The Book of Unknown Americans Book
Score: 4
From 38 Ratings

The Book of Unknown Americans


  • Author : Cristina Henríquez
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385680745

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The Book of Unknown Americans Book Description :

A dazzling, heartbreaking page-turner destined for breakout status: a novel that gives voice to millions of Americans as it tells the story of the love between a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl: teenagers living in an apartment block of immigrant families like their own. After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico and come to America. But upon settling at Redwood Apartments, a two-storey cinderblock complex just off a highway in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery--the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes--will not be easy. Every task seems to confront them with language, racial and cultural obstacles. At Redwood also lives Mayor Toro, a high school sophomore whose family arrived from Panama fifteen years ago. Mayor sees in Maribel something others do not: that beyond her lovely face, and beneath the damage she's sustained, is a gentle, funny and wise spirit. But as the two grow closer, violence casts a shadow over all their futures in America. Peopled with deeply sympathetic characters, the novel unfolds during a single transformative year, telling a riveting and poignant story of unflinching honesty and humanity and an unforgettable, wholly unsentimental tale of young love; and offering a new, resonant definition of what it means to be an American. An instant classic is born. From the Hardcover edition.

The World in Half Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

The World in Half


  • Author : Cristina Henriquez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101028650

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The World in Half Book Description :

The "beautiful" (Chicago Sun-Times) novel from the prizewinning author of Come Together, Fall Apart. Miraflores never knew her father, and never thought he wanted to know her. But when she returns to the Chicago suburb where she grew up to care for her ailing mother, she discovers that her mother and father were greatly in love, and that her father had wanted a daughter more than she could have imagined. Now, Miraflores secretly plots a trip to Panama, in search of the man she hopes can heal her mother-and who can help her find the pieces of her own identity. What she finds is unexpected, exhilarating, and holds the power to change the course of her life.

The R Book Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The R Book


  • Author : Michael J. Crawley
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2007-06-13
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 950
  • ISBN 10 : 0470515066

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The R Book Book Description :

The high-level language of R is recognized as one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software environments, and is rapidly becoming the standard setting for quantitative analysis, statistics and graphics. R provides free access to unrivalled coverage and cutting-edge applications, enabling the user to apply numerous statistical methods ranging from simple regression to time series or multivariate analysis. Building on the success of the author’s bestselling Statistics: An Introduction using R, The R Book is packed with worked examples, providing an all inclusive guide to R, ideal for novice and more accomplished users alike. The book assumes no background in statistics or computing and introduces the advantages of the R environment, detailing its applications in a wide range of disciplines. Provides the first comprehensive reference manual for the R language, including practical guidance and full coverage of the graphics facilities. Introduces all the statistical models covered by R, beginning with simple classical tests such as chi-square and t-test. Proceeds to examine more advance methods, from regression and analysis of variance, through to generalized linear models, generalized mixed models, time series, spatial statistics, multivariate statistics and much more. The R Book is aimed at undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals in science, engineering and medicine. It is also ideal for students and professionals in statistics, economics, geography and the social sciences.

An Introduction to Statistical Learning Book
Score: 5
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An Introduction to Statistical Learning


  • Author : Gareth James
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-24
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461471387

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An Introduction to Statistical Learning Book Description :

An Introduction to Statistical Learning provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications. Topics include linear regression, classification, resampling methods, shrinkage approaches, tree-based methods, support vector machines, clustering, and more. Color graphics and real-world examples are used to illustrate the methods presented. Since the goal of this textbook is to facilitate the use of these statistical learning techniques by practitioners in science, industry, and other fields, each chapter contains a tutorial on implementing the analyses and methods presented in R, an extremely popular open source statistical software platform. Two of the authors co-wrote The Elements of Statistical Learning (Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman, 2nd edition 2009), a popular reference book for statistics and machine learning researchers. An Introduction to Statistical Learning covers many of the same topics, but at a level accessible to a much broader audience. This book is targeted at statisticians and non-statisticians alike who wish to use cutting-edge statistical learning techniques to analyze their data. The text assumes only a previous course in linear regression and no knowledge of matrix algebra.

The City of Ember Book
Score: 3.5
From 255 Ratings

The City of Ember


  • Author : Jeanne DuPrau
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2003-05-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375890802

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The City of Ember Book Description :

A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever! Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Nightworks Book

Nightworks


  • Author : Marvin Bell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003-02-01
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 1556591802

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Nightworks Book Description :

Marvin Bell has the largest heart since Walt Whitman.--Harvard Review

Come Together  Fall Apart Book

Come Together Fall Apart


  • Author : Cristina Henriquez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-04-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1101127090

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Come Together Fall Apart Book Description :

These eight short stories and novella travel from Panama's dusty city streets to its humid beaches to create an affecting portrait of a country in transition. They illustrate family bonds and generational conflicts, youthful infatuation and genuine passion. Tender, ambitious, bold, and unflinching, they herald the arrival of a fresh, exciting, and lavishly talented new voice in American literature.

Fever 1793 Book
Score: 4
From 155 Ratings

Fever 1793


  • Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-08-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442443075

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Fever 1793 Book Description :

It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive.

Tuesdays with Morrie Book
Score: 4
From 263 Ratings

Tuesdays with Morrie


  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2007-06-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0307414094

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Tuesdays with Morrie Book Description :

A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.