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The Book Thief

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 0307433846

Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers

Number of Pages : 592

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Greenlights

Author : Matthew McConaughey

ISBN10 : 0593139143

Publisher : Crown

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1847

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Book Summary: From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction “Unflinchingly honest and remarkably candid, Matthew McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did—and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.”—Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me. Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.” So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops. Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears. It’s a love letter. To life. It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too. Good luck.

Dating Big Bird

Author : Laura Zigman

ISBN10 : 0307828271

Publisher : Delta

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Ellen Franck isn't in love with Big Bird. After all, he's a big yellow Sesame Street character -- and she's an intelligent single woman with a fabulous job. On the other hand, Big Bird is looking like a better candidate for fatherhood every day: he's tall, affectionate, and steadily employed. And right now, for Ellen, thirty-five years old and dying to have a baby, almost any father will do. In her hilarious and heartbreaking new novel, Laura Zigman, bestselling author of Animal Husbandry, explores what happens when the life we've chosen isn't that life we expected it to be. And at this point Ellen Franck is rethinking all her choices. Mired in a relationship with a man who is better at brooding than breeding, sister to a woman who can't seem to stop having babies, and working under a boss who is about to have the baby shower of the decade, Ellen knows the path to motherhood is clear. All she has to do is leave her relationship, horrify her family, find an anonymous father, and become independently wealthy. Piece of cake.

I Am One

Author : Susan Verde

ISBN10 : 164700151X

Publisher : Abrams

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Discover the power of activism in this companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love! One seed to start a garden, one note to start a melody, one brick to start breaking down walls: Every movement and moment of change starts with purpose, with intention, with one. With me. With you. From the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, and I Am Love comes a powerful call to action, encouraging each reader to raise their voice, extend a hand, and take that one first step to start something beautiful and move toward a better world. Includes a guided mediation and self-reflection activity.

You're One!

Author : Shelly Unwin

ISBN10 : 1984892460

Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers

Number of Pages : 26

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Celebrate the one-year-olds in your life with this perfect first-birthday gift! You're one! You are one of a kind. Great things come in ones. Which ones will we find? In this lively and fun-filled board book celebrating the number one, babies and their favorite grown-ups will enjoy finding all the ways in which number one is special: one tummy to tickle, one mouth for eating birthday cake, one moon, one sun... and one YOU! Children will love having their special age celebrated in such a personal way, and parents will appreciate the easy introduction to counting and super-simple math as baby gets comfortable with the idea of one as a number. It's a perfect gift for first birthdays and baby's first Christmas--or anytime your little ONE is celebrated! And look for the companion book, You're Two!, for all the two-year-olds in your life!

The Baby Bird and Its Problems

Author : W. Bickerton

ISBN10 : 1473344093

Publisher : Read Books Ltd

Number of Pages : 198

Category : Nature

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Book Summary: First published in 1927, "The Baby Bird and Its Problems" is a vintage treatise on young birds with a special focus on their early development and common ailments. The author combined the simple observations of the naturalist with contemporary scientific understanding, making for fascinating and informative reading. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in ornithology, and it is not to be missed by collectors of vintage bird watching literature. Contents include: "The Call Of Spring", "The Homes In Which The Baby Birds Are Born", "The Eggs From Which The Nesting Birds Are Hatched", "The Baby Bird Within The Egg", "How Young Birds are Protected Against Their Enemies", " How And On What Young Birds Are Fed", " How And On What Young Birds Are Fed (continued)", "How The Nursery In Some Cases Is Kept Clean", "How Young Birds Are Affected By The Heat", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality addition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on ornithology.

Journey to the Inner Circle, and Beyond

Author : Blaise Eagleheart

ISBN10 : 1897435320

Publisher : Agio Publishing House

Number of Pages : 472

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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Book Summary: Are you ready to fully connect with your own creatively unfolding inner truths? That challenge -- and opportunity -- confronts readers of Journey to the Inner Circle, and Beyond: One Man's Search for His True Self, a true story by noted trainer/coach/movement specialist Blaise Eagleheart. In exploring the depths of Blaise's mid-1980s experiences, readers will be creatively moving through their own personal life journey. "These freeing inner worlds are the one common thread all Mankind has that will allow anyone to ascend to the higher aspects within the God Consciousness that they are," Blaise explains. Be prepared to enter into a world of illusion, of feeling, of question, of sensitivity, of awareness, and of truth. Be open enough to seriously question the realities that exist and circulate within your current life concept and belief structure. Blaise writes, "As I peeled the layers away, I knew that to find the answers I would have to give up my life to the intelligence that first consummated my life journey at the moment of my conception. The evolution of the journey from the outer world in Chapter 1 to the experience of my death in Chapter 11 -- my ideas, my questions, my insights and my knowledge -- all was transcribed to paper in the event I did not survive the journey. To find the truth I had to be willing to give up my existence, not intellectually, but emotionally, and through experience, not through words." Author Blaise Eagleheart lives in Victoria, B.C., where he is the owner and operator of Natural Movement Centre. He is an Integrated Movement Specialist, Medical Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer. As someone who has always 'walked his own creative path, ' Blaise became passionately aware of how the mind, body and emotions are functionally integrated and how they operate individually and collectively. He has openly shared his awareness with others to make the world a better place. Blaise has always been a warrior, consciously confronting illusionary beliefs to find his own experiential truths. He physically trained as a fanatic throughout his twenties, challenging his self-imposed beliefs in order to find the endless possibilities of his creative movements through unorthodox training methods. He played and coached rugby at club, Island and Provincial levels, before immersing himself in the martial art of Chien Lung. He also studied Eastern healing arts and other energy-based disciplines. He then opened a dojo with his Teacher, where he taught biomechanics of movement and life skills, as well as martial art classes for children and adults. Blaise continues to incorporate this martial art philosophy in his work at Natural Movement Centre. Contact Blaise Eagleheart through www.NaturalMovementCentre.com.

The Prime Minister

Author : William Henry Giles Kingston

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Having resolved to employ myself, during a prolonged residence in Portugal, in writing some work of fiction on that country, it struck me that the Times of the Marquis of Pombal would afford a good subject, untouched, as it is, by any other author. For a considerable time I delayed commencing my undertaking, almost in despair of finding the necessary materials. I wrote frequently to Lisbon to procure information, and mentioned my purpose to several Portuguese friends, who, at length, put at my disposal all the documents they possess relating to the private history of their families. From them I have composed the following work.

Greetings from Witness Protection!

Author : Jake Burt

ISBN10 : 1250107105

Publisher : Feiwel & Friends

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 567

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Book Summary: Nicki Demere is an orphan and a pickpocket. She also happens to be the U.S. Marshals’ best bet to keep a family alive. . . . The marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and son on the run from the nation’s most notorious criminals. After all, the bad guys are searching for a family with one kid, not two, and adding a streetwise girl who knows a little something about hiding things may be just what the marshals need. Nicki swears she can keep the Trevor family safe, but to do so she’ll have to dodge hitmen, cyberbullies, and the specter of standardized testing, all while maintaining her marshal-mandated B-minus average. As she barely balances the responsibilities of her new identity, Nicki learns that the biggest threats to her family’s security might not lurk on the road from New York to North Carolina, but rather in her own past. Jake Burt's debut middle-grade novel Greetings from Witness Protection! is as funny as it is poignant.

Little Bird #5 (of 5)

Author : Darcy Van Poelgeest

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Image Comics

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

Viewed : 1892

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Book Summary: An unexpected alliance could turn the tide for Little Bird's people and put an end to the long war between the Canadian Resistance and Bishop's theocratic regime. But will it be enough? Find out in the epic conclusion of one of this year's hottest books!

AZTARA, A Galactic Love Story

Author : Carole Walker Carter

ISBN10 : 1947734105

Publisher : Walker Carter Publishing, LLC

Number of Pages : 276

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In AZTARA, A Galactic Love Story the second book in the Aztarian Series centers on two main characters and their magical creatures that they share a unique bond. The two main characters are caught up in their own personal grief. Shayla, an Earth woman, who finds life on Earth hardly worth living after being deceived by her husband, and having her only son die, is close to suicide. Ty, having lived through a plague that killed all the females on his planet, finds refuge in his work, mining a mineral instrumental to all aspect of life on Aztara, including telepathy, longevity, and levitation. Scientists from Surtees, a dying planet, relocate to Aztara to receive the benefits of phyrium. In their attempt to rebuild the Aztarian population, they import Earth women who carry a specific gene, the warrior gene, to mate with the Aztarian men. The story is about finding love, trust, and internal strength as well as romance, intrigue, and thrills while the two main characters come to grips with a situation, not of their own choosing.

A Voice Loud as Thunder

Author : Virginia-Morning Sky

ISBN10 : 1452583447

Publisher : BalboaPress

Number of Pages : 398

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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Book Summary: Where do we go when we die? At the time of death, do we automatically get on an escalator to heaven, or do we have a choice to go forward or not? Through communicating with the spirit realm of heaven and earth, Kathleen and Virginia discover that the God-given gift of choice is infinite. Some people choose to remain here, earthbound, after their death. What happens to these lost souls? This is a true story of two women who reach out in love to touch those who are stuck in the quicksand of an existence between worlds. They are not alone. Jesus, the Mother of God, angels, and many others in spirit join them. They are guided, supported, and protected each step of the way. In A Voice Loud as Thunder, we meet two earthbound spirits (ghosts) who died in 1863. One is a Native American from the area now known as Rancho Cucamonga, California, and the other is a soldier who was sent to this state to kill Native Americans. Through their journey of forgiveness and love, we learn how to release our anger and fears that have the power to hold us in an earthbound state after we die. The conversations between these two women and those in the spiritual realm give us an insight into a world that many of us never explore. They bring love, light, and truth to a subject that has been misunderstood by many.

We Dance for the Dom

Author : Richard S. Shaver

ISBN10 : 1612101518

Publisher : eStar Books

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The Doni had a triple crown, and it was by a strange circumstance indeed that he set it on Green Wing's heads.

The Comstock Club

Author : C. C. Goodwin

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 547

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1939

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Book Summary: "The Comstock Club" by C. C. Goodwin. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Kristin Lavransdatter

Author : Sigrid Undset

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1948

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Book Summary: In her great historical epic Kristin Lavransdatter, set in fourteenth-century Norway, Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset tells the life story of one passionate and headstrong woman. Painting a richly detailed backdrop, Undset immerses readers in the day-to-day life, social conventions, and political and religious undercurrents of the period. Now in one volume, Tiina Nunnally's award-winning definitive translation brings this remarkable work to life with clarity and lyrical beauty. As a young girl, Kristin is deeply devoted to her father, a kind and courageous man. But when as a student in a convent school she meets the charming and impetuous Erlend Nikulaussøn, she defies her parents in pursuit of her own desires. Her saga continues through her marriage to Erlend, their tumultuous life together raising seven sons as Erlend seeks to strengthen his political influence, and finally their estrangement as the world around them tumbles into uncertainty. With its captivating heroine and emotional potency, Kristin Lavransdatter is the masterwork of Norway's most beloved author, one of the twentieth century's most prodigious and engaged literary minds and, in Nunnally's exquisite translation, a story that continues to enthrall.

Tales from Arabian and Persian Deserts

Author : Jawad Al-Bahrani

ISBN10 : 1482866706

Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore

Number of Pages : 334

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In the Desert of Emptiness, or also famously known as Empty Quarters (Arrobo in Arabic), located in the Arabian Gulf countries, there lived one poor man. The poor mans name was Fairuz bin Haddad. He lived with his mother, wife, and son, who was known as Saqr (the meaning of this name in Arabic is a falcon). Saqr had reached adolescence; he was already a young adult. His body was big and well built, and he was very handsome. Even at this age, he was taller than his father. He had the opportunity to study both religious and earthly education. In spite of the hard life they led, his father made sure that Saqr would get all the education he needed. So he worked hard day and night to provide for his family and pay for his sons education. So every morning, Saqr would go to the Quran class before going to his other school, where he learned language and other subjects on human issues and how best to be a better person.

The Spirit Eater

Author : Rachel Aaron

ISBN10 : 0316132683

Publisher : Orbit

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1215

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Book Summary: With the pressure on after his success in Gaol, Eli Monpress, professional thief and degenerate, decides it's time to lie low for a bit. Taking up residence in a tiny seaside village, Eli and his companions seize the chance for some fun and relaxation. Nico, however, is finding it a bit hard. Plagued by a demon's voice in her head and feeling powerless, she only sees herself as a burden. Everyone's holiday comes to an untimely close, though, when Pele arrives to beg Eli's help for finding her missing father. But there are larger plans afoot than even Eli can see, and the real danger, and the solution, may lie with one of his own and her forgotten past. If only Nico could remember whose side she's on.

Oceans

Author : Isabel Burt

ISBN10 : 1781324123

Publisher : SilverWood Books

Number of Pages : 204

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 496

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Book Summary: Felicity is back in the Old World - a primitive, mystical land - but why has Al has been dragged here? And where is Reuben?In this sequel to 'Toxics', Felicity and Al find themselves in the Meshi territories, land of the fabled sea folk. Joined by Jez, all three hunt for Reuben - but something is coming that will draw them together in a new fight to save the Old World - and no one can help apart from Aurelius, a barnacled old Thessalon, who may have a plan.

Passion

Author : Jude Morgan

ISBN10 : 075538542X

Publisher : Headline

Number of Pages : 553

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 978

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Book Summary: Jude Morgan brings the world of Keats, Byron and Shelley to life in a stunning novel of supercharged emotion, individualism, violence and sensuality. They were the Romantic generation, famous and infamous, and in their short, extraordinary lives, they left a legacy of glamorous and often shocking legend. In PASSION the interwoven lives and vivid personalities of Byron, Shelley and Keats are explored through the eyes of the women who knew and loved them - scandalously, intensely and sometimes tragically. From the salons of the Whig nobles and the penury and vitality of Grub Street, to the beauty and corruption of Venice and the carrion field of Waterloo, PASSION presents the Romantic generation in a new and dramatic light - actors in a stormy history that unleashed the energies of the modern world.