Based On A True Story

Author: Donald F. Stevens
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 058534826X
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Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. The book opens with an introduction on the visual presentation of the past in the movies, while the rest of the book consists of essays that explore the best feature films on Latin America from the professional historian's perspective.

Catalina Based On A True Story

Author: Markus Orths
Editor: Toby Press
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"Catalina is the story of Catalina d'Erauso, the 'Lieutenant Nun'. When Catalina's beloved older brother Miguel is sent to the New World to see to the family's fortunes, Catalina has only one wish: to follow him. She begins her quest by earning her education in a convent. And then, one day, she leaves. She cuts her hair, dresses in men's clothing, and becomes Francisco. Catalina develops and internalizes her new identity as a man so thoroughly that she convinces not only everyone around her - including her lovers - but eventually even herself. Her path leads her from San Sebastian to New Spain, Chile and Peru. It is the story of a despairing quest for the other - and for one's self."--BOOK JACKET.


Author: P. Gifford Longley
Editor: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 161739226X
Size: 12,27 MB
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He smelled again the musty stench. He gagged. He reckoned it to be the odor of blood, The rotting scalps that were tied To The Indian's belt��—recent victims. In his dread, he made no sound.Captiveis the true story of a family torn apart by the hate, racism, and greed that consumed brutal colonial New England. Twelve-year-old John's parents and siblings are massacred by the Abenaki Indians, and he is abducted. Irrevocably separated from his loved ones, John must find a way to survive among his violent captors, using skill and wit to adapt. A full year after the horrific massacre of Groton, Jack continues to mourn the death of his brother's family and search for a way, any way, To find his nephew John. But in all that time there has not been a single lead about the missing children of Groton. Desperate and heartsick, Jack gambles on Hector, a Native American trader. The wily Indian swears to deliver John, but for an obscene amount of money. Even if the Abenaki are approached and John located, will Hector deliver theCaptive? 'Captiveis not 'dumbed down' history...I had goose bumps, anxiously wondering what would happen next!' �Kara Fossey, Groton Historical Society the companion volume,Compelled, completes the story ofCaptive.

Based On A True Story

Author: Delphine de Vigan
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632868865
Size: 17,48 MB
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The international sensation that sold half a million copies in France and the subject of a new film by Roman Polanski: a chilling story about a friendship gone terrifyingly toxic. Winner of Le Prix Renaudot 2015 Winner of Le Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2015 Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L., who embodies everything Delphine has always secretly admired; she is a glittering image of feminine sophistication and spontaneity and she has an uncanny knack of always saying the right thing. Unusually intuitive, L. senses Delphine's vulnerability and slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer's life. However, as L. makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. As their lives become more and more entwined, L. threatens Delphine's identity, both as a writer and as an individual. This sophisticated psychological thriller skillfully blurs the line between fact and fiction, reality and artifice. Delphine de Vigan has crafted a terrifying, insidious, metafictional thriller; a haunting vision of seduction and betrayal; a book which in its hungering for truth implicates the reader, too-even as it holds us in its thrall.

Based On A True Story

Author: Hesh Kestin
Size: 10,61 MB
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Trio of novellas set during post WWII period in varying international settings.

The Author

Author: Evelyne Day Rush
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1525546996
Size: 15,83 MB
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An incident transforms Eva's popularity to the next level. Loving the attention, it leads her to engage in unhealthy behaviour to repeat the high. In search of significance, Eva embarks on an adventure in the world of drugs, alcohol and risky lifestyle all the while jumping from one relationship to another. With each relationship, Eva hopes that the new flame will become Mr. Right. Disappointed and at the end of her rope, she meets "The Author". Will He be the one who can finally make her feel complete and satisfied? Will He be able to fill her inner needs? This book tells the story of Evelyne Day Rush. While the names of people and places have been changed and some events slightly altered to protect privacy, this book is a true story. Without shame, Evelyne exposes her teenage years and early adulthood when experiencing the fleeting pleasures an unrestrained and loose life offers. She unfolds the events that transformed her life into a true fairy tale.

Father Adams

Author: Nick Adams
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1982245271
Size: 10,31 MB
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The recipe for this remarkable book is a time-tested treat. A splash of truth mixed with a whole kitchen of fiction makes for some exhilarating reading. A pinch of suspense added with a mountain of adventure, wiped together with a spiritual twist, absorbs the attention of the reader. Adventure lovers will enjoy Father Adams as Nick Adams lives his own personal Robinson Crusoe story. Spiritual inquiries will be challenged and you will see faith growing chapter by chapter. Suspense is around every corner and beacons the reader to continue reading as not to be left hanging with excitement. Father Adams has something for all kinds of readers, and it will be a fast, sometimes turbulent rolle r coaster ride that ends with a revelation of the human spirit. The characters come alive and invite the reader in the quest of returning home alive. Anyone who has experienced feelings of fear, anger, or exhilaration will have empathy for Father Mike Cross and his cohort, Nick Adams. A simple vacation turns into a world of trouble and then unfolds into the adventure of a lifetime.

A True Story Based On Lies

Author: Jennifer Clement
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847677320
Size: 10,65 MB
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A True Story Based on Lies is a remarkable and original novel that addresses the universal issues of class discrimination, male oppression and female servitude through dual narratives ofspellbinding power. Set in contemporary Mexico, the book charts the consequences of a sexual relationship between Leonora, a servant in the wealthy O'Connor home, and her master. When a child, Aura Olivia, is born from this union she is brought up as the daughter of the house. As the novel unfolds, the 'true' story gradually emerges.

Based On A True Story By Delphine De Vigan Book Analysis

Author: Bright Summaries
ISBN: 2808004443
Size: 12,90 MB
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Based on a True Story with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan, which follows a narrator who bears a striking resemblance to the novelist as a new friend worms her way deeper and deeper into her life. In this book, which is somewhere between an autobiographical novel and a psychological thriller, the reader is left unsure of the boundaries between reality and fiction as a mysterious character known only as L. wields an unsettling influence over the story’s protagonist. Based on a True Story was an immense popular success and was nominated for several French literary awards the year of its publication. Delphine de Vigan is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter and director whose captivating writing style, fascinating characters and highly relevant stories have made her a key figure on the French literary scene. Find out everything you need to know about Based on a True Story in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!

Based On A True Story

Author: Elizabeth Renzetti
Editor: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782395520
Size: 18,55 MB
Format: PDF
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It might not have happened precisely that way... Fresh out of rehab, badly behaved diva Augusta Price has one last chance to turn her life around. Her memoir, Based on a True Story, has become an unlikely hit, and she's going to use that fame to start afresh. But Augusta is her own worst enemy. Augusta discovers that her former lover is planning a tell-all book of his own. Enraged - and concerned that perhaps her version of events may not have been the most accurate - Augusta decides to ensure that her story is the only one that will see the light of day. Aided and abetted by Frances, her newly employed ghostwriter, Augusta finds her way back to California, and to her lost love. It's time to face up to her past: something that will be the making - or breaking - of Augusta Price. Hilarious, honest, and unforgettable, Augusta will find her way into your heart - and steal it, and all your vodka.