Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

Swimming Home
  • Title : Swimming Home
  • Author : Deborah Levy
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781911508083
  • Pages : 166
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  • Language : English
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A mysterious woman who suffers from mental illness suddenly appears at a vacation villa where two families are staying and her interactions with them reveal secret details about their past and tensions within their relationships with each other.


Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

Swimming Home
  • Title : Swimming Home
  • Author : Deborah Levy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN Code : 1620401703
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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Short-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. "Readers will have to resist the temptation to hurry up in order to find out what happens . . . Our reward is the enjoyable, if unsettling, experience of being pitched into the deep waters of Levy's wry, accomplished novel."--Francine Prose, New York Times Book Review As he arrives with his family at the villa in the hills above Nice, Joe sees a body in the swimming pool. But the girl is very much alive. She is Kitty Finch: a self-proclaimed botanist with green-painted fingernails, walking naked out of the water and into the heart of their holiday. Why is she there? What does she want from them all? And why does Joe's enigmatic wife allow her to remain? A subversively brilliant study of love, Swimming Home reveals how the most devastating secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves.


Swimming Home by Kayla Rodney

Swimming Home
  • Title : Swimming Home
  • Author : Kayla Rodney
  • Publisher : Unlikely Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781733714327
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The first book of poetry by Kayla Rodney focuses on her experiences with New Orleans, tragedy, and hurricanes, especially Katrina.


Swimming Home by Mary-Rose MacColl

Swimming Home
  • Title : Swimming Home
  • Author : Mary-Rose MacColl
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101993502
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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From the author of the international bestseller In Falling Snow. In 1925, a young woman swimmer will defy the odds to swim the English Channel—a chance to make history. London 1925: Fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm waters of her home, to strike out into the ocean off the Torres Strait Islands in Australia and swim, as she’s done since she was a child. But now, orphaned and living with her aunt Louisa in London, Catherine feels that everything she values has been stripped away from her. Louisa, a London surgeon who fought boldly for equality for women, holds strict views on the behavior of her young niece. She wants Catherine to pursue an education, just as she herself did. Catherine is rebellious, and Louisa finds it difficult to block painful memories from her past. It takes the enigmatic American banker Manfred Lear Black to convince Louisa to bring Catherine to New York where Catherine can train to become the first woman to swim the English Channel. And finally, Louisa begins to listen to what her own heart tells her.


Swim Home by Kathleen McDonnell

Swim Home
  • Title : Swim Home
  • Author : Kathleen McDonnell
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • ISBN Code : 1525568493
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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In September 1731, a feral child emerged from the woods in the Champagne region of France. Clothed in animal skins, with matted, unkempt hair, and wielding a small club, she ran like a hare, climbed trees like a cat, and ate leaves and raw meat. But who was Memmie LeBlanc? Where had she come from? How had she survived on her own in the wild? From the very first, mystery and controversy swirled around her and it still rages, as playwright Kathleen McDonnell discovers nearly three centuries later, when she begins researching the Wild Girl for a play. On a journey from the vineyards of France, to a Native-run casino in the American heartland of Iowa, and back to the catacombs of Paris, McDonnell begins to feel she’s living in a detective novel with bizarre, comic twists, startling revelations, and a colorful cast of characters; a librarian, a small-town mayor, a champagne vigneron, a surgeon-turned-amateur-historian, an Australian journalist, a feminist professor—a group spanning three continents. Driven by a strong sense of kinship with the tragic Memmie LeBlanc—especially their shared love of cold-water swimming–McDonnell works for years writing an honor-winning historical play, but comes to realize there is another story begging to be told, involving academic rivalries, disappearing websites, small-town politics, and dark, brutal Canadian history. Swim Home is the fascinating result.


The Biokinetics of Flying and Swimming by Akira Azuma

The Biokinetics of Flying and Swimming
  • Title : The Biokinetics of Flying and Swimming
  • Author : Akira Azuma
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 4431682104
  • Pages : 265
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  • Language : English
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From a mechanical perspective, an animal's shape and the topological connection of its organs are important factors in locomotion. This book describes the physical relationships between form, habitat, way of life, and movement in living creatures. It includes in-depth mechanical and mathematical analyses of the way in which creatures move about, and it also investigates dispersal modes of plants and animals within the framework of flying and swimming. The book is written from the viewpoint of mechanics, specifically fluid dynamics and flight dynamics, rather than from that of physiology and ecology. It will prove a useful reference for aeronautical and mechanical engineers as well as for biologists who use mechanical analyses in the study of behaviour, function, and locomotion.


How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool by Wolfram Kircher,Andreas Thon

How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool
  • Title : How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool
  • Author : Wolfram Kircher,Andreas Thon
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  • ISBN Code : 9780993389214
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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Natural swimming pools are the biggest news for gardeners since green roofs. The water is cleaned by aquatic plants instead of chlorine so it is gentle on the eyes and healthy for swimmers. These self-cleaning ecosystems are beautiful to look at and provide a valuable water source for dragonflies, honeybees and other beneficial insects. Wolfram Kircher has researched extensively into the low-nutrient-dependent plants that are needed for the surrounds of natural swimming pools and the high-nutrient-dependent plants that are required for the regeneration zone. In the book he demonstrates how to maintain the nutrient level in perfect balance to keep down the algae down and water sparkling. The authors have installed pools for decades and trialled different systems and plants to come up with the best possible designs. This book provides tried-and-trusted advice on a feature that is increasingly in demand among aspirational, eco-minded gardeners and designers.


Black Vodka by Deborah Levy

Black Vodka
  • Title : Black Vodka
  • Author : Deborah Levy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
  • ISBN Code : 9781632869111
  • Pages : 136
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  • Language : English
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The stories in Black Vodka, by acclaimed author Deborah Levy, are perfectly formed worlds unto themselves, written in elegant yet economical prose. She is a master of the short story, exploring loneliness and belonging; violence and tenderness; the ephemeral and the solid; the grotesque and the beautiful; love and infidelity; and fluid identities national, cultural, and personal. In "Shining a Light," a woman's lost luggage is juxtaposed with far more serious losses. An icy woman seduces a broken man in "Vienna," and a man's empathy threatens to destroy him in "Stardust Nation." "Cave Girl" features a girl who wants to be a different kind of woman--she succeeds in a shocking way. A deformed man seeks beauty amid his angst in the title story. These are twenty-first century lives dissected with razor-sharp humor and curiosity. Levy's stories will send you tumbling into a rabbit hole, and you won't be able to scramble out until long after you've turned the last page.


Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

Hot Milk
  • Title : Hot Milk
  • Author : Deborah Levy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN Code : 1620406713
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, Hot Milk moves "gracefully among pathos, danger, and humor†? (The New York Times). I have been sleuthing my mother's symptoms for as long as I can remember. If I see myself as an unwilling detective with a desire for justice, is her illness an unsolved crime? If so, who is the villain and who is the victim? Sofia, a young anthropologist, has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother's unexplainable illness. She is frustrated with Rose and her constant complaints, but utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life. She and her mother travel to the searing, arid coast of southern Spain to see a famous consultant--their very last chance--in the hope that he might cure her unpredictable limb paralysis. But Dr. Gomez has strange methods that seem to have little to do with physical medicine, and as the treatment progresses, Sofia's mother's illness becomes increasingly baffling. Sofia's role as detective--tracking her mother's symptoms in an attempt to find the secret motivation for her pain--deepens as she discovers her own desires in this transient desert community. Hot Milk is a profound exploration of the sting of sexuality, of unspoken female rage, of myth and modernity, the lure of hypochondria and big pharma, and, above all, the value of experimenting with life; of being curious, bewildered, and vitally alive to the world.


Swimming in a Pool of Peanut Butter by Christopher Long

Swimming in a Pool of Peanut Butter
  • Title : Swimming in a Pool of Peanut Butter
  • Author : Christopher Long
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781494950927
  • Pages : 46
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  • Language : English
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Describes in simple language how children with ADHD live in and interact with the world. The writer is an executive at an agency for the differently abled who has four adopted sons with ADHD.


Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes by Sheila Taormina

Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes
  • Title : Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes
  • Author : Sheila Taormina
  • Publisher : VeloPress
  • ISBN Code : 1937716171
  • Pages : 212
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  • Language : English
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In Swim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina reveals the swim technique used by the world’s fastest swimmers. Over the course of 4 Olympic Games and throughout her career as a world champion triathlete, Taormina refined her exceptional technique as a student of the sport, studying the world’s best swimmers using underwater photographs and video analysis. From Johnny Weissmuller to Michael Phelps, the world’s fastest swimmers share two common elements: high stroke rate and a high-elbow underwater pull. Many swimmers and triathletes neglect the underwater pull, distracted by stroke count or perfecting less critical details like body position, streamlining, and roll. Swim Speed Secrets focuses on producing power—the most crucial element of swimming—to help triathletes and swimmers overhaul their swim stroke and find the speed that’s been eluding them. With a commonsense approach that comes from decades of practice and years of hands-on coaching experience, Taormina shows swimmers how to transition to faster swimming. Swim Speed Secrets includes: The best drills to cultivate a more sensitive feel for the water Dryland and strength building exercises to develop arm position and upper body musculature Crisp photos of Olympic swimmers and variations in their high-elbow underwater pull Clear descriptions of the key moments of the underwater pull Tips that helped her perform at a world-class level for two decades Sheila Taormina’s Swim Speed Secrets brings the focus back where it belongs—to a powerful underwater stroke. With this approach, triathletes and swimmers can stop swimming for survival and break through to new levels of speed and confidence in the water.


Total Immersion by Terry Laughlin

Total Immersion
  • Title : Total Immersion
  • Author : Terry Laughlin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451688334
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Swim better—and enjoy every lap—with Total Immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water. Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you’re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Total Immersion will show you that it’s mindful fluid movement—not athletic ability—that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling Total Immersion features: · A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills—practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga—that can help anyone swim more enjoyably · A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that’s always comfortable · Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form · A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any age Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, Total Immersion has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.


Home by Marilynne Robinson

Home
  • Title : Home
  • Author : Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0748113495
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2009 Jack Boughton - prodigal son - has been gone twenty years. He returns home seeking refuge and to make peace with the past. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold down a job, Jack is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton's most beloved child. His sister Glory has also returned, fleeing her own mistakes, to care for their dying father. A moving book about families, about love and death and faith, Home is unforgettable. It is a masterpiece. 'One of the greatest living novelists' BRYAN APPLEYARD, SUNDAY TIMES 'A luminous, profound and moving piece of writing. There is no contemporary American novelist whose work I would rather read' MICHAEL ARDITTI, INDEPENDENT 'Her novels are replete with a sense of felt life, with a deep and abiding sympathy for her characters and a full understanding of their inner lives' COLM TOIBIN 'Utterly haunting' JANE SHILLING, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH


The American Girl's Home Book of Work and Play by Helen Campbell

The American Girl's Home Book of Work and Play
  • Title : The American Girl's Home Book of Work and Play
  • Author : Helen Campbell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 431
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  • Language : English
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Swim That Rock by John Rocco,Jay Primiano

Swim That Rock
  • Title : Swim That Rock
  • Author : John Rocco,Jay Primiano
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • ISBN Code : 0763672246
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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A young working-class teen fights to save his family’s diner after his father is lost in a fishing-boat accident. When his dad goes missing in a fishing-boat accident, fourteen-year-old Jake refuses to think he may have lost his father forever. But suddenly, nothing seems certain in Jake’s future, and now his family’s diner may be repossessed by loan sharks. In Narragansett Bay, scrabbling out a living as a quahogger isn’t easy, but with the help of some local clammers, Jake is determined to work hard and earn enough money to ensure his family’s security and save the diner in time. Told with cinematic suspense and a true compassion for the characters, Swim That Rock is a fast-paced coming-of-age story that beautifully and evocatively captures the essence of coastal Rhode Island life, the struggles of blue-collar family dynamics, and the dreams of one boy to come into his own.


Raising A Reader Gr. 2 by Summers, Eleanor

Raising A Reader Gr. 2
  • Title : Raising A Reader Gr. 2
  • Author : Summers, Eleanor
  • Publisher : On The Mark Press
  • ISBN Code : 1770783180
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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Swimming Home by Susan Hand Shetterly

Swimming Home
  • Title : Swimming Home
  • Author : Susan Hand Shetterly
  • Publisher : Tilbury House Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9780884483540
  • Pages : 32
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  • Language : English
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Some fish, like the river herring called alewives, hatch in a lake or big pond, and when they are a little older, swim down a river and out to the ocean. They return home to their lake when it is time to spawn, but swimming upstream can be an adventure full of danger and challenges. After their long swim home, what will happen if the entrance to the lake is now blocked with a new road or a dam? Can the fish still go home?


The Art of Swimming in the Eton Style by John Leahy

The Art of Swimming in the Eton Style
  • Title : The Art of Swimming in the Eton Style
  • Author : John Leahy
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 99
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  • Language : English
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Life Is Good When You're Swimming My Swimming Journal by Lovely Publishing

Life Is Good When You're Swimming My Swimming Journal
  • Title : Life Is Good When You're Swimming My Swimming Journal
  • Author : Lovely Publishing
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781726233354
  • Pages : 110
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  • Language : English
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Are you into Swimming ? or Looking for Memorable gifts for the ones who love to swim on their birthdays, weddings, Anniversaties, Meets, Tournaments, Graduation, Christmas or any special day This journal is also great to keep memories ,emotions,experiences from swimming classes, competitions, training, coach instrustions etc. It is an 'easy-to-carry' 6 x 9 blank lined journal. It includes: Glossy finish cover 110 durable pages white paper Strong Binding 6 x 9 inches If you are looking for a different book,don't forget to click the author's / publisher's name for other great journal ideas.


D is for Desert by Barbara Gowan

D is for Desert
  • Title : D is for Desert
  • Author : Barbara Gowan
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • ISBN Code : 1410310698
  • Pages : 32
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  • Language : English
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D is for Desert: A World Deserts Alphabet uses the alphabet to explore desert regions around the world, explaining the science behind what determines a desert and showcasing fascinating features and desert inhabitants. Budding scientists will traverse the rocky deserts of Mongolia astride the Bactrian camel, spy on the poisonous Gila monster and other lizards in the Sonoran Desert, discover geological wonders in Bryce Canyon National Park, and learn about desert weather phenomena such as dust storms and flash floods, and much more. A glossary of key desert-science terms and concepts is included.


Swimming Science by John G. Mullen

Swimming Science
  • Title : Swimming Science
  • Author : John G. Mullen
  • Publisher : Ivy Press
  • ISBN Code : 178240693X
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Just one hundredth of a second separates elite swimmers from the podium, but what are the physical forces at work behind these tiny margins, and how can an understanding of them be used to improve your own technique in the pool? Swimming Science investigates, with each chapter focussing on a different area. From swimming technology, physiology, and psychology to hydrodynamics, the key principles of swimming science are addressed, with the content organised around a series of questions. What creates the drag in the water? How have swim suits evolved? Which muscles generate propulsion? How much force do elite swimmers use? Each question is investigated using up-to-date science and explanatory info-graphics.


Swimming Pools by Philip H. Perkins

Swimming Pools
  • Title : Swimming Pools
  • Author : Philip H. Perkins
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1135808031
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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The fourth edition of this classic book provides a comprehensive treatise on the design and construction of swimming pools, both public and private. Significantly revised, it covers planning, materials, design, construction and finishing, water circulation and treatment, energy conservation, maintenance and repairs. This is a standard book for all


The Polished Hoe by Austin Clarke

The Polished Hoe
  • Title : The Polished Hoe
  • Author : Austin Clarke
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 9780060557621
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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When Mary-Mathilda, one of the most respected women of the island of Bimshire (also known as Barbados) calls the police to confess to a crime, the result is a shattering all-night vigil that brings together elements of the island's African past and the tragic legacy of colonialism in one epic sweep. Set in the West Indies in the period following World War II, The Polished Hoe -- an Essence bestseller and a Washington Post Book World Most Worthy Book of 2003 -- unravels over the course of twenty-four hours but spans the collective experience of a society characterized by slavery.


In Falling Snow by Mary Rose Maccoll

In Falling Snow
  • Title : In Falling Snow
  • Author : Mary Rose Maccoll
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0143190288
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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In Falling Snow opens as Iris Crane, an elderly Australian widow struggling to keep up with daily life, receives a surprise invitation in the mail to a reunion at the ancient abbey of Royaumont, the site of a field hospital north of Paris. In the First World War, Iris served there as a nurse in a hospital run entirely by women, and the invitation opens a flood of memories—about how she came to Europe in 1914 in search of her brother, her work alongside the female doctors and administrators as the wounded soldiers flooded into the hospital, and of the dear friends she made at Royaumont who would change her family’s life forever. A moving and uplifting novel about the small unsung acts of heroism of which love makes us capable.


Peggy's Letters by Jacqueline Halsey

Peggy's Letters
  • Title : Peggy's Letters
  • Author : Jacqueline Halsey
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1554697921
  • Pages : 132
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  • Language : English
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In the final months of World War II, ten-year-old Peggy shelters with her mother and baby brother in a London butcher's shop during an air raid. They survive, but their home and everything in it are lost, including Peggyís most treasured possession, a biscuit tin of letters from her father. Their lives change dramatically and Peggy makes friends with a boy named Spud who has a passion for scavenging bombsites, leading to more than one surprising discovery.


The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine by Alex Brunkhorst

The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine
  • Title : The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine
  • Author : Alex Brunkhorst
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • ISBN Code : 0778317536
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Collecting quotes for the obituary of a legendary film producer, young journalist Thomas Cleary is invited by the man's eccentric daughter to tour the exclusive upper echelons of Hollywood society, where he pursues a romance with an enigmatic shut-in.


The Yips by Nicola Barker

The Yips
  • Title : The Yips
  • Author : Nicola Barker
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 1443419915
  • Pages : 550
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  • Language : English
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2006 is a foreign country; they do things differently there. Tiger Woods' reputation is entirely untarnished and the English Defence League does not exist yet. Storm-clouds of a different kind are gathering above the bar of Luton's less than exclusive Thistle Hotel. Among those caught up in the unfolding drama are a man who's had cancer seven times, a woman priest with an unruly fringe, the troubled family of a notorious local fascist, an interfering barmaid with three E's at A-level but a PhD in bullshit, a free-thinking Muslim sex therapist and his considerably more pious wife. But at the heart of every intrigue and the bottom of every mystery is the repugnantly charismatic Stuart Ransom – a golfer in free-fall. Nicola Barker's The Yips is at once a historical novel of the pre-Twitter moment, the filthiest state-of-the-nation novel since Martin Amis' Money and the most flamboyant piece of comic fiction ever to be set in Luton.


Beowulf and the Celtic Tradition by Martin Puhvel

Beowulf and the Celtic Tradition
  • Title : Beowulf and the Celtic Tradition
  • Author : Martin Puhvel
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN Code : 1554587697
  • Pages : 151
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  • Language : English
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The author traces and evaluates the possible influences of Celtic tradition on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. He discusses theories of the origins of the poem, draws parallels between elements in Beowulf and in Celtic literary tradition, and suggests that the central plot of the poem, the conflict with Grendel and his mother, is "fundamentally indebted to Celtic folktale elements." The study is well documented and rich in references to Celtic literature, legend, and folklore.


New Ways to Kill Your Mother by Colm Toibin

New Ways to Kill Your Mother
  • Title : New Ways to Kill Your Mother
  • Author : Colm Toibin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451668554
  • Pages : 345
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  • Language : English
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The Columbia Mellon Professor in the Humanities and award-winning author of Brooklyn presents a collection of essays that explores the sources of intimate family dynamics in forefront works of literature, from the relationship between W. B. Yeats and his father to the complicated ties between Thomas Mann and his children.


Diary of a Steak by Deborah Levy

Diary of a Steak
  • Title : Diary of a Steak
  • Author : Deborah Levy
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 49
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy

The Man Who Saw Everything
  • Title : The Man Who Saw Everything
  • Author : Deborah Levy
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0241977614
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2019 'An utterly beguiling fever dream of a novel... Its sheer technical bravura places it head and shoulder above pretty much everything else on the [Booker] longlist' Daily Telegraph 'An ice-cold skewering of patriarchy, humanity and the darkness of the 20th century Europe' The Times 'The man who had nearly run me over had touched my hair, as if he were touching a statue or something without a heartbeat...' In 1988 Saul Adler (a narcissistic, young historian) is hit by a car on the Abbey Road. He is apparently fine; he gets up and goes to see his art student girlfriend, Jennifer Moreau. They have sex then break up, but not before she has photographed Saul crossing the same Abbey Road. Saul leaves to study in communist East Berlin, two months before the Wall comes down. There he will encounter - significantly - both his assigned translator and his translator's sister, who swears she has seen a jaguar prowling the city. He will fall in love and brood upon his difficult, authoritarian father. And he will befriend a hippy, Rainer, who may or may not be a Stasi agent, but will certainly return to haunt him in middle age. Slipping slyly between time zones and leaving a spiralling trail, Deborah Levy's electrifying The Man Who Saw Everything examines what we see and what we fail to see, the grave crime of carelessness, the weight of history and our ruinous attempts to shrug it off. 'Levy writes on the high wire, unfalteringly' Marina Warner 'It's clever, raw and doesn't play by any rules' Evening Standard 'Intelligent and supple...a dizzying tale of life across time and borders' Finanical Times


Off the Grid Homes by Lori Ryker

Off the Grid Homes
  • Title : Off the Grid Homes
  • Author : Lori Ryker
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • ISBN Code : 9781423614135
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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An in-depth look at the strategies employed in sustainable home design.


Natural Home Heating by Greg Pahl

Natural Home Heating
  • Title : Natural Home Heating
  • Author : Greg Pahl
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1603581561
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Achieving the Impossible by Lewis Gordon Pugh

Achieving the Impossible
  • Title : Achieving the Impossible
  • Author : Lewis Gordon Pugh
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0857201379
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In July 2007, Lewis Gordon Pugh became the first person to swim at the North Pole, in temperatures that would kill a normal person, primarily to raise awareness of climate change. Nicknamed 'the human polar bear' for his ability to raise his body temperature at will, he has pioneered swims in the world's most hostile waters, redefining what it is possible to achieve in terms of endurance. A former member of the SAS, Lewis tells his fantastic story here for the first time. Chapters cover his childhood, growing up with his 'hero' Surgeon Rear Admiral father, his early life in South Africa, his gruelling training in the army's elite regiment, his inspiration and, of course, plenty of action/adventure stories, chronicling his many nail-biting endurance swims. With practical lessons taken from his own life, Lewis explains how recognising one's passions and taking calculated risks is essential for anyone looking to fulfil their goals. The book will also cover his expedition kayaking to the North Pole in summer 2008 and preparing for his most dangerous swim yet - on Everest! - planned for May 2010. His story is inspiring, entertaining and thrilling in equal measure, and its 39-year-old author is a much-needed role model for our times.


I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice

I Found My Tribe
  • Title : I Found My Tribe
  • Author : Ruth Fitzmaurice
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781635572933
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A transformative, euphoric memoir about finding solace in the unexpected for readers of H is for Hawk, It's Not Yet Dark, and When Breath Becomes Air. Ruth's tribe are her lively children and her filmmaker and author husband Simon Fitzmaurice who has ALS and can only communicate with his eyes. Ruth's other "tribe" are the friends who gather at the cove in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and regularly throw themselves into the freezing cold water, just for kicks. The Tragic Wives' Swimming Club, as they jokingly call themselves, meet to cope with the extreme challenges life puts in their way, not to mention the monster waves rolling over the horizon. Swimming is just one of the daily coping strategies Ruth uses as she fights to preserve the strong but now silent connection with her husband. As she tells the story of their marriage, from diagnosis to their long-standing precarious situation, Ruth also charts her passion for swimming in the wild Irish Sea--culminating in a midnight swim under the full moon on her wedding anniversary. An invocation to all of us to love as hard as we can and live even harder, I Found My Tribe is an urgent and uplifting letter to a husband, family, friends, the natural world, and the brightness of life.


The Boundary by Nicole Watson

The Boundary
  • Title : The Boundary
  • Author : Nicole Watson
  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • ISBN Code : 070224659X
  • Pages : 276
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When a multimillion-dollar development threatens the sacred site of one of Australia's Aboriginal populations, the Corrowa people file a native claim over the site. Hours after Justice Brosnan rejects the claim, he is dead. Days later, the developer's lawyer is also killed. As the body count rises, it becomes clear that the key to unlocking the murderer's identity the single red feather left behind at each crime scene. Filled with suspense and grisly detail, this book follows detectives Jason Matthews, a young Aboriginal policeman, and Andrew Higgins, a wizened cop possessed by his need for revenge, as they attempt to investigate the murders and stay impartial. A fast-paced crime novel as well as a cutting social commentary, this narrative puts native title and contemporary Australian issues under the microscope, exposing a nation still struggling to come to terms with its bleak past.


Snatches of Life by Neil Primus

Snatches of Life
  • Title : Snatches of Life
  • Author : Neil Primus
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1453539565
  • Pages : 170
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This manuscript is a compilation of original works. Folklore, legends, culture, fact and fi ction are all used to bring these pieces to life. Some of our folk lores and culture are refl ected in a Perfect Christmas, Ma Lotties Farewell, Old Haigue a Fly, The Called and Fraid De Dark. Guyanas beauty and natures gifts are weaved into pieces like An Outing in the Country, A Wild Ride and Life in my Neck of the Woods. Life and its triumphs and failures and peoples unpredictability are recorded in stories such as Plumber in the House, Pets are Us, The Days Goes Floating By, Needle in a Haystack, Rum Till I Die and Two is a Crowd. Humour fl ows through many of my stories and is quite evident in the following pieces. Catch a Bull By the Tail, Flight of the Bats, Going Going Gone!, King Thief , Rooster Rendezvous. Appointment with Dr. Punch, Making my Melody, Patrick the Prankster, Repeat After Me, The Awakening. Millicent. The Young and the Wild, is based on true events. Fiction and adventure are captured in The Coming of a King and Strange. Written in simple language these stories are often upbeat and capture the imagination of the readers young or old. Readers can journey through many aspects of Guyana and its people and reminisce on days forgotten. Snatches of Life is a must read for children and adults.


The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy

The Cost of Living
  • Title : The Cost of Living
  • Author : Deborah Levy
  • Publisher : Hamish Hamilton
  • ISBN Code : 9780241977569
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the twice-Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home : Dazzling, essential, entirely unlike anything else -- a memoir on modern womanhood, rejecting oppressive social expectations and turning instead towards a thrilling, transformative freedom What does it mean to be free - as an artist, a woman, a mother or daughter? And what is the price of that freedom? In this dazzling memoir, Deborah Levy confronts the essential questions of modern womanhood with humour, pragmatism, and profoundly resonant wisdom. Reflecting on the period when she wrote the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Hot Milk - when her mother was dying, her daughters were leaving home, her marriage was coming to an end - she is characteristically eloquent on the social expectations and surreal realities of daily life. And expanding far beyond these bounds, she describes a uniquely frank, wise and thrilling manifesto for female experience: embracing the exhilarating terror of freedom, seeking to understand what that freedom could mean and how it might feel.


Swimming Home by Vincent Katz

Swimming Home
  • Title : Swimming Home
  • Author : Vincent Katz
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781937658373
  • Pages : 110
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A riveting new collection by New York poet and curator Vincent Katz


J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2011 by J.K. Lasser Institute

J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2011
  • Title : J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2011
  • Author : J.K. Lasser Institute
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 9781118019139
  • Pages : 816
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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America's number one bestselling and most trusted tax guide offers the best balance of thoroughness, organization, and usability For over half a century, more than 39 million Americans have turned to J.K. Lasser for easy-to-follow, expert advice and guidance on planning and filing their taxes. Written by a team of tax specialists, J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2011 includes all the outstanding features that have made this book the nation's all-time top-selling tax guide. As an added value, you can gain direct access to dozens of bonuses through jklasser.com, including links to the latest tax forms from the IRS, up-to-the-minute tax law changes, small business help, and much more. The book of choice for today's serious taxpayer Your Income Tax 2011 contains Over 2,500 easy-to-use tax planning tips and strategies Easy-to-understand coverage of the year's tax law changes Filing tips and instructions to help you prepare your 2010 return Quick reference section that highlights what's new for 2010 Quick topic index to help pinpoint the biggest money-saving deductions Advice for customers whose use software or CPAs to file their taxes Filled with expert advice and guidance, J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2011 will help you plan and file your 2010 tax return in the most efficient way possible.