The Book of Whispers

The Book of Whispers

Author: Varujan Vosganian

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300231175

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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A harrowing account of the Armenian Genocide documented through the stories of those who managed to survive and descendants who refuse to forget The grandchild of Armenians who escaped widespread massacres during the Ottoman Empire a century ago, Varujan Vosganian grew up in Romania hearing firsthand accounts of those who had witnessed horrific killings, burned villages, and massive deportations. In this moving chronicle of the Armenian people’s almost unimaginable tragedy, the author transforms true events into a work of fiction firmly grounded in survivor testimonies and historical documentation. Across Syrian desert refugee camps, Russian tundra, and Romanian villages, the book chronicles individual lives destroyed by ideological and authoritarian oppression. But this novel tells an even wider human story. Evocative of all the great sufferings that afflicted the twentieth century—world wars, concentration camps, common graves, statelessness, and others—this book belongs to all peoples whose voices have been lost. Hailed for its documentary value and sensitive authenticity, Vosganian’s work has become an international phenomenon.

The Book of Whispers

The Book of Whispers

Author: N. J. Moore

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781491879559

Category:

Page: 88

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THE NEW KEEPER OF THE BOOK OF WHISPERS There was a wise old man of a thousand years old who traded on the longest road in the Empire. On this road there were small towns that met the river. The trader would sail on the river and on to the sea. As he travelled he heard whispers about the ancients, what they did, how they lived, and how they saw there extraordinary world. The trader had taken a great deal of notice of all he heard, he kept a special box and inside he stored all of the secrets and whispers. Angela was an ordinary ten year old girl when she found the Book of Whispers in her grandfather's attic, he wasn't able to tell her how it had got there, it remained a mystery. There were guardians of the Book of Whispers and they were called the 'Defenders of the empire' It was the Defenders who had placed the Book of Whispers in her grandfather's attic The Defenders of the Empire were watching Angela, and thought she was a special person. Now Angela is the new Keeper of the Book of Whispers

The Book of Whispers

The Book of Whispers

Author: Kimberley Starr

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 9781922253972

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Tuscany, 1096 AD. Luca, young heir to the title of Conte de Falconi, sees demons. Since no one else can see them, Luca must keep quiet about what he sees, or risk another exorcism by the nefarious priest Ramberti. Luca also has dreams—dreams that sometimes predict the future. Night after night Luca sees his father murdered, and vows to stop it coming true. Even if he has to go against his father's wishes and follow him on the great pilgrimage to capture the Holy Lands. Far away in Cappadocia, Suzan has dreams too. Consigned with her mute mother to a life in an underground convent, she has a vision of a brown-haired boy riding through the desert. A boy with an ancient book that holds some inscrutable power. A boy who will take her on an adventure that will lead to places beyond both their understanding. Together, Luca and Suzan will realise their true quest: to defeat the forces of man and demon that wish to destroy the world. Kimberley Starr is a teacher and author based in Melbourne. Her debut novel, The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies, won the 2003 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Emerging Author. She has a degree in mediaeval literature, and travelled through Turkey and Israel to research The Book of Whispers. ‘The Book of Whispers combines history, fantasy, romance and the brutality of the Middle Ages in a satisfyingly epic novel.’ Books+Publishing ‘The Book of Whispers is fast paced and bloody in parts, not shying away from the brutality of the period and the atrocities committed during the Crusades; but it also shrewdly challenges the reader to think about religion, extremism and tolerance—particularly in relation to a region where those topics have particular significance.’ Lamont Books ‘One of my favourites of this year.’ Tea in the Treetops ‘This fast paced and well developed story has a little bit of everything to provide you with an interesting foray into a historical journey through time. Grief, love, chaos, adventure, magic, and the Christian crusades into Jerusalem all melded together into a beguiling and beautiful novel.’ Artistic Bent ‘The Book of Whispers embraces its fantastical aspects without sacrificing the concrete, and offers an introspective glance into human nature.’ Foreword Reviews ‘An epic novel that merges history, make-believe, romance and the harshness of the Middle Ages.’ PS News

Whispers Along the Rails (Postcards From Pullman Book #2)

Whispers Along the Rails (Postcards From Pullman Book #2)

Author: Judith Miller

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441202444

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Olivia Mott finds herself juggling two jobs: her assistant chef position at Hotel Florence and her undercover work for the Pullman Rail Car Company. Olivia thinks the suggestions she relays to Pullman's town manager are being used to improve conditions for workers and save the company money, but is something much more sinister happening behind the scenes? Several months have passed since Lady Charlotte fled to Chicago, leaving her infant son in Olivia's care. Now Charlotte's money has run out. A kindly woman offers her a place to live and secures her a position at Marshall Field's store, but Charlotte's heart can't forget the past. Dare she return to Pullman to find out what happened to her baby?

Echo (Book 3 of "The Whispers of Rings")

Echo (Book 3 of

Author: Catherine LaCroix

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312342811

Category: Fiction

Page:

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After discovering a vital thread to her family’s murder, Josselyn Thorn is forced to trust a man residing far from the Markov household to find the answers she thirsts for. Adrien Markov, however, has plans to make himself clear that acts of infidelity will not be tolerated. With her heart torn in twain, and the Whisper’s desire that flows through her veins overwhelming every thought, Josselyn must choose between continuing her search for closure, and staying with the man who saved her. From highly acclaimed author Catherine LaCroix comes book three of The Whispers of Rings; the seductive new series that will leave you begging for more. Love Freely.

Whispers of Winter (Alaskan Quest Book #3)

Whispers of Winter (Alaskan Quest Book #3)

Author: Tracie Peterson

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 1441203370

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 287

The unforgiving descent of Alaskan winter has Jayce Kincaid and Jacob Barringer struggling for survival after their ship is trapped in the ice floes of the Arctic. Back at Last Chance Creek, Leah and Helaina endure the long separation--Leah wondering if her children will ever know their father and Helaina longing for the chance to express her love to Jacob. When unexpected loss invades their world and tragedy looms once again, will they find the strength to trust in God's faithfulness?

Hidden in a Whisper (Westward Chronicles Book #2)

Hidden in a Whisper (Westward Chronicles Book #2)

Author: Tracie Peterson

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 1441203214

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Rachel has secured herself a rare position at the newest Harvey House in New Mexico. She looks forward to a new life there, far from the memories and longings of her heart--only to find that the very man her heart refuses to forget will be working right alongside her! Westward Chronicles Book 2.

The Whisper of Silenced Voices: After The Rift, Book 3

The Whisper of Silenced Voices: After The Rift, Book 3

Author: C.J. Archer

Publisher: C.J. Archer

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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When the husband of the king’s mistress is poisoned, Josie must pretend he died of natural causes, or risk putting her own life in danger. It’s yet another secret she must learn to keep, yet another intrigue whispered about in the gilded halls of King Leon’s mysterious palace. With her enemies intent on ruining her, Josie needs all the friends she can get. Friends that include the captain of the guards, a man determined to find out about his past before he gives in to desire. As the captain becomes more certain that magic stole the servants’ memories, some very powerful people also hear the whispers of magic and begin to wonder. With rivals from several quarters closing in on the truth, events are set in motion that could change the course of the kingdom, and see the palace servants and Josie lose everything.

The Whisper of Stars - Hibernation Book 1

The Whisper of Stars - Hibernation Book 1

Author: Nick Jones

Publisher: Nick Jones

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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The year is 2091. With accelerated warming and global population out of control, the survival of humanity hangs in the balance. On the brink of extinction, science delivers one last hope. Human hibernation. Jennifer Logan is a tough cop in the newly formed Duality Division, tasked with enforcing hibernation. When she uncovers a memory, hidden deep within her mind, her belief in the system she protects is shattered. Together with an unlikely partner, and convinced that her past holds the secret to mankind’s future, she embarks on a dangerous search for the truth, one that rapidly turns into a struggle for her life. Pursued by the very people she once trusted, Logan must risk everything for answers to the mystery that unfolds. As her world unravels and the layers of deceit are revealed, she is forced to question everything and use all of her skills to survive. In The Whisper of Stars, author Nick Jones delivers a breathtaking, sinister vision of the future, where nothing is what it seems. He shows us that some secrets cannot stay buried, no matter how deep. The Whisper of Stars is the first book in the Hibernation Saga. A fast-paced, futuristic thriller starring a tough, female protagonist. It features conspiracy theories, romance and intrigue and is set in a dystopian world, making it an ideal read for any fans of the sci-fi genre and also suitable for a young adult audience. “Nick Jones’ debut is an action-packed sci-fi story that masterfully blends espionage with ultra-cool technology and delivers on its promising concept.” Kirkus.com (One of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book discovery.) http://www.iamnickjones.com

The Complete Whispering Cove Four Book Series

The Complete Whispering Cove Four Book Series

Author: Cathryn Fox

Publisher: Cathryn Fox

ISBN: 9781928056645

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 664

Four smoking hot stories, set in the small town of Whispering Cove WET: A celebrity chef and a sexy firefighter who knows as much about starting a fire as how to put one out. BRAZEN: A school teacher on fire with desire. A hot firefighter with the right equipment to fan the flames. SILK: When hot doctor meets sexy inn owner they create enough passion to melt ice, and turn any blustery wintry night into a hot, sultry holiday. FLIRTY: A house renovator, a ghost hunter, and a summer fling so hot, it can raise spirits...