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

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781529014587
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Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The post-apocalyptic modern classic with an introduction by novelist John Banville. In a burned-out America, a father and his young son walk under a darkened sky, heading slowly for the coast. They have no idea what, if anything, awaits them there. The landscape is destroyed, nothing moves save the ash on the wind and cruel, lawless men stalk the roadside, lying in wait. Attempting to survive in this brave new world, the young boy and his protector have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves. They must keep walking. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Road is an incandescent novel, the story of a remarkable and profoundly moving journey. In this unflinching study of the best and worst of humankind, Cormac McCarthy boldly divines a future without hope, but one in which, miraculously, this young family finds tenderness. An exemplar of post-apocalyptic writing, The Road is a true modern classic, a masterful, moving and increasingly prescient novel.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 254
ISBN: 1585478938
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Release: 2007-01
Editor: Center Point Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A man and his young son traverse a blasted American landscape, covered with the ashes of the late world. The man can still remember the time before but not the boy. There is nothing for them except survival, and the precious last vestiges of their own humanity. At once brutal and tender, despairing and hopeful, spare of language and profoundly moving, The Road is a fierce and haunting meditation on the tenuous divide between civilization and savagery, and the essential sometime terrifying power of filial love. It is a masterpiece.

The Road Movie Book

The Road Movie Book
Author: Steven Cohan,Ina Rae Hark
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781134824366
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Release: 2002-01-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Road Movie Book is the first comprehensive study of an enduring but ever-changing Hollywood genre, its place in American culture, and its legacy to world cinema. The road and the cinema both flourished in the twentieth century, as technological advances brought motion pictures to a mass audience and the mass produced automobile opened up the road to the ordinary American. When Jean Baudrillard equated modern American culture with 'space, speed, cinema, technology' he could just as easily have added that the road movie is its supreme emblem. The contributors explore how the road movie has confronted and represented issues of nationhood, sexuality, gender, class and race. They map the generic terrain of the road movie, trace its evolution on American television as well as on the big screen from the 1930s through the 1980s, and, finally, consider road movies that go off the road, departing from the US landscape or travelling on the margins of contemporary American culture. Movies discussed include: * Road classics such as It Happened One Night, The Grapes of Wrath, The Wizard of Oz and the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby Road to films * 1960's reworkings of the road movie in Easy Rider and Bonnie and Clyde * Russ Meyer's road movies: from Motorpsycho! to Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! * Contemporary hits such as Paris Texas, Rain Man, Natural Born Killers and Thelma and Louise * The road movie, Australian style, from Mad Max to the Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Redhead by the Side of the Road

Redhead by the Side of the Road
Author: Anne Tyler
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780385694865
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Bond Street Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the beloved and bestselling Anne Tyler, a sparkling new novel about misperception, second chances and the sometimes elusive power of human connection. Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building, cautious to a fault behind the steering wheel, he seems content leading a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are blown apart when his woman friend (he refuses to call anyone in her late thirties a "girlfriend") tells him she's facing eviction, and a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son. These surprises, and the ways they throw Micah's meticulously organized life off-kilter, risk changing him forever. An intimate look into the heart and mind of a man who finds those around him just out of reach, and a funny, joyful, deeply compassionate story about seeing the world through new eyes, Redhead by the Side of the Road is a triumph, filled with Anne Tyler's signature wit and gimlet-eyed observation.

The Road Home

The Road Home
Author: Rose Tremain
Pages: 365
ISBN: 9780099478461
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Release: 2008
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lev is on his way to Britain to seek work, so that he can send money back to eastern Europe to support his mother and little daughter. He struggles with the mysterious rituals of 'Englishness', and the fashions and fads of the London scene. We see the road Lev travels through his eyes, and we share his dilemmas.

The Girl in the Road

The Girl in the Road
Author: Monica Byrne
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9780804138864
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Release: 2015
Editor: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Waking up in a futuristic Mumbai with five snake bites, Meena is compelled to return to her native Ethiopia by way of a forbidden path spanning the Arabian Sea; while a girl from a different time, Mariama, flees a traumatic experience to Ethiopia in search of a better life. 80,000 first printing.

The Road

The Road
Author: London J.
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9785521075164
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Release: 2021
Editor: Рипол Классик
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jack London (1876–1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. This book is an autobiographical memoir full of London’s experiences living as a hobo during the economic crisis in the United States, hopping freight trains, begging for money or food, and making up stories for the police to avoid prison term. He also describes his arrest and the time in the thirty days in the Erie County Penitentiary, a place of “unprintable horrors,” as he mentions in the book.

One for the Road

One for the Road
Author: Barron H. Lerner
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781421403496
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Release: 2011-10-14
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why, despite decades and decades of warnings, do people still choose to drive while intoxicated? One for the Road provides crucial historical lessons for understanding the old epidemic of drunk driving and the new epidemic of distracted driving.

On the Road

On the Road
Author: David W. Hewitt
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781493056187
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Release: 2021-11-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book tells the story of a life spent on the road recording the rich diversity of music in America when it was a major part of our lives, not just digital background noise. For music fans, there was a golden era of live music, stretching from the 1960s through the 1980s, and even evolving into the 1990s, if you want to be generous. In the pre-digital era, music fans spent a large part of their free time (and money) listening to their favorite artist’s recordings. It was an analog world so if they wanted to hear the music, they actually had to listen to the radio, buy the records, and go to the concerts. Popular artists had long performed live concerts in the major markets, but it took rock 'n' roll to make national touring a viable business. Touring sound systems grew from scratch to keep up with larger and larger venues. Likewise, the ability to record those shows had to grow as well. The rudimentary collection of semi-professional gear grew into full-blown remote recording studios to keep up with the demand for live records, films, and broadcasts. The truly wonderful thing about the remote recording business was the author experienced so many different musical cultures. Where else could you go from recording a tour with the Rolling Stones to a TV special with Mohamed Ali at the Apollo Theater? How about the season opening of Carnegie Hall on PBS TV (with a different major orchestra every year) to Frank Zappa’s annual Halloween Show? Or maybe a Yoko Ono tour behind the 1980s Iron Curtain to the Eagles in modern Australia? Then there are worldwide live broadcasts like the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards to intimate jazz settings with Miles Davis or Wynton Marsalis. Compare the grandeur of the Metropolitan Opera to the irreverent comedy of Saturday Night Live. On the Road contains the stories of recording all that music live in its natural habitat, the clubs, theaters, concert halls, and arenas. There were only a few companies that succeeded in the rough and tumble business of live recording. The author was one of the most successful live recording engineers and the constructor of remote recording studios during that era, with thousands of live shows to his credit.

Gentlemen of the Road

Gentlemen of the Road
Author: Michael Chabon
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9780345502070
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Release: 2008
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the Kingdom of Aran, in the Caucasus Mountains, in 950 A.D., two adventurers wander the region, plying their trade as swords for hire, until they become embroiled in a bloody coup in the medieval Jewish empire of the Khazars as bodyguards for a fugitive prince with a mysterious secret. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

The Road to Shenzhen

The Road to Shenzhen
Author: Huang Guosheng
Pages: 388
ISBN: 9781861518071
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Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Mereo Books, mereobook, mereobooks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is the early 1990s and Zhou Haonan, an innocent young man from a rural family in China's West Canton Province, travels to the `golden city' of Shenzhen to seek his fortune. Kind and caring but highly ambitious, he works as an international businessman, becomes a Sanda boxing champion and even sells his blood as he spends the next 20 years striving desperately to achieve his dream of a Shenzhen permanent residence permit and a home of his own. Despite a string of humiliating failures and disasters and cruel treatment by the women who enter his life, he somehow manages to get back on his feet and carry on through all the setbacks which life throws at him. The Road to Shenzhen is one of very few novels ever to be written in English by a Chinese author who has lived all his life in China.ÿ

Lessons from the Road

Lessons from the Road
Author: Margaret Webster
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781946005489
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Release: 2016-11-11
Editor: Hawkeye Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lessons from the Road share the travel adventures of a funny, single, 50-something year-old woman, traveling across the U.S. in a pickup truck. Webster is navigationally challenged and yet strangely addicted to camping sites and critters . She visits monuments of historical or personal significance, and meets some very interesting people along the way.

Lessons from the Road

Lessons from the Road
Author: Duane Watkins
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781600344459
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Release: 2006-12-01
Editor: Xulon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

LESSONS FROM THE ROAD is a devotional book with a twist. When you complete this book and the exercises within you will be drawn closer to God through His Son Jesus.

The Road of Life

The Road of Life
Author: David Adam
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780819221698
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Release: 2004-12
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The Road of Life provides opportunity for spiritual reflection and is ideal for those looking for a different sort of Lent book... [it] is well-written and full of nuggets providing ample food of thought.” Christian Marketplace

The Road to Dalhousie

The Road to Dalhousie
Author: Charles Seems
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781927032107
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Release: 2016-12-07
Editor: Petra Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"You cannot change the wind, but you can adjust your sails." A fictional biography showing the difficulties surrounding family and social relationships in small-town Eastern Canada when one's in-built direction is homosexual. "Although I felt relieved that things were now in the open, it took both my mother and I a bit of time before we were comfortable being around each other ... she may not have understood that it wasn't a choice I was making but rather an acceptance of what I couldn't change." Uneasy that something could happen to his parents on their trip to Europe, Richard decides to return home to northern New Brunswick with his friend Norman. During the twelve-hour odyssey, they reminisce about growing up in small-town, catholic Dalhousie, and share thoughts on their respective coming-out stories and their relation-ships with their mothers. Richard's easy life in Ottawa changes when Norman's pre-mon-ition comes true. Charles Seems was born in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Canada and has travelled the world. Charles is a teacher, writer, human resources manager and interior designer. He lives in Ottawa with his spouse Robert.

The Road to Righteous Living

The Road to Righteous Living
Author: Mojisola Sanya
Pages: 66
ISBN: 9781646205615
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Release: 2020-10-09
Editor: Writers Republic LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Many people, when they come to Christ newly, are often lost and do not know where to exactly start their journey. I believe that if they have available resources and literatures like this, they will help them to navigate and jump-start their journey. Furthermore, those who are already in the faith do sometimes feel lost at some point in their journey, and this is why I believe this book will be a tremendous help to new and growing believers in the Lord to improve their understanding of the life expected of them by God. The book is about righteous living. It details the expectations of God from all believers who want to walk with Him. It also contains information on how to maintain a life of righteousness and things to do in order to remain steadfast, instead of growing weak or weary. The book also gives a brief understanding of God’s view of a righteous man and why God intended this life for all that will walk with Him. This book also includes some practice questions to refresh reader’s memories and ensure adequate comprehension of their reading.

The Road to Prosperity

The Road to Prosperity
Author: Jerry L. Lane
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781796018493
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Release: 2019-03-20
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Road to Prosperity book was birthed out of discovering and exploring the Palmetto Trail, which is right off his property between Pomaria, South Carolina, and Prosperity, South Carolina. It has nothing to do with the pursuit of wealth, power, nor prestige, but it has everything to do with allowing oneself to connect with God’s creative beauty along the road to Prosperity. It’s on the road or near the road to Prosperity where friends and family shared unique moments and ideas—many of which are written in this book. He lives alone but shares the beauty and uniqueness of his property with schools, civil organizations, and at-risk youths and children. The boot camp, man-made beach, extensive fruit trees, and composting garden are just few of his creative ideas through his unique small-farm upbringing, military experience, and schooling, all of which helped equip him with a desire to function in a diverse and change climates. Many adventures, heart-touching and romantic experiences, creative imagery highlights The Road to Prosperity.

The Road to Co operation

The Road to Co operation
Author: Gordon Pearson
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781317017295
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Release: 2016-02-24
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This critical and informed protest against the absurdity and dishonesty of neoclassical economic theory as it has progressed through the 20th century down to the present, sheds new light on the predicament faced in 2012. In The Road to Co-operation, Pearson highlights the dangers of using unrealistic mathematical models of human, organisational and market behaviour to guide policy prescriptions. He shows the damage done to real economies, markets, firms and people, by the unwarranted trust in unregulated markets, proclaimed by Friedman and colleagues, promulgated by academia and adopted by the financial-political-corporate nexus, now dominant in Anglo-American jurisdictions. Though real markets work better than known alternatives, Pearson makes the crucial distinction between the real and the speculative-financial, where totally different realities apply. Failure to make that distinction has transformed financial sectors from supportive of the real economy, to exploitative and sometimes fraudulent. Pearson provides a comparative analysis of corporate governance theory, law, and practice in different jurisdictions, including the self-destruction of post-mature Anglo-American governance with the more robust custom and practice in the industrial economies of Germany and Japan and emerging economies of China and India, which all exercise care for their real economic strengths and provide object lessons for governance in UK and US. The Road to Co-operation proposes realistic changes in policy and practice, in the context of sustainability, which would be prerequisite to recapturing real long term economic success on a co-operative and non-exploitative foundation. It will be invaluable for today's business faculty, students and practitioners as well as the 'madmen in authority'.

Fork in the Road

Fork in the Road
Author: Marie Menna Pagliaro
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781532005480
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Release: 2016-08-31
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is May 1979 and Paul Barone is an academic dean who is constantly reminded by everyone around him how lucky he is that he has a prestigious job and a wonderful family. Unfortunately what no one knows is that Paul does not have what he wants most. Dr. Alex Vitale, the beautiful chairwoman of the science department, is thrilled her first novel is being published. After sharing her good news with Paul, she suggests that they write a novel together that will challenge the societal excesses that have been occurring during the last two decades. When Paul finally agrees to take on the project, the co-authors begin writing separately with the goal of eventually blending their stories. But when they find themselves entangled in the very forces they are fighting against, Paul and Alex come to a fork in the road where they must reflect not just on the passionate love story they have created together, but also their own backgrounds to resolve how their conflictand the novelwill end. Fork in the Road shares the tale of two college professors who decide to collaborate on writing a novel and in the process, unearth the truth about their charactersand themselves.