Lucia Zarate By Cecilia Velastegui

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Story summary: Lucia Zárate is based on the poignant, real-life odyssey of the world’s smallest woman. Pretty and gregarious, Lucia Zárate was just twenty inches tall. A celebrity after her ‘display’ at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial International Exhibition, Lucia’s extraordinary, heartbreaking story is one of exploitation by greedy sideshow hucksters and a fishbowl existence on the road, from New York to Victorian London. We follow the adventures of diminutive Lucia Zárate and her devoted governess as they grapple with life and death, finding joy and adventure in their bumpy sideshow journey of more than fourteen years. This is an artfully…

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George R.R. Martin Says To Expect A New Book (Or Two) In 2018

In a post on his LiveJournal, where all the best ideas are publicized, Martin said to expect the Song of Ice and Fire series next written installment in 2018. Regarding the forthcoming book, The Winds of Winter, Martin had this to say: Initially meant for publication after the Song of Ice and Fire series was done, Fire and Blood is Martins history of House Targaryen, a bloodline that is supposed to end with Iron Throne seeker Daenerys. But who are we kidding? You know well wait for you, George.Game of Thrones will likely conclude its final season airing in 2018…

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‘Game of Thrones’ premiere recap: the world won’t look the same after ‘Dragonstone’

[Spoiler Alert: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 1, Dragonstone.] After being away for far too long, HBOs smash hit Game of Thrones returned for Season 7 and wasted no time getting things going. With gruesome deaths, half-hearted marriage proposals and a lot of character crossover, the premiere episode managed to cover a lot of ground right out of the box. Things started off with a bang at the home of Walder Frey. Fans may remember that the head of one of the nastiest houses in Westeros met a bloody end at the hands of…

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Nepali ‘menstruation hut’ ritual claims life of teenage girl

New Delhi (CNN)A teenage girl in Nepal has died after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a cowshed during a menstruation ritual that sees young women separated from their families and made to sleep alone. It’s a ritual that Shahi had likely endured many times before, but on Thursday night, alone on the floor of her uncle’s cowshed, the teenager was bitten by a poisonous snake. “Twice, on her head and leg,” the local district mayor Surya Bahadur Shahi told CNN.

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Federal Prison Handbook by Christopher Zoukis

Book Summary The definitive guide to surviving incarceration in a federal prison. Federal Prison Handbook teaches individuals facing incarceration, prisoners who are already inside, and their friends and family everything they need to know to protect themselves and their rights. The thorough information has been compiled by an advocate currently serving time at a federal prison. His insider’s view of this unknown world guides inmates through the mental stresses of confinement. Equally as important, he keeps readers physically safe by explaining how to avoid the near-constant conflicts found inside federal prisons. Importantly, this text provides detailed instructions on how prisoners…

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Clockwork Strange: Into The Whirlwind by Dale McInnes

Story Summary: A North American novel inspired by Karel Zeman’s 1955 children’s classic tale Cesta Do Praveku Our first novel begins in 1943 with the disappearance of nine children and their three puppies on a prairie farm when they discover a door to long extinct alien worlds. Their story is one of awe and exploration. It is told as two simultaneous stories, one of the repercussions on the family farm community 25 years later, and the other of how the children struggle to survive their first alien environmental ice age encounter. It is the very first time that the concept…

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Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

Joe Flaherty is director of Content & Community at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor: Theres no shame in a $100M startup Overdosing on VC: Lessons from 71 IPOs Venture capital is a hell of a drug, and its possible tooverdose on VC, but for most founders that is a champagne problem. More often the question investors hear is how do I get a VC to back my startup? These founders arent worried about how overcapitalization will make their IPO prospects trickier theyre scrambling to get someone, anyone, to sign their first term sheet. Theres a widespread belief among founders that…

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Tunnel Kids by Werner J. Egli

Story Summary: This is the story of a boy of about fifteen who travels through Mexico to the borders of the USA. Set in the 1990` s, at the beginning of the story the main character, Santiago Molina, reflects on his early life in a small village near the town of San Cristobal de las Casas in the east of Mexico. Soldiers have killed his father, his older sister has run off with a boyfriend, and now tensions between himself and his mother have caused him also to set off on the long trip to the States. After walking for…

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