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A Safe And Happy Place

Autor: James Howard Kunstler
Publisher: Highbrow Productions Incorporated
ISBN: 9780984625291
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"'In the fall of 1967, a schlemiel named Don Bessemer from Short Pump, Virginia, got me pregnant. Well, okay, I got myself pregnant with his assistance. I fell for this superficial clod one rainy October afternoon when we were the only two patrons in a hole-in-the-wall called Cafae Ludovico off Astor Place...' So begins the journey into adulthood of 19-year-old Erica "Pooh" (as in Winnie) Bollinger from Oyster Bay, Long Island. She's a sophomore at NYU and nothing is working out there. She's knocked up. She hates the city. The Vietnam War is making America crazy, not to mention the sit-com looniness of everyday existence on the home-front. Pooh desperately wants out. She hears about a magical place up in Vermont where you can leave all this crap behind, a commune called Sunrise Village founded by the mysterious, charismatic figure known in the hippie underground only as "Songbird." Maybe she ought to go up there and check the situation out..."--Back cover.

Soon

Autor: Morris Gleitzman
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 176014133X
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I hoped the Nazis would be defeated. And they were. I hoped the war would be over. And it was. I hoped we would be safe. But we aren't. Soon continues the incredibly moving story of Felix, a Jewish boy still struggling to survive in the wake of the liberation of Poland after the end of World War Two.

Big Slide

Autor: James Kunstler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986615440
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"Big Slide" is a three-act stage play. In a moment of unprecedented national political upheaval, members of the large Freeman family flee New York and Boston and take refuge in their Adirondack mountain mansion, called Big Slide. The electricity is down, and the Internet with it. Cities have been bombed and trouble has even come to these mountains, where extremist self-styled "regulators" are hunting down the rich and privileged. Big Slide is old-school, rousing, heart-pounding theater.

Safe Haven

Autor: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446574244
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In a small North Carolina town, a mysterious and beautiful woman running from her past slowly falls for a kind-hearted store owner . . . until dark secrets begin to threaten her new life. When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathetic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

Wild Wood

Autor: Posie Graeme-Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476743622
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For fans of Diana Galbaldon’s Outlander series comes a gripping and passionate new historical novel. Intrigue, ancient secrets, fairy tales, and the glorious scenery of the Scottish borders drive the story of a woman who must find out who she really is. Jesse Marley calls herself a realist; she’s all about the here and now. But in the month before Charles and Diana’s wedding in 1981 all her certainties are blown aside by events she cannot control. First she finds out she’s adopted. Then she’s run down by a motor bike. In a London hospital, unable to speak, she must use her left hand to write. But Jesse’s right-handed. And as if her fingers have a will of their own, she begins to draw places she’s never been, people from another time—a castle, a man in armor. And a woman’s face. Rory Brandon, Jesse’s neurologist, is intrigued. Maybe his patient’s head trauma has brought out latent abilities. But wait. He knows the castle. He’s been there. So begins an extraordinary journey across borders and beyond time, a chase that takes Jesse to Hundredfield, a Scottish stronghold built a thousand years ago by a brutal Norman warlord. What’s more, Jesse Marley holds the key to the castle’s secret and its sacred history. And Hundredfield, with its grim Keep, will help Jesse find her true lineage. But what does the legend of the Lady of the Forest have to do with her? That’s the question at the heart of Wild Wood. There are no accidents. There is only fate.

Happy Company

Autor: Can Akdeniz
Publisher: Can Akdeniz
ISBN: 1492861502
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Google, Facebook, Zappos, Amazon, Coca Cola, Ernst & Young, VW, Nike, Apple, 3M, GE, and Intuit: Something unites all of these high profile companies in an essential way - a new business philosophy. They have earned such spectacular success and respect by setting happiness as a primary goal, knowing that with a foundation of joy, creativity, and excitement, nothing is impossible. In Happy Company, Can Akdeniz shows that the mentality and strategy of successful businesses has changed forever. He explains the new philosophy, and shares 14 strategies and methodologies for creating a culture of happiness, and explains the impact that such an ideological shift can have. By learning from this book, you can draw on relevant inspiration from these global icons and apply it to your own business model & strategy, to begin experiencing the same success, respect, and loyalty that they have enjoyed for years. Happy company will teach you a vast array of topics, including: Company vision management Developing employee and consumer loyalty Maximizing stakeholder trust and support Standing out from the competition Sustainable and realistic approaches to building company happiness Spreading the "happiness effect" to all corners of your business Inspiring workers and motivation techniques Creative compensation strategies The role of companies within the community The importance of visionary and inspiring leadership How happiness leads to profits and success How profits do not necessarily lead to happiness Dozens of real world examples of successful happiness strategies An introduction to short-term vs. long-term thinking The new paradigm of a company as a happiness machine An outline of healthy workplace guidelines to maximize productivity and employee satisfaction How social contributions increase happiness Tips for increasing consumer satisfaction and guaranteeing loyalty New approaches to customer service Out of the box leadership strategies Guidelines for Infrastructure evolution Work-Life Balance Techniques The importance of company reputation Boosting job control and employee independence How to use old techniques for new challenges Possible issues and limitations for pursuing company happiness The obstacles to company happiness and the tools to get around them Knowing your limitations and maximizing the potential for improvement

A Safe Place

Autor: Lorenzo Carcaterra
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307756633
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"Dramatic, graphic and wrenching...The reader is left to wonder--at the devastation of Carcaterra's youth, at his survival to adulthood, and at the grace that allowed him to craft this piercing memoir." THE WASHINGTON POST Lorenza Carcaterra grew up in Hell's Kitchen, New York in the 1950s and '60s in a confusing world of love and fear of his paradoxically violent and affectionate father. Then Lorenzo learned that his father had murdered his first wife. And he wondered how he could love his father again. Did he possess the same murderous fury; would he someday suddenly lash out at those he loved? As his father's physical abuse escalated, Lorenzo sought frantically for a safe place...a place where he could find hope and reconciliation and peace, where his father's terrible shadow no longer lingered. Now, decades later, Lorenzo has finally come to terms with the awful truth about his father. A SAFE PLACE is the brilliant result. From the Paperback edition.

The One Safe Place

Autor: Tania Unsworth
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616204044
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“What is this place?” In a drought-stricken world, Devin and his grandfather have barely scraped out a living on their isolated farm. When his grandfather dies, Devin knows he can’t manage alone and heads for the nearest city to find help. But in the city he finds only children alone like him, living on the streets. Then a small act of kindness earns Devin an invitation to the Gabriel H. Penn Home for Childhood—a place with unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new home. But Devin soon finds out that the Gabriel Penn Home is no paradise. A zombie-like sickness afflicts many of the children who live there—and it will claim Devin, too, unless he can become the first to find a way out of this dystopian nightmare. “[A] chilling and engrossing tale . . . A standout.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Fast-paced and gripping. An original dystopian story.” —School Library Journal, starred review “A timeless story that deserves to become a children’s classic for decades to come.” —The Christian Science Monitor A Summer 2014 Kids’ Indie Next List Pick One of the Christian Science Monitor’s 25 Best New Middle Grade Novels of 2014

Happy Feet Two The Novel

Autor: Paul Livingston
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101566337
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Happy Feet Two returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica, reuniting the world's most famous tap-dancing penguin, Mumble, the love of his life, Gloria, and their old friends Ramon and Lovelace. In this novel adaptation, which includes full-color images from the film, we meet Erik - Mumble and Gloria's son. Erik is struggling to find his own particular talents in the emperor penguin world. But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it's going to take everyone working - and dancing - together to save their home.

Why Can T I Be You

Autor: Allie Larkin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101602848
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Soon to be a major motion picture At one time or another, everyone has wished they could be someone else. Exploring this universal longing, Allie Larkin follows up the success of her debut novel, Stay, with a moving portrait of friendship and identity. When Jenny Shaw hears someone shout “Jessie!” across a hotel lobby, she impulsively answers. All her life, Jenny has toed the line, but something propels her to seize the opportunity to become Jessie Morgan, a woman to whom she bears an uncanny resemblance. Lonely in her own life, Jenny is embraced by Jessie’s warm circle of friends—and finds unexpected romance. But when she delves into Jessie’s past, Jenny discovers a secret that spurs her to take another leap into the unknown.

One Safe Place

Autor: Alvin L. A. Horn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476751706
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Friends and foes, politicians and lovers intersect in this exciting novel of love, lust, and crime in the Emerald City. In One Safe Place, lightning strikes of dilemmas and storms of lustful deeds intertwine with the well-thought citizens, as well as the criminal-minded. Under Seattle’s cloudy skies, the morally minded kiss the sexual deviant for advancement of careers and social status. Once again Alvin L.A. Horn rains down love, lust, and crime in the pursuit of clear skies in the Emerald City. Everyone wants and needs one safe place, and former secret service agent Psalms Black puts thoughts and actions into his social righteousness. He knows how to exact revenge by any means necessary. His sexy lover, Gabrielle Brandywine, used to be the most powerful woman in the world as the Secretary of State of the United States. She still has clout, but has personal issues that can derail Psalms’ desired purpose in life. He and his friends are stealthy and tend to interpret human nature with skillful cleverness. In the mix though, are their own lives and love, and sexual issues must be controlled to complete missions. Life is complicated when the deviant creep out of waters and from behind snow-capped mountains and mix with politics, sex, and dark money shadows. If evil acts occur like putting hands on a woman, or threatening a child, or harming a friend, you better hope Psalms Black and his friends don’t find out or someone could come up missing, or wish they had. Whether someone is on the right side of morality or if someone steps over the line, everyone wants and needs One Safe Place.

Another Me

Autor: Eva Wiseman
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
ISBN: 1770497161
File Size: 28,97 MB
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"Set against the backdrop of plague-ravaged Europe, this spellbinding new novel from one of Canada's foremost writers of historical fiction for young people will have readers racing to the electrifying climax. aaaa Seventeen-year-old Natan has a safe and happy life in fourteenth-century Strasbourg, France. He works with his father in his rag trade, helps his mother around the house, and studies the Torah at night with his young brother, Shmuli. He's even feeling the first stirrings of love with Elena, the daughter of the master draper who is his father's best customer. aaaa But something is rotten in the streets of Strasbourg. There is tension between the Jewish community and the rest of the citizens, and there is fear as the deadly plague sweeps through towns and cities nearby. When rumors begin to circulate that Jewish residents are contaminating the town's well water to try to hasten the plague's arrival in their city, Natan knows that there are dangerous days ahead. When he sees who really poisoned Strasbourg's water, he is determined to speak the truth and save his people from the false accusations being made against them. But a moment of violence threatens to derail his plans and change his life in ways he could never have imagined."

The Plague Dogs

Autor: Richard Adams
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307775771
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"Thousands and thousands of people will love this book!" THE BOSTON GLOBE A lyrical, engrossing tale, by the author of WATERSHIP DOWN, Richard Adams creates a lyrical and engrossing tale, a remarkable journey into the hearts and minds of two canine heroes, Snitter and Rowf, fugitives from the horrors of an animal research center who escape into the isolation--and terror--of the wilderness.

A Little Love Story

Autor: Roland Merullo
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307537811
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Jake Entwhistle is smart and handsome, but living with a shadow over his romantic history. Janet Rossi is a bright, witty aide to the governor of Massachusetts, but Janet suffers from an illness that makes her, as she puts it, “not exactly a good long-term investment.” After meeting by accident late one night, they begin a love affair filled with humor, startling intimacy, and a deep, abiding connection. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Everyone Loves Ronald Mcdonald

Autor: Andrew Grof
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 1611393086
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This is a zany romp through the modern American landscape, with the tour guide one Bingo Sherman, a possible descendant of the controversial Civil War general. Bingo, a joyous cross between Salinger’s Holden Caulfield and Kafka’s Joseph K attacks life with a zest that belies his Florida Panhandle origins. In this coming of age novel the action moves briefly from Miami’s South Beach to New York’s Upper West Side then back to South Beach again. Bingo is a seeker with a difference: he has absolutely no idea what he is seeking and knows only what he is not ready to settle for. The characters he encounters along the way serve to both open his eyes as well as to toughen him up for life’s many trials still ahead. Throughout the novel looms the almost mythical figure of Ronald McDonald, Bingo’s childhood hero for whom he still harbors a soft spot in his heart. Everyone Loves Ronald McDonald strikes just the right tone between irreverence and acute observation, and promises a rollicking good experience for anyone with common or even uncommon good sense.

A Dangerous Inheritance

Autor: Alison Weir
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385678878
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England's Tower of London was the terrifying last stop for generations of English political prisoners. A Dangerous Inheritance weaves together the lives and fates of four of its youngest and most blameless: Lady Katherine Grey, Lady Jane's younger sister; Kate Plantagenet, an English princess who lived nearly a century before her; and Edward and Richard, the boy princes imprisoned by their ruthless uncle, Richard III, never to be heard from again. Across the years, these four young royals shared the same small rooms in their dark prison, as all four shared the unfortunate role of being perceived as threats to the reigning monarch. Weaving together their lives and fates into a dark mystery of thwarted love and ruthless ambition, Alison Weir has written the most suspenseful, large-scale novel of her career.

Our Own Kind

Autor: Anne de la Vergne Weiss
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146283356X
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Our Own Kind is a World War II novel without the combat, a novel about the America the soldiers left behind. Anne Weiss depicts here in families of different social and income levels the effects of the war in daily experience as well as on the greater occasions of weddings and funerals. Hers is an Our Town view of an upstate New York town called Westerveldt, where the importance of the characters behavior and conversation is historically clear to us while dimly perceptible to them. They feel helplessly caught up in events they cant control. The Osterhoudts and Van Leuvens, the old established families, as well as the Sloanes and Mancusos in trade and contract work, see their sons dying overseas, their daughters marrying out of their own class, the war affecting their customs and privileges, all sorts of changes taking place in a world they thought they knew. As the author makes clear, this uncertainty and threat to their own kind affects everyone in the novel of every class and age. In a style of subtle understatement Anne Weiss shows her two main characters, Emily Osterhoudt, home from college, and Mary D. Van Leuven, still in high school, as shrewd inside observers forcing the action while resisting social pressure if not rebelling against circumstance and upbringing. Our Own Kind is a many-sided moving account of a World War II America that prefigures something of our more recent homeland anxieties.

Two Testaments

Autor: Elizabeth Musser
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 0781408407
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The slightest spark will ignite an explosion. The tinderbox of broken political and racial relations in France and Algeria provides plenty of kindling. And the growing friction, especially in Algeria, will soon combust. A tentative ceasefire offers little to cool the heat. And in the midst of the turmoil, Gabriella Madison guards the orphans in her care, while battling jealousy when Anne-Marie Duchemin, David’s former flame, arrives in Castelnau, France. As they protect the little ones in their care amid rising discomfort in the community with the multi-cultural orphanage, each wonders who David will choose. Meanwhile, David is trapped in Algeria, caught in the turmoil of a country gone mad. He seeks a way to guard his life and, at the same time, protect the refugees he came to help. And escape seems impossible. Unable to predict what lies ahead, Gabriella and David learn that in life, waiting is the hardest part. The answers lie in two testaments.

World Made By Hand

Autor: James Howard Kunstler
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555848378
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In this “richly imagined” dystopian vision, mankind must find a way to survive as modern civilization slowly comes apart (O, The Oprah Magazine). When Earth ran dry of oil, the age of the automobile came to an end; electricity flickered out. With deprivation came desperation—and desperation drove humanity backward to a state of existence few could have imagined. In the tiny hamlet of Union Grove, New York, every day is a struggle. For Mayor Robert Earle, it is a battle to keep the citizens united. As the bonds of civilization are torn apart by war, famine, and violence, there are some who aim to carve out a new society: one in which might makes right—a world of tyranny, subjugation, and death. A world Earle must fight against . . . In his shocking nonfiction work, The Long Emergency, social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored the reality of what would happen if the engines stopped running. In World Made by Hand, he offers a stark glimpse of that future in a work of speculative fiction that stands as “an impassioned and invigorating tale whose ultimate message is one of hope, not despair” (San Francisco Chronicle). “Brilliant.” —Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune “It frightens without being ridiculously nightmarish, it cautions without being too judgmental, and it offers glimmers of hope we don’t have to read between the lines to comprehend.” —Baltimore City Paper

Small Ironies

Autor: J. Peter Bergman
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781456723156
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Max Draper is the younger child in an ordinary American family growing up in New York City. His life is as straightforward as it can be and his family as seemingly normal as possible. There is one thing, though. His family business, for generations, has been prostitution. Raised in an environment that encourages honesty he falls in love with a childhood friend, a girl named Freddy. That love, and all that it brings with it, masks his true nature, his homosexuality, and living that dichotomy brings him into a life he could never have anticipated. A world of tolerance and understanding is stretched to the breaking point as Max discovers the reality of his friends' secrets, desires and mistakes.