The Guardian      Book

The Guardian


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1753
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : BL:A0022870871

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Oreo Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Oreo


  • Author : Fran Ross
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 1555534643

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Born to a Jewish father and black mother who divorce before she is two, Oreo grows up in Philadelphia with her maternal grandparents while her mother tours with a theatrical troupe. Soon after puberty, Oreo heads for New York with a pack on her back to search for her father; but in the big city she discovers that there are dozens of Sam Schwartzes in the phone book, and Oreo's mission turns into a wickedly humorous picaresque quest. The ambitious and playful narrative challenges accepted notions of race, ethnicity, culture, and even the novelistic form itself.

Lord of the Flies Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,864 Ratings

Lord of the Flies


  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2012-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571290581

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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

The Two Cultures Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Two Cultures


  • Author : C. P. Snow
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107606142

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The importance of science and technology and future of education and research are just some of the subjects discussed here.

Death in Her Hands Book
Score: 3
From 15 Ratings

Death in Her Hands


  • Author : Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984879363

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"[An] intricate and unsettling new novel . . . Death in Her Hands is not a murder mystery, nor is it really a story about self-deception or the perils of escapism. Rather, it's a haunting meditation on the nature and meaning of art." -Kevin Power, The New Yorker From one of our most ceaselessly provocative literary talents, a novel of haunting metaphysical suspense about an elderly widow whose life is upturned when she finds an ominous note on a walk in the woods. While on her daily walk with her dog in a secluded woods, a woman comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground by stones. "Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body." But there is no dead body. Our narrator is deeply shaken; she has no idea what to make of this. She is new to this area, alone after the death of her husband, and she knows no one. Becoming obsessed with solving this mystery, our narrator imagines who Magda was and how she met her fate. With very little to go on, she invents a list of murder suspects and possible motives for the crime. Oddly, her suppositions begin to find correspondences in the real world, and with mounting excitement and dread, the fog of mystery starts to fade into menacing certainty. As her investigation widens, strange dissonances accrue, perhaps associated with the darkness in her own past; we must face the prospect that there is either an innocent explanation for all this or a much more sinister one. A triumphant blend of horror, suspense, and pitch-black comedy, Death in Her Hands asks us to consider how the stories we tell ourselves both reflect the truth and keep us blind to it. Once again, we are in the hands of a narrator whose unreliability is well earned, and the stakes have never been higher.

When I Sing  Mountains Dance Book

When I Sing Mountains Dance


  • Author : Irene Solà
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release Date : 2022-03-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781644451700

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A spellbinding novel that places one family’s tragedies against the uncontainable life force of the land itself. Near a village high in the Pyrenees, Domènec wanders across a ridge, fancying himself more a poet than a farmer, to “reel off his verses over on this side of the mountain.” He gathers black chanterelles and attends to a troubled cow. And then storm clouds swell, full of electrifying power. Reckless, gleeful, they release their bolts of lightning, one of which strikes Domènec. He dies. The ghosts of seventeenth-century witches gather around him, taking up the chanterelles he’d harvested before going on their merry ways. So begins this novel that is as much about the mountains and the mushrooms as it is about the human dramas that unfold in their midst.

American Wife Book
Score: 3.5
From 133 Ratings

American Wife


  • Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588367532

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gorgeously written novel that weaves class, wealth, race, and fate into a brilliant portrait of a first lady—from the author of Rodham and Eligible “Terrific . . . an intelligent, bighearted novel about a controversial political dynasty.”—Entertainment Weekly NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time • People • Entertainment Weekly A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president. In her small Wisconsin hometown she learns the virtues of politeness, but a tragic accident when she is seventeen shatters her identity and changes the trajectory of her life. More than a decade later, when the charismatic son of a powerful Republican family sweeps her off her feet, she is surprised to find herself admitted into a world of privilege. And when her husband unexpectedly becomes governor and then president, she discovers that she is married to a man she both loves and fundamentally disagrees with—and that her private beliefs increasingly run against her public persona. As her husband’s presidency enters its second term, Alice must confront contradictions years in the making and face questions nearly impossible to answer. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review • Chicago Tribune • NPR • Rocky Mountain News • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Washington Post Book World

The Mermaid of Black Conch Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Mermaid of Black Conch


  • Author : Monique Roffey
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473597068

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Escape to the ocean with the entrancing, unforgettable winner of the Costa Book of the Year - as read on BBC Radio 4. 'Mesmerising' MAGGIE O'FARRELL 'A unique talent' BERNARDINE EVARISTO 'Wonderful' BRIDGET COLLINS 'Brilliant' CLARE CHAMBERS Near the island of Black Conch, a fisherman sings to himself while waiting for a catch. But David attracts a sea-dweller that he never expected - Aycayia, an innocent young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid. When American tourists capture Aycayia, David rescues her and vows to win her trust. Slowly, painfully, she transforms into a woman again. Yet as their love grows, they discover that the world around them is changing - and they cannot escape the curse for ever . . . 'A bittersweet love story . . . A joy to read' BBC News 'A fiercely modern mermaid story' The Times 'Wondrous . . . A striking achievement' Sunday Times 'Not your standard mermaid' MARGARET ATWOOD 'Exquisite' ELIZABETH MACNEAL

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time Book

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time


  • Author : Robert McCrum
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Best books
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 1903385830

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100 Best Non Fiction Books has its origins in the recent 2 year-long Observer serial which every week featured a work of non fiction). It is also a companion volume to McCrum's very successful 100 Best Novels published by Galileo in 2015. The list of books starts in 1611 with the King James Bible and ends in 2014 with Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction. And in between, on this extraordinary voyage through the written treasures of our culture we meet Pepys' Diaries, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and a whole host of additional works.

The Tyranny of Merit Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Tyranny of Merit


  • Author : Michael J. Sandel
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374720995

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A Times Literary Supplement’s Book of the Year 2020 A New Statesman's Best Book of 2020 A Bloomberg's Best Book of 2020 A Guardian Best Book About Ideas of 2020 The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good? These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favor of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the American credo that "you can make it if you try". The consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fueled populist protest and extreme polarization, and led to deep distrust of both government and our fellow citizens--leaving us morally unprepared to face the profound challenges of our time. World-renowned philosopher Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the crises that are upending our world, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalization and rising inequality. Sandel shows the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind, and traces the dire consequences across a wide swath of American life. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success--more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility and solidarity, and more affirming of the dignity of work. The Tyranny of Merit points us toward a hopeful vision of a new politics of the common good.

For Every One Book
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

For Every One


  • Author : Jason Reynolds
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481486262

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“A lyrical masterpiece.” —School Library Journal (starred review) Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds’s rallying cry to the young dreamers of the world. For Every One is exactly that: for every one. For every one person. For every one who has a dream. But especially for every kid. The kids who dream of being better than they are. Kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to imagine. Kids who are like Jason Reynolds, a self-professed dreamer. Jason does not claim to know how to make dreams come true; he has, in fact, been fighting on the front line of his own battle to make his own dreams a reality. He expected to make it when he was sixteen. Then eighteen. Then twenty-five. Now, some of those expectations have been realized. But others, the most important ones, lay ahead, and a lot of them involve kids, how to inspire them: All the kids who are scared to dream, or don’t know how to dream, or don’t dare to dream because they’ve NEVER seen a dream come true. Jason wants kids to know that dreams take time. They involve countless struggles. But no matter how many times a dreamer gets beat down, the drive and the passion and the hope never fully extinguishes—because simply having the dream is the start you need, or you won’t get anywhere anyway, and that is when you have to take a leap of faith. A pitch-perfect graduation, baby, or inspirational gift for anyone who needs to me reminded of their own abilities—to dream.

Britannia Unchained Book

Britannia Unchained


  • Author : Kwasi Kwarteng
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137032249

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Britain is at a cross-roads; from the economy, to the education system, to social mobility, Britain must learn the rules of the 21st century, or face a slide into mediocrity. Brittania Unchained travels around the world, exploring the nations that are triumphing in this new age, seeking lessons Britain must implement to carve out a bright future.

The Holy Sinner Book
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

The Holy Sinner


  • Author : Thomas Mann
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1992-01-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0520076710

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Mann's humorous life of Pope Gregory provides an ironic take on medieval beliefs, and examines the relationship between religion and magic. The story, published in 1951, can also be read as a critique of the condition of Europe after WorldWar II.

Hope in the Dark Book

Hope in the Dark


  • Author : Rebecca Solnit
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2016-05-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608465798

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“[A] landmark book . . . Solnit illustrates how the uprisings that begin on the streets can upend the status quo and topple authoritarian regimes” (Vice). A book as powerful and influential as Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, her Hope in the Dark was written to counter the despair of activists at a moment when they were focused on their losses and had turned their back to the victories behind them—and the unimaginable changes soon to come. In it, she makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argues that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next. Now, with a moving new introduction explaining how the book came about and a new afterword that helps teach us how to hope and act in our unnerving world, she brings a new illumination to the darkness of our times in an unforgettable new edition of this classic book. “One of the best books of the 21st century.” —The Guardian “No writer has better understood the mix of fear and possibility, peril and exuberance that’s marked this new millennium.” —Bill McKibben, New York Times–bestselling author of Falter “An elegant reminder that activist victories are easily forgotten, and that they often come in extremely unexpected, roundabout ways.” —The New Yorker

Regenesis Book

Regenesis


  • Author : George Monbiot
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-08-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735240407

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* GEORGE MONBIOT IS THE WINNER OF THE 2022 ORWELL PRIZE FOR JOURNALISM * What if there were a way to stop climate change and end global hunger at the same time? The way we feed ourselves is destroying the planet, and a collection of crises have brought the global food supply to its breaking point. But it doesn't have to be this way. With technology that already exists, we could sustainably provide everyone on the planet with a healthy diet. By cultivating hydrogen-eating bacteria, deep-rooted plants, and much richer communities of insects--coupled with existing technology to reduce our dependence on meat--we can dramatically reduce our carbon footprint, solve world hunger, and halt the sixth extinction at the same time. George Monbiot is an internationally renowned climate activist, widely known for bringing bold, creative thinking to the climate and ecological crises facing our planet. Now, he turns his attention to the global food system to offer a reimagining of the way we feed ourselves on a scale to fit the urgency of the problems we face.