Breaking Night

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

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
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Release: 2011-01-20
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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____________________________________ 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
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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.

Night

Night
Author: Elie Wiesel,Marion Wiesel
Pages: 120
ISBN: 0141038993
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Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century.

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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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.

Breaking the Glass Armor

Breaking the Glass Armor
Author: Kristin Thompson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780691213156
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Release: 2020-05-26
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Classical works have for us become covered with the glassy armor of familiarity," wrote Victor Shklovsky in 1914. Here Kristin Thompson "defamiliarizes" the reader with eleven different films. Developing the technique formulated in her Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible (Princeton, 1981), she clearly demonstrates the flexibility of the neoformalist approach. She argues that critics often use cut-and-dried methods and choose films that easily fit those methods. Neoformalism, on the other hand, encourages the critic to deal with each film differently and to modify his or her analytical assumptions continually. Thompson's analyses are thus refreshingly varied and revealing, ranging from an ordinary Hollywood film, Terror by Night, to such masterpieces as Late Spring and Lancelot du Lac. She proposes a formal historical way of dealing with realism, using Bicycle Thieves and The Rules of the Game as examples. Stage Fright and Laura provide cases in which the classical cinema defamiliarizes its own conventions by playing with audience expectations. Other chapters deal with Tati's Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot and Play Time and Godard's Tout va bien and Sauve qui peut (la vie). Although neoformalist analysis is a rigorous, distinctive approach, it avoids extensive specialized vocabulary and esoteric concepts: the essays here can be read separately by those interested in the individual films. The book's overall purpose, however, goes beyond making these particular films more accessible and intriguing to propose new ways of looking at cinema as a whole.

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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Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9780316032834
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Release: 2008-08-02
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the explosive finale to the epic romantic saga, Bella has one final choice to make. Should she stay mortal and strengthen her connection to the werewolves, or leave it all behind to become a vampire? When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. This astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times

The Sword of Io

The Sword of Io
Author: M. L. Buchman
Pages: 60
ISBN: PKEY:6610000063215
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Release: 2014-07-09
Editor: Buchman Bookworks, Inc.
Language: en

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-a Future Night Stalkers romance story- Captain Christine Merrill ranks as the toughest and best pilot in the Army’s Night Stalker fighter regiment. She also hides one of the darkest secrets in the solar system. Sergeant Phil Parello keeps a secret of his own beyond his growing attraction to Captain Christine the Fighting Machine. Crashed on Io’s lethal surface, the only way to survive is together. They must share their hearts and their secrets to survive The Sword of Io.

Chicken

Chicken
Author: Chase Night
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781938793929
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Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Asymmetrical Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Casper Quinn has a secret. Brant Mitchell has two. Hickory Ditch, Arkansas – July 2012 Popular fried chicken chain Wings of Glory is under attack from homosexual activists, and Harvest Mission Pentecostal Church is ready to fight back. Caught in the crossfire of a culture war in which they never enlisted, Casper and Brant will each have to find his own answer to the age-old question: Am I really what I eat? Because if they could find the courage to tell each other their truths, they might discover there really is life after the Ditch. CHICKEN is a Southern Gothic YA novel with an infusion of magical realism. It’s a raw, honest, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant look at falling in love in a place where angels and demons are believed in without question, but the human heart is always subject to suspicion.

She Got Up Off the Couch

She Got Up Off the Couch
Author: Haven Kimmel
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780743285001
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Release: 2007-02-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A continuation of the memoir "A Girl Named Zippy" follows the story of her mother, Delonda, who reinvents her life by returning to college and losing fifty pounds, while Zippy continues to work out the dynamic of their nuclear family.

Franklyn

Franklyn
Author: Richard Cliff
Pages: 143
ISBN: 9781785383380
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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.

Spending the Night on the Pike

Spending the Night on the Pike
Author: Tim O'Gorman
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1482771543
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Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Staying here tonight. A beautiful motel as most of them are and there are so many." So wrote a traveler spending a night at a motel between Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia writing home on the motel's postcard in 1955. U.S. Highway 1, before the arrival of Interstate 95, was considered America's Main Street, the most heavily traveled highway on the east coast, running from the Canadian border in Maine to Key West, Florida. In 2010, Highway 1 was designated an Historic Highway. The stretch of highway between Richmond and Petersburg, long known locally as the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike, or "Pike" for short, was an important stopover for tourists driving to and from Florida and the number, and variety, of travel accommodations attest to the Pike's popularity. Using over 160 postcards along with over 55 other images including some provided by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the Chesterfield County Historical Society, the book provides a history of motels, tourist courts, tourist camps, etc. that flourished along Historic Highway 1 from 1920 to 1975. But Spending the Night on the Pike is not a history of postcards. It is a history of what postcards tell us about travelers in the first half of the 20th century and of the evolution of the lodging that accommodated them. For many tourist courts and motels, postcards are the only record remaining of these once vibrant businesses and are the source of clues that help identify buildings that still remain but are hidden or disguised. For those motels still operating, their postcards give us a glimpse of their former glory, when they were new and polished, before the arrival of the interstates that siphoned off the tourist business. And they tell of the time when motels were family-owned “Mom and Pop's” and proudly advertised that fact on their postcards. It is also a nostalgic look back for those who remember the time when road trips required driving through towns instead of around them and of a time that seems less complicated, less stressful, and less rushed. And for those who take the time to look, the motels, tourist courts, and tourist cabins still standing provide us a reminder of that earlier time.

Night Swept

Night Swept
Author: Marvin Reem
Pages: 498
ISBN: 1484879562
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Release: 2013-05-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nobody likes a smart aleck! Beryl and Nigel get together again six years after their college graduation and resume their word-slinging ways. One is a country pastor and the other is president of a small Christian college. Beryl is suffering the boredom of not having enough to do in his small village church. Nigel is challenged by colorful faculty members with questionable doctrinal positions, a micromanaging board, and a property developer who wants to buy the campus out from under the school. Beryl is persuaded to take classes in Nigel's seminary as a way to isolate some of the problems. They also enlist Beryl's father Daryl, a wealthy real estate developer and businessman, to track down some of the irregularities in the management of the school. Beryl's life is complicated by the need to manage both his class work and his pastorate. After being smitten by Nigel's blonde secretary, the resulting tumultuous relationship distracts everyone. Even after Daryl, Nigel and Beryl remove the board chairman, the tension rapidly builds to a series of events which threaten the lives of the three main characters.

Monkey in a Tree

Monkey in a Tree
Author: Rodger Christopherson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0914597345
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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

The Case for Capitalism

The Case for Capitalism
Author: Hartley Withers
Pages: 260
ISBN: 137789505X
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Release: 2018-02-17
Editor: Palala Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Night Running

Night Running
Author: Pete Danko,Kelsey Eiland,Bonnie Ford,Steve Kettmann,Anne Milligan
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0985419075
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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.

Gator in a Tree

Gator in a Tree
Author: Jordan Courtney,Logan Knight,Paolo Roy,Alyssa Matthews,Nick Phillips
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1491001054
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Release: 2013-10
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Early one morning Gator climbs a tree, but he will not tell anyone why. Join Moose, Giraffe, Rhino and many more as they try and discover what this silly gator is up to in a tree. Illustrated by seven different artists in a collage of breathtaking styles, author Jordan Courtney takes us for a creative climb with this easy to read picture book.