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Dangerous Liaisons
LETTER I: Cecile de Volanges to Sophie Carnay at the Ursuline Convent of -----
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Rayford Steele worried about Mac McCullum's silence in the <br />cockpit of Global Community One during
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Rage. No other word described it.
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Rayford Steele slept fitfully and awoke tangled in a prickly <br />woolen blanket, knees drawn to his ch
Left Behind
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Rayford Steele's mind was on a woman he had never touched. With <br />his fully loaded 747 on autopilot
The Indwelling
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Leah Rose prided herself on thinking under pressure. She'd been <br />chief administrative nurse in a l
The Mark
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It was midafternoon in New Babylon, and David Hassid was frantic. <br />Annie was nowhere in sight and
The Remnant
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Rayford Steele had endured enough brushes with death to know that <br />the cliche was more than true:
I Know This Much Is True
On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother Thomas entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut
She's Come Undone
In one of my earliest memories, my mother and I are on the front porch of our rented Carter Avenue
Operating Instructions
I woke up with a state at 4:00 one morning and realized that I very, very pregnant. Since I had c
He rolled the cigarette in his lips, liking the taste of the tobacco, squinting his eyes against t
Jubal Sackett
A cold wind blew off Hanging Dog Mountain and I had no fire, nor dared I strike so much as a spark
Last of the Breed
Major Joe Makatozi stepped into the sunlight of a late afternoon. The first thing he must remembe
Sackett's Land
It was my devil's own temper that brought me to grief, my temper <br />and a skill with weapons born of
The Lonesome Gods
I sat very still, as befitted a small boy among strangers, staring wide-eyed into a world I did no
The Leopard
Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
  The daily recital of the Rosary was over.
 Elinor Macartney Lane
Ravenel Plantation occupies a singular rise of wooded land in North Carolina, between Way-Home Riv
A Lion Is in the Streets
For two days, ever since Hank's death, she had been in a daze of numbness, held in a strange waiti
 Terrill Lankford
Angry Moon
"Tequila", the stranger said with a wicked grin.
The Fifth Horseman
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The unseasonably cold December day drew to a close.
Ring Lardner LC-DIG-npcc-03879
Midge Kelly scored his first knockout when he was seventeen. The knockee was his brother Connie,
Black Is the Fashion for Dying
He first heard the sound somewhere around quarter to eleven.
Headed for a Hearse
In the cell to the right, a man was still crying.
Murder in the Evening
It was nearly evening.
Red Gardenias
'There's a burglar downstairs,' Ann Fortune said.
The Search for my Great-Uncle's Head
With a hollow rattle of its muffler the Greyhound bus disappeared down the cement road and left me i
D H Lawrence passport photograph
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
Sons and Lovers
"The Bottoms" succeed to "Hell Row." Hell Row was a block of <br />thatched, bulging cottages that stoo
The Rainbow
The Brangwens had lived for generations on the Marsh Farm, in the <br />meadows where the Erewash twiste
The White Peacock
I stood watching the shadowy fish slide through the gloom of the mill-pond
Women In Love
Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen sat one morning in the window-bay of their father's house in Beldover, wo
Guy Livingstone
It is not a pleasant epoch in one's life--the first forty-eight hours at a large public school. I
Te lawrence
Revolt in the Desert
When at last we anchored in Jeddah's outer harbour, off the white town hung between the blazing sk
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances. For years we lived anyho
Crow Lake
When the end came, it seemed to do so completely out of the blue, and it wasn't until long afterwards that I was able to see that there was a chain of events leading up to it.
The Page Turner
"Paul! Let me fix your tie!"
John le Carre
The Honourable Schoolboy
Afterwards, in the dusty little corners where London's secret servants drink together, there was arg
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
The American handed handed Leamas another cup of coffee and said, "Why don't you go back and sleep?
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The truth is, if old Major Dover hadn't dropped dead at Taunton races Jim would never have come to T
The Ugly American
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The Honorable Louis Sears, American Ambassador to Sarkhan, was <br />angry. Even though the airconditio
To Kill a Mockingbird
When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.
Cider with Rosie
I was set down from the carrier's cart at the age of three; and there with a sense of bewilderment a
Left Hand of Darkness
I'll make my report as if I told a story, for I was taught as a child on my homeworld that Truth is
The Dispossessed
There was a wall.
Dennis Lehane BBF 2010 Shankbone crop
A Drink Before the War
My earliest memories involve fire.
Darkness Take My Hand
When I was a kid, my father took me up on the roof of a freshly burned building.
A piece of advice: If you ever follow someone in my neighborhood, don't wear pink.
Conjure Wife
Norman Saylor was not the sort of man to go prying into his wife's dressing room.
Swords in the Mist
Muffled drums beat out a nerve-scratching rhythm and red lights flickered hypnotically in the underg
A Wrinkle In Time
It was a dark and stormy night
Elmore Leonard
Freaky Deaky
Chris Mankowski's last day on the job, two in the afternoon, two hours to go, he got a call to dispo
Pagan Babies
The church had become a tomb where forty-seven bodies turned to leather and stains had been lying
Valdez Is Coming
Picture the ground rising on the east side of the pasture with scrub trees thick on the slope and pi
Mikhail lermontov
A Hero of Our Time
I was travelling post from Tiflis.
  All the luggage I had in my cart consisted of on
Doris lessing 20060312 (square)
The Golden Notebook
The two women were alone in the London flat.
Jonathan Lethem 2011 NBCC 2012 Shankbone 2
Motherless Brooklyn
Context is everything. Dress me up and see. I'm a carnival barker, an auctioneer, a downtown per
Charles Lever
Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon
The rain was dashing in torrents against the window-panes, and the wind sweeping in heavy and fitf
Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse had signed a lease on a five-room apartment in a geometric white house on
Nothing ever ends.
A Grief Observed
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like bein
Out Of The Silent Planet
The last drops of the thundershower had hardly ceased falling when the Pedestrian stuffed his map in
As I left the railway station at Worchester and set out on the three-mile walk to Ransom's cottage,
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy.
The Screwtape Letters
My dear Wormwood,
I note what you say about guiding your patient's reading and taking care
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
There was once a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.
Sinclair Lewis 1930
Ann Vickers
Slow yellow river flowing, willows that gesture in tepid August airs, and four children playing at
The driver of the wagon swaying through forest and swamp of the Ohio wilderness was a ragged girl of
The towers of Zenith aspired above the morning mist; austere towers of steel and cement and limestone, sturdy as cliffs and delicate as silver rods.
Cass Timberlane
Until Jinny Marshland was called to the stand, the Judge was deplorably sleepy.
The aristocracy of Zenith were dancing at the Keenpoose Canoe Club.
Elmer Gantry
Elmer Gantry was drunk. He was eloquently drunk, lovingly and pugnaciously drunk.
It Can't Happen Here
The handsome dining room of the Hotel Wessex, with its gilded plaster shields and the mural depict
Kingsblood Royal
Mr. Blingham, and may he fry in his own cooking-oil, was assistant treasurer of the Flaver-Saver C
Main Street
This is America -- a town of a few thousand, in a region of wheat and corn and dairies and little gr
Main Street
On a hill by the Mississippi where Chippewas camped two generations ago, a girl stood in relief ag
Work of Art
The flat roof of the American House, the most spacious and important hotel in Black Thread Center,
Get Carter
The rain rained.
Einstein's Dreams
Suppose time is a circle, bending back on itself. The world repeats itself, precisely, endlessly.
Limbaugh Award cropped
See, I Told You So
"So, Mr. Limbaugh . . . when do you hope to conquer America? And after you do, Mr. Limbaugh, just
The Way Things Ought To Be
I decided to write this book to tell a bit about myself and my radio show and where I stand on the
 Jill Limber
Come What May
"Young lady, you could be the answer to my prayers." General Allen pointed to Amanda Giles' bodice.
The 151b. Matchmaker
Today might qualify as theworst day of Jolie Carleton's life.
The Portygee
Overhead the clouds cloaked the sky; a ragged cloak it was, and, here and there, a star shone thro
Anne Morrow Lindbergh portrait 1918
Dearly Beloved
Dearly beloved--late again!
Col Charles Lindbergh
The Spirit of St. Louis
Night already shadows the eastern sky. To my left, low on the horizon, a thin line of cloud is dr
 Reeve Lindbergh
Under a Wing
In kindergarten, one of my brothers told a friend on the playground that our father had discovered
Eliza Lynn Linton by Downey
The Atonement of Leam Dundas
To those who admire the kind of thing that it was, North Aston was one of the loveliest places to
The Lady of the Decoration
San Francisco, July 30, 1901
  My dearest Mate:
How Green Was My Valley
I am going to pack my two shirts with my other socks and my best suit in the little blue cloth my
William John Locke 001
I received a letter the day before yesterday from my old friend Jaffery Chayne, which has inspired
"I love Nunsmere," said the Literary Man from London. "It is a spot where faded lives are laid aw
Simon the Jester
I met Renniker the other day at the club. He is a man who knows everything--from the method of tr
The Fortunate Youth
Paul Kegworthy lived with his mother, Mrs. Button, his stepfather, Mr. Button, and six little Butt
The Red Planet
"Lady Fenimore's compliments, sir, and will you be so kind as to step round to Sir Anthony at once
Raintree County
Yes, sir, here's the Glorious Fourth again.
Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses
High, high above the North Pole, on the first day of 1969, two <br />professors of English Literature ap
Home Truths
The cottage stands all on its own at the end of a rutted cart-track that leads off from the main roa
Small World
"April is the cruellest month", Persee McGarrigle quoted silently to himself, gazing through the gri
The British Museum is Falling Down
It was Adam Appleby's misfortune that at the moment of awakening from sleep his consciousness was im
Jack London young
Before Adam
Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! Often, before I learned, did I wonder whence came the multitudes
Hearts of Three
Events happened very rapidly with Francis Morgan that late spring morning.
Iron Heel
The soft summer wind stirs the redwoods, and Wild-Water ripples sweet cadences over its mossy ston
Jerry of the Islands
Not until Mister Haggin abruptly picked him up under one arm and stepped into the sternshee
Martin Eden
The one opened the door with a latch-key and went in, followed by a young fellow who awkwardly remov
Martin Eden
The one opened the door with a latch-key and went in, followed by a young fellow who awkwardly rem
Michael, Brother of Jerry
But Michael never sailed out of Tulagi, nigger-chaser on the Eugenie.
Smoke Bellew
In the beginning he was Christopher Bellew. By the time he was at college he had become Chris Bel
The Call of the Wild
Buck did not read the newspapers or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for hims
The People of the Abyss
"But you can't do it, you know," friends said, to whom I applied for assistance in the matter of s
The Scarlet Plague
The way led along upon what had once been the embankment of a railroad.
The Sea Wolf
I scarcely know where to begin, though I sometimes facetiously place the cause of it all to Charle
The Star Rover [1914] (ch. 1), (also titled The Jacket
All my life I have had an awareness of other times and places. I have been aware of other persons
The Valley of the Moon
"You hear me, Saxon? Come on along. What if it is the Bricklayers'? I'll have gentlemen friends
White Fang
Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a r
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
March 16th:
  A gentleman friend and I were dining at the Ritz last evening and
Lorca (1934)
The House of Bernard Alba
FIRST SERVANT (entering): The tolling of those bells hits me right between the eyes.
Konrad Lorenz
King Solomon's Ring
Why should I tell of the darker side of life with animals? Because the degree of one's willingnes
George Horace Lorimer 1922
Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son
CHICAGO, October 1, 189--
  Dear Pierrepont: Your Ma got back
The Hunt Club
My name is Huger Dillard. You say it YOU-gee, not like it's spelled. It's French, I heard.
At the Mountains of Madness
I am forced into speech because men of science have refused to <br />follow my advice without knowing wh
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we <br />know of it peer daemoniacal hints
The Call of Cthulhu
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
Samuel lover
Handy Andy
Andy Rooney was a fellow who had the most singularly ingenious knack of doing everything the wrong
Rory O'More
In a retired district of the South of Ireland, near some wild hills and a romantic river, a small
The Poky Little Puppy
Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide, wide world.
Lois Lowry author 2014
The Giver
It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.
Under the Volcano
Two mountain chains traverse the republic roughly from north to south, forming between them a numb
The Aquitaine Progression
Geneva. City of sunlight and bright reflections. Of billowing white sails on the lake--sturdy, i
The Bourne Identity
The trawler plunged into the angry swells of the dark, furious sea like an awkward animal trying desperately to break out of an impenetrable swamp.
The Bourne Supremacy
Kowloon. The teeming final extension of China that is no part of the north except in spirit--but
The Bourne Ultimatum
The cacophony spun out of control as the crowds swelled through the amusement park in the countrys
The Holcroft Covenant
  "Attention! Le train de sept heures a destination
The Icarus Agenda
The angry waters of the Oman Gulf were a prelude to the storm racing down through the Strait of Ho
The Matarese Circle
The band of carolers huddled at the corner, stamping their feet and swinging their arms, their you
The Matlock Paper
Loring walked out the side entrance of the Justice Department and looked for a taxi. It was nearl
The Parsifal Mosaic
The cold rays of the moon streaked down from the night sky and bounced off the rolling surf, which
The Scorpio Illusion
Sundown. The distressed sloop, its mainmast shattered by lightning, its sails ripped by the winds
The Hollow Tree
Throughout all her long life, Phoebe Olcott never forgot a single moment of the last happy afternoon
Midnight Plus One
It was April in Paris, so the rain wasn't as cold as it had been a month before.
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