Inside The Mind Of Gideon Rayburn

Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the Inside The Mind Of Gideon Rayburn, you will able to read or download in Pdf or ePub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of country. Therefore it need a FREE signup process to obtain the book. If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by having full access to all books. Click and join the free full access now.

Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn

Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429932430
Author:
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
File Size: 1300 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8891350

GET BOOK

Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn by Book Resume:

What if you could see inside the head of the guy you love? Know his every thought? Feel his every dream and fantasy? The mystery girl who's Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn can. She tells us the intoxicating story of her beloved Gideon, an adorably clueless boy who flukes his way into New England's fanciest prep school. Gideon's naïve compared to the wolves at Midvale Academy, especially Cullen and Nicholas, his charming, morally ambiguous roommates. They welcome Gid by trashing his music and betting big on when he'll lose his virginity. Will he lose it with the cute and feisty Molly McGarry? Or Pilar Benitez-Jones, the most beautiful girl Gid's ever seen? Gid actually likes Molly and hooking up with her might be possible. But winning Pilar would be legendary. Gid is torn—he wants to prove himself to his roommates, but he also wants love. Through it all there is one hysterically funny girl sharing every thought in Gid's conflicted little mind. But who is she? Find out in this stellar young adult novel from debut author Sarah Miller.

The Other Girl

The Other Girl [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 142994613X
Author: Sarah Miller
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
File Size: 507 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4135412

GET BOOK

The Other Girl by Sarah Miller Book Resume:

Molly McGarry is about to learn that the only thing more traumatizing than spending six months trapped in your boyfriend's head is being stuck inside your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend's head. After Molly dumps Gideon because she thinks he's lusting after some one else, a game of spin the bottle leads to a kiss between Gideon and the beautiful, sexy Pilar Benitez-Jones. Somehow, the kiss knocks Molly out of Gideon's head—and right into Pilar's. Now she's desperate to get Gid back. She uses all her "superpower" to try to come between Pilar and Gid, but instead of breaking them up, she seems to be bringing them closer together. Can she stand to be at school with Gid and at the same time be inside the mind of the girl he moved on with? How does Molly win back Gid without letting him know what's going on? And how on earth is she ever going to get out of Pilar's head...? Sarah Miller's The Other Girl is the next installment in the Midvale Academy young adult series, beginning with Inside the Mind of Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn.

Dead Connection

Dead Connection [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466892722
Author: Charlie Price
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
File Size: 1256 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4421624

GET BOOK

Dead Connection by Charlie Price Book Resume:

Murray, a loner who communes with the dead in the town cemetery, hears the voice of a murdered cheerleader and tries to convince the adults that he knows what happened to her. But who beleives him? He's a loser. Can he even beleive in himself? Also comes Pearl, the daughter of the cemetery caretaker, who befriends Murray and tries to enter his world. Together they may prove the astonishing possibility that Nikki is closer than anyone thinks. "Dead Connection is a smart, funny, very clever page turner; unique and fun to read. As much as I wanted the mystery solved, I didn't want it to end. You're going to like this book." --Chris Crutcher

The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets

The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 152471383X
Author: Sarah Miller
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
File Size: 1040 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1743384

GET BOOK

The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets by Sarah Miller Book Resume:

In this riveting, beyond-belief true story from the author of The Borden Murders, meet the five children who captivated the entire world. When the Dionne Quintuplets were born on May 28, 1934, weighing a grand total of just over 13 pounds, no one expected them to live so much as an hour. Overnight, Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie Dionne mesmerized the globe, defying medical history with every breath they took. In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the five identical babies, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family--and then, in a stunning act of hypocrisy, proceeded to exploit them for the next nine years. The Dionne Quintuplets became a more popular attraction than Niagara Falls, ogled through one-way screens by sightseers as they splashed in their wading pool at the center of a tourist hotspot known as Quintland. Here, Sarah Miller reconstructs their unprecedented upbringing with fresh depth and subtlety, bringing to new light their resilience and the indelible bond of their unique sisterhood.

The Borden Murders

The Borden Murders [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 055349810X
Author: Sarah Miller
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
File Size: 1694 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5186144

GET BOOK

The Borden Murders by Sarah Miller Book Resume:

With murder, court battles, and sensational newspaper headlines, the story of Lizzie Borden is compulsively readable and perfect for the Common Core. Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. In a compelling, linear narrative, Miller takes readers along as she investigates a brutal crime: the August 4, 1892, murders of wealthy and prominent Andrew and Abby Borden. The accused? Mild-mannered and highly respected Lizzie Borden, daughter of Andrew and stepdaughter of Abby. Most of what is known about Lizzie’s arrest and subsequent trial (and acquittal) comes from sensationalized newspaper reports; as Miller sorts fact from fiction, and as a legal battle gets under way, a gripping portrait of a woman and a town emerges. With inserts featuring period photos and newspaper clippings—and, yes, images from the murder scene—readers will devour this nonfiction book that reads like fiction. A School Library Journal Best Best Book of the Year "Sure to be a hit with true crime fans everywhere." —School Library Journal, Starred

Violet and Daisy

Violet and Daisy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0593119746
Author: Sarah Miller
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
File Size: 948 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8088736

GET BOOK

Violet and Daisy by Sarah Miller Book Resume:

From the author of The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets and The Borden Murders comes the absorbing and compulsively readable story of Violet and Daisy Hilton, conjoined twins who were the sensation of the US sideshow circuits in the 1920s and 1930s. On February 5, 1908, Kate Skinner, a 21-year-old unmarried barmaid in Brighton, England, gave birth to twin girls. They each had ten fingers and ten toes, but were joined back to back at the base of the spine. Freaks, monsters--that's what they were called. Mary Hilton, Kate's employer and midwife, adopted Violet and Daisy and promptly began displaying the babies as "Brighton's United Twins." Exhibitions at street fairs, carnivals, and wax museums across England and Scotland followed. At 8 years old, the girls came to the United States, eventually becoming the stars of sideshow, vaudeville, and burlesque circuits in the 1920s and 1930s. In a story loaded with questions about identity and exploitation, Sarah Miller delivers a completely compelling, empathetic portrait of two sisters whose bonds were so sacred that nothing — not even death— would compel Violet and Daisy to break them.

A Spear of Summer Grass

A Spear of Summer Grass [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488032963
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: MIRA
File Size: 1792 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9365165

GET BOOK

A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn Book Resume:

Rediscover the adventure and romance of this evocative historical novel from bestselling author Deanna Raybourn. Paris, 1923. The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious. But her latest scandal is big enough to make even her oft-married mother blanch. Delilah is exiled to Kenya and her favorite stepfather’s savanna manor house until gossip subsides. Fairlight is the crumbling, sun-bleached skeleton of a faded African dream, a world where dissolute expats are bolstered by gin and jazz records, cigarettes and safaris. As mistress of this wasted estate, Delilah falls into the decadent pleasures of society. Against the frivolity of her peers, Ryder White stands in sharp contrast. As foreign to Delilah as Africa, Ryder becomes her guide to the complex beauty of this unknown world. Giraffes, buffalo, lions and elephants roam the shores of Lake Wanyama amid swirls of red dust. Here, life is lush and teeming—yet fleeting and often cheap. Amidst the wonders—and dangers—of Africa, Delilah awakes to a land out of all proportion: extremes of heat, darkness, beauty and joy that cut to her very heart. Only when this sacred place is profaned by bloodshed does Delilah discover what is truly worth fighting for—and what she can no longer live without. Originally published in 2013

Crazy

Crazy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307425371
Author: Benjamin Lebert
Publisher: Vintage
File Size: 1982 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5089264

GET BOOK

Crazy by Benjamin Lebert Book Resume:

A smart, funny, poignant, very modern autobiographical coming-of-age novel, written when the author was sixteen years old. Like Catcher in the Rye, Crazy appeals to the teenager in us all. Benni himself is partially paralyzed and a serial failure (he's been kicked out of four boarding schools in his short life and has just entered his fifth). So he's a little odd, but he's cool and he finds other strange boys to hang with. Together they set out to experience what they can: girls, booze, sex, philosophy, drugs, sex, books, music, sex–pretty much everything whatever. And Benni lets us in on "the crazy life" he figures is the only way to deal with the crazy world.

Kill Game

Kill Game [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781439121061
Author: Francine Pascal
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
File Size: 555 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 653146

GET BOOK

Kill Game by Francine Pascal Book Resume:

The greatest weapon against a serial killer? A girl with no fear. Gaia Moore isn't like anyone else in the world. She's trained in ten different martial arts. She has a sharp mind, and an even sharper tongue. As a teenager she cut class to bust gang members and drug dealers on the streets of New York City. And now Gaia's been recruited to join the world's leading crime-fighting organization. At FBI training camp in Quantico, Gaia will become a part of an unparalleled team. She'll learn the strict codes and procedures of the FBI. She'll be pushed to her body and mind's utmost limits. She'll learn how to hunt serial killers. And she will catch one.

Mating Rituals of the North American WASP

Mating Rituals of the North American WASP [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0446550671
Author: Lauren Lipton
Publisher: 5 Spot
File Size: 1439 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9995120

GET BOOK

Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Lauren Lipton Book Resume:

After arguing with her live-in boyfriend about his inability to commit, Peggy Adams flies to a friend's bachelorette party in Las Vegas, and wakes up next to a man she can't remember. Hung-over and miserable, she sneaks out of the sleeping man's hotel room and returns home to New York, where her boyfriend apologizes for the fight and gives her a Tiffany box containing a pre-engagement ring. Not what she expected, but close enough! The next day she receives a phone call from the Las Vegas one-night stand, Luke, claiming she's already married to him¬-and he faxes her the license for proof! Both are ready for an annulment, until Peggy arrives in quaint New Nineveh, CT, where Luke cares for his Great Aunt, and the old woman makes Peggy an offer she can't refuse.

Project X

Project X [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307427331
Author: Jim Shepard
Publisher: Vintage
File Size: 1855 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2656349

GET BOOK

Project X by Jim Shepard Book Resume:

In the wilderness of junior high, Edwin Hanratty is at the bottom of the food chain. His teachers find him a nuisance. His fellow students consider him prey. And although his parents are not oblivious to his troubles, they can't quite bring themselves to fathom the ruthless forces that demoralize him daily. Sharing in these schoolyard indignities is his only friend, Flake. Branded together as misfits, their fury simmers quietly in the hallways, classrooms, and at home, until an unthinkable idea offers them a spectacular and terrifying release. From Jim Shepard, one of the most enduring and influential novelists writing today, comes an unflinching look into the heart and soul of adolescence. Tender and horrifying, prescient and moving, Project X will not easily be forgotten.

Made on Earth

Made on Earth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1408192470
Author: Wolfgang Korn
Publisher: A&C Black
File Size: 597 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 954035

GET BOOK

Made on Earth by Wolfgang Korn Book Resume:

How does a piece of clothing end up in your wardrobe? Where does it come from, and where does it go? This is not just a story about manufacturing. This is a story about people, their livelihoods and their life expectations. This is the story of globalisation. Made on Earth follows the incredible journey of a red fleece manufactured in Bangladesh. From the initial order through to shipping, recycling, and eventually landfill, Made on Earth explores how one single item can connect so many people's lives. Focusing not just on environmental but ethical trading concerns, Made on Earth ultimately explains and explores the concept of globalisation. Many hard-hitting topics are covered, including factory workers being imprisoned in Chittagong for campaigning for better working conditions, the power of oil rich countries such as the United Arab Emirates, and how the desire for cheap goods in developed countries impacts on the working practices of less developed nations. This book provides a fascinating, accessible and extremely engaging introduction to the complex topic of globalisation.

Hound Dog True

Hound Dog True [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547677308
Author: Linda Urban
Publisher: HarperCollins
File Size: 1170 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4376925

GET BOOK

Hound Dog True by Linda Urban Book Resume:

A story about small acts of courage from the author of A Crooked Kind of Perfect. Do not let a mop sit overnight in water. Fix things before they get too big for fixing. Custodial wisdom: Mattie Breen writes it all down. She has just one week to convince Uncle Potluck to take her on as his custodial apprentice at Mitchell P. Anderson Elementary School. One week until school starts and she has to be the new girl again. But if she can be Uncle Potluck’s apprentice, she’ll have important work to do during lunch and recess. Work that will keep her safely away from the other fifth graders. But when her custodial wisdom goes all wrong, Mattie’s plan comes crashing down. And only then does she begin to see how one small, brave act can lead to a friend who is hound dog true. This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING.

Happy Hour

Happy Hour [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1989919014
Author: Marlowe Granados
Publisher: Flying Books
File Size: 1267 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7391746

GET BOOK

Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados Book Resume:

“Marlowe Granados's Happy Hour is as refreshing as a gin fizz. It is a wild careening joyride through a hot sultry summer in New York in 2013, and it evokes that time with such sparkling specificity that you can feel the heat coming off the pavement. If you are looking for romance, ambition, glamour, and a story about what it means to be young and striving in the city, this is your song of the summer.” –Rachel Syme, New Yorker staff writer “A wild ride with a brilliantly cocky young protagonist who’s got the world wrapped around her finger. So propulsive you'll feel like you've been hypnotized.” –Zoe Whittall, author of The Best Kind of People “A dreamy account of one heady summer, Marlowe Granados’s debut is a dispatch from another land; not only New York City, but youth itself. Happy Hour is aptly titled—it’s an intoxicating little book, at once heartbreaking and joyful.” –Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty and That Kind of Mother “Happy Hour feels like a breathless whisper at six in the morning when it’s too hot to sleep. Marlowe Granados is a fresh, exciting new voice in fiction, and Happy Hour is a spellbinding début.” –Amy Jones, author of We’re All in This Together and Every Little Piece of Me “Happy Hour is filled with charm, memorable insight, and witty aperçus. They add up to the realization that life, while unfair, is antic enough to be worth all the trouble.” –A. S. Hamrah, author of The Earth Dies Streaming With the verve and bite of My Year of Rest and Relaxation and the whip-smart, wisecracking sensibility of a golden-age Hollywood heroine, Marlowe Granados’s stunning début brilliantly captures a summer of striving in New York City. Refreshing and wry in equal measure, Happy Hour is an intoxicating novel of youth well spent. Isa Epley is all of twenty-one years old and already wise enough to understand that the purpose of life is the pursuit of pleasure. She arrives in New York City for a summer of adventure with her best friend, one newly blond Gala Novak. They have little money, but that’s hardly going to stop them from having a good time. In her diary, Isa describes a sweltering summer in the glittering city. By day, the girls sell clothes in a market stall, pinching pennies for their Bed-Stuy sublet and bodega lunches. By night, they weave from Brooklyn to the Upper East Side to the Hamptons among a rotating cast of celebrities, artists, tech entrepreneurs, stuffy intellectuals, and bad-mannered grifters. Money runs ever tighter and the strain tests their friendship as they try to convert their social capital into something more lasting than precarious gigs as au pairs, nightclub hostesses, paid audience members, and aspiring foot-fetish models. Through it all, Isa’s bold, beguiling voice captures the precise thrill of cultivating a life of glamour and intrigue as she juggles paying her dues with skipping out on the bill. Happy Hour announces a dazzling new talent in Marlowe Granados, whose exquisite wit recalls Anita Loos’s 1925 classic, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, updated to evoke a recent, golden period of hope and transformation — the summer of 2013. A cri de cœur for party girls and anyone who has ever felt entitled to an adventure of their own, Happy Hour is an effervescent tonic for the ails of contemporary life.

The Developing Mind

The Developing Mind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135016615
Author: Stephen Butterfill
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 1203 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2445043

GET BOOK

The Developing Mind by Stephen Butterfill Book Resume:

The development of children’s minds raises fundamental questions, from how we are able to know about basic aspects of the world such as objects and actions, to how we come to grasp mental states. The Developing Mind is the first book to critically introduce and examine philosophical questions concerning children’s cognitive development and to consider the implications of scientific breakthroughs for the philosophy of developmental psychology. The book explores central topics in developmental psychology from a philosophical perspective: children's awareness of objects and the question of ‘object permanence’ the nature and explanatory role of ‘core knowledge’ evidence for innate drivers of language children's knowledge of the relation between actions and goals puzzles about when infants first have awareness of other minds how social interaction explains the emergence of knowledge Throughout the book, Stephen Butterfill draws on important case studies, including experiments with children on objects and their interactions, ‘false belief tasks’, and the process by which children come to see other people, not just themselves, as purposive agents. He shows how these questions can illuminate fundamental debates in philosophy of mind concerning the mind’s architecture, the explanatory power of representation, the social character of knowledge, and the nature of metacognitive feelings. Additional features, such as a glossary and extensive bibliographic references, provide helpful tools for those coming to the subject for the first time.

The Parting Gift

The Parting Gift [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1590519442
Author: Evan Fallenberg
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
File Size: 734 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2676325

GET BOOK

The Parting Gift by Evan Fallenberg Book Resume:

“An unabashed tale that does not pull punches and looks at love’s underside…This breathless story should only be read in one sitting. It hits hard and never lets up. Terse, brusque, etched on one’s inner thigh with an old serrated knife.” —André Aciman, author of Call Me by Your Name This erotic tale of jealousy, obsession, and revenge is suffused with the rich flavors and intoxicating scents of Israel’s Mediterranean coast. An unnamed narrator writes a letter to an old college friend, Adam, with whom he has been staying since his abrupt return to the States from Israel. Now that the narrator is moving on to a new location, he finally reveals the events that led him to Adam’s door, set in motion by a chance encounter with Uzi, a spice merchant whose wares had developed a cult following. From his first meeting with Uzi, the narrator is overwhelmed by an animal attraction that will lead him to derail his life, withdraw from friends and extend his stay in a small town north of Tel Aviv. As he becomes increasingly entangled in Uzi’s life—and by extension the lives of Uzi’s ex-wife and children—his passion turns sinister, ultimately threatening all around him. Written in a circuitous style that keeps you guessing until the end, The Parting Gift is a page-turner and a shrewd exploration of the roles men assume, or are forced to assume, as lovers, as fathers, as Israelis, as Palestinians.

Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be

Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780781438858
Author: LeRoy Eims
Publisher: David C Cook
File Size: 355 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 827960

GET BOOK

Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be by LeRoy Eims Book Resume:

A close-up of what the Bible has to say about leadership. Using the words of Jesus and stories of famous Bible leaders, the author reveals the responsibility of leadership.

Boo

Boo [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0345808169
Author: Neil Smith
Publisher: Knopf Canada
File Size: 662 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4682994

GET BOOK

Boo by Neil Smith Book Resume:

Boo is the highly anticipated debut novel from one of the most incomparable voices in Canadian literature: Bang Crunch author Neil Smith. Oliver Dalrymple, nicknamed "Boo" because of his pale complexion and staticky hair, is an outcast at his Illinois middle school--more interested in biology and chemistry than the friendship of other kids. But after a tragic accident, Boo wakes up to find himself in a very strange sort of heaven: a town populated only by 13-year-old Americans. While he desperately wants to apply the scientific method to find out how this heaven works (broken glass grows back; flashlights glow without batteries; garbage chutes plummet to nowhere), he's confronted by the greatest mystery of all--his peers. With the help of his classmate Johnny, who was killed at the same time, Boo begins to figure out what exactly happened to them (and who they really were back in America) through this story about growing up, staying young and the never-ending heartbreak of being 13.

Opioid, Indiana

Opioid, Indiana [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 164129079X
Author: Brian Allen Carr
Publisher: Soho Press
File Size: 1928 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6308609

GET BOOK

Opioid, Indiana by Brian Allen Carr Book Resume:

"Full of gorgeous language and wild insights."—Nick Flynn Set in the beleaguered heart of Indiana’s opioid crisis, Brian Allen Carr’s timely and tender novel about a teen struggling to find his place in the world—and come up with $800 rent—is at once a moving rumination on the hopeful power of story and a harrowing insight into modern America. It is a book you won’t soon forget. Seventeen-year-old Riggle is living in rural Indiana with his uncle and uncle’s girlfriend after the death of his parents. Now his uncle is missing, probably on a drug binge. It’s Monday, and $800 in rent is due Friday. Riggle, who’s been suspended from school, has to either find his uncle or get the money together himself. His mission exposes him to a motley group of Opioid locals—encounters by turns perplexing, harrowing, and heartening. With empathy and insight, Carr explores what it’s like to be a high school kid in the age of Trump—a time of economic inequality, addiction, Confederate flags, and mass shootings. Through the voice of its unforgettable protagonist—charismatic, confused, searching, by turns cynical and naïve, wise and impulsive—Opioid, Indiana pierces to the heart of our moment.

The Equation that Couldn't Be Solved

The Equation that Couldn't Be Solved [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780743274623
Author: Mario Livio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
File Size: 1205 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3900601

GET BOOK

The Equation that Couldn't Be Solved by Mario Livio Book Resume:

What do Bach's compositions, Rubik's Cube, the way we choose our mates, and the physics of subatomic particles have in common? All are governed by the laws of symmetry, which elegantly unify scientific and artistic principles. Yet the mathematical language of symmetry-known as group theory-did not emerge from the study of symmetry at all, but from an equation that couldn't be solved. For thousands of years mathematicians solved progressively more difficult algebraic equations, until they encountered the quintic equation, which resisted solution for three centuries. Working independently, two great prodigies ultimately proved that the quintic cannot be solved by a simple formula. These geniuses, a Norwegian named Niels Henrik Abel and a romantic Frenchman named Évariste Galois, both died tragically young. Their incredible labor, however, produced the origins of group theory. The first extensive, popular account of the mathematics of symmetry and order, The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved is told not through abstract formulas but in a beautifully written and dramatic account of the lives and work of some of the greatest and most intriguing mathematicians in history.

A Short History of the United States

A Short History of the United States [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780061981999
Author: Robert V. Remini
Publisher: Harper Collins
File Size: 700 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2386831

GET BOOK

A Short History of the United States by Robert V. Remini Book Resume:

In A Short History of the United States, National Book Award winner Robert V. Remini offers a much-needed, concise history of our country. This accessible and lively volume contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institutions, including the arrival and migration of Native Americans, the founding of a republic under the Constitution, the emergence of the United States as a world power, the outbreak of terrorism here and abroad, the Obama presidency, and everything in between.

Hurricane Girl

Hurricane Girl [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0593320891
Author: Marcy Dermansky
Publisher: Knopf
File Size: 1023 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6194512

GET BOOK

Hurricane Girl by Marcy Dermansky Book Resume:

A propulsive and daring new novel by the author of Very Nice about a woman on the run from catastrophe, searching for love, home, a swimming pool, and for someone who can perhaps stop the bleeding from her head. Allison Brody is thirty-two and newly arrived on the East Coast after just managing to flee her movie producer boyfriend. She has some money, saved up from years of writing and waitressing, and so she spends it, buying a small house on the beach. But then a Category 3 hurricane makes landfall and scatters her home up and down the shore, leaving Allison adrift. Should she go home from the bar with the strange cameraman and stay in his guest room? Is that a glass vase he smashed on her skull? Can she wipe the blood from her eyes, get in her car, and drive to her mother’s? Does she really love the brain surgeon who saved her, or is she just using him for his swimming pool? And is it possible to ever truly heal without seeking some measure of revenge? A gripping, provocative novel that walks a knife’s edge between comedy and horror, Hurricane Girl is the work of a singular talent, a novelist unafraid to explore the intersection of love, sex, violence, and freedom—while celebrating the true joy that can be found in a great swim and a good turkey sandwich.

Geography and the Political Imaginary in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Geography and the Political Imaginary in the Novels of Toni Morrison [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319659995
Author: Herman Beavers
Publisher: Springer
File Size: 1168 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7004200

GET BOOK

Geography and the Political Imaginary in the Novels of Toni Morrison by Herman Beavers Book Resume:

This book examines Toni Morrison’s fiction as a sustained effort to challenge the dominant narratives produced in the white supremacist political imaginary and conceptualize a more inclusive political imaginary in which black bodies are valued. Herman Beavers closely examines politics of scale and contentious politics in order to discern Morrison's larger intent of revealing the deep structure of power relations in black communities that will enable them to fashion counterhegemonic projects. The volume explores how Morrison stages her ruminations on the political imaginary in neighborhoods or small towns; rooms, houses or streets. Beavers argues that these spatial and domestic geographies are sites where the management of traumatic injury is integral to establishing a sense of place, proposing these “tight spaces” as sites where narratives are produced and contested; sites of inscription and erasure, utterance and silence.

The End of Men

The End of Men [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101596929
Author: Hanna Rosin
Publisher: Penguin
File Size: 890 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3700126

GET BOOK

The End of Men by Hanna Rosin Book Resume:

Essential reading for our times, as women are pulling together to demand their rights— A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world. “Anchored by data and aromatized by anecdotes, [Rosin] concludes that women are gaining the upper hand." –The Washington Post Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. Today, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how our current state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.

Advances in Psychology and Law

Advances in Psychology and Law [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030110427
Author: Brian H. Bornstein,Monica K. Miller
Publisher: Springer
File Size: 488 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7350766

GET BOOK

Advances in Psychology and Law by Brian H. Bornstein,Monica K. Miller Book Resume:

The present volume consists of up-to-date review articles on topics relevant to psychology and law, and will be of current interest to the field. Notably, the majority of these topics are currently attracting a great deal of research and public policy attention in the U.S. and elsewhere, as evidenced by programs at the American Psychology-Law Society and related conferences. Topics for the present volume include: attitudes toward the police (Cole et al.), alibis (Charman et al.), hate crimes based on gender and sexual orientation (Plumm & Leighton), the role of gender at trial (Livingston et al.), neuroimages in court (Glen), intimate partner violence (Mauer & Reppucci), post-identification feedback (Douglass & Smalarz) and individual differences in eyewitness identification (Snowden & Bornstein), veterans’ wellbeing (Berthelot & Prager), and plea bargaining (Levett).

Caroline

Caroline [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062685368
Author: Sarah Miller
Publisher: HarperCollins
File Size: 1536 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1579048

GET BOOK

Caroline by Sarah Miller Book Resume:

USA Today Bestseller! One of Refinery29's Best Reads of September In this novel authorized by the Little House Heritage Trust, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before—Caroline Ingalls, "Ma" in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books. In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her family, for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they can carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril. The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin to turn to for comfort or help. The burden of work must be shouldered alone, sickness tended without the aid of doctors, and babies birthed without the accustomed hands of mothers or sisters. But Caroline’s new world is also full of tender joys. In adapting to this strange new place and transforming a rough log house built by Charles’ hands into a home, Caroline must draw on untapped wells of strength she does not know she possesses. For more than eighty years, generations of readers have been enchanted by the adventures of the American frontier’s most famous child, Laura Ingalls Wilder, in the Little House books. Now, that familiar story is retold in this captivating tale of family, fidelity, hardship, love, and survival that vividly reimagines our past.

White Trash

White Trash [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 110160848X
Author: Nancy Isenberg
Publisher: Penguin
File Size: 384 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8528685

GET BOOK

White Trash by Nancy Isenberg Book Resume:

The New York Times bestseller A New York Times Notable and Critics’ Top Book of 2016 Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction One of NPR's 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On NPR's Book Concierge Guide To 2016’s Great Reads San Francisco Chronicle's Best of 2016: 100 recommended books A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2016 Globe & Mail 100 Best of 2016 “Formidable and truth-dealing . . . necessary.” —The New York Times “This eye-opening investigation into our country’s entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant.” —O Magazine In her groundbreaking bestselling history of the class system in America, Nancy Isenberg upends history as we know it by taking on our comforting myths about equality and uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing—if occasionally entertaining—poor white trash. “When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there’s always a chance that the dancing bear will win,” says Isenberg of the political climate surrounding Sarah Palin. And we recognize how right she is today. Yet the voters who boosted Trump all the way to the White House have been a permanent part of our American fabric, argues Isenberg. The wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement to today's hillbillies. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics–-a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ’s Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty. Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been at or near the center of major political debates over the character of the American identity. We acknowledge racial injustice as an ugly stain on our nation’s history. With Isenberg’s landmark book, we will have to face the truth about the enduring, malevolent nature of class as well.

Wuthering High

Wuthering High [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1416525262
Author: Cara Lockwood
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
File Size: 1693 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9388552

GET BOOK

Wuthering High by Cara Lockwood Book Resume:

Fifteen-year-old Mia is not exactly thrilled when she gets the news that her parents are shipping her off to boarding school. It's not like she did anything that bad -- all she did was wreck her dad's car and max out her step mum's credit cards. So, off she goes, from Chicago to Bard Academy, an exclusive prep school that treats troubled teenagers with a healthy dose of higher learning and old-fashioned discipline. But all is not what it seems at this educational institute, and Mia and her classmates soon discover that the teachers are actually ghosts, stuck in limbo, some of them famous authors who died before their time, including Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, and Charlotte Bronte. And what's even more disturbing is that not all the ghosts have good intentions. Mia and her friends must stop one evil instructor's plan to bring down the school -- and the entire student body with it.

A Certain Slant of Light

A Certain Slant of Light [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547349130
Author: Laura Whitcomb
Publisher: HarperCollins
File Size: 1216 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9796604

GET BOOK

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb Book Resume:

In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: for the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now. And Helen—terrified, but intrigued—is drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge. But as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to possess.

Saving Francesca

Saving Francesca [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1742281370
Author: Melina Marchetta
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
File Size: 762 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2306524

GET BOOK

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta Book Resume:

Francesca is at the beginning of her second term in Year Eleven at an all boy's school that has just started accepting girls. She still misses her old friends, and, to make things worse, her mother has had a breakdown and can barely move from her bed. But Francesca had not counted on the fierce loyalty of her new friends, or falling in love, or finding that it's within her power to bring her family back together. A memorable and much-loved Australian classic told with humour, compassion and joy, from Melina Marchetta, the internationally bestselling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi.

99 Days

99 Days [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062216406
Author: Katie Cotugno
Publisher: Harper Collins
File Size: 765 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1426638

GET BOOK

99 Days by Katie Cotugno Book Resume:

From the acclaimed author of How to Love comes another stunning contemporary novel, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen. Molly Barlow is facing one long, hot summer—99 days—with the boy whose heart she broke and the boy she broke it for . . . his brother. Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that's how I know everyone still remembers everything. She has every right to hate me, of course: I broke Patrick Donnelly's heart the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. Now I'm serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college and be done. Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn't finished. I'm expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it's just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. "For what it's worth, Molly Barlow," he says, "I'm really glad you're back." Day 12: Gabe wouldn't quit till he got me to come to this party, and I'm surprised to find I'm actually having fun. I think he's about to kiss me—and that's when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who's supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who's never going to forgive me.

My Journey

My Journey [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 109803645X
Author: Donna Hare
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
File Size: 779 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5284903

GET BOOK

My Journey by Donna Hare Book Resume:

A life story is unique to each one. My journey's story is one of faith and hope instilled years ago in the heart of a young girl. In the twist and turns of life, this inspirational memoir is written in such a way that there is no question of God's penning. To tell my story is to tell of Jesus. It is my heart's desire that what is written will encourage you in your life's journey. A journey where your dreams are inspired and your soul is fed. About the Author Donna Hare is a wife, mother, grandmother, and businesswoman. She is the author of Donna's Diner at JoinWithMe.life, a Christian website, which was cofounded with her husband, Rayburn Hare. It gives her a platform to write. She loves and lives with family in the beautiful state of Missouri.