L A Son

L A  Son
Author: Roy Choi,Tien Nguyen,Natasha Phan
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062202642
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Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

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Los Angeles: A patchwork megalopolis defined by its unlikely cultural collisions; the city that raised and shaped Roy Choi, the boundary-breaking chef who decided to leave behind fine dining to feed the city he loved—and, with the creation of the Korean taco, reinvented street food along the way. Abounding with both the food and the stories that gave rise to Choi's inspired cooking, L.A. Son takes us through the neighborhoods and streets most tourists never see, from the hidden casinos where gamblers slurp fragrant bowls of pho to Downtown's Jewelry District, where a ten-year-old Choi wolfed down Jewish deli classics between diamond deliveries; from the kitchen of his parents' Korean restaurant and his mother's pungent kimchi to the boulevards of East L.A. and the best taquerias in the country, to, at last, the curbside view from one of his emblematic Kogi taco trucks, where people from all walks of life line up for a revolutionary meal. Filled with over 85 inspired recipes that meld the overlapping traditions and flavors of L.A.—including Korean fried chicken, tempura potato pancakes, homemade chorizo, and Kimchi and Pork Belly Stuffed Pupusas—L.A. Son embodies the sense of invention, resourcefulness, and hybrid attitude of the city from which it takes its name, as it tells the transporting, unlikely story of how a Korean American kid went from lowriding in the streets of L.A. to becoming an acclaimed chef.

Privileged Son

Privileged Son
Author: Dennis Mcdougal
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780786751136
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Release: 2009-08-05
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Boston Globe hailed Privileged Son as "a well-researched, tough-minded, superbly composed story" by an author "adept at mixing scandal and gossip with art and business." It's the riveting tale of how a second-rate newspaper rose to greatness only to become a casualty of war—a civil war within the family that owned it. The story, never before told in such hard-edged style, spans the American Century, from 1884, when the Chandler family gained control of the just-born daily, through April 2000, when they sold it to the Tribune Company. With a capriciousness that is seldom seen even in the most dysfunctional media dynasties, the Chandlers, who helped make the national careers of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and other major political figures, controlled Los Angeles and the Times Mirror Corporation—and Privileged Son captures it all.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307267450
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Release: 2007-03-20
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Hamnet

Hamnet
Author: Maggie O'Farrell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780735280182
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Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "[An] exceptional winner.... It expresses something profound about the human experience that seems both extraordinarily current and at the same time, enduring." --Martha Lane Fox, Chair of The Women's Prize for Fiction judges TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A PLAGUE THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an eccentric young woman: a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles on the Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband. His gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their beloved twins, Hamnet and Judith, are afflicted with the bubonic plague, and, devastatingly, one of them succumbs to the illness. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, Hamnet & Judith is mesmerizing and seductive, an impossible-to-put-down novel from one of our most gifted writers. Published as Hamnet in the US and the UK.

American Son

American Son
Author: Oscar De La Hoya,Steve Springer
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780061983269
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Oscar De La Hoya, one of the most celebrated fighters in the history of boxing, comes a frank and touching memoir about achieving the American Dream: his rise to the top, the power of a solid work ethic, his mother's painful death from cancer, the pitfalls of stardom, and a very personal take on what it means to be an American The son of Mexican-born parents, Oscar "The Golden Boy" De La Hoya has had an astonishing career. From boxing to business, from the recording industry to the charitable accomplishments of his foundation, his success is a testament to what one can achieve in the United States. But who is this man who has changed the lives of so many? Who has imprinted a positive mark upon the sport of boxing, for which many have all but given up hope? Who has become a symbol of success for an entire community, without many heroes to call their own? American Son answers these questions. Born into a boxing family, De La Hoya has defeated more than a dozen world champions and won six world titles as well as an Olympic gold medal—a moment forever marked in the memory of anyone who has followed his career. Yet within the maelstrom of this success lay a man whose earnest belief in the goodness of everyone around him sometimes led him to stray far from his intended path. This book is The Golden Boy, and he bares his most heartbreaking mistakes as well as his most stunning triumphs for all of the world to see. This thrilling tale of an immigrant's son—a quintessentially American story—is the chronicle of an amazing journey that will provide readers with new insight into the private life of a figure who has to many reached iconic status.

Vie de Marie de La Fl ch re Extraite des fragmens de son journal publi s par le r v Henri Moore et traduite sur la cinqui me dition

Vie de Marie de La Fl  ch  re     Extraite des fragmens de son journal  publi  s par le r  v  Henri Moore et traduite     sur la cinqui  me   dition
Author: Mary BOSANQUET (afterwards LA FLÉCHÈRE (Mary de))
Pages: 378
ISBN: BL:A0023512340
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Release: 1842
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Guerrilla Tacos

Guerrilla Tacos
Author: Wesley Avila,Richard Parks III
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780399578649
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Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The definitive word on tacos from native Angeleno Wes Avila, who draws on his Mexican heritage as well as his time in the kitchens of some of the world's best restaurants to create taco perfection. In a town overrun with taco trucks, Wes Avila's Guerrilla Tacos has managed to win almost every accolade there is, from being crowned Best Taco Truck by LA Weekly to being called one of the best things to eat in Los Angeles by legendary food critic Jonathan Gold. Avila's approach stands out in a crowded field because it's unique: the 50 base recipes in this book are grounded in authenticity but never tied down to tradition. Wes uses ingredients like kurobata sausage and sea urchin, but his bestselling taco is made from the humble sweet potato. From basic building blocks to how to balance flavor and texture, with comic-inspired illustrations and stories throughout, Guerrilla Tacos is the final word on tacos from the streets of L.A.

What is an Amphibian

What is an Amphibian
Author: Bobbie Kalman,Jacqueline Langille
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0865059349
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Release: 2000
Editor: Crabtree Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduces various kinds of amphibians, describing their physiology, behavior, habitats, and life cycles.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two Special Rehearsal Edition

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child     Parts One and Two  Special Rehearsal Edition
Author: J.K. Rowling,John Tiffany,Jack Thorne
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781781107041
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Release: 2016-07-31
Editor: Pottermore Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play received its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Le Morte D Arthur

Le Morte D Arthur
Author: Thomas Malory
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781624663611
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Release: 2015-03-05
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This brisk retelling of Le Morte D'Arthur highlights the narrative drive, humor, and poignancy of Sir Thomas Malory’s original while updating his fifteenth-century English and selectively pruning over-elaborate passages that can try the patience of modern readers. The result is an adaptation that readers can enjoy as a fresh approach to Malory's sprawling masterpiece. The book's most famous episodes--the sword in the stone, the cataclysmic final battle--are all here, while lesser-known key episodes stand forth with new brightness and clarity. The text is accompanied by an up-to-date bibliography, including websites and video resources, and a descriptive index keyed--like the retelling itself--to the book and chapter divisions of William Caxton's first printed edition of 1485.

Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions
Author: Anne Lamott
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307761033
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Release: 2011-02-09
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth she brought to bestseller Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott gives us a smart, funny, and comforting chronicle of single motherhood. It’s not like she’s the only woman to ever have a baby. At thirty-five. On her own. But Anne Lamott makes it all fresh in her now-classic account of how she and her son and numerous friends and neighbors and some strangers survived and thrived in that all important first year. From finding out that her baby is a boy (and getting used to the idea) to finding out that her best friend and greatest supporter Pam will die of cancer (and not getting used to that idea), with a generous amount of wit and faith (but very little piousness), Lamott narrates the great and small events that make up a woman’s life. "Lamott has a conversational style that perfectly conveys her friendly, self-depricating humor." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review "Lamott is a wonderfully lithe writer .... Anyone who has ever had a hard time facing a perfectly ordinary day will identify." -- Chicago Tribune

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
Author: Jacqueline Briggs Martin,June Jo Lee
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781430131694
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Release: 2018-08-01
Editor: Lerner Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the L.A. street cook's life, including working in his family's restaurant as a child, figuring out what he wanted to do with his life, and his success with his food truck and restaurant.

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Pages: 486
ISBN: 9780143126393
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Release: 2004
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Representing the letter “Z” in a series of 26 collectible editions, a new design of a classic novel follows the son of an antiquarian book dealer who stumbles upon a dark secret while trying to discover why all copies of a mysterious author's books are being systematically destroyed.

Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning
Author: David Kessler
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781501192739
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Scribner
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this groundbreaking new work, David Kessler—an expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving—journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning. In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler Ross first identified the stages of dying in her transformative book On Death and Dying. Decades later, she and David Kessler wrote the classic On Grief and Grieving, introducing the stages of grief with the same transformative pragmatism and compassion. Now, based on hard-earned personal experiences, as well as knowledge and wisdom earned through decades of work with the grieving, Kessler introduces a critical sixth stage. Many people look for “closure” after a loss. Kessler argues that it’s finding meaning beyond the stages of grief most of us are familiar with—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance—that can transform grief into a more peaceful and hopeful experience. In this book, Kessler gives readers a roadmap to remembering those who have died with more love than pain; he shows us how to move forward in a way that honors our loved ones. Kessler’s insight is both professional and intensely personal. His journey with grief began when, as a child, he witnessed a mass shooting at the same time his mother was dying. For most of his life, Kessler taught physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about end of life, trauma, and grief, as well as leading talks and retreats for those experiencing grief. Despite his knowledge, his life was upended by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. How does the grief expert handle such a tragic loss? He knew he had to find a way through this unexpected, devastating loss, a way that would honor his son. That, ultimately, was the sixth state of grief—meaning. In Finding Meaning, Kessler shares the insights, collective wisdom, and powerful tools that will help those experiencing loss. Finding Meaning is a necessary addition to grief literature and a vital guide to healing from tremendous loss. This is an inspiring, deeply intelligent must-read for anyone looking to journey away from suffering, through loss, and towards meaning.

Zero Waste Home

Zero Waste Home
Author: Bea Johnson
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781451697681
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Release: 2013-04-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Part inspirational story of how the author transformed her family's life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing 1 liter per year; part practical guide that gives readers tools & tips to diminish their footprint & simplify their lives. Original.

A Carpenter s Son The Early Life of Jesus Children s Jesus Book

A Carpenter   s Son  The Early Life of Jesus   Children   s Jesus Book
Author: Baby Professor
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781541905917
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Release: 2017-02-15
Editor: Speedy Publishing LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Faith isn't something your child learns by himself when he’s all grown up, it must be taught the earliest time possible. This book will help your child understand Christianity, Jesus’ teachings and yes faith through an interesting bible story about the Carpenter’s Son. Introduce them to the early life of Jesus by buying them a copy now.

Le Gouvernement pr sent ou loge de son Eminence satyre ou la Miliade

Le Gouvernement pr  sent  ou   loge de son Eminence  satyre ou la Miliade
Author: Paul Scott
Pages: 195
ISBN: 9780947623777
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Release: 2010
Editor: MHRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This satirical poem, known popularly as the Miliade because of its thousand-verse length (in octosyllabic verse), was printed anonymously around 1636. The poem's endurance and plentiful and specific political references make it a lively commentary encompassing discontent with the increasingly centralized government before the outbreak of the civil wars, the Frondes (1648-53).

Lason

Lason
Author: Carl Horne
Pages: 160
ISBN:
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Release: 2014-11-04
Editor: Carl Horne
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Lason expected to finally enjoy a quiet weekend with his wife, he didn’t realize how a few moments of darkness could affect the rest of his life. After experiencing a terrible earthquake in the dead of winter, Lason has to step out of his comfort zone to help himself, as well as his neighbors. Read Carl Horne’s latest work, Lason, to follow the quiet yet resourceful neighbor as he helps his neighbors put the pieces of their lives back together while he wonders if his family will ever make it home.

Les vari t s de la pens e biblique et le probl me de son unit

Les vari  t  s de la pens  e biblique et le probl  me de son unit
Author: Clavier
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9789004266544
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Release: 1976-12-01
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

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American Dirt

American Dirt
Author: Jeanine Cummins
Pages: 480
ISBN: 1472261402
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Release: 2021-02-18
Editor: Tinder Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Breathtaking... I haven't been so entirely consumed by a book for years' Telegraph 'I couldn't put it down. I'll never stop thinking about it' Ann Patchett An extraordinary story of the lengths a mother will go to to save her son, AMERICAN DIRT has sold over a million copies worldwide. It's time to read what you've been missing. Lydia Perez owns a bookshop in Acapulco, Mexico, and is married to a fearless journalist. Luca, their eight-year-old son, completes the picture. But it only takes a bullet to rip them apart. In a city in the grip of a drug cartel, friends become enemies overnight, and Lydia has no choice but to flee with Luca at her side. North for the border... whatever it takes to stay alive. The journey is dangerous - not only for them, but for those they encounter along the way. Who can be trusted? And what sacrifices is Lydia prepared to make.