Greenwitch (Dark is Rising, Book 3) by Susan Cooper

By Susan Cooper

Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted via their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal city to recuperate a worthwhile golden grail stolen by way of the forces of evil -- darkish. they don't seem to be initially conscious of the unusual powers of one other boy dropped at aid, Will Stanton -- nor of the sinister importance of the Greenwitch, a picture of leaves and branches that for hundreds of years has been forged into the ocean for sturdy success in fishing and harvest.

Their look for the grail units into movement a sequence of irritating, occasionally risky occasions that, at their climax, bring about a present that, for a time at the least, will hold the darkish from rising.

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White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness by Maurice Berger

By Maurice Berger

The acclaimed paintings that debunks our myths and fake assumptions approximately race in America

Maurice Berger grew up hypersensitized to race within the charged atmosphere of recent York urban within the sixties. His father was once a Jewish liberal who worshiped Martin Luther King, Jr.; his mom a dark-skinned Sephardic Jew who hated black humans. Berger himself was once one of many few white youngsters in his reduce East part housing project.
Berger's strange experience--and his decision to envision the topic of race for its a number of and complex meanings--makes White Lies a clean and startling book.
Berger has develop into a passionate observer of race concerns, looking for the delicate and not-so-subtle manifestations of racial that means in daily life. In White Lies, he encourages us to reckon with our personal complicated and sometimes troubling critiques approximately race. the result's an uncommonly sincere and affecting examine race in the USA today--free of cant, strangely enjoyable, unsettled and unsettling.

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Helen of Troy by Margaret George

By Margaret George

"A lush, seductive novel of the mythical good looks whose face introduced 1000 ships

Daughter of a god, spouse of a king, prize of antiquity's bloodiest warfare, Helen of Troy has encouraged artists for millennia. Now, Margaret George, the hugely acclaimed bestselling ancient novelist, has grew to become her clever, perceptive eye to the parable that's Helen of Troy.

Margaret George breathes new existence into the nice Homeric story by means of having Helen narrate her personal tale. via her eyes and in her voice, we event the younger Helen's discovery of her divine starting place and her terrifying attractiveness. whereas not often greater than a lady, Helen married the distant Spartan king Menelaus and bore him a daughter. by way of the age of twenty, the world's most pretty girl used to be resigned to a passionless marriage till she encountered the good-looking Trojan prince Paris. And as soon as the fans flee to Troy, struggle, homicide, and tragedy develop into inevitable. In Helen of Troy, Margaret George has captured a undying legend in a spell binding story of a lady whose lifestyles used to be destined to create strife and spoil civilizations.
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The Arctic: Enigmas and Myths by Paul Simpson-Housley

By Paul Simpson-Housley

This booklet seeks to supply illustrations of Artic mysteries and fictions which frequently happen because of misconceptions of Artic geography. The chapters are super assorted in subject material, and conclusions are within the area of speculation.

The publication starts with very early examples of northern travels beginning with the possible adventures of Pytheas the Greek, Brendan the Irish monk and the 4 medieval odysseys of Adam of Bremen, Nicolas of Lynn, Prince Henry Sinclair and Zeno of Venice.

No account of polar enigmas will be whole regardless of the Franklin excursion, the potential destiny of his misplaced ships and the controversy over even if his males devoted cannibalism. The e-book concludes with a deliberation on no matter if prepare dinner or Perry truly did achieve the North Pole, hinting that maybe neither of them reached their target.

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Menaka's Choice by Kavita Kané

By Kavita Kané

Born in the course of the churning of the sea, Menaka is the main appealing of all of the apsaras on the planet, with speedy intelligence and innate expertise. besides the fact that, she craves for the single factor she will by no means have—family.
Elsewhere, after critical austerities, a guy, now blessed with the identify Vishwamitra, demanding situations the gods and dares to create one other heaven. Fearing his growing to be powers, Indra, the king of gods, makes a decision to place a cease to his goals through making Menaka seduce him.
What will take place while Menaka and Vishwamitra meet one another? Will Menaka ultimately locate what she quite needed for? Or will she back be pressured to give up to her future? discover during this interesting portrait of 1 of the main enduring mythological figures.

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Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen

By Jean Shinoda Bolen

From fictional characters like Bridget Jones to feminist icons like Gloria Steinem, Jean Bolen’s bestselling classic Goddesses in Everywoman has been largely learn and soundly praised.

Now comes a brand new ebook written within the similar spirit and with a similar power. In Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, Bolen invitations girls and women to find the tenacity and braveness of the Artemis archetype and the way it may be tapped to stay authentically.

To inform the tale, Bolen delves deeply into the parable of Atalanta, the well-known hunter and runner in old Greek mythology, a mortal lady who's pointed out with Artemis the Greek Goddess of the quest and Moon. Atalanta begun existence deserted and left to die simply because she was once born a lady. She confronted the Calydon Boar and drew first blood; she used to be the runner who might call for to be crushed in a footrace via the fellow who may possibly declare her as his bride. She exemplifies the indomitable spirit in useful, brave women and within the ladies they turn into. this can be grit, the eagerness and endurance to move the space, to outlive, and to succeed.

She comprises many real-life tales in addition to mythological and fictional examples of girls who're just like Atalanta, together with between others Princess Merida from the lively film Brave and Katniss from The starvation Games. Artemis and Atalanta are the potential wherein readers can navigate their very own own exploration to develop into their genuine selves. Bolen dedicates this booklet to girls and women who include the archetype of Artemis, who observe her uncrushable spirit in themselves or others. 

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Who's Who in Classical Mythology (3rd Edition) by Michael Grant, John Hazel

By Michael Grant, John Hazel

Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the main whole and specific reference ebook of its style. It deals scholarly, but obtainable bills of these mythological stories surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals reminiscent of Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin.
It includes over 1200 vast entries, protecting either Greek and Roman characters, offering designated biographical details, including ancient and geographical heritage. additionally there are complete genealogical timber of significant mythological households and a close checklist of all Greek and Latin writers observed within the text.

This necessary advisor to all of the Greek and Roman mythological characters, from significant deities reminiscent of Athena and Bacchus to the lesser-known wooden nymphs and centaurs, comprises such heroic mortals as Jason, Aeneas, Helen, Achilles, and Odysseus--all dropped at existence in a chain of photographs drawn from a wide selection of historical literary resources.

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Earth and Heaven: An Anthology of Myth Poetry

Jernigan and Jones have a good time the energy and variety of poetry encouraged via, or in dialog with, fantasy. on reflection to the early twentieth century and ahead to the modern, Earth and Heaven gathers voices and tales because it strikes via "four ages" of mythic background. This assortment tells a narrative of its personal concerning the tales we inform each one other.
Featuring poems by:

• Harry Thurston,
• Daniel David Moses,
• Douglas LePan,
• Gwendolyn MacEwen,
• Margaret Avison,
• Souvankham Thammavongsa,
• George Johnston,
• John Terpstra,
• Beverley Bie Brahic,
• Anne Compton,
• Robert Bringhurst,
• Darren Bifford,
• Leonard Cohen,
• Alfred Bailey,
• Diana Brebner,
• Mary Dalton,
• Steven Heighton,
• Sue Sinclair,
• Robert Gibbs,
• Bruce Taylor,
• Peter Sanger,
• Mark Callanan,
• Elise Partridge,
• Daryl Hine,
• Don McKay,
• Jeffery Donaldson,
• Marius Kociejowski,
• Ricardo Sternberg,
• Michael Crummey,
• Richard Greene,
• Carmine Starnino,
• Wayne Clifford,
• Brian Bartlett,
• James Reaney,
• Norm Sibum,
• M. Travis Lane,
• P.K. web page,
• E.J. Pratt,
• W.W.E. Ross,
• Kerry-Lee Powell,
• Warren Heiti,
• Anne Wilkinson,
• Robyn Sarah,
• A.F. Moritz,
• Eric Ormsby,
• John Thompson,
• James Pollock,
• Richard Outram, and
• Jay Macpherson.

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The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan

By Margo Lanagan

Rollrock island is a lonely rock of gulls and waves, blunt fishermen and their homely better halves. existence is difficult for the households who needs to wring a bad residing from the stormy seas. yet Rollrock is additionally a spot of magic - the feared, salty-real type of magic that adjustments lives perpetually. Down at the windswept seashore, the place the seals lie in herds, the outcast sea witch Misskaella casts her spells - and brings forth women from the ocean - ladies with lengthy, light limbs and faces of haunting innocence and loveliness - the main enchantingly beautiful women the fishermen of Rollrock have ever seen.

But magic regularly has its rate. A fisherman can have and carry a sea bride, and inform himself that he's her grasp. yet from his first inspect these huge, wondering, liquid eyes, he'll be simply as remodeled as she is. he'll be both ensnared. And after all the witch will constantly have her payment.

Margo Lanagan has written a unprecedented story of wish, melancholy and transformation. In devastatingly appealing prose, she unearths unforgettable characters in a position to unspeakable cruelty - and deep unstated love. After examining in regards to the Rollrock fishermen and their sea brides, the area won't appear an identical.

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