TIME The Year in Review

TIME The Year in Review
Author: TIME Magazine
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781547855353
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Release: 2020-12-04
Editor: Time Home Entertainment
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

TIME The Year in Review distills 2020 into the most memorable images and stories of the year, from the 2020 Election and Kamala Harris's historic ascent to America's overdue racial awakening and the continued fight against COVID-19. Also included are profiles of the year's biggest names, from Anthony Fauci and José Andrés to Padma Lakshmi, Naomi Osaka, and Bubba Wallace. And we look back on those we lost this year, luminaries like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kobe Bryant, John Lewis and more. TIME The Year in Review is a definitive capsule collection of one of the most impactful years of the 21st century.

That Time of Year

That Time of Year
Author: Marie NDiaye
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1931883920
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A nightmarish vision of otherness, privilege, and social amnesia, the latest from the world-renowned, Prix Goncourt-winning French novelist unveils a small community characterized by absurd kindness, labyrinthine bureaucracy, strange customs, missing persons, and ghostly apparitions.

This Time Next Year

This Time Next Year
Author: Sophie Cousens
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593191217
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Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK Their lives began together, but their worlds couldn't be more different. After thirty years of missed connections, they're about to meet again... Minnie Cooper knows two things with certainty: that her New Year's birthday is unlucky, and that it's all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she's never met. Their mothers gave birth to them at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year's Day, but Quinn was given the cash prize for being the first baby born in London in 1990--and the name Minnie was meant to have, as well. With luck like that, it's no wonder each of her birthdays has been more of a disaster than the one before. When Minnie unexpectedly runs into Quinn at a New Year's party on their mutual thirtieth birthday, she sees only more evidence that fortune has continued to favor him. The gorgeous, charming business owner truly seems to have it all--while Minnie's on the brink of losing her pie-making company and her home. But if Quinn and Minnie are from different worlds, why do they keep bumping into each other? And why is it that each fraught encounter leaves them both wanting more? A moving, joyful love story, This Time Next Year explores the way fate leads us to the people we least expect--no matter what the odds.

Time Annual 1996

Time Annual 1996
Author: Time-Life Books,Time-Life Books Editors
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1883013216
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Release: 1999-06-01
Editor: Time Life Medical
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reviews the top stories and photographs of 1996 as reported in "Time" magazine.

Time Annual 1993

Time Annual  1993
Author: Time Magazine
Pages: 186
ISBN: 037601914X
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Release: 1994
Editor: Sunset Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Surveys the principal events of 1993 in the United States and other countries, as well as developments in business, society, sports, and the arts, as seen in the pages of Time magazine

PEOPLE Yearbook 2020

PEOPLE Yearbook 2020
Author: People Magazine
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781547855087
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Release: 2020-12-04
Editor: Time Home Entertainment
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PEOPLE Yearbook 2020: Our Extraordinary Year Together brings the year's biggest pop-culture narratives and stunning photography together, beginning with the "Before Times," which revisits Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's iconic Super Bowl performance and Parasite's historic Oscar win, while also revisiting the quarantine fads (sourdough bread, anyone?) and 25 Good Things About 2020.

My Year Abroad

My Year Abroad
Author: Chang-rae Lee
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780698407046
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A manifesto to happiness—the one found when you stop running from who you are.” –New York Times Book Review “An extraordinary book, acrobatic on the level of the sentence, symphonic across its many movements—and this is a book that moves…My Year Abroad is a wild ride—a caper, a romance, a bildungsroman, and something of a satire of how to get filthy rich in rising Asia.” – Vogue From the award-winning author of Native Speaker and On Such a Full Sea, an exuberant, provocative story about a young American life transformed by an unusual Asian adventure – and about the human capacities for pleasure, pain, and connection. Tiller is an average American college student with a good heart but minimal aspirations. Pong Lou is a larger-than-life, wildly creative Chinese American entrepreneur who sees something intriguing in Tiller beyond his bored exterior and takes him under his wing. When Pong brings him along on a boisterous trip across Asia, Tiller is catapulted from ordinary young man to talented protégé, and pulled into a series of ever more extreme and eye-opening experiences that transform his view of the world, of Pong, and of himself. In the breathtaking, “precise, elliptical prose” that Chang-rae Lee is known for (The New York Times), the narrative alternates between Tiller’s outlandish, mind-boggling year with Pong and the strange, riveting, emotionally complex domestic life that follows it, as Tiller processes what happened to him abroad and what it means for his future. Rich with commentary on Western attitudes, Eastern stereotypes, capitalism, global trade, mental health, parenthood, mentorship, and more, My Year Abroad is also an exploration of the surprising effects of cultural immersion—on a young American in Asia, on a Chinese man in America, and on an unlikely couple hiding out in the suburbs. Tinged at once with humor and darkness, electric with its accumulating surprises and suspense, My Year Abroad is a novel that only Chang-rae Lee could have written, and one that will be read and discussed for years to come.

Time Annual 2005

Time  Annual 2005
Author: Editors of Time Magazine
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1932273530
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Release: 2005-02-22
Editor: Time
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of memorable photographic images, journalistic accounts, maps, and graphics captures the year's most important, interesting, and fascinating people and events in such fields as current affairs, science and technology, health, education, arts and entertainment, milestones, and more.

TIME The Year in Review 2017

TIME The Year in Review 2017
Author: The Editors of TIME
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781547841035
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Release: 2017-12-08
Editor: Time Inc. Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

TIME The Year in Review 2017 collects all the heartbreak and joy, all the year's best photographs and all the planet's most fascinating people in a richly illustrated book that will serve as a lasting testament to a most memorable year.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Author: Joanna Bolouri
Pages: 405
ISBN: 9781787470736
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Release: 2017-07-15
Editor: Quercus Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The bestselling laugh-out-loud romantic comedy to warm your heart over the holidays! Emily has a satisfying job, great friends and, most importantly, a wonderful flat, exactly 411 miles away from the judgemental, interfering family she reluctantly sees once a year. In fact, the only minor stress in her life is her twenty-something neighbour Evan and his penchant for flirting, loud music and even louder sex . . . but he's nothing she can't handle. Emily also has a boyfriend called Robert and it's going really well. So well, in fact, that Emily is hoping to take him home to meet her family. Finally no more pitying looks from her younger, married siblings. But when the relationship suddenly falls apart, Emily is heartbroken. How on earth is she going to face her family now? Enlisting the help of party-boy Evan, Emily is determined for Robert to meet the parents no matter what, even if it isn't the real Robert . . .

The Year of the Runaways

The Year of the Runaways
Author: Sunjeev Sahota
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780345810182
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Release: 2015-09-29
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nominated for the Man Booker Prize. One of Granta's Best Young British Novelists in 2013 gives us a sweeping, urgent, contemporary epic about a year in the life of a group of young illegal immigrants living and working together in the north of England. Three young men from very different backgrounds come together in a journey from India to England, where they hope to begin something new. To support their families; where they can, to build their future; to show their worth; to escape the past. They have almost no idea of what awaits them. In a dilapidated shared house in Sheffield, Tarlochan, a former rickshaw driver, will say nothing about his life in Bihar. Avtar has a secret that binds him to the unpredictable Randeep. Randeep, in turn, has a visa-wife in a flat on the other side of town, whose cupboards are full of her husband's clothes in case the immigration men surprise her with a visit. She is Narinder, and her story is the most surprising of all. Utterly absorbing and beautiful, sweeping in scope, The Year of the Runaways is written with compassion touched by grace. As Tochi, Avtar, Randeep and Narinder negotiate their dreams, desires and shocking realities, as their histories continue to pull at them, as the seasons pass, what emerges is a novel of overwhelming humanity: one which asks how far we can decide our own course in life, and what we should do for love, for faith, and for family.

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review
Author: The New York Times
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780593234617
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Release: 2021
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"From the longest-running, most trusted book review in America comes a celebration of The New York Times Book Review, including reviews, essays, and interviews, showcasing the best, worst, funniest, strangest, and influential literary coverage since its beginnings in 1896"--

The Grace Year

The Grace Year
Author: Kim Liggett
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781250145468
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Wednesday Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A speculative thriller in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Power. Optioned by Universal and Elizabeth Banks to be a major motion picture! “A visceral, darkly haunting fever dream of a novel and an absolute page-turner. Liggett’s deeply suspenseful book brilliantly explores the high cost of a misogynistic world that denies women power and does it with a heart-in-your-throat, action-driven story that’s equal parts horror-laden fairy tale, survival story, romance, and resistance manifesto. I couldn’t stop reading.” – Libba Bray, New York Times bestselling author Survive the year. No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive. Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other. With sharp prose and gritty realism, The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls, the women they eventually become, and the difficult decisions they make in-between.

This Time Next Year We ll Be Laughing

This Time Next Year We ll Be Laughing
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781641292702
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Soho Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Jacqueline Winspear has created a memoir of her English childhood that is every bit as engaging as her Maisie Dobbs novels, just as rich in character and detail, history and humanity. Her writing is lovely, elegant and welcoming.”—Anne Lamott The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series offers a deeply personal memoir of her family’s resilience in the face of war and privation. After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her story tackles the difficult, poignant, and fascinating family accounts of her paternal grandfather’s shellshock; her mother’s evacuation from London during the Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father’s torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII; her parents’ years living with Romany Gypsies; and Winspear’s own childhood picking hops and fruit on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception. An eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing chronicles a childhood in the English countryside, of working class indomitability and family secrets, of artistic inspiration and the price of memory.

The 12 Week Year

The 12 Week Year
Author: Brian P. Moran,Michael Lennington
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781118616420
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Release: 2013-05-15
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The guide to shortening your execution cycle down from one year to twelve weeks Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a twelve-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now. In the end more of the important stuff gets done and the impact on results is profound. Explains how to leverage the power of a 12 week year to drive improved results in any area of your life Offers a how-to book for both individuals and organizations seeking to improve their execution effectiveness Authors are leading experts on execution and implementation Turn your organization's idea of a year on its head, and speed your journey to success.

The Ten Year Nap

The Ten Year Nap
Author: Meg Wolitzer
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101217689
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Release: 2008-03-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling novel by the author of The Interestings and The Female Persuasion that woke up critics, book clubs, and women everywhere. For a group of four New York friends the past decade has been defined largely by marriage and motherhood, but it wasn’t always that way. Growing up, they had been told that their generation would be different. And for a while this was true. They went to good colleges and began high-powered careers. But after marriage and babies, for a variety of reasons, they decided to stay home, temporarily, to raise their children. Now, ten years later, they are still at home, unsure how they came to inhabit lives so different from the ones they expected—until a new series of events begins to change the landscape of their lives yet again, in ways they couldn’t have predicted. Written in Meg Wolitzer’s inimitable, glittering style, The Ten-Year Nap is wickedly observant, knowing, provocative, surprising, and always entertaining, as it explores the lives of its women with candor, wit, and generosity. Meg Wolitzers's newest book, The Interestings, is now available from Riverhead Books.

Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility
Author: Amor Towles
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101517062
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Release: 2011-07-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and the forthcoming The Lincoln Highway, a “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) book about a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society—now with over one million readers worldwide On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

Rock Me on the Water

Rock Me on the Water
Author: Ronald Brownstein
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780062899231
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Release: 2021-03-23
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this exceptional cultural history, Atlantic Senior Editor Ronald Brownstein—“one of America's best political journalists (The Economist)—tells the kaleidoscopic story of one monumental year that marked the city of Los Angeles’ creative peak, a glittering moment when popular culture was ahead of politics in predicting what America would become. Los Angeles in 1974 exerted more influence over popular culture than any other city in America. Los Angeles that year, in fact, dominated popular culture more than it ever had before, or would again. Working in film, recording, and television studios around Sunset Boulevard, living in Brentwood and Beverly Hills or amid the flickering lights of the Hollywood Hills, a cluster of transformative talents produced an explosion in popular culture which reflected the demographic, social, and cultural realities of a changing America. At a time when Richard Nixon won two presidential elections with a message of backlash against the social changes unleashed by the sixties, popular culture was ahead of politics in predicting what America would become. The early 1970s in Los Angeles was the time and the place where conservatives definitively lost the battle to control popular culture. Rock Me on the Water traces the confluence of movies, music, television, and politics in Los Angeles month by month through that transformative, magical year. Ronald Brownstein reveals how 1974 represented a confrontation between a massive younger generation intent on change, and a political order rooted in the status quo. Today, we are again witnessing a generational cultural divide. Brownstein shows how the voices resistant to change may win the political battle for a time, but they cannot hold back the future.

The Yellow House

The Yellow House
Author: Sarah M. Broom
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780802146540
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Release: 2019-08-13
Editor: Grove Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant—the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah’s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah’s birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae’s thirteenth and most unruly child. A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America’s most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother’s struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. The Yellow House expands the map of New Orleans to include the stories of its lesser known natives, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure. Located in the gap between the “Big Easy” of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, The Yellow House is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority, and power.

The

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Author: Ron Hauge
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1954158025
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Release: 2020-12-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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