The Burning House

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ISBN: 9780062123497
Release Date: 2012-07-10
Number of pages: 288
Author: Foster Huntington
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online The Burning House in PDF and EPUB “Fascinating….Provocative.” —New York Times “Answering this question reveals a great deal about your personality, priorities and interests.” —The Guardian (UK) If your house were on fire, what would you take? Foster Huntington has collected answers to this telling question from thousands of responders all over the world to get to the heart of what it is that people truly value. The result is The Burning House, featuring the best of Huntington’s popular website, TheBurningHouse.com along with a wealth of all-new material. Fascinating and remarkably revealing, The Burning House provides a captivating keyhole into people’s lives, feelings, and innermost thoughts that will especially appeal to the many fans of PostSecret, Not Quite What I Was Planning, Found, and Awkward Family Photos. Illustrated with sometimes moving, often unusual photographs of people’s most prized possessions, The Burning House ingeniously celebrates the differences between human beings around the globe—and the surprising similarities that unite us all.


Fahrenheit 451

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ISBN: 9780743247221
Release Date: 1951
Number of pages: 190
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Fahrenheit 451 in PDF and EPUB A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.


The Boy in the Burning House

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ISBN: 9781409591139
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Tim Wynne-Jones
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

Download and read online The Boy in the Burning House in PDF and EPUB Jim is just regaining some semblance of a normal life following his father's sudden disappearance, when he is attacked by a crazy girl. Ruth Rose has a wild story to tell about her stepfather, the saintly Father Fisher, and needs someone to believe her - and help her prove it. Gradually Jim is convinced by Ruth Rose and they find themselves tracking a murderer and caught up in a dangerous web of secrets from a dark and unsettling past. "A pacy thriller that reveals dark secrets that need to be explored and exposed." - The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Longlist


Morning in the Burned House

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ISBN: 9780547525754
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Number of pages: 144
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Morning in the Burned House in PDF and EPUB These beautifully crafted poems - by turns dark, playful, intensely moving, tender, and intimate - make up Margaret Atwood's most accomplished and versatile gathering to date, " setting foot on the middle ground / between body and word." Some draw on history, some on myth, both classical and popular. Others, more personal, concern themselves with love, with the fragility of the natural world, and with death, especially in the elegiac series of meditations on the death of a parent. But they also inhabit a contemporary landscape haunted by images of the past. Generous, searing, compassionate, and disturbing, this poetry rises out of human experience to seek a level between luminous memory and the realities of the everyday, between the capacity to inflict and the strength to forgive.


Home Is Burning

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ISBN: 9781250068859
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Number of pages: 320
Author: Dan Marshall
Publisher: Flatiron Books

Download and read online Home Is Burning in PDF and EPUB An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2015 For the Marshalls, laughter is the best medicine. Especially when combined with alcohol, pain pills, excessive cursing, sexual escapades, actual medicine, and more alcohol. Meet Dan Marshall. 25, good job, great girlfriend, and living the dream life in sunny Los Angeles without a care in the world. Until his mother calls. And he ignores it, as you usually do when Mom calls. Then she calls again. And again. Dan thought things were going great at home. But it turns out his mom's cancer, which she had battled throughout his childhood with tenacity and a mouth foul enough to make a sailor blush, is back. And to add insult to injury, his loving father has been diagnosed with ALS. Sayonara L.A., Dan is headed home to Salt Lake City, Utah. Never has there been a more reluctant family reunion: His older sister is resentful, having stayed closer to home to bear the brunt of their mother's illness. His younger brother comes to lend a hand, giving up a journalism career and evenings cruising Chicago gay bars. His next younger sister, a sullen teenager, is a rebel with a cause. And his baby sister - through it all - can only think about her beloved dance troop. Dan returns to shouting matches at the dinner table, old flames knocking at the door, and a speech device programmed to help his father communicate that is as crude as the rest of them. But they put their petty differences aside and form Team Terminal, battling their parents' illnesses as best they can, when not otherwise distracted by the chaos that follows them wherever they go. Not even the family cats escape unscathed. As Dan steps into his role as caregiver, wheelchair wrangler, and sibling referee, he watches pieces of his previous life slip away, and comes to realize that the further you stretch the ties that bind, the tighter they hold you together.


The Outsiders

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ISBN: 9781101642610
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Number of pages: 208
Author: S. E. Hinton
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Outsiders in PDF and EPUB 50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award From the Trade Paperback edition.


Black Boy

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ISBN: 9781446468388
Release Date: 2017-02-02
Number of pages: 272
Author: Richard Wright
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Black Boy in PDF and EPUB At four years of age, Richard Wright set fire to his home; at five his father deserted the family; by six Richard was - ­ temporarily - an alcoholic. Moved from home to home, from brick tenement to orphanage, he had had, by the age of twelve, only one year's formal education. It was in saloons, railroad yards and streets that he learned the facts about life under white subjection, about fear, hunger and hatred. Gradually he learned to play Jim Crow in order to survive in a world of white hostility, secretly satisfying his craving for books and knowledge until the time came when he could follow his dream of justice and opportunity in the north.


The Pearl

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ISBN: 9780141962832
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Number of pages: 128
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Pearl in PDF and EPUB Kino is a desperately poor Mexican-pearl diver. But when he finds 'The Pearl of the World' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in his neighbours - and himself. A haunting and timeless tale of wealth and the evil it can bring.


To Kill A Mockingbird

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ISBN: 9781473517714
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Number of pages: 320
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online To Kill A Mockingbird in PDF and EPUB 'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' Voted the most life changing book by a female author. A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much. To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition.


Barn Burning

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ISBN: 9781443423175
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Number of pages: 25
Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Barn Burning in PDF and EPUB Abner Snopes is accused of burning Mr. Harris’s barn, and his son, Colonel Sartoris Snopes (“Sarty”) is convinced that the people of the court are his family’s enemies. Sarty fiercely aligns himself with his father, placing his loyalty to blood and kin above his faith in the justice system. “Barn Burning” is a prequel to William Faulkner’s Snopes trilogy, which includes The Hamlet, The Town, and The Mansion. Although primarily known for his novels, William Faulkner wrote in a variety of formats, including plays, poetry, essays, screenplays, and short stories, many of which are highly acclaimed and anthologized. Like his novels, many of Faulkner’s short stories are set in fictional Yoknapatawapha County, a setting inspired by Lafayette County, where Faulkner spent most of his life. His first short story collection, These 13 (1931), includes many of his most frequently anthologized stories, including "A Rose for Emily", "Red Leaves" and "That Evening Sun." HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.


Esperanza Rising

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ISBN: 043912042X
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Number of pages: 262
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Download and read online Esperanza Rising in PDF and EPUB Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression. Jr Lib Guild. Reprint.


Everyday Use

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ISBN: 0813520762
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 229
Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Download and read online Everyday Use in PDF and EPUB The pioneering anthology Home Girls features writings by Black feminist and lesbian activists on topics both provocative and profound. Since its initial publication in 1983, it has become an essential text on Black women's lives and writings. This edition features an updated list of contributor biographies and an all-new preface that provides a fresh assessment of how Black women's lives have changed-or not-since the book was first published. Contributors are Tania Abdulahad, Donna Allegra, Barbara A. Banks, Becky Birtha, Julie Carter, Cenen, Cheryl Clarke, Michelle Cliff, Michelle T. Clinton, Willie M. Coleman, Toi Derricotte, Alexis De Veaux, Jewelle L. Gomez, Akasha (Gloria) Hull, Patricia Jones, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Raymina Y. Mays, Deidre McCalla, Chirlane McCray, Pat Parker, Linda C. Powell, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Spring Redd, Gwendolyn Rogers, Kate Rushin, Ann Allen Shockley, Barbara Smith, Beverly Smith, Shirley O. Steele, Luisah Teish, Jameelah Waheed, Alice Walker, and Renita Weems.


The Things They Carried

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ISBN: 9780547420295
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Number of pages: 256
Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Things They Carried in PDF and EPUB A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.


St John of the Midfield

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ISBN: 9781608607921
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Number of pages: 152
Author: Garasamo MacCagnone
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

Download and read online St John of the Midfield in PDF and EPUB World-class soccer star Bobo Stoikov makes an escape from communist Bulgaria and finds his way to America. Landing a job as a youth soccer coach, Bobo builds a reputation for himself as a successful, yet unorthodox, coach who propels his team to the championship title. But things go far beyond the soccer field when arch rival Sonny Christopher seeks to destroy Bobo's reputation, along with that of his best player and the player's father, Mario. Before he realizes how serious the situation is, Bobo finds himself in sudden death and soon realizes there is more at stake than just a soccer game. Maccagnone writes...with rhythm, perfect pace, pauses, the right degree of detail, well described settings, and well developed credible characters. - Christian Mcallister, Rambles Fiction Review The reader is kept on the edge of their seat from the beginning, with a daring jump from a train. Look for this book to win an award. - Mark F. Traupman, Author, Jesus - The Lost Message Garasamo Maccagnone has enjoyed writing since the age of sixteen. He is inspired by the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, and Jack London, and is currently working on his next book, The Fish and the Fox. Garasamo has owned a soccer club and coached and trained players for over twenty years. He lives with his wife, Vicki, and his three children, Garrett, Anthony and Sophia, in Shelby Township, Michigan, where his daughter plays soccer for the Michigan Gators.


Burning Down My Masters House

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ISBN: 1597775274
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 381
Author: Jayson Blair
Publisher: Phoenix Books Incorporated

Download and read online Burning Down My Masters House in PDF and EPUB Blair recounts in detail the events that led to his downfall as a journalist for "The New York Times," as well as his personal journey to make sense of the different pieces of the puzzle.