Madly in love with her batch-mate from medical school, Kavya is shocked to find him morphing into a suspicious, paranoid man two years into their marriage. Does the birth of their daughter, Mithu, have anything to do with it? When Nitin, her beloved husband, refuses to seek help, Kavya does the unthinkable - she runs away with her infant daughter.
Will Nitin find them, and if he does, will there be hell to pay?
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As a young nobleman at the court of Jerusalem, Daniel's life is one of privilege. His childhood friend, Sarai, is betrothed to him. Sarai's future also stretches securely before her. She will marry the boy she loves and they will live together in their beloved homeland.
But outside the city gates waits Judah's conqueror, Nebuchadnezzar, prince of Babylon, who demands a heavy price for peace. He takes treasures from the great temple of Jerusalem and hostages from among the promising young scholars, who will serve him in the court at Babylon.
Daniel's dreams are filled with strange images of things he has never seen. When Daniel's father ensures that he is one of the young men selected, the dreams become frighteningly real.
The prophet Jeremiah's dire warnings have come to pass for Daniel, Sarai and for all of Judah-The voice of mirth and gladness are taken; the voice of the bride and bridegroom, and the sound of the millstones and the light of the candle.
Sarai in Jerusalem and ...
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The Land of Eighteen Dreams is an episodic novel made up of chronologically-connected stories, each of which is self-contained. All are in the form of a narrative by Lily Siegel, who uses each incident to describe her relationship with her grandfather, Benjamin Kagan. Benjamin describes his life and, in doing so, simultaneously offers the wider story of American Jews over the last century, and distills the inherited folk wisdom of Eastern European Jews.
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Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. The 1866 novel is the first of Dostoyevsky's five large works and reveals the mastery of psychological observation and analysis for which the Russian author is hailed.
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Inspirational story of courage. Raped and reduced to working in a brothel to keep her baby, unwed, teenage mother, Lizzie, forges a new life for herself and her child in the Kimberley region of Australia. But can she evade her persecutors and ultimately bring to them to justice?
This is a story of a girl from inner Sydney. Her family is poor, her father dies when she is nine, life is hard. But she rises above adversity. It is story of her struggle to survive and make a life of her own, first as a prostitute, then with her own small child in a remote outback town.
This is the second book in the series, "Old Balmain House" and begins in the same house as the first book and continues part of the story of Sophie, the girl who vanished half a century ago. Lizzie, aged eight, meets Sophie, the girl who lived in the same bedroom as a child. Sophie becomes her friend.
When Lizzie turns fifteen Sophie tries to warn her not to go in a car with three older boys.
Lizzie ignores her warning and ...
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