The Vanished

The Vanished
Author: Léna Mauger
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-09-20
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781510708280

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Every year, nearly one hundred thousand Japanese vanish without a trace. Known as the johatsu, or the “evaporated,” they are often driven by shame and hopelessness, leaving behind lost jobs, disappointed families, and mounting debts. In The Vanished, journalist Léna Mauger and photographer Stéphane Remael uncover the human faces behind the phenomenon through reportage, photographs, and interviews with those who left, those who stayed behind, and those who help orchestrate the disappearances. Their quest to learn the stories of the johatsu weaves its way through: A Tokyo neighborhood so notorious for its petty criminal activities that it was literally erased from the maps Reprogramming camps for subpar bureaucrats and businessmen to become “better” employees The charmless citadel of Toyota City, with its iron grip on its employees The “suicide” cliffs of Tojinbo, patrolled by a man fighting to save the desperate The desolation of Fukushima in the aftermath of the tsunami And yet, as exotic and foreign as their stories might appear to an outsider’s eyes, the human experience shared by the interviewees remains powerfully universal.

The Vanished Birds

The Vanished Birds
Author: Simon Jimenez
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-01-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780593128992

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A “highly imaginative and utterly exhilarating” (Thrillist) debut that is “the best of what science fiction can be: a thought-provoking, heartrending story about the choices that define our lives” (Kirkus Reviews, Best Debut Fiction and Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year). FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TORDOTCOM AND KIRKUS REVIEWS A mysterious child lands in the care of a solitary woman, changing both of their lives forever. I expected many things from this trip. I did not expect a family. A ship captain, unfettered from time. A mute child, burdened with unimaginable power. A millennia-old woman, haunted by lifetimes of mistakes. In this captivating debut of connection across space and time, these outsiders will find in each other the things they lack: a place of love and belonging. A safe haven. A new beginning. But the past hungers for them, and when it catches up, it threatens to tear this makeshift family apart. Praise for The Vanished Birds “This is the most impressive debut of 2020.”—Locus “This extraordinary science fiction epic, which delves deep into the perils of failing to learn from one’s mistakes, is perfect for fans of big ideas and intimate reflections.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A lyrical and moving narrative of space travel, found families, and lost loves set against an evocative space-opera background.”—Booklist (starred review) “The Vanished Birds finds an intimate heartbeat of longing in a saga of galactic progress and its crushing fallout. . . . A novel of vast scope that yet makes time for compassion, wonder, and poetry.”—Indra Das, author of The Devourers

The Vanished Queen

The Vanished Queen
Author: Lisbeth Campbell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2020-08-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781982141318

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A stunning blend of vivid fantasy and political drama, The Vanished Queen is the timely story of a young resistance fighter working to overthrow a totalitarian ruler’s regime of terror and lies. “[G]ripping…this is the novel the world needs now” (Kate Heartfield, Nebula Award finalist and author of Aurora Award–winning novel Armed in Her Fashion). Long ago, Queen Mirantha vanished. King Karolje claimed she was assassinated by a neighboring ruler, but her people knew the truth: the king had Disappeared her himself. Now the queen’s disappearance is hardly a memory—merely one among many horrors the king’s reign has wrought. But when Anza, a young student impassioned by her father’s unjust execution, finds the missing queen’s diary, she is inspired by Mirantha’s words—joins the resistance group to overthrow the king. Prince Esvar is the second son to an evil king. Trapped under his thumb and desperate for a way out, a chance meeting with Anza gives him the opportunity to join the resistance. Together, they might have the leverage to move against the king—but if they fail, their deaths could mean a total loss of freedom for generations to follow. In this dangerous game of court politics, one misstep could lead to a fate worse than death. Set in a world where resistance is as dangerous as it is important, The Vanished Queen is a “big, dark, intricate novel” (Lousia Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches) about the courage and sacrifice it requires to take on a tyrant.

Journey to the Vanished City

Journey to the Vanished City
Author: Tudor Parfitt
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2000
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780375724541

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An authority on the Lost Tribes of Israel describes his journey to solve the origins of the Lemba of Zimbabwe, a people who claim they are descendants of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon

The Mystery of the Vanished Petition Crown A Classic Short Story of Detective Max Carrados

The Mystery of the Vanished Petition Crown  A Classic Short Story of Detective Max Carrados
Author: Ernest Bramah
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2016-01-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781473378711

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This early work by Ernest Bramah was originally published in 1927 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Mystery of The Vanished Petition Crown' is a case of an auction scam for super sleuth Max Carrados to solve. Ernest Bramah Smith was born was near Manchester in 1868. He was a poor student, and dropped out of the Manchester Grammar School when sixteen years old to go into the farming business. Bramah found commercial and critical success with his first novel, The Wallet of Kai Lung, but it was his later stories of detective Max Carrados that assured him lasting fame.

The Vanished Shuri A Black Panther Novel 2

The Vanished  Shuri  A Black Panther Novel  2
Author: Nic Stone
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2021-02-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781338747652

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Shuri, the Princess of Wakanda (and sister to the Black Panther), sets out to save a group of kidnapped girls in this all-new, original middle-grade novel by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone! With the heart-shaped herb thriving, a group of Wakanda's finest engineers working on expanding her dome technology, and the borders more fortified than ever, Princess Shuri can finally focus on what matters most: her training.Soon, a bigger problem rears its head. The princess hears whispers of exceptionally talented young girls across the world going missing. A young environmental scientist in Kenya, a French physics prodigy -- the list of the missing keeps growing and growing. And when this mystery hits home in a way the princess would've never expected, there's no more time for hesitation: There are lost girls out there somewhere, and Shuri is determined not to let them be forgotten

The Vanished Kingdom

The Vanished Kingdom
Author: James Charles Roy
Publsiher: Westview Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 1999-07-08
Genre: History
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021956078

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Combining armchair travel, stunning photography, and a keen historical sense, James Charles Roy takes us on a moving journey through the tragic past, present, and, very likely, future of Eastern Europe.

The Vanished Series

The Vanished Series
Author: B B Griffith
Publsiher: Griffith Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2021-01-23
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1735305871

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The first three books in the Amazon #1 Best Selling Paranormal Suspense series! When the crows gather over a remote Navajo Reservation in the deep Southwest, it is a sign that the thin veil that separates our world from the one beyond is about to open. Without a barrier between life and death, things pass between both worlds. Some of them are good. Most of them are not. Three strangers find themselves on the front lines of a supernatural battle that spans generations, crosses our world and the world beyond, and forges bonds that last through life and death. This complete set contains the first three books in the Vanished series: Follow the Crow (Book 1), Beyond the Veil (Book 2), and The Coyote Way (Book 3). What readers are saying: ★★★★★ - Grabs you by the heart, leaves you breathless ★★★★★ - Impossibly intriguing ★★★★★ - Mystery, Tradition, and Afterlife rolled into three parts ★★★★★ - Good vs. Evil Navajo Style ★★★★★ - Good from Start to Finish