Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Author: Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451479365

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

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This compelling story of adventure, romance, and intrigue, set in ancient Egypt, was written by the three-time Newbery Honor and Edgar Award winning author Eloise Jarvis McGraw. Mara is a proud and beautiful slave girl who yearns for freedom in ancient Egypt, under the rule of Queen Hatshepsut. Mara is not like other slaves; she can read and write, as well as speak the language of Babylonian. So, to barter for her freedom, she finds herself playing the dangerous role of double spy for two arch enemies—each of whom supports a contender for the throne of Egypt. Against her will, Mara finds herself falling in love with one of her masters, the noble Sheftu, and she starts to believe in his plans of restoring Thutmose III to the throne. But just when Mara is ready to offer Sheftu her help and her heart, her duplicity is discovered, and a battle ensues in which both Mara’s life and the fate of Egypt are at stake. “Dangerous espionage, an unusual love story, and richly drawn background make this a book to capture quick and lasting interest.”—Horn Book “Thoroughly engrossing.”—Kirkus Reviews

Masai Mara

Masai Mara

Author: Jacana Education

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 1770090045

Category: Ethnic groups

Page: 24

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The Masai Mara is quite simply, one of the greatest wildlife experiences in the world. Where else can the visitor experience two million migrating animals passing through each year on their never-ending search for food and water? But strangely, until now, there has been no proper map of the Mara available to tourists.

Mara

Mara

Author: Bruce Allsman

Publisher: Bruce Yeoh

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 17

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Mara, a supernatural horror story by Bruce Allsman After a near futile search for yet another replacement maid to care for their four-year-old daughter, Mara, Mr. and Mrs. Ho Chee Kooi, find Diwata, who seems to satisfy Mara compared to the previous maids who had either quit within a week or ran away. Despite her relief, Mrs. Ho, curious about the relationship between Mara and Diwata, soon uncovers an unspeakable horror, a shocking truth, not about Diwata but her daughter.

Mara

Mara

Author: Tova Reich

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815606591

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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This is the story of Mara, a Jewish girl from Riverside Drive, and a hippie from Israel whom everyone distrusts, and the Orthodox wedding that unites them.

Mara Haviland

Mara Haviland

Author: Sue Hull

Publisher: Jim Hull

ISBN: 9781434832542

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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The lovely and spirited Mara Haviland, heiress to a large English estate, finds her world overturned when she is betrayed by a powerful man, and she must journey -- first across Cromwell's war-torn 1640s Britain, then to the dangers of the New World -- in her quest to restore her rightful life and regain the man she loves. Mara will evade soldiers, cross a dangerous ocean, confront angry colonists, and navigate between the men who adore her, all for a chance at redemption. At 440 pages and 137,000 words, "Mara Haviland" is a sprawling, page-turning saga of romance and revenge. Writing as Suzanne W. Hull, Sue wrote two non-fiction books: "Chaste, Silent & Obedient: English Books for Women 1475-1640" (1982, 1988), and "Women According to Men: The World of Tudor-Stuart Women" (1996, in Japanese 2003), both available at Amazon.com. She was a director of the Huntington Library, where she founded its Women's Studies Group, and president of the YWCA of Los Angeles. She died in 2006.

Mara's Scrapbook

Mara's Scrapbook

Author: Carol Huebner

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781403303752

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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vejk represents one of the most unique and successful survival strategies ever conceived by man. Joseph Heller said that if it weren't for his having read The Good Soldier vejk he would never had written his American novel Catch-22. The only Czech book on most 100 Best Books of the 20th Century lists. This is a new translation by Zdenek K. Sadlon and Emmett M. Joyce. The Good Soldier vejk is a picaresque series of tales about an ordinary man's successful quest to survive, and to enjoy life in the face of the endless absurdities imposed on him by the effects of the complex institutions of modern society that magnify the rational and moral shortcomings of individuals in direct proportion to their positions in the hierarchies they are a part of. "Like Diogenes, vejk lingers at the margins of an unfriendly society against which he is defending his independent existence." - Peter Steiner "Those people who wanted the novel banned in the newly independent Czechoslovakia (after World War I) and elsewhere, some of whom succeeded, were quite correct to see it as more than a satire on war and militarism (although it is that, as well, of course) the book is a very funny but unrelentingly savage assault on the very idea of bureaucratic officialdom as a human enterprise conferring benefits on those who live under its control and, equally important, on the various justifications such bureaucracies offer for their own existence." - Ian Johnston

Mara's Awakening

Mara's Awakening

Author: Leo Flynn

Publisher: Leo Flynn

ISBN: 9780645001303

Category: Fiction

Page: 149

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Mara Keres led the Star Corps, the galaxy’s peacekeeping force. She rots in the prison where she incarcerated people. New cellmates offer to help her escape. Will she? Her plans are shattered when an old friend arrives with shocking news. Her friend’s had enough. It’s time to conquer the galaxy. Love action-adventure and badass anti-heroes? See if Mara succeeds or perishes in the attempt. Warning: Mild violence.

Mara's Legacy

Mara's Legacy

Author: Z. Minor

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 9781509224708

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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When Mara Highbridge determines it is time to find her birth parents, she is unprepared for her life to be turned upside down. She faces kidnapping, street gangs, even a reclusive baroness who wants to prevent her achieving her goal. But help is on hand from an old family friend she soon comes to think of as her knight in shining armor. Barnaby's attraction to Mara started the moment they met. He knows his past makes it impossible for him to marry her... Yet he will give his life to protect the woman he loves and uses every resource, even his former East End gang, to uncover the history of the fabulous necklace left to her by her mother. The race is on to find out the truth about everyone and everything, including if Mara and Barnaby's love will survive the turmoil.

Mara Roams

Mara Roams

Author: Aedon Young

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781631352935

Category:

Page: 160

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Fourteen-year-old Mara dreams about what her future may hold. Life takes an unlikely turn when she has a bicycle accident and stumbles into an alternate dimension. She meets eighteen-year-old Battery, a girl with a tragic past, who becomes her confidante and protector. Soon after, Mara meets Dru, with whom she shares a tender first kiss. But Dru and Battery harbour a subtle hostility toward one another and Mara discovers the reason when Dru betrays her. Thrust back into real life, Mara is disoriented and frightened as she tries to piece together what happened to her. Forced to conceal the alternate dimension, she is given a gift along with her guilt. Mara now understands the elusive language that links nature – animals, plants and the wind share their secrets – yet her journey is peppered with darkness at times. She grasps the wonders of everyday events and realises that the good and bad in life are orchestrated. Strength of character is the weapon that will enable her to know herself, the world around her, and her place in it.

Mara Is Crying

Mara Is Crying

Author: John Thomas

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329739895

Category: Family & Relationships

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A one night stand leaves Mara with an unplanned pregnancy. Pressure from the child's father convinces her she has no way out and she grapples with the idea of abortion. With raw intensity, this debut novella honestly exposes the medical and emotional truths behind the controversial practices that have recently shocked America. "Very powerful!" - Kelly Shackelford, CEO of Liberty Institute.

The Retribution of Mara Dyer

The Retribution of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481442381

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

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"Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this ... conclusion to Mara Dyer's story"--