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Larry Thomas decided to make his wife happy and bought her a little present – cuckoo clock. They put it on the wall without knowing what will happen next…
And what about you? Do you have such clock? Have you ever thought about the little bird that springs out of it every hour to tell you the time? I bet you hardly notice it, you have used to it and never just think about this cuckoo… But imagine for a second that it is… alive! That it can love and hate, feel like all of us. And now think how it lives there, beyond the door…
The story of Angela Murray and her sister Virginia follows the life of Angela, a light-skinned African American woman. She tries to enter a world of white people to escape the racism, even by changing her name, until she understands that crossing the racial barrier is not enough for her to realize her full potential. An American editor, poet, essayist of the first half of the 20th century, Jessie Redmond Fauset, focuses on a problem of color and privilege, without setting aside other aspects of the story, such as relationship between the two sisters and gender identity. A thoughtful, elegantly written book.
Randolph Barnes Marcy (1812-1887) served as an officer for the Army of the United States. He wrote his book The Prairie Traveler in 1859 especially for the Department of State and its publication was financed by the United States government. This work is considered valuable as it was devoted to the overland migration in the country in the first decades of the 19th century. Marcy researched the routes and the preparation of the immigrants who were moving to California including the wagons, horses, food, packing, the journey itself with many obstacles including rivers, drinkable water on the routes, creating a fire, avoiding animals, first aid and many other aspects of the traveling from the Eastern Coast to the Western. His book contains citations from Turkish and French immigrants who had immigrated to the North Africa and Sahara as well as Marcy's personal impressions from colonization of the American West.
Richard Henry Stoddard (1825 - 1903), an American poet and critic, became the author of a classic poem about the life of Abraham Lincoln. It is a poetical tribute to this American president, a picture of his personality and contribution to the history of the country.
A “Human Comedy” of Honoré de Balzac, a French novelist and playwright, one of his earliest novels.
Eugenie Grandet was one of the most desirable fiancée of Saumur. Her father, a cooper in his past, became rich during the Revolution. The story is centred around the struggle between Eugenie and her father, which begun when she falls in love with her penniless cousin Charles. The madness about money makes him completely inhuman and cruel. Creating a human comedy Balzac posed a problem, new for the literature of that time. He aspired to portray, without pity but truthfully, the France of the 19th century, the real life of his contemporaries. In “Eugenie Grandet” he applies to the destructive power of money over people.
Balzac’s works are still popular among the wide readership, old and young, discovering in his novels the key to understanding of human soul.
Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth - that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago. Her mother's shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside. But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants Roiben's throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get it. In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen?
Alpha Force - a group of five kids dedicated to fighting against injustice in the world - are in Australia, helping with a TV reality show. But when Paulo spots a dangerous terrorist hiding out in a nearby town, events suddenly force them into a terrifying adventure as the terrorist seizes hostages and flies off into the bush. Supporting the Australian SAS, Alpha Force have to take action - even if it means flying into the midst of a scary bushfire-