Far from the Tree

Far from the Tree
  • Author : Robin Benway
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2017-10-03
  • ISBN : 9780062330642

Far from the Tree Book Review:

National Book Award Winner, PEN America Award Winner, and New York Times Bestseller! Perfect for fans of This Is Us, Robin Benway’s beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its forms—how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it. Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including— Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs. And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him. Don't miss this moving novel that addresses such important topics as adoption, teen pregnancy, and foster care.

Far From the Tree

Far From the Tree
  • Author : Andrew Solomon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 962
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780743236720

Far From the Tree Book Review:

The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents while evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental or cultural factors that divide families. 150,000 first printing.

Far from the Tree

Far from the Tree
  • Author : Andrew Solomon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2017-07-25
  • ISBN : 9781481440929

Far from the Tree Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling author Andrew Solomon comes a stunning, poignant, and affecting young adult edition of his award-winning masterpiece, Far From the Tree, which explores the impact of extreme differences between parents and children. The old adage says that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, meaning that children usually resemble their parents. But what happens when the apples fall somewhere else—sometimes a couple of orchards away, sometimes on the other side of the world? In this young adult edition, Andrew Solomon profiles how families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, and more. Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original and compassionate thinker, Far From the Tree explores how people who love each other must struggle to accept each other—a theme in every family’s life. The New York Times calls the adult edition a “wise and beautiful” volume that “will shake up your preconceptions and leave you in a better place.”

Far from the Tree

Far from the Tree
  • Author : Donna Grant,Virginia DeBerry
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2010-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781429982955

Far from the Tree Book Review:

Celeste English and Ronnie Frazier are sisters, but they couldn't be more different. Celeste is a doctor's wife, living a perfect and elegant life. But secretly, she is terrified: her marriage is falling apart and her need to control the people around her threatens to alienate her entire family. And Celeste allows no one to see how vulnerable she really is. Ronnie is an actress, living in New York. Her life, however, is a lie: she has no money, has no home, and her life is held together by "chewing gum, paper clips, and spit," though she wants everyone to think that her life is one of high glamour and budding fame. When their father dies, the sisters inherit a house in Prosper, North Carolina. Their mother, Della, is adamant that they forget about going there and dredging up the past. Because Della has secrets she'd rather not see come to light-secrets and heartbreak she's kept from everyone for years. Neither Ronnie, Celeste, nor Della realize just what their trip to Prosper will uncover and they must discover for themselves who they really are, who they really love, and what the future holds for them. Far From The Tree is a novel that asks the questions: can the past ever truly remain hidden? Can mothers and daughters put aside their usual roles long enough to get to really know each other? Long enough to see they each have felt the love, loss, heartache and joy that they share as women. And can two strangers realize that they are, and always will be, sisters?

Audrey, Wait!

Audrey, Wait!
  • Author : Robin Benway
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2009-04-02
  • ISBN : 9781101610091

Audrey, Wait! Book Review:

California high school student Audrey Cuttler dumps self-involved Evan, the lead singer of a little band called The Do-Gooders. Evan writes, ?Audrey, Wait!,? a break-up song that?s so good it rockets up the billboard charts. And Audrey is suddenly famous! Now rabid fans are invading her school. People is running articles about her arm-warmers. The lead singer of the Lolitas wants her as his muse. (And the Internet is documenting her every move!) Audrey can?t hang out with her best friend or get with her new crush without being mobbed by fans and paparazzi. Take a wild ride with Audrey as she makes headlines, has outrageous amounts of fun, confronts her ex on MTV, and gets the chance to show the world who she really is.

Pointe

Pointe
  • Author : Brandy Colbert
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2014-04-10
  • ISBN : 9780698149618

Pointe Book Review:

Speak meets Black Swan in this stunningly dramatic debut novel All that drama, plus pointe shoes? Yes, please: this is one book that’s bound to make a splash Theo is better now. She’s eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor. Donovan isn’t talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didn’t do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything she’s been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree
  • Author : Shel Silverstein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 64
  • Relase : 2014-02-18
  • ISBN : 9780061965104

The Giving Tree Book Review:

As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a classic that will now reach an even wider audience. "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss the other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic!

The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
  • Author : Andrew Solomon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 2014-09-16
  • ISBN : 9781451611038

The Noonday Demon Book Review:

The author offers a look at depression, drawing on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, and doctors to assess the disease's complexities, causes, symptoms, and available therapies.

Emmy & Oliver

Emmy & Oliver
  • Author : Robin Benway
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2015-06-23
  • ISBN : 9780062330611

Emmy & Oliver Book Review:

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy's soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together? Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life. . . . She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents' relentless worrying. But Emmy's parents can't seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared. Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart. . . . He'd thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who had kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing, and his thoughts swirling. Readers who love Sarah Dessen will devour these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver's father's crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.

Far from the Tree

Far from the Tree
  • Author : Shari Sullivan-Quinn
  • Publisher : Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2014-05
  • ISBN : 1630631892

Far from the Tree Book Review:

And I believed I could, that I could be anything I wanted to be. But becoming something is easy, like playing a part on a stage. I have been many things in my life--a mother, a waitress, a videographer, a good little girl--but they were all just roles, parts that I have played. Inside, nothing changed. I am still just me, the person my genes and my environment programmed me to be. There is no escape through being something. To truly change we must change how we see ourselves, change its affect on us; after all, if an apple fell into an orange grove, it would still be an apple. No matter how much it might admire the bright, fragrant oranges, it would always be an apple. So no matter what role I play, nothing will change until I change the picture inside. Otherwise I will always be what my reflexes guide me to be, what my inner self sees and has always seen, the child of an alcoholic.

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree
  • Author : B. J. Lamberti
  • Publisher : Urlink Print & Media, LLC
  • Pages : 34
  • Relase : 2021-08-26
  • ISBN : 1647539099

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree Book Review:

Trees are unmistakably crucial to the physical success and well-being of our planet. These giants of the plant kingdom allow and invite people to pass under their branches to share their essence and energy and wisdom in a completely selfless way. In my story an apple tree drops its apples beneath its branches, and they are TAKEN by the people who pass under to taste the sweet. The tree is not ready to surrender its self-worth to children snatching up her golden delicious apples without learning something about the human tree of children. The tree begins to question the general consequences between the adults and the children. The tree through discovery learns her true value. The tree represents Nature, and her apples are her precious gifts. The allegorical work shows that humankind is composed of many qualities like the many apples on the tree. Some apples are crisp, some are sweeter than others, and some are in conical shape. The children who pass under the trees branches possess different traits passed on by their parents. Among the different traits we should achieve in our daily lives include joy, truthfulness, appreciation of internal and external beauty, peace, harmony, etc. The tree discovers its self-worth when he understands The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree in nature and humankind. Basically, kids are like their parents, a chip off the old block. Nature (apple tree) and humankind become one in time and space.

A Stone Boat

A Stone Boat
  • Author : Andrew Solomon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2013-06-04
  • ISBN : 9781476710921

A Stone Boat Book Review:

The debut novel, first published nearly twenty years ago, from the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression and Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity—a luminous and moving evocation of the love between a son and his mother. A finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction prize, A Stone Boat is an achingly beautiful, deeply perceptive story of family, sexuality, and the startling changes wrought by grief, loss, and self-discovery. Harry, an internationally celebrated young concert pianist, travels to Paris to confront his glamorous and formidable mother about her dismay at his homosexuality. Before he can give voice to his hurt and anger, he discovers that she is terminally ill. In an attempt to escape his feelings of guilt and despair over the prospect of her death, he embarks on several intense affairs—one with a longtime female friend—that force him to question his capacity for love, and finally to rediscover it. Part eulogy, part confession, and part soliloquy on forgiveness, A Stone Boat is a luminous evocation of the destructive and regenerative, all-encompassing love between a son and his mother, by America’s foremost chronicler of personal and familial resilience.

Far From the Tree

Far From the Tree
  • Author : Rob Parker
  • Publisher : Red Dog Press
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2021-07-02
  • ISBN : 1914480430

Far From the Tree Book Review:

Twenty-seven bodies, vacuum-packed, buried in a woodland trench. Some have been there for years, some for just days. When DI Brendan Foley recognises one of the Warrington 27, he knows this case is about to shake his world. Detective Sergeant Iona Madison is a skilled boxer and a vital support for Foley. Theirs is a newly established police force, and loyalties are about to be tested to the extreme. Pressure mounts as news of the mass grave is plastered over the news. Brendan knows they can't crack this case alone, but he's not letting a rival force take over. Their investigations lead them into the murky underworlds of Manchester and Liverpool, where one more murder means little to drug-dealing gangs, desperate to control their power bases. But as Madison steps into the ring for the fight of her life, the criminals come to them. It's no coincidence that the corpses have been buried in Foley's hometown. The question is, why? The first in a gripping new crime series, Far from the Tree is perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh, Ian Rankin and Line of Duty.

The Apple Don't Fall Far from the Tree

The Apple Don't Fall Far from the Tree
  • Author : Tonja Ayers,Tracee Boyd
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 236
  • Relase : 2013-09-02
  • ISBN : 1492326089

The Apple Don't Fall Far from the Tree Book Review:

Apple despised her mother and her mother's whorish ways so much that she couldn't wait to get from under her mother's roof and live the life of a normal teenager. Thankfully she was able to receive maternal love from her grandmother however nothing replaces a 'mother's love'. Sometimes removing one's self from a particular situation doesn't always change the outcome. Many people believe 'behavior' is caused by genetics. Did Apple's mother plant the seeds of her daughter's future? Will Apple be able to live on her own or will she be just like her mother who uses men to fulfill her wants and needs? You know what they say…..”The Apple Don't Fall Far from the Tree”.

Far and Away

Far and Away
  • Author : Andrew Solomon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 640
  • Relase : 2017-05-23
  • ISBN : 9781476795058

Far and Away Book Review:

From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics’ Circle Award—and one of the most original thinkers of our time—“Andrew Solomon’s magisterial Far and Away collects a quarter-century of soul-shaking essays” (Vanity Fair). Far and Away chronicles Andrew Solomon’s writings about places undergoing seismic shifts—political, cultural, and spiritual. From his stint on the barricades in Moscow in 1991, when he joined artists in resisting the coup whose failure ended the Soviet Union, his 2002 account of the rebirth of culture in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban, his insightful appraisal of a Myanmar seeped in contradictions as it slowly, fitfully pushes toward freedom, and many other stories of profound upheaval, this book provides a unique window onto the very idea of social change. With his signature brilliance and compassion, Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals, and how personal identities are altered when governments alter. A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Solomon captures the essence of these cultures. Ranging across seven continents and twenty-five years, these “meaty dispatches…are brilliant geopolitical travelogues that also comprise a very personal and reflective resume of the National Book Award winner’s globe-trotting adventures” (Elle). Far and Away takes a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences: “You will not only know the world better after having seen it through Solomon’s eyes, you will also care about it more” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Up in the Tree

Up in the Tree
  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780888997296

Up in the Tree Book Review:

Two children who live in a tree don't know what to do when beavers take their ladder, and after rescue comes at the hands of a friend, they find a way to return without worry.

Far From the Tree: A Memoir

Far From the Tree: A Memoir
  • Author : Pat Higgins Adelhardt
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2019-09-20
  • ISBN : 0578530082

Far From the Tree: A Memoir Book Review:

Pat and her husband owned and operated Applewood Farm in Whiteford, Maryland for many years.--Provided by cataloging institution.

The Man in the Tree

The Man in the Tree
  • Author : Sage Walker
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2017-09-12
  • ISBN : 9781466871090

The Man in the Tree Book Review:

With The Man in the Tree, Locus Award-winning author Sage Walker has given us a thrilling hard science fiction mystery that explores the intersection of law, justice, and human nature. Humanity’s last hope of survival lies in space...but will we even get there? Helt Borresen is an Incident Analyst. What that means is that aboard the seed ship Kybele, he is the closest thing that the organization has to a security officer. But he doesn’t think that it’ll be a big part of his job, as all the candidates have been carefully screened. Why the need for a seed ship? Because our planet is toast and the colonists that leave our world are the best shot that we have for our species to continue. Everything is set...and then someone is found hanging dead just weeks before the launch. Fear and paranoia spread as the death begins to look more and more like a murder. The authorities want the case settled quickly and quietly so as not to cause panic. And Helt is the one to prevent a murderer from sabotaging the entire mission. “Rapid-fire storytelling from start to finish!”—Greg Bear At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Extraordinary Bodies

Extraordinary Bodies
  • Author : Rosemarie Garland Thomson
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2017-03-07
  • ISBN : 9780231544771

Extraordinary Bodies Book Review:

Extraordinary Bodies is a cornerstone text of disability studies, establishing the field upon its publication in 1997. Framing disability as a minority discourse rather than a medical one, the book added depth to oppressive narratives and revealed novel, liberatory ones. Through her incisive readings of such texts as Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson exposed the social forces driving representations of disability. She encouraged new ways of looking at texts and their depiction of the body and stretched the limits of what counted as a text, considering freak shows and other pop culture artifacts as reflections of community rites and fears. Garland-Thomson also elevated the status of African-American novels by Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde. Extraordinary Bodies laid the groundwork for an appreciation of disability culture and an inclusive new approach to the study of social marginalization.

The Tree That Bleeds

The Tree That Bleeds
  • Author : Nick Holdstock
  • Publisher : Luath Press Ltd
  • Pages : 356
  • Relase : 2013-07-22
  • ISBN : 9781909912328

The Tree That Bleeds Book Review:

In 1997 a small town in a remote part of China was shaken by violent protests that led to the imposition of martial law. Some said it was a peaceful demonstration that was brutally suppressed by the government; others that it was an act of terrorism. When Nick Holdstock arrived in 2001, the town was still bitterly divided. BACK COVER: 'There is still much that is unclear about what actually happened during that violent week in July 2009. But however terrible its cost - whether it was a massacre of peaceful protestors, an orchestrated episode of violence, or something in between - it was not without precedent.' NICK HOLDSTOCK In 1997 a small town in a remote part of China was shaken by violent protests that led to the imposition of martial law. Some said it was a peaceful demonstration that was brutally suppressed by the government; others that it was an act of terrorism. When Nick Holdstock arrived in 2001, the town was still bitterly divided. The main resentment was between the Uighurs (an ethnic minority in the region) and the Han (the ethnic majority in China). While living in Xinjiang, Holdstock was confronted with the political, economic and religious sources of conflict between these different communities, which would later result in the terrible violence of July 2009, when hundreds died in further riots in the region. The Tree that Bleeds is a book about what happens when people stop believing their government will listen.