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A Crack in Everything PDF Book By Angela Gerst

A Crack in Everything

  • Author: Angela Gerst
  • ISBN Code: : 1615953205
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 296 Readers
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"Gerst gets good mileage out of her political roots, but it's her finely honed plot that seals the deal. Here's hoping she runs for another term."—Kirkus Reviews STARRED review Politics, money, love . . . what could go wrong? Susan Callisto is pushing thirty and taking stock. Trading financial security at a Boston law firm for sandals and jeans in Waltham, she's reinvented herself as a political consultant for people seeking low-level office. Her income may be dicey, but Susan loves her new life—until her boyfriend, Detective Lieutenant Michael Benedict, dumps her without a goodbye. Not one to mope, Susan uses humor and perpetual motion to keep away the pain. When biotech high roller Charles Renfrow offers her a huge retainer to advise his political campaign, Susan is wary. Why would a scientist stalking the human genome want to be mayor of a small Massachusetts town? Rumor has it Renfrow's biotech company is dumping deadly waste and that a child has died. On her way to confront him, Susan finds the body of his gorgeous assistant. Assigned to the case, Michael reenters Susan's life. Soon mayhem rains down: Susan herself is attacked, an elderly client is beaten and left for dead, and a child is abducted. When Michael's suspicions settle on Susan's favorite candidate, she elbows her way into the investigation. She hopes to prove Michael wrong. But now, with her own life on the line, Susan uncovers the crack in everything.

A Crack in the Sea PDF Book By H. M. Bouwman

A Crack in the Sea

  • Author: H. M. Bouwman
  • ISBN Code: : 0399545204
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 112 Readers
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An enchanting historical fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Thanhha Lai's Newbery Honor-winning Inside Out and Back Again No one comes to the Second World on purpose. The doorway between worlds opens only when least expected. The Raft King is desperate to change that by finding the doorway that will finally take him and the people of Raftworld back home. To do it, he needs Pip, a young boy with an incredible gift—he can speak to fish; and the Raft King is not above kidnapping to get what he wants. Pip’s sister Kinchen, though, is determined to rescue her brother and foil the Raft King’s plans. This is but the first of three extraordinary stories that collide on the high seas of the Second World. The second story takes us back to the beginning: Venus and Swimmer are twins captured aboard a slave ship bound for Jamaica in 1781. They save themselves and others from a life of enslavement with a risky, magical plan—one that leads them from the shark-infested waters of the first world to the second. Pip and Kinchen will hear all about them before their own story is said and done. So will Thanh and his sister Sang, who we meet in 1978 on a small boat as they try to escape post-war Vietnam. But after a storm and a pirate attack, they’re not sure they’ll ever see shore again. What brings these three sets of siblings together on an adventure of a lifetime is a little magic, helpful sea monsters and that very special portal, A Crack in the Sea.

A Crack in the Sky PDF Book By Mark Peter Hughes

A Crack in the Sky

  • Author: Mark Peter Hughes
  • ISBN Code: : 0375896708
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 176 Readers
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Thirteen-year-old Eli Papadopoulos is worried. Even though he’s a member of the most powerful family in the world. Even though his grandfather founded InfiniCorp, the massive corporation that runs everything in the bustling dome-cities. Even though InfiniCorp ads and billboards are plastered everywhere, proclaiming: DON'T WORRY! INFINICORP IS TAKING CARE OF EVERYTHING! Recently, Eli noticed that there’s something wrong with the artificial sky. It keeps shorting out, displaying strange colors and random images. And though the Department of Cool and Comfortable Air is working overtime, the dome-city is hotter than it’s ever been. Eli has been raised to believe that the dome-cities are safe, that the important thing is to keep working and consuming, and that everyone is secure and comfortable in InfiniCorp’s capable hands. But now he begins asking questions. All of a sudden, operatives from a dangerous band of terrorists keep contacting him. The Friends of Gustavo—or Foggers—want to tear down everything InfiniCorp has created. They promise Eli that they have the truth he seeks—if he’s brave enough to handle it. Eli isn’t convinced. And he’s about to find out that in the dome-cities, being a Papadopoulos isn’t enough to save a rule-breaker like him from being sent far away to learn right-thinking. In his new home, the Tower, Eli meets Tabitha, once at the top of her Internship class, now a forgotten slave. Together, and with help from Eli’s beloved pet mongoose, Marilyn, they just might be able to escape . . . and try to make a life for themselves in the scorched wilderness outside the domes. This sweeping, high-concept eco-thriller recalls Disney/Pixar’s Wall•E and Lois Lowry’s classic The Giver, yet it is completely original, a remarkable, fully realized fantasy that will change the way you look at how we live.

A Crack in the Edge of the World PDF Book By Simon Winchester

A Crack in the Edge of the World

  • Author: Simon Winchester
  • ISBN Code: : 0062277456
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 371 Readers
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The international bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and Krakatoa vividly brings to life the 1906San Francisco Earthquake that leveled a city symbolic of America's relentless western expansion. Simon Winchester has also fashioned an enthralling and informative informative look at the tumultuous subterranean world that produces earthquakes, the planet's most sudden and destructive force. In the early morning hours of April 18, 1906, San Francisco and a string of towns to its north-northwest and the south-southeast were overcome by an enormous shaking that was compounded by the violent shocks of an earthquake, registering 8.25 on the Richter scale. The quake resulted from a rupture in a part of the San Andreas fault, which lies underneath the earth's surface along the northern coast of California. Lasting little more than a minute, the earthquake wrecked 490 blocks, toppled a total of 25,000 buildings, broke open gas mains, cut off electric power lines throughout the Bay area, and effectively destroyed the gold rush capital that had stood there for a half century. Perhaps more significant than the tremors and rumbling, which affected a swatch of California more than 200 miles long, were the fires that took over the city for three days, leaving chaos and horror in its wake. The human tragedy included the deaths of upwards of 700 people, with more than 250,000 left homeless. It was perhaps the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States. Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities -- as well as his unique understanding of geology -- to this extraordinary event, exploring not only what happened in northern California in 1906 but what we have learned since about the geological underpinnings that caused the earthquake in the first place. But his achievement is even greater: he positions the quake's significance along the earth's geological timeline and shows the effect it had on the rest of twentieth-century California and American history. A Crack in the Edge of the World is the definitive account of the San Francisco earthquake. It is also a fascinating exploration of a legendary event that changed the way we look at the planet on which we live.

A Crack in the Wall PDF Book By Claudia Piñeiro

A Crack in the Wall

  • Author: Claudia Piñeiro
  • ISBN Code: : 190852409X
  • Publisher : Bitter Lemon Press
  • Page : 230 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 306 Readers
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Pablo Borla's marriage is reduced to confrontations with his wife over their daughter's rebellious ways and his firm builds only repellent office blocks destroying the fabric of old Buenos Aires. It all changes with the arrival of a young woman who brings to light a murder committed decades ago by those in his office. A murder everyone assumed was forgotten. Claudia Piñeiro, after working as a professional accountant, became a journalist, playwright and television scriptwriter and in 1992 won the prestigious Pléyade journalism award. She has more recently turned to fiction; All Yours (finalist for the 2003 Planeta Prize) and Thursday Night Widows.

A Crack in Everything PDF Book By Ruth Frances Long

A Crack in Everything

  • Author: Ruth Frances Long
  • ISBN Code: : 184717714X
  • Publisher : The O'Brien Press
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 146 Readers
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Welcome to The Other Side ... Chasing a thief, Izzy Gregory takes a wrong turn down a Dublin alley and finds the ashes of a fallen angel splashed across the dirty bricks like graffiti. She stumbles into Dubh Linn, the shadowy world inhabited by the Sidhe, where angels and demons watch over the affairs of mortals, and Izzy becomes a pawn in their deadly game. Her only chance of survival lies in the hands of Jinx, the Sidhe warrior sent to capture her for his sadistic mistress, Holly. Izzy is something altogether new to him, turning his world upside down. A thrilling, thought-provoking journey to the magic that lies just beside reality.

The Cracks in the Kingdom (The Colors of Madeleine, Book 2) PDF Book By Jaclyn Moriarty

The Cracks in the Kingdom (The Colors of Madeleine, Book 2)

  • Author: Jaclyn Moriarty
  • ISBN Code: : 0545633699
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 883 Readers
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The second in Jaclyn Moriarty's brilliant, acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Colors of Madeline! Picking up where A CORNER OF WHITE left off, Elliot is more determined to find his father than ever, now that he knows he's still alive. But first he must help Princess Ko find her own missing family, as the secret search for the royals of Cello begins. As part of the Royal Youth Alliance, Elliot will travel all over the Kingdom of Cello looking for any clue or detail or spell that could bring them (and maybe his own father) home. But once he learns that the royal family has been trapped in the World all this time, with no memory of their former lives, his real value to the Alliance becomes clear: He's the only one with a connection to the World, through Madeleine.Together, through notes, letters, and late nights, Elliot and Madeleine must find a way to travel across worlds and bring missing loved ones home. The stakes are high, the writing both hilarious and heart-poundingly suspenseful, and the experience of reading it, sheer pleasure.

A Crack In Creation PDF Book By Jennifer A. Doudna,Samuel H. Sternberg

A Crack In Creation

  • Author: Jennifer A. Doudna,Samuel H. Sternberg
  • ISBN Code: : 0544716965
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 518 Readers
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BY THE WINNER OF THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY | Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize “A powerful mix of science and ethics . . . This book is required reading for every concerned citizen—the material it covers should be discussed in schools, colleges, and universities throughout the country.”— New York Review of Books Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. That is, until 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR—a revolutionary new technology that she helped create—to make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers. Yet even the tiniest changes to DNA could have myriad, unforeseeable consequences, to say nothing of the ethical and societal repercussions of intentionally mutating embryos to create “better” humans. Writing with fellow researcher Sam Sternberg, Doudna—who has since won the Nobel Prize for her CRISPR research—shares the thrilling story of her discovery and describes the enormous responsibility that comes with the power to rewrite the code of life. “The future is in our hands as never before, and this book explains the stakes like no other.” — George Lucas “An invaluable account . . . We owe Doudna several times over.” — Guardian

Step on a Crack PDF Book By James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge

Step on a Crack

  • Author: James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge
  • ISBN Code: : 0759518521
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 245 Readers
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As he faces a devastating personal loss, Detective Michael Bennett is about to take on the most sinister challenge of his career: a kidnapping crisis that could destroy the most powerful people in America. The nation has fallen into mourning after the unexpected death of a beloved former First Lady, and the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs: Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario. Bennett, father of ten, is pulled into the fray. As the danger escalates, Michael is hit with devastating news: After fighting for many years, his wife has succumbed to a terrible disease. As New York descends into chaos, Bennett has lost the great love of his life and faces raising his ten devastated children alone-and rescuing 34 hostages. Day after day, Bennett confronts the most ruthless man he has ever dealt with, a man who kills without hesitation and counters everything the NYPD and FBI throw at him with impunity. As the entire world watches and the tension boils to a searing heat, Bennett has to find a way out-or face responsibility for the greatest debacle in history.

Cracked Up to Be PDF Book By Courtney Summers

Cracked Up to Be

  • Author: Courtney Summers
  • ISBN Code: : 1429948108
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 137 Readers
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In this young adult novel debut, the story of a girl too smart for her own good who, after one tragic night, decides to reject the popular life in exchange for one of solitude. Perfect Parker Fadley isn't so perfect anymore. She's quit the cheerleading squad, she's dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she's failing school. Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she's playing games...but what they don't know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn't something she can say out loud. It isn't even something she can say to herself. A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault. If she can just remove herself from everybody--be totally alone--then everything will be okay...The problem is, nobody will let her. “Cracked Up To Be gives you Parker, her world, her friends, straight up, no chaser. You won't forget her.” —Kathe Koja author of Kissing The Bee

Where the Line Bleeds PDF Book By Jesmyn Ward

Where the Line Bleeds

  • Author: Jesmyn Ward
  • ISBN Code: : 1501164341
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 786 Readers
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The first novel from National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward, a timeless Southern fable of brotherly love and familial conflict—“a lyrical yet clear-eyed portrait of a rural South and an African American reality that are rarely depicted” (The Boston Globe). Where the Line Bleeds is Jesmyn Ward’s gorgeous first novel and the first of three novels set in Bois Sauvage—followed by Salvage the Bones and Sing, Unburied, Sing—comprising a loose trilogy about small town sourthern family life. Described as “starkly beautiful” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), “fearless” (Essence), and “emotionally honest” (The Dallas Morning News), it was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award. Joshua and Christophe are twins, raised by a blind grandmother and a large extended family in rural Bois Sauvage, on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. They’ve just finished high school and need to find jobs, but after Katrina, it’s not easy. Joshua gets work on the docks, but Christophe’s not so lucky and starts to sell drugs. Christophe’s downward spiral is accelerated first by crack, then by the reappearance of the twins’ parents: Cille, who left for a better job, and Sandman, a dangerous addict. Sandman taunts Christophe, eventually provoking a shocking confrontation that will ultimately damn or save both twins. Where the Line Bleeds takes place over the course of a single, life-changing summer. It is a delicate and closely observed portrait of fraternal love and strife, of the relentless grind of poverty, of the toll of addiction on a family, and of the bonds that can sustain or torment us. Bois Sauvage, based on Ward’s own hometown, is a character in its own right, as stiflingly hot and as rich with history as it is bereft of opportunity. Ward’s “lushly descriptive prose…and her prodigious talent and fearless portrayal of a world too often overlooked” (Essence) make this novel an essential addition to her incredible body of work.

Love in the Time of Cholera PDF Book By Gabriel García Márquez

Love in the Time of Cholera

  • Author: Gabriel García Márquez
  • ISBN Code: : 1101911115
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 931 Readers
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • "A love story of astonishing power" (Newsweek), the acclaimed modern literary classic by the beloved Nobel Prize-winning author In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.

The Four Winds PDF Book By Kristin Hannah

The Four Winds

  • Author: Kristin Hannah
  • ISBN Code: : 1250178622
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 529 Readers
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"The Bestselling Hardcover Novel of the Year."--Publishers Weekly From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.” Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

Leave the World Behind PDF Book By Rumaan Alam

Leave the World Behind

  • Author: Rumaan Alam
  • ISBN Code: : 0062667653
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 664 Readers
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A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award (Fiction) One of Barack Obama's Summer Reads A Best Book of the Year From: The Washington Post * Time * NPR * Elle * Esquire * Kirkus * Library Journal * The Chicago Public Library * The New York Public Library * BookPage * The Globe and Mail * EW.com * The LA Times * USA Today * InStyle * The New Yorker * AARP * Publisher's Lunch * LitHub * Book Marks * Electric Literature * Brooklyn Based * The Boston Globe A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong. From the bestselling author of Rich and Pretty comes a suspenseful and provocative novel keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of crisis. Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one other?

Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man PDF Book By Bill Clegg

Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man

  • Author: Bill Clegg
  • ISBN Code: : 0316084506
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 197 Readers
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Bill Clegg had a thriving business as a literary agent, a supportive partner, trusting colleagues, and loving friends when he walked away from his world and embarked on a two-month crack binge. He had been released from rehab nine months earlier, and his relapse would cost him his home, his money, his career, and very nearly his life. What is it that leads an exceptional young mind want to disappear? Clegg makes stunningly clear the attraction of the drug that had him in its thrall, capturing in scene after scene the drama, tension, and paranoiac nightmare of a secret life--and the exhilarating bliss that came again and again until it was eclipsed almost entirely by doom. He also explores the shape of addiction, how its pattern--not its cause--can be traced to the past. Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man is an utterly compelling narrative--lyrical, irresistible, harsh, honest, and beautifully written--from which you simply cannot look away.

Lullabies for Little Criminals PDF Book By Heather O'Neill

Lullabies for Little Criminals

  • Author: Heather O'Neill
  • ISBN Code: : 0062484125
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 907 Readers
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A new deluxe edition of the international bestseller by Heather O’Neill, the Giller-shortlisted author of Daydreams of Angels and The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, featuring an original foreword from the author, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the coming-of-age story that People describes as “a vivid portrait of life on skid row.” Baby, all of thirteen years old, is lost in the gangly, coltish moment between childhood and the strange pulls and temptations of the adult world. Her mother is dead; her father, Jules, is scarcely more than a child himself and is always on the lookout for his next score. Baby knows that “chocolate milk” is Jules’ slang for heroin and sees a lot more of that in her house than the real article. But she takes vivid delight in the scrappy bits of happiness and beauty that find their way to her, and moves through the threat of the streets as if she’s been choreographed in a dance. Soon, though, a hazard emerges that is bigger than even her hard-won survival skills can handle. Alphonse, the local pimp, has his eye on her for his new girl; he wants her body and soul—and what the johns don’t take he covets for himself. At the same time, a tender and naively passionate friendship unfolds with a boy from her class at school, who has no notion of the dark claims on her—which even her father, lost on the nod, cannot totally ignore. Jules consigns her to a stint in juvie hall, and for the moment this perceived betrayal preserves Baby from terrible harm—but after that, her salvation has to be her own invention. Channeling the artlessly affecting voice of her thirteen-year-old heroine with extraordinary accuracy and power, Heather O’Neill’s heartbreaking and wholly original debut novel blew readers away when it was first published ten years ago. Now in a new deluxe package it is sure to capture its next decade of readers as Baby picks her pathway along the edge of the abyss to arrive at a place of redemption, and of love.

Moonglow PDF Book By Michael Chabon

Moonglow

  • Author: Michael Chabon
  • ISBN Code: : 1443418722
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 651 Readers
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Following on the heels of his New York Times–bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure—and the forces that work to destroy us. In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother’s home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon’s grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis of the novel Moonglow, the latest feat of legerdemain in the ongoing magic act that is the art of Michael Chabon. Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession, made to his grandson, of a man the narrator refers to only as “my grandfather.” It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and desire and ordinary love, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at mid-century and, above all, of the destructive impact—and the creative power—of the keeping of secrets and the telling of lies. A gripping, poignant, tragicomic, scrupulously researched and wholly imaginary transcript of a life that spanned the dark heart of the twentieth century, Moonglow is also a tour de force of speculative history in which Chabon attempts to reconstruct the mysterious origins and fate of Chabon Scientific, Co., an authentic mail-order novelty company whose ads for scale models of human skeletons, combustion engines and space rockets were once a fixture in the back pages of Esquire, Popular Mechanics and Boy’s Life. Along the way Chabon devises and reveals, in bits and pieces whose hallucinatory intensity is matched only by their comic vigor and the radiant moonglow of his prose, a secret history of his own imagination. From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York’s Wallkill Prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of “the American Century,” Moonglow collapses an era into a single life and a lifetime into a single week. A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional non-fiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, Moonglow is Chabon at his most daring, his most moving, his most Chabonesque.

The Crack in the Picture Window PDF Book By John Keats

The Crack in the Picture Window

  • Author: John Keats
  • ISBN Code: : 1787200655
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Page : 149 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 405 Readers
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In this amusingly written yet serious report about housing developments, author John C. Keats discusses every aspect of life in a development. His account is supported by solid facts and figures and presented in personal terms to convey an existence that combines all of the worst aspects and none of the advantages of suburban living. “If you ever wondered what goes on under those regimented roofs, this book will tell you. And if you already know, it will make you want to get up and break something. Fortunately the book also tells you how to put the pieces back together.”

Gideon the Ninth PDF Book By Tamsyn Muir

Gideon the Ninth

  • Author: Tamsyn Muir
  • ISBN Code: : 1250313171
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 217 Readers
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Gideon the Ninth is the first book in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Locked Tomb Trilogy, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot, and Bustle! WINNER of the 2020 Locus Award and Crawford Award Finalist for the 2020 Hugo, Nebula, Dragon, and World Fantasy Awards “Unlike anything I’ve ever read. ” —V.E. Schwab “Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space!” —Charles Stross “Deft, tense and atmospheric, compellingly immersive and wildly original.” —The New York Times The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense. Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die. Of course, some things are better left dead. THE LOCKED TOMB TRILOGY BOOK 1: Gideon the Ninth BOOK 2: Harrow the Ninth BOOK 3: Alecto the Ninth At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno PDF Book By Ellen Bryson

The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno

  • Author: Ellen Bryson
  • ISBN Code: : 9781429949477
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 644 Readers
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Water for Elephants meets Geek Love in this riveting first novel, an enchanting love story set in P. T. Barnum's American Museum in 1865 New York City Bartholomew Fortuno, the World's Thinnest Man, believes that his unusual body is a gift. Hired by none other than P. T. Barnum to work at his spectacular American Museum—a modern marvel of macabre displays, breathtaking theatrical performances, and live shows by Barnum's cast of freaks and oddities—Fortuno has reached the pinnacle of his career. But after a decade of constant work, he finds his sense of self, and his contentment within the walls of the museum, flagging. When a carriage pulls up outside the museum in the dead of night, bearing Barnum and a mysterious veiled woman—rumored to be a new performer—Fortuno's curiosity is piqued. And when Barnum asks Fortuno to follow her and report back on her whereabouts, his world is turned upside down. Why is Barnum so obsessed with this woman? Who is she, really? And why has she taken such a hold on the hearts of those around her? Set in the New York of 1865, a time when carriages rattled down cobblestone streets, raucous bordellos near the docks thrived, and the country was mourning the death of President Lincoln, The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno is a moving novel about human appetites and longings. With pitch-perfect prose, Ellen Bryson explores what it means to be profoundly unique—and how the power of love can transcend even the greatest divisions.

The Hate U Give PDF Book By Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

  • Author: Angie Thomas
  • ISBN Code: : 006249855X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 716 Readers
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8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best · William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. Want more of Garden Heights? Catch Maverick and Seven’s story in Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas's powerful prequel to The Hate U Give.

Writers & Lovers PDF Book By Lily King

Writers & Lovers

  • Author: Lily King
  • ISBN Code: : 1443460397
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 660 Readers
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An extraordinary new novel of art, love and ambition from Lily King, the New York Times–bestselling author of Euphoria, which sold over 400,000 copies in North America. Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman. Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, mouldy room at the side of a garage, where she works on the novel she’s been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching on to something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey’s fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink. Writers & Lovers follows Casey—a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist—in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis.Written with King’s trademark humour, heart and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.

A Crack in the Sky PDF Book By Mark Peter Hughes

A Crack in the Sky

  • Author: Mark Peter Hughes
  • ISBN Code: : 0375896708
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 689 Readers
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Thirteen-year-old Eli Papadopoulos is worried. Even though he’s a member of the most powerful family in the world. Even though his grandfather founded InfiniCorp, the massive corporation that runs everything in the bustling dome-cities. Even though InfiniCorp ads and billboards are plastered everywhere, proclaiming: DON'T WORRY! INFINICORP IS TAKING CARE OF EVERYTHING! Recently, Eli noticed that there’s something wrong with the artificial sky. It keeps shorting out, displaying strange colors and random images. And though the Department of Cool and Comfortable Air is working overtime, the dome-city is hotter than it’s ever been. Eli has been raised to believe that the dome-cities are safe, that the important thing is to keep working and consuming, and that everyone is secure and comfortable in InfiniCorp’s capable hands. But now he begins asking questions. All of a sudden, operatives from a dangerous band of terrorists keep contacting him. The Friends of Gustavo—or Foggers—want to tear down everything InfiniCorp has created. They promise Eli that they have the truth he seeks—if he’s brave enough to handle it. Eli isn’t convinced. And he’s about to find out that in the dome-cities, being a Papadopoulos isn’t enough to save a rule-breaker like him from being sent far away to learn right-thinking. In his new home, the Tower, Eli meets Tabitha, once at the top of her Internship class, now a forgotten slave. Together, and with help from Eli’s beloved pet mongoose, Marilyn, they just might be able to escape . . . and try to make a life for themselves in the scorched wilderness outside the domes. This sweeping, high-concept eco-thriller recalls Disney/Pixar’s Wall•E and Lois Lowry’s classic The Giver, yet it is completely original, a remarkable, fully realized fantasy that will change the way you look at how we live.

A Crack in the Sea PDF Book By H. M. Bouwman

A Crack in the Sea

  • Author: H. M. Bouwman
  • ISBN Code: : 0399545204
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 359 Readers
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An enchanting historical fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Thanhha Lai's Newbery Honor-winning Inside Out and Back Again No one comes to the Second World on purpose. The doorway between worlds opens only when least expected. The Raft King is desperate to change that by finding the doorway that will finally take him and the people of Raftworld back home. To do it, he needs Pip, a young boy with an incredible gift—he can speak to fish; and the Raft King is not above kidnapping to get what he wants. Pip’s sister Kinchen, though, is determined to rescue her brother and foil the Raft King’s plans. This is but the first of three extraordinary stories that collide on the high seas of the Second World. The second story takes us back to the beginning: Venus and Swimmer are twins captured aboard a slave ship bound for Jamaica in 1781. They save themselves and others from a life of enslavement with a risky, magical plan—one that leads them from the shark-infested waters of the first world to the second. Pip and Kinchen will hear all about them before their own story is said and done. So will Thanh and his sister Sang, who we meet in 1978 on a small boat as they try to escape post-war Vietnam. But after a storm and a pirate attack, they’re not sure they’ll ever see shore again. What brings these three sets of siblings together on an adventure of a lifetime is a little magic, helpful sea monsters and that very special portal, A Crack in the Sea.

A Crack in the Wall PDF Book By Claudia Piñeiro

A Crack in the Wall

  • Author: Claudia Piñeiro
  • ISBN Code: : 190852409X
  • Publisher : Bitter Lemon Press
  • Page : 230 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 633 Readers
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Pablo Borla's marriage is reduced to confrontations with his wife over their daughter's rebellious ways and his firm builds only repellent office blocks destroying the fabric of old Buenos Aires. It all changes with the arrival of a young woman who brings to light a murder committed decades ago by those in his office. A murder everyone assumed was forgotten. Claudia Piñeiro, after working as a professional accountant, became a journalist, playwright and television scriptwriter and in 1992 won the prestigious Pléyade journalism award. She has more recently turned to fiction; All Yours (finalist for the 2003 Planeta Prize) and Thursday Night Widows.

A Crack In The Family PDF Book By Sissy B.

A Crack In The Family

  • Author: Sissy B.
  • ISBN Code: : 1483639045
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 279 pages
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 572 Readers
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A Crack in the Family presents the story of author Sissy Smith’s life, examining her role not only as narcotic abuser but also an enabler. It traces a journey through the tragic world of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, exploring family, sex, drugs, and love. Born in 1951, Sissy chronicles the important changes and events in her life set against the backdrop of historical events of the time. She was the fourth born of twelve children; she had three sisters and eight brothers. Shy and withdrawn as a child, she was slow to develop friendships. In 1971, she turned twenty and her life in the fast lane began; in that same year, Bridge over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel on Record of the Year and “All in the Family” debuted on CBS. The life story told in A Crack in the Family holds that determination and perseverance can overcome any roadblock in one’s short lifetime, that everyone should face life’s challenges one day at a time, and that the choices we make early

A Crack in the Sky PDF Book By Victoria G. Parnham

A Crack in the Sky

  • Author: Victoria G. Parnham
  • ISBN Code: : 1460259432
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 328 Readers
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Goldie and her brother TJ grow up in a New England town, living with their mentally imbalanced mother. The biggest secret of their lives is that no one from the outside world knows what actually goes on inside their home. Their greatest fear is telling someone, however, they are terrified of the consequences. All they really want is a ‘normal’ mother who loves them and treats them like she cares, but that doesn’t happen. The day-to-day abuse that they experience is all too common. Their father works relentlessly and for most of the time is blinded by their mother’s actions. Fortunately they have a loving Grandmother who tries her best to help them deal with this insane behavior without actually getting involved. Her love for them is unrivaled, and she continues to be there for them at their time of need. With only the prospect of a bleak future, they are forced to consider a brighter alternative. Their days at school are met with equal torment; their mother – aka the Witch – holds a tight rein on everything they do and say: the church, how they dress, what they eat, and how they bathe. So, with few options other than to resort to drastic measures, Goldie and her brother decide to embark on a risky undertaking, which although dangerous, might prove to be their only salvation. The Mother, with albeit good intentions keeps excruciatingly tight control over every single, solitary thing in their lives. It becomes like the Witch is the warden and Goldie and TJ are her prisoners. This is how they manage their lives living this way and what eventually happens to them.

Through a Crack In the Door PDF Book By Pat Garwood

Through a Crack In the Door

  • Author: Pat Garwood
  • ISBN Code: : 0244735484
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 291 Readers
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Through a Crack in the Door takes us deep into the psyche of both the victims and the perpetrators of a terrible and violent crime. From the beginning, we know more than the police and discover that nothing is quite what it seems. Five-year-old George witnesses the initial crime, but how guilty was his father? And what effect does the death of a bad husband have on Rachael? Can she now live a better life without him? Or are she and George still at risk? The whole family is impacted by the initial shock of the murder, followed by revelations that rock everyone’s worlds. Out of the uncertainty and fear of an unsolved crime, new friendships blossom; and an old love is re-kindled. The plot is full of delicious twists and turns and powers along making this an un-put-downable page-turner.

A Crack in the Clock PDF Book By Brittany Harris; Morgan Pairo

A Crack in the Clock

  • Author: Brittany Harris; Morgan Pairo
  • ISBN Code: : 1481705237
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 248 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 876 Readers
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When, Yaoke Hikari, a young high school girl, wakes up on the morning of her first day of school to find a pocket watch under her pillow, she tries to find the owner, but on her way back to her dorm, she is attacked by a creature who tells her that his master wants what she has, the small watch she has found. Soon her two roommates, and best friends, Kyoki and Hana, have watches of their own and are transported to a world where magic and knights who use it abound, fighting against an enemy that had once been an ally. Friendships are tested as new and old companions are brought together and torn apart Thrown into a fight that was never theirs, they must find the courage and strength within themselves to battle against destruction and madness, coming face to face with their own darkness, or break in the attempt.

A Crack in Everything PDF Book By Ruth Frances Long

A Crack in Everything

  • Author: Ruth Frances Long
  • ISBN Code: : 184717714X
  • Publisher : The O'Brien Press
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 321 Readers
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Welcome to The Other Side ... Chasing a thief, Izzy Gregory takes a wrong turn down a Dublin alley and finds the ashes of a fallen angel splashed across the dirty bricks like graffiti. She stumbles into Dubh Linn, the shadowy world inhabited by the Sidhe, where angels and demons watch over the affairs of mortals, and Izzy becomes a pawn in their deadly game. Her only chance of survival lies in the hands of Jinx, the Sidhe warrior sent to capture her for his sadistic mistress, Holly. Izzy is something altogether new to him, turning his world upside down. A thrilling, thought-provoking journey to the magic that lies just beside reality.

A Crack in Everything PDF Book By Vanessa Carlisle

A Crack in Everything

  • Author: Vanessa Carlisle
  • ISBN Code: : 9781450243933
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 888 Readers
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“Get ready: while other books may show up carefully dressed, this one answers the door in her underwear.” —SARK, Author, Artist, Creative Fountain, PlanetSARK.com “...a new, exciting voice in fiction...A truly impressive debut novel that announces Carlisle as a writer to watch.” —Rob Roberge, author of Working Backwards from the Worst Moment of My Life “The characters that inhabit this sharp and witty novel are troubled, impoverished, confused, lost, sexually frustrated, and intellectually unfulfilled. So...basically everyone I know.” —Mike Barker, Co-Creator and Head Writer, American Dad! “...saucy writing yet tender and heart-felt characters...bridges an unusual but empowering sisterhood between girls-next-door and girls-on-stripper-poles. It’s about time! —Jennifer Musselman, author of Own It! The Ups & Downs of Homebuying for Women Who Go It Alone Twenty-five-year-old Tamina is a sharp-witted Jersey girl living in Hollywood with a near-phobic response to mismatching colors, an addiction to pedicures, and a hectic job teaching comprehensive sex education to urban youth. Suffering the consequences of a violent assault, Tam looks for relief in romance and LA’s underground erotic entertainment scene. However, when Tam’s young attacker unexpectedly resurfaces among a crowd of drag queens, porn stars, and musicians, Tam finally must make real choices. Fear or confrontation. Cynicism or curiosity. Silence or honesty. It would be surreal, if it wasn’t LA.

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation PDF Book By Donald O. Thompson,Dale E. Chimenti

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

  • Author: Donald O. Thompson,Dale E. Chimenti
  • ISBN Code: : 1461318939
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 1857 pages
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 389 Readers
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This volume (Parts A and B) contains the edited papers presented at the annual Review of Progress in Quan?itative Nondestructive Evalua tion held at the University of California (San Diego) in LaJo11a, August 3-8, 1986. The Review was organized and sponsored by the Center for NDE at Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory, in cooperation with the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, USDOE, and the Materia1s Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Approximately 400 attendees, a new record, representing various government agencies, industry, and universities participated in the technical presentations, poster sessions, and discussions. This Review, with its wide-ranging interchange of technical information, stands as one of the most compre hensive in the field of NDE research and engineering. In order to present the reader with a more usefu1 document, we have organized the symposium papers in these Proceedings by subject rather than by the order of presentation at the Review. Topical subject headings have been selected under which the 1arge majority of papers wou1d reasonably falI. Here, again, we have revised the format used in former years to accommodate an evolving focus of interest in the field. These categories cover a broad spectrum of research in NDE and encompass activities from fundamental work to early engineering applications. In the following paragraphs we offer a brief summary of the research presented in these Proceedings.

Summary of Simon Winchester's A Crack in the Edge of the World PDF Book By Everest Media

Summary of Simon Winchester's A Crack in the Edge of the World

  • Author: Everest Media
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Page : 33 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 692 Readers
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The earthquake in Ecuador in 1906 was the most powerful ever recorded by the machines of man. It destroyed the island port of Tumaco, and killed as many as 2,000 people. #2 There were several large earthquakes in the Caribbean in the 1970s, and they did not kill anyone. But they did trigger a burst of smaller earthquakes, which went on for two or three weeks. The island of St Lucia was designated an earthquake-prone territory. #3 The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1906 was the most severe in Europe for 300 years. The villages of Bosco Trecase, San Giuseppe, Ottajano, Poggiomarino, and Somma were all covered in several feet of ash, and some had to be hastily abandoned. #4 The most active year of the twentieth century was 1906, which was characterized by a series of earthquakes in major cities. The year was also the most seismically dangerous of the century.

A Crack in the Heart PDF Book By Aundrea Singer

A Crack in the Heart

  • Author: Aundrea Singer
  • ISBN Code: : 164656667X
  • Publisher : JMS Books LLC
  • Page : 100 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 702 Readers
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Aiden Lobo is a graduate student in a world where magic, gods, and demons are part of everyday life. After a terrible betrayal, he is cursed with a Crack in his heart, slowly turning him into a living doorway for an ancient war demon. If Aeshma breaks through to Earth, he will kill millions. But before Aeshma can open the Crack, Aiden is rescued by his guardian angel, who uses his own Light to seal Aiden's heart. As a servant of the divine, the nameless angel was supposed to kill Aiden to avert the growing cataclysm inside him. But he loves Aiden too much to end his life, even to save the world. It's impossible for Aiden not to love his warm, generous guardian in return. He names the angel Eskandar, but then learns to his horror that because Eskandar was created for him, when Aiden dies, Eskandar will too. The angel has long since accepted this fate, but Aiden refuses to. He will do anything to keep his beloved angel safe. But with no other recourse than to sacrifice himself to prevent the apocalypse, there's only one way for Aiden to save Eskandar: a terrible betrayal of his own.

Thermal Shock and Thermal Fatigue Behavior of Advanced Ceramics PDF Book By Gerold A. Schneider,G. Petzow

Thermal Shock and Thermal Fatigue Behavior of Advanced Ceramics

  • Author: Gerold A. Schneider,G. Petzow
  • ISBN Code: : 9401582009
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 588 pages
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 935 Readers
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Recent developments in advanced ceramics are critically evaluated in respect to their thermal shock and thermal fatigue behavior from an interdisciplinary viewpoint by leading experts. The book covers the aspects of material development, mechanical and fracture mechanical models and experimental testing methods. Special emphasis is given to the influence of a rising crack resistance on the thermal shock behavior, novel irradiation testing methods for a quantitative characterization of the thermal shock and fatigue loading as well as detailed fracture mechanical models for single and multiple crack propagation. This book summarizes developments of the last decade concerning the thermal shock and thermal fatigue behavior of advanced ceramics. The scientific articles of the book were carefully arranged in order to achieve a textbook-like form which will be of great value to researchers and students. (ABSTRACT) This book summarizes developments of the last decade concerning the thermal shock and thermal fatigue behavior of advanced ceramics. The book covers the aspects of material development, mechanical and fracture mechanical models and testing methods. The scientific articles were carefully arranged in order to achieve a textbook-like form which will be of great value to researchers and students.

A Crack in the Family PDF Book By Sissy B. Smith

A Crack in the Family

  • Author: Sissy B. Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 145026980X
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 188 pages
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 778 Readers
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A Crack in the Family presents the story of author Sissy Smiths life, examining her role not only as narcotic abuser but also an enabler. It traces a journey through the tragic world of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, exploring family, sex, drugs, and love. Born in 1951, Sissy chronicles the important changes and events in her life set against the backdrop of historical events of the time. She was the fourth born of twelve children; she had three sisters and eight brothers. Shy and withdrawn as a child, she was slow to develop friendships. In 1971, she turned twenty and her life in the fast lane began; in that same year, Bridge over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel won Record of the Year and All in the Family debuted on CBS. The life story told in A Crack in the Family holds that determination and perseverance can overcome any roadblock in ones short lifetime, that everyone should face lifes challenges one day at a time, and that the choices we make early in our lives determine the development of our outcomes down the road.

Weight Function Methods in Fracture Mechanics PDF Book By Xue-Ren Wu,Wu Xu

Weight Function Methods in Fracture Mechanics

  • Author: Xue-Ren Wu,Wu Xu
  • ISBN Code: : 981168961X
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Page : 654 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 288 Readers
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This book provides a systematic and standardized approach based on the authors’ over 30 years of research experience with weight function methods, as well as the relevant literature. Fracture mechanics has become an indispensable tool for the design and safe operation of damage-tolerant structures in many important technical areas. The stress intensity factor—the characterizing parameter of the crack tip field—is the foundation of fracture mechanics analysis. The weight function method is a powerful technique for determining stress intensity factors and crack opening displacements for complex load conditions, with remarkable computational efficiency and high accuracy. The book presents the theoretical background of the weight function methods, together with a wealth of analytical weight functions and stress intensity factors for two- and three-dimensional crack geometries; many of these have been incorporated into national, international standards and industrial codes of practice. The accuracy of the results is rigorously verified, and various sample applications are provided. Accordingly, the book offers an ideal reference source for graduate students, researchers, and engineers whose work involves fracture and fatigue of materials and structures, who need not only stress intensity factors themselves but also efficient and reliable tools for obtaining them.

Summary of Jennifer A. Doudna & Samuel H. Sternberg’s A Crack in Creation PDF Book By Milkyway Media

Summary of Jennifer A. Doudna & Samuel H. Sternberg’s A Crack in Creation

  • Author: Milkyway Media
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Study Aids
  • Reviews : 668 Readers
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Buy now to get the key takeaways from Jennifer A. Doudna & Samuel H. Sternberg’s A Crack in Creation. Sample Key Takeaways: 1) In 1983, biologist Jack Szostak discovered a repair mechanism for breaks in the double strand of DNA. 2) The famous structure of DNA is the double helix, which consists of two strands. In the repair procedure, it is broken by enzymes before a corrected copy of DNA is inserted, which facilitates the healthy copy’s incorporation.

How to Rock Climb! PDF Book By John Long

How to Rock Climb!

  • Author: John Long
  • ISBN Code: : 0762766743
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 576 Readers
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How to Rock Climb!, now in its fifth edition, is the most thorough instructional rock climbing book in the world. All the fundamentals—from ethics to getting up the rock—are presented in John Long's classic style. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more. It is the essential how-to book for rock climbers everywhere. Now with more than 300 color photographs and illustrations, this is the most thorough and complete upgrade this best-selling title has seen since first publishing more than a decade ago.

Fracture Mechanics PDF Book By Ted L. Anderson

Fracture Mechanics

  • Author: Ted L. Anderson
  • ISBN Code: : 1498728146
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 688 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 954 Readers
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Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Fourth Edition is the most useful and comprehensive guide to fracture mechanics available. It has been adopted by more than 150 universities worldwide and used by thousands of engineers and researchers. This new edition reflects the latest research, industry practices, applications, and computational analysis and modeling. It encompasses theory and applications, linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics, solid mechanics, and materials science with a unified, balanced, and in-depth approach. Numerous chapter problems have been added or revised, and additional resources are available for those teaching college courses or training sessions. Dr. Anderson’s own website can be accessed at www.FractureMechanics.com.