Aquí estoy (Edición mexicana)


Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Seix Barral México
ISBN: 6070736826
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Un terremoto amenaza con partir en pedazos a Jacob Bloch. No pasa por su mejor momento, ni como padre ni como marido, y tampoco como judío, aunque a sus cuarenta y tres años esto no le quita el sueño. Su matrimonio se tambalea y sus tres hijos ya no lo necesitan: tienen las nuevas tecnologías. Esta fractura personal se extiende a escala global cuando otro terremoto arrasa Oriente Próximo y Jacob debe decidir cuál es su lugar en el mundo. Más de una década ha tardado Jonathan Safran Foer en culminar esta monumental novela que aborda la crisis de conceptos considerados sagrados, como la familia, el hogar, la tradición o nuestro papel en la comunidad. Un ejercicio literario magistral, en ocasiones irreverente, ágil e hilarante como una comedia televisiva, y en otras, un descenso implacable a la peor parte de nosotros mismos. Safran Foer ha sido considerado como uno de los mejores novelistas jóvenes estadounidenses en medios como The New Yorker y Granta. En la actualidad es un autor imprescindible para entender la literatura norteamericana contemporánea, a la que ha contribuido a revitalizar derribando géneros y mezclando biografía, ficción y compromiso sin dar la espalda a la tradición.

So Here I Am

Speeches by great women to empower and inspire
Author: Anna Russell
Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 178131828X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
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Discover the inspiring voices that have changed our world, and started a new conversation. The first dedicated collection of seminal speeches by women from around the world, So Here I Am is about women at the forefront of change – within politics, science, human rights and media; discussing everything from free love, anti-war, scientific discoveries, race, gender and women's rights. From Emmeline Pankhurst's 'Freedom or Death' speech and Marie Curie's trailblazing Nobel lecture, to Michelle Obama speaking on parenthood in politics and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza's stirring ode to black women, the words collected here are empowering, engaging and inspiring. With powerful illustrations from Camila Pinheiro, this anthology of outspoken women throughout history is essential reading for anyone who believes that change is not only possible, it is necessary.

On bullshit

sobre la manipulación de la verdad
Author: Harry G. Frankfurt
Publisher: Paidos Iberica Ediciones S A
ISBN: 9788449318832
Category: Philosophy
Page: 80
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Una de las características más sobresalientes de nuestra cultura es la gran abundancia de fantochadas. Todos lo sabemos y todos contribuimos a ello. Pero el fenómeno aún no ha despertado demasiadas preocupaciones. No tenemos ninguna comprensión clara de cuál es la sustancia de la que están hechas las fantochadas, de por qué abundan tanto o qué papel desempeñan. Y carecemos de una verdadera conciencia sobre lo que significan para nosotros. Es decir, como dice Harry Frankfurt: «No tenemos ninguna teoría». Frankfurt, uno de los filósofos morales más influyentes del mundo, procura construir aquí esa teoría. Con su combinación característica de pasión filosófica, penetración psicológica y maliciosa ironía, explora los modos en que la fantochada puede distinguirse de la tergiversación deliberada. Y concluye que puede tomar muchas formas inocentes, pero en realidad es mucho más perniciosa para la verdad que las propias mentiras.

Enigmatarium


Author: E. D. Pedersen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145002159X
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
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Enigmatarium is story founded on light and darkness. It begins with Jack, a young man who is the victim of a magic beyond his imagining. This magic has come to be known as the Jester Spell. It is a spell that transforms its victim into a deformed marionette. This is but the first knife to cut away a shroud covering his entire world. As time passes for him and as new characters come into his life, he begins to realize that truth becomes the only pursuit in a world that continually changes, a place where evil becomes good, enemy becomes friend and each new lie creates a seemingly endless prison of twists and turns. Together with some unlikely friends, they all strive to unravel the secrets of the Enigmatarium. But some secrets, they learn, are far more terrifying than anything they could ever fathom. And just when they think they may have figured it out, tragedy finds a way into their hearts. The Enigmatarium is a place where reality and fantasy combine with no clear boundaries, where time spans centuries, where magic and death go hand in hand with life and loss. And just as one world must endure its Onyx ruler, another world is simultaneously being governed by one of Pearl. Take the journey, play the game, trust no one and enter the Enigmatarium. It is waiting to welcome you to your fantasy.

Huevos verdes con jamón (Colección Dr. Seuss)


Author: DR. SEUSS
Publisher: BEASCOA
ISBN: 8448845447
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
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¿Has comido alguna vez huevos verdes con jamón? Nuestro protagonistas tampoco, y se resiste con todas sus fuerzas a probarlos. Pero no puedes decir que algo no te gusta hasta que no lo pruebas... ¿Verdad? «¡Vaya! ¡Me gustan los huevos verdes con jamón! ¡Que sí, me gustan, Soy Simón! Y me los comería con un marinero. Y me los comería con un carnero. Y me los comeré bajo un aguacero. Y en un tren de pasajeros. ¡Y en una rama, y en un coche, y a oscuras, a troche y moche!» El Dr. Seuss convierte la lectura en una actividad divertida e ideal para compartir entre padres e hijos. La combinación de rimas y la mezcla única de ritmo y repetición facilitan el aprendizaje y el reconocimientos de nuevas palabras.

Here I Am

A Novel
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712506
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
View: 303
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Instant New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Time Magazine Top 10 Novel of 2016 A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016 “Dazzling . . . A profound novel about the claims of identity, history, family, and the burdens of a broken world.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s “Fresh Air” In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years—a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home—and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer’s stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.

Cáscara de nuez


Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Anagrama
ISBN: 8433937715
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Trudy mantiene una relación adúltera con Claude, hermano de su marido John. Éste, poeta y editor de poesía, es un soñador depresivo con tendencia a la obesidad cuyo matrimonio se está desintegrando. Claude es más pragmático y trabaja en negocios inmobiliarios. La pareja de amantes concibe un plan: asesinar a John envenenándolo. El motivo: una mansión georgiana valorada en unos ocho millones de libras que, si John muere, heredará Trudy. Pero resulta que hay un testigo de esta maquinación criminal: el feto que Trudy lleva en sus entrañas. Y en una pirueta de triple salto mortal que parece imposible de sostener pero le sale redonda, McEwan convierte al feto –al que todavía no han puesto nombre porque no ha nacido– en el narrador de la novela, desde la primera página hasta la última. Lo que sigue es una mezcla genial de comedia negra, trama detectivesca y astuta reescritura intrauterina de un gran clásico, por cuyas páginas asoman también una joven poetisa amante de John y una bregada inspectora de policía. Pero además de observar desde primera fila los preparativos del asesinato de su padre a manos de su madre, el feto filosofa sobre el mundo y la vida, lanza preguntas incómodas y se lo cuestiona todo, mientras las copas de vino –y alguna bebida de más graduación– que bebe su madre tienen efectos mareantes sobre él. Jugando con un narrador inaudito, Ian McEwan plantea un audaz experimento literario que es un auténtico tour de force sólo al alcance de un escritor superdotado. Y el resultado es una novela redonda que avanza con el palpitante ritmo de un thriller, trufada del mejor humor británico.

Me Here in Kenya, I Am Fine


Author: Maxine Valdez
Publisher: Winlock Galey
ISBN: 9781890461300
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 204
View: 6803
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"When I saw the Peace Corps advertisement in my neighborhood post office, I couldn't think of any compelling reasons not to volunteer." At the age of 49, Maxine Valdez resigned her job as a high school Spanish teacher in Riverside, California and joined the Peace Corps. She was sent to a small village in Kenya, where she taught English in a girls' secondary school. Letters, journal entries, and anecdotes chronicle her experience.

They Told Me I Had to Write This


Author: Kim Miller
Publisher: Ford Street Publishing
ISBN: 1925000656
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 199
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Clem is a boy in strife. Blamed for the death of his mother, carrying a terrible secret from Grade 5 and in trouble with the police, he’s now in a school for toxic teenagers. And that rev-head school counsellor wants him to write letters. Through his writing Clem goes deep into the trauma that has defined his life. Then he comes face to face with his mother’s death. In a rush of bush bike racing, the death of one student and the consequent arrest of another, an unexpected first girlfriend, and some surprising friendships, Clem's story is the celebration of a boy who finds an unexpected future.

Guerrera del amor

Una memoria
Author: Glennon Doyle Melton
Publisher: HarperCollins Espanol
ISBN: 0718074149
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
View: 6359
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Justo cuando Glennon Doyle comenzaba a sentir que lo tenía todo, tres niños felices, un esposo cariñoso y una carrera como escritora tan exitosa que su primer libro alcanzó la cima de la lista best seller del New York Times, su esposo le reveló su infidelidad y se vio forzada a darse cuenta de que nada es lo que parece ser. Una alcohólica y bulímica en recuperación, Glennon reconoció que el fracaso es un lugar familiar. En medio de la crisis, supo aferrarse a lo que descubrió en recuperación: que su más profundo dolor siempre ha guardado dentro una invitación hacia una vida más abundante. Guerrera del amor es la historia de un matrimonio, pero es también la historia de la sanidad que es posible cuando nos negamos a conformarnos con algo bueno y nos enfrentamos al dolor y al amor. Esta memoria sorprendente revela cómo nuestros ideales de masculinidad y feminidad, pueden hacer que sea imposible para un hombre y una mujer conocerse realmente el uno al otro, y capta la belleza que se despliega cuando una pareja se compromete a liberarse de todo lo que ha aprendido, de manera que puedan finalmente, después de trece años de matrimonio, enamorarse. Guerrera del amor es un relato hermoso e inspirador de cómo hemos nacido para ser guerreros: fuertes, poderosos y valientes, capaces de enfrentar el dolor y reclamar el amor que está disponible para nosotros. Es crónica de un viaje hermoso y brutal que se dirige a aquellos que anhelan relaciones más profundas y verdaderas, y una vida más abundante y auténtica

Testimony:Spoken


Author: Cecily Washington
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105972682
Category:
Page: N.A
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Image Comics: The Road to Independence


Author: George Khoury
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
ISBN: 1893905713
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 276
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"Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science-fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today"--T.p. recto.

Memphis Nights


Author: Orlando Trevino
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462054196
Category: Fiction
Page: 372
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Memphis, Tennessee, is the home of rock and roll, blues and gospel, Graceland and Elvis. Its also the city that revitalizes Trey Williamss life. For Trey, Memphis is the perfect fit. After years of taking care of so many others, Trey realizes that he hasnt really done anything to make himself happy. When he and his longtime partner split, he decides that theres no time like the present to shake things up. He knows its time to shake off the comforts of home and pursue the dreams that he has placed on the back burner for so long. With over a dozen friends who already called the Land of the Delta Blues home, Trey knows his move to the South holds promise for him to go in the direction he envisionsand find a good man to love. Starting over is never easy, but when you have a little help from your friends, its never too late to be what you might have been. In Memphis, Trey discovers an entirely different way of life. From the unique Southern culture to the mind-entrancing music, Trey absorbs all of the new experiences that await him in his new home. Over the course of a year filled with trials and errors, Trey eventually learns how to live, laugh, andfinallylove.

Living As Me


Author: Krystyl Lisoh
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1257567853
Category:
Page: N.A
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Healing My Anxiety


Author: Julia Bar
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1445201666
Category:
Page: 114
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"Healing my anxiety" stands out among other books on this subject by being a personal account of anxiety sufferer. With deprecating honesty author describes her struggle with illness and a healing process. This book also covers search for Mr Right and perils of modern dating.

Mind of a Bridesmaid


Author: Cheryl Sobieski
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059529006X
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 8708
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Darien Lancaster is a bridesmaid for the 12th time and feels like the last single girl in the world. She is part of a love square, which involves people from her past and present. In trying to find her one true love, Darien faces a large hurdle-the bride! The wedding is filled with problems, the bride is a nightmare and Darien is required to put the needs of a girl in white ahead of her own. How does Darien really feel about her cloned dress? What does she think about weddings? What are her true feelings about the people in her love square? Will she find love and stop being single? A cloned dress at fancy functions requires a girl to appear polite, but what is she thinking? The only way to find out is to get inside the mind of a bridesmaid.

Harper's New Monthly Magazine


Author: Henry Mills Alden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.

Twenty Eight


Author: Kensingtyn Leigh
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483674339
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 142
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"It was just a fun night out with friends to celebrate my birthday, noone could have known that night would change my life forever. Everything is happening so fast, I have gone from having a quiet, boring life to the chaotic, drama filled mess it is now. It will all be worth it if Jake and I get our happily ever after... at least I hope it will all be worth it."

Life's Tales

A Book of Short Stories
Author: Joy Burkey,Dave Burkey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465320490
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 514
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Life. Thats what this book is about. This book is a compilation of several different stories about several different things, written over several years. They are about different peoples lives. From a Time Traveler saving his world, to a group of Freedom Fighters returning the US government to how its supposed to be; also the history several different civilizations. It includes the life of Anne, who searches for her brothers plans for a renewable energy machine; also the life and romance of a few couples as they grow in friendship, then love. Finally, it tells the lifes tales of two young ladies who can change peoples lives for the better. We hope you enjoy reading these tales.