Eleven Seconds Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Eleven Seconds


  • Author : Travis Roy
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-12-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0446553255

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In this heartfelt testament to the power of love and the strength of the human spirit, Travis Roy, who suffered a devastating injury eleven seconds into his first college hockey game, reveals how he has managed to cope after the accident and, with the help of family and friends, overcome tremendous barriers to begin a new life.

Eleven Minutes Book
Score: 3.5
From 33 Ratings

Eleven Minutes


  • Author : Paulo Coelho
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061835575

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“The book casts a curiously sweet spell.” – Entertainment Weekly Eleven Minutes tells the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that “love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer.” A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune, yet ends up working as a prostitute. In Geneva, Maria’s despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria must choose between pursuing a path of darkness—sexual pleasure for its own sake—or risking everything to find her own inner light and the possibility of true love.

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World


  • Author : Elif Shafak
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635574487

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Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by Bookpage, NPR, Washington Post, and The Economist A moving novel on the power of friendship in our darkest times, from internationally renowned writer and speaker Elif Shafak. In the pulsating moments after she has been murdered and left in a dumpster outside Istanbul, Tequila Leila enters a state of heightened awareness. Her heart has stopped beating but her brain is still active-for 10 minutes 38 seconds. While the Turkish sun rises and her friends sleep soundly nearby, she remembers her life-and the lives of others, outcasts like her. Tequila Leila's memories bring us back to her childhood in the provinces, a highly oppressive milieu with religion and traditions, shaped by a polygamous family with two mothers and an increasingly authoritarian father. Escaping to Istanbul, Leila makes her way into the sordid industry of sex trafficking, finding a home in the city's historic Street of Brothels. This is a dark, violent world, but Leila is tough and open to beauty, light, and the essential bonds of friendship. In Tequila Leila's death, the secrets and wonders of modern Istanbul come to life, painted vividly by the captivating tales of how Leila came to know and be loved by her friends. As her epic journey to the afterlife comes to an end, it is her chosen family who brings her story to a buoyant and breathtaking conclusion.

Nineteen Minutes Book
Score: 4.5
From 55 Ratings

Nineteen Minutes


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-01-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476729718

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In the aftermath of a small-town school shooting, lawyer Jordan McAfee finds himself defending a youth who desperately needs someone on his side, while detective Patrick Ducharme works with the primary witness--the daughter of the judge assigned to the case.

Punch Book

Punch


  • Author : Henry Mayhew
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1915
  • Genre: English wit and humor
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112118837233

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The Living Age Book

The Living Age


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1915
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 840
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HN46US

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Love and Other Words Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Love and Other Words


  • Author : Christina Lauren
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501128028

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After a decade apart, childhood sweethearts reconnect by chance in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s touching, romantic novel Love and Other Words…how many words will it take for them to figure out where it all went wrong? The story of the heart can never be unwritten. Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away. But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos—the first and only love of her life—the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy’s entire world—growing from her gangly bookish friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother...only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her. Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more—spending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco devouring books, sharing favorite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macy’s decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.

One Second After Book
Score: 3.5
From 116 Ratings

One Second After


  • Author : William R. Forstchen
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1429922060

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A post-apocalyptic thriller of the after effects in the United States after a terrifying terrorist attack using electromagnetic pulse weapons. New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies. Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end. The John Matherson Series #1 One Second After #2 One Year After #3 The Final Day Other Books Pillar to the Sky 48 Hours At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Eleven Rings Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Eleven Rings


  • Author : Phil Jackson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-05-21
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101617960

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"Through candor and comprehensiveness, Jackson writes a convincing revisionist take, in which he emerges as an excellent coach . . . highly readable . . . reflects Jackson’s polymathy." —The New York Times Book Review "Part sports memoir, part New Age spirit quest, part pseudo-management tract . . . But the primary thing with Jackson—as with all the old bards, who were also known for repeating themselves—is the voice." —Sam Anderson, The New York Times Magazine A New York Times Bestseller The inside story of one of basketball's most legendary and game-changing figures During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the “Zen master” half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’ nature, not their egos, fear, or greed. This is the story of a preacher’s kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hypercompetitive world of professional sports on its head. In Eleven Rings, Jackson candidly describes how he: • Learned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s • Managed Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the world, and got him to embrace selflessness, even if it meant losing a scoring title • Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another

The Overstory Book
Score: 4
From 94 Ratings

The Overstory


  • Author : Richard Powers
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781039000698

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction Winner of the William Dean Howells Medal Winner of France's Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine Finalist for the Man Booker Prize Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award "Monumental. . . . A gigantic fable of genuine truths." --Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times Book Review The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of--and paean to--the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers's twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours--fast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

Baltic Pilot Book

Baltic Pilot


  • Author : Great Britain. Hydrographic Department
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1912
  • Genre: Pilot guides
  • Pages : 815
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105019943484

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Document Book

Document


  • Author : Boston (Mass.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1894
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:LI1H8N

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Documents of the City of Boston Book

Documents of the City of Boston


  • Author : Boston (Mass.). City Council
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1894
  • Genre: Boston (Mass.)
  • Pages : 1338
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015068187460

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Report of the Chief of Ordnance Book

Report of the Chief of Ordnance


  • Author : United States. Army. Ordnance Department
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1900
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B2979337

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