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The Power of the Dog

By Thomas Savage,Annie Proulx
  • ISBN Code: : 0316082708
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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Now an award-winning Netflix film by Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst: Thomas Savage's acclaimed Western is "a pitch-perfect evocation of time and place" (Boston Globe) for fans of East of Eden and Brokeback Mountain. Set in the wide-open spaces of the American West, The Power of the Dog is a stunning story of domestic tyranny, brutal masculinity, and thrilling defiance from one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in American literature. The novel tells the story of two brothers — one magnetic but cruel, the other gentle and quiet — and of the mother and son whose arrival on the brothers’ ranch shatters an already tenuous peace. From the novel’s startling first paragraph to its very last word, Thomas Savage’s voice — and the intense passion of his characters — holds readers in thrall. "Gripping and powerful...A work of literary art." —Annie Proulx, from her afterword

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From CWA Gold & Steel Dagger winner Mick Herron comes a shocking, twisted novel of thrilling suspense about one woman’s attempt to be better than ordinary. Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to infiltrate the establishment and thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk. Now one young woman has the chance to be a hero—if she can think quickly enough to stay alive.

The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell

By Aldous Huxley
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061892823
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 646
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"A genuine spiritual quest. . . . Extraordinary." — New York Times Among the most profound and influential explorations of mind-expanding psychedelic drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books—The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell—in which Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, reveals the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. This edition also features an additional essay, "Drugs That Shape Men's Minds," now included for the first time.

The Dog Who Lost His Bark

By Eoin Colfer
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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Book Code : 1536204730
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 635
  • Pdf File: the-dog-who-lost-his-bark.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A warm, uplifting story about a boy, his dog, and the healing power of music marks a first-time collaboration between two former Irish Children’s Laureates, Eoin Colfer and P.J. Lynch. Patrick has been desperate for a dog of his own for as long as he can remember, and this summer, with his father away, he longs for a canine friend more than ever. Meanwhile, in his short doggy life, Oz has suffered at the hands of bad people. Somewhere out there, he believes, is an awesome boy — his boy. And maybe, when they find each other, Oz will learn to bark again. Illustrated in light charcoal by two-time Kate Greenaway Medalist P.J. Lynch, this heartwarming story by Eoin Colfer, internationally best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, is certain to enchant.

Dogs of Dreamtime

By Karen Shanley
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1461745608
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 314
  • Pdf File: dogs-of-dreamtime.pdf

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When does a dog's behavior become too dangerous for even the most loving person to accept? Karen Shanley tackles this question in lyrical prose and brings to life her relationships with three very different dogs: Kiera, Molly, and Magic, who all manage to capture Shanley's heart. Dogs of Dreamtime makes readers take a long, hard look at what matters most in life,and what does not—what can and cannot be controlled. This is a touching story that will stay with readers forever.

The Power of Wagging Tails

By Dawn A Marcus, MD
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  • Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
  • Book Code : 1617050652
  • Total of Pages : 249
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 204
  • Pdf File: the-power-of-wagging-tails.pdf

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Foreword Reviews 2011 Book of the Year Honorable Mention (Health Category) Medical studies have consistently shown that patients benefit from therapy dog visits. One recent study of 59 adults showed that following a therapy dog visit their energy levels increased, respiratory rated calmed significantly and pain scores decreased by over 20%. Mood scores improved by over 60% with the patients feeling less tense, anxious, angry, tied depressed and dejected. Now in The Power of Wagging Tails, Dr. Dawn Marcus showcases the wide range of research that shows the therapeutic and healing power of dogs for people of all ages and with a wide range of health conditions. These research findings are brought to life through the personal stories of healing from dog owners across the United States and Canada. She shows you how to unleash the healing power of your own dog, describes how to effectively add a dog to the home of someone with a chronic condition, explains how the family dog can help with chronic health conditions, and teaches how to train a companion dog to be a certified therapy dog to help others. The Power of Wagging Tails will be of interest to dog owners, people wondering how to help family and friends coping with chronic illnesses, and individuals considering training their dogs for therapy work. Special Features of The Power of Wagging Tails include : Presentation of reliable medical research showing that dog therapy offers therapeutic benefits to people First-person accounts from service dog trainers, aerobic instructors, and recognized dog training experts such as Carol Lea Benjamin First-person accounts of people who have experienced dog therapy Practical suggestions to help people decide if they should add a dog to their home or have a therapy dog visit Sound advice to help people decide if dog therapy is right for them Practical tips on how to make dog therapy visits safe, effective, and successful for the dog, handler, and people visited

Dog Tales

By Lamar Underwood
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1493066994
  • Total of Pages : 375
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 806
  • Pdf File: dog-tales.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Rich in history and drama, Dog Tales entertains, enlightens, and inspires dog owners and dog lovers. These are enduring stories that have passed the test of time and have attracted generations of readers. Emerging from the prose in these pages are gallant dogs, facing incredible dangers and tasks. Loyal and affectionate dogs, unforgettable in the memories of the owners who shared their lives. These stories have been carefully selected for the imaginative reader who loves dogs—the people who agree with Will Rogers that, “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

The Power of Awareness

By Neville Goddard
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486493563
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 724
  • Pdf File: the-power-of-awareness.pdf

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"The most important work from one of the foremost exponents of New Thought, this guide takes readers on an internal journey that leads to remarkable changes in their external circumstances. Neville Goddard provides exercises that promote increased mindfulness and cultivate a positive philosophy through which all things are possible "the effortless way.""--

Of the Power of the Intellect

By Roger Leon Burnley
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781469118154
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 215
  • Pdf File: of-the-power-of-the-intellect.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ideas and lives in a novel about thought and reality. The narrator tries to make something more of his subject (a mathematician) than is usual in a biography. He is committed to telling the truth for reasons which go deeper than historical accuracy.

Somedays You're the Dog, Somedays You're the Fire Hydrant

By Steven Reider
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing, Inc
  • Book Code : 1647013593
  • Total of Pages : 166
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 190
  • Pdf File: somedays-you-re-the-dog-somedays-you-re-the-fire-hydrant.pdf

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Steve Reider is the “doctor of dogdom,” the “pooch prognosticator,” the “wizard of woof,” the “muse of mutts,” and the “canine clarion.” Nobody explains and describes the touching and hilarious intersection between the world of dogs and their human partners like Steve Reider. In his book Somedays You're the Dog, Somedays You're the Fire Hydrant, Steve has captured the wonderful, touching, hilarious, mystical, and precious relationships between dogs and humans in ways that anyone who has ever had a dog will understand. His stories and their accompanying illustrations will make you howl with laughter while simultaneously encourage you to reflect on the meaning of life. Most importantly, you will deeply appreciate how the world seen through a dog's eyes provides a fitting metaphor for our human foibles and imperfections. Somedays You're the Dog, Somedays You're the Fire Hydrant, is without question a funny book. But, when one steps back a minute and considers its’ broader message, it becomes clear that Steve Reider has given us a unique “window” through which we can see the many ways that dogs help to cast a brighter light on the joys, sorrows, frustrations, contradictions, and hilarities of our own lives and of our fellow humans. Dr. Stephen Davis Professor Emeritus, Cal Poly Pomona

Making Time

By Carolin Gebauer
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110708132
  • Total of Pages : 395
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 833
  • Pdf File: making-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Responding to the current surge in present-tense novels, Making Time is an innovative contribution to narratological research on present-tense usage in narrative fiction. Breaking with the tradition of conceptualizing the present tense purely as a deictic category denoting synchronicity between a narrative event and its presentation, the study redefines present-tense narration as a fully-fledged narrative strategy whose functional potential far exceeds temporal relations between story and discourse. The first part of the volume presents numerous analytical categories that systematically describe the formal, structural, functional, and syntactic dimensions of present-tense usage in narrative fiction. These categories are then deployed to investigate the uses and functions of present-tense narration in selected twenty-first century novels, including Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, Ian McEwan’s Nutshell, and Irvine Welsh’s Skagboys. The seven case studies serve to illustrate the ubiquity of present-tense narration in contemporary fiction, ranging from the historical novel to the thriller, and to investigate the various ways in which the present tense contributes to narrative worldmaking.

The Power of Irresistible Prayer

By Johnson Obamehinti
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469105217
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 604
  • Pdf File: the-power-of-irresistible-prayer.pdf

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The Power of Irresistible Prayer contains life-learned principles on prayer from a former Muslim who discovered God?s love and purpose in prayer. Prayer seems so basic, yet so profound, that it takes discipline and practice in order to grow it. Have you ever wondered why fasting and prayer was important? Do you know that names have purpose and meaning in prayer? Are you hungry for a fresh prayer mantle from heaven? These and other answers coupled with Johnson?s testimony are explored in The Power of Irresistible Prayer. From prayer tools to sample prayers and protocols you will be challenged to a deeper walk with God in the place of prayer.