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Illusion Town

Author : Jayne Castle
ISBN : 9780698187429
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A new adventure begins on Harmony… With its opulent casinos and hotels, the desert city of Illusion Town is totally unique—and will take you on a thrill ride you’ll never forget. Hannah West isn’t the first woman to wake up in Illusion Town married to a man she barely knows, but she has no memory of the ceremony at all. For that matter, neither does Elias Coppersmith, her new husband. All either can remember is that they were on the run… With Hannah’s dubious background and shaky para-psych profile, she could have done much worse. The cooly competent mining heir arouses her curiosity—as well as other parts of her mind and body. And even her dust bunny likes him. But a honeymoon spent retracing their footsteps leads Hannah and Elias into the twisting underground catacombs, where secrets from both their pasts will come to light—and where the energy of their clashing auras will grow hot enough to burn…

Wall Of Illusion

Author : Joseph A. Bulko
ISBN : 9781483680361
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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I was born in Jarabina in Northeastern Slovakia in 1939, a town of approximately 280 homes founded in 1329. The town consisted of private homes, a church, a school (up to the 6th grade) and a general store with a bar and a dance hall for the town’s use for weddings and dances on special holidays. I was born in 1939 at the start of World War II. This was written because of the urging of my children without whose encouragement, it would not have been written. I hope you enjoy reading it.—Love Dad.

All An Illusion The Douglas Files Book Three

Author : Nathan Birr
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Attorney Hillary McKenzie is not only the most beautiful woman Jackson has ever met, but also the most infuriating. So when she hires him to find a Las Vegas call girl named Arielle Coal-hoping that Arielle will testify on behalf of her client-he swallows his disdain for Hillary and for the task at hand and accompanies her to Sin City. Locating Arielle proves tricky, and once Jackson finds her, the real trouble begins. He and Hillary become entangled in a web connecting Arielle to a U.S. senator, a local casino owner, and a host of shady characters. What links them all hits a little too close to home, and when the bodies start piling up, Jackson wants out. Hillary refuses to quit, drawing them deeper into the web. From the streets of Las Vegas to the penthouse of a Strip resort to a decommissioned military base next to a peculiar desert town, Jackson and Hillary pursue the truth. When their chase endangers her life, Jackson is pushed to his breaking point in an effort to save Hillary.


Author : Sunil Doiphode
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Praise for illusion Sunil Doiphode, an eminent modern Marathi writer, is no way different in his attitude towards the treatment of occult from the dramatist William Shakespeare. Sunil is a writer of illusion and supernatural phenomena. He seems to follow the conventions of Shakespearian supernatural treatment. ---- Zeba Mehdi (The Criterion - An International Journal in English, Sept 2012, Vol III, Issue III, ISBN - 0976-8165)

Secret Illusions Salmon Run Book 4

Author : J.A. Marlow
ISBN : 9781937042202
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The aliens need human help... in Bermuda. After the earthquake Hawk and Zach Callahan get a pleasant surprise: customers. Right when the aliens choose to reveal themselves to Zach and Sasha's families. They need human help to identify a potential threat… in Bermuda. But, according to Uncle George's will, a trip to Bermuda could possibly cost the Callahans their lodge. Not to mention the problem of taking care of all the guests now staying at the lodge. Unless they can make the entire town believe they never left Salmon Run in the first place. Welcome to Salmon Run, Alaska! A place of wild animals, wild lands, and wild inhabitants...oh, and native legends come alive and an interplanetary alien conflict at their backdoor. A fun contemporary science fiction series for teens, young adults, and adults of all ages. Books in the Salmon Run series in order: Night of the Aurora Alien Winter The Singing Lakes Secret Illusions Specter of the White Death Aurora Equinox Breakup - Alaska Style The Legend of Crazy Uncle George Keywords: Adventure, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Aliens, Winter, Spaceships, Alaska, Mystery, Alaskan, Discovery, Human Wave Science Fiction, Scifi, Small Town, Lodge, Illusions, Secrets, Hidden Base, Lost, Undercover, Bermuda

Merchant Of Illusion

Author : Nicholas Dagen Bloom
ISBN : 9780814209530
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The Book Of Illusions

Author : Paul Auster
ISBN : 9781466817654
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A man's obsession with a silent-film star sends him on a journey into a shadow world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love Six months after losing his wife and two young sons in an airplane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a clip from a lost silent film by comedian Hector Mann. Zimmer's interest is piqued, and he soon finds himself embarking on a journey around the world to research a book on this mysterious figure, who vanished from sight in 1929 and has been presumed dead for sixty years. When the book is published the following year, a letter turns up in Zimmer's mailbox bearing a return address from a small town in New Mexico-supposedly written by Hector's wife. "Hector has read your book and would like to meet you. Are you interested in paying us a visit?" Is the letter a hoax, or is Hector Mann still alive? Torn between doubt and belief, Zimmer hesitates, until one night a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever. This stunning novel plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, the violent and the tender dissolve into one another. With The Book of Illusions, one of America's most powerful and original writers has written his richest, most emotionally charged work yet.

Jealousies Of A Country Town Lost Illusions The Atheist S Mass

Author : Honoré de Balzac
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Illusion, Tactile illusion, Illusory superiority, Positive illusions, Introspection illusion, Life is a Dream, Blind men and an elephant, Sensory illusions in aviation, Ultimate Magic, Autokinetic effect, Christian Farla, Thatcher effect, Cutaneous rabbit illusion, Illusions of self-motion, Size-weight illusion, Body transfer illusion, Induced movement, Frequency Doubling Illusion, Pinocchio illusion, Thermal grill illusion, Chronostasis, Hypermirror. Excerpt: Illusory superiority is a cognitive bias that causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, relative to others. This is evident in a variety of areas including intelligence, performance on tasks or tests, and the possession of desirable characteristics or personality traits. It is one of many positive illusions relating to the self, and is a phenomenon studied in social psychology. Illusory superiority is often referred to as the above average effect. Other terms include superiority bias, leniency error, sense of relative superiority, the primus inter pares effect, and the Lake Wobegon effect (named after Garrison Keillor's fictional town where "all the children are above average"). The phrase "illusory superiority" was first used by Van Yperen and Buunk in 1991. Illusory superiority has been found in individuals' comparisons of themselves with others in a wide variety of different aspects of life, including performance in academic circumstances (such as class performance, exams and overall intelligence), in working environments (for example in job performance), and in social settings (for example in estimating one's popularity, or the extent to which one possesses desirable personality traits, such as honesty or confidence), as well as everyday abilities requiring particular skill. For illu...

The Illusion Of Leaving

Author : Jeannette Brown
ISBN : 168003197X
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"Jamie Wright hates her West Texas hometown of Silver Falls, its small-minded people, the reminder of her childhood there and her failed first marriage-the source of her daddy's eternal disappointment. The size of his ranch and the influence of his pocketbook continue to make her a target for resentment. Now Big Jim is on his deathbed. Jamie's in town to plan his funeral, sell the ranch, and never look back. The funeral goes as planned, although her daddy might be galled that one of the pallbearers is Mexican. However, the reading of the will does not go as planned. The night after the funeral, Jamie and two former classmates-Wanda and Gina-go for a nostalgic ride out to the town's lovers' lane to watch the dancing lights and reminisce about high school. When a tornado system blows in, they drive to a nearby storm shelter. There, fueled by vodka, the secrets erupt. The tornado razes part of Silver Falls as well as the ranch. Jamie realizes that she is not immune to the pull of the land, the way its vast barrenness manages to sustain flora and fauna. Jamie's discovery of her father's manipulation and deceit allows her to throw off her lifelong guilt at disappointing him. She sees herself as an adult, and sees the land and the ranch as a vital part of who she is. In the process of helping clean up the tornado damage to Silver Falls, Jamie finally becomes part of the community"--

The Moon S An Illusion

Author : Edwina Thomas
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Based on true events surrounding one family, The Moon’s an Illusion focuses on how life can go terribly wrong on the basis of one bad choice and one single mistake. Set in the strait-laced 1920s, the story revolves around one affluent family and how each member’s choices tear the family apart.

Architecture Of Illusion

Author : Kathryn Klesseck
ISBN : OCLC:988343817
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The Holy Book Of Illusion

Author : Jessica Dolin
ISBN : 9781553695073
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My descent into mania. This book contains my thoughts, beliefs, and feelings during the time of my illness. This book is not a memoir, it is written as it happened. It is interspersed with journal entries from my father. This book may be offensive to some readers, but remember, this is a true account of what happens to my mind while suffering mania.

Death Valley And The Amargosa

Author : Richard E. Lingenfelter
ISBN : 0520908880
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This is the history of Death Valley, where that bitter stream the Amargosa dies. It embraces the whole basin of the Amargosa from the Panamints to the Spring Mountains, from the Palmettos to the Avawatz. And it spans a century from the earliest recollections and the oldest records to that day in 1933 when much of the valley was finally set aside as a National Monument. This is the story of an illusory land, of the people it attracted and of the dreams and delusions they pursued-the story of the metals in its mountains and the salts in its sinks, of its desiccating heat and its revitalizing springs, and of all the riches of its scenery and lore-the story of Indians and horse thieves, lost argonauts and lost mine hunters, prospectors and promoters, miners and millionaires, stockholders and stock sharps, homesteaders and hermits, writers and tourists. But mostly this is the story of the illusions-the illusions of a shortcut to the gold diggings that lured the forty-niners, of inescapable deadliness that hung in the name they left behind, of lost bonanzas that grew out of the few nuggets they found, of immeasurable riches spread by hopeful prospectors and calculating con men, and of impenetrable mysteries concocted by the likes of Scotty. These and many lesser illusions are the heart of its history.

Truth?s Illusion Book Three Of The Warren Files

Author : Kevin Cady
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The Commonplace Philosopher In Town And Country

Author : Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd
ISBN : IOWA:31858023968500
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The Shape Of Illusion

Author : William E. Barrett
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Costly Illusions

Author : Vesna Grudzinski Sutija
ISBN : 9781475987713
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Alexandra, daughter of her Croatian town’s favorite physicians, is hardly an obedient child. As a teenager, she lingers in the streets, lights forbidden cigarettes, and falls in love. But when she is seventeen, Alexandra is forced to leave everything behind when her family decides to immigrate to America. As the ship leaves the dock, Alexandra helplessly watches her hometown disappear in the distance as her tears transform the boat into a vessel of despair. Alexandra struggles to adjust to life in a new country, nurturing her aspirations to become a journalist. Despite the perplexities of dating in America, Alexandra eventually meets an older businessman during her senior year in college. Lonely, insecure, and vulnerable, Alexandra marries Carlos and becomes pregnant almost immediately. Unprepared for marriage, motherhood, and the repercussions of living with a controlling partner, Alexandra seeks love and approval in the arms of her film teacher without any idea that what happens next will transform her identity as a woman, a mother, and a professional. In this poignant tale, a woman embarks on a journey of self-discovery where she must resolve her past before she can achieve happiness in her future.

The Emporium

Author : Robert Linn
ISBN : 9781438982205
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New fiction explores phenomena, unexplained illusions. This thought provoking tale begins when three old men have a sense that something is about to happen. Something does happen, but it would be the last thing they could ever expect. That day a portly man buys an empty building in their town and sets up in business. He names his store, The Emporium of Illusions. Then things happen and by word of mouth news spreads exciting a mixture of disgust, outrage and strange attraction: the book questions the difference or lack thereof, between reality and illusion. A metaphysical joyride: The Emporium will entertain even the most jaded reader with its sureal delights.

No Illusions

Author : Ellen Mickiewicz
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How will the future leaders of Russia regard the world scene? How will they regard the United States, democracy, free speech, and immigration? What do they think of their current leaders? And what sorts of tactics will they bring to international negotiating tables, political and otherwise? No Illusions: The Voices of Russia's Future Leaders provides an engaging, intimate, and unprecedented window into the mindsets of the next generation of leaders in Russian politics, business, and economics. In this book, one hundred and eight students in Russia's three most elite universities, the training grounds for the nation's leadership, reveal their thoughts on international relations, neighboring countries, domestic and international media, democratic movements, and their government in focus groups; they speak candidly, passionately, and sometimes sardonically about America. As well, Ellen Mickiewicz, one of the world's foremost experts on Russian media, politics, and culture, shows how their total immersion in the world of the internet-an immersion that sets them apart from the current generation of Russian leadership and much of the rest of the country-frames the way that they think and affects their trust in their leaders, the media, and their colleagues. Their worldviews are complex and often contradictory, reflecting complicated personalities that are adaptable yet also subject to much internal strife and "splintering." For example, while many of them are planning to go into politics, they express ambivalence about voting; they have favorable views of democracy, but not of the American model; they are shrewd critics of government propaganda and yet have clearly absorbed residue of Cold War defensiveness. Mickiewicz also looks at the nation's massive protests and nascent political movements to show how they came about and to consider what promise they might hold even in times of narrowing opportunities. She profiles several of Russia's up-and-coming leaders, including charismatic and controversial activist and politician Aleksei Navalny, who, even during his legal trials and house arrest, remains the face of the opposition to the Putin regime. As this book shows, the next generation of Russian leadership promises to hold a rather different worldview from that of the current one, yet it is not a worldview that readily embraces American democracy. No Illusions is a thought-provoking and often surprising glimpse into the future of Russia's foreign relations.

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