A Novel

Author: Sapphire

Publisher: Singapore Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 141

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A courageous and determined young teacher opens up a new world of hope and redemption for sixteen-year-old Precious Jones, an abused young African-American girl living in Harlem, raped and left pregnant by her father. A first novel. 150,000 first printing. Tour.

Push Girl

A Novel

Author: Chelsie Hill,Jessica Love

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466846054

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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An inspiring, real, and fresh young adult novel about how life can change in an instant by Chelsie Hill, one of the stars Sundance Channel's series "Push Girls." Kara is a high school junior who's loving life. She's popular, has a great group of friends and an amazing boyfriend, and she's a shoe-in for homecoming queen. Even though her parents can't stop fighting and her ex-boyfriend can't seem to leave her alone, Kara won't let anything get in the way of her perfect year. It's Friday night, and Kara arrives at a party, upset after hearing her parents having another one of their awful fights, and sees another girl with her hands all over her boyfriend. Furious, Kara leaves to take a drive, and, as she's crossing an intersection, a car comes out of nowhere and slams into the driver's side of Kara's car. When Kara wakes up, she has no memory of the night before. Where is she? Why are her parents crying? And, most importantly -- why can't she feel her legs? As Kara is forced to adjust to her new life as a paralyzed teen, where her friends aren't who they seemed to be and her once-adoring boyfriend is mysteriously absent, she starts to realize that what matters in life isn't what happens to you -- it's the choices you make and the people you love. Co-written by "Push Girls" star Chelsie Hill, whose real life inspired Kara's experience, this uplifting novel takes young readers from tragedy to triumph with an unforgettable and unique heroine.

Pusheen, die Katze

Aus dem Leben der niedlichsten Katze der Welt

Author: Claire Belton

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641132932

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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Dick? Höchstens ein bisschen. Faul? Sagen wir gemütlich. Flauschig? Und wie! Niedlich? Niedlicher geht nicht! Die derzeit beliebteste Katze der Welt hört auf den Namen Pusheen – sie kommt aber auch, wenn man »Kuchen« oder »Eiscreme« ruft –, und wer sie sieht, verfällt ihr und ihrem Witz sofort. Ob sie frisst, schläft, die Wohnung katzengemäß umdekoriert oder Karrieretipps für Katzen gibt, Pusheen ist einfach einzigartig. Wer Katzen mag, wird diese lieben!

The Kid

A Novel

Author: Sapphire

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101529210

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Fifteen years after the publication of Push, one year after the Academy Award-winning film adaptation, Sapphire gives voice to Precious's son, Abdul. In The Kid bestselling author Sapphire tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious. A story of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh and of the soul, The Kid brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones. We meet him at age nine, on the day of his mother's funeral. Left alone to navigate a world in which love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood and toward an identity he can stand behind. In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday; from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artist's lofts, The Kid tells of a twenty- first-century young man's fight to find a way toward the future. A testament to the ferocity of the human spirit and the deep nourishing power of love and of art, The Kid chronicles a young man about to take flight. In the intimate, terrifying, and deeply alive story of Abdul's journey, we are witness to an artist's birth by fire.

The Push & the Pull

A Novel

Author: Darryl Whetter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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On a cycling odyssey through eastern Canada, Andrew Day pushes through a past that threatens to pull him under. As he sloughs off his fears, material goods, and attachments, he finally gains momentum for change. In this work of fiction, Darryl Whetter propels his readers into a world as redolent with physicality as it is with revelation. The result is an experience rife with the intensity of living and the raw weight of desire.


A novel from the trenches of Loos on the Western Front during 1915

Author: Patrick MacGill

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 8826453187

Category: History

Page: 244

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By 1915 the trenches of the Western Front were in different states of repair, including the captured trenches, which had all but been destroyed as a result of shell fire. The countryside and villages were a scene of utter devastation, nothing but mud and mounds of rubble where communities and fields of wheat had once stood. The main battles during 1915 were Ypres, French Flanders, Artois, Aisne, Champagne and Vosges. During September and October 1915 an attack by French and British forces from Vimy Ridge to La Bassée, was called the Artois-Loos Offensive or the Third Battle of Artois. This novella by Patrick MacGill, the 5th of 20, is based on his experiences in the trenches of Loos during this period, which resulted in arguably his best book on World War One. A classic of war literature, The Great Push could be considered autobiographical in nature and is nevertheless a passionate and compelling book which describes the fear, resilience, humour and fatalism of those who fought in the raw edge of one of the most terrifying wars ever to have been waged. MacGill had somehow penned all but the last two chapters in the trenches of Loos before being wounded. He wrote the last two chapters while recovering in hospital in the latter part of 1915. 10% of the profit from this book will be donated to the Royal British Legion to help fund their work with returned servicemen. TAGS: The Great Push, Great War, 1915, Loos, trenches, Ypres, French Flanders, Artois, Aisne, Champagne, Vosges, Vimy Ridge, La Bassée, Artois-Loos Offensive, Third Battle of Artois,

The Acquisition of Syntactic Structure

Animacy and Thematic Alignment

Author: Misha Becker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107007844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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This book explains how children's early ability to distinguish between animate and inanimate nouns helps them acquire complex sentence structure. The theoretical claims of the book expand the well-known hypotheses of Syntactic and Semantic Bootstrapping, resulting in greater coverage of the core principles of language acquisition.


Author: John Darnielle


ISBN: 3732549380

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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In einer Videothek in einer Kleinstadt inmitten Iowas tauchen seltsame und unheimliche Filmschnipsel auf den Leihkassetten auf. Dunkle und grobkörnige Szenen, die in einer Scheune aufgenommen wurden. Sie dauern nur ein paar Minuten und zeigen möglicherweise S/M-Spiele, vielleicht sogar eine Folterung. Der Videotheksmitarbeiter Jeremy will nichts mit der Sache zu tun haben, doch als die Dorflehrerin Stephanie die Scheune in den Videos wiedererkennt, muss er handeln. Die Suche nach der Wahrheit hinter den Videos führt Jeremy und Stephanie in die Vergangenheit.

Fluten des Schicksals


Author: James Conroyd Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548258195


Page: 621

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Polen im Jahre 1791: Die junge, verwaiste Gräfin Anna verliebt sich in Jan, der sich für die polnische Verfassung einsetzt. Intrigen und politische Wirren trennen die beiden, aber ihre Liebe überwindet alle Hindernisse.

Eugene Onegin : A Novel in Verse

A Novel in Verse

Author: Alexander Pushkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK

ISBN: 9780191587375

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Eugene Onegin is the master work of the poet whom Russians regard as the fountainhead of their literature. Set in 1820s Russia, Pushkin's novel in verse follows the fates of three men and three women. It was Pushkin's own favourite work, and this new translation conveys the literal sense and the poetic music of the original. - ;Eugene Onegin is the master work of the poet whom Russians regard as the fountainhead of their literature. Set in 1820s imperial Russia, Pushkin's novel in verse follows the emotions and destiny of three men - Onegin the bored fop, Lensky the minor elegiast, and a stylized Pushkin himself - and the fates and affections of three women - Tatyana the provincial beauty, her sister Olga, and Pushkin's mercurial Muse. Engaging, full of suspense, and varied in tone, it also portrays a large cast of other characters and offers the reader many literary, philosophical, and autobiographical digressions, often in a highly satirical vein. Eugene Onegin was Pushkin's own favourite work, and it shows him attempting to transform himself from a romantic poet into a realistic novelist. This new translation seeks to retain both the literal sense and the poetic music of the original, and capture the poem's spontaneity and wit. The introduction examines several ways of reading the novel, and text is richly annotated. -

Be My Knife

A Novel

Author: David Grossman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466803711

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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The international bestseller: a compelling love story from the leading Israeli novelist of his generation "We could be like two people who inject themselves with truth serum, and at long last have to tell it--the truth. I want to be able to say to myself, 'I bled truth with her,' yes, that's what I want. Be a knife for me, and I, I swear, will be a knife for you." An awkward, neurotic seller of rare books writes a desperate letter to a beautiful stranger whom he sees at a class reunion. This simple, lonely attempt at seduction begins a love affair of words between Yair and Miriam, two married, middle-aged adults, dissatisfied with their lives, yearning for the connection that has always eluded them--and, eventually, reawakened to feelings that they thought had passed them by. Their correspondence unfolds into an exchange of their most naked confessions: of desire, childhood tragedies, joys, and humiliations. Through the dialogue between Yair--a family man and surprisingly successful adulterer, whose complex, guarded letters reveal a life of secrets kept from the people closest to him--and Miriam, at first deceptively open and warm, who fills her life with distraction to avoid a past full of painful secrets, Be My Knife explores the nature and the limits of intimacy. A deep departure from David Grossman's previous work, Be My Knife is his subtlest, most passionate novel yet.

Emily & Einstein

A Novel of Second Chances

Author: Linda Francis Lee

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429918861

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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He was a man who didn't deserve a second chance. But he needed one... Emily and her husband Sandy Portman seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies. Suddenly Emily is forced on a journey to find out who her husband really was . . . all the while feeling that somehow he isn't really gone. Angry, hurt, and sometimes betrayed by loving memories of the man she lost, Emily finds comfort in a scruffy dog named Einstein. But is Einstein's seemingly odd determination that she save herself enough to make Emily confront her own past? Can he help her find a future—even after she meets a new man?

Die Bücherdiebin


Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3894804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.

Du wolltest es doch

Author: Louise O'Neill

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646920173

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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Nein, richtig sympathisch ist Emma nicht. Sie steht gern im Mittelpunkt, die Jungs reißen sich um sie und Emma genießt es. Bis sie nach einer Party zerschlagen und mit zerrissenem Kleid vor ihrem Haus aufwacht. Klar, sie ist auf der Party mit Paul ins Schlafzimmer gegangen. Hat Pillen eingeworfen. Die anderen Jungs kamen hinterher. Aber dann? Sie erinnert sich nicht, aber die gesamte Schule weiß es. Sie haben die Fotos gesehen. Ist Emma wirklich selber schuld? Was hat sie erwartet – Emma, die Schlampe in dem ultrakurzen Kleid? Ein aufwühlendes, vielfach preisgekröntes Buch.

a: A Novel

Author: Andy Warhol

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802195229

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Conceptually unique, hilarious and frightening, referred to as “pornography” in The New York Times Book Review’s original review and as a “work of genius” in Newsweek’s, a: A Novel is the perfect literary manifestation of Andy Warhol’s sensibility. In the late sixties Warhol set out to turn a trade book into a piece of pop art, and the result was this astonishing account of the famously influential group of artists, superstars, addicts and freaks who made up the Factory milieu. Created from audiotapes recorded in and around the Factory, a: A Novel begins with the fabulous Ondine popping several amphetamines and then follows its characters as they converse with inspired, speed-driven wit and cut swaths through the clubs, coffee shops, hospitals, and whorehouses of 1960’s Manhattan.

Cocaine Memoirs...a Novel

Author: A.A. Aldazabal Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438940458

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Terra Incognita is a series of stories placed on an alphabetic framework stitched together loosely by characters re-appearing in them. The stories vary in style and form with a short verse and a short play thrown in for contrast. Issues are examined and while some characters take the initiative, others simply react to circumstances. They struggle through their allotted time, occasionally in flashbacks while subjected to the vicissitudes of life. Connections are made and connections are broken. Relationships develop along with the unspoken underlying notions of learning as an endless journey, and that the journey is as important as the destination. Search for true experience of being through identity and purpose is underlined in the initial story and later reprised with an implication that thoughtful reflection is useful and productive.


Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364120643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.

Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood

Author: Catalina Florina Florescu

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739183184

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood seeks to reevaluate the concept of unconditional maternal love and the global emancipation of motherhood as recorded from 17th century onward and as analyzed in various genres: cinema, poetry, novel, drama, and mystery fiction series. By using unprecedented comparative critical approaches such as phenomenological, medical, feminist, and re-enchantment theories, and by analyzing works from literature, cinema, and visual arts, this collection attempts to reestablish and redefine a canonical concept with the intention to revitalize an otherwise taken-for-granted image and role.

30 Pieces of a Novel

Author: Stephen Dixon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480434485

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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The two-time National Book Award finalist delivers his most engaging and poignant book yet Known to many as one of America’s most talented and original writers, Dixon has delivered a novel that is full of charm, wit, and humanity. In 30 Dixon presents us with life according to Gould, his brilliant fictional narrator who shares with us his thoroughly examined life from start to several finishes, encompassing his real past, imagined future, mundane present, and a full range of regrets, lapses, misjudgments, feelings, and the whole set of human emotions. All of Gould’s foibles—his lusts and obsessions, fears, and anxieties—are conveyed with such candor and lack of pretension that we can’t help but be seduced into recognizing a little bit of Gould in us or perhaps a lot of us in Gould. For Gould is indeed an Everyman for the end of the millennium, a good man trying to live an honest life without compromise and without losing his mind.