Book Title : The Escape Artist

the escape artist

Release Date : 2013-03-15
ISBN Code : 9781612940380
Book Author : Judith Katz
Book Publisher : Bywater Books
Total Pages : 296

Book Summary :

"Katz lives up to her first novel's potential in this moving, funny, wholly original picaresque about a nice Jewish girl. . . . The pasts and common destiny of two remarkable women—related with perfect timing in Sofia's convincing Yiddish-tinged English—come together beautifully in this nicely crafted, emotionally satisfying, and well-researched historical fiction."—Publishers Weekly “The Escape Artist, a brilliant work of historical fiction . . . fast-paced and gorgeously written novel” —Liberty Press Set in the brothels and gangster dens of Jewish Buenos Aires at the beginning of the twentieth century, The Escape Artist catapults us into the lives of Sofia Teitelbaum and Hankus Lubarsky. Sofia, a nice Jewish girl from Poland, is lured away from home by Tutsik Goldenberg, a wealthy traveling businessman who claims to be a lonely Argentine diamond merchant in search of a wife. Upon arriving in Buenos Aires, Tutsik dumps Sofia at his sister’s brothel. Hankus, also a nice Jewish girl from Poland, is passing as a man. Having escaped the pogroms of Poland that killed her family, she lives her life as a handsome and mysterious magician and escape artist. When Tutsik spots the talented juggler and acrobat Hankus he envisions success as his manager, seeing Hankus as the means to get out from under his sister’s thumb. Sofia and Hankus fall in love and their attempts to walk the tightrope of love, freedom, and independence are quickly put to the test. Sex, deception, magic, and love are the main ingredients of this tour de force novel by Lambda Literary Award winner Judith Katz. In The Escape Artist, Katz reveals that all human interactions consist of love and hate, deception and candor, altruism and self-interest. This is as true in our lives today as it was in an immigrant community at the turn of the last century. Judith Katz is the author of two published novels, The Escape Artist and Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound, which won a Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction. She has received Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation, and National Endowment fellowships for fiction.

Book Title : The Escape Artist

the escape artist

Release Date : 2013-09-26
ISBN Code : 9781447256748
Book Author : Diane Chamberlain
Book Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages : 392

Book Summary :

If you are a fan of Jodi Picoult or Susan Lewis, this is equal parts family drama, love story and thriller. Diane Chamberlain is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Silent Sister and The Midwife's Confession. Susanna Miller loses custody of her eleven-month-old son, Tyler, but rather than turning the little boy over to her ex-husband and his new wife, she goes on the run. She dyes her hair, changes her name and escapes from Boulder, Colorado, leaving behind everyone she knows including Linc Sebastian, the man who has been her best friend since childhood and who knows her better than anyone. Susanna lands in Annapolis, Maryland, alone, frightened, and always looking over her shoulder for someone who might recognize her. Just as she's beginning to feel safe in her new surroundings, she stumbles across information that could save the lives of many people . . . if she's willing to take it to the police. But going to the authorities means revealing her identity, admitting her guilt and, worst of all, losing her son.

Book Title : Captivating the Escape Artist

captivating the escape artist

Release Date : 2008-09
ISBN Code : 9780615249841
Book Author : Walter Black
Book Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 164

Book Summary :

CAPTIVATING THE ESCAPE ARTIST is a modern day tale that explores same sex relationships. A gypsy boy from Algiers meets an aspiring composer-musician in San Francisco. In unseemly settings, they share lively conversations about ant etiquette, rude idioms, and a satirical history of mankind. Their two histories span childhood discoveries, the insecurities of teenagers, highs and lows of substance abuse, and the miracles of recovery. Told with self-effacing heart and humor, the two characters mature, showing a capacitiy for loving and sharing each other in a world worth living in - yes, a world scarred with war, but also filled with magic and wonder.

Book Title : J D Salinger

j d salinger

Release Date : 2014
ISBN Code : 9780544261990
Book Author : Thomas Beller
Book Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 181

Book Summary :

A personal inquiry into the near-mythic life and canonical work of the late author of The Catcher in the Rye draws on in-depth interviews to discuss his Park Avenue childhood, work with the New Yorker and decision to live in isolation. 10,000 first printing.

Book Title : The Escape Artist

the escape artist

Release Date : 2014-05-13
ISBN Code : 9781771482127
Book Author : Karen Heuler
Book Publisher : ChiZine Publications
Total Pages : 25

Book Summary :

A high-wire walker encounters an angel. From O. Henry Award-winner Karen Heuler's Inner City, this short story is one of a set of fifteen compelling works of strange and surreal beauty. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.

Book Title : The Escape Artist

the escape artist

Release Date : 2012-11-08
ISBN Code : 9781782065319
Book Author : Mark Sullivan
Book Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 96

Book Summary :

Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, 2007: Robin Monarch is on a mission to gain possession of a politically sensitive object. Securing the target is child's play for Monarch, but exiting the jungle alive will pose a far greater challenge . . . Buenos Aires, 1987: An eighteen-year-old Robin Monarch has begun to question the dark direction the Brotherhood of Thieves is taking. As such, there is only one path he can now take: voice his objection, and - by doing so - risk his life. ROGUE GENESIS is a collection of two short stories (INCURSION and RENDITION) and one novella (THE ESCAPE ARTIST) introducing Robin Monarch - CIA agent, expert thief, and star of the explosive international thriller ROGUE.

Book Title : The Escape Artist

the escape artist

Release Date : 2003-06-01
ISBN Code : 9781841151045
Book Author : Matt Seaton
Book Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

For a time there were four bikes in Matt Seaton's life, a training bike, a track bike, a mountain bike and a racing bike. His evenings were spent doing the miles on the roads between South London and the North Downs. Weekends were taken up with Club meetings, road races and time trials - rides that took him to cold village halls at dawn and out onto the empty bypasses of Southern England.

Book Title : The Escape Artist EXTENDED FREE PREVIEW Chapters 1 5

the escape artist extended free preview chapters 1 5

Release Date : 2018-01-09
ISBN Code : 9781478948810
Book Author : Brad Meltzer
Book Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 46

Book Summary :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Meltzer is a master and this is his best. Not since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have you seen a character like this. Get ready to meet Nola. If you've never tried Meltzer, this is the one."--Harlan Coben WHO IS NOLA BROWN? Nola is a mystery Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run. Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter and someone who once saved his daughter's life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he's determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola's past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes. Nola is the U.S. Army's artist-in-residence-a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war's aftermath and sharing observations about today's wars that would otherwise go overlooked. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet. Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army's most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini.

Book Title : The Escape Artist

the escape artist

Release Date : 2018-03-06
ISBN Code : 9781455559510
Book Author : Brad Meltzer
Book Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages : 432

Book Summary :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Meltzer is a master and this is his best. Not since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have you seen a character like this. Get ready to meet Nola. If you've never tried Meltzer, this is the one."--Harlan Coben WHO IS NOLA BROWN? Nola is a mystery Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run. Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter and someone who once saved his daughter's life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he's determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola's past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes. Nola is the U.S. Army's artist-in-residence-a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war's aftermath and sharing observations about today's wars that would otherwise go overlooked. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet. Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army's most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini.

Book Title : The Escape Artist

the escape artist

Release Date : 2009-10-01
ISBN Code : 9781603136075
Book Author : Teel James Glenn
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 208

Book Summary :

The Escape Artist is a "How-will-he-get-out-of-it" Thriller, with a touch of the supernatural, gangsters, Houdini's Ghost, Japanese killers, Voodoo, a love triangle and six (count 'em: six) impossible death traps that challenge Timothy Locke, the pacifist/loner hero of the book.On the eve of the millennium, someone tries to kill Locke during an escape from between the Twin Towers. In hunting the assassin, he is drawn into the world of voodoo from his past and a conspiracy that goes back to his time as a prisoner in Vietnam.The book is solidly in the Eric Van Lusbader/Robert Ludlum tradition, with the action scenes, the stage magic and the voodoo sequences meticulously researched by an author who had literally written the book on action scenes!

Book Title : The Escape Artist

the escape artist

Release Date : 1994
ISBN Code : 057117101X
Book Author : Jonathan Holland
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 236

Book Summary :

On running away to Spain to escape his aunt, Frank finally has the opportunity to set about making his fantasies real among new friends. The discovery of a corpse is the ultimate sensational dream for Frank, but gradually the distinction between reality and fantasy starts to blur.

Book Title : The Escape Artist

the escape artist

Release Date : 2013-09
ISBN Code : 0955246571
Book Author : M.G. Sanchez
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 284

Book Summary :

"So this, more or less, was how things stood for me at the end of 1981. I was twenty-nine years old and I was still on the lowest rung of the civil service pay scale and I lived alone in a three-bedroom government flat with twenty-four different sized statues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus...." Spanning over ten years and moving between locations as different as Cambridge, Venice and Gibraltar, THE ESCAPE ARTIST is a novel about loneliness and broken friendship and what it means to be Gibraltarian in a rapidly changing world. "Fascinating and highly readable. Sanchez is a new voice from the old world of Britain and its fading Empire." John A. Stotesbury, Professor in Postcolonial Literatures, Helsinki, Finland "M. G. Sanchez writes with feeling and heart." Emigdi Subirats i Sebastia, Catalonian novelist, poet, biographer and translator "Through a deft and innovative style M.G. Sanchez brings to the fore a strong sense of Gibraltarian identity." Dr Esterino Adami, Department of Humanities, University of Turin"

Book Title : How to Become an Escape Artist

how to become an escape artist

Release Date : 2016-11-01
ISBN Code : 1937630226
Book Author : Jackie Chase
Book Publisher : Adventuretravelpress.com
Total Pages : 202

Book Summary :

Journeys begin with a step; plans to travel begin with a dream. These hints arise from a lifetime of travel by Jackie Chase who, visited 100 countries. Use a blend of comfort and challenging situations to meet people in addition to merely seeing basic sights. Scan the hints, or use contents to review them before, during, and after your trip.

Book Title : The Escape Artists

the escape artists

Release Date : 2012-02-28
ISBN Code : 9781439172421
Book Author : Noam Scheiber
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 368

Book Summary :

FACING THE WORST ECONOMY SINCE THE 1930S, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA HIRED A CRACK TEAM OF ESCAPE ARTISTS: financial wizards who had pulled off numerous white-knuckle getaways during the Clinton era and who were ready to do it all over again. Three years later, with the economy still in a rut, it’s clear that they fell far short. This is the inside story of what went wrong. The Escape Artists features previously undisclosed internal documents and extensive, original reporting from the highest levels of the administration. Star White House journalist Noam Scheiber reveals the mistakes and missed opportunities that kept the president’s pedigreed team from steering the economy in the right direction. He shows what responsibility the president bears for those missteps, what bold actions his brain trust refused to take despite its preternatural confidence, and how the White House was regularly outmaneuvered by Republicans in Congress. Tracking the administration’s efforts deep into the fall of 2011, The Escape Artists provides a gripping look inside the meeting rooms, in-boxes, and minds of the men who tried to manage the defining crisis of the Obama presidency: how the very qualities that made these men and women escape artists in the 1990s ultimately failed them. *** THREE YEARS INTO THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS PAINFULLY HIGH, THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR HAD WIDENED, AND THE STIMULUS HAD NOT DONE ENOUGH TO BRING JOBS BACK. WHAT WENT WRONG? A PRESIDENT WITH OTHER PRIORITIES . . . Barack Obama hadn’t run for president just so he could clean up someone else’s mess, however urgent the task. He’d run for president to usher in once-in-a-generation achievements like health care reform—“to change the trajectory of America.” Timothy Geithner remarked to President-elect Obama that “your signature accomplishment is going to be preventing a Great Depression.” Obama’s response was slightly jarring. “That’s not enough for me,” he said. It dawned on Geithner that he and his colleagues were a sideshow rather than the main attraction. “If you don’t do that, nothing else is possible,” Geithner protested. “Yeah,” Obama repeated, “but that’s not enough.” AN ECONOMIC TEAM RELUCTANT TO TAKE BOLD ACTION . . . David Axelrod was preparing Christina Romer, Obama’s chief economist, for a Sunday talk show. Many experts were voicing doubts about the size of the original package, and so Axelrod asked, “Was the stimulus big enough?” Without hesitating, Romer responded, “Abso-f---ing-lutely not.” She said it half-jokingly; Axelrod did not seem amused. AND A BRAIN TRUST THAT BELIEVED IT KNEW BETTER . . . It was the worst of all worlds for the Obama administration: a country that took one look at the languishing economy and another at the recovery on Wall Street and concluded that its government had put big banks ahead of ordinary people. Generously, the S&P officials didn’t point out any of this. Instead, the leader of the group confessed that the agency was mostly concerned about the prospects for bipartisan compromise. At this, Geithner became dismissive. His message was unmistakable: TRUST US, WE’VE DONE THIS BEFORE.

Book Title : Secrets You Keep from Yourself

secrets you keep from yourself

Release Date : 2005-03-01
ISBN Code : 9781429935555
Book Author : Dan Neuharth
Book Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

This insightful guide is an exploration of how and why people undermine their happiness and lose touch with their "best" selves. Counterproductive self-deception, a universal behavior, is a habit that can be broken. People keep themselves from having what they want, a phenomenon known as "self-handicapping." Offering poignant examples, innovative tools, and a compassionate perspective, Dan Neuharth reveals how to vanquish self-imposed roadblocks and avoid unnecessary losses in order to embrace and share the best in oneself.

Book Title : Escape Or Die

escape or die

Release Date : 2013-04-15
ISBN Code : 1933591137
Book Author : Anthony Martin
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 142

Book Summary :

Few sane people would want to be locked in shackles, enclosed in a box, and thrown from a plane at 15,000 feet for fun. But for renowned escape artist Anthony Martin, whose fascination with locks began as a young boy, it's all in a day's work. Whether shackled in a bag with a python, padlocked in a cage beneath a frozen lake, or buried in a coffin under a ton of sand, Anthony regularly faces the risk of serious injury or death. However, unlike Houdini, who used illusion, Anthony's exploits are all true escapes. Interweaving stories of his over thirty years of daredevil feats with lessons he's learned in the "school of hard locks," Anthony unlocks the mystery of life after death--something Houdini had sought in séances to no avail. What happens when we die? Once we pass through the door of death, what's on the other side? Through fascinating parallels with his death-defying adventures, Anthony reveals the keys to making the greatest escape. With the lessons he shares in Escape or Die, you'll be well-equipped to take a leap of faith and defeat death once and for all.