The Book of the Most Precious Substance Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Book of the Most Precious Substance


  • Author : Sara Gran
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2022-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571375639
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb

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The Book of the Most Precious Substance Summary:

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?

The Most Precious Substance on Earth Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Most Precious Substance on Earth


  • Author : Shashi Bhat
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2021-08-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771094972
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 10,9 Mb

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The Most Precious Substance on Earth Summary:

A humorous coming-of-age novel and a sharp-edged look at how silence can shape a life, from the winner of the Journey Prize. A Chatelaine Summer Reads pick. Named one of the most anticipated books of the fall by CBC Books and 49th Shelf. “But wait, what happened to the girl?” “I don’t know,” I say. I don’t tell him that what will happen to her is what happens to every girl. Nina, a bright, hilarious, and sensitive 14-year-old, doesn’t say anything when her best friend begins to pull away, or when her crush on her English teacher intensifies. She doesn’t say anything when her mother tries to match her up with local Halifax Indian boys unfamiliar with her Saved by the Bell references, or when her worried father starts reciting Hindu prayers outside her bedroom door. (“How can your dad be happy when his only daughter is unsettled?”) And she won’t speak of the incident in high school that changes the course of her life. On her tumultuous path from nineties high school student to present-day high school teacher, Nina will learn difficult truths about existing as a woman in the world. And whether she’s pushing herself to deliver speeches at Toastmasters meetings, struggling through her MFA program, enduring the indignities of online dating, or wrestling with how to best guide her students, she will discover that the past is never far behind her. Darkly funny, deeply moving, at times unsettling and even shocking, Shashi Bhat’s irresistible novel examines the fraught relationships between those who take and those who have something taken. Rich with wry humour and sharp-edged insight, The Most Precious Substance on Earth is an unforgettable portrait of how silence can shape a life.

Come Closer Book
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

Come Closer


  • Author : Sara Gran
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569473283
  • Total Read : 85
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb

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Come Closer Summary:

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.

Dope Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Dope


  • Author : Sara Gran
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 0425214362
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb

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Dope Summary:

Entering the 1950s in the hopes that she has left her violent and drug-addicted past behind her, Josephine Flannigan takes a job helping a couple to find their missing daughter, a Barnard student who has disappeared into the subculture of heroin addiction, an assignment that forces Josephine to make a life-altering choice. By the author of Come Closer. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Saturn s Return to New York Book
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

Saturn s Return to New York


  • Author : Sara Gran
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2002-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569473054
  • Total Read : 67
  • File Size : 10,7 Mb

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Saturn s Return to New York Summary:

When Mary Forrest receives the gift of an astrological reading for her birthday, she doesn't expect it to be the harbinger of her life's imminent upheaval. This is Mary's Saturn Return year, her twenty-ninth; the year that the planet Saturn returns to exact spot it was in when she was born. It presages a time of change, change that Mary is unprepared for. She must overcome intimacy and abandonment issues, resurrect her relationship with her ailing mother, and learn to trust the man that she loves.

City of the Dead Book
Score: 3.5
From 43 Ratings

City of the Dead


  • Author : Sara Gran
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2011-06-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571259199
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 5,8 Mb

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City of the Dead Summary:

New Orleans, and Vic Willing, Assistant District Attorney for the prosecutors' office, has been missing since Hurricane Katrina hit. Called in from San Francisco is Claire DeWitt, a detective whose expertise and methods derive from some unique sources. What Claire discovers takes us into the heart of the crime-ravaged, deeply wounded city, where those who can afford it live behind fences and those who can't are slain daily on the streets. And it's there she discovers that the only thing worse than an unsolved case, maybe, is a solved one. From the acclaimed author of Dope and Come Closer, City of the Dead is the first novel of a detective series unlike any you have read before, one that is sure to inspire a passionate and devoted following. Only a writer with a life as unusual as Sara Gran's - she was in New York City on 9/11/2001 and evacuated from her home in New Orleans on 8/29/2005 - could have written such an extraordinary look at modern-day New Orleans.

Scion Book

Scion


  • Author : Bryant R. Camareno
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2021-01-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9781664150522
  • Total Read : 67
  • File Size : 5,6 Mb

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Scion Summary:

Fiorello. What is the mystery behind this word, and what is its sinister connection that binds a terrorist hiding in the Middle East, a serial killer in London, and a deranged woman and her American companion on the run in Europe? Fiorello. The genesis of this word began in 1978, when a secret experiment within the confines of the Vatican walls set forth a chain of events that would either validate the tenets of Christian faith . . . or destroy it.

The Book of the Most Precious Substance Book

The Book of the Most Precious Substance


  • Author : Sara Gran
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-02-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 0578947099
  • Total Read : 65
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb

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The Book of the Most Precious Substance Summary:

The highly anticipated new thriller from internationally renowned author Sara Gran, author of Come Closer and the Claire DeWitt series. A mysterious book that promises unlimited power and unrivaled sexual pleasure. A down-on-her-luck book dealer hoping for the sale of a lifetime. And a twist so shocking, no one will come out unscathed. After a tragedy too painful to bear, former novelist Lily Albrecht has resigned herself to a dull, sexless life as a rare book dealer. Until she gets a lead on a book that just might turn everything around. The Book of the Most Precious Substance is a 17th century manual on sex magic, rumored to be the most powerful occult book ever written--if it really exists at all. And some of the wealthiest people in the world are willing to pay Lily a fortune to find it-if she can. Her search for the book takes her from New York to New Orleans to Munich to Paris, searching the dark corners of power where the world's wealthiest people use black magic to fulfill their desires. Will Lily fulfill her own desires, and join them? Or will she lose it all searching for a ghost? The Book of the Most Precious Substance is an addictive erotic thriller about the lengths we'll go to get what we need-and what we want.