS DREAMS -- DID FOLLOWING HER HEART COST HER LIFE? Award-winning journalists from TV's 48 Hours Mystery go inside the case that shocked even jaded New Yorkers: the murder of aspiring dancer Catherine Woods. She was a gifted midwestern beauty, the daughter of Ohio State University's marching band director: to dance on Broadway. Soon after high school graduation, Catherine left Columbus for New York City, determined to be a star. Three years later, she was dead -- murdered in cold blood in her East Side apartment. The shocking revelations that emerged from the police investigation made tabloid headlines: few knew that the struggling artist paid her bills by dancing in a topless club. But there was another hidden facet to Catherine's life -- a shattering love triangle with two men, one of whom would ultimately be convicted of her brutal stabbing death. It's a chilling account of obsession, violence, and the surprising, minute evidence on which the entire case hinged. For a talented young woman reaching for the top, and the heartbroken family she left behind, it is truly the death of a dream.


Author : Media Adams
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-12-18
Page : 304
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 1440560188
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Decode your darkest dreams! Whether you're spitting out teeth, plummeting from a ten-story building, or standing in a public place completely naked, nightmares always leave you in a cold sweat, wondering what just happened and what it all means. The Nightmare Dictionary helps you unlock the mystery behind your bad dreams. This book features fascinating interpretations for more than 300 of the most common nightmare images, as well as information about the different types of dreams. From spiders and illness to broken bones and hurricanes, you'll not only figure out what these haunting dream symbols mean, but also why they keep you up at night. With The Nightmare Dictionary, you'll discover all the eerie warnings, premonitions, and fears that are constantly brewing in your dreams.


Author : Ian Wallace
Publisher : Hay House, Inc
Release : 2011-06-06
Page : 299
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 1848505728
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Learn to speak the language of your dreams... We all dream, but our dreams often seem to be bizarre and confusing experiences that make little sense to us, no matter how much we try to analyse them. The key to understanding our dreams is looking beyond individual symbols and being able to see the bigger picture in the stories that we choose to create every night. There are 100 of these dream themes that are consistently reported by dreamers everywhere in the world, regardless of country or culture. These top 100 dreams appear again and again because they reflect fundamental life patterns. By recognising them, you will begin to achieve a much deeper understanding of your dreams and yourself. The Top 100 Dreams explains why you dream them, and suggests how you can use them to help you realise your most cherished hopes and aspirations in everyday life.


Author : J. J. Valberg
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2018-06-26
Page : 499
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0691190186
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"Might this be a dream?" In this book, distinguished philosopher J. J. Valberg approaches the familiar question about dream and reality by seeking to identify its subject matter: what is it that would be the dream if "this" were a dream? It turns out to be a subject matter that contains the whole of the world, space, and time but which, like consciousness for Sartre, is nothing "in itself." This subject matter, the "personal horizon," lies at the heart of the main topics--the first person, the self, and the self in time--explored at length in the book. The personal horizon is, Valberg contends, the subject matter whose center each of us occupies, and which for each of us ceases with death. This ceasing to be presents itself solipsistically not just as the end of everything "for me" but as the end of everything absolutely. Yet since it is the same for everyone, this cannot be. Death thus confronts us with an impossible fact: something that cannot be but will be. The puzzle about death is one of several extraphilosophical puzzles about the self that Valberg discusses, puzzles that can trouble everyday consciousness without any contribution from philosophy. Nor can philosophy resolve the puzzles. Its task is to get to the bottom of them, and in this respect to understand ourselves--a task philosophy has always set itself.


Author : E.C. Tubb
Publisher : Gateway
Release : 2011-09-29
Page : 170
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0575107553
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Britain, years after the Debacle, and a new London has risen phoenix-like from near the ashes. Though Londoners have retained their physical purity through the ruthless destruction of generations of mutants, man is no longer the same, and society crueller. Cynicism and a whole-hearted recognition of the absolute power of money has replaced humanism, and a belief in reincarnation has replaced religion and the old moral code of 'doing unto others . . .' The individual can exist, has a right to exist, only if he is selfish. Death is a Dream is the story of three survivors from the twentieth century who awake from suspended animation in The Cradle to find themselves unemployable, and unfit to live by virtue of their commitments to out-dated ideals. As well as being an investigation of the form society may take after an atomic war, it is, by association, an indictment of society as it is now.


Author : Liran Razinsky
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2012-11-08
Page : 303
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1107009723
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A convincing critique of the neglect of death in psychoanalytic theory, arguing that death has been a repressed subject in psychoanalysis.


Author : Marlene Perez
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2013
Page : 164
Category : JUVENILE FICTION
ISBN 13 : 0544102622
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Paranormal warrior Jessica Walsh enlists the help of her psychic neighbor, Daisy Giordano, to help discover who or what is causing Nightshade, California, residents to die in their sleep with horrified looks on their faces.


Author : Sarah Lampkin
Publisher : The Parliament House
Release : 2019-01-08
Page : 234
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1953539734
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2020 Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal Winner in the Young Adult - Paranormal Genre "To Dream Is To Die (The Dead Dreamer Series) by Sarah Lampkin will grab your attention and not release you until the very last page." -Ankita Shukla for Readers' Favorite "To Dream Is To Die is a fascinating story told in an engaging first- person narrative, a tale that has great potential to entertain fans of paranormal fiction and readers looking for strong and multidimensional characters." -Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite Eighteen-year-old Brenna Whit is entering college as a freshman and starting to meet new people, but she hides a dark secret. Because of an accident that happened three years ago, her spirit wanders the Fade whenever she falls asleep. It's something she wants to keep hidden from the world, but when she sees someone watching her in spirit form, she fears the secret's out. With new friends, possibly new enemies, school, and a new crush, Brenna has too much to worry about for just her freshman year of college. Pick up To Dream Is To Die today!


Author : Arthur Miller
Publisher : Heinemann
Release : 1994
Page : 117
Category : American drama
ISBN 13 : 9780435233075
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Willy Loman has been a salesman all his life, but at sixty he is forced to take stock of his life and face its futility and failure. His predicament gives him heroic stature in this modern-day tragedy.


Author : Iain Pears
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2010-08-06
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307370887
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Three narratives, set in the fifth, fourteenth, and twentieth centuries, all revolving around an ancient text and each with a love story at its centre, are the elements of this brilliantly ingenious novel, a follow-up to the international bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost. Now Ian Pears returns with a greatly anticipated novel, so expertly imagined and perfectly constructed the author himself describes it as “a complexity.” The centuries are the 5th (the final days of the Roman Empire); the 14th (the years of the Plague — the Black Death); and the 20th (World War II). The setting for each is the same — Provence — and each has at its heart a love story. The narratives intertwine seamlessly, and what joins them thematically is an ancient text — “The Dream of Scipio” — a work of neo-Platonism that poses timeless philosophical questions. What is the obligation of the individual in a society under siege? What is the role of learning when civilization itself is threatened, whether by acts of man or nature? Does virtue lie more in engagement or in neutrality? “Power without wisdom is tyranny; wisdom without power is pointless,” warns one of Pears’s characters. The Dream of Scipio is a bona fide novel of ideas, a dazzling feat of storytelling, fiction for our times.


Author : Connie Berry
Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
Release : 2019-10-08
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1643851551
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American antique dealer Kate Hamilton's Christmastime jaunt to a charming English village leads to an investigation of a missing ruby...and a chain of murders. It's Christmastime and antiques dealer Kate Hamilton is off to visit her daughter, Christine, in the quaint English village of Long Barston. Christine and her boyfriend, Tristan, work at stately-but-crumbling Finchley Hall. Touring the Elizabethan house and grounds, Kate is intrigued by the docent's tales of the Finchley Hoard, and the strange deaths surrounding the renowned treasure trove. But next to a small lake, Kate spies the body of a young woman, killed by a garden spade. Nearly blind Lady Barbara, who lives at Finchley with her loyal butler, Mugg, persuades Kate to take over the murdered woman's work. Kate finds that a Burmese ruby has vanished from the legendary Blood-Red Ring, replaced by a lesser garnet. Were the theft and the woman's death connected? Kate learns that Lady Barbara's son fled to Venezuela years before, suspected of murdering another young woman. The murder weapon belonged to an old gardener, who becomes the leading suspect. But is Lady Barbara's son back to kill again? When another body is found, the clues point toward Christine. It's up to Kate to clear her daughter's name in Connie Berry's second Kate Hamilton mystery, a treasure for fans of traditional British mysteries.


Author : Terry Watada
Publisher :
Release : 2020-12-10
Page : 256
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781772141504
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Fiction. At the heart of MYSTERIOUS DREAMS OF THE DEAD is the spiritual search for a father who died in a plane crash north of Lake Superior when his son was fifteen. Mike Shintani decides in his early thirties to address the curious circumstances surrounding his father's death; the senior Shintani's body was never found, and wolves circled the crash site as if guarding the area. The impetus for Mike's search for truth is a diary he found in the basement of his home. It was obviously his father's, but it was written in Japanese. Mike never knew his father could write Japanese. He himself could neither read nor write the language. He was fortunate enough to enlist the help of Naoko Ito, a Japanese grad student at the University of Toronto. It turned out, the book was a dream diary, filled with poetry, descriptions of the surreal, and the story of a love affair with a woman named Chiemi. Chiemi is at the centre of the elder Shintani's dreams, and Naoko, after some time, seemingly disappears into thin air. Both appear as ghosts in dreams. Another great mystery of Mike's life is the behaviour of one of his best friends, Boku Sugiura, who decides one day to rob a bank, in the name of his grandfather and redress for Japanese Canadians. The two strains of the novel come together in Moose Jaw. Mike discovers the truth about his father's life and Boku's uncle (Daniel Sugiura from Terry's previous novel, THE THREE PLEASURES), a protestor in the Moose Jaw stand-off. Through elements of the Japanese ghost story (kwaidan), magic realism, and Buddhist myth, secrets are revealed and explored. MYSTERIOUS DREAMS OF THE DEAD is an imaginative examination of the effects of exile, internment, and dispersal on the third-generation of Japanese Canadians (the Sansei).


Author : Daniel Callahan
Publisher : Georgetown University Press
Release : 2000-06-12
Page : 256
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 9781589014718
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Drawing on his own experience, and on literature, philosophy, and medicine, Daniel Callahan offers great insight into how to deal with the rewards of modern medicine without upsetting our perception of death. He examines how we view death and the care of the critically ill or dying, and he suggests ways of understanding death that can lead to a peaceful acceptance. Callahan's thoughtful perspective notably enhances the legal and moral discussions about end-of-life issues. Originally published in 1993 by Simon and Schuster.


Author : Sonja Maier
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2010-05-19
Page : 163
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 3640626362
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Diploma Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Vienna (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: Der Amerikanische Traum ist in Hunter S. Thompsons Texten ein ständig wiederkehrendes Motiv. Auf der Suche nach dem Traum, war es dem Gonzo-Journalisten nicht genug, die Lage der amerikanischen Nation gegen Ende der 60er Jahre bloß zu schildern, sondern sie zu erleben, um dann keine objektive Wahrheit, sondern seine subjektive Sicht der Dinge niederzuschreiben. Seine Beschreibungen der amerikanischen Nation und deren Traum in seinen Werken Angst und Schrecken in Las Vegas und Angst und Schrecken: Im Wahlkampf ′72 sind kaum positiv. Im Gegenteil. Er verweist sogar auf den Tod des Amerikanischen Traumes und den Verfall Amerikas. Der Traum erscheint ihm in vielerlei Gestalt: in Symbolen, wie zum Beispiel der von Geld und Einfluss regierten Stadt Las Vegas, die Thompsons Alter Ego Raoul Duke als Nervenzentrum des Traums identifiziert; Seine Protagonisten durchleuchten die traditionellen Werte der Gesellschaft und müssen feststellen, dass sie sich bei näherem Betrachten als Heuchelei erweisen - als Mythos, wie eben der Amerikanische Traum selbst. Der Reporter, der auf Grund seines einzigartigen Schreibstils oft als Stiefkind der New Journalists oder gesetzloser Journalist (Outlaw Journalist) bezeichnet wurde, wird von der Angst - der Angst vor dem Untergang alles Guten für das Amerika seiner Meinung nach einmal eingetreten ist - übermannt. In seinen von Halluzinogenen eingefärbten Charakterisierungen entlarvt er die Gesellschaft als korrupt, oberflächlich und gierig. Versteckt hinter dem nationalen Moralkodex und unter dem Vorwand den Amerikanischen Traum zu suchen, erlauben seine Mitmenschen sich dem Journalisten der Freiheit zu berauben, und somit seinen persönlichen Traum zu zerstören. Jedoch nimmt Thompson nicht die Rolle des Moralapostels ein, sondern beweist immer wieder seine Mitschuld an den erschreckenden Zuständen im Amerika der frühen 70er Jahre. Angesichts dessen erfassen den Reporter Angst und Schrecken, die ihn dazu bringen seinen Mitmenschen Streiche zu spielen, Lügen aufzutischen und der Realität mit einer Prise schwarzen Humors ins Auge zu sehen. Aus Frustration mit der Situation verwandelt er den Präsidenten, Polizisten, Politiker und sogar seine Kollegen im Journalismus in Raubtiere, die nach seinem Blut lechzen.


Author : Samuel Beckett
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-10-15
Page : 272
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1628721944
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This is Samuel Beckett’s first novel and “literary landmark” (St. Petersburg Times)—a savory introduction to the Nobel Prize–winning author. Written in the summer of 1932, when the twenty-six-year-old Beckett was poor and struggling to make ends meet, Dream of Fair to Middling Women offers a rare and revealing portrait of the artist as a young man. Later on, Beckett would call the novel “the chest into which I threw all my wild thoughts.” When he submitted it to several publishers, all of them found it too literary, too scandalous, or too risky, and it was sadly never published during his lifetime. In this stunning first novel, Belacqua—a young version of Molloy, whose love is divided between two women, Smeraldina-Rima and Alba—“wrestles with his lusts and learning across vocabularies and continents, before a final ‘relapse into Dublin’,” says the New Yorker. Youthfully exuberant and visibly influenced by Joyce, Dream of Fair to Middling Women is a work of extraordinary virtuosity. Beckett delights in the wordplay and sheer joy of language that mark his later work. Above all in this handsomely bound hardcover edition, the story brims with the black humor that, like brief stabs of sunlight, pierces the darkness of his vision.


Author : Kelly Bulkeley
Patricia Bulkley
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2006-07
Page : 152
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 9780807077153
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The authors probe the phenomenon of "pre-death dreams," delving into culture, history, and psychology to present a multidisciplinary portrait of the visions many people have on the verge of their own deaths. Reprint.