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At the Bottom of the River

By Jamaica Kincaid
  • ISBN Code: : 1466837799
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Fiction
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Jamaica Kincaid's At the Bottom of the River... inspired, lyrical short stories Reading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her voice is, by turns, naively whimsical and biblical in its assurance, and it speaks of what is partially remembered partly divined. The memories often concern a childhood in the Caribbean--family, manners, and landscape--as distilled and transformed by Kincaid's special style and vision. Kincaid leads her readers to consider, as if for the first time, the powerful ties between mother and child; the beauty and destructiveness of nature; the gulf between the masculine and the feminine; the significance of familiar things--a house, a cup, a pen. Transfiguring our human form and our surroundings--shedding skin, darkening an afternoon, painting a perfect place--these stories tell us something we didn't know, in a way we hadn't expected.

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A deeply heartfelt weave of reflections and poems about what it means to live the creative, expressive life. “I cherish the wisdom and embrace the practices offered in this luminous book.” —Mirabai Starr, author of Caravan of No Despair and Wild Mercy “Meaningful art, enduring art—and the transformative process it awakens—keeps us alive,” writes Mark Nepo. With Drinking from the River of Light, this bestselling poet and philosopher will lead you on a journey to discover just how art and authentic expression can bring our deepest truths to bear in the world. In this collection of interconnected essays and poetry—covering subjects ranging from the importance of staying in conversation with other forms of life to a consideration of how innovators such as Matisse, Rodin, and Beethoven saw the world—Nepo presents a lyrical ode to the creative urge that stirs in each of us. Whether it’s the search for a metaphor to reveal life’s beauty or the brushstroke that will thoroughly capture the moment, Drinking from the River of Light examines what it means to go “. . . beyond the boundaries of art, where the viewer and participant are one.” Here you will discover: The importance of openly embracing the full scope of your emotions The need for raw honesty and self-exploration in education Why a new perspective always waits only a “quarter turn” away The importance of staying in constant conversation with other creative voices The crucial difference between giving and getting attention Concrete guidelines for respectful peer review What it means to channel the sound of your innermost being—and the universe In Nepo’s words, “This book is meant to be experienced and journeyed with.” Including dozens of journaling prompts and personal exercises meant to enliven the reader’s creative instincts, Drinking from the River of Light traces the search for our most essential selves and the importance of the life of expression to bear witness to the sorrow, depth, and joy of life.

A Tour in Ireland. 1776-1779

By Arthur Young
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 498
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"A Tour in Ireland. 1776-1779" by Arthur Young. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Heaven Talisman

By Tian FuXiaoSheng
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1649485344
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 986
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An endless expanse of blue, sea, withered wood, immortal mountains, ten thousand miles in total without any sign of human habitation. Endless rays of blue, boundless sea, dead wood, immortal mountains, ten thousand miles devoid of human habitation.

The Other Side of the River

By Alex Kotlowitz
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0307814297
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 194
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Bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz is one of this country's foremost writers on the ever explosive issue of race. In this gripping and ultimately profound book, Kotlowitz takes us to two towns in southern Michigan, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, separated by the St. Joseph River. Geographically close, but worlds apart, they are a living metaphor for America's racial divisions: St. Joseph is a prosperous lakeshore community and ninety-five percent white, while Benton Harbor is impoverished and ninety-two percent black. When the body of a black teenaged boy from Benton Harbor is found in the river, unhealed wounds and suspicions between the two towns' populations surface as well. The investigation into the young man's death becomes, inevitably, a screen on which each town projects their resentments and fears. The Other Side of the River sensitively portrays the lives and hopes of the towns' citizens as they wrestle with this mystery--and reveals the attitudes and misperceptions that undermine race relations throughout America.

Sanders of the River

By Wallace, Edgar
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  • Publisher : Aegitas
  • Book Code : 1772468932
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 590
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Commissioner Sanders is called upon by the British Government “to keep a watchful eye upon some quarter of a million cannibal folk, who ten years before had regarded white men as we regard the unicorn.” Written when world powers were vying for colonial honor, Sanders of the River encapsulates the beliefs and assumptions that motivated such quests. There is religious palava, raiding palava, and all the while, Bosambo, magnificent chief of the Ochori, watches on.

The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson: House on Borderland & Other Mysterious Places

By William Hope Hodgeson
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  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1597803685
  • Total of Pages : 466
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 204
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Book Short Summary:

The second of a five volume set collecting all of Hodgson's published fiction. Each volume contains one of Hodgson's novels, along with a selection of thematically-linked short fiction.

Report of explorations for a route for the Pacific railroad

By E. Griffin Beckwith
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5883109802
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : History
  • Members : 732
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Report of explorations for a route for the Pacific railroad by capt. J.W. Gunnison, topographical engineers,near the 38th and 39th parallels of north latitude, from the mouth of the Kansas River, Missouri, to the Sevier Lake, in the Great Basin.

Geological Explorations in Central Borneo (1893-94)

By G.A.F. Molengraaff
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000045668
  • Total of Pages : 616
  • Category : Science
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This book, first published in 1902, is the product of the detailed geological survey undertaken by the Borneo Expedition of the late nineteenth century. The scientific exploration focused on Central Borneo, especially the sources of the Kapoewas and its tributaries, and its analysis of the geology of the region still today forms the bedrock of research into the area.

Fishing the River of Time

By Tony Taylor
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  • Publisher : Greystone Books
  • Book Code : 1771000589
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Nature
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At age eighty, Tony Taylor journeys from Sydney, Australia, to British Columbia to fish the Cowichan River with his eight-year-old grandson, Ned. The trip is an opportunity for Tony to return to a landscape that has had a profound effect on his life and his way of thinking, and to share this place with his grandson. As Tony teaches Ned the patient art of fly-fishing, a lifetime of memories, thoughts, and stories unspool in peaceful reflections by the water's edge. Fishing the River of Time is an elegant meditation on nature, life, and family, written with warmth and wisdom. It inspires self-reflection and an appreciation of the natural world and the fundamentals of our human experience. It is destined to become a classic work of simple living in the mold of Henry David Thoreau's Walden.

Master of Ways of World

By Feng SuiYuan
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1649206666
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 996
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The entire world had changed. Demons, monsters, ghosts, monsters, monsters, and monsters were rampant! An ordinary youth had stepped onto the path of defying the heavens! The first natives were furious, and the gods left Shang! Who was the chess player and who was the chess piece? Looking at the tens of thousands of struggles, I wield the Heaven's Pride Dao! This is a novel with a new theme. Please enjoy it slowly.