A WINK FROM THE UNIVERSE

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A Wink From The Universe

Author : Martin Flanagan
ISBN : 9781760144180
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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'There's no one I trust more with my club's yarn than Martin Flanagan' - Bob Murphy The Western Bulldogs' 2016 premiership came from nowhere - they were the club with no luck, no stars, no right to win, no culture of success. They were the rank underdogs and they swept to victory on an unprecedented tide of goodwill that washed over the nation. Only Martin Flanagan could bring to life this particular miracle. The club's two guiding spirits - captain Bob Murphy and coach Luke Beveridge - welcomed him in, Beveridge making available his match diaries, pre-match notes and video highlights. Flanagan interviewed every player, watched every match, talked with the trainers, the women in the football department, the fans who never miss a training session, the cheer squad. What Flanagan shows is that the Bulldogs found a new way to play partly because they found a new way to be a team - a new way to support each other, even a new way to be. A Wink from the Universe takes us into the heart of the community Luke Beveridge and Bob Murphy dreamt into being with the support of the Bulldog people around them. This is a classic of sportswriting - a book for fans of the club, and of the game, but also a book for anyone who wants to know how a group of people can will a miracle to happen.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Greatest Serial Killer In The Universe

Author : Robert Jeschonek
ISBN : 9781452311258
Genre : Fiction
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The alien Ectozoids can't bear to kill, and their enemies are out for blood. Who better than Earth's top serial killer, Luther Paraclete, to awaken their killer instincts? How was he to know they'd turn into such eager students? When a planet of peace becomes a blood-soaked nightmare, does the greatest serial killer in the universe have a chance in hell of surviving? Don't miss this exciting tale by award-winning Star Trek and Doctor Who author Robert T. Jeschonek, a master of unique and unexpected science fiction that really packs a punch.
Category: Fiction

With Or Without You

Author : Domenica Ruta
ISBN : 9780679645023
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A haunting, unforgettable mother-daughter story for a new generation—the debut of a blazing new lyrical voice NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Domenica Ruta grew up in a working-class, unforgiving town north of Boston, in a trash-filled house on a dead-end road surrounded by a river and a salt marsh. Her mother, Kathi, a notorious local figure, was a drug addict and sometimes dealer whose life swung between welfare and riches, and whose highbrow taste was at odds with her hardscrabble life. And yet she managed, despite the chaos she created, to instill in her daughter a love of stories. Kathi frequently kept Domenica home from school to watch such classics as the Godfather movies and everything by Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, telling her, “This is more important. I promise. You’ll thank me later.” And despite the fact that there was not a book to be found in her household, Domenica developed a love of reading, which helped her believe that she could transcend this life of undying grudges, self-inflicted misfortune, and the crooked moral code that Kathi and her cohorts lived by. With or Without You is the story of Domenica Ruta’s unconventional coming of age—a darkly hilarious chronicle of a misfit ’90s youth and the necessary and painful act of breaking away, and of overcoming her own addictions and demons in the process. In a brilliant stylistic feat, Ruta has written a powerful, inspiring, compulsively readable, and finally redemptive story about loving and leaving. Praise for With or Without You “A luminous, layered accomplishment.”—The New York Times Book Review “A singular new coming-of-age memoir traces one girl’s twisting path up from mean streets (and parents) to the reflective life of a writer. . . . The burgeoning canon of literary memoir . . . begets another winner in Domenica Ruta’s searing With or Without You. . . . [A] gloriously gutsy memory-work.”—Elle “Stunning . . . comes across as a bleaker, funnier, R-rated version of The Glass Castle and marks the arrival of a blazing new voice in literature.”—Entertainment Weekly “Valiant and heartbreaking.”—Bust “Powerful . . . Ruta found an unconventional voice, a scary good mixture of erudition and hardened street smarts. Her writing is also, as they say in Danvers, wicked funny—though in her case wicked is more an adjective than an intensifier. . . . [With or Without You] hums with jangled energy and bristles with sharp edges. . . . Ruta writes with unflinching honesty.”—Slate “Bracingly funny and poignant.”—The Boston Globe “Exceedingly powerful.”—Booklist
Category: Biography & Autobiography

From The Bottom Of The Pond

Author : Simon Small
ISBN : 9781780992075
Genre : Religion
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This is a book about knowing God. It is for those for whom just believing (or not believing) is no longer enough. Through personal experience, anecdote and story, a priest shares an ancient, but neglected aspect of Christian prayer. Contemplation takes us into the depths of the present moment, the only reality there has ever been and so the only place where God can be found. It takes us at different times into mystical oneness with the All, into profound self-knowledge and reveals love in the midst of the world.
Category: Religion

Something From Tiffany S

Author : Melissa Hill
ISBN : 9781848946071
Genre : Fiction
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Doesn't every girl dream of getting . . . something from Tiffany's? 'The kind of book that you can't put down' - Sunday Independent It's Christmas Eve. And on 5th Avenue in New York City, two very different men are shopping for gifts for the women they love. Gary is buying his girlfriend Rachel a charm bracelet. Partly to thank her for paying for their holiday-of-a-lifetime to New York. But mainly because he's left his Christmas shopping far too late. Whereas Ethan's looking for something a little more special - an engagement ring for the first woman to have made him happy since he lost the love of his life. But when the two men's shopping bags get confused, and Rachel somehow ends up with Ethan's ring, the couples' lives become intertwined. And, as Ethan tries to reunite the ring with the woman it was actually intended for, he finds it trickier than expected. Does fate have other ideas for the couples? Or is there simply a bit of Tiffany's magic in the air . . .
Category: Fiction

Cents From The Heart

Author : Tinuke Aweda
ISBN : 9781449745486
Genre : Poetry
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The poems I thought to share in this journal were first for my encouragement and guidance. It is good to know that ideas, feelings and thoughts can be documented, shared with others and be cherished forever. This Journal encourages you to listen to the child in you, to search your soul for deep truths, to think through opportunities and to discover yourself. I wish you the best as you reach deep within yourself to let loose thoughts, dreams and imaginations solely within your reach. Who knows what these quiet times will bring out?
Category: Poetry

Planet Treasure Guardians Battle For The Savant Sceptre

Author : S.V. Bodle
ISBN : 9781477107485
Genre : Fiction
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THRILLING FANTASY ready to captivate and inspire you. Discover treacherous trouble and exhilarating escapades as you explore unknown worlds in this engrossing series. A magical seed pod delivers strong power and gains more attention than Ladek and Robbie expect. Ladeks sister, Skyla and her friend Ashleigh join them on an exciting treasure hunt which evolves into a dangerous race to save Earth from a deadly conqueror or perish under their rule. Confronting the Tanyaska Ladek is overpowered in a struggle for life which leads to his condemnation for a crime he didnt commit. With the quest in jeopardy and their parents trust destroyed, the friends must find a way to save the quest and overcome their fears while proving Ladeks innocence. Masquerading as a science teacher, Mrs Scryvun and her bullying minion devise a ruthless trap for Ladek to weaken Earths defence, Ladek and his friends will need the help of a guide, Zonule, the planet treasures, and their quick wits, if they are going to secure the Savant Sceptre. But can Ladek gain his freedom and rally the guardians together in time to save the planet from disaster? From escaping certain death, to facing their past and future, the four friends form a bond and discover the value of loyalty, trust, and family.
Category: Fiction

Magnetizing Unlimited Abundance

Author : Brynda Johnson
ISBN : 9781452578514
Genre : Self-Help
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Attract What You Want With Magnetic Force! Inspiring, motivating, life-changing inspiration and guidance are here! Use this clear road map to wholistic success. Seeing the whole of all things is what Brynda does well. Start with the workings of your own thought process, and see massive changes quickly. Easy Steps that Work Balance theory with practice as you follow the easy steps, chapter by chapter, and begin magnetizing unlimited abundance in every aspect of your life. You apply the effort, the universe grants effectiveness!
Category: Self-Help

When God Winks

Author : SQuire Rushnell
ISBN : 9781471108433
Genre : Self-Help
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'Raising your consciousness to the 'God Winks' that often go by unnoticed, and recognising them as tremendously personal, will affirm that your existence is not random and that you have a role to play in life's grand plan' Squire Rushnell Have you ever thought about someone who hasn't crossed your path or mind in years and then bumped into them? Are there such things as coincidences? Do they mean anything? According to Rushnell, 'coincidences, like winks from God, are encouraging signposts along your universal path.' In WHEN GOD WINKS he explains that a 'God Wink' is a message of reassurance that comes our way whenever we need it and that coincidences are the best way for God to establish a presence in our lives. Rushnell shows how to retrace crossroads (a new job, a death, change in relationships) that took us in an entirely different direction, showing how to map the turning points made by coincidences that have guided us throughout our lives. Best of all, WHEN GOD WINKS shows us how to create our own coincidences and turn wishes into winks. He explains his compelling theory of coincidences through a series of incredible stories and motivational writing on how coincidences play a role in all facets of our life, including career, love, history, medicine, entertainment, sports and politics with telling comments from Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Streisand, Mark Twain, Kevin Costner and other celebrities. WHEN GOD WINKS is a fascinating bridge to self-discovery.
Category: Self-Help