Month: January 2017

Download E-books Younger PDF

By Pamela Redmond Satran

A narrative of concept and transformation for the relatively determined housewife—now a television sequence from the writer of Sex and the City, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff!

She’s the right age to be his mother.

Alice has consistently seemed younger for her age, in spite of her graying hair and her dowdy New Jersey housewife type. Make that ex-housewife: Now that her husband’s long gone and her daughter is grown, Alice is in determined desire of a complete new lifestyles. So she shall we her ally Maggie, a hip manhattan urban artist, remodel her on New Year’s Eve. quickly, because of the wonders of hair dye and tight denims, Alice appears to be like really younger, as one evening in a long island bar confirms. at nighttime, she kisses a boy who was once in diapers whilst she was once in excessive school.

She’s having an excessive amount of enjoyable to care.

The white lie Alice tells Josh will get her pondering that if not anyone asks her age, she doesn’t need to inform. So she applies for a task she had in short earlier than changing into a full-time mom—and will get it. in the meantime, Josh is falling head over heels for Alice, who’s simply means cooler than women his age. He figures she’s approximately twenty-nine—and for the 1st time on account that she was once twenty-nine, or in all likelihood ever, Alice feels that lifestyles is ripe with hazard. regrettably one danger is that she’s gonna get caught.

hard the adage that the reality will set you unfastened, Younger is a hilarious and insightful tale that proves that you’re simply as younger as you are feeling.

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Download E-books Seeing Things Whole: The Essential John Wesley Powell (Pioneers of Conservation) PDF

By John Wesley Powell

John Wesley Powell was once an American unique. He was once the final of the nation's nice continental explorers and the 1st of a brand new breed of public servant: half scientist, half social reformer, half establishment builder. His paintings and lifestyles display an enduringly invaluable frame of mind approximately land, water, and society as components of an interconnected entire; he used to be America's first nice bioregional thinker.

Seeing issues Whole provides John Wesley Powell within the complete variety of his achievements and pursuits, bringing jointly in one quantity writings starting from his gripping account of exploring the Colorado River throughout the Grand Canyon to his perspectives at the evolution of civilization, in addition to the seminal writings during which he units forth his principles on western cost and the allocation and administration of western resources.

The centerpiece of Seeing issues Whole is a sequence of decisions from the well-known 1878 document at the Lands of the Arid quarter and comparable journal articles within which Powell additional develops the subjects of the document. In these, he recommends organizing the Arid Lands into watershed commonwealths ruled through resident electorate whose interlocking pursuits create the exams and balances necessary to clever stewardship of the land. This was once the critical concentration of John Wesley Powell's bioregional imaginative and prescient, and it continues to be a version for governance that many westerners see as a attainable way to the source administration conflicts that proceed to bedevil the region.

Throughout the gathering, award-winning author and historian William deBuys brilliantly units the historic context for Powell's paintings. part introductions and large descriptive notes take the reader during the evolution of John Wesley Powell's pursuits and concepts from his position as an officer within the Civil struggle via his critique of Social Darwinism and landmark categorization of Indian languages, to the climatic but eventually futile battles he fought to win adoption of his land-use proposals.

Seeing issues Whole offers the essence of the intense legacy that John Wesley Powell has left to the yankee humans, and to humans all over who try to reconcile the calls for of society with the imperatives of the land.

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Download E-books Bright's Passage: A Novel PDF

By Josh Ritter

Henry brilliant has newly again to West Virginia from the battlefields of the 1st global struggle. Griefstruck by way of the loss of life of his younger spouse and uncertain of the way to take care of the child son she left at the back of, vibrant is quickly faced via the destruction of the one domestic he’s ever recognized. His hopes for defense relaxation with the angel who has him to Appalachia from the trenches of France and who now delivers to guard him and his son. Haunted by means of the abiding nightmare of his reports within the battle and shadowed via his lifeless wife’s father, the Colonel, and his brutal sons, Bright—along together with his newborn—makes his manner via a ravaged panorama towards an doubtful salvation.
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Download E-books Lady Oracle PDF

By Margaret Atwood

Joan Foster is the bored spouse of a myopic ban-the-bomber.  She takes to the air in a single day as Canada's new superpoet, pens lurid gothics at the sly, draws a blackmailing reporter, skids cheerfully out and in of menacing plots, hair-raising traps, and passionate trysts, and lands useless and good in Terremoto, Italy.  In this extraordinary, poetic, and magical novel, Margaret Atwood proves all over again why she is taken into account to be essentially the most vital and finished writers of our time.

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Download E-books The Domestication of Genius: Biography and the Romantic Poet PDF

By Julian North

It is a e-book in regards to the biographical afterlives of the Romantic poets and the production of literary biography as a well-liked shape. It specializes in the Lives of six significant poets of the interval: Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Felicia Hemans, and Letitia Landon, released from the 1820s, via Thomas Moore, Mary Shelley, Thomas De Quincey, and others. It situates those in the context of the improvement of biography as a style from the 1780s to the 1840s. beginning with Johnson, Boswell, and feminine collective Lives, it appears to be like at how the marketplace luck of biography used to be equipped on its illustration and booklet of household existence. within the 1820s and 30s biographers 'domesticated' Byron, Shelley, and different poets via situating them at domestic, beginning up their (often scandalous) inner most lives to view, and bringing readers into intimate touch with greatness.

Biography used to be an influential transmitter of the parable of 'the Romantic poet', because the self-creating, masculine genius, however it additionally posed one of many first vital demanding situations to that fable, via revealing disasters in family accountability that have been usually obvious as indicative of those writers' inattention to the wishes of the reader. The Domestication of Genius is the main accomplished account thus far of the shaping of the Romantic poets through biography within the nineteenth-century.

Written in a full of life and obtainable type, it casts new gentle at the literary tradition of the 1830s and the transition among Romantic and Victorian conceptions of authorship. It bargains a robust re-assessment of Romantic literary biography, of significant biographers of the interval, and of the posthumous reputations of the Romantic poets.

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Download E-books Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview Series) PDF

An intimate and vigorous number of interviews with a huge of 20th century literature—the merely number of interviews with Marquez available
Hailed by means of the New York Times as a "conjurer of literary magic," Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez is understood to hundreds of thousands of readers world wide because the writer of One Hundred Years of Solitude. Beloved by way of readers of approximately every age, he's absolutely the most well-liked literary novelist in translation—and he is still so at the present time, a decade after the ebook of his ultimate novel.

as well as the first-ever English translation of Marquez’s final interview, this exceptional quantity comprises his first interview, carried out whereas he was once within the throes of writing One Hundred Years of Solitude, which unearths the younger author years prior to the intense onslaught of good fortune that might make him a family identify worldwide. additionally featured is a sequence of strangely wide-ranging conversations with Marquez's good friend Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza—surely the one interview with Marquez that incorporates the writer's insights into either the that means of real love and the validity of superstitions. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The final Interview also comprises interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter David Streitfeld.

A wide-ranging and revealing book, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The final Interview is a necessary e-book for lifelong fanatics of Marquez—and readers who're simply getting encountering the master's paintings for the 1st time.

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Download E-books The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns: A Novel PDF

By Margaret Dilloway

Winner of the ALA studying record Award

Difficult and obstinate. Thriving less than a collection of particular and restricted stipulations. That pretty well describes me. might be that’s why i love those roses so much.

Roses are Galilee Garner’s ardour. An novice breeder, she painstakingly cross-pollinates her vegetation to coax out new, greater features, striving to create an ideal pressure of her favourite flower, the Hulthemia. Her dream is to win an incredible rose festival and sooner or later have her model of the bloom bought within the advertisement market.

Gal rigorously calibrates the remainder of her time to control the kidney failure she’s had considering that adolescence, going to dialysis some other evening, and instructing highschool biology, the place she is understood for her exacting criteria. The regimen leaves little room for relationships, and Gal prefers it that manner. Her roses by no means disappoint her the way in which humans have.

Then one afternoon, Riley, the teenaged daughter of Gal’s estranged sister, arrives unannounced to stay along with her, turning Gal’s orderly lifestyles the wrong way up. all at once compelled to regulate to every other’s worlds, either will find a resilience they by no means knew they'd and a bond they by no means knew they wanted.

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Download E-books Lenin's Kisses PDF

By Carlos Rojas

A mystifying climatic incongruity starts off the award-winning novel Lenin’s Kisses—an absurdist, tragicomic masterpiece set in modern-day China. Nestled deep in the Balou mountains, spared from the government’s watchful eye, the harmonious humans of Liven had sufficient nutrients and rest to be totally content material. but if their plants and livelihood are obliterated through a seven-day storm from snow in the midst of a sweltering summer time, a county authentic arrives with a profitable scheme either to elevate funds for the district and strengthen his profession. nearly all of the 197 villagers are disabled, and he convinces them to begin a touring functionality troupe highlighting such acts as One-Eye’s one-eyed needle threading. With the gains from this outstanding convey, he intends to shop for Lenin’s embalmed corpse from Russia and set up it in a grand mausoleum to draw tourism, within the final marriage of capitalism and communism. notwithstanding, the luck of the Shuanghuai County Special-Skills functionality Troupe comes at a major price.

Yan Lianke, certainly one of China’s so much wonderful writers—whose works frequently push the envelope of his country’s censorship system—delivers a funny, bold, and riveting portrait of the trimmings and outcomes of greed and corruption on the middle of humanity.

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