150 Pounds: A Novel of Waists and Measures

By Kate Rockland

Full time bloggers Alexis Allbright, of Skinny Chick fame, and Shoshana Weiner, of Fat and Fabulous stand out within the blogosphere like diamonds. either have over 5 million dependable readers. either are hungry for fulfillment. yet their similarities finish there as they ship out without delay opposing messages approximately girls, weight and what's healthy.

After being invited as site visitors on Oprah Winfrey, Shoshana and Alexis are compelled into every one other's lives yet desire by no means to determine one another back. but the results of intriguing existence occasions potential a drastic weight swap for either one of them, and they're compelled to confront the true factor handy:  What is the easiest message to offer girls approximately their weight? should still they fight and shed it, or discover ways to love their very own skin?

These writers dwelling around the Hudson River from each other in long island, NYC and Hoboken, New Jersey needs to positioned their changes apart as they detect there isn't any ideal quantity at the scale.

Shoshana and Alexis, as soon as enemies, will observe they've got even more in universal than they ever idea attainable: by means of the tip of the unconventional they're going to either weigh a hundred and fifty kilos.

An enjoyable but poignant examine a tough and urgent factor that might impact all ladies at some point soon of their lifestyles or different. The ebook ends with a favorable message and a lesson that we will all examine from.

"Ms. Rockland handles an emotional subject sensitively but head-on. the outcome is that the reader is left with an internal self belief and in some way extra certain of residing of their personal dermis. each lady who has hangups approximately her weight may still learn this."

Laura Pepper, writer of Wow! gleaming Bride in 30 Days

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At The Bay: Short Story

By Katherine Mansfield

With their annual holiday coming to an finish, the Burnells and the Trouts spend the day on the seashore. whereas the youngsters dig for treasures within the sand, the adults contemplate the fleeting nature of existence and find out how to live.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic layout, upholding the top criteria in booklet construction and celebrating studying in all its kinds. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun, Book 1)

By Gene Wolfe

The Shadow of the Torturer is a technology fiction novel by means of Gene Wolfe, first published in 1980. it's the first quantity within the four-volume sequence, The booklet of the hot solar. Wolfe accomplished the sequence (in draft shape) earlier than The Shadow of the Torturer used to be published.

It relates the tale of Severian, an apprentice within the Seekers for fact and Penitence (the guild of torturers), from his adolescence via his expulsion from the guild, and next trip out of his domestic urban of Nessus.

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Two Sides to Every Story (Love Spectrum Romance)

By Dyanne Davis

Raphael Remeris is a Chicago policeman with a dismal mystery of early life abuse. The abuse lead him to his vocation to guard the innocent.

Angela Reed is a loose lance author from a close-by Chicago Suburb. whilst her brother is arrested and located accountable of gang job and locked away in Statesville detention center Angela is going on a campaign to turn out him blameless and to discover the soiled police officers her brother swears framed him. With time operating out her brother is urgent her to extend her efforts and persuade her to maneuver into a coarse Hispanic quarter of Chicago. Angela runs into officer Remeris time and again, her hatred of him fueling a conflict for dominance. yet she quickly unearths that Raphael fuels greater than her anger. he is began a fireplace in her heart.

As Angela and Raphael interact to discover proof that may unfastened Angela's brother Raphael desires to turn out to Angela that there is continuously facets to each tale. . .

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Animal's People: A Novel

By Indra Sinha

During this Booker-shortlisted novel, Indra Sinha’s profane, livid, and scathingly humorous narrator gives you an unflinching examine what it potential to be human.

I was human as soon as. So I’m advised. I don’t bring it to mind myself, yet those who knew me whilst i used to be small say I walked on toes, similar to a human being...

Ever in view that he can consider, Animal has long past on all fours, his again twisted past fix via the catastrophic occasions of “that evening” while a burning fog of poison smoke from the neighborhood manufacturing facility blazed out over the city of Khaufpur, and the Apocalypse visited his slums. Now simply grew to become seventeen and good schooled in highway paintings, he lives by means of his wits, spending his days jamisponding (spying) on city officers and searching after the aged nun who raised him, Ma Franci. His nights are spent fantasizing approximately Nisha, the female friend of the neighborhood resistance chief, and considering what it needs to be prefer to get laid.

When Elli Barber, a tender American healthcare professional, arrives in Khaufpur to open a unfastened sanatorium for the nonetheless pain townsfolk—only to discover herself suffering to persuade them that she isn’t there to do the soiled paintings of the Kampani—Animal will get stuck up in an internet of intrigues, scams, and plots with the unabashed objective of turning occasions to his personal advantage.

Profane, piercingly sincere, and scathingly humorous, Animal’s People illuminates a dismal global shot via with flashes of pleasure and lunacy. a gorgeous story of an unforgettable personality, it's an unflinching examine what it potential to be human: the injuries that by no means heal and a spirit that won't be quenched.

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Cinzas Do Norte

By Milton Hatoum

'Cinzas do Norte', terceiro romance de Milton Hatoum, é o relato de uma longa revolta e do esforço de compreendê-la. Na Manaus dos anos 50 e 60, dois meninos travam uma amizade que atravessará toda a vida. De um lado, Olavo, de apelido Lavo, o narrador, menino órfão, criado por dois tios mal-e-mal remediados, que cresce à sombra da família Mattoso; de outro, Raimundo Mattoso, ou Mundo, filho de Alícia, mãe jovem e mercurial, e do aristocrático Trajano. No centro das ambições de Trajano está a Vila Amazônia, palacete junto a Parintins, sede de uma plantação de juta e pesadelo máximo de Mundo. A fim de realizar suas inclinações artísticas, ou quem sabe para investigar suas angústias mais profundas, o jovem engalfinha-se numa luta contra o pai, a província, an ethical dominante e, para culminar, os militares que tomam o poder em 1964 e dão início à vertiginosa destruição de Manaus. Editora Companhia das Letras Edição: 2005 Páginas: 311

Artikelnummer LBr65
ISBN 9788535906851
EUR 29,70
Versandgewicht 0,40 kg
Hersteller Editora Companhia das Letras

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The Evening of the Holiday

By Shirley Hazzard

In the phrases of Time magazine, "A close to excellent novel...a small masterpiece" via the writer of the good Fire

Passionate undercurrents sweep out and in of this eloquent novel a couple of love affair in a summer time nation-state in Italy and its inevitable finish. It happens in a environment of pastoral attractiveness in the course of a time of celebration--a festival.

Sophie, part English, part Italian, meets Tancredi, an Italian who's separated from his spouse and kin. In telling the tale in their love affair, Shirley Hazzard punctures the placid floor of well mannered Italian society to bare the serious yearnings and dazzling responses in subtle humans stuck up in feelings they don't continuously understand.

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A Week in December (Vintage International)

By Sebastian Faulks

In the blustery ultimate days of 2007, seven characters will succeed in an unforeseen turning element: a hedge fund supervisor pulling off a exchange, a certified soccer participant lately arrived from Poland, a tender legal professional with an excessive amount of time on his palms, a pupil led off beam via Islamist concept, a hack publication reviewer, a schoolboy addicted to pot and fact television, and a Tube teach driving force whose Circle Line teach joins those lives in a regular loop. and because the novel strikes to its gripping climax, they're compelled, one after the other, to confront the hot international they inhabit.
Panoramic and masterful, A Week in December melds ethical heft and piercing wit, protecting a replicate as much as the complicated styles and crossings of recent city life.

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Wait for You

By J. Lynn

The number one New York Times and USA Today bestselling phenomenon

Some issues are worthy expecting . . .

Traveling millions of miles from domestic to go into university is the single method nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can get away what occurred at that fateful Halloween get together 5 years ago—an occasion that ceaselessly replaced her existence. What she by no means deliberate on was once taking pictures the eye of the only man who may shatter the precarious destiny she's construction for herself.

Some issues are worthy experiencing . . .

Cameron Hamilton is six ft, 3 inches of swoon-worthy hotness, com-plete with a couple of extraordinary blue eyes and a notable skill to make Avery wish issues she believed have been irrevocably stolen from her. getting concerned with him is risky. but ignoring the simmering rigidity that sparks among them—and brings out a facet of her she by no means knew existed—is impossible.

Some issues is not saved quiet . . .

But while Avery starts off receiving threatening e-mails and call calls, she's pressured to stand a earlier she desires to retain buried and recognize that somebody is refusing to permit her to enable move of that evening while every little thing replaced. If the devastating fact comes out, will she resurface with one much less scar? and should Cam be there to aid her?

And a few issues are worthy struggling with for . . .

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Recital of the Dog

By David Rabe

In vintage works resembling Hurlyburly and Streamers, David Rabe's depictions of violence and the darkish facet of the human psyche have received him frequent acclaim. In Recital of the puppy, a painter who has left city chaos for the rustic quickly unearths his hopes of tranquillity shattered through a marauding intruder-a puppy that torments his small herd of cows. wanting to repair order to his global, the guy shoots the puppy, unwittingly unleashing a nightmare on himself. it is a story of production and destruction, crime and punishment, rife with perception and black comedy.

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