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All the Little Hopes

By Leah Weiss
  • ISBN Code: : 1728232759
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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A Southern story of friendship forged by books and bees, when the timeless troubles of growing up meet the murky shadows of World War II. Deep in the tobacco land of North Carolina, nothing's been the same since the boys shipped off to war and worry took their place. Thirteen-year-old Lucy Brown is precocious and itching for adventure. Then Allie Bert Tucker wanders into town, an outcast with a puzzling past, and Lucy figures the two of them can solve any curious crime they find—just like her hero, Nancy Drew. Their chance comes when a man goes missing, a woman stops speaking, and an eccentric gives the girls a mystery to solve that takes them beyond the ordinary. Their quiet town, seasoned with honeybees and sweet tea, becomes home to a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp. More men go missing. And together, the girls embark on a journey to discover if we ever really know who the enemy is. Lush with Southern atmosphere, All The Little Hopes is the story of two girls growing up as war creeps closer, blurring the difference between what's right, what's wrong, and what we know to be true.

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  • Pdf File: the-world-that-we-knew.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL On the brink of World War II, with the Nazis tightening their grip on Berlin, a mother’s act of courage and love offers her daughter a chance of survival. “[A] hymn to the power of resistance, perseverance, and enduring love in dark times…gravely beautiful…Hoffman the storyteller continues to dazzle.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW At the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. Her desperation leads her to Ettie, the daughter of a rabbi whose years spent eavesdropping on her father enables her to create a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Hanni’s daughter, Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked. What does it mean to lose your mother? How much can one person sacrifice for love? In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet remarkable characters that take us on a stunning journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never-ending.

Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448155207
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 669
  • Pdf File: little-women.pdf

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Discover this beautiful and charming classic book behind the new major film. 'Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another' Christmas won't be the same this year for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as their father is away fighting in the Civil War, and the family has fallen on hard times. But although they may be poor, life for the four March sisters is rich with colour, as they play games, put on wild theatricals, make new friends, argue, grapple with their vices, learn from their mistakes, nurse each other through sickness and disappointments, and get into all sorts of trouble. BACKSTORY: Learn all about the author's life and how it inspired her famous story, and find out which of the March sisters you most resemble!

Ask a Manager

By Alison Green
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0399181822
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 663
  • Pdf File: ask-a-manager.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

Five Little Indians

By Michelle Good
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443459194
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 259
  • Pdf File: five-little-indians.pdf

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WINNER: Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction WINNER: Amazon First Novel Awards WINNER: Kobo Emerging Author Prize Finalist: Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalist: Atwood Gibson Writers Trust Prize Finalist: BC & Yukon Book Prize Shortlist: Indigenous Voices Awards Finalist: Kobo Emerging Author Prize National Bestseller; A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year; A CBC Best Book of the Year; An Apple Best Book of the Year; A Kobo Best Book of the Year; An Indigo Best Book of the Year Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention. Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign world of Downtown Eastside Vancouver, where they cling together, striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn’t want them. The paths of the five friends cross and crisscross over the decades as they struggle to overcome, or at least forget, the trauma they endured during their years at the Mission. Fuelled by rage and furious with God, Clara finds her way into the dangerous, highly charged world of the American Indian Movement. Maisie internalizes her pain and continually places herself in dangerous situations. Famous for his daring escapes from the school, Kenny can’t stop running and moves restlessly from job to job—through fishing grounds, orchards and logging camps—trying to outrun his memories and his addiction. Lucy finds peace in motherhood and nurtures a secret compulsive disorder as she waits for Kenny to return to the life they once hoped to share together. After almost beating one of his tormentors to death, Howie serves time in prison, then tries once again to re-enter society and begin life anew. With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward.

Hope Springs

By Jaime Berry
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0316540560
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 915
  • Pdf File: hope-springs.pdf

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Fans of Kate DiCamillo and Katherine Applegate will fall in love with this tug-at-your-heartstrings middle-grade novel about one girl who is desperate to find the "perfect home" as she moves from one town to the next with her Grandmother. Eleven-year-old Jubilee Johnson is an expert at three things: crafting, moving, and avoiding goodbyes. On the search for the "perfect place," she and her Nan live by their Number One Relocation Rule—just the two of them is all they need. But Jubilee's starting to feel like just two is a little too close to alone. Desperate to settle down, Jubilee plans their next move, Hope Springs, Texas—home of her TV crafting idol, Arletta Paisley. Here she meets a girl set on winning the local fishing tournament and a boy who says exactly the right thing by hardly speaking at all. Soon, Jubilee wonders if Hope Springs might just be the place to call home. But when the town is threatened by a mega-chain superstore fronted by Arletta Paisley, Jubilee is faced with skipping town yet again or standing up to her biggest bully yet. With the help of her new friends and the one person she never thought she'd need—her Momma—will Jubilee find a way to save the town she's come to love and convince Nan that it's finally time to settle down?

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

By Ottessa Moshfegh
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525522123
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 254
  • Pdf File: my-year-of-rest-and-relaxation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman's efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a powerful answer to that question. Through the story of a year spent under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs designed to heal our heroine from her alienation from this world, Moshfegh shows us how reasonable, even necessary, alienation can be. Both tender and blackly funny, merciless and compassionate, it is a showcase for the gifts of one of our major writers working at the height of her powers.

Everything Is F*cked

By Mark Manson
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062888471
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 753
  • Pdf File: everything-is-f-cked.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope. We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it’s ever been—we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked—the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn’t even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness. What’s going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it’s Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that technology had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn’t—and worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find happiness only served to make us unhappier. Instead, the “subtle art” of that title turned out to be a bold challenge: to choose your struggle; to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain. The result was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide while becoming the #1 bestseller in 13 different countries. Now, in Everthing Is F*cked, Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom—and even of hope itself. With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven’t considered before. It’s another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come.

Small Island

By Andrea Levy
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  • Publisher : Tinder Press
  • Book Code : 0755359712
  • Total of Pages : 422
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 361
  • Pdf File: small-island.pdf

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Small Island by bestselling author Andrea Levy won the Orange Prize for Fiction, as well as the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Whitbread. It is possibly the definitive fictional account of the experiences of the Empire Windrush generation. Now a major BBC drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Naomie Harris, its enduring appeal will captivate fans of Maya Angelou and Zadie Smith. 'A great read... honest, skilful, thoughtful and important' - Guardian It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war. But at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun. Queenie Bligh's neighbours do not approve when she agrees to take in Jamaican lodgers, but Queenie doesn't know when her husband will return, or if he will come back at all. What else can she do? Gilbert Joseph was one of the several thousand Jamaican men who joined the RAF to fight against Hitler. Returning to England as a civilian he finds himself treated very differently. It's desperation that makes him remember a wartime friendship with Queenie and knock at her door. Gilbert's wife Hortense, too, had longed to leave Jamaica and start a better life in England. But when she joins him she is shocked to find London shabby, decrepit, and far from the golden city of her dreams. Even Gilbert is not the man she thought he was...

A Drop of Hope

By Keith Calabrese
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 133823322X
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 765
  • Pdf File: a-drop-of-hope.pdf

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Introducing an extraordinary new voice who shows us how powerful an act of kindness, a hint of magic, and a little hope can be. "A book that reminds us of the kindness we are all capable of." -- Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor winner and author of Okay For NowA well. A wish. And a little drop of hope.Times are tough. Jobs are scarce and miracles are in short supply. But something strange is happening in Cliffs Donnelly, Ohio. An old well has suddenly, impossibly, begun to grant wishes. And three sixth graders are the only ones who know why.Ernest Wilmette believes a good deed makes magic happen. Ryan Hardy thinks they should just mind their own business. Lizzy MacComber believes in facts, not fairy tales. Of course, you don't have to believe in wishes to make one.As more wishes are made, the well's true secret gets harder and harder to keep. Ernest, Ryan, and Lizzy know they can't fix the world. But in their own little corner of it, they can give everyone a little hope... one wish at a time.

Revelation

By
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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Book Code : 0857861018
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Bibles
  • Members : 456
  • Pdf File: revelation.pdf

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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Hope Is the Thing with Feathers

By Emily Dickinson
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  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Book Code : 1423652835
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: hope-is-the-thing-with-feathers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Part of a new collection of literary voices from Gibbs Smith, written by, and for, extraordinary women—to encourage, challenge, and inspire. One of American’s most distinctive poets, Emily Dickinson scorned the conventions of her day in her approach to writing, religion, and society. Hope Is the Thing with Feathers is a collection from her vast archive of poetry to inspire the writers, creatives, and leaders of today. Continue your journey in the Women’s Voices series with Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte and The Feminist Papers by Mary Wollstonecraft.

Winesburg, Ohio

By Sherwood Anderson
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 149765971X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 910
  • Pdf File: winesburg-ohio.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The classic story collection by a great American master Sherwood Anderson’s unforgettable story cycle has long been considered one of the finest works of American literature. The central character is George Willard, a young artist coming of age in a quiet town in the heart of the Midwest, but his story is no more extraordinary than those of friends and neighbors such as Kate Swift, a lonely schoolteacher whose beauty inspires lust and confusion; Wing Biddlebaum, a recluse whose restless hands are the source of both his new name and the terrible secret that led him to abandon the old one; and Doctor Reefy, who hides his personal suffering by pouring it onto scraps of paper. With its uncompromising realism and unique narrative structure—twenty-two short tales linked by their setting and by a large cast of recurring characters—Winesburg, Ohio inspired an entire generation of writers, including William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and forever changed the depiction of small-town life in popular American culture. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

HARVARD CLASSICS - All 20 Volumes in one Edition

By Henry James,George Eliot,Henry Fielding,Laurence Sterne,Jane Austen,Walter Scott,William Makepeace Thackeray,Charles Dickens,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Washington Irving,Edgar Allan Poe,Francis Bret Harte,Mark Twain,Edward Everett Hale,Victor Hugo,Honoré Balzac,George Sand,Alfred de Musset,Alphonse Daudet,Guy de Maupassant,Johann Wolfgang Goethe,Gottfried Keller,Theodor Storm,Theodor Fontane,Leo Tolstoy,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Ivan Turgenev,Juan Valera,Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson,Alexander L. Kielland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027305039
  • Total of Pages : 9344
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 142
  • Pdf File: harvard-classics-all-20-volumes-in-one-edition.pdf

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The Harvard Classics - Shelf of Fiction represents a specific selection of the greatest novels, novellas and short stories of seven national literatures, namely: English, American, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Scandinavian. Table of Contents: Vols. 1 & 2: The History of Tom Jones by Henry Fielding Vol. 3: A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Vol. 4: Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott Vol. 5 & 6: Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray Vol. 7 & 8: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens Vol. 9: The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot Vol. 10: Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter Rappaccini's Daughter Washington Irving: Rip Van Winkle The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Edgar Alan Poe: Eleonora The Fall of the House of Usher The Purloined Letter Francis Bret Harte: The Luck of Roaring Camp The Outcasts of Poker Flat The Idyl of Red Gulch Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog by Mark Twain The Man Without a Country by Edward Everett Hale Vol.11: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James Vol. 12: Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo Vol. 13: French Fiction Old Goriot by Honoré de Balzac The Devil's Pool by George Sand The Story of a White Blackbird by Alfred de Musset Alphonse Daudet: The Siege of Berlin The Last Class The Child Spy The Game of Billiards The Bad Zouave Guy de Maupassant: Walter Schnaffs' Adventure Two Friends The Cripple Vols. 14 & 15: German Fiction J. W. von Goethe: Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship The Sorrows of Young Werther The Banner of the Upright Seven by Gottfried Keller The Rider on the White Horse by Theodor Storm Trials and Tribulations by Theodor Fontane Vols. 16–19: Russian Fiction Tolstoy: Anna Karenina Ivan the Fool Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky Turgenev: A House of Gentlefolk Fathers and Children Vol. 20: Spanish & Scandinavian Fiction Pepita Jimenez by Juan Valera A Happy Boy by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Skipper Worse by Alexander L. Kielland

Sharleen and I

By Rolf van der Wind
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  • Publisher : tredition
  • Book Code : 3347338391
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 228
  • Pdf File: sharleen-and-i.pdf

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Love wounds and love experiences have this peculiarity - they may be hidden, but they never close; they are always painful, always ready to bleed when touched, and remain fresh and open in the heart. The protagonist crossed a kind of invisible line. He felt as if he had reached a place he never thought he would have to go to. And he didn't know how he got there. It was a strange place because he lost the memories of all. It was a place where it could be tortured for eternity, or he could find dreams and love, something as far away and distant as the star-filled universe he observed every night.