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The Sky at Our Feet

By Nadia Hashimi
  • ISBN Code: : 0062421956
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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This middle grade novel by bestselling author Nadia Hashimi tells the affecting story of an Afghan-American boy who believes his mother has been deported. For fans of Inside Out and Back Again and Counting by 7s. Jason has just learned that his Afghan mother has been living illegally in the United States since his father was killed in Afghanistan. Although Jason was born in the US, it’s hard to feel American now when he’s terrified that his mother will be discovered—and that they will be separated. When he sees his mother being escorted from her workplace by two officers, Jason feels completely alone. He boards a train with the hope of finding his aunt in New York City, but as soon as he arrives in Penn Station, the bustling city makes him wonder if he’s overestimated what he can do. After an accident lands him in the hospital, Jason finds an unlikely ally in a fellow patient. Max, a whip-smart girl who wants nothing more than to explore the world on her own terms, joins Jason in planning a daring escape out of the hospital and into the skyscraper jungle—even though they both know that no matter how big New York City is, they won’t be able to run forever.

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From William Forstchen, the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After, comes Pillar to the Sky, a towering epic to rank with Douglas Preston's Blasphemy and Michael Crichton's Prey... Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Only four people can prevent global chaos. Gary Morgan—a brilliant, renegade scientist is pilloried by the scientific community for his belief in a space elevator: a pillar to the sky, which he believes will make space flight fast, simple and affordable. Eva Morgan—a brilliant and beautiful scientist of Ukranian descent, she has had a lifelong obsession to build a pillar to the sky, a vertiginous tower which would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever. Erich Rothenberg—the ancient but revered rocket-scientist who labored with von Braun to create the first rockets and continued on to build those of today. A legend, he has mentored Gary and Eva for two decades, nurturing and encouraging their transcendent vision. Franklin Smith—the eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire who will champion their cause, wage war with Congress and government bureaucracy and most important, finance their herculean undertaking. The Goddard Space Flight Center—the novel's pre-eminent hero, it's enormous army of scientists, engineers and astronauts will design, machine, and build the space elevator. They will fight endless battles and overcome countless obstacles every step of the way. This journey to the stars will not be easy—a tumultuous struggle filled with violence and heroism, love and death, spellbinding beauty and heartbreaking betrayal. The stakes could not be higher. Humanity's salvation will hang in the balance. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Night Sky with Exit Wounds

By Ocean Vuong
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  • Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
  • Book Code : 1619321564
  • Total of Pages : 70
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 759
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Winner of the 2016 Whiting Award One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016" One of Lit Hub's "10 must-read poetry collections for April" “Reading Vuong is like watching a fish move: he manages the varied currents of English with muscled intuition. His poems are by turns graceful and wonderstruck. His lines are both long and short, his pose narrative and lyric, his diction formal and insouciant. From the outside, Vuong has fashioned a poetry of inclusion.”—The New Yorker "Night Sky with Exit Wounds establishes Vuong as a fierce new talent to be reckoned with...This book is a masterpiece that captures, with elegance, the raw sorrows and joys of human existence."—Buzzfeed's "Most Exciting New Books of 2016" "This original, sprightly wordsmith of tumbling pulsing phrases pushes poetry to a new level...A stunning introduction to a young poet who writes with both assurance and vulnerability. Visceral, tender and lyrical, fleet and agile, these poems unflinchingly face the legacies of violence and cultural displacement but they also assume a position of wonder before the world.”—2016 Whiting Award citation "Night Sky with Exit Wounds is the kind of book that soon becomes worn with love. You will want to crease every page to come back to it, to underline every other line because each word resonates with power."—LitHub "Vuong’s powerful voice explores passion, violence, history, identity—all with a tremendous humanity."—Slate “In his impressive debut collection, Vuong, a 2014 Ruth Lilly fellow, writes beauty into—and culls from—individual, familial, and historical traumas. Vuong exists as both observer and observed throughout the book as he explores deeply personal themes such as poverty, depression, queer sexuality, domestic abuse, and the various forms of violence inflicted on his family during the Vietnam War. Poems float and strike in equal measure as the poet strives to transform pain into clarity. Managing this balance becomes the crux of the collection, as when he writes, ‘Your father is only your father/ until one of you forgets. Like how the spine/ won’t remember its wings/ no matter how many times our knees/ kiss the pavement.’”—Publishers Weekly "What a treasure [Ocean Vuong] is to us. What a perfume he's crushed and rendered of his heart and soul. What a gift this book is."—Li-Young Lee Torso of Air Suppose you do change your life. & the body is more than a portion of night—sealed with bruises. Suppose you woke & found your shadow replaced by a black wolf. The boy, beautiful & gone. So you take the knife to the wall instead. You carve & carve until a coin of light appears & you get to look in, at last, on happiness. The eye staring back from the other side— waiting. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Ocean Vuong attended Brooklyn College. He is the author of two chapbooks as well as a full-length collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds. A 2014 Ruth Lilly Fellow and winner of the 2016 Whiting Award, Ocean Vuong lives in New York City, New York.

The Sky Blues

By Robbie Couch
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 153447787X
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 718
  • Pdf File: the-sky-blues.pdf

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Sky’s small town turns absolutely claustrophobic when his secret promposal plans get leaked to the entire school in this witty, “earnest, heartfelt” (Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author), and ultimately hopeful debut novel for fans of What if it’s Us? and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Sky Baker may be openly gay, but in his small, insular town, making sure he was invisible has always been easier than being himself. Determined not to let anything ruin his senior year, Sky decides to make a splash at his high school’s annual beach bum party by asking his crush, Ali, to prom—and he has thirty days to do it. What better way to start living loud and proud than by pulling off the gayest promposal Rock Ledge, Michigan, has ever seen? Then, Sky’s plans are leaked by an anonymous hacker in a deeply homophobic e-blast that quickly goes viral. He’s fully prepared to drop out and skip town altogether—until his classmates give him a reason to fight back by turning his thirty-day promposal countdown into a school-wide hunt to expose the e-blast perpetrator. But what happens at the end of the thirty days? Will Sky get to keep his hard-won visibility? Or will his small-town blues stop him from being his true self?

Harley in the Sky

By Akemi Dawn Bowman
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1534437142
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 648
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“Earnest, poetic.” —Booklist “Raw, engaging.” —Kirkus Reviews The Greatest Showman meets This Is Us by way of Sarah Dessen in this heart-wrenching, hopeful contemporary novel about a multiracial teen who risks it all to follow her dreams by joining the circus, from the award-winning author of Starfish. Harley Milano has dreamed of becoming a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas, she spends almost every night in the big top watching their lead aerialist perform, wishing with all her heart and soul that she would be up there herself one day. After a huge fight with her parents, who continue to insist she go to school instead, Harley leaves home, betrays her family, and joins the rival traveling circus Maison du Mystère. There, she is thrust into a world that is both brutal and beautiful, where she learns the value of hard work, passion, and collaboration. At the same time, Harley must come to terms with the truth of her family and her past—and reckon with the sacrifices she made and the people she hurt in order to follow her dreams. From award-winning author Akemi Dawn Bowman comes a luminous, unforgettable examination of love, loyalty, and the hard choices we must make to find where we truly belong.

Life of Pi

By Yann Martel
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307371123
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 840
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Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

By Peter Zuckerman,Amanda Padoan
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393084086
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 858
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Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Award: "Gripping, intense…Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air]." —Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe When eleven climbers died on K2 in 2008, two Sherpas survived. Their astonishing tale became the stuff of mountaineering legend. This white-knuckle adventure follows the Sherpas from their remote villages in Nepal to the peak of the world’s most dangerous mountain, recounting one of the most dramatic disasters in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective. Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award and an official selection of the American Alpine Club Book Club.

The River in the Sky: A Poem

By Clive James
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  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Book Code : 1631494740
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 341
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In this deracinated age appears a miraculous epic that pays homage to Dante and Camus. “Few people read Poetry any more, but I still wish to write its seedlings down, if only for the lull of gathering: no less a harvest season for being the last time,” writes Clive James in his epic poem, The River in the Sky. What emerges from this lamentation is a soaring epic of exceptional depth and overwhelming feeling, all the more extraordinary given its appearance in an age when the heroic poem seems to have disappeared from contemporary literature. Among James’s many talents is his uncanny ability to juxtapose references to early twentieth-century poets with “offbeat humor and flyaway cultural observations” (Dwight Garner, New York Times), or allusions to the adagio of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony contrasted with references to “YouTube’s vast cosmopolis.” Whether recalling his Australian childhood or his father’s “clean white headstone” in a Hong Kong cemetery, James’s autobiographical epic ultimately helps us define the meaning of life.

The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak
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  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0307433846
  • Total of Pages : 578
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 397
  • Pdf File: the-book-thief.pdf

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Volume 1)

By Kwame Mbalia
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  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Book Code : 1368054412
  • Total of Pages : 482
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 941
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Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods. Seventh grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he's going to spend on his grandparents' farm in Alabama, where he's being sent to heal from the tragedy. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up in his bedroom and steals Eddie's notebook. Tristan chases after it--is that a doll?--and a tug-of-war ensues between them underneath a Bottle Tree. In a last attempt to wrestle the journal out of the creature's hands, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters that are hunting the inhabitants of this world. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American folk heroes John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding and seal the hole in the sky. But bartering with the trickster Anansi always comes at a price. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?

The Sky Beneath My Feet

By Lisa Samson
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1401688187
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 253
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Being married to a saint isn't what it's cracked up to be. Beth's husband won't be joining the family on vacation at the beach this year. He's not even joining them in the house. Instead, Rick has holed up alone in the backyard shed. Nobody knows exactly what he's up to. Maybe he's immersing himself in prayer. Maybe he's lost his mind. Maybe he's even the modern-day prophet or the saint the neighborhood artist imagines him to be. But while "St. Rick" waits for an epiphany, Beth will have to figure out what to do with herself and their teenage sons, possibly for the rest of her life. What happens next is both uproarious and bittersweet: a peace march turns violent, her son is caught with drugs, and she embarks on an ambitious road trip that turns into something nearly surreal. Will Beth rediscover the idealistic woman she used to be, once upon a time? Can her marriage survive Rick's backyard vigil? Will anything ever be the same? And should it be? Truthful, comic, heartbreaking, and magical in the very best sense of the word, The Sky Beneath My Feet gently tears the veil off our egos and expectations to reveal the throbbing, redemptive, and achingly beautiful life beyond and within us. "The Sky Beneath My Feet is bright but unassuming. The protagonist totally enchants both one's spirit and one's mind with her shrewd insights and gentle humility. This is Samson at her best!" —Phyllis Tickle, author of Emergence Christianity

The Sky at Einstein's Feet

By William C. Keel
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 0387376224
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 645
  • Pdf File: the-sky-at-einstein-s-feet.pdf

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Specifically traces the impact of Einstein's ideas on astronomy, including the way we interpret observations of stars and galaxies. Includes comments from principals in important discoveries, illuminating the processes behind these results. Presents many applications of relativity that have not been shown in earlier popular-level books and illustrates how deeply physics permeates the way we interpret many astronomical phenomena. Highlights light-travel delays in cosmic jets, using gravitational lensing to trace cosmic mass distribution. Illustrations employ new and archival data from ground- and space-based observatories.

The Bright Black Sea

By C. Litka
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  • Publisher : Chuck Litka
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 703
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 147
  • Pdf File: the-bright-black-sea.pdf

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Captain of a ship haunted by its past. When Wil Litang, the first mate of the tramp freighter Lost Star, reluctantly accepted the job as acting captain, little did he realize that the Lost Star had a mysterious and dangerous past. A past that had caught up with it. And a future filled with danger and discoveries that would eventually lead him to the real Lost Star. The Bright Black Sea is the first volume of the Lost Star Stories. The novel is set in the Nine Star Nebula – a compact nebula of nine stars and hundreds of planets, wrapped within vast fields of asteroids, gas, and dust. Drawing on the classic space opera motifs of space ships, space pirates, sentient robots, and uncharted worlds of wonder, C. Litka crafts an epic story full of mystery, danger, and romance. Join Captain Wil Litang and the crew of the Lost Star and escape to a wonder-filled future in the black and bright space of the Nine Star Nebula. The adventures of Captain Wil Litang continue in concluding volume of the Lost Star Stories – The Lost Star’s Sea, an epic adventure novel written in the classic planetary romance motif made famous by Edgar Rice Burroughs. C. Litka writes old-fashioned novels with modern sensibilities, humor, and romance. His lighthearted novels of adventure, mystery, and travel are set in richly imagined worlds and feature a colorful cast of well drawn characters. If you seek to escape, for a few hours, your everyday life, you will not find better company, nor more wonderful worlds to travel and explore, than in the novels of C. Litka..

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 959
  • Pdf File: twenty-thousand-leagues-under-the-sea.pdf

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INDEX PART ONE CHAPTER I A SHIFTING REEF CHAPTER II PRO AND CON CHAPTER III I FORM MY RESOLUTION CHAPTER IV NED LAND CHAPTER V AT A VENTURE CHAPTER VI AT FULL STEAM CHAPTER VII AN UNKNOWN SPECIES OF WHALE CHAPTER VIII MOBILIS IN MOBILI CHAPTER IX NED LAND'S TEMPERS CHAPTER X THE MAN OF THE SEAS CHAPTER XI ALL BY ELECTRICITY CHAPTER XII SOME FIGURES CHAPTER XIII THE BLACK RIVER CHAPTER XIV A NOTE OF INVITATION CHAPTER XV A WALK ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA CHAPTER XVI A SUBMARINE FOREST CHAPTER XVII FOUR THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE PACIFIC CHAPTER XVIII VANIKORO CHAPTER XIX TORRES STRAITS CHAPTER XX A FEW DAYS ON LAND CHAPTER XXI CAPTAIN NEMO'S THUNDERBOLT CHAPTER XXII "AEGRI SOMNIA" CHAPTER XXIII THE CORAL KINGDOM PART TWO CHAPTER I THE INDIAN OCEAN CHAPTER II A NOVEL PROPOSAL OF CAPTAIN NEMO'S CHAPTER III A PEARL OF TEN MILLIONS CHAPTER IV THE RED SEA CHAPTER V THE ARABIAN TUNNEL CHAPTER VI THE GRECIAN ARCHIPELAGO CHAPTER VII THE MEDITERRANEAN IN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS CHAPTER VIII VIGO BAY CHAPTER IX A VANISHED CONTINENT CHAPTER X THE SUBMARINE COAL-MINES CHAPTER XI THE SARGASSO SEA CHAPTER XII CACHALOTS AND WHALES CHAPTER XIII THE ICEBERG CHAPTER XIV THE SOUTH POLE CHAPTER XV ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT? CHAPTER XVI WANT OF AIR CHAPTER XVII FROM CAPE HORN TO THE AMAZON CHAPTER XVIII THE POULPS CHAPTER XIX THE GULF STREAM CHAPTER XX FROM LATITUDE 47° 24' TO LONGITUDE 17° 28' CHAPTER XXI A HECATOMB CHAPTER XXII THE LAST WORDS OF CAPTAIN NEMO CHAPTER XXIII CONCLUSION