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Outside, the Sky is Blue

By Christina Patterson
  • ISBN Code: : 1472282655
  • Publisher : Tinder Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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'A bracing, heart-lifting read. Patterson is a superb writer' Observer OUTSIDE, THE SKY IS BLUE is a heart-breaking yet also truly joyful and wise memoir of growing up, of dealing with mental health and illness, and of what it means to be part of a family that, despite everything, is able to laugh and to love. 'A memoir about the loss of faith and hope. A memoir about the loss of faith and hope. The book journeys to dark places but it's too honest and well written to be dispiriting. She perseveres in her quest to understand' Guardian When Christina Patterson's brother Tom died suddenly, she faced the harrowing task of clearing out his house. Tom had always been the one who held on to the family treasures and memories, but now Christina had to sift through boxes of letters, photos and belongings, not just of Tom's, but of their parents and their older sister, Caroline. The contents of those boxes tell the story of a young couple who decide to swap a glamorous diplomatic life in Rome for a housing estate in Surrey. But their new suburban, happy life, is increasingly disrupted by Caroline's erratic behaviour. As she is diagnosed with schizophrenia, Tom seeks solace in sport and Christina in a youth club where she hopes to meet boys, but finds God instead. It doesn't help her in her quest for romance. 'A hymn to optimism, and a beacon of unflagging hope' iPaper 'This is a joyful book. Despite the sorrows, there is a determined joy to this tale, a pattern of finding the good despite the bad, of turning to face the sun so the shadows fall behind' Dr Kathryn Mannix 'She writes beautifully - crisp, yet emotional and page-turning. For me, it is something about her clarity and brutal honesty in describing both heartbreak and heart bursting life and love. In the end it is only the love that matters' Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works

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  • Pdf File: the-practice-of-teaching.pdf

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This title, first published in 1990, examines the work of teachers in the classroom and the school from a sociological perspective. It will be important reading for teacher education students who have little or no background in sociology, providing them with information, understanding and techniques which will enable them to operate as competent teachers in the classroom.

Learn German - Level 5: Upper Beginner

By Innovative Language Learning,GermanPod101.com
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  • Publisher : Innovative Language Learning
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 361
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 536
  • Pdf File: learn-german-level-5.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Listen to audio lessons, while you read along! Buy or sample now! Interactive. Effective. And FUN! Start speaking German in minutes, and learn key vocabulary, phrases, and grammar in just minutes more with Introduction to German - a completely new way to learn German with ease! Introduction to German will arm you with German and cultural insight to utterly shock and amaze your German friends and family, teachers, and colleagues. What you get in Introduction to German: - 280+ pages of German learning material - 25 German lessons: dialog transcripts with translation, vocabulary, sample sentences and a grammar section - 25 Audio Lesson Tracks (over 6.5 hours of German lessons) - 25 Audio Review Tracks (practice new words and phrases) - 25 Audio Dialog Tracks (read along while you listen) This book is the most powerful way to learn German. Guaranteed. You get the two most powerful components of our language learning system: the audio lessons and lesson notes. Why are the audio lessons so effective? - powerful and to the point - syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so that you can say every word and phrase instantly - repeat after the professional teacher to practice proper pronunciation - cultural insight and insider-only tips from our teachers in each lesson - fun and relaxed approach to learning - effortlessly learn from bi-lingual and bi-cultural hosts as they guide you through the pitfalls and pleasures of Germany and German. Why are the lesson notes so effective? - improve listening comprehension and reading comprehension by reading the dialog transcript while listening to the conversation - grasp the exact meaning of phrases and expressions with natural translations - expand your word and phrase usage with the expansion section - master and learn to use German grammar with the grammar section Interactive. Effective. And FUN! Discover or rediscover how fun learning a language can be with the future of language learning. Buy or sample this iBook now! And start speaking German instantly!

Saving the Millennial Generation

By Dawson McAllister
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418571776
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 529
  • Pdf File: saving-the-millennial-generation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Meaningful relationships, genuine connections, and real love: if those are the things this generation of teens-- the Millennial Generation--is crying out for, who can deliver? You can, says Dawson McAllister. Yes, you the parent, you the youth worker, you the teacher--anyone who wants to show teens the real love of Jesus Christ. But if you want to give Millennials what they're looking for, you've got to be willing to meet them on their own turf. And that's not always easy because the Millennial Generation is one of the most skeptical generations in history. You don't have to let them down. Saving the Millennial Generation will help you understand Millennials--what makes them tick and what ticks them off when it comes to school, church, and home. You'll have to earn their trust, but it'll be well worth the effort. Because in the end, you'll build relationships that will bring fruit both today and into all eternity-- for you and for the Millennials.

Modernist Image

By Ethan Lewis
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443822493
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 335
  • Pdf File: modernist-image.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This text will “make one see something new [by granting] new eyes to see with,” as Ezra Pound remarked of Imagism. Still he soon dissociated himself from the movement he helped found, to which T. S. Eliot never belonged. Why, then, study Pound and Eliot as Imagists? As the former phrased it, to offer “language to think in” regarding their shared premium on precision; and to explicate differing reasons for this emphasis. Pound plies accuracy to carve distinctions. By carving, he sought to delineate components of a model culture. Conversely, and paradoxically, severances renderable through apt language enabled Eliot to intuit a divine “amalgamation”—which would displace inevitable confusions among objects, and between subject and object: turmoil dramatized in Eliot’s early work. A book focusing this opposition requires concrete manifestations. Imagist poetics of the nineteen teens and twenties, as our authors understood it, informs exploring their disparate tendencies; and provides examples of that contrast. Because they transcended it, Imagism initiates Pound’s and Eliot’s development. Poets wed to Imagism necessarily treat “small things” (Dasenbrock), due to their “poetic of stasis” (Kenner). Imagist techniques, however—presenting interactive “complexes”; creating illusions of spatio-temporal freedom—set the course for the Modernist long poem. Our subjects extend a tradition, limned by several scholars, principally Sir Frank Kermode. Romantic Imag[ism] “animates ... the best writing between Coleridge and Blake ... and Pound and Eliot.” A parallel critical inheritance this study will humbly continue.

Routledge Library Editions: Curriculum

By Various
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429844026
  • Total of Pages : 8718
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 829
  • Pdf File: routledge-library-editions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1994, this collection includes books which offer a broad spectrum of views on curriculum, both within individual schools and the wider issues around curriculum development, reform and implementation. Some cover the debate surrounding the establishment of the national curriculum in the UK while others are a more international in scope. Many of these books go beyond theory to discuss practical issues of real curriculum changes at primary or secondary level. The Set includes books on cross-curricular topics such as citizenship and environment, and also guidance, careers, life skills and pastoral care in schools. A fantastic collection of education history with much still relevant today.

The Best Short Stories 2022

By Valeria Luiselli
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0593467558
  • Total of Pages : 373
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 344
  • Pdf File: the-best-short-stories-2022.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The prestigious annual story anthology includes prize-winning stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Lorrie Moore, Olga Tokarczuk, Joseph O'Neill, and Samanta Schweblin. Continuing a century-long tradition of cutting-edge literary excellence, this year's edition contains twenty prizewinning stories chosen from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year. Guest editor Valeria Luiselli has brought her own refreshing perspective to the prize, selecting stories by an engaging mix of celebrated names and emerging voices and including stories in translation from Bengali, Greek, Hebrew, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish. The winning stories are accompanied by an introduction by Luiselli, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines that publish short fiction. AN ANCHOR BOOKS ORIGINAL. THE WINNING STORIES: “Screen Time,” by Alejandro Zambra, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell “The Wolves of Circassia,” by Daniel Mason “Mercedes’s Special Talent,” by Tere Dávila, translated from the Spanish by Rebecca Hanssens-Reed “Rainbows,” by Joseph O’Neill “A Way with Bea,” by Shanteka Sigers “Seams,” by Olga Tokarczuk, translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft “The Little Widow from the Capital,” by Yohanca Delgado “Lemonade,” by Eshkol Nevo, translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston “Breastmilk,” by ‘Pemi Aguda “The Old Man of Kusumpur,” by Amar Mitra, translated from the Bengali by Anish Gupta “Where They Always Meet,” by Christos Ikonomou, translated from the Greek by Karen Emmerich “Fish Stories,” by Janika Oza “Horse Soup,” by Vladimir Sorokin, translated from the Russian by Max Lawton “Clean Teen,” by Francisco González “Dengue Boy,” by Michel Nieva, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer “Zikora,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “Apples,” by Gunnhild Øyehaug, translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson “Warp and Weft,” by David Ryan “Face Time,” by Lorrie Moore “An Unlucky Man,” by Samanta Schweblin, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell

Life in a Troubled Land

By Angelo J. Kaltsos
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1475935552
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 322
  • Pdf File: life-in-a-troubled-land.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Life in a Troubled Land journeys to the Adriatic coastal country of Albania as seen through the eyes of a son as he returns to his parents’ villages many years after their departure. Through the eyes of George Stamos, author Angelo Kaltsos presents true accounts by the people living in the most isolated country in Europe—tales gathered after Albania became a democracy following the death of its dictator. He chronicles the hardships and difficulties they faced living under this totalitarian regime and how their lives improved after becoming part of the outside world. In this Historical novel, George experiences life in the new Albania. War broke out in May of 1912 when Greece, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bulgaria invaded the remaining lands of the Balkan Ottoman Empire in Europe. On November 28, 1912, Albania declared its independence. As George meets and talks with many Albanian people during his travels, he begins to understand the hardships encountered by his people from that time to the present—particularly under the reign of the dictator Enver Hoxha. Life in a Troubled Land provides an opportunity to experience the ultimate transformation of Albania into the modern country that it is today.

Much to Your Chagrin

By Suzanne Guillette
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781416586029
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 384
  • Pdf File: much-to-your-chagrin.pdf

Book Short Summary:

People who don't have embarrassing stories are untrustworthy. Or at the very least, they aren't telling the truth. -- Suzanne Guillette By your own definition, you are very, very trustworthy. After all, you are the kind of person who spills pasta sauce down the shirt of a famous writer you're trying to impress. You are the girl who, when taking a new mentor out for a fancy lunch, forgets to bring cash -- or a backup credit card. You are almost thirty, an unemployed writer, recently un-engaged from your fiancŽ of several years, and in all your naivetŽ can't foresee that mixing the personal and the professional will bring you mortifyingly disastrous results. You are Suzanne Guillette, the author of Much to Your Chagrin, a smart, hilarious memoir of how chronicling the humiliations of others helped her come to understand and accept herself. Guillette was twenty-nine and the proud owner of a freshly inked MFA when she began to work on her first book -- a collection of embarrassing moments gathered from family, friends, coworkers, and strangers on the street. Stories poured in about every possible type of gaffe, from wardrobe malfunctions (widespread) to romantic misunderstandings (ditto), and from office faux pas (common) to bodily fluid mishaps (distressingly common). Everyone Guillette talked to was enthusiastic about her clever project -- and no one more so than Jack, the wry, handsome literary agent who Guillette thought might just be her soul mate. But as time marched on, Guillette began to see that the tales she'd been gathering were nothing compared to her own moments of shame. Like her increasingly frequent need to sneak out of work (at a health agency, natch) for a "quick smoke" to settle her nerves. Or her stubborn ability to ignore the reality that her fairy-tale romance with Jack was imploding in a truly spectacular fashion. When Guillette accepted that the story she was meant to tell was not others' but her own, Much to Your Chagrin was born. Told in a unique and captivating voice, punctuated by the embarrassing stories she collected, Much to Your Chagrin follows one woman's discovery of what it's like to finally feel comfortable in your own skin (even while accidentally exposing yourself to your elderly neighbors). Raw, honest, and brilliantly funny, it is an extremely personal memoir about the lengths to which we human beings sometimes go to conceal the parts of ourselves that we are least willing to admit are true. Forget the stuff we keep from the world -- it's what we hide from ourselves that is of greatest consequence. What is your most embarrassing moment?

The Tinklers Three: The Sick-Well Day

By M.C Badger
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  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Egmont
  • Book Code : 1743583001
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Brothers and sisters
  • Members : 488
  • Pdf File: the-tinklers-three.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It’s a lovely day, but the Tinklers don’t want to go outside. They just want to stay in bed and be looked after. They need to get sick! The Tinklers try gorging themselves on ice-cream, looking for germs and going to the doctor, but they're still healthy. It must be time for a sick-well day!

Dancing Outside the Box

By Beth Valentine
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491717491
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 987
  • Pdf File: dancing-outside-the-box.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Beth’s mother loved to tell this story. One morning when Beth was three or four years old, she stepped out onto their front porch wearing coveralls. A man approached on the sidewalk. Seeing her he called out, “Hello, little boy.” “I am not a boy,” Beth called back. “I’m a girl.” “Little girls don’t wear coveralls,” he informed her. “This girl does,” she informed him. That little girl, supremely indifferent to popular opinion, determined to think for herself and set her own rules, has stayed alive in this author throughout her long, very healthy and happy life. This is a book of ideas. The author tells of incidents in her own life and in the lives of family members and friends to illustrate these ideas. In mid-life she slowly changed from what is considered logical, critical, left brain thinking to emotional, illogical, right brain thinking, dismantling her left brain beliefs brick by brick and replacing them with what many in the western world would consider weird nonsense. She developed psychic powers, was repeatedly amazed at the power and range of human consciousness and began to live in a bright new world filled with surprises and certainties, a magical, wonder-filled world.

Dark Rose

By Steve Farrell
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781469728513
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 726
  • Pdf File: dark-rose.pdf

Book Short Summary:

High praise for Steve Farrell’s Dark Rose “An inspirational story about one woman’s lonely journey through bitterness, hate and despair to faith, love and hope; one boy’s voyage through panic and peril to sympathy and service; one drunk-driver’s arduous ascent through uselessness and justice to redemption and mercy and one father’s inspired insight and influence pointing the way, but can he walk the walk? Destined to be a timeless classic, Dark Rose will touch the heart and brings hope to all who read it.” —The Editors, NewsMax.com “An enchanting story of faith and family that is as enlightening as it is encouraging.” —Jon Dougherty, World Net Daily “A modern version of the 'morality play,' Steve Farrell's writing style is reminiscent of the 19th century literary form which was best expressed by writers like Charles Dickens and other classic writers of that era—a style of writing which has, more or less, disappeared in this country. Interesting and refreshing!" —Dr. Jon Dolhenty, President, Center for Applied Philosophy “Dark Rose is a simple story offering an incredible amount of depth...bursting with lessons in faith, forgiveness and family...it is a modern classic that will be enjoyed and passed along to friends and family for years to come.” —Shane Cory – Editor, The Washington Dispatch “Dark Rose is a story of faith and hope from a writer known for his Biblically based political and social commentary...Steve Farrell carefully crafts a love story that communicates spiritual truths to the reader.” —W. James Antle III, Senior Editor, Enter Stage Right "The most riveting, thought provoking book I've read in years." —Jeffrey Bennett, talk show host, World Wide Christian Radio

Outside the Wire

By Kevin Patterson,Jane Warren
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307370852
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 315
  • Pdf File: outside-the-wire.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A remarkable collection of first-hand accounts written by soldiers, doctors and aid workers on the front lines of Canada’s war in Afghanistan. Visceral, intimate and captivating in ways no other telling could be, Outside the Wire features nearly two dozen stories by Canadians on the front lines in Afghanistan, including the previously unpublished letters home of Captain Nichola Goddard, the first female NATO soldier killed in combat, and an introductory reflection by Roméo Dallaire. Collected here are stories of battle and the more subtle engagements of this little-understood war: the tearful farewells; the shock of immersion into a culture that has been at war for thirty years; looking a suicide bomber in the eye the moment before he strikes; grappling with mortality in the Kandahar Field Hospital; and the unexpected humour that leavens life in a warzone. Throughout each piece the passion of those engaged in rebuilding this shattered country shines through, a glimmer of optimism and determination so rare in multinational military actions–and so particularly Canadian. In Outside the Wire, award-winning author Kevin Patterson and co-editor Jane Warren have rediscovered the valour and horror of sacrifice in this, the definitive account of the modern Canadian experience of war.

The Public Sphere From Outside the West

By Divya Dwivedi,Sanil V
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472571940
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 832
  • Pdf File: the-public-sphere-from-outside-the-west.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Public Sphere from Outside the West brings together established and emerging new voices from philosophy, literature, anthropology, history, migration studies and information technology to address the present reality of the public sphere. In the age where everyone is in the public and everything is visible, this volume creates a delay in which the internet of things, mass surveillance and social media are asked “What is/not the Public?” The essays bring to attention the formation of geo-politically and historically distinct public spheres from South Africa, India, America and Europe. Such formations are found not only in the postcolonial histories of print, photography, cinema and caricature but also those underway in the digital era, such as the Arab Spring, Occupy movements and Anonymous. Through critical engagement with philosophers such as Kant, Heidegger, Benjamin, Habermas and Arendt , the determining concepts of the Public Sphere-privacy, secrecy, reason, the people-are shown to be undergoing epistemological and practical ruptures. Demonstrating the necessity of these considerations to understand the world public that is rapidly transforming this concept in radical ways through technologies today, this is the first collection on the subject to feature an impressive range of international thinkers. Global and timely in outlook, it breaks new ground and changes our way of looking at politics in the 21st century.

Born To Fly

By Ryan Campbell
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Book Code : 1488742790
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 834
  • Pdf File: born-to-fly.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“I will never forget my first flight, the feeling of being pushed back in the seat, the rumbling that suddenly turned into silence. It fascinated me then, it does now.” When Ryan Campbell was six, he fell in love with aeroplanes. Inspired by his first flight, and his uncle and grandfather who were both aviators, flying was a passion that dominated his childhood. It was no surprise to his family and friends when at 15 Ryan became the youngest pilot in Australia. Then he found a challenge that spoke to him more than the rest... In Born to Fly, Ryan recounts his remarkable journey from a boy with a dream to becoming, at age 19, the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the globe solo in a single–engine aircraft. Drawing on the advice of renowned aviators such as Dick Smith, Jim Hazelton ('a man who has more hours adjusting his seat in a plane than I do total flying time') and mentor Ken Evers, Ryan fundraised and planned with great determination, before finally setting out on his thrilling 70–day odyssey, landing 34 times in 15 countries and covering more than 24,000 nautical miles. From his wings icing up over Greenland's glaciers to a heart–stopping moment in the midst of Indonesian airspace; abuse from an airport official in Greece, to awe at the sight of molten lava entering the Pacific, this real–life adventure story shares with us the dry–mouthed terror and heady exhilaration of flying alone with only one engine. Born to Fly is a fascinating view of the world from above from an inspiring young Australian. 'The most extraordinary aviation adventure of the decade. A great story in the spirit of Charles Kingsford–Smith and Bert Hinkler.' – Dick Smith