Before Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Anna Todd
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-12-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501130700

Before Excerpt :

Recounts Hardin's first encounters with Tessa and their ensuing love affair that became a vortex pulling in everyone around them.

Before the Ever After Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Before the Ever After

  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399545450

Before the Ever After Excerpt :

WINNER OF THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER OF THE CORETTA SCOTT KING AUTHOR AWARD National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies. For as long as ZJ can remember, his dad has been everyone's hero. As a charming, talented pro football star, he's as beloved to the neighborhood kids he plays with as he is to his millions of adoring sports fans. But lately life at ZJ's house is anything but charming. His dad is having trouble remembering things and seems to be angry all the time. ZJ's mom explains it's because of all the head injuries his dad sustained during his career. ZJ can understand that--but it doesn't make the sting any less real when his own father forgets his name. As ZJ contemplates his new reality, he has to figure out how to hold on tight to family traditions and recollections of the glory days, all the while wondering what their past amounts to if his father can't remember it. And most importantly, can those happy feelings ever be reclaimed when they are all so busy aching for the past?

Before Borders Book

Before Borders

  • Author : Stephanie DeGooyer
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2022-11-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421443911

Before Borders Excerpt :

"Bringing together eighteenth-century legal discourse and prose fiction, the author gives a cross-disciplinary account of immigration history. She tells a revisionist history in which, for jurists, philosophers, and fiction writers, naturalization is a creative mechanism for national expansion"--

After Before Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

After Before

  • Author : Jemma Wayne
  • Publisher : Legend Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781909878853

After Before Excerpt :

Three women, beset by trauma, temptation, and regret, find each other in this “rich, haunted, gripping” novel (Ruth Padel, award-winning author of Beethoven Variations). That was the day that Mama made the rules: If they come, run. Be quiet and run. But not together. Never together. If one is found, at least the other survives… During a cold British winter, three women, each suffering her own demons, reach a crisis point. Emily, an immigrant survivor of the Rwandan genocide, is existing but not living. Vera, a newly Christian Londoner, is striving to live a moral life, her happiness constantly undermined by secrets from her past. Lynn, battling with an untimely disease, is consumed by bitterness and resentment of what she hasn’t achieved and what has been snatched from her. Their lives have been torn open by betrayal: by other people, by themselves, by life itself. But as their paths interweave, they begin to unravel their beleaguered pasts, and inadvertently change each other’s futures. Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die Book

Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die

  • Author : Chris Santella
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683355007

Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die Excerpt :

Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated guide to the most thrilling surfing destinations in the world. Covering quintessential beaches, including: Oahu’s North Shore; Australia’s Gold Coast; and of course, Malibu, California, the book also invites you to discover such unexpected gems as the Amazon and the Gulf of Alaska. From the frigid waters off Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula to Nazaré, Portugal, where in 2013 Garrett McNamara broke a world record for surfing the tallest wave (78 feet!), Fifty Places to Surf takes readers on a wide-roving adventure, divulging the details that make each venue unique—and plenty of tips for those who aspire to surf there. Featuring interviews with seasoned surfing experts such as pro surfer Joel Parkinson and Billabong executive Shannan North, Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die is an essential travel companion for surfers of all levels who are looking to catch that perfect wave.

Before Time Began Book

Before Time Began

  • Author : Helmut Satz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198792420

Before Time Began Excerpt :

What is the origin of the universe? What was there before the universe appeared? We are presently witnessing a second Copernican revolution: neither our Earth and Sun nor our galaxy nor even our universe is the end of all things. This account of recent developments in modern cosmology introduces how the Big Bang took place and what preceded it.

Before the cure Book

Before the cure

  • Author : Deirdre Gould
  • Publisher : Deirdre Gould
  • Release Date : 2020-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

Before the cure Excerpt :

In Neil's mind it started with the man in the park. Or, more specifically, with the vicious bite the man had given Neil. He was wrong about that. The December Plague had started weeks earlier, though no one knew it. The early symptoms were so mild that almost no one noticed them. A scratchy throat. A feeling of lethargy that you just can't shake. But then the slurring started. And an intense irritability. Finally, an irresistible urge to bite and consume accompanying an uncontrollable rage. The Infected cannot be reasoned with and there is no known cure. They cannot recognize even their closest friends. Anything that attracts their notice risks being torn apart, including one another. Quarantined in a desperate attempt to contain the December Plague, the patients and staff of Wing Memorial hospital are left to fend for themselves. When the small security force sent to aid them are wiped out, the Infected run loose in the halls and Neil is trapped inside with them. Even worse is the knowledge that containment has failed and the outside world has no idea what’s coming.

Before and After Book

Before and After

  • Author : Michele Trumpour
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2020-12-08
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : 9781525592768

Before and After Excerpt :

On April 24th 2015, author Michele Trumpour learned that her son Tyler had died at the age of 25 from a fentanyl overdose. And in a blink, her life was forever changed. In the course of the book, Trumpour shares the intimate story of her efforts to rescue her son from the tight grip of addiction and her hopes when recovery seemed imminent. Just when she thought the worst was behind her, she was faced with the devastation of his death and the ensuing trauma of grieving for a child. As Trumpour shares the raw emotion of her journey, learn how she courageously faced her grief and ultimately found peace and acceptance. “Before and After” is a story of a mother’s deep love for her son. It’s a poignant account of sorrow and courage. Most of all, it is a story of hope and healing—an inspiring testament for anyone navigating grief, trauma, or loss.

Before the Cock Crows Book

Before the Cock Crows

  • Author : Alexandra Perkins
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Release Date : 2020-11-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9781640272262

Before the Cock Crows Excerpt :

Before the Cock Crows is a prophetic look into the spiritual eyes of the bride of Christ in her slow decline into apostasy. In her naiveté, God’s beloved boldly boasts how she will never forsake the Lord. Yet her reflection in the mirror at this time bears a striking resemblance to the apostle Peter in the precise moments prior to his denying our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, not once, but on three separate occasions. This book is biblical in nature wi

Betty Before X Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Betty Before X

  • Author : Ilyasah Shabazz
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374306113

Betty Before X Excerpt :

*A New York Public Library Best Children's Book of 2018!* *A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2018* *A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018* In Detroit, 1945, eleven-year-old Betty’s house doesn’t quite feel like home. She believes her mother loves her, but she can’t shake the feeling that her mother doesn’t want her. Church helps those worries fade, if only for a little while. The singing, the preaching, the speeches from guest activists like Paul Robeson and Thurgood Marshall stir African Americans in her community to stand up for their rights. Betty quickly finds confidence and purpose in volunteering for the Housewives League, an organization that supports black-owned businesses. Soon, the American civil rights icon we now know as Dr. Betty Shabazz is born. Inspired by Betty's real life--but expanded upon and fictionalized through collaboration with novelist Renée Watson--Ilyasah Shabazz illuminates four poignant years in her mother’s childhood with this book, painting an inspiring portrait of a girl overcoming the challenges of self-acceptance and belonging that will resonate with young readers today. Backmatter included. This title has Common Core connections.

The Race Before Us Book

The Race Before Us

  • Author : Bruce H. Matson
  • Publisher : Mission Books
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618433480

The Race Before Us Excerpt :

Turning 50 years old and facing some of life’s biggest questions are daunting challenges. A crisis of faith and crisis of health lead towards significant changes in one’s life. For Bruce Matson, a family man with a successful law practice, the struggles of health and doubt led to action. Combining to podcasts from notable Christian leaders Ravi Zacharias, Allistair Begg, and Tim Keller, careful research and preparation, and encouragment from family and friends, Bruce ran his race for physical and spiritual health. The Race Before Us by Bruce Matson is a wonderful memoir detailing the path of doubt to faith and spiritual malaise to running with God. Come alongside Bruce as he navigates the windy roads of faith and health in his pursuit of physical and spiritual well-being.

Before and After Alexander Book

Before and After Alexander

  • Author : Richard A. Billows
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468316414

Before and After Alexander Excerpt :

In the arc of western history, Ancient Greece is at the apex, owing to its grandeur, its culture, and an intellectual renaissance to rival that of Europe. So important is Greece to history that figures such as Plato and Socrates are still household names, and the works of Homer are regularly adapted into movies. The most acclaimed hero of all, though, is Alexander the Great.While historians have studied Alexander’s achievements at length, author and professor Richard A. Billows delves deeper into the obscure periods of Alexander’s life before and after his reign. In the definitive Before and After Alexander, Billows explores the years preceding Alexander, who, Billows argues, without the foundation laid by his father, Philip II of Macedon. would not have had the resources or influence to develop one of the greatest empires in history. Alexander was groomed from a young age to succeed his father, and by the time Philip was assassinated in 336 BC, his great empire was already well underway.The years following Alexander's death were even more momentous. In this ambitious new work, Richard Billows robustly challenges the notion that the political strife that followed was for lack of a leader as competent as Alexander, pointing out instead that there were too many extremely capable leaders who exploited the power vacuum created by Alexander's death to carve out kingdoms for themselves.Above all, in Before and After Alexander, Billows eloquently and convincingly posits a complex view of one of the greatest empires in history, framing it not as the achievement of one man, but the culmination of several generations of aggressive expansion toward a unified purpose.

The Hour Before Dawn Book

The Hour Before Dawn

  • Author : Bhabendra Nath Saikia
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2009-10-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9789352141562

The Hour Before Dawn Excerpt :

‘She had given her husband four children, had bared her body and soul to him... why did he want to remarry? Today, what made him dress in a new silk kurta, become a bridegroom once again, and leave on elephant-back to take another woman as his wife?’ When Menoka’s dissolute husband Mohikanto takes a second wife she is devastated by the heedless manner in which he squanders her unquestioning loyalty. But after the initial anguish she finds new strength – in her womanhood when she embraces a tender but illicit relationship with a village outcast; in her role as a fiercely protective mother, and, eventually, in a compassionate humanity towards her frail and battered co-wife and needy stepchildren. The story also poignantly explores Menoka’s troubled but ultimately redemptive relationship with Indro, her firstborn son, who is unwittingly exposed to a bewildering world of adult complexities and feels compelled to leave the village.

Death Before Glory Book

Death Before Glory

  • Author : Martin Howard
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2015-09-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781593417

Death Before Glory Excerpt :

Death Before Glory! is a highly readable, thoroughly researched and comprehensive study of the British army's campaigns in the West Indies during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic period and of the extraordinary experiences of the soldiers who served there. Rich in sugar, cotton, coffee and slaves, the region was a key to British prosperity and it was perhaps even more important to her greatest enemy Ð France. Yet, until now, the history of this vital theatre of the Napoleonic Wars has been seriously neglected. Not only does Martin Howard describe, in graphic detail, the entirety of the British campaigns in the region between 1793 and 1815, he also focuses on the human experience of the men Ð the climate and living conditions, the rations and diet, military discipline and training, the treatment of the wounded and the impact of disease. Martin Howard's thoroughgoing and original work is the essential account of this fascinating but often overlooked aspect of the history of the British army and the Napoleonic Wars.