The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0062277758
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Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity for putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places.

The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0061097314
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Release: 1998-09-09
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity for putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places. Available for the first time in mass-market, this edition of Barbara Kingsolver's bestselling novel, The Bean Trees, will be in stores everywhere in September. With two different but equally handsome covers, this book is a fine addition to your Kingsolver library.

Pigs in Heaven

Pigs in Heaven
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780571283286
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Release: 2011-09-15
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mother and adopted daughter, Taylor and Turtle Greer, are back in this spellbinding sequel about family, heartbreak and love. Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam during a tour of the Grand Canyon with her guardian, Taylor. Her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue. The mother and adopted daughter duo soon become nationwide heroes - even landing themselves a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions stemming right back to her Cherokee roots. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her guardian, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. Embark on a unforgettable road trip from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind.

The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 232
ISBN: UOM:39015022220860
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Release: 1988
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Taylor Greer grew up poor in Kentucky in the '60s and '70s, managed to avoid pregnancy through high school, and earned enough money to buy a Volkswagen that would take her west. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0061809691
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Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West. Written with humor and pathos, this highly praised novel focuses on love and friendship, abandonment and belonging as Taylor, out of money and seemingly out of options, settles in dusty Tucson and begins working at Jesus Is Lord Used Tires while trying to make a life for herself and Turtle. The author of such bestsellers as The Lacuna, The Poinsonwood Bible, and Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver has been hailed for her striking imagery and clear dialogue, and this is the novel that kicked off her remarkable literary career. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

Animal Dreams

Animal Dreams
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0061839949
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Bean Trees, and other modern classics, Animal Dreams is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman’s struggle to find her place in the world. At the end of her rope, Codi Noline returns to her Arizona home to face her ailing father, with whom she has a difficult, distant relationship. There she meets handsome Apache trainman Loyd Peregrina, who tells her, “If you want sweet dreams, you’ve got to live a sweet life.” Filled with lyrical writing, Native American legends, a tender love story, and Codi’s quest for identity, Animal Dreams is literary fiction at it’s very best. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from Barbara Kingsolver, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

Prodigal Summer Poster

Prodigal Summer Poster
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0571936326
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Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Lacuna

The Lacuna
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0061959677
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Release: 2009-11-03
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds—an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity will take readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events.

The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism 1890 1916

The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism  1890 1916
Author: Martin J. Sklar,John J. Skowronski
Pages: 484
ISBN: 0521313821
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Release: 1988-04-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Martin Sklar examines the antitrust debates from a judicial, legislative, and political aspect from 1890-1916.

Dragon Prince

Dragon Prince
Author: Melanie Rawn
Pages: 552
ISBN: 0756403014
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Release: 2005
Editor: Daw Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The new prince of the Desert, Rohan works to bring permanent peace to his divided land while struggling to preserve the last remaining dragons that could hold the key to saving his people, while his betrothed, Sioned, trapped by the intrigues of the Lady of Goddess Keep and Rohan's sworn enemy, risks everything to protect her lord and stop a devastating war. Reprint.

High Tide in Tucson

High Tide in Tucson
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780571283309
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Release: 2011-10-20
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the eyes of a scientist and the vision of a poet, Barbara Kingsolver explores her trademark themes of family, community and the natural world. Defiant, funny and courageously honest, High Tide in Tucson is an engaging and immensely readable collection from one of the most original voices in contemporary literature. 'Possessed of an extravagantly gifted narrative voice, Kingsolver blends a fierce and abiding moral vision with benevolent and concise humour. Her medicine is meant for the head, the heart, and the soul.' New York Times Book Review

Small Wonder

Small Wonder
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780571283279
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Release: 2011-09-15
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this collection of essays, the author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us (out of one of history's darker moments) an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter. Whether she is contemplating the Grand Canyon, her vegetable garden, motherhood, adolescence, genetic engineering, TV-watching, the history of civil rights, or the future of a nation founded on the best of all human impulses, these essays are grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as well as our own backyards, and that answers may lie in those places, too. In the voice Kingsolver's readers have come to rely on - sometimes grave, occasionally hilarious, and ultimately persuasive - Small Wonder is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we might yet make of ourselves.

City of Secrets

City of Secrets
Author: Stewart O'Nan
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781101608401
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Stewart O’Nan’s City of Secrets will keep you up all night reading – what a beautifully crafted novel.” – Alan Furst, New York Times bestselling author of Mission to Paris From master storyteller Stewart O'Nan, author of Henry, Himself and Emily, Alone, a timely moral thriller of the Jewish underground resistance in Jerusalem after the Second World War In 1945, with no homes to return to, Jewish refugees by the tens of thousands set out for Palestine. Those who made it were hunted as illegals by the British mandatory authorities there and relied on the underground to shelter them; taking fake names, they blended with the population, joining the wildly different factions fighting for the independence of Israel. From master storyteller Stewart O'Nan, author of Emily, Alone and Henry, Himself, City of Secrets follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he's ever loved. Now driving a taxi provided—like his new identity—by the underground, he navigates the twisting streets of Jerusalem as well as the overlapping, sometimes deadly loyalties of the resistance. Alone, haunted by memories, he tries to become again the man he was before the war—honest, strong, capable of moral choice. He falls in love with Eva, a fellow survivor and member of his cell, reclaims his faith, and commits himself to the revolution, accepting secret missions that grow more and more dangerous even as he begins to suspect he's being used by their cell's dashing leader, Asher. By the time Brand understands the truth, it's too late, and the tragedy that ensues changes history. A noirish, deeply felt novel of intrigue and identity written in O'Nan's trademark lucent style, City of Secrets asks how both despair and faith can lead us astray, and what happens when, with the noblest intentions, we join movements beyond our control.

Homeland

Homeland
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780571283293
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Release: 2011-10-06
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The short stories in this collection are spread over landscapes ranging from northern California and the urban Southwest to the hills of eastern Kentucky and the Caribbean island of St Lucia. In every setting the characters are bound by a strong sense of place and the ties of love and family history: a child accepts the impossible responsibility of remembering her Cherokee great-grandmother's dying culture; a quietly dissolving couple must fight ghosts of past expectations to reach one another; a tough Mexican American woman finds herself in jail because of her commitment to a family legacy of 'doing the right thing'. Homeland and Other Stories follows in the tradition of some of the great short story writers of our time, including Alice Munro, Flannery O'Connor and Annie Proulx. With disarming honesty - at times comic but often heartrending - Barbara Kingsolver emerges as a true master of the form.

Appetite and Food Intake

Appetite and Food Intake
Author: Ruth Harris,Ruth B.S. Harris,Richard D. Mattes
Pages: 376
ISBN: 1420047841
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Release: 2008-02-21
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A complex interplay of social, economic, psychological, nutritional and physiological forces influence ingestive behavior and demand an integrated research approach to advance understanding of healthful food choices and those that contribute to health disordersincluding obesity-related chronic diseases. Taking a multifaceted approach, Appe

Bernard M Baruch

Bernard M  Baruch
Author: James L. Grant
Pages: 365
ISBN: 0471170755
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Release: 1997-02-05
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This biography of Bernard Baruch considered to be renowned as the definitive story about the notorious financial wizard and presidential advisor. Baruch's political policies are discussed briefly, and James Grant includes a detailed account of Baruch's trading and investment gains and losses.

The Cities Book

The Cities Book
Author: Lonely Planet Kids,Bridget Gleeson,Nicola Williams,Karla Zimmerman,Heather Carswell,Patrick Kinsella,Hugh McNaughtan
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781786576781
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Release: 2016-09-01
Editor: Lonely Planet
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Take a trip through 86 of the world's greatest cities. A mix of photography, beautiful illustrations and hand drawn maps take readers on an incredible world tour. Each page is packed with facts on city living - from food and festivals to architecture and history. This stunning compendium of cities is the perfect gift for curious kids everywhere.

Unsheltered

Unsheltered
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780062684745
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Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestseller An NPR pick for Best Books of 2018 An O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Book of 2018 A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2018 One of Christian Science Monitor's best fiction reads of 2018 One of Newsweek's Best Books of the year The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards—including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize—returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval. How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Their dubious shelter is also the only option for a disabled father-in-law and an exasperating, free-spirited daughter. When the family’s one success story, an Ivy-educated son, is uprooted by tragedy he seems likely to join them, with dark complications of his own. In another time, a troubled husband and public servant asks, How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it? A science teacher with a passion for honest investigation, Thatcher Greenwood finds himself under siege: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting work just published by Charles Darwin. His young bride and social-climbing mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his worries that their elegant house is unsound. In a village ostensibly founded as a benevolent Utopia, Thatcher wants only to honor his duties, but his friendships with a woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor threaten to draw him into a vendetta with the town’s powerful men. Unsheltered is the compulsively readable story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it. With history as their tantalizing canvas, these characters paint a startlingly relevant portrait of life in precarious times when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future.

The Possibilities of Transnational Activism

The Possibilities of Transnational Activism
Author: Thomas Richard Davies
Pages: 282
ISBN: UOM:39015074303176
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Release: 2007
Editor: Republic of Letters
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An unprecedented study of one of the most substantial international non-governmental campaigns ever to have been undertaken - the campaign for disarmament between the two World Wars - which forces us to reconsider many of our assumptions about transnational civil society.

Myeloid Leukemia

Myeloid Leukemia
Author: Harry Iland,Mark Hertzberg,Paula Marlton
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781597450171
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Release: 2006
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book covers the laboratory techniques that will assist hematologists in the investigation and management of patients with myeloid malignancies.