The Storyteller

The Storyteller
Author: Jodi Picoult
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781439149706
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Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness from the “amazingly talented writer” (HuffPost) and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult. Some stories live forever... Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t. Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shame­ful secret and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths to which we will go in order to keep the past from dictating the future.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780571268221
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Release: 2012-11-15
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A visitor from Peru, happening upon an exhibition of photographs from the Amazon jungle in an obscure Florentine picture gallery, finds his attention drawn to a picture of a tribal storyteller seated among a circle of Michiguenga Indians. There is something odd about the storyteller. He is too light-skinned to be an Indian. As the visitor stares at the photograph, it dawns on him that he knows this man. The storyteller is his long-lost friend, Saul Zuratas, his classmate from university who was thought to have disappeared in Israel. The Storyteller is a brilliant and compelling study of the world of the primitive and its place in our own modern lives.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller
Author: Evan Turk
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781481435185
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Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a time of drought in the Kingdom of Morocco, a storyteller and a boy weave a tale to thwart a Djinn and his sandstorm from destroying their city.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller
Author: Traci Chee
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780698410640
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Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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The thrilling conclusion to the epic adventure that began with New York Times bestselling The Reader, "a series fantasy lovers will want to sink their teeth into." - Booklist, starred review Sefia is determined to keep Archer out of the Guard's clutches and their plans for war between the Five Kingdoms. The Book, the ancient, infinite codex of the past, present and future, tells of a prophecy that will plunge Kelanna in that bloody war, but it requires a boy--Archer--and Sefia will stop at nothing to ensure his safety. The Guard has already stolen her mother, her father, and her Aunt Nin. Sefia would sooner die than let them take anymore from her--especially the boy she loves. But escaping the Guard and the Book's prophecy is no easy task. After all, what is written always comes to pass. As Sefia and Archer watch Kelanna start to crumble to the Guard's will, they will have to choose between their love and joining a war that just might tear them apart. Full of magic, suspense, and mystery, Traci Chee brings her trilogy to a close in this spellbinding final installment.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller
Author: Antonia Michaelis
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781613122181
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Release: 2012-01-16
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Anna and Abel couldn’t be more different. They are both seventeen and in their last year of school, but while Anna lives in a nice old town house and comes from a well-to-do family, Abel, the school drug dealer, lives in a big, prisonlike tower block at the edge of town. Anna is afraid of him until she realizes that he is caring for his six-year-old sister on his own. Fascinated, Anna follows the two and listens as Abel tells little Micha the story of a tiny queen assailed by dark forces. It’s a beautiful fairy tale that Anna comes to see has a basis in reality. Abel is in real danger of losing Micha to their abusive father and to his own inability to make ends meet. Anna gradually falls in love with Abel, but when his “enemies†? begin to turn up dead, she fears she has fallen for a murderer. Has she? Award-winning author Antonia Michaelis moves in a bold new direction with her latest novel: a dark, haunting, contemporary story that is part mystery, part romance, and part melodrama. Praise for The Storyteller STARRED REVIEW “Michaelis crafts a beautifully written, carefully constructed mystery and love story that will capture the both the reader’s imagination and heart from the first page. The novel weaves a sad and loving spell...this suspenseful, often violent, read will haunt readers long after its final page is turned.†? †“Booklist, starred review "The fairy tale is beautifully woven in and out of the contemporary scenes and the characters are well composed. †“School Library Journal Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

Jim Henson s The Storyteller

Jim Henson s  The Storyteller
Author: Anthony Minghella
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0375702156
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Release: 1997-10-01
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nine fairy tales and folktales from Europe relate the stories of princesses, good and wicked giants, a boy who is half hedgehog and half human, and a storyteller who fears that he will run out of stories.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller
Author: Jodi Picoult
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781476751580
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Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness from the “amazingly talented writer” (Huffington Post) and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult. Some stories live forever... Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t. Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths we will go to in order to keep the past from dictating the future.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller
Author: Walter Benjamin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781784783075
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Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Verso Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beautiful collection of the legendary thinker’s short stories The Storyteller gathers for the first time the fiction of the legendary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin, best known for his groundbreaking studies of culture and literature, including Illuminations, One-Way Street and The Arcades Project. His stories revel in the erotic tensions of city life, cross the threshold between rational and hallucinatory realms, celebrate the importance of games, and delve into the peculiar relationship between gambling and fortune-telling, and explore the themes that defined Benjamin. The novellas, fables, histories, aphorisms, parables and riddles in this collection are brought to life by the playful imagery of the modernist artist and Bauhaus figure Paul Klee.

The Storyteller Essays

The Storyteller Essays
Author: Walter Benjamin
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781681370590
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Release: 2019-07-23
Editor: New York Review of Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new translation of philosopher Walter Benjamin's work as it pertains to his famous essay, "The Storyteller," this collection includes short stories, book reviews, parables, and as a selection of writings by other authors who had an influence on Benjamin's work. “The Storyteller” is one of Walter Benjamin’s most important essays, a beautiful and suggestive meditation on the relation between narrative form, social life, and individual existence—and the product of at least a decade’s work. What might be called the story of The Storyteller Essays starts in 1926, with a piece Benjamin wrote about the German romantic Johann Peter Hebel. It continues in a series of short essays, book reviews, short stories, parables, and even radio shows for children. This collection brings them all together to give readers a new appreciation of how Benjamin’s thinking changed and ripened over time, while including several key readings of his own—texts by his contemporaries Ernst Bloch and Georg Lukács; by Paul Valéry; and by Herodotus and Montaigne. Finally, to bring things around, there are three short stories by “the incomparable Hebel” with whom the whole intellectual adventure began.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller
Author: Harold Robbins
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781466833784
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Release: 2010-12-28
Editor: Forge Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Joe Crowne is a poor boy from Brooklyn with a burning ambition to write... to be a storyteller. Thanks to natural street smarts and ruthless ambition, Joe tears himself free from a world of gangsters, drug dealers, prostitutes, and pimps. In his sights is the unmatched glamour of Hollywood... the dolce vita of Europe... and all the glitter and self-indulgence that comes with success. Yet as much as Joe wants fame, excess, and easy sex, he hungers for real love. The Storyteller is a ticket to the hidden fantasy world of beautiful people, to luxury and desire... it is the story of a brilliant young man whose every American dream came true. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Jim Henson s The Storyteller Sirens

Jim Henson s The Storyteller  Sirens
Author: Jim Henson
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781641445641
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Release: 2020-01-01
Editor: Boom! Studios
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The critically acclaimed Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens showcases four enchanting tales of mermaids and underwater creatures, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved television series. Collects the complete four-issue series!

Plain Truth

Plain Truth
Author: Jodi Picoult
Pages: 405
ISBN: 9781416547815
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Release: 2007-08-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The discovery of a dead baby under a pile of old blankets in Aaron Fisher's barn sets off a scandal in Amish country and an investigation that could implicate Fisher's eighteen-year-old daughter.

The Sunflower

The Sunflower
Author: Simon Wiesenthal
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307560421
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Release: 2008-12-18
Editor: Schocken
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Holocaust survivor's surprising and thought-provoking study of forgiveness, justice, compassion, and human responsibility, featuring contributions from the Dalai Lama, Harry Wu, Cynthia Ozick, Primo Levi, and more. While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the way had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place? In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, China and Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past.

The Storyteller s Secret

The Storyteller s Secret
Author: Carmine Gallo
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781466882690
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Release: 2016-02-23
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How did a Venice Beach T-shirt vendor become television's most successful producer? How did an entrepreneur who started in a garage create the most iconic product launches in business history? How did a timid pastor's son overcome a paralyzing fear of public speaking to captivate sold-out crowds at Yankee Stadium, twice? How did a human rights attorney earn TED's longest standing ovation, and how did a Facebook executive launch a movement to encourage millions of women to "lean in"? They told brilliant stories. In The Storyteller's Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don't, keynote speaker, bestselling author, and communication expert Carmine Gallo reveals the keys to telling powerful stories that inspire, motivate, educate, build brands, launch movements, and change lives. The New York Times has called a well-told story "a strategic tool with irresistible power" - the proof lies in the success stories of 50 icons, leaders, and legends featured in The Storyteller's Secret: entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Sara Blakely, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, and Sheryl Sandberg; spellbinding speakers like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bryan Stevenson, and Malala Yousafzai; and business leaders behind famous brands such as Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, Wynn Resorts, Whole Foods, and Pixar. Whether your goal is to educate, fundraise, inspire teams, build an award-winning culture, or to deliver memorable presentations, a story is your most valuable asset and your competitive advantage. In The Storyteller's Secret, Gallo explains why the brain is hardwired to love stories - especially rags-to-riches stories - and how the latest science can help you craft a persuasive narrative that wins hearts and minds. "The art of storytelling can be used to drive change," says billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson. And since the next decade will see the most change our civilization has ever known, your story will radically transform your business, your life, and the lives of those you touch. Ideas that catch on are wrapped in story. Your story can change the world. Isn't it time you shared yours?

The Storyteller

The Storyteller
Author: Dean Reding
Pages: 92
ISBN: 9781607918660
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Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Xulon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Storyteller looks at the parables of Jesus as told in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. By comparing the parables in each gospel we may be able to conclude why the writers of the gospels selected to tell the identical story. Is there a diverse meaning for each one, or do they all communicate the same message. We can definitely tell that some of the parables had multiple meanings and some were surely intended for a specific audience. A parable can be over analyzed, however, knowing to whom they were written and why they were told is a compelling study. Dean Reding was raised in the Texas panhandle during the fifties where the winters make you wish for summer and the summers make you wish for winter. He received a firm foundation in the Word under Reverend Mack A McCoy. He continued to study to show himself approved through three years at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and two years in the masters program at California State University at Long Beach. Since retirement from a major oil company he has been researching and writing this study of the Parables of Jesus as well as other books and poems.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller
Author: Kasey Eriksen
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781312424234
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Release: 2014-08-09
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

His colorful patchwork cloak billowed out behind him as he pulled his homemade covered wagon along the dusty streets while minding his own business. It isn't until he is noticed by a couple of curious school boys, that everyone begins to notice him. Some say he is the town beggar. Others say he is a thief, stealing from fruit stands and markets. Some even think he’s an old gold miner who had killed a man in cold blood...one hundred years ago. Absurd. Most just think he’s a lost clown, left over from some carnival of old. Very old. How long has that old man been traveling through town right under everyone’s noses? The boys soon find out that that old man is a storyteller and they stay to listen to one or two of his tales. Well, parts of them anyway. They soon wonder if they are ever going to hear the endings to any of his stories’ well told beginnings. They also secretly wonder what else his magic wand can do besides make smoke.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller
Author: Kate Armstrong
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1910688231
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Release: 2017-04-01
Editor: Holland House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With a claustrophobic intensity of vision, this book is a challenging, beautifully written novel of disconnect, insanity, and reawakening. A young woman regains consciousness. An elegant old lady degenerates into flailing madness. A beggar counts small change on Westminster Bridge. Hot summer afternoons transform into autumn and winter days and back to summer again. At first, Iris and Rachel are linked only by their illness, but as they heal they grow closer, and soon they are enmeshed in a relationship neither can escape. When Iris insists on writing Rachel's biography, the younger woman is unable to resist; but is her life being reported or created by her self-appointed storyteller?

The Storyteller s Secret

The Storyteller s Secret
Author: Sejal Badani
Pages: 500
ISBN: 1643582852
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Release: 2019-08
Editor: Platinum Spotlight Series
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family's past.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller
Author: Aaron Starmer
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780374363147
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Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Keri Cleary is worried about her brother, Alistair. Everyone is worried about Alistair. As the one witness to a shooting, he has been shocked into silence. But everyone needs to know three things: Who shot Kyle Dwyer? Where is Charlie Dwyer? What does this all have to do with the disappearance of Fiona Loomis? Perhaps the answers lie in stories. As Alistair makes strange confessions to his sister, Keri becomes inspired. She tells stories, tales that may reveal hidden truths, fiction that may cause real things to happen. In the concluding volume of the Riverman Trilogy, readers are asked to consider the source of inspiration, the borders of reality and the power of storytelling. They are asked to forgive monsters, to imagine alternate dimensions, and to believe in a phosphorescent wombat who assures us that gone for now is not necessarily gone for good.

The Wounded Storyteller

The Wounded Storyteller
Author: Arthur W. Frank
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780226067360
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Release: 2013-10-18
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since it was first published in 1995, The Wounded Storyteller has occupied a unique place in the body of work on illness. Both the collective portrait of a so-called “remission society” of those who suffer from some type of illness or disability and a cogent analysis of their stories within a larger framework of narrative theory, Arthur W. Frank’s book has reached a large and diverse readership including the ill, medical professionals, and scholars of literary theory. Drawing on the work of authors such as Oliver Sacks, Anatole Broyard, Norman Cousins, and Audre Lorde, as well as from people he met during the years he spent among different illness groups, Frank recounts a stirring collection of illness stories, ranging from the well-known—Gilda Radner's battle with ovarian cancer—to the private testimonials of people with cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, and disabilities. Their stories are more than accounts of personal suffering: they abound with moral choices and point to a social ethic. In this new edition Frank adds a preface describing the personal and cultural times when the first edition was written. His new afterword extends the book’s argument significantly, writing about storytelling and experience, other modes of illness narration, and a version of hope that is both realistic and aspirational. Reflecting on both his own life during the creation of the first edition and the conclusions of the book itself, Frank reminds us of the power of storytelling as way to understanding our own suffering.