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Crossings by Alex Landragin

Title Crossings
Author Alex Landragin
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2020-07-28
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781250259059
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A sparkling debut. Landragin’s seductive literary romp shines as a celebration of the act of storytelling." —Publishers Weekly "Romance, mystery, history, and magical invention dance across centuries in an impressive debut novel." —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "Deft writing seduces the reader in a complex tale of pursuit, denial, and retribution moving from past to future. Highly recommended." —Library Journal (Starred Review) Alex Landragin's Crossings is an unforgettable and explosive genre-bending debut—a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes. On the brink of the Nazi occupation of Paris, a German-Jewish bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript called Crossings. It has three narratives, each as unlikely as the next. And the narratives can be read one of two ways: either straight through or according to an alternate chapter sequence. The first story in Crossings is a never-before-seen ghost story by the poet Charles Baudelaire, penned for an illiterate girl. Next is a noir romance about an exiled man, modeled on Walter Benjamin, whose recurring nightmares are cured when he falls in love with a storyteller who draws him into a dangerous intrigue of rare manuscripts, police corruption, and literary societies. Finally, there are the fantastical memoirs of a woman-turned-monarch whose singular life has spanned seven generations. With each new chapter, the stunning connections between these seemingly disparate people grow clearer and more extraordinary. Crossings is an unforgettable adventure full of love, longing and empathy.

Crossings by Alex Landragin

Title Crossings
Author Alex Landragin
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date 2021-10-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1250796725
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Crossings by Alex Landragin

Title Crossings
Author Alex Landragin
Publisher Picador Australia
Release Date 2019-05-28
Category Fiction
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9781760786649
Language English, Spanish, and French
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LONGLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR DEBUT FICTION 2020 I didn't write this book. I stole it... A Parisian bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript containing three stories, each as unlikely as the other. The first, 'The Education of a Monster', is a letter penned by the poet Charles Baudelaire to an illiterate girl. The second, 'City of Ghosts', is a noir romance set in Paris in 1940 as the Germans are invading. The third, 'Tales of the Albatross', is the strangest of the three: the autobiography of a deathless enchantress. Together, they tell the tale of two lost souls peregrinating through time. An unforgettable tour de force with echoes of Roberto Bolaño, David Mitchell and Umberto Eco, Crossings is a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes. PRAISE FOR CROSSINGS 'The style is in the tradition of storytelling of old, where tales are told rather than shown, and somewhat like Scheherazade (who is referenced in the book) the reader is seduced by the telling.' Readings '[An] elegant and unusual début' Australian Book Review 'Just as the dolls fit into one another, Crossings all makes sense at the end, neatly and satisfactorily resolving its multiple narrative threads and possibilities with grace, attention to detail and emotional acuity. No matter which narrative path a reader takes, there is no sense of confusion or dissatisfaction, just a little sadness at having to farewell such a fine book.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Romance, mystery, history, and magical invention dance across centuries in an impressive debut novel. Landragin layers historical fiction, metafiction, mystery, fantasy, myth, and romance in a way that might remind readers of such books as Cloud Atlas, Life After Life, The Time Traveler's Wife-or even Dan Brown's conspiracy-based adventures, albeit with more elegant prose Landragin carries off the whole handsomely written enterprise with panache. This novel intrigues and delights with an assured orchestration of historical research and imaginative flights.' Kirkus Reviews 'This novel is outstanding for its sheer inventiveness. The alternative ordering of chapters creates a tension that heightens the awareness of the interlocking aspects of time and space, while deft writing seduces the reader in a complex tale of pursuit, denial, and retribution moving from past to future. Highly recommended.' Library Journal

Atlantic Crossings by Daniel T. RODGERS

Title Atlantic Crossings
Author Daniel T. RODGERS
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 1998
Category History
Total Pages 634
ISBN 0674002016
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Traces the efforts of politicians of the Progressive and New Deal periods to form a humanitarian social policy based on the example of European nations, revealing the international origins of America's city planning, public housing, and welfare policies. UP.

Border Crossings by Henry A. Giroux

Title Border Crossings
Author Henry A. Giroux
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2007-05-11
Category Education
Total Pages 274
ISBN 9781135928988
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The concept of border and border crossing has important implications for how we theorize cultural politics, power, ideology, pedagogy and critical intellectual work. This completely revised and updated edition takes these areas and draws new connections between postmodernism, feminism, cultural studies and critical pedagogy. Highly relevant to the times which we currently live, Giroux reflects on the limits and possibilities of border crossings in the twenty-first century and argues that in the post-9/11 world, borders have not been collapsing but vigorously rebuilt. The author identifies the most pressing issues facing critical educators at the turn of the century and discusses topics such as the struggle over the academic canon; the role of popular culture in the curriculum; and the cultural war the New Right has waged on schools. New sections deal with militarization in public spaces, empire building, and the cultural politics of neoliberalism. Those interested in cultural studies, critical race theory, education, sociology and speech communication will find this a valuable source of information.

Switches And Crossings by William Donaldson

Title Switches and Crossings
Author William Donaldson
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1871
Category Railroad crossings
Total Pages 256
ISBN NYPL:33433007753290
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Crossings by Katy S. Duffield

Title Crossings
Author Katy S. Duffield
Publisher Beach Lane Books
Release Date 2020-10-13
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9781534465794
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This powerful nonfiction picture book explores wildlife crossings around the world and how they are helping save thousands of animals every day. Around the world, bridges, tunnels, and highways are constantly being built to help people get from one place to another. But what happens when construction spreads over, under, across, and through animal habitats? Thankfully, groups of concerned citizens, scientists, engineers, and construction crews have come together to create wildlife crossings to help keep animals safe. From elk traversing a wildlife bridge across a Canadian interstate to titi monkeys using rope bridges over a Costa Rican road to salamanders creeping through tiny tunnels beneath a Massachusetts street, young readers are certain to be delighted and inspired by these ingenious solutions that are saving the lives of countless wild animals.

Title Selected Excerpts from Ice Crossings
Author G. R. Bergman
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1954
Category Airports
Total Pages 102
ISBN UOM:39015004560051
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Fox River Bridge Crossings
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2001
Category
Total Pages 6
ISBN NWU:35556030133037
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Crossings by Walter T. K. Nugent

Title Crossings
Author Walter T. K. Nugent
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 1995
Category History
Total Pages 234
ISBN 0253209536
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The primary purpose of this book is to pull together in one place the main contours of population change in the Atlantic region during the 1870-1914 period. That region, for present purposes, includes Europe, North America, South America, and to a slight degree Africa"--p. 3.

Crossings by Anonim

Title Crossings
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1999
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105122308583
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Crossings by Hua Chuang

Title Crossings
Author Hua Chuang
Publisher New Directions Publishing
Release Date 2007
Category Fiction
Total Pages 222
ISBN 0811216683
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When it was first published in America in 1968, Chuang Hua's evocative novel "Crossings" was completely unheralded and quickly went out of print. Years later it would be widely recognized as the first modernist novel to address the Asian-American experience, its deeply imagistic prose--marked by spatial and temporal leaps, an unconventional syntax, and unanticipated shifts in plot--as haunting as the writing of Jane Bowles.

Title The Brightest of Dreams Canadian Crossings Book 3
Author Susan Anne Mason
Publisher Baker Books
Release Date 2020-02-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781493422760
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Quinten Aspinall is determined to fulfill a promise he made to his deceased father to keep his family together. To do so, he must travel to Canada to find his younger siblings, who were sent there as indentured workers while Quinn was away at war. He is also solicited by his employer to look for the man's niece who ran off with a Canadian soldier. If Quinn can bring Julia back, he will receive his own tenant farm, enabling him to provide a home for his ailing mother and siblings. Julia Holloway's decision to come to Toronto has been met with disaster. When her uncle's employee rescues her from a bad situation, she fears she can never repay Quinn's kindness. So when he asks her to help find his sister, she agrees. Soon after, however, Julia receives some devastating news that changes everything. Torn between reuniting his family and protecting Julia, will Quinn have to sacrifice his chance at happiness to finally keep his promise?

Crossings by Danielle Steel

Title Crossings
Author Danielle Steel
Publisher Dell
Release Date 2009-02-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780307566393
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Despite rumors of impending war, the majestic ship Normandie makes its transatlantic voyage from Washington D.C., to France. Aboard is beautiful, American-born Liane De Villiers, devoted to her much-older husband, the French ambassador to the United States, and her two daughters. She meets Nick Burnham, an American steel magnate, a kind man trapped in a loveless marriage. Their passion remains unacknowledged. But when the outbreak of World War II forces Liane to flee Paris, she and Nick meet again—and pledge a love that can no longer be denied.

Municipal Reports For The Fiscal Year by San Francisco (Calif.). Board of Supervisors

Title Municipal Reports for the Fiscal Year
Author San Francisco (Calif.). Board of Supervisors
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1882
Category San Francisco (Calif.)
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105126718787
Language English, Spanish, and French
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South Philadelphia by Philadelphia Department of Public Works

Title South Philadelphia
Author Philadelphia Department of Public Works
Publisher Forgotten Books
Release Date 2018-02-09
Category Reference
Total Pages 84
ISBN 0656184221
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Excerpt from South Philadelphia: The Abolishment of Grade Crossings and the Creation of Opportunities for Commercial and Industrial Development Bearing in mind the fact that the modern steamship terminal rs not merely an aggregation of an indefinite num ber of p1ers, but must provide, in a logical scheme, for the effective co-ordination of the various units necessary to make it a complete working entity, the Dock Department has pre pared preliminary plans for the construction of a dozen or more p1ers in this section, each feet long by 300 feet Wide, With docks between them of the same Width as the piers, and with railroad yards located in the rear between the ends of the piers and Delaware Avenue Storage ware houses for commodities of every kind received from the ships and held for local consumption or shipment into the interior, or Vice versa, and a factory section somewhat along the lines of the great Bush Terminal in Brooklyn, are planned to be located on the westerly Side of Delaware Avenue It 1s regarded as a practical certainty that the con struction of these proposed piers would be followed by the location convenient to them of many manufacturing estab lishments which use large quantities of imported raw ma terials, and with them would come the concurrent residential upbuilding of the section in the rear of the factories. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Crossings by John Sallis

Title Crossings
Author John Sallis
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 1991-04-09
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 158
ISBN 0226734374
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Boldly contesting recent scholarship, Sallis argues that The Birth of Tragedy is a rethinking of art at the limit of metaphysics. His close reading focuses on the complexity of the Apollinian/Dionysian dyad and on the crossing of these basic art impulses in tragedy. "Sallis effectively calls into question some commonly accepted and simplistic ideas about Nietzsche's early thinking and its debt to Schopenhauer, and proposes alternatives that are worth considering."—Richard Schacht, Times Literary Supplement

Title The Highest of Hopes Canadian Crossings Book 2
Author Susan Anne Mason
Publisher Baker Books
Release Date 2019-03-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781493417254
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After her beloved grandfather's death, Emmaline Moore is shocked to discover that her "deceased" father is actually living in Canada. Having no other family, Emma decides she must find him, and so embarks on a journey across the ocean, accompanied by her best friend, Jonathan. Unfortunately, Randall Moore and his well-to-do family aren't thrilled by her arrival, fearing her sudden appearance will hinder his chance at becoming mayor of Toronto in 1919. Despite everything, Emma remains determined to earn their affection. Jonathan Rowe has secretly loved Emma for years and hopes that during their trip he can win her heart. Concerned that Randall might reject her, Jonathan is ready to console Emma and bring her home. When she informs him that she has no intention of returning to England, Jonathan begins to despair. Can he convince Emma to find value within herself rather than seeking it from a virtual stranger? And will she ever come to see that Jonathan is her true home?

Border Crossings by Paul Longley Arthur

Title Border Crossings
Author Paul Longley Arthur
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-04-30
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9781317207306
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The border between intimate memory and historical revelation is explored in this wide-ranging collection, which features original contributions from leading figures in the life writing field from Australia, Canada, Europe, UK, and the USA. The transmission and preservation of personal knowledge and stories from generation to generation frequently requires crossing into the private, contested spaces of memory. The most secret accounts or guarded remnants of information can sometimes lead to the most profound insights. In this context, there is a delicate balance between life writing’s role in revealing lives and the desire to be respectful towards them. As the essays in this book attest, exposing secrets, even if humiliating, can be a way of honouring lives. Throughout runs the framing theme of memory as the source of all intergenerational transmission of culture and history—whether relating to family, community, nation, ancestry, or political allegiance—and the importance of the intimate and personal in that process of handing on. This book was originally published as a special issue of Life Writing.

Border Crossings by Arnold E. Davidson

Title Border Crossings
Author Arnold E. Davidson
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 2003-01-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 223
ISBN 0802041345
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Thomas King is the first Native writer to generate widespread interest in both Canada and the United States. He has been nominated twice for Governor General's Awards, and his first novel, Medicine River, has been transformed into a CBC movie. His books have been reviewed in publications such as The New York Times Book Review, The Globe and Mail, and People magazine. King is also the author of the serialized radio series The Dead Dog Café and is an accomplished photographer. Border Crossings is the first full-length study to explore King's art. Davidson, Walton, and Andrews employ a framework of postcolonial and border studies theory to examine the concepts of nation, race, and sexuality in King's work. They examine how King's art routinely explores cross-cultural dynamics, including Native rights and race relations, American and Canadian cultural interaction, and the artistic traditions of Europe and North America. The authors argue that, by situating these concepts within a comic framework, King avoids the polemics that often surface in cultural critiques. His writing engages, entertains, and educates. This provocative analysis of King's art reads across cultures and between borders, and makes an important contribution to the study of Native writing, Canadian and American literature, border studies, and humour studies.