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Spinning Silver

Author : Naomi Novik
ISBN : 9780399181009
Genre : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “One of the year’s strongest fantasy novels” (NPR), an imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale from the bestselling author of Uprooted. NEBULA AND HUGO AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST FANTASY BOOKS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Time • Tordotcom • Popsugar • Vox • Vulture • Paste • Bustle • Library Journal With the Nebula Award–winning Uprooted, Naomi Novik opened a brilliant new chapter in an already acclaimed career, delving into the magic of fairy tales to craft a love story that was both timeless and utterly of the now. Spinning Silver draws readers deeper into this glittering realm of fantasy, where the boundary between wonder and terror is thinner than a breath, and safety can be stolen as quickly as a kiss. Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty—until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk—grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh—Miryem’s fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. She will face an impossible challenge and, along with two unlikely allies, uncover a secret that threatens to consume the lands of humans and Staryk alike. Praise for Spinning Silver “A perfect tale . . . A big and meaty novel, rich in both ideas and people, with the vastness of Tolkien and the empathy and joy in daily life of Le Guin.”—The New York Times Book Review “Gorgeous, complex, and magical . . . This is the kind of book that one might wish to inhabit forever.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Cool and clever and . . . dire and wonderful.”—Laini Taylor, author of Strange the Dreamer “The Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale has never been as captivating. . . . Spinning Silver further cements [Novik’s] place as one of the genre greats.”—Paste
Category: Fiction

Spinning Silver

Author : Naomi Novik
ISBN : 9781509899036
Genre : Fiction
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Naomi Novik has once again been influenced by classic folktales, following Uprooted - her standalone novel. Taking Rumpelstiltskin as her starting point, Spinning Silver is rich, original and a joy to read. Will dark magic claim their home? Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kind-hearted to collect his debts. They face poverty, until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge – and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord. Irina’s father schemes to wed her to the tsar – he will pay any price to achieve this goal. However, the dashing tsar is not what he seems. And the secret he hides threatens to consume the lands of mortals and winter alike. Torn between deadly choices, Miryem and Irina embark on a quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power and love. 'Dire and wonderful; I loved this book so much' Laini Taylor 'Pits the cold of endless winter against the fires of duty, love and sacrifice. I couldn’t put it down' Katherine Arden
Category: Fiction

Circular Of The Bureau Of Standards

Author : United States. National Bureau of Standards
ISBN : UOM:39015035393035
Genre : Weights and measures
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Category: Weights and measures

Silver In America

Author : Charles L. Venable
ISBN : UOM:39015034018138
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The first book to explore fully the dramatic history and development of the American silver industry, Silver in America chronicles the work of such internationally known firms as Tiffany, Gorham, Meriden Britannia, and Reed & Barton along with that of such notable makers as Whiting, Wendt, Wood & Hughes, Shiebler, and Gale. Placing the finest creations of these and many other silversmiths in the context of the sumptuous dining and gift-giving rituals of the 19th century, and including 246 rich illustrations, it examines production, marketing, consumption, and design.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Book Of Old Silver

Author : Seymour B. Wyler
Genre : Hallmarks
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Category: Hallmarks

Teacher S Guide Classroom Worksheets Spinning Silver

Author : David Lee
ISBN : 1796744131
Genre : Education
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Classroom Worksheets and Activities is a series of books designed to provide teachers ready to use activities with students. The focus of this book is to provide student focused material. Information evaluating, labeling and discussing the text will not be presented in this series.This includes several labeled graphic organizers and advice on how to use them in the classroom. Several of these organizers can be used for assessment.
Category: Education

American Journal Of Numismatics

Author : Frank Henry Norton
ISBN : UOM:39015051384371
Genre : Numismatics
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Vols. 42-49 include the Proceedings of the American numismatics society, 1908-1915/16.
Category: Numismatics

Industrial Canada

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ISBN : MINN:31951001905149J
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Antiques Roadshow Primer

Author : Carol Prisant
ISBN : 0761116249
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 22.92 MB
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Tells how to investigate the history of furniture, silver, jewelry, clocks, toys, and books, and how to select an appraiser
Category: Antiques & Collectibles