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A Beautiful Friendship

By David Weber
  • Writer : David Weber
  • Isbn : 1618248308
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 828
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-beautiful-friendship.pdf

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Stephanie Harrington absolutely hates being confined inside her family's compound on the pioneer planet of Sphinx, a frontier wilderness world populated by dangerous native animals that could easily tear a human to bits and pieces. Yet Stephanie is a young woman determined to make discoveries¾and the biggest discovery of all awaits her: an intelligent alien species. Treecats are creatures that resemble a cross between a bobcat and a lemur (but with six legs and much more deadly claws). Not only are they fully sentient, they are also telepathic, and able to bond with certain gifted humans such as the genetically-enhanced Stephanie. But Stephanie's find, and her first-of-its-kind bond with a treecat, brings on a new torrent of danger. An assortment of highly placed enemies with galactic-sized wealth at stake is determined to make sure that the planet of Sphinx remains entirely in human hands¾even if this means the extermination of another thinking species. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Lexile Score: 1140

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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Isbn Code : 1627797637
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 437
  • Pdf File: marlena.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A National Book Critics Circle Leonard Prize Finalist Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by Vogue, BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, NPR, NYLON, Huffington Post, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble Chosen for the Book of the Month Club, Nylon Book Club, and Belletrist Book Club Named an Indie Next Pick and a Barnes and Noble Discover Pick The story of two girls and the wild year that will cost one her life, and define the other’s for decades Everything about fifteen-year-old Cat’s new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Cat is quickly drawn into Marlena’s orbit and as she catalogues a litany of firsts—first drink, first cigarette, first kiss, first pill—Marlena’s habits harden and calcify. Within the year, Marlena is dead, drowned in six inches of icy water in the woods nearby. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces unexpectedly, Cat must try again to move on, even as the memory of Marlena calls her back. Told in a haunting dialogue between past and present, Marlena is an unforgettable story of the friendships that shape us beyond reason and the ways it might be possible to pull oneself back from the brink.

Beautiful World, Where Are You

By Sally Rooney
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  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Isbn Code : 0735281807
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 587
  • Pdf File: beautiful-world-where-are-you.pdf

Book Excerpt:

#1 INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK ONE OF TIME'S MUST-READ BOOKS OF 2021 NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED, ESQUIRE, THE GUARDIAN, KIRKUS REVIEWS AND FINANCIAL TIMES “Beautiful World, Where Are You is Rooney’s best novel yet. Funny and smart, full of sex and love and people doing their best to connect.” —The New York Times Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young—but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they worry about sex and friendship and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

A Beautiful Story

By Christine Callahan
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn Code : 1462058833
  • Number of Pages : 56
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 973
  • Pdf File: a-beautiful-story.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This story is the history of a woman who dedicated herself fully to the three vocations in her life; first she was drawn to the religious life and became a nun. While very happy with this choice, circumstances at that time prompted a change of direction outside the convent to a successful career in education that ultimately led her back to a full and happy life as a beloved wife.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

By James Herriot
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Isbn Code : 0330529412
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 195
  • Pdf File: all-things-bright-and-beautiful.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The second collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC and Channel 5 series All Creatures Great and Small. Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and married to Helen the farmer’s daughter, James Herriot thinks he’s finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much home-made wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets. And then, with Britain on the verge of war, James faces a decision that could separate him from Darrowby – and Helen – for ever . . . Since they were first published, James Herriot’s memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Things Bright and Beautiful is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain’s best-loved authors. 'I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that thirty years on, they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then' – Kate Humble 'Herriot's enchanting tales of life in the Dales are deservedly classics. Full of extraordinary characters, animal and human, the books never fail to delight' – Amanda Owen, bestselling author of The Yorkshire Shepherdess This omnibus edition comprises the majority of chapters from Let Sleeping Vets Lie and Vets in Harness.

Character Based Management

By Robert Beezat
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1457546647
  • Number of Pages : 108
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 820
  • Pdf File: character-based-management.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Picture the worst boss you ever had. Some or all of the following terms will probably come to mind: self-centered…liar … autocratic…has favorites…bullies…doesn’t listen…dismisses your ideas, etc. Then think of the best boss you ever had. You will probably think of qualities such as the following: honest…keeps you in the loop… treats everyone the same… treats you with respect…wants your ideas on how to improve things…cares about you and your co-workers…good communicator, etc. What these lists show is that what makes someone a bad or good boss is not their technical skill or job-related knowledge, though both are important. What makes them a good or bad boss are the behaviors we call a person’s character. The better our character, the better manager we will be. We can improve our character, and thereby improve our organization’s effectiveness and productivity as well as our job satisfaction. Now is the time to start!

Best Friendship Beacons

By B.L. Gordon
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1466913509
  • Number of Pages : 84
  • Category : Reference
  • Reviews : 695
  • Pdf File: best-friendship-beacons.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Best Friendship Beacons is a collection of personal life reflections regarding best friendship connections. The reader will come to appreciate how life is made more rewarding as you discover the beauty of having a lasting best friend relationship. This creative work is very insightful, delightful, amusing, and sobering as it targets numerous best friend relationship scenarios. B. L. Gordon skillfully demonstrates how life is made more beautiful when a best friend mirrors your goodness as your double. Thats when you discover that you are not alone. That is the beginning of realizing that you having an inner source that is your essence, which reaffirms the fact that you are innately good and deserving of being happy, as you attract another individual in your life with the same kindred spirit. What an awesome experience, two individuals agamically bonding and sharing a relationship based on unconditional and unselfish love.

Joys, Fears, And Tears

By Robert Elliott Cohen
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn Code : 9781450251891
  • Number of Pages : 112
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 447
  • Pdf File: joys-fears-and-tears.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Robert Cohen is a Motivational Speaker and writer of a book of poetry inspired by life experiences. Cohen is a native of Savannah Georgia and grew up in the Chatham County School system. He received a undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Savannah State University in December 2005. On March 2006 Cohen received his license to minister. For the past ten years Cohen has worked for the City of Savannah as a Summer Camp Counselor and is on the Board of Directors for the Chatham Savannah Citizens Advocacy. In his role for the Chatham Savannah Citizens Advocacy, he has developed and implemented programs to assist the disabled better their life skills. He is excited to be a member of GoodWill Good Guides mentoring program. He is also a part of a Cerebral Palsy support group. As a writer Robert is constantly seeking creative ways to foster a dynamic learning environment and to promote life to those less fortunate through his books.

Transformation

By Candice Irene
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn Code : 1449763049
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 359
  • Pdf File: transformation.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Transformation begins with Candice Irene desiring to get to know God and to be in a more intimate relationship with her Heavenly Family. In the beginning, Candice did not recognize God’s blessings because she did not know how to actually understand or feel God. After hours of writing and study of The Bible, she became more aware of God’s Holiness in her life, the same as the feelings of hunger or thirst. So throughout her life experiences, trials and tribulations, she came to feel, hear, and know God, her Savior Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit dwelling within her! After years of seeking the Lord wholeheartedly she discovered she had become a new, spiritual-minded woman. Her old desires and way of life had changed as in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” Candice discovered after writing this book she had indeed become a new creation in Christ, and was forever transformed! She delights in the feeling of being loved for eternity. She learned through her personal journey stories that God has always been with her and will never - ever forsake her.

Knowing and Loving

By Robert Beezat
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1608446069
  • Number of Pages : 188
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 181
  • Pdf File: knowing-and-loving.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Be joyful! Have fun! Be the happy person you were born to be! Understanding, developing, and nurturing the human capacities of knowing and loving are the keys to finding deep and long lasting human happiness. Who am I? What am I? Why am I here? Is there a God? What will really make me happy? These are questions all of us ask ourselves from time to time. Our answers to or avoidance of those questions shape the practical and moral choices we make every day. Those choices, in turn, determine our level of happiness. As human beings, we are born to know and love. With a grasp of this basic concept, we can make choices and decisions which will enable us to live authentic, good, and happy lives in the short term and the long run. It is never too early or too late in life to be deeply happy! Robert Beezat is a successful businessman, public official, and community leader whose life is devoted to working for social justice, peace and the common good. He has been engaged for over 50 years with business, social, political, and religious issues at the local, national, and international levels. As a practical man and a man of faith, he addresses the important questions which confront all of us regarding the critical decisions and choices we make as we try to build a good and happy life for ourselves, our families, and society at large. He holds Bachelor and Master Degrees and has been an adjunct faculty member at several colleges and universities. He is currently a speaker at colleges and universities regarding social justice issues and the concept of the Common Good. He has been married to a wonderful woman for 44 years. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.

When Friendship Followed Me Home

By Paul Griffin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 1101994509
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 740
  • Pdf File: when-friendship-followed-me-home.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A breathtaking middle-grade novel about happiness, loss, and an unforgettable dog named Flip “This story convinced me all over again that love and imagination are life’s biggest magic.” —Rebecca Stead, author of Newbery Award winner When You Reach Me Ben Coffin has never been one for making friends. As a former foster kid, he knows people can up and leave without so much as a goodbye. Ben prefers to spend his time with the characters in his favorite sci-fi books…until he rescues an abandoned mutt from the alley next-door to the Coney Island Library. Scruffy little Flip leads Ben to befriend a fellow book-lover named Halley—yes, like the comet—a girl unlike anyone he has ever met. Ben begins thinking of her as “Rainbow Girl” because of her crazy-colored clothes and her laugh, pure magic, the kind that makes you smile away the stormiest day. Rainbow Girl convinces Ben to write a novel with her. But as their story unfolds Ben’s life begins to unravel, and Ben must discover for himself the truth about friendship and the meaning of home. Paul Griffin’s breathtaking middle-grade debut will warm your heart as much as it breaks it. "Full of pace and laughter, bruises and heart. Paul Griffin is the sort of writer you're torn between telling the whole world about and keeping all to yourself."—Markus Zusak, author of Printz Honor Winner The Book Thief “‘Friendship’ is an absolutely beautiful, heart-expanding book. I cried, but more than that I felt this giant balloon of love for everyone. This story convinced me all over again that love and imagination are life’s biggest magic. It’ll make you want to grab hold of everyone important to you and lick them on the nose.” —Rebecca Stead, author of Newbery Award winner When You Reach Me "Some books change the way you see the world. Some change the way you breathe. This book will leave you breathless. This is Paul Griffin's best book yet—and that's really saying something." —Patricia McCormick, author of National Book Award Finalist Sold "When Friendship Followed Me Home is both a beautiful book, and an honest book; it is, in fact, beautiful because it is honest. We see the pain of loss, and the glory of community. We see love in its many forms, and we witness the truth that love goes on despite all barriers. Cheer for Ben and Halley: it is kids like these who are our hope.” —Gary D. Schmidt, author of Okay for Now

IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH

By Mary Kathryn Davis
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn Code : 1483680398
  • Number of Pages : 230
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 896
  • Pdf File: in-the-shadow-of-death.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Maléa’s story not only changed her life but also changed the life of her entire family. When I began writing this story, it was spoken in my spirit that this was much more than a story about a girl who the medical community thought was dying, who had been in coma for many months, of which she came out of successfully, nor was it about the number of painful medical procedures and traumatic episodes she had to endure while on this horrific and painful journey. Rather it was a story about a miraculous journey that a daughter and mother had been destined to travel together as a divine living testimony for those who dare to believe that there is a God, an all-powerful God, a God that is all seeing and all knowing who has powers that are far beyond man’s diminutive mind and understanding! This phenomenal experience Maléa and I had not only reaches far beyond her and my understanding, but, I dare say, also reaches beyond everyone’s mind who was there at the time when this happened and those who witnessed for themselves the unbelievable miraculous finish of it all, and who are still baffled and still marvel at how well mentally and physically Maléa turned out from all that she endured throughout this terrible medical journey. I call Maléa’s medical ordeal a journey because of the length of time it took before any changes could be seen, and also because of the many difficult medical problems that Maléa and I traveled together, hers being physically painful and mine with her emotionally for five years.

The Friendship Formula

By Caroline Millington
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 1788545419
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 473
  • Pdf File: the-friendship-formula.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Friendship is such an important part of our lives but how much do we really know about it? Do we understand how it works, what it is and what it means? In her last book, Caroline Millington introduced us to the concept of kindfulness – blending mindfulness with being kind to yourself. Simply, remembering to treat yourself with kindness in all instances. That means setting boundaries to get the best out of your relationships and making your emotional wellbeing a priority. The Friendship Formula shows readers how to apply this concept to create and maintain longlasting, nurturing and functioning friendships. Friendship is a beautiful thing but there are lots of difficult times in life where it can be tricky to navigate: when friendship becomes toxic; how to break up with a friend; what to do if a friend 'ghosts' you and surviving friendship betrayal; how motherhood can impact on female friendships; friendship grief and how to cope with losing a friend. This book shows you how applying kindfulness to the difficult side of friendship can help you mend your heart, move on and get the best out of those friendships that really matter.

Where I End and You Begin

By Preston Norton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn Code : 1484798368
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 346
  • Pdf File: where-i-end-and-you-begin.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Two sworn enemies suddenly switch bodies in this witty and heartfelt novel of romantic relationships, gender identity, and the joy of being yourself. Ezra Slevin is an anxious, neurotic insomniac who spends his nights questioning his place in the universe and his days obsessing over Imogen, a nerdy girl with gigantic eyebrows and a heart of gold. For weeks, Ezra has been working up the courage to invite Imogen to prom. The only problem is Imogen's protective best friend, Wynonna Jones. Wynonna has blue hair, jams to '80s rock, and has made a career out of tormenting Ezra for as long as he can remember. Then, on the night of a total solar eclipse, something strange happens to Ezra and Wynonna, and they wake up in each other's bodies. Not only that, they begin randomly swapping back and forth every day! Ezra soon discovers Wynonna's huge crush on his best friend, Holden, a five-foot-nothing girl magnet with anger management problems. With no end to their curse in sight, Ezra makes Wynonna a proposition: While swapping bodies, he will help her win Holden's heart, but only if she helps him woo Imogen. Forming an uneasy alliance, Ezra and Wynonna embark on a collision course of mistaken identity, hurt feaelings, embarrassing bodily functions, and a positively byzantine production of Twelfth Night. Ezra wishes he could be more like Wynonna's badass version of Ezra -- but he also realizes he feels more like himself while being Wynonna than he has in a long time. Wildly entertaining and deeply heartfelt, Where I End and You Begin is a brilliant, unapologetic exploration of what it means to be your best self.