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The Door in the Forest

Author: Roderick Townley
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-03-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0375897003
Rating: 4.7/5 (3 downloads)

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At the mid point of three towns, in the center of three streams, in the heart of a forest, lies a mysterious island. Encircled by quicksand and sewn shut by vines, it is impenetrable to all but the poisonous snakes patrolling its waters. But Daniel is determined to get there, along with his friend Emily. Emily is a bit mysterious herself. A girl who seems to know more than she can say, whose mother was taken away by government troops, and whose eccentric grandmother reads the future in her bubble bath. Enter the soldiers. Their menacing commander is terribly interested in sleepy little Everwood. Is he searching for something? A treasure map? The island? The girl? Roderick Townley spins a magical tale of lies and truths, of secrets kept and secrets revealed. Sooner or later, we all must step through the door in the forest.

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Collected Screenplays 1

Author: Hanif Kureishi
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2014-10-30
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 057131936X
Rating: 4.9/5 (6 downloads)

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Hanif Kureishi's cinematic storytelling embraces a wide spectrum of characters from all classes and nationalities, depicting them with compassion, humour and relish, though never fighting shy of controversy. This volume comprises four of Kureishi's screenplays.My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)Omar is a restless young Asian man, caring for his alcoholic father in the hustling London of the mid-1980s. His uncle, a keen Thatcherite, offers Omar an entrepreneurial opportunity to revamp a dingy laundrette, and ambitious Omar rolls up his sleeves, enlisting the assistance of his old school-friend Johnny, who has since fallen in with a gang of neo-fascists. Omar and Johnny soon form an unlikely alliance that leads to business success, as well as other, more intimate surprises.Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)1980s London, and Sammy and Rosie share an 'open' marriage, strings of lovers, and a bohemian existence amidst inner-city turmoil. Sammy's father, Rafi, formerly a government minister in India, visits London as racial tensions rise with the death of a woman in a police raid. Rafi offers Sammy financial assistance if the couple will leave their 'war zone' behind them and produce grandchildren. But Rafi's own shady past threatens to haunt him.London Kills Me (1991)A weekend in the lives of homeless Clint and his pal Muffdiver, youthful veterans of the streets of London, whose chief source of income derives from selling drugs to the wealthier denizens of Notting Hill. But what Clint wants more than anything else is a proper job, and he's been promised a position as a waiter in a restaurant - on the condition that he can come up with a pair of 'sensible' shoes.My Son the Fanatic (1997)Parvez is a Pakistani cab driver in a northern industrial town who chauffeurs young prostitute Bettina. Their gentle friendship grows more tender as Parvez's home life starts to crumble, his son Farid embracing a fundamentalist sect of Islam and rejecting his father's values. When Farid then involves himself with a group committed to purging the town of corruption, Parvez is compelled to choose where his loyalties lie.

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Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers

Author: Rebecca L. Thomas
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Indexes popular series fiction for middle and high school readers based on thematics, consistent setting, or consistent characters. Annotated entries are arranged alphabetically by series name and include author, publisher, date, grade level, genre, and a list of individual titles in the series. Volume is indexed by author, title, and subject/genre and includes appendixes suggesting books for boys, girls, and reluctant/ESL readers.


"Throw the book away"

Author: Amie A. Doughty
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2013-05-07
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0786449829
Rating: 4.9/5 (29 downloads)

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Children's literature is an excellent way to educate children, on everything from social behavior and beliefs to attitudes toward education itself. A major aspect of children's literature is the importance of books and reading. Books represent adult authority. This book examines the role that books, reading and writing play in children's fantasy fiction, from books that act as artifacts of power (The Abhorsen Trilogy, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Harry Potter) to interactive books (The Neverending Story, Malice, Inkheart) to books with character-writers (Percy Jackson, Captain Underpants). The author finds that although books and reading often play a prominent role in fantasy for children, the majority of young protagonists gain self-sufficiency not by reading but specifically by moving beyond books and reading.

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Talking Book Topics

Total Pages: 636
Release: 2003
Genre: Talking books
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.

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Serge Gainsbourg

Author: Sylvie Simmons
Publsiher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2002-09-19
Genre: Music
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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The first biography in English of the priapic pop genius, drawing on new interviews to capture the debauched heart of the chain-smoking French cultural icon

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Sylvie's Riddle

Author: Alan Wall
Publsiher: Quartet Books (UK)
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008
Genre: Art and science
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Sylvie Ashton spends her life pursuing images. In her work at the Signum Institute in Liverpool she stares for hours at images of stars, like the Beatles or Bob Dylan, or the sort provided by the Hubble Telescope. She is trying to understand the way we fashion the world through our lenses, and how the images we create become so embedded in our lives that we can no longer escape them. The author of Bless the Thief and The School of Night has written a book about memory and betrayal, about the images we create and those we are relentlessly pursued by. In 2003, Alan Wall was awarded an Arts Council/AHRB Fellowship to work for a year with the particle physicist Goronwy Tudor Jones at Birmingham University. This novel is the first book-length result of that fertile year.

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Velo News

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Release: 2001
Genre: Bicycle racing
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Carolina Connections Box Set

Author: Sylvie Stewart
Publsiher: Rolling Hearts Press
Total Pages: 950
Release: 2020-08-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1947853104
Rating: 4.3/5 (4 downloads)

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Get to know the hilarious and sexy Carolina crew in this home-town series of hot romantic comedies. Your next addiction starts here: The Fix - Book 1 (Laney and Nate) The Spark - Book 2 (Fiona and Mark) The Lucky One - Book 3 (Bailey and Jake) THE FIX My life is a friggin’ fairytale—just not the kind any single girl would ever want to star in. LANEY: Like any good heroine, I have challenges to face. Getting my son to wear pants is one; dealing with my snooze-fest of a job is another. Then there’s the Beast, my freeloading brother who’s worn a permanent dent in the couch at my new place. And no fairytale would be complete without a smoking hot prince, of course. Too bad he’s a complete ass. My instincts scream at me to steer clear of Nate Murphy. Because, if life has taught me anything, there is no such thing as happily ever after. NATE: I may not be a superhero, but I do my best to come to the rescue when I’m needed. And, hey, I just moved halfway across the country after a single phone call from my mom. But being back home and taking on the responsibilities involved makes me a bit cranky at times. Unfortunately, the one time I completely lose my cool is in front of the hottest girl I’ve ever met. I’ve got my work cut out for me if I’m going to fix this. But I will fix this. I’ll be anything Laney Monroe needs me to be … a superhero, a prince, or just a guy she might take a chance on. THE SPARK Mark Beckett is the most annoying, patronizing, arrogant jerk on the face of the earth. So, naturally, I can’t get the damn man out of my head. FIONA: Like the old saying goes, I’m a jill of all trades but a master of none. What I lack in skill, however, I make up for in enthusiasm—something certain people (ahem) find irritating. But I have my reasons for living my life the way I do, for diving into one project after another and trying to make a difference. And if Mark Beckett doesn’t like it, he knows where to find the door. I don’t need his approval … or his panty-melting kisses. MARK: I enjoy the simple things in life: a job well done, a cold beer, a hot woman … you get the idea. But there’s nothing simple about the mess I just found myself in. The last thing I need is a pint-sized princess sticking her nose in my business and pushing every damn one of my buttons like it’s her job. But Fiona Pierce may be the only one with the tools to solve my problems—and the power to change everything. THE LUCKY ONE Luck is no lady… in fact, she can be a downright bitch. JAKE: Coming home was supposed to be my shot at redemption. Instead, I’m finding myself chasing after an irresistible blonde whose mercurial behavior could give Jekyll and Hyde a run for their money. I’ve got too much on my plate to get tied up in knots over a girl who wants nothing to do with me. But Bailey Murphy may hold the key to my redemption, and I’m not giving up on either without a fight. “Irish” might play with a poker face, but I’m about to call her bluff … and I hope like hell I’ve got luck on my side. BAILEY: Let’s get one thing straight. I am not your typical girl. Sure, I’ve got all the parts, but I’ve been a stubborn, irreverent tomboy since the womb. Which makes it particularly ironic that my heart is so damn girlie. It falls in love at the drop of a hat and leaves me to deal with the aftermath. But no more! If Jake Beckett thinks spending one night together gives him some claim on me, he’s got another thing coming—even if the mere thought of that night leaves me panting like a damn Labrador. I’m not about to open the door and let Jake in, but that choice may be taken from both our hands. Grab your copy and meet your next book boyfriends tonight! More books in the Carolina Connections Series (not included in this box set): The Game - Book 4 (Emerson and Gavin) The Way You Are - Book 5 (Liv and Brett) The Runaround - Book 6 (Ari and Jax)

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The House of Jacob

Author: Sylvie Courtine-Denamy
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2003
Genre: Holocaust survivors
ISBN: 9780801440656
Rating: 4.1/5 (46 downloads)

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In this touching and beautifully written book, Sylvie Courtine-Denamy traces her family's exile after their expulsion in 1492 at the time of Spanish unification. Their journey leads her to the exotic ports of Salonika, Constantinople, Bayonne, and Varna, to the cosmopolitan centers of Vienna and Paris, to America and Israel, and to Auschwitz. As she notes, while place and time separate us from those we love or never knew, something continues to link us. For Courtine-Denamy this "something" is, in part, language the Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) that is still spoken, whether on the banks of the Danube, on the Aegean Sea, or along the quays of the Seine. This powerful and moving history of one woman's family will strike a chord with those who have experienced exile and displacement. Julia Kristeva's foreword, which describes the book as being like a "refreshing spring shower," unearths a political intention in this carefully crafted story. One of the undercurrents in The House of Jacob, she notes, seems to be an implied criticism of the language policies of the State of Israel, in particular the imposition of the "sacred" language of Hebrew as a medium of everyday exchange, of domesticity, and of intimacy. Courtine-Denamy presents Sephardic culture as a counterpoint to the perceived prevalence of Ashkenazi culture in forming Jewish identity."

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ISBN: 0520081498
Rating: 4.1/5 (98 downloads)

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Author: Georges Perec
Publsiher: Verba Mundi
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1990
Genre: City and town life
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Two thematically-related novellas by Georges Perec in one volume. In each, Perec probes our obsession with society's trappings--the seductive mass of things that masquerade as stability and meaning. In Things: A Story of the Sixties, Jerome and Sylvie, a young, upwardly mobile couple lust for the good life, caught between the fantasy of "the film they would have liked to live" and the reality of life's daily mundanities. The nameless student in A Man Asleep attempts to purify himself entirely of material desires and ambition. He longs "to want nothing. Just to wait, until there is nothing left to wait for. Just to wander, and to sleep." Yearning to exist on neutral ground as "a blessed parenthesis," he discovers something unexpected. With the American publication of Life: A User's Manual in 1987, Georges Perec was recognized in the United States as one of this century's most innovative writers. Things: A Story of the Sixties is accessible, sobering, and deeply involving. Each novel distills Perec's unerring grasp of the human condition and displays his rare comic talent, detachment, and compassion.

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Classical Sequences in Banach SPates

Author: Sylvia Guerre-Delabriere
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1992-07-21
Genre: Mathematics
ISBN: 9780824787233
Rating: 4.4/5 (872 downloads)

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The Progressive Housewife

Author: Sylvie Murray
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2003-05-21
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780812237184
Rating: 4.2/5 (371 downloads)

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"A convincing revisionist account of the roles of US women in the two decades after WW II. . . . A very interesting rereading of a standard stereotype."—Choice

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The Book of Nights

Author: Sylvie Germain
Publsiher: Buccaneer Books
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1992
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Winner of six literary prizes and chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by "The New York Times," this novel traces 100 years in the life of a family from the Franco-Prussian War to World War II.

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Lady Muriel

Author: Ray Dyer, PhD
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2016-04-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 178589031X
Rating: 4.0/5 (1 downloads)

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Lewis Carroll, through his new heroine, stands ground against the 'Philistines and Barbarians' of his Age. The much neglected late-life Romance finally emerges, fully Annotated, from the lengthy fairytale of 'Sylvie and Bruno', to complete a 3-volume Scholar's Series.