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Martina Degl'Innocenti, Stella Marin

Harry N. Abrams, 2009

The fourth book in Abrams'  successful series that includes Saints, Angels, and Myths , this volume tells the story of one of the most popular religious figures in the world--the Virgin Mary. Beginning with biblical and apocryphal traditions concerning Mary's place among the Bible's other great women (Eve in particular), art historians Martina Degl'Innocenti and Stella Marinone illustrate Mary's life with paintings from the early Christian ...


Mary, Mary (Alex Cross Novels)
James Patterson

Vision, 2006

Somebody is murdering Hollywood's A-list. Her calling card: "You've got mail." On a family vacation, FBI agent Alex Cross is asked to investigate the shooting of a top actress and an e-mail sent to the Los Angeles Times with shocking details about the murder, signed Mary Smith. More killings and more e-mails follow, and Mary Smith is getting better every time. To hunt down this merciless killer of Tinseltown's elite, Cross must navigate a world ...


Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln
Janis Cooke Newman

Mariner Books, 2007

A fascinating and intimate novel of the life of Mary Todd Lincoln, narrated by the First Lady herself   Mary Todd Lincoln is one of history’s most misunderstood and enigmatic women. She was a political strategist, a supporter of emancipation, and a mother who survived the loss of three children and the assassination of her beloved husband. She also ran her family into debt, held seances in the White House, and was committed to an insane ...


Vladimir Nabokov

Vintage, 1989

Mary is a gripping tale of youth, first love, and nostalgia--Nabokov's first novel.  In a Berlin rooming house filled with an assortment of seriocomic Russian émigrés, Lev Ganin, a vigorous young officer poised between his past and his future, relives his first love affair.  His memories of Mary are suffused with the freshness of youth and the idyllic ambience of pre-revolutionary Russia.  In stark contrast is the decidedly unappealing ...


Mary-Virgin, Mother, and Queen: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics
Mitch Pacwa

Our Sunday Visitor, 2014

"Pray for us O Holy mother of God" Fr. Pacwa brings his devotion to the Blessed Mother alive for every Catholic in the next in his series of wildly popular Bible studies. Mary - Virgin, Mother, and Queen: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics looks at Old and New Testament texts that are relevant to the Marian doctrine, including: God's promise in Genesis that a woman's offspring would strike the head of the serpent The Old Testament Ark of the ...


Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross
Edward Sri

Image, 2013

Mary appears only a few times in the Bible, but those few passages come at crucial moments. Catholics believe that Mary is the ever-virgin Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth. But she also was a human being--a woman who made a journey of faith through various trials and uncertainties and endured her share of suffering. Even with her unique graces and vocation, Mary remains a woman we can relate to and from whom we have much to learn.   ...


I've Got You Under My Skin: A Novel
Mary Higgins Clark

Simon & Schuster, 2014

When Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams. Laurie is haunted by more—the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene: “Tell your mother she’s next, then it’s your turn . . .” Now Laurie is dealing with murder again, this time as the producer of a true-crime, cold-case television show. ...


The Gnostic Gospels of Thomas, Mary & John, ...

Start Publishing LLC, 2013

Collected here are three gnostic writings from Thomas, Mary, and John. These books that were left out of the New Testament shed light on the life and relationships of Jesus Christ and his friends and family, especially his mother Mary.


Mary: The Summoning (Bloody Mary)
Hillary Monahan

Disney-Hyperion, 2014

There is a right way and a wrong way to summon her. Jess had done the research. Success requires precision: a dark room, a mirror, a candle, salt, and four teenage girls. Each of them--Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna--must link hands, follow the rules . . . and never let go. A thrilling fear spins around the room the first time Jess calls her name: "Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. BLOODY MARY." A ripple of terror follows when a shadowy silhouette ...


The Testament of Mary: A Novel
Colm Toibin

Scribner, 2014

In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son’s crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel, who are her keepers. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was “worth it”; nor that the “group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye,” were holy disciples. Mary judges herself ruthlessly (she did not stay at the ...


Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed
Emily Pearson

Gibbs Smith, 2002

It can when she’s Ordinary Mary—an ordinary girl from an ordinary school, on her way to her ordinary house—who stumbles upon ordinary blueberries. When she decides to pick them for her neighbor, Mrs. Bishop, she starts a chain reaction that multiplies around the world. Mrs. Bishop makes blueberry muffins and gives them to her paperboy and four others—one of whom is Mr. Stevens, who then helps five different people with their ...


Mary Poppins (Odyssey Classics)
Dr. P. L. Travers

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1997

By P.L. Travers, the author featured in the movie Saving Mr. Banks .   From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. It all starts when Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair ...


Mary (The Founders of Christianity Book 3)

Tolmitch EBooks, 2013

With "Mary," Sholem Asch concludes his trilogy on the founding of Christianity. In “The Nazarene” he portrayed the crucifixion from several point s of view—a Roman Centurion, a young Judean student and the rabbinical authorities who witnessed the rise of Jesus with alarm. "The Apostle," told the story of Saul of Tarsis’s tireless, obsessive effort to spread the message of the “Christ Messiah” throughout the ancient world.. ...


A Family Affair: Fall: Truth in Lies, Book 4

Mary Campisi, 2014

Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption. It's time to head back to Magdalena, New York, and spend a little time with the people we love to love and even a few we love to hate. Gina Servetti was raised to believe she wasn't enough--not thin enough, not pretty enough, not clever enough. She's more comfortable with a spreadsheet than a conversation and doesn't trust easily, especially where men are concerned, most notably the ...


The Lost Years
Mary Higgins Clark

Pocket Books, 2013

Now in mass market, the latest suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author and Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, where a biblical scholar is found murdered shortly after discovering the most revered and holy document in human history, which has now gone missing... Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a seventy-year-old biblical scholar, believes he has found the rarest of parchments—a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from ...


Mary Wore Her Red Dress and Henry Wore His Green Sneakers
Merle Peek, James Cross Giblin

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1988

On Katy's birthday, all of her animal friends come to the party dressed in clothes of different colors.


Mary Coin: A Novel
Marisa Silver

Plume, 2014

Bestselling author Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother photograph as inspiration for a story of two women—one famous and one forgotten—and their remarkable chance encounter.   In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of the road in central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting migrant laborers in search of work. Few personal details are exchanged and neither woman has any way of knowing that ...


Daddy's Gone A Hunting
Mary Higgins Clark

Pocket Books, 2014

What was Kate Connelly—a tall, glamorous CPA—doing in her family’s antique furniture museum when it exploded into flames in the middle of the night? Why was Gus, a disgruntled retired employee, with her? Now Gus is dead, and Kate lies in a coma, unable to explain the tragedy’s mysterious link to a decades-old missing persons case. Nor to warn her sister what could happen next. In a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary ...


The Shadow of Your Smile
Mary Higgins Clark

Pocket Books, 2011

Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark brings us another New York Times bestselling novel that she “prepares so carefully and executes with such relish” (The New York Times Book Review) about the search for identity by the daughter of a man adopted at birth, who may be the inheritor of his large fortune. At age eighty-two and in failing health, Olivia Morrow knows she has little time left. The last of her line, she faces a momentous ...


Not Quite a Wife (Lost Lords)
Mary Jo Putney

Zebra, 2014

James, Lord Kirkland, owns a shipping fleet, half a London gaming house, and is a ruthlessly effective spymaster. He is seldom self-indulgent...except when it comes to the gentle, indomitable beauty who was once his wife. Laurel Herbert gave James her heart as an innocent young girl - until she saw him perform an act of shocking violence before her very eyes. That night she left her husband, and he let her go without a word of protest. Now, ten ...



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