A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being
  • Title : A Tale for the Time Being
  • Author : Ruth Ozeki
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101606258
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.


A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being
  • Title : A Tale for the Time Being
  • Author : Ruth Ozeki
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1921961406
  • Pages : 528
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Winner of the UK Independent Bookseller Award and the LA Times Book Prize for Fiction, 2013. Nao lives in Tokyo. She is sixteen, and has decided to write a diary before she kills herself. She has plenty of material - school bullies, depressed parents - but she particularly wants to chronicle the life of her great-grandmother, Jiko, a Buddhist nun. And eventually, Nao thinks, her diary will find its reader. Ruth lives with her husband on the Pacific coast of Canada. A few months after the 2010 tsunami she finds a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore. It contains a diary... Ruth Ozeki was born and raised in Connecticut by an American father and a Japanese mother. She has lived in Japan, where among other things she worked as a bar hostess and studied flower arrangement, Noh drama and mask carving. Ruth practises Zen Buddhism and was ordained as a priest in 2010. She is the bestselling author of My Year of Meats and All Over Creation. 'A Tale for the Time Being is a timeless story. Ruth Ozeki beautifully renders not only the devastation of the collision between man and the natural world, but also the often miraculous results of it. She is a deeply intelligent and humane writer who offers her insight with a grace that beguiles. I truly love this novel.' Alice Sebold 'A Tale for the Time Being is an extraordinary novel about a courageous young woman, riven by loneliness, by Time and (ultimately) by Tsunami. Nao is an inspired narrator and her quest to tell her great grandmother's story, to connect with her past, with the world is both aching and true. Ozeki is one of my favorite novelists and here she is at her absolute best - bewitching intelligent hilarious and heartbreaking, often on the same page...A Tale for the Time Being is one of those novels that will renew your faith in literature.' Junot Diaz 'Ingenious and touching, A Tale for the Time Being is also highly readable. And interesting: the contrast of cultures is especially well done. I greatly look forward to Ruth Ozeki's next book.' Philip Pullman 'A Tale for the Time Being is equal parts mystery and meditation. The mystery is a compulsive, gritty page-turner. The meditation-on time and memory, on the oceanic movement of history, on impermanence and uncertainty, but also resilience and bravery-is deep and gorgeous and wise. A completely satisfying, continually surprising, wholly remarkable achievement, this is a book to be read and reread.' Karen Joy Fowler 'Ozeki's magnificent third novel (All Over Creation, 2003, etc.) brings together a Japanese girl's diary and a transplanted American novelist to meditate on everything from bullying to the nature of conscience and the meaning of life...The novel's seamless web of language, metaphor and meaning can't be disentangled from its powerful emotional impact: These are characters we care for deeply, imparting vital life lessons through the magic of storytelling. A masterpiece, pure and simple.' Kirkus Reviews 'A Tale for the Time Being achieves an impressive balancing act: it's a book that is profound but never earnest.' Weekend Australian


A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being
  • Title : A Tale for the Time Being
  • Author : Ruth Ozeki
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • ISBN Code : 0857867989
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the wake of the 2011 tsunami, Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home in British Columbia. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes, heartbreak and dreams of a young girl desperate for someone to understand her. Each turn of the page pulls Ruth deeper into the mystery of Nao’s life, and forever changes her in a way neither could foresee. Weaving across continents and decades, A Tale for the Time Being is an extraordinary novel about our shared humanity and the search for home.


All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki

All Over Creation
  • Title : All Over Creation
  • Author : Ruth Ozeki
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • ISBN Code : 1782111174
  • Pages : 429
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  • Language : English
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Yumi Fuller is returning home after twenty-five years. Still spirited and rebellious, she finds a world - and her parents - changed beyond recognition. In the weeks and months to come, Yumi breathes life back into her parents' farm - and discovers that it is fertile ground for a revolution.


My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki

My Year of Meats
  • Title : My Year of Meats
  • Author : Ruth Ozeki
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1922148563
  • Pages : 528
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  • Language : English
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When documentary maker Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, she uncovers some unsavoury truths about love, fertility, and a dangerous hormone called DES. Soon she will also cross paths with Akiko Ueno, a beleaguered Japanese housewife struggling to escape her overbearing husband. And the battle with 'big beef' will be on in earnest. Ruth Ozeki's much-loved debut novel, winner of the Kirayama Prize for Literature of the Pacific Rim, represents the entertaining face of ecological activism. It will delight fans of Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood and Barbara Kingsolver. Ruth Ozeki was born and raised in Connecticut by an American father and a Japanese mother. She has lived in Japan, where among other things she worked as a bar hostess and studied flower arrangement, Noh drama and mask carving. Ruth practises Zen Buddhism and was ordained as a priest in 2010. She is the bestselling author of A Tale for the Time Being and All Over Creation. textpublishing.com.au 'Ruth Ozeki masks a deeper purpose a light tone...A comical-satirical-farcical-epical-tragical-romantical novel.' Jane Smiley, Chicago Tribune 'A joy to read.' Elle 'Wonderfully wild and bracing...A feast that leaves you hungry for whatever Ozeki cooks up next.' Newsweek 'Romance, agri-business, self-discovery, cross-cultural misunderstanding - it takes a talent like Ruth Ozeki's to blend all these ingredients beautifully together. My Year of Meats is a sensitive and compelling portrait of two modern women.' Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha


Conquest of Abundance by Paul Feyerabend

Conquest of Abundance
  • Title : Conquest of Abundance
  • Author : Paul Feyerabend
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780226245348
  • Pages : 285
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  • Language : English
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From flea bites to galaxies, from love affairs to shadows, Paul Feyerabend reveled in the sensory and intellectual abundance that surrounds us. He found it equally striking that human senses and human intelligence are able to take in only a fraction of these riches. "This a blessing, not a drawback," he writes. "A superconscious organism would not be superwise, it would be paralyzed." This human reduction of experience to a manageable level is the heart of Conquest of Abundance, the book on which Feyerabend was at work when he died in 1994. Prepared from drafts of the manuscript left at his death, working notes, and lectures and articles Feyerabend wrote while the larger work was in progress, Conquest of Abundance offers up rich exploration and startling insights with the charm, lucidity, and sense of mischief that are his hallmarks. Feyerabend is fascinated by how we attempt to explain and predict the mysteries of the natural world, and he looks at the ways in which we abstract experience, explain anomalies, and reduce wonder to formulas and equations. Through his exploration of the positive and negative consequences of these efforts, Feyerabend reveals the "conquest of abundance" as an integral part of the history and character of Western civilization. "Paul Feyerabend . . . was the Norman Mailer of philosophy. . . . brilliant, brave, adventurous, original and quirky."—Richard Rorty, New Republic "As much a smudged icon as a philosophical position holder, [Feyerabend] was alluring and erotic, a torch singer for philosophical anarchy."—Nancy Maull, New York Times Book Review "[A] kind of final testament of Feyerabend's thought . . . Conquest of Abundance is as much the product of a brilliant, scintillating style as of an immense erudition and culture. . . . This book is as abundant and rich as the world it envisions."—Arkady Plotnitsky, Chicago Tribune


A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones

A Tale of Time City
  • Title : A Tale of Time City
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101567007
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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A thrilling story by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin. London, 1939. Vivian Smith thinks she is being evacuated to the countryside, because of the war. But she is being kidnapped - out of her own time. Her kidnappers are Jonathan and Sam, two boys her own age, from a place called Time City, designed especially to oversee history. But now history is going critical, and Jonathan and Sam are convinced that Time City's impending doom can only be averted by a twentieth-century girl named Vivian Smith. Too bad they have the wrong girl. . . .


A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton

A Map of the World
  • Title : A Map of the World
  • Author : Jane Hamilton
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • ISBN Code : 9780307764065
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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Pen /Hemingway Award-winning novelist Jane Hamilton follows up her first success, The Book Of Ruth, with this spectacularly haunting drama about a rural American family and a disastrous event that forever changes their lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.


A Tale of Magic... by Chris Colfer

A Tale of Magic...
  • Title : A Tale of Magic...
  • Author : Chris Colfer
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN Code : 0316523496
  • Pages : 496
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This #1 New York Times bestseller is the first book in a new series set in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories universe, perfect for both new and longtime fans! When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility. But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem she doesn't return. Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever? Fall in love with an all-new series from Chris Colfer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new. A #1 New York Times bestsellerAn IndieBound bestseller A USA Today bestseller A Wall Street Journal bestseller


Murakami 2020 Diary by Haruki Murakami

Murakami 2020 Diary
  • Title : Murakami 2020 Diary
  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher : Harvill Secker
  • ISBN Code : 9781787301627
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A beautifully designed hardback diary for 2020, featuring unique artwork inspired by Haruki Murakami's works along with quotations and significant dates. Murakami's distinctive blend of the mysterious and the everyday, of melancholy and humour, continues to enchant readers, ensuring his place as one of the world's most acclaimed and well-loved writers. This diary includes visual and textual references to his works, from Wind/Pinball, A Wild Sheep Chase and Norwegian Wood to Killling Commendatore and Novelist as a Vocation. Contents include: Yearly Planner Selection of Japanese Holidays and Festivals Dates of cycles of the moon Seasonal quotations and extracts from Murakami's books Significant dates from the books marked Images of jackets in progress as well as the finished versions Visual content from The Strange Library Specially designed artwork to match the seasons Notes section at the back Image or text on every recto, and weekly planner on verso.


The Lost Art of Reading by David L. Ulin

The Lost Art of Reading
  • Title : The Lost Art of Reading
  • Author : David L. Ulin
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
  • ISBN Code : 9781459608511
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Reading is a revolutionary act, an act of engagement in a culture that wants us to disengage. In The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a number of timely questions - why is literature important? What does it offer, especially now? Blending commentary with memoir, Ulin addresses the importance of the simple act of reading in an increasingly digital culture. Reading a book, flipping through hard pages, or shuffling them on screen - it doesnt matter. The key is the act of reading, the seriousness and depth. Ulin emphasizes the importance of reflection and pause allowed by stopping to read a book, and the focus required to let the mind run free in a world that is not one's own. Far from preaching to the choir, The Lost Art of Reading is a call to arms, or rather, pages.


The Face by Ruth Ozeki

The Face
  • Title : The Face
  • Author : Ruth Ozeki
  • Publisher : Restless Books
  • ISBN Code : 1632060159
  • Pages : 45
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  • Language : English
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In Time Code of a Face, bestselling author Ruth Ozeki recounts, in moment-to-moment detail, a profound encounter with memory and the mirror. The author challenges herself to spend three hours staring into her own reflection, recording her thoughts, and noticing every possible detail. Those solitary hours open up a lifetime's worth of meditations on race, age, family, death, the body, self doubt and, finally, acceptance. In a lyrical essay suffused with her Zen Buddhist practice and thoroughly unlike anything in the author's celebrated novels, Ozeki shows us just how rich and intimate the terrain of one's own face can be. Praise for Ruth Ozeki “Ozeki is one of my favorite novelists....bewitching, intelligent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, often on the same page.” —Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of This Is How You Lose Her “Ozeki joins the constellation of such environmentally aware writers as Barbara Kingsolver, Annie Proulx, and Margaret Atwood.” —Chicago Tribune “A careful, considerate writer.” —Booklist Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Her first two novels, My Year of Meats (1998) and All Over Creation (2003), have been translated into eleven languages and published in fourteen countries. Her most recent work, A Tale for the Time-Being (2013), won the LA Times book prize, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critic's Circle Award, and has been published in over thirty countries. Ruth's documentary and dramatic independent films, including Halving the Bones, have been shown on PBS, at the Sundance Film Festival, and at colleges and universities across the country. A longtime Buddhist practitioner, Ruth was ordained in 2010 and is affiliated with the Brooklyn Zen Center and the Everyday Zen Foundation. She lives in British Columbia and New York City, and is currently the Elizabeth Drew Professor of Creative Writing at Smith College.


Glocal Narratives of Resilience by Ana Mara Fraile-marcos

Glocal Narratives of Resilience
  • Title : Glocal Narratives of Resilience
  • Author : Ana Mara Fraile-marcos
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 9780367261337
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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Resilience discourse has recently become a global phenomenon, infiltrating the natural and social sciences, but has rarely been undertaken as an important object of study within the field of the humanities. Understanding narrative in its broad sense as the representation in art of an event or story, Glocal Narratives of Resilience investigates the contemporary approaches to resilience through the analyses of cultural narratives that engage aesthetically and ideologically in (re)shaping the notion of resilience, going beyond the scales of the personal and the local to consider the entanglement of the regional, national and global aspects embedded in the production of crises and the resulting call for resilience. After an introductory survey of the state of the art in resilience thinking, the book grounds its analyses of a wide range of narratives from the American continent, Europe, and India in various theoretical strands, spanning Psycho-social Resilience, Socio-Ecological Resilience, Subaltern Resilience, Indigenous survivance and resurgence, Neoliberal Resilience, and Compromised Resilience thinking, among others, thus opening the path toward the articulation of a cultural narratology of resilience.


Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye
  • Title : Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye
  • Author : Marie Mutsuki Mockett
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • ISBN Code : 9780393352290
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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How does one cope with overwhelming grief?


By the Iowa Sea by Joe Blair

By the Iowa Sea
  • Title : By the Iowa Sea
  • Author : Joe Blair
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451636075
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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This vivid memoir about the heartbreaks and ecstasies of marriage, fatherhood, and small-town Midwestern life is “so raw and true you’ll gasp” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Heralding the arrival of an original American voice, By the Iowa Sea is a wrenching, unsentimental account of the heartbreaks and ecstasies of marriage, fatherhood, and small-town Midwestern life. After his first cross-country motorcycle trip, Joe Blair believed he had discovered his calling: he would travel; he would never cave in to convention; he would never settle down. Fifteen years later, he finds himself living in Iowa, working as an air-conditioning repairman and spending his free time cleaning gutters, taxiing his children, and contemplating marital infidelity. When the Iowa River floods, transforming the familiar streets of his small town into a terrible and beautiful sea, Joe begins to question the path that led him to this place. Exquisitely observed and lyrically recounted, this is a compelling and often humorous account of an ordinary man’s struggle to live an extraordinary life.


Il Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

Il Decameron
  • Title : Il Decameron
  • Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 811
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  • Language : English
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The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote,3 by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote,3
  • Title : The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote,3
  • Author : Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton

A Tale of Two Beasts
  • Title : A Tale of Two Beasts
  • Author : Fiona Roberton
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1444927361
  • Pages : 32
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  • Language : English
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There are two sides to every story. A little girl finds a strange beast in the woods and takes it home as a pet. She feeds it, shows it off to her friends and gives it a hat. But that night it escapes. Then the beast tells the story of being kidnapped by the girl, who forcefed it squirrel food, scared it with a group of beasts and wrapped it in wool. Can the two beasts resolve their differences? An eye-opening story that makes you look at things from a different perspective. 'Roberton's premise is as sublime as it is simple, with a subtle message. [...] Totally delightful.' - Kirkus Reviews


Imperial Intimacies by Hazel V. Carby

Imperial Intimacies
  • Title : Imperial Intimacies
  • Author : Hazel V. Carby
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • ISBN Code : 1788735129
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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Shortlisted for the British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2020 “Where are you from?” was the question hounding Hazel Carby as a girl in post-war London. One of the so-called brown babies of the Windrush generation, born to a Jamaican father and Welsh mother, Carby’s place in her home, her neighbourhood, and her country of birth was always in doubt. Emerging from this setting, Carby untangles the threads connecting members of her family in a web woven by the British Empire across the Atlantic. We meet Carby’s working-class grandmother Beatrice, a seamstress challenged by poverty and disease. In England, she was thrilled by the cosmopolitan fantasies of empire, by cities built with slave-trade profits, and by street peddlers selling fashionable Jamaican delicacies. In Jamaica, we follow the lives of both the “white Carbys” and the “black Carbys,” including Mary Ivey, a free woman of colour, whose children are fathered by Lilly Carby, a British soldier who arrived in Jamaica in 1789 to be absorbed into the plantation aristocracy. And we discover the hidden stories of Bridget and Nancy, two women owned by Lilly who survived the Middle Passage from Africa to the Caribbean. Moving between Jamaican plantations, the hills of Devon, the port cities of Bristol, Cardiff, and Kingston, and the working-class estates of South London, Carby’s family story is at once an intimate personal history and a sweeping summation of the violent entanglement of two islands. In charting British empire’s interweaving of capital and bodies, public language and private feeling, Carby will find herself reckoning with what she can tell, what she can remember, and what she can bear to know.


For the Time Being by Annie Dillard

For the Time Being
  • Title : For the Time Being
  • Author : Annie Dillard
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0307477665
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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National Bestseller "Beautifully written and delightfully strange...as earthy as it is sublime...in the truest sense, an eye-opener." --Daily News From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being, her most profound narrative to date. With her keen eye, penchant for paradox, and yearning for truth, Dillard renews our ability to discover wonder in life's smallest--and often darkest--corners. Why do we exist? Where did we come from? How can one person matter? Dillard searches for answers in a powerful array of images: pictures of bird-headed dwarfs in the standard reference of human birth defects; ten thousand terra-cotta figures fashioned for a Chinese emperor in place of the human court that might have followed him into death; the paleontologist and theologian Teilhard de Chardin crossing the Gobi Desert; the dizzying variety of clouds. Vivid, eloquent, haunting, For the Time Being evokes no less than the terrifying grandeur of all that remains tantalizingly and troublingly beyond our understanding. "Stimulating, humbling, original--. [Dillard] illuminate[s] the human perspective of the world, past, present and future, and the individual's relatively inconsequential but ever so unique place in it."--Rocky Mountain News


For the Time Being by W. H. Auden

For the Time Being
  • Title : For the Time Being
  • Author : W. H. Auden
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691158274
  • Pages : 92
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  • Language : English
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For the Time Being is a pivotal book in the career of one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. W. H. Auden had recently moved to America, fallen in love with a young man to whom he considered himself married, rethought his entire poetic and intellectual equipment, and reclaimed the Christian faith of his childhood. Then, in short order, his relationship fell apart and his mother, to whom he was very close, died. In the midst of this period of personal crisis and intellectual remaking, he decided to write a poem about Christmas and to have it set to music by his friend Benjamin Britten. Applying for a Guggenheim grant, Auden explained that he understood the difficulty of writing something vivid and distinctive about that most clichéd of subjects, but welcomed the challenge. In the end, the poem proved too long and complex to be set by Britten, but in it we have a remarkably ambitious and poetically rich attempt to see Christmas in double focus: as a moment in the history of the Roman Empire and of Judaism, and as an ever-new and always contemporary event for the believer. For the Time Being is Auden's only explicitly religious long poem, a technical tour de force, and a revelatory window into the poet's personal and intellectual development. This edition provides the most accurate text of the poem, a detailed introduction by Alan Jacobs that explains its themes and sets the poem in its proper contexts, and thorough annotations of its references and allusions.


Bad Apple by N.A

Bad Apple
  • Title : Bad Apple
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Puffin
  • ISBN Code : 0147517486
  • Pages : 32
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  • Language : English
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Forging a fast but unusual friendship with Will the worm, Mac, a young apple, is bullied by other apples who say that apples and worms are not supposed to like each other, a situation that compels Mac to stand up for himself.


The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes by Jamyang Norbu

The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes
  • Title : The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author : Jamyang Norbu
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780719556456
  • Pages : 279
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  • Language : English
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In 1891, the public was horrified to learn that Sherlock Holmes had perished in a deadly struggle with the archcriminal Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Then, to their amazement, he reappeared two years later, informing the stunned Watson: 'I travelled for two years in Tibet, therefore, and amused myself by visiting Lhasa' Nothing has been known of those two missing years until Jamyang Norbu's discovery, in a rusting tin dispatch box in Darjeeling, of a flat packet carefully wrapped in waxed paper and neatly tied with stout twine. When opened the packet revealed Hurree Chunder Mookerjee's own account of his travels with Sherlock Holmes. Now, for the first time, we learn of Sherlock Holmes's brush with the Great Game, with Colonel Creighton, Lurgan Sahib and the world of Kim. We follow him north across the hot and dusty plains of India to Simla, summer capital of the British Raj, and over the high passes to the vast emptiness of the Tibetan plateau. In the medieval splendour that is Lhasa, intrigue and black treachery stalk the shadows, and in the remote and icy fastnesses of the Trans-Himalayas good and evil battle for ascendancy. As Patrick French has written, 'Read th


A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager

A Tale of Two Mommies
  • Title : A Tale of Two Mommies
  • Author : Vanita Oelschlager
  • Publisher : Vanitabooks Llc
  • ISBN Code : 9780982636664
  • Pages : 40
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  • Language : English
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A young boy describes how his two mothers take care of him, from fishing, to coaching t-ball, to comforting him when he is upset.


In Case We Die by Danny Bland

In Case We Die
  • Title : In Case We Die
  • Author : Danny Bland
  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • ISBN Code : 1606996754
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Danny Bland’s fictional prose novel about a doomed junkie couple is given depth by his first hand experiences in the ’90s grunge rock scene. “It wasn’t the pounding headache or the all too familiar taste of blood in my mouth that woke me that morning, but the stink of cat piss. They all have cats. Cats and bad tattoos and mops of dyed black hair that reek of cigarettes and watermelon Bubblicious.” This debut novel by veteran Seattle musician Danny Bland follows a pair of outsiders who find themselves locked in the palpable, dizzy grunge-rock scene of early-’90s Seattle. Vulnerable to the high relief of heroin addiction, Bland’s characters ― Charlie Hyatt and Carrie Finch ― are unapologetic protagonists whose epiphanies are as blinding as their weaknesses. Finch, 21, beautiful and dangerous, drowns out the voices in her head and the consequences of a misled life with electric guitars, booze and petulant misbehavior. Her single abiding faith takes the form of an unlikely savior ― ’60s psychedelic musician Roky Erikson. At the ripe old age of 28, Hyatt attempts to make sense of the cards he has been dealt: a miserable job in a porn shop, a drug habit he cannot afford and the wildly unstable woman he had chosen to love. Two damaged people can balance a seesaw for a long time, even finding the illusion of safety; but when one gets off unannounced, the other will fall. As Finch finds sobriety, her sanity and her relationship with Hyatt falter until an inevitable event brings the two back together a decade later.


Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur

Wild Game
  • Title : Wild Game
  • Author : Adrienne Brodeur
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN Code : 1328519031
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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On a hot July night on Cape Cod, at the age of 14, Brodeur became a confidante to her mother's affair with her husband's closest friend. Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help, but when the affair had calamitous consequences for everyone involved, Brodeau was driven into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. In her memoir she examines how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make. -- adapted from jacket


The Poser by Jacob Rubin

The Poser
  • Title : The Poser
  • Author : Jacob Rubin
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • ISBN Code : 014310795X
  • Pages : 242
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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All his life, Giovanni Bernini has possessed an uncanny gift: he can imitate anyone he meets. Honed by his mother at a young age, the talent catapults him from small-town obscurity to stardom. As his fame grows, Giovanni encounters a beautiful and enigmatic stage singer, Lucy Starlight - the only person whose thread he cannot find - and becomes increasingly trapped inside his many poses. Ultimately, he must assume the one identity he has never been able to master: his own.


The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

The Tale of Despereaux
  • Title : The Tale of Despereaux
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • ISBN Code : 0763649430
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale. Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out. With black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering.


Love of Mountains by Uno Koji

Love of Mountains
  • Title : Love of Mountains
  • Author : Uno Koji
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN Code : 0824863410
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Uno Koji, a literary figure of the first rank in twentieth-century Japan, was a maverick who defied literary conventions by combining the playfulness and stylistic verve of pre-Meiji literature with the often tortured self-reflection of modern fiction. Elaine Gerbert's startlingly evocative and graceful translation is preceded by an interpretive introduction that places Uno's writing in critical perspective. Here at last is a translation that makes accessible for the first time in English two of the most representative works of this acute, eccentric, and always entertaining author, whose versatility and deft control of language earned him a reputation as one of the great stylists of modern Japanese literature.


Training in Compassion by Norman Fischer

Training in Compassion
  • Title : Training in Compassion
  • Author : Norman Fischer
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0834828561
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Lojong is the Tibetan Buddhist practice that involves working with short phrases (called "slogans") as a way of generating bodhichitta, the heart and mind of enlightened compassion. Though the practice is more than a millennium old, it has become popular in the West only in the last twenty years or so—and it has become very popular indeed, because it's a practice that one can fit very well into an ordinary life, and because it works.Through the influence of Pema Chödrön, who was one of the first American Buddhist teachers to teach it extensively, the practice has moved out of its Buddhist context to affect the lives of non-Buddhists too. It's in this spirit that Norman Fischer offers his commentary on the lojong slogans. He applies Zen wisdom to them, showing how well they fit in that related tradition, but he also sets the slogans in the context of resonant practices throughout the spiritual traditions. He shows lojong to be a wonderful method for everyone, including those who aren't otherwise interested in Buddhism, who don't have the time or inclination to meditate, or who'd just like to morph into the kind of person who's focused rather than scattered, generous rather than stingy, and kind rather than thoughtless.


Amnesty by Aravind Adiga

Amnesty
  • Title : Amnesty
  • Author : Aravind Adiga
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9389109566
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A mesmerising, breakneck quest of a novel' Andrew McMillan 'Adiga's smart, funny, and timely tale with a crime spin of an undocumented immigrant will catalyze readers' Booklist 'A taut, thriller-like novel . . . A well-crafted tale of entrapment, alert to the risk of exploitation that follows immigrants in a new country' Kirkus, starred review 'Engrossing . . . vivid . . . Adiga’s enthralling depiction of one immigrant’s tough situation humanizes a complex and controversial global dilemma' Publishers Weekly 'Adiga is one of the great observers of power and its deformities... Telling the tale of Danny’s immigration along the story of one tense day, he has built a forceful, urgent thriller for our times' John Freeman, Lit Hub Danny – Dhananjaya Rajaratnam – is an illegal immigrant in Sydney, denied refugee status after he has fled from his native Sri Lanka. Working as a cleaner, living out of a grocery storeroom, for three years he’s been trying to create a new identity for himself. And now, with his beloved vegan girlfriend, Sonja, with his hidden accent and highlights in his hair, he is as close as he has ever come to living a normal Australian life. But then one morning, Danny learns a female client of his has been murdered. When Danny recognizes a jacket left at the murder scene, he believes it belongs to another of his clients ? a doctor with whom he knows the woman was having an affair. Suddenly Danny is confronted with a choice: come forward with his knowledge about the crime and risk being deported, or say nothing, and let justice go undone? Over the course of a single day, evaluating the weight of his past, his dreams for the future, and the unpredictable, often absurd reality of living invisibly and undocumented, he must wrestle with his conscience and decide if a person without rights still has responsibilities. Propulsive, insightful, and full of Aravind Adiga’s signature wit and magic, Amnesty is both a timeless moral struggle and a universal story with particular urgency today.


The Journey to the West by Wu Cheng-en,Collinson Fair

The Journey to the West
  • Title : The Journey to the West
  • Author : Wu Cheng-en,Collinson Fair
  • Publisher : Disruptive Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9781596542518
  • Pages : 632
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Containing chapters 51-100 of China's best-loved work, in an edited, yet complete and wholly accurate translation for the Western reader. Travel with Monkey, Pig, Friar Sand and the Tang Priest as they continue their journey to India and finally attain the scriptures. Volume 2 contains some of the most famous episodes from this classic, including Monkey's duel with the Princess Iron Fan.


The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
  • Title : The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
  • Author : Hannah Tinti
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • ISBN Code : 0812989899
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“A gripping American-on-the-run thriller . . . a brilliant coming-of-age tale and a touching exploration of father-daughter relationships.”—Newsweek “One part Quentin Tarantino, one part Scheherazade, and twelve parts wild innovation.”—Ann Patchett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Washington Post • Paste Samuel Hawley isn’t like the other fathers in Olympus, Massachusetts. A loner who spent years living on the run, he raised his beloved daughter, Loo, on the road, moving from motel to motel, always watching his back. Now that Loo’s a teenager, Hawley wants only to give her a normal life. In his late wife’s hometown, he finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at the local high school. Growing more and more curious about the mother she never knew, Loo begins to investigate. Soon, everywhere she turns, she encounters the mysteries of her parents’ lives before she was born. This hidden past is made all the more real by the twelve scars her father carries on his body. Each scar is from a bullet Hawley took over the course of his criminal career. Each is a memory: of another place on the map, another thrilling close call, another moment of love lost and found. As Loo uncovers a history that’s darker than she could have known, the demons of her father’s past spill over into the present—and together both Hawley and Loo must face a reckoning yet to come. Praise for The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley “A master class in literary suspense.”—The Washington Post “Tinti depicts brutality and compassion with exquisite sensitivity, creating a powerful overlay of love and pain.”—The New Yorker “Hannah Tinti’s beautifully constructed second novel . . . uses the scars on Hawley’s body—all twelve bullet wounds, one by one—to show who he is, what he’s done, and why the past chases and clings to him with such tenacity.”—The Boston Globe “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is an adventure epic with the deeper resonance of myth. . . . Tinti exhibits an aptitude for shining a piercing light into the corners of her characters’ hearts and minds.”—O: The Oprah Magazine


Open Book by Jessica Simpson

Open Book
  • Title : Open Book
  • Author : Jessica Simpson
  • Publisher : Dey Street Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780062899972
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller Updated with a new introduction Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining. This was supposed to be a very different book. Five years ago, Jessica Simpson was approached to write a motivational guide to living your best life. She walked away from the offer, and nobody understood why. The truth is that she didn't want to lie. Jessica couldn't be authentic with her readers if she wasn't fully honest with herself first. Now America's Sweetheart, preacher's daughter, pop phenomenon, reality tv pioneer, and the billion-dollar fashion mogul invites readers on a remarkable journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others, but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please. Open Book is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, and humor to share things she's never shared before. First celebrated for her voice, she became one of the most talked-about women in the world, whether for music and fashion, her relationship struggles, or as a walking blonde joke. But now, instead of being talked about, Jessica is doing the talking. Her book shares the wisdom and inspirations she's learned and shows the real woman behind all the pop-culture cliché's -- "chicken or fish," "Daisy Duke," "football jinx," "mom jeans," "sexual napalm..." and more. Open Book is an opportunity to laugh and cry with a close friend, one that will inspire you to live your best, most authentic life, now that she is finally living hers.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Title : The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Author : Victor Hugo
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781539991489
  • Pages : 376
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The gypsy street dancer Esmeralda captures the hearts of many men, including those of Captain Phoebus and Pierre Gringoire, but especially Quasimodo and his guardian Archdeacon Claude Frollo. Frollo is torn between his obsessive lust for Esmeralda and the rules of the Notre Dame Cathedral. His obsessive lust for La Esmerelda has made him renounce God and study alchemy and black magic Esmerelda is falsely accused and sentenced to hang . Frollo visits her in jail and declares his love. He begs her to love him but she calls him a "goblin-monk" and a murderer. Before her execution, Esmerelda is publicly humiliated in front of Notre Dame. Looking across the square, she suddenly sees Phoebus and calls out his name. Just then, Quasimodo swings down on a rope from Notre Dame and carries her back to the cathedral, crying out "Sanctuary!" He had fallen in love with her and had been planning her escape all along.


A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth L. Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being
  • Title : A Tale for the Time Being
  • Author : Ruth L. Ozeki
  • Publisher : Clipper Audio
  • ISBN Code : 9781471252228
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her Canadian beach home and suspects it might be debris from the 2011 tsunami. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. With every turn of the page, Ruth is sucked deeper into an enchanting mystery, in which 16-year-old Nao Yasutani is trying to find a reader and friend who finally understands her.


A Tale of the Wind by Kay Nolte Smith

A Tale of the Wind
  • Title : A Tale of the Wind
  • Author : Kay Nolte Smith
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781860196034
  • Pages : 599
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Set in Paris and rich with historical detail, the characters in this title are lively and compelling.


The Awakened Eye by N.A

The Awakened Eye
  • Title : The Awakened Eye
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Random House (NY)
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 147
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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All Over Creation by Ruth L. Ozeki

All Over Creation
  • Title : All Over Creation
  • Author : Ruth L. Ozeki
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9780330490276
  • Pages : 420
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the author of "My Year of Meats" comes the story of a Japanese-American prodigal daughter just trying to make sense of it all as the unceasing cycle of all creation continues around her.


Connect The Dots by Bansal, rashmi

Connect The Dots
  • Title : Connect The Dots
  • Author : Bansal, rashmi
  • Publisher : Westland
  • ISBN Code : 9789381626702
  • Pages : 335
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Mahima Mehra did it.Ranjiv Ramchandani did it.Kalyan Varma did it. Connect the Dots is the story of 20 enterprising individuals without an MBA, who started their own ventures. They were driven by the desire to prove themselves. To lead interesting, passionate, meaningful lives. Their stories say one thing loud and clear. You don’t need a fancy degree or a rich daddy to dream big and make it happen. It’s all in your head, your heart, your hands.