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The Greatest Works of G. K. Chesterton

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Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited G. K. Chesterton collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Father Brown Books: The Innocence of Father Brown The Wisdom of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown The Secret of Father Brown The Scandal of Father Brown The Donnington Affair The Mask of Midas Novels: The Napoleon of Notting Hill The Man who was Thursday The Ball and the Cross Manalive The Flying Inn The Return of Don Quixote Short Stories: The Club of Queer Trades The Man Who Knew Too Much The Trees of Pride Tales of the Long Bow The Poet and the Lunatics Four Faultless Felons The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond The White Pillars Murder The Sword of Wood Poetry: Greybeards At Play The Wild Knight and Other Poems Wine, Water, and Song Poems, 1916 The Ballad of St. Barbara and Other Verses The Ballad of the White Horse Gloria in Profundis Ubi Ecclesia Rotarians Plays: Magic – A Fantastic Comedy The Turkey and the Turk Literary Criticism: A Defence of Penny Dreadfuls Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens The Victorian Age in Literature Charles Dickens - Critical Study Hilaire Belloc Robert Louis Stevenson Historical Works: A Short History of England The Barbarism of Berlin Letters to an Old Garibaldian The Crimes of England The New Jerusalem Theological Works: Heretics Orthodoxy The Everlasting Man The Catholic Church and Conversion Eugenics and other Evils Essays: The Defendant Varied Types All Things Considered Tremendous Trifles What's Wrong with the World Miscellany of Men Divorce versus Democracy The Superstition of Divorce The Uses of Diversity Fancies Versus Fads The Outline of Sanity The Thing Come to Think All is Grist As I was Saying Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton G. K. Chesterton – A Critical Study by Julius West

The Complete Novels of G. K. Chesterton

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of G. K. Chesterton" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: "The Napoleon of Notting Hill" – In this political satire, set in the future, Kings of England are selected randomly. The dreary succession is broken up when Auberon Quin, who cares for nothing but a good joke, is chosen. "The Man who was Thursday" – In Edwardian era London, Gabriel Syme is recruited at Scotland Yard to a secret anti-anarchist police corps. He meets an anarchistic poet Lucian Gregory at a party and, after a heating debate, Gregory takes Syme to London underground, revealing that he is an influential member of the European anarchist council. "The Ball and the Cross" – Due to certain irreconcilable differences two Scottish men, one being Catholic and the other being atheist, decide to fight a duel to the death. However, duels are against the law, so they have to find a secret place for that occasion. "Manalive" – Innocent Smith is a mysterious man who arrives at Beacon House, a London boarding establishment, and he breathes new life into the household. However, Smith is wanted on charges of burglary, desertion of a spouse, polygamy, and attempted murder. "The Flying Inn" is set in a future England where the Temperance movement has allowed a bizarre form of "Progressive" Islam to dominate the political and social life of the country. Because of this, alcohol sales to the poor are effectively prohibited, while the rich can get alcoholic drinks "under a medical certificate". "The Return of Don Quixote" – Michael Herne is a crusty old librarian and esoteric scholar who gets asked to play a role of Richard Coeur-de-Lion in the play "Blondel the Troubadour." He takes the role very seriously and after the play is done, he stays in the character, baffling people around him. "Autobiography" is a book Chesterton preferred not to write, but did so near the end of his life after much insistence by friends.

Delphi Complete Works of G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. K. Chesterton
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One of the greatest writers of his time, G. K. Chesterton’s short stories, novels, poetry and essays demonstrate his unparalleled versatility in literature. This comprehensive eBook offers readers the complete fictional works of G. K. Chesterton, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) Features: * concise introductions to the novels and other works * the complete Father Brown stories, including the very rare stories * the original Father Brown illustrations * ALL the novels, with contents tables * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Edwardian texts * special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * rare plays and poetry * features 43 non-fiction books, each with contents tables * unique uncollected essays section, with rare articles by the great essayist * includes Chesterton’s autobiography– explore the writer’s literary life! * features a special criticism section, with four works examining Chesterton’s contribution to literature, including Patrick Braybrooke’s seminal work GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON * many images relating to Chesterton’s life, works, places and film adaptations * scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Chesterton’s immense oeuvre Please note: due to copyright restrictions and the scarcity of some minor texts, this is a complete FICTIONAL works of Chesterton, with the almost complete non-fiction works. As soon as more texts become available, they will be added as free updates for customers who have already purchased this eBook. CONTENTS: Father Brown Stories THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN THE WISDOM OF FATHER BROWN THE INCREDULITY OF FATHER BROWN THE SECRET OF FATHER BROWN THE SCANDAL OF FATHER BROWN UNCOLLECTED FATHER BROWN STORIES Index of Father Brown Stories The Novels THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILL THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY THE BALL AND THE CROSS MANALIVE THE FLYING INN THE RETURN OF DON QUIXOTE Short Story Collections THE CLUB OF QUEER TRADES THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH AND OTHER STORIES TALES OF THE LONG BOW THE POET AND THE LUNATICS FOUR FAULTLESS FELONS THE PARADOXES OF MR. POND UNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays MAGIC THE JUDGMENT OF DR. JOHNSON THE TURKEY AND THE TURK The Poetry Collections GREYBEARDS AT PLAY THE WILD KNIGHT AND OTHER POEMS THE BALLAD OF THE WHITE HORSE POEMS WINE, WATER AND SONG THE BALLAD OF ST. BARBARA AND OTHER POEMS GLORIA IN PROFUNDIS UBI ECCLESIA THE GRAVE OF ARTHUR The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction THE DEFENDANT ROBERT BROWNING TWELVE TYPES HERETICS VARIED TYPES CHARLES DICKENS ALL THINGS CONSIDERED TREMENDOUS TRIFLES ORTHODOXY WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE WORLD GEORGE BERNARD SHAW APPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS ALARMS AND DISCURSIONS A MISCELLANY OF MEN THE VICTORIAN AGE IN LITERATURE THE APPETITE OF TYRANNY THE CRIMES OF ENGLAND LORD KITCHENER UTOPIA OF USURERS AND OTHER ESSAYS A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLAND IRISH IMPRESSIONS THE SUPERSTITION OF DIVORCE THE NEW JERUSALEM WHAT I SAW IN AMERICA EUGENICS AND OTHER EVILS ST. FRANCIS FANCIES VERSUS FADS THE EVERLASTING MAN WILLIAM COBBETT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND CONVERSION THE OUTLINE OF SANITY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON DO WE AGREE? THE THING COME TO THINK OF IT ALL IS GRIST ST. THOMAS AQUINAS ALL I SURVEY: A BOOK OF ESSAYS THE WELL AND THE SHALLOWS THE GLASS WALKING STICK AS I WAS SAYING THE COMMON MAN THE SPICE OF LIFE THE APOSTLE AND THE WILD DUCKS AND OTHER ESSAYS UNCOLLECTED ESSAYS The Criticism MR. G.K. CHESTERTON AND MR. HILAIRE BELLOC by Robert Lynd G. K. CHESTERTON, A CRITICAL STUDY by Julius West and more

The Complete Works

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Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited G. K. Chesterton collection: The Father Brown Stories: The Innocence of Father Brown The Wisdom of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown The Secret of Father Brown The Scandal of Father Brown The Donnington Affair The Mask of Midas Novels: The Napoleon of Notting Hill The Man who was Thursday The Ball and the Cross Manalive The Flying Inn The Return of Don Quixote Short Stories: The Club of Queer Trades The Man Who Knew Too Much The Trees of Pride Tales of the Long Bow The Poet and the Lunatics Four Faultless Felons The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond The White Pillars Murder The Sword of Wood Poetry: Greybeards At Play The Wild Knight and Other Poems Wine, Water, and Song Poems, 1916 The Ballad of St. Barbara and Other Verses The Ballad of the White Horse Gloria in Profundis Ubi Ecclesia Rotarians Plays: Magic – A Fantastic Comedy The Turkey and the Turk Literary Criticism: A Defence of Penny Dreadfuls Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens The Victorian Age in Literature Charles Dickens - Critical Study Hilaire Belloc Robert Louis Stevenson Historical Works: A Short History of England The Barbarism of Berlin Letters to an Old Garibaldian The Crimes of England The New Jerusalem Theological Works: Heretics Orthodoxy The Everlasting Man The Catholic Church and Conversion Eugenics and other Evils Essays: The Defendant Varied Types All Things Considered Tremendous Trifles What's Wrong with the World Alarms and Discursions A Miscellany of Men Divorce versus Democracy Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays The Superstition of Divorce The Uses of Diversity Fancies Versus Fads The Outline of Sanity The Thing Come to Think All is Grist Sidelights on New London and Newer York All I Survey The Well and the Shallows As I was Saying Other Essays… Travel Sketches: Irish Impressions What I Saw in America Biographical Works Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton G. K. Chesterton – A Critical Study by Julius West

The G. K. Chesterton Collection II [65 Books]

The G. K. Chesterton Collection II [65 Books] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. K. Chesterton,Catholic Way Publishing
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THE G. K. CHESTERTON COLLECTION [65 BOOKS] G. K. CHESTERTON — 65 Books in One: 27 Non-Fiction, 17 Fiction, 11 Biographies, 4 Poetry, 2 Plays, 3 Critiques, 1 Introduction — Over 3.2 Million Words in one E-Book — Includes an Active Index to all books and 65 Table of Contents for each book — Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) was an English writer. He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox". Whenever possible, Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, and allegories—first carefully turning them inside out. Chesterton is well known for his reasoned apologetics and even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both progressivism and conservatism, saying, "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify such a position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius". INCLUDED BOOKS: GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON —NON-FICTION— THE EVERLASTING MAN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND CONVERSION THE THING THE OUTLINE OF SANITY THE WELL AND THE SHALLOWS HERETICS ORTHODOXY WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE WORLD WHAT I SAW IN AMERICA THE NEW JERUSALEM IRISH IMPRESSIONS A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLAND EUGENICS AND OTHER EVILS THE SUPERSTITION OF DIVORCE THE APPETITE OF TYRANNY THE CRIMES OF ENGLAND THE BLATCHFORD CONTROVERSIES THE VICTORIAN AGE IN LITERATURE A MISCELLANY OF MEN ALARMS AND DISCURSIONS ALL THINGS CONSIDERED THE DEFENDANT TREMENDOUS TRIFLES UTOPIA OF USURERS AND OTHER ESSAYS THE USES OF DIVERSITY ESSAYS BY CHESTERTON A CHESTERTON CALENDAR —FICTION— THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN THE WISDOM OF FATHER BROWN THE INCREDULITY OF FATHER BROWN THE SECRET OF FATHER BROWN THE SCANDAL OF FATHER BROWN TALES OF THE LONG BOW THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILL THE FLYING INN MANALIVE THE BALL AND THE CROSS THE PARADOXES OF MR POND FOUR FAULTLESS FELONS THE CLUB OF QUEER TRADES THE TREES OF PRIDE OTHER STORIES —BIOGRAPHY— AUTOBIOGRAPHY SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS VARIED TYPES CHARLES DICKENS APPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ROBERT BROWNING WILLIAM BLAKE G.F. WATTS BIOGRAPHIES BY CHESTERTON —POETRY— THE BALLAD OF THE WHITE HORSE THE BALLAD OF SAINT BARBARA THE WILD KNIGHT AND OTHER POEMS GREYBEARDS AT PLAY —PLAYS— MAGIC THE TURKEY AND THE TURK —CRITIQUES— GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON by Cecil Chesterton GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON by Patrick Braybrooke OTHER G. K. CHESTERTON CRITIQUES PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING

The Beginning of Everything

The Beginning of Everything Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robyn Schneider
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Robyn Schneider's The Beginning of Everything is a witty and heart-wrenching teen novel that will appeal to fans of books by John Green and Ned Vizzini, novels such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and classics like The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye. Varsity tennis captain Ezra Faulkner was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before—before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with unpredictable new girl Cassidy Thorpe. As Kirkus Reviews said in a starred review, "Schneider takes familiar stereotypes and infuses them with plenty of depth. Here are teens who could easily trade barbs and double entendres with the characters that fill John Green's novels." Funny, smart, and including everything from flash mobs to blanket forts to a poodle who just might be the reincarnation of Jay Gatsby, The Beginning of Everything is a refreshing contemporary twist on the classic coming-of-age novel—a heart-wrenching story about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leslye Walton
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A 2015 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava — in all other ways a normal girl — is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the summer solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.

Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Spill Simmer Falter Wither Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sara Baume
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Winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature * Winner of the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award * Short-listed for the Costa First Novel Award * Long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize * Long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award 2015, Readers’ Choice * Long-listed for the Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 * Long-listed for 2015 Edinburgh First Novel Award “A deeply attuned portrait of the human mind...An unsettling literary surprise of the best sort.”—Atlantic “This book is like a flame in daylight: beautiful and unexpected.”—Anne Enright It is springtime, and two outcasts—a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life—find each other, by accident or fate, and forge an unlikely connection. As their friendship grows, their small, seaside town falsely perceives menace where there is only mishap—and the duo must take to the road. Gorgeously written in poetic and mesmerizing prose, Spill Simmer Falter Wither is one of those rare stories that utterly and completely imagines its way into a life most of us would never see. It transforms us in our understanding not only of the world, but also of ourselves. “A man-and-his-dog story like no other.”—San Francisco Chronicle “[Spill Simmer Falter Wither] hums with its own distinctiveness.”— Guardian (UK) “A tour de force...A stunning and wonderful achievement by a writer touched by greatness.” —Joseph O’Connor, for the Irish Times

Auspicious Good Fortune

Auspicious Good Fortune Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sumangal Morhall
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Has your life ever flashed before you? Sumangali Morhall chased everything Western society taught her to pursue: material wealth, academic success, and even the perfect relationship, only to discover something deeply significant was still missing. A sudden near-death experience opened her eyes, and her life began anew. Left with nothing and nobody to rely on, her inner strength blossomed and her spiritual search began in earnest. Her journey led her to study meditation with Indian spiritual Master, Sri Chinmoy: a direction she could never have imagined. Sumangali reveals the arcane practice of learning from a contemporary Guru in lively detail, shedding light on misconceptions while remaining candid about her own initial doubts. Heartwarming, courageous, and beautifully crafted, this spiritual memoir follows a Western woman learning the ways of the East, and putting them into practice in her modern world: an ordinary person leading an extraordinary life.

I Saw an Angel Today

I Saw an Angel Today Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marcelline Moore
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I Saw an Angel Today is a nonfictional book of short stories about the earth angels of today and in history, who are changing or have changed humanity. They are everyday people unknowingly affecting others by opening their hearts, sharing their gifts, following their passion, and offering their mind, body, and soul to others. They are musical, historical, spiritual, and global events involving work, family and friends, celebrities, health and wellness, and anonymous angels. It is also a quizzical type of book offering the readers a game of who done it by trying to figure out which amazing earth angel Marcelline is referring to.

Reckless

Reckless Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lex Martin
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*** A USA TODAY BESTSELLER *** Tori… For the record, I’m not going to hook up with my boss. I'm a lot of things—a screwup, a basket case, a flunky. But when I take a nanny job to be near my pregnant sister, I swear to myself I’ll walk the straight and narrow, which means I cannot fall for my insanely hot boss. I don't want to be tempted by that rugged rancher. By his chiseled muscles or southern charm or the way he snuggles his kids at bedtime. Ethan Carter won't get the key to my heart, no matter how much I want him. Ethan… Between us, she's the last thing I need as I finalize my hellish divorce. What sane man trying to rebuild his life wants a hot nanny with long, sexy hair, curves for miles, and a smart mouth? A perfectly kissable, pouty mouth that I shouldn't notice. My focus is on my kids and my ranch, not the insufferable siren who sleeps in the room next to mine. It doesn't matter that she wins over my kids in a heartbeat or runs my life better than I do. Tori Duran is the one woman I can't have and shouldn't want, no matter how much I crave her.

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Enhanced Edition)

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Enhanced Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Yu
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This enhanced eBook includes video, audio, photographic, and linked content, as well as a bonus short story. Hear TAMMY talk. Learn the origins of Minor Universe 31. See the TM-31. Take a trip in it. Photos and illustrations appear as hyperlinked endnotes. Video and audio are embedded directly in text. *Video and audio may not play on all readers. Check your user manual for details. National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award winner Charles Yu delivers his debut novel, a razor-sharp, ridiculously funny, and utterly touching story of a son searching for his father . . . through quantum space–time. Minor Universe 31 is a vast story-space on the outskirts of fiction, where paradox fluctuates like the stock market, lonely sexbots beckon failed protagonists, and time travel is serious business. Every day, people get into time machines and try to do the one thing they should never do: change the past. That’s where Charles Yu, time travel technician—part counselor, part gadget repair man—steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally. When he’s not taking client calls or consoling his boss, Phil, who could really use an upgrade, Yu visits his mother (stuck in a one-hour cycle of time, she makes dinner over and over and over) and searches for his father, who invented time travel and then vanished. Accompanied by TAMMY, an operating system with low self-esteem, and Ed, a nonexistent but ontologically valid dog, Yu sets out, and back, and beyond, in order to find the one day where he and his father can meet in memory. He learns that the key may be found in a book he got from his future self. It’s called How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, and he’s the author. And somewhere inside it is the information that could help him—in fact it may even save his life. Wildly new and adventurous, Yu’s debut is certain to send shock waves of wonder through literary space–time.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Malcolm X
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ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America. Praise for The Autobiography of Malcolm X “Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.”—The New York Times “This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.”—I. F. Stone

Dark Notes

Dark Notes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pam Godwin
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They call me a slut. Maybe I am. Sometimes I do things I despise. Sometimes men take without asking. But I have a musical gift, only a year left of high school, and a plan. With one obstacle. Emeric Marceaux doesn’t just take. He seizes my will power and bangs it like a dark note. When he commands me to play, I want to give him everything. I kneel for his punishments, tremble for his touch, and risk it all for our stolen moments. He’s my obsession, my master, my music. And my teacher.

Winesburg, Ohio (Book Center)

Winesburg, Ohio (Book Center) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sherwood Anderson
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Winesburg, Ohio was inspired by Sherwood Anderson's early life experiences growing up in Ohio. This frank realistic portrayal of small town life brought the novel into the twentieth century. The influence of this book cannot be overstated. Writer's as diverse as Ray Bradbury, Amos Oz, and Henry Miller, and F. Scott Fitzgerald were deeply influenced by this American classic.

Lullabies for Little Criminals

Lullabies for Little Criminals Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather O'Neill
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A new deluxe edition of the international bestseller by Heather O’Neill, the Giller-shortlisted author of Daydreams of Angels and The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, featuring an original foreword from the author, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the coming-of-age story that People describes as “a vivid portrait of life on skid row.” Baby, all of thirteen years old, is lost in the gangly, coltish moment between childhood and the strange pulls and temptations of the adult world. Her mother is dead; her father, Jules, is scarcely more than a child himself and is always on the lookout for his next score. Baby knows that “chocolate milk” is Jules’ slang for heroin and sees a lot more of that in her house than the real article. But she takes vivid delight in the scrappy bits of happiness and beauty that find their way to her, and moves through the threat of the streets as if she’s been choreographed in a dance. Soon, though, a hazard emerges that is bigger than even her hard-won survival skills can handle. Alphonse, the local pimp, has his eye on her for his new girl; he wants her body and soul—and what the johns don’t take he covets for himself. At the same time, a tender and naively passionate friendship unfolds with a boy from her class at school, who has no notion of the dark claims on her—which even her father, lost on the nod, cannot totally ignore. Jules consigns her to a stint in juvie hall, and for the moment this perceived betrayal preserves Baby from terrible harm—but after that, her salvation has to be her own invention. Channeling the artlessly affecting voice of her thirteen-year-old heroine with extraordinary accuracy and power, Heather O’Neill’s heartbreaking and wholly original debut novel blew readers away when it was first published ten years ago. Now in a new deluxe package it is sure to capture its next decade of readers as Baby picks her pathway along the edge of the abyss to arrive at a place of redemption, and of love.

Out Of Control

Out Of Control Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin Kelly
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Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.

The Orchid and the Dandelion

The Orchid and the Dandelion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. Thomas Boyce MD
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From one of the world's foremost researchers and pioneers of pediatric health--a book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, pyschiatrists, and child development experts coping with "difficult" children. A book that fully explores the author's revolutionary discovery about childhood development, parenting, and the key to helping all children find happiness and success. In The Orchid and the Dandelion, Dr. W. Thomas Boyce writes of the "dandelion" child (hardy, resilient, healthy), able to survive and flourish under most circumstances, and the "orchid" child (sensitive, susceptible, fragile), who, given the right support, can thrive as much as, if not more than, other children. For the past four decades Boyce has been working with troubled children. The Orchid and the Dandelion offers help to those who have lost their confidence in the promise of a child gone seriously adrift--into drug abuse, delinquency, depression, or destructive friendships, the dark territory of psychological trouble, school failure, or criminality. Boyce's breakthrough research reveals how genetic makeup and environment shape behavior. Rather than seeing this "risk" gene as a liability, through his daring research, Boyce has recast the way we think of human frailty and shows that while variant genes can create problems (susceptibility to depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and antisocial, sociopathic, or violent behaviors), they can also, in the right setting and with the right nurturing, produce children who not only do better than before but far exceed their peers. He describes what it is to be an "orchid" child, to live a life far more intense, painful, vivid, and variable than that of a dandelion. For orchid children, the world is often a frightening and overwhelming place. He makes clear that orchids are not failed dandelions and shows people how to embrace the unique gifts, abilities, and strengths of orchid children and how to create and environment at home and work that will allow them to flourish. Boyce writes, as well, of dandelions: how vital they are to what George Eliot describes as "the growing good of the world," even in the midst of their own struggles and life challenges. He writes of his own family, particularly of his sister, the inspiration for his work, an orchid child overcome by the family's tragedies and sadnesses to which the author, as a dandelion child, was impervious. And we come to understand that beneath the servicable categories of "orchid" and "dandelion" lies the truer reality of a continuum, a spectrum of sensitivities to the world, along which we all have a place.

The Mortifications

The Mortifications Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Derek Palacio
Editor: Tim Duggan Books
ISBN: 1101905700
FileSize: 1228kb
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The Mortifications by Derek Palacio Summary

Derek Palacio’s stunning, mythic novel marks the arrival of a fresh voice and a new chapter in the history of 21st century Cuban-American literature. In 1980, a rural Cuban family is torn apart during the Mariel Boatlift. Uxbal Encarnación—father, husband, political insurgent—refuses to leave behind the revolutionary ideals and lush tomato farms of his sun-soaked homeland. His wife Soledad takes young Isabel and Ulises hostage and flees with them to America, leaving behind Uxbal for the promise of a better life. But instead of settling with fellow Cuban immigrants in Miami’s familiar heat, Soledad pushes further north into the stark, wintry landscape of Hartford, Connecticut. There, in the long shadow of their estranged patriarch, now just a distant memory, the exiled mother and her children begin a process of growth and transformation. Each struggles and flourishes in their own way: Isabel, spiritually hungry and desperate for higher purpose, finds herself tethered to death and the dying in uncanny ways. Ulises is bookish and awkwardly tall, like his father, whose memory haunts and shapes the boy's thoughts and desires. Presiding over them both is Soledad. Once consumed by her love for her husband, she begins a tempestuous new relationship with a Dutch tobacco farmer. But just as the Encarnacións begin to cultivate their strange new way of life, Cuba calls them back. Uxbal is alive, and waiting. Breathtaking, soulful, and profound, The Mortifications is an intoxicating family saga and a timely, urgent expression of longing for one's true homeland.

What Evolution Is

What Evolution Is Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ernst Mayr
Editor: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465013198
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What Evolution Is by Ernst Mayr Summary

At once a spirited defense of Darwinian explanations of biology and an elegant primer on evolution for the general reader, What Evolution Is poses the questions at the heart of evolutionary theory and considers how our improved understanding of evolution has affected the viewpoints and values of modern man.Science Masters Series