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No Promises in the Wind (DIGEST)

No Promises in the Wind (DIGEST) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101142200
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From the Newbery Award-winning author of Across Five Aprils and Up a Road Slowly comes a tale of a brave young man’s struggle to find his own strength during the Great Depression. “A powerfully moving story.”—Chicago Daily News In 1932, American's dreams were simple: a job, food to eat, a place to sleep, and shoes without holes. But for millions of people these simple needs were nothing more than dreams. At fifteen years of age, Josh has to make his own way through a country of angry and frightened people. This is the story of a young man’s struggle to find a life for himself in the most turbulent of times.

Kissing the Wind

Kissing the Wind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0593313771
Author: A E Hotchner
Publisher: Anchor
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Kissing the Wind by A E Hotchner Book Resume:

From the author of the international bestseller Papa Hemingway, based on his own experiences: the story of a man struggling to overcome a rare syndrome that causes terrifying hallucinations, who eventually, despite the odds, finds love. Chet Tremaine is living his best life. A successful lawyer with a loyal best friend, the arts and culture of New York City at his doorstep, and a peaceful retreat in Connecticut, Chet has it figured out. Even when a freak tennis accident leaves him blind in one eye, Chet is confident he'll be able to bounce back. But then he starts hallucinating: unknown children playing in his living room, pine needles seasoning his salad, wire grids barring access to his bathroom. His doctor allays his worst fears, only to deliver an even more shocking diagnosis: Chet's eye injury has left him with Charles Bonnet syndrome, and this rare disease is incurable. Chet is going to be plagued by these hallucinations for the rest of his life. His social life impaired, his job in jeopardy, Chet is close to becoming a recluse when he helps a woman who's collapsed on a Manhattan street corner. She turns out to be Emma Vicky, a warm and witty British actress who suffers from Ménière's disease, a condition that causes severe vertigo. Like Chet, she feels restrained by her chronic illness and terribly isolated--until their meeting renews her desire to open up, let another person in. But Chet can't make the same leap. Instead, he decides to make a final Hail Mary attempt to find a cure, embarking on a spiritual quest that will take him all the way to the mountains of Nepal. By turns funny, harrowing, and inspirational, Kissing the Wind is A. E. Hotchner's final, and finest, achievement. AN ANCHOR ORIGINAL.

Trump and Me

Trump and Me [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0451498607
Author: Mark Singer
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
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Trump and Me by Mark Singer Book Resume:

Ever since Donald Trump entered the presidential race—in a press conference attended by paid actors, in which he slandered Mexican immigrants—he has dominated headlines, becoming the unrestrained id at the center of one of the most bizarre and alarming elections in American history. It was not always so. In 1996, longtime New Yorker writer Mark Singer was conscripted by his editor to profile Donald Trump. At that time Trump was a mere Manhattan-centric megalomaniac, a failing casino operator mired in his second divorce and (he claimed) recovering from the bankruptcy proceedings that prompted him to inventory the contents of his Trump Tower home. Conversing with Trump in his offices, apartments, cars, and private plane, Singer found himself fascinated with this man “who had aspired to and achieved the ultimate luxury, an existence unmolested by the rumbling of a soul.” In Trump and Me, Singer revisits the profile and recounts how its publication lodged inside its subject’s head as an enduring irritant—and how Singer (“A TOTAL LOSER!” according to Trump) cheerfully continued to bait him. He reflects on Trump’s evolution from swaggering buffoon to potential threat to America’s standing as a rational guardian of the world order. Heedlessly combative, equally adept at spewing insults and manipulating crowds at his campaign rallies, the self-proclaimed billionaire has emerged as an unlikely tribune of populist rage. All politics is artifice, and Singer marvels at how Trump has transfixed an electorate with his ultimate feat of performance art—a mass political movement only loosely tethered to reality.

Jango

Jango [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547540949
Author: William Nicholson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Jango by William Nicholson Book Resume:

Seeker, Morning Star, and theWildman return in this gripping sequel to Seeker and discover that the mysterious warrior sect they were so desperate to join is not what it appeared to be. Deeply disillusioned, the three escape and head off on quests they think are separate but soon become intertwined--and desperately life threatening.Fortunately, they have acquired the remarkable physical skills of the Noble Warriors, for they are certainly going to need them. The mighty warlord of the Orlan nation is gathering his forces and has vowed to destroy Anacreaand everything and everyone thatcrosses his path.Includes a teaser to thethird book in the sequence,Noman.

All the Wind in the World

All the Wind in the World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1616207590
Author: Samantha Mabry
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry Book Resume:

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Keep your eyes open . . . your head down . . . and your love secret. Sarah Jac Crow and James Holt have fallen in love working in the endless fields that span a bone-dry Southwest in the near future—a land that’s a little bit magical, deeply dangerous, and bursting with secrets. To protect themselves, they’ve learned to work hard and, above all, keep their love hidden from the people who might use it against them. Then, just when Sarah Jac and James have settled in and begun saving money for the home they dream of near the coast, a horrible accident sends them on the run. With no choice but to start over on a new, possibly cursed ranch, the delicate balance of their lives begins to give way—and they may have to pay a frighteningly high price for their love. All the Wind in the World is a breathtaking tale of dread and danger, romance and redemption. Samantha Mabry’s new book, Tigers, Not Daughters, is available now.

If I Stay

If I Stay [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101046341
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Penguin
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If I Stay by Gayle Forman Book Resume:

The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz! In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

The Farwalker's Quest

The Farwalker's Quest [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1599908565
Author: Joni Sensel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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The Farwalker's Quest by Joni Sensel Book Resume:

Ariel has always been curious, but when she and her best friend Zeke stumble upon a mysterious old telling dart she feels an unexplained pull toward the dart, and to figuring out what it means. Magically flying great distances and only revealing their messages to the intended recipient, telling darts haven't been used for years, and no one knows how they work. So when two strangers show up looking for the dart, Ariel and Zeke realize that their discovery is not only interesting, but very dangerous. The telling dart, and the strangers, leads them to a journey more perilous and encompassing than either can imagine, and in the process both Zeke and Ariel find their true calling.

Open Book

Open Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062899988
Author: Jessica Simpson
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Open Book by Jessica Simpson Book Resume:

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.

Utopia as Method

Utopia as Method [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137314257
Author: R. Levitas
Publisher: Springer
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Utopia as Method by R. Levitas Book Resume:

Utopia should be understood as a method rather than a goal. This book rehabilitates utopia as a repressed dimension of the sociological and in the process produces the Imaginary Reconstitution of Society, a provisional, reflexive and dialogic method for exploring alternative possible futures.

Singer

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Author: Brigid Collins
Publisher: Frosty Owl Publishing
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Singer by Brigid Collins Book Resume:

A silent woman awakens on the edge of a dusty wasteland. A Lady Fencer leads a journey to claim a powerful sword. A young Guide-in-training takes his unwanted follower along while he attempts his master's trial. Their goals all converge in the mysterious ruined city, from which no one has ever returned alive.

Grandma's Secret Garden

Grandma's Secret Garden [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781469103570
Author: Antoinette Morgan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Grandma's Secret Garden by Antoinette Morgan Book Resume:

Grandma’s Secret Garden was written at first for the entertainment of five granddaughters. It begins in a different parallel world. I became aware of it on a blustery night with the wind rattling the flu. I was beyond tired as my pain medication was not enough to help me rest. On this night, I met Meriah and her granddaughter, Air-y, both wind dancers. I enjoyed listening to them reminisce about Air-y’s growing-up years. That particular winter, I was privileged to many nights of listening and writing. Now I am privileged to share the first of many books.

Swan and Dragon. Dragon Empire

Swan and Dragon. Dragon Empire [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5042834281
Author: Natalie Yacobson
Publisher: Litres
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Swan and Dragon. Dragon Empire by Natalie Yacobson Book Resume:

Princess Rose has fallen prey to magic and intrigue. Now she is a hostage of the golden dragon, who rules the whole empire of magical creatures. The dragon, who had torn to pieces many beauties, for some reason spared her alone. And the young man, whom Rosa mistook for a dragon hunter, himself has dragon habits.

The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales

The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0750992875
Author: Donald Smith
Publisher: The History Press
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The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales by Donald Smith Book Resume:

This enchanting collection of stories gathers together legends from across Scotland in one special volume. Drawn from The History Press' popular Folk Tales series, herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers. From the Spaeman's peculiar advice and a laird who is transformed into a frog, to a fugitive hiding in a dark cave and the stoor worm battling with Assipattle, this book celebrates the distinct character of Scotland's different customs, beliefs, and dialects, and is a treat for all who enjoy a well-told story.

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191057266
Author: Daniel Hahn
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature by Daniel Hahn Book Resume:

The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.

The Retreat from Moscow

The Retreat from Moscow [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307490157
Author: William Nicholson
Publisher: Anchor
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The Retreat from Moscow by William Nicholson Book Resume:

How well do we know the people we marry? Is it wrong to decide it’s time to be honest? Is love enough to save a family? In The Retreat from Moscow, William Nicholson, the celebrated author of Shadowlands, tells the powerful story of a husband who decides to be truthful in his marriage, and of the wife and son whose lives will never be the same again. Edward and Alice have been married for thirty-three years. He is a teacher at a boys school, perfectly at home with his daily crossword and lately engrossed in reading about Napoleon’s costly invasion of Moscow. She is an observant Catholic, exacting and opinionated, and has been collecting poems about lost love for a new anthology. Jamie, their diffident thirty-two year old son, is visiting for the weekend when Edward announces he has met another woman. With the coiled intensity of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing and the embracing empathy of Edward Albee’s best family dramas, The Retreat from Moscow shines a breathtakingly natural light on the fallout of a shattered marriage.

Reclaiming Discipline for Education

Reclaiming Discipline for Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317478819
Author: James MacAllister
Publisher: Routledge
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Reclaiming Discipline for Education by James MacAllister Book Resume:

Discipline is of profound educational importance, both inside educational institutions and outside of them in personal and social life. Reclaiming Discipline for Education revisits neglected philosophical ideas about discipline in education and uses these ideas to re-think practices and discourses of discipline in education today. Chapters in this book trace the evolution of thought regarding discipline in education all the way from Kant through to Durkheim, Foucault, Peters, Dewey and Macmurray. MacAllister also critically examines the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary school discipline practices in the UK, the US and Australia, including behaviour management, zero tolerance and restorative approaches. The educational credentials of psychological constructs of grit and self-discipline are also questioned. This book concludes by considering the current and future state of discipline in education on the basis of the different philosophical, practical and policy perspectives discussed. In particular, MacAllister examines why it is problematic to consider practices of discipline in isolation from the wider purposes of education. This book is suitable for an international audience and should be read by anyone who is interested in education and educational leadership, as well as those interested in the philosophy of education.

Sisters of the Raven

Sisters of the Raven [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0446555282
Author: Barbara Hambly
Publisher: Aspect
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Sisters of the Raven by Barbara Hambly Book Resume:

The Yellow City is in crisis. The wells are running dry, and the Sun Mages have been unable to call the rains. Frustrated Mages across the land can no longer work the magic that once ran their empire. Now the magic lies solely in the hands of a few women--the first ever to have developed magical powers.

Demon Drums

Demon Drums [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1497611113
Author: Carol Severance
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Demon Drums by Carol Severance Book Resume:

Iuti Mano is a legend of her time. She is a fierce warrior whose energy has been drained by watching those around her suffer and die. Determined to regain her inner calm, she severs her bonds with Mano Niuhi, the honored shark that bestowed its magic and power on generations of her family. But even though she has slain her source of power, she is still plagued by the continuing war ravaging her land. A resident evil force that is increasing its power has disturbed her sabbatical on the uninhabited island she chose for its solitude. When a sorceress tries to steal her power and the mythical Demon Drummers stalk Iuti in order to crown her the Mother Drum, her quest for peace is disturbed. She must use her remaining power to defeat the dark magic that haunts the tranquility of her island paradise.

Delicious Mirth

Delicious Mirth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0773555668
Author: Michael A. Peterman
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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Delicious Mirth by Michael A. Peterman Book Resume:

James McCarroll (1814–1892) was a talented Irish poet, journalist, humorist, musician, and arts critic who left his mark on nineteenth-century Canada by seemingly engaging with anything topical in every medium. Often writing anonymously or under pseudonyms, McCarroll's best-known nom de plume was "Terry Finnegan," who wrote weekly comic letters to his "cousin" Thomas D'Arcy McGee, offering advice on political and social matters. Yet, since his death, McCarroll's contributions to early Canadian writing and culture have largely been forgotten. Making a case for the recuperation of Canada's lost Irish voice, Delicious Mirth seeks to gather and contextualize the extant fragments of this outspoken and flamboyant entertainer and commentator. Adept in the rich excesses of the Paddy brogue, McCarroll spoke for his beloved but broken country and sought to bring the Irish legacy of expansive prose and lyric poetry to Canada. Following the fluctuations of his personal hope, ambition, and talent through the years, Michael Peterman maps McCarroll's responses to the main events of the late nineteenth century such as Irish emigration, the settlement and growth of Upper Canada, the extension of the railway network, little magazine culture, reform politics and responsible government, the spiritualist movement, nascent Canadian theatre, classical and Celtic folk music, the US Civil War, Confederation, and most notably the Fenian movement, in which he became involved. His travels took him to many places, in particular Peterborough, Cobourg, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Buffalo, and New York City. Revealing a man of immense creative energy and cultural significance who has been lost to Canadian literary historians for over a hundred years, Delicious Mirth shows that McCarroll's life and works are outstanding achievements and deserve fresh attention today.

Crossover Fiction

Crossover Fiction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135861307
Author: Sandra L. Beckett
Publisher: Routledge
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Crossover Fiction by Sandra L. Beckett Book Resume:

In Crossover Fiction, Sandra L. Beckett explores the global trend of crossover literature and explains how it is transforming literary canons, concepts of readership, the status of authors, the publishing industry, and bookselling practices. This study will have significant relevance across disciplines, as scholars in literary studies, media and cultural studies, visual arts, education, psychology, and sociology examine the increasingly blurred borderlines between adults and young people in contemporary society, notably with regard to their consumption of popular culture.