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Madame Victoria
Author: Catherine Leroux
Publisher: Biblioasis
ISBN: 1771962089
Pages: 240
Year: 2018-11-13
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In 2001, the skeleton of a woman was found in the woods surrounding the then-Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Despite a thorough investigation involving the hospital's records, a reconstitution of the woman's face, several missing person appeals, DNA tests and hair analyses, it was impossible to tell who the woman was. She was dubbed Madame Victoria, put into a box in an evidence room, and once again forgotten. In a series of brilliant and increasingly outlandish tales, Catherine Leroux presents thirteen possible histories of Madame Victoria’s life. This is not who Victoria was. We will never know that. These are dreams of who she wasn’t - but could have been.
The Silver Key
Author: Alison Tyler
Publisher: Rosebud
ISBN: 1563336146
Pages: 246
Year: 1998-03
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In the rarefied atmosphere of a Victorian finishing school, a group of randy young ladies share a diary. Each of their tales is recounted in loving detail, making The Silver Key a treasure trove of scalding prose.
A Spaewife's Revelations
Author: Madame Victoria
Pages: 144
Year: 1920
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Mad Madame LaLaurie
Author: Victoria Cosner Love, Lorelei Shannon
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614230722
Pages: 144
Year: 2011-02-18
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On April 10, 1834 Firefighters smashed through a padlocked attic door in the burning home of Creole society couple Delphine and Louis Lalaurie. The horrible discovery of chained and mutilated slaves spawned a legend that has endured for over 150 years. But what really happened in the Lalaurie home? Who was “Mad Madame Lalaurie,” and what motivated her to commit such ghastly atrocities, if in fact she really did? Historian Victoria Cosner Love and author Lorelei Shannon uncover the truth behind one of New Orleans’ most famous stories and one of America’s most haunted houses.
The Vernacular
Author: N. Daniel
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Co.
ISBN: 1946540382
Pages: 146
Year: 2017-10-20
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The Vernacular is a play, actually a play on words, because some of the dialogue or words in the play are thrown about like a stroke of luck. An African Play on Words brings out in a spectacular way live Black African idioms and their indigenous way of expression. The beginning of the story shows simple meetings and exchanges of views, but as it continues, there are various confrontations – about love and religion – as well as black African history, its silence, mysteries, crude English, and its way of saying or looking at things, some of them musical, some comical. The stories in the book end with an animalistic instinct, where animals of the world are seen exposing their colours, expressing their views about life in the animal kingdom, their grievances, about what the human beings, which the animals call “the master, have overlooked. The book was inspired by the large wave of the African immigration as it features African idioms, proverbs, and their hidden meanings that have been encapsulated into English grammar.
The Party Wall
Author: Catherine Leroux
Publisher: Biblioasis
ISBN: 1771960779
Pages: 200
Year: 2016-05-10
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Shortlisted for the 2016 Giller Prize Selected for Indies Introduce Summer/Fall 2016 Catherine Leroux's first novel, translated into English brilliantly by Lazer Lederhendler, ties together stories about siblings joined in surprising ways. A woman learns that she absorbed her twin sister's body in the womb and that she has two sets of DNA; a girl in the deep South pushes her sister out of the way of a speeding train, losing her legs; and a political couple learn that they are non-identical twins separated at birth. The Party Wall establishes Leroux as one of North America's most intelligent and innovative young authors. Catherine Leroux was born in 1979 in Montreal, Quebec, where she continues to live and write.
Finding Pearl Harbor
Author: Kate March
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468500511
Pages: 260
Year: 2011-12
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Over half a century after the event, we are marking the distruction or our naval fleet by the Empire of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Part history and part mystery story, Finding Pearl Harbor is the first of five books about children growing up onthe home front during WorldWar II. Set in a small rural community the children are learning to cope with highly personal issues of their own when suddenly confronted with the possiblilty of war invading their isolated lives. Larry, the oldest, wants to join the army, but is charged with the care of his lttle sister, Molly, who firmly believes their mother is with the angels. Stella struggles to understand her strange gift of second sight. Ellen's mother seems bitterly unloving for no good reason. Barbara, sent from England to escape the bombs, works hard at settling into her new life. Roland handicapped, silent and brooding seeks ways to reach out to the others. Finding Pearl Harbor is fiction, but the events of World War II are carefully interwoven into the story. It is the children's task to come to terms with them in a world where they think "nobody ever tells you anything."
In the House of the Hangman - Volume 8
Author: John Bloomberg-Rissman
ISBN: 0990776174
Year: 2017-03-01
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Author: Linda J. Eversole
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1926741927
Pages: 208
Year: 2011-02-01
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A wealthy madam who was known from San Francisco to Victoria in the early part of the 20th century, Stella Carroll was glamorous, worldly and determined to succeed. Her bordellos were fashionably decorated and patronized by the affluent and the powerful; she offered the best of everything—fine food and wine, cigars, entertainment and, of course, girls. The author, with the cooperation of Stella’s family in California and New Mexico, has provided an intimate portrait of this infamous, unrepentant woman, her business and her tenuous relationships with double-dealing politicians and corrupt police, whose cooperation was essential to her success in the shadowy world she inhabited. Stella was a woman of contrasts. Her scandalous lifestyle and fiery temper often landed her in court on morals charges, yet she was devoted to and supportive of her family and gave generously to orphans and charities. This compelling non-fiction narrative is a fascinating look at Stella’s life and at how things were in Victoria 100 years ago.
Author: Ketti Frings, Peter Udell
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573680876
Pages: 79
Year: 1979
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Louisa of Prussia and her times
Author: Luise Mühlbach
Year: 1867
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Shooting Victoria
Author: Paul Thomas Murphy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453249370
Pages: 512
Year: 2012-07-03
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“A fresh, lively ” perspective on Victorian England, as seen through the eight assassination attempts on Queen Victoria (Publishers Weekly, starred review). During Queen Victoria’s sixty-four years on the British throne, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life. Seven teenage boys and one man attempted to kill her. Far from letting it inhibit her reign over the empire, Victoria used the notoriety of the attacks to her advantage. Regardless of the traitorous motives—delusions of grandeur, revenge, paranoia, petty grievances, or a preference of prison to the streets—they were a golden opportunity for the queen to revitalize the British crown, strengthen the monarchy, push through favored acts of legislation, and prove her pluck in the face of newfound public support. “It is worth being shot at,” she said, “to see how much one is loved.” Recounting what Elizabeth Barrett marveled at as “this strange mania of queen-shooting,” and the punishments, unprecedented trials, and fate of these malcontents who were more pitiable than dangerous, Paul Thomas Murphy explores the realities of life in nineteenth-century England—for both the privileged and the impoverished. From these cloak-and-dagger plots of “regicide” to Victoria’s steadfast courage, Shooting Victoria is thrilling, insightful, and, at times, completely mad historical narrative. Whether through film (Jean-Marc Vallée’s The Young Victoria), biography (Julia Baird’s Victoria: The Queen), television (Daisy Goodwin’s Victoria), or revisionist fantasy (Paul Di Filippo’s The Steampunk Trilogy) there is a strong interest in Victorian England. Now Paul Thomas Murphy approaches this period from an eccentric, entirely new, and unexplored angle, combining legal, social, and political history into a book that is both “enlightening [and] great fun” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
Violet Grenade
Author: Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
ISBN: 1633756882
Pages: 300
Year: 2017-05-16
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DOMINO: A runaway with blood on her hands. CAIN: A silent boy about to explode. MADAM KARINA: A woman who demands obedience. WILSON: The one who will destroy them all. When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position at her girls’ home in secluded West Texas. With no alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the madam’s approval...and falling for Cain, the mysterious boy living in the basement. But the madam has horrible secrets. So do the girls in the house. So does Cain. Escaping is harder than Domino expects, though, because the madam doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, Madam Karina doesn’t know about the danger living inside Domino’s mind. Madam Karina doesn’t know about Wilson.
Women Painters of the World
Author: Walter Shaw Sparrow
Publisher: Copp Clark Company
Pages: 332
Year: 1905
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