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A Brother's Journey

By Richard B. Pelzer
  • ISBN Code: : 9780759513020
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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In A Child Called "It," David Pelzer shared the harrowing story of his abusive childhood. Now, his brother Richard reveals a horrifying glimpse behind closed doors -- and shares a message of strength and resilience. Mom has no one like David around to beat on anymore. I am more afraid of her than ever...I get in more trouble for anything I do or say. Now I find that I'm always in trouble and I don't know why. Now that David is gone, I'm afraid that she will try to kill me, like she tried to kill him. I'm afraid that she will treat me like an animal like she did him. I'm afraid that now I'm her IT. The Pelzer family's secret life of fear and abuse was first revealed in Dave Pelzer's inspiring New York Times bestseller, A Child Called "It," followed by The Lost Child and A Man Called Dave. Here, for the first time, Richard Pelzer tells the courageous and moving story of his abusive childhood. From tormenting his brother David to becoming himself the focus of his mother's wrath to his ultimate liberation-here is a horrifying glimpse at what existed behind closed doors in the Pelzer home. Equally important, Richard Pelzer's touching account is a testament to the strength of the human heart and its capacity to triumph over almost unimaginable trauma.

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  • Pdf File: butterfly-yellow.pdf

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Winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction! Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Erika L. Sánchez, this gorgeously written and deeply moving novel is the YA debut from the award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again. 4 starred reviews! In the final days of the Việt Nam War, Hằng takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. In a split second, Linh is ripped from her arms—and Hằng is left behind in the war-torn country. Six years later, Hằng has made the brutal journey from Việt Nam and is now in Texas as a refugee. She doesn’t know how she will find the little brother who was taken from her until she meets LeeRoy, a city boy with big rodeo dreams, who decides to help her. Hằng is overjoyed when she reunites with Linh. But when she realizes he doesn’t remember her, their family, or Việt Nam, her heart is crushed. Though the distance between them feels greater than ever, Hằng has come so far that she will do anything to bridge the gap.

A Teenager's Journey

By Richard B. Pelzer
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 0446555304
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 152
  • Pdf File: a-teenager-s-journey.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many thousands of readers were moved by Richard B. Pelzer's heart-wrenching memoir, A Brother's Journey, in which he detailed the horrifyingly abusive childhood he endured at the hands of his mother, whose treatment of her children was first revealed by Dave Pelzer in his own hugely successful memoir, A Boy Called "It". Now, Richard reveals how the abuse inflicted on him as a child continued to affect his life as a teenager. He turned to drugs and contemplated suicide, while simultaneously trying to establish an autonomous life away from his destructive family situation. Yet as he stumbled toward adulthood, fighting and facing his demons, Richard's ultimate struggle toward victory was his alone. His salvation finally came when a surrogate family took him in, offering comfort, hope, and unconditional love --and ultimately the transformational power of forgiveness.

Aiden and Aaliyah Sharing is Caring

By Julia Harrison
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1662429398
  • Total of Pages : 22
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 736
  • Pdf File: aiden-and-aaliyah-sharing-is-caring.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Aiden and Aaliyah: Sharing Is Caring is an African American children’s book that narrates a brother and sister’s journey to understanding the purpose of sharing with each other. They encounter different problems that result in each of them becoming sad while the other discovers an idea on how to solve the issue. In the end, Aiden and Aaliyah’s mother has to intervene to help them realize that they can share with each other even when they are both upset.

The Brother/Sister Plays

By Tarell McCraney
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  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Book Code : 1559366559
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 612
  • Pdf File: the-brother-sister-plays.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A celebrated new playwright's breakthrough trilogy.

The First Book of God

By Tzemah L. Yoreh
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110221683
  • Total of Pages : 305
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 489
  • Pdf File: the-first-book-of-god.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The supplementary hypothesis offered in this book suggests that the search for three or four different fragmentary documents in the Pentateuch is erroneous and that the editorial procedure was one of successive additions upon one original text, an organic procedure in a culture where the written word was respected, and revelation revered. The earliest layer of Pentateuchal narrative is E which this book focuses on isolating.

THE BROTHER AND SISTER - A Turkish Fairy Tale

By Anon E. Mouse
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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 30
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 721
  • Pdf File: the-brother-and-sister-a-turkish-fairy-tale.pdf

Book Short Summary:

ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 374 In this 374th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Fairy Tale "THE BROTHER AND SISTER”. Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories". ONCE upon a time, long, long ago and far, far away, there was an old Padishah who had a son and a daughter. In due time he died and his son reigned in his stead, and it was not long before the young man dissipated the whole fortune bequeathed by his father. One day he said to his sister, "My dear, we have spent all our fortune. If it should become known that we have no money we should have to leave this neighbourhood, as we could never look anyone in the face. We had better go away quietly now, before it is too late." So they gathered their belongings together, and left the palace secretly in the night. They journeyed they knew not whither until they reached a great plain of apparently limitless dimensions. Almost overcome by the heat of the day and ready to succumb to fatigue they presently espied a pool. "Sister," said the brother to the maid, "I can make no further step with. out a drink of water." "But brother," she answered, "who knows whether it is water or not? As we have endured so long, surely we can hold out a little longer, when perhaps we shall find water." But the brother objected. "No, I go no further; I must drink if I am to live." There upon the sister fetched a draught, which the young man drank greedily; and scarcely had he done so than he was transformed into a stag. The maid lamented bitterly. What should she do now? What was done was done, and they resumed their journey. They wandered on over the great plain until they came to a large spring by a tall tree; here they decided to rest. "Sister," said the stag, "climb the tree; I will go and endeavour to find food." The maid accordingly climbed the tree, and the stag went foraging in the vicinity. Soon he caught a hare, which the sister prepared for their meal. In this way the two lived from day to day until several weeks had passed by. Now it chanced that the Padishah's horses were accustomed to be watered from the spring by the tree. In the evening slaves brought them, and while they were quenching their thirst in a trough, the animals saw the reflection of the maid on the clear surface of the water, and timidly drew back. The slaves thinking that the water was perhaps not clean, emptied the trough and refilled it. Still the horses shrank back and refused to drink, and at length the slaves related this unaccountable incident to the Padishah. What did the Padishah do you ask and what happened next you ask…? Well many things happened, some strange, some silly and some altogether serious. To find the answers to these questions, and others you may have, you will have to download and read this story to find out! BUY ANY 4 BABA INDABA CHILDREN’S STORIES FOR ONLY $1 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps.

HarperCollins Study Bible

By Harold W. Attridge,Society of Biblical Literature
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062570048
  • Total of Pages : 2272
  • Category : Bibles
  • Members : 235
  • Pdf File: harpercollins-study-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

After 10 years of new archeological discoveries and changes in biblical studies, it was time for an overhaul of this classic reference work. With the guidance of the Society of Biblical Literature, an organization of the best biblical scholars world wide, we have selected Dean of Yale Divinity School, Harold Attridge, to oversee the Study Bible's updating and revision. Including up–to–date introductions to the Biblical books, based on the latest critical scholarship, by leading experts in the field concise notes, clearly explaining names, dates, places, obscure terms, and other difficulties in reading the Biblical text careful analysis of the structure of Biblical books abundant maps, tables, and charts to enable the reader to understand the context of the Bible, and to see the relationship among its parts. In this new revised edition every introduction, essay, map, illustration and explanatory note has been reviewed and updated, and new material added. For instance, There are newly commissioned introductory essays on the archaeology of ancient Israel and the New Testament world, the religion of ancient Israel, the social and historical context of each book of the Bible, and on Biblical interpretation. There are completely new introductions and notes for many of the books in the Bible, plus a full revision and updating of all others.

The Architecture of Story

By Will Dunne
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022618207X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 415
  • Pdf File: the-architecture-of-story.pdf

Book Short Summary:

While successful plays tend to share certain storytelling elements, there is no single blueprint for how a play should be constructed. Instead, seasoned playwrights know how to select the right elements for their needs and organize them in a structure that best supports their particular story. Through his workshops and book The Dramatic Writer’s Companion, Will Dunne has helped thousands of writers develop successful scripts. Now, in The Architecture of Story, he helps writers master the building blocks of dramatic storytelling by analyzing a trio of award-winning contemporary American plays: Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, and The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. Dismantling the stories and examining key components from a technical perspective enables writers to approach their own work with an informed understanding of dramatic architecture. Each self-contained chapter focuses on one storytelling component, ranging from “Title” and “Main Event” to “Emotional Environment” and “Crisis Decision.” Dunne explores each component in detail, demonstrating how it has been successfully handled in each play and comparing and contrasting techniques. The chapters conclude with questions to help writers evaluate and improve their own scripts. The result is a nonlinear reference guide that lets writers work at their own pace and choose the topics that interest them as they develop new scripts. This flexible, interactive structure is designed to meet the needs of writers at all stages of writing and at all levels of experience.

Genesis As Dialogue

By Thomas L. Brodie
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0198031645
  • Total of Pages : 614
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 738
  • Pdf File: genesis-as-dialogue.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Recent years have seen a remarkable surge in interest in the book of Genesis - the first book of the Hebrew Bible, and a foundational text of Western culture. In this new commentary, Thomas Brodie offers a complete and accessible overview of Genesis from literary, theological, and historical standpoints. Brodie's work is organized around three main ideas. The first is that the primary subject of Genesis is human existence; the second is that Genesis' basic organizational unity is binary, or diptych. Brodie argues that the entire book is composed of diptychs - accounts which, like some paintings, consist of two parts or panels. Finally, Brodie contends that many of Genesis' sources still exist, and can be identified and verified.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother)

By David Levithan
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  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 1984848615
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 706
  • Pdf File: the-mysterious-disappearance-of-aidan-s.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New York Times bestselling author David Levithan takes young readers on twisting journey through truth, reality, and fantasy and belief. Aidan disappeared for six days. Six agonizing days of searches and police and questions and constant vigils. Then, just as suddenly as he vanished, Aidan reappears. Where has he been? The story he tells is simply. . . impossible. But it's the story Aidan is sticking to. His brother, Lucas, wants to believe him. But Lucas is aware of what other people, including their parents, are saying: that Aidan is making it all up to disguise the fact that he ran away. When the kids in school hear Aidan's story, they taunt him. But still Aidan clings to his story. And as he becomes more of an outcast, Lucas becomes more and more concerned. Being on Aidan's side would mean believing in the impossible. But how can you believe in the impossible when everything and everybody is telling you not to?

My Brother's Madness

By Paul Pines
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  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Book Code : 0810132990
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 606
  • Pdf File: my-brother-s-madness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

My Brother's Madness is based on the author's relationship with his brother-who had a psychotic breakdown in his late forties-and explores the unfolding of two intertwined lives and the nature of delusion. Circumstances lead one brother from juvenile crime on the streets of Brooklyn to war-torn Vietnam, to a fast-track life as a Hollywood publicist and to owning and operating The Tin Palace, one of New York's most legendary jazz clubs, while his brother falls into, and fights his way back from, a delusional psychosis. My Brother's Madness is part thriller, part exploration that not only describes the causes, character, and journey of mental illness, but also makes sense of it. It is ultimately a story of our own humanity, and answers the question, Am I my brother's keeper?

The Occult World

By Christopher Partridge
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317596765
  • Total of Pages : 780
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 384
  • Pdf File: the-occult-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism. Written by a distinguished team of contributors, the essays consider key figures, beliefs and practices as well as popular culture.

NLT DaySpring Hope & Encouragement Bible

By Tyndale,Dayspring
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  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Book Code : 149645295X
  • Total of Pages : 1760
  • Category : Bibles
  • Members : 743
  • Pdf File: nlt-dayspring-hope-encouragement-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When you feel lost in the mundane, God says you have a purpose. When fear creeps in, God says you are held. When you wonder if anyone notices, God says you are important. When you feel isolated, God says you are not alone. The DaySpring Hope & Encouragement Bible amplifies 12 Indisputable Truths about who you are in Christ, including: You are known, You are blessed, and You have a reason for hope. These truths equip you to recognize and embrace your treasured place in Gods heart. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to face any challenge, step into your toughest calling, and live the adventure God has for you. This Bible includes: Full text of the trusted New Living Translation 52 full-page devotionals from bestselling DaySpring books 250+ reflective DaySpring inspirations 12 Indisputable Truths reading plans that explore Gods heart for you: You are loved You are not alone You are known You are important You are forgiven You are special You have purpose You are held You are equipped You are blessed You are guided You have a reason for hope Visual Overview of the Bible Tyndale Verse Finder Regardless of what you face today, embracing the truth of who God says you are will lead you to experience hope and encouragement like never before.