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A Single Thread

By Tracy Chevalier
  • ISBN Code: : 052555825X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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"A buoyant tale about the path to acceptance and joy--beginning, like all journeys, with one brave step."--People "The best-selling novelist has done a masterful job of depicting the circumstances of a generation of women we seldom think about: the mothers, sisters, wives and fiances of men lost in World War I, whose job it was to remember those lost but not forgotten."--Associated Press A BEST BOOK OF 2019 with The New York Public Library | USA TODAY | Real Simple | Good Housekeeping | Chicago Sun Time | TIME | PopSugar | The New York Post | Parade 1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her mother's place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of England's grandest cathedrals. There, Violet is drawn into a society of broderers--women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, carrying on a centuries-long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers. Violet finds support and community in the group, fulfillment in the work they create, and even a growing friendship with the vivacious Gilda. But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren't expected to grow. Told in Chevalier's glorious prose, A Single Thread is a timeless story of friendship, love, and a woman crafting her own life.

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 107
  • Pdf File: a-girl-made-of-air.pdf

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'A captivating tale of love and loss and finding connection in the most unexpected places' Nikki Marmery, author of On Wilder Seas A lyrical and atmospheric homage to the strange and extraordinary, perfect for fans of Angela Carter and Erin Morgenstern. This is the story of The Greatest Funambulist Who Ever Lived... Born into a post-war circus family, our nameless star was unwanted and forgotten, abandoned in the shadows of the big top. Until the bright light of Serendipity Wilson threw her into focus. Now an adult, haunted by an incident in which a child was lost from the circus, our narrator, a tightrope artiste, weaves together her spellbinding tales of circus legends, earthy magic and folklore, all in the hope of finding the child... But will her story be enough to bring the pair together again? Beautiful and intoxicating, A Girl Made of Air brings the circus to life in all of its grime and glory; Marina, Manu, Serendipity Wilson, Fausto, Big Gen and Mouse will live long in the hearts of readers. As will this story of loss and reconciliation, of storytelling and truth.

Ties That Bind

By Marie Bostwick
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  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Book Code : 0758279825
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 372
  • Pdf File: ties-that-bind.pdf

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“A truly wonderful tale of spirit, faith and true friendship” in the quilting series from the New York Times bestselling author of Threading the Needle (Fresh Fiction). Christmas is fast approaching, and New Bern, Connecticut, is about to receive the gift of a new pastor, hired sight unseen to fill in while Reverend Tucker is on sabbatical. Meanwhile, Margot Matthews’ friend, Abigail, is trying to match-make even though Margot has all but given up on romance. She loves her job at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop and the life and friendships she’s made in New Bern; she just never thought she’d still be single on her fortieth birthday. It’s a shock to the entire town when Phillip A. Clarkson turns out to be Philippa. Truth be told, not everyone is happy about having a female pastor. Yet despite a rocky start, Philippa begins to settle in—finding ways to ease the townspeople’s burdens, joining the quilting circle, and forging a fast friendship with Margot. When tragedy threatens to tear Margot’s family apart, that bond—and the help of her quilting sisterhood—will prove a saving grace. And as she untangles her feelings for another new arrival in town, Margot begins to realize that it is the surprising detours woven into life’s fabric that provide its richest hues and deepest meaning . . . Praise for the Cobbled Court Quilts series “A big-hearted novel filled with wit and wisdom.” —Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author “Bostwick’s warmly nourishing, emotionally compelling novel is quiet yet powerful.” —Chicago Tribune “Heartwarming . . . an unbreakable thread of friendship and faith.” —Publishers Weekly

Working Backwards

By Colin Bryar,Bill Carr
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250267609
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 691
  • Pdf File: working-backwards.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Working Backwards is an insider's breakdown of Amazon's approach to culture, leadership, and best practices from two long-time Amazon executives—with lessons and techniques you can apply to your own company, and career, right now. In Working Backwards, two long-serving Amazon executives reveal the principles and practices that have driven the success of one of the most extraordinary companies the world has ever known. With twenty-seven years of Amazon experience between them—much of it during the period of unmatched innovation that created products and services including Kindle, Amazon Prime, Amazon Studios, and Amazon Web Services—Bryar and Carr offer unprecedented access to the Amazon way as it was developed and proven to be repeatable, scalable, and adaptable. With keen analysis and practical steps for applying it at your own company—no matter the size—the authors illuminate how Amazon’s fourteen leadership principles inform decision-making at all levels of the company. With a focus on customer obsession, long-term thinking, eagerness to invent, and operational excellence, Amazon’s ground-level practices ensure these characteristics are translated into action and flow through all aspects of the business. Working Backwards is both a practical guidebook and the story of how the company grew to become so successful. It is filled with the authors’ in-the-room recollections of what “Being Amazonian” is like and how their time at the company affected their personal and professional lives. They demonstrate that success on Amazon’s scale is not achieved by the genius of any single leader, but rather through commitment to and execution of a set of well-defined, rigorously-executed principles and practices—shared here for the very first time. Whatever your talent, career or organization might be, find out how you can put Working Backwards to work for you.

All of You Every Single One

By Beatrice Hitchman
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  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 1647004144
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 753
  • Pdf File: all-of-you-every-single-one.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From an acclaimed and powerful talent in historical fiction, a literary historical novel set in a bohemian enclave of Vienna about love, freedom, and what constitutes a family Set in Vienna from 1910 to 1946, All of You Every Single One is an atmospheric, original, and deeply moving novel about family, freedom, and how true love might survive impossible odds. Julia Lindqvist, a woman unhappily married to a famous Swedish playwright, leaves her husband to begin a passionate affair with a female tailor named Eve. The pair run away together and settle in the more liberal haven of Vienna, where they fall in love, navigate the challenges of their newfound independence, and find community in the city’s Jewish quarter. But Julia’s yearning for a child throws their fragile happiness into chaos and threatens to destroy her life and the lives of those closest to her. Ada Bauer’s wealthy industrialist family have sent her to Dr. Freud in the hope that he can cure her mutism—and do so without a scandal. But help will soon come for Ada from an unexpected place, changing many lives irrevocably. Through the lives of her queer characters, and against the changing backdrop of one of the greatest cities of the age, Hitchman asks what it’s like to live through oppression, how personal decisions become political, and how far one will go to protect the ones they love. Moving across Europe and through decades, Hitchman’s sophomore novel is an intensely poignant portrait of life and love on the fringes of history.

Dangerous Women

By Hope Adams
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593099591
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 116
  • Pdf File: dangerous-women.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Named one of 2021’s Most Anticipated Historical Novels by Oprah Magazine ∙ Cosmopolitan ∙ and more! Nearly two hundred condemned women board a transport ship bound for Australia. One of them is a murderer. From debut author Hope Adams comes a thrilling novel based on the 1841 voyage of the convict ship Rajah, about confinement, hope, and the terrible things we do to survive. London, 1841. One hundred eighty Englishwomen file aboard the Rajah, embarking on a three-month voyage to the other side of the world. They're daughters, sisters, mothers—and convicts. Transported for petty crimes. Except one of them has a deadly secret, and will do anything to flee justice. As the Rajah sails farther from land, the women forge a tenuous kinship. Until, in the middle of the cold and unforgiving sea, a young mother is mortally wounded, and the hunt is on for the assailant before he or she strikes again. Each woman called in for question has something to fear: Will she be attacked next? Will she be believed? Because far from land, there is nowhere to flee, and how can you prove innocence when you’ve already been found guilty?

Improvement

By Joan Silber
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  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Book Code : 1619029715
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 335
  • Pdf File: improvement.pdf

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The national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book about a young single mother living in New York, her eccentric aunt, and the decisions they make that have unexpected implications for the world around them from one of America's most gifted writers of fiction, "our own country's Alice Munro" (The Washington Post). Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn’t perfect, yet as she visits him throughout his three–month stint at Rikers Island, their bond grows tighter. Kiki, now settled in the East Village after a journey that took her to Turkey and around the world, admires her niece’s spirit but worries that she always picks the wrong man. Little does she know that the otherwise honorable Boyd is pulling Reyna into a cigarette smuggling scheme, across state lines, where he could risk violating probation. When Reyna ultimately decides to remove herself for the sake of her four–year–old child, her small act of resistance sets into motion a tapestry of events that affect the lives of loved ones and strangers around them. A novel that examines conviction, connection, and the possibility of generosity in the face of loss, Improvement is as intricately woven together as Kiki’s beloved Turkish rugs, as colorful as the tattoos decorating Reyna’s body, with narrative twists and turns as surprising and unexpected as the lives all around us. The Boston Globe says of Joan Silber: "No other writer can make a few small decisions ripple across the globe, and across time, with more subtlety and power." Improvement is Silber’s most shining achievement yet. "Without fuss or flourishes, Joan Silber weaves a remarkably patterned tapestry connecting strangers from around the world to a central tragic car accident. The writing here is funny and down–to–earth, the characters are recognizably fallible, and the message is quietly profound: We are not ever really alone, however lonely we feel." —The Wall Street Journal

The Faraway Nearby

By Rebecca Solnit
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101622776
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 168
  • Pdf File: the-faraway-nearby.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the author of Orwell's Roses, a personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy—a fitting companion to Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award In this exquisitely written book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories—of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness—Solnit revisits fairytales and entertains other stories: about arctic explorers, Che Guevara among the leper colonies, and Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein, about warmth and coldness, pain and kindness, decay and transformation, making art and making self. Woven together, these stories create a map which charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story.

Threads of Silk

By Amanda Roberts
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  • Publisher : Red Empress Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 700
  • Pdf File: threads-of-silk.pdf

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This sweeping historical fiction novel takes you behind the scenes of the Forbidden City during the fall of China's last empire. When I was a child, I thought my destiny was to live and die on the banks of the Xiangjiang River as my family had done for generations. I never imagined that my life would lead me to the Forbidden City and the court of China’s last Empress. Born in the middle of nowhere, Yaqian, a little embroidery girl from Hunan Province, finds her way to the imperial court, a place of intrigue, desire, and treachery. From the bed of an Emperor, the heart of a Prince, and the right side of an Empress, Yaqian weaves her way through the most turbulent decades of China’s history and witnesses the fall of the Qing Dynasty. Fans of Amy Tan, Lisa See, Anchee Min, and Pearl S. Buck are sure to love this debut novel by Amanda Roberts. This richly descriptive and painstakingly researched novel brings the opulence of the Qing Court to life as Yaqian and Empress Cixi's lives intertwine over six decades. Keywords: historical fiction, historical romance, Chinese historical fiction, historical fiction book, historical fiction novel, historical romance novels, historical novel, books set in China, historical fiction set in China, ancient china historical fiction, historical novels about China

Phantom of the Opera (Songbook)

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Book Code : 1476802904
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 594
  • Pdf File: phantom-of-the-opera.pdf

Book Short Summary:

(Big Note Vocal Selections). 9 songs from the Broadway spectacular, including: All I Ask of You * Angel of Music * Masquerade * The Music of the Night * The Phantom of the Opera * The Point of No Return * Prima Donna * Think of Me * Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again.

OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Programmer II Study Guide

By Scott Selikoff,Jeanne Boyarsky
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119617588
  • Total of Pages : 768
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: ocp-oracle-certified-professional-java-se-11-programmer-ii-study-guide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-815 and the Programmer II Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-816 were published before Oracle announced major changes to its OCP certification program and the release of the new Developer 1Z0-819 exam. No matter the changes, rest assured both of the Programmer I and II Study Guides cover everything you need to prepare for and take Exam 1Z0-819. If you’ve purchased one of the Programmer Study Guides, purchase the other one and you’ll be all set. em style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13.3333px;"NOTE: The OCP Java SE 11 Programmer I Exam 1Z0-815 and Programmer II Exam 1Z0-816 have been retired (as of October 1, 2020), and Oracle has released a new Developer Exam 1Z0-819 to replace the previous exams. The Upgrade Exam 1Z0-817 remains the same. The completely-updated preparation guide for the new OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Programmer II exam—covers Exam 1Z0-816 Java, a platform-independent, object-oriented programming language, is used primarily in mobile and desktop application development. It is a popular language for client-side cloud applications and the principal language used to develop Android applications. Oracle has recently updated its Java Programmer certification tracks for Oracle Certified Professional. OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Programmer II Study Guide ensures that you are fully prepared for this difficult certification exam. Covering 100% of exam objectives, this in-depth study guide provides comprehensive coverage of the functional-programming knowledge necessary to succeed. Every exam topic is thoroughly and completely covered including exceptions and assertions, class design, generics and collections, threads, concurrency, IO and NIO, and more. Access to Sybex's superior online interactive learning environment and test bank—including self-assessment tests, chapter tests, bonus practice exam questions, electronic flashcards, and a searchable glossary of important terms—provides everything you need to be fully prepared on exam day. This must-have guide: Covers all exam objectives such as inheriting abstract classes and interfaces, advanced strings and localization, JDBC, and Object-Oriented design principles and patterns Explains complex material and reinforces your comprehension and retention of important topics Helps you master more advanced areas of functional programming Demonstrates practical methods for building Java solutions OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Programmer II Study Guide will prove invaluable for anyone seeking achievement of this challenging exam, as well as junior- to senior-level programmers who uses Java as their primary programming language.

GATE 2019 Computer Science & Information Technology Masterpiece with 10 Practice Sets (6 in Book + 4 Online) 6th edition

By Disha Experts
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Disha Publications
  • Book Code : 9388026721
  • Total of Pages : 1100
  • Category :
  • Members : 949
  • Pdf File: gate-2019-computer-science-information-technology-masterpiece-with-10-practice-sets.pdf

Book Short Summary:

• GATE Computer Science & Information Technology Masterpiece 2019 with 10 Practice Sets - 6 in Book + 4 Online Tests - 6th edition contains exhaustive theory, past year questions, practice problems and 10 Mock Tests. • Covers past 14 years questions. • Exhaustive EXERCISE containing 100-150 questions in each chapter. In all contains around 5200 MCQs. • Solutions provided for each question in detail. • The book provides 10 Practice Sets - 6 in Book + 4 Online Tests designed exactly on the latest pattern of GATE exam.