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"This is a truly original novel that has earned its place among my favorite works of historical fiction."--Jennifer Robson, USA Today bestselling author of The Gown An exciting, dual-timeline historical novel about the creation of one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings, Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine, and the woman who fought to save it from Nazi destruction during World War II. Milan, 1492: When a 16-year old beauty becomes the mistress of the Duke of Milan, she must fight for her place in the palace—and against those who want her out. Soon, she finds herself sitting before Leonardo da Vinci, who wants to ensure his own place in the ducal palace by painting his most ambitious portrait to date. Munich, World War II: After a modest conservator unwittingly places a priceless Italian Renaissance portrait into the hands of a high-ranking Nazi leader, she risks her life to recover it, working with an American soldier, part of the famed Monuments Men team, to get it back. Two women, separated by 500 years, are swept up in the tide of history as one painting stands at the center of their quests for their own destinies.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Laura Morelli
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2020-09-08
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062993588

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An exciting, dual-timeline historical novel about the creation of one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings, Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine, and the woman who fought to save it from Nazi destruction during World War II. Milan, 1492: When a 16-year old beauty becomes the mistress of the Duke of Milan, she must fight for her place in the palace--and against those who want her out. Soon, she finds herself sitting before Leonardo da Vinci, who wants to ensure his own place in the ducal palace by painting his most ambitious portrait to date. Munich, World War II: After a modest conservator unwittingly places a priceless Italian Renaissance portrait into the hands of a high-ranking Nazi leader, she risks her life to recover it, working with an American soldier, part of the famed Monuments Men team, to get it back. Two women, separated by 500 years, are swept up in the tide of history as one painting stands at the center of their quests for their own destinies.

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Author: Laura Morelli
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Release: 2020-09-08
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 0063046733

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz meets Girl with a Pearl Earring in this gripping, dual-timeline historical novel about one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings and the woman who fought to save it from the Nazis. 'Simply a masterpiece... Fans of Kristin Hannah's Nightingale and Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See will delight in this epic novel' Lori Nelson Spielman 'A truly original novel that has earned its place among my favourite works of historical fiction' Jennifer Robson Between 1939 and 1943, the Nazis stole every known painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, imprisoning the original owners or worse. This is the story of the most infamous of these thefts... Munich, 1939 In fear of the brutal Nazi regime, art conservator Edith Becker is forced to find one of the world's most priceless works of art and hand it over to none other than Hans Frank - the Butcher of Poland. Confronted by the horrors she witnesses in Poland and risking her own life, Edith tries to hide her own small acts of resistance - and avoid the unpredictable gaze of Frank himself. Milan, 1492 Cecilia Gallerani, the beautiful mistress of the Duke of Milan must fight for her place in the palace--and against those who want her out. Sitting before Leonardo da Vinci, she becomes the subject of his most ambitious portrait to date. Two women, separated by 500 years, are swept up in the tide of history as one painting stands at the centre of their quests for their own destinies.

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Author: Laura Morelli
Publisher: One More Chapter
Release: 2020-12-10
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 0008422710

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Are you a night owl looking to make stunning images of streetscapes, fireworks, or the night sky? Do you like to bend time with long exposure photography? Do star trails or lightning strikes inspire you? Then this book is for you! In Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer Gabriel Biderman brings you the basics of digital night photography—exposure, composition, and light—and how to scout and capture different nocturnal locations once the sun goes down. Gabriel will help you understand the fundamentals and bring your unique artistic expression to any night situation. In this beautifully illustrated guide you will: Focus in the dark and master basic composition rules—and know when to break them Understand metering and switch to manual mode for more control over your exposure Set white balance, understand color temperature, and add flash or slow sync Explore color, light painting, and creative ways to play with light in your images Learn what gear works best for your style of shooting and strategies for operating your equipment in the dark Discover expert techniques for post-processing your nighttime images in Lightroom and Photoshop Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time. And once you have the shot, show it off and join the book’s Flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/night_fromsnapshotstogreatshots

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Genre: Photography
Author: Gabriel Biderman
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Release: 2013-11-13
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780133510676

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The bonds of family are tested in the wake of a profound tragedy, providing a look at the darker side of our society by one of our most enduringly popular and important writers Night Sleep Death The Stars is a gripping examination of contemporary America through the prism of a family tragedy: when a powerful parent dies, each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways, and his grieving widow in the most surprising way of all. Stark and penetrating, Joyce Carol Oates’s latest novel is a vivid exploration of race, psychological trauma, class warfare, grief, and eventual healing, as well as an intimate family novel in the tradition of the author’s bestselling We Were the Mulvaneys.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2020-06-09
File: 800 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062797605

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*The Verge's Science Fiction and Fantasy Book We're Looking Forward to in 2019 *AV Club's 15 Most Anticipated Books of 2019 *Book Riot's Most Anticipated Books of 2019 *Kirkus' 30 Speculative Fiction Books You Should Read in February 2019 *Bookish's Winter's Must-Read Sci-fi & Fantasy *Bookbub's Best Science Fiction Books Coming Out in 2019 *YA Books Central's Buzzworthy Books of 2019 “This generation’s Le Guin.” —Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less Charlie Jane Anders, the nationally bestselling author of All the Birds in the Sky delivers a brilliant new novel set in a hauntingly strange future with #10 LA Times bestseller The City in the Middle of the Night. "If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams... And from there, it's easy to control our entire lives." January is a dying planet—divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side, and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Humanity clings to life, spread across two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk. But life inside the cities is just as dangerous as the uninhabitable wastelands outside. Sophie, a student and reluctant revolutionary, is supposed to be dead after being exiled into the night. Saved only by forming an unusual bond with the enigmatic beasts who roam the ice, Sophie vows to stay hidden from the world, hoping she can heal. But fate has other plans—and Sophie's ensuing odyssey and the ragtag family she finds will change the entire world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Charlie Jane Anders
Publisher: Tor Books
Release: 2019-02-12
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781466871137

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MUD LITERARY PRIZE 2020 'An intriguing read with compelling descriptions of early 20th-century Sydney in all its squalor, debauchery and fascinating historical detail.' Who Weekly 'a brisk, original tale written with verve' Mud Literary Prize judging committee A story about art, murder, and making your place in history. Whatever it was that drew me to Muriel, it wasn't her charm. In 1992, morning sickness drives Jane to pre-dawn walks of her neighbourhood where she meets an unfriendly woman who sprays her with a hose as she passes by. When they do talk: Muriel Kemp eyes my pregnant belly and tells me if I really want to succeed, I'd get rid of the baby. Driven to find out more about her curmudgeonly neighbour, Jane Cooper begins to investigate the life of Muriel, who claims to be a famous artist from Sydney's bohemian 1920s. Contemporary critics argue that legend, rather than ability, has secured her position in history. They also claim that the real Muriel Kemp died in 1936. Murderer, narcissist, sexual deviant or artistic genius and a woman before her time: Who really is Muriel Kemp?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Julie Keys
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Release: 2019-03-26
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780733640957

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning.” ― James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a coming of age novel set in Dublin by James Joyce.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Xist Publishing
Release: 2016-04-02
File: 334 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781681959344

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Celia is alone, bereft of the three people she has held most dear - her mother, her daughter, and her husband. At only thirty-nine, she feels unable to face the decades of existence stretching out ahead of her. She travels to a picturesque island, determined to end her life with the minimum of inconvenience to others. But an artist named Larraby encounters her, divines her purpose - and persuades her to pause. A long night of talk reveals how she is afraid to commit herself to a chance of happiness with another person, yet not brave enough to face life alone...

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Genre: Divorced women
Author: Mary Westmacott
Publisher:
Release: 2020
File: 372 Pages
ISBN-13: 1444845667

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The extraordinary new novel from Nordic Council Literature Prize-winning Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir Iceland in the 1960s. Hekla always knew she wanted to be a writer. In a nation of poets, where each household proudly displays leatherbound volumes of the Sagas, and there are more writers per capita than anywhere else in the world, there is only one problem: she is a woman. After packing her few belongings, including James Joyces’s Ulysess and a Remington typewriter, Hekla heads for Reykjavik with a manuscript buried in her bags. She moves in with her friend Jon, a gay man who longs to work in the theatre, but can only find dangerous, backbreaking work on fishing trawlers. Hekla’s opportunities are equally limited: marriage and babies, or her job as a waitress, in which harassment from customers is part of the daily grind. The two friends feel completely out of place in a small and conservative world. And yet that world is changing: JFK is shot and hemlines are rising. In Iceland another volcano erupts and Hekla meets a poet who brings to light harsh realities about her art. Hekla realizes she must escape to find freedom abroad, whatever the cost. Miss Iceland is a novel of extraordinary poise and masterful acuity from one of our most celebrated Icelandic writers.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Audur Ava Olafsdottir
Publisher: Grove Press
Release: 2020-06-16
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9780802149244

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