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Dear Reader

Author : Paul Fournel
ISBN : 9781782270911
Genre : Fiction
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There's a lot of good to be said about publishing, mainly about the food. The books, though - Robert Dubois feels as if he's read the books, but still they keep coming back to him, the same old books just by new authors. Maybe he's ready to settle into the end of his career, like it's a tipsy afternoon after a working lunch. But then he is confronted with a gift: a piece of technology, a gizmo, a reader... Dear Reader takes a wry, affectionate look at the world of publishing, books and authors, and is a very funny, moving story about the passing of the old and the excitement of the new. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Dear Reader

Author : Mary O'Connell
ISBN : 9781250118516
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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“Imaginative, exhilarating, genre-bending, and one of the best YA novels of the year.” —BookRiot “An audacious tale. Like much classic literature and like growing up, reading this immersive novel is all about the experience.” —The Horn Book An IndieNext Pick! Gilmore Girls meets Wuthering Heights in Mary O'Connell's Dear Reader, a whip-smart, poignant, modern-day take on Emily Brontë’s classic novel. For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School is her beloved teacher Miss Sweeney’s AP English class. But when Miss Sweeney doesn't show up to teach Flannery's favorite book, Wuthering Heights, leaving behind her purse, Flannery knows something is wrong. The police are called, and Flannery gives them everything—except Miss Sweeney's copy of Wuthering Heights. This she holds onto. And good thing she does, because when she opens it, it has somehow transformed into Miss Sweeney's real-time diary. It seems Miss Sweeney is in New York City—and she's in trouble. So Flannery does something very unFlannery-like: she skips school and sets out for Manhattan, with the book as her guide. But as soon as she arrives, she meets a boy named Heath. Heath is British, on a gap year, incredibly smart—yet he's never heard of Albert Einstein or Anne Frank. In fact, Flannery can't help thinking that he seems to have stepped from the pages of Brontë's novel. Could it be that Flannery is spending this topsy-turvy day with her ultimate fictional romantic hero, Heathcliff, reborn in the twenty-first century?
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Smile Dear Reader

Author : James G. Skinner
ISBN : 9781788039871
Genre : Humor
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A wry commentary on the weirdness of modern life. This is a book for anyone who has wondered how we inhabit this surreal world with a new set of youngsters that live in the fantasyland and although are experts in Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter plus all the gadgets you can imagine, they do not know the difference between a Picasso and a Warhol painting let alone discerning Chopin from Debussy. Someone once said that the Orientals invented gunpowder to use for fireworks during the festive seasons only to have the West turn it into a base for destruction by producing firearms. Man’s use of modern science, be it nuclear power, television, smart phones, motor cars, information technology including the monstrous Internet can all be consider in a similar vein. Although the potential to improve mankind’s short stay on this planet with the use of these new discoveries and inventions is there, man somehow continues to allow evil to creep in and dominate over good. This is a highly entertaining and witty collection of tales based around the follies and fascinations of modern technology and philosophical analysis as well as stories that are based on fact. Managing simultaneously to be both humorous and serious, the author portrays a variety of scenarios in which man becomes increasingly dominated and influenced by his own machines and bizarre creations. Other narratives take the form of anecdotes or personal adventures where human dram plays a central role. There is something for everyone; even computer lovers will be entertained and amused by the author’s images of the future in a collection of pieces which could be described as modern morality fables, albeit with some rather original and unexpected twists.
Category: Humor

A Study Guide For James Tate S Dear Reader

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410343895
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for James Tate's "Dear Reader," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dear Reader

Author : Garrett Stewart
ISBN : UOM:39015036060229
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Ready now, reader? Easy then. That should put you in the right historical frame of mind, put you in mind of the right historical frame. For it did seem easier then, certainly more relaxed. Like the addressed and otherwise rendered nineteenth-century reader who is my subject of study, you are invited to take it slow while we back our way into the last century. We do so by moving from an unexpected modernist send-up of Victorian direct address, an early twist of phrase in E. M. Forster's 1907 The Longest Journey, to the underlying aesthetic of classic realism on which even this one rhetorical irony is by no means intended to pull the plug. On the way back to the nineteenth century, certain realist assumptions help mark out our course."--from Dear Reader With the "great tradition" from Austen through Dickens and Eliot to Hardy read here for the first time alongside the non-canonical best-sellers of the period, we get a revised picture of an evolving readership narrated rather than merely implied, the mass audience conscripted, written with, figured in. Redirecting response aesthetics away from the a priori reader function toward this reader figure, Garrett Stewart's Dear Reader intercepts two tendencies in the recent criticism of fiction: the blanket audience determinations of ideological critique and the thinness of historicizing discourse analysis when divorced from literary history's own discursive field.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dear Reader Dyslexic Edition

Author : Mary O'Connell
ISBN : 1525257587
Genre : English teachers
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For Flannery Fields, the only respite from the mean girls at school is Miss Sweeney's English class. But when Miss Sweeney doesn't show up to teach her favourite book, Wuthering Heights, Flannery knows something is wrong. When the police are called, Flannery surrenders everything except for Miss Sweeney's precious dog-eared, annotated copy of Wuthering Heights. When she opens it later, it has transformed into her teacher's real-time diary. It appears Miss Sweeney is in New York City and she's in trouble. So Flannery does something very unFlannery-like: she skips school and sets out for Manhattan, the diary as her guide. There she meets Heath, British, handsome and incredibly smart, yet he's never heard of Albert Einstein or Anne Frank. He could almost have stepped from the pages of Brontë's novel ...
Category: English teachers

Dear Reader

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ISBN : OCLC:1052029577
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My Dear Reader Augustine Notes Of Bran Harvesting From The Illustrious Creative And Perfect Mind Of Bartholomew Randall O Keefe Iii

Author : L. G. C. Bizarro
ISBN : 1794499733
Genre : Fiction
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"My Dear Reader..." is a weird account of a serial killer with a bit of an ego problem. The first in the "Weird Bizarro S.K." series, Bartholomew Randall O'Keefe III gives an account of his first kill, explains what some of his favorite things are, illustrates his book unnecessarily, and delves into the nature of human action and personal responsibility, all while also taunting the police. This book also introduces the reader to another serial killer known as Millstone, another personality of the author. Never really predictable, but altogether pointless and poorly crafted, this work gives you a glimpse into the unstable mind of a serial killer who is still on the loose.Bartholomew lives in an undisclosed Illinois town, and of this book, his own spouse said "This is absurdist drivel, and a cause for concern. Is this what you have been doing on Saturday nights?"
Category: Fiction

Judge Me Dear Reader

Author : Erwin E. Wirkus
ISBN : 1599551586
Genre : Religion
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New Cover; Oh, be careful as you judge Emma, dear reader! Few characters in Church history are as misunderstood as Emma Smith. a member of the Church from the beginning and a staunch supporter of her husband through his trials and eventual death, Emma lived a difficult life, yet many wonder how she could have turned her back on the beliefs that she held so strongly and suffered so much for. Judge Me, Dear Reader is the story of Emma, one of the greatest champions - and most criticized members - of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By showing Emma in a more sympathetic light, the author reminds each of us that Emma - and everyone else - will be judged according to the desires of their heart by the only one who can see things clearly: the Lord. While presiding over the Nauvoo mission, Erwin E. Wirkus developed an interest in Emma's story. He writes, I find few women who were asked to go through as such hardship, heartache, and tragedy as did Emma Smith. with his unique understanding, Wirkus wrote this historical novel from Emma's perspective to give readers a clearer picture of the joys and sorrows she experienced throughout her life.
Category: Religion

Catch Hope

Author : Carolyn Haynesworth Gamboa
ISBN : 9781469121734
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Dear reader, what do we do when our children are being abused and neglected. What do we say? How do you respond when your love ones are being repeatedly raped by a family member? What do you do when your facing being homeless with 9 children and a few dollars to your name. Or what do you do when your name is being slandered for doing whats right. What do you do when your plate is full, but you have to make a decision to take care of your sick father, or commit him to a home? What do you do when your heart has been crushed by family members who are supposed to support and love you? All of these answers can be found in this wonderful book that I believe is going to touch the hearts of millions of people.
Category: Biography & Autobiography