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A Place for Us

By Fatima Farheen Mirza
  • ISBN Code: : 1524763578
  • Publisher : SJP for Hogarth
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD “5 UNDER 35” NOMINEE • NEW YORK’S “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK” PICK Named One of the Best Books of the Year: Washington Post • NPR • People • Refinery29 • Parade • BuzzFeed “Mirza writes with a mercy that encompasses all things.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post Hailed as “a book for our times” (Christiane Amanpour), A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity, and belonging. As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister’s footsteps. And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? Can Amar find his way back to the people who know and love him best? A Place for Us takes us back to the beginning of this family’s life: from the bonds that bring them together, to the differences that pull them apart. All the joy and struggle of family life is here, from Rafiq and Layla’s own arrival in America from India, to the years in which their children—each in their own way—tread between two cultures, seeking to find their place in the world, as well as a path home. A Place for Us is a book for our times: an astonishingly tender-hearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today. It announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE PORTICO PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE DIVERSE BOOK AWARDS LONGLISTED FOR THE AUTHORS’ CLUB BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD ________

A Place For All Of Us

By Doretta Hile,William Barnes
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1598584219
  • Total of Pages : 36
  • Category : Discrimination
  • Members : 917
  • Pdf File: a-place-for-all-of-us.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A story about two towns and their people. One day, a flood sends the people of Capsville, where they wear only caps, to the town of Hatsville, where they wear a variety of hats according to their occupations. The people of each town soon find out they cannot live together in the same town because they have strong ideas about their differences. Just as they are about to give up on each other, a wind storm comes, and they learn they are not that different after all.

There's a Place for Us

By Louise Kaye
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450292569
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 241
  • Pdf File: there-s-a-place-for-us.pdf

Book Short Summary:

She was raised on a farm in rural Wisconsin. She received a scholarship, left her family and the farm, to pursue the career she had longed for. She had a plan, goals, hopes and dreams. Then, just as her college life is beginning; Jack, a handsome, brown-eyed musician, walks into her life and she will never be the same. Her life becomes a whirlwind of classes, practices, work, and rehearsals. She makes time for Jack, weaving him into her hectic, busy life and then just as she is about to believe that she and Jack will be together forever, John, Jacks brother brings her disturbing news. The one thing that the little voice, in the back of her head, had always nagged her about was coming true. After almost losing her to an illness, find out what Jack reveals.

A Place for Us (free chapter sampler)

By Harriet Evans
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  • Publisher : Headline
  • Book Code : 1472226208
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 500
  • Pdf File: a-place-for-us.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Do you love Maeve Binchy, Rosamund Pilcher and Cathy Kelly? Read the knockout opening chapter of A Place For Us by Harriet Evans, the book on everyone's lips, and see for yourself what the fuss is about. Plus you'll have access to exclusive Woman & Home competitions and extra material about her characters from the author. A Place for Us is currently available to buy as a series of four partworks, the complete novel will be onsale from January 2015.

A Place for Truth

By Dallas Willard
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830868003
  • Total of Pages : 323
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 816
  • Pdf File: a-place-for-truth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Since its founding at Harvard in 1992, The Veritas Forum has provided a place for the university world to explore the deepest questions of truth and life. Now gathered in one volume are some of The Veritas Forum's most notable presentations, with contributions from Francis Collins, Tim Keller, N. T. Wright, Mary Poplin and more. Volume editor Dallas Willard introduces each presentation, highlighting its significance and putting it in context for us today.

Becoming a Place of Unrest

By Robert Booth
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  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Book Code : 0821447424
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 355
  • Pdf File: becoming-a-place-of-unrest.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The key to mitigating the environmental crisis isn’t just based on science; it depends upon a profound philosophical revision of how we think about and behave in relation to the world. Our ongoing failure to interrupt the environmental crisis in a meaningful way stems, in part, from how we perceive the environment—what Robert Booth calls the "more-than-human world.” Anthropocentric presumptions of this world, inherited from natural science, have led us to better scientific knowledge about environmental problems and more science-based—yet inadequate—practical “solutions.” That’s not enough, Booth argues. Rather, he asserts that we must critically and self-reflexively revise how we perceive and consider ourselves within the more-than-human world as a matter of praxis in order to arrest our destructive impact on it. Across six chapters, Booth brings ecophenomenology—environmentally focused phenomenology—into productive dialogue with a rich array of other philosophical approaches, such as ecofeminism, new materialism, speculative realism, and object-oriented ontology. The book thus outlines and justifies why and how a specifically ecophenomenological praxis may lead to the disruption of the environmental crisis at its root. Booth’s observations and arguments make the leap from theory to practice insofar as they may influence how we fundamentally grasp the environmental crisis and what promising avenues of practical activism might look like. In Booth’s view, this is not about achieving a global scientific consensus regarding the material causes of the environmental crisis or the responsible use of “natural resources.” Instead, Booth calls for us to habitually resist our impetus to uncritically reduce more-than-human entities to “natural resources” in the first place. As Booth recognizes, Becoming a Place of Unrest cannot and does not tell us how we should act. Instead, it outlines and provides the basic means by which to instill positive and responsible conceptual and behavioral relationships with the rest of the world. Based on this, there is hope that we may begin to develop more concrete, actionable policies that bring about profound and lasting change.

Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. Mark

By Alexander Maclaren
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 483
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 224
  • Pdf File: expositions-of-holy-scripture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture consists of 32 volumes of the exposition of Holy Scriptures, each concerning a certain place in the Bible. This part refers to the Gospel of St. Mark.

A place called home

By Nithya Chellam
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1646507452
  • Total of Pages : 90
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 944
  • Pdf File: a-place-called-home.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Some of us have a longing to belong somewhere, we feel that we do not fit in anywhere and with anyone. Some of us would like to live and be in place of joy, peace and happiness. This book is intended to expand your space and knowing about life. May you find "A place called home for you" that nurtures you to become who you truly are. "Home is not just a place, it is the space you can be. Be that space for yourself and everyone around. Whoever seeks your shelter, let them in. Whoever chooses to leave, let them be. Whoever leaves and reconnects, welcome them back, You can choose this, irrespective of what anyone else chooses."

A Place of Quiet Rest

By Nancy Leigh DeMoss
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  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Book Code : 1575674769
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 211
  • Pdf File: a-place-of-quiet-rest.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The God of the universe created us for a love relationship with Him! We long for that sweet intimacy with God, but it often seems so out of reach. Yet even in the busyness of daily life, we hear those whispers calling us, drawing us to sit at the feet of Jesus. Best-selling author Nancy Leigh DeMoss demystifies the process of coming to know God intimately. For over 10 years A Place of Quiet Rest has spoken to readers, helping them to a deeper relationship with Christ. In A Place of Quiet Rest Nancy shares from her heart and life how a daily devotional time can forever change your life. Includes personal reflections by Elisabeth Elliot, Kay Arthur, Barbara Rainey, Joni Eareckson Tada in addition to Making it Personal sections for deeper study.

Going Home

By Harriet Evans
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1416531319
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 127
  • Pdf File: going-home.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A heartwarming and moving novel of family and love from the international bestselling author of the “effortless and deeply satisfying” (Glamour, UK) Love Always. They say love feels like going home…but what if your home is no longer there? Leaving her tiny flat in London—and a whole host of headaches behind—Lizzy Walter is making the familiar journey back home to spend Christmas with her chaotic but big-hearted family. In an ever-changing world, her parents’ country home, Keeper House, is the one constant. But behind the mistletoe and mince pies, family secrets and rivalries lurk. And when David, the Love of Her Life—or so she thought—makes an unexpected reappearance, this one ranks as a Christmas she would definitely rather forget. As winter slowly turns to spring, all the things that Lizzy has taken for granted begin to shift. Keeper House is in jeopardy and might have to be sold for reasons Lizzy doesn’t understand. Her family seems fractured like never before. And, with a new man in her life, she may finally have to kiss her dream of a reunion with David goodbye. By the time the Walters gather at Keeper House for a summer wedding, the stakes have never been higher—for Lizzy, for her family, and for love.

Approximately Yours

By Julie Hammerle
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  • Publisher : Entangled: Crush
  • Book Code : 1640633863
  • Total of Pages : 241
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 722
  • Pdf File: approximately-yours.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Danny Garland is so out of Holly’s league. And her family is only back in North Pole, Minnesota, long enough to sell Grandma’s house and say “Merry Christmas.” So telling her basketball-star, too-hot-to-be-real long-time crush that she’d like to kiss him under the mistletoe just isn’t going to happen. And now he’s asked out her cousin, Elda. Elda is a mess at flirting, so when she begs Holly to intervene, she does. Holly helps her flirt with him over text. And then again. And again. Now she’s stuck texting him as her cousin, and Elda is the one going on the date. Holly thought she could settle for just conversation with Danny, but talking with him is some kind of magic. He’s got the perfect comebacks, she makes him laugh, they text until everyone is asleep. She just can’t ever tell him it’s her he’s really texting. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book has hot texts, gingerbread wars, and a slow-burn romance that could melt a Minnesota winter. Books in the North Pole, Minnesota series Any Boy but You Artificial Sweethearts Approximately Yours

Rekindle the Altar Fire

By Chuck D. Pierce,Alemu Beeftu
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  • Publisher : Chosen Books
  • Book Code : 1493428411
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 836
  • Pdf File: rekindle-the-altar-fire.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Few believers experience God's altar--a place of pure and wholehearted relationship and worship where our holy God can meet with us and the fire of his presence can fall. But such an altar is necessary in our personal lives, our marriages, our churches, and our nations so that we are strengthened, empowered, and equipped for every good work. In this influential, modern-day call back to the altar, Chuck D. Pierce and Alemu Beeftu invite readers to find their way to rebuild the place of God's presence to allow the fire of God--his presence and power--to fall. When we rekindle the altar fire, our lives, prayer, and worship are transformed. The time to rebuild altars for fresh fire is now!