Download or read book The Story of Edgar Sawtelle written by David Wroblewski and published by Ecco. This book was released on 2008-09-19 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's de
Download or read book The Story of Edgar Sawtelle written by David Wroblewski and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm—and into Edgar's mother's affections. Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires—spectacularly. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father's murderer and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs turn Edgar ever homeward. David Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes—the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain—create a riveting family saga, a brilliant exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic.
|Author||: David Wroblewski|
|Publisher||: Planeta Publishing Corporation|
|Release Date||: 2011-02|
|Pages||: 576 pages|
|Rating||: 4.7/5 (53 download)|
Download or read book La historia de Edgar Sawtelle / The Story of Edgar Sawtelle written by David Wroblewski and published by Planeta Publishing Corporation. This book was released on 2011-02 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Translation of: The story of Edgar Sawtelle.
Download or read book Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide written by Nick Rennison and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves. This greatly expanded edition includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels, an expanded non-fiction section, a timeline setting historical events against literary milestones, prize-winner and book club lists. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lover should be without. "The essential guide to the wild uncharted world of contemporary and 20th century writing." Robert McCrum, The Observer
Download or read book Cart's Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults written by Michael Cart and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2013 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Author of the bestseller Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Cart applies his considerable expertise as columnist and critic for Booklist to identifying 200 exceptional adult books that will satisfy a variety of young adults recreational reading tastes. Features only the best of the best no cheesy star bios or chick lit lite here. Makes finding a great book easy, with multiple indexes and thorough annotation .
|Author||: Tom Nissley|
|Publisher||: W. W. Norton & Company|
|Release Date||: 2013-11-04|
|Pages||: 416 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (932 download)|
Download or read book A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year written by Tom Nissley and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2013-11-04 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.
Download or read book A Literary Cavalcade-VI written by Robert A. Parker and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 467 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book A History of American Literature written by Linda Wagner-Martin and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2013-01-29 with total page 419 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE 1950 TO THE PRESENT Featuring works from notable authors as varied as Salinger and the Beats to Vonnegut, Capote, Morrison, Rich, Walker, Eggers, and DeLillo, A History of American Literature: 1950 to the Present offers a comprehensive analysis of the wide range of literary works produced in the United States over the last six decades and a fascinating survey of the dramatic changes during America’s transition from the innocence of the fifties to the harsh realities of the first decade of the new millennium. Author Linda Wagner-Martin - a highly acclaimed authority on all facets of modern American literature - covers major works of drama, poetry, fiction, non- fiction, memoirs, and popular genres such as science fiction and detective novels. Viewing works produced during this fertile literary period from a wide-ranging perspective, Wagner-Martin considers literature in relation to such issues as the politics of civil rights, feminism, sexual preferences, and race- and gender-based marketing. She also places a special emphasis on works produced during the twenty-first century, and writings influenced by recent historic events such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the global financial crisis. With its careful balance of scholarly precision and accessibility, A History of American Literature: 1950 to the Present provides readers of all levels with rich and revealing insights into the diversity of literary forms and influences that characterize postmodern America. “A monumental distillation of an enormous range of material, Wagner-Martin’s rich book should be required reading for anyone grappling with making sense of the prolific, broad-spectrum, and diverse writing in the US since 1950.” Thadious M. Davis, University of Pennsylvania “Linda Wagner-Martin’s history impressively and judiciously surveys all fields of American writing over the past sixty years, taking full account of significant cultural and historical contexts and the major critical commentaries that have helped shape our understanding of developments in the second half of the last century and the dozen years following the millennium. Balanced, informative, and always highly readable there is much here for general readers, students, and specialists alike.” Christopher MacGowan, the College of William and Mary
Download or read book Writing Reviews for Readers' Advisory written by Brad Hooper and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2010 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With energy and commitment born of professional experience and a deep love for graphic novels, Goldsmith provides the first guide to the genre aimed specifically at readers advisors, while presenting an abundance of resources useful to every librarian.
Download or read book A Baby Boomer's Guide to Their Second Sixties written by Ryan C. Amacher and published by Sunstone Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While this book was written for male Baby Boomers and their significant others, it also includes Boomer history and what lies ahead as they experience the decade of their own 60s. Turning 60 is not for the faint hearted.
Download or read book The Novel Cure written by Ella Berthoud and published by Roli Books Private Limited. This book was released on 2014-08-01 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether you have a stubbed toe or a stubborn case of the blues, within these pages you’ll find a cure in the form of a novel – or a combination of novels – to help ease your pain. You’ll also find advice on how to tackle common reading ailments – such as what to do when you feel overwhelmed by the number of books in the world, or if you have a tendency to give up halfway through. When read at the right moment in your life, a novel can – quite literally – change it, and The Novel Cure is a reminder of that power. Written with authority, passion and wit, here is a fresh approach to finding new books to read, and an enchanting way to revisit the books on your shelves.
Download or read book Life Stories written by Maureen O'Connor and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 723 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access
Download or read book The Book Publishing Industry written by Albert N. Greco and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-07-31 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Book Publishing Industry focuses on consumer books (adult, juvenile, and mass market paperbacks) and reviews all major book categories to present a comprehensive overview of this diverse business. In addition to the insights and portrayals of the U.S. publishing industry, this book includes an appendix containing historical data on the industry from 1946 to the end of the twentieth century. The selective bibliography includes the latest literature, including works in marketing and economics that has a direct relationship with this dynamic industry. This third edition features a chapter on e-books and provides an overview of the current shift toward digital media in the US book publishing industry.
|Author||: Joyce G. Saricks|
|Release Date||: 2011-03-21|
|Pages||: 145 pages|
|Rating||: 4.5/5 (915 download)|
Download or read book Read On...Audiobooks: Reading Lists for Every Taste written by Joyce G. Saricks and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-03-21 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With more than 300 original annotations in some 60 thematic lists, this one-of-a kind compilation opens the world of audiobooks to listeners and librarians alike. • More than 300 original annotations that speak to why listeners might enjoy the selected audiobooks • Over 60 thematic lists that will entice audiobook fans, as well as those unfamiliar with the format • Indexes by author, title, narrator, and genre
Download or read book Animal Stories written by Susan McHugh and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How cross-species companionship is figured across a variety of media--and why it matters.
Download or read book Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D. written by Amnon Kabatchnik and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-06-20 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 480 B.C. and 1600. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue), performance data (if available), opinions by critics and scholars, and other features. The plays covered in this volume will include the great ancient Greek and Roman tragedies, fifteenth century Passion plays, and dramas by Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare.
Download or read book Reframing Transformational Leadership written by Issa M. Saleh and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-05-05 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the more common causes of school system failure is the absence of effective leadership. Ideally, school leaders are supposed to be the change agents and facilitators whose primary mission is to improve school culture and bring about the effective transformation that leads to a model Professional Learning Community (PLC). School leaders must focus on developing human capital by working collaboratively with teachers, students, and all who are involved within the system. Effective school leadership has been examined from a variety of perspectives, with the focus ranging from the principles of servant leadership to moral imperatives and distributed perspectives. The debate on what constitutes effective school leadership continues to be wide-ranging and complex. Today’s research scholarship will be the groundwork for how tomorrow’s schools develop a new breed of leadership. Upcoming leaders will face new, unforeseen challenges, so they must re-evaluate strategies and re-work standard processes, in order to promote sustainable development within their respective school systems. Tomorrow’s leaders will be expected to lead a diverse collective of students and teachers, to foster an enduring and empowering culture among students, teachers and other stakeholders committed to build a successful learning community.