All About Love

All About Love
  • Author : bell hooks
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2018-01-30
  • ISBN : 9780062862174

All About Love Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy. All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and workplaces. “The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, renowned scholar, cultural critic and feminist bell hooks offers a proactive new ethic for a society bereft with lovelessness--not the lack of romance, but the lack of care, compassion, and unity. People are divided, she declares, by society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. As bell hooks uses her incisive mind to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful, timely affirmation of just how profoundly her revelations can change hearts and minds for the better.

Beautiful Old Dogs

Beautiful Old Dogs
  • Author : David Tabatsky
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2013-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781250036452

Beautiful Old Dogs Book Review:

A charming, delightfully photographed tribute to the older dog, with essays and poetry. Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that its animals are treated." How people regard older animals is especially revealing. Beautiful Old Dogs is a heartfelt, emotional, passionate tribute to old dogs. It will inspire many readers to get involved in senior dog rescue and adoption, as it honors our senior best friends and explores their current state of care and custody in an informative appendix. This book features the exquisite photography of the late Garry Gross, a noted fashion photographer during the 60s, 70s and 80s who, after becoming a highly successful dog trainer in New York City, turned his camera lens towards dogs. Gross, along with Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog, founded Dog Trainers of New York in 2002, and became devoted to highlighting the plight and value of senior dogs. "The older the better," Gross said. "Dogs with soul in their eyes."David Tabatsky has collected Gross's photographs here, and carefully curated an accompanying selection of moving, insightful, funny, and uplifting essays and short pieces by a range of writers, with contributions from Anna Quindlen, Ally Sheedy, Christopher Durang, Doris Day, Dean Koontz, Marlo Thomas, and many more.

Tigana

Tigana
  • Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Pages : 784
  • Relase : 2009-02-17
  • ISBN : 9780143173656

Tigana Book Review:

Tigana is the internationally celebrated epic of a beleaguered country struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the dark sorceries of the tyrant king Brandin that even the very name of their once beautiful home cannot be spoken or remembered. But, years after their homeland's devastation, a handful of men and women set in motion a dangerous crusade--to overthrow their conquerors and bring back to the world the lost brightness of an obliterated name: Tigana. Against the magnificently realized backdrop of a world both sensuous and brutal, this masterful novel of a passionate people pursuing their dream is breathtaking in its vision, and changes forever the boundaries of fantasy fiction.

Cold Sassy Tree

Cold Sassy Tree
  • Author : Olive Ann Burns
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1986-06-01
  • ISBN : 0812480864

Cold Sassy Tree Book Review:

The town of Cold Sassy, Georgia is scandalized on July 5, 1906 when E. Rucker Blakeslee, a widower for three weeks, eloped with Love Simpson, a northerner.

Dog Company

Dog Company
  • Author : Lynn Vincent,Roger Hill
  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2017-04-11
  • ISBN : 9781455516254

Dog Company Book Review:

Now with a forward by Sean Hannity, this powerful story of brotherhood, bravery, and patriotism exposes the true stories behind some of the Army's darkest secrets. The Army does not want you to read this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up Pentagon war ethic that prosecutes U.S. soldiers and Marines while setting free spies who kill Americans. This very system ambushed Captain Roger Hill and his men. Hill, a West Point grad and decorated combat veteran, was a rising young officer who had always followed the letter of the military law. In 2007, Hill got his dream job: infantry commander in the storied 101st Airborne. His new unit, Dog Company, 1-506th, had just returned stateside from the hell of Ramadi. The men were brilliant in combat but unpolished at home, where paperwork and inspections filled their days. With tough love, Hill and his First Sergeant, an old-school former drill instructor named Tommy Scott, turned the company into the top performers in the battalion. Hill and Scott then led Dog Company into combat in Afghanistan, where a third of their men became battlefield casualties after just six months. Meanwhile, Hill found himself at war with his own battalion commander, a charismatic but difficult man who threatened to relieve Hill at every turn. After two of his men died on a routine patrol, Hill and a counterintelligence team busted a dozen enemy infiltrators on their base in the violent province of Wardak. Abandoned by his high command, Hill suddenly faced an excruciating choice: follow Army rules the way he always had, or damn the rules to his own destruction and protect the men he'd grown to love.

Reign the Earth

Reign the Earth
  • Author : A. C. Gaughen
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2018-01-30
  • ISBN : 9781681191126

Reign the Earth Book Review:

With powerful magic that manipulates the natural world, dangerously cunning royalty, and heart-stopping romance, this new sweeping fantasy series is perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir. "Another fantasy romance in the vein of books by Sabaa Tahir, Renee Ahdieh. . . . Shalia matures from a frightened girl in a foreign land to a woman unwilling to allow her destiny or desires to be controlled by the men around her." - School Library Journal "I will be thinking about Shalia's strength and fearlessness (and swooning over the slow-burn romance) as I anxiously await book two!" - Erin Bowman, author of Vengeance Road Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for an end to the violence that has claimed so many of their loved ones. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bone Lands, a country where magic is outlawed and the Elementae--those that can control earth, air, fire and water--are traitors, subject to torture . . . or worse. Before she is even crowned, Shalia discovers that she can bend the earth to her will. Trapped between her husband's irrational hatred of the Elementae and a dangerous rebellion led by her own brother, Shalia must harness her power and make an impossible choice: save her family, save the Elementae, or save herself.

501 Writing Prompts

501 Writing Prompts
  • Author : LearningExpress (Organization)
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 168
  • Relase : 2018
  • ISBN : OCLC:1145005886

501 Writing Prompts Book Review:

"This eBook features 501 sample writing prompts that are designed to help you improve your writing and gain the necessary writing skills needed to ace essay exams. Build your essay-writing confidence fast with 501 Writing Prompts!" --

New York Mirror

New York Mirror
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 616
  • Relase : 1839
  • ISBN : OSU:32435051623304

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American Indian Myths and Legends

American Indian Myths and Legends
  • Author : Richard Erdoes,Alfonso Ortiz
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2013-12-04
  • ISBN : 9780804151757

American Indian Myths and Legends Book Review:

More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

The Blacktongue Thief

The Blacktongue Thief
  • Author : Christopher Buehlman
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 356
  • Relase : 2021-05-25
  • ISBN : 9781250621184

The Blacktongue Thief Book Review:

Set in a world of goblin wars, stag-sized battle ravens, and assassins who kill with deadly tattoos, Christopher Buehlman's The Blacktongue Thief begins a 'dazzling' (Robin Hobb) fantasy adventure unlike any other. Kinch Na Shannack owes the Takers Guild a small fortune for his education as a thief, which includes (but is not limited to) lock-picking, knife-fighting, wall-scaling, fall-breaking, lie-weaving, trap-making, plus a few small magics. His debt has driven him to lie in wait by the old forest road, planning to rob the next traveler that crosses his path. But today, Kinch Na Shannack has picked the wrong mark. Galva is a knight, a survivor of the brutal goblin wars, and handmaiden of the goddess of death. She is searching for her queen, missing since a distant northern city fell to giants. Unsuccessful in his robbery and lucky to escape with his life, Kinch now finds his fate entangled with Galva's. Common enemies and uncommon dangers force thief and knight on an epic journey where goblins hunger for human flesh, krakens hunt in dark waters, and honor is a luxury few can afford. “The Blacktongue Thief is fast and fun and filled with crazy magic. I can't wait to see what Christopher Buehlman does next." - Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of the Lightbringer series At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Seven Doors

The Seven Doors
  • Author : Agnes Ravatn
  • Publisher : Orenda Books
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 2020-07-17
  • ISBN : 9781913193393

The Seven Doors Book Review:

DIV When the tenant of a house that university professor Nina owns with her doctor husband goes missing after an uncomfortable visit, Nina starts her own investigation ... with deeply disturbing results. The long-awaited new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Bird Tribunal. **The Times Book of the Month** **NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER IN NORWAY** **WINNER of the Norwegian Booksellers' Award** **Longlisted for the CWA International Dagger** 'A clever, quirky mystery, full of twists and reminiscent of Agatha Christie at her best' The Times 'Ravatn, one of Norway's premier crime writers, manages to conjure up an extra level of chilling atmosphere that will make you want to put the heating on ... The Seven Doors packs a brutal punch' The Sun 'Elegantly plotted and economically executed ... Ravatn smoothly mixes Jungian and Freudian psychology with folklore and an affair's lethal consequences. Inexorable fate drives this searing modern take on ancient Greek tragedy' Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW _________________ University professor Nina is at a turning point. Her work seems increasingly irrelevant, her doctor husband is never home, relations with her difficult daughter are strained, and their beautiful house is scheduled for demolition. When her daughter decides to move into another house they own, things take a very dark turn. The young woman living there disappears, leaving her son behind, the day after Nina and her daughter pay her a visit. With few clues, the police enquiry soon grinds to a halt, but Nina has an inexplicable sense of guilt. Unable to rest, she begins her own investigation, but as she pulls on the threads of the case, it seems her discoveries may have very grave consequences for her and her family. Exquisitely dark and immensely powerful, The Seven Doors is a sophisticated and deeply disturbing psychological thriller from one of Norway's most distinguished voices. _________________ 'Wrenching and tense, a psychological chiller with multiple layers unpeeling graciously to reveal further strata of emotional bleakness and enigmas' Maxim Jakubowski, CrimeTime Praise for Agnes Ravatn 'Unfolds in an austere style that perfectly captures the bleakly beautiful landscape of Norway's far north' Irish Times 'Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith – and I can't offer higher praise than that – Agnes Ravatn is an author to watch' Philip Ardagh 'A tense and riveting read' Financial Times 'A masterclass in suspense and delayed terror' Rod Reynolds, author of Blood Red City 'A beautifully written story set in a captivating landscape ... it keeps you turning the pages' Sarah Ward, author of The Quickening 'Crackling, fraught and hugely compulsive slice of Nordic Noir ... tremendously impressive' Doug Johnstone, Big Issue 'Chilling, atmospheric and hauntingly beautiful ... I was transfixed' Amanda Jennings, author of The Storm 'Beautifully done ... dark, psychologically tense and packed full of emotion both overt or deliberately disguised' Raven Crime Reads 'Intriguing ... enrapturing' Sarah Hilary, author of Fragile 'So chilling and bleak that it feels like the dead of win

Believarexic

Believarexic
  • Author : J. J. Johnson
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 466
  • Relase : 2015-10-06
  • ISBN : 9781504026802

Believarexic Book Review:

Asking for help is only the first step Jennifer can’t go on like this—binging, purging, starving, all while trying to appear like she’s got it all together. But when she finally confesses her secret to her parents and is hospitalized at the Samuel Tuke Center, her journey is only beginning. As Jennifer progresses through her treatment, she learns to recognize her relationships with food, friends, and family—and how each relationship is healthy or unhealthy. She has to learn to trust herself and her own instincts, but that’s easier than it sounds. She has to believe—after many years of being a believarexic. Using her trademark dark humor and powerful emotion, J. J. Johnson tells an inspiring story that is based on her own experience of being hospitalized for an eating disorder as a teenager. The innovative format—which tells Jennifer’s story through blank verse and prose, with changes in tense and voice, and uses forms, workbooks, and journal entries—mirrors the protagonist’s progress toward a healthy body and mind.

Hot Zone

Hot Zone
  • Author : Catherine Mann
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2011-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781402245008

Hot Zone Book Review:

"Catherine Mann delivers an emotional and action-packed story that leaves you wanting more." — Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author HE'LL TAKE ANY MISSION, THE RISKIER THE BETTER... The haunted eyes of pararescueman Hugh Franco should have been her first clue that deep pain roiled beneath the surface. But if Amelia couldn't see the damage, how could she be expected to know he'd break her heart? SHE'LL PROVE TO BE HIS BIGGEST RISK YET... Amelia Bailey's not the kind of girl who usually needs rescuing...but there are anything but usual circumstances. "A powerful, passionate read not to be missed!" — Lori Foster, New York Times Bestselling Author of When You Dare USA Today bestselling author Catherine Mann delivers another hero from the Air Force's celebrated Pararescue Jumpers–"The PJs"– an ultra-elite force who put themselves at extreme risk in the most dangerous emergancies so that others may live. A sizzling thrill-rise of action and attraction, Hot Zone will leave your pulse pounding.

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love
  • Author : Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books
  • Pages : 358
  • Relase : 2010-06-29
  • ISBN : 9780143118428

Eat Pray Love Book Review:

Traces the author's decision to quit her job and travel the world for a year after suffering a midlife crisis and divorce, an endeavor that took her to three places in her quest to explore her own nature, experience fulfillment and learn the art of spiritual balance. (Biography & autobiography). Reissue. A best-selling book. Movie tie-in.

Oogy

Oogy
  • Author : Laurence M. Levin,Larry Levin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 226
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780553824179

Oogy Book Review:

In 2002, Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts.

The Dogs and the Fleas

The Dogs and the Fleas
  • Author : Frederic Scrimshaw
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 1893
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044004332961

The Dogs and the Fleas Book Review:

Order 66

Order 66
  • Author : Karen Traviss
  • Publisher : Orbit Books
  • Pages : 467
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 1841496499

Order 66 Book Review:

The fourth novel in the Republic Commando series, where multiple storylines come to a head in the wake of Emperor Palpatine's issuing of the notorious Order 66. When the order comes through, the clone troopers of Delta and Omega squads must decide whether to turn on their Jedi generals - or to disregard the command and face dire consequences.

Harper's Weekly

Harper's Weekly
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1891
  • ISBN : PSU:000020243340

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The Unforgiving Minute

The Unforgiving Minute
  • Author : Craig M. Mullaney
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2009-02-19
  • ISBN : 9781440686276

The Unforgiving Minute Book Review:

“The Unforgiving Minute is one of the most compelling memoirs yet to emerge from America's 9/11 era. Craig Mullaney has given us an unusually honest, funny, accessible, and vivid account of a soldier's coming of age. This is more than a soldier's story; it is a work of literature." —Steve Coll, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars and The Bin Ladens "One of the most thoughtful and honest accounts ever written by a young Army officer confronting all the tests of life." —Bob Woodward In this surprise bestseller, West Point grad, Rhodes scholar, Airborne Ranger, and U. S. Army Captain Craig Mullaney recounts his unparalleled education and the hard lessons that only war can teach. While stationed in Afghanistan, a deadly firefight with al-Qaeda leads to the loss of one of his soldiers. Years later, after that excruciating experience, he returns to the United States to teach future officers at the Naval Academy. Written with unflinching honesty, this is an unforgettable portrait of a young soldier grappling with the weight of war while coming to terms with what it means to be a man.

The Wordy Shipmates

The Wordy Shipmates
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 274
  • Relase : 2009-10-06
  • ISBN : 9781594484001

The Wordy Shipmates Book Review:

In this New York Times bestseller, the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States "brings the [Puritan] era wickedly to life" (Washington Post). To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Sarah Vowell investigates what that means-and what it should mean. What she discovers is something far different from what their uptight shoebuckles- and-corn reputation might suggest-a highly literate, deeply principled, and surprisingly feisty people, whose story is filled with pamphlet feuds, witty courtroom dramas, and bloody vengeance. Vowell takes us from the modern-day reenactment of an Indian massacre to the Mohegan Sun casino, from old-timey Puritan poetry, where "righteousness" is rhymed with "wilderness," to a Mayflower-themed waterslide. Throughout, The Wordy Shipmates is rich in historical fact, humorous insight, and social commentary by one of America's most celebrated voices.