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The Wednesday Letters
  • Author : Jason F. Wright
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : UOM:39015074298723
  • Reader Reviews : 71
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After the death of their parents, three siblings return home and find a box of letters written by their father to their mother that uncovers the shocking truth about the past.

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    The Wednesday Letters
  • Author : Jason F. Wright
  • Publisher : Center Point Pub
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 1602851352
  • Reader Reviews : 57
  • Genre : Fiction
  • They died in each other's arms, but their secrets did not die with them. Shocking truths about their past are uncovered through the Wednesday letters.

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    The Wedding Letters
  • Author : Jason F. Wright
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 1609080572
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Noah is preparing to marry Rachel. However, when a dark secret from Rachel's past surfaces, Noah and his parents, Malcolm and Rain, must find a way to heal Rachel's heart as well as save the wedding. Perhaps a scrapbook of wedding letters filled with good wishes and marriage advice will hold the key the couple needs to find love and happiness.

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    Christmas Jars
  • Author : Jason F. Wright
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : PSU:000061141773
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Someone leaves a jar filled with money with the label "Christmas jar" on it after the robbery of journalist Holly Jensen's apartment on Christmas Eve and she decides to search for the donor and the meaning behind it.

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    The Cross Gardener
  • Author : Jason F. Wright
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101196625
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the New York Times bestselling author, an inspiring story of life, love, and moving on. Married and the father of a young daughter, John Bevan had finally found the traditional family he lacked as an orphaned child. But all that disappears when a fatal car accident steals away his wife-and the unborn child she carried. Filled with sorrow, John withdraws from life and love. He erects a small cross at the scene of his wife's accident and visits daily, grieving. Then one morning he encounters a young man kneeling before the cross, touching it up with white paint. John's conversations and travels with this mysterious man-known to him only as the Cross Gardener-will forever change his world. From Jason F. Wright comes a timeless tale that explores the questions we ask when our lives are touched by loss: How do we carry on? And who will show us the way? The answers John Bevan finds illuminate the hope that even in our darkest hours we are not alone.

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    More Letters of Note
  • Author : Shaun Usher
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Pages : 710
  • ISBN : 9781782114550
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • More Letters of Note is another rich and inspiring collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters. These letters deliver the same mix of the heartfelt, the historically significant, the tragic, the comic and the unexpected. Discover Richard Burton's farewell note to Elizabeth Taylor, Helen Keller's letter to The New York Symphony Orchestra about 'hearing' their concert through her fingers, the final missives from a doomed Japan Airlines flight in 1985, David Bowie's response to his first piece of fan mail from America and even Albus Dumbledore writing to a reader applying for the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts. Including letters from: Jane Austen, Richard Burton, Helen Keller, Alan Turing, Albus Dumbledore, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry James, Sylvia Plath, John Lennon, Gerald Durrell, Janis Joplin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Janis Joplin, Hunter S. Thompson, C. G. Jung, Katherine Mansfield, Marge Simpson, David Bowie, Dorothy Parker, Buckminster Fuller, Beatrix Potter, Che Guevara, Evelyn Waugh, Charlotte Brontë and many more.

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    The Wednesday Wars
  • Author : Gary D. Schmidt
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 9780618724833
  • Reader Reviews : 106
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns muchof value about the world he lives in.

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    The Wednesday Group
  • Author : Sylvia True
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781466850040
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Gail. Hannah. Bridget. Lizzy. Flavia. Each of them has a shameful secret, and each is about to find out that she is not alone... Gail, a prominent Boston judge, keeps receiving letters from her husband's latest girlfriend, while her husband, a theology professor, claims he's nine-months sober from sex with grad students. Hannah, a homemaker, catches her husband having sex with a male prostitute in a public restroom. Bridget, a psychiatric nurse at a state hospital, is sure she has a loving, doting spouse, until she learns that he is addicted to chat rooms and match-making websites. Lizzy, a high school teacher, is married to a porn addict, who is withdrawn and uninterested in sex with her. Flavia was working at the Boston Public library when someone brought her an article that stated her husband had been arrested for groping a teenage girl on the subway. He must face court, and Flavia must decide if she wants to stay with him. Finally, Kathryn, the young psychologist running the group, has as much at stake as all of the others. As the women share never-before-uttered secrets and bond over painful truths, they work on coming to terms with their husbands' addictions and developing healthy boundaries for themselves. Meanwhile, their outside lives become more and more intertwined, until, finally, a series of events forces each woman to face her own denial, betrayal and uncertain future head-on. From author Sylvia True comes The Wednesday Group, a captivating, moving novel about friendship, marriage, and the bonds that connect us all.

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    Living on Paper
  • Author : Iris Murdoch
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 9780691180922
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • For the first time, novelist Iris Murdoch's life in her own words, from girlhood to her last years Iris Murdoch was an acclaimed novelist and groundbreaking philosopher whose life reflected her unconventional beliefs and values. But what has been missing from biographical accounts has been Murdoch's own voice—her life in her own words. Living on Paper—the first major collection of Murdoch's most compelling and interesting personal letters—gives, for the first time, a rounded self-portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and thinkers. With more than 760 letters, fewer than forty of which have been published before, the book provides a unique chronicle of Murdoch's life from her days as a schoolgirl to her last years. The result is the most important book about Murdoch in more than a decade. The letters show a great mind at work—struggling with philosophical problems, trying to bring a difficult novel together, exploring spirituality, and responding pointedly to world events. They also reveal her personal life, the subject of much speculation, in all its complexity, especially in letters to lovers or close friends, such as the writers Brigid Brophy, Elias Canetti, and Raymond Queneau, philosophers Michael Oakeshott and Philippa Foot, and mathematician Georg Kreisel. We witness Murdoch's emotional hunger, her tendency to live on the edge of what was socially acceptable, and her irreverence and sharp sense of humor. We also learn how her private life fed into the plots and characters of her novels, despite her claims that they were not drawn from reality. Direct and intimate, these letters bring us closer than ever before to Iris Murdoch as a person, making for an extraordinary reading experience.

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    Recovering Charles
  • Author : Jason F. Wright
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 1590389646
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Luke Millward goes to New Orleans to look for his estranged father, who is missing after Hurricane Katrina, and comes to terms with his painful past, a time in which his father descended into alcoholism after the death of his mother.

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    Wednesday
  • Author : Anne Bertier
  • Publisher : Enchanted Lion Books
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1592701523
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Wednesday is about Little Round and Big Square, two friends that get together to play every Wednesday"--

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    That's Not What Happened
  • Author : Kody Keplinger
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781338186543
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From New York Times bestseller Kody Keplinger comes an astonishing and thought-provoking exploration of the aftermath of tragedy, the power of narrative, and how we remember what we've lost. It's been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah's story--that she died proclaiming her faith. But it's not true. I know because I was with her when she died. I didn't say anything then, and people got hurt because of it. Now Sarah's parents are publishing a book about her, so this might be my last chance to set the record straight . . . but I'm not the only survivor with a story to tell about what did--and didn't--happen that day. Except Sarah's martyrdom is important to a lot of people, people who don't take kindly to what I'm trying to do. And the more I learn, the less certain I am about what's right. I don't know what will be worse: the guilt of staying silent or the consequences of speaking up . . .

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    The Nine Lessons
  • Author : Kevin Alan Milne
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781599952185
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • August Witte is firmly against having children. But after seven years of marriage, his wife is delighted when she realizes she is unexpectedly pregnant. August is terrified, recognizing he never learned the first thing about being a good parent from his father London. A widower since August was a toddler, London has always valued the game of golf -- a sport August has never had any talent for -- more than his son. In spite of how he hates the game, when August confronts his father, he finds himself agreeing to meet each month of the pregnancy for a round of golf. In exchange, London will give him the only thing that could make August agree to pick up a club again -- memories of his mother, which he has written on golf scorecards since the day he met her. But August quickly realizes that his father's motive is not to teach him about golf, but to teach him about life -- and he may discover that the old man just might know something about it worth sharing.

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    Letters to a Young Activist
  • Author : Todd Gitlin
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780786749942
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • "Be original. See what happens." So Todd Gitlin advises the young mind burning to take action to right the wrongs of the world but also looking for bearings, understanding, direction, and practical examples.In Letters to a Young Activist, Todd Gitlin looks back at his eventful life, recalling his experience as president of the formidable Students for a Democratic Society in the '60s, contemplating the spirit of activism, and arriving at some principles of action to guide the passion and energy of those wishing to do good. He considers the three complementary motives of duty, love, and adventure, and reflects on the changing nature of idealism and how righteous action requires realistic as well as idealistic thinking. And he looks forward to an uncertain future that is nevertheless full of possibility, a future where patriotism and intelligent skepticism are not mutually exclusive.Gitlin invites the young activist to enter imaginatively into some of the dilemmas, moral and practical, of being a modern citizen--the dilemmas that affect not only the problems of what to think but also the problems of what to love and how to live.

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    A Children's Bible: A Novel
  • Author : Lydia Millet
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 9781324005049
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year Named one of the best novels of the year by Time, Washington Post, NPR, Chicago Tribune, Esquire, BBC, and many others National Bestseller "A blistering little classic." —Ron Charles, Washington Post A Children’s Bible follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion. Contemptuous of their parents, the children decide to run away when a destructive storm descends on the summer estate, embarking on a dangerous foray into the apocalyptic chaos outside. Lydia Millet’s prophetic and heartbreaking story of generational divide offers a haunting vision of what awaits us on the far side of Revelation.

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    The Noel Letters
  • Author : Richard Paul Evans
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781982129613
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans returns this holiday season with a tale of love, belonging, and family, following a trail of letters that leads to a Christmas revelation about the healing miracle of hope and forgiveness. After nearly two decades, Noel Post, an editor for a major New York publishing house, returns to her childhood home in Salt Lake City to see her estranged, dying father. What she believed would be a brief visit turns into something more as she inherits the bookstore her father fought to keep alive. Reeling from loneliness, a recent divorce, and unanticipated upheavals in her world, Noel begins receiving letters from an anonymous source, each one containing thoughts and lessons about her life and her future. She begins to reacquaint herself with the bookstore and the people she left behind, and in doing so, starts to unravel the reality of her painful childhood and the truth about her family. As the holidays draw near, she receives a Christmastime revelation that changes not only how she sees the past but also how she views her future.

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    Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780307414090
  • Reader Reviews : 268
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A special 25th anniversary edition of the beloved book that changed millions of lives—with a new afterword by the author “A wonderful book, a story of the heart told by a writer with soul.”—Los Angeles Times Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie’s lasting gift with the world.

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    The Seventeen Second Miracle
  • Author : Jason F. Wright
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101443651
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Letters and The Cross Gardener, a story of small kindnesses-and life-changing miracles. Seventeen seconds can change a life forever. This is what Rex Connor learned on a gorgeous summer afternoon in 1970 when, as a lifeguard, he diverted his gaze for seventeen seconds and tragedy occurred. Forty years later the waves of that day still ripple through the lives of countless people, including his son, Cole. Cole Connor has become a patient teacher, and now he has invited three struggling teenagers to visit him on his front porch to learn about Rex Connor—and the Seventeen Second Miracle. Together they will learn how Rex Connor could have allowed seventeen seconds to destroy him, but instead he chose to live every day believing the smallest of acts could change the world for good. And the students, each with their own secrets and private pains, will begin to understand that even tragedy brings lessons. Even pain brings comfort. Even death brings miracles. A seventeen second miracle can change a life—if you let it.

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    Prison Letters
  • Author : Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781631496745
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • “Heartbreaking and inspiring,” Nelson Mandela’s Prison Letters reveals his evolution “into one of the great moral heroes of our time” (New York Times). First published to mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela sparked celebrations around the globe for one of the “greatest warriors of all time” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Featuring 94 letters selected from that landmark collection, as well as six new letters that have never been published, this historic paperback provides an essential political history of the late twentieth century and illustrates how Mandela maintained his inner spirit while imprisoned. Whether they’re longing love letters to his wife, Winnie; heartrending notes to his beloved children; or articulations of a human-rights philosophy that resonates today, these letters reveal the heroism of a man who refused to compromise his moral values in the face of extraordinary human punishment, invoking a “story beyond their own words” (New York Times). This new paperback edition—essential for any literature lover, political activist, and student—positions Mandela among the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century.

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    Letters from Tove
  • Author : Tove Jansson
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781452963822
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • A virtual memoir in letters by the beloved creator of the Moomins Tove Jansson’s works, even her famed Moomin books, fairly teem with letters of one kind or another, from messages bobbing in bottles to whole epistolary novels. Fortunately for her countless readers, her life was no different, unfolding as it did in the letters to family, friends, and lovers that make up this volume, a veritable autobiography over the course of six decades—and the only one Jansson ever wrote. And just as letters carry a weight of significance in Jansson’s writing, those she wrote throughout her life reflect the gravity of her circumstances, the depth of her thoughts and feelings, and the critical moments of humor, sadness, and grace that mark an artist’s days. These letters, penned with characteristic insight and wit, provide an almost seamless commentary on Jansson’s life within Helsinki’s bohemian circles and on her island home. Shifting between hope and despair, yearning and happiness, they describe her immersion in art studies and her ascension to fame with the Moomins. They speak frankly of friendship and love, loneliness and solidarity, and also of politics, art, literature, and society. They summon a particular place and time reflected through a mind finely attuned to her culture, her world, and her own nature—all clearly put into biographical and historical context by the volume’s editors, both longtime friends of Tove Jansson—and, in the end, draw a complex, intimate self-portrait of one of the world’s most beloved authors.

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    The Book of Collateral Damage
  • Author : Sinan Antoon
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780300228946
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sinan Antoon returns to the Iraq war in a poetic and provocative tribute to reclaiming memory Widely-celebrated author Sinan Antoon's fourth and most sophisticated novel follows Nameer, a young Iraqi scholar earning his doctorate at Harvard, who is hired by filmmakers to help document the devastation of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. During the excursion, Nameer ventures to al-Mutanabbi street in Baghdad, famed for its bookshops, and encounters Wadood, an eccentric bookseller who is trying to catalogue everything destroyed by war, from objects, buildings, books and manuscripts, flora and fauna, to humans. Entrusted with the catalogue and obsessed with Wadood's project, Nameer finds life in New York movingly intertwined with fragments from his homeland's past and its present--destroyed letters, verses, epigraphs, and anecdotes--in this stylistically ambitious panorama of the wreckage of war and the power of memory.

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    Wipe Clean Letters
  • Author : Roger Priddy
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : 9780312492519
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Help your child learn to write letters with this amazing wipe-clean book from bestselling children's book author Roger Priddy! The outlines to complete and activities to do make writing practice simple! The special pen included with Wipe Clean: Letters allows text to be written again and again—simply wipe letters away with a cloth.

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    Acts and Letters of the Apostles
  • Author : Richmond A. Lattimore
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 9781466893511
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • Richmond Lattimore, one of the most distinguished living translators of Greek, has in this book completed his rendering of the New Testament in fresh and accurate English for the modern reader. The publication of his translation of The Four Gospels and the Revelation in 1979 was hailed by the New York Times Book Review as "an achievement that places us more deeply in Lattimore's debt than any other in a long diligent career." The Acts of the Apostles, which he calls "the earliest consecutive story of early Christianity that we have," and the three groups of Letters of the Apostles--those of Saint Paul, the letter to the Hebrews, and the General Letters--are now made available to complete the New Testament in his translation. His aim again has been to provide a simple, literal rendering in which the syntax and order of the Greek dictate the character of the English style. Lattimore, as an authority on the Greek language in which these texts have come down to us, and as a writer without pretensions as a biblical scholar, allows the words of the apostles and earliest disciples to speak for themselves with accuracy and fidelity to the Greek. The book's design follows the attractive and readable format of The Four Gospels, and avoids the usual apparatus of biblical texts.

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    The Christmas Jukebox
  • Author : John Wright,Jason Wright
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9798572180053
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  • Genre : Books
  • Mackenzie and Richard were partners in business and life. Then Richard abandoned her, breaking Mac's heart and leaving their antiques gallery on the edge of bankruptcy. Desperate for a turnaround, Mac goes on a buying road trip to clear her head and find just the right antiques to save the business. When she discovers and buys a mysterious jukebox, the unusual Christmas contraption becomes much more valuable than she could have ever hoped. Sure, it plays all the Christmas classics, but it also plays visions of the past and future. Will it have the power to bring love back into Mac's life? It just might, but only if she'll let it.

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    Ask a Manager
  • Author : Alison Green
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780399181825
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

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    Yours in Haste and Adoration
  • Author : Terry Southern
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0983868395
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Yours in Haste and Adoration

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    Congressional Record
  • Author : United States. Congress
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1218
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044116494444
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  • Genre : Law
  • The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

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    Italo Calvino
  • Author : McLaughlin Martin McLaughlin
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781474470902
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This first study in English of the complete writings of Italo Calvino (1923-85) offers new interpretations of Calvino's main works, taking into account some important unpublished material, and analyses Calvino's intertextual links with major writers of world literature (Conrad, Stevenson, Hemingway and Borges). Postmodern elements in his texts are assessed, and a chapter on Calvino's critical essays shed important light on his creative process.

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    Life in Culture
  • Author : Lionel Trilling
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780374719333
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  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • A great critic’s quarrels with himself and others, as revealed in his correspondence In the mid-twentieth century, Lionel Trilling was America’s most respected literary critic. His powerful and subtle essays inspired readers to think about how literature shapes our politics, our culture, and our selves. His 1950 collection, The Liberal Imagination, sold more than 100,000 copies, epitomizing a time that has been called the age of criticism. To his New York intellectual peers, Trilling could seem reserved and circumspect. But in his selected letters, Trilling is revealed in all his variousness and complexity. We witness his ardent courtship of Diana Trilling, who would become an eminent intellectual in her own right; his alternately affectionate and contentious rapport with former students such as Allen Ginsberg and Norman Podhoretz; the complicated politics of Partisan Review and other fabled magazines of the period; and Trilling’s relationships with other leading writers of the period, including Saul Bellow, Edmund Wilson, and Norman Mailer. In Life in Culture, edited by Adam Kirsch, Trilling’s letters add up to an intimate portrait of a great critic, and of America’s intellectual journey from the political passions of the 1930s to the cultural conflicts of the 1960s and beyond.

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    The 13th Day of Christmas
  • Author : Jason F. Wright
  • Publisher : Shadow Mountain
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 1609071778
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When eight-year-old Charlee and ninety-year-old Marva are both diagnosed with cancer, the prospects of having a merry Christmas seem bleak. That is, until a series of letters and gifts that coincide with the 12 days of Christmas begin appearing. And the last letter--for the 13th day of Christmas--might just be the most important one of all.

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    Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American
  • Author : Wajahat Ali
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780393867985
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • “Go back to where you came from, you terrorist!” This is just one of the many warm, lovely, and helpful tips that Wajahat Ali and other children of immigrants receive on a daily basis. Go back where, exactly? Fremont, California, where he grew up, but is now an unaffordable place to live? Or Pakistan, the country his parents left behind a half-century ago? Growing up living the suburban American dream, young Wajahat devoured comic books (devoid of brown superheroes) and fielded well-intentioned advice from uncles and aunties. (“Become a doctor!”) He had turmeric stains under his fingernails, was accident-prone, suffered from OCD, and wore Husky pants, but he was as American as his neighbors, with roots all over the world. Then, while Ali was studying at University of California, Berkeley, 9/11 happened. Muslims replaced communists as America’s enemy #1, and he became an accidental spokesman and ambassador of all ordinary, unthreatening things Muslim-y. Now a middle-aged dad, Ali has become one of the foremost and funniest public intellectuals in America. In Go Back to Where You Came From, he tackles the dangers of Islamophobia, white supremacy, and chocolate hummus, peppering personal stories with astute insights into national security, immigration, and pop culture. In this refreshingly bold, hopeful, and uproarious memoir, Ali offers indispensable lessons for cultivating a more compassionate, inclusive, and delicious America.

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    The James Miracle
  • Author : Jason F. Wright
  • Publisher : Shadow Mountain
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1609079310
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sam and Holly Foster and their young son James seem to have a perfect life until Sam loses his job and James has a life-threatening accident, which takes a toll on the couple and causes them to drift apart. 80,000 first printing.

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    Dear Committee Members
  • Author : Julie Schumacher
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780345807335
  • Reader Reviews : 43
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Best Book of the Year: NPR and Boston Globe Finally a novel that puts the "pissed" back into "epistolary." Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels. His star (he thinks) student can't catch a break with his brilliant (he thinks) work Accountant in a Bordello, based on Melville's Bartleby. In short, his life is a tale of woe, and the vehicle this droll and inventive novel uses to tell that tale is a series of hilarious letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce, each one of which is a small masterpiece of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies. We recommend Dear Committee Members to you in the strongest possible terms.

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    Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters
  • Author : Joseph Roth
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780393083095
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The monumentality of this biographical work further establishes Joseph Roth—with Kafka, Mann, and Musil—in the twentieth-century literary canon. Who would have thought that seventy-three years after Joseph Roth’s lonely death in Paris, new editions of his translations would be appearing regularly? Roth, a transcendent novelist who also produced some of the most breathtakingly lyrical journalism ever written, is now being discovered by a new generation. Nine years in the making, this life through letters provides us with our most extensive portrait of Roth’s calamitous life—his father’s madness, his wife’s schizophrenia, his parade of mistresses (each more exotic than the next), and his classic westward journey from a virtual Hapsburg shtetl to Vienna, Berlin, Frankfurt, and finally Paris. Containing 457 newly translated letters, along with eloquent introductions that richly frame Roth’s life, this book brilliantly evokes the crumbling specters of the Weimar Republic and 1930s France. Displaying Roth’s ceaselessly inventive powers, it finally charts his descent into despair at a time when “the word had died, [and] men bark like dogs.”

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    Selected Letters of Rebecca West
  • Author : Rebecca West
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN : 9780300163544
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • From the time that George Bernard Shaw remarked that “Rebecca West could handle a pen as brilliantly as ever I could and much more savagely,” West’s writings and her politics have elicited strong reactions. This collection of her letters—the first ever published—has been culled from the estimated ten thousand she wrote during her long life. The more than two hundred selected letters follow this spirited author, critic, and journalist from her first feminist campaign for women’s suffrage when she was a teenager through her reassessments of the twentieth century written in 1982, in her ninetieth year. The letters, which are presented in full, include correspondence with West’s famous lover H. G. Wells and with Shaw, Virginia Woolf, Emma Goldman, Noel Coward, and many others; offer pronouncements on such contemporary authors as Norman Mailer, Nadine Gordimer, and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.; and provide new insights into her battles against misogyny, fascism, and communism. West deliberately fashions her own biography through this intensely personal correspondence, challenging rival accounts of her groundbreaking professional career, her frustrating love life, and her tormented family relations. Engrossing to read, the collection sheds new light on this important figure and her social and literary milieu.

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    We'll Fly Away
  • Author : Bryan Bliss
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780062494290
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • National Book Award Longlist Title * Booklist Editors’ Choice * CYBILS Young Adult Fiction Finalist * Nerdy Book Club Award for Best Young Adult Fiction * Paste Magazine Best Book * YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults “A compelling and raw story.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[Bliss dares] his readers not only to see the depths of human complexity, but to care.”—Booklist (starred review) Luke and Toby have always had each other’s backs. But then one choice—or maybe it is a series of choices—sets them down an irrevocable path. We’ll Fly Away weaves together Luke and Toby’s senior year of high school with letters Luke writes to Toby later—from death row. Best friends since childhood, Luke and Toby have dreamed of one thing: getting out of their dead-end town. Soon they finally will, riding the tails of Luke’s wrestling scholarship, never looking back. If they don’t drift apart first. If Toby’s abusive dad, or Luke’s unreliable mom, or anything else their complicated lives throw at them doesn’t get in the way. Tense and emotional, this hard-hitting novel explores family abuse, sex, love, and friendship, and how far people will go to protect those they love. For fans of Jason Reynolds, Marieke Nijkamp, and NPR’s Serial podcast. Praise for We’ll Fly Away: "Bryan Bliss has written an empathetic and stirring novel about what it means to fight for the outcasts, the forgotten, and even the hated, reminding us that we all have worth. That we are all valuable."—Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking “A poignant story of loyalty, abuse, and poverty. . . . This compassionate and beautifully rendered novel packs an emotional punch.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “A smart, rugged, all-too-true story of friendship under fire. Believable characters and page-turning tension.”—Chris Crutcher, author of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes “This fast-paced read will have teens tearing through chapters to find out why Luke is in jail. . . . The conclusion will leave them devastated. This is [a] touching book about male friendship for fans of Jason Reynolds.”—School Library Journal “The unshakable and unconditional bond between the young men is tested and proves true, a ray of light in the darkness of their stories.”—VOYA

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    Letters to Live By
  • Author : Lisa Frenkel Riddiough
  • Publisher : Running Press Kids
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0762473088
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Appreciate art, become brave, and choose compassion. Pairing big ideas like generosity, respect, and joy with the letters of the alphabet, this beautiful book encourages children to make the most of each day and leave their mark on the world.

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    The Secret Hour
  • Author : Scott Westerfeld
  • Publisher : Atom Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0748135146
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Science fiction
  • Now in paperback--the first volume in a mesmerizing new trilogy which introduces a group of teens, who call themselves Midnighters, living in a world that is frozen in time and inhabited by dark creatures that lurk in the shadows.

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    A Velocity of Being
  • Author : Maria Popova,Claudia Zoe Bedrick
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1592702287
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of thinkers and creators.

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    The Beatrice Letters
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher : Egmont Books (UK)
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 1405227486
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • Who is Beatrice, the woman to whom Mr Snicket dedicates every book? There is no question more often asked by fans of Lemony Snicket. Now this captivating collection of letters between Lemony Snicket and Beatrice provides the answers.