Selection Day

Selection Day
Author: Aravind Adiga
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781501150852
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Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger and Amnesty, a “ferociously brilliant” (Slate) novel about two brothers coming of age in a Mumbai slum, raised by their crazy, obsessive father to be cricket champions. *A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES * AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * A NEW YORK TIMES and WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK Manjunath Kumar is fourteen and living in a slum in Mumbai. He knows he is good at cricket—if not as good as his older brother, Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling, and is fascinated by curious scientific facts and the world of CSI. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn’t know. Sometimes it even seems as though everyone has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. When Manju meets Radha’s great rival, a mysterious Muslim boy privileged and confident in all the ways Manju is not, everything in Manju’s world begins to change, and he is faced by decisions that will challenge his sense of self and of the world around him. Filled with unforgettable characters from across India’s social strata—the old scout everyone calls Tommy Sir; Anand Mehta, the big-dreaming investor; Sofia, a wealthy, beautiful girl and the boys’ biggest fan—Selection Day “brings a family, a city, and an entire country to scabrous and antic life” (Chicago Tribune).

Selection Day

Selection Day
Author: Aravind Adiga
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781509806508
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Release: 2016-09-08
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Selection Day is a captivating, witty novel by the Man Booker Prize winning author of The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga. 'The most exciting novelist writing in English today' A. N. Wilson One of the New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2017" Manjunath Kumar is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket - if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and is fascinated by the world of CSI and by curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn't know . . . Sometimes it seems as though everyone around him has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. When Manju begins to get to know Radha's great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju's world begins to change and he is faced with decisions that will challenge both his sense of self and of the world around him . . .

Selection Day

Selection Day
Author: Aravind Adiga
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781925482973
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Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Picador
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Man Booker prize-winning author of The White Tiger "The most exciting novelist writing in English today." A. N. Wilson Manju is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket - if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he hates his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented brother and is fascinated by CSI and curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn't know . . . Everyone around him, it seems, has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. But when Manju begins to get to know Radha's great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju'a world begins to change and he is faced by decisions that will challenge both his sense of self and of the world around him. As sensitively observed as The White Tiger (Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2008) was brilliantly furious, Selection Day reveals another facet of its author's remarkable talent. PRAISE FOR ARAVIND ADIGA "[In Selection Day he] has written another snarling, witty state-of-the-nation address about a country in thrall to values that 19th-century moralists would have damned as "not cricket"." Observer "Dazzling" Independent "Adiga is a real writer - that is to say, someone who forges an original voice and vision." Sunday Times "Adiga enters the literary scene resplendent in battle dress and ready to conquer. Let us bow to him." Gary Shteyngart

Selection day

Selection day
Author: Aravind Adiga
Pages: 307
ISBN: 8806232347
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Release: 2017
Editor: Supercoralli
Language: it

Explanation of the Book:

Selection Day

Selection Day
Author: Aravind Adiga
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781501150845
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Release: 2017-06-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published: Great Britain: Picador, 2016.

Between the Assassinations

Between the Assassinations
Author: Aravind Adiga
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1439159734
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Release: 2009-06-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Welcome to Kittur, India. It's on India's southwestern coast, bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and the Kaliamma River to the south and east. It's blessed with rich soil and scenic beauty, and it's been around for centuries. Of its 193,432 residents, only 89 declare themselves to be without religion or caste. And if the characters in Between the Assassinations are any indication, Kittur is an extraordinary crossroads of the brightest minds and the poorest morals, the up-and-coming and the downtrodden, and the poets and the prophets of an India that modern literature has rarely addressed. A twelve-year-old boy named Ziauddin, a gofer at a tea shop near the railway station, is enticed into wrongdoing because a fair-skinned stranger treats him with dignity and warmth. George D'Souza, a mosquito-repellent sprayer, elevates himself to gardener and then chauffeur to the lovely, young Mrs. Gomes, and then loses it all when he attempts to be something more. A little girl's first act of love for her father is to beg on the street for money to support his drug habit. A factory owner is forced to choose between buying into underworld economics and blinding his staff or closing up shop. A privileged schoolboy, using his own ties to the Kittur underworld, sets off an explosive in a Jesuit-school classroom in protest against casteism. A childless couple takes refuge in a rapidly diminishing forest on the outskirts of town, feeding a group of "intimates" who visit only to mock them. And the loneliest member of the Marxist-Maoist Party of India falls in love with the one young woman, in the poorest part of town, whom he cannot afford to wed. Between the Assassinations showcases the most beloved aspects of Adiga's writing to brilliant effect: the class struggle rendered personal; the fury of the underdog and the fire of the iconoclast; and the prodigiously ambitious narrative talent that has earned Adiga acclaim around the world and comparisons to Gogol, Ellison, Kipling, and Palahniuk. In the words of The Guardian (London), "Between the Assassinations shows that Adiga...is one of the most important voices to emerge from India in recent years." A blinding, brilliant, and brave mosaic of Indian life as it is lived in a place called Kittur, Between the Assassinations, with all the humor, sympathy, and unflinching candor of The White Tiger, enlarges our understanding of the world we live in today.

The School Recruitment Handbook

The School Recruitment Handbook
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781907567315
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Release: 2021
Editor: Optimus Education eBooks
Language: en

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Last Man in Tower

Last Man in Tower
Author: Aravind Adiga
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780385669894
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Release: 2011-09-20
Editor: Bond Street Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The magnificent new novel from the million-selling Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger: one of the most eagerly anticipated literary novels of 2011--"a kaleidoscopic portrait of a changing Mumbai." — Guardian (Best Books of 2011) Ask any Bombaywallah about Vishram Society--Tower A of the Vishram Co-operative Housing Society--and you will be told that it is unimpeachably pucca. Despite its location close to the airport, under the flight path of 747s and bordered by slums, it has been pucca for some fifty years. But Bombay has changed in half a century--not least its name--and the world in which Tower A was first built is giving way to a new city; a Mumbai of development and new money; of wealthy Indians returning with fortunes made abroad. When real estate developer Dharmen Shah offers to buy out the residents of Vishram Society, planning to use the site to build a luxury apartment complex, his offer is more than generous. Initially, though, not everyone wants to leave; many of the residents have lived in Vishram for years, and many of them are no longer young. But none can benefit from the offer unless all agree to sell. As tensions rise among the once civil neighbours, one by one those who oppose the offer give way to the majority, until only one man stands in Shah's way: Masterji, a retired schoolteacher, once the most respected man in the building. Shah is a dangerous man to refuse, but as the demolition deadline looms, Masterji's neighbours--friends who have become enemies, acquaintances turned co-conspirators--may stop at nothing to score their payday. A suspense-filled story of money and power, luxury and deprivation, and a rich tapestry peopled by unforgettable characters, not least of which is Bombay itself, Last Man in Tower opens up the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of a great city--ordinary people pushed to their limits in a place that knows none. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

The Dime Box

The Dime Box
Author: Karen Grose
Pages: 378
ISBN: 1913206238
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Release: 2019-11-25
Editor: Notebook Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fast-paced and harrowing blend of murder mystery, family saga, betrayal and survival. Edge of your seat, with a sharp and jarring conclusion.

The Philosopher s Tree

The Philosopher s Tree
Author: Peter Day
Pages: 211
ISBN: 9781000157321
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Release: 2020-11-26
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book provides a comprehensive selection of Michael Faraday's writings, taken from all aspects of his life, intimate and public. It is designed to show the relationships between his many activities, especially with the Royal Institution, for whose bicentenary this collection is published.

Official Book Club Selection

Official Book Club Selection
Author: Kathy Griffin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780345518576
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Release: 2009-09-08
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Official Book Club Selection is Kathy Griffin unplugged, uncensored, and unafraid to dish about what really happens on the road, away from the cameras, and at the star party after the show. (It's also her big chance to score that coveted book club endorsement she's always wanted. Are you there, Oprah? It's me, Kathy.) Kathy Griffin has won Emmys for her reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, been nominated for a Grammy, worked and walked every red carpet known to man, and rung in the New Year with Anderson Cooper. But the legions of fans who pack Kathy's sold-out comedy shows have heard only part of her remarkable story. Writing with her trademark wit, the feisty comic settles a few old scores, celebrates the friends and mentors who helped her claw her way to the top, and shares insider gossip about celebrity behavior–the good, the bad, and the very ugly. She recounts the crazy ups and downs of her own career and introduces us to some of the supertalented people she encountered before they got famous (or, in some cases, after fame went to their heads). Word to the wise: If you've ever crossed Kathy Griffin at some point in your life, check the index for your name. Along the way, Kathy reveals intimate details about her life before and after she made the big time. She opens up about everything from growing up with a dysfunctional family in suburban Illinois to bombing as a young comedian in L.A., from her well-publicized plastic surgery disasters to her highly publicized divorce, and more. Only in this book will you learn how the dinner table is the best training ground for a career in stand-up, how speaking your mind can bite you on the ass and buy you a house, and which people in Kathy's life have taught her the most valuable lessons–both inside and outside the entertainment industry. And as if all that wasn't enough, there are also dozens of exclusive and somewhat embarrassing photos from Kathy's own collection–featuring the diva of the D List herself, with her old nose as well as her new one, plus celebrity friends, foes, frenemies, and hangers-on for you to gawk at. Refreshingly candid, unflinchingly honest, and full of hilarious "Did she really say that?" moments, Official Book Club Selection will make you laugh until you cry, or just puke up a little bit.

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible  Horrible  No Good  Very Bad Day
Author: Judith Viorst,Ray Cruz
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781416985952
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Release: 2009-09-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

The Complete Recruitment and Selection Toolkit

The Complete Recruitment and Selection Toolkit
Author: Glen Fox,Dean Taylor
Pages: 463
ISBN: 0852928696
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Release: 2000
Editor: CIPD Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The hands-on approach of this resource will ensure that your recruitment and assessment policies are strategically focused, effective, fair and based on best practice. It covers the whole process: - deciding whether and why you need to recruit; - analysing what you need and who you want; - drawing up realistic selection criteria; - best ways of assessing candidates, including interviewing and psychometric testing; - choosing candidates; and - evaluating the procedure and troubleshooting if necessary.

Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening

Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening
Author: Clare Matthews
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781620082485
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Release: 2018-06-01
Editor: Fox Chapel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spend less time in the garden— and get more results! This book demystifies the growing of fruit and vegetables and shows that, with the right approach, it can be done successfully as a weekend project or slotted into a busy week. Experienced garden designer Clare Matthews explains simple short cuts and unusual low maintenance strategies that really work. Her book is filled with inspirational color photography from her own weekend vegetable garden where the principles promoted in this book have been tried, tested and proven. Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening will appeal to the complete novice planning a new vegetable garden as well as the more experienced gardener who is looking to save time and increase productivity. Filled with fantastic images and sound horticultural advice, it is an indispensible guide for anyone with limited time who still wants to achieve high yields from their vegetable plot. Inside Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening A no-nonsense guide to growing the vegetables you love to eat the easy way. Explains time-saving techniques, simple short cuts, and effective low-maintenance strategies. Packed with practical advice from planning what to grow and companion planting to dealing with pests and diseases and no-dig gardening. Gorgeous color photography from the author's own weekend vegetable garden, shot by renowned garden photographer Clive Nichols. Essential reading for the time-poor gardener who wants to achieve maximum yields from their vegetable plot with minimum effort.

The Selection The Selection Book 1

The Selection  The Selection  Book 1
Author: Kiera Cass
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780007466726
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Release: 2012-06-07
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals...

Band Aids

Band Aids
Author: Thomas J. Dust,Laura Jane Dust
Pages: 185
ISBN: 9781612330730
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Release: 2012-01
Editor: Universal-Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Band Aids is an organizational guide for early career band directors and for more experienced directors seeking new organizational and management strategies and approaches for their school and community bands. The authors present a practical approach to organizing, managing, and teaching an instrumental music program. Classroom management, instrumentation, starting beginners, parent organizations, band trips, and assessment are among the relevant topics presented and discussed. This text is an invaluable guide for directors searching for assistance, not with music skills, but with the day-to-day teaching and management of a band program. "Tips" and "Key Points" enable a quick review of material covered.

The White Tiger

The White Tiger
Author: Aravind Adiga
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781416562733
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Release: 2008-04-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The stunning Booker Prize–winning novel from the author of Amnesty and Selection Day that critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste society. “This is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you've never heard it before” (John Burdett, Bangkok 8). The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China’s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society. Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation—and a startling, provocative debut.

The Book of Delights

The Book of Delights
Author: Ross Gay
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781616208905
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Release: 2019-02-19
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As Heard on NPR's This American Life “Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us.” —Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S. Poet Laureate The winner of the NBCC Award for Poetry offers up a spirited collection of short lyric essays, written daily over a tumultuous year, reminding us of the purpose and pleasure of praising, extolling, and celebrating ordinary wonders. In The Book of Delights, one of today’s most original literary voices offers up a genre-defying volume of lyric essays written over one tumultuous year. The first nonfiction book from award-winning poet Ross Gay is a record of the small joys we often overlook in our busy lives. Among Gay’s funny, poetic, philosophical delights: a friend’s unabashed use of air quotes, cradling a tomato seedling aboard an airplane, the silent nod of acknowledgment between the only two black people in a room. But Gay never dismisses the complexities, even the terrors, of living in America as a black man or the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture or the loss of those he loves. More than anything other subject, though, Gay celebrates the beauty of the natural world--his garden, the flowers peeking out of the sidewalk, the hypnotic movements of a praying mantis. The Book of Delights is about our shared bonds, and the rewards that come from a life closely observed. These remarkable pieces serve as a powerful and necessary reminder that we can, and should, stake out a space in our lives for delight.

Handbook of Photosynthesis Second Edition

Handbook of Photosynthesis  Second Edition
Author: Mohammad Pessarakli
Pages: 1056
ISBN: 0824797086
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Release: 1996-09-09
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Details all of the photosynthetic factors and processes under both normal and stressful conditions--covering lower and higher plants as well as related biochemistry and plant molecular biology. Contains authoritative contributions from over 125 experts in the field from 28 countries, and includes almost 500 drawings, photographs, micrographs, tables, and equations--reinforcing and clarifying important text material."

Getting into Nursing

Getting into Nursing
Author: Karen Elcock
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781473927490
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Release: 2015-04-09
Editor: Learning Matters
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book helps potential nursing students succeed in getting into nursing. It gives practical help on the application process: filling out application forms; passing numeracy and literacy tests; and succeeding at interviews. It also explains what nurses do, what personal qualities are needed and what is involved in nursing training, so applicants can decide whether nursing is really for them. This book has been carefully shaped to answer all of the common questions applicants are likely to have, along with many they will not yet have thought of. It has been updated in light of the recommendations in the Francis Report and covers values-based recruitment, the importance of compassion in practice and considers the needs of non-traditional applicants and mature students. Features of the book include: practice numeracy and literacy tests to help students face their interview day with confidence all the information students need given in one place with no need to trawl through countless websites looking for answers to questions helpful advice on choosing the right course and succeeding in the application top tips and stories from real nurses, students, patients and lecturers that explore 'from the inside' what nursing is like example interviews to help students prepare for the big day.