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The Kite Runner

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The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. Amir and Hassan are childhood friends in the alleys and orchards of Kabul in the sunny days before the invasion of the Soviet army and Afghanistan’s decent into fanaticism. Both motherless, they grow up as close as brothers, but their fates, they know, are to be different. Amir’s father is a wealthy merchant; Hassan’ s father is his manservant. Amir belongs to the ruling caste of Pashtuns, Hassan to the despised Hazaras. This fragile idyll is broken by the mounting ethnic, religious, and political tensions that begin to tear Afghanistan apart. An unspeakable assault on Hassan by a gang of local boys tears the friends apart; Amir has witnessed his friend’s torment, but is too afraid to intercede. Plunged into self-loathing, Amir conspires to have Hassan and his father turned out of the household. When the Soviets invade Afghanistan, Amir and his father flee to San Francisco, leaving Hassan and his father to a pitiless fate. Only years later will Amir have an opportunity to redeem himself by returning to Afghanistan to begin to repay the debt long owed to the man who should have been his brother. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner is a story of the ways in which we’re damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.

A Study Guide for Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

A Study Guide for Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner by Gale, Cengage Learning Summary

A Study Guide for Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary News For Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary News For Students for all of your research needs.

Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khaled Hosseini
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An illustrated book on the refugee crisis that will break your heart in under 48 pages, from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. “Intensely moving. . . . Powerfully evocative of the plight in which displaced populations find themselves.” —Kirkus, STARRED Review “Hosseini's story, aimed at readers of all ages, does not dwell on nightmarish fates; instead, its emotional power flows from the love of a father for his son.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED BOX Review A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone. Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Kurdi's, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution, and he will donate author proceeds from this book to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund lifesaving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe. Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read writers in the world, with more than fifty-five million copies of his novels sold worldwide in more than seventy countries. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.tion.org.

And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khaled Hosseini
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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini Summary

Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved novelists in the world. His novels have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. Now, six years after A Thousand Splendid Suns debuted at #1, spending fourteen consecutive weeks at #1 and nearly a full year on the hardcover list, Hosseini returns with a book that is broader in scope and setting than anything he's ever written before. A multigenerational-family story revolving around brothers and sisters, it is an emotional, provocative, and unforgettable novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. With profound wisdom, insight and compassion, Hosseini demonstrates once again his deeply felt understanding of the bonds that define us and shape our lives—and of what it means to be human.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khaled Hosseini
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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Summary

After more than two years on the bestseller lists and over four million copies in print, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enormous contemporary relevance. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them. Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love—a stunning accomplishment.

The Kite Runner (new)

The Kite Runner (new) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khaled Hosseini
Editor: Qanita
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The Kite Runner (new) by Khaled Hosseini Summary

The Kite Runner, sebuah novel perdana Khaled Hosseini, telah mencatat berbagai prestasi: 1. Diterjemahkan ke dalam 42 bahasa. 2. Terjual lebih dari 8 juta kopi di seluruh dunia. 3. Lebih dari 2 tahun bertengger di daftar New York Times Bestseller. 4. Paramount Pictures telah membuat filmnya. Sinopsis Aku memiliki satu kesempatan terakhir untuk mengambil keputusan, untuk menentukan apa jadinya diriku. Aku bisa melangkah memasuki gang itu, membela Hassan dan menerima apa pun yang mungkin menimpaku. Atau, aku bisa melarikan diri. Akhirnya, aku melarikan diri. Amir telah mengkhianati Hassan, satu-satunya sahabatnya. Saudaranya. Rasa bersalah kini menghantuinya. Menyingkirkan Hassan dari kehidupannya adalah pilihan tersulit yang harus diambilnya. Namun setelah Hassan pergi, tak ada lagi yang tersisa dari masa kecilnya. Seperi layang-layang putus, sebagian dari dirinya terbang bersama angin. Tetapi, masa lalu yang telah terkubur dalam-dalam pun senantiasa menyeruak kembali. Hadir membawa luka-luka lama. Dan seperti rapuhnya layang-layang, tak kuasa menahan badai, Amir harus menghadapi kenangannya yang mewujud kembali. The Kite Runner adalah sebuah kisah penuh kekuatan tentang persaudaraan, kasih sayang, pengkhianatan, dan penderitaan. Khaled Hosseini dengan brilian menghadirkan sisi-sisi lain Afghanistan, negeri indah yang hingga kini masih menyimpan duka. Di tengah belantara puing di Kota Kabul, akankah amir menemukan kebagahiaan yang kelak menyapu kesedihannya? [Mizan, Qanita, Novel, Inspirasi, Motivasi, Indonesia]

The Kite Runner (Play Script)

The Kite Runner (Play Script) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew Spangler
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The Kite Runner (Play Script) by Matthew Spangler Summary

The script for the stage production of Khaled Hosseini's first and internationally bestselling novel, The Kite Runner, as adapted by playwright Matthew Spangler. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. Now adapted for the stage, the story is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and is an exploration of the influence of fathers over sons--their love, their sacrifices, their lies. A sweeping saga of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful story that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic. This adaptation was first performed at Wyndham's Theatre, London, in December 2016.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Book Analysis)

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Book Analysis) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bright Summaries
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Book Analysis) by Bright Summaries Summary

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Kite Runner with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, which tells the story of the young Amir and his journey through life as he learns the meaning of redemption, family and loyalty, against the background of the political unrest in Afghanistan. It is the author's first novel, and has topped bestseller lists around the world thanks to its eye-opening and truthful representation of life in the Middle East during the rise of the Taliban regime. Hosseini's three published novels are all set in Afghanistan and feature an Afghan protagonist, inspired by the first 11 years of his life which he spent there. Find out everything you need to know about The Kite Runner in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Kite Runner (Study Guide)

The Kite Runner (Study Guide) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
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The Kite Runner (Study Guide) by BookCaps Study Guides Staff Summary

The perfect companion to Khaled Hosseini’s "The Kite Runner," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Kite Runner : เด็กเก็บว่าว

The Kite Runner : เด็กเก็บว่าว Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ฮาเหล็ด โฮเซนี
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The Kite Runner : เด็กเก็บว่าว by ฮาเหล็ด โฮเซนี Summary

เรื่องราวมิตรภาพสุดประทับใจ ของเพื่อนรักสองคน ที่โดยสถานภาพแท้จริง คือนายกับบ่าว แต่ลึกลงไปในหัวใจคือความผูกพันของเพื่อนรัก ทั้งคู่เผชิญชะตากรรมโหดร้ายจากสงครามและการเปลี่ยนแปลงการปกครองในอัฟกานิสถาน แง่มุมของเรื่องราวแห่งมิตรภาพที่ทำให้หัวใจสลายทั้งความรัก ความเสียสละ การทรยศ หลอกลวงที่ทำลายทั้งมิตรภาพและครอบครัวจนพังพินาศ จะมีทางไหมที่จะกลับร้ายให้กลายเป็นดี จะมีหนทางใดแก้ไขความผิดพลาดที่ล่วงเลย จะมีวิธีใดเยียวยาบาดแผลความรู้สึกผิดที่ค้างคาในใจ เพื่อทดแทนให้แก่เพื่อนรัก

A NEW CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF KHALED HOSSENIE'S THE KITE RUNNER

A NEW CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF KHALED HOSSENIE'S THE KITE RUNNER Pdf/ePub eBook Author: MUBASHAR ALTAF
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A NEW CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF KHALED HOSSENIE'S THE KITE RUNNER by MUBASHAR ALTAF Summary

It is a new critical analysis of Khaled Hosseini's masterwork, The Kite Runner. It provides a complete social, cultural, historical, and political background of the novel. it facilitates the readers of Khaled Hosseini. in this new analysis, the text of The Kite Runner has been evaluated from multiple dimensions. It explores the novel. it sheds light on different angles of Khaled Hosseini's craft and art of fiction writing. It analyses the plot structure, characters, and culture of Afghanistan. It is a satiated and comprehensive study of the novel, The Kite Runner This book guides you about Afghanistan's culture This work helps you to understand the historical and cultural context of The Kite Runner This analysis provides you an understanding of the text and context of The Kite Runner .

The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nelson DeMille
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The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille Summary

The Great Gatsby meets The Godfather in this #1 New York Times bestselling story of friendship and seduction, love and betrayal. "[Demille is] a true master." - Dan Brown, #1 bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world. Told from Sutter's sardonic and often hilarious point of view, The Gold Coast is Nelson DeMille's captivating story laced with sexual passion and suspense.

How to Be a Person

How to Be a Person Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Newman
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For the kid who leaves a wet towel wadded up on the floor or forgets to put a new roll on the toilet-paper thingy, humorous writer and etiquette columnist Catherine Newman has created the ultimate guidebook to becoming a person whom everyone will like being around more. Jam-packed with tips, tricks, and skills — all illustrated in an irresistible graphic novel–style — this book shows kids just how easy it is to free themselves from parental nagging and become more dependable — and they’ll like themselves better, too! They’ll learn how to deal with dirty rooms, care for pets and cactuses, stick up for somebody, and fold a T-shirt. They’ll even get a crash course on using the kitchen (including how to turn a 33-cent package of ramen into dinner) and a boot camp for lending a hand outside the house (mowing, shoveling, and fixing something loose has never been easier). This handbook to becoming beyond helpful promises that every kid can be a valued and valuable member of the grown-up world. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

Spin the Dawn

Spin the Dawn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Lim
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping fantasy about a teenage girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars. And don’t miss Elizabeth Lim’s new novel, the instant New York Times bestseller, Six Crimson Cranes! “All the cutthroat competition of a runway fashion reality show and the thrilling exploits of an epic quest." —The Washington Post Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia makes the ultimate sacrifice and poses as a boy to take his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she'll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There's just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors in a cutthroat competition for the job. Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia's task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise. And nothing could have prepared her for the unthinkable final challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor's reluctant bride-to-be, from the sun, the moon, and the stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined. Steeped in Chinese culture, sizzling with forbidden romance, and shimmering with magic, this fantasy novel is not to be missed. "This is a white-knuckle read." —Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter

The Blacktongue Thief

The Blacktongue Thief Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Buehlman
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Set in a world of goblin wars, stag-sized battle ravens, and assassins who kill with deadly tattoos, Christopher Buehlman's The Blacktongue Thief begins a 'dazzling' (Robin Hobb) fantasy adventure unlike any other. Kinch Na Shannack owes the Takers Guild a small fortune for his education as a thief, which includes (but is not limited to) lock-picking, knife-fighting, wall-scaling, fall-breaking, lie-weaving, trap-making, plus a few small magics. His debt has driven him to lie in wait by the old forest road, planning to rob the next traveler that crosses his path. But today, Kinch Na Shannack has picked the wrong mark. Galva is a knight, a survivor of the brutal goblin wars, and handmaiden of the goddess of death. She is searching for her queen, missing since a distant northern city fell to giants. Unsuccessful in his robbery and lucky to escape with his life, Kinch now finds his fate entangled with Galva's. Common enemies and uncommon dangers force thief and knight on an epic journey where goblins hunger for human flesh, krakens hunt in dark waters, and honor is a luxury few can afford. “The Blacktongue Thief is fast and fun and filled with crazy magic. I can't wait to see what Christopher Buehlman does next." - Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of the Lightbringer series At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Becoming

Becoming Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michelle Obama
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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WATCH THE EMMY-NOMINATED NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Freddie vs. The Family Curse

Freddie vs. The Family Curse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tracy Badua
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In this thrilling and hilarious middle grade adventure, a young Filipino-American boy must team up with his ancestor to break the curse that’s haunted their family for generations . . . or be trapped in an amulet forever. Freddie Ruiz is cursed. While other people may have bad days, Freddie and his family have had bad generations: from bird poop splatting on him during picture day to the many tumbles and trips that earned him the nickname Faceplant Freddie. He’s learned to lay low and keep himself out of trouble—which means no fun, no friends, and definitely no risks. But when he discovers a family heirloom, a century-old amulet from the Philippines that’s supposed to bring good fortune, Freddie thinks his luck is finally about to change. He couldn’t be more wrong. Because the spirit of Freddie’s cranky great-granduncle Ramon is trapped in the heirloom, and the evil spirits responsible for his death have returned with a vengeance. Now, Freddie and his cousin, Sharkey, have thirteen days to break the curse, or Freddie will join Ramon for an untimely afterlife in the amulet.

The Words in My Hands

The Words in My Hands Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Asphyxia
Editor: Annick Press
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Part coming of age, part call to action, this fast-paced #ownvoices novel about a Deaf teenager is a unique and inspiring exploration of what it means to belong. Smart, artistic, and independent, sixteen year old Piper is tired of trying to conform. Her mom wants her to be “normal,” to pass as hearing, to get a good job. But in a time of food scarcity, environmental collapse, and political corruption, Piper has other things on her mind—like survival. Piper has always been told that she needs to compensate for her Deafness in a world made for those who can hear. But when she meets Marley, a new world opens up—one where Deafness is something to celebrate, and where resilience means taking action, building a com-munity, and believing in something better. Published to rave reviews as Future Girl in Australia (Allen & Unwin, Sept. 2020), this empowering, unforgettable story is told through a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage, and drawings. Set in an ominously prescient near future, The Words in My Hands is very much a novel for our turbulent times.

American Dervish

American Dervish Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ayad Akhtar
Editor: Little, Brown
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From the author of Homeland Elegies and Pulitzer Prize winner Disgraced, a stirring and explosive novel about an American Muslim family in Wisconsin struggling with faith and belonging in the pre-9/11 world. Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes. American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life.

13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

13 Ways of Looking at the Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Smiley
Editor: Anchor
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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley Summary

An essential guide for writers and readers alike, here is Smiley’s great celebration of the novel. As she embarks on an exhilarating tour through one hundred titles—from classics such as the thousand-year-old Tale of Genji to recent fiction by Zadie Smith and Alice Munro—she explores the power of the form, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just how it works its magic. She invites us behind the scenes of novel-writing, sharing her own habits and spilling the secrets of her craft, and offering priceless advice to aspiring authors. Every page infects us anew with the passion for reading that is the governing spirit of this gift to book lovers everywhere.

Beside Myself

Beside Myself Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ann Morgan
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Six-year-old Helen and Ellie are identical twins, but Helen is smarter, more popular, and their mother's favorite. Ellie, on the other hand, requires special instruction at school, is friendless, and is punished at every turn. Until they decide to swap places--just for fun, and just for one day--and Ellie refuses to switch back. Everything of Helen's, from her toys to her friends to her identity, now belongs to her sister. With those around her oblivious to her plight, the girl who used to be Helen loses her sense of self and withdraws into a spiral of behavioral problems, delinquency, and mental illness. In time, she's not even sure of her memory of the switch. Twenty-five years later, she receives a call that threatens to pull her back into her sister's dangerous orbit. Will she take this chance to face her past?

Rooftops of Tehran

Rooftops of Tehran Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mahbod Seraji
Editor: Penguin
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From "a striking new talent"(Sandra Dallas, author of Tallgrass) comes an unforgettable debut novel of young love and coming of age in an Iran headed toward revolution. In this poignant, eye-opening and emotionally vivid novel, Mahbod Seraji lays bare the beauty and brutality of the centuries-old Persian culture, while reaffirming the human experiences we all share. In a middle-class neighborhood of Iran's sprawling capital city, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed spends the summer of 1973 on his rooftop with his best friend Ahmed, joking around one minute and asking burning questions about life the next. He also hides a secret love for his beautiful neighbor Zari, who has been betrothed since birth to another man. But the bliss of Pasha and Zari's stolen time together is shattered when Pasha unwittingly acts as a beacon for the Shah's secret police. The violent consequences awaken him to the reality of living under a powerful despot, and lead Zari to make a shocking choice...

Schizo

Schizo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nic Sheff
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698171438
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The fascinating, shocking, and ultimately quite hopeful story of one teen’s downward spiral into mental illness by the bestselling author of Tweak. Miles’s little brother Teddy is missing. The police believe he drowned at the beach—the very same day Miles had his first schizophrenic episode. But Miles knows better—Teddy is alive. Kidnapped. There was even a witness! Fueled by guilt, Miles sets off to rescue Teddy. There is so much to overcome, though. The endless pills he must take. The girl who steals his heart and plays with it. The black crows that follow him. As seen through Miles’s distorted perception, his world closes around him as he pushes to keep it open. What you think you know about his world is actually a blur of gray, though, and the sharp focus of reality proves startling. The New York Times bestselling author of Tweak, son of David Sheff (author of Beautiful Boy, the memoir adapted into a movie of the same name starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet), Nic Sheff offers a fascinating and ultimately quite hopeful story of one teen’s downward spiral into mental illness. Praise for SCHIZO: Included in CNN.com's roundup of "new titles to feed your YA addiction" “Readers fascinated by the dark side of the human mind in realistic fiction will enjoy this deft portrayal of a brain and a life spiraling out of control. Miles is an endearing character whose difficult journey will generate compassion and hope.” –School Library Journal “[T]he crafting of the plot and the convergence of the different storylines keeps pages turning. Schizo is a thrilling read for teens.” –VOYA "[A}n insightful perspective on one teen’s struggle with mental illness." —Publishers Weekly "Miles's clipped first-person narration is immediate and intimate." —Horn Book "[A] heartbreaking story, but particularly important in the climate around mental illness today." –Bustle.com

The Stationery Shop

The Stationery Shop Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marjan Kamali
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ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 From the award-winning author of Together Tea—a debut novel hailed as “compassionate, funny, and wise” by Jill Davis, bestselling author of Girls’ Poker Night—comes a powerful love story exploring loss, reconciliation, and the quirks of fate. Roya is a dreamy, idealistic teenager living in 1953 Tehran who, amidst the political upheaval of the time, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood book and stationery shop. She always feels safe in his dusty store, overflowing with fountain pens, shiny ink bottles, and thick pads of soft writing paper. When Mr. Fakhri, with a keen instinct for a budding romance, introduces Roya to his other favorite customer—handsome Bahman, who has a burning passion for justice and a love for Rumi’s poetry—she loses her heart at once. And, as their romance blossoms, the modest little stationery shop remains their favorite place in all of Tehran. A few short months later, on the eve of their marriage, Roya agrees to meet Bahman at the town square, but suddenly, violence erupts—a result of the coup d’etat that forever changes their country’s future. In the chaos, Bahman never shows. For weeks, Roya tries desperately to contact him, but her efforts are fruitless. With a sorrowful heart, she resigns herself to never seeing him again. Until, more than sixty years later, an accident of fate leads her back to Bahman and offers her a chance to ask him the questions that have haunted her for more than half a century: Why did he leave? Where did he go? How was he able to forget her? The Stationery Shop is a beautiful and timely exploration of devastating loss, unbreakable family bonds, and the overwhelming power of love.

Paris by the Book

Paris by the Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Liam Callanan
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A missing person, a grieving family, a curious clue: a half-finished manuscript set in Paris Once a week, I chase men who are not my husband. . . . When eccentric novelist Robert Eady abruptly vanishes, he leaves behind his wife, Leah, their daughters, and, hidden in an unexpected spot, plane tickets to Paris. Hoping to uncover clues--and her husband--Leah sets off for France with her girls. Upon their arrival, she discovers an unfinished manuscript, one Robert had been writing without her knowledge . . . and that he had set in Paris. The Eady girls follow the path of the manuscript to a small, floundering English-language bookstore whose weary proprietor is eager to sell. Leah finds herself accepting the offer on the spot. As the family settles into their new Parisian life, they trace the literary paths of some beloved Parisian classics, including Madeline and The Red Balloon, hoping more clues arise. But a series of startling discoveries forces Leah to consider that she may not be ready for what solving this mystery might do to her family--and the Paris she thought she knew. Charming, haunting, and triumphant, Paris by the Book follows one woman's journey as she writes her own story, exploring the power of family and the magic that hides within the pages of a book.

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nadia Hashimi
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Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See. In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters. But Rahima is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom. A century earlier, her great-great grandmother, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way. Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl the Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies. But what will happen once Rahima is of marriageable age? Will Shekiba always live as a man? And if Rahima cannot adapt to life as a bride, how will she survive?

Kabul in Winter

Kabul in Winter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ann Jones
Editor: Metropolitan Books
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A sharp and arresting people's-eye view of real life in Afghanistan after the Taliban Soon after the bombing of Kabul ceased, award-winning journalist and women's rights activist Ann Jones set out for the shattered city, determined to bring help where her country had brought destruction. Here is her trenchant report from inside a city struggling to rise from the ruins. Working among the multitude of impoverished war widows, retraining Kabul's long-silenced English teachers, and investigating the city's prison for women, Jones enters a large community of female outcasts: runaway child brides, pariah prostitutes, cast-off wives, victims of rape. In the streets and markets, she hears the Afghan view of the supposed benefits brought by the fall of the Taliban, and learns that regarding women as less than human is the norm, not the aberration of one conspicuously repressive regime. Jones confronts the ways in which Afghan education, culture, and politics have repeatedly been hijacked—by Communists, Islamic fundamentalists, and the Western free marketeers—always with disastrous results. And she reveals, through small events, the big disjunctions: between U.S promises and performance, between the new "democracy" and the still-entrenched warlords, between what's boasted of and what is. At once angry, profound, and starkly beautiful, Kabul in Winter brings alive the people and day-to-day life of a place whose future depends so much upon our own.

Act of Treason

Act of Treason Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vince Flynn
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743298810
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The fallout from a horrific Washington explosion has just begun, along with CIA superagent Mitch Rapp’s hunt for a killer with a personal agenda in this “fun, finger-blistering page-turner” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis) in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series. In the final weeks of a fierce presidential campaign, a motorcade carrying candidate Josh Alexander is shattered by a car bomb. Soon after the attack, Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but his assailants have not been found. When CIA director Irene Kennedy and Special Agent Skip McMahon receive damaging intelligence on Washington’s most powerful players, they call on Mitch Rapp—the one man reckless enough to unravel a global network of contract killers on an explosive mission that leads back to the heart of our nation’s capital…and the inner sanctum of the Oval Office. “Taut writing and [a] plausible vision of the real work of the intelligence community” (Publishers Weekly) make Act of Treason an unputdownable and heart-pounding thriller.

The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diane Setterfield
Editor: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 030737193X
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Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father's antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain’s most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise–she doesn’t know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter’s dozens of novels. Late one night, while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter’s personal story, Margaret begins to read her father’s rare copy of Miss Winter’s Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer. As Vida Winter unfolds her story, she shares with Margaret the dark family secrets that she has long kept hidden as she remembers her days at Angelfield, the now burnt-out estate that was her childhood home. Margaret carefully records Miss Winter’s account and finds herself more and more deeply immersed in the strange and troubling story. In the end, both women have to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets. As well as the ghosts that haunt them still.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

The Beekeeper of Aleppo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christy Lefteri
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0593128168
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This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable. “A beautifully crafted novel of international significance that has the capacity to have us open our eyes and see.”—Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz WINNER OF THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE • FINALIST FOR THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE Nuri is a beekeeper and Afra, his wife, is an artist. Mornings, Nuri rises early to hear the call to prayer before driving to his hives in the countryside. On weekends, Afra sells her colorful landscape paintings at the open-air market. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the hills of the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo—until the unthinkable happens. When all they love is destroyed by war, Nuri knows they have no choice except to leave their home. But escaping Syria will be no easy task: Afra has lost her sight, leaving Nuri to navigate her grief as well as a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece toward an uncertain future in Britain. Nuri is sustained only by the knowledge that waiting for them is his cousin Mustafa, who has started an apiary in Yorkshire and is teaching fellow refugees beekeeping. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss but dangers that would overwhelm even the bravest souls. Above all, they must make the difficult journey back to each other, a path once so familiar yet rendered foreign by the heartache of displacement. Moving, intimate, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a book for our times: a novel that at once reminds us that the most peaceful and ordinary lives can be utterly upended in unimaginable ways and brings a journey in faraway lands close to home, never to be forgotten. Praise for The Beekeeper of Aleppo “This book dips below the deafening headlines, and tells a true story with subtlety and power.”—Esther Freud, author of Mr. Mac and Me “This compelling tale had me gripped with its compassion, its sensual style, and its onward and lively urge for resolution.”—Daljit Nagra, author of British Museum “This novel speaks to so much that is happening in the world today. It’s intelligent, thoughtful, and relevant, but very importantly it is accessible. I’m recommending this book to everyone I care about.”—Benjamin Zephaniah, author of Refugee Boy

Diary of an Oxygen Thief

Diary of an Oxygen Thief Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anonymous
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501157868
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Hurt people hurt people. Say there was a novel in which Holden Caulfield was an alcoholic and Lolita was a photographer’s assistant and, somehow, they met in Bright Lights, Big City. He’s blinded by love. She by ambition. Diary of an Oxygen Thief is an honest, hilarious, and heartrending novel, but above all, a very realistic account of what we do to each other and what we allow to have done to us.

All of You Every Single One

All of You Every Single One Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beatrice Hitchman
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1647004144
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From an acclaimed and powerful talent in historical fiction, a literary historical novel set in a bohemian enclave of Vienna about love, freedom, and what constitutes a family Set in Vienna from 1910 to 1946, All of You Every Single One is an atmospheric, original, and deeply moving novel about family, freedom, and how true love might survive impossible odds. Julia Lindqvist, a woman unhappily married to a famous Swedish playwright, leaves her husband to begin a passionate affair with a female tailor named Eve. The pair run away together and settle in the more liberal haven of Vienna, where they fall in love, navigate the challenges of their newfound independence, and find community in the city’s Jewish quarter. But Julia’s yearning for a child throws their fragile happiness into chaos and threatens to destroy her life and the lives of those closest to her. Ada Bauer’s wealthy industrialist family have sent her to Dr. Freud in the hope that he can cure her mutism—and do so without a scandal. But help will soon come for Ada from an unexpected place, changing many lives irrevocably. Through the lives of her queer characters, and against the changing backdrop of one of the greatest cities of the age, Hitchman asks what it’s like to live through oppression, how personal decisions become political, and how far one will go to protect the ones they love. Moving across Europe and through decades, Hitchman’s sophomore novel is an intensely poignant portrait of life and love on the fringes of history.

Just Read It

Just Read It Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Omar Al Busaidy
Editor: eBook Partnership
ISBN: 178301637X
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Just Read It is a day to day guide on self-development and touches upon the topics of emotional and social intelligence. The book is addressed to the youth as well as professionals who wish to pursue greater achievements in both their personal and professional lives. Most of the points discussed are common sense and taught to us at home, school, religious places or elsewhere. The book can also be an inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs who seek guidance on setting up businesses both profit and non-profit. This book will also open your mind to the way we behave with each other and how we could look at similarities rather than differences so that we all could live peacefully and support each other in achieving our goals. The only disability in life is a bad attitudeUnited we stand, divided we fallIt's all fun and gamesThrow kindness around like confettiBe kindHelp a strangerMiscommunication is the mother of all screw ups

On Living and Dying Well

On Living and Dying Well Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cicero
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ISBN: 0718194012
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In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philosophical treatises on such diverse topics as friendship, religion, death, fate and scientific inquiry. A pragmatist at heart, Cicero's philosophies were frequently personal and ethical, drawn not from abstract reasoning but through careful observation of the world. The resulting works remind us of the importance of social ties, the questions of free will, and the justification of any creative endeavour. This lively, lucid new translation from Thomas Habinek, editor of Classical Antiquity and the Classics and Contemporary Thought book series, makes Cicero's influential ideas accessible to every reader.

Under the Rainbow

Under the Rainbow Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Celia Laskey
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525536183
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"Essential." - The New York Times Book Review When outsiders on a mission arrive to change a small town’s attitudes, residents and newcomers alike end up transformed. Big Burr, Kansas is the kind of place where everyone seems to know everyone—or so they think. But when a national nonprofit labels Big Burr “the most homophobic town in the U.S.” and sends in a queer task force to live and work there for two years, no one is prepared for what will ensue. Still grieving the death of her son, Linda welcomes the newcomers, who know mercifully little about her past. Teenage Avery, furious at being uprooted from her life in L.A. and desperate to fit in at her new high school, fears it’s only a matter of time before her classmates discover her mom is the head of the task force. And Gabe, an avid hunter who has lived in Big Burr his whole life, suddenly feels as if he’s in the crosshairs. As tensions roil the town, cratering relationships and bringing difficult truths to light, both long time residents and new arrivals must reconsider what it means to belong. Told with warmth and wit, Under the Rainbow is a poignant, hopeful articulation of our complicated humanity and the ways we can learn to live with each other and ourselves.

From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Manoj Arora
Editor: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 818495400X
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A common man’s journey... YOUR ROAD MAP TO ACHIEVING FINANCIAL FREEDOM AND LIVING YOUR DREAMS Financial freedom is not defined by your net worth or your social status. It does not matter how much you earn – what matters is how much you can save and invest wisely. The secret to financial freedom is learning the basic concepts of planning well and adopting the right attitude. But how does one achieve this? Written by a common man for the common man, this book will help you lead a financially independent and conscious life. Everyone around us is trapped in a mindless rat race. If you’ve resolved to take control of your finances and construct a personal finance plan, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom is a good starting point.

The Kite Runner – Si Pengejar Layang-layang

The Kite Runner – Si Pengejar Layang-layang Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khaled Hosseini
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The Kite Runner, mengisahkan persahabatan antara dua orang budak lelaki, Amir dan Hassan, saudara sesusuan. Berlatarbelakangkan zaman terakhir pemerintahan beraja di Afghanistan, Amir merupakan anak ahli perniagaan kaya sementara Hassan, anak orang suruhan keluarga Amir dari puak Hazara, puak minoriti yang dipandang rendah. Pencerobohan Soviet ke atas Afghanistan memaksa Amir dan bapanya melarikan diri ke luar negara untuk memulakan hidup baharu di California. Merasakan bahawa dia sebenarnya telah melarikan diri daripada masa lalunya, masa yang menyaksikan pengkhianatan, dan kuasa pembohongan, Amir akhirnya pulang ke Kabul demi sahabat sejatinya, Hassan. Kisah menyayat hati tentang persahabatan, persaudaraan, kasih sayang, pengkhianatan, dan kesengseraan ini memaparkan sisi-sisi lain Afghanistan, bumi yang dahulunya indah, dan sehingga kini, masih menyimpan kepedihan.

A Study Guide for "The Kite Runner" (lit-to-film)

A Study Guide for Author: Gale, Cengage
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for "The Kite Runner" (lit-to-film), excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Summary and Analysis of The Kite Runner

Summary and Analysis of The Kite Runner Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Worth Books
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Kite Runner tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Khaled Hosseini’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Analysis of the main characters Themes and symbols Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: Khaled Hosseini’s New York Times–bestselling novel is an epic and powerful story of love, unconditional support, and forgiveness. Chronicling the friendship of a boy raised with privilege and another living a life of servitude, the spellbinding tale spans thirty years of Afghanistan’s troubled history—from the Soviet invasion to the days of Taliban control. With characters who demonstrate incredible loyalty, cruelty, and redemption, The Kite Runner is an astonishing testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Book Analysis)

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Book Analysis) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bright Summaries
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Unlock the more straightforward side of A Thousand Splendid Suns with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, a story of love, friendship and war in modern Afghanistan. It traces the bond that develops between Mariam and Laila, the first and second wives of a violent, abusive man. Despite their very different upbringings as a result of their country’s constantly changing political situation and the fact that Mariam initially feels that Laila is “stealing” her husband, the two women gradually become so close that they are like mother and daughter, and they will go to any lengths to protect each other. A Thousand Splendid Suns is Khaled Hosseini’s second novel, following on from his 2003 bestseller The Kite Runner. Find out everything you need to know about A Thousand Splendid Suns in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

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