Breaking Night

Breaking Night
Author: Liz Murray
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781401396206
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Release: 2010-09-07
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard. Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

Breaking Night

Breaking Night
Author: Liz Murray
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781446440568
Available:
Release: 2011-01-20
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

____________________________________ Liz Murray never really had a chance in life. Born to a drug-addicted father who was in and out of prison, and an equally dependent mother who was in and out of mental institutions, she seemed destined to become just another tragic statistic; another life wasted on the brutal streets of New York. By the age of 15, Liz found herself homeless with nowhere to turn but the tough streets, riding subways all night for a warm place to sleep and foraging through dumpsters for food. But when her mother died of AIDS a year later, Liz's life changed for ever. With no education, with no chance at a job or a home, she realised that only the most astonishing of turnarounds could stop her heading all the way down the same path her parents took. And so she set her mind to overcoming what seemed like impossible odds - and in the process, achieved something extraordinary. Told with astounding sincerity, Breaking Night is the breathtaking and inspirational story of how a young women, born into a world without hope, used every ounce of strength and determination to steer herself towards a brighter future. Beautifully written, it is a poignant, evocative and stirring portrait of struggle, desperation, forgiveness and survival.

Breaking Night

Breaking Night
Author: Liz Murray
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781401396206
Available:
Release: 2010-09-07
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard. Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

Overcoming Night Eating Syndrome

Overcoming Night Eating Syndrome
Author: Kelly C. Allison,Albert J. Stunkard,Sara L. Thier
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781608827305
Available:
Release: 2004-05-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The statistics are powerful and alarming: Perhaps as many as 6 million Americans suffer from night eating syndrome, or NES, a newly identified eating disorder which describes behavior patterns in which an individual obsessively consumes more than half of his or her daily caloric intake after eight o'clock in the evening. More significant is the further finding that more than 33 percent of morbidly obese individuals, persons who are 100 or more pounds overweight, are affected by this disorder. Experts agree that NES shares characteristics of not only eating disorders but also sleep and mood disorders. Sufferers tend to exhibit symptoms such as feelings of anxiety and guilt, insomnia, or interrupted sleep. Typical NES behaviors include absent appetite during the day, a consistent pattern of eating more food after dinner than during the meal itself, and recurrent episodes of waking and eating throughout the night. This book offers a step-by-step strategy for managing and overcoming this disorder. From this book, you will first learn to identify the signs of NES, and then use journaling exercises to discover what automatic thoughts surround your night eating. Having identified the problematic behaviors, you'íll find out how to break theses patterns with healthier food choices, more structured mealtimes, and a series of relaxation and visualization techniques.

The Children of the Night

The Children of the Night
Author: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Pages: 121
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124455747
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Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Night of Ecstasy

A Night of Ecstasy
Author: Rik Kolling
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781291920338
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Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

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The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781416544661
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Release: 2006-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams
Pages: 247
ISBN: 0811219038
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Release: 2011
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beautiful clothbound edition of a beloved classic to celebrate the 100th birthday of America's greatest playwright, with a sweeping new introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winner Tony Kushner.

Dark End of the Spectrum

Dark End of the Spectrum
Author: Anthony S. Policastro
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781452402345
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Release: 2009-02-03
Editor: Outer Banks Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The family elements in the story - the real struggles with marriage, raising a family, making a living, and just trying to enjoy life - have broadened the book's appeal to a wider audience, primarily women who are not into technology."DARK END OF SPECTRUM will make you think twice before turning on your cell phone or PDA!DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM is a frighteningly plausible and headline ripping tale of the real threats that loom in cyberspace and beyond with a Michael Crichton realism. Based on the author's years of research into the hacker culture.DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM is a thriller that will connect with everyone with a cell phone, PDA or wireless device.When a group of digital terrorists known as ICER take over the US power grid and the cell phone network, they give the government an ultimatum - bomb the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan with nuclear weapons to put an end to Al-Quada or they will start downing commercial airliners. When the government refuses, ICER destroys most of the downed aircraft in airports all over the country. When ICER sends a pulse that will kill millions on the East Coast, only security expert Dan Riker can stop them, but ICER has kidnapped Dan's family.Will Dan save his family or will millions die?

Franklyn

Franklyn
Author: Richard Cliff
Pages: 143
ISBN: 9781785383380
Available:
Release: 2015-12-17
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Franklyn was born into a gritty north of England town. His expected path through life would have him live out his years in the manner of that town’s baseline existence. But it wasn’t to be. Perhaps he was pre-selected to break rank so that bigger dreams could be fulfilled. Whatever the prime force may have been, he was to know a different life. Perhaps, too, the corridors of our own reality are flimsier than we believe! On the other side of the wall may lie another path. As Franklyn himself discovers, a perceived reality can be as real as reality itself.

Breaking Point

Breaking Point
Author: John P. Geyman
Pages: 233
ISBN: 9780983773405
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Release: 2011
Editor: John Geyman, M.D.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Our market-based, profit-driven health care system in the United States has put necessary care increasingly beyond the reach of ordinary Americans. Primary health care, the fundamental foundation of all high-performing health care systems in the world, is a critical but ignored casualty of the current system. Unfortunately, primary care is often poorly understood, even within the health professions. This book describes what has become a crisis in primary care, defines its central role, analyzes the reasons for its decline, and assesses its impacts on patients and families. A constructive approach is presented to rebuild and transform U.S. primary care with the urgent goal to address the nation's problems of access, cost, quality and equity of health care for all Americans.

Night Radio

Night Radio
Author: David W. Berner
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1096125617
Available:
Release: 2019-10-28
Editor: Writer Shed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jake Mulholland dreams of becoming the next great rock 'n' roll radio personality. But his appetite for love conflicts with his thirst for success. In an effort for redemption, he plans a special New Year's Eve broadcast that will be the biggest challenge of his life. Night Radio is the story of dreams just out of reach.

Love and Bliss

Love and Bliss
Author: Raven Saint
Pages: 238
ISBN: 1484954734
Available:
Release: 2013-06-09
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Roary is everyman's dream with her long, beautiful chestnut hair, bright green eyes, luscious tan skin, and tight, toned body. Roary spent her entire life as an Army brat and after the death of her father she becomes an exotic dancer. Through her many adventures with her friend Shelly she finds herself falling for a Soldier. Between the pain of losing her father, love for dancing, and defying her own rules, Roary finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime.

Monkey in a Tree

Monkey in a Tree
Author: Rodger Christopherson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0914597345
Available:
Release: 2015-04-02
Editor: Publishers West
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Not so far away! The ice is melting, ocean levels have risen severely and the planet is in serious trouble. Power hungry leaders attempt to take advantage of this dire situation to gain more power. In the end it leads to a holocaust as Sam Gorhman creates a way to save the woman he loves and a special group of friends from disaster

Night Running

Night Running
Author: Pete Danko,Kelsey Eiland,Bonnie Ford,Steve Kettmann,Anne Milligan
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0985419075
Available:
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The current running boom has led to growing interest in running books. This daring volume combines the best of writing on running with the appeal of the best kind of literary writing, essays that take in a healthy dose of the outdoors, the sights and sounds and smells of real life, of real risk, of real pain and of real elation. Emphasizing female voices to reflect the preponderance of women among runners, this collection of personal essays set in different countries around the world offers a deep but accessible look at the power of running in our lives. From acclaimed novelist Emily Mitchell to ESPN reporter Bonnie Ford to UC Santa Cruz student Kelsey Eiland, a diverse lineup of writers captures a variety of perspectives on running at night. These are stories that can inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to take on a thrilling new challenge. The contributors all have distinct tales to tell, but each brings a freshness and depth to their experiences that make Night Running a necessary part of every runner’s library - and a valuable addition to the reading lists of all thoughtful readers.

Until Someone Gets Hurt

Until Someone Gets Hurt
Author: Sherrie Lueder,Tyson Wrensch
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1484819853
Available:
Release: 2013-04-25
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The breathtaking scope, complexity and theatrics of this scam and these con men rivals any Hollywood movie."--Kamala Harris, Attorney General for the State of CaliforniaJoin International Best Selling Author, Sherrie Lueder and her literary team, Dawn Taarud-Martinez and Kim Hansen, along with Tyson Wrensch--a former friend, now victim, of the con men as they untangle the threads of this decade long crime spree filled with twists, turns and jaw-dropping revelations. With a cast of characters drawn from San Francisco's Castro District, follow the "Dark Prince" and "the Boiz" as they take you from one con to the next--until a single brazen act leads to murder. However, the story doesn't end there. Prepare to experience the dramatic courtroom trials that no one predicted and the shocking ending that no one expected--not even the judge."Until Someone Gets Hurt" contains exclusive insight into the methods and actions of the murderers--as told by a "former driver" Dennis Domine.As seen on truTV.com's Crime Library "Notorious Murderers-Timeless Classics" - "Kaushal Niroula and the Gay Grifters" and Investigation Discovery's New Series "Forbidden" (Series 1 Episode 9) "Prince of Darkness", a documentary about Kaushal Niroula (Includes appearances and interviews with authors Sherrie Lueder and Tyson Wrensch.) ~~~~~~ Characters: Kaushal Niroula, a/k/a the "Dark Prince", Daniel Garcia, David Replogle, Miguel Bustamante, Craig McCarthy, Russell Manning, Clifford Lambert, Tyson Wrensch, Dennis Domine, Thomas White UPDATE: Thomas White died in a Mexican hospital Tuesday, September 10, 2013 of pneumonia.

Night Night Yellow Sun

Night Night  Yellow Sun
Author: Brandy Lay,Helen Lay
Pages: 26
ISBN: 1494496429
Available:
Release: 2014-02-05
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“It's been such a wonderful day, full of many things to explore; now we count our blessings and give our love to the things we are thankful for.” Night-Night, Yellow Sun! is a sweet bedtime story for adults to share with their little ones, as well as an enjoyable way to recount their own days. As the sun slowly sets, children often become anxious about the night approaching. This story takes them on a journey of their fun-filled afternoons and through their own bedtime routines. Snuggle up close and don't forget to say, "Night-night to all fun things" and of course, to the yellow sun!

The Anarchist s Guide to Grammar

The Anarchist s Guide to Grammar
Author: Val Dumond
Pages: 308
ISBN: 0979746604
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Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Anarchist's Guide to Grammar: "Banish the "rules" of grammar in the U.S.!" is the revolution called for by author Val Dumond. "Scary? Of course, but drastic measures must be taken. Just look at the state of language today! The time is now! Stand up and reclaim it!" "We've been taking U.S. language for granted," claims this long-time writer. We make several assumptions: 1) that we have a language called "Proper English"; 2) that a set of "rules" lies in some mysterious place, written by some mysterious authority; 3) that one must follow those "rules" to speak and write correctly. Not so! The time has arrived to banish what we call "rules" and expose the assumptions." Dumond asks: What would happen if we all spoke the language of our heritage? We would quickly learn the sound of the Tower of Babel - since US-language has come about by combining languages from (at least) 150 countries around the world. As immigrants enter the country, they bring with them new ideas, cultures, foods, music, and language. As they become settled, they combine their culture with US-ers, thus enriching all of us in the United States, including our language. In an amusing Introduction, Val explains how we have assumed there exists an incontrovertible set of grammar "rules" to be followed in order to speak proper, correct, good English. "We're not in England anymore!" she points out. Oh yes, we started out with British "rules," but as we declared our independence, language changed, and continues to change. Do you really understand ordinary British English? Numerous pundits over time have drawn up what they consider the "rules" of grammar and forced them on their students. Yet, when those students run up against someone who studied a different set of "rules," confusion and doubt rear their heads. Must we in the U.S. speak "proper English" or do we have a language all our own? After clarifying the conundrum of US-language, Dumond offers guidelines to aid writers in determining what constitutes understandable language. Those guidelines don't depend on memorizing all the crazy names for the parts of language, but rather the guidelines focus on how those parts function. Nouns and pronouns become Things; adjectives and adverbs become Modifiers; punctuation becomes Rules of the Road - all presented in easily understood language, with examples to boot. Included in the guidelines are ways to decide which nouns to capitalize how to discern the difference between plural and possessive nouns how pronouns perform ways to vary word modifiers how to add modifying phrases and clauses use of the little words that serve as the glue to connect words into sentences how to use the dots, dashes, and curly cues we call punctuation. But she doesn't stop there. Writers will especially enjoy the freedom offered to create new words and put together sentences and paragraphs. She offers suggestions to use numbers and inclusive language, as well as offering four ways to improve spelling. The solution to the confusion of US-language seems so simple. Look at the "rules" that come close to your interpretation, then modify them to make them work for you. Set up Your Style Manual, rather than depend on style manuals put together according to some other group's interpretations. And she shows you how. All this is included in The Anarchist's Guide to Grammar: toss out the assumptions, clarify them, pick up some basic, helpful guidelines, and write with power and assurance. No longer will you need to ask, "What are the rules for writing Proper English?" At last, you'll understand why there aren't any. At last you can write your own guidelines.

Agafya

Agafya
Author: Anton Chekhov
Pages: 30
ISBN: 1494398915
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Release: 2013-12
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Agafya is a short story by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov detailing a late night encounter between an intelligent but lazy village dropout and the peasant wife of a signalman. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (29 January 1860 - 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practised as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress." Chekhov renounced the theatre after the disastrous reception of The Seagull in 1896, but the play was revived to acclaim in 1898 by Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, which subsequently also produced Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and premiered his last two plays, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. These four works present a challenge to the acting ensemble as well as to audiences, because in place of conventional action Chekhov offers a "theatre of mood" and a "submerged life in the text." Chekhov had at first written stories only for financial gain, but as his artistic ambition grew, he made formal innovations which have influenced the evolution of the modern short story. His originality consists in an early use of the stream-of-consciousness technique, later adopted by James Joyce and other modernists, combined with a disavowal of the moral finality of traditional story structure. He made no apologies for the difficulties this posed to readers, insisting that the role of an artist was to ask questions, not to answer them. Always modest, Chekhov could hardly have imagined the extent of his posthumous reputation. The ovations for the play, The Cherry Orchard, in the year of his death showed him how high he had risen in the affection of the Russian public-by then he was second in literary celebrity only to Tolstoy, who outlived him by six years-but after his death, Chekhov's fame soon spread further afield. Constance Garnett's translations won him an English-language readership and the admiration of writers such as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Katherine Mansfield. The issues surrounding the close similarities between Mansfield's 1910 story "The Child Who Was Tired" and Chekhov's "Sleepy" are summarised in William H. New's Reading Mansfield and Metaphors of Reform The Russian critic D.S. Mirsky, who lived in England, explained Chekhov's popularity in that country by his "unusually complete rejection of what we may call the heroic values." In Russia itself, Chekhov's drama fell out of fashion after the revolution but was later adapted to the Soviet agenda, with the character Lopakhin, for example, reinvented as a hero of the new order, taking an axe to the cherry orchard. One of the first non-Russians to praise Chekhov's plays was George Bernard Shaw, who subtitled his Heartbreak House "A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes" and noted similarities between the predicament of the British landed class and that of their Russian counterparts as depicted by Chekhov: "the same nice people, the same utter futility."

Break Even

Break Even
Author: Devin Renae
Pages: 170
ISBN: 1543054102
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Release: 2017-02-10
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Break Even is about a couple who are each living a double life of which neither one knows. However, the lies, deceit, betrayal, and sworn secrecy will take them to a level of new addiction that will allow them both to regain their passion for one another. Their secrets of forbidden truth will invent sparks and create shaky ground in their marriage. Darin and Angela, the couple that everyone viewed as perfect, will reveal their unreal guilty truth to each other. As they go through turmoil, the couple will realize that God had destined them to be together.