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The Golden House

By Salman Rushdie
  • ISBN Code: : 0735273588
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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One of the truly great writers of the century reaches beyond the very top of his game in this uncannily timely knockout of a novel. In quality and compelling scope, this is Rushdie's The Godfather meets The Great Gatsby--an unparalleled modern-day American thriller, with wonderful, moving characters and a grippingly entertaining story straight out of today's headlines, set against the panorama of American culture and politics from the inauguration of Obama to post-election Trump. When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, reinventing themselves as emperors living in a lavish house in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society, even as Nero Golden continues to raise huge buildings carrying his name in gold letters. The story of the powerful Golden family is told from the point of view of their Manhattanite neighbour and confidant, René, an aspiring filmmaker who finds in the Goldens the perfect subject. René chronicles the undoing of the house of Golden: the high life of money, of art and fashion, a sibling quarrel, an unexpected metamorphosis, the arrival of a beautiful former model, betrayal and murder, and far away, in their abandoned homeland, some decent intelligence work that could ruin Nero Golden forever. Invoking literature, pop culture and the cinema, Rushdie spins the story of the American zeitgeist over the last eight years, hitting every beat: the rise of the birther movement, the Tea Party, and identity politics; Gamergate; the backlash against political correctness; the ascendancy of Superman and Batwoman and the superhero movie; and, of course, the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic villain with painted skin and coloured hair.

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  • Pdf File: the-golden-ghost.pdf

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Delsie knew it wasn't a good idea to dare her best friend Todd to explore the abandoned houses by the old mill. But she couldn't back down after the words slipped out of her mouth. Together the two friends bike to the mill and try the door of each abandoned house. They are all locked . . . except one. Delsie and Todd sneak inside and discover two strange things. Someone is living there. And something doesn't want Delsie to leave. It's a dog, a strange golden dog, that only Delsie can see! Newbery Honor-winning author Marion Dane Bauer spins a fourth spooky tale to complement her previous stories, The Blue Ghost, The Red Ghost, and The Green Ghost.

The Golden Evening

By Stanley Middleton
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473518237
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 720
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From the Booker-Prize-winning author of Holiday. Rejacketed and reissued by Windmill to mark the 40th anniversary of Stanley Middleton's Booker Prize win. A brother and sister – Bernard is at college, Mary is still at school - are struggling with their own young lives and loves, near the end of one beautiful summer. At the same time, their mother Ivy is dying from cancer whilst their father, a simple and dignified man, is barely coping. A family faces fundamental changes, together and apart. 'This humane book digs patiently beneath the surface of ordinary lives to the rock of universal truths.' Sunday Times 'Stanley Middleton, once dubbed 'The Chekhov of suburbia', is to the Midlands suburb what Anne Tyler is to the Midwest picket fence. His careful writing creates an always precise and often unnerving picture of reality.' The Times

The Jaguar Smile

By Salman Rushdie
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307367789
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 113
  • Pdf File: the-jaguar-smile.pdf

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“I did not go to Nicaragua intending to write a book, or, indeed, to write at all: but my encounter with the place affected me so deeply that in the end I had no choice.” So notes Salman Rushdie in his first work of nonfiction, a book as imaginative and meaningful as his acclaimed novels. In The Jaguar Smile, Rushdie paints a brilliantly sharp and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the terrain, and the poetry of “a country in which the ancient, opposing forces of creation and destruction were in violent collision. Recounting his travels there in 1986, in the midst of America’s behind-the-scenes war against the Sandinistas, Rushdie reveals a nation resounding to the clashes between government and individuals, history and morality.

The Best Life

By Kary Has
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  • Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1643006185
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 314
  • Pdf File: the-best-life.pdf

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No matter what your current weight or fitness level is, this plan is your next step for a lifestyle change. By adding one new focus weekly for 12 weeks, filling out your journal, and repetition, magic happens. The weekly focuses become habits, the habits become automatic, and the weight loss is soon passive with minimal conscious effort. Focuses are introduced at the beginning of the week along with ideas to incorporate them into your life and make them fun. In addition, an online forum is available for community, interactions, ideas, and additional resources.

Maizy Chen's Last Chance

By Lisa Yee
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  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 1984830287
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 160
  • Pdf File: maizy-chen-s-last-chance.pdf

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Packed with surprises, heart, and stories within stories, this irresistible novel from an award-winning author celebrates food, fortune, and family. Welcome to the Golden Palace! Maizy has never been to Last Chance, Minnesota . . . until now. Her mom’s plan is just to stay for a couple weeks, until her grandfather gets better. But plans change, and as Maizy spends more time in Last Chance (where she and her family are the only Asian Americans) and at the Golden Palace—the restaurant that’s been in her family for generations—she makes some discoveries. For instance: You can tell a LOT about someone by the way they order food. And people can surprise you. Sometimes in good ways, sometimes in disappointing ways. And the Golden Palace has secrets. But the more Maizy discovers, the more questions she has. Like, why are her mom and her grandmother always fighting? Who are the people in the photographs on the office wall? And when she discovers that a beloved family treasure has gone missing—and someone has left a racist note—Maizy decides it’s time to find the answers. “Heartfelt, personal, and real—this book is a gift.” —TAE KELLER, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Trap a Tiger

The Creators

By Daniel J. Boorstin
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307817210
  • Total of Pages : 832
  • Category : History
  • Members : 844
  • Pdf File: the-creators.pdf

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By piecing the lives of selected individuals into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the development of artistic innovation over 3,000 years. A hugely ambitious chronicle of the arts that Boorstin delivers with the scope that made his Discoverers a national bestseller. Even as he tells the stories of such individual creators as Homer, Joyce, Giotto, Picasso, Handel, Wagner, and Virginia Woolf, Boorstin assembles them into a grand mosaic of aesthetic and intellectual invention. In the process he tells us not only how great art (and great architecture and philosophy) is created, but where it comes from and how it has shaped and mirrored societies from Vedic India to the twentieth-century United States.

The Golden Code

By Rukshana Eisa
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  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • Book Code : 9386867176
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 266
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Foreword by Shweta Bachchan Nanda MASTERING THE ART OF SOCIAL SUCCESS In a world where being polite is considered a sign of weakness, image consultant and grooming expert Rukshana Eisa takes a bold step and shows how good manners come in handy in everyday life. The Golden Code meticulously details manners and standards for every situation, be it dining at a swanky restaurant, interacting with higher management, hosting a formal party, preparing for a first date, dressing for a fancy event or giving a speech. A must-read for anyone wishing to live an elegant life! “Grooming and etiquette extend beyond cosmetic boundaries. It is more about cultivating your personality and channelizing your strengths. The ability to transfer those qualities with poise and grace has always been Rukshana Eisa’s gift. Her book The Golden Code is a terrific insight on how to acquire the golden touch for your personality and inner beauty. It is a way forward in the most elegant way. ” —K A R A N J O H A R “I firmly believe that one’s etiquette has a great impact on their professional success and personal well-being. With [this] book, one can develop their etiquette and social skills to bring out the best in themselves. Like Rukshana I believe being well-mannered is extremely attractive and never hurt anybody.” —S H A H R U K H K H A N Rukshana Eisa has been a leading fashion model, an onboard leader with international airlines and an etiquette and grooming professional since the past 17 years. Her expertise in the field of etiquette training has seen her coach professionals, corporates, brides-to-be, youth on the cusp of a career and a wide array of management and hospitality executives. Given her vast experience, she has been the official grooming leader for participants of the Miss India pageants. She has also groomed Rohit Khandelwal, who made India proud by winning the prestigious Mister World 2016 title.

Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Narratives

By Jan Alber,Alice Bell
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 100038845X
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 607
  • Pdf File: fact-and-fiction-in-contemporary-narratives.pdf

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This book explores the complex interrelationship between fact and fiction in narratives of the twenty-first century. Current cultural theory observes a cultural shift away from postmodernism to new forms of expression. Rather than a radical break from the postmodern, however, postmodernist techniques are repurposed to express a new sincerity, a purposeful self-reflexivity, a contemporary sense of togetherness and an associated commitment to reality. In what the editors consider to be one manifestation of this general tendency, this book explores the ways in which contemporary texts across different media play with the boundary between fact and fiction. This includes the examination of novels, autobiography, autofiction, film, television, mockumentary, digital fiction, advertising campaigns and media hoaxes. The chapters engage with theories of what comes after postmodernism and analyse the narratological, stylistic and/or semiotic devices on which such texts rely. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the European Journal of English Studies.

A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome

By Andrew Zissos
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118878094
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: a-companion-to-the-flavian-age-of-imperial-rome.pdf

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A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of the political, economic, social, and cultural nuances of the Flavian Age (69–96 CE). Includes contributions from over two dozen Classical Studies scholars organized into six thematic sections Illustrates how economic, social, and cultural forces interacted to create a variety of social worlds within a composite Roman empire Concludes with a series of appendices that provide detailed chronological and demographic information and an extensive glossary of terms Examines the Flavian Age more broadly and inclusively than ever before incorporating coverage of often neglected groups, such as women and non-Romans within the Empire

Green Light

By George Gessert
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  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Book Code : 0262291584
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 437
  • Pdf File: green-light.pdf

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How humans' aesthetic perceptions have shaped other life forms, from racehorses to ornamental plants. Humans have bred plants and animals with an eye to aesthetics for centuries: flowers are selected for colorful blossoms or luxuriant foliage; racehorses are prized for the elegance of their frames. Hybridized plants were first exhibited as fine art in 1936, when the Museum of Modern Art in New York showed Edward Steichen's hybrid delphiniums. Since then, bio art has become a genre; artists work with a variety of living things, including plants, animals, bacteria, slime molds, and fungi. Many commentators have addressed the social and political concerns raised by making art out of living material. In Green Light, however, George Gessert examines the role that aesthetic perception has played in bio art and other interventions in evolution. Gessert looks at a variety of life forms that humans have helped shape, focusing on plants—the most widely domesticated form of life and the one that has been crucial to his own work as an artist. We learn about pleasure gardens of the Aztecs, cultivated for intoxicating fragrance; the aesthetic standards promoted by national plant societies; a daffodil that looks like a rose; and praise for weeds and wildflowers.