Santa Olivia

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446551414

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3328

Lushly written with rich and vivid characters, SANTA OLIVIA is Jacqueline Carey's take on comic book superheroes and the classic werewolf myth. Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a US military base inside a DMZ buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically-manipulated and used by the US government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider. After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers. Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: They form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron who, costumed as their patron saint, Santa Olivia, uses her special abilities to avenge the town. Aware that she could lose her freedom, and possibly her life, Loup is determined to fight to redress the wrongs her community has suffered. And like the reincarnation of their patron saint, she will bring hope to all of Santa Olivia.

Santa Olivia

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780446799867

Category: FICTION

Page: 221

View: 7480

"A SF/fantasy novel set in the near future and featuring a young woman with special genetically engineered 'wolf-like' powers"--Provided by publisher.

Santa Olivia

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446551414

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3179

Lushly written with rich and vivid characters, SANTA OLIVIA is Jacqueline Carey's take on comic book superheroes and the classic werewolf myth. Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a US military base inside a DMZ buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically-manipulated and used by the US government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider. After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers. Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: They form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron who, costumed as their patron saint, Santa Olivia, uses her special abilities to avenge the town. Aware that she could lose her freedom, and possibly her life, Loup is determined to fight to redress the wrongs her community has suffered. And like the reincarnation of their patron saint, she will bring hope to all of Santa Olivia.

Saints Astray

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455504688

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8846

Fellow orphans, amateur vigilantes, and members of the Santitos, Loup Garron-the fugitive daughter of a genetically engineered "wolf man"-and Pilar Ecchevarria grew up in the military zone of Outpost 12, formerly known as Santa Olivia. But now they're free, and they want to help the rest of the Santitos escape. During a series of escapades, they discover that Miguel, Loup's former sparring partner and reprobate surrogate brother, has escaped from Outpost 12 and is testifying on behalf of its forgotten citizens-at least until he disappears from protective custody. Honor drives Loup to rescue Miguel, even though entering the U.S could mean losing her liberty. Pilar vows to help her. It will take a daring and absurd caper to extricate Miguel from the mess he's created but Loup is prepared to risk everything... and this time she has help.

No Peanuts For Santa

Author: Tarra Kiamos Andrews

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496927575

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 3849

On Christmas Eve, Olivia's mother shares a magical secret with her...just like Olivia, Santa has food allergies as well! Peanuts and tree nuts are on the naughty list! Olivia is determined to make nut-free cookies for Santa, so she and her little brother, Logan, do just that! As she waits for Santa, Olivia can't help thinking about his reindeer. Will they like the nut-free cookies? Olivia gets her answer when she wakes up to a charming letter from Santa on Christmas morning!

Dark Currents

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451414837

Category: Fiction

Page: 409

View: 5968

Daisy Johanssen, whose father was an incubus, works in the Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet where she ensures that all the supernatural creatures living there get along.

Ash

Author: Malinda Lo

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316071338

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4800

Cinderella retold In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted. The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash's capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love. Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.

Olivia Helps With Christmas

Author: Ian Falconer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857073451

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 50

View: 1417

Olivia is getting into the Christmas spirit. There are presents to wrap, ornaments to hang on the tree, snowpigs to build... But what mischief and mayhem will she get up to this time? This delightfully told and beautifully illustrated new Olivia story belongs under everyone's Christmas tree this year!

Olivia Goes to Venice

Author: Ian Falconer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857073494

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 9506

In her latest adventure, Olivia, everyone's favourite little pig, is off the Venice, the place of fine art, carnival and gondolas for a family holiday to remember. With her very own discerning eye for style, Olivia takes the beautiful city of Venice by storm. From dodging pigeons in the Piazza San Marco, to eating an abundance of the most delicious Italian gelato at Carneval, and barelystaying afloat in a gondola, Olivia uncovers the wonderful delights of Venice with that very special 'Olivia' style and flair!

OLIVIA and the Snow Day

with audio recording

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442447028

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 567

When Olivia’s teacher asks for suggestions for Parents’ Night, Olivia suggests a carnival. Everyone loves Olivia’s idea, and Mrs. Hoggenmuller puts Olivia in charge. Not only that, but Olivia gets to create a special carnival attraction for the grand finale. It’s going to be the best carnival ever! Based on a popular episode, this book is a prize for Olivia fans. Yay for snow days! Olivia has the day off and she couldn’t be more excited. There is so much to do: build a fort, have a snowball fight with Julian, and, best of all, use her new video camera. She is hoping to get the scoop on a big story—an interview with the Abominable Snowman! Based on an episode, this fun-filled Level 1 Ready-to-Read features colorful rebus icons throughout.

OLIVIA Trains Her Cat

with audio recording

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442447044

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 435

Olivia wants her cat to be just as amazing as Francine's, who can perform incredible tricks on demand. But teaching a cat to perform isn't as easy as it looks, as Olivia soon finds out! Kids will love this charming ready-to-read story with rebus icons about Olivia and her pet.

OLIVIA Claus

with audio recording

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144244701X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 3227

It was the night before Christmas, and Olivia discovers that her favorite stuffed monkey, Mathilda, is missing. Not only is Mathilda missing, but other favorites keep disappearing around the house too. In the true spirit of Christmas, Olivia figures out how to not only give but to give back what has been missing.

Autumn Bones

Agent of Hel

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451465210

Category: Fiction

Page: 423

View: 2041

Daisy Johanssen, the supernatural liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, discovers that her new boyfriend is descended from sorcerers who want him back home in Jamaica or they will unleash their dire magic on the town.

Disasters in the First World

Stories

Author: Olivia Clare

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802189571

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4303

Olivia Clare’s delightfully strange and tender debut collection traces the impact of larger-than-life forces on everyday people. From siblings whose relationship is as fragile as glass, to a woman grappling with both an emotional and physical drought, to a superstitious spouse fearful of misfortune, Disasters in the First World explores the real and the imagined, environmental and man-made calamities, and the human need to comprehend the unknown. In “Pittsburgh in Copenhagen,” a man and a woman confront infidelity and estrangement as they share one last night together. “Pétur” tells the tale of a son who takes his mother on an Icelandic vacation only to be stranded there by a volcanic eruption. “Rusalka’s Long Legs” follows a young girl’s treacherously long walk through the woods with her unpredictable mother. And in “The Visigoths,” an older sister finally breaks through to her idiosyncratic brother. With precision and grace, the thirteen stories in this collection capture the fragility of troubled lives caught in disrupted turbulence, moments of connection—no matter how fleeting. Through these intimate, profoundly moving worlds, Clare’s voice rises as a distinctive new American storyteller.

Modern Nature

Author: Derek Jarman

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452915024

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

View: 7746

Originally published: Woodstock, N.Y.: Overlook Press, 1994.

Secrets of the Lighthouse

A Novel

Author: Santa Montefiore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476735395

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4506

Set in Ireland on the wild coast of Connemara, this hauntingly romantic novel tells the story of a young woman who goes in search of her family’s past and ends up discovering her future. Ellen Trawton is running away from it all. She hates her job, she doesn’t love the aristocratic man to whom she is engaged, and her relationship with her controlling mother is becoming increasingly strained. So Ellen leaves London, fleeing to the one place she knows her mother won’t find her, her aunt’s cottage in Connemara. Cutting all her ties with chic London society, Ellen gives in to Ireland’s charm and warmth, thinking her future may lie where so much of her past has been hidden. Her imagination is soon captured by the compelling ruins of a lighthouse where, five years earlier, a young mother died in a fire. The ghost of the young wife, Caitlin, haunts the nearby castle, mourning the future she can never have there. Unable to move on, she watches her husband and children, hoping they might see her and feel her love once more. But she doesn’t anticipate her husband falling in love again. Can she prevent it? Or can she let go and find a way to freedom and happiness? The ruggedly beautiful Connemara coastline with its tightknit community of unforgettable characters provides the backdrop for this poignant story of two women seeking the peace and love they desperately need. For each, the key will be found in the secrets of the past, illuminated by the lighthouse.

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

V. 6: R Through S, Appendices, Submarine Chasers, Eagle-Class Patrol Craft

Author: United States. Naval History Division

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160020308

Category: History

Page: 777

View: 1243

Edited by James L. Mooney. Volume 6 of an eight volume set. This volume provides historical sketches of ships whose names start with the letters "R" and "S", and in the case of submarines, the "R Boats" and the "S Boats." Appendices provide data on submarine chasers and Eagle boats, two types initially designed for antisubmarine operations in World War 1. L.C. card 60-60198. Item 399-A. NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS FOR ALREADY REDUCED SALE ITEMS. Other related products: Anchor of Resolve: A History of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Fifth Fleet can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00241-0 An Underwater Ice Station Zebra: Recovering a KH-9 Hexagon Capsule From 16,400 Feet Below the Pacific Ocean: Selected Declassified CIA Documents can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/041-015-00294-5?ctid=539 Fundamentals of War Gaming --Paperback format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00299-1 --Hardcover format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00269-0 The World Cruise of the Great White Fleet: Honoring 100 Years of Global Partnerships and Security --Hardcover format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00245-2

Clifford's Christmas

Author: Norman Bridwell

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545347289

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9776

Read all about Clifford's BIG ideas! It's Christmas time for Emily Elizabeth and Clifford! While they count down the days to their favorite holiday, Clifford makes a snowman, gets a tree, and finds a surprise in his stocking.

Christopher Radko's Ornaments

Author: Christopher Radko

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780609604762

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 6860

Celebrates the blown-glass Christmas ornament creations of artist-designer Christopher Radko, highlighting a wide variety of styles, offering advice on holiday decorating, and incorporating Radko's personal anecdotes about his work

The Trip to Echo Spring

On Writers and Drinking

Author: Olivia Laing

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250039584

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 5727

WHY IS IT THAT SOME OF THE GREATEST WORKS OF LITERATURE HAVE BEEN PRODUCED BY WRITERS IN THE GRIP OF ALCOHOLISM, AN ADDICTION THAT COST THEM PERSONAL HAPPINESS AND CAUSED HARM TO THOSE WHO LOVED THEM? In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver. All six of these writers were alcoholics, and the subject of drinking surfaces in some of their finest work, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to A Moveable Feast. Often, they did their drinking together: Hemingway and Fitzgerald ricocheting through the cafés of Paris in the 1920s; Carver and Cheever speeding to the liquor store in Iowa in the icy winter of 1973. Olivia Laing grew up in an alcoholic family herself. One spring, wanting to make sense of this ferocious, entangling disease, she took a journey across America that plunged her into the heart of these overlapping lives. As she travels from Cheever's New York to Williams's New Orleans, and from Hemingway's Key West to Carver's Port Angeles, she pieces together a topographical map of alcoholism, from the horrors of addiction to the miraculous possibilities of recovery. Beautiful, captivating, and original, The Trip to Echo Spring strips away the myth of the alcoholic writer to reveal the terrible price creativity can exert.