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Beartown

By Fredrik Backman
  • ISBN Code: : 1501163116
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 334
  • Pdf File: the-deal-of-a-lifetime-and-other-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown comes a collection of three deeply moving stories about facing life’s greatest struggles. Beloved author Fredrik Backman is back with a mesmerizing array of stories about discovering and treasuring what is truly important in life. The Deal of a Lifetime is a profound and moving novella set on Christmas Eve. It tells the story of the intertwining destinies of a man who has built a global business empire but lost his family in the process and a courageous little girl fighting for her life, and it asks the question: if you had the chance to change your legacy, would you take it? In the touching novella And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, an elderly man sits on a bench with his son and grandson, reminiscing and telling jokes. As he recalls his most precious memories and faces his regrets, the man discovers there is one last thing he must do: help his family learn to say goodbye without fear. Finally, “Sebastian and the Troll” is Fredrik Backman’s newest work—an eloquent short story about a young boy struggling with depression and how he finds the courage to discover the person he might become. With his signature humor, compassion, and charm, Backman reminds us that life is a gift, and what matters most is how we share that gift with those we love.

Britt-Marie Was Here \ Britt-Marie estuvo aquí (Spanish edition)

By Fredrik Backman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062930729
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 759
  • Pdf File: britt-marie-was-here-britt-marie-estuvo-aquí.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Fredrik Backman, el autor bestseller de Gente ansiosa, nos trae una novela emocionante, tierna y graciosa que celebra la importancia de la comunidad y de las conexiones entre las personas en un mundo que a veces intenta alejarnos los unos de los otros. Tras dejar a su esposo infiel, Britt-Marie encuentra trabajo como encargada en el casi clausurado centro cívico de Borg, un abandonado y ruinoso pueblo del que lo único bueno que puede decirse es que tiene una carretera. Esta quisquillosa mujer se verá envuelta en la vida de sus nuevos vecinos, un grupo de malhechores, borrachos y holgazanes que le demostrarán que la vida va más allá de tener un cajón de los cubiertos ordenado. Pero su reto más grande aún está por venir: se enfrentará a la imposible tarea de entrenar al equipo de fútbol juvenil del pueblo para alzarse con la copa que se jugará en pocos días. ¿Podrá Britt-Marie encontrar por fin su lugar en el mundo en este pueblo de inadaptados? FREDRIK BACKMAN es autor de nueve libros, entre ellos el bestseller internacional Un hombre llamado Ove, cuya versión cinematográfica fue candidata a dos Óscar. Sus obras se han traducido a cuarenta y seis idiomas. Backman vive en Estocolmo con su esposa y sus dos hijos.

Firebird

By Catherine Mesick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scofflaw Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: firebird.pdf

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Sixteen-year-old Katie Wickliff wants nothing more than to settle into a quiet life with her cursed beloved, William. But both Katie's past—and William's—are far too troubled to allow them to live in peace. Shortly after Katie discovers that a shadowy figure has placed a price on her head—and that a pack of vampires is out to collect the reward—William disappears, leaving Katie without the one person she can trust. Separated from her true love and surrounded on all sides by danger, Katie must find out who it is that hunts her—before her life is claimed. Paranormal Romance series, paranormal romance, paranormal, vampire, urban fantasy, young adult, ya, contemporary fantasy, fantasy

LIVING TO TELL THE HORRID TALES: True Life Stories of Fomer Slaves, Testimonies, Novels & Historical Documents

By Frederick Douglass,Harriet Jacobs,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mark Twain,Lydia Maria Child,Harriet E. Wilson,William Wells Brown,Charles W. Chesnutt,James Weldon Johnson,Albion Winegar Tourgée,Sutton E. Griggs,Solomon Northup,Willie Lynch,Nat Turner,Sojourner Truth,Mary Prince,William Craft,Ellen Craft,Louis Hughes,Jacob D. Green,Booker T. Washington,Olaudah Equiano,Elizabeth Keckley,William Still,Sarah H. Bradford,Josiah Henson,Charles Ball,Austin Steward,Henry Bibb,L. S. Thompson,Kate Drumgoold,Lucy A. Delaney,Moses Grandy,John Gabriel Stedman,Henry Box Brown,Margaretta Matilda Odell,Thomas S. Gaines,Brantz Mayer,Aphra Behn,Theodore Canot,Daniel Drayton,Thomas Clarkson,F. G. De Fontaine,John Dixon Long,Stephen Smith,Joseph Mountain,Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027225493
  • Total of Pages : 8403
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 213
  • Pdf File: living-to-tell-the-horrid-tales.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This unique collection of "LIVING TO TELL THE HORRID TALES: True Life Stories of Fomer Slaves, Testimonies, Novels & Historical Documents" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Memoirs Narrative of Frederick Douglass 12 Years a Slave The Underground Railroad Up From Slavery Willie Lynch Letter Confessions of Nat Turner Narrative of Sojourner Truth Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl History of Mary Prince Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom Thirty Years a Slave Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green The Life of Olaudah Equiano Behind The Scenes Harriet: The Moses of Her People Father Henson's Story of His Own Life 50 Years in Chains Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave Story of Mattie J. Jackson A Slave Girl's Story From the Darkness Cometh the Light Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy Narrative of Joanna Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet Box Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley Buried Alive Sketches of the Life of Joseph Mountain Novels Oroonoko Uncle Tom's Cabin Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Heroic Slave Slavery's Pleasant Homes Our Nig Clotelle Marrow of Tradition Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man A Fool's Errand Bricks Without Straw Imperium in Imperio The Hindered Hand Historical Documents The History of Abolition of African Slave-Trade History of American Abolitionism Pictures of Slavery in Church and State Life, Last Words and Dying Speech of Stephen Smith Who Was Executed for Burglary Report on Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act Emancipation Proclamation (1863) Gettysburg Address XIII Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1865) Civil Rights Act of 1866 XIV Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1868) Reconstruction Acts (1867-1868)...

American Literature from its Origins to the Nineteenth Century

By Elena Ortells Montón
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : JPM Ediciones
  • Book Code : 8415499663
  • Total of Pages : 542
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 477
  • Pdf File: american-literature-from-its-origins-to-the-nineteenth-century.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 'American Literature from its Origins the Nineteenth Century', Elena Ortells has compiled extracts written by these authors and some of the other more outstanding voices of this early period in American life. It is a unique window into the minds of real people who endeavored to articulate the gestation of the illusive American Dream.

Always

By K. G. Long
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1434995828
  • Total of Pages : 444
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 915
  • Pdf File: always.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Always

The Things I Would Tell You

By Sabrina Mahfouz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Saqi Books
  • Book Code : 0863561519
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 150
  • Pdf File: the-things-i-would-tell-you.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this ground-breaking collection blow away the narrow image of the ‘Muslim Woman’. Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as a TV chat show host and a plastic surgeon blackmailed by MI6. Follow the career of an actress with Middle-Eastern heritage whose dreams of playing a ghostbuster spiral into repeat castings as a jihadi bride. Among stories of honour killings and ill-fated love in besieged locations, we also find heart-warming connections and powerful challenges to the status quo. From Algiers to Brighton, these stories transcend time and place revealing just how varied the search for belonging can be. Between them the writers in this anthology have been short- or long-listed for four Orange Prizes, two Man Booker Prizes and won countless other awards. Alongside renowned authors are emerging voices published here for the first time.

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

By Fredrik Backman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sceptre
  • Book Code : 1444775863
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 144
  • Pdf File: my-grandmother-sends-her-regards-and-apologises.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A must-read for fans of Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette 'A touching, sometimes funny, often wise portrait of grief.' Kirkus Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, by the author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon A Man Called Ove will charm and delight anyone who has ever had a grandmother. Everyone remembers the smell of their grandmother's house. Everyone remembers the stories their grandmother told them. But does everyone remember their grandmother flirting with policemen? Driving illegally? Breaking into a zoo in the middle of the night? Firing a paintball gun from a balcony in her dressing gown? Seven-year-old Elsa does. Some might call Elsa's granny 'eccentric', or even 'crazy'. Elsa calls her a superhero. And granny's stories, of knights and princesses and dragons and castles, are her superpower. Because, as Elsa is starting to learn, heroes and villains don't always exist in imaginary kingdoms; they could live just down the hallway. As Christmas draws near, even the best superhero grandmothers may have one or two things they'd like to apologise for. And, in the process, Elsa can have some breath-taking adventures of her own . . .

Connecting Dots

By Sharon Jennings
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Second Story Press
  • Book Code : 1927583675
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 417
  • Pdf File: connecting-dots.pdf

Book Short Summary:

After years of being passed around to various relatives, Cassandra Jovanovich has found a home where she feels she belongs. All she wants to do is forget her past and pursue her dream of becoming an actress. But her new friend, Leanna Mets, "the most annoying person she has ever met," wants to know how Cassandra became an orphan, and encourages her to write her story. Cassandra's memories reveal how the death of her grandmother and the cruelty of the other adults in her life turned her into the distrustful, secretive twelve-year-old she is. But with friendship and the courage to continue her dream of acting, Cassandra might find a way to connect the dots in her life back together.

Walking Away from Love

By Reginald Reser
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1662417225
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 644
  • Pdf File: walking-away-from-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Has pain caused you to make bad choices. Pain hurts! It causes us to make choices that hurt even more or ease our suffering. Walking Away From Love is a story about two young people falling in love, but separated by a decision that brought pain to both. Their families and friends suffered because of the hurt they endured. During the separation, each one made adjustments to their life goals and the road to success. Relationships, drugs, prison, and family resources were all instrumental in the recovery process. What happens when they reunite after a thirty-year hiatus? Will the love reignite, or is the pain too difficult to overcome? How can one surmount a painful past that has stymied their growth and hijacked their future? Walking Away From Love will entertain you with a story about real love and will help address your own pain in God’s way.

Hold Me Forever

By D. Jackson Leigh
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Book Code : 1602829764
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 816
  • Pdf File: hold-me-forever.pdf

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The note attached to her grandmother's will has left debutante Mae St. John with this: the family fortune is gone; the father she never knew lives in Louisiana; and her only income is a modest trust fund left for the care of Big Mae's poodle, Rhett. Hog-tied by her father's financial predicament and mental decline, Whit Casey is not happy at being strong-armed to hire Mae, who knows nothing about quarter horse racing, to write for her racing magazine and dot-com. Still, attraction grows between the two women until Mae's investigation into a horse cloning controversy implicates Whit and the colt she is depending on to stop the foreclosure of her father's farm. It's a race against time to clear the colt before the big race and claim what both women desire most in their lives—someone to hold them forever.

After the End

By Stephen Demone
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A Day of Imagination Publishing
  • Book Code : 0991751388
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 916
  • Pdf File: after-the-end.pdf

Book Short Summary:

PREVIEW IT ON YOUTUBE: http://youtu.be/GJT0J-yrzG8 "40 years ago the world ended; the undead did rise. Today in the newly formed town of Locusville life is going back to normal. My name is Dawn Edna Francis. This, is After the End." After the End is a post-POST apocalyptic zombie story. It's not as serious as it sounds, but, there are scientists, religious zealots, law lackeys, radio jockeys, fashion gurus, homeless drug addicts, government officials, and a regular old family in the mix.