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The Given Day

Author : Dennis Lehane
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 574 pages
File Size : 19,40 MB
Release : 2009-10-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0061982288

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"Gut-wrenching force...A majestic, fiery epic. The Given Day is a huge, impassioned, intensively researched book that brings history alive." - The New York Times Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night—now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck—offers an unflinching family epic that captures the political unrest of a nation caught between a well-patterned past and an unpredictable future. This beautifully written novel of American history tells the story of two families—one black, one white—swept up in a maelstrom of revolutionaries and anarchists, immigrants and ward bosses, Brahmins and ordinary citizens, all engaged in a battle for survival and power at the end of World War I.

The Given Day

Author : Dennis Lehane
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 13,33 MB
Release : 2010-10-21
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0748124829

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Boston, 1918. A city in turmoil as soldiers return home from World War One. Danny Coughlin is the son of one of Boston's most powerful police captains. An undercover cop, he is hunting for revolutionaries and anarchists who are pledged to overthrow the city's ruling classes. But Danny's about to find out that doing his duty may also mean betraying those who are closest to him. Luther Lawrence is on the run. Having survived a murderous confrontation with a crime boss, he lands a job in the Coughlin household. Desperate to find a way home for his pregnant wife, Luther is determined to avoid trouble. But it isn't long before his dangerous past and his tenuous present collide - with life threatening consequences. As the city goes into meltdown, Danny and Luther must confront the storm of violence that threatens to engulf them if each is to survive...

Any Given Day

Author : Jessie Lee Brown Foveaux
Publisher : Grand Central Pub
Page : 287 pages
File Size : 41,37 MB
Release : 1997
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780446523431

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Set against the colorful and changing backdrop of twentieth-century American history, the memoirs of a ninety-eight-year-old woman chronicle her life from the turn of the century, through two world wars and an abusive marriage, to the present day. 500,000 first printing.

Against the Day

Author : Thomas Pynchon
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 1584 pages
File Size : 19,2 MB
Release : 2012-06-13
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1101594667

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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year Spanning the era between the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, and constantly moving between locations across the globe (and to a few places not strictly speaking on the map at all), Against the Day unfolds with a phantasmagoria of characters that includes anarchists, balloonists, gamblers, drug enthusiasts, mathematicians, mad scientists, shamans, spies, and hired guns. As an era of uncertainty comes crashing down around their ears and an unpredictable future commences, these folks are mostly just trying to pursue their lives. Sometimes they manage to catch up; sometimes it’s their lives that pursue them.

On Any Given Day

Author : Joe Martin
Publisher : John F. Blair, Publisher
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,89 MB
Release : 2000
Category : Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
ISBN : 9780895872333

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One day the doctors told Joe Martin how long he had to live. Joe told himself: Just live.So he has, beyond anyone's expectations but his own. And in living his life, Joe Martin has changed countless other lives.This is the story of a man who was successful by every measure -- a pillar of his church and community, a top executive of his company, the father of three children. In 1994, Joe was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease. The doctors told him his life would be over in twenty months or less. After a brush with despair and terror, Joe decided with his family and friends that he would recover, if not from the disease, then from the diagnosis. No doctor could predict what might be accomplished on any given day.Using the resources at hand, Joe fashioned a credo combining the words of the psalmist and of baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr. This is the day the Lord has made. Get up, go to the ballpark and do your very best. Joe Martin's best has been nothing short of spectacular.Having built a career as the acknowledged conscience of Bank of America, Joe took on the sponsorship of a program to organize low-income neighborhoods for greater political and economic clout, a year after his death sentence. He helped start one of the Southeast's leading centers for ALS research and treatment. In Charlotte, North Carolina, he played a leading role in overturning a county government that threatened to rip apart his community along a religious fault line. Acting on his own, Joe began a movement of racial reconciliation that has inspired people to build friendships across ethnic barriers. Unable even to work a keyboard or speak, Joe is seeminglypowerless. Yet he has found the power to change his world.Unlike Tuesdays with Morrie, a book about a man dying with ALS, On Any Given Day is a book about a man living with the disease. This is both an inspiration story and a how-to book about contributing to life as a full human being, even when most of the basic tools of humanity are taken away. This is a book for anyone who's been tempted to stop hoping, a book on recovering hope and discovering possibilities. It is a blueprint for making the best out of every day, one day at a time.It's a book, too, about and for caregivers. Joe's wife, Joan, leads a strong supportive cast. Family, friends and young assistants learn to redefine caregiving through commitment, to sustain dignity through love. And for those who imagine American business to be an impersonal profit machine, On Any Given Day will be a stunning wake-up; Joe's company demonstrates that, no matter how severe one's disability, it is the value of the individual that powers corporate success.

The Remains of the Day

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 15,97 MB
Release : 2010-07-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0307576183

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BOOKER PRIZE WINNER • From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is “an intricate and dazzling novel” (The New York Times) about the perfect butler and his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of a butler named Stevens. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

Today Is the Day

Author : Bil Cornelius
Publisher : Baker Books
Page : 186 pages
File Size : 25,50 MB
Release : 2014-01-07
Category : Religion
ISBN : 1441245537

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We all have dreams God has placed in our hearts, but many things keep us from fulfilling them. Fear of failure, insecurity about our financial situation, self-doubt, and more erode those ambitions until they are little more than pipe dreams. But Bil Cornelius is here to tell readers that today is the day they are going to start reaching their full potential and fulfilling their dreams. With upbeat encouragement, Cornelius motivates readers to make their dreams reality by helping them set goals, focus their time and energies, develop their unique gifts, steep everything in prayer, and take action that God will bless. Readers will be challenged and inspired to achieve all that God has set in their hearts--starting now!

One Day She'll Darken

Author : Fauna Hodel
Publisher : Graymalkin Media
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 17,89 MB
Release : 2019-01-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1631682482

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The inspiration for the TNT TV series I Am the Night. The Black Dahlia Murder is near-legend in the annals of true crime. But behind the shocking case of a young actress’s gruesome slaying lies the story of another woman. Was Fauna Hodel the child of incest, and the catalyst for a sensational trial that left her well-to-do family scarred by scandal, even as the accused sexual predator walked free? Taken as an infant from her teenage mother, Fauna was placed in the care of a working-class black woman, who raised the white child as her own. Together, as a close-knit mother and daughter, they weathered years of poverty and bigotry, alcoholism and sexual abuse, pregnancy and even death—until the time came for Fauna to seek out her real mother, and uncover her lost past. But as Fauna will learn, some truths don’t want to be told. Now includes an 8-page photo insert from Fauna's personal collection.

Life as We Knew it

Author : Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 324 pages
File Size : 19,29 MB
Release : 2008
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 0152061541

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I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald's still would be open. High school sophomore Miranda's disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like "one marble hits another." The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove. Told in a year's worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda's struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut Susan Beth Pfeffer has written several companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.

Never Let Me Go

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 45,98 MB
Release : 2009-03-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0307371336

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NOBEL PRIZE WINNER • The moving, suspenseful, beautifully atmospheric modern classic from the acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day and Klara and the Sun—“a Gothic tour de force" (The New York Times) with an extraordinary twist. “Brilliantly executed.” —Margaret Atwood “A page-turner and a heartbreaker.” —TIME “Masterly.” —Sunday Times As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together.