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300 Arguments

By Sarah Manguso
  • ISBN Code: : 1555979599
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Pages : 104
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : 300-arguments.pdf

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A brilliant and exhilarating sequence of aphorisms from one of our greatest essayists There will come a time when people decide you’ve had enough of your grief, and they’ll try to take it away from you. Bad art is from no one to no one. Am I happy? Damned if I know, but give me a few minutes and I’ll tell you whether you are. Thank heaven I don’t have my friends’ problems. But sometimes I notice an expression on one of their faces that I recognize as secret gratitude. I read sad stories to inoculate myself against grief. I watch action movies to identify with the quick-witted heroes. Both the same fantasy: I’ll escape the worst of it. —from 300 Arguments A “Proustian minimalist on the order of Lydia Davis” (Kirkus Reviews), Sarah Manguso is one of the finest literary artists at work today. To read her work is to witness acrobatic acts of compression in the service of extraordinary psychological and spiritual insight. 300 Arguments, a foray into the frontier of contemporary nonfiction writing, is at first glance a group of unrelated aphorisms. But, as in the work of David Markson, the pieces reveal themselves as a masterful arrangement that steadily gathers power. Manguso’s arguments about desire, ambition, relationships, and failure are pithy, unsentimental, and defiant, and they add up to an unexpected and renegade wisdom literature.

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  • Pdf File: the-cold-people.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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The masterly debut novel from “an exquisitely astute writer” (The Boston Globe), about growing up in—and out of—the suffocating constraints of small-town America. “Compact and beautiful . . . This novel bordering on a novella punches above its weight.”—The New York Times “Very Cold People reminded me of My Brilliant Friend.”—The New Yorker ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Oprah Daily, Good Housekeeping, The Week, The Millions, She Reads, Lit Hub “My parents didn’t belong in Waitsfield, but they moved there anyway.” For Ruthie, the frozen town of Waitsfield, Massachusetts, is all she has ever known. Once home to the country’s oldest and most illustrious families—the Cabots, the Lowells: the “first, best people”—by the tail end of the twentieth century, it is an unforgiving place awash with secrets. Forged in this frigid landscape Ruthie has been dogged by feelings of inadequacy her whole life. Hers is no picturesque New England childhood but one of swap meets and factory seconds and powdered milk. Shame blankets her like the thick snow that regularly buries nearly everything in Waitsfield. As she grows older, Ruthie slowly learns how the town’s prim facade conceals a deeper, darker history, and how silence often masks a legacy of harm—from the violence that runs down the family line to the horrors endured by her high school friends, each suffering a fate worse than the last. For Ruthie, Waitsfield is a place to be survived, and a girl like her would be lucky to get out alive. In her eagerly anticipated debut novel, Sarah Manguso has written, with characteristic precision, a masterwork on growing up in—and out of—the suffocating constraints of a very old, and very cold, small town. At once an ungilded portrait of girlhood at the crossroads of history and social class as well as a vital confrontation with an all-American whiteness where the ice of emotional restraint meets the embers of smoldering rage, Very Cold People is a haunted jewel of a novel from one of our most virtuosic literary writers.

The Cold Bite of Winter

By Lynda O'Rourke
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  • Publisher : Ravenwoodgreys
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Fiction
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When nineteen year-old Rosie Whitby loses her father to consumption, she is faced with either a life of poverty or a move to Windy Edge where her estranged uncle is residing in the local rectory. Having heard that her uncle is a difficult man, Rosie is reluctant to go but with nowhere else to live, she takes the long carriage ride there only to hear about a series of horrific murders that have taken place on the moor surrounding Windy Edge—murders committed, some say, by a lunatic. But others say, the work of a creature. With suspicions riding high among the locals of Edge, will Rosie discover the true identity of the killer or will she fall down among the victims and succumb to the cold bite of winter. Search Terms: vampire, romance, werewolf, fantasy, horror, mystery, new adult & college romance, occult, urban, young adult fantasy, paranormal, paranormal romance, fantasy witches, shapeshifter wolf romance, dystopian, superhero fantasy ebooks, demon, werewolf romance, angels, vampire romance, young adult paranormal, paranormal new adult romance, shade of, werewolf romance, vampires, diaries, demons and devils, shapeshifter wolf romance, academy, twilight, horror, angels, saga, new adult fantasy romance, journals, coming of age, new adult, young adult, gothic, shifter, lycan, vampire books, vampire romance books, vampire and werewolf books, werewolf books, fantasy books, coming of age fantasy, genetic engineering, science fiction, mash ups, bad girlfriend, vampire girl, vampire vengeance, anti-heroes, vengeance, science fiction, free science fiction booksvampire, supernatural, strong female lead fantasy, strong female characters, strong female vampire vampire romance, young adult paranormal, paranormal new

The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI

By John Dryden
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520915121
  • Total of Pages : 559
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 718
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In the last decade of Dryden's life, he brought four new works before the theatre-going public: a dramatic opera, a tragedy, a tragicomedy, and a number of appendages to an old comedy by John Fletcher, which was revived partly so that Dryden might have the author's third-night profits. He died that night, but his family received the money. The dramatic opera, King Arthur, benefited from a fine score by Henry Purcell and has remained in the operatic repertoire to this day. Cleomenes, the tragedy, was banned until Dryden was able to convince Queen Mary that it did not reflect any seditious sympathy with the exiled James II, after which it was successful. The fate of Love Triumphant, the tragicomedy, was different; possibly because of a growing swell of moral reform, the play was universally damned, even though its themes of incest and miscellaneous fornication had never brought rejection to Dryden in the past. The Secular Masque, Dryden's principal contribution to The Pilgrim by Fletcher, had undistinguished music, but its lively verse and broad review of the previous century kept the piece on the stage for the next fifty years, and in anthologies up to the present.

The No-No List

By Venus Rouhani
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  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Book Code : 1632990598
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 669
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• Do you feel burned from dating the same type of person over and over again? • Are you tired of endless dating that never seems to go anywhere? • Do you always start out with Mr. Right, only to watch him turn into Mr. Wrong? • Does each breakup chip away at your self-esteem, causing you to lose hope? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, the problem is not you! It is the way you’ve been taught to search for the right partner—find someone who shares your interests and live happily ever after, right? Wrong. In The No-No List, psychotherapist Venus Rouhani offers a radical new perspective on the dating game; common interests are not enough for a fulfilling relationship. That person who makes your heart throb, who has your sense of humor, and who shares your love of travel could also have a temper, wandering eyes, or a need for control that—as much as you want to ignore it—will rear its ugly head later in the relationship. But never fear! The No-No List will equip you with the tools to know which personality traits are deal breakers for you and will help you spot the red flags, even in a brand new relationship. Whether you’re dating, married, or somewhere in between, Venus’s insights, backed by scientific expertise and a lifetime of personal experience, will help you understand the profound connection between failed relationships and the hidden trigger points for pain and disappointment. By understanding what you DON’T want, you’ll be on your way to finding the relationship you’ve wanted all along!

LION'S CALLING

By Estrela Luna
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1642991856
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 560
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Does God still speak to us today? Amidst the chaos and distractions of the world we live in, it can be difficult to be still and listen for God as He may be speaking to us. With the constant sounds of bustling traffic and phone notifications overwhelming our daily lives, many believers today feel disconnected from the God whom they desire to know. They no longer hear God's voice and are led to doubt whether or not God even desires to connect with us. However, according to the Bible, the God that led Moses out of Egypt and brought Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is the same God who is with us today. He spoke to those He called, and He still speaks today. In Lion's Calling, Estrela Luna encourages you to listen for the messages that God has in store for you today""no matter where you may be in your faith walk. Written at various points throughout her teenage and adult life, Luna's collection of contemporary poems seek to challenge you to reflect on how Christianity has been manipulated to fit the modern lifestyle. Through the transformative messages contained in these Psalms, she also seeks to inspire you to seek God wholeheartedly. Only by connecting with our Creator may we discover our inheritance in Christ and reclaim our birthright as a Child of God. The Father's kingdom holds many secrets and treasures, which He exclusively gives to those who are called to be His children. This is the beginning of a journey back to the One who yearns to guide us in the hectic world in which we live.

Mad Genius

By Randy Gage
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698198654
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 933
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Create your next breakthrough Mad Genius is a unique book for entrepreneurs--and for employees who want to think like entrepreneurs. It will help you unleash the innate creative genius inside you. Every industry has its sacred cows and accepted practices. These are often based upon foundational premises that are no longer valid--if they ever were. There's a reason Facebook was birthed in a dorm room, Amazon.com came from people not in the bookstore business, and UBER was created by people who weren't from the taxi industry. Innovation, discovery, and creating disruption require blowing up conventional thinking and unleashing your entrepreneurial brilliance. Mad Genius is a fire hose of creative stimulation that will spark breakthrough ideas and show you how to nurture them. Get ready to think different.

Where There Is No Midwife

By Sarah Pinto
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  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Book Code : 0857450336
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 290
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In the Sitapurdistrict of Uttar Pradesh, an agricultural region with high rates of infant mortality, maternal health services are poor while family planning efforts are intensive. By following the daily lives of women in this setting, the author considers the women’s own experiences of birth and infant death, their ways of making-do, and the hierarchies they create and contend with. This book develops an approach to the care that focuses on emotion, domestic spaces, illicit and extra-institutional biomedicine, and household and neighborly relations that these women are able to access. It shows that, as part of the concatenation of affect and access, globalized moralities about reproduction are dependent on ambiguous ideas about caste. Through the unfolding of birth and death, a new vision of "untouchability" emerges that is integral to visions of progress.

Count Your Blessings

By Robert W. Bly
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418557668
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 631
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As a child, when Robert Bly skinned his knee, his mother would always remind him to count his blessings because the injury could be worse. At the time, he found it irritating, but as an adult, he has realized the wisdom of her approach. Moreover, he has learned that in the overwhelming majority of cases, the sum of our blessings is greater than the sum of our problems. With that in mind, he offers Count Your Blessings, a fascinating mix of more than 100 often overlooked blessings-from the seemingly trivial to the highly significant. The brief entries-on subjects such as anesthesia, flowers, opposable thumbs, and Post-it Notes-are accompanied by a unique self-scoring system that allows the reader to see in mathematical terms that the blessings in our lives almost always outnumber the misfortunes. Readers will experience an increasing level of gratitude as they are reminded of the everyday items and experiences that make life more enjoyable and satisfying.

Myths and Legends of British North America

By Katherine Berry Judson
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849619982
  • Total of Pages : 272
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Miss Judson has collected these myths and legends from many printed sources. She disclaims originality, but she has rendered a service that will be appreciated by the many who have sought in vain for legends of the Indians. There is an agreeable surprise in store for any lover of folk-lore who will read these books. Contents: Beliefs (Haida) Beliefs (Eastern Eskimo) Beliefs (Bella Coola) Creation Of The World How The Earth Was Formed Old One And Creation Creation Of The Earth Raven And Creation Origin Of Rivers In Queen Charlotte Islands Origin Of Haida Land Raven And Moon Woman Origin Of Light (Wyandot) Origin Of Light (Thompson River) Creation Of Light (Carrier) Coming Of Fire How Grizzly Bear And Coyote Made Light And The Seasons Origin Of Light And Fire How Fire Was Secured How Raven Brought Fire When Mink Carried The Torches Old One The Great Fire The Burning Of The World The House Of Sun Why The Sun Is Bright When Sun Was Snared Sun And Moon The Man In The Moon Why The Moon Is Pale The Woman In The Moon Moon War With The Sky People How Two Sisters Got Out Of Sky Land Origin Of The Pleiades The Star Hunters The Great Bear And The Hunter How The Summer Came The Rainbow Trail Origin Of The Chinook Wind When Glacier Married Chinook's Daughter Mink's War With The Southeast Wind When North's Son Married Southeast's Daughter Capture Of Wind How Wind Became A Slave Thunder, Lightning, And Rain Thunder Turtle And The Thunder Bird Why Lightning Strikes The Trees The Making Of Lakes And Mountains Origin Of Races Origin Of Chilcotin Canon Origins Of Animals Bird Beginnings Mosquitoes .. and many more ...

Why People Give

By Ratna Vira,Suhasini Vira
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications India
  • Book Code : 9353285828
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Social Science
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Why do people really give? Does giving indicate a kind heart? Is altruism about feeling good or is there more to it? We regularly see numerous displays of altruistic behaviour and instances of philanthropy, where the beneficiaries are often complete strangers. We cannot understand philanthropy without considering the motivation for giving: Why people give, their beliefs and, more importantly, the realization that in giving we receive. This book is passionately argued, deeply researched and full of indelible stories of real people. The authors build a case for altruism and the urgent need for empathy in an increasingly self-centred and materialistic world. Through stories drawn from real life, this book will change how we look at the act of giving. It shows that each one of us can bring about a change, if only we have the will. We don’t have to wait for governments or big corporations to act because the power lies within us—we can be the catalysts.

Culturally Considerate School Counseling

By Kim L. Anderson
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  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Book Code : 1452271763
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Education
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This compassionately written guidebook cultivates "cultural competence," integrates ASCA National Model standards, and provides strategies for exploring each student's individuality and responding accordingly.