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A Little Wanting Song

By Cath Crowley
  • ISBN Code: : 0375897038
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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A summer of friendship, romance, and songs in major chords. . . . CHARLIE DUSKIN loves music, and she knows she's good at it. But she only sings when she's alone, on the moonlit porch or in the back room at Old Gus's Secondhand Record and CD Store. Charlie's mom and grandmother have both died, and this summer she's visiting her grandpa in the country, surrounded by ghosts and grieving family, and serving burgers to the local kids at the milk bar. She's got her iPod, her guitar, and all her recording equipment, but she wants more: A friend. A dad who notices her. The chance to show Dave Robbie that she's not entirely unspectacular. ROSE BUTLER lives next door to Charlie's grandfather and spends her days watching cars pass on the freeway and hanging out with her troublemaker boyfriend. She loves Luke but can't wait to leave their small country town. And she's figured out a way: she's won a scholarship to a science school in the city, and now she has to convince her parents to let her go. This is where Charlie comes in. Charlie, who lives in the city, and whom Rose has ignored for years. Charlie, who just might be Rose's ticket out. Told in alternating voices and filled with music, friendship, and romance, Charlie and Rose's "little wanting song" is about the kind of longing that begins as a heavy ache but ultimately makes us feel hopeful and wonderfully alive.

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The pressure to generate big ideas can feel overwhelming. We know that bold innovations are critical in these disruptive and competitive times, but when it comes to breakthrough thinking, we often freeze up. Instead of shooting for a $10-billion payday or a Nobel Prize, the most prolific innovators focus on Big Little Breakthroughs—small creative acts that unlock massive rewards over time. By cultivating daily micro-innovations, individuals and organizations are better equipped to tackle tough challenges and seize transformational opportunities. How did a convicted drug dealer launch and scale a massively successful fitness company? What core mindset drove LEGO to become the largest toy company in the world? How did a Pakistani couple challenge the global athletic shoe industry? What simple habits led Lady Gaga, Banksy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda to their remarkable success? Big Little Breakthroughs isn’t just for propeller-head inventors, fancy-pants CEOs, or hoodie-donning tech billionaires. Rather, it’s a surpassingly simple system to help everyday people become everyday innovators.

The Song of Achilles

By Madeline Miller
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062060635
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 451
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“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.” —Ann Patchett “Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

The Daily Show (The Book)

By Chris Smith
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 1455565350
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 927
  • Pdf File: the-daily-show.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

She Who Became the Sun

By Shelley Parker-Chan
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1250621798
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 726
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Lambda Literary Award Finalist! Two-time Hugo Award Finalist! Locus Award Finalist! "Magnificent in every way."—Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree "A dazzling new world of fate, war, love and betrayal."—Zen Cho, author of Black Water Sister She Who Became the Sun reimagines the rise to power of the Ming Dynasty’s founding emperor. To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anything “I refuse to be nothing...” In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness... In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass. The fate of nothingness received by the family’s clever and capable second daughter, on the other hand, is only as expected. When a bandit attack orphans the two children, though, it is Zhu Chongba who succumbs to despair and dies. Desperate to escape her own fated death, the girl uses her brother's identity to enter a monastery as a young male novice. There, propelled by her burning desire to survive, Zhu learns she is capable of doing whatever it takes, no matter how callous, to stay hidden from her fate. After her sanctuary is destroyed for supporting the rebellion against Mongol rule, Zhu takes the chance to claim another future altogether: her brother's abandoned greatness. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Black Like Me

By John Howard Griffin
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  • Publisher : Wings Press
  • Book Code : 1609401085
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 109
  • Pdf File: black-like-me.pdf

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This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

Siren Song

By Cat Adams
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 9781429942652
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 651
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In Celia Graves's world, vampires roam the alleys of Tinseltown, street corner psychics have real powers, and cops use memory enhancement spells. But Celia thought she was an ordinary human, albeit one with a clairvoyant best friend and a ghostly little sister. The vampire attack that made Celia an Abomination forces her to take food in liquid form and gives a whole new meaning to the word "sunburn." She's slowly adjusting (therapy sessions and all) when she discovers that the attack awakened a hidden part of her heritage: Celia is part Siren, able to enthrall men—and enrage women. Her best friend's murder is unsolved; the cops think Celia should be in jail or staked; and her old lover, mage Bruno DeLuca, has something important to tell her. To top it all off, Celia's been summoned to the Sirens' island. Celia Graves has more than one enemy. Some of them want her blood. Some of them want her soul. All of them want her dead. Siren Song, Book Two in the Blood Singer series, is another thrilling paranormal fantasy from bestselling author Cat Adams—an action-packed follow-up to Blood Song. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Song for Nero

By Thomas C. Holt
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  • Publisher : Abacus
  • Book Code : 0748113630
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 299
  • Pdf File: a-song-for-nero.pdf

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History tells us that in 69AD, at the ripe old age of 32 and on hearing that General Glaba's forces were closing in, Nero fled his palace in Rome. He stabbed himself in the throat with a pen and was trampled to death by horses in a muddy ditch. His last words were, 'What an artist dies with me'. But there is another possibility: Nero did not die in that ditch, but somebody who looked very much like him did. This gives Nero the opportunity to start a new life in pursuit of his first love: music. But there's a problem - Nero is being pursued by two people who have reason to suspect he is still alive - one wants him dead, the other is a passionate fan of his dreadful music and wants his genius recognised ... Tom Holt is an innovative, challenging and wonderfully entertaining writer of historical fiction. NERO is essential reading for all fans of Tom Holt and historical fiction.

I Want To Be Your Wife

By Sa JiaAiHeJiu
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1648844065
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 508
  • Pdf File: i-want-to-be-your-wife.pdf

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Five years ago, his sister died in a car accident, and Yu An appeared out of thin air, claiming to be the "unmarried brother-in-law".To deal with Yu An, Jiang Wenshu was a man who didn't have the guts to think about it. He had never dared to hope for such a thing. He never expected that one day he would actually wait for Fu Yuan to personally confess to her.But when the illusion came true, she shrank back.

Dancing Girl and the Turtle

By Karen Kao
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  • Publisher : Lynn Michell
  • Book Code : 0993599710
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 471
  • Pdf File: dancing-girl-and-the-turtle.pdf

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A rape. A war. A society where women are bought and sold but no one can speak of shame. Shanghai 1937. Violence throbs at the heart of The Dancing Girl and the Turtle.Song Anyi is on the road to Shanghai and freedom when she is raped and left for dead. The silence and shamethat mark her courageous survival drive her to escalating self-harm and prostitution. From opium dens to high- class brothels, Anyi dances on the edge of destruction while China prepares for war with Japan. Hers is the voice of every woman who fights for independence against overwhelming odds.The Dancing Girl and the Turtle is one of four interlocking novels set in Shanghai from 1929 to 1954. Through the eyes of the dancer, Song Anyi, and her brother Kang, the Shanghai Quartet spans a tumultuous time in Chinese history: war with the Japanese, the influx of stateless Jews into Shanghai, civil war and revolution. How does the love of a sister destroy her brother and all those around him?

Legitimate Daughter, Precious Phoenix

By Li San
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1647870860
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 945
  • Pdf File: legitimate-daughter-precious-phoenix.pdf

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Destroy face to plant a heart 3 years thorn road it is a dish plan of close sister and husband however p p sobs blood nirvana rebirth she is no longer everyone can bully the weak wife she killed the town government the collapse of the song government turn over the clouds and turn over the rain startled the city wind and rain and he wan dandy waste wood everyone sigh live ancestor but they do not know he believes in the hands of a game of chess jiangshan to shake she killed him but step by step into his trap later some people praise this chaotic times fighting in the north and south stepping on the broken mountains and rivers your majesty really when heroic small steamed stuffed bun ha ha a smile mother are you sure you hide here the north desert will be over when dad comes to find it

I Don't Want You

By Victoria McFarlane
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  • Publisher : Victoria McFarlane
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 261
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 915
  • Pdf File: i-don-t-want-you.pdf

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They were supposed to be forever Until she broke his heart. Jared I used to believe in soulmates. I had found mine. She was everything to me, my whole entire world. And then she crushed me beneath her boot. I threw myself into my music, I'm a damn rockstar now and Violet Walker has nothing on me. Or so I thought... Violet I broke my own heart to give him the future he deserved. Four little words and I shattered everything. I did it for him, despite what he might believe. It's been a long time since I last saw Jared Reinhard and he's no longer the man I used to know. He's harder, colder... Cruel. He plays a wicked game. But I'll give as good as I get. I don't have to worry about losing my heart anymore. I never got it back.