The Lacuna

From Pulitzer Prize nominee and award winning author of Homeland, The Poisonwood Bible and Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man torn between the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s America in the ...

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571252656

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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From Pulitzer Prize nominee and award winning author of Homeland, The Poisonwood Bible and Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man torn between the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s America in the shadow of Senator McCarthy. Born in America and raised in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. When he starts work in the household of Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo - where the Bolshevik leader, Lev Trotsky, is also being harboured as a political exile - he inadvertently casts his lot with art, communism and revolution. A compulsive diarist, he records and relates his colourful experiences of life with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Trotsky in the midst of the Mexican revolution. A violent upheaval sends him back to America; but political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption.

The Lacuna Effect

This book is about hope when our identity, purpose and belonging is being challenged, threatened and questioned. The stories and insights shared in its pages are raw, emotional and real.

Author: Brett White

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Navigating the space between dreams and reality. The word "Lacuna" is Latin in origin and means "an unfilled space or gap". The Lacuna Effect is the impact that the unfilled spaces and gaps between our dreams and reality have on our lives, and specifically on our identity, purpose and belonging. This book is about hope when our identity, purpose and belonging is being challenged, threatened and questioned. The stories and insights shared in its pages are raw, emotional and real. My aim in sharing the pain, struggles and challenges of others is to inspire hope, encourage dreams and offer up some fresh perspectives on navigating through life's challenges. The truth is, we will all face a Lacuna experience of some description, at some point in our life, if we haven't already.

Lacuna The Prelude to Eternity

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of Karathi The Spectre of Oblivion The Ashes of Humanity The Prelude to ...

Author: David Adams

Publisher: David Adams

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Category: Fiction

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Humanity has rebuilt on the world of Velsharn, forging the colony of Eden from the ashes of Earth. On Velsharn's verdant soil children are born, alliances are made and for a time, peace reigns. In high orbit, the debris of an entire Toralii fleet stands as mute testament to humanity's sovereignty; their right to this planet is unquestioned. Above the TFR Beijing, now the centrepiece in a flourishing city, the inky void of space is eerily silent. As Commander Melissa Liao recovers from her ordeals, the universe continues its roiling machinations unhindered by her suffering. The end is coming, but before the final chapter in the Lacuna series begins, the stage must be set and the players must be in their places. So much work is left unfinished and Melissa Liao has more trials to endure before her pain is over. Before the end of war and steel, Eternity awaits. Book five of the Lacuna series. - Lacuna - Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi - Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion - Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity - Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (new release!) - Lacuna: The Requiem of Steel (coming 2014!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: - Magnet - Magnet: Special Mission - Magnet: Marauder - Magnet: Scarecrow - Imperfect - Faith

Lacuna The Spectre of Oblivion

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Author: David Adams

Publisher: David Adams

ISBN: 1301548758

Category: Fiction

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The words of a construct, an artificial mind, ring truer than ever. Humanity has angered a powerful foe and cannot weather the growing storm. The Toralii are coming. But instead of warships, the Toralii Alliance send an ambassador to the Sol system. The message it brings is a startling, marked departure from all other contact with the species... and one that heralds a shift in the balance of power in the Milky Way, the most significant in hundreds of years. The Toralii face a larger threat. A something their ships cannot catch, their weapons cannot touch and gravimetric interference cannot stop. The Toralii, for the first time in centuries, know the crushing grip of fear. The TFR Beijing must face an old enemy, an enemy who has not been idle; an imperfect being whose ambition seems matched only by his capabilities. Liao's child is born into an era of war and fear, and the spectre of oblivion looms over all mankind. Book three of the Lacuna series. Lacuna Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: Magnet Magnet: Special Mission Magnet: Marauder Magnet: Scarecrow (new release!) Magnet Omnibus I (new release!) Imperfect Faith

Lacuna The Sands of Karathi

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Author: David Adams

Publisher: David Adams

ISBN: 1301098523

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

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Drawn to a desert world by the legacy of a traitor, the crew of the TFR Beijing discover something abandoned, something forgotten... something mysterious. Buddha once said, "An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast... ... for a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind." The scars of betrayal runs deep... and Captain Melissa Liao will find out just how far the slighted will go for revenge. Book two of the Lacuna series. Lacuna Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: Magnet Magnet: Special Mission Magnet: Marauder Magnet: Scarecrow (new release!) Magnet Omnibus I (new release!) Imperfect Faith

Lacuna The Ashes of Humanity

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Author: David Adams

Publisher: David Adams

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Humans thought that they could stand amongst the older races. They believed, in their hubris, that the perils of interstellar travel could be mastered within a single generation. That they would be spared the wrath of the Toralii. Now humanity lies in ashes. The cradle of our civilization, Earth, is nothing more than a charred husk, a dead world in an empty solar system in an unremarkable corner of the galaxy. The war is over. We lost. Captain Melissa Liao and the remaining band of Humans, numbering barely in the tens of thousands, hold the future of their entire species in their hands. They must settle a new world, encounter friends and enemies new and old, and plant the seeds of hope in the ashes of humanity. Book four of the Lacuna series. - Lacuna - Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi - Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion - Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (new release!) - Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming 2014!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: - Magnet - Magnet: Special Mission - Magnet: Marauder - Imperfect - Faith

The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal

Voted one of the best fifteen Canadian books of 2007 by Quill & Quire, this is original and mischevious; a novel to delight and surprise.

Author: Sean Dixon

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007283490

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Voted one of the best fifteen Canadian books of 2007 by Quill & Quire, this is original and mischevious; a novel to delight and surprise.

A system of dental surgery By J and C S Tomes

Thus the centre of the osteoblast comes to be occupied by a space from which
fissures radiate ; in fact , a “ lacuna . " Although for the purpose of description this
central portion has been described as a “ space , " it must not be forgotten , that in
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Author: sir John Tomes

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Journal of Botany

The fibro - vascular bundles of Equisetum form a circle round the central lacuna ,
and are separated from each other by a layer of large parenchymatous cells ,
sometimes having thickened walls and coloured yellow or brown . The woody
part ...

Author: Berthold Seemann

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Category: Botany

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Journal of Botany British and Foreign

In E. hyemale ( see figure ) the lacuna of the fibro - vascular bundle occupies a
very definite position , the bast - parenchyma forming at the external part . In the
Calamitef the lacuna is also bounded on the outer side by cells which resemble ...

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Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical

canals , are called canaliculi , and the irregular dark spaces , which may be
noticed to have a general circular arrangement round the Haversian canals , are
called the lacuna . The canaliculi which criginate in one lacuna most frequently
run ...

Author: Henry Gray

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Category: Human anatomy

Page: 951

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The Scientific Proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society

2), and bearing on their upper surface a broad flat elevation, the middle of which
is again raised up into a sharp narrow ridge. The lacunae whose form I wish
specially to call attention to are grouped together in the middle line near the
anterior ...

Author: Royal Dublin Society

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Category: Natural history

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Philosophical Transactions Giving Some Accompt of the Present Undertakings Studies and Labours of the Ingenious in Many Considerable Parts of the World

Here and there we find a cell which has accumulated about itself an outer
investment of transparent tissue , and has in fact become developed into a
lacunal cell destined to become a lacuna * . These points are illustrated in fig . 29
b .

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The Bodleian Manuscript of Jerome s Version of the Chronicle of Eusebius Reproduced in Collotype

APPENDIX VI 65 there is a lacuna , and the next page begins with a mention of
the consuls . A comparison with V W shows that the last words of the Chronicle
proper , the chronological summary and list of persecutions , and biographical ...

Author: Eusebius (of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea)

Publisher:

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Category: Chronology, Historical

Page: 65

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Anatomy of the Human Body

canals , are called canaliculi , and the irregular dark spaces , which may be
noticed to have a general circular arrangement round the Haversian canals , are
called the lacuna . The canaliculi which criginate in one lacuna most frequently
run ...

Author: Henry Gray

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Category: Human anatomy

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The Medical circular afterw The London medical press circular afterw The Medical press circular

The townspeople , the urethra which is called the lacuna magna . It is evident too
, are exposed to temptations to which the country peo that the mouths of these
lacunæ are presenting towards the ple are not , and they are , therefore , more ...

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Anatomischer Anzeiger

However it is possible that the canaliculi of fully formed lacunae may in some
cases remain permanently as branches of the main canal from which they arose .
At D large , elongated lacunae are seen , some of them constricted transversely
as ...

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The Lacuna and Universal Model

Author: Ulrike Rohn

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Page: 792

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British Journal of Dental Science and Prosthetics

Here and there we find a cell which has accumulated about itself an outer
investment of transparent tissue , and has in fact become developed into a
lacunal cell destined to become a lacuna . * about the size of blood - particles ,
but many of ...

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Theory of Restoration

From what has been said , it is clear that the hypothetical integration of some
lacunae is only a partial solution for certain , usually marginal , cases , because (
just to give a practical example ) , it is impossible to accept a solution that
replaces a ...

Author: Cesare Brandi

Publisher: Nardini

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Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 186

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