Trying to Float

Trying to Float
Author: Nicolaia Rips
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781501132995
Available:
Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise—a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents” (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old’s darkly funny, warmhearted memoir about growing up in New York City’s legendary Chelsea Hotel. Meet the family Rips: father Michael, a lawyer turned writer with a penchant for fine tailoring; mother Sheila, a former model and renowned sculptor who matches her welding outfits with couture; and daughter Nicolaia, a precocious and wry high school student at work on a highly unusual extracurricular activity, an official record of her peculiar childhood. Nicolaia is a perpetual outsider who has struggled to find her place in schools populated by cliquish girls and loudmouthed boys. But at the Chelsea, Nicolaia she has found her tribe. There’s her neighbor Stormé, a tall albino woman who keeps a pink handgun strapped to her ankle; her babysitter, Jade, who may or may not have a second career as an escort; her friend Artie, former proprietor of New York’s most famous nightclubs. The kids at school might never understand her, but as Nicolaia endeavors to fit in, she realizes that the Chelsea’s motley crew could hold the key to surviving the perils of her adolescence. “Nicolaia Rips is an old-soul sophisticate. Trying to Float is like Eloise meets Wes Anderson” (Elle), and not since Holden Caulfield has there been such a fabulously compelling teen guide to New York City. Rips’s debut is “charmingly self-deprecating and very funny…at once highly insightful and deeply familiar” (W Magazine), a triumphant parable for the power of embracing difference in all its forms. Her “engaging story with a big heart…will appeal to adults and teens alike” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

Trying to Float

Trying to Float
Author: Nicolaia Rips
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781501133008
Available:
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise—a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents” (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old’s darkly funny, warmhearted memoir about growing up in New York City’s legendary Chelsea Hotel. Meet the family Rips: father Michael, a lawyer turned writer with a penchant for fine tailoring; mother Sheila, a former model and renowned sculptor who matches her welding outfits with couture; and daughter Nicolaia, a precocious and wry high school student at work on a highly unusual extracurricular activity, an official record of her peculiar childhood. Nicolaia is a perpetual outsider who has struggled to find her place in schools populated by cliquish girls and loudmouthed boys. But at the Chelsea, Nicolaia she has found her tribe. There’s her neighbor Stormé, a tall albino woman who keeps a pink handgun strapped to her ankle; her babysitter, Jade, who may or may not have a second career as an escort; her friend Artie, former proprietor of New York’s most famous nightclubs. The kids at school might never understand her, but as Nicolaia endeavors to fit in, she realizes that the Chelsea’s motley crew could hold the key to surviving the perils of her adolescence. “Nicolaia Rips is an old-soul sophisticate. Trying to Float is like Eloise meets Wes Anderson” (Elle), and not since Holden Caulfield has there been such a fabulously compelling teen guide to New York City. Rips’s debut is “charmingly self-deprecating and very funny…at once highly insightful and deeply familiar” (W Magazine), a triumphant parable for the power of embracing difference in all its forms. Her “engaging story with a big heart…will appeal to adults and teens alike” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

Trying to Float

Trying to Float
Author: Nicolaia Rips
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1471156877
Available:
Release: 2016-07-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'They were like balloons that had escaped a child's grasp - pointlessly floating. "Focus!" I would plead with my mother. And my father was forever being diverted.' Allow us to introduce you to the Rips family: Michael, Sheila and daughter Nicolaia, the last denizens of New York's famous Chelsea Hotel. Better yet, allow Nicolaia to introduce them, since it's her earnest, wry, occasionally wicked, but always affectionate observations that you'll find in her memoir, Trying to Float. Not only a coming-ofage story set in an enigmatic New York landmark, this is also the clever love story of a family, navigating the curiosities of their home

Trying to Float

Trying to Float
Author: Sari Rosenblatt
Pages: 172
ISBN: OCLC:81465663
Available:
Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How It Feels to Float

How It Feels to Float
Author: Helena Fox
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780525554356
Available:
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of the Year "Profoundly moving . . . Will take your breath away." --Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces A stunningly gorgeous and deeply hopeful portrayal of living with mental illness and grief, from an exceptional new voice. Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn't be here but is. So Biz doesn't tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn't tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface--normal okay regular fine. But after what happens on the beach--first in the ocean, and then in the sand--the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears and, with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, sweeter to float all the way away? Or maybe stay a little longer, find her father, bring him back to her. Or maybe--maybe maybe maybe--there's a third way Biz just can't see yet. Debut author Helena Fox tells a story about love and grief, about inter-generational mental illness, and how living with it is both a bridge to someone loved and lost and, also, a chasm. She explores the hard and beautiful places loss can take us, and honors those who hold us tightly when the current wants to tug us out to sea. "Give this to all your...friends immediately." --Cosmopolitan.com "I haven't been so dazzled by a YA in ages." --Jandy Nelson, author of I'll Give You the Sun (via SLJ) "Mesmerizing and timely." --Bustle "Nothing short of exquisite." --PopSugar "Immensely satisfying" --Girls' Life * "Lyrical and profoundly affecting." --Kirkus (starred review) * "Masterful...Just beautiful." --Booklist (starred review) * "Intimate...Unexpected." --PW (starred review) * "Fox writes with superb understanding and tenderness." --BCCB (starred review) * "Frank [and] beautifully crafted."--BookPage (starred review) "This book will explode you into atoms." --Margo Lanagan, author of Tender Morsels "Helena Fox's novel delivers. Read it." --Cath Crowley, author of Words in Deep Blue "This is not a book; it is a work of art." --Kerry Kletter, author of The First Time She Drowned "Perfect...Readers will be deeply moved." --Books+Publishing

Float Plan

Float Plan
Author: Trish Doller
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250767950
Available:
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

* One of OprahMag.com's Most Anticipated Romances of 2021! * Heartbroken by the loss of her fiancé, adventurous Anna finds a second chance at love with an Irish sailor in this riveting, emotional romance. After a reminder goes off for the Caribbean sailing trip Anna was supposed to take with her fiancé, she impulsively goes to sea in the sailboat he left her, intending to complete the voyage alone. But after a treacherous night’s sail, she realizes she can’t do it by herself and hires Keane, a professional sailor, to help. Much like Anna, Keane is struggling with a very different future than the one he had planned. As romance rises with the tide, they discover that it’s never too late to chart a new course. In Trish Doller’s unforgettable Float Plan, starting over doesn't mean letting go of your past, it means making room for your future. "The perfect escape. Fresh, funny, and romantic. I wish I could sail away with this book." - Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries and Little Bridge series

Learning to Float

Learning to Float
Author: Lili Wright
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780767910040
Available:
Release: 2003-06-01
Editor: Broadway Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Burned out on love, a thirtysomething female writer describes her odyssey from Maine to Key West in search of an answer to the question "What is true love?" in modern America, recalling the choices she has made in her own life and the colorful locals she encounters along the way, reassessing her personal relationships, and discussing what it means to be with one person forever. Reprint.

Earth Sky Gods and Mortals

Earth  Sky  Gods and Mortals
Author: Jay B. McDaniel
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781606089125
Available:
Release: 2009-08-01
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this innovative volume, Jay McDaniel creatively weaves various strands of contemporary theology into a vibrant pattern for an ecological spirituality. Influenced by process theology, the author synthesizes core insights of feminism, liberation theology, creation theology, and world religions. He focuses this varied knowledge around the central theme of an ecologically sound and nurturing faith. The work is strengthened by provocative study questions, an insightful appendix on the role of silence in ecological spirituality, and a comprehensive, annotated bibliography.

Float

Float
Author: Laura Martin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062803795
Available:
Release: 2018-05-29
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the critically acclaimed author of the Edge of Extinction series comes this fast-paced, action-packed, and heartfelt adventure about a group of kids with uncontrollable abilities, perfect for fans of Gordon Korman, Lisa McMann, and Dan Gutman! Emerson can float…he just can’t do it very well. His uncontrollable floating is his RISK factor, which means that he deals with Reoccurring Incidents of the Strange Kind. The last place Emerson wants to be is at a government-mandated summer camp for RISK kids like him, so he’s shocked when he actually starts having fun at camp—and he even makes some new friends. But it’s not all canoeing and capture the flag at Camp Outlier. The summer of fun takes a serious turn when Emerson and his friends discover that one of their own is hiding a deadly secret that puts all of their lives in danger. It’s up to the Red Maple boys to save themselves—and everyone like them.

The Sure Cure for Worry

The Sure Cure for Worry
Author: Kent Crockett
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781441261618
Available:
Release: 2013-08-15
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What Is the Key to Living without Fear? As you look ahead to tomorrow, it is hard not to worry--about financial pressures, family issues, problems at work and so much more. You may even feel helpless as worry threatens to drain your life of joy. But there is good news. "We must keep trusting God, even when the world looks out of control, knowing that He is in charge and will take care of every situation that worries us." Bestselling author Kent Crockett explains how God can guide you, even now, along His chosen path, without your realizing it--from the circumstances you face to the people you meet--to accomplish His plan. Crockett reveals the two necessities that enable you to face the future without fear: believing that God is in control and learning to let Him guide you. The Sure Cure for Worry helps you to do both so you can live one day at a time, release your problems to God and live life to the fullest.

Western Union Telegraphic Code Universal Edition

Western Union Telegraphic Code  Universal Edition
Author: International Cable Directory Company
Pages: 804
ISBN: UOM:39015073754676
Available:
Release: 1901
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Approach

Approach
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112105099607
Available:
Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The naval aviation safety review.

The Heaviness of Things That Float

The Heaviness of Things That Float
Author: Jennifer Manuel
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781771620888
Available:
Release: 2016-04-02
Editor: D & M Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jennifer Manuel skilfully depicts the lonely world of Bernadette, a woman who has spent the last forty years living alone on the periphery of a remote West Coast First Nations reserve, serving as a nurse for the community. This is a place where truth and myth are deeply intertwined and stories are “like organisms all their own, life upon life, the way moss grows around poplar trunks and barnacles atop crab shells, the way golden chanterelles spring from hemlock needles. They spread in the cove with the kelp and the eelgrass, and in the rainforest with the lichen, the cedars, the swordferns. They pelt down inside raindrops, erode thick slabs of driftwood, puddle the old logging road that these days led to nowhere.” Only weeks from retirement, Bernadette finds herself unsettled, with no immediate family of her own—how does she fit into the world? Her fears are complicated by the role she has played within their community: a keeper of secrets in a place “too small for secrets.” And then a shocking announcement crackles over the VHF radio of the remote medical outpost: Chase Charlie, the young man that Bernadette loves like a son, is missing. The community is thrown into upheaval, and with the surface broken, raw dysfunction, pain and truths float to the light.

International Cable Directory of the World in Conjunction with Western Union Telegraphic Code System

International Cable Directory of the World  in Conjunction with Western Union Telegraphic Code System
Author: International Cable Directory Company
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:C2727492
Available:
Release: 1903
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If I Could Float on a Cloud Where Would I Go

If I Could Float on a Cloud  Where Would I Go
Author: Jennifer Dawn deConinck Smith
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781728334042
Available:
Release: 2019-11-25
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this story—Experience a world of unique and creative imagination, through the eyes of a young boy, whom is living with cancer and is bed stricken. Connect with him through his personal adventures while traveling on a cloud and through his incredible strength, in his cancer struggle. Uncover this epic journey beyond your own imagination—Explore a world of beauty, play, curiosity, wonder and peace. Each child’s illness in this story, is for you to contemplate—to figure out, what he or she may have; for you as the reader, must read from cover to cover, to reveal the truth inside. Discover, for your own inner being, what an incredible strength through faith and strong-will, can be—to persevere through anything! Read, the Second Edition of, “If I Could Float On A Cloud, Where Would I Go?” and decide for yourself, the true meaning to life, itself.

Float

Float
Author: Daniel Miyares
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781481415255
Available:
Release: 2015-06-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A boy’s small paper boat—and his large imagination—fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me! that includes endpaper instructions for building a boat of your own. A little boy takes a boat made of newspaper out for a rainy-day adventure. The boy and his boat dance in the downpour and play in the puddles, but when the boy sends his boat floating down a gutter stream, it quickly gets away from him. So of course the little boy goes on the hunt for his beloved boat—and when the rain lets up, he finds himself on a new adventure altogether. This seemingly simply story from Daniel Miyares is enriched with incredible depth and texture that transcend words.

Teacher s Guide for Sink Or Float

Teacher s Guide for Sink Or Float
Author: Elementary Science Study (Education Development Center)
Pages: 32
ISBN: UOM:49015002219435
Available:
Release: 1971
Editor: McGraw-Hill
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To teach children about buoyancy and displacement of columns of liquid by working with objects that either sink of float in the tap water, salt water and cooking oil.

Tales of Ticasuk

Tales of Ticasuk
Author: Emily Ivanoff Brown,Ticasuk
Pages: 134
ISBN: UOM:39015013291342
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of twenty-four Eskimo legends and stories, featuring talking animals, people who are clever and magical, and those who are evil and greedy.

The Practical Teacher

The Practical Teacher
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555034843
Available:
Release: 1883
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Goat On a Boat to Float The Case Diary of Chinami Chiba

A Goat On a Boat to Float  The Case Diary of Chinami Chiba
Author: Takafumi Takada
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781312884182
Available:
Release: 2015-02-01
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chinami Chiba, a young genius, and his friends witnessed a purse-snatching at a tourist spot. They decided to chase the thief to catch him. They thought they trapped the thief, when they drove him into the shore of a river, which was too wide to swim across. The thief narrowly escaped the tight spot by using a large boat. The chasers had to use a small boat (holding up to only two passengers) to catch up on the runaway thief. To make matters worse, some of the chasers did not want to go on board with certain specific others. How do they have to plan the passenger combinations of the boat boarding and the sequence of the round trips between the two opposing shores, to get all of them to the other shore and continue the pursuit? The so-called "river crossing puzzle", a famous logic puzzle, is ideally harmonized with the mystery fiction by Takafumi Takada, a popular mystery writer in Japan. The author is challenging the reader, namely YOU, to solve the brain twister.