If You Find This Letter

My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers
Author: Hannah Brencher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476784108
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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"A ... memoir of love and faith from Hannah Brencher ... who has dedicated her life to showing total strangers that they are not alone in the world. Fresh out of college, Hannah Brencher moved to New York, expecting her life to look like a scene from Sex and the City. Instead, she found a city full of people who knew where they were going and what they were doing ... Lonely and depressed, she noticed a woman who looked like she felt the same way on the subway. Hannah did something strange--she wrote the woman a letter. She folded it, scribbled 'If you find this letter, it's for you...' on the front and left it behind. When she realized that it made her feel better, she started writing and leaving love notes all over the city ... [eventually sending 400 handwritten letters as a result of an Internet post and starting the website The World Needs More Love Letters]"--

Lost Soul


Author: Marsan Q. Champion,Chyil Chapion
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1770670289
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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Tajalik Stokes (Taj-a-leak) is a 14 year-old middle school student who is growing up on Chicago's north side. He is travelling a path of destruction as he is running with the notorious Vice Lord street gang. After many suspensions from school Tajalik, is now facing expulsion and a transfer to an alternative school. Tajalik has been labeled as a special education student because of his diagnosed learning disabilities. Through his frustrations of not being able to fit in with the regular school population, Tajalik has developed a character of defiance and disobedience. His mother, Yolanda Stokes, is doing everything she can as a single mother to get through to her son but is losing patience as he continues with his sinful nature. After losing his older brother (Tyan Stokes) to gang violence, Tajalik seems to be heading in the same direction as he has been constantly involved in fights with rival gang members and selling narcotics. He and his best friend Trunk (Newton Ellis) share the same gang affiliation and continuously find themselves apart of devious acts. Tajalik is set to commit a murder that will change his life for ever. All the while, two interesting characters, Mr. Alfred Justice (Tajalik's school trust counselor) and Seymoore Awminus (leader of the Vice Lord's north side region) are steadily at odds with each other and a possible head-on collision is brewing as they battle for influence over Tajalik in his oblivious quest for salvation.

Charades


Author: Ann Logan
Publisher: Book Hub Inc
ISBN: 1938568095
Category: Fiction
Page: 314
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Mercedes Fuentes, or Mousy Mercy as she often refers to herself, has buried herself in academia in order to avoid those frightening creatures that make up the other half of the human population: MEN! When an opportunity to pay off the majority of her student debt is offered to her by a family friend, Mercy has her doubts. But how can she refuse a weeklong date with a handsome man, at the end of which she will be nearly free of all debt? Enter the seemingly innocuous, over-worked oil tycoon Wulf Rheinhart, a man in need of a fake fiancée for a week in order to close a business deal with a family-oriented Texan. One charade leads to another in this fast paced car chase of a romance where no one is who they seem to be.

Shakespeare on the Double! Twelfth Night


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054418758X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 198
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End your struggle with the Bard’s prose and indulge in a romantic comedy that’s better than a soap opera. Shakespeare on the Double! Twelfth Night includes an easy-to-understand modern English translation alongside the original Shakespearian text so that you can read only the translation, read the translation with the original text, or tackle the original text, referring only to the translation when you’re stumped. A comprehensive character list describes the traits of each major character, a visual map depicts relationships, and review questions reinforce important information so you won’t miss the action.

The Talleyman Ghost and Other Mysteries for Girls


Author: Joe Wheeler
Publisher: Mission Books
ISBN: 1618433598
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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Talleyman Ghost and Other Short Stories for Girls is the latest short story collection from the anthologizer Joe Wheeler. Joe has complied 12 of the best short mystery stories ever written for girls. These stories are sure to entertain, inform, and even raise an eyebrow or two. From Glory Haddon's life-changing encounter with the Talleyman Ghost to Loretta Bainbridge's determined search for her grandfather's ebony box, you will be intrigued, entranced and drawn into the hearts and lives of these young women. The settings, centuries and situations may vary, but each time-tested and unique story will keep you turning the pages in anticipation of secrets told, mysteries revealed, mistakes forgiven and hope restored.

Quench the Moon


Author: Walter Macken
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447269284
Category: Fiction
Page: 402
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This is the story of Stephen O'Riordan, a true son of the wild and beautiful land of Connemara, of his hopes and ambitions, and of his passionate and stormy love for Kathleen, sister of his bitterest enemy . . . It is also the story of Ireland after twenty-five years of liberty, like Stephen new in its freedom and thought yet primitive in its emotions, its people witty, bawdy, boozy, hard-working, loud-voiced or gentle - but never dull . . .

Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period [1163] to the Present Time[1820].


Author: Thomas Bayly Howell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Trials
Page: N.A
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A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1820. (etc.)


Author: Thomas Bayly Howell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Letters of Dr. Thomas Coke


Author: John A. Vickers
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 142677124X
Category: Religion
Page: 787
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For forty years on either side of the death of John Wesley in 1791, Thomas Coke was a key figure in the development of Methodism on both sides of the Atlantic. His surviving correspondence is the most personal evidence he has left us of a man who “wore his heart on his sleeve.” Coke's letters also give us contemporary insight into some of the events which began the transformation of an evangelical movement into a worldwide communion of Churches. This critical edition gives a comparison to earlier editions, as well as references to names and locations for historical study.

West of January


Author: Dave Duncan
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497605792
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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The Aurora Award–winning novel of a remote far-future world caught in a cycle of destruction, from the author of the Seventh Sword saga. On the distant planet of Vernier, a single day lasts an eternity. Lifetimes pass before a region fully experiences dawn, midday, and dusk. With each new daybreak comes a new generation, with no memory of the catastrophes that occurred when the sun crawled across the sky—entire civilizations scorched into oblivion. Only Vernier’s “angels” possess the ancient knowledge to preserve past technologies that will save the world’s population from the ruthless cycle of destruction. Knobil was born during the west of January among the herdsmen, a primitive culture in which the men fight to the death to preserve their own lineage. He is also the son of an “angel,” who left him the means to enter Heaven. It is an odyssey that will take Knobil among all the other peoples of his world—the beautiful but unthinking seafolk, the cruel slavers, the manipulative traders, the secretive spinsters—to a destiny he may die before embracing at the far end of December. Of epic scope, this is a novel of the struggle for survival in a hostile environment from the author of The Reluctant Swordsman and Portal of a Thousand Worlds, “an expert at producing page-turning adventure” (Locus).

La lotería


Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Debolsillo
ISBN: 6073129106
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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La gran autora gótica del siglo XX, que ha inspirado la obra de escritores de la talla de Stephen King, Neil Gaiman y Joyce Carol Oates. La gran autora gótica del siglo XX, que ha inspirado la obra de escritores de la talla de Stephen King, Neil Gaiman y Joyce Carol Oates. "La lotería", uno de los relatos más espeluznantes del siglo XX, fue una absoluta sensación cuando se publicó por primera vez en 1948. Considerado una obra clásica de ficción breve, se trata de una historia extraordinaria de suspenso que con precisión nos muestra lo escalofriante y lo mundano. Este volumen recoge una serie de relatos extraños y penetrantes sobre la cara oscura de la naturaleza humana: historias de locura, de amores perdidos y de terrores, cada una de las cuales constituye una obra maestra. Otros autores han opinado: "El gran don de Shirley Jackson no radica en crear un mundo de terror y fantasía, sino en evidenciar lo grotesco de la vida cotidiana. Estos relatos son tan sórdidos porque lo grotesco nace de lo cotidiano y vuelve constantemente... hasta que dejamos de reconocernos." -Elizabeth Janeway-

The Sock Monkey Tales

The Lifetimes of a Baby Boomer, Volume I-Innocence
Author: Catherine Connor
Publisher: LifeRich Publishing
ISBN: 1489702954
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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Take a delightful romp back through time and see the world through the eyes of your inner child. Revisit the world in the years following the end of the Second World War, to the children of this country’s “Greatest Generation,” when innocence, wonder, and awe were alive and well. Go back to the days of two pieces of candy for a penny, the introduction of the Hula-Hoop, and Red Ryder BB guns, the gift that every little boy dreamed of finding beneath the Christmas tree. The world of the baby boomer was a simpler place and time, a time when telephone service meant that you were a part of a “party line,” a handshake was better than a signed contract. It was a time when the family sat together to eat their meals and share their dreams and accomplishments, as well as their failures. There was a sweetness to life during those decades. This book offers the reader an intimate look into the daily lives of those who lived the wonder. Recall the memories of many historical events and people. Let the child in you free to explore and reconnect with the values and people of those magical years before the birth of computers, cell phones, and television. Your vacation back in time will be one that you will always remember. Be ready to laugh and cry, but most of all, be prepared to revisit your youth and your dreams. Yesterday awaits. The sock monkey will be your guide.

Ever Yours

The Essential Letters
Author: Vincent van Gogh
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300211481
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 784
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In addition to his many remarkable paintings and drawings, Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) left behind a fascinating and voluminous body of correspondence. This highly accessible book includes a broad selection of 265 letters, from a total of 820 in existence, that focus on Van Gogh’s relentless quest to find his destiny, a search that led him to become an artist; the close bond with his brother Theo; his fraught relationship with his father; his innate yearning for recognition; and his great love of art and literature. The correspondence not only offers detailed insights into Van Gogh’s complex inner life, but also re-creates the world in which he lived and the artistic avant-garde that was taking hold in Paris. The letters are accompanied by a general introduction, historic family photographs, and reproductions of 87 actual pages of letters that contain sketches by Van Gogh. Selected from the critically acclaimed 6-volume set of letters published by the Van Gogh Museum in 2009, Ever Yours is the essential book on Van Gogh’s letters, which every art and literature lover needs to own.

Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica


Author: Philip Larkin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571264611
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 496
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Philip Larkin met Monica Jones at University College Leicester in autumn 1946, when they were both twenty-four; he was the newly-appointed assistant librarian and she was an English lecturer. In 1950 Larkin moved to Belfast, and thence to Hull, while Monica remained in Leicester, becoming by turns his correspondent, lover and closest confidante, in a relationship which lasted over forty years until the poet's death in 1985. This remarkable unpublished correspondence only came to light after Monica Jones's death in 2001, and consists of nearly two thousand letters, postcards and telegrams, which chronicle - day by day, sometimes hour by hour - every aspect of Larkin's life and the convolutions of their relationship.

Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino


Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: 0062346970
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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El eterno clásico sobre ""las últimas novedades del Infierno y las irrebatibles respuestas del Cielo"" Esta clásica obra maestra de sátira ha entretenido e iluminado a lectores alrededor del mundo con su irónica y astuta representación de la vida y las debilidades humanas desde el punto de vista de Escrutopo, el asistente de alto rango de ""Nuestro Padre de Abajo."" En este divertidísimo, muy serio y excepcionalmente original libro, C. S. Lewis comparte con nosotros la correspondencia entre el viejo diablo y su sobrino Orugario, un novato demonio encargado de asegurarse de la condenación de un joven hombre. Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino es la historia más atractiva acerca de la tentación -- y el triunfo sobre ella -- jamás escrita.

The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates."
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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Includes information from the Norman conquest through the 1st session of the 2d Parliament.

The Writings of George Washington

Being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages, and Other Papers, Official and Private, Selected and Published from the Original Manuscripts
Author: George Washington,Jared Sparks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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The Great Beginning of Citeaux

A Narrative of the Beginning of the Cistercian Order
Author: E. Rozanne Elder
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0879077824
Category: Religion
Page: 664
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In the closing decades of the twelfth century, the Cistercian Order had become an important ecclesiastical and economic power in Europe. Yet it had lost its influential spokesman, Bernard of Clairvaux, and as the century drew to a close, religious sensibilities were changing. The new mendicant orders, the Franciscans and the Dominicans, and the impulses they embodied were to shift the center of gravity in Christian religious life for centuries to come. It was in this transitional period that Conrad of Eberbach gradually—between the 1180s and 1215—compiled the Exordium magnum cisterciense: The Great Beginning of Cîteaux. It is a book of history and lore, often with miraculous stories, meant to continue a great spiritual tradition, and it is also a book meant to justify and repair the Order. The Exordium magnum was in part an effort to provide a historical and formative context for those who were to be Cistercians in the thirteenth century. Conrad's combination of a historical sensibility and the edifying exempla makes the Exordium magnum a remarkably innovative book. Its unique combination of genres—narratio and exempla—is conceivable only within the intellectual world of the twelfth or early thirteenth centuries, before exempla collections came to be complied solely for edification or use in sermons. The Great Beginning of Cîteaux is a revealing book and an excellent place to begin more detailed study of the Cistercian Order between 1174 and the middle of the thirteenth century.

One Art

Letters
Author: Elizabeth Bishop
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466889438
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 725
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Robert Lowell once remarked, "When Elizabeth Bishop's letters are published (as they will be), she will be recognized as not only one of the best, but one of the most prolific writers of our century." One Art is the magificent confirmation of Lowell's prediction. From several thousand letters, written by Bishop over fifty years—from 1928, when she was seventeen, to the day of her death, in Boston in 1979—Robert Giroux, the poet's longtime friend and editor, has selected over five hundred missives for this volume. In a way, the letters comprise Bishop's autobiography, and Giroux has greatly enhanced them with his own detailed, candid, and highly informative introduction. One Art takes us behind Bishop's formal sophistication and reserve, fully displaying the gift for friendship, the striving for perfection, and the passionate, questing, rigorous spirit that made her a great artist.

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066. to the Year, 1803. from which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled, "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates." ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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