This Magnificent Dappled Sea

This Magnificent Dappled Sea
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2020-11
ISBN 10: 9781542019811
ISBN 13: 1542019818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Magnificent Dappled Sea Book Review:

Two strangers--generations and oceans apart--have a chance to save each other in this moving and suspenseful novel about family secrets and the ineffable connections that attach us. In a small Northern Italian village, nine-year-old Luca Taviano catches a stubborn cold and is subsequently diagnosed with leukemia. His only hope for survival is a bone marrow transplant. After an exhaustive search, a match turns up three thousand miles away in the form of a most unlikely donor: Joseph Neiman, a rabbi in Brooklyn, New York, who is suffering from a debilitating crisis of faith. As Luca's young nurse, Nina Vocelli, risks her career and races against time to help save the spirited redheaded boy, she uncovers terrible secrets from World War II--secrets that reveal how a Catholic child could have Jewish genes. Can inheritance be transcended by accidents of love? That is the question at the heart of This Magnificent Dappled Sea, a novel that challenges the idea of identity and celebrates the ties that bind us together.

Listening to Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief

Listening to Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-06-13
ISBN 10: 0393340252
ISBN 13: 9780393340259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Listening to Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief Book Review:

Pain regularly accompanies illness, as Dr. David Biro knows too well. When he was still in medical training, he needed to have a stem-cell transplant for a rare blood disease. He thought he would be able to take notes on the issue of pain for use as a doctor. What he found was such agony that it could not be communicated to even his wife and family, making him feel isolated in his own separate world. Now an accomplished New York doctor, Biro has discovered a way to break through the silent wall of suffering - physical and psychological - and wants to share it with others. In this new book, which is both a practical and philosophical look at how to put the inexpressibility of pain into language, he weaves together compelling stories and artwork from patients along with insights from some of our greatest thinkers, writers, and artists. Biro's groundbreaking work is sure to help patients' families understand what they are going through, enable doctors to appreciate the needs of their patients, and transform our understanding of and ability to communicate pain.

Krabb Master of the Sea

Krabb Master of the Sea
Author: Adam Blade
Publsiher: Orchard Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 1408326604
ISBN 13: 9781408326602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Krabb Master of the Sea Book Review:

In the realm of Gwildor, the Mistress of the Beasts is under a curse, and her ferocious Beasts are destroying the land. Tom vows to break the spell, but when deadly Krabb ambushes his boat, it looks like the Quest may already be over... Don't miss HAWKITE, ARROW OF THE AIR - ROKK THE WALKING MOUNTAIN - KOLDO THE ARCTIC WARRIOR - TREMA THE EARTH LORD - AMICTUS THE BUG QUEEN

Arms from the Sea

Arms from the Sea
Author: Rich Shapero
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9780971880177
ISBN 13: 0971880174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arms from the Sea Book Review:

Lyle is a young man who hates his life in the State of Salt, a cultural and literal desert. He vandalizes a State icon, then swallows a poison pill that transports him not to death, but to a liminal realm - blue, watery, and wholly alien. He's rescued and shepherded by henchmen of the Polyp, god of the oceanic world they call "heaven". A series of encounters unfolds between Lyle and the monstrous, seductive god, who gradually reveals his grandeur and mysterious purpose. Lyle is horrified at first but soon finds himself falling for the Polyp, and the potent and bizarre creative potential he represents. Whimsical and outlandish but also timely and dead serious, Arms from the Sea navigates imagined realms of possibility, pointing to what it might mean to redeem a desolate world. - Jacket flap.

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
Author: Homer
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1806
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081607354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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No One Will See Me Cry

No One Will See Me Cry
Author: Cristina Rivera Garza
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060812297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No One Will See Me Cry Book Review:

Joaquin Buitrago, a photographer in the Castaneda Insane Asylum, believes a patient is a prostitute he knew years earlier. His obsession in confirming Matilde's identity leads him to explore the clinics records, and her tragic history. He discovers that she was a peasant adopted by a doctor uncle. She led a calm life until Castulo, a young revolutionary chased by the authorities, finds shelter in her home. Matilde's eyes are opened to the social upheaval will lead her to break with her uncle and hide out with Diamantina Vicari. Diamantina's death devastates Matilde so much that she wanders about, completely lost, doing all kinds of jobs, including prostitution. As the photographer discovers more details, he becomes convinced that he and Matilde should live together. Ultimately, as they face defeat in a repressive society, they search to establish in the rubble an uncertain future that will somehow restore their freedom.

White Bone

White Bone
Author: Barbara Gowdy
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-03-28
ISBN 10: 1443400793
ISBN 13: 9781443400794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Bone Book Review:

If elephants could tell just one story, it would be the story of Mud, a young elephant cow orphaned at birth and blessed with visionary powers. Mud’s life on the African plain is changed forever when she and her adopted family are forced by prolonged drought to linger at one of the few remaining watering holes. The herd is ambushed there by ivory poachers, who kill almost all the cows and their young. The traumatized survivors, including a pregnant Mud, set out in search of the talismanic white bone that can lead them to a paradise free from human savagery.

The Shoemaker's Wife

The Shoemaker's Wife
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-05-24
ISBN 10: 1849834245
ISBN 13: 9781849834247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shoemaker's Wife Book Review:

The lives of two young Italian lovers, Enza Ravanelli, a practical girl born into poverty and Ciro Amadei, a dreamer raised in a convent orphanage, are woven together in this lush, epic novel set against the landscape of world events in the first half of the 20thcentury. The Shoemaker's Wifespans two world wars, immigration, the birth of American manufacturing, the rigors of assimilation and the perils of the Great Depression. Like the times they were born into, Enza and Ciro's story is filled with surprising twists and turns. Together, they embrace the promise of a new and better life as they attempt to survive by the labour of their own hands. But when Ciro is diagnosed with a deadly cancer from the bombs he endured in World War I, he returns home alone to Italy to say goodbye, and solve a final mystery about his family.

Romance On The Cards

Romance On The Cards
Author: Kerri Peach
Publsiher: Kris Pearson
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-05-03
ISBN 10: 0994141645
ISBN 13: 9780994141644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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English Passengers

English Passengers
Author: Matthew Kneale
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-02-11
ISBN 10: 0385673698
ISBN 13: 9780385673693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Passengers Book Review:

Narrated by over twenty distinct voices and full of dangerous humour, English Passengers combines wit, adventure and historical detail in a mesmerizing display of storytelling. When Captain Illiam Quillian Kewley and his band of smugglers have their contraband confiscated they are forced to put their ship, Sincerity, up for charter. The only takers are two Englishmen, the Reverend Geoffrey Wilson, who believes that the Garden of Eden was on the island of Tasmania, and Dr. Thomas Potter who is developing his sinister thesis concerning the races of man. Meanwhile an aboriginal in Tasmania, Peevay, recounts his people's struggles against the invading British. As the English passengers haplessly approach his land, their bizarre notions ever more painfully at odds with reality, we know a mighty collision is looming. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dappled

Dappled
Author: Lisa Brown
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2020-02-02
ISBN 10: 9780646814728
ISBN 13: 0646814729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dappled Book Review:

Jane is a health professional but she doesn't actually see any patients - rather, she works in a humorous, yet toxic shared office processing applications. It's never what she dreamed of doing. But then, she also kind of likes hiding behind a desk. Jane wonders why she hears a strange voice in her head and often feels like she's wading through black quicksand trying to resume a face of normalcy. Perhaps she's going a little mad. Then there's this condition she has, vitiligo, which causes white patches all over her skin. She finds herself covering these patches up almost as much as - well, just about everything else. Jane's mind frequently travels back to her teenage years, back to when she lived in the coastal tree-lined town of Denmark in a timber cottage on stilts with her artistic mother, Colleen, who was beautiful, vibrant, larger than life - and deeply troubled. She remembers the broken glass, mysterious cuts, and their isolation. The storm cloud days. But most vivid in Jane's recollections is that kind and goofy, crinkle-beamed boy who made her feel warm inside, who somehow made it all better. Try as she might, he'll always have a piece of her heart. And Jane slowly comes to realise... confronting her past may be the only hope she has of saving herself. Dappled is a story that acknowledges the value of being comfortable in your own skin, while also being sensitive to how difficult this can be at times. But most of all, Dappled is a tale about kindness and the healing power of unconditional love. It showcases the heart-warming truth, that when someone is able to love us at our worst, we can be set free to become our best.

Pirate of the Red Pennant

Pirate of the Red Pennant
Author: C. P. Willis
Publsiher: Abbott Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 1458215717
ISBN 13: 9781458215710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pirate of the Red Pennant Book Review:

The pirate Bartholomew Roberts is an enigma. As a Calvinist Christian, he refuses his crew both strong drink and women on his ship. Despite his high moral standards, however, the lovely and seductive Lady Mary Jane Llewellyn, with whom he has a love-hate relationship, is aboard. Roberts wears the scarlet cape of a cardinal of the Catholic Church, with a large diamond cross blessed by the pope around his neck—and yet he conducts Protestant services every Sabbath. He confounds all expectations when, after attacking the ships of the Royal African Company, he routinely sets their “black gold” slaves free. Roberts flies not the black Jolly Roger flag with its skull and crossbones, but instead a red pennant upon which are stitched two forms: a skeleton and a rover, both reaching for a gold chalice. Some say it is life and death reaching for a tankard of ale, but they’re wrong. To Roberts, all of creation is a dance between life and death, and in the cup the answer awaits those brave enough to chase it. For his actions and attitudes, both the king and the pope want him dead—but Roberts discovered that in death, he found the key to life.

Unbroken

Unbroken
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN 10: 0812974492
ISBN 13: 9780812974492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unbroken Book Review:

Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

THE COUNT OF MONTE-CRISTO

THE COUNT OF MONTE-CRISTO
Author: ALEXANDRE DUMAS
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1893
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1876
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112041380996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Devil Lives in Georgia

The Devil Lives in Georgia
Author: Keith Reiss
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2019-09-29
ISBN 10: 9781695204126
ISBN 13: 1695204123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil Lives in Georgia Book Review:

Within the bucolic hill country of North Georgia, investigative journalist Kent Griffin is murdered with diabolic finesse. He's left Los Angeles to take over a failing weekly newspaper in Cleveland, Georgia. Soon he discovers secrets that the old boy establishment led by Roy Jinks, the county sheriff, cannot afford to read in the White County News. Jinks' once local crime family slowly expands into a widespread network of corrupt officials and ruthless thugs allied with the Dixie Maffia from Atlanta and beyond. Kent's young reporter, Ashley Brook, and her fianc�, Jim Lipscomb, join several of their friends for a convivial party with Linda and Kent the night before his death. Despite official pronouncements, they all know there was no suicide. Ignoring tremendous peril, Ashley and Jim delve headlong into an unfamiliar spiderweb of corruption and raw power-and the seductive mystique of a tiny Appalachian enclave nestling in the footings of Ash Mountain. They press to uncover the truth and to complete Kent's solo crusade, accumulating evidence implicating the entrenched criminal consortium. And at last, they must consider how to approach the authorities-uncorrupted authorities. But who are they?

Stay Gold

Stay Gold
Author: Tobly McSmith
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 0062943197
ISBN 13: 9780062943194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stay Gold Book Review:

Debut author Tobly McSmith delivers a coming-of-age teen love story about a transgender boy who’s going stealth at his new Texas high school and a cisgender girl who is drawn to him, even as she’s counting down the days until graduation. Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Becky Albertalli, and Jenny Han. Pony just wants to fly under the radar during senior year. Tired from all the attention he got at his old school after coming out as transgender, he’s looking for a fresh start at Hillcrest High. But it’s hard to live your best life when the threat of exposure lurks down every hallway and in every bathroom. Georgia is beginning to think there’s more to life than cheerleading. She plans on keeping a low profile until graduation…which is why she promised herself that dating was officially a no-go this year. Then, on the very first day of school, the new guy and the cheerleader lock eyes. How is Pony supposed to stay stealth when he wants to get close to a girl like Georgia? How is Georgia supposed to keep her promise when sparks start flying with a boy like Pony? Funny and poignant, clear-eyed and hopeful, Stay Gold is a story about finding love—and finding yourself.

Experiencing Architecture, second edition

Experiencing Architecture, second edition
Author: Steen Eiler Rasmussen
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1964-03-15
ISBN 10: 0262265672
ISBN 13: 9780262265676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiencing Architecture, second edition Book Review:

A classic examination of superb design through the centuries. Widely regarded as a classic in the field, Experiencing Architecture explores the history and promise of good design. Generously illustrated with historical examples of designing excellence—ranging from teacups, riding boots, and golf balls to the villas of Palladio and the fish-feeding pavilion of Beijing's Winter Palace—Rasmussen's accessible guide invites us to appreciate architecture not only as a profession, but as an art that shapes everyday experience. In the past, Rasmussen argues, architecture was not just an individual pursuit, but a community undertaking. Dwellings were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use, resulting in “a remarkably suitable comeliness.” While we cannot return to a former age, Rasmussen notes, we can still design spaces that are beautiful and useful by seeking to understand architecture as an art form that must be experienced. An understanding of good design comes not only from one's professional experience of architecture as an abstract, individual pursuit, but also from one's shared, everyday experience of architecture in real time—its particular use of light, color, shape, scale, texture, rhythm and sound. Experiencing Architecture reminds us of what good architectural design has accomplished over time, what it can accomplish still, and why it is worth pursuing. Wide-ranging and approachable, it is for anyone who has ever wondered “what instrument the architect plays on.”

The Outside Boy

The Outside Boy
Author: Jeanine Cummins
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781101429679
ISBN 13: 1101429674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outside Boy Book Review:

A poignant, coming of age novel about an Irish gypsy boy’s childhood in the 1950’s from the national bestselling author of A Rip in Heaven and American Dirt. Ireland, 1959: Young Christopher Hurley is a tinker, a Pavee gypsy, who roams with his father and extended family from town to town, carrying all their worldly possessions in their wagons. Christy carries with him a burden of guilt as well, haunted by the story of his mother’s death in childbirth. The wandering life is the only one Christy has ever known, but when his grandfather dies, everything changes. His father decides to settle briefly, in a town, where Christy and his cousin can receive proper schooling and prepare for their first communions. But still, always, they are treated as outsiders. As Christy struggles to find his way amid the more conventional lives of his new classmates, he starts to question who he is and where he belongs. But then the discovery of an old newspaper photograph, and a long-buried secret from his mother’s mysterious past, changes his life forever....

The Towers The Fields The Transmitters

The Towers The Fields The Transmitters
Author: David Keenan
Publsiher: White Rabbit
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN 10: 1474620728
ISBN 13: 9781474620727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Towers The Fields The Transmitters Book Review:

A businessman experiences a breakdown when he arrives in the town of St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland in order to audit a military air base. Obsessed by his estranged daughter, who he believes is walking the streets at night, the unnamed businessman starts to look to art and ritual in order to redeem this new reality, even as time itself appears out of joint, as old WWII fighters appear in the skies and his twin brother, his double or personal daemon, wreaks havoc in his name. The Towers The Fields The Transmitters is a magical novel that channels the surreal paranoia of Kafka, Burroughs, Bolaño and Philp K. Dick, while asking big questions about the nature of art, its ability to re-frame reality, and its moral culpability in aestheticizing suffering and despair. Written in a high-octane style and with a visionary sleight of hand that digs deep textual tunnels between Xstabeth and itself, The Towers The Fields The Transmitters is the next stage in Keenan's radical re-thinking of the possibilities of the modern novel.