A Children's Bible: A Novel

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A Children's Bible: A Novel

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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1324005041

Genre: Fiction

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by Apple Books, Literary Hub, The Millions, and The Week An indelible novel of teenage alienation and adult complacency in an unraveling world. Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet’s sublime new novel—her first since the National Book Award long-listed Sweet Lamb of Heaven—follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion. Contemptuous of their parents, who pass their days in a stupor of liquor, drugs, and sex, the children feel neglected and suffocated at the same time. When a destructive storm descends on the summer estate, the group’s ringleaders—including Eve, who narrates the story—decide to run away, leading the younger ones on a dangerous foray into the apocalyptic chaos outside. As the scenes of devastation begin to mimic events in the dog-eared picture Bible carried around by her beloved little brother, Eve devotes herself to keeping him safe from harm. A Children’s Bible is a prophetic, heartbreaking story of generational divide—and a haunting vision of what awaits us on the far side of Revelation.


Sweet Lamb of Heaven: A Novel

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Sweet Lamb of Heaven: A Novel

Author: Lydia Millet

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393285553

Genre: Fiction

Page: 256

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Book Summary: Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction: Blending domestic thriller and psychological horror, this compelling page-turner follows a mother fleeing her estranged husband. Lydia Millet’s previous work has been shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Likewise greeted with rapturous praise, Sweet Lamb of Heaven is a first-person account of a young mother, Anna, fleeing her cold and unfaithful husband, a businessman who’s just launched his first campaign for political office. When Ned chases Anna and their six-year-old daughter from Alaska to Maine, the two go into hiding in a run-down motel on the coast. But the longer they stay, the less the guests in the dingy motel look like typical tourists—and the less Ned resembles a typical candidate. As his pursuit of Anna and their child moves from threatening to criminal, Ned begins to alter his wife’s world in ways she never could have imagined. A double-edged and satisfying story with a strong female protagonist, a thrilling plot, and a creeping sense of the apocalyptic, Sweet Lamb of Heaven builds to a shattering ending with profound implications for its characters—and for all of us.


The Story for Children, a Storybook Bible

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The Story for Children, a Storybook Bible

Author: Max Lucado,Randy Frazee,Karen Davis Hill

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310426170

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

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Book Summary: Bestselling author Max Lucado presents The Story for Children storybook Bible, written with Randy Frazee as part of The Story campaign. Geared for children 4-7, this storybook Bible includes over 60 stories that allow readers to discover that God’s story is not just a collection of random adventures—it’s a complete story that tells about God’s great love for his people.


Love in Infant Monkeys

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Love in Infant Monkeys

Author: Lydia Millet

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1593763816

Genre: Fiction

Page: 208

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Book Summary: Animals and celebrities share unusual relationships in these hilarious satirical stories by an award-winning contemporary writer. Lions, Komodo dragons, dogs, monkeys, and pheasants—all have shared spotlights and tabloid headlines with celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Thomas Edison, and David Hasselhoff. Millet hilariously tweaks these unholy communions to run a stake through the heart of our fascination with famous people and pop culture in a wildly inventive collection of stories that “evoke the spectrum of human feeling and also its limits” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review). While in so much fiction animals exist as symbols of good and evil or as author stand-ins, they represent nothing but themselves in Millet's ruthlessly lucid prose. Implacable in their actions, the animals in Millet’s spiraling fictional riffs and flounces show up their humans as bloated with foolishness yet curiously vulnerable, as in a tour-de-force, Kabbalah-infused interior monologue by Madonna after she shoots a pheasant on her Scottish estate. Millet treads newly imaginative territory with these charismatic tales. “These incredibly crafted stories, with their rare intelligence, humor, and empathy, describe the furious collision of nature and science, man and animal, everyday citizen and celebrity, fact and fiction. Lydia Millet’s writing sparkles with urgent brilliance.” —Joe Meno


The Equivalents

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The Equivalents

Author: Maggie Doherty

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1524733067

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Book Summary: FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD In 1960, Harvard’s sister college, Radcliffe, announced the founding of an Institute for Independent Study, a “messy experiment” in women’s education that offered paid fellowships to those with a PhD or “the equivalent” in artistic achievement. Five of the women who received fellowships—poets Anne Sexton and Maxine Kumin, painter Barbara Swan, sculptor Marianna Pineda, and writer Tillie Olsen—quickly formed deep bonds with one another that would inspire and sustain their most ambitious work. They called themselves “the Equivalents.” Drawing from notebooks, letters, recordings, journals, poetry, and prose, Maggie Doherty weaves a moving narrative of friendship and ambition, art and activism, love and heartbreak, and shows how the institute spoke to the condition of women on the cusp of liberation. “Rich and powerful. . . . A love story about art and female friendship.” —Harper’s Magazine “Reads like a novel, and an intense one at that. . . . The Equivalents is an observant, thoughtful and energetic account.” —Margaret Atwood, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)


My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir

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My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir

Author: Jenn Shapland

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 1947793292

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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Book Summary: FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction How do you tell the real story of someone misremembered—an icon and idol—alongside your own? Jenn Shapland’s celebrated debut is both question and answer: an immersive, surprising exploration of one of America’s most beloved writers, alongside a genre-defying examination of identity, queerness, memory, obsession, and love. Shapland is a graduate student when she first uncovers letters written to Carson McCullers by a woman named Annemarie. Though Shapland recognizes herself in the letters, which are intimate and unabashed in their feelings, she does not see McCullers as history has portrayed her. Her curiosity gives way to fixation, not just with this newly discovered side of McCullers’s life, but with how we tell queer love stories. Why, Shapland asks, are the stories of women paved over by others’ narratives? What happens when constant revision is required of queer women trying to navigate and self-actualize in straight spaces? And what might the tracing of McCullers’s life—her history, her secrets, her legacy—reveal to Shapland about herself? In smart, illuminating prose, Shapland interweaves her own story with McCullers’s to create a vital new portrait of one of our nation’s greatest literary treasures, and shows us how the writers we love and the stories we tell about ourselves make us who we are.


How the Dead Dream

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How the Dead Dream

Author: Lydia Millet

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1582439591

Genre: Fiction

Page: 256

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Book Summary: T. is a young Los Angeles real estate developer consumed by power and political ambitions. His orderly, upwardly mobile life is thrown into chaos by the sudden appearance of his nutty mother, who's been deserted by T.'s now out–of–the–closet father. After his mother's suicide attempt and two other deaths, T. finds himself increasingly estranged from his latest project: a retirement community in the middle of the California desert. As he juggles family, business, and social responsibilities, T. begins to nurture a curious obsession with vanishing species. Soon he's living a double life, building sprawling subdivisions by day and breaking into zoos at night to be near the animals. A series of calamities forces T. to a tropical island, where he takes a Conrad–esque journey up a river into the remote jungle. Millet's devastating wit, psychological acuity, and remarkable empathy for flawed humankind contend with her vision of a world slowly murdering itself.


Fight No More: Stories

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Fight No More: Stories

Author: Lydia Millet

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039363549X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 224

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Book Summary: New York Times Book Review Editors’ Pick A Library Journal Best Book of 2018 “Full of joys on every scale.” —NPR This wonderfully original collection proves once again that Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet is “the American writer with the funniest, wisest grasp on how we fool ourselves” (Chicago Tribune). In Fight No More, Nina, a lonely real-estate broker estranged from her only relative, is at the center of a web of stories connecting a community through the houses they inhabit. With crackling satire and surprising tenderness, Millet introduces an indelible cast of untidy teens, beastly men, and strong-minded women whose stories begin to outline the fate of one particular family being torn apart by forces they recognize but cannot control. Millet’s intellect and beautiful prose deliver profound insight into human behavior, from the ordinary to the bizarre, and draws startling contrasts between house and home.


It Will be Okay

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It Will be Okay

Author: Lysa TerKeurst

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718030435

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: In the end, it will be okay because God is always with us. Whether we like it or not, growing up brings change. For many children, this conjures up fears that are sometimes real and sometimes imagined. How can kids learn that even when they face new and unfamiliar situations, they don't have to be afraid? Little Seed and Little Fox are facing changes and brand new circumstances--and they don't like it one bit! Through this unlikely friendship, children will discover that no matter how new or fearful their circumstances, God is always with them. The whimsical art by Natalia Moore will put a smile on kids' faces and put their minds at ease. Just as Little Seed and Little Fox learn to trust that the Farmer is good and kind, children will also learn to trust God. This is a helpful resource for children who: are struggling with anxiety or fear have recently suffered the loss of a loved one are facing bullying or are having a hard time following a move Written by New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, It Will Be Okay will help kids discover that, in the end, it really will be okay because we have a God who is good and kind and always with us.


The Action Bible

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The Action Bible

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Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0830777458

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 832

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Book Summary: The Action Bible presents more than 230 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easy to follow the Bible’s historical flow and building up to the thrilling climax of God’s redemptive story. Plus, these spectacular updates take the action to a whole new level: 25 new stories showcase a more extensive exploration of God’s work in our lives. 23 expanded stories highlight additional experiences of the people who tell God’s story. 128 new pages of illustrations deliver a richer artistic experience with more close-up faces, historical details, and dramatic colors. Every page sparks excitement to explore God’s Word and know Him personally. Readers will witness God’s active presence in the world through stories from the life of Jesus and great heroes of the faith. Let this blend of powerful imagery and clear storytelling capture your imagination and instill the truth that invites you to discover your own adventure of life with God. Sergio Cariello’s illustrations for The Action Bible leap off the page with the same thrilling energy that earned him international recognition for his work with Marvel Comics and DC Comics.


The Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecrafters

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The Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecrafters

Author: Christopher Miko,Garrett Romines

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1632207311

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: An Exploration of the Old and New Testament for Young Readers Unlike Any You’ve Ever Seen Before! Since 2009, Minecraft has swept the gaming world by storm. More than one hundred million games have been sold. Parents of children who play Minecraft will love this fun, educational collection of Bible stories. With the world of Minecraft as a backdrop using vivid, full-color screenshots, children will experience the Bible as never before. Authors Chris Miko and Garrett Romines are teachers who have used Minecraft to create imaginative worlds in their classrooms. Now, they have created Bible stories with virtual blocks to produce vibrant, 3-D worlds filled with adventure and astonishing imagination. With fascinating scripture and narrative simplified to teach young readers the most powerful stories of our time, this is the perfect gift. The images created are not only of magnificent, vast terrains often found in the Minecraft video game but also feature artfully recreated legendary characters, such as Adam and Eve, and superb architectural design builds of the pyramids and Noah’s Ark. A range of significant biblical characters such as Jesus and Pharaoh are brought together in fun, colorful scenes kids will treasure. Engaging teachings from the Tower of Babel and The Story of Abram and Lot, to name a few, are all in this book. With over 270 images, young readers will explore stories from a vast number of Bible favorites such as The Story of Creation, The Journey of Abraham, Joseph and the Colored Dreamcoat, David and Goliath, Moses’s Great Journey, The Birth of Jesus, The Last Supper, and many more! The Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecrafters makes the Bible more entertaining, engaging, and accessible for children than ever!


The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His World

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The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His World

Author: Barry Gewen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1324004061

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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Book Summary: A new portrait of Henry Kissinger focusing on the fundamental ideas underlying his policies: Realism, balance of power, and national interest. Few public officials have provoked such intense controversy as Henry Kissinger. During his time in the Nixon and Ford administrations, he came to be admired and hated in equal measure. Notoriously, he believed that foreign affairs ought to be based primarily on the power relationships of a situation, not simply on ethics. He went so far as to argue that under certain circumstances America had to protect its national interests even if that meant repressing other countries’ attempts at democracy. For this reason, many today on both the right and left dismiss him as a latter-day Machiavelli, ignoring the breadth and complexity of his thought. With The Inevitability of Tragedy, Barry Gewen corrects this shallow view, presenting the fascinating story of Kissinger’s development as both a strategist and an intellectual and examining his unique role in government through his ideas. It analyzes his contentious policies in Vietnam and Chile, guided by a fresh understanding of his definition of Realism, the belief that world politics is based on an inevitable, tragic competition for power. Crucially, Gewen places Kissinger’s pessimistic thought in a European context. He considers how Kissinger was deeply impacted by his experience as a refugee from Nazi Germany, and explores the links between his notions of power and those of his mentor, Hans Morgenthau—the father of Realism—as well as those of two other German-Jewish émigrés who shared his concerns about the weaknesses of democracy: Leo Strauss and Hannah Arendt. The Inevitability of Tragedy offers a thoughtful perspective on the origins of Kissinger’s sober worldview and argues that a reconsideration of his career is essential at a time when American foreign policy lacks direction.


Monkeys

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Monkeys

Author: Susan Minot

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453202943

Genre: Fiction

Page: 159

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Book Summary: Minot’s bestselling debut: A moving novel of familial love and endurance in the face of shattering tragedy Monkeys is the remarkable story of a decade in the life of the Vincents, a colorful Irish Catholic family from the Boston suburbs. On the surface, they seem happy with their vivacious mother Rosie at the helm. But underneath, the Vincents struggle to maintain the appearance of wealth and stability while dealing with the effects of their father’s alcoholism. When a sudden accident strikes, their love for one another is tested like never before. Written by the bestselling author of Evening, Monkeys is a powerful story of one family’s struggle to overcome life-changing tribulations and Minot’s wrenching ode to the ties that bind even the most wounded of families. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of Susan Minot, including artwork by the author and rare documents and photos from her personal collection.


The Poisonwood Bible

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The Poisonwood Bible

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061804819

Genre: Fiction

Page: 576

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Book Summary: The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa. The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Against this backdrop, Orleanna Price reconstructs the story of her evangelist husband's part in the Western assault on Africa, a tale indelibly darkened by her own losses and unanswerable questions about her own culpability. Also narrating the story, by turns, are her four daughters—the self-centered, teenaged Rachel; shrewd adolescent twins Leah and Adah; and Ruth May, a prescient five-year-old. These sharply observant girls, who arrive in the Congo with racial preconceptions forged in 1950s Georgia, will be marked in surprisingly different ways by their father's intractable mission, and by Africa itself. Ultimately each must strike her own separate path to salvation. Their passionately intertwined stories become a compelling exploration of moral risk and personal responsibility. Dancing between the dark comedy of human failings and the breathtaking possibilities of human hope, The Poisonwood Bible possesses all that has distinguished Barbara Kingsolver's previous work, and extends this beloved writer's vision to an entirely new level. Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, this ambitious novel establishes Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers.


Mermaids in Paradise: A Novel

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Mermaids in Paradise: A Novel

Author: Lydia Millet

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393245632

Genre: Fiction

Page: 304

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Book Summary: “Hilariously funny. . . . Lydia Millet’s novels raise the bar for boldness.”—Rene Steinke, New York Times Book Review On the grounds of a Caribbean island resort, newlyweds Deb and Chip—our opinionated, skeptical narrator and her cheerful jock husband who's friendly to a fault—meet a marine biologist who says she's sighted mermaids in a coral reef. As the resort's "parent company" swoops in to corner the market on mythological creatures, the couple joins forces with other adventurous souls, including an ex–Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ, to save said mermaids from the "Venture of Marvels," which wants to turn their reef into a theme park. Mermaids in Paradise is Lydia Millet's funniest book yet, tempering the sharp satire of her early career with the empathy and subtlety of her more recent novels and short stories. This is an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale, darkly comic on the surface and illuminating in its depths.


The Bench

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The Bench

Author: Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 0735272174

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Book Summary: Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex’s first children’s book, The Bench, beautifully captures the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother’s eyes. The book’s storytelling and illustration give us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion. This is your bench Where you’ll witness great joy. From here you will rest See the growth of our boy. In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family. Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Bench gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons—moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort. Working in watercolor for the first time, Caldecott-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson expands on his signature style to bring joy and softness to the pages, reflecting the beauty of a father’s love through a mother’s eyes. With a universal message, this thoughtful and heartwarming read-aloud is destined to be treasured by families for generations to come.


Omnivores: A Novel

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Omnivores: A Novel

Author: Lydia Millet

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393635473

Genre: Fiction

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Lydia Millet’s debut novel, first published in 1996, is an explosive satire that scorches our culture’s monstrous men and institutions. In a claustrophobic, surreal California house, teenager Estée Kraft lives with her domineering father, whose obsession with insect taxonomy bleeds into sadism. As his schemes multiply, Estée’s bedridden mother, entranced by the glow of the shopping channel, remains oblivious to the escalating chaos. Estée manages to escape her childhood home only to find new horrors awaiting her in marriage and motherhood. In a climactic twist, her traumas take form in flesh and blood—a legacy of the voracious male appetites that have haunted her life. With acerbic wit, philosophical depth, and enthralling lyricism, Omnivores cuts to the core of America’s hypocrisies and anxieties, and introduced Lydia Millet as one of the wildest satirists of our time.


Go the F**k to Sleep

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Go the F**k to Sleep

Author: Adam Mansbach

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453224742

Genre: Humor

Page: 32

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Book Summary: The #1 New York Times Bestseller: “A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep” (NPR). “Hell no, you can’t go to the bathroom. You know where you can go? The f**k to sleep.” Go the Fuck to Sleep is a book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, it captures the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. Read by a host of celebrities, from Samuel L. Jackson to Jennifer Garner, this subversively funny bestselling storybook will not actually put your kids to sleep, but it will leave you laughing so hard you won’t care.


The Overstory

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The Overstory

Author: Richard Powers

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 103900069X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 560

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Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction Winner of the William Dean Howells Medal Winner of France's Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine Finalist for the Man Booker Prize Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award "Monumental. . . . A gigantic fable of genuine truths." --Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times Book Review The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of--and paean to--the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers's twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours--fast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.


The Complete Brick Bible for Kids

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The Complete Brick Bible for Kids

Author: Brendan Powell Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1634509196

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Book Summary: Journey through the Bible’s most famous stories in this LEGO-tastic paperback edition of bestselling author Brendan Powell Smith’s Brick Bible for Kids books. From Old Testament favorites to the stunning and prophesied birth of Jesus Christ, this is a must-have book for any young reader new to Bible stories or obsessed with LEGO bricks. Inside, kids will learn about six classic Bible stories, including: Noah and his ark full of animals David’s fight against the giant, Goliath Daniel’s survival in a den of ferocious lions Joseph’s colorful coat and his interpretation of Pharaoh’s dream Jonah’s miraculous survival in the belly of a whale Jesus’s birth in a small stable in Bethlehem Complete with a fun search-and-find activity at the end of each story for additional LEGO fun, this substantial paperback is the perfect holiday or anytime gift! Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


Labrava

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Labrava

Author: Elmore Leonard

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061830003

Genre: Fiction

Page: 416

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Book Summary: New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard delivers his trademark blend of action, sex, violence, humor, and hard-boiled suspense in this thrilling crime classic, LaBrava. Joe La Brava is an ex–Secret Service agent who gets mixed up in a South Miami Beach scam involving a redneck former cop, a Cuban hit man who moonlights as a go-go dancer, and a one-time movie queen whose world is part make-believe, part deadly dangerous. Fast-moving, pitch-perfect, and utterly irresistible, LaBrava is, “vintage Leonard: a blend of the true-to-life and the totally make-believe, the cinematic and the suspenseful, the world we know and a whole lot of worlds we’re glad we don’t. Only Leonard can concoct such a potent cocktail.” (USA Today).


The Family Story Bible

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The Family Story Bible

Author: Ralph Milton

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781551450926

Genre: Religion

Page: 288

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Book Summary: With characteristic warmth and humour, Ralph Milton retells Bible stories in an engaging, contemporary way for kids and adults. 'The Family Story Bible' meets the expectations of today's values-oriented parents by using inclusive language for God, and including stories of both men and women in the Bible. Readers will find old favourite stories and they will discover stories often overlooked in children's Bibles, such as the stories of the prophets, wisdom literature, and the letters of the early church. A delight to read and hear. Margaret Kyle's illustrations brim with energy, curiosity, and joy, capturing in full colour the setting and the spirit of the stories.


Esther, Job and Gideon

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Esther, Job and Gideon

Author: James Shott

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462831500

Genre: Fiction

Page: 174

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Book Summary: This book contains three Bible stories written for young readers. ESTHER When a timid, sensitive foreign girl suddenly becomes the queen of the most powerful king in the world, how would she feel? This is the story of Esther, a Jewish exile in the Kingdom of Persia in the Sixth Century B.C. The story has captured the imagination of readers who are attracted to this pretty but humble girl who lived twenty-five centuries ago. The story begins when King Xerxes, ruler of the vast Persian Empire, boasts that his wife, Queen Vashti, is the most beautiful woman in the world. He is taunted to prove it by making her dance nude at one of his drunken parties. She refuses, and he exiles her. Now he must find a new queen. The most important qualification for his new queen is beauty. To find her, he decrees a beauty contest, and all the young girls in the kingdom are forced to enter. The winner is a shy, reluctant foreigner named Esther. She knows what happened to her predecessor, and she is afraid it might happen to her. But Uncle Mordecai, her guardian, insists she obey the decree, because, as he says, Who knows? Maybe you have come to the kingdom for just such a time as this! She wins the beauty contest and becomes queen of Persia. There must be some hidden secret to her beauty that is not disclosed in the Bible or Apocryphal stories. She obviously has some hidden beauty, some vivid enchantment, a vivacious personality, which is far more than mere physical attractiveness. She is evidently a clever girl, because she both pleases her husband and retains her honor. She is constantly surprised at the power of her position, but she does not abuse it, remaining in the background quietly. Then the time comes when Uncle Mordecais words come true, and she is called on to save her people. How she does that has become one of the best-loved stories in history. In the Bible and the Apocrypha, this story is simply told, and doesnt capture the drama and excitement of what that simple shy girl must have experienced. And yet she has become one of the most popular heroines in history. Every year the Jewish people celebrate her life and tell her story during their holiday known as the Feast of Purim. This is her story. JOB The story of Job has been universally recognized as one of the greatest pieces of writing in world literature. It has been included in the Harvard Classics. For centuries, theologians and philosophers have struggled with the questions raised by this book. Questions such as: Why do the righteous suffer? What is the origin of evil? Can mortal man understand the ways of God? Can a man remain true to God, even if he is not rewarded? And others. Is it possible that a story this profound, this complicated in its theology, which has puzzled the philosophers throughout the history of mankind, can be presented to young readers in a way they can understand? Yes! This novel attempts to do just that. Children and young adults do struggle with these questions. This book, while not giving all the answers, does clarify the questions for young readers. In the story of Job, the Biblical author (or authors) uses a fascinating literary device. He presents the problem in a dialogue between God and Satan, and then in this rather bizarre setting, proceeds to discuss and interpret the philosophic aspects of the story. In this youth-oriented novel, a similar device is used, for much the same purpose. Two children, Dottie and Jimmy, have just learned about the story of Job in Sunday School. Their teacher, Mr. Henderson, presented the story in a clear and memorable way. Dottie and Jimmy, while playing in the snow in Dotties back yard, discusses Jobs dilemma. Dottie, the viewpoint character, struggles to understand the great themes of the book, while Jimmy plays the Devils Advocate. For the significance of the childrens names, see the footnote at


The Search for Grandma Sparkle

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The Search for Grandma Sparkle

Author: Darlene Miller

Publisher: Publication Consultants

ISBN: 1594336865

Genre: Fiction

Page: 168

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Book Summary: When granddaughter Sarah learns that her grandmother Opal and niece Jessica are missing, she decides to search for her. When the car is found with two flat tires, Sarah and her boy friend from college, travel up and down the rural roads and creeks of southern Iowa to look for her missing relatives. Because of the storm that Saturday night, would they seek shelter in an abandoned barn, house or maybe even a coal mine whose opening has been uncovered? Were they abducted? Who would have a grudge against the gentle woman who only tried to help people through her church's SPARKLE Club?


Z-Burbia: A Post Apocalyptic Zombie Adventure Novel

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Z-Burbia: A Post Apocalyptic Zombie Adventure Novel

Author: Jake Bible

Publisher: Jake Bible Fiction LLC

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Genre: Fiction

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Book Summary: When the zombie apocalypse hits the quiet Asheville, NC subdivision of Whispering Pines, the residents don't turn to the police or the military. Nope. They rely on their iron-fisted Home Owners Association! Which Jace Stanford and his family aren’t too keen on. Undead hordes are hard enough to deal with in a post-apocalyptic hellscape, who needs HOA fines too? Filled with blood, gore, plenty of bad jokes, cannibals, dreaded HOA covenants, and a whole lot of snark, Z-Burbia is guaranteed to thrill and entertain! Welcome to life in Z-Burbia! Reviews- “The first novel in Jake Bible’s series Z-Burbia hooked me. What appeared to be a jokey take on zombie fiction quickly develops some great characters and story.” -BoingBoing.net “For those still not convinced about the zombie genre, Z-Burbia is worth a read if only for its female characters: Jake Bible doesn’t have time for vapid whimpering damsels in distress. Oh no. Bible’s characters are thinking, acting, feisty sorts.” -Lee Murray, Bram Stoker Award-winning novelist “5.0 out of 5 stars 100% Zombie - and more. Quick, strong, gory, exciting, explosive, non-stop action. The opening part of the book does warn there will be gore, which if you are reading a zombie apocalypse book should not be a shock. Mr. Bible delivers all these. BUT he also delivers believable characters with different reasons for doing what they do. A developing political structure rising out of the ashes of civilization - from the Home-Owners Association tyrant to the constant battle between urban-and-rural. Big battles and little battles - zombies being weaponized, and parents raising kids in the Z-hellscape to be responsible adults. The layers take this book to the next level.” -Erin Penn, Vine Voice, amazon.com “I love my zombies and this series is by far my favorite. The main character is just amazingly done, cause I agree that we all need a laugh in the zombie apocalypse.” -UglyCasanova, 5-star Goodreads review Other books by Jake Bible: By Series: The Apex Trilogy (Dead Mech, The Americans, Metal & Ash) The Kaiju Winter Series Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! Black Box Inc. Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy The Salvage Merc One Series Fighting Iron Series Dead Team Alpha Series The AntiBio Series Reign of Four By Genre: Post-Apocalyptic- The Z-Burbia Series Dead Team Alpha Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy EverRealm Fighting Iron Series The AntiBio Series The Kaiju Winter Series Zombies!- The Z-Burbia Series Dead Team Alpha Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy EverRealm Science Fiction- Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! The Flipside Sagas The Salvage Merc One Series Drop Team Zero Outpost Hell Galactic Vice Agent Prime Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy Fighting Iron Series Mech Corps Reign of Four The AntiBio Series In Perpetuity Thriller/Action/Adventure- Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Blood Cruise Agent Prime Galactic Vice Horror- The Z-Burbia Series Blood Cruise Stone Cold Bastards Fantasy/Urban Fantasy/Dark Fantasy- Black Box Inc. Series Stone Cold Bastards EverRealm YA/MG Novels- ScareScapes! (middle grade scifi adventure Intentional Haunting (2014 Bram Stoker Award Finalist- YA horror) Little Dead Man (YA zombie apocalypse) By Series: The Apex Trilogy (Dead Mech, The Americans, Metal & Ash) Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! Black Box Inc. Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy The Salvage Merc One Series Fighting Iron Series Dead Team Alpha Series The AntiBio Series The Kaiju Winter Series Reign of Four Genres- zombie apocalypse, post-apocalyptic, dark humor, satire Keywords: zombies, post-apocalyptic, walking dead, George Romero, undead, post apocalyptic Key Phrases: apocalyptic fiction, apocalyptic books, post-apocalypse books, zombie apocalypse satire, post-apocalyptic books, post-apocalyptic fiction, post-apocalyptic collection, zombie apocalypse survival kit, zombie apocalypse books, George Romero books


Childrens Literature and the Politics of Equality

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Childrens Literature and the Politics of Equality

Author: Pat Pinsent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134091096

Genre: Education

Page: 1925

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Book Summary: First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


In the Midst of Us

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In the Midst of Us

Author: Susan E. Lewis

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973617250

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 220

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Book Summary: When Marc Brown first moves to Cedar Knob, Arkansas, he hopes to find relief from the memories of his pas abuse and drunkenness and the fire that killed his mom. But uncomfortable memories start to resurface when a mysterious creature from Marcs childhood reappears on the very day Maylee Kunchai from Thailand arrives in Cedar Knob. It is no coincidence that Maylee and Marc are living in Cedar Knob at the same time, nor is it without purpose that the creature is there as well. The two teenagers find themselves caught up in the sinister plans of people who should have been trustworthy. Then when a natural disaster strikes their small town, both the evil and the good are shaken. Marc and Maylee discover that sometimes it takes difficult life battles to determine who is strong and who is not.


SYLVIE and BRUNO - A Fantasy Tale for Children

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SYLVIE and BRUNO - A Fantasy Tale for Children

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 8834181549

Genre: Fiction

Page: 383

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Book Summary: Sylvie and Bruno was first published in 1889 by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Harry Furniss, same who also illustrated an edition of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. This edition has 46 pen and ink illustrations. Lady Sylvie is a young Sprite at the beginning of the novel, and later a true Fairy. Sylvie is the princess of Fairyland, daughter of the Warden, and sister of Bruno. While exhibiting very innocent traits, she seems far more mature than her younger brother, and often becomes exasperated with his illogical statements – just as with most brothers and sisters. Just as with “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” expect all the elements of fantasy and fantasmagorical beings and creatures for this adventure in fairyland. The novel has two main plots: one set in the real world, reflecting the time in which the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fantasy world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairy tale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Carroll's Alice books, the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, and morality. ============ KEYWORDS/TAGS: Sylvie and Bruno, Lewis Carroll, folklore, fairy tales, myths and legends, children’s stories, bedtime stories, parents with children, parents with babies, mothers with children, fathers with children, grandparents, fables, moral tale, Bruno, Lady Sylvie, Professor, Arthur, Muriel, children, words, Vice-Warden, Earl, Chancellor, Warden, Uggug, Gardener, flowers, whisper, Baron, Frogs, music, King, Queen, beautiful, animals, arrow, Arthur, Baby, Banquet, Beggar, Bible, Birthday-Treat, blackberries, blotting-paper, Boots, bouquet, breakfast, saloon, buns, candid, Captain, chain, cheeks, cigar, company, conspiracy, creature, crickets, croaking, Crocodile, dagger, dignity, dindledums, Doctor, Doggee, Dogland, Doos, dream, Eastward, eerie, Elveston, Emperor, escort, faces, Fairyland, faithful, fifteen, Forester, Free-Will, happily, Ghost, gloomy, golden, farewells, Hamlet, hare-bells, Head-Growler, head-over-heels, hearts, Highness, jamp, jolly, journey, key, kiss, Lecture, Lindon, Lion, Locket, London, , Macbeth, Magic, Majesty, market-place, Mouse, Muriel, Newfoundland, nuffin, nursemaid, Outland, passionate, Paul, peasant, Peter, Phlizz, pleasure, plunge-bath, Poem, Prince, Princess, puzzle, race, red, rosy, Royal, Sabbath-Day, savage, Science, Shakespeare, sharp, Sonata, Song, swallow, TING, triumphant, waiters, welly, give it some welly, West, wicked, wild, wizout, y’reince


When I Am Gone

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When I Am Gone

Author: Marge McRae

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452099118

Genre: Fiction

Page: 272

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Book Summary: Before he died, Peter looked into the eyes of his wife of forty years and said, When I am gone find the mission God has for you . . . Three years later Janet Drake learns of a recently widowed father with four young children. She believes caring for this family is her mission and heads for the motherless Harrison home. But Tom, the father, considers her neither heaven-sent nor especially qualified. However with no other applicant in sight, he agrees to give her a one week try-out. On her second day in town a chance meeting re-ignites a college friendship with Stu Mudoch, now a widowed missionary. He is convinced their meeting was a divine appointment while Janet is more than a little surprised at the strong stirrings of her heart. The childrens grief and their misbegotten ideas overwhelm her. But she is ready to do serious battle when an ambitious non-maternal woman casts her seductive web around Tompulling him off course from the fathering his children need. Meanwhile Janets secret Mary Poppins fantasy evaporates when the kids spurn her healthy cooking and none of the pervasive litter throughout the house jumps back into instant order in her wake. Friends of the deceased mom come alongside to help and she, in turn, mentors them as they deal with crushing disappointments and haunting histories. Through it all one over-riding question plagues her. Is serving the Harrison family truly the answer to Peters challenge, or are the Harrisons just a stepping stone on the way to the real mission?


The Hudson River in Literature

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The Hudson River in Literature

Author: Arthur G. Adams

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791494233

Genre: History

Page: 424

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Book Summary: This lovingly prepared anthology contains an abundance of poems and excerpts from novels and essays describing the Hudson River, work and travel on it, and life alongside it before the twentieth century. Some of these documents are the creations of well-known writers such as Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walt Whitman. Others were written by lesser-known writers whose work has long been out of print or available only as part of their collected works. From Whitman’s “mast-hemm’d Manhattan” to Nathaniel Park Willis’s “sabbath solitude” on upstate riverbanks, the modern reader will find still-accurate descriptions of the physical river itself. The many excerpts that describe particular aspects of Hudson life—Indian canoes, Dutch farms, steamboat excursions, and the majestic scenery—allow the modern reader to visualize the river at a time when it dominated life in eastern New York. By providing an especially vivid impression of New York State’s history and heritage, this volume will fascinate and inform residents of the Hudson Valley and all those who love its river.


GraceLand

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GraceLand

Author: Chris Abani

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429929820

Genre: Fiction

Page: 336

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Book Summary: Graceland is a dazzling debut by a singular new talent The sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way out of the ghetto. Broke, beset by floods, and beatings by his alcoholic father, and with no job opportunities in sight, Elvis is tempted by a life of crime. Thus begins his odyssey into the dangerous underworld of Lagos, guided by his friend Redemption and accompanied by a restless hybrid of voices including The King of Beggars, Sunday, Innocent and Comfort. Ultimately, young Elvis, drenched in reggae and jazz, and besotted with American film heroes and images, must find his way to a GraceLand of his own. Nuanced, lyrical, and pitch perfect, Abani has created a remarkable story of a son and his father, and an examination of postcolonial Nigeria where the trappings of American culture reign supreme. "A richly detailed, poignant, and utterly fascinating look into another culture and how it is cross-pollinated by our own. It brings to mind the work of Ha Jin in its power and revelation of the new."--T. Coraghessan Boyle


My Last Days as Roy Rogers

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My Last Days as Roy Rogers

Author: Pat Cunningham Devoto

Publisher: Hachette+ORM

ISBN: 0759521166

Genre: Fiction

Page: 390

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Book Summary: “Like To Kill a Mockingbird, this book paints a distinctly Southern picture of friendship, justice, and the bond between outcasts.” —St. Petersburg Times In an Alabama town in the early 1950s during the last polio summer before the Salk vaccine, ten-year-old Tabitha “Tab” Rutland is about to have the time of her life. Although movie theaters and pools have been closed to stem the epidemic, Tab, a tomboy with a passion for Roy Rogers, still seeks adventure with her best friend Maudie May, “the lightest brown colored person” she knows. Now as they meddle with the local bootlegger, Mr. Jake, row out on the Tennessee River to land the biggest catfish ever, and snoop into the town’s darkest secrets, Tab sets out to be a hero . . . and comes of age in an unforgettable confrontation with human frailty, racial injustice, and the healing power of love. “Engaging . . . Eminently readable . . . I read it over three times just to enjoy it again.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer “Offers up a huge, delicious helping of life, Southern style . . . Made me smile and, at times, laugh out loud.” —Birmingham News “Engaging . . . graceful . . . [with] characters finely drawn . . . Devoto has an ear and eye for the vagaries of family and loyalty.” —The Denver Post “Devoto provides a highly readable and entertaining novel packed full of rich and delightful dialogue, funny situations and vignettes, and all-to-human insights and drama.” —Library Journal


Chel & Riley Adventures

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Chel & Riley Adventures

Author: Wm. Matthew Graphman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456755911

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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Book Summary: Chel & Riley really hated being bored, so Riley sets out to plan an adventure that the children will never forget. After digging through several exciting but expensive adventures, the two settle on an amazing and free expedition up a nearby mountain. Little do Chel & Riley know that danger lurks around every turn of the mountain path. On the one hand, the children marvel at the beautiful scenery that God has made; and on the other, wild animals lay quietly in the darkness of a cave waiting for some unsuspecting prey to walk in. The peaceful and pleasant pathways give way to crumbling ledges that lead down rocky cliffs. And most importantly, a lone dark figure lingers in the shadows following the children’s every movement. They don’t see him, but somehow they know he’s there. Is he their friend or a dangerous enemy? What lessons will God teach Chel & Riley on the Great Mountain Adventure?


The History of Reading

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The History of Reading

Author: S. Towheed,W. Owens

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230316786

Genre: History

Page: 222

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Book Summary: Bringing together research from a variety of countries and periods, this volume introduces readers to the diverse approaches used to recover the evidence of reading through history in different societies, and asks whether reading practices are always conditioned by specific local circumstances or whether broader patterns might emerge.


Extremism

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Extremism

Author: J. M. Berger

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026234937X

Genre: Social Science

Page: 216

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Book Summary: What extremism is, how extremist ideologies are constructed, and why extremism can escalate into violence. A rising tide of extremist movements threaten to destabilize civil societies around the globe. It has never been more important to understand extremism, yet the dictionary definition—a logical starting point in a search for understanding—tells us only that extremism is “the quality or state of being extreme.” In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, J. M. Berger offers a nuanced introduction to extremist movements, explaining what extremism is, how extremist ideologies are constructed, and why extremism can escalate into violence. Berger shows that although the ideological content of extremist movements varies widely, there are common structural elements. Berger, an expert on extremist movements and terrorism, explains that extremism arises from a perception of “us versus them,” intensified by the conviction that the success of “us” is inseparable from hostile acts against “them.” Extremism differs from ordinary unpleasantness—run-of-the-mill hatred and racism—by its sweeping rationalization of an insistence on violence. Berger illustrates his argument with case studies and examples from around the world and throughout history, from the destruction of Carthage by the Romans—often called “the first genocide”—to the apocalyptic jihadism of Al Qaeda, America's new “alt-right,” and the anti-Semitic conspiracy tract The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. He describes the evolution of identity movements, individual and group radicalization, and more. If we understand the causes of extremism, and the common elements of extremist movements, Berger says, we will be more effective in countering it.


Githa Sowerby: Three Plays

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Githa Sowerby: Three Plays

Author: Githa Sowerby

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770488022

Genre: Drama

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Githa Sowerby’s Rutherford and Son took the London theatre by storm in 1912. Following its triumphant run, the play toured to New York, was produced throughout England, and was translated and staged in multiple European locations. Yet Sowerby’s initial theatrical success would not be repeated. With historical hindsight, we can see Sowerby’s experience as comparable to that of many other women writers who struggled to achieve lasting recognition, especially when their work was perceived as critiquing the forces restricting women’s lives. These vivid domestic dramas explore timely questions of capitalism, feminism, and personal freedom. With the acclaimed revival of Rutherford at the National Theatre in 1994, and with the efforts by feminist scholars and theatre artists to rediscover the work of such forgotten women writers, Sowerby and her dramas have secured renewed interest. This edition gathers Rutherford and Son, its companion piece A Man and Some Women, and the postwar play The Stepmother. The edition will provide teachers, students, and artists with important historical contexts for Sowerby’s dramas and will demonstrate the ongoing cogency of these dynamic, insightful, and engaging plays.


ISLLCE 2019

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ISLLCE 2019

Author: La Ino,Nirmalasari,Sitti Nurfaidah,Maulid Taembo ,La Aso

Publisher: European Alliance for Innovation

ISBN: 1631902539

Genre: Social Science

Page: 438

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Book Summary: The 1st International Seminar on Language, Literature, Culture and Education (ISLLCE) is motivated by improving the quality of research and development relating to language, literature, culture and education field. Thus, this conference has aims: (1) to bring together the scientists, researchers and practitioners, and lecturers. (2) To share and to discuss theoretical and practical knowledge about language, literature, culture and education field. The conference took place in Universitas Halu Oleo, Kendari, Indonesia on November, 15th up to 16th 2019. Specifically, this conference can be used as a scientific forum for accommodating discussion among young researchers that originated from Indonesia in the field of Language, Literature, Culture and Education. Therefore, the invited speakers in this conference are the researchers that are well-known and reputable in the world. We would like to thank the organizing committee and the members of reviewers for their kind assistance in reviewing the papers. We would also extend our best gratitude to keynote speakers for their invaluable contribution and worthwhile ideas shared in the conference. Furthermore, ISLLCE is hoped to be able to be used as academic media to exchange ideas and as a result it will succeed in deciding the recommendation related to the language, literature, culture and education phenomenon.


Ruth's Journey

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Ruth's Journey

Author: Donald McCaig

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451643551

Genre: Fiction

Page: 384

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Book Summary: “Exquisitely imagined, deeply researched . . . brings to the foreground the most enigmatic and fascinating figure in Gone with the Wind. This is a brave work of literary empathy by a writer at the height of his powers, who demonstrates a magisterial understanding of the period, its clashing cultures, and its heartbreaking crises. ” —Geraldine Brooks, author of March The only authorized prequel to Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind—the unforgettable story of Mammy. On a Caribbean island consumed by the flames of revolution, an infant girl falls under the care of two French émigrés, Henri and Solange Fournier, who take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth’s life as shaped first by her strong-willed mistress, and then by Solange’s daughter Ellen and Gerald O’Hara, the rough Irishman Ellen chooses to marry; the Butler family of Charleston and their unexpected connection to Mammy Ruth; and finally Scarlett O’Hara—the irrepressible Southern belle Mammy raises from birth. As we witness the lives of three generations of women, gifted storyteller Donald McCaig reveals a nuanced portrait of Mammy, at once a proud woman and a captive, a strict disciplinarian who has never experienced freedom herself. Through it all, Mammy endures, a rock in the river of time. Set against the backdrop of the South from the 1820s until the dawn of the Civil War, here is a remarkable story of fortitude, heartbreak, and indomitable will—and a tale that will forever illuminate your reading of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.


Issues in Neurology Research and Practice: 2011 Edition

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Issues in Neurology Research and Practice: 2011 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963568

Genre: Medical

Page: 3208

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Book Summary: Issues in Neurology Research and Practice / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Neurology Research and Practice. The editors have built Issues in Neurology Research and Practice: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Neurology Research and Practice in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Neurology Research and Practice: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.


Solo Vocal Works on Jewish Themes

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Solo Vocal Works on Jewish Themes

Author: Kenneth Jaffe

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461664292

Genre: Music

Page: 460

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Book Summary: Solo Vocal Works on Jewish Themes: A Bibliography of Jewish Composers is an extensive, annotated bibliography of Jewish music, featuring large-scale stage, concert, and liturgical compositions written by Jewish composers from every known time period and country. Hundreds of composers are represented in nearly 3,000 pieces, including musicals, operas, operettas, pageants, music dramas, oratorios, cantatas, and symphonic works, as well as original song cycles and liturgical services. Works are listed by composer and cross-referenced by theme, title, and voice type.