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Mama\'s Little Book of Tricks


Title : Mama\'s Little Book of Tricks
Author : Lynn Brunelle
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Total pages: 144 pages
ISBN: 1452131651
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When the kids are having a meltdown, savvy parents will keep their cool with this fun compendium of silly games, unexpected stunts, and wow-inducing facts designed to entertain little ones aged 27. This book features more than 100 clever ideas for simple and inexpensive activities that are appropriate for restaurants (Impressions with Straws), the supermarket (Go Fish), and long plane rides (Crush a Bottle Without Even Touching It!). Whether they're making raisins dance or whistling with an acorn, kids will beamazed (and distracted) by their Mama . . . thanks to her Little Book of Tricks.


Nuthouse Love


Title : Nuthouse Love
Author : Kenny Attaway
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Total pages: 356 pages
ISBN: 9781449044558
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Nuthouse Love, the one and only spin off of Kenny Attaways novel Slum Beautiful, is a critical, up front; passionate oozing documented real life experiences of Rasheeda Sade Griffin and her three best friends Mesh, Bay and Nika plight to find true and meaningful love. But in their plight of finding true love the young girls then woman engages in physical, emotional, spiritual, financial and social abuse shared by themselves, other woman and the men they become in unisome with. Unluckily throughout the sails in the winds of love self worth they discover not only the harsh reality of hurt, pain and agonies of domestic abuse, but they slip and fall in the egg yolk of their imperfections and insecurities. Regardless of the unforgettable mishaps of her close friends, others involved in her life; including supporting confidants Monica, Mrs. Cent and college friends and herself, she continues her voyage to the point of no return. Nuthouse not only details the experiences, trials and tribulations of many of the woman, but the harsh realism of the black mans fears, misguidance social and emotional troubles and enigmas as he/their boyfriends take them through at first hand experience that theyd refer to as the nuthouse and nuthouse love. The nuthouse term becomes symbolic for not only the feelings emerged from type of men the woman date and become evolved with, but a nickname for an actual place several of the characters visit in the impatient facility for abused woman Love Lockdown. Rich in detail, filled with angelic landscapes of unforgettable real life realities and mournful endings-Nuthouse Love is a must read.


The Strangest Love


Title : The Strangest Love
Author : Melanie Calhoun
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Total pages: 302 pages
ISBN: 1504933680
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Victoria has a secret! Secluding secrets is her priority, while sleeping with the enemy is inescapable, until she meets Chuck, the newfound love of her life. Chuck senses day by day something is troubling Victoria. Instead of confronting Victoria, he convinces her to confess everything to God. As Victoria grows in her faith, the more hell she begins to face. Victoria learns she is not the only one concealing secrets. When secrets are revealed, murder becomes an unfortunate, nonnegotiable option. Victoria turns to her newfound spiritual faith and Chuck, but will it be enough to save her?


Betrayal of the Heart


Title : Betrayal of the Heart
Author : Queen Starasia
Publisher: Author House
Total pages: 92 pages
ISBN: 1449074448
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Tashione thought she had it all; money, friends and a man that truly loved her. Celebrating her birthday with family and friends, not realizing that her past was back with a vengeance. One by one the killer was killing her love ones again. The police still could not help her or even protect her. Feeling scared and alone, Tashione vows to fight till it is over or die trying.


Issues in African American Music


Title : Issues in African American Music
Author : Portia K. Maultsby,Mellonee V. Burnim
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Total pages: 418 pages
ISBN: 1315472082
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Issues in African American Music: Power, Gender, Race, Representation is a collection of twenty-one essays by leading scholars, surveying vital themes in the history of African American music. Bringing together the viewpoints of ethnomusicologists, historians, and performers, these essays cover topics including the music industry, women and gender, and music as resistance, and explore the stories of music creators and their communities. Revised and expanded to reflect the latest scholarship, with six all-new essays, this book both complements the previously published volume African American Music: An Introduction and stands on its own. Each chapter features a discography of recommended listening for further study. From the antebellum period to the present, and from classical music to hip hop, this wide-ranging volume provides a nuanced introduction for students and anyone seeking to understand the history, social context, and cultural impact of African American music.


Even Sinners Have Souls


Title : Even Sinners Have Souls
Author : Noire,Chunichi,Nikki Turner,KaShamba Williams
Publisher: End of the Rainbow Projects
Total pages: 245 pages
ISBN:
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A collection of urban fiction presents stories of characters with unacceptable lifestyles according to mainstream society, but who find themselves open to change when they acknowledge the power of a higher being.


Geek Love


Title : Geek Love
Author : Katherine Dunn
Publisher: Vintage
Total pages: 368 pages
ISBN: 0307794482
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Here is the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own exhibit of human oddities (with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes). Their offspring include Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious—and dangerous—asset. As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.


Saints and Misfits


Title : Saints and Misfits
Author : S. K. Ali
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 1481499262
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A William C. Morrow Award Finalist An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017 Saints and Misfits is a “timely and authentic” (School Library Journal, starred review) debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life…starring a Muslim teen. There are three kinds of people in my world: 1. Saints, those special people moving the world forward. Sometimes you glaze over them. Or, at least, I do. They’re in your face so much, you can’t see them, like how you can’t see your nose. 2. Misfits, people who don’t belong. Like me—the way I don’t fit into Dad’s brand-new family or in the leftover one composed of Mom and my older brother, Mama’s-Boy-Muhammad. Also, there’s Jeremy and me. Misfits. Because although, alliteratively speaking, Janna and Jeremy sound good together, we don’t go together. Same planet, different worlds. But sometimes worlds collide and beautiful things happen, right? 3. Monsters. Well, monsters wearing saint masks, like in Flannery O’Connor’s stories. Like the monster at my mosque. People think he’s holy, untouchable, but nobody has seen under the mask. Except me.


Flyy Girl


Title : Flyy Girl
Author : Omar Tyree
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 416 pages
ISBN: 0743219740
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From a fresh new voice with talent to burn comes this brash bitter sweet novel about Tracy Ellison, a young girl with knockout looks, slanted hazel eyes, tall hair, and attitude, as she comes of age during the hip-hop era. Motivated by the material life, Tracy, her friends, and the young men who will do anything to get next to them are plunged into a world of violence, gratuitous sex, and heartbreak. Slowly, Tracy begins to examine her life, her goals, and her sexuality—as she evolves from a Flyy Girl into a woman. A captivating tale, written with fluid narrative and contemporary dialect, Flyy Girl captures the complete feel and sounds of the streets and is destined to become an urban classic.


Let\'s Pretend This Never Happened


Title : Let\'s Pretend This Never Happened
Author : Jenny Lawson
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 384 pages
ISBN: 1101573082
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The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy. “Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives. Readers Guide Inside


Talon of God


Title : Talon of God
Author : Wesley Snipes,Ray Norman
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total pages: 368 pages
ISBN: 0062668188
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The acclaimed actor makes his fiction debut with this enthralling urban fantasy in which a holy warrior must convince a doctor with no faith to help stop a powerful demon and his minions from succeeding in creating hell on earth—a thrilling adventure of science and faith, good and evil, damnation and salvation. Imagine that everyone you have ever known or loved was forced against their will into a state of demonic possession and spiritual slavery. Imagine an unholy cabal of the world’s richest and most powerful men directing this sinister plan in order to cement their unbridled control of the planet. Imagine two heroes emerging from that darkness to do battle with the forces of evil. Set in the mean streets of Chicago, Talon of God is the action-packed adventure centered around the Lauryn Jefferson, a beautiful young doctor who is dragged into a seemingly impossible battle against the invisible forces of Satan’s army and their human agents that are bent on enslaving humanity in a mission to establish the kingdom of hell on Earth. But Lauryn is a skeptic, and it’s only as she sees a diabolical drug sweep her city and begins to train in the ways of a spirit warrior by the legendary man of God, Talon Hunter, that she discovers her true nature and inner strength. Facing dangerous trials and tests, it’s a true baptism by fire. And if they fail, millions could die. And rivers of blood would flow throughout the land. Imagine such horror. Such pain. And imagine what it would take to fight against it. For only the strongest and most faithful will survive? Get ready. Armageddon approaches quickly.


Every Little Step


Title : Every Little Step
Author : Bobby Brown,Nick Chiles
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 0062442554
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In Every Little Step, Brown will for the first time tell the full story of his life and set the record straight, particularly about his relationship with Whitney Houston. Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past thirty years, a magnetic and talented figure who successfully crossed over many musical genres, including R&B and hip hop, as well as the mainstream. In the late 1980s, the former front man of New Edition had a wildly successful solo career—especially with the launch of Don't Be Cruel—garnering multiple hits on the Billboard top ten list, as well as several Grammy, American Music, and Soul Train awards. But Brown put his career on hold to be with the woman he loved—American music royalty Whitney Houston. The marriage between Brown and Houston was perhaps the most closely watched and talked about marriage of the 1990s—a pairing that obsessed the public and the gossip industry. Now, for the first time, the world will be able to hear the truth from the mouth of America’s “bad boy” himself. Raw and powerful, Every Little Step is the story of a man who has been on the top of the mountain and in the depths of the valley and who is now finally ready to talk about his career and family life, from the passion and the excess to his creative inspirations and massive musical success. On the process of writing this book, Bobby says, “Right after I signed on to write my story, I went through one of the most agonizing traumas I had ever experienced with the death of my daughter. But I was surprised by how therapeutic it was to work on this project, to look at the entire arc of my life and to realize that although there has been considerable pain, I have also been incredibly blessed. I hope my fans and other readers of this book will be entertained by this trip into the crazy, exciting, fascinating world of Bobby Brown. And I hope they will feel that I have been as honest and open with them in these pages as I have tried to be my entire life.”


Ulysses


Title : Ulysses
Author : James Joyce,Dermot Bolger
Publisher: Oberon Books
Total pages: 96 pages
ISBN: 1786825600
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Absurd, brilliant and profound, the Abbey Theatre’s production of Dermot Bolger’s adaptation of Joyce’s masterpiece is Ulysses as you never imagined it before: a superbly theatrical homage to Joyce’s chronicle of Dublin life and the greatest novel of all time. With his wife Molly waiting in bed for the nefarious Blazes Boylan, Leopold Bloom traverses Dublin, conversing in pubs, graveyards and brothels, enduring ridicule and prejudice as he steadfastly clings to his principles and subtly slays his dragons while drawing ever closer to his fateful encounter with the young Stephen Dedalus. As directed by Graham McLaren, Bloom’s odyssey is a pandemonium of live music, puppets and clowning; a production that, in the words of The Arts Review, “throws its arms wide open and bids everyone welcome”. Ulysses is bawdy, hilarious and affecting in celebrating Joyce’s genius for depicting everyday life in all its profundity, with The Sunday Herald remarking that “Dermot Bolger’s beautifully crafted adaptation (carefully and coherently selected from the fiction) has a palpable love for the sensuousness and abundance of Joyce’s language.”


The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Title : The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Author : Eric Carle
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 26 pages
ISBN: 1524739553
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The all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? For the first time, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now available in e-book format, perfect for storytime anywhere. As an added bonus, it includes read-aloud audio of Eric Carle reading his classic story. This fine audio production pairs perfectly with the classic story, and it makes for a fantastic new way to encounter this famous, famished caterpillar.


The $100 Startup


Title : The $100 Startup
Author : Chris Guillebeau
Publisher: Currency
Total pages: 304 pages
ISBN: 0307951545
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In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living. Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations – and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. There are many others like Chris – those who’ve found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful. Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn’t depend on shelving what you currently do. You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you're sure it's successful. In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment. Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. It’s all about finding the intersection between your “expertise” – even if you don’t consider it such -- and what other people will pay for. You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees. All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid. Not content to talk in generalities, Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running; what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash; some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick. Among Chris’s key principles: if you’re good at one thing, you’re probably good at something else; never teach a man to fish – sell him the fish instead; and in the battle between planning and action, action wins. In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold. Today, we know that it’s up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This remarkable book will start you on your way.


A Woman and the Men That Loves Her


Title : A Woman and the Men That Loves Her
Author : Maleshia Lewis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total pages: 48 pages
ISBN: 1465384022
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As you read the story A Woman and The Men That Loves Her. Tamern is twenty four years old. She is married to one of the biggest drug dealers in Baton Rouge. She is a daddys girl and he would do anything to keep his daughter happy rather its killing or paying people to kill. Keith cheats on her one day it hurts her so bad that she leaves him you will now come in a world of lies, cheating and sometimes even beatings. She will get stuck in a two way love affair will she choose Keith or the Other man. Will Tamern stay with Keith or will she leave him. Find it all out in A Woman and the Men That Loves Her. facebook.com/A Woman & the Men That Loves Her


Mama Lola


Title : Mama Lola
Author : Karen McCarthy Brown
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Total pages: 447 pages
ISBN: 9780520925397
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Karen McCarthy Brown's classic book shatters stereotypes of Vodou by offering an intimate portrait of African-based religion in everyday life. She explores the importance of women's religious practices along with related themes of family and of social change. Weaving several of her own voices--analytic, descriptive, and personal--with the voices of her subjects in alternate chapters of traditional ethnography and ethnographic fiction, Brown presents herself as a character in Mama Lola's world and allows the reader to evaluate her interactions there. Startlingly original, Brown's work endures as an important experiment in ethnography as a social art form rooted in human relationships. A new preface, epilogue, bibliography, and a collection of family photographs tell the story of the effect of the book's publication on Mama Lola's life.


The Girl with the Silver Eyes


Title : The Girl with the Silver Eyes
Author : Willo Davis Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 192 pages
ISBN: 1534421327
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Katie Welker is used to being alone. She would rather read a book than deal with other people. Other people don’t have silver eyes. Other people can’t make things happen just by thinking about them! But these special powers make Katie unusual, and it’s hard to make friends when you’re unusual. Katie knows that she’s different but she’s never done anything to hurt anyone so why is everyone afraid of her? Maybe there are other kids out there who have the same silver eyes . . . and the same talents . . . and maybe they’ll be willing to help her.


My First ABC


Title : My First ABC
Author : DK
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 36 pages
ISBN: 1465438890
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Relaunch of DK's My First series Learn the alphabet and letter sounds with this fun first ABC book! My First ABC features 17 spreads of objects illustrating each letter of the alphabet. Clear word labels accompany each image to promote reading readiness and key observational skills.


Wifey


Title : Wifey
Author : Kiki Swinson
Publisher: Melodrama Publishing
Total pages: pages
ISBN: 0982451598
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Essence® bestselling author KiKi Swinson offers up a scandalous street lit tale--and shows that no one else stands a chance when wifey runs the hustle. From the looks of things, Kira's got it all. She owns a profitable hair salon and is livin' the life in her six-hundred-thousand-dollar house with her huge diamond ring, designer clothes, and powerful husband. Kira's man Ricky buys her whatever she wants, but he's still a hustler through and through. A feared and respected drug lord, Ricky's got no shortage of baby mama drama and women on the side. He may think he's playing Kira, but Kira knows that only wifey has the pass codes to the bank account and the combination to the safe. While Kira runs the game well--that's how she became wifey in the first place--she doesn't always like it. And she's about done with Ricky's playah ways. So when one of his runners is busted and the Feds start sniffing around, Kira sees her way out. But nothing on the streets is easy, and Kira just might be in too deep. Life, money, love, and everything she's ever worked for is on the line. Will Kira say goodbye to being wifey. . .or learn to play the game even better than before?


The Little Book of Safe Money


Title : The Little Book of Safe Money
Author : Jason Zweig
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Total pages: 256 pages
ISBN: 9780470590133
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One of today's most influential financial commentators offers his advice on keeping your money safe in an uncertain world The Little Book of Safe Money acts as a guide for those trying to make their way through today's down markets. The topics covered include everything from investing behavior-why our minds come with their own set of biases that often prove harmful-to the use of financial advisors. But this timely book goes one step further than the rest by questioning an investor's true appetite for risk. The Little Book of Safe Money also contradicts many of the myths that whirl around Wall Street with chapters like "Why Ultra-ETFs Are Mega-Dangerous" and "Hedge-Fund Hooey." Writing in the classic Little Book style, author Jason Zweig peels away layer after layer of buzz words, emotion, and myths to reveal what's really going on in today's financial markets. Outlines strategies for satisfying our ever-changing investment appetites while focusing on a long-term financial plan Author Jason Zweig is a trusted voice in the financial community and his straightforward style resonates with investors Offers practical guidance, tools, and tips for surviving and thriving in a down market If you're serious about succeeding in today's turbulent markets, then The Little Book of Safe Money is what you should be reading.


Katori Hall Plays One


Title : Katori Hall Plays One
Author : Katori Hall
Publisher: A&C Black
Total pages: 384 pages
ISBN: 1408177757
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An important new voice for African-American theatre, Katori Hall explores the lives of black and often invisible Americans with vivid language, dynamic narratives and richly textured characterisation. Hoodoo Love is Hall's debut play, a tale of love, magic, jealousy and secrets in 1930s Memphis, written in vivid language which captures the spirit of the Blues. Saturday Night/Sunday Morning is set in a Memphis beauty shop/boarding house during the final days of WWII. Rich with humor and history, it is a story about friendship and finding love in unexpected places. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play 2009, The Mountaintop is a historical-fantastical two hander, portraying the penultimate day in the life of Martin Luther King. Hurt Village won the 2011 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Set in a real-life Memphis housing project, it explores in vivid and at times brutal detail a long-lasting legacy of drug abuse, child abuse, crime, and self-hatred within a poor, working-class, multi-generational Black family. This first collection of Katori Hall's dramatic works demonstrate her unique voice for the theatre, which is visceral, passionate and energetic. Hall portrays disenfranchised portions of society with fearless humanity and startling accomplishment.


A Northern Light


Title : A Northern Light
Author : Jennifer Donnelly
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total pages: 400 pages
ISBN: 0547542887
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Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has a word for everything, and big dreams but little hope of seeing them come true. She collects words, stores them up as a way of fending off the hard truths of her life, the truths that she can't write down in stories. The fresh pain of her mother's death. The burden of raising her sisters while her father struggles over his brokeback farm. The mad welter of feelings Mattie has for handsome but dull Royal Loomis, who says he wants to marry her. And the secret dreams that keep her going--visions of finishing high school, going to college in New York City, becoming a writer.Desperate for money, she takes a job at the Glenmore, where hotel guest Grace Brown entrusts her with the task of burning a secret bundle of letters. But when Grace's drowned body is fished from Big Moose Lake, Mattie discovers that the letters could reveal the grim truth behind a murder.Set in 1906 in the Adirondack Mountains, against the backdrop of the murder that inspired Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy, this Printz Honor-winning coming-of-age novel effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something moving, and real, and wholly original.


Song of the Stars


Title : Song of the Stars
Author : Sally Lloyd-Jones
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Total pages: 32 pages
ISBN: 0310737427
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The Song of the Stars, written by best-selling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus. They’ve been waiting with eager longing for the coming of God’s long promised son, and when at last he arrives, though it’s mostly unnoticed by mankind, the whole earth holds its breath: their Creator, Jesus, Emmanuel has come to the world that He made. Mountains, trees, seas, skies, stars, animals—the rumor spreads that at last the time has come. It’s time! He’s here! And a poor teenage couple and some ragged shepherds join in their song of joy.


Click, Clack, Boo!


Title : Click, Clack, Boo!
Author : Doreen Cronin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 40 pages
ISBN: 1442465549
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Will the barnyard animals trick—or treat—Farmer Brown? Find out in this Halloween tale from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of Click, Clack, Moo. Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed. But do you think the barnyard animals have any respect for a man in footy pajamas? No, they do not. For them, the Halloween party has just begun. And we all know these critters far prefer tricks over treats. There are big surprises in store for Farmer Brown!


I Wish You More


Title : I Wish You More
Author : Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Total pages: 40 pages
ISBN: 1452150370
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Some books are about a single wish. Some books are about three wishes. The infallible team of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have combined their extraordinary talents to create this exuberant book of endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life's joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version.


The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game


Title : The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total pages: 352 pages
ISBN: 9780393066227
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"Lewis has such a gift for storytelling... he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons."--Janet Maslin, New York Times When we first meet Michael Oher is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, Evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family's love and the evolution of professional football itself into a game in which the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.


Heart of a Lioness


Title : Heart of a Lioness
Author : Irene Gleeson,Nicole Partridge
Publisher: Authentic Media Inc
Total pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 1780782497
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At 35, Irene Gleeson's life was all but over. Her first marriage had fallen apart, her family home had been sold and her children were on a path of self-destruction. Disillusioned and anxious, she sought answers in all manner of places, but when this all came to nothing, she spiralled further into the abyss. Broke and depressed, suicidal and trawling the night clubs looking for love, Irene made an unexpected discovery of God's love on the 28th of November, 1982. Standing at the back of a small beachside church, the presence of God embraced her, and in that moment, she was finally free. With a renewed sense of purpose, peace and several answered prayers, Irene asked this of her saviour: "Jesus, you've done this for me, what can I do for you?" What followed was a commitment by Irene and her then second husband to sponsoring children from around the world and embarking on short-term missions' trips. But it was a visit to Ethiopia in 1988 to meet their sponsored children that would be the turning point. In February 1992, Irene and her husband sold up everything, waved goodbye to family and friends and shipped their modest aluminium caravan 12,000 kms from the warm, white sands of Australia to the red, dust of Uganda. In a small isolated community on the Sudan border, the couple began their work of rescuing and rehabilitating child soldiers and orphans. Irene taught the children to sing and then to read and write - eventually adding feeding, education and medical care to her repertoire. While the work continued to grow and flourish, her relationship didn't, and before long, she found herself alone - yet again. Irene forged ahead despite the hardships - extreme isolation, swelteringly hot days, repeated bouts of malaria and several attacks by rebels. Hand in hand with Jesus, she carved out a global organisation that has left an indelible imprint on the hearts and lives of 20,000 war affected Ugandans. Heart of a Lioness will take readers on Irene's journey of obedience, sacrifice and unwavering faith. A moving narrative filled with drama, humour and deeply personal insights, Irene recounts story after story of God's miracles amidst the frustrations of running a ministry as an older single white woman. The book will challenge and inspire readers to find their mission in life and will reinforce the notion that no matter who you are, or where you've been - it's never too late to find your purpose.


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