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Ungrateful Mammals

By Dave Eggers
  • ISBN Code: : 1683350243
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Art
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Eggers is one of the most notable writers of his generation, recognized for such bestselling and critically acclaimed books as A Hologram for the King, What Is the What, and The Circle. Before he embarked on his writing career, Eggers was classically trained as a draftsman and painter. He then spent many years as a professional illustrator and graphic designer before turning to writing full-time. More recently, in order to raise money for ScholarMatch, his college-access nonprofit, he returned to visual art, and the results have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country. Usually involving the pairing of an animal with humorous or biblical text, the results are wry, oddly anthropomorphic tableaus that create a very entertaining and eccentric body of work from one of today’s leading culture makers.

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By David Walliams
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007453558
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 871
  • Pdf File: ratburger.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country.

The Upstairs House

By Julia Fine
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062975846
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 487
  • Pdf File: the-upstairs-house.pdf

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Winner of the Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award A Good Morning America Book of the Month Selection • A Popsugar Must-Read Book of the Month • A Buzzfeed Most Anticipated Book of the Year • A The Millions Most Anticipated Book of the Year “Provocative…. [An] assured, beautifully written book.” —Sarah Lyall, New York Times In this provocative meditation on new motherhood—Shirley Jackson meets The Awakening—a postpartum woman’s psychological unraveling becomes intertwined with the ghostly appearance of children’s book writer Margaret Wise Brown. There’s a madwoman upstairs, and only Megan Weiler can see her. Ravaged and sore from giving birth to her first child, Megan is mostly raising her newborn alone while her husband travels for work. Physically exhausted and mentally drained, she’s also wracked with guilt over her unfinished dissertation—a thesis on mid-century children’s literature. Enter a new upstairs neighbor: the ghost of quixotic children’s book writer Margaret Wise Brown—author of the beloved classic Goodnight Moon—whose existence no one else will acknowledge. It seems Margaret has unfinished business with her former lover, the once-famous socialite and actress Michael Strange, and is determined to draw Megan into the fray. As Michael joins the haunting, Megan finds herself caught in the wake of a supernatural power struggle—and until she can find a way to quiet these spirits, she and her newborn daughter are in terrible danger. Using Megan’s postpartum haunting as a powerful metaphor for a woman’s fraught relationship with her body and mind, Julia Fine once again delivers an imaginative and “barely restrained, careful musing on female desire, loneliness, and hereditary inheritances” (Washington Post).

The Winner Stands Alone

By Paulo Coelho
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061872563
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 301
  • Pdf File: the-winner-stands-alone.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“[Coelho’s] special talent seems to be his ability to speak to everyone at once. The kind of spirituality he espouses is to all comers. . . . His readers often say that they see their own lives in his own books.” —New Yorker From the bestselling author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, comes an absorbing new novel that holds a mirror up to our culture’s obsession with fame, glamour, and celebrity.

American Witch

By Thea Harrison
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  • Publisher : Teddy Harrison LLC
  • Book Code : 1947046187
  • Total of Pages : 476
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 653
  • Pdf File: american-witch.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison comes a novel that is pure magic. Power can change a person… For months Molly Sullivan endures the inexplicable: electrical surges, car breakdowns, visions. She even wonders if she might be the cause… and wonders if she might be crazy. Then she discovers her husband has cheated on her. Again. Now Molly realizes she is a newly awakening witch and a woman pushed over the edge. Revenge can shape a person… Josiah Mason is a Powerful witch and the leader of a secret coven with a shared goal: to destroy an ancient enemy who has ruined many lives. Josiah lost years to this man, and his sole focus is revenge. He’s prepared for every contingency—except encountering a beautiful new witch who understands nothing of the immense Power building within her or the attraction she wields over him. Danger can bring them together… When divorcing her husband, Molly uncovers a dangerous secret he’s willing to kill to protect. She turns to Josiah for help, and they discover a connection between Molly’s husband and Josiah’s enemy. As they work together, a spark ignites between them that threatens to become an inferno. But Molly is done compromising herself for any man, and Josiah’s mission is his top priority. And the enemy is cunning, cruel, and drawing ever closer. As the danger escalates, so does the tension between them. Is a lasting relationship possible? Will either of them live long enough to try?

English / Portuguese Dictionary

By Joseph D. Lesser
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  • Publisher : Joseph D. Lesser
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2500
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 937
  • Pdf File: english-portuguese-dictionary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This practical dictionary of the Portuguese language contains over 65,000 entries in a concise, easy-to-use format. The direction of the translation is from English to Portuguese. It offers a broad vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms for holidays or for use as a classic reference work.

Commentary On Kumayl Supplication

By Allama Husayn Ansariyan
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1312616512
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  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 619
  • Pdf File: commentary-on-kumayl-supplication.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book presents a detailed commentary- phrase by phrase- of Dua (Supplication of ) Kumayl taught to the esteemed companion Kumayl ibn Ziyad by Imam Ali (AS).

The She of the Will of the Land

By GyGy
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1543401511
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 679
  • Pdf File: the-she-of-the-will-of-the-land.pdf

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The book titled The She of the Will of the Land and subtitled The Lady of the Tell-Me-Why is written in an autobiographical style and covers the following aspects: geographical settings, geological settings, historical periods, political issues, socioeconomic situations, and cultural backgrounds. It is written in the first person singular, which offers to the reader immediacy, and with the mimicry of the various dialogues, it renders to the pages a realistic approach, revealing the particular characteristics of the people presented in the narrative.

Her Undying Faith

By Joy Ohagwu
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  • Publisher : Divine Breakthrough Infinity
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 554
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 102
  • Pdf File: her-undying-faith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Christian Inspirational Fiction She loved him. But was love enough to save their marriage? "A heart wrenching story about love, forgiveness, healing and redemption." All Sharon Parsons wanted was a chance to be with the man she loved. But her Mom, Stella Heart, disapproved of their relationship due to his perceived character. And, he didn't share her Christian faith. Feeling stuck in the middle, and desperate for some freedom, her patience was running out. Then Sharon made an aggressive choice to bridge the gap, but her plan not only backfired, it ruined her future. When circumstances forced them apart, she gave up on any chance of redemption, both for his soul and of their love. Little did she know that the moment she gave up, God picked up her broken pieces and began writing a new story that even she could not have predicted. HER UNDYING FAITH is Author Joy Ohagwu's combined Christian Inspirational Fiction catalogue of the After Series, the New Beginnings Series, and the Excellence Club -- All hope-filled Christian Inspirational Fiction.