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WILKIE COLLINS: Memoirs, Letters & Literary Writings: Non-Fiction Works from the English novelist, known for his mystery novels The Woman in White, No … The Moonstone (Featuring A Biography)

by Wilkie Collins

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Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories.
Table of Contents:
Memoirs of the Life of William Collins (With Selections From His Journals and Correspondence)
Wilkie Collins’ Charms (Biography by Olive Logan)
Letters and Literary Writings:
A Clause for the New Reform Bill
A Column to Burns
A Dramatic Author
A Fair Penitent
A Pictorial Tour to St George Bosherville
A Shy Scheme
Address from the Queen to Certain of Her Subjects in Office
Awful Warning to Bachelors
Books Necessary for a Liberal Education
Burns Viewed As a Hat-Peg
Considerations on The Copyright Question
Deep Design on Society
Doctor Dulcamara, MP
Dramatic Grub Street
How I Write My Books
Magnetic Evenings at Home
Pity a Poor Prince
Rambles Beyond Railways
Reminiscences of a Storyteller
Sermon for Sepoys
Thanks to Doctor Livingstone
The Cruise of the Tomtit
The Debtor’s Best Friend
The Exhibition of the Royal Academy
The Little Huguenot
The National Gallery and the Old Masters

Fast Times in Palestine

by Pamela Olson

Pamela Olson, a small town girl from eastern Oklahoma, had what she always wanted: a physics degree from Stanford University. But instead of feeling excited for what came next, she felt consumed by dread and confusion. This irresistible memoir chronicles her journey from aimless ex-bartender to Ramallah-based journalist and foreign press coordinator for a Palestinian presidential candidate.

With dizzying speed she finds herself attending Yasser Arafat’s funeral, sharing a holiday dinner with a suicide bomber’s family, tour-guiding Israeli friends around the West Bank, dating a Palestinian from a conservative Muslim village, being held at gunpoint and injured by a stun grenade, and witnessing the 2005 Disengagement from inside the Gaza Strip.

The gripping narrative focuses not only on violence, terror, and social and political upheavals but also on the daily rounds of house parties, concerts, barbecues, weddings, jokes, harvests, and romantic drama that happen in between. From idyllic olive groves to Palestinian beer gardens, from Passover in Tel Aviv to Ramadan in a Hamas village, from rooftop parties in Ramallah to militant rallies in Nablus, the book is packed with suspense, humor, and unforgettable characters. Its seamless blend of travelogue, memoir, and narrative journalism ramps the average American up to a sophisticated, multi-faceted understanding of the Israel/Palestine conflict.

Funny, gorgeous, shocking, and galvanizing, Fast Times in Palestine challenges the way we think not only about the Middle East but albout human nature and our place in the world.


“A moving, inspiring account of life in Palestine that’s enormously informative yet reads like a novel.”

— REBECCA VILKOMERSON, Executive Director, Jewish Voice for Peace

“It’s love in the time of occupation as Pamela Olson… takes us on the emotional roller-coaster of her very personal experience of life in Ramallah — and in doing so lays bare the human drama of a people… determined to live free.”

— TONY KARON, Senior Editor, TIME Magazine

“Part adventure story, part searing reportage, part love story, and wholly absorbing.”

— DR. KENNETH RING, co-author, Letters from Palestine

“Pamela Olson leads the reader on an exciting, funny, at times heart-wrenching journey, carefully deciphering complex political and historical issues. Olson is a talented writer, intelligent and exceptional in her ability to convey both tragedy and hope, remaining morally grounded and refreshingly honest.”

— RAMZY BAROUD, Author, My Father was a Freedom Fighter

“As an Israeli whose life was shaped by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I found Fast Times in Palestine moving and refreshing. Pamela Olson comes to the Middle East with a blank slate and is therefore able to hold up an undistorted mirror to the reality she encounters.”

— MIKO PELED, Author, The General’s Son

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Coplas del inmigrante (Spanish Edition)

by Mois Benarroch

En este poemario, Mois Benarroch hace un retrato muy personal de la migración y del arte de vivir entre dos mundos sin pertenecer a ninguno. Incluye su poema más celebrado, que es el que da nombre a este libro.

El té nunca llegó


Los aviones volaron sobre nosotros

los trenes dejaron la estación

pero el té nunca llegó.

Nos bebimos el agua

nos bebimos el jugo

pero el té nunca llegó.

Esperamos hasta que olvidamos

qué estábamos esperando

pero el té nunca llegó.

Escuchamos bombas afuera algunos dijeron

que era una guerra, otros que sólo un robo

pero el té nunca llegó.

Algunos nos hicimos viejos, muy viejos

nuestros dientes se salieron, nuestra barba encaneció

pero el té nunca llegó.

Y sin embargo nunca nadie preguntó por el té

nadie en realidad recordó

qué estábamos esperando, y eso no ayudó

el té nunca llegó.

Crimes of History: Part 1

by Rachel James

Crimes of History

Crimes of History contains some of the most heinous crimes that have been reported in the last 100 years. Crimes that will shock and entertain you. You won’t be able to put this book down.

We Were Not Spoiled: A Franco-American Memoir

by Lucille Ledoux


We Were Not Spoiled chronicles the life of a Mainer born in 1921 in Lewiston and raised there. Lucille Verreault Ledoux’s life is typical of many Franco-Americans of her generation and, as such, is an important addition to our understanding of Maine’s ethnically diverse communities in the last century.


We Were Not Spoiled reveals an eye for often neglected details, of information thought to be marginal and so too frequently lost to students of history. A basic function of memoir is to give witness to a time and a way of life gone by and this book succeeds well at this function.


We Were Not Spoiled is full of period photos drawn from family collections and is generously endowed with endnotes to enhance the significance of the text for historical reference.


~ “The narrative is crisp and descriptive and the story flowed at a good pace to keep me turning the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed reading We Were Not Spoiled and highly recommend it as an enjoyable, enlightening read.” â??Kathy Pooler

~ “This book was so interesting that I did not put it down until I had finished reading it… Denis has done an excellent job in portraying his mother’s family life.” â??Tigerman55

~ “…a good book that I would recommend to anyone…in the process of writing a memoir or thinking of writing a memoir, lots of good information and ideas…” â??a Kindle Customer

~ “[We Were Not Spoiled was presented like a story told at the kitchen table of Lucille’s experience growing up French in Maine.” â??Roland Vallerand

Ð?оспоминания (Russian Edition)

by Ð?еÑ?а Ð?вановна Ð?асÑ?лиÑ?

Ð?емÑ?аÑ?Ñ? Ð?еÑ?Ñ? Ð?вановнÑ? Ð?асÑ?лиÑ? (1849â??1919), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?е в 1919 годÑ?. Ð?нига бÑ?ла издана под псевдонимом Ð?. Ð?. Ð?аÑ?енин.

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