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A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone PDF
Author: Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374105235
Size: 32.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 229
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In a heart-wrenching, candid autobiography, a human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government forces that transformed a gentle young boy into a killer as a member of the army. 75,000 first printing.

A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone PDF
Author: Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 9780374531263
Size: 79.38 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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A human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government forces that transformed a gentle young boy into a killer as a member of the army.

A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone PDF
Author: Ishmael Beah
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780143190172
Size: 20.85 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Child soldiers
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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At the age of twelve, Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. At sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, he learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and, finally, to heal. This is an extraordinary and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

Radiance Of Tomorrow

Radiance of Tomorrow PDF
Author: Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 0374709432
Size: 12.49 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war and the fate of child soldiers that "everyone in the world should read" (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called "arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature," has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone. At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town's water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike. With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times. Named one of the Christian Science Monitor's best fiction books of 2014

Long Way Gone

Long Way Gone PDF
Author: Charles Martin
Publisher: Christian Series Level I (24)
ISBN: 9781683242024
Size: 71.61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 500
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At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.

A Death In Belmont

A Death in Belmont PDF
Author: Sebastian Junger
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393077377
Size: 42.49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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A fatal collision of three lives in the most intriguing and original crime story since In Cold Blood. In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. Sensing a break in the case that has paralyzed the city of Boston, the police track down a black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt with his name on the kitchen counter. Smith is hastily convicted of the Belmont murder, but the terror of the Strangler continues. On the day of the murder, Albert DeSalvo—the man who would eventually confess in lurid detail to the Strangler's crimes—is also in Belmont, working as a carpenter at the Jungers' home. In this spare, powerful narrative, Sebastian Junger chronicles three lives that collide—and ultimately are destroyed—in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.

Lionboy

Lionboy PDF
Author: Zizou Corder
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141941286
Size: 33.61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Charlie Ashanti, the hero of LIONBOY, speaks cat - the language of all cats wild and domestic alike. His unusual talent helps him on his quest to find his kidnapped parents who have discovered a cure for asthma. The local cats of his home town (a futuristic London) start him on his search to solve the mystery of his missing parents, which leads him across the channel on board a circus ship bound for Paris. It is on this wonderful vessel that Charlie establishes a close relationship with the homesick circus lions who become his accomplices. But Charlie is in danger, for close behind him on his trail, is a crony of the mysterious group who have kidnapped his parents. They want Charlie too.

Inside Out Back Again

Inside Out   Back Again PDF
Author: Thanhha Lai
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702251178
Size: 73.55 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 276
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Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things PDF
Author: Hunter Biden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982151110
Size: 57.82 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “I come from a family forged by tragedies and bound by a remarkable, unbreakable love,” Hunter Biden writes in this deeply moving memoir of addiction, loss, and survival. When he was two years old, Hunter Biden was badly injured in a car accident that killed his mother and baby sister. In 2015, he suffered the devastating loss of his beloved big brother, Beau, who died of brain cancer at the age of forty-six. These hardships were compounded by the collapse of his marriage and a years-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction. In Beautiful Things, Hunter recounts his descent into substance abuse and his tortuous path to sobriety. The story ends with where Hunter is today—a sober married man with a new baby, finally able to appreciate the beautiful things in life.

Lion Movie Tie In

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Author: Saroo Brierley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399587152
Size: 54.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller A Long Way Home. Now it’s Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards! This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again... At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family. Lion is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope. Previously published as A Long Way Home

Long Way Home

Long Way Home PDF
Author: Cameron Douglas
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0525562451
Size: 53.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Drug addicts
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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On the surface, Cameron Douglas had everything- descended from Hollywood royalty, he was born into a life of wealth, privilege, and comfort, growing up in mansions in California and Mallorca and a luxurious apartment in New York City. But by the age of thirty, he had become a drug addict, a thief, and-after a DEA drug bust-a convicted drug dealer sentenced to five years in prison, with another five years added to his sentence while he was incarcerated. Through supreme willpower, a belief in himself, and a steely desire to alter his life's path, Douglas began to reverse his savage transformation, to understand and deal with the psychological turmoil that tormented him for years, and to prepare for what would be a profoundly challenging but successful reentry into society at large. Long Way Home is a powerful story of one man's descent into the depths of addiction and self-destruction-and his successful renewal of family ties that had become almost irreparably frayed.

It Ends With Us

It Ends with Us PDF
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 1982143657
Size: 66.96 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).

Beloved

Beloved PDF
Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 1400033411
Size: 12.57 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 321
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Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed, in a new edition of the Nobel Laureate's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

Words In The Dust

Words In The Dust PDF
Author: Trent Reedy
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 054557806X
Size: 79.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Zulaikha hopes. She hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven from Afghanistan; a good relationship with her hard stepmother; and one day even to go to school, or to have her cleft palate fixed. Zulaikha knows all will be provided for her--"Inshallah," God willing. Then she meets Meena, who offers to teach her the Afghan poetry she taught her late mother. And the Americans come to her village, promising not just new opportunities and dangers, but surgery to fix her face. These changes could mean a whole new life for Zulaikha--but can she dare to hope they'll come true?

Reading Group Choices

Reading Group Choices PDF
Author: Paz & Associates
Publisher: Paz & Associates
ISBN: 9780964487673
Size: 21.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Book clubs (Bookselling)
Languages : en
Pages : 119
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