The Good Thief

The Good Thief
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Author: Hannah Tinti
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780440337898
Release: 2008-08-26
Editor: Dial Press

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Richly imagined, gothically spooky, and replete with the ingenious storytelling ability of a born novelist, The Good Thief introduces one of the most appealing young heroes in contemporary fiction and ratifies Hannah Tinti as one of our most exciting new talents. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • Kirkus Reviews Winner of the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and an American Library Association Alex Award Twelve year-old Ren is missing his left hand. How it was lost is a mystery that Ren has been trying to solve for his entire life, as well as who his parents are, and why he was abandoned as an infant at Saint Anthony’s Orphanage for boys. He longs for a family to call his own and is terrified of the day he will be sent alone into the world. But then a young man named Benjamin Nab appears, claiming to be Ren’s long-lost brother, and his convincing tale of how Ren lost his hand and his parents persuades the monks at the orphanage to release the boy and to give Ren some hope. But is Benjamin really who he says he is? Journeying through a New England of whaling towns and meadowed farmlands, Ren is introduced to a vibrant world of hardscrabble adventure filled with outrageous scam artists, grave robbers, and petty thieves. If he stays, Ren becomes one of them. If he goes, he’s lost once again. As Ren begins to find clues to his hidden parentage he comes to suspect that Benjamin not only holds the key to his future, but to his past as well. Praise for The Good Thief "Every once in a while—if you are very lucky—you come upon a novel so marvelous and enchanting and rare that you wish everyone in the world would read it, as well. The Good Thief is just such a book—a beautifully composed work of literary magic."—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love "Darkly transporting . . . [In] The Good Thief, the reader can find plain-spoken fiction full of traditional virtues: strong plotting, pure lucidity, visceral momentum and a total absence of writerly mannerisms. In Ms. Tinti’s case that means an American Dickensian tale with touches of Harry Potterish whimsy, along with a macabre streak of spooky New England history."—New York Times

Designing Your Life

Designing Your Life
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Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101875339
Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Knopf

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#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly

The Life

The Life
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Author: Martina Cole
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780755375608
Release: 2012-09-13
Editor: Headline

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The most authentic novel of gangster family life ever written, from the No. 1 bestselling author. The Bailey brothers are gangsters determined to make their mark in the world. Peter and Daniel are chalk and cheese in many ways - Peter's calm exterior belies his ruthless nature, while Daniel's penchant for spectacular violence is legendary - but together they are unstoppable. From the late seventies they rule London's East End and, when their sons join the business, it seems that no one can touch the powerful Baileys. Although it's never easy at the top; there is always someone waiting to take you down - sometimes even those closest to you . . . Lena Bailey is determined to shield her youngest child Tania from the Life. But when a terrible tragedy occurs, Tania's eyes are opened to their world in a way that forces her to make an irrevocable choice that will determine her future.

The Life of David Lack

The Life of David Lack
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Author: Ted R. Anderson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780199922659
Release: 2013-06-01
Editor: Oxford University Press

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Most people who have taken a biology course in the past 50 years are familiar with the work of David Lack, but few remember his name. Almost all general biology texts produced during that period have a figure showing the beak size differences among the finches of the Galapagos Islands from Lack's 1947 classic, Darwin's Finches. Lack's pioneering conclusions in Darwin's Finches mark the beginning of a new scientific discipline, evolutionary ecology. Tim Birkhead, in his acclaimed book, The Wisdom of Birds, calls Lack the 'hero of modern ornithology.' Who was this influential, yet relatively unknown man? The Life of David Lack, Father of Evolutionary Ecology provides an answer to that question based on Ted Anderson's personal interviews with colleagues, family members and former students as well as material in the extensive Lack Archive at Oxford University.

The Life or Legend of Gaudama

The Life or Legend of Gaudama
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Author: P. Bigandet
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781317853732
Release: 2014-06-03
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Life of Margaret Alice Murray

The Life of Margaret Alice Murray
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Author: Kathleen L. Sheppard
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9780739174180
Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: Lexington Books

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The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology, by Kathleen L. Sheppard, is a scientific biography of Margaret Alice Murray (1863-1963), exploring all the facets of “women’s work” in the history of archaeology and academia in the first half of the 20th century. This is not another “Great Woman” in place of a “Great Man” biography, but is instead the unlikely story of the first professional female Egyptologist in Britain who has so far been largely ignored by historians.

Historical Lectures on the Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Historical Lectures on the Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ
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Author: Charles John Ellicott
Pages: 382
ISBN: UIUC:30112069923743
Release: 1864
Editor: Unknown

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Life is Good

Life is Good
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Author: Bert Jacobs,John Jacobs
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781426215704
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: National Geographic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This inspiring book of wisdom, life lessons, and self-help from National Geographic celebrates the power of optimism: the driving force behind the authors’ beloved, socially conscious clothing and lifestyle brand, now worth more than $100 million. Following the chronology of their personal and professional journeys, Bert and John share their unique ride—from their scrappy upbringing outside Boston to the unlikely runaway success of their business. The brothers illuminate ten key "superpowers" accessible to us all: openness, courage, simplicity, humor, gratitude, fun, compassion, creativity, authenticity, and love. Their story, illustrated with the company's iconic artwork, shows how to overcome obstacles and embrace opportunities—whether it's growing stronger from rejection, letting your imagination loose, or simplifying your life to focus on what matters most. In these colorful pages, Bert and John's plainspoken insights are paired with inspiring quotations, playful top-ten lists, deeply moving letter from the Life is Good community, and valuable takeaways from tapping the power of optimism to live your best life. Both entertaining and profound, Life is Good: The Book is the ultimate guide to embracing and growing the good in your life.

The Life of Madame Louise de France Daughter of Louis XV

The Life of Madame Louise de France  Daughter of Louis XV
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Author: H. L. Sidney Lear
Pages: 291
ISBN: HARVARD:HN5AFW
Release: 1871
Editor: Unknown

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The Life of Martin Luther

The Life of Martin Luther
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Author: Henry Worsley
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015070153112
Release: 1856
Editor: Unknown

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The Life Speeches and Memorial of Daniel Webster

The Life  Speeches  and Memorial of Daniel Webster
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Author: Samuel Mosheim Smucker
Pages: 552
ISBN: UOM:39015028752635
Release: 1860
Editor: Unknown

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The Life of the Right Honorable John Philpot Curran

The Life of the Right Honorable John Philpot Curran
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Author: William Henry Curran
Pages: 535
ISBN: WISC:89079716486
Release: 1855
Editor: Unknown

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The Life and Death of John of Barneveld Advocate of Holland

The Life and Death of John of Barneveld  Advocate of Holland
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Author: Motley
Pages: 329
ISBN: UBBE:UBBE-00165951
Release: 1879
Editor: Unknown

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The Life and Character of Calvin The Reformer Reviewed and Defended

The Life and Character of Calvin  The Reformer  Reviewed and Defended
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Author: Thomas Smyth
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781579106898
Release: 2001-07-02
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers

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The Life of Mahomet Founder of the Religion of Islamism and of the Empire of the Saracens

The Life of Mahomet  Founder of the Religion of Islamism and of the Empire of the Saracens
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Author: Samuel Green
Pages: 404
ISBN: ONB:+Z252734407
Release: 1877
Editor: Unknown

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Memoir of Sir F C Daniel Knt M D Inventor of the Life Preserver used in cases of shipwreck bathing c With original anecdotes

Memoir of Sir F  C  Daniel  Knt   M D   Inventor of the Life Preserver  used in cases of shipwreck  bathing   c      With original anecdotes
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Author: Sir Francis Colombine DANIEL
Pages: 51
ISBN: BL:A0021972348
Release: 1821
Editor: Unknown

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Create Your Life Book

Create Your Life Book
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Author: Tamara Laporte
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781631595448
Release: 2017-12-19
Editor: Quarry Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Inspired by artist Tamara Laporte’s popular online art classes (willowing.org), Create Your Life Book presents 18 step-by-step mixed-media drawing and painting projects that encourage self-fulfillment through the creative process. Tamara’s kind, non-judgmental voice guides your way. What is holding you back? Where do you want to go? Let go of the past! Use these expressive exercises to help you recognize your personal challenges and other obstacles, then work through them. Let go of limiting beliefs, find courage, feel gratitude, heal pain, and develop self-love as you playfully create. Each themed chapter presents four to five two-part projects. First, you will explore a common issue that hampers creativity and/or positive self-worth. The second portion is a step-by-step mixed-media art project designed to help you work through that issue. Just a few of the explorations: Let go of what no longer serves you by taking stock of what’s holding you back, then create a zentangle butterfly to symbolize you flying away from those limiting things. Embrace and love your inner quirky bird by taking an inventory of your quirky traits, then create a bird that celebrates them. Heal old wounds by writing a letter to yourself as a child, then create a house to keep your inner child safe. Adding rich variety to the messages and art inspiration, some of the project outlines have been contributed by Tamara's guest teachers: Roxanne Coble, Andrea Gomoll, Alena Hennessy, Mystele Kirkeeng, Ivy Newport, and Effy Wild, each of whom are noted mixed-media artists in their own right. The final chapter presents a simple binding method for creating a keepsake book of your Life Book projects. Steeped in inspirational images and uplifting affirmations, Create Your Life Book can help you achieve both personal and creative growth.

The Life and Death of Cells

The Life and Death of Cells
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Author: Joseph Gilbert Hoffman
Pages: 301
ISBN: UOM:39015065645643
Release: 1957
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Describes the living process as it is seen in the microscopic realm of tissue cells.

12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life
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Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Pages: 409
ISBN: 9780345816023
Release: 2018
Editor: Ballantine Books

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"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--

The Life and Death of Trotsky

The Life and Death of Trotsky
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Author: Robert Payne
Pages: 498
ISBN: UOM:39015004980341
Release: 1977
Editor: New York ; Toronto : McGraw-Hill

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