Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Sarah Graham
  • ISBN : 1441181792
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 6034

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: J. D. Salinger's 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is the definitive coming-of-age novel and Holden Caulfield remains one of the most famous characters in modern literature. This jargon-free guide to the text sets The Catcher in the Rye in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, and presenting an up-to-date account of its critical reception.

Clockwork Prince

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cassandra Clare
  • ISBN : 1442431342
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 528
  • Readers : 7977

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: True love is shrouded in secrets and lies in the enchanting second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when it becomes clear that the mysterious Magister will stop at nothing to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends. With the help of the handsome, tortured Will and the devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal and fueled by revenge. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them. Tessa is drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa answers about who she really is? As their search leads to deadly peril, Tessa learns that secrets and lies can corrupt even the purest heart.

J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Sarah Graham
  • ISBN : 1134286546
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Readers : 5426

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (1951) is a twentieth-century classic. Despite being one of the most frequently banned books in America, generations of readers have identified with the narrator, Holden Caulfield, an angry young man who articulates the confusion, cynicism and vulnerability of adolescence with humour and sincerity. This guide to Salinger’s provocative novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of The Catcher in the Rye a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of new critical essays on the The Catcher in the Rye, by Sally Robinson, Renee R. Curry, Denis Jonnes, Livia Hekanaho and Clive Baldwin, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of The Catcher in the Rye and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Salinger’s text.

The Poison Belt

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
  • ISBN : 398594959X
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Number of Pages : 86
  • Readers : 4575

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Poison Belt Arthur Conan Doyle - The Poison Belt, a novella by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is remarkable in that we, with the central characters, are permitted to witness what seems to be a global apocalypse, while enduring only minimal emotional fall out. Professor Challenger urgently summons his fellow explorers (Professor Summerlee, Lord John Roxton, and reporter E.D. Malone) to a meeting. Oddly, he requires each to bring an oxygen cylinder with him. The mysterious substance suddenly becomes a deadly threat as the Earth passes through a belt in the ether, a belt of poisonous ether. To Professor Challenger it is clear that no animal or human life can possibly survive this encounter. Shutting themselves tightly up in Challengers house, they start to consider what may be done. But as their countrymen start to drop, will their oxygen last long enough to determine and implement a solution?

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : J.D. Salinger
  • ISBN : 031646001X
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 5528

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The last book-length work of fiction by J. D. Salinger published in his lifetime collects two novellas about "one of the liveliest, funniest, most fully realized families in all fiction" (New York Times). These two novellas, set seventeen years apart, are both concerned with Seymour Glass--the eldest son of J. D. Salinger's fictional Glass family--as recalled by his closest brother, Buddy. "He was a great many things to a great many people while he lived, and virtually all things to his brothers and sisters in our somewhat outsized family. Surely he was all real things to us: our blue-striped unicorn, our double-lensed burning glass, our consultant genius, our portable conscience, our supercargo, and our one full poet..."

The Great Gatsby

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • ISBN : 1504064887
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Number of Pages : 124
  • Readers : 6865

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The masterful novel of Jazz Age idealism, decadence, and disillusionment by the celebrated author of The Beautiful and Damned. Here is the timeless story of mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby; beautiful debutant Daisy Buchanan; Daisy’s philandering husband, Tom; and aspiring writer Nick Carraway, who gets caught up in their drama of elegant parties and doomed romance. With its vivid prose and perceptive character portraits, it is widely considered to be author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, as well as one of the greatest novels ever written. Adapted for stage and screen numerous times, The Great Gatsby is emblematic of the style and sensibility of the Roaring Twenties as well as a brilliant evocation of popular culture’s growing disillusionment with the American Dream.

Of Human Bondage

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : W. Somerset Maugham
  • ISBN : 1407016458
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 720
  • Readers : 6290

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A masterpiece of modern literature that mirrors Maugham’s own career. Of Human Bondage is the first and most autobiographical of Maugham's novels. It is the story of Philip Carey, an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris as a would-be artist, Philip settles in London to train as a doctor. And that is where he meets Mildred, the loud but irresistible waitress with whom he plunges into a formative, tortured and masochistic affair which very nearly ruins him.

On the Beach

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Nevil Shute
  • ISBN : 1479451215
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Number of Pages : 302
  • Readers : 7021

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "On the Beach" is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the northern hemisphere following a nuclear war a year previously. As the radiation approaches each person deals with their impending death in different ways.

The Book Thief

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • ISBN : 0307433846
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 578
  • Readers : 6630

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: #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.

The Bell Jar

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • ISBN : 1551997347
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Number of Pages : 188
  • Readers : 2155

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The only novel by Sylvia Plath, one of America’s most famous and significant female authors. Based on her own struggles, it chronicles a young woman’s descent into depression and eventually into suicidal behaviour, coupled with her quest to discover herself at a time when self-discovery, for a woman, meant navigating traditional models of social propriety on one side and new ideas of freedom and self-determination on the other. It is widely cited as one of the 20th century’s greatest novels. Pwnguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Nine Stories

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : J.D. Salinger
  • ISBN : 0316459984
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 6862

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The "original, first-rate, serious, and beautiful" short fiction (New York Times Book Review) that introduced J. D. Salinger to American readers in the years after World War II, including "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and the first appearance of Salinger's fictional Glass family. Nine exceptional stories from one of the great literary voices of the twentieth century. Witty, urbane, and frequently affecting, Nine Stories sits alongside Salinger's very best work--a treasure that will passed down for many generations to come. The stories: A Perfect Day for Bananafish Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut Just Before the War with the Eskimos The Laughing Man Down at the Dinghy For Esmé--with Love and Squalor Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period Teddy

Ragged Company

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Richard Wagamese
  • ISBN : 0307372634
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 1844

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Four chronically homeless people–Amelia One Sky, Timber, Double Dick and Digger–seek refuge in a warm movie theatre when a severe Arctic Front descends on the city. During what is supposed to be a one-time event, this temporary refuge transfixes them. They fall in love with this new world, and once the weather clears, continue their trips to the cinema. On one of these outings they meet Granite, a jaded and lonely journalist who has turned his back on writing “the same story over and over again” in favour of the escapist qualities of film, and an unlikely friendship is struck. A found cigarette package (contents: some unsmoked cigarettes, three $20 bills, and a lottery ticket) changes the fortune of this struggling set. The ragged company discovers they have won $13.5 million, but none of them can claim the money for lack proper identification. Enlisting the help of Granite, their lives, and fortunes, become forever changed. Ragged Company is a journey into both the future and the past. Richard Wagamese deftly explores the nature of the comforts these friends find in their ideas of “home,” as he reconnects them to their histories.

King Dork

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Frank Portman
  • ISBN : 037589070X
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 1667

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: As John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars said, “King Dork will rock your world.” The cult favorite from Frank Portman, aka Dr. Frank of the Mr. T. Experience, is a book like nothing ever done before--King Dork literally has something for everyone: At least a half-dozen mysteries, love, mistaken identity, girls, monks, books, blood, bubblegum, and rock and roll. This book is based on music--a passion most kids have--and it has original (hilarious) songs and song lyrics throughout. When Tom Henderson finds his deceased father’s copy of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, his world is turned upside down. Suddenly high school gets more complicated: Tom (aka King Dork) is in the middle of at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, a secret code, girls, and rock and roll. As he goes through sophomore year, he finds clues that may very well solve the puzzle of his father’s death and—oddly—reveal the secret to attracting semi-hot girls (the secret might be being in a band, if he can find a drummer who can count to four. A brilliant story told in first person, King Dork includes a glossary and a bandography, which readers will find helpful and hilarious. Praise for King Dork: “Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork, will rock your world.”—John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars “[No account of high school] has made me laugh more than King Dork. . . . Grade A.”—Entertainment Weekly “Impossibly brilliant.”—Time “Provides a window into what it would be like if Holden Caulfield read The Catcher in the Rye.”—New York Post [STAR] “Original, heartfelt, and sparkling with wit and intelligence. This novel will linger long in readers’ memories.”—School Library Journal, Starred [STAR] “A biting and witty high-school satire.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred [STAR] “Tom’s narration is piercingly satirical and acidly witty.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred “Loaded with sharp and offbeat humor.”—USA Today “King Dork is smart, funny, occasionally raunchy and refreshingly clear about what it’s like to be in high school.”—San Francisco Chronicle “King Dork: Best Punk Rock Book Ever.”—The Village Voice “I love this book as much as I hated high school, and that’s some of the highest praise I can possibly give.”—Bookslut.com

Ham On Rye

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Charles Bukowski
  • ISBN : 0061851914
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 6901

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Wordsworth, Whitman, William Carlos Williams, and the Beats in their respective generations moved poetry toward a more natural language. Bukowski moved it a little farther.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, woman, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D.H. Lawrence, Ham on Rye offers a crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression.

J. D. Salinger

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Kenneth Slawenski
  • ISBN : 0679604790
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 2424

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The inspiration for the major motion picture Rebel in the Rye One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, the author of the classic Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now he is the subject of this definitive biography, which is filled with new information and revelations garnered from countless interviews, letters, and public records. Kenneth Slawenski explores Salinger’s privileged youth, long obscured by misrepresentation and rumor, revealing the brilliant, sarcastic, vulnerable son of a disapproving father and doting mother. Here too are accounts of Salinger’s first broken heart—after Eugene O’Neill’s daughter, Oona, left him—and the devastating World War II service that haunted him forever. J. D. Salinger features this author’s dramatic encounters with luminaries from Ernest Hemingway to Elia Kazan, his office intrigues with famous New Yorker editors and writers, and the stunning triumph of The Catcher in the Rye, which would both make him world-famous and hasten his retreat into the hills of New Hampshire. J. D. Salinger is this unique author’s unforgettable story in full—one that no lover of literature can afford to miss. Praise for J. D. Salinger: A Life “Startling . . . insightful . . . [a] terrific literary biography.”—USA Today “It is unlikely that any author will do a better job than Mr. Slawenski capturing the glory of Salinger’s life.”—The Wall Street Journal “Slawenski fills in a great deal and connects the dots assiduously; it’s unlikely that any future writer will uncover much more about Salinger than he has done.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Offers perhaps the best chance we have to get behind the myth and find the man.”—Newsday “[Slawenski has] greatly fleshed out and pinned down an elusive story with precision and grace.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Earnest, sympathetic and perceptive . . . [Slawenski] does an evocative job of tracing the evolution of Salinger’s work and thinking.”—The New York Times

The Help

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kathryn Stockett
  • ISBN : 1440697663
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 6516

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

How to Walk Away

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Katherine Center
  • ISBN : 1466847700
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 4092

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes the instant New York Times bestseller (May 2018), an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances. Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there's her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there's Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Ian, who won't let her give in to her pity, and who sees her like no one has seen her before. Sometimes the last thing you want is the one thing you need. Sometimes we all need someone to catch us when we fall. And sometimes love can find us in the least likely place we would ever expect. How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best—a masterpiece of a novel that is both hopeful and hilarious; truthful and wise; tender and brave. Praise for How to Walk Away: "A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength." —Jill Santopolo, bestselling author of The Light We Lost "If you just read one book this year, read How to Walk Away." —Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop "Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed." —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love "Sympathetic and refreshing!" —Elinor Lipman, bestselling author of The Family Man "I can't think of a blurb good enough for this novel...poignant, funny, heartbreaking." —Jenny Lawson, bestselling author of Furiously Happy

The Chicken Encyclopedia

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Gail Damerow
  • ISBN : 1603427767
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 8802

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia. Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A-to-Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining. Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and much more, Gail Damerow provides answers to all of your chicken questions and quandaries. Even seasoned chicken farmers are sure to discover new information about the multifaceted world of these fascinating birds.

The Inverted Forest

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : John Dalton
  • ISBN : 1416598189
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 3234

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Late on a warm summer night in rural Missouri, an elderly camp director hears a squeal of joyous female laughter and goes to investigate. At the camp swimming pool he comes upon a bewildering scene: his counselors stripped naked and engaged in a provocative celebration. The first camp session is set to start in just two days. He fires them all. As a result, new counselors must be quickly hired and brought to the Kindermann Forest Summer Camp. One of them is Wyatt Huddy, a genetically disfigured young man who has been living in a Salvation Army facility. Gentle and diligent, large and imposing, Wyatt suffers a deep anxiety that his intelligence might be subnormal. All his life he’s been misjudged because of his irregular features. But while Wyatt is not worldly, he is also not an innocent. He has escaped a punishing home life with a reclusive and violent older sister. Along with the other new counselors, Wyatt arrives expecting to care for children. To their astonishment, they learn that for the first two weeks of the camping season they will be responsible for 104 severely developmentally disabled adults, all of them wards of the state. For Wyatt it is a dilemma that turns his world inside out. Physically, he is indistinguishable from the state hospital campers he cares for. Inwardly, he would like to believe he is not of their tribe. Fortunately for Wyatt, there is a young woman on staff who understands his predicament better than he might have hoped. At once the new counselors and disabled campers begin to reveal themselves. Most are well-intentioned; others unprepared. Some harbor dangerous inclinations. Among the campers is a perplexing array of ailments and appearances and behavior both tender and disturbing. To encounter them is to be reminded just how wide the possibilities are when one is describing human beings. Soon Wyatt is called upon to prevent a terrible tragedy. In doing so, he commits an act whose repercussions will alter his own life and the lives of the other Kindermann Forest staff members for years to come. Written with scrupulous fidelity to the strong passions running beneath the surface of camp life, The Inverted Forest is filled with yearning, desire, lust, banked hope, and unexpected devotion. This remarkable and audacious novel amply underscores Heaven Lake’s wide acclaim and confirms John Dalton’s rising prominence as a major American novelist.

Stumbling on Happiness

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  • Category : Psychology
  • Author : Daniel Gilbert
  • ISBN : 0307371360
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 1960

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A smart and funny book by a prominent Harvard psychologist, which uses groundbreaking research and (often hilarious) anecdotes to show us why we’re so lousy at predicting what will make us happy – and what we can do about it. Most of us spend our lives steering ourselves toward the best of all possible futures, only to find that tomorrow rarely turns out as we had expected. Why? As Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert explains, when people try to imagine what the future will hold, they make some basic and consistent mistakes. Just as memory plays tricks on us when we try to look backward in time, so does imagination play tricks when we try to look forward. Using cutting-edge research, much of it original, Gilbert shakes, cajoles, persuades, tricks and jokes us into accepting the fact that happiness is not really what or where we thought it was. Among the unexpected questions he poses: Why are conjoined twins no less happy than the general population? When you go out to eat, is it better to order your favourite dish every time, or to try something new? If Ingrid Bergman hadn’t gotten on the plane at the end of Casablanca, would she and Bogey have been better off? Smart, witty, accessible and laugh-out-loud funny, Stumbling on Happiness brilliantly describes all that science has to tell us about the uniquely human ability to envision the future, and how likely we are to enjoy it when we get there.

Multimedia Forensics and Security

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Li, Chang-Tsun
  • ISBN : 1599048701
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 5127

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: As information technology is rapidly progressing, an enormous amount of media can be easily exchanged through Internet and other communication networks. Increasing amounts of digital image, video, and music have created numerous information security issues and is now taken as one of the top research and development agendas for researchers, organizations, and governments worldwide. Multimedia Forensics and Security provides an in-depth treatment of advancements in the emerging field of multimedia forensics and security by tackling challenging issues such as digital watermarking for copyright protection, digital fingerprinting for transaction tracking, and digital camera source identification.

Killing Mr. Griffin

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lois Duncan
  • ISBN : 0316182648
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 7363

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From beloved author Lois Duncan comes a frightening novel about a group of students who set out to teach their malicious teacher a lesson -- only to learn that one of them could be a killer. Mr. Griffin is the strictest teacher at Del Norte High, with a penchant for endless projects and humiliating students. Even straight-A student Susan can't believe how mean he is to her crush, Dave, and to the charismatic Mark Kinney. So when Dave asks Susan to help a group of students teach Mr. Griffin a lesson of their own, she goes along with them. After all, it's a harmless prank, right? But things don't go according to plan. When one "accident" leads to another and people begin to die, Susan and her friends must face the awful truth: one of them is a killer.

The Loved One

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Evelyn Waugh
  • ISBN : 1479443239
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Number of Pages : 134
  • Readers : 5247

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Following the death of a friend, British poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday. There, Dennis enters the fragile and bizarre world of Aimée, the naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr Joyboy, the master of the embalmer's art... A dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide, "The Loved One" depicts a world where love, reputation and death cost a very great deal.

What Is Good Writing?

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Geoffrey Huck
  • ISBN : 0190272945
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Readers : 9350

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Though we all think we know what good writing is when we see it, it's difficult to define it precisely; and without a satisfactory definition, it becomes problematical to assess as well as to teach. In What Is Good Writing?, Geoffrey J. Huck advances the contemporary debate on writing achievement by drawing on empirical research in linguistics and the other cognitive sciences that shed light on the development of fluency in language. The utility of defining "good writing" as "fluent writing" or writing that is on par with the typical fluency in speech attained by normal adults, is demonstrated by the progress it permits in evaluating the success of current writing programs in school and university--programs which, for the most part, have proved unable to deliver writing assessments that are both valid and reliable. Huck advances an alternative approach that rests on more scientific footing. He explains why reading is key to good writing and why standard composition programs often do not live up to their aspirations.

Teaching English Language Learners

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Michaela Colombo,Dana Furbush
  • ISBN : 1544334389
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 1505

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Teaching English Language Learners: Content and Language in Middle and Secondary Mainstream Classrooms provides a reader-friendly guide to implementing and assessing high-level, content-area instruction for English Language Learners. Beginning with an overview of second language acquisition and the cultural variables that impact teaching and learning, authors Michaela Colombo and Dana Furbush go on to detail planning strategies, units and lessons. Practical in nature, this text focuses on the areas where it is often most difficult to make content comprehensible and build academic language skills: middle and secondary math, English language arts, history, and science. Teaching English Language Learners will provide pre- and in-service teachers with a foundational understanding of how to purposefully structure, build, and present effective lessons for English language learners in mainstream, content-area courses. Key Features Includes an entire chapter on differentiating summative assessments for varying levels of English language proficiency, showing readers how to plan daily lessons with clear objectives and assessments Provides sample lessons from content-area experts in each chapter of Part II, along with mini lessons specifically dedicated to building language Incorporates "Review, Reflect, Apply" activities in each chapter promoting reader reflection, journaling, and discussion; and encouraging students to stop and check for understanding before proceeding Teaching English Language Learners: Content and Language in Middle and Secondary Mainstream Classrooms is appropriate for courses entitled English Language Learners in Secondary Classrooms, Methods of Sheltered Content Instruction, Content-Based ESL, Teaching and Assessing ELL in Content Areas, and ESL for Mainstream Teachers. Click here to visit author Michaela Colombo's website.

NVS-PGT English-Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti PGT Exam Ebook-PDF

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Chandresh Agrawal,nandini books
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Chandresh Agrawal
  • Number of Pages : 115
  • Readers : 5100

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Category: Education Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: SGN.The Ebook NVS-PGT English-Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti PGT Exam Covers English Objective Questions From Various Competitive Exams With Answers.

PGT English Exam Ebook-PDF

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  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Author : Chandresh Agrawal,nandini books
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Chandresh Agrawal
  • Number of Pages : 115
  • Readers : 1475

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: SGN.The Ebook PGT English Exam Covers English Literature Subject Previous Years' Papers Of Various Exams Which Are Very Useful For All PGT-English Exams .

NTA - UGC NET English Subject Ebook-PDF

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  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Author : Chandresh Agrawal,nandini books
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Chandresh Agrawal
  • Number of Pages : 115
  • Readers : 1827

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Category: Literary Collections Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: SGN.The Ebook NTA - UGC NET English Subject Covers Objective Questions From Various Competitive Exams With Answers.

Fragments of a Mortal Mind

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Donald Anderson
  • ISBN : 1948908794
  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • Number of Pages : 220
  • Readers : 9623

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Category: Biography & Autobiography Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: We are where we’ve been and what we’ve read, aren’t we? Where else do we get the experience we need to evocatively live? At once a memoir, a reading journal, and a novel, Fragments of a Mortal Mind is a daring, contemporary commonplace book. Donald Anderson, critically acclaimed author of Gathering Noise from My Life and Below Freezing, shows us how the disparate elements of our lives collect to construct our deepest selves and help us to make sense of it all. Anderson layers his personal experiences and reflections with those of others who have wrestled with inner and outer social, cultural, and political memories that are not as accurate as history might suggest but that each of us believe nonetheless. He challenges the reader’s sense of memory and fact, downplaying the latter in explaining how each of us crafts our own personal histories. As Anderson weaves his voice among numerous other voices and ideas that rest upon other ideas, we are faced with larger issues of human existence: war, memory, trauma, mortality, religion, fear, joy, ugliness, and occasional beauty. What we have here is a meditation on living in America. We are shown how the world we consume becomes us as we metabolize it. How we, as humans, through our own fragments of memories, influences, and experiences become our true selves. By charting fragments of thoughts over a lifetime, Anderson exposes a way of thinking and perceiving the world that is refreshingly intuitive and desperately needed. Fragments of a Mortal Mind is a powerful masterpiece that closely resembles our lived experiences and is a vivid reflection of our time.

Crazy

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Benjamin Lebert
  • ISBN : 0307425371
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 7776

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A smart, funny, poignant, very modern autobiographical coming-of-age novel, written when the author was sixteen years old. Like Catcher in the Rye, Crazy appeals to the teenager in us all. Benni himself is partially paralyzed and a serial failure (he's been kicked out of four boarding schools in his short life and has just entered his fifth). So he's a little odd, but he's cool and he finds other strange boys to hang with. Together they set out to experience what they can: girls, booze, sex, philosophy, drugs, sex, books, music, sex–pretty much everything whatever. And Benni lets us in on "the crazy life" he figures is the only way to deal with the crazy world.

Latino/a Literature in the Classroom

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Frederick Luis Aldama
  • ISBN : 1317933974
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 380
  • Readers : 9067

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Category: Literary Criticism Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: In one of the most rapidly growing areas of literary study, this volume provides the first comprehensive guide to teaching Latino/a literature in all variety of learning environments. Essays by internationally renowned scholars offer an array of approaches and methods to the teaching of the novel, short story, plays, poetry, autobiography, testimonial, comic book, children and young adult literature, film, performance art, and multi-media digital texts, among others. The essays provide conceptual vocabularies and tools to help teachers design courses that pay attention to: Issues of form across a range of storytelling media Issues of content such as theme and character Issues of historical periods, linguistic communities, and regions Issues of institutional classroom settings The volume innovatively adds to and complicates the broader humanities curriculum by offering new possibilities for pedagogical practice.

Emma

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jane Austen
  • ISBN : 0141920025
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Number of Pages : 512
  • Readers : 2401

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protégée Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work.

The Sibling Relationship

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  • Category : Psychology
  • Author : Joyce Edward, MSSA, BCD
  • ISBN : 0765707349
  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Number of Pages : 214
  • Readers : 4355

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book examines the impact of love and enmity between siblings on personality development. Detailed clinical vignettes show how increased knowledge regarding this important relationship can be applied in the therapeutic setting.

Scary Monsters

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  • Category : Music
  • Author : Mark Duffett,Jon Hackett
  • ISBN : 1501313398
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 2283

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Category: Music Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Popular music and masculinity have rarely been examined through the lens of research into monstrosity. The discourses associated with rock and pop, however, actually include more 'monsters' than might at first be imagined. Attention to such individuals and cultures can say things about the operation of genre and gender, myth and meaning. Indeed, monstrosity has recently become a growing focus of cultural theory. This is in part because monsters raise shared concerns about transgression, subjectivity, agency, and community. Attention to monstrosity evokes both the spectre of projection (which invokes familial trauma and psychoanalysis) and shared anxieties (that in turn reflect ideologies and beliefs). By pursuing a series of insightful case studies, Scary Monsters considers different aspects of the connection between music, gender and monstrosity. Its argument is that attention to monstrosity provides a unique perspective on the study of masculinity in popular music culture.

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? Reflections on Translation Theory and Practice in Brazil

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Alice Leal
  • ISBN : 3732900681
  • Publisher : Frank & Timme GmbH
  • Number of Pages : 334
  • Readers : 9672

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book offers an unprecedented look into the field of translation studies (TS) in Brazil, placing emphasis both on the conflict theory vs. practice and on the reception of poststructuralist thought. The implied debate between the voices heard in the book represents a wide-ranging spectrum of viewpoints not only in TS in Brazil, but also in the humanities in general. Addressing issues such as the institutionalisation of translation, the aim of translation theory and translator training, the impact of poststructuralist thought on TS and the role of multilingualism in the area, this work offers an overview of the field of TS today, while proposing new strategies for translators and translation scholars that go beyond the conflicts between theory and practice and between structuralism and poststructuralism.

The Mourning After

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  • Category : History
  • Author : John Ibson
  • ISBN : 022657671X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 3710

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Category: History Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: On the battlefields of World War II, with their fellow soldiers as the only shield between life and death, a generation of American men found themselves connecting with each other in new and profound ways. Back home after the war, however, these intimacies faced both scorn and vicious homophobia. The Mourning After makes sense of this cruel irony, telling the story of the unmeasured toll exacted upon generations of male friendships. John Ibson draws evidence from the contrasting views of male closeness depicted in WWII-era fiction by Gore Vidal and John Horne Burns, as well as from such wide-ranging sources as psychiatry texts, child development books, the memoirs of veterans’ children, and a slew of vernacular snapshots of happy male couples. In this sweeping reinterpretation of the postwar years, Ibson argues that a prolonged mourning for tenderness lost lay at the core of midcentury American masculinity, leaving far too many men with an unspoken ache that continued long after the fighting stopped, forever damaging their relationships with their wives, their children, and each other.

Integrating Young Adult Literature Through the Common Core Standards

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Rachel L. Wadham,Jon W. Ostenson
  • ISBN : 1610691199
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Number of Pages : 260
  • Readers : 7381

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book advocates for a stronger role for young-adult literature in ELA classrooms, compellingly documenting how this body of work meets both the needs of adolescent students and the demands of the common core for complex texts and tasks.

The Anti-Hero in the American Novel

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : D. Simmons
  • ISBN : 0230612520
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Readers : 5085

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Anti-Hero in the American Novel rereads major texts of the 1960s to offer an innovative re-evaluation of a set of canonical novels that moves beyond entrenched post-modern and post-structural interpretations towards an appraisal which emphasizes the specifically humanist and idealist elements of these works.

Teaching Literature in Times of Crisis

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Sofia Ahlberg
  • ISBN : 1000396223
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 116
  • Readers : 3157

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Teaching Literature in Times of Crisis looks at the range of different crises currently affecting students – from climate change and systemic racism, to the global pandemic. Addressing the impact on students’ ability and motivation to learn as well as their emotional wellbeing, this volume guides teachers toward strategies for introducing both canonical and contemporary literature in ways that demonstrate the future relevance of sophisticated and targeted literacy skills. These reading practices are invaluable for framing and critically examining the challenges associated with crisis in order to help cope with grief and as a means to impart the skills needed to deal with crisis, such as adaptability, flexibility, resilience, and resistance. Providing necessary background theory, alongside practical case studies, the book addresses: Reading practices for demonstrating how literature explores ethical issues in specific and concrete rather than abstract terms Making connections between disparate phenomena, and how literature mobilises affect in individual and collective human lives Supporting teachers in considering new, imaginative ways students can learn from literary content and form in online or remote learning environments as well as face to face Combining close and distant reading with creative and hands-on strategies, presenting the principles of a transitional pedagogy for a world in flux. This book introduces teachers to methods for reading and studying literature with the aim of strengthening and promoting resilience and resourcefulness in and out of the literature classroom and empower students as global citizens with local roles to play.

Balance Is a Crock, Sleep Is for the Weak

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Amy Eschliman,Leigh Oshirak
  • ISBN : 1101186763
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 1100

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: wickedly funny, girlfriend-to-girlfriend survival guide for working mothers who want real answers, not mommy manifestos or sappy crap on finding "balance" Most books for working mothers are earnest, serious guides with some usefull information, but lack the snark and praticality that today's overworked moms relate to. Marketing veterans Amy Eschliman and Leigh Oshirak know firsthand what a struggle it can be to hold down a stressful job while raising a family-and that sometimes the only way to preserve your sanity is with laughter. A survival guide for the rest of us, Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak is filled with bitterly funny topics like: • Congratulations. Now, where do I slot "baby" in Outlook? • Maternity Leave: Vacation or Hell? • The Breastaurant is Open for Business: The pump and grind of nursing after you return to work. • You Are Not Your Husband's Mother! and other time-sucking obligations. • And more day-to-day advice for surviving the working-mommy trenches Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak is the indispensable "what to expect when you're expected back at work" guide for working mothers or any woman considering returning to work after baby. Watch a Video