Ryan Kelly

  • Le phénomène Stranger Things arrive chez Mana Books !
    Des années après s'être échappés du laboratoire d'Hawkins, Ricky et Marcy - deux ex-sujets du docteur Brenner - tentent de retrouver une vie normale. Alors qu'ils sont sur le point de prendre un nouveau départ, leur ancienne prison se retrouve soudainement à la une des journaux nationaux. Ils décident d'affronter leur passé et prennent la route dans l'espoir d'aider les autres enfants qui étaient enfermés avec eux. Lorsqu'ils apprennent que Neuf - la soeur jumelle de Marcy - est toujours en vie, une course contre la montre commence pour la sauver. Ce récit inédit étend un peu plus l'univers de la série phénomène de Netflix, et apporte un nouvel éclairage sur le laboratoire d'Hawkins !

  • Luke ignore que Dark Vador est son père, que Leia est sa soeur, et Han Solo est encore un bad guy... Nouvelle série autour de Star Wars, nouvelle approche narrative et nouvelle équipe de choc, dont Brian Wood à l'écriture.Luke Skywalker et Wedge Antilles

  • Fantomatique, mais loin d'être transparente !Ghost, protectrice spectrale de Chicago, défend le monde contre les démons venus d'autres dimensions et les monstres à l'apparence humaine. Mais sa rencontre avec une vieille connaissance la plonge dans un dilemme. Elisa Cameron va-t-elle laisser à l'abandon cette ville au bord du chaos pour sa quête de vérité sur sa vie passée ?Découvrez la conclusion du premier arc de cette série fantastique combinant à la perfection action, drame et suspense !

  • Sexuality was critical to how individuals experienced, learned, and contested their place in early America. Regulating Passion shows the sweeping changes that affected the social and political morass centered on sexual behavior during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Massachusetts-even as patriarchy remained important to those configurations of power. Charting the government's and society's management of sexuality, Kelly A. Ryan uncovers the compelling stories of the individuals charged with sexual crimes and how elites hoped to contain and exploit "illicit" sexual behavior.
    In the colonial era, elites designed laws, judicial and religious practices, and sermons that defined certain groups as criminal, the cause of sexual vice, and in need of societal oversight-while defining others as chaste and above reproach. Massachusetts fornicators, adulterers, seducers, and rapists were exemplars of improper behavior in the colonial era and were central to emerging sexual subjectivities associated with gender, race, and class status in the early republic. As Massachusetts modernized, culture and socialization became vehicles for enforcing the marital monopoly on sex and gendered expectations of sexual behavior.
    The American Revolution saw the decline of direct sexual regulation by government and religious institutions and a rise in the importance of sexual reputation in maintaining hierarchy. As society moved away from publicly penalizing forms of illicit sexual behavior, it circulated ideas about sexual norms, initiated social ostracism, and interceded with family and friends to promote sexual morality, even as the government remained involved in cases of prostitution and interracial sex. At the same time, this transformation in sexual regulation opened up means to contest the power of patriarchy. Women, African Americans, Indians, and the poor often resisted the efforts of elites and established their own code of sexual conduct to combat ideas about what constituted sexual virtue and how society defined its leaders. They challenged derisive sexual characterizations, patriarchal visions of society, and sexual regulation to establish a space in the body politic. Ironically, their efforts often reinforced patriarchal ideals as their petitions asked for patriarchal privileges to be extended to them.

    Based on records of crimes in lower and upper courts, print literature, and other documentary sources, Regulating Passion underscores the ways in which sexual mores remained essential to the project of differentiating between the virtue of citizens and contesting power structures in the tumultuous transitions from the colonial to early national period.

  • Two delightful stories--one each from the New York Times bestselling Magical Cat and Second Chance Cat mystery series. The Cat Burglar A Magical Cats Mystery Novella Kathleen Paulson has her hands full in Mayville Heights, Minnesota, running the public library, and taking care of her two uncanny cats, Hercules and Owen. Kathleen’s good friend Maggie says items are being stolen from the local artists’ co-op. She doesn’t want to call the police, because the main suspects are all close friends. Luckily, Kathleen and her faithful felines are there to put their paws on the truth! Praise for the Magical Cats Mysteries: “A charming cat duo.”--The Mystery Reader No More Pussyfooting Around A Second Chance Cat Mystery Novella Sarah Grayson lives in charming North Harbor, Maine, where she owns the Second Chance shop and sells beautifully refurbished items, but she’s also given a second chance to black cat Elvis. Sarah and her elderly friend Edmund Harris are having some issues with the nephew of a neighbor. With the neighbor recovering from a suspicious fall in the hospital, her nephew is being openly hostile and suspiciously secretive. Is he just a pain in the neck, or actually a threat to his aunt? Sarah and Elvis are on the case. Praise for the Second Chance Cat Mysteries: “A surefire winner!”--Miranda James, New York Times bestselling author

  • This book examines the experiences and interconnections of the Reformations, principally in Denmark-Norway and Britain and Ireland (but with an eye to the broader Scandinavian landscape as well), and also discusses instances of similarities between the Reformations in both realms. The volume features a comprehensive introduction, and provides a broad survey of the beginnings and progress of the Catholic and Protestant Reformations in Northern Europe, while also highlighting themes of comparison that are common to all of the bloc under consideration, which will be of interest to Reformation scholars across this geographical region.

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