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Illumination Night

By Alice Hoffman
  • ISBN Code: : 1453225773
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 261
  • Category : Fiction
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A “wondrous” novel of fear, desire, loss, and discovery on Martha’s Vineyard by the New York Times–bestselling author of Practical Magic and Seventh Heaven (Chicago Tribune). Elizabeth Renny has only made two decisions of consequence in her seventy-plus years. While the first, marrying her husband, had adequate results, the second—deciding she could fly from her bedroom window—is less successful. But her flight sets in motion a series of events that will forever change the lives of six residents of Martha’s Vineyard: a young boy who refuses to grow, a wife stifled by her irrational anxiety, a husband tempted by the unknown, a girl flirting with disaster, a gentle giant tortured by his size, and an old woman with nothing to lose. Praised as “an intelligent novel” by the New York Times and “achingly vivid” by Newsday, Illumination Night is a sparkling and heartbreaking narrative that explores marriage, friendship, youth, yearning, disillusionment, and desire, a book as bright and memorable as the festival of lanterns for which it is named.

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  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 172
  • Pdf File: to-the-new-owners.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist “gives a familial face to the mystique of Martha’s Vineyard” in a memoir with “gentle humor and . . . elegiac sweetness” (Kirkus Reviews). A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’s in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard. A little more than two miles down a dirt road, it had no electricity or modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond—well-stocked with delicious oysters and crab—the house faced the ocean and the sky. Though improvements were made, the ethos remained the same: no heat, television, or telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until, in 2014, the house was sold. To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais’s “witty and charming . . . deeply felt memoir” of this house, and of the Vineyard itself, from the history of the island and its famous visitors, to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this is an elegy for a special place—a retreat that held the intimate history of her family (The National Book Review).

Exiles

By Philip Caputo
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307556026
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 685
  • Pdf File: exiles.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this startling new work of fiction, the acclaimed author of A Rumor of War creates three powerful dramas of dislocation, following his characters places they have no business being and into situations that are vastly—and dangerously—beyond their depth. In the Connecticut suburbs, a motherless young man suddenly becomes the beneficiary of a wealthy older couple, whose generosity has unsuspected motives and a sinister price. On an island in Australia's Torres Strait, an enigmatic castaway throws kinks into the local culture and sexual politics. And in the jungles of Vietnam, four American soldiers undertake a mystical search for a man-eating tiger. Filled with atmospheric tension, crackling with psychological observation, and evoking masters from Joseph Conrad to Robert Stone, Exiles is a riveting literary experience.

The Illuminations

By Andrew O'Hagan
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 0771068301
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 699
  • Pdf File: the-illuminations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A compelling new novel by two-time Booker finalist and internationally acclaimed author Andrew O'Hagan. For readers of Colm Toibin, Ian McEwan, Alan Hollinghurst and David Mitchell. How much do we keep from the people we love? Why is the truth so often buried in secrets? Can we learn from the past or must we forget it? The Illuminations, Andrew O'Hagan's fifth work of fiction, is a powerful, nuanced and deeply affecting novel about love and memory, about modern war and the complications of fact. Standing one evening at the window of her house by the sea, Anne Quirk sees a rabbit disappearing in the snow. Nobody remembers her now, but this elderly woman was in her youth an artistic pioneer, a creator of groundbreaking documentary photographs. Her beloved grandson, Luke, now a captain in the British army is on a tour of duty in Afghanistan. When his mission goes horribly wrong, he ultimately comes face to face with questions of loyalty and moral responsibility that will continue to haunt him. Once Luke returns home to Scotland, Anne's secret story begins to emerge, along with his, and they set out for an old guest house in Blackpool where she once kept a room. There they witness the annual illuminations--the dazzling artificial lights that brighten the seaside resort town as the season turns to winter. The Illuminations is a beautiful and highly charged novel that reveals, among other things, that no matter how we look at it, there is no such thing as an ordinary life.

Research Anthology on Inclusive Practices for Educators and Administrators in Special Education

By Management Association, Information Resources
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 166843671X
  • Total of Pages : 1090
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 649
  • Pdf File: research-anthology-on-inclusive-practices-for-educators-and-administrators-in-special-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Inclusion in the classroom is a growing phenomenon that covers a range of areas and subjects; with prominent discussions about race, gender, sexual orientation, and age, today’s world is increasingly focused on making sure education is designed so everyone can succeed. Inclusivity in special education is particularly important as special education covers a wide range of students, including those with physical, intellectual, and behavioral disabilities. As more research and information surrounding best practices, new technologies, and teacher education for special education is considered, it is imperative that teachers and administrators remain up to date on these innovative techniques. The Research Anthology on Inclusive Practices for Educators and Administrators in Special Education is a critical reference source that includes abundant research on all aspects of inclusion in special education as well as the latest trends, research, and studies to provide a comprehensive look at the current state of special education. Covering topics such as accessibility, educational models, teacher training, and assistive technologies, it is ideal for special education teachers, academicians, in-service teachers, pre-service teachers, professors, students, researchers, professionals, administrators, curriculum developers, instructional designers, and policymakers.

A Vineyard Crossing

By Jean Stone
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  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Book Code : 1496728866
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 283
  • Pdf File: a-vineyard-crossing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Martha’s Vineyard may be picturesque and peaceful, but even there, happily-ever-after has its dark side . . . Annie Sutton is not only a bestselling mystery author, she’s the proprietor of the newly opened Vineyard Inn. Recently engaged to local police sergeant John Lyons, instead of making wedding plans, Annie’s fighting with him about his older daughter, a troubled teen who has moved home—bringing chaos in her wake. With Annie’s beloved brother away on a troublesome journey of his own, Annie needs a friend. She begins to confide in one of the Inn’s guests, a mysterious stranger named Mary Beth Mullen. Her mix of kindness and vulnerability makes Annie trust her—until Mary Beth shares a secret that leaves Annie torn between family loyalty and a promise she made. When a handsome, internationally acclaimed journalist checks into the Inn, he too unpacks a boatload of trouble for Annie, triggered by a provocative photo, covertly snapped—and posted on the internet. Intrigued, as tensions mount between her and John, Annie decides to eschew the police and get involved herself—enlisting Mary Beth’s help. But Annie is soon questioning whether anyone on the Vineyard this season is who they seem—and realizing that any chance of happiness rests in finding out just who her real friends are . . . Praise for Jean Stone’s Vineyard Novels “Filled with heart. . . . Perfect for long summer days. For fans of Debbie Macomber or Elin Hilderbrand.” —Booklist “Lie down on the couch, put a pillow under your head and enjoy the ride.” —The Vineyard Gazette

VISUAL IMPAIRMENT IN THE SCHOOLS

By Randall K. Harley,G. Allen Lawrence,LaRhea D. Sanford,Rebecca Burnett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Book Code : 0398083169
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Children with visual disabilities
  • Members : 904
  • Pdf File: visual-impairment-in-the-schools.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This expanded Third Edition is designed to provide a foundation for a better understanding of the structure and function of the eye and common eye disorders in children, and approaches to assess and enable students with low vision to maximize their visual learning in educational programs. The book is primarily designed for students who are preparing to be teachers of children with visual impairments and practicing teachers who want to update their knowledge concerning children with low vision. It is also intended for use by orientation and mobility instructors, special education and regular classroom teachers, support personnel, and parents who desire to know more about the special needs of children with visual impairments. Major topics include structure and function of the eye, growth and visual development of the eye, evaluating the visual system, optical and ocular motility defects, external diseases, internal diseases, vision screening, the visual environment, low vision devices, and assessment of functional vision. Additional resources include a very helpful appendix and a comprehensive glossary. The text is presented in an unusually clear manner that gives teachers, mental health, social service, and allied health professions, as well as parents, a firm grasp of vision, its disorders, and its connection with education.

What Couldn’t be Fixed!

By Jack M. Taylor
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1504957083
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 982
  • Pdf File: what-couldn-t-be-fixed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Paddy O'Shea is what would be known in the (yuppie) or professional world as a facilitator. In the world, Paddy lives and works in, he was known as fixer, Paddy O'Shea was who you went to to get your problem fixed, when you couldn't go to the police, a lawyer or even the people you had the problem. He was known all over as the one who could get you're problem solved, he had a huge reputation for success and results and he had his own methods, crew and ideas about how he went about solving those problems. Except this time through circumstances he was totally uncomfortable with he has found himself involved in a situation that not only wasn't something he would never have taken on. The situation has the possibility of getting completely out of control, and not only endangering him, but others he cares deeply about.

St. Louis - The Fourth City, Volume 1

By Walter Barlow Stevens
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849659305
  • Total of Pages : 976
  • Category : History
  • Members : 937
  • Pdf File: st-louis-the-fourth-city-volume-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is not a book of dates. It does not abound in statistics. It avoids controversies of the past and prophecies of the future. The motive is to present in plain, newspaper style a narrative of the rise and progress of St. Louis to the fourth place among American cities. To personal factors rather than to general causes is credited the high position which the community has attained. Men and women, more than location and events, have made St. Louis the Fourth City. The site chosen was fortunate. Of much greater import was the character of those who came to settle. American history, as told from the Atlantic seaboard points of view, classed St. Louis as "a little trading post." The settlement of Laclede was planned for permanence. It established stable government by consent of the governed. It embodied the homestead principle in a land system. It developed the American spirit while "good old colony times" prevailed along the Atlantic coast. Home rule found in St. Louis its first habitat on this continent. This is volume one out of four, giving a historical review from the founding of the town to its great days.

Ergonomics and Safety of Intelligent Driver Interfaces

By Y. Ian Noy
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1000106012
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 561
  • Pdf File: ergonomics-and-safety-of-intelligent-driver-interfaces.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Even to the casual observer of the automotive industry, it is clear that driving in the 21st century will be radically different from driving as we know it today. Significant advances in diverse technologies such as digital maps, communication links, processors, image processing, chipcards, traffic management, and vehicle positioning and tracking, are enabling extensive development of intelligent transport systems (ITS). Proponents of ITS view these technologies as freeing designers to re-define the role and function of transport in society and to address the urgent problems of congestion, pollution, and safety. Critics, on the other hand, worry that ITS may prove too complex, too demanding, and too distracting for users, leading to loss of skill, increased incidence of human error, and greater risk of accidents. The role of human factors is widely acknowledged to be critical to the successful implementation of such technologies. However, too little research is directed toward advancing the science of human-ITS interaction, and too little is published which is useful to system designers. This book is an attempt to fill this critical gap. It focuses on the intelligent driver interface (IDI) because the ergonomics of IDI design will influence safety and usability perhaps more than the technologies which underlie it. The chapters cover a broad range of topics, from cognitive considerations in the design of navigation and route guidance, to issues associated with collision warning systems, to monitoring driver fatigue. The chapters also differ in intent -- some provide design recommendations while others describe research findings or new approaches for IDI research and development. Based in part on papers presented at a symposium on the ergonomics of in-vehicle human systems held under the auspices of the 12th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, the book provides an international perspective on related topics through inclusion of important contributions from Europe, North America, and Japan. Many of the chapters discuss issues associated with navigation and route guidance because such systems are the most salient and arguably the most complex examples of IDI. However, the findings and research methodologies are relevant to other systems as well, making this book of interest to a wide audience of researchers, design engineers, transportation authorities, and academicians involved with the development or implementation of ITS.

Adaptations and Responses of Woody Plants to Environmental Stresses

By Rajeev Arora
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1482282844
  • Total of Pages : 311
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 489
  • Pdf File: adaptations-and-responses-of-woody-plants-to-environmental-stresses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover what improves stress resistance to cold in woody plants used in horticulture! Adaptations and Responses of Woody Plants to Environmental Stresses covers the latest and most significant advances in woody plant stress research. Few books focus on the low-temperature stress biology of woody plants that are of horticultural importance