Shine Short Story

Shine  Short Story
Author: Jodi Picoult
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9780399178535
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Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in this ebook original short story, a prequel to her upcoming novel Small Great Things. In “Shine,” the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and My Sister’s Keeper introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks. Today is Ruth’s first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York’s Upper East Side couldn’t be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers only see her dark skin. She also notices that Christina, the daughter of her mother’s employer, treats Ruth very differently when they’re hanging out with the popular girls rather than playing together. Ruth must navigate between two worlds, never losing sight of the dreams she has for herself—in hopes that someday, someone will see her for who she really is. Includes a preview of Jodi Picoult’s highly anticipated new novel, Small Great Things! Praise for Jodi Picoult “Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance.”—Stephen King “It’s hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes.”—Financial Times “Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships.”—The Boston Globe “Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling.”—Associated Press

Stars Shine Only in the Darkness

Stars Shine Only in the Darkness
Author: Haris AdiWaid
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781648287374
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Release: 2020-04-27
Editor: Notion Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stars Shine Only in the Darkness is a treasure trove of twenty-four bite-sized stories that will appeal to readers of all ages. These are stories of ordinary events that leave an extraordinary impact of dejection, determination, inner battles, success and failures being turned into abundant opportunities. Stars Shine Only in the Darkness is a compilation of stories of ordinary people embracing life in all its hues. It describes the power of the human spirit in rising above the storms to discover stars in the darkness.

Small Great Things

Small Great Things
Author: Jodi Picoult
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780345813404
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Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Random House Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A woman is caught in a gripping moral dilemma that resonates far beyond her place in time and history in #1 New York Times bestseller Jodi Picoult's latest novel. A young woman and her husband, admitted to hospital to have a baby, request that their nurse be reassigned--they are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into the courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other's lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear. Praise for Small Great Things “I couldn’t put it down. Her best yet!”—New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman “A compelling, can’t-put-it-down drama with a trademark [Jodi] Picoult twist.”—Good Housekeeping “It’s Jodi Picoult, the prime provider of literary soul food. This riveting drama is sure to be supremely satisfying and a bravely thought-provoking tale on the dangers of prejudice.”—Redbook “Jodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics, and in Small Great Things, she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go. . . . This page-turner is perfect for book clubs.”—Popsugar

Rise and Shine Benedict Stone

Rise and Shine  Benedict Stone
Author: Phaedra Patrick
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781460396704
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Release: 2017-05-16
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Soon to be a Hallmark Original Movie! “A perfect read for lovers of Antoine Laurain's The Red Notebook, Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, and Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove.” —Library Journal, starred review “Phaedra Patrick understands the soul.” —Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop A delightful gem of a novel about family, forgiveness and finding your way from the bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. His life is in desperate need of a jump start—and then a surprise arrives at his door in the form of his audacious teenage niece, Gemma. Reckless and stubborn, she invites herself into Benedict’s world and turns his orderly life upside down. But she might just be exactly what he needs to get his life back on track. Filled with colorful characters and irresistible charm, Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone is a luminous reminder of the unbreakable bonds of family, and shows that having someone to embrace life with is always better than standing on your own. Look for Phaedra Patrick’s newest perfectly charming read, The Secrets of Love Story Bridge.

The Sun is a Shine

The Sun is a Shine
Author: Leslie A. Davidson
Pages: 20
ISBN: 9781459826281
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Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A gentle and poetic board book about weather systems across the world. Young readers will enjoy meeting children from around the globe and experiencing the phenomena of the sky as each child thanks Mother Earth for bringing the sun, wind, rain, snow, lightning and thunder to them. Magical illustrations enhance evocative text in a delightful blend of cultural diversity, geography, science, rich language and gratitude. The sun is a shine, that wakens the day, sparkles the dew, makes everything new. Miigwetch, merci, golden Sun. Thank you, thank you, shining one.

Shine Shine Shine

Shine Shine Shine
Author: Lydia Netzer
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781471112300
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Release: 2012-07-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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Come Rain Or Come Shine

Come Rain Or Come Shine
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 80
ISBN: 0571351743
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Release: 2019-01-03
Editor: Faber & Faber Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Ray turns up to visit his old university friends Charlie and Emily, he's given a special task: to be so much his useless self that he makes Charlie look good by comparison. But Ray has his own buried feelings to contend with. Decades earlier, he and Emily would listen to jazz when they were alone, and now, as Sarah Vaughan sings through the speakers, he struggles to control everything the sound brings with it. In Kazuo Ishiguro's hands, a snapshot of domestic realism becomes a miniature masterpiece of memory and forgetting.

Shine

Shine
Author: Sarah Asuquo
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781789017151
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Release: 2019-01-18
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kai is excited to go back to school after the summer holiday, but soon finds himself being mocked by his peers for being different. Kai’s confidence is lowered and he begins to wish that he is ‘normal’ like everyone else. With the help of his parents, Kai learns to be proud of himself and his unique qualities and values. Kai’s mother explains how although the moon and stars are different they both shine beautifully in the sky. He learns an important lesson: that everyone is special and valuable in their own way. He realises that the things that make him different are the things that make him special. He makes a decision to use his qualities to ‘shine his light’. Shine is a touching and heart-warming story which encourages young readers to celebrate diversity and to recognise how our differences make us special. It deals confidently with issues including bullying, low self-esteem, self-confidence and forgiveness in a manner that children can comprehend.

Shine

Shine
Author: Jessica Jung
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781534462533
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Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Crazy Rich Asians meets Gossip Girl by way of Jenny Han in this knock-out debut about a Korean American teen who is thrust into the competitive, technicolor world of K-pop, from Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of one of the most influential K-pop girl groups of all time, Girls Generation. What would you give for a chance to live your dreams? For seventeen-year-old Korean American Rachel Kim, the answer is almost everything. Six years ago, she was recruited by DB Entertainment—one of Seoul’s largest K-pop labels, known for churning out some of the world’s most popular stars. The rules are simple: Train 24/7. Be perfect. Don’t date. Easy right? Not so much. As the dark scandals of an industry bent on controlling and commodifying beautiful girls begin to bubble up, Rachel wonders if she’s strong enough to be a winner, or if she’ll end up crushed… Especially when she begins to develop feelings for K-pop star and DB golden boy Jason Lee. It’s not just that he’s charming, sexy, and ridiculously talented. He’s also the first person who really understands how badly she wants her star to rise. Get ready as Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of Korea’s most famous girl group, Girls Generation, takes us inside the luxe, hyper-color world of K-pop, where the stakes are high, but for one girl, the cost of success—and love—might be even higher. It’s time for the world to see: this is what it takes to SHINE.

Shine Variance

Shine Variance
Author: Stephen Walsh
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781473586628
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Release: 2021-07-01
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"An exciting, original, and very welcome new voice" Donal Ryan "These are startling, adventurous and often wonderful stories. I loved this collection" Roddy Doyle "Full of assured originality and freshness - a new writer much to be welcomed" Bernard MacLaverty A sharp and insightful debut short story collection about the pitfalls of ordinary life A wife yearns to escape the tight-fisted confines of a package holiday. A boy dreams of footballing greatness as his mother mourns a loss. A man tries to assemble an absent child's playhouse, with impossible instructions and too much beer. A woman seeks clarity from automated voices. A father is distracted from Christmas tree shopping with his son by the looming pressure of quarterly sales targets. Shine/Variance captures the tiny crises and wonders of daily life with warmth, wit and decisive clarity. Ordinary people - commuters, call centre workers, children and parents - struggle for stability while craving more, and the schism between expectation and reality is only rarely bridged. Yet, amidst the faltering, recognition and bright moments of hope still illuminate their days. Fresh, tender and darkly funny, these stories are a window into the longings, frustrations and painfully human connections of ordinary life from a remarkable new voice in fiction. "The most powerful new collection I've read in some years" John Boyne "Brilliantly bats, staggeringly compelling, and ferociously funny. Stephen Walsh rips the concreteness of reality straight from us and reflects back a more wobbly version of our turbulent lives... Completely unique" June Caldwell

Wish Upon a Sleepover Shimmer and Shine

Wish Upon a Sleepover   Shimmer and Shine
Author: Nickelodeon Publishing
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781681072654
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Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Nickelodeon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shimmer and Shine make their first sleepover a night to remember! Girls and boys ages 2 to 5 will love this love this all-new storybook starring Nickelodeon’s silliest genies. This Nickelodeon read-along contains audio narration.

THE STORY OF SEAN SHINE

THE STORY OF SEAN SHINE
Author: Betty Yochim
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781468557855
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Release: 2012-03-21
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Story of Sean-Shine is a mother’s story about an incredible journey she shared with her son that started with a tremendous amount of joy and would end with an overwhelming sadness after his death from an accidental drug overdose. The story begins with Sean’s birth and shows through the progression of time the great love and devotion that developed in their relationship. After Sean became a teenager many problems concerning the law and drugs will create a tough road for the two of them to travel in their journey through life. Even with all the trials and tribulations in their journey, nothing can come between the love of a mother and her child. Although their journey together will end after Sean’s tragic death, it will not end a mother’s journey in the quest to stay connected to the son she so adored. After Sean’s death, the story continues on to tell of the many emotions, pain and heartache every parent goes through after the loss of their child.

Shine of the Ever

Shine of the Ever
Author: Claire Rudy Foster
Pages: 222
ISBN: 1945053879
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Interlude Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shine of the Ever is a literary mixtape of queer voices out of 1990s Portland. By turns tender and punk-tough, fierce and loving, this collection of short stories explores what binds a community of queer and trans people as they negotiate love, screwing up, and learning to forgive themselves for being young and sometimes foolish.

Shine

Shine
Author: Candy Gourlay
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781409046851
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Release: 2013-08-29
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Monsters are in the eye of the beholder. Rosa suffers from a rare condition that renders her mute. She lives on the strange island of Mirasol where the rain never seems to stop. In the gloom of the island, its superstitious population are haunted by all sorts of fears . . . they shun people who suffer from Rosa's condition, believing them to be monsters. So Rosa must live hidden away in an isolated house with its back to the rest of the world, with only the internet for a social life. But Rosa has no desire to leave Mirasol. This is where her mother died and every night she lights a candle on the windowsill. The islanders believe this is the way to summon ghosts, and Rosa wants her mother back. One day she is befriended by a boy online who calls himself Ansel95 – and she quickly realizes that this is one friendship that can take place in the real world. Can she really trust him? What does he want from her? And then Mother turns up at the front door. From the author of the critically-acclaimed Tall Story comes a haunting, intense and moving novel which weaves myths and ghosts into a modern setting. As Rosa's social life blossoms, how will she seize the freedom to be who she really is?

Shine

Shine
Author: J. J. Grabenstein,Chris Grabenstein
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781524717674
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Release: 2021-09-14
Editor: Yearling
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When seventh-grader Piper's father is hired by Chumley Prep, a school where every student seems to be the best at everything, she gets the chance to compete for the prestigious Excelsior Award.

Shine

Shine
Author: Trace Balla
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781743433652
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Release: 2015-05-27
Editor: Allen & Unwin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A story for the very young about loss and the everlasting power of love. From the maker of Rivertime.

Shine Short Story

Shine  Short Story
Author: Jodi Picoult
Pages: 38
ISBN: 1539862453
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Release: 2016-11-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in this original short story, a prequel to her upcoming novel Small Great Things.In "Shine", the master storyteller and New York Times best-selling author of Leaving Time and My Sister's Keeper introduces listeners to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks. Today is Ruth's first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York's Upper East Side couldn't be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers see only her dark skin. She also notices that Christina, the daughter of her mother's employer, treats Ruth very differently when they're hanging out with the popular girls rather than playing together. Ruth must navigate between two worlds, never losing sight of the dreams she has for herself - in hopes that someday someone will see her for who she really is.

Night Shine

Night Shine
Author: Tessa Gratton
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781534460775
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Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An orphan girl must face untold danger and an ancient evil to save her kingdom’s prince in this lush, romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Girls of Paper and Fire and Tess of the Road. How can you live without your heart? In the vast palace of the empress lives an orphan girl called Nothing. She slips within the shadows of the Court, unseen except by the Great Demon of the palace and her true friend, Prince Kirin, heir to the throne. When Kirin is kidnapped, only Nothing and the prince’s bodyguard suspect that Kirin may have been taken by the Sorceress Who Eats Girls, a powerful woman who has plagued the land for decades. The sorceress has never bothered with boys before, but Nothing has uncovered many secrets in her sixteen years in the palace, including a few about the prince. As the empress’s army searches fruitlessly, Nothing and the bodyguard set out on a rescue mission, through demon-filled rain forests and past crossroads guarded by spirits. Their journey takes them to the gates of the Fifth Mountain, where the sorceress wields her power. There, Nothing will discover that all magic is a bargain, and she may be more powerful than she ever imagined. But the price the Sorceress demands for Kirin may very well cost Nothing her heart.

Where the Stars Still Shine

Where the Stars Still Shine
Author: Trish Doller
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781619631458
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Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She's never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she'd like to forget completely. But when Callie's mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and Callie's real dad whisks her back to what would have been her life in small-town Florida, Callie must find a way to leave the past behind. She must learn to be part of a family. And she must believe that love-even with someone who seems an improbable choice-is more than just a possibility. Trish Doller writes incredibly real teens, and this searing story of love, betrayal, and how not to lose your mind will resonate with readers who want their stories gritty and utterly true.

Shine

Shine
Author: bweega
Pages: 12
ISBN:
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Release: 2020-01-29
Editor: bweega books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shine is the 6th illustrated short story from publisher bweega books. This is short story about inner beauty.