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Apple and Rain

By Sarah Crossan
  • ISBN Code: : 1619636913
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : apple-and-rain.pdf

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When Apple's mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels almost whole again. In order to heal completely, her mother will have to answer one burning question: Why did she abandon her? But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother's homecoming is bittersweet. It's only when Apple meets her younger sister, Rain-someone more lost than she is- that she begins to see things for how they really are, allowing Apple to discover something that might help her to feel truly whole again. From the author of the acclaimed The Weight of Water comes a beautifully-crafted, moving novel about family, betrayal, and the ultimate path to healing.

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  • Book Code : 1547603275
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 880
  • Pdf File: being-toffee.pdf

Book Short Summary:

I am not who I say I am, and Marla isn't who she thinks she is. I am a girl trying to forget. She is a woman trying to remember. Allison has run away from home and with nowhere to live finds herself hiding out in the shed of what she thinks is an abandoned house. But the house isn't empty. An elderly woman named Marla, with dementia, lives there – and she mistakes Allison for an old friend from her past named Toffee. Allison is used to hiding who she really is, and trying to be what other people want her to be. And so, Toffee is who she becomes. After all, it means she has a place to stay. There are worse places she could be. But as their bond grows, and Allison discovers how much Marla needs a real friend, she begins to ask herself - where is home? What is a family? And most importantly, who is she, really?

Rain's Rebellion

By ID Johnson
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  • Publisher : ID Johnson
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 864
  • Pdf File: rain-s-rebellion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Can one short conversation change Rain's world forever? After the Third World War, women seized the opportunity to overcome the surviving men, creating a new nation in part of what used to be the United States ruled by the Motherhood. From that day forward, all women are raised never to question the new order of things where women have all the power and men are used and discarded like animals. Rain knows in the back of her mind that this way is wrong, but she’s been indoctrinated to believe questioning the Mothers is wrong. All of that changes one afternoon when she’s fulfilling her duties in the Insemination Ward and sees one of the men face-to-face for the first time. Their conversation is brief, but Rain’s life will be changed forever. Now that Rain is aware that the Motherhood isn’t all it appears to be, she’s drawn into a circle of women who want change and are willing to sacrifice everything to overthrow the Motherhood, free the men, and create a world where everyone is appreciated and valued, regardless of gender. The road ahead is full of danger, and with every step, new questions and possibilities are presented to Rain. Will she join the rebellion and work to set men free—or will she continue to be a part of the all-powerful Motherhood? Rain’s Rebellion is book one in a new thrilling dystopian romance series.

Fire and Rain

By David Browne
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  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Book Code : 030682213X
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 281
  • Pdf File: fire-and-rain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Set against a backdrop of world-changing historical and political events, Fire and Rain tells the extraordinary story of one pivotal year in the lives and music of four legendary artists, and reveals how these artists and their songs both shaped and reflected their times. Drawing on interviews, rare recordings, and newly discovered documents, acclaimed journalist David Browne “allows us to see—and to hear—the elusive moment when the '60s became the '70s in a completely fresh way” (Mark Harris, author of Pictures at a Revolution).

Growing Sideways in Twenty-first Century British Culture

By Anne Malewski
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 9027258406
  • Total of Pages : 229
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 641
  • Pdf File: growing-sideways-in-twenty-first-century-british-culture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume examines changing boundaries between childhood and adulthood in British society and culture at the beginning of the twenty-first century − where these age boundaries are widely debated, policed, and contested − to investigate alternatives to conventional ideas of growing up. Building on observations, especially in children’s literature criticism, that human growth is shaped by a grand narrative that privileges adulthood, and on terminologies of non-normative growth, particularly in queer theory, this monograph develops growing sideways as a concept that queers this grand narrative by destabilising childhood and adulthood, and the boundaries between them. The concept is refined through close readings of twenty-first century British children’s literature, television series, film, and participatory events, troubling age boundaries via specific strategies in three conceptual areas: appearance, play, and space. Exploring power structures around age and gender, this monograph traces growing sideways as a distinct and important alternative discourse of human growth.

Horticultural Reviews

By Jules Janick
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 047146337X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 779
  • Pdf File: horticultural-reviews.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Horticultural Reviews, Volume 29 presents state-of-the-art reviews on topics in horticultural sciences. The emphasis is on applied topics including the production of fruits, vegetables, nut crops, and ornamental plants of commercial importance.

Bob, The Apple

By Angela Bewick
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525597205
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 910
  • Pdf File: bob-the-apple.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bob the apple is afraid of the changes that are coming with the autumn season. Watching his brothers and sisters fall from the tree is scary, but with the help of his wise father, his spunky friend, Robin and Mother Nature, he is able to see the possibilities that can come with trusting transition and being true to yourself.

All to Jesus

By Robert J. Morgan
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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1433678020
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 504
  • Pdf File: all-to-jesus.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Cast all your cares on him.” “Love the Lord with all your heart.” “I can do all things . . . .” You’d be surprised how often the word “all” appears in the Bible—thousands of times. And with each description of God’s comprehen- sive promises, each reminder of our complete blessing in Christ, each appeal for our full and total surrender, His reputation grows larger before our eyes. We see again what He can do. We see again who we can be. From Robert J. Morgan (100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart, Then Sings My Soul) comes All to Jesus, a choice sampling of the Bible’s most “all”-encompassing statements, surrounded each day by inspiring stories, personal reflections, and the encouraging assurance that you are cared for in ways you never imagined. Derived from the pages of real life and a pastor’s heart, each daily reading meets you in an ever-deeper place, revealing God’s immeasurable power and keen attention to the smallest detail. Truly, He is all you need. All year long.

My All in All

By Robert J. Morgan
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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1433674475
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 767
  • Pdf File: my-all-in-all.pdf

Book Short Summary:

All things work together . . . Come to me, all who are weary . . . Trust in the Lord with all your heart . . . The hairs of your head have all been counted . . . Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. Despite decades of preaching experience, it was just a few years ago that best-selling author Robert J. Morgan (Then Sings My Soul) began to note the magnitude and frequent use of the word "all" in the Bible. Upon closer inspection, it appears to amplify many of God’s greatest truths, commands, and promises nearly six thousand times, proving itself to be what Morgan calls "the largest little word in the world." My All in All is the fruit of his unique study, a 365-day devotional that will assure readers of God’s purposes, power, and grace time and again.

Wild Apples and Other Natural History Essays

By Henry David Thoreau
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  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Book Code : 0820326364
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 409
  • Pdf File: wild-apples-and-other-natural-history-essays.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume of seven essays and a late lecture by Henry David Thoreau makes available important material written both before and after Walden. First appearing in the 1840s through the 1860s, the essays were written during a time of great change in Thoreau's environs, as the Massachusetts of his childhood became increasingly urbanized and industrialized. William Rossi's introduction puts the essays in the context of Thoreau's other major works, both chronologically and intellectually. Rossi also shows how these writings relate to Thoreau's life and career as both writer and naturalist: his readings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Darwin; his failed bid for commercial acceptance of his work; and his pivotal encounter with the utter wildness of the Maine woods. In the essays themselves, readers will see how Thoreau melded conventions of natural history writing with elements of two popular literary forms--travel writing and landscape writing--to explore concerns ranging from America's westward expansion to the figural dimensions of scientific facts and phenomena. Thoreau the thinker, observer, wanderer, and inquiring naturalist--all emerge in this distinctive composite picture of the economic, natural, and spiritual communities that left their marks on one of our most important early environmentalists.

Here Is the Beehive

By Sarah Crossan
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316428574
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 507
  • Pdf File: here-is-the-beehive.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A brilliantly original debut about a love affair cut short, and how lonely it is to live inside a secret -- for fans of Sally Rooney, Sheila Heti, and Ottessa Moshfegh. Ana Kelly can deal with death. As an estate lawyer, an unfortunate part of her day-to-day is phone calls from the next of kin informing her that one of her clients has died. But nothing could have prepared Ana for the call from Rebecca Taylor, explaining in a strangely calm tone that her husband Connor was killed in an accident. Ana had been having an affair with Connor for three years, keeping their love secret in hotel rooms, weekends away, and swiftly deleted text messages. Though consuming, they hide their love well, and nobody knows of their relationship except Mark, Connor's best friend. Alone and undone, Ana seeks friendship with the person who she once thought of as her adversary and opposite, but who is now the only one who shares her pain -- Rebecca. As Ana becomes closer to her lover's widow, she is forced to reconcile painful truths about the affair, and the fickleness of love and desire. Funny, frank, and strange, Sarah Crossan's moving novel is wholly original and deeply resonant.

Unidas

By Sarah Crossan
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  • Publisher : L&PM Editores
  • Book Code : 8525438553
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 724
  • Pdf File: unidas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Grace e Tippi são gêmeas siamesas. Vivendo literalmente grudadas, estão acostumadas a dividir tudo – a cama, as roupas, parte do corpo, sessões de terapia, o amor e os cuidados da família. Sempre receberam educação em casa, só que agora, aos 16 anos, terão de frequentar uma escola de verdade, para alunos "normais". Em meio à experiência radical do convívio na escola, da busca por amizades verdadeiras, do preconceito sofrido e da primeira paixão, elas terão de tomar a decisão mais difícil de suas vidas. Uma decisão que mudará tudo para sempre – mais até do que elas desejariam....