The Last to See Me

“The rest is my work. I very much appreciate yours. We're done here now.” “All
right, get these units back into the ground,” Mrs. Chang orders her sweating men.
“The last first, please.” Pratt turns to her. “'The last to see me be the first to rejoice.

Author: M Dressler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510720685

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Book Pipeline 2017 Grand Prize Winner Winner of the Audiofile Magazine 2018 Earphones Award for Fiction For fans of Lauren Oliver and Kazuo Ishiguro, The Last to See Me is a spellbinding American ghost story deftly weaving past and present into an unforgettable narrative about a young woman's fight for a life of her own—long after her life is over. Over one hundred years ago, Emma Rose Finnis was born and died in the remote northern California town she now haunts. When she was alive, she was a lowly chambermaid and worse, a Finnis. Now, no one remembers her hardworking life and her grand dreams—because there are none left to remember. In a world where phantoms are considered "unclean," the spirits of her town have already been swept away. All except Emma Rose. But when a determined hunter arrives with instructions to extinguish her once and for all, Emma Rose refuses to be hounded from her haunt, the stately Lambry Mansion. She's earned her place and she’ll keep it—even if it means waging a war on the living. After all, she's got nothing left to lose. The same might not be said for those who still enjoy the luxury of a breath . . .

Always the Last to Know

In the week since he'd e-mailed, I'd worked twenty hours a day, making seven
more flower paintings. Iris, rose, peony, carnation, tulip, poppy and maple leaves
(to show my range). At six this morning, I'd finished drying the last one with my ...

Author: Kristan Higgins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451489462

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Sometimes you have to break a family to fix it. From New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins, a new novel examining a family at the breaking point in all its messy, difficult, wonderful complexity. The Frosts are a typical American family. Barb and John, married almost fifty years, are testy and bored with each other...who could blame them after all this time? At least they have their daughters-- Barb's favorite, the perfect, brilliant Juliet; and John's darling, the free-spirited Sadie. The girls themselves couldn't be more different, but at least they got along, more or less. It was fine. It was enough. Until the day John had a stroke, and their house of cards came tumbling down. Now Sadie has to put her career as a teacher and struggling artist in New York on hold to come back and care for her beloved dad--and face the love of her life, whose heart she broke, and who broke hers. Now Juliet has to wonder if people will notice that despite her perfect career as a successful architect, her perfect marriage to a charming Brit, and her two perfect daughters, she's spending an increasing amount of time in the closet having panic attacks. And now Barb and John will finally have to face what's been going on in their marriage all along. From the author of Good Luck with That and Life and Other Inconveniences comes a new novel of heartbreaking truths and hilarious honesty about what family really means.

The Last to Know

And what I didn't know then was that this short story, which was such fun and so
fast to write, would give me a way into the world of The Dressmaker. If you've
read any of my other books, you'll know it's not hard to see that I love frocks and ...

Author: Posie Graeme-Evans

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451690614

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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A literary feast for historical fiction lovers! From the internationally bestselling author of The Dressmaker and The Island House comes a riveting, Gothic short story set in 1850s England about a young woman whose innocence is suddenly lost when a shocking secret is revealed to her. Available only as an ebook, The Last to Know comes with a charming Introduction, letting readers in on the inspiration behind it and its links to Posie Graeme-Evans's previous novel The Dressmaker. Also included are teasers of The Dressmaker and the author’s latest historical novel, The Island House.

The Last to Know

I swallowed again, a lump growing in my throat. “Then I offered to look at places
closer to the dock, to make his commute shorter. But he refused that, too. He
could see how much I loved the view of my island from this house. And that was ...

Author: Rachel Schurig

Publisher: Rachel Schurig

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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Posey Conley has a perfectly happy life. A great job, a loving family, a wonderful group of friends—and she gets to live on Lilac Bay, the quirky little island she’s loved forever. Plus, she’s engaged to a great guy. Even if Paul doesn’t quite get along with her loving family or her wonderful friends. Even if he spends a lot more time at work than on her beloved island. No relationship is perfect, right? And then Posey bumps into Isaac Chase and suddenly she’s feeling uncertain about her perfectly happy life. Isaac is everything Posey is not—flirty, adventurous, brave, and never settled in one place. He’s also insanely hot. And he just so happens to be her fiancé’s best friend.

The Last of the Barons Edward Lytton Bulwer

My Lord , ” said Alwyn , drily , “ I want no friends ! Young as I am , I have lived
long enough to see that friends follow fortune , but never make it ! I will find this
poor maid and her honoured father , if I spend my last groat on the search . Get
me ...

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I See You So Close

In this second book in M Dressler's Last Ghost Series, Emma Rose must unlock the secrets of the living, the dead, and even of time itself, if she hopes to be more than an endless fugitive and outlast the ghost hunter who relentlessly stalks ...

Author: M Dressler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1948924900

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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The dead and their secrets refuse to stay buried in this thrilling sequel to M. Dressler’s award-winning The Last to See Me, for fans of Lauren Oliver and Kazuo Ishiguro Emma Rose Finnis has never made peace with her death . . . or with her ghostly afterlife. Finally free from the mansion she haunted for more than a hundred years, she takes on a new, daring form, one that allows her to pass for living among the citizens of the remote Sierra Nevada town of White Bar. But the town is hiding its own deadly truth, buried in its Gold Rush past. As the sleepy town’s secrets come to life, they inevitably bring Emma Rose’s past back to haunt her. In this second book in M Dressler's Last Ghost Series, Emma Rose must unlock the secrets of the living, the dead, and even of time itself, if she hopes to be more than an endless fugitive and outlast the ghost hunter who relentlessly stalks her.

Hope is the Last to Die

Marek was riding a bicycle, and I was walking along in torn sandals, on my way
to see the Jewish committee in the Praga district of Warsaw. Suddenly Celina,
beside me, cried, “Look, that man on the bicycle looks like Marek!” I glanced
around ...

Author: Halina Birenbaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317468538

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 562

This book is an important work in Holocaust literature and was originally published in Poland in 1967. Covering the years 1939-1945, it is the author's account of her experience growing up in the Warsaw ghetto and her eventual deportation to, imprisonment in, and survival of the Majdanek, Auschwitz, Ravensbruck, and Neustadt-Glewe camps. Since the old, the weak, and children were summarily executed by the Nazis in these camps, Mrs Birenbaum's survival and coming of age is all the more remarkable. Her story is told with simplicity and clarity and the new edition contains revisions made by the author to the original English translation, and is expanded with a new epilogue and postscripts that bring the story up to date and complete the circle of Mrs Birenbaum's experiences.

All the Rage

They'll see it before I do, whatever's on me. I'll be the last to know. I open the door
and get out slowly. My legs are rubbery, like they haven't walked enough or they'
ve walked too much. I count steps forward, trying to assure myself the ground is ...

Author: Courtney Summers

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250021928

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 273

Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Bustle, Book Riot, Chicago Public Library, Quill and Quire, and the B&N Teen Blog! The sheriff's son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything-friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy's only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn't speak up. Nobody believed her the first time-and they certainly won't now-but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear. With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, Courtney Summers' new novel All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women in a culture that refuses to protect them.

The Last and the First

“Not where you thought to see me. Not where I hoped to be. Mater is not in the
offing? I can say an open word? I am not a welcome figure any more than I am a
willing one.” “Why are you at home?” said Madeline, with her eyes and tone
grave.

Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144820626X

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 943

The Last and the First was Ivy Compton-Burnett's final novel. In it she deals with her familiar themes - tyranny, power and corruption. Although the novel was unfinished at the time of her death in 1969, it combines the brilliant wit and incisive insight into human relationships which make her one of the most original novelists in English literature.

The Shipwrecked Mariner

Did I weep , as I said farewell to the misery , temptations , and deprivations of the
surroundings I had just left ? ... He came aft , the last to see me , but he came not
before he had put some scraps together in a tin pot to give me , the first mess of ...

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What A Party

My Life Among Democrats: Presidents, Candidates, Donors, Activists, Alligators
and Other Wild Animals Terry McAuliffe ... it the toughest during convention week
as he was the first one to meet me in the morning and the last to see me at night.

Author: Terry McAuliffe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429916958

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 408

"I thought I knew Terry McAuliffe as well as anyone, but this time he surprised even me. Who knew Terry could sit still long enough to give us a book this good? What a Party! is a must-read for all of us who love politics, believe in public service, and know that laughter is often the best survival strategy." —President Bill Clinton "No one knows more about American politics than Terry McAuliffe. He gives us some remarkable insights and knows how to make his accounts both humorous and informative." —President Jimmy Carter "I've often said Terry's energy could light up a city, and readers of this book will know why. Terry's excitement for politics—and life—is evident on every page." —Senator Hillary Clinton For more than twenty-five years, Terry McAuliffe has been at the epicenter of American politics. Just out of Catholic University in Washington, Terry took a position with the Carter-Mondale campaign and quickly became one of the campaign's chief fund-raisers—and hasn't looked back since. The list of Terry ́s former mentors, friends, and close associates in the nation's capital reads like a who's who of legendary Democrats: Tip O'Neill. Jimmy Carter. Dick Gephardt. Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton. Al Gore. The list goes on and on. Terry has fought hard for the Democratic Party his entire life and, as Bill Clinton reveals here for the first time, he was the first one in the party to see opportunity in the Republican gains in the 1994 Congressional elections. Without question the most successful fund-raiser in political history, Terry established himself as a heavyweight Democratic strategist and leader who was George W. Bush ́s most vocal and persistent critic during the first four years of the Bush 43 presidency. He earned rave reviews even from former critics for his groundbreaking work as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005, pulling the DNC out of debt for the first time in its history. Terry has served as a confidant and adviser to President Clinton and countless presidential candidates, a mediator among party leaders, the chairman of a national convention and presidential inaugural, and a forceful spokesman for the party—all without losing his reputation as a colorful, fun-loving character liked and respected even by his Republican adversaries. What a Party! is a fascinating, hilarious, and provocative look at the life of one of Washington's legendary figures. From wrestling an alligator to running the Democratic National Committee to his friendship with President Clinton, Terry McAuliffe's wonderful memoir covers it all and is, without doubt, the political book of the year.

My Shoes

“What, the hell do you mean, when was the last time I saw, him, where is my son?
” “Just answer the question” (the black ... “I WANT TO SEE MY SON NOW, WHAT
IS GOING ON, WHY CAN'T I SEE HIM?” “When you left this morning did he ...

Author: Adoncia Dunn-Sudds

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 145671046X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

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An uncle who tried to molest me at the age of eight; Almost raped again at sixteen; accused of child abuse; Two brothers who were murdered; another brother who accidentally killed himself; A mother-in-law who was murdered; two failed marriages; A child who died of a rare disease; Three mental breakdowns; locked up in three different Psych wards; Two no-good baby daddy's; Lived the life of a "gang-banger's girlfriend;" numerous affairs, one after another. The path I walked had plenty of red lights, curves, and bumps until I found the straight and narrow path.... This novel will bring tears to your eyes; it will make you laugh, cry, and feel my pain and I hope it will persuade someone to make better choices. A true story about my walk in life:

The Last of the Cockleshell Heroes

One of my best friends was Bill Ellery, perhaps because, like me, he was a
Londoner from Soho. He was a marvellous swimmer, ... 'Now, I know you all want
to do your bit, but you are by no means in yet, not by a long shot. There are some
 ...

Author: Bill Sparks

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1844680045

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 646

This is not just the story of what was perhaps the most daring raid undertaken by the commandos during the war, but it is also the true and remarkable account of a desperate escape by Marine Sparks and Major 'Blondie' Hasler across German-occupied France. For nearly three months, while they desperately sought assistance from the suspicious French Resistance and dodged German soldiers at every turn, Sparks and Hasler found themselves avoiding capture and certain death.

The Last of the Whampoa Breed

He's never served in the army. How can he lead our fight back?” That afternoon,
Grandpa dragged himself into the bathroom just in time to see me, with a broken
nose and bent chin, cleaning myself up. He stared at me, a strange and ...

Author: Pang-Yuan Chi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509057

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Whampoa Military Academy was China's first modern military institution. For decades the "Spirit of Whampoa" was invoked as the highest praise to all Chinese soldiers who guarded their nation heroically. But of all the battles these soldiers have fought, the most challenging one was the civil war that resulted in the "great divide" of China in the mid-twentieth century. In 1949 the Communists exiled a million soldiers and their families to compounds in Taiwan and cut off communication with mainland China for forty years. The Last of the Whampoa Breed tells the stories of the exiles written by their descendants, many of whom have become Taiwan's most important authors. The book is an important addition to the vastly underrepresented literature of Taiwan in translation and sheds light on the complex relationship between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. Western readers will not at first recognize the experiences of these soldiers who were severed from a traditional past only to face unfulfilled promises and uncertain futures. Many of the exiles were doomed to live and die homeless and loveless. Yet these life stories reveal a magnanimous, natural dignity that has transcended prolonged mental suffering. "I Wanted to Go to War" describes the sadly ineffectual, even comic attempts to "recapture the mainland." The old soldier in "Tale of Two Strangers" asks to have his ashes scattered over both the land of his dreams and the island that has sheltered him for forty years. Some of the stories recount efforts to make peace with life in Taiwan, as in "Valley of Hesitation," and the second generation's struggles to find a place in the native island society as in "The Vanishing Ball" and "In Remembrance of My Buddies from the Military Compound." Narrating the homeland remembered and the homeland in reality, the stories in this book affirm that "we shall not let history be burned to mere ashes."

The Last Story

Which all I ask is to live a life with a family where I can prosper and provide for
them and to watch my children and ... And if you grant me that and allow me to
see my last grandchild born, then I will surrender myself unto you and will do ...

Author: D. Wallberg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465377557

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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The Last Story is the insight view of a collection of myths, legends, fables, prophecies, and facts of an object I discovered several years ago. I knew it had to be something of substantial importance to someone or had an origin beyond this world.

Last to Know

“I remembered something, too, the last time we talked,” she said. “I remember the
day you proposed to me the first time.” Jack stopped pouring himself a fresh glass
of Piesporter and turned his attention to Amanda, a look of surprise on his face ...

Author: Karen Mauck

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595815022

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

View: 390

Can a woman who doesn't remember her past trust a man who can't put the past behind him? Amanda Cross finds herself in a hospital bed, unsure of how she got there or, worse yet, who she is after an attack left her near death and with amnesia. Three people claim to know who she is: an overprotective sibling, a scheming ex-boyfriend, and the police detective assigned to her case who remembers all too well the past they shared together. All three may have ulterior motives for trying to help her regain her memory or not regain it at all. Amanda must struggle to recover her memory and learn whom to trust before her past comes back to haunt her.

The Last of the Bengal Lancers

Such is the futility of war, mellowed sometimes by the chance meeting of former
enemies. A year or so later I was passing through Düsseldorf and called Herr
Koch from the airport. He came to see me and I still cherish the very attractive
picnic ...

Author: Francis Ingall

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473815878

Category: History

Page: 256

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One of the last of the famed Bengal Lancers, Brigadier Ingall has spent most of his life in India and Pakistan. When he first went to India in 1929, all the officers were English and all the enlisted men were Indian (Hindu, Sikh and Moslem). India was part of theBritish Empire and the Army was basically involved with hunting down outlaw bands of horsemen and keeping them in order. One of his first experiences there was leading a charge on horseback (swords in hand) of the 5th D.C.O. Lancers in the battle of karawal near the Khyber Pass. Later, in the Second World War, he commanded the 6th Lancers in a drive through northern Italy. By this time he had traded their horses for light armour (manufactured by General Motors), but the hazards were no less great. In one 2-hour punch, Ingall's forces cut a swathe through the remnants of the three German Divisions and penetrated 50 miles into enemy territory. For this he won the DSO. He was also awarded an OBE by King George VI for his service as founder and head of the Pakistan Military Academy which he was invited to found by no less person then Mohammad Ali Jinnah himself. Ingall serves as the academy's Commandment until 1951. Since then he has revisited the area several times as an honoured guest of the state, In 1982 he was appointed Honorary Council General of Pakistan , in California, where he now lives, by it's president General Zia-ul-Haq , who described Ingall as 'one of the founding fathers or our army.' During his many years in India and Pakistan he knew and worked with with the areas most important dignitaries such as Lord Mountbatten and Lord Ismay, Gandhi and Nehru. This is an autobiography full of incident and humour which will delight not only the old and bold but but all those who enjoy reading about the last days of the Raj.

Balls

Next morning we all go to Montgomery to pick Jett up at the airport and who do
you guess is there ahead of us? Princess. I thought for sure I'd seen the last of
her. She hugs my neck and says, “Oh, Mrs. Brown, it's just so good to see you.”
Well ...

Author: Nanci Kincaid

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565127064

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 144

Set in Alabama, this is a “funny, entertaining novel about college football coaches and the women who love them” (Library Journal). Balls is the story of the rise and fall of a Southern college football coach—told by his wife and the many other women in his orbit, from his mother, mother-in-law, and daughter to the girlfriends and grandmothers who watch from the sidelines, cheering, worrying, and praying when the players are carried off on stretchers. These women standing behind this handsome football hero tell the story of Mac Gibbs, star quarterback, who married the beautiful homecoming queen, Dixie Carraway. Set in the home state of the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant, the novel relates the tale of Mac’s fame as a college player—and eventual infamy as head coach of the Birmingham University Black Bears. They don’t care much for the “science” of the game—or its brutality. They see football as it really is: sexy, dirty, sweaty, painful, empowering, corrupt. The story they tell is often funny—and not always pretty. Written by a prominent coach’s wife, this is an “engrossing [and] terrific book” about love, competition, and a woman taking control of her own life in an era of change (Booklist). “Kincaid knows her Southern football culture thoroughly. . . . The novel’s warm humor and eccentric characters, so reminiscent of Lee Smith, kicks this into the winning end zone.” —Library Journal “What makes the tale fun is that Kincaid tells it through the eyes of the women in Mac’s life . . . Great Southern details . . . Characters so believable you can hear them drawl.” —People

The Last of the Gullivers

He waited for an answer, but she said, “You better get out of here, Michael. If my
Dad sees you, mannnn, he's going to—” “There's nobody but you,” he said, he
pleaded. It was another long moment till she told him, “All right.” “Tomorrow?
Nine?

Author: Carter Crocker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101550473

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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A stunning sequel to a storytelling classic, with a contemporary twist Michael Pine is a boy with no direction in life. Mixed up in gangs, he is headed straight for a juvenile detention center. Until he is given a second chance and discovers a world beyond his imagination. A world of Lilliputians - people the mere size of a thumb. But this is a world in terrible danger, and they need Michael's help. But Michael has some trouble of his own - he's been framed for theft and it appears his second chance is about to expire. He needs to do what he can to save the Lilliputians from certain death. But how can he save them if he's locked up for a crime he didn't commit? Using elements of the original Gulliver's Travels, Carter Crocker has created an exciting and enchanting story perfect for kids today.

A Stainless Steel Trio

This was after he had gone through my pockets one night and discovered that I
had more money than he did. Mom agreed fervently with him and even opened
the door. I think they were glad to see the last of me. I was certainly too much of
an ...

Author: Harry Harrison

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429975083

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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One of SF's most beloved rogues: the Stainless Steel Rat! Slippery Jim DiGriz is the Stainless Steel Rat: the galaxy's greatest interstellar thief and con artist. For novel upon novel, the Rat has outfoxed the forces of conventionality, cutting a stylish swathe through dozens of star systems-and stealing the hearts of thousands of readers. Now three of the Rat's greatest exploits are collected in a single volume. In A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born, we see the origin and early days of Jim DiGriz's brilliant criminal career, as our underworld hero is forced to work for the Good Guys. Conscripted again in The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted, this time into a planetary army, the Rat must avenge the murder of his mentor-in-crime. And in The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues, Slippery Jim must retrieve a missing alien artifact, while disguised as a futuristic rock-and-roller...or forfeit his life. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.