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A Song for Summer

By Eva Ibbotson
  • ISBN Code: : 033047734X
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : a-song-for-summer.pdf

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Set against the backdrop of gathering war, A Song for Summer is an unforgettable love story from master storyteller Eva Ibbotson, with an introduction from Ella Risbridger. When Ellen Carr abandons grey, dreary London to become housekeeper at an experimental school in Austria, she soon knows she's found her calling. Swept into an idyllic world of mountains, music, eccentric teachers and wayward children, Ellen brings order and joy to all around her. But it's the handsome, mysterious gardener, Marek, who intrigues her – Marek, who has a dangerous secret. As Hitler's troops march across Europe, Ellen finds she has promises to keep, even if it means sacrificing her future happiness . . . 'I have binged on Eva Ibbotson . . . her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables' Nigella Lawson, The Times

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  • Pdf File: summer-songs.pdf

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During a reckless summer, Barry Tate makes a life-altering decision. Afraid of commitment, and seduced by a woman out of his fantasies, Barry runs away from college and away from his one true love for the fast life of the New Jersey Shore. Not until several years later, when Barry has become a victim of the lifestyle he once pursued, does he realize that he has possibly lost his dreams for good. Then, one day, he hears a song on the radio. It is a summer song, an innocent reminder of a better time, and the inspiring key to re-discovering the one woman he can never stop loving. During one summer quarter at The Ohio State University, Barry Tate unexpectedly meets Karen Lucas, a sensitive, artistic woman. Together they share the kind of love that touches souls. It is the kind of love that others envy and the kind that can survive hardship and can endure the test of time. However, it is also the kind of love that young people question and all too often toss aside without really giving it a chance. Karen and Barry are a perfect match until Barry struggles to discover his identity. He leaves school on a soul-searching journey to the Jersey Shore. Barry wants to become an East Coast disc jockey, and he is lured to the Shore by its mesmerizing surf and by its constant party atmosphere. Making the transition from college student to the real world isnt easy for Barry as he soon falls into a reckless lifestyle, highlighted by his involvement with the seductive and temperamental Eva Fiorelli, a self-centered woman with the endless ability for manipulation. Eva controls Barry physically and emotionally until she becomes more of an addiction than a lover. Her family has suspicious connections, and Evas father introduces Barry to Sal Berdoni, an imposing, wealthy man, who owns several businesses, including a couple radio stations. And all is well once Barry is hired at WTRX, one of Berdonis stations, as a disc jockey. For Barry, he is living his dream that he has had since childhood. This is not so for Eva. Greedy and unconcerned about Barrys feelings, Eva is not impressed by a disc jockeys low salary, so she convinces Barry to make some extra money somehow. Barry is then hired by Berdoni to be a courier for one of his other businesses. His job is to deliver special packages to exclusive and secretive clients. During one such delivery, however, Barry discovers the packages contain cocaine. When he tells Eva about the drugs, she is enthralled instead of frightened as Barry is. She convinces Barry that he needs to try cocaine before he fears it. So, Barry steals some coke from his next delivery. Unfortunately, Berdoni realizes Barrys theft and sends some tough men out to make an example of him. These men negotiate better with their fists than their mouths, and they give Barry a mild beating to deliver the point that he shouldnt steal from Mr. Berdoni. But they then toss him a small package of cocaine before they leave as a token from Mr. Berdoni. Barry gets back into his truck and pulls away. His nose is bleeding from being smacked around and his mind is reeling with thoughts about the cocaine, Mr. Berdoni, and Eva. He doesnt realize that he has just run a stop sign right in front of a police car. The officer pulls Barry over for the routine traffic violation, but becomes aware of Barrys suspicious behavior and accidentally discovers the cocaine in Barrys truck. Now, Barry, who has run away from everything good in his life, finds he can no longer run. He goes to jail, and he loses Eva, his friends, and the support of his family. Once Barry is finally released, he is still without friends, without dreams, and still searching for his identity until a trusted old man, Mr. Zeppo, gives Barry a second chance. Mr. Zeppo owns a quaint, but popular little pizza joint on the boardwalk, and he hires Barry to manage it. Flipping pizzas to pay the rent is not the lifestyle Barry was once used

Cool for the Summer

By Dahlia Adler
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  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Book Code : 1250765838
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 209
  • Pdf File: cool-for-the-summer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Witty, wise, and disarmingly tender. I am hopelessly devoted to this summer dream of a book." —Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda The guy of her dreams... or the girl in her heart? Lara's had eyes for exactly one person throughout her three years of high school: Chase Harding. He's tall, strong, sweet, a football star, and frankly, stupid hot. Oh, and he's talking to her now. On purpose and everything. Maybe...flirting, even? No, wait, he's definitely flirting, which is pretty much the sum of everything Lara's wanted out of life. Except she’s haunted by a memory. A memory of a confusing, romantic, strangely perfect summer spent with a girl named Jasmine. A memory that becomes a confusing, disorienting present when Jasmine herself walks through the front doors of the school to see Lara and Chase chatting it up in front of the lockers. Lara has everything she ever wanted: a tight-knit group of friends, a job that borders on cool, and Chase, the boy of her literal dreams. But if she's finally got the guy, why can't she stop thinking about the girl? Dahlia Adler's Cool for the Summer is a story of self-discovery and new love. It’s about the things we want and the things we need. And it’s about the people who will let us be who we are.

The World's a Song

By Emily Stern
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1982228458
  • Total of Pages : 68
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 827
  • Pdf File: the-world-s-a-song.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The World’s a Song is a musical story of children searching for and finding the unique songs of their souls. Set in a playground, the story explores themes of support, discovery, and universal love.

Summer's Song

By Lindi Peterson
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  • Publisher : Bell Bridge Books
  • Book Code : 1611941520
  • Total of Pages : 217
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: summer-s-song.pdf

Book Short Summary:

All she has to do is prove that she's changed . . . completely. Pop-star princess Summer Sinclair doesn't know what to do with herself now that she's cleaned-up and sober. She knows God's been nudging her, but since God is unfamiliar territory, she feels scared and alone. Everything changes when she meets Levi Preston, a Christian musician who's falling for Summer and wants her to be who God created her to be. But when the reality of her life takes Levi to places he's vowed to stay clear of, will Summer's newfound freedom be what breaks her heart as she does what is best for Levi? "This second novel firmly establishes Peterson as a master storyteller and an inspired voice in Southern fiction." --Debby Giusti, author of The Officer's Secret, The Captain's Mission and The Colonel's Daughter "Lindi Peterson has done it again with Summer's Song: A fun voice, characters who make you care and at moments make you laugh out loud, and a touching story that draws you in and holds you spellbound until the sigh-worthy ending." -- Missy Tippens, author of A House Full of Hope from Harlequin Love Inspired "A lovely read, infused with gentle humor and refreshing honesty." --Meg Moseley, author of When Sparrows Fall Lindi Peterson definitely believes happy endings are just the beginning. She lives out her real life romance with her husband in a small Georgia town. When she's not writing, she loves to read, bowl and spend time with her family. Visit her at lindipeterson.com and thefaithgirls.com

Summer

By Lisa Bell
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  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Book Code : 1496636775
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 580
  • Pdf File: summer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This beautiful song and picture book gives children a look at hot, stormy, and sunny summer days and the ways kids enjoy them. Pairing music and text helps kids retain key facts--and is fun too! Includes hardcover book, music CD and online music access.

Who Put This Song On

By Morgan Parker
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0525707522
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 528
  • Pdf File: who-put-this-song-on.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Unflinchingly irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartbreakingly honest." —Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X In the vein of powerful reads like The Hate U Give and The Poet X, comes poet Morgan Parker's pitch-perfect novel about a black teenage girl searching for her identity when the world around her views her depression as a lack of faith and blackness as something to be politely ignored. Trapped in sunny, stifling, small-town suburbia, seventeen-year-old Morgan knows why she's in therapy. She can't count the number of times she's been the only non-white person at the sleepover, been teased for her "weird" outfits, and been told she's not "really" black. Also, she's spent most of her summer crying in bed. So there's that, too. Lately, it feels like the whole world is listening to the same terrible track on repeat--and it's telling them how to feel, who to vote for, what to believe. Morgan wonders, when can she turn this song off and begin living for herself? Loosely based on her own teenage life and diaries, this incredible debut by award-winning poet Morgan Parker will make readers stand up and cheer for a girl brave enough to live life on her own terms--and for themselves. "Morgan Parker put THIS song on--and I hope it never turns off." —Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out “A triumphant first impression in the YA space.” —Entertainment Weekly “An incredibly heartfelt, deep story about a girl's coming of age.” —Refinery29

Sun, Sea and Summer Songs

By Megan Slayer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)
  • Book Code : 1839431393
  • Total of Pages : 121
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: sun-sea-and-summer-songs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

FROM MULTI-PUBLISHED AUTHOR OF LGBTQ+ ROMANCE, MEGAN SLAYER A Sun, Sea and... Story Two men, one song and a summer to reconnect. Jude Sanders walked away from Blake Payton three years ago and vowed not to look back...but the song he wrote and recorded with Blake has become a hit and he's forced to perform the song with Blake all summer. He's got to make a decision—face the mistakes in his past and give Blake another try or turn his back on their love forever. Blake Payton knew the moment he and Jude recorded Summer Song that they'd created a hit. Summer hasn't been the same without Jude in his life and he sees the tour as the ultimate chance to prove they belong together. Will the tour, their lost love and the song of the summer be enough to put the pieces back together for good?

One Dog and His Boy

By Eva Ibbotson
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Book Code : 1407131605
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 316
  • Pdf File: one-dog-and-his-boy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

All Hal ever wanted was a dog - but a dog would damage the expensive carpets in his parents' glamorous home, and they refuse to consider one. That's until they discover Easy Pets, a dog-rental agency. Fleck the terrier arrives on Hal's birthday, and Hal is overjoyed. But when Hal discovers to his horror that his dog is to be returned, he runs away... along with a bunch of pedigree hounds, all joyfully escaping from Easy Pets! Soon Hal and his dogs - including Otto the wise St Bernard, and the fierce and excitable Pekinese Li-Chee - are being chased across the country by ruthless pursuers. Helped by a travelling circus and some orphanage children, can they race to freedom? Written in the timeless tradition of 101 Dalmations, this is a tail-wagging grand adventure that every dog-lover will adore. Praise for Eva Ibbotson: "Readers of classic children's fiction will be familiar with the bliss that steals over one when a new Eva Ibbotson novel is published." Amanda Craig, The Times "Eva Ibbotson weaves a magic like no other. Once enchanted, always enchanted." Michael Morpurgo "This kind of fun will never fail to delight." Philip Pullman

The Abominables

By Eva Ibbotson
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Book Code : 140713549X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 634
  • Pdf File: the-abominables.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A hundred years ago, in the Himalayan peaks of Nanvi Dar, the daughter of an English earl is kidnapped by a huge hairy monster. In a secret valley Agatha Farlingham is introduced to a family of motherless yetis and devotes her life to their upbringing. She teaches them to speak, tells them stories and insists on polite manners. But as the decades pass, tourists come to the mountains, a hotel is built and yeti-hunters arrive. Agatha knows that there is one place in the world where they would be protected - her ancestral home at Farley Towers. When a boy and his sister stumble upon her hidden valley, she knows she has found the courageous people who will carry out her plan. The excited yetis are smuggled into the bridal suite at the hotel. A freezer lorry is waiting to put them into semi-hibernation on the long trip home. But the baby yak that has fallen in love with the youngest yeti foils the refrigeration plan and they set off on a hugely entertaining road trip half way across the world. In the Sultan of Aslerfan's kingdom the yetis release all the animals from his zoo. In the Alps they rescue a lost child in a blizzard. In Spain, the yak creates chaos at a bullfight. But when they arrive in England, a terrible shock awaits them at Farley Towers... This early novel, never submitted for publication, contains all the trademark qualities that made Eva's subsequent books so successful; comedy, loveable and eccentric characters, perfectly-crafted plotting, and inspiring themes of tolerance, kindness to animals, and the defeat of cruelty.

A Song For Molly

By Jeremy Bernstein
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  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Book Code : 9811218218
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 587
  • Pdf File: a-song-for-molly.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Song for Molly is both a love story and a poetic homage to science. The subjects in this first-person novella range from encounters with Wittgenstein, Einstein and Gödel, to trying to live with a dog named Molly. The science is serious although the tone is whimsical. The spirit of this book can be demonstrated by a conversation between Einstein and his assistant Ernst Straus:' 'You know Gödel has really gone crazy.' So I said, 'Well, what worse could he have done?' 'He voted for Eisenhower.' '

Songs for the Butcher's Daughter

By Peter Manseau
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1416579737
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 902
  • Pdf File: songs-for-the-butcher-s-daughter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Summer, sweltering, 1996. A book warehouse in western Massachusetts. A man at the beginning of his adult life -- and the end of his career rope -- becomes involved with a woman, a language, and a great lie that will define his future. Most auspiciously of all, he runs across Itsik Malpesh, a ninetysomething Russian immigrant who claims to be the last Yiddish poet in America. When a set of accounting ledgers in which Malpesh has written his memoirs surfaces -- twenty-two volumes brimming with adventure, drama, deception, passion, and wit -- the young man is compelled to translate them, telling Malpesh's story as his own life unfolds, and bringing together two paths that coincide in shocking and unexpected ways. Moving from revolutionary Russia to New York's Depression-era Lower East Side to millennium's-end Baltimore with drama, adventure, and boisterous, feisty charm to spare, the unpeeling of this friendship is a story of the entire twentieth century. For fans of Nicole Krauss, Nathan Englander, Richard Powers, Amy Bloom, and Lore Segal, this book will amaze at every turn: narrated by two poets (one who doesn't know he is and one who doesn't know he isn't), it is a wise and warm look at the constant surprises and ineluctable ravages of time. It's a book about religion, love, and typesetting -- how one passion can be used to goad and thwart the other -- and most of all, about how faith in the power of words can survive even the death of a language. A novel of faith lost and hope found in translation, Songs for the Butcher's Daughter is at once an immigrant's epic saga, a love story for the ages, a Yiddish-inflected laughing-through-tears tour of world history for Jews and Gentiles alike, and a testament to Manseau's ambitious genius.

The Love Song of Sawyer Bell

By Avon Gale
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  • Publisher : Carina Press
  • Book Code : 1488053855
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 350
  • Pdf File: the-love-song-of-sawyer-bell.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book has been previously published under the same title Don’t miss this heartwarming and funny reunion romance from Avon Gale Indie rocker Victoria “Vix” Vincent knows a good thing when she hears it. The moment Sawyer Bell picks up her fiddle, magic happens. Beautiful and wildly talented, Sawyer is the perfect match for Vix’s band—and, just maybe, for Vix. The dynamic in any group is a delicate thing, but with Sawyer and Vix thrown together on tour, it’s not long before the line between bandmates and lovers gets a bit blurry. The indie rock life is not what Sawyer ever saw for herself. She worked hard to get where she is—in her second year of Julliard, with a bright future in classical music. But instead of spending her summer working and rehearsing, she’s on tour with her secret high school crush. And even though it was only supposed to be temporary, Sawyer feels like she’s finally found a place she belongs. This summer with Vix has been like a dream. But every tour must come to an end, and when Julliard comes calling, Sawyer will need to make a choice: continue on the path she’s chosen, or take a leap of faith and follow her heart. One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! This book is approximately 63,000 words

A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition

By George R. R. Martin
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 1101965878
  • Total of Pages : 800
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 998
  • Pdf File: a-game-of-thrones.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A dazzling illustrated edition of the book that started it all—for readers of A Song of Ice and Fire and fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Published in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of George R. R. Martin’s landmark series, this lavishly illustrated special edition of A Game of Thrones—featuring gorgeous full-page artwork as well as black-and-white illustrations in every chapter—revitalizes the fantasy masterpiece that became a cultural phenomenon. And now the mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure of this magnificent saga come to life as never before. A GAME OF THRONES A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK ONE With a special foreword by John Hodgman Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.