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The Fortunate Ones

Author : Ed Tarkington
ISBN : 9781643751078
Genre : Fiction
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“The Fortunate Ones feels like a fresh and remarkably sure-footed take on The Great Gatsby, examining the complex costs of attempting to transcend or exchange your given class for a more gilded one. Tarkington’s understanding of the human heart and mind is deep, wise, and uncommonly empathetic. As a novelist, he is the real deal. I can’t wait to see this story reach a wide audience, and to see what he does next.” —Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife When Charlie Boykin was young, he thought his life with his single mother on the working-class side of Nashville was perfectly fine. But when his mother arranges for him to be admitted as a scholarship student to an elite private school, he is suddenly introduced to what the world can feel like to someone cushioned by money. That world, he discovers, is an almost irresistible place where one can bend—and break—rules and still end up untarnished. As he gets drawn into a friendship with a charismatic upperclassman, Archer Creigh, and an affluent family that treats him like an adopted son, Charlie quickly adapts to life in the upper echelons of Nashville society. Under their charming and alcohol-soaked spell, how can he not relax and enjoy it all—the lack of anxiety over money, the easy summers spent poolside at perfectly appointed mansions, the lavish parties, the freedom to make mistakes knowing that everything can be glossed over or fixed? But over time, Charlie is increasingly pulled into covering for Archer’s constant deceits and his casual bigotry. At what point will the attraction of wealth and prestige wear off enough for Charlie to take a stand—and will he? The Fortunate Ones is an immersive, elegantly written story that conveys both the seductiveness of this world and the corruption of the people who see their ascent to the top as their birthright.
Category: Fiction

The Fortunate Ones

Author : Catherine Hokin
ISBN : 9781838881177
Genre : Fiction
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A story to break your heart – if you read only one book this year, make it The Fortunate Ones. Germany, 1941. When Inge – all blonde curls and good manners – first locks eyes with Felix, she knows instinctively that he’s off limits. Her staunchly proper parents will never approve of a working-class Jewish boy for their precious only daughter. But that doesn’t make their first, shy kiss less significant, or the moment they’re torn apart less shocking. The next time they see each other, it will be across the packed courtyard of a Nazi concentration camp – Felix in the prisoners’ ranks and Inge on the arm of her new, Nazi husband. Inge never knew that her father’s ‘party loyalty’ would extend to marrying her off to a cruel Nazi officer twice her age, who sees his new wife as just another thing to control. She has always been a good girl – a silent wife – but when Inge sees Felix that day – beaten, bloody and brave – she knows she can’t stay silent any longer. She must save him, whatever the cost, whatever her husband or even her country might do to her later… What readers are saying about The Fortunate Ones: ***** ‘What an amazing read, well written emotional and very compelling… I was totally absorbed in the story and I would love to give it 10 stars. One of my best reads this year. I can't begin to say how much I loved this book, I couldn't put it down, absolutely brilliant.’ Goodreads reviewer ***** ‘Heartbreaking... I cried many, many times…This story showed just how important hope can be.... The historical detail Hokin poured into this book through her research was simply phenomenal. The Fortunate Ones is a must-read.’ Goodreads reviews ***** ‘This was a wonderful story about romance, life, and survival. I could not put it down… heartbreaking.’ Crossroad Reviews ***** ‘This story just swept me away… I was left speechless… just wow!!... I do recommend a box of tissues… This book will have you turning the pages.’ Red Headed Book Lady blog ***** ‘I stayed up all hours to finish this book. There were moments I could barely breathe. A fantastic and compelling read if you like suspense, WWII, and stories that aren’t always tied neatly with a bow.’ Goodreads reviewer ***** ‘What an extraordinary, engaging story. It moved me to undiscovered heights of understanding and compassion. A novel that will stay in my mind forever.’ Goodreads reviewer ***** ‘Contained within a richly detailed narrative was a story that spoke of prevalence of the human spirit, both resilient and beatific, bowed but never broken by the unfathomable horrors of war. Captivating. Sobering. Unflinching. 5+ stars.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘The writing is deeply moving, so much detail is cleverly woven throughout to make this a vivid and entrancing read. Strong characters make this such a gripping read.’ NetGalley reviewer ‘From the first to the very last page this story was a sheer joy to read. One of hope, despair, love and loss and history combined this book has it all. Thoroughly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer
Category: Fiction

The Fortunate Ones

Author : Ellen Umansky
ISBN : 9780062382504
Genre : Fiction
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One very special work of art—a Chaim Soutine painting—will connect the lives and fates of two different women, generations apart, in this enthralling and transporting debut novel that moves from World War II Vienna to contemporary Los Angeles. It is 1939 in Vienna, and as the specter of war darkens Europe, Rose Zimmer’s parents are desperate. Unable to get out of Austria, they manage to secure passage for their young daughter on a kindertransport, and send her to live with strangers in England. Six years later, the war finally over, a grief-stricken Rose attempts to build a life for herself. Alone in London, devastated, she cannot help but try to search out one piece of her childhood: the Chaim Soutine painting her mother had cherished. Many years later, the painting finds its way to America. In modern-day Los Angeles, Lizzie Goldstein has returned home for her father’s funeral. Newly single and unsure of her path, she also carries a burden of guilt that cannot be displaced. Years ago, as a teenager, Lizzie threw a party at her father’s house with unexpected but far-reaching consequences. The Soutine painting that she loved and had provided lasting comfort to her after her own mother had died was stolen, and has never been recovered. This painting will bring Lizzie and Rose together and ignite an unexpected friendship, eventually revealing long-held secrets that hold painful truths. Spanning decades and unfolding in crystalline, atmospheric prose, The Fortunate Ones is a haunting story of longing, devastation, and forgiveness, and a deep examination of the bonds and desires that map our private histories.
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The Fortunate Ones

Author : Phyllis Johnston
ISBN : 0473453150
Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
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"The Fortunate Ones is the fifth and final book in the 'May' series and gives a vivid picture of the life and adventures of a New Zealand farming family during the 1920s, 30s and 40s. May and her husband start married life on their bush farm in the King Country and then purchase a dairy farm in the Waikato. Times are hard and the family have to move on to a sharemilking position. The stories of this growing family going out to make their own way in the world makes captivating reading. As World War II ends and the family anticipate their mens' return, the future is brightening. May and her family all agree they are indeed, The Fortunate Ones."--Publisher description.
Category: Frontier and pioneer life

The Fortunate Ones

Author : R. S. Grey
ISBN : 1977834108
Genre : Man-woman relationships
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At Twin Oaks Country Club, there are the fortunate ones, and then there are the rest of us: the waiters, the caddies, the valets, and in my case, the cabana girls. Most days, I'm poolside in a pleated skirt, dishing out margaritas to tycoons and titans. It's not exactly my dream job, but it does come with one perk... James Ashwood. He's my silver lining in a custom black suit. Besides being a legacy member at the club, he's a tech mogul and Austin's most eligible bachelor. Oh, and those dimples? Yeah, they make my stomach dip too. On good days, I catch his sleek Porsche winding down the tree-lined drive. On better days, I steal a glimpse of his handsome profile as we pass in the hall. And on the absolute best day, I find him alone at the bar, looking for company. "Come have a seat." Those four little words set me down a path I never could have imagined. Private planes, penthouse suites, and temptations around every corner make it impossible to keep my distance. His world feels decadent and wild-but overindulgence comes with a cost. Every kiss comes with strings. Every erotic encounter is a promise I'm not ready to keep. When I pump the brakes, he hits the gas. James doesn't want to go slow-he wants a commitment. And the thing about the fortunate ones? They're used to getting what they want.
Category: Man-woman relationships

Flute Tales

Author : Rutvik Parsaniya
ISBN : 9798645743468
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It is the Gyaan Series inspired by the work of the supreme personality of godhead, Bhagwan Shri Krishna, and described in a very relevant way for the modern age, with certain understanding of Dharma. There are very specific and short points, that will lead us from mud to lotus, teach us the heart of life, enhance our personality and give you a new birth with the more happiness, confidence, and make you understand how fortunate you are by having this precious gift of life from the God.
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Superflare The Fortunate Ones

Author : Lisa Poche Calhoun
ISBN : 9781544191058
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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After the Earth suffers a natural catastrophe that has brought with it EMP-like devastation, Colton Rayner’s family must fight to survive in an unfamiliar world. All modern means of communication have been lost and times are hard; there’s no electricity, stores have been looted and abandoned, gas pumps don’t work, and there’s no way to buy food or call for medical help. The family finds they must rely on horses, wagons, and their own ingenuity and will to live. The patriarch of this farm family, Harold Engquist, had tried to prepare his loved ones in advance with the skills and the provisions needed to endure hard times, but did he do enough? Will his food stores attract desperate people who are in search of food and clean water, or worse yet, the unwanted attention of the degenerate Claggit family? Meanwhile, Abby, a lovely stranded stranger, unloads her two horses and leaves her truck and trailer on the highway to go in search of help. She happens upon the family's farm, which soon pits Colt and his cousin Tyler against each other as they vie for her attention. This survival fiction / contemporary western / romance novel is sure to pull you in when you join this family as they try to adapt and look to the future.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Buddhism Of Tibet

Author : Laurence Austine Waddell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105011975443
Genre : Buddha (The concept)
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Overview Of Buddhist Tantra

Author : Bsod-nams-grags-pa (Paṇ-chen)
ISBN : UVA:X030119743
Genre : Kanjur
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The overview of Buddhists Tantra, subtitled General Presentation of the Classes of Tantra, Captivating the Minds of the Fortunate Ones, is a scholarly exposition of the framework of Tantric practice presented by its author, Panchen Sonam Dragpa, in a methodical and accessible manner. Detailed explanations within this book include: the historical emergence of Buddhism in our world as interpreted by various Buddhists traditions; the differing tenets of the sects, and the differences between the vehicles(yanas); the doors to the path to liberation; and the classes of Tantric practice leading to that state of liberation.
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Hearings

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary
ISBN : UOM:39015022470671
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Hearings

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
ISBN : UOM:39015018400062
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The Living Age

Author :
ISBN : UCAL:B2895107
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The Railway Conductor

Author :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924062357037
Genre : Railroad conductors
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Category: Railroad conductors