The Book of Lost Things

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : John Connolly
  • ISBN : 1416542752
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 2732

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times bestselling author John Connolly's unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories. High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things. An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly's latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. The Book of Lost Things is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.

The Book of Lost Friends

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lisa Wingate
  • ISBN : 1984819895
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 2229

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a dramatic historical novel of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. “An absorbing historical . . . enthralling.”—Library Journal Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

The Book of Lost Names

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kristin Harmel
  • ISBN : 1982131918
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 9239

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “A fascinating, heartrending page-turner that, like the real-life forgers who inspired the novel, should never be forgotten.” —Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this “sweeping and magnificent” (Fiona Davis, bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue) historical novel from the #1 international bestselling author of The Winemaker’s Wife. Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books when her eyes lock on a photograph in the New York Times. She freezes; it’s an image of a book she hasn’t seen in more than sixty years—a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names. The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II—an experience Eva remembers well—and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin’s Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don’t know where it came from—or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer, but does she have the strength to revisit old memories? As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris and find refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, where she began forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Rémy disappears. An engaging and evocative novel reminiscent of The Lost Girls of Paris and The Alice Network, The Book of Lost Names is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of bravery and love in the face of evil.

The Geography of Lost Things

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Jessica Brody
  • ISBN : 1481499238
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 6506

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this romantic road trip story perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Morgan Matson, a teen girl discovers the value of ordinary objects while learning to forgive her absent father. A lot can happen on the road from lost to found… Ali Collins doesn’t have room in her life for clutter or complications. So when her estranged father passes away and leaves her his only prized possession—a 1968 Firebird convertible—Ali knows she won’t keep it. Not when it reminds her too much of all her father’s unfulfilled promises. And especially not when a buyer three hundred miles up the Pacific coast is offering enough money for the car to save her childhood home from foreclosure. There’s only one problem, though. Ali has no idea how to drive a stick shift. But her ex-boyfriend, Nico, does. The road trip gets off to a horrible start, filled with unexpected detours, roadblocks, and all the uncomfortable tension that comes with being trapped in a car with your ex. But when Nico starts collecting items from the quirky strangers they meet along the way, Ali starts to sense that these objects aren’t random. Somehow they seem to be leading her to an unknown truth about her father. A truth that will finally prove to Ali that some things—even broken things—are worth saving.

100 Things We've Lost to the Internet

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Pamela Paul
  • ISBN : 0593136780
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 3662

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The acclaimed editor of The New York Times Book Review takes readers on a nostalgic tour of the pre-Internet age, offering powerful insights into both the profound and the seemingly trivial things we've lost. NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE AND THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS • “A deft blend of nostalgia, humor and devastating insights.”—People Remember all those ingrained habits, cherished ideas, beloved objects, and stubborn preferences from the pre-Internet age? They’re gone. To some of those things we can say good riddance. But many we miss terribly. Whatever our emotional response to this departed realm, we are faced with the fact that nearly every aspect of modern life now takes place in filtered, isolated corners of cyberspace—a space that has slowly subsumed our physical habitats, replacing or transforming the office, our local library, a favorite bar, the movie theater, and the coffee shop where people met one another’s gaze from across the room. Even as we’ve gained the ability to gather without leaving our house, many of the fundamentally human experiences that have sustained us have disappeared. In one hundred glimpses of that pre-Internet world, Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, presents a captivating record, enlivened with illustrations, of the world before cyberspace—from voicemails to blind dates to punctuation to civility. There are the small losses: postcards, the blessings of an adolescence largely spared of documentation, the Rolodex, and the genuine surprises at high school reunions. But there are larger repercussions, too: weaker memories, the inability to entertain oneself, and the utter demolition of privacy. 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet is at once an evocative swan song for a disappearing era and, perhaps, a guide to reclaiming just a little bit more of the world IRL.

The City of Ember

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jeanne DuPrau
  • ISBN : 0375890807
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 9044

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever! Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

All That We Have Lost

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Suzanne Fortin
  • ISBN : 1800243774
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 9880

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A dual-timeline novel that spans from occupied France in WW2 to a war-ravaged chateau in modern day and the secret waiting to be uncovered.

Lost in the Never Woods

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Aiden Thomas
  • ISBN : 1250313988
  • Publisher : Swoon Reads
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 1430

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When children start to go missing in the local woods, a teen girl must face her fears and a past she can't remember to rescue them in this atmospheric YA novel, Lost in the Never Woods from the author of Cemetery Boys. It’s been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into the light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road... Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, asks for Wendy’s help to rescue the missing kids. But, in order to find them, Wendy must confront what’s waiting for her in the woods. Praise for Aiden Thomas and Cemetery Boys: “This stunning debut novel from Thomas is detailed, heart-rending, and immensely romantic.” —Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift “Aiden Thomas masterfully weaves a tale of family, friendships, and love in a heartwarming adventure full of affirmation and being your best self." — C.B. Lee, author of Not Your Sidekick

Things They Lost

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Okwiri Oduor
  • ISBN : 1982102594
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 1177

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This astonishing, devastating debut novel, riven through with mystery and magic, tells the story of a lonely girl living in a small African town and her struggle to free herself from her mercurial, charming mother. Ayosa is a wandering spirit—joyous, exuberant, filled to the brim with longing. Her only companions in her grandmother’s crumbling house are as lonely as Ayosa herself: the ghostly Fatumas, whose eyes are the size of bay windows, who teach her to dance and wail at the death news; the Jolly-Annas, cruel birds who cover their solitude with spiteful laughter; the milkman, who never greets Ayosa and whose milk tastes of mud; and Sindano, the kind owner of a café no one ever visits. Unexpectedly, miraculously, one day Ayosa finds a friend. Yet she is always fixed on her beautiful mama, Nabumbo Promise: a mysterious and aloof photographer, she comes and goes as she pleases, with no apology or warning. Set at the intersection of the spirit world and the human one, Things They Lost is a stunning and unforgettable novel that unfurls the dizzying dualities of love, at its most intoxicating and all-encompassing.

The Dictionary of Lost Words

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Pip Williams
  • ISBN : 1984820737
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 3787

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK FOR MAY ’22! • “Delightful . . . [a] captivating and slyly subversive fictional paean to the real women whose work on the Oxford English Dictionary went largely unheralded.”—The New York Times Book Review “A marvelous fiction about the power of language to elevate or repress.”—Geraldine Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of People of the Book Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, an Oxford garden shed in which her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Young Esme’s place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word bondmaid flutters beneath the table. She rescues the slip and, learning that the word means “slave girl,” begins to collect other words that have been discarded or neglected by the dictionary men. As she grows up, Esme realizes that words and meanings relating to women’s and common folks’ experiences often go unrecorded. And so she begins in earnest to search out words for her own dictionary: the Dictionary of Lost Words. To do so she must leave the sheltered world of the university and venture out to meet the people whose words will fill those pages. Set during the height of the women’s suffrage movement and with the Great War looming, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. Inspired by actual events, author Pip Williams has delved into the archives of the Oxford English Dictionary to tell this highly original story. The Dictionary of Lost Words is a delightful, lyrical, and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words and the power of language to shape the world. WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD

Atlantis Rising Magazine Issue 135 PDF download – SEEKING THE “LOST” EQUATOR

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : atlantisrising.com
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Atlantis Rising magazine
  • Number of Pages : 88
  • Readers : 6788

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In This 88-page edition: ANCIENT MYSTERIES SEEKING THE “LOST” EQUATOR Ice-Age-Era Artifact of a Destroyed Civilization? BY JONATHON A. PERRIN THE PARANORMAL TUNNELING THROUGH TIME Could Visitors from the Past & the Future Be Here After All? BY MARTIN RUGGLES THE UNEXPLAINED VANISHING ACTS Tracking the Strange Disappearances of People & Animals Worldwide BY WILLIAM B. STOECKER UFOs U.S. FORCES VS. UFOS BEFORE ROSWELL Could Forgotten Accounts, Force a Look at Evidence Once Considered Taboo? BY FRANK JOSEPH THE UNEXPLAINED GIANTS IN THE PAPERS Lost Details of the Senora Skeleton Finds BY JAMES VIERA & HUGH NEWMAN CONSCIOUSNESS CHURCH ENERGY What Mystic Science Were the Builders Practicing? BY CHARLES SHAHAR THE OTHER SIDE “THE WAY” OF ST. JAMES Was It Sacred, or a Cover for the Profane? BY STEVEN SORA ANCIENT WISDOM QUEST FOR A GOLDEN AGE Have We Been Here Before? BY GEOFFREY ASHE THE OTHER SIDE THE DIMENSIONS OF INSPIRATION The Strange Case of Victor Hugo Yet Unsolved BY JOHN CHAMBERS ALTERNATIVE SCIENCE REALITY Fundamentally Speaking–What Is It Anyway? BY ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D. THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGY AND CONSCIOUSNESS BY MICHAEL A.CREMO ASTROLOGY SNOW WHITE, THE GOBLIN, FAROUT And Other Denizens of the Outer Solar System BY JULIE LOAR PUBLISHER’S LETTER THE SUN’ A CRYSTAL IN THE MAKING? BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

Alice in Wonderland

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lewis Carroll
  • ISBN : 1877527815
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Number of Pages : 104
  • Readers : 9522

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), from 1865, is the peculiar and imaginative tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit-hole into a bizarre world of eccentric and unusual creatures. Lewis Carroll's prominent example of the genre of "literary nonsense" has endured in popularity with its clever way of playing with logic and a narrative structure that has influence generations of fiction writing.

The Memory of Forgotten Things

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Kat Zhang
  • ISBN : 1481478672
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 7385

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “A heart-tugging and mind-bending exploration of time and possibility.” —School Library Journal “A pleasure to read…full of heart and imagination.” —Kirkus Reviews “Zhang’s story is filled with real-world lessons on compassion and kindness with a sci-fi twist—a skillfully rendered framing device for exploring deeper issues of loss, longing, and acceptance.” —Publishers Weekly “With unwavering hope and focus, and new friendships with unlikely peers, the novel is entertaining and sweet.” —Booklist In the tradition of The Thing About Jellyfish and When You Reach Me, acclaimed author Kat Zhang offers a luminous and heartbreaking novel about a girl who is convinced that an upcoming solar eclipse will bring back her dead mother. One of the happiest memories twelve-year-old Sophia Wallace has is of her tenth birthday. Her mother made her a cake that year—and not a cake from a boxed-mix, but from scratch. She remembers the way the frosting tasted, the way the pink sugar roses dissolved on her tongue. This memory, and a scant few others like it, is all Sophia has of her mother, so she keeps them close. She keeps them secret, too. Because as paltry as these memories are, she shouldn’t have them at all. The truth is, Sophia Wallace’s mother died when she was six years old. But that isn’t how she remembers it. Not always. Sophia has never told anyone about her unusual memories—snapshots of a past that never happened. But everything changes when Sophia’s seventh grade English class gets an assignment to research solar eclipses. She becomes convinced that the upcoming solar eclipse will grant her the opportunity to make her alternate life come true, to enter a world where her mother never died. With the help of two misfit boys, she must figure out a way to bring her mother back to her—before the opportunity is lost forever.

We Hope for Better Things

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Erin Bartels
  • ISBN : 149341643X
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 4228

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "In this powerful first novel . . . Bartels successfully weaves American history into a deeply moving story of heartbreak, long-held secrets, and the bonds of family."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "A forbidden interracial marriage, an escaped slave, an expectant mother waiting for her Union soldier to return--all of these stories are deftly told by Bartels, as she explores the hard realities of racism and its many faces during various eras of American history. . . .Compelling characters make this winning debut also appealing for fans of general historical fiction."--Library Journal "Bartels' debut tells the story of three Balsam women, each of a different era, told against the backdrop of racism and violence in America. . . .will appeal to fans of faith-based women's fiction authors like Colleen Coble."--Booklist ***** When Detroit Free Press reporter Elizabeth Balsam meets James Rich, his strange request--that she look up a relative she didn't know she had in order to deliver an old camera and a box of photos--seems like it isn't worth her time. But when she loses her job after a botched investigation, she suddenly finds herself with nothing but time. At her great-aunt's 150-year-old farmhouse north of Detroit, Elizabeth uncovers a series of mysterious items, locked doors, and hidden graves. As she searches for answers to the riddles around her, the remarkable stories of two women who lived in this very house emerge as testaments to love, resilience, and courage in the face of war, racism, and misunderstanding. And as Elizabeth soon discovers, the past is never as past as we might like to think. Debut novelist Erin Bartels takes readers on an emotional journey through time--from the volatile streets of 1960s Detroit to the Michigan's Underground Railroad during the Civil War--to uncover the past, confront the seeds of hatred, and discover where love goes to hide. ***** "We Hope for Better Things has it all: fabulous storytelling, an emotional impact that lingers long after you turn the last page, and a setting that immerses you. I haven't read such a powerful, moving story since I read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school. This book will change how you look at the world we live in. Highly recommended!"--Colleen Coble, USAToday bestselling author of the Rock Harbor series and The View from Rainshadow Bay "A timely exploration of race in America, We Hope for Better Things is an exercise of empathy that will shape many a soul."--Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Perennials "I applaud [Erin's] courage, her authenticity, her beautiful turn of phrase, the freshness of her imagery, and the depth of her story that speaks to a contemporary world where understanding is often absent. We Hope for Better Things is a remarkable debut novel."--Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of Everything She Didn't Say "Erin Bartels's We Hope for Better Things shares the joys and sorrows of three women from different generations. A roller coaster of emotions awaits as you share the lives of these women and hope along with them for better things."--Ann H. Gabhart, bestselling author of River to Redemption "Storytelling at its finest. Erin Bartels delivers a riveting story of forbidden love, family bonds, racial injustice, and the power of forgiveness. We Hope for Better Things is a timely, sobering, moving account of how far we've come . . . and how much distance remains to be covered. A compulsively readable, incredibly powerful novel."--Lori Nelson Spielman, New York Times bestselling author of The Life List "There is the Detroit we think we know, and there is the Detroit full of stories that are never brought to the forefront. With We Hope for Better Things, Erin Bartels brings full circle an understanding of contemporary Detroit firmly rooted in the past, with enthralling characters and acute attention to detail. It's a must not just for Detroit lovers but also for those who need to understand that Detroit history is also American history."--Aaron Foley, city of Detroit's chief storyteller and editor of The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook

Paraphernalia

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : Steven Connor
  • ISBN : 1847652824
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 6768

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From keys and handkerchiefs to sweets and rubber bands, the curious objects we surround ourselves with, though often seemingly mundane, have a magical quality. Their surprising power to disturb, soothe, seduce or absorb give these quirky objects histories and meanings we rarely ponder. Yet we would be lost without them. Take bags, for example. Why do most women carry handbags, while men rely on pockets? Why do so many houses have bags of bags? And why do we 'let the cat out the bag' or 'give someone the sack'? What significance do our bags hold for us? In this highly imaginative and entertaining book, Steven Connor embarks on a historical, philosophical and linguistic journey that explores our relationships with the curious things with which we have a forgotten but daily intimacy.

The Lost City

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Amanda Hocking
  • ISBN : 1250204275
  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 3206

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Amanda Hocking, the New York Times bestselling author of The Kanin Chronicles, returns to the magical world of the Trylle Trilogy with The Lost City, the first novel in The Omte Origins—and the final story arc in her beloved series. The storm and the orphan Twenty years ago, a woman sought safety from the spinning ice and darkness that descended upon a small village. She was given shelter for the night by the local innkeepers but in the morning, she disappeared—leaving behind an infant. Now nineteen, Ulla Tulin is ready to find who abandoned her as a baby or why. The institution and the quest Ulla knows the answers to her identity and heritage may be found at the Mimirin where scholars dedicate themselves to chronicling troll history. Granted an internship translating old documents, Ulla starts researching her own family lineage with help from her handsome and charming colleague Pan Soriano. The runaway and the mystery But then Ulla meets Eliana, a young girl who no memory of who she is but who possesses otherworldly abilities. When Eliana is pursued and captured by bounty hunters, Ulla and Pan find themselves wrapped up in a dangerous game where folklore and myth become very real and very deadly—but one that could lead Ulla to the answers she’s been looking for.

Lost in Thought

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : Zena Hitz
  • ISBN : 0691189234
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 7874

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An invitation to readers from every walk of life to rediscover the impractical splendors of a life of learning In an overloaded, superficial, technological world, in which almost everything and everybody is judged by its usefulness, where can we turn for escape, lasting pleasure, contemplation, or connection to others? While many forms of leisure meet these needs, Zena Hitz writes, few experiences are so fulfilling as the inner life, whether that of a bookworm, an amateur astronomer, a birdwatcher, or someone who takes a deep interest in one of countless other subjects. Drawing on inspiring examples, from Socrates and Augustine to Malcolm X and Elena Ferrante, and from films to Hitz's own experiences as someone who walked away from elite university life in search of greater fulfillment, Lost in Thought is a passionate and timely reminder that a rich life is a life rich in thought. Today, when even the humanities are often defended only for their economic or political usefulness, Hitz says our intellectual lives are valuable not despite but because of their practical uselessness. And while anyone can have an intellectual life, she encourages academics in particular to get back in touch with the desire to learn for its own sake, and calls on universities to return to the person-to-person transmission of the habits of mind and heart that bring out the best in us. Reminding us of who we once were and who we might become, Lost in Thought is a moving account of why renewing our inner lives is fundamental to preserving our humanity.

The Lost Books of Jane Austen

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Janine Barchas
  • ISBN : 1421431602
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 7297

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Thoroughly innovative and occasionally irreverent, this book will appeal in equal measure to book historians, Austen fans, and scholars of literary celebrity.

The Lost Lake

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Allen Say
  • ISBN : 0547346581
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 5667

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Luke and his father, who is disgusted by the tourists surrounding the once secluded lake of his childhood, hike deeper into the wilderness to find a "lost lake" of their own.

The Little Prince

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,SBP Editors
  • ISBN : 8193540190
  • Publisher : Samaira Book Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 5172

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Paradise lost

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : John Milton
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : MVR
  • Number of Pages : 344
  • Readers : 6980

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Paradise Lost is John Milton's elaboration of Genesis into an epic poem. The poem begins with Milton's invocation to a muse for help. The action switches to hell, where Satan and his followers have been banished from heaven after trying to rebel against God. Bitter, they try to make the best of things by building the palace Pandemonium, all the while plotting whether to get revenge against God by war or trickery. After much debate, they finally decide to try to sabotage the new world of earth and mortal man that God has created. Satan sets off for earth, and meets his offspring, Sin and Death, at the gate of hell. They let him pass, and he journeys onward. Meanwhile, God sees Satan approaching earth and predicts the fall of man. When no one else does, God's Son offers to sacrifice himself to save man.

Ghosts and Demons: The Lost Things

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : KyL Cobb
  • ISBN : 1329156285
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 3833

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Ghosts and Demons: The Lost Things is the first step in a comprehensive study of the paranormal. Written as a training manual for new adventurers into the occult, this book takes an often irreverent look at the dogma that surrounds the today’s paranormal world. Relying on fresh research from contemporary sources, this book reconstructs the knowledge base that forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the paranormal.

The Lost Girl

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Anne Ursu
  • ISBN : 0062275119
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 2116

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Three starred reviews A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2019 Anne Ursu, author of the National Book Award nominee The Real Boy, returns with a story of the power of fantasy, the limits of love, and the struggles inherent in growing up. When you’re an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else. For Iris, that means her story starts with Lark. Iris has always been the grounded, capable, and rational one; Lark has been inventive, dreamy, and brilliant—and from their first moments in the world together, they’ve never left each other’s side. Everyone around them realized early on what the two sisters already knew: they had better outcomes when they were together. When fifth grade arrives, however, it's decided that Iris and Lark should be split into different classrooms, and something breaks in them both. Iris is no longer so confident; Lark retreats into herself as she deals with challenges at school. And at the same time, something strange is happening in the city around them, things both great and small going missing without a trace. As Iris begins to understand that anything can be lost in the blink of an eye, she decides it’s up to her to find a way to keep her sister safe.

Hope of the Christian - Teacher's Manual PDF

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Rev. Norman Holmes
  • ISBN : 159665094X
  • Publisher : Zion Christian Publishers
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 3569

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This teacher manual is based on the book, Hope of the Christian, by Norman Holmes, in which he shows that the Bible tells us that every overcoming Christian will become confirmed to the image of Christ. But what does this mean? And how can we prepare ourselves for an abundant fulfillment of our Christian hope? In this book, Rev. Norman Holmes will answer these questions and much more: What is the eternal goal for every believer? How should we prepare ourselves for a glorious future? Developing spiritual discernment How to hit the mark of the high calling of God

The Road

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • ISBN : 0307267458
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 5728

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

The Giver

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • ISBN : 0547345909
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 8837

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late? The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

The Lost Continent (Wings of Fire #11)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Tui T. Sutherland
  • ISBN : 1338214462
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 284
  • Readers : 2921

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues with a thrilling revelation -- brand-new tribes of dragons! Blue the SilkWing is content. Life in his Hive is safe; he loves his family; he has enough to eat. And Pantala has been at peace for as long as he can remember -- SilkWings and HiveWings live and work together in harmony, and because they stay vigilant, no one has seen a dangerous LeafWing in years. Now that Blue's sister, Luna, is undergoing her Metamorphosis, Blue knows things are going to change. Luna will have her wings and her silk, be assigned a partner and a work order, and move to another Hive. A few days later, Blue's own wings and silk will come in. But nothing could prepare Blue for what happens when Luna's wings start to grow. Suddenly his world is turned upside down, throwing him into dangers he never knew existed. Pantala isn't as peaceful as it seems, and Blue isn't safe. Whether he's ready or not, it's time to adapt -- and fight for his life.

Tending Roses

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lisa Wingate
  • ISBN : 1101575913
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 6709

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours comes a heartfelt novel about the bonds of family and the power of second chances. When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother’s Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who’s become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother’s heart. Just when Kate despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandma’s journal. A beautiful handmade notebook, it is full of stories that celebrate the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Stories that make Kate see her life—and her grandmother—in a completely new way....

The Journey of Our Love

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Deesha Sangani
  • ISBN : 9390441439
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 2366

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Real love sets you free from the clutches of expectation.” ANUSHKAA - A chirpy girl with big dreams and a bigger heart. She was chasing her dreams when she lost the love of her life. Despite that, she did not give up on her dreams, nor did she stop believing in love. ABHIMANYU – Young and dynamic, he is spearheading his company with gusto. The complete opposite of Anushkaa in many ways, he is equally passionate about work and achieving his dreams. When they meet, sparks fly! They fall in love with each other’s imperfections. Will love claim Anushkaa's heart again? Will she accept Abhimanyu? There are many surprises in store for Anushkaa and Abhimanyu as they venture into The Journey of Our Love.

What Souls Are Made Of: A Wuthering Heights Remix

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Tasha Suri
  • ISBN : 1250773512
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 8027

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: What Souls Are Made Of, British Fantasy Award-winning author Tasha Suri's masterful new take on Brontë's Wuthering Heights and fourth book in the Remixed Classics, will leave readers breathless. Sometimes, lost things find their way home... Yorkshire, North of England, 1786. As the abandoned son of a lascar—a sailor from India—Heathcliff has spent most of his young life maligned as an "outsider." Now he's been flung into an alien life in the Yorkshire moors, where he clings to his birth father's language even though it makes the children of the house call him an animal, and the maids claim he speaks gibberish. Catherine is the younger child of the estate's owner, a daughter with light skin and brown curls and a mother that nobody talks about. Her father is grooming her for a place in proper society, and that's all that matters. Catherine knows she must mold herself into someone pretty and good and marriageable, even though it might destroy her spirit. As they occasionally flee into the moors to escape judgment and share the half-remembered language of their unknown kin, Catherine and Heathcliff come to find solace in each other. Deep down in their souls, they can feel they are the same. But when Catherine's father dies and the household's treatment of Heathcliff only grows more cruel, their relationship becomes strained and threatens to unravel. For how can they ever be together, when loving each other—and indeed, loving themselves—is as good as throwing themselves into poverty and death? Praise for What Souls Are Made Of: "A gorgeously reclaimed Gothic. ... I’m a Tasha Suri fan for life." —Chloe Gong, New York Times-bestselling author of These Violent Delights "With its brooding characters, gorgeous setting, and a romance that sparkles with electricity, this retelling of Wuthering Heights breathes fresh air into an old classic." —Stacey Lee, New York Times-bestselling author of The Downstairs Girl and Luck of the Titanic

The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home

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  • Category : Cooking
  • Author : Ken Albala,Rosanna Nafziger Henderson
  • ISBN : 1101611839
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 3600

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home is not about extreme, off-the-grid living. It’s for city and suburban dwellers with day jobs: people who love to cook, love fresh natural ingredients, and old techniques for preservation; people who like doing things themselves with a needle and thread, garden hoe, or manual saw. Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson spread the spirit of antiquated self-sufficiency throughout the household. They offer projects that are decidedly unplugged and a little daring, including: * Home building projects like rooftop food dehydrators and wood-burning ovens * Homemaking essentials, from sewing and quilting to rug braiding and soap making * The wonders of grain: making croissants by hand, sprouting grains, and baking bread * Adventures with meat: pickled pig’s feet, homemade liverwurst, and celery-cured salami Intended for industrious cooks and crafters who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home will teach you the history and how-to on projects for every facet of your home, all without the electric toys that take away from the experience of making things by hand.

The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Matt Cain
  • ISBN : 1472275063
  • Publisher : Review
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 3535

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART? 'One of the best uplifting books of the year' INDEPENDENT 'Wonderful . . . An utter treat' KATE MOSSE 'A great big hug of a book!' MICHAEL BALL 'A heart-warming, joyous love story' ADELE PARKS 'I cannot recommend this book highly enough' LORRAINE KELLY 'A wonderfully warm story that completely drew me in' RUTH HOGAN _______ 'Albert Entwistle was a postman. It was one of the few things everyone knew about him. And it was one of the few things he was comfortable with people knowing . . .' Living alone since the death of his mam, 64-year-old Albert Entwistle keeps himself to himself. So one frosty December morning, just back from delivering mail full of the Christmas cheer that no one now extends to him, Albert is surprised to find himself in receipt of a letter. The contents shock him. With no friends, and nothing to look forward to, his future suddenly seems lonely and frightening. It's not the first time that Albert has received a letter that will change his life. But, as the snow starts to fall, this time around he's spurred into action. The time has come for him to face the secret he's been keeping for fifty years . . . With a new year fast approaching, Albert needs to be brave and go after what he wants, however much it scares him. And he will begin by looking for the man that, many years ago, he lost - but has never forgotten . . . Join Albert Entwistle as he sets out to find the long-lost love of his life, and has an unforgettable and completely life-affirming adventure on the way. __________ What readers love about The Secret Life Of Albert Entwistle: 'A rollicking love story' IAN McKELLEN 'A total triumph. Romantic and heartbreaking and uplifting all at once.' LAURA KAY 'Prepare to fall in love with Albert Entwistle!' S. J. WATSON 'Albert is delightful and charming, and the book is too' JONATHAN HARVEY 'Wonderful. Written with such a good heart, filled with joy and strength and optimism' RUSSELL T. DAVIES, creator of Channel 4's smash-hit It's a Sin 'Beautiful . . . You will weep and yet have your heart filled with joy' ARLENE PHILLIPS 'Tender, witty, uplifting' KATE EBERLEN 'Albert is the most delicious character and you'll be with him every step of the way' SUN 'A heart-warming and uplifting read' ATTITUDE

All Things Shining

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Hubert Dreyfus,Sean Dorrance Kelly
  • ISBN : 9781439101704
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 3528

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In unrelenting flow of choices confronts us at nearly every moment of our lives, and yet our culture offers us no clear way to choose. This predicament seems inevitable, but in fact it’s quite new. In medieval Europe, God’s calling was a grounding force. In ancient Greece, a whole pantheon of shining gods stood ready to draw an appropriate action out of you. Like an athlete in “the zone,” you were called to a harmonious attunement with the world, so absorbed in it that you couldn’t make a “wrong” choice. If our culture no longer takes for granted a belief in God, can we nevertheless get in touch with the Homeric moods of wonder and gratitude, and be guided by the meanings they reveal? All Things Shining says we can. Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly illuminate some of the greatest works of the West to reveal how we have lost our passionate engagement with and responsiveness to the world. Their journey takes us from the wonder and openness of Homer’s polytheism to the monotheism of Dante; from the autonomy of Kant to the multiple worlds of Melville; and, finally, to the spiritual difficulties evoked by modern authors such as David Foster Wallace and Elizabeth Gilbert. Dreyfus, a philosopher at the University of California, Berkeley, for forty years, is an original thinker who finds in the classic texts of our culture a new relevance for people’s everyday lives. His lively, thought-provoking lectures have earned him a podcast audience that often reaches the iTunesU Top 40. Kelly, chair of the philosophy department at Harvard University, is an eloquent new voice whose sensitivity to the sadness of the culture—and to what remains of the wonder and gratitude that could chase it away—captures a generation adrift. Re-envisioning modern spiritual life through their examination of literature, philosophy, and religious testimony, Dreyfus and Kelly unearth ancient sources of meaning, and teach us how to rediscover the sacred, shining things that surround us every day. This book will change the way we understand our culture, our history, our sacred practices, and ourselves. It offers a new—and very old—way to celebrate and be grateful for our existence in the modern world.

Acceleration

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Graham McNamee
  • ISBN : 0307510220
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 7501

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It’s a hot, hot summer, and in the depths of the Toronto Transit Authority’s Lost and Found, 17-year-old Duncan is cataloging lost things and sifting through accumulated junk. And between Jacob, the cranky old man who runs the place, and the endless dusty boxes overflowing with stuff no one will ever claim, Duncan’s just about had enough. Then he finds a little leather book. It’s a diary filled with the dark and dirty secrets of a twisted mind, a serial killer stalking his prey in the subway. And Duncan can’t make himself stop reading. What would you do with a book like that? How far would you go to catch a madman? And what if time was running out. . . .

Extraordinary Knowing

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer
  • ISBN : 0553903519
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 1508

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In 1991, when her daughter’s rare, hand-carved harp was stolen, Lisby Mayer’s familiar world of science and rational thinking turned upside down. After the police failed to turn up any leads, a friend suggested she call a dowser—a man who specialized in finding lost objects. With nothing to lose—and almost as a joke—Dr. Mayer agreed. Within two days, and without leaving his Arkansas home, the dowser located the exact California street coordinates where the harp was found. Deeply shaken, yet driven to understand what had happened, Mayer began the fourteen-year journey of discovery that she recounts in this mind-opening, brilliantly readable book. Her first surprise: the dozens of colleagues who’d been keeping similar experiences secret for years, fearful of being labeled credulous or crazy. Extraordinary Knowing is an attempt to break through the silence imposed by fear and to explore what science has to say about these and countless other “inexplicable” phenomena. From Sigmund Freud’s writings on telepathy to secret CIA experiments on remote viewing, from leading-edge neuroscience to the strange world of quantum physics, Dr. Mayer reveals a wealth of credible and fascinating research into the realm where the mind seems to trump the laws of nature. She does not ask us to believe. Rather she brings us a book of profound intrigue and optimism, with far-reaching implications not just for scientific inquiry but also for the ways we go about living in the world.

The Full Circle

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Namrata Gupta,
  • ISBN : 9387022285
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Number of Pages : 136
  • Readers : 7036

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “The mirage was broken. What she knew as the truth turned into a fiction to beguile her, the person she had been living with for so many years turned into someone she never knew until then...” Being a traveller, Aditya always took something from the places he visited, and this somehow helped him give something to his next destination, which is now Darjeeling. His life revolves around meeting locals, exploring the world and helping people in any way possible. Aditya meets his contrast in Zinnia, who prefers stability in life, while staying as a tenant in her mother’s house. With his empathy and understanding nature, he wins the hearts of the locals. His adventurous way of living life is challenged when he develops strong feelings for Zinnia, who considers his way of life as a prolonged hobby. While helping Jacqueline, an emotionally distraught girl, into shaping her life in a new way, he realizes he feels lost, for the first time in his life, without Zinnia. He stumbles upon a devastating secret about Zinnia’s past that will change her life completely, something he can’t let go of.

The Lost Art of Banking

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Aisling Tuite
  • ISBN : 3030121992
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 136
  • Readers : 8662

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This Palgrave Pivot explores the recent financial crisis from a new perspective. Reflecting on 40 years of banking experiences, the book will open new avenues to understanding banking and comment on possible ways to rehabilitate banking organisations. In 1965 the Bank of Ireland received a consultancy report from McKinsey & Company, which heralded a new phase in banking practice and organisation. In the years that followed, the Bank of Ireland opened up its once traditional culture to outside influences changing the way work was done and workers were viewed. Direct competition was introduced alongside specialisation of roles, and hence college education was identified as the way to meet demands of the market and bankers began to develop a full suite of products to keep customers loyal. The once professional bank manager who was a guardian of good practice eventually became absorbed into the needs of the leviathan organisation. The end result is an unimaginable and interlinked financial crisis in 2008 that swept across Ireland and the globe. This book explores banking organisation and practice as it transforms and across the period from 1960 to 2018. It argues that organisational goals over individual responsibility paved the pathway towards crisis. Organisationally, anxiety and fear of failure took the place of certainty and stability. While the financial crisis is coming to an end, banking organisations remains fragile and prone to influences that may lead them towards a path of continuous cycles of boom and bust. Such a state has the potential to create an unending cycle of boom and bust and the end of stability and the institution of banking. This book shines a light on that and will be of interest to banking and finance researchers, students, and practitioners.

The Bigger Book of Everything

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  • Category : Travel
  • Author : Lonely Planet,Nigel Holmes
  • ISBN : 1838690697
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 2578

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The new and expanded Bigger Book of Everything is the quintessential guide to travel, to the world and all sorts of things you didn't know you needed to know. Learn something new, enjoy a world of smart, safe and exciting travel and use your witty know-how to make friends wherever you go. You never know: this book might just save your life.

The Quiet Girl

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : S. F. Kosa
  • ISBN : 1728215579
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 1947

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Dueling narratives propel this stunning psychological suspense...Hitchcock fans won't want to miss this nuanced, multilayered novel."—Publishers Weekly A captivating tour de force untangling trauma, memory, and the justice we serve when everyone else has turned a blind eye. Good girls keep quiet. But quiet girls can't stay silent forever—and the consequences are sure to make some noise. When Alex arrives in Provincetown to patch things up with his new wife, Mina, he finds an empty wine glass in the sink, her wedding ring on the desk, and a string of questions in her wake. The police believe that Mina, a successful romance author, simply left, their marriage crumbling before it truly began. But what Alex finds in their empty cottage points him toward a different reality: Mina has always carried a secret. And now she's disappeared. In his hunt for the truth, Alex comes across Layla, a young woman with information to share, who may hold the key to everything his wife has kept hidden. A strange, quiet girl whose missing memories may break them all. To find his missing wife, Alex must face what Layla has forgotten. And the consequences are anything but quiet. In her debut thriller, S.F. Kosa presents a tightly-woven book sure to inspire questions about trauma, memory, and how well we ever know the people we love. "Prepare to be enthralled—The Quiet Girl will grab your emotions and then hang on with a death grip. Atmospheric and twisty enough to deliver whiplash, S.F Kosa writes with a keen eye for detail and surprise endings. A compelling narrative that hums with momentum long after the reader is done."—Maureen Joyce Connolly, author of Little Lovely Things

Web Publishing with Acrobat/PDF

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Thomas Merz
  • ISBN : 3642720323
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 236
  • Readers : 7610

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Although the World Wide Web is enjoying enormous growth rates, many Web publishers have discovered that HTML is not up to the requirements of modern corporate communication. For them, Adobe Acrobat offers a wealth of design possibilities. The close integration of Acrobat in the World Wide Web unites the structural advantages of HTML with the comprehensive layout possibilities of Portable Document Format (PDF). On the basis of practical examples and numerous tricks, this book describes how to produce PDF documents efficiently. Numerous tips on integrating Acrobat into CGI, JavaScript, VBScript, Active Server Pages, search engines, and so on make the book a mine of information for all designers and administrators of Web sites.