Travel

A Square of Sky

Author: Janina David

Publisher: Eland & Sickle Moon Books

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Category: Travel

Page: 429

View: 159

The true, devastating story of a Jewish child's survival in wartime Poland, while the rest of her family were killed by the Nazis. Made into a massively successful film in Germany.
Children

A Square of Sky and a Touch of Earth

Author: Janina David

Publisher: Viking Childrens Books

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Category: Children

Page: 349

View: 188

An account of the author's girlhood in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw during World War II
Education

One Small Square, The Night Sky

Author: Donald Silver

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 998

By focusing on one small square of night sky near Orion, this entry in a highly lauded series gives children aged 6 to 9 an exciting close-up on amazing facts about stars, planets, nebulae, comets, meteors, the moon, constellations, and classic myths. Suitable for stargazing anywhereÑeven the cityÑThe Night Sky will add to kids' wonder as it teaches them about the marvels of the heavens through superb illustrations and a proven approach that entices their interest and involvement.
Political Science

Half the Sky

Author: Nicholas D. Kristof

Publisher: Knopf

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Category: Political Science

Page: 294

View: 150

A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.
Fiction

Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky

Author: Patrick Hamilton

Publisher: New York Review of Books

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Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 206

Patrick Hamilton may be best known now for the plays Rope and Gaslight and for the classic Alfred Hitchcock and George Cukor movies they inspired, but in his heyday he was no less famous for his brooding tales of London life. Featuring a Dickensian cast of pubcrawlers, prostitutes, lowlifes, and just plain losers who are looking for love—or just an ear to bend—Hamilton’s novels are a triumph of deft characterization, offbeat humor, unlikely compassion, and raw suspense. In recent years, Hamilton has undergone a remarkable revival, with his champions including Doris Lessing, David Lodge, Nick Hornby, and Sarah Waters. Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky is a tale of obsession and betrayal that centers on a seedy pub in a run-down part of London. Bob the waiter skimps and saves and fantasizes about writing a novel, until he falls for the pretty prostitute Jenny and blows it all. Kindly Ella, Bob’s co-worker, adores Bob, but is condemned to enjoy nothing more than the attentions of the insufferable Mr. Eccles; Jenny, out on the street, is out of love, hope, and money. We watch with pity and horror as these three vulnerable and yet compellingly ordinary people meet and play out bitter comedies of longing and frustration.

Of Water and Sky

Author: Disa Dawn

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Awaken one...awaken them all.Insomniac Piper Laurel focuses on the simple things, the feel-good things. She likes her coffee black, her wine cheap, and her men gone by morning. But when her last living relative dies, she must confront the feel-bad things. She's the last Laurel, she's almost thirty, and she's completely alone.When she returns to her sleepy seaside hometown, her ex is still as yummy as ever, and a familiar-seeming stranger is also there to tug at her heartstrings. But a love triangle isn't the only thing waiting for her. The immortal Anik has spent centuries plotting to claim the last Laurel--and a lot of innocent souls in the bargain. To survive Anik and the Realm Wars, Piper must forget her version of reality and awaken to her destiny as a Seekin, Guardian of Souls. With two men vying for her heart and hellhounds on her heels, Piper must decide who she trusts and who she loves while embracing her destiny with her eyes wide open.
Fiction

Typewriter in the Sky

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 197

View: 811

Modern man Mike de Wolf gets stranded in a pirate adventure being written by his friend Horace Hackett and finds himself fighting for his life as the villainous Miguel de Lobo, while trying to figure out how to extricate himself from Horace's fatal plot.
Fiction

Goliath's Head

Author: Alan Fleishman

Publisher: Alan Fleishman

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 646

GOLIATH'S HEAD tells of a search for courage and hope amidst crushing oppression. Avi Schneider is a Jewish boy growing up in Russia on the eve of early-twentieth-century revolution. He is nine years old when he meets his own personal devil, Viktor Askinov, a brutal youngster who relishes tormenting Jews. In the following years, Avi is the object of his tormentor's obsession. Fourteen years later in 1905 the Tsar instigates riots - pogroms - against the poor, teeming Jewish villages. Now a husband and father, Avi takes to the barricades to defend his village from the mob coming to kill the men, rape the women, and burn down his village. Armed, he again faces Viktor Askinov, who is leading the mob. But he has been warned that if he kills Viktor Askinov, he puts his beautiful young wife Sara and newborn son Itzhak in deadly peril. Avi must decide this night what he stands for. Is it survival at any cost, for himself and those he loves? Or is it righteous vengeance for his people?
Young Adult Nonfiction

Tasting the Sky

Author: Ibtisam Barakat

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 619

Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors. "When a war ends it does not go away," my mother says."It hides inside us . . . Just forget!" But I do not want to do what Mother says . . . I want to remember. In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war. With candor and courage, she stitches together memories of her childhood: fear and confusion as bombs explode near her home and she is separated from her family; the harshness of life as a Palestinian refugee; her unexpected joy when she discovers Alef, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. This is the beginning of her passionate connection to words, and as language becomes her refuge, allowing her to piece together the fragments of her world, it becomes her true home. Transcending the particulars of politics, this illuminating and timely book provides a telling glimpse into a little-known culture that has become an increasingly important part of the puzzle of world peace.
Biography & Autobiography

Of Land, Sea and Sky

Author: Malcolm Snook

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

View: 675

The story of an unconventional man; tales of adventure, travel and inspirational meetings. From hazardous sports to bold business ventures, music, and dance - all life is here.

The Book of Awe

Author: Natasha Tessier

Publisher:

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Page: 34

View: 665

Are you awed by the smell of flowers or the busy buzz of the bees?Are you awed by the all of the snow or the rustle of the trees?In The Book of Awe, readers are reminded to take a minute and see the beauty in the everyday things around them.

You've Got Time

Author: K. J. Kraemer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 42

View: 167

Enjoy 20 limited-detail illustrations, designed for those who would rather keep it simple. Each page was hand-drawn and edited by K J Kraemer, with you in mind. If you don't want to spend days on a project or just want room to get creative, this adult coloring book is for you!

Destitution

Author: Breanna Richardson

Publisher: Martin Sisters Publishing

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Page: 398

View: 324

Life in lower class as offspring of a notorious thief was simple for the Quartar daughters until accidental mishaps with the other classes of society turn their dirt poor lives around for worse and better. Eight young women are taken from the slums into the high class world they never understood only at first to find betrayal, suffering, scandal, revenge and corruption. Then, before they know it they are wrapped in the grandest scandal their country of Galli has ever seen. The kingdom of Cretaine is trying to overthrow the corrupted kingdom of Galli. The Quartar family must betray their world in order to save Galli from a brutal civil war.
Fiction

Source High

Author: Shana Brock

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

View: 318

When Aislinn Amon's father disappears, her mother drags her from New York to Indiana where she is to attend a new boarding school - Source High. At Source High, Aislinn finds herself in a whole other world than what she knew. Everyone has something supernatural about them, including her. Soon, she finds that she's not the normal, rebel, messed up teenage girl she thought she was. Her friends try to help her along the way when trouble comes knocking on her door. People die, she finds herself falling in love with, something she swore she'd never do, and secrets start to form. Can Aislinn cope with everything that's happening? Can she handle the life she's been forced to deal with? Or will she crack under the heavy pressures laid upon her seventeen-year-old shoulders?
Art

Tianshu

Author: Bing Xu

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 177

View: 913

Chinese-born, U.S.-based artist Xu Bing (born 1955) makes epic, language-based sculptures, books and installations that are frequently inspired by China's rich heritage of print culture and bookmaking. This beautifully designed volume records his acclaimed work "Tianshu" (or "Book from the Sky"). "Tianshu" consists of four volumes of unreadable "Chinese" characters printed in a traditional Chinese style from 4,000 hand-carved pieces of wood type. (The number of invented characters was based on the actual number of characters in common usage in China.) It took Xu Bing four years to carve the type and create the characters for this extraordinary work, which he first conceived in 1986 as "a book that no one would ever be able to read." The volume includes Xu Bing's own account of the work's genesis, as well as extended commentary by a range of scholars.

The Book

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Page: 784

View: 665

Everything you need to know to look after yourself to bring about and maintain perfect health, prosperity, wealth, happiness, quality of life and longevity. It reveals that we are, without realising, not doing enough or the right things to protect our health and prosperity which is equally extremely damaging to nature, wildlife, oceans, sea-life, fresh springs, waterways and air, and us. The Book by Linde utilises new and ancient knowledge from around the world, over the millennia identifying what changes we need to make to enhance every aspect of our lives with simple solutions for almost every situation. It is your most powerful contribution to protecting, nurturing and saving our planet. In summary, 'THE BOOK' Consists of Six Chapters which incorporates a summary within each one: Lifestyle; Food & Nutrition; Medical Care; Mind; Water; and Now Live the final chapter which you can cast your eye over first as it is a synopsis of the complete works. It is highly recommend to read from cover to cover but, it is packed with valuable information to just use as a Reference Manual on a day to day basis. Teaches you how to look after your body and mind to ultimately prevent illness, but also to help regain and maintain perfect health; Provides countless number of practical, realistic & simple tips to easily adopt into your day to day lifestyle improving quality of life, saving time & money and gaining longevity; Fuses together specialised areas in health & mind, lifestyle & environment under one cover; Identifies our day to day toxic exposures that we are unaware of and provides successful resolutions; Gives you complete fundamental knowledge and awareness, to use your courage to take responsibility for your life enhancing your health, prosperity and happiness; Provides you with ancient knowledge and practices to new, from science including quantum physics, to philosophy, psychology, and important detail on nutrition, exercise, energies and medicine; Is very current, answering all the conflicting hype about diets, the next super food or the bad effects of conventional drugs or sugar that are in the media weekly, even daily; For more information please visit www.thebookbook.co.uk
Golfers

Finish to the Sky - The Golf Swing Moe Norman Taught Me

Author: Greg Lavern

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Golfers

Page: 144

View: 840

Finish to the Sky brings the special golf relationship between Moe Norman and Greg Lavern to life. This allows the reader to join us while Moe developed my golf swing to his own likeness Moe Norman style. My book has made possible the proper direction from set-up to finish based on the true Moe Norman golf swing Moe won all his tournaments with which he passed on to myself. I have included Moe Norman's Final Secrets. There are three secrets in the book that we both held close to us for many years. The outstanding swing sequences of a dynamic Moe in 1963 and 1964 make these final secrets clear and straight forward. Every golfer can take something positive from this book and incorporate into your own natural golf swing. When you do the right things you will learn to flow and move like we do. Finish to the Sky will electrify your old golf shots into pin point accurate one's. Now you will have the same secrets the straightest ball striker in the world believed in for the purist results.