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The Most Beautiful Book in the World

The Most Beautiful Book in the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
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The international bestselling story collection. “Truth and beauty are here brought together with all the visual beauty and power of a major literary work” (Lire Magazine, France). A cast of extravagant and affecting characters lovingly portrayed by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt animates these eight contemporary fables about people in search of happiness. One of Europe's most popular and bestselling authors, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt captivates the reader with his spirited style and enchanting stories that move effortlessly from the everyday to the fantastical. The eight stories in this collection, his first to be published in English, represent his best and most imaginative storylines: from the touching and surprising love story between Balthazar, a wealthy author, and Odette, a shop clerk, to the tale of a barefooted princess; from the moving title story about a group of female prisoners in a Soviet gulag to the entertaining portrait of a perennially disgruntled perfectionist. Behind each story lies a simple, if elusive, truth: though we may be frequently blind to it, happiness is often right in front of our eyes.

The Most Beautiful

The Most Beautiful Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mayte Garcia
Editor: Hachette Books
ISBN: 0316468967
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At the one-year anniversary of his death, legendary musician Prince's first wife shares a uniquely intimate, candid, and revelatory look inside the personal and professional life of one of the world's most beloved icons. In The Most Beautiful, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together: from their unconventional meeting backstage at a concert (and the long-distance romance that followed), to their fairy-tale wedding (and their groundbreaking artistic partnership), to the devastating losses that ultimately dissolved their romantic relationship for good. Throughout it all, they shared a bond more intimate than any other in Prince's life. No one else can tell this story or can provide a deeper, more nuanced portrait of Prince--both the famously private man and the pioneering, beloved artist--than Mayte, his partner during some of the most pivotal personal and professional years of his career. The Most Beautiful is a book that will be returned to for decades, as Prince's music lives on with generations to come.

For The Most Beautiful

For The Most Beautiful Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emily Hauser
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473525500
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If you've been gripped by Pat Barker's The Silence of the Girls or caught up in the epic BBC/Netflix series 'Troy: Fall of a City', For the Most Beautiful is a must-read for you . . . Three thousand years ago a war took place that gave birth to legends - to Achilles, the greatest of the Greeks, and Hector, prince of Troy. It was a war that shook the very foundations of the world. But what if there was more to this epic conflict? What if there was another, hidden tale of the Trojan War? Now is the time for the women of Troy to tell their story. Thrillingly imagined and startlingly original, For the Most Beautiful reveals the untold story of Krisayis, daughter of the Trojans' High Priest, and of Briseis, princess of Pedasus, who fight to determine the fate of a city and its people in this ancient time of mischievous gods and mythic heroes. In this novel full of passion and revenge, loyalty and betrayal, bravery and sacrifice, Emily Hauser breathes exhilarating new life into one of the greatest legends of all - in a tale that has waited millennia to be told. 'Brings ancient Troy wildly, raucously, passionately alive' Manda Scott, author of Boudica

The Most Beautiful Thing

The Most Beautiful Thing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kao Kalia Yang
Editor: Lerner Digital ™
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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look. Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia's story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family's early years in the United States. When Kalia becomes unhappy about having to do without and decides she wants braces to improve her smile, it is her grandmother—a woman who has just one tooth in her mouth—who helps her see that true beauty is found with those we love most. Stunning illustrations from Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le bring this intergenerational tale to life. "A deep and moving reflection on enduring hardship and generational love. . . . Poignant storytelling with stunning visuals."—starred, Kirkus Reviews "A sincere narrative that centers on the power of family love."—starred, School Library Journal Minnesota Book Award Finalist, ALA Notable Children's Book, New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, NPR Best Book of the Year

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Baxter
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062092052
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“Aman with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick.” —Newsday Fromthe author of Immoveable Feast and We’ll Always Have Paris comes aguided tour of the most beautiful walks through the City of Light, includingthe favorite walking routes of the many of the acclaimed artists and writerswho have called Paris their home. Baxter highlights hidden treasures along theSeine, treasured markets at Place d’Aligre, thefavorite ambles of Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Sylvia Beach, andmore, in a series of intimate vignettes that evoke the best parts of Paris’smany charms. Baxter’s unforgettable chronicle reveals how walking is the bestway to experience romance, history, and pleasures off the beaten path . . . notonly of La Ville-Lumière, but also, perhaps, of life itself.

The Most Beautiful Place in the World

The Most Beautiful Place in the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ann Cameron
Editor: Yearling
ISBN: 030780013X
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"Seven-year-old Juan lives in Guatemala, a place of stunning beauty and grim economic reality. Abandoned by his mother, Juan lives with his grandmother and shines shoes. He passionately wants to attend school, but fears Grandmother will say no. Finally gathering his courage, he is surprised when she not only agrees to send him to school but also chides him about the importance of standing up for himself. Juan tells this bittersweet story, which reads smoothly and powerfully on several levels, with warmth and dignity."--Booklist.

The Book Jumper

The Book Jumper Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mechthild Gläser
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250086671
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Amy Lennox doesn't know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother's childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay. Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever cost.

The Beautiful

The Beautiful Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Renée Ahdieh
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1524738182
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Instant New York Times and Indie Bestseller! New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight. In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent in the middle of the carnival season, Celine is quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its fancy soirées and even its danger. She becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group's enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in Sébastien's own lair--the second dead girl to turn up in recent weeks--Celine battles her attraction to Sébastien and suspicions about his guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret. After a third murder, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose--one who has now set Celine in his sights. As the murderer stalks her, Celine finally takes matters into her own hands, only to find herself caught in the midst of an age-old feud between the darkest creatures of the night, where the price of forbidden love is her life. At once a sultry romance and a decadent, thrilling mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet.

The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

The Most Beautiful Woman in the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ellis Amburn
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062096923
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Ellis Amburn's magnificent biography of the Academy Award®-winning actress and legendary beauty captures the unparalleled Elizabeth in all her tragedy and splendor—her tumultuous loves, her doomed affections, her shocking excesses, her courage, and her inimitable style. Filled with stunning revelations about the men in her life—Burton, Clift, Hilton, Dean, Fisher—it is a glorious celebration of the turbulent life of a brilliant star that none in Hollywood or heaven could ever outshine.

Short Stories in French

Short Stories in French Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Coward
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141916370
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This is an all new version of the popular PARALLEL TEXT series, containing eight pieces of contemporary fiction in the original French and in English translation. Including stories by Bolanger, Cotnoir, Le Clezio and Germain, this volume gives afascinating insight into French culture and literature as well as providing an invaluable educational tool.

Butcher's Crossing

Butcher's Crossing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Williams
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590174240
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In his National Book Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America. It is the 1870s, and Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek “an original relation to nature,” drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher’s Crossing, a small Kansas town on the outskirts of nowhere. Butcher’s Crossing is full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. Before long Andrews strikes up a friendship with one of them, a man who regales Andrews with tales of immense herds of buffalo, ready for the taking, hidden away in a beautiful valley deep in the Colorado Rockies. He convinces Andrews to join in an expedition to track the animals down. The journey out is grueling, but at the end is a place of paradisal richness. Once there, however, the three men abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter, so caught up in killing buffalo that they lose all sense of time. Winter soon overtakes them: they are snowed in. Next spring, half-insane with cabin fever, cold, and hunger, they stagger back to Butcher’s Crossing to find a world as irremediably changed as they have been.

What are They Saying about Luke?

What are They Saying about Luke? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Allan Powell
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809131112
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Offers a concise summary of, and an excellent introduction to, recent Lucan scholarship. Major positions on several important subjects are clearly expressed in nontechnical language. +

Scotland's Books

Scotland's Books Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Crawford
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141900563
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From Treasure Island to Trainspotting, Scotland's rich literary tradition has influenced writing across centuries and cultures far beyond its borders. Here, for the first time, is a single volume presenting the glories of fifteen centuries of Scottish literature. In Scotland's Books poet Robert Crawford tells the story of Scottish writing and its relationship to the country's history. Stretching from the medieval masterpiece of St Columba's Iona - the earliest surviving Scottish work - to the imaginative, thriving world of twenty-first-century writing with authors such as Ali Smith and James Kelman, this outstanding collection traces the development of literature in Scotland and explores the cultural, linguistic and literary heritage of the nation. It includes extracts from the writing discussed to give a flavour of the original work, full quotations in their own language, previously unpublished works by authors and plenty of new research. Informative and readable, this is the definitive guide to the marvellous legacy of Scottish literature.

The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

The Most Beautiful Woman in the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Moir
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480911747
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The Most Beautiful Woman in the World is an intoxicating blend of high fashion, industrial sabotage, alluring romance and hard-hitting action. Traveling at warp-speed from the suites of New York City to the jungles of Cambodia to the pyramids of Egypt, this thrilling story of two women, identical twins—one, the world’s most beloved supermodel; the other, driven by her resentment and dark ambition into a devastating crime—drives to a stunning conclusion that is at once a judgment and a revelation. The action never stops when you are, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World!

Prophecy Speaks

Prophecy Speaks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Earle Albert Rowell
Editor: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
ISBN: 0828024022
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¿Inviting all skeptics, scoffers, unbelievers, infidels!¿The advertisement in the newspaper caught George Emerson¿s attention. A man named David Dare was inviting all skeptics, scoffers, unbelievers, and infidels to his lectures¿and they were free to interrupt at any time with questions or with denials of his statements! Who could pass up an opportunity like that?But when George and his family arrived at the meeting hall, they were startled to hear the intrepid Mr. Dare claim that prophecy would prove the Bible to be true. They were quite sure it wasn¿t possible. Or was it?

Delighting in God

Delighting in God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A.W. Tozer
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441228918
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A.W. Tozer's Follow-up to The Knowledge of the Holy We were created in the image of God, and to understand who we are, we need to understand who God is. His very character and nature are reflected through us. Unless we fully grasp who we are, we'll never become all God wants us to be. Delighting in God is the message Tozer intended to be the follow-up to The Knowledge of the Holy. He demonstrates how the attributes of God--those things God has revealed about himself--are a way to understand the Christian life of worship and service. We are here to serve and adore him, but we can only fulfill that role by acknowledging who he is, which is the essence of the Christian life and the source of all our fulfillment, joy, and comfort.

All the Men of the Bible/All the Women of the Bible Compilation

All the Men of the Bible/All the Women of the Bible Compilation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Herbert Lockyer
Editor: Zondervan
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The Life and Times of All the Men and Women of the Bible Bringing together two books in one convenient volume, All the Men/All the Women of the Bible is a portrait gallery and reference library of over 3,400 named biblical characters. Taken from the time-honored “All” series by Dr. Herbert Lockyer, this book mines the wealth of Scripture to give you characters you can learn from, teachings you can apply, and promises you can stand on. All the Men This monumental book puts comprehensive information on the men of the Bible at your fingertips, including a list of major characters. Besides named individuals, it also classifies the thousands upon thousands of unnamed men. It includes a guide to the often complex pronunciations of biblical names. And it explores the attributes of Jesus, God’s model for biblical manhood. All the Women From Abi to Zipporah, discover how the lives and character of different biblical women, named and unnamed, mirror the situations of women today. More than 400 profiles offer fascinating insights into the Bible’s multidimensional women. Wives, mothers, single women, prophetesses, queens, leaders, villainesses, and heroines—all are portrayed in rich, thought-provoking detail.

A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol.XXVII (Forty-Five Volumes); Nairne-Ouida

A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol.XXVII (Forty-Five Volumes); Nairne-Ouida Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Dudley Warner
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
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A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol.XXVII (Forty-Five Volumes); Nairne-Ouida by Charles Dudley Warner Summary

Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 27 include: . the expeditionary journals of Fridtjof Nansen . excerpts from the Old and New Testaments . the writings of John Henry Cardinal Newman . the work of Sir Isaac Newton . excerpts from the Nibelungenlied . the writings of Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant . Ossian and Ossianic poetry . and much, much more.

Understanding English Bible Translation

Understanding English Bible Translation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leland Ryken
Editor: Crossway
ISBN: 1433522756
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From the KJV to the NIV, NLT, ESV, and beyond, English Bible translations have never been as plentiful as they are today. This proliferation has also brought confusion regarding translation differences and reliability. This book brings clarity to the issues and makes a strong case for an essentially literal approach. Taking into account the latest developments in Bible translation, Leland Ryken expertly clarifies the issues that underlie modern Bible translation by defining the terms that govern this discipline and offering a helpful Q&A. He then contrasts the two main translation traditions-essentially literal and dynamic equivalence-and concludes with sound reasons for choosing the former, with suggestions for using such a translation in the church. This book will appeal to thoughtful readers who have questions about Bible translation; individuals, churches, and ministries in the process of choosing a translation; and college and seminary students and faculty.