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Klara and the Sun

By Kazuo Ishiguro
  • ISBN Code: : 0735281254
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : klara-and-the-sun.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, THE GUARDIAN, ESQUIRE, VOGUE, TIME, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE TIMES (UK) ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUMMER 2021 READING LIST The magnificent new novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro--author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. “The Sun always has ways to reach us.” From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

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With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before.

A Moment in Crime

By Amanda Allen
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  • Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
  • Book Code : 168331882X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 276
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Fans of Rhys Bowen will be abuzz over Amanda Allen’s second installment in her bold Santa Fe Revival mysteries. The on-set murder of a famous Jazz Age film director unearths a hornet’s nest of passion, duplicity, naked ambition, and bitter revenge. The golden age of cinema is dawning, and Santa Fe is in the grip of movie fever when director Luther Bishop arrives for the filming of his new cowboy flick. Maddie Vaughn-Alwin’s cousin Gwen Astor is in town with a bit part in the movie—but Gwen finds herself caught in a whirlwind of mischief before shooting even begins. But the plot only thickens when the detestable director is found hanging in his office. When it comes to light that Gwen was having a torrid affair with Luther, she gets pegged as the prime suspect, much to Maddie’s dismay. But Maddie, quick on her feet with ever the keen eye knows that Luther had his fair share of enemies, and there’s no shortage of contenders. Luther’s widowed wife Bridget finally assumes her late husband’s most-coveted director’s chair, head of wardrobe Lorelei Fontaine is bitterly denied a role by Luther she was once promised, and original leading man Harry Kelly was summarily fired by Luther just upon arriving at Santa Fe. Desperate to prove Gwen’s innocence, Maddie begins an investigation, but every clue reveals another motive—and could point to another murder—in A Moment in Crime, the second engaging whodunit in Amanda Allen’s enchanting Santa Fe Revival mysteries.

A Moment In Time

By Michael Littlefair
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1678120073
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: a-moment-in-time.pdf

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A story about a lay Buddhist and his son, travelling on a journey to Tibet. During the journey, the lay Buddhist explains his understanding of the meaning of Time in Buddhism to his son.

A Moment In Darkness

By Lucille M. Martinez
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1475994656
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 945
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A Moment In Darkness, give you a brief glimpse into the life of Cleopatra Mitchell. Cleo is a young woman in her mid twenties, trying to make the best out of the lemons that life has given her. Her family still dealing with the death of the patriarch of the family her Father, whom died a year ago. Cleo’s mom has slipped into a mental stupor, leaving Cleo to deal with her eighteen year old pregnant sister Camillah who herself holds several surprise, that have yet been told to her sister. Cleopatra s life continues make drastic changes. along with Cleopatra meeting a stranger during a frighting situation. Many different plots and changes take place as the story of Cleopatra Mitchell unfold, and in the end a deeper understanding of her salvation.

A Moment in Time (Lone Star Brides Book #2)

By Tracie Peterson
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1441264035
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 908
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Alice Chesterfield is a woman pursued. Having survived an attack that left her scarred and her father dead, she is never free from the fear and memories of the man who is responsible. Texas seems to be an answer to Alice's prayers, and when she has the opportunity to relocate to a ranch near Dallas, Robert Barnett captures her attention. Unlike any man Alice has ever known, Robert doesn't worry about the obstacles that stand in their way--and he hardly seems to notice the scar she bears. But there are storm clouds gathering; devastating information about her family comes to light, threatening Alice's peaceful sanctuary. Disillusioned, Alice must learn to place her trust in God as she seeks a measure of peace for her future...and for her heart.

A Moment in Time

By John Yeo
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781456803742
  • Total of Pages : 398
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 802
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This is the story of the Hayden Family who left New York City in 1850 in search for a better life in Nebraska. Thomas Hayden, his wife Isobel, and their 3 children, Emma, Mitchell, and 4 yr. old Melissa, departed in the early spring. And the reason they left was simple—it was the gang violence from the infamous Five Corners. Thomas Hayden, famous for his expert marksmanship, led the family thru good and bad weather until they were halfway there—then tragedy struck! They lost Melissa to some unknown malady. After burying her under an old tree, they continued on with heavy hearts until they reached their final destination in Nebraska. There, with the help of the powerful Johnson ranch, they built their home. A turning point in their lives happened when ore was discovered and a town was built a mile north of their homestead. Under Thomas’s suggestion, it was named Johnsonville. The town was soon filled with people, including miners and merchants—and they were all thrilled and felt protected that Thomas Hayden was only a mile away. The ranch foreman, Hank Whittaker, soon developed sexual and romantic feelings for Isobel—and she felt the same for him! But nothing was ever said or ever mentioned; they both kept it to themselves. Isobel, the school teacher, soon was the most popular lady in Johnsonville, mainly because of her bubbly personality, but the real reason was the fact she was Thomas’s wife. And as the town grew and they erected a dance hall right behind the jail, Isobel was ecstatic; no one loved to dance more than her. As the years went on the Hayden family, along with the townspeople, became friendly with the local tribe that was run by their powerful chief, Running Elk. So the only problem the townspeople ever encountered was the odd rowdy drifter and he was quickly escorted out of town. With plenty of ore still in the ground, everybody thought that they would live a good and peaceful life. They all thought nothing could go wrong—then the Civil War broke out! And, of course, President Lincoln wanted none other than Thomas Hayden. Thomas didn’t mind, but Isobel did; because of her negative thoughts about most things, she figured Thomas would be killed and she would end up a lonely widow with 2 children to look after. Dr. Katherine McBride is madly in love with Thomas. Ever since that wonderful day in New York when she had begged her father to take her to see this marvelous 11 yr. old boy give a demonstration. She loved him so much, even though she was only 4 yrs. old herself. The irony is that she is so beautiful; most men would simply die for her. But the only man she could love was Thomas. Tormented by both wicked and loving thoughts about being with him, she knew it was all just a silly pipe dream. Covered in blood and working tireless hours, her dreams are about to come true—Thomas Hayden’s division, led by General Masters, will soon be entering her camp! Much to the delight of Isobel and the children, Thomas was coming home safe and sound. Even the painful rumors about Thomas having an affair didn’t bother her now. As time went on, the only major problem was that a gang of outlaws wanted to kill Thomas and held the town up for ransom—but Thomas, along with Chief Running Elk saved the day. When kid grows up, he or she wants to be hero. And in the old west it was no different, young boys want to become a famous gunfighter. And that is exactly what Mitchell Hayden wants to be—another Vance Cordeau, the fastest gun in the west! It was decided by Thomas that he will teach Mitchell the system that his father taught him, simply because if Mitchell couldn’t protect himself, then he would probably end up being killed. After Mitchell left, his reputation grew—and became known as, much to the chagrin of Thomas, ‘Mitch Hayden,’ the fastest gunfighter in the west. So, would Mitch get killed or become a teacher? And would Thomas’s farsighted hopes and dreams come true? Or would he have to move again to avoid oncoming trouble? Would the beautiful Emma really become an old maid? And how long can Isobel and Hank keep from having a sexual encounter? And will Dr. Katherine McBride’s dream of one day having Thomas as her lover or husband finally come true? Read on! Many thanks, John Yeo

Yellow Earth

By John Sayles
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  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Book Code : 1642590789
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 780
  • Pdf File: yellow-earth.pdf

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In Yellow Earth, the site of Three Nations reservations on the banks of the Missouri River in North Dakota, Sayles introduces us to Harleigh Killdeer, chairman of the Tribal Business Council. “An activist in his way, a product of the Casino Era,” Kildeer, who is contracted by oil firm Case and Crosby, spearheads the new Three Nations Petroleum Company. What follows, with characteristic lyrical dexterity, insight, and wit, introduces us to a memorable cast of characters, weaving together narratives of competing worlds through masterful storytelling. Set shortly before Standing Rock would become a symbol of historic proportions of the brutal confrontation between native resistance and the forces of big business and law enforcement, the fate of Yellow Earth serves as a parable for our times.

Scale Theory

By Joshua DiCaglio
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  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Book Code : 1452966494
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 320
  • Pdf File: scale-theory.pdf

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A pioneering call for a new understanding of scale across the humanities How is it possible that you are—simultaneously—cells, atoms, a body, quarks, a component in an ecological network, a moment in the thermodynamic dispersal of the sun, and an element in the gravitational whirl of galaxies? In this way, we routinely transform reality into things already outside of direct human experience, things we hardly comprehend even as we speak of DNA, climate effects, toxic molecules, and viruses. How do we find ourselves with these disorienting layers of scale? Enter Scale Theory, which provides a foundational theory of scale that explains how scale works, the parameters of scalar thinking, and how scale refigures reality—that teaches us how to think in terms of scale, no matter where our interests may lie. Joshua DiCaglio takes us on a fascinating journey through six thought experiments that provide clarifying yet provocative definitions for scale and new ways of thinking about classic concepts ranging from unity to identity. Because our worldviews and philosophies are largely built on nonscalar experience, he then takes us slowly through the ways scale challenges and reconfigures objects, subjects, and relations. Scale Theory is, in a sense, nondisciplinary—weaving together a dizzying array of sciences (from nanoscience to ecology) with discussions from the humanities (from philosophy to rhetoric). In the process, a curious pattern emerges: attempts to face the significance of scale inevitably enter terrain closer to mysticism than science. Rather than dismiss this connection, DiCaglio examines the reasons for it, redefining mysticism in terms of scale and integrating contemplative philosophies into the discussion. The result is a powerful account of the implications and challenges of scale, attuned to the way scale transforms both reality and ourselves.

A Moment In Time

By Mark Spencer
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1449748481
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 713
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A Moment in Time will encourage believers to entertain principles of grace-based theology and, after careful consideration, embrace them. When we’re convinced of the gracious simplicity in acquiring the free gift of eternal life, it impacts how we share our faith. When we’re confident this free gift can’t be lost, it calms us down. When we’re certain Christ will repay and recompense us for what we do with this free gift, we’re motivated to “be holy” as He is holy. In looking at the biblical text, Christians will be reminded that justification is provided at no cost to them. They’ll see there’s room for failure in the Christian life. But they’ll also learn where there’s great grace, there’s great accountability--and great reward. It is wonderful to see this fresh look at many of the grace issues at a popular level. Mark Spencer has given us an insightful look into the implications of grace in the task of evangelism and discipleship. Recommended reading!! --Dr. Joseph Dillow Mark Spencer has the wonderful ability to communicate deep biblical truths in an interesting and straightforward way. The reader will find a clear articulation of the grace message and convincing arguments against those who have corrupted it. I am glad to see this comprehensive and persuasive presentation of the gospel of grace and its implications. It will serve us well as we seek to share this message with the world. --Dr. Charlie Bing This is a book that needs to be taken seriously as a helpful guide to developing a strategic plan to be servants of Christ in our areas of influence. As Mark said, his last 25 years as a police officer went by overnight - so how fast will the years fly by in our lives? We all have a mission and an obligation to be useful to the Master. --Dr. John South

A Moment in Time

By Jeff Morris
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532662076
  • Total of Pages : 106
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 460
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John is a retired science professor who believes he has uncovered a cult conspiracy to brainwash the people in his town. After taking great precautions to protect himself from the group, he’s confronted with a slew of letters from a man named Sam, who claims to work for them and insists on meeting John face to face. With no good options left, John takes matters into his own hands and decides to meet with Sam, if only to stop the harassment. What follows will alter John’s reality, as his new companion takes him on a wild journey to explain the purpose of the group, as well as life itself.

A Moment in Time

By Kathryn Kaleigh
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  • Publisher : KST Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 518
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Sometimes just one moment in time is everything. Juliette Dupre. A modern woman who finds solace in numbers. In working in the background. A night filling in at her father's club pulls her out of her comfort zone and she discovers a way of life she never imagined expected. George Becquerel. A colonial man raised by an unconventional family. With a comfortable life, he always does what his family expects. Until he meets Juliette. She shows him glimpses of a strange new world. Juliette and George must make choices. Choices that can keep them together or pull them apart. Either way, life as they know it will never be the same again for either of them. Can Juliette and George overcome the boundaries of time to be together? A Moment in Time is the seventh novel in Kathryn Kaleigh's Storm Spells Beckon American historical time travel series. If you like heartwarming historical romances, you will love this fated-for-love romance!

A Moment in Time A Journey of Happiness, Love, Laughter, Grief and Sorrow

By Chris M. Fisher
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  • Publisher : CHRIS M. FISHER
  • Book Code : 9781432762964
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 724
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Born in rural Eastern North Carolina of parents near poverty, this author has told a compelling story from the heart. It is easy to read. Having been born in the south, the author scatters bits of southern humor throughout which brings a smile to your face. Death brought on despair at an early age and drugs brought on challenges to an already confusing world. Concealing a deep dark secret was hard and challenging at times and caused the author to question his God. A failed relationship brought on many moments of sad reflection, but a new love brought about happiness and laughter. Hard work and determination gave birth to a successful career that delivered the author, as an adult, from a world of poverty. Through a process of discovering his inner self, his values, his motivation, his goals, and beliefs, his life changed. It is a story of encouragement that should be read by all who have an interest in the human journey.Jan: "This is a compelling and beautiful love story. It is an easy and fun read filled with insights not only into the climb out of poverty but the coming of age of a young man in the Sixties and beyond."Loyd: "This author told a great story; I read it in one sitting."Peggi: "I was struck by the author's honesty and candid story. He 'shows' the story rather than simply telling it. That is, one can visualize the environment and even feel the tension.Don: "I couldn't put the book down. Before I knew it, I had read A Moment in Time from cover to cover."TO ORDER: CLICK ON THE BARNES AND NOBLE OR THE AMAZON TAB AT TOP LEFT HAND CORNER OF THIS PAGE. OR GO TO PLAY.GOOGLE.COM

The Year I Followed the Sun

By Laurie J. Rutherford Pederson
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1426975333
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 904
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While many contemplate roaming the world, at 22, Laurie Rutherford Pederson embarked on a solo journey of 365 days, beginning in December 1976. She recorded her many adventures, sublime to horrific, in twenty-seven journals from which this book emerged. The Victoria, B.C. native worked as a travel agent, creating her own itinerary to countries that intrigued her. She explored these exotic locations, each replete with its historic and often perilous political landscapes, using all means of transport: from a luggage rack on a train in India to rickshaws to horseback, even a boat on the Canal du Midi. Family friends in several countries provided respites of gracious hospitality and rollicking entertainment; but, to her credit, Pederson writes with equal appreciation of the many strangerslocals and fellow travellersshe encountered along the way. Her prose sparkles with hilarious interior monologues and a cinematographers attention to detail. From a near-fatal motorcycle accident on Bali to a brush with death at the Israel-Lebanese border, there is adventure, romance, fear and reflection. The author left her secure home in Victoria as a young adventuress; she returned a woman. Pedersons memoir is contemplative yet spontaneous, capturing a time of great change in the world.

Revelation

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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Book Code : 0857861018
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Bibles
  • Members : 489
  • Pdf File: revelation.pdf

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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.