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Open Book

Open Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062899988
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Publisher: HarperCollins
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining. This was supposed to be a very different book. Five years ago, Jessica Simpson was approached to write a motivational guide to living your best life. She walked away from the offer, and nobody understood why. The truth is that she didn’t want to lie. Jessica couldn’t be authentic with her readers if she wasn’t fully honest with herself first. Now America’s Sweetheart, preacher’s daughter, pop phenomenon, reality tv pioneer, and the billion-dollar fashion mogul invites readers on a remarkable journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others, but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please. Open Book is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, and humor to share things she’s never shared before. First celebrated for her voice, she became one of the most talked-about women in the world, whether for music and fashion, her relationship struggles, or as a walking blonde joke. But now, instead of being talked about, Jessica is doing the talking. Her book shares the wisdom and inspirations she’s learned and shows the real woman behind all the pop-culture cliché’s — “chicken or fish,” “Daisy Duke,” "football jinx," “mom jeans,” “sexual napalm…” and more. Open Book is an opportunity to laugh and cry with a close friend, one that will inspire you to live your best, most authentic life, now that she is finally living hers.

Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship

Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1536205346
Author: Jessica Kensky,Patrick Downes
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky,Patrick Downes Book Resume:

A 2019 Schneider Family Book Award Winner Based on a real-life partnership, the heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog will illuminate and inspire. Rescue thought he’d grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog — it’s the family business, after all. When he gets the news that he’s better suited to being a service dog, he’s worried that he’s not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life is turning out differently than the way she'd imagined it, too. Now Jessica needs Rescue by her side to help her accomplish everyday tasks. And it turns out that Rescue can help Jessica see after all: a way forward, together, one step at a time. An endnote from the authors tells more about the training and extraordinary abilities of service dogs, particularly their real-life best friend and black lab, Rescue.

Shine

Shine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1534462538
Author: Jessica Jung
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Shine by Jessica Jung Book Resume:

Crazy Rich Asians meets Gossip Girl by way of Jenny Han in this knock-out debut about a Korean American teen who is thrust into the competitive, technicolor world of K-pop, from Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of one of the most influential K-pop girl groups of all time, Girls Generation. What would you give for a chance to live your dreams? For seventeen-year-old Korean American Rachel Kim, the answer is almost everything. Six years ago, she was recruited by DB Entertainment—one of Seoul’s largest K-pop labels, known for churning out some of the world’s most popular stars. The rules are simple: Train 24/7. Be perfect. Don’t date. Easy right? Not so much. As the dark scandals of an industry bent on controlling and commodifying beautiful girls begin to bubble up, Rachel wonders if she’s strong enough to be a winner, or if she’ll end up crushed… Especially when she begins to develop feelings for K-pop star and DB golden boy Jason Lee. It’s not just that he’s charming, sexy, and ridiculously talented. He’s also the first person who really understands how badly she wants her star to rise. Get ready as Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of Korea’s most famous girl group, Girls Generation, takes us inside the luxe, hyper-color world of K-pop, where the stakes are high, but for one girl, the cost of success—and love—might be even higher. It’s time for the world to see: this is what it takes to SHINE.

Two Trees Make a Forest

Two Trees Make a Forest [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0735239584
Author: Jessica J. Lee
Publisher: Penguin
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Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee Book Resume:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER of the 2020 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize Shortlisted for Canada Reads 2021 One of The Globe and Mail’s “100 favourite books of 2020” On CBC’s list of “the best Canadian nonfiction of 2020” An exhilarating, anti-colonial reclamation of nature writing and memoir, rooted in the forests and flatlands of Taiwan from the winner of the RBC Taylor Prize for Emerging Writers "Two Trees Make a Forest is a finely faceted meditation on memory, love, landscape--and finding a home in language. Its short, shining sections tilt yearningly toward one another; in form as well as content, this is a beautiful book about the distance between people and between places, and the means of their bridging." --Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland A chance discovery of letters written by her immigrant grandfather leads Jessica J. Lee to her ancestral homeland, Taiwan. There, she seeks his story while growing closer to the land he knew. Lee hikes mountains home to Formosan flamecrests, birds found nowhere else on earth, and swims in a lake of drowned cedars. She bikes flatlands where spoonbills alight by fish farms, and learns about a tree whose fruit can float in the ocean for years, awaiting landfall. Throughout, Lee unearths surprising parallels between the natural and human stories that have shaped her family and their beloved island. Joyously attentive to the natural world, Lee also turns a critical gaze upon colonialist explorers who mapped the land and named plants, relying on and often effacing the labor and knowledge of local communities. Two Trees Make a Forest is a genre-shattering book encompassing history, travel, nature, and memoir, an extraordinary narrative showing how geographical forces are interlaced with our family stories.

Portraiture and Friendship in Enlightenment France

Portraiture and Friendship in Enlightenment France [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1644532026
Author: Jessica L. Fripp
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
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Portraiture and Friendship in Enlightenment France by Jessica L. Fripp Book Resume:

Portraiture and Friendship in Enlightenment France examines how new and often contradictory ideas about friendship were enacted in the lives of artists in the eighteenth century. It demonstrates that portraits resulted from and generated new ideas about friendship by analyzing the creation, exchange, and display of portraits alongside discussions of friendship in philosophical and academic discourse, exhibition criticism, personal diaries, and correspondence. This study provides a deeper understanding of how artists took advantage of changing conceptions of social relationships and used portraiture to make visible new ideas about friendship that were driven by Enlightenment thought. Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture Distributed for the University of Delaware Press

Jessica

Jessica [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1468944762
Author: Jeffrey Von Glahn
Publisher: Booktango
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Jessica by Jeffrey Von Glahn Book Resume:

Jessica had always been haunted by the fear that the unthinkable had happened when she had been “made-up.” For as far back as she could remember, she had no sense of a Self. Her mother thought of her as the “perfect infant” because “she never wanted anything and she never needed anything.” As a child, just thinking of saying “I need” or “I want” left her feeling like an empty shell and that her mind was about to spin out of control. Terrified of who––or what––she was, she lived in constant dread over being found guilty of impersonating a human being. Jeffrey Von Glahn, Ph.D., an experienced therapist with an unshakable belief in the healing powers of the human spirit, and Jessica blaze a trail into this unexplored territory. As if she has, in fact, become an infant again, Jessica remembers in extraordinary detail events from the earliest days of her life––events that threatened to twist her embryonic humanness from its natural course of development. Her recollections are like listening to an infant who could talk describe every psychologically dramatic moment of its life as it was happening. When Dr. Von Glahn met Jessica, she was 23. Everyone regarded her as a responsible, caring person – except that she never drove and she stayed at her mother’s when her husband worked nights. For many months, Jessica’s therapy was stuck in an impasse. Dr. Von Glahn had absolutely no idea that she was so terrified over simply talking about herself. In hopes of breakthrough, she boldly asked for four hours of therapy a day, for three days a week, for six weeks. The mystery that was Jessica cracked open in dramatic fashion, and in a way that Dr. Von Glahn could never have imagined. Then she asked for four days a week – and for however long it took. In the following months, her electrifying journey into her mystifying past brought her ever closer to a final confrontation with the events that had threatened to forever strip her of her basic humanness.

Ear-Witness

Ear-Witness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781554885268
Author: Mary Ann Scott
Publisher: Dundurn
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Ear-Witness by Mary Ann Scott Book Resume:

Jessica Marsh, who is fifteen and "hasn’t lost her baby-fat yet," lives with her mother on the top floor of a hundred-year-old triplex in Parkdale, a multicultural area in Toronto. Being an ear-witness to a murder is frightening, but when Raffi, a gentle black man who is her mother’s boyfriend, is arrested as the killer, Jess is terrified. While struggling to unravel the crimes, Jess is also dealing with other problems. She has been estranged from her lawyer father for several years, and Raffi’s arrest gives her an excuse to reestablish contact. She is harassed at school. Her best friend becomes sexually active and runs away from home. And Jess herself has her own decisions to make about entering into an intimate relationship whe she is pursued by a handsome young refugee from Central America. These problems are typical of those faced by today’s teenagers. Jess handles them awkwardly, emotionally, and occasionally with considerable panache.

Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney

Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1783086610
Author: Jessica A. Volz
Publisher: Anthem Press
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Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney by Jessica A. Volz Book Resume:

Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney argues that the proliferation of visual codes, metaphors and references to the gaze in women’s novels published in Britain between 1778 and 1815 is more significant than scholars have previously acknowledged. The book’s innovative survey of the oeuvres of four culturally representative women novelists of the period spanning the Anglo-French War and the Battle of Waterloo reveals the importance of visuality – the continuum linking visual and verbal communication. It provided women novelists with a methodology capable of circumventing the cultural strictures on female expression in a way that concealed resistance within the limits of language. In contexts dominated by ‘frustrated utterance’, penetrating gazes and the perpetual threat of misinterpretation, Jane Austen, Ann Radcliffe, Maria Edgeworth and Frances Burney used references to the visible and the invisible to comment on emotions, socio-economic conditions and patriarchal abuses. Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney offers new insights into verbal economy and the gender politics of the era by reassessing expression and perception from a uniquely telling point of view.

Jessica's Journeys: Stories About Life's Lessons

Jessica's Journeys: Stories About Life's Lessons [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1683944321
Author: Pearstina Badger
Publisher: America Star Books
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Jessica's Journeys: Stories About Life's Lessons by Pearstina Badger Book Resume:

There are eight fabulous stories in this collection of Jessica’s Journeys. These stories are about a girl named Jessica and the lessons she has learned in life. Jessica deals with ostracism, disability, death, disobedience, and loneliness. Jessica keeps a journal in which she logs the lessons that she learns from each experience. This book collection provides reading strategies that will help improve reading, vocabulary skills, lessons, and activities that meet elementary English Standard E4a (English language rules), and character development lessons and themes that meet English Standards E2b (reading response), E2c (narrative account), & E3b (listening, viewing, speaking). This book also has integrated themes, which include science, social studies, writing, and art. Jessica’s Journeys does not contain any illustrations of Jessica because the author wants the children and adults who will read Jessica’s Journeys to create their own image of Jessica. I hope you have as much fun reading them as I had writing them. Now, let the journey begin!

I, Jessica

I, Jessica [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1800469187
Author: Martin Gunn
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
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I, Jessica by Martin Gunn Book Resume:

... Then a shadow cast itself across the table and Jessica glanced over her shoulder. Tammuz was standing there, his head eclipsing the sun, its corona framing his solemn face like a halo. He held out his hand and smiled.

Jessica's Story

Jessica's Story [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9814727091
Author: Zhu Rui Lin
Publisher: Experiences & Experiments Books Pte Ltd
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Jessica's Story by Zhu Rui Lin Book Resume:

This story is about Jessica who had lost her mother. Her father married a nice woman but Jessica was mean to her because she missed her mother. When it was Jessica’s birthday, her stepmother gave her a present she loved! From then on, Jessica learned how to accept new and hard situations.

Jessica, the Heiress

Jessica, the Heiress [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1465561935
Author: Evelyn Raymond
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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Children of Earth and Sky

Children of Earth and Sky [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0143192620
Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Penguin
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Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay Book Resume:

The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars evokes a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe. Against this tumultuous backdrop the lives of men and women unfold on the borderlands--where empires and faiths collide. From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates, a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family. That same spring, from the wealthy city-state of Seressa, famous for its canals and lagoon, come two very different people: a young artist travelling to the dangerous east to paint the grand khalif at his request--and possibly to do more--and a fiercely intelligent, angry woman, posing as a doctor's wife, but sent by Seressa as a spy. The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the accomplished younger son of a merchant family, ambivalent about the life he's been born to live. And further east, a boy trains to become a soldier in the elite infantry of the khalif--to win glory in the war everyone knows is coming. As these lives entwine, their fates--and those of many others--will hang in the balance, when the khalif sends his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western world...

Saltwater

Saltwater [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0374719179
Author: Jessica Andrews
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Saltwater by Jessica Andrews Book Resume:

A Best Book of 2020: Open Letters Review "Andrews’s writing is transportingly voluptuous, conjuring tastes and smells and sounds like her literary godmother, Edna O’Brien . . . What makes her novel sing is its universal themes: how a young woman tries to make sense of her world, and how she grows up." –Penelope Green, The New York Times Book Review This “luminous” (The Observer) feminist coming-of-age novel captures in sensuous, blistering prose the richness and imperfection of the bond between a daughter and her mother It begins with our bodies . . . Safe together in the violet dark and yet already there are spaces beginning to open between us. From that first immaculate, fluid connection, through the ups and downs of a working-class childhood in northern England, the one constant in Lucy’s life has been her mother: comforting and mysterious, ferociously loving, tirelessly devoted, as much a part of Lucy as her own skin. Her mother's lessons in womanhood shape Lucy’s appreciation for desire, her sense of duty as a caretaker, her hunger for a better, perhaps reckless life. At university in glamorous London, Lucy’s background sets her apart. And then she is finished, graduated, adrift. She escapes to a tiny house in Donegal left empty by her grandfather, a place where her mother once found happiness. There she will take a lover, live inside art and the past, and track back through her memories and her mother’s stories to make sense of her place in the world. In “a stunning new voice in British literary fiction” (The Independent) that lays bare our raw, dark selves, Jessica Andrews’s debut honors the richness and imperfection of the bond between a daughter and her mother. Intricately woven in lyrical vignettes, Saltwater is a novel of becoming-- a woman, an artist-- and of finding a way forward by looking back.

The Marvelous Millennial's Manual To Modern Manners

The Marvelous Millennial's Manual To Modern Manners [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1642790540
Author: Jessica W. Marventano,Catherine Crane Wallace
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
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The Marvelous Millennial's Manual To Modern Manners by Jessica W. Marventano,Catherine Crane Wallace Book Resume:

The Marvelous Millennial’s Manual to Modern Manners is the concise, approachable and relevant go-to manners and civility manual that makes all professional millennials’ lives more productive and pleasant. Most Americans think society is becoming more and more rude. Everyone blames the young generation, but that trend has been the case since the beginning of time. Actually, millennials have many positive attributes to offer—empathy, open-mindedness, and optimism. However, they don’t have a solid foundation in manners. The Marvelous Millennial’s Manual to Modern Manners gives millennials the tools they need for professional and personal success with its concise and relevant sections on personal branding, business etiquette, and dining skills. All these important life skills are like any other skill: they must be learned. This is the manners manual for them.

Virtual Teams

Virtual Teams [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0470438959
Author: Jessica Lipnack,Jeffrey Stamps
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Virtual Teams by Jessica Lipnack,Jeffrey Stamps Book Resume:

Praise for the First Edition of Virtual Teams "If you want to see where organizational communications are going in the future, heed what these pioneers have written today." —Howard Rheingold, author, The Virtual Community, and founder, Electric Mind "Lipnack and Stamps have written an important book for the twenty-first-century corporation." —Regis McKenna, The McKenna Group, author, Relationship Marketing "This book provides a long overdue perspective on how to apply the discipline of real teams in the fast-moving, increasingly dispersed information age of the future." —Jon R. Katzenbach, author, The Wisdom of Teams "For those who want to lead the movement, catch up with it, or simply know where it is going, this book is packed with useful information and interesting stories." —Dee W. Hock, founder and chairman emeritus, VISA "Virtual Teams provides valuable insights into global teamwork and management through network technologies now available to all companies, large or small." —Jim Lynch, director, corporate quality, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A Million Reasons Why

A Million Reasons Why [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250241634
Author: Jessica Strawser
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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A Million Reasons Why by Jessica Strawser Book Resume:

A Most Anticipated by Goodreads * SheReads * E! News * Frolic Booktrib's 10 Books by Women to Read this Spring Jessica Strawser's A Million Reasons Why is "a fascinating foray into the questions we are most afraid to ask" (Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author)--the story of two women who discover a bond between them that will change both their lives forever. When two strangers are linked by a mail-in DNA test, it’s an answered prayer—that is, for one half sister. For the other, it will dismantle everything she knows to be true. But as they step into the unfamiliar realm of sisterhood, the roles will reverse in ways no one could have foreseen. Caroline lives a full, happy life—thriving career, three feisty children, enviable marriage, and a close-knit extended family. She couldn’t have scripted it better. Except for one thing: She’s about to discover her fundamental beliefs about them all are wrong. Sela lives a life in shades of gray, suffering from irreversible kidney failure. Her marriage crumbled in the wake of her illness. Her beloved mother, always her closest friend, unexpectedly passed away. She refuses to be defined by her grief, but still, she worries what will happen to her two-year-old son if she doesn’t find a donor match in time. She’s the only one who knows Caroline is her half sister and may also be her best hope for a future. But Sela’s world isn’t as clear-cut as it appears—and one misstep could destroy it all. "A thrilling story of what happens when a long-held family secret comes to light...[Strawser] shows that no one is ever truly a villain or a hero, but instead, we are all a beautiful and messy mix of both." - Associated Press review

Sanctuary

Sanctuary [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1989780016
Author: Jessica Marting
Publisher: Shadow Press
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Sanctuary by Jessica Marting Book Resume:

After his rescue from Omega-Three-Omega’s illegal cybernetics facility, cyborg Jason Formosa longs for a simple, quiet way of living on his friends’ farm in the Brava System. His idyllic new life is interrupted when his rescuer, the mysterious Cecily Barris, sweeps back into it with devastating news: he has a kill switch implanted in his head and there’s only one doctor who can deactivate it, who happens to be on the other side of the galaxy. Cecily has her own reasons for wanting to see the doctor, too. But they fall by the wayside when she and Jason are attacked and chased through space. Their unidentified pursuer knows who Cecily is. He knows what Jason is. And he’ll stop at nothing to catch them.

The Mitford Murders

The Mitford Murders [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 125017080X
Author: Jessica Fellowes
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes Book Resume:

"A real murder, a real family and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it." —Julian Fellowes, creator and writer of Downton Abbey and Belgravia The first in a series of thrilling Golden Age-style mysteries, set among the Mitford sisters, and based on a real unsolved murder, by Jessica Fellowes, author of the New York Times bestselling Downton Abbey books. It's 1920, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London. Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nursemaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy, an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But then a nurse—Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake—is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret... Based on an unsolved crime and written by Jessica Fellowes, author of the New York Times bestselling Downton Abbey companion books, The Mitford Murders is the perfect new obsession for fans of classic murder mysteries.

A Gnome in My Home

A Gnome in My Home [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1646289102
Author: Jessica Vincent
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
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A Gnome in My Home by Jessica Vincent Book Resume:

A Gnome in My Home is a jolly jaunt through the mysterious world of mischievous gnomes who secretly live in nine-year-old Max’s home. Stealing household items from the humans and escaping Barley the Cat are the goals of the many other gnomes living in the walls of the apartment Max shares with his stepsisters, stepmother, and his amazing dad. The story follows all the adventures, good and bad, of Max and his newfound gnome friend, Liftit, a kindly but troublemaking gnome. With many fantastical twists and turns, A Gnome in My Home is an exciting journey through the miniature world of house gnomes. Fun for all ages, readers will be captivated by the thrilling tale of Max and Liftit as they dive into the tiny gnome kingdom, racing time and dodging incredible obstacles along the way.