Imagine Me Gone
Author : Adam Haslett
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2016-05-03
Total pages :368
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780316261364
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From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most? When Margaret's fiancée, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings -- the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec -- struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence. Told in alternating points of view by all five members of the family, this searing, gut-wrenching, and yet frequently hilarious novel brings alive with remarkable depth and poignancy the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the legacy of a father's pain in the life of a family. With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how we see the most important people in our lives. "Haslett is one of the country's most talented writers, equipped with a sixth sense for characterization"-Wall Street Journal "Ambitious and stirring . . . With Imagine Me Gone , Haslett has reached another level."-New York Times Book Review

Imagine Me and You
Author : Billy Mernit
Publisher : Crown
Release :2008-04-08
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307407320
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After four years of marriage, Jordan believes that he and his beloved Italian wife, Isabella, have found their happy ending. True, he’s not exactly winning over Hollywood with his screenplays, and to make ends meet he’s had to take a job teaching writing, but he’s certain his big break is just around the corner. So when Isabella suddenly leaves him and returns to her native Rome, Jordan refuses to accept that their marriage is over. Raised on romantic comedies and fed a steady diet of Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, Jordan has always believed that there is a simple formula for love–and it follows the rhythm of the classic romantic comedy. Seizing on Isabella’s jealous nature, Jordan decides that in order to get her back, he must date another woman. But since he can’t imagine actually dating anyone else, he makes someone up. Her name is Naomi, and she’s based on a very attractive, very French former student of Jordan’s. To make their pretend relationship believable, Jordan “goes out” with Naomi in his imagination–providing her with dialogue, fleshing out her personality, even dressing her. All is going swimmingly–and the ruse seems to be working on Isabella–when Jordan realizes that Naomi has taken on a life of her own. She shows up everywhere, though only he can see her, and she seems to have a muselike agenda for the bewildered writer. Strangely, the phantom Naomi seems to provide the inspiration that Jordan’s screenwriting has been missing for so long. But be careful what you wish for. Just when it looks as if Isabella may consider coming back, life with Naomi becomes even more bizarrely complicated, and soon Jordan is desperate to make her disappear. He’s learning the hard way that once Pandora’s box is opened, it’s a bitch to close.

You Are Not a Stranger Here
Author : Adam Haslett
Publisher : Anchor
Release :2003-08-12
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781400075621
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In these unforgettable stories, the acclaimed author of Imagine Me Gone explores lives that appear shuttered by loss and discovers entire worlds hidden inside them. The impact is at once harrowing and thrilling. An elderly inventor, burning with manic creativity, tries to reconcile with his estranged gay son. A bereaved boy draws a thuggish classmate into a relationship of escalating guilt and violence. A genteel middle-aged woman, a long-time resident of a psychiatric hospital, becomes the confidante of a lovelorn teenaged volunteer. Told with Chekhovian restraint and compassion, and conveying both the sorrow of life and the courage with which people rise to meet it, You Are Not a Stranger Here is a triumph of storytelling.

Losing Arthur
Author : Paul A. Mendelson
Publisher : Book Guild Publishing
Release :2017-08-29
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781912362233
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In Hackney, London, Zack Farmer – quirky, imaginative but bullied at school – has only one true friend in the world: Arthur. The trouble is, only Zack can see him, and one day Zack’s mum gets fed up, grabs Arthur, stuffs the handful of what she thinks is thin air into a box and posts it to Zack’s long-departed and vanished Scottish father, Stuart. In Cape Fury, Scotland, a farmer called Stuart opens the mysterious box. It contains something only his wee eight-year old girl, Kirstie can see: a befuddled, odd-looking little creature. A shiny green chap with an extra eye in the back of his head. A streetwise, Cockney ‘lad’, calling himself Arthur. But there’s one big problem – Arthur, so far from home and Zack, is fading fast. Quick-thinking Arthur has left a valuable part of himself behind in London. A tiny, green disc – a clue to save his life. So now loner Zack, usually so timid, has to set off on a perilous journey to rescue his imaginary friend before he fades away forever. But there’s one massive problem. Someone or something out there is trying to stop Zack… Paul A. Mendelson is a British writer known for his work on television and radio. His comedy series include the long-running, BAFTA-nominated BBC series May to December as well as So Haunt Me and My Hero. He wrote Losing It, a film for ITV starring Martin Clunes, which was nominated for the Televisual Best Writing Award and has been broadcast worldwide. Paul wrote the Radio 4 plays I am I said, Fireworks at the Villa Lucia and A Meeting In Seville. He has adapted the latter into a screenplay, which is currently in development. Recent radio dramas have included six adaptations of Joyce Porter’s crime novels about the appalling Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover and the highly-acclaimed CS Forester dramatisations, CS Forester’s London Noir. Paul created the cult series Neighbors From Hell, broadcast in the US. He has written two new US pilots and three movies with LA screenwriter Alan Moscowitz and is also developing comedy and drama projects elsewhere.

Imagine Me
Author : Brenda Fantroy-Johnson
Publisher : LifeRich Publishing
Release :2017-03-21
Total pages :190
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781489712035
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Imagine Me is a riveting story of a young black girls journey growing up in the early 60s. The setting is Detroit where dreams are formed from life experiences within a city ghetto. A coming-of-age story set during the height of the civil rights movement, this was a time of music, baseball, and fishing on the Detroit River, a time of developing and discovering identity. The memoir gives a detailed accounting of how a self-described good girl copes with the early tragedies of childhood loss and abandonment. Growing from a child having children to the becoming of a woman who refuses to let herself quit, this is a story of strength and commitment to fulfill her mothers directive, proving to herselfeven through domestic violence, drugs, and alcohol abusethat faith can get you out and enough faith can overcome fear. This is a journey of hope and dreams fulfilled.

Scenes of Passion
Author : Suzanne Brockmann
Publisher : Harlequin
Release :2009-12-01
Total pages :192
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781426851063
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Safe, steady...and unsatisfying--that pretty much summed up Maggie Stanton's life. Until a stranger stirred her imagination until she blushed, a stranger who made Maggie do the unimaginable: take a risk.... Shockingly, the man who'd compelled her to forsake predictability for passion was the full-grown version of her childhood best friend. Only, this Matthew Stone wanted marriage, not a walk down memory lane. For a while, Maggie almost believed that their whirlwind wedding was the union of soul mates. Almost. Then she learned the secret Matthew was keeping.

Other People's Countries
Author : Patrick McGuinness
Publisher : Random House
Release :2014-03-20
Total pages :208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781448182343
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Winner of the 2014 Duff Cooper Prize Winner of the 2015 Welsh Book of the Year Award Shortlisted for the 2015 James Tait Black Memorial Prize Shortlisted for the 2015 PEN Ackerley prize Longlisted for the 2014 Thwaites Wainwright Prize Let me take you down the thin cobblestoned streets of the Belgian border town of Bouillon. Let me take you down the alleys that lead into its past. To a town peopled with eccentrics, full of charm, menace and wonder. To the days before television, to Marie Bodard’s sweetshop, to the Nazi occupation and unexpected collaborators. To a place where one neighbour murders another over the misfortune of pigs and potatoes. To the hotel where the French poet Verlaine his lover Rimbaud, holed up whilst on the run from family, creditors and the law. This exquisite meditation on place, time and memory is an illicit peek into other people’s countries, into the spaces they have populated with their memories, and might just make you revisit your own in a new and surprising way.

The Resolutions
Author : Brady Hammes
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release :2020-05-05
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781984818041
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Three accomplished, globe trotting siblings in crisis take refuge in the last place they would ever expect—back home in Chicago, with one another—in this razor-sharp debut for readers of The Nest, Commonwealth, and Imagine Me Gone “Touching and thrilling in the most unexpected ways.”—Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of At the Water’s Edge The three Brennan siblings are well on their way in the world. Samantha, the youngest, is a ballerina who recently joined the ranks of a Russian dance company; her brother Jonah is a grad student studying elephants in the rainforest of Gabon; and the eldest, Gavin, has stayed closer to home, living in Los Angeles and acting in a television series. But as the holidays draw near, all three find themselves in profoundly troubling, though distinctly different, predicaments. Samantha is losing the battle to keep her drug addiction from ruining her career; Jonah, in his attempts to protect his elephants, gets in way too deep with a gang of ivory poachers; and Gavin’s TV show is canceled the same day his girlfriend moves out. With their lives run aground, they reunite in their parents’ home for the holidays, where they discover that the bonds between siblings are unshakable. But with their personal problems threatening to derail their nascent careers and possibly their very survival, the three embark on a trip to West Africa in a perilous attempt to right their crooked paths. The Resolutions is a contemporary look at three young people in the defining moments of their lives, by a talented author just getting started on a promising literary career.

Landslide
Author : Minna Zallman Proctor
Publisher : Catapult
Release :2017-09-15
Total pages :160
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781936787623
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“I know of no one writing more bravely and acutely about the intricate bonds of family, and the ways that we wound and heal the ones closest to us.” —Emily Gould, author of Friendship Minna Zallman Proctor’s Landslide is a captivating collection of interconnected personal essays. These “true stories” explore the author’s complicated relationship with her mother—who was diagnosed with cancer at age fifty-seven and died fifteen years later—and the ways in which their connection was long the prime mover of Proctor’s life, the subtle force coursing beneath her adulthood. As such, these vibrant essays also narrate the trials and triumphs of Proctor’s own life—shifting between America and Italy (and loving “being a foreigner, the constant sense of unfamiliarity that supplanted all of my expectations and disappointments”), her bumpy first marriage, the profound pleasure she takes in motherhood, and the confounding experience of trying to arrange a Jewish burial for her “Jewish, not quite Jewish” mother. Proctor has an integrity and humor that is never extinguished despite life’s mounting difficulties. She also slyly questions her own narrative throughout. The essays in this book are a sharply intelligent exploration of what happens when death and divorce unmoor you from certainties, and about the unreliable stories we tell ourselves, and others, in order to live. “Its timeless subjects―grief, storytelling, the giving up of childish things―are rendered in ways that are as movingly honest as they are probing and unfamiliar. A swift, compelling read.” —Adam Haslett, national bestselling author of Imagine Me Gone “Proctor’s essays fold time in on itself in order to explore the ways in which past and present overlap and merge.” —NPR

The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Robert Boyle ... The eighth edition
Author : Robert BOYLE (Captain.)
Publisher :
Release :1810
Total pages :76
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : BL:A0017472971
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Blue / ...Touched...
Author : Ursula Rani Sarma
Publisher : Oberon Books
Release :2002-11-18
Total pages :112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781849438124
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In Blue three childhood friends try to make the most of their last year together in the isolated sea-side town in which they live. They study for their leaving certificate, go clubbing in the city and, in an effort to console their sense of worthlessness, they devise a deadly daily ritual. Together they jump from a point where the cliffs are forty feet above the ocean. In those panicked seconds, plummeting at full force towards the sea, Joe, Des and Danny believe that anything is possible, and that their hopes and dreams may just come true. When one day a mysterious black package is washed up on the shore, it seems as if all of those dreams and hopes are within reaching distance. Until everything falls apart and the unthinkable happens. In Touched Cora and Mikey yearn for Dublin, for a life without darkness, without secrets, without despair. Ensnared in their uncle's dishevelled pub in the "crotch of the country", the young sister and brother make a pact to escape. Cora hides the darkest secret of all, one that dates back to the day of her tenth birthday, when the local doctor brought her to the beach alone for ice-cream. Their flight to Dublin leads them straight into the hands of the street wise, money-hungry Macca, to a horrific crime and to a city that was far from the paradise they had dreamt about.

Prisoners of Chance
Author : Randall Parrish
Publisher :
Release :1908
Total pages :423
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : NYPL:33433076060429
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Cognition, Language, and Consciousness
Author : Gary Greenberg,Ethel Tobach
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release :1987
Total pages :301
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0898597226
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First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Bonaparte
Author : Fritz von Unruh
Publisher :
Release :1928
Total pages :161
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UCAL:$B615117
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The Young Evangelist Exemplified in a View of the Life of ... J. Savage. ... To which is Added a Selection of His Letters
Author : Joseph JEFFERSON (Independent Minister.)
Publisher :
Release :1799
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : BL:A0019181300
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Hidden in El Shaddai's Shadow Volume I
Author : T. L. Walker
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release :2008-05-15
Total pages :109
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781450046442
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By choosing this book, you are treating yourself to a healthy serving of food for thought...hopefully you brought your appetite. Hidden in El Shaddai's Shadow is a collection of poetry designed to take it's readers on a voyage of innovation. Ms. Walker reveals herself in personal pieces like A Warriors Proof and Say No More, where other poems such as Faute De Mieux and Tremendously are directed toward inspiration and motivation. Handling various topics from urban lifestyles to love affairs, each poem is loaded with enough imagery to paint vivid pictures of past experiences and future horizons.

Kartography
Author : Kamila Shamsie
Publisher : HMH
Release :2004-06-07
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780547541129
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A “gorgeous novel” of two upper-class Pakistani families and the complicated love that develops between their children, by the author of Home Fire (Los Angeles Times). Raheen and her best friend, Karim, share an idyllic childhood in upper-class Karachi. Their parents were even once engaged to one another’s partners, until they rematched in what they call “the fiancée swap.” But as adolescence distances the friends, Karim takes refuge in maps while Raheen searches for the secret behind her parents’ exchange. What she uncovers reveals not just a family’s turbulent history, but also a country’s—and now a grown-up Raheen and Karim are caught between strained friendship and fated love. A love story with a family mystery at its heart, from an author named as one of the Orange Prize’s “21 Writers for the 21st Century,” Kartography transports readers to a world not often seen in fiction: vibrant, dangerous, sensuous Pakistan. “[Shamsie] has been described as a young Anita Desai, and her third book, about childhood, love, life and high society in Karachi during the turbulent 1990s, is worth all the prepublication fuss.” —Harper’s Bazaar “[Shamsie] packs her story with the playful evidence of her high-flying intelligence.” —San Francisco Chronicle “E. M. Forster’s famous plea—‘only connect’—reverberates passionately throughout this forceful tale of childhood, love and the power of story-telling.” —The Independent (UK) “Deftly woven, provocative . . . Shamsie’s blistering humor and ear for dialogue scorches through [a] whirl of whiskey and witticisms.” —The Observer (UK) “A shimmering, quick-witted lament and love story . . . Rich in emotional coloratura and wordplay.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Its artful uncovering of how people hide from themselves and one another . . . echoes Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things.” —Kirkus Reviews

Dog Gone, Back Soon
Author : Dr. Nick Trout
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2014-04-08
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781401305987
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When Dr. Cyrus Mills returned home after inheriting his estranged father's veterinary practice, The Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the last thing he wanted was to stay in Eden Falls, Vermont, a moment longer than absolutely necessary. However, the previously reclusive veterinarian pathologist quickly found that he actually enjoyed treating animals and getting to know the eccentric residents of the tiny provincial town-especially an alluring waitress named Amy. So Cyrus is now determined to make Bedside Manor thrive. Not an easy goal, given that Healthy Paws, the national veterinary chain across town, will stop at nothing to crush its mom-and-pop competitor. And the rival vet practice isn't Cyrus's only competition; a handsome stranger shows up out of nowhere who clearly has a mysterious past with Amy. To top it off, Cyrus finds himself both the guardian of a very unique orphaned dog and smack in the middle of serious small town drama. This charming sequel to The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs is a wild and delightful ride through one jam- packed week, where Cyrus must figure out how to outsmart the evil veterinary conglomerate, win back Amy's heart, solve several tricky veterinary cases, find a home for an orphaned dog, and detangle himself from an absurd case of mistaken identity. DOG GONE, BACK SOON brims with Nick Trout's trademark humor, charm, and captivating animal stories, and is proof that all dogs, lost or not, on four feet or two, deserve a second chance.

Miss Me When I'm Gone
Author : Philip Stephens
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2011-01-25
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781101486238
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"A lavishly written, vividly imagined, and wholly compelling work of fiction...I was spellbound. Often, in fact, I was in awe."—Tim O'Brien After years of indie-label exile, folk singer Cyrus Harper returns to Apogee, Missouri, to tend to his mother. But the musical and haunted world of his past is morphing into just another strip of middle America, corrupted with pawn shops, meth labs, Clear Channel radio, and-if Cyrus's brother has his way-a golfer's paradise. As news of a murderess in the woods confounds the memories of his sister gone missing long ago, this prodigal son is drawn deeper into the cave- riddled realm of stalwarts and misfits he knew in his youth. What he discovers there will change everything. A phantasmagoric tale of American music set during the crucible of its changing industry, Miss Me When I'm Gone plumbs our storied melodies for their essential purpose-to mine the soul for the longing, the passion, the love and rage that drive us.

How to Talk to Me After I'm Gone
Author : Alexandra Chauran
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Release :2014-12-08
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780738741529
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Many people long to communicate with their loved ones after death. But how do you know if your friends and family will hear you? How to Talk to Me After I’m Gone shows how to create a plan for contacting your loved ones after you’ve passed over to the other side. Sharing remarkable techniques for expressing love, comfort, and guidance, Alexandra Chauran is the perfect guide to exploring all the possibilities that await us in the afterlife. Leading you through stories and simple exercises, this book will help you create a legacy so that your family and friends will know you are happy and at peace. How to Talk to Me After I’m Gone also includes a crash course for learning basic spirit communication so you can practice with your loved ones!