Through the Window

Author: Annick D Arnaud

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728381657

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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1976, Patrick, a dad of three children, John, Peter, and Annie, vanishes one day and never comes back. His wife and children will have to cope with his disappearance. Yet, some day, when an old house is being sold, a secret comes out, tongues are loosened, and the children get to know why their father went away. Life and years fly by as we get to know the family, and share their small and bigger worries. The wife wants to forget, if not forgive; the sister builds a new life far away. But the children decide they have to know where their father is. Will they succeed in their quest? This story tells us how they will live their lives despite him. Or maybe because of him?

Through the Window

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139104

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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In these seventeen essays (and one short story) the 2011 Man Booker Prize winner examines British, French and American writers who have meant most to him, as well as the cross-currents and overlappings of their different cultures. From the deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald to the directness of Hemingway, from Kipling's view of France to the French view of Kipling, from the many translations of Madame Bovary to the fabulations of Ford Madox Ford, from the National Treasure Status of George Orwell to the despair of Michel Houellebecq, Julian Barnes considers what fiction is, and what it can do. As he writes in his preface, 'Novels tell us the most truth about life: what it is, how we live it, what it might be for, how we enjoy and value it, and how we lose it.' When his Letters from London came out in 1995, the Financial Times called him 'our best essayist'. This wise and deft collection confirms that judgment.

Through the Window

Author: Diane Fanning

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429904135

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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Ten-Year-Old Krystal Surles Watched In Horror As Her Best Friend Was Murdered At The Hands Of An Intruder. Then with cold-blooded precision he brought a twelve-inch boning knife to Krystal's throat. With a single, violent slash, he severed her windpipe and left her for dead. Miraculously, she survived and would lead authorities to the arrest of 35-year-old Tommy Lynn Sells, a former truck driver, carnival worker, and cross-country drifter... He Aspired To Become "The Worst Serial Killer Of All Time." With no apparent motive and no common pattern to his inconceivable bloodshed, the elusive Sells had carved his way across the country for two decades slaughtering women, men, transients, entire families, teenagers, and even infants with ghoulish abandon. Through The Window is more than an investigation into a crime spree that stunned a nation. It's an utterly terrifying plunge into the unfathomable dark mind of a serial killer, and the heart-wrenching story of the brave child who finally brought him to justice.

Through the Window

Author: Keith Doubt

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9633860601

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This book is not about war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, evil, or the killing of a society. It is about a cultural heritage, something vital to a society as a society, something that was not killed in the previous war, something that is resilient. Through the Window brings an original perspective to folklore of Bosnians at a certain period of time and the differences and similarities of the three main ethnic groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It examines the transethnic character of cultural heritage, against divisions that dominate their tragic recent past. The monograph focuses in particular on customs shared by different ethnic groups, specifically elopement, and affinal visitation. The elopement is a transformative rite of passage where an unmarried girl becomes a married woman. The affinal visitation, which follows, is a confirmatory ceremony where ritualized customs between families establish in-lawships These customs reflect a transethnic heritage shared by people in Bosnia as a national group, including Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats. ÿ

Through the Window

Author: Rhys Bowen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147211843X

Category: Fiction

Page: 57

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Molly Murphy—now Molly Sullivan—is absolutely thrilled to give birth to her first child, a beautiful little boy named Liam. But while confined to bed rest for the weeks following his birth, she finds herself watching the activity across the street through her window, and she soon begins to notice some odd goings-on that set her detective's sixth sense to tingling.

Through the Window

Author: Clark Hawkins,Geraldine Bianchi - Wolfe

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466922079

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 6253


"Our present, our future... Indelibly etched by our past"

Murder through the Window

Author: N.C. Lewis

Publisher: N.C. Lewis

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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What do an aging film star, an Indian drummer, and Amy King have in common? Amy King and her best friend Danielle are invited to the re-launch party of an aging Austin film star. Even better, Amy's new staging business is hired for the pre-party photoshoot. What should’ve been a big payday followed by fun with celebrities winds up with a mysterious intruder, a strangled scream and a dead body. The murder pits Amy and her detective husband, Nick, against evil and greed founded on secrets hidden for decades. As the investigation progresses, it’s not long before murder is the least of Amy and Nick worries. Join Amy and Nick in a thrilling ride that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. MURDER THROUGH THE WINDOW is the third book in a series of page-turning cozy mysteries set inAustin, the capital of Texas. Pick up this TOTALLY ABSORBING COZY MYSTERY FULL OF STUNNING TWISTS AND TURNS.

Through the Window, Out the Door

Author: Janis P. Stout

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817360123

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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This informative and provocative study focuses on the centrality of departure in the texts of five major American women novelists. An important moment in many novels and poems by American women writers occurs when a central character looks out a window or walks out the door of a house. These acts of departure serve to convey such values as the rejection of constraining social patterns, the search for individual fulfillment, and the entry into the political. Janis Stout examines such moments and related patterns of venture and travel in the fiction of five major American novelists of the 20th century: Mary Austin, Willa Cather, Anne Tyler, Toni Morrison, and Joan Didion. Stout views these five writers within a spectrum of narrative engagements with issues of home and departure--a spectrum anchored at one end by Sarah Orne Jewett and at the other by Marilynne Robinson, whose Housekeeping posits a vision of female transience. Through the Window, Out the Door ranges over an expansive territory. Moving between texts as well as between texts and contexts, Stout shows how women writers have envisioned the walls of physical and social structures (including genres) as permeable boundaries, drawing on both a rhetoric of liberation and a rhetoric of domesticity to construct narrative arguments for women's right to move freely between the two. Stout concludes with a personal essay on the dilemmas of domesticity and the ambivalence of departure.