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An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time. On a burn ward, a man lies between living and dying, so disfigured that no one from his past life would even recognize him. His only comfort comes from imagining various inventive ways to end his misery. Then a woman named Marianne Engel walks into his hospital room, a wild-haired, schizophrenic sculptress on the lam from the psych ward upstairs, who insists that she knows him – that she has known him, in fact, for seven hundred years. She remembers vividly when they met, in another hospital ward at a convent in medieval Germany, when she was a nun and he was a wounded mercenary left to die. If he has forgotten this, he is not to worry: she will prove it to him. And so Marianne Engel begins to tell him their story, carving away his disbelief and slowly drawing him into the orbit and power of a word he'd never uttered: love. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Random House Canada
Release: 2009-06-23
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307371638

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A New York Times Bestseller The Gargoyle: the mesmerizing story of one man's descent into personal hell and his quest for salvation. On a dark road in the middle of the night, a car plunges into a ravine. The driver survives the crash, but his injuries confine him to a hospital burn unit. There the mysterious Marianne Engel, a sculptress of grotesques, enters his life. She insists they were lovers in medieval Germany, when he was a mercenary and she was a scribe in the monastery of Engelthal. As she spins the story of their past lives together, the man's disbelief falters; soon, even the impossible can no longer be dismissed. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2008-08-05
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 0385528353

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Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, often violently, just like love. After a horrific car accident a man lies in hospital with severe burns to almost all of his body. He endures the pain, the hideous disfigurement and the excruciating treatments to remove the dead and rotting skin only in the hope of becoming well enough to end his life. Then Marianne Engel, sculptor of gargoyles, appears. She unravels a wild, impossible tale of a life they had together, a tale that begins with her nursing him when he was burned once before, seven hundred years ago in Germany. Weaving stories within her story—fables of love in Japan, Iceland, Italy and England—Marianne slowly brings beauty and love into his life. The Gargoyle is a brilliant love story, sweeping across centuries and continents. When it ends you’ll want to read it again.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Text Publishing
Release: 2009-05-11
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781921520594

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An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time. On a burn ward, a man lies between living and dying, so disfigured that no one from his past life would even recognize him. His only comfort comes from imagining various inventive ways to end his misery. Then a woman named Marianne Engel walks into his hospital room, a wild-haired, schizophrenic sculptress on the lam from the psych ward upstairs, who insists that she knows him – that she has known him, in fact, for seven hundred years. She remembers vividly when they met, in another hospital ward at a convent in medieval Germany, when she was a nun and he was a wounded mercenary left to die. If he has forgotten this, he is not to worry: she will prove it to him. And so Marianne Engel begins to tell him their story, carving away his disbelief and slowly drawing him into the orbit and power of a word he'd never uttered: love. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Random House Canada
Release: 2009-06-23
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307371638

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"Griffin Watts is 13 years old in 1974 New York, a city which, at the brink of financial collapse, seems to crumble around him at roughly the same rate as his family. Desperate to forge a connection to his father, Griffin gets co-opted into his illicit and dangerous architectural salvage business, which allows him to discover the centuries old sculptures (gargoyles) carved into buildings all over the city by immigrant artisans. As his father's obsession with preserving the landmark buildings around him descends into mania, Griffin has to learn how to build himself into the person he wants to become--and let go of what he cannot keep."--]cProvided by publisher.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: John Freeman Gill
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2018-02-06
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101970904

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Dispelling the conventional wisdom that French Gothic architectural flourishes were born of despair or gloom, Bridaham reveals the whimsical nature of these creations and the ingenious artisans who made them. 572 illustrations.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Lester Burbank Bridaham
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release: 2013-01-09
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780486136530

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Genre: College wit and humor
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1994
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015071103942

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2014 Red Cedar Book Award — Shortlisted 2014 Forest of Reading, Silver Birch Express — Shortlisted, Fiction 2013 Diamond Willow Award — Shortlisted 2013 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award — Shortlisted 2013 Saskatchewan Young Reader’s Choice Award — Shortlisted 2013 White Ravens Award — Commended What do you do when the park next door is inhabited by 400-year-old creatures? Christopher has a problem. He has just moved to Toronto. He has a new school and no friends. But even worse, the park next door is creepy: voices whisper in the bushes, and something throws apples at his window and howls at the moon. But what? Gargoyles! Their names are Gargoth and Ambergine, and they need help. An evil thief called the Collector is after them and wants to lock them away in his dark mansion, forever. Befriending a gargoyle takes courage, but it’s worth it. Once he does, Christopher suddenly has more friends than he ever imagined, including Katherine, a girl from his class who knows the gargoyles, as well. When the Collector steals Ambergine, it’s up to Christopher and Katherine to get her back, as long as something else doesn’t catch them along the way. This is the third book in the award-nominated Lost Gargoyle series.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Philippa Dowding
Publisher: Dundurn
Release: 2012-11-03
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781459703964

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A gargoyle finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place in this Xanth adventure that “should delight Anthony’s many fans” (Publishers Weekly). As a gargoyle, Gary Gar has one job in Xanth: to protect the Swan Knee River from the pollution flowing in from Mundania. But more dirt plus less rain will crack any gargoyle’s stony composure. So Gary does what any good Xanthian would do: He seeks the help of the Good Magician. But payment for his service is high. Gary must find a philter for the water, while taking on human form to tutor a wild human child, with help from the surly Sorceress Iris, and—even though time is of the essence—taking Hiatus, a known troublemaker, along for the ride. It won’t be easy, especially when they’re all transported back to the dawn of time. And if they can’t figure out what’s going on in the past, there may be no future for Xanth—come hell or high water . . . “Ephemeral amusement for pun-struck Xanthonauts.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Piers Anthony
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release: 2019-09-24
File: 310 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781504058773

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Genre: Children's stories
Author: Garry Kilworth
Publisher:
Release: 1997
File: 70 Pages
ISBN-13: 0749728892

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