Ella Minnow Pea

Download or Read eBook Ella Minnow Pea PDF written by Mark Dunn and published by MP Publishing. This book was released on 2010-05-22 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Ella Minnow Pea

Book Synopsis Ella Minnow Pea by : Mark Dunn

An epistolary novel set on a fictional island off the South Carolina coastline, 'Ella Minnow Pea' brings readers to the hometown of Nevin Nollop, inventor of the pangram 'The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog'. Deified for his achievement in life, Nevin has been honored in death with a monument featuring his famous phrase. One day, however, the letter 'Z' falls from the monument, and some of the islanders interpret the missing tile as a message from beyond the grave. The letter 'Z' is banned from use. On an island where the residents pride them-selves on their love of language, this is seen as a tragedy. They are still reeling from the shock when another tile falls. And then another... In his charming debut, first published in 2001, Mark Dunn took readers on a journey through the eyes of Ella Minnow Pea, a young woman forced to create another clever turn of phrase in order to save the islanders’ beloved language.

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  • Publisher – MP Publishing
  • Total Pages – 165
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781596929999
  • ISBN-13 – 1596929995

The Girl with Ghost Eyes

Download or Read eBook The Girl with Ghost Eyes PDF written by M. H. Boroson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-11-03 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Girl with Ghost Eyes

Book Synopsis The Girl with Ghost Eyes by : M. H. Boroson

“The Girl with Ghost Eyes is a fun, fun read. Martial arts and Asian magic set in Old San Francisco make for a fresh take on urban fantasy, a wonderful story that kept me up late to finish.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs It’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes—the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring shame to Li-lin and her father—and shame is not something this immigrant family can afford. When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of a male-dominated Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer’s ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground. With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and modernity, one woman may be the key to holding everything together. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 304
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781940456454
  • ISBN-13 – 1940456452

The Return of the Elves Collection

Download or Read eBook The Return of the Elves Collection PDF written by Bethany Adams and published by Bethany Adams. This book was released on 2019-06-18 with total page 740 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Return of the Elves Collection

Book Synopsis The Return of the Elves Collection by : Bethany Adams

A hidden conspiracy. A threat that spans worlds. A fate long foretold. When Arlyn journeys through the Veil to confront her elven father, she’s launched into life-altering quest for acceptance…and a place to belong. Journey into a realm where half-bloods, exiles, scouts, and seers band together to prevent their worlds’ destruction. This collection includes Books 1-4 in the Return of the Elves epic fantasy series: -Soulbound -Sundered -Exiled -Seared -Plus never-before-seen bonus content! “This is a great series. It's full of action, friendships, mystery, magic, fae, elves and love. Great story line and strong characters. So grab your copy and enjoy reading.” ~Amazon review of Seared “The author continues to weave these memorable characters in and around love and adventure. Start the series today. I do not think you will be disappointed!” ~Booknook Reviews

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  • Publisher – Bethany Adams
  • Total Pages – 740
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780999758755
  • ISBN-13 – 0999758756

Ella Minnow Pea

Download or Read eBook Ella Minnow Pea PDF written by Mark Dunn and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2014-12-30 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Ella Minnow Pea

Book Synopsis Ella Minnow Pea by : Mark Dunn

A hilarious and moving story of one girl’s fight for freedom of expression, as well as a linguistic tour de force sure to delight word lovers everywhere Ella Minnow Pea is a girl living happily on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina. Nollop was named after Nevin Nollop, author of the immortal phrase containing all the letters of the alphabet, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Now Ella finds herself acting to save her friends, family, and fellow citizens from the encroaching totalitarianism of the island’s Council, which has banned the use of certain letters of the alphabet as they fall from a memorial statue of Nevin Nollop. As the letters progressively drop from the statue they also disappear from the novel. The result is "a love letter to alphabetarians and logomaniacs everywhere" (Myla Goldberg, bestselling author of Bee Season).

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  • Publisher – Anchor
  • Total Pages – 226
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781101911778
  • ISBN-13 – 1101911778

Alphabetical Africa

Download or Read eBook Alphabetical Africa PDF written by Walter Abish and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 1974 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Alphabetical Africa

Book Synopsis Alphabetical Africa by : Walter Abish

"Walter Abish has dovetailed his novel within a Procrustean scheme that has the terrifying and irrefutable logic of the alphabet. Alphabetical Africa is in the line of writers such as Raymond Roussel, Raymond Queneau, Georges Perec and Harry Mathews, who have used constrictive forms to penetrate the space on the other side of poetry." -- John Ashbery

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  • Publisher – New Directions Publishing
  • Total Pages – 168
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  • ISBN-10 – 0811205339
  • ISBN-13 – 9780811205337