Everything Inside

Everything Inside
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780525521280
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD One of the Best Books of the Year NPR, Time, Esquire, BuzzFeed, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel A romance unexpectedly sparks between two wounded friends. A marriage ends for what seem like noble reasons, but with irreparable consequences. A young woman holds on to an impossible dream even as she fights for her survival. Two lovers reunite after unimaginable tragedy, both for their country and in their lives. A baby’s christening brings three generations of a family to a precarious dance between old and new. A man falls to his death in slow motion, reliving the defining moments of the life he is about to lose. Set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, here are eight emotionally absorbing stories, rich with hard-won wisdom and humanity. At once wide in scope and intimate, Everything Inside explores with quiet power and elegance the forces that pull us together or drive us apart, sometimes in the same searing instant. “Haunting, profound—an answered prayer for those who have long treasured [Danticat’s] essential contributions to the Caribbean literary canon.” —O, The Oprah Magazine “A beautiful book. . . . Danticat's birthplace, Haiti, emerges in an almost mythic fashion. . . . She has curated this slim volume, bringing its elements together to create a satisfying whole.” —The New York Times Book Review “A master of the short story form. . . . In these eight narratives of unexpected romance, personal tragedy, and family complications, Danticat’s compassionate sensitivity to the ties that bind us shines through.” —Esquire Immensely rewarding. . . . Clear-eyed . . . gorgeous. . . . A stunning collection that features some of the best writing of Danticat's brilliant career.” —NPR

Ninety Percent of Everything

Ninety Percent of Everything
Author: Rose George
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780805096040
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Release: 2013-08-13
Editor: Metropolitan Books
Language: en

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Eye-opening and compelling, the overlooked world of freight shipping, revealed as the foundation of our civilization On ship-tracking websites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. In postindustrial economies, we no longer produce but buy. We buy, so we must ship. Without shipping there would be no clothes, food, paper, or fuel. Without all those dots, the world would not work. Freight shipping has been no less revolutionary than the printing press or the Internet, yet it is all but invisible. Away from public scrutiny, shipping revels in suspect practices, dubious operators, and a shady system of "flags of convenience." Infesting our waters, poisoning our air, and a prime culprit of acoustic pollution, shipping is environmentally indefensible. And then there are the pirates. Rose George, acclaimed chronicler of what we would rather ignore, sails from Rotterdam to Suez to Singapore on ships the length of football fields and the height of Niagara Falls; she patrols the Indian Ocean with an anti-piracy task force; she joins seafaring chaplains, and investigates the harm that ships inflict on endangered whales. Sharply informative and entertaining, Ninety Percent of Everything reveals the workings and perils of an unseen world that holds the key to our economy, our environment, and our very civilization.

The Art of Death

The Art of Death
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781555979690
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Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Graywolf Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all, by the bestselling author of Claire of the Sea Light Edwidge Danticat’s The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers have approached death in their own work. “Writing has been the primary way I have tried to make sense of my losses,” Danticat notes in her introduction. “I have been writing about death for as long as I have been writing.” The book moves outward from the shock of her mother’s diagnosis and sifts through Danticat’s writing life and personal history, all the while shifting fluidly from examples that range from Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude to Toni Morrison’s Sula. The narrative, which continually circles the many incarnations of death from individual to large-scale catastrophes, culminates in a beautiful, heartrending prayer in the voice of Danticat’s mother. A moving tribute and a work of astute criticism, The Art of Death is a book that will profoundly alter all who encounter it.

Everything You Love Will Burn

Everything You Love Will Burn
Author: Vegas Tenold
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781568589954
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Release: 2018-02-20
Editor: Bold Type Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The dark story of the shocking resurgence of white supremacist and nationalist groups, and their path to political power Six years ago, Vegas Tenold embedded himself among the members of three of America's most ideologically extreme white nationalist groups-the KKK, the National Socialist Movement, and the Traditionalist Workers Party. At the time, these groups were part of a disorganized counterculture that felt far from the mainstream. But since then, all that has changed. Racially-motivated violence has been on open display at rallies in Charlottesville, Berkeley, Pikesville, Phoenix, and Boston. Membership in white nationalist organizations is rising, and national politicians, including the president, are validating their perceived grievances. Everything You Love Will Burn offers a terrifying, sobering inside look at these newly empowered movements, from their conventions to backroom meetings with Republican operatives. Tenold introduces us to neo-Nazis in Brooklyn; a millennial Klanswoman in Tennessee; and a rising star in the movement, nicknamed the "Little Führer" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, who understands political power and is organizing a grand coalition of far-right groups to bring them into the mainstream. Everything You Love Will Burn takes readers to the dark, paranoid underbelly of America, a world in which the white race is under threat and the enemy is everywhere.

Why We re Wrong About Nearly Everything

Why We re Wrong About Nearly Everything
Author: Bobby Duffy
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781541618091
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Release: 2019-11-26
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A leading social researcher explains why humans so consistently misunderstand the outside world How often are women harassed? What percentage of the population are immigrants? How bad is unemployment? These questions are important, but most of us get the answers wrong. Research shows that people often wildly misunderstand the state of the world, regardless of age, sex, or education. And though the internet brings us unprecedented access to information, there's little evidence we're any better informed because of it. We may blame cognitive bias or fake news, but neither tells the complete story. In Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything, Bobby Duffy draws on his research into public perception across more than forty countries, offering a sweeping account of the stubborn problem of human delusion: how society breeds it, why it will never go away, and what our misperceptions say about what we really believe. We won't always know the facts, but they still matter. Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything is mandatory reading for anyone interested making humankind a little bit smarter.

Carry This Book

Carry This Book
Author: Abbi Jacobson
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780735223233
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Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the mind of Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, author of I Might Regret This, a wonderfully weird and weirdly wonderful illustrated look at the world around us—all through the framework of what we carry. “Jacobson’s art is warm, textured, and carefully composed, a little bit Maira Kalman and a little bit Roz Chast. It’s also genuinely funny.” —Vox With bright, quirky, and colorful line drawings, Jacobson brings to life actual and imagined items found in the pockets and purses, bags and glove compartments of real and fantastical people—whether it’s the contents of Oprah’s favorite purse, Amelia Earhart’s pencil case, or Bernie Madoff’s suitcase. How many self-tanning lotions are in Donald Trump’s weekender? What’s inside Martha Stewart’s hand-knit fanny pack? What kind of protein bars does Michelle Obama hide in her tiny clutch at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? An instant New York Times bestseller, Carry This Book provides a humorous and insightful look into how the things we carry around every day make up who we are.

Educating Everybody s Children

Educating Everybody s Children
Author: Robert W. Cole W. Cole
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9781416612490
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Release: 2008-06-15
Editor: ASCD
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards‐based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

Everything Is Inside

Everything Is Inside
Author: Subodh Gupta
Pages: 280
ISBN: 067008686X
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Release: 2013-12-01
Editor: Penguin Global
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This landmark monograph―designed and edited in close collaboration with the artist―brings together for the first time over 200 high-quality images of Gupta's works, delves into his work process, and explores the cultural, intellectual and biographical contexts of his work. With essays by Aveen Sen, Sunil Khilnani, Germano Celant and Raqs Media Collective this is the most complete book on the artist to date.

Splat

Splat
Author: Jon Burgerman
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780735229808
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Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For fans of The Book with No Pictures and Press Here, this hilarious interactive picture book lets kids in on the joke. “A brilliantly playful book that experiments with the physical boundaries of the book as an object, encouraging interaction and imagination.” —Oliver Jeffers, bestselling illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit See what happens when flipping the page of this gleeful picture book gets you—SPLAT!—a pie in the face, followed by—SQUISH!—an insect sandwich, and—SPLASH!—a deluge of water balloons. Bright colors and appealing visual gags add up to a perfect mess—no cleanup necessary.

The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho

The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho
Author: Anjanette Delgado
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781617733918
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Release: 2014-09-01
Editor: Kensington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A thrilling, hilarious, and mysterious romp." --Patricia Engel, author of It's Not Love, It's Just Paris Two divorces have taught Mariela Estevez that she's better suited to being a mistress than a wife. Whose heart needs all that "forever after" trouble? Still, her affair with her married lover, Hector, has become problematic--especially because he's also a tenant in her apartment building in the heart of Miami's Calle Ocho in Little Havana. But when Hector is found dead just steps from Mariela's back door, on the eve of her fortieth birthday, she's forced to examine her life--and come up with a plan to save it, fast. . . Complicating matters, Hector's passing sparks the unexpected return of a gift Mariela rejected years ago and thought she'd never have to face again: clairvoyance. Suddenly, Mariela's visions come swiftly and unbidden, as do revelations about her other tenants. Lost loves, hidden yearnings, old jealousies--all reside on Calle Ocho. Most of all, Mariela's second sight awakens her not just to the truth about Hector's death and the secrets in others' lives--but to the possibilities blooming within her own. With warmth, wit, and insight, award-winning author Anjanette Delgado explores one woman's flawed but heartfelt attempt to live and love well, transporting readers to the center of contemporary Little Havana and a community of uniquely human, unforgettable characters. "The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho reminds me of why I started reading in the first place--to be enchanted, to be carried away from my world and dropped into a world more vivid and incandescent. Anjanette Delgado loves her characters, even the miscreants, and makes us love them too." --John Dufresne, author of No Regrets, Coyote

Create Dangerously

Create Dangerously
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780307946508
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Release: 2011-09-20
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Notable Book A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile. Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what it means to be an artist from a country in crisis. BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Edwidge Danticat's Claire of the Sea Light.

How Things Work Inside Out

How Things Work  Inside Out
Author: T. J. Resler
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781426328770
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Release: 2017
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the inner mechanisms of such items as fitness trackers, plasma balls, springs, and green buildings, exploring how the different elements of each work together.

This Close to Okay

This Close to Okay
Author: Leesa Cross-Smith
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781538715352
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A powerful, vibrant novel about the life-changing weekend shared between two strangers, from the award-winning writer Roxane Gay calls "a consummate storyteller." On a rainy October night in Kentucky, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home when she spots a man precariously standing on the edge of a bridge. Without a second thought, Tallie pulls over and jumps out of the car into the pouring rain. She convinces the man to join her for a cup of coffee, and he eventually agrees to come back to her house, where he finally, reluctantly, shares his first name: Emmett. Over the course of the emotionally-charged weekend that follows, Tallie makes it her mission to provide a safe and comfortable space for Emmett, although she doesn't confess that she works as a therapist. However, Emmett is not the only one who needs help—and he has secrets of his own. Alternating between Tallie and Emmett's perspectives as they inch closer to the truth of what brought Emmett to the bridge, This Close to Okay is an uplifting, powerful story of two strangers brought together by wild chance at the moment they need it the most.

Inside Jazz

Inside Jazz
Author: Léonard G. Feather
Pages: 103
ISBN: UVA:X004800010
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Release: 1977-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Critic Leonard Feather was one of the earliest and most persistent champions of bop. It was he who persuaded RCA Victor that the new music was worth recording. His Inside Jazz is a full-length account of bop: its origins and development and the personalities of the musicians who created it. Numerous photographs and anecdotes bring this innovative era in jazz history back to life once more.

A Course in Miracles

A Course in Miracles
Author: Foundation for Inner Peace
Pages: 1239
ISBN: 0670869759
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Release: 1996
Editor: Viking Adult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers ecumenical meditations on love, perception, forgiveness, eternal life, and theoretical concepts in theology

The Heartbreak Pill

The Heartbreak Pill
Author: Anjanette Delgado
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1416564764
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Release: 2008-04-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Is it really necessary to suffer for love? What if an easy-to-swallow pill could turn love off and on? You wouldn't desire what isn't good for you. You wouldn't cry for what cannot be. You'd just live. You'd be happy. Erika Luna is a thirty-something scientist living and working in Miami. When her husband of seven years -- the very successful, very smart, very good-looking founding partner of one of Miami's top public relations firms -- falls in lust with another woman, their marriage spirals toward divorce and Erika's practical nature leads her down a strange path. What is a scientist to do when slapped with a pain so deep it interferes with her breathing? Develop a cure, of course. Erika moves into a new apartment and turns it into her own personal laboratory. She frantically begins mixing potions and uses herself as a guinea pig as she desperately tries to create a pill that will rid the world of heartbreak forever. As she navigates the murky waters of the recently divorced, Erika also struggles to find her own sense of self and the answer to whether love, and its pain, is worth the risk.

Perspective Affects Everything

Perspective Affects Everything
Author: Keith Eble
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1541170466
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Release: 2016-12-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Did you know that you have been looking through "funny-colored glasses" your whole life? What? Who? Me? Yes, all of us! We have been viewing the world around us through our own unique perspective, which colors and flavors everything we see. It is more than a "viewpoint." because it directly effects all that we feel, do, and say.This book is about perspective. Over the many years of his practice, Dr. Keith Eble discovered he was repeating key ideas about perspective to his clients in brief, powerful statements, which served as reminders for the ideas he was addressing. When he began to collect these "one-liners," he found other relevant wise sayings, and, his clients contributed their own gems of wisdom, while he also created ones of his own. As the list grew, the thought of making these ideas available to others grew, too.Dr. Eble firmly believes anyone who reads this book will immediately gain an understanding of how perspective effects us - even unknowingly. He also believes anyone can begin to identify and challenge harmful perspectives. He further believes these ideas can be used as part of an amazing, life-llong endeavor, providing a powerful means to improve emotional health and relationships.

Inside Out 360

Inside Out 360
Author: Lati'a D. Johnson
Pages: 232
ISBN: 0615441017
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Release: 2011-01
Editor: Johnson Publications Limited (UK)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Evea's life had to go on after TE`s death and the loss of her best friend. She continues to live like a queen. Evea has a beautiful estate, wealth and a sexy man to share it with. At first glance her life appears to be perfect. She believes the lover she met in prison years prior to be her savior and dream come true! Adam has managed to live up to her expectations for years. He struggled to keep her away from the truth and all that is familiar to her in the name of protection. Evea's life comes crashing down when Adam's dirty secret is revealed. Her dream soon becomes a nightmare as the truth unfolds before her eyes. The man that she lay with night after night is anything but a dream and is actually the cause of all that she has lost. Evea's world gets turned "INSIDE OUT" as the ugly truth comes full circle!

Fahrenheit 451 TV Tie In Edition

Fahrenheit 451  TV Tie In Edition
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 400
ISBN: 000830369X
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Release: 2018-04
Editor: Voyager
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. 'Another indispensable classic' The Times ''Ray Bradbury's gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world' Barack Obama Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which, decades on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.

She Didn t Tell

She Didn t Tell
Author: Paula Baker
Pages: 390
ISBN: 1482668599
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Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

BreeAnna Barton was born right after WWII to loving parents and was the center of their world. Her life began as ordinary as the families of the hit TV shows during the 50's and 60's. By the time she was three years old however, a drastic change was beginning to take place in her secure little world. Bree wanted so much to be a normal, happy child and teenager but the word "normal" didn't seem to exist for her. Abused, time and again, both physically and mentally until she was eighteen years old, there seemed to be nothing but black clouds on her horizon. She rose each time with another ray of hope and strong determination, only to be beaten back down. Outsiders turn their heads as the brutality that takes place inside her home stays within those walls, never to be discussed or shared by anyone involved. The rainbow was gradually fading from the clear blue sky of her dreams. As Bree's story unfolds, you'll hold your breath as she rides along with the changing winds, wanting to encourage her as she fiercely attempts to fight back against her attackers. She is courageous, determined, and through it all, still has the capacity to love. But, just how long and to what extent can these traits carry her? How much pain and suffering will this diminutive child's body be able to endure? Tiny bits of happiness are dashed as she rounds each corner, her journey reaching it's final destination.........