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Chances Are . . .

Chances Are . . . [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101947756
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“[Russo’s] first novel in ten years hits the ball out of the park. . . . You’ll lap up this gripping, wise, and wonderful summer treat.” —The Boston Globe “A cascade of charm. . . . Russo is an undeniably endearing writer, and chances are this story will draw you back to the most consequential moments in your own life.”—The Washington Post One beautiful September day, three men in their late sixties convene on Martha's Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college in the sixties. They couldn't have been more different then, or even today—Lincoln's a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a tiny-press publisher, and Mickey is a musician beyond his rockin' age. But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in 1971. Now, forty-five years later, three lives and that of a significant other are put on displaywhile the distant past confounds the present ina relentless squall of surprise and discovery. Shot through with Russo's trademark comedy and humanity, Chances Are . . . introduces a new level of suspense and menace that will quicken the reader's heartbeat throughout this absorbing saga.

Chances Are . . .

Chances Are . . . [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440684510
Author: Michael Kaplan,Ellen Kaplan
Publisher: Penguin
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A compelling journey through history, mathematics, and philosophy, charting humanity’s struggle against randomness Our lives are played out in the arena of chance. However little we recognize it in our day-to-day existence, we are always riding the odds, seeking out certainty but settling—reluctantly—for likelihood, building our beliefs on the shadowy props of probability. Chances Are is the story of man’s millennia-long search for the tools to manage the recurrent but unpredictable—to help us prevent, or at least mitigate, the seemingly random blows of disaster, disease, and injustice. In these pages, we meet the brilliant individuals who developed the first abstract formulations of probability, as well as the intrepid visionaries who recognized their practical applications—from gamblers to military strategists to meteorologists to medical researchers, from blackjack to our own mortality.

Chances Are

Chances Are [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1734459808
Author: Kellie Coates Gilbert
Publisher: Amnos Media Group
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Chances are, you never know what story might be in the very next chapter . . . When recently divorced Allie Barrett receives a letter notifying her that she’s inherited her deceased uncle’s home and fishing charter business in Oregon, she quickly decides the coastal town of Pacific Bay might be the perfect place to start over and raise her eleven-year-old son. But her high hopes are dashed when she discovers the quaint home on the bay is really a ramshackle dump in severe need of renovation and the fishing charter is a run-down business requiring an infusion of financial capital she does not have. Worse, the town mayor and her son are her competition and employ extreme measures to block her success. With a surprise money source in hand, and the help of a no-nonsense widower who offers the love she’s always wanted, Allie finally finds things turning around in her favor. In fact, her story might just have a happy ending . . . that is, until her good-for-nothing ex, Deacon Ray, shows up and complicates matters. This heartfelt story is filled with charm and quirky, fun characters and is sure to please fans of Susan Mallery and Susan Wiggs. The perfect beach read!

Chances Are

Chances Are [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1537850563
Author: Scott E. Douglas
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A Weird Fiction Fantasy Romance in a Steampunk Setting Chance McCall is the daughter of a professional gambler. She grew up knowing how to play, not just cards, but the players. She was good, very good. Good enough to make a living from the chumps who visited the gambling dens of The Strip. Good enough to not need a job. More than that, she loved the games. Now life’s different. One evening the cards started to reveal themselves to her. Then she met a man, a dishy man. A man who can play cards as well as she can, and can play her without any games. Then mobsters got involved and you won’t believe what happens. _____ So you know, some of the bad guys swear and so does Chance, but not out loud. Oh, and so do some of the good guys, and there are some sexual references, but not enough to interfere with your enjoyment of the novel, unless you bought the novel for sexual references, in which case you’ll be disappointed. There’s also talk of love, and... just buy the book. It’s fun. You’ll enjoy it.

Know Your Chances

Know Your Chances [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780520942028
Author: Steven Woloshin,Lisa M. Schwartz,H. Gilbert Welch M.D., M.P.H.
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Know Your Chances by Steven Woloshin,Lisa M. Schwartz,H. Gilbert Welch M.D., M.P.H. Book Resume:

Every day we are bombarded by television ads, public service announcements, and media reports warning of dire risks to our health and offering solutions to help us lower those risks. But many of these messages are incomplete, misleading, or exaggerated, leaving the average person misinformed and confused. Know Your Chances is a lively, accessible, and carefully researched book that can help consumers sort through this daily barrage by teaching them how to interpret the numbers behind the messages. In clear and simple steps, the authors—all of them staff physicians at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont—take the mystery out of medical statistics. By learning to understand the medical statistics and knowing what questions to ask, readers will be able to see through the hype and find out what—if any—credible information remains. The book's easy-to-understand charts will help ordinary people put their health concerns into perspective.This short, reader-friendly volume will foster communication between patients and doctors and provide the basic critical-thinking skills necessary for navigating today's confusing health landscape.

Chances Are

Chances Are [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 146162293X
Author: Steve Slavin
Publisher: Madison Books
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Chances Are is the first book to make statistics accessible to everyone, regardless of how much math you remember from school.

That Old Cape Magic

That Old Cape Magic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 030727330X
Author: Richard Russo
Publisher: Vintage
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For Griffin, all paths, all memories, converge at Cape Cod. The Cape is where he took his childhood summer vacations, where he and his wife, Joy, honeymooned, where they decided he’d leave his LA screenwriting job to become a college professor, and where they celebrated the marriage of their daughter Laura’s best friend. But when their beloved Laura’s wedding takes place a year later, Griffin is caught between chauffeuring his mother’s and father’s ashes in two urns and contending with Joy and her large, unruly family. Both he and she have also brought dates along. How in the world could this have happened? By turns hilarious, rueful, and uplifting, That Old Cape Magic is a profoundly involving novel about marriage, family, and all the other ties that bind.

Chances Are

Chances Are [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1426820186
Author: Donna Hill
Publisher: Kimani Press
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A test of passion… Dione Williams knew what it was like to be young and pregnant with nowhere to go. Years later, through hard work and sheer force of will, she had provided a good life for her daughter and started a successful home for teenage mothers and their babies. But from the moment television producer Garrett Lawrence began a story on the teen center, Dione's hard-won confidence was shaken. How could a man she found so attractive and intelligent be so cynical about unwed mothers? Battling her conflicted emotions, Dione would have to defend the work she believed in—even if it cost her a love that promised a lifetime of happiness. A test of love… Garrett didn't think much of "irresponsible" teen mothers. He knew firsthand the misery of being given away and searching for the acceptance he never could seem to find. Although he found himself drawn closer and closer to Dione because of her independence and passionate determination, his painful past kept getting in the way. Now Garrett and Dione must find their way to each other through a search only the heart can undertake—and only love can bring.

Chances Are

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Author: Cynthia Roberts
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What happens, when two people from different cultures meet, and an attraction ignites? Micha Mulaney is a proud, traditional, and independent woman. She not only manages the entire West Wing at Cresthaven Senior Home, but owns and co-operates Pine Ridge Stables & Breeders, along with her full-blooded Oglala Sioux mother on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Ayden Keller, hails from a prominent South Dakota family, heads the family business as its CEO, and the grandson of a recuperating resident now housed on Micha's wing. Matriarch, Maggie Keller, is a matchmaker at heart. She adores Micha and destined to point the two young, unsuspecting adults in the right direction. Were their chances for that forever kind of love happening between them awfully good? Chances are that love finds a way every time.

Chances are

Chances are [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1563083140
Author: Sheila Dolgowich,Helen M. Lounsbury,Barry G. Muldoon
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Chances are by Sheila Dolgowich,Helen M. Lounsbury,Barry G. Muldoon Book Resume:

Use these hands-on activities to introduce students to a variety of mathematical concepts that are directly tied to the NCTM Standards and to recent research in the field of math instruction. Parent letters, attitude surveys, group rating sheets, and a student response journal are included in a special assessment section. Grades 3-7. (Great for the multi-age classroom )

Empire Falls

Empire Falls [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307809889
Author: Richard Russo
Publisher: Vintage
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “Russo writes with a warm, vibrant humanity.... A stirring mix of poignancy, drama and comedy.” —The Washington Post Welcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors and who find humor and hope in the most unlikely places, in this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo. Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it’s Janine, Miles’ soon-to-be ex-wife, who’s taken up with a noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it’s the imperious Francine Whiting, who owns everything in town–and seems to believe that “everything” includes Miles himself. In Empire Falls Richard Russo delves deep into the blue-collar heart of America in a work that overflows with hilarity, heartache, and grace.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0525562036
Author: Ocean Vuong
Publisher: Penguin
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An instant New York Times Bestseller! Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction! Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Oprah.com, Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, Nylon, The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more. “A lyrical work of self-discovery that’s shockingly intimate and insistently universal…Not so much briefly gorgeous as permanently stunning.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post Poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years. Named a Best Book of the Year by: GQ, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Library Journal, TIME, Esquire, The Washington Post, Apple, Good Housekeeping, The New Yorker, The New York Public Library, Elle.com, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, NPR, Lithub, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue.com, The San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal Magazine and more!

Made in China

Made in China [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1643751131
Author: Amelia Pang
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: Newsweek * Refinery29 “Moving and powerful.” —Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author In 2012, an Oregon mother named Julie Keith opened up a package of Halloween decorations. The cheap foam headstones had been $5 at Kmart, too good a deal to pass up. But when she opened the box, something fell out that she wasn’t expecting: an SOS letter, handwritten in broken English by the prisoner who’d made and packaged the items. In Made in China, investigative journalist Amelia Pang pulls back the curtain on the labor camps that create the home goods we buy at Kmart, the fast fashion we buy at H&M, and a shocking number of other products besides. The book follows the life of Sun Yi, the Chinese engineer who wrote the note after finding himself a political prisoner, locked in a gulag for joining a forbidden meditation practice and campaigning for the freedom to do so. There he worked alongside petty criminals, civil rights activists, and anyone else the Chinese government decided to “reeducate,” carving foam gravestones and stitching clothing for more than fifteen hours a day. In chasing this story, journalist Amelia Pang has conducted extensive interviews with Sun Yi and the people who knew him. She also identified and interviewed others who endured similar horrors, and who inflicted them. And she traveled to China to follow falsified supply chains herself, tracking trucks from labor camps to warehouses. The story she uncovers is a call to action, urging the American consumer to ask more questions and demand more answers from the companies they patronize.

The Vexations

The Vexations [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316316938
Author: Caitlin Horrocks
Publisher: Little, Brown
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This "enthralling" debut novel and Wall Street Journal Top Ten Book of the Year circles the life of eccentric composer Erik Satie in La Belle Époque Paris and examines love, family, genius, and the madness of art (New York Times Book Review). Erik Satie begins life with every possible advantage. But after the dual blows of his mother's early death and his father's breakdown upend his childhood, Erik and his younger siblings -- Louise and Conrad -- are scattered. Later, as an ambitious young composer, Erik flings himself into the Parisian art scene, aiming for greatness but achieving only notoriety. As the years, then decades, pass, he alienates those in his circle as often as he inspires them, lashing out at friends and lovers like Claude Debussy and Suzanne Valadon. Only Louise and Conrad are steadfast allies. Together they strive to maintain their faith in their brother's talent and hold fast the badly frayed threads of family. But in a journey that will take her from Normandy to Paris to Argentina, Louise is rocked by a severe loss that ultimately forces her into a reckoning with how Erik -- obsessed with his art and hungry for fame -- will never be the brother she's wished for. With her buoyant, vivid reimagination of an iconic artist's eventful life, Caitlin Horrocks has written a captivating and ceaselessly entertaining novel about the tenacious bonds of family and the costs of greatness, both to ourselves and to those we love.

Chances Are

Chances Are [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1680469169
Author: Ney Mitch
Publisher: Satin Romance
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Tragedy has struck Longbourn! Mr. Bennet has passed away and the ladies of Longbourn now find themselves without a patriarch to protect them. Yet, tragedy has also struck Hunsford Parsonage. Mr. Collins, so soon into his marriage to Charlotte Lucas, has also passed away, unexpectedly. While all of this has occurred, Mr. Bingley and his company of friends has already left Netherfield Park. Therefore, Elizabeth Bennet, her four sisters and her mother are wondering what shall happen, while recovering from the loss of Mr. Bennet. Yet, now that her father is gone, Elizabeth Bennet has decided to become more proactive and find a way for them to have a future. One way in which she does this is to influence Jane to pursue Mr. Bingley. In an attempt to do so, she has also decided to alter her perspective on his friend: Mr. Darcy. Here comes the first chapter to a whole new series on new adventures with the characters of ‘Pride & Prejudice’!

Chances and Choices

Chances and Choices [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 019998669X
Author: Stephanie Pitts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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In Chances and Choices, Stephanie Pitts surveys the aims and impact of formative musical experiences, evaluating the extent to which music education of various kinds provides a foundation for lifelong involvement and interest in music. Pitts draws upon rich qualitative data from her own extensive original study of over 100 adults with an active interest in music in the UK and Italy to address several key themes in the study of music education. Intertwined with discussion of topics such as music education policy and the role that music teachers and other role models play in nurturing musicians are first person 'interludes' that showcase the stories and voices of the research participants as they reflect upon the influences and opportunities that shaped their musical life histories. Pitts' analysis adds valuable context to these stories, illuminating the historical and contemporary debates about music education and proposing ways in which school music might better prepare young people for continued participation in music throughout their lives. A companion website contains Pitts' data sets and analytical frameworks; the website also features an interactive database through which readers can share their own musical life histories and search others that have been contributed there. Shedding new light on the long-term effects of music education, Chances and Choices is an important resource to understand how we can encourage lasting engagement with music and other cultural activities in every individual.

Second Chances

Second Chances [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0063009544
Author: Craig Grossi
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The author of the heartwarming Craig and Fred tells the deeply emotional and inspiring story of the next phase of their lives together: working closely with prison inmates in Maine who raise and train puppies to become service dogs. On their travels across America, former US Marine Craig Grossi and his devoted dog Fred were invited to speak at Maine State Prison—the penitentiary that inspired Stephen King’s famous “Shawshank.” While there, he met a group of very special inmates, participants in a program run by the non-profit America’s Vet Dogs. Craig discovered that many of the prisoners are veterans—former soldiers serving their country in an entirely different way: transforming purebred Labrador Retrievers from floppy puppies into indispensable companions for disabled vets. These service dogs “literally and figuratively” open doors for men and women, offering hope and a renewed sense of freedom—"freedom that they lost as a result of trauma incurred defending our freedom,” Craig writes. Yet these disabled vets are not the only lives changed by these dogs. The inmates who train them “are given a purpose, they’re given experience, and most importantly they’re given a sense of self-worth,” Craig explains. “The men at Maine State are given a second chance—something that I believe everyone deserves.” For Craig, the visit had a profound impact. “There was something special going on inside its walls and it was calling out to me. I quickly realized that the program and its men had something to show the world.” In this emotionally powerful book, he introduces these men and challenges us to look deeper, to see them as human beings deserving of a new shot at life. “We’re quick to give second chances to celebrities, politicians and famous athletes when they screw up,” Craig reminds us, “but when it comes to those who’ve been convicted for their mistakes, we too often dismiss them as forever lost.” Second Chances poignantly shows that no life is irredeemable and that each of us can make a difference if given the opportunity.

ReOrg

ReOrg [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1633692248
Author: Stephen Heidari-Robinson,Suzanne Heywood
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
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A Practical Guide in Five Steps Most executives will lead or be a part of a reorganization effort (a reorg) at some point in their careers. And with good reason—reorgs are one of the best ways for companies to unlock latent value, especially in a changing business environment. But everyone hates them. No other management practice creates more anxiety and fear among employees or does more to distract them from their day-to-day jobs. As a result, reorgs can be incredibly expensive in terms of senior-management time and attention, and most of them fail on multiple dimensions. It’s no wonder companies treat a reorg as a mysterious process and outsource it to people who don’t understand the business. It doesn’t have to be this way. Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood, former leaders in McKinsey’s Organization Practice, present a practical guide for successfully planning and implementing a reorg in five steps—demystifying and accelerating the process at the same time. Based on their twenty-five years of combined experience managing reorgs and on McKinsey research with over 2,500 executives involved in them, the authors distill what they and their McKinsey colleagues have been practicing as an “art” into a “science” that executives can replicate—in companies or business units large or small. It isn’t rocket science and it isn’t bogged down by a lot of organizational theory: the five steps give people a simple, logical process to follow, making it easier for everyone—both the leaders and the employees who ultimately determine a reorg’s success or failure—to commit themselves to and succeed in the new organization.

You're Saying It Wrong

You're Saying It Wrong [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0399578099
Author: Ross Petras,Kathryn Petras
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
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For word nerds and grammar geeks, a witty guide to the most commonly mispronounced words, along with their correct pronunciations and pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and histories of use and misuse. With wit and good humor, this handy little book not only saves us from sticky linguistic situations but also provides fascinating cocktail-party-ready anecdotes. Entries reveal how to pronounce boatswain like an old salt on the deck of a ship, trompe l'oeil like a bona fide art expert, and haricot vert like a foodie, while arming us with the knowledge of why certain words are correctly pronounced the "slangy" way (they came about before dictionaries), what stalks of grain have to do with pronunciation, and more. With bonus sidebars like "How to Sound like a Seasoned Traveler" and "How to Sound Cultured," readers will be able to speak about foreign foods and places, fashion, philosophy, and literature with authority.

Chances Are

Chances Are [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 164544144X
Author: William C Howard
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
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Chances Are by William C Howard Book Resume:

Things were calm and in perspective for Clint until he met a young lady who was willing to go along for the ride and to be in a relationship with him, not knowing that his past was rough and involved a lot of not only illegal activities but also dangerous people. His heart, mind, love, and courage were put to the test when the crime boss he once associated in business with decided that he was not yet ready to cut ties with Clint and his profitable business connections. Innocence was not a factor in the mind of the maniacs surrendering their assistance on either side of the equation, which arose in this world of soldiers for fortune and fighters for love. It was a story of a man put to the ultimate test of life, which involved man choosing a side—them or them, good or bad.