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Read to Death

Read to Death Book
Author : Terrie Farley Moran
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-07-05
ISBN : 1101639512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The national bestselling author of Caught Read-Handed revisits Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where the proprietors of a local bookstore café occasionally take a stab at solving murder... At their seaside Read ‘Em and Eat bookstore café, Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield offer fresh scones, great books, and excellent detective work… With their book club season wrapping up with The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, Sassy and Bridgy decide to take their group on a day trip to the beautiful Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Hiring driver Oscar Frieland, who’s known for his colorful stories and love of the café’s Robert Frost fruit tartlets, the bibliophiles set off for a day of sunshine and history. After a lovely excursion, the club returns to the café for lunch and a book discussion, but the group falls silent after Oscar is found dead in his van. The sheriff’s deputies have some questions of their own for the group, and if the ladies don’t find some answers soon, the next book they read might be from a prison library.

A Taste for Death

A Taste for Death Book
Author : P. D. James
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-12-08
ISBN : 0307758982
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next to a neighborhood derelict of the lowest order? Challenged with the investigation of a crime that appears to have endless motives, Dalgliesh explores the sinister web spun around a half-burnt diary and a violet-eyed widow who is pregnant and full of malice--all the while hoping to fill the gap of logic that joined these two disparate men in bright red death. . . . From the Paperback edition.

Four Steps to Death

Four Steps to Death Book
Author : John Wilson
Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781553377054
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Two bodies, uncovered at a building site, prompt the investigating officer to remember World War II and the circumstances involving their deaths during the Battle of Stalingrad, as told from both German and Russian points of view.

Naked in Death

Naked in Death Book
Author : J. D. Robb
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780425148297
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Eve Dallas, a New York police lieutenant, is in over her head when she breaks the rules and falls in love with a suspect in her most recent case. Reissue.

Reading Greek Death

 Reading  Greek Death Book
Author : Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780198150695
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What was the origin of Charon, the ferryman of the dead? Or Hades and the Elysian Fields? This book is a fascinating in-depth study of the beliefs, attitudes, and rituals surrounding death in ancient Greece. Drawing on all kinds of evidence - from literary texts to images on art - the book also discusses the problems of `reading' this material without the intrusion of our own culturally determined beliefs.

The American Way of Death Revisited

The American Way of Death Revisited Book
Author : Jessica Mitford
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-11-23
ISBN : 0307809390
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an exposé of the American funeral industry into a book that is at once deadly serious and side-splittingly funny. When first published in 1963, this landmark of investigative journalism became a runaway bestseller and resulted in legislation to protect grieving families from the unscrupulous sales practices of those in "the dismal trade." Just before her death in 1996, Mitford thoroughly revised and updated her classic study. The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession's lobbyists in Washington, inflated cremation costs, the telemarketing of pay-in-advance graves, and the effects of monopolies in a death-care industry now dominated by multinational corporations. With its hard-nosed consumer activism and a satiric vision out of Evelyn Waugh's novel The Loved One, The American Way of Death Revisited will not fail to inform, delight, and disturb. "Brilliant--hilarious. . . . A must-read for anyone planning to throw a funeral in their lifetime."--New York Post "Witty and penetrating--it speaks the truth."--The Washington Post

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death Book
Author : Neil Postman
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1986
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the effects of television culture on how we conduct our public affairs and how "entertainment values" corrupt the way we think.

Reading Death in Ancient Rome

Reading Death in Ancient Rome Book
Author : Mario Erasmo
Publisher : Ohio State University Press
Release : 2020-06-25
ISBN : 9780814256282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Reading Death in Ancient Rome, Mario Erasmo considers both actual funerary rituals and their literary depictions in epic, elegy, epitaphs, drama, and prose works as a form of participatory theater in which the performers and the depicters of rituals engage in strategies to involve the viewer/reader in the ritual process, specifically by invoking and playing on their cultural associations at a number of levels simultaneously. He focuses on the associative reading process-the extent to which literary texts allude to funeral and burial ritual, the narrative role played by the allusion to recreate a fictive version of the ritual, and how the allusion engages readers' knowledge of the ritual or previous literary intertexts. Such a strategy can advance a range of authorial agendas by inviting readers to read and reread assumptions about both the surrounding Roman culture and earlier literature invoked through intertextual referencing. By (re)defining their relation to the dead, readers assume various roles in an ongoing communion with the departed. Reading Death in Ancient Rome makes an important and innovative contribution to semiotic theory as applied to classical texts and to the emerging field of mortality studies. It should thus appeal to classicists as well as to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in art history and archeology.

A Death in the Family

A Death in the Family Book
Author : James Agee
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0375701230
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The tragedy of Jay Follet's sudden death destroys his family's secure and loving world

Civilized to Death

Civilized to Death Book
Author : Christopher Ryan
Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Release : 2019-10-01
ISBN : 1451659105
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live: how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die. Most of us have instinctive evidence the world is ending—balmy December days, face-to-face conversation replaced with heads-to-screens zomboidism, a world at constant war, a political system in disarray. We hear some myths and lies so frequently that they feel like truths: Civilization is humankind’s greatest accomplishment. Progress is undeniable. Count your blessings. You’re lucky to be alive here and now. Well, maybe we are and maybe we aren’t. Civilized to Death counters the idea that progress is inherently good, arguing that the “progress” defining our age is analogous to an advancing disease. Prehistoric life, of course, was not without serious dangers and disadvantages. Many babies died in infancy. A broken bone, infected wound, snakebite, or difficult pregnancy could be life-threatening. But ultimately, Ryan argues, were these pre-civilized dangers more murderous than modern scourges, such as car accidents, cancers, cardiovascular disease, and a technologically prolonged dying process? At a time when our ecology, our society, and our own sense of selves feels increasingly imperiled, an accurate understanding of our species’ long prelude to civilization is vital to a clear sense of the ultimate value of civilization—and its costs. In Civilized to Death, Ryan makes the claim that we should start looking backwards to find our way into a better future.