The Book of the Most Precious Substance

The Book of the Most Precious Substance
Author: Sara Gran
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2022-08-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571375639

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Rare book dealer Lily Albrecht has just been given a tip-off about The Book of the Most Precious Substance, a 17th century manual rumoured to be the most powerful occult book ever written, if it really exists at all. With some of the wealthiest people in the world willing to pay Lily a fortune to track it down, she embarks on a journey from New York to New Orleans to Munich to Paris. If she finds it, Lily stands to gain more than just money. This could erase the greatest tragedy of her life. But will Lily's quest help her find some answers, or will she lose everything in search of a ghost?

Dreamland

Dreamland
Author: Sam Quinones
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-04-21
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781620402511

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Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2015 --Buzzfeed's 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--Seattle Times' Best Books of 2015--Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015--St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Best Books of 2015--The Guardian's The Best Book We Read All Year--Audible's Best Books of 2015--Texas Observer's Five Books We Loved in 2015--Chicago Public Library's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico. Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents--Quinones shows how these tales fit together. Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland.

Dreamland

Dreamland
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-05-11
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781101042298

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Love can be a very dangerous thing. After her sister left, Caitlin felt lost. Then she met Rogerson. When she’s with him, nothing seems real. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him? “Another pitch-perfect offering from Dessen.” —Booklist, starred review Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Just Listen Keeping the Moon Lock and Key The Moon and More Someone Like You That Summer This Lullaby The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye

Dreamland

Dreamland
Author: Bob Lazar
Publsiher: Interstellar
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2019-10-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780578437057

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Bob Lazar is the reason Area 51 became infamous in the 1980s and his recent appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast with 7 million listeners is credited with inspiring the Storm Area 51 phenomenon. In his DREAMLAND autobiography, Lazar reveals every detail of his highly controversial story about being an insider within the world's most legendary military research base. Bob Lazar was a brilliant young physicist that found himself employed at a top secret facility in the middle of the desert outside Las Vegas. Under the watchful eye of the government elite, he is tasked with understanding an exotic propulsion system being used by an advanced aerospace vehicle he is told came from outer space. The stressful work and long, odd hours start to wear on Bob and he becomes concerned for his safety. He tells his wife and a couple close friends about what he's doing in the desert, and his employers find out and are furious. When they station goons outside his house, Bob seeks help from wealthy UFOlogist, John Lear, who encourages Bob to take his story to award-winning investigative journalist George Knapp at KLAS-TV, a CBS affiliate. To prove he's telling the truth, Bob takes a group of people out into the desert to watch a test flight of the "flying saucer." On the way home, they are stopped by the police, who notify the base, and Bob loses his job. In a series of interviews with CBS TV, Bob Lazar then blows the lid off "Area 51," blows the whistle on the effort to conceal this craft from the American people, and blows up his career as a top physicist. Bob Lazar's reports have been the subject of intense controversy for decades. He has been interviewed numerous times and his story has been corroborated by other individuals he worked with and who were present when these events happened. But until now, Bob Lazar has never told his own story, in every detail in his own words, about those exciting days in the desert outside of Las Vegas and how the world came to learn about the experiments being conducted at Area 51.

Dreamland

Dreamland
Author: Robert L. Anderson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-09-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781473621022

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Dea Donahue has been able to travel through people's dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person's dream more than once. Dea has never questioned her mother, not about the rules, not about the clocks or the mirrors, not about moving from place to place to be one step ahead of the unseen monsters that Dea's mother is certain are right behind them. Then a mysterious new boy, Connor, comes to town and Dea finally starts to feel normal. As Connor breaks down the walls that she's had up for so long, he gets closer to learning her secret. For the first time she wonders if that's so bad. But when Dea breaks the rules, the boundary between worlds begins to deteriorate. How can she know what's real and what's not?

Dreamland

Dreamland
Author: Nancy Bilyeau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1911445774

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Come Closer

Come Closer
Author: Sara Gran
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2003
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781569473283

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Her marriage to Ed is challenged by odd noises, petty squabbles, and the onset of blackouts with no medical source, Amanda accidentally recieves a book on possession, the arrival of which coincides with increasingly bizarre events.

Dreamland

Dreamland
Author: Noah Klocek
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019
Genre: Bedtime
ISBN: 1406382566

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Bedtime surroundings mingle with stunning dream imagery as a little girl drifts into peaceful slumber... From illustrator and Pixar designer Noah Klocek comes a breathtaking depiction of a half-asleep landscape sure to lure readers into a dreamland of their own. Amelie loves everything about bedtime: wrapping up in her favourite blanket, listening to bedtime stories and, most of all, dreaming. But finding her dreams is not always easy, and she often has to set out in search for them... As Amelie ventures into the fantastic world that lingers behind her closed eyes, she overcomes cold toes, bright moonshine, tangled blankets, hidden shadows and ticking clocks - and finally uncovers her favourite dreams. Noah Klocek is a Pixar Art Director by day and an illustrator by night. This is his debut as an author-illustrator With its lulling language, this is the ideal bedtime book. It is inspired by the author's own experiences with his daughter having trouble falling asleep For fans of Aaron Becker's Journey trilogy