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Night Of The Dunce

Author : Frank Gagliano
ISBN : 0822208229
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Roads End Branch of the public library is a decaying, ominous place, where no one comes to borrow books any more, despite the efforts of the staff to keep it a going concern. But the tension that hangs in the air affects them too, and th
Category: Drama

Tevye The Dairyman And The Railroad Stories

Author : Sholem Aleichem
ISBN : 9780307795243
Genre : Fiction
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Of all the characters in modern Jewish fiction, the most beloved is Tevye, the compassionate, irrepressible, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, who has been immortalized in the writings of Sholem Aleichem and in acclaimed and award-winning theatrical and film adaptations. And no Yiddish writer was more beloved than Tevye’s creator, Sholem Rabinovich (1859–1916), the “Jewish Mark Twain,” who wrote under the pen name of Sholem Aleichem. Beautifully translated by Hillel Halkin, here is Sholem Aleichem’s heartwarming and poignant account of Tevye and his daughters, together with the “Railroad Stories,” twenty-one tales that examine human nature and modernity as they are perceived by men and women riding the trains from shtetl to shtetl.
Category: Fiction

Success Without College

Author : Linda Lee
ISBN : 9780767909327
Genre : Family & Relationships
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If your child seems indecisive about college, don't read the riot act, read this landmark book instead. College is not the only alternative. A New York Times editor and concerned parent tells you why and helps you to find happy alternatives to starting college before your child is ready. As an educated, committed parent, Linda Lee harbored the usual expectation of a prestigious college degree as the illustrious preface to a top-flight career for her child. Some fifty thousand dollars and several disastrous report cards later, Lee recognized that her seemingly rational expectations were proving far-fetched and that her son was simply not ready for college. Moreover, she was shocked to discover that his experience was not the exception but the rule; only 26 percent of students receive a bachelor's degree within five years. Why, then, are parents led to believe that their children must go to college immediately and that it is the right choice for everyone? If not attending college worked for Bill Gates, Harry S. Truman, Thomas Edison, and William Faulkner, why can't it work for your child and what are your alternatives? Success Without College is a groundbreaking book that reveals the surprising facts of why many bright kids are not suited for college (or at least not right after high school). Lee's accessible, knowledgeable style informs parents why this should be more a source of pride than shame by providing profiles of students and parents from around the country and their creative, positive solutions to the college dilemma. With a college education now costing an average of a hundred thousand dollars, maybe it's time for American parents to reconsider: Do you really need college to succeed?
Category: Family & Relationships

Littell S Living Age

Author : Eliakim Littell
ISBN : IND:32000000701344
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Life And Death Are Wearing Me Out

Author : Mo Yan
ISBN : 9781628722499
Genre : Fiction
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One of the Nobel Prize Winners in Literature Ideal for fans of Chinese Playground, We Are Party People, Death of Me, Skate with Me, A Farmer’s Life for Me, and similar works Written by today’s most revered, controversial, and feared Chinese novelist Mo Yan’s Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out is a remarkable story. The absurd, real, comical, and tragic are combined into a fantastic read. The hero—or antihero—is Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his kindness to his peasants. His tale is a heart-wrenching and unique journey and completely riveting tale that shares the author’s love of a homeland caught by ills political, traditional, and inevitable.
Category: Fiction

Instructor

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00036225J
Genre : Education
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Oversight On Scared Straight

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Human Resources
ISBN : UIUC:30112104105876
Genre : Government publications
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Please Forward

Author : Lynne Gleason
ISBN : 9781469180441
Genre : Humor
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THIS IS BASED ON E-MAILS THAT I HAVE RECEIVED FROM MY FRIENDS. I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THEM WITH ALL MY NEW FRIENDS. SOME WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH AND SOME WILL MAKE YOU THINK. PLEASE SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS. IT IS A GOOD BOOK TO HAVE IN YOUR BATHROOMS TO TAKE A PEEK AT. I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE BOOK.
Category: Humor

The Hill Road

Author : Patrick O'Keeffe
ISBN : 9781440649318
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the 2005 Story Prize Reminiscent of Alice Munro and William Trevor, Patrick O'Keeffe's lyrical eloquence expressively unveils the cloistered world of a rural southwestern Irish town and its inhabitants. Brimming with thoughtful, gorgeous prose and linked by setting and circumstances that span generations, the four novellas in The Hill Road revolve around the parish of Kilroan and its inhabitants, and how, over time, the people and the community itself are transfigured by life-changing events. Marked by love, devotion, secrets, unfulfilled dreams, family intimacies, and missed opportunities, these characters embody the rugged unfolding of the landscape-a volatile place of natural beauty where stories alter lives. BACKCOVER: "A remarkable achievement . . . There is a wonderful Irish music running through O'Keeffe's prose, yet his tales of ordinary rural life in twentieth-century Ireland are unsparing and never sentimental." -The Baltimore Sun "Handsome, subtle narratives by an exquisitely talented Irishborn writer." -Elle "Lush and evocative . . . a dreamlike collection." -The New York Times Book Review
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A Shot In The Dark

Author : Daniel Venzke
ISBN : 9780557016297
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A former minister becomes a contestant on a game show that offers him the opportunity to win a million dollars. He has one week to find the answers to four riddles in four different states. As he and his wife conduct their quest they are forced to return to the scenes of some of their ministry successes and failures. Prayers by persons they don't even know play a dramatic role in their week of travel and discovery. Through the week they come to realize that they are in pursuit of something more valuable than one million dollars.
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Mine Is Thine

Author : Laurence William Maxwell Lockhart
ISBN : HARVARD:HN2SQ7
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Check Yourself

Author : Shenae A. Pruitt
ISBN : 9781467814041
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book was birthed out of a crying spirit and an aching heart. I used to lay awake nights pondering the plight of the women I knew. I spent hours examining myself, my life, and my experiences. What changes had I made that could possibly have created such a dramatic "180" in my personal relationships? I wondered what we as women were missing and why we couldn’t seem to grab hold of our realities while still marching toward our possibilities. I was inspired by my friends, mother, aunts, cousins, co-workers, church members, and even the observing the situations of strangers. In searching for the answers, I found clarity in the text of the Life Application Study Bible: New Living Translation. It is my profound and sincere prayer that both men and women of all ages can find something in this book to which they can relate. I pray that we all will be made better and more beautiful people through the willingness to try some new ideas and embrace the possibility of change.
Category: Family & Relationships