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The Language Of Hoofbeats

Author : Catherine Ryan Hyde
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"When Jackie and Paula's teenage foster daughter Star disappears with Comet, their disapproving neighbor's spirited horse, the neighbors are thrown together--far too close together. But as the search for the pair wears on, both families must learn to putaside their animosity and confront the choices they've made and the scars they carry"--

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Warning This is an independent addition to The Language of Hoofbeats, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. INTRO Jackie and Paula knew that moving their two foster children and adopted son to the rural town of Easley might take a period of adjustment. However they never could have prepared themselves for their new neighbor, Clementine - a bitterly mean old woman who instantly and vocally disapproves of the idea of two women raising a family. The two household immediately clash over the issue of Clem's horse Comet when Jackie and Paula's troubled teenage foster daughter Star discovers that Clem has been neglecting the horse. Jackie and Paula offer to buy Comet from Clem, but she refuses to part with the horse that once belonged to her daughter, Tina, who tragically took her own life years before. Then when a desperate Star takes drastic measure, the two families are forced to work together to ensure the safety of the troublesome members of their family. The fascinating thing about The Language of Hoofbeats, and the reason the novel works so well, is that the two narrators, Jackie and Clementine, have such completely different perspectives on the same events, giving us a window into two incredibly diverse and complex personalities. In fact, diversity is a key component of this book, and readers will fall in love with the way Catherine Ryan Hyde handles topics of race, gender, sexuality and mental illness with deftness and compassion. This is a story about how families are made. SETTING The book takes place in the rural, unincorporated town of Easley, California, where Jackie and Paula have moved with their two foster teenagers and young adopted son, in order for Paula to set up her practice as a large animal veterinarian. Jackie, one of the book's two narrators, is initially uneasy about the move to this dusty town, anticipating small-town attitudes that might not look too kindly on a married lesbian couple with children. However with the exception of their antagonistic neighbor Clementine, no one in the town seems to have a problem with Jackie and Paula's family, and they even receive congratulations for the work they are doing with foster children. This seems somewhat unrealistic, as it is impossible to deny that homophobia still exists in the United States, but it is understandable considering the relatively low number of people Jackie and Paula seem to interact with throughout the book. In fact, the book is much more concerned with exploring the inter-family relationships than in discussing the attitudes of other townsfolk. The book's other narrator, Clementine, has lived in Easley all her life, but her disapproval of Jackie and Paula's family seems to stem from something other than her small-town values. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

The Language Of Hoofbeats

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Warning: This is an independent addition to The Language of Hoofbeats, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. INTROJackie and Paula knew that moving their two foster children and adopted son to the rural town of Easley might take a period of adjustment. However they never could have prepared themselves for their new neighbor, Clementine - a bitterly mean old woman who instantly and vocally disapproves of the idea of two women raising a family. The two household immediately clash over the issue of Clem's horse Comet when Jackie and Paula's troubled teenage foster daughter Star discovers that Clem has been neglecting the horse. Jackie and Paula offer to buy Comet from Clem, but she refuses to part with the horse that once belonged to her daughter, Tina, who tragically took her own life years before. Then when a desperate Star takes drastic measure, the two families are forced to work together to ensure the safety of the troublesome members of their family. The fascinating thing about The Language of Hoofbeats, and the reason the novel works so well, is that the two narrators, Jackie and Clementine, have such completely different perspectives on the same events, giving us a window into two incredibly diverse and complex personalities. In fact, diversity is a key component of this book, and readers will fall in love with the way Catherine Ryan Hyde handles topics of race, gender, sexuality and mental illness with deftness and compassion. This is a story about how families are made.SETTING The book takes place in the rural, unincorporated town of Easley, California, where Jackie and Paula have moved with their two foster teenagers and young adopted son, in order for Paula to set up her practice as a large animal veterinarian. Jackie, one of the book's two narrators, is initially uneasy about the move to this dusty town, anticipating small-town attitudes that might not look too kindly on a married lesbian couple with children. However with the exception of their antagonistic neighbor Clementine, no one in the town seems to have a problem with Jackie and Paula's family, and they even receive congratulations for the work they are doing with foster children. This seems somewhat unrealistic, as it is impossible to deny that homophobia still exists in the United States, but it is understandable considering the relatively low number of people Jackie and Paula seem to interact with throughout the book. In fact, the book is much more concerned with exploring the inter-family relationships than in discussing the attitudes of other townsfolk. The book's other narrator, Clementine, has lived in Easley all her life, but her disapproval of Jackie and Paula's family seems to stem from something other than her small-town values. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Nur Wer Die Liebe Kennt

Author : Catherine Ryan Hyde
ISBN : 9783641017521
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Filmreif – die tragikomische Geschichte einer Freundschaft, die ein Leben lang währt Leonard ist gerade einmal fünf Jahre alt und schon ein Außenseiter: Der ernsthafte Junge leidet an schwerem Asthma und an einer unheilbaren Sehschwäche. Nur seine Mutter Pearl und der 25-jährige Nachbar Mitch lieben ihn bedingungslos. Doch die tiefe Freundschaft, die Leonard und Mitch verbindet, wird auf eine harte Probe gestellt, als Pearl plötzlich spurlos verschwindet. Denn Mitch glaubt, dass die junge Frau für immer fortgegangen ist, während Leonard tief in seinem Herzen weiß, dass Pearl noch immer in seiner Nähe ist ...

Bittersweet

Author : Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
ISBN : 9783458740087
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Ev Winslow ist reich, beliebt und wunderschön. Alles, was ihre College-Zimmergenossin Mabel nicht ist. Umso mehr freut sich Mabel, als Ev sie einlädt, den Sommer mit ihr in Bittersweet zu verbringen, auf dem Landsitz der Winslows in Vermont. Mabel genießt die windzerzausten Segeltörns, das mitternächtliche Schwimmen, die Sommerfeste unterm Sternenhimmel. Und plötzlich hat sie alles, wovon sie je geträumt hat: Freunde, die erste Liebe und das Gefühl, dazuzugehören. Doch auf die ungetrübten, flirrenden Tage fällt ein Schatten, als Mabel eine schreckliche Entdeckung macht und sie entscheiden muss, ob sie aus dem Paradies vertrieben werden will – oder die dunklen Geheimnisse der Familie bewahrt, um endlich eine der Ihren zu werden. Eine strahlende Familie, die das eigene Dunkel in den Abgrund reißen kann: Bittersweet erzählt von einer scheinbar idyllischen, glamourösen Welt und dem Wunsch einer Außenseiterin, Teil dieser Welt zu sein. Um jeden Preis.

Pay It Forward

Author : Catherine Ryan Hyde
ISBN : 9781481409421
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The internationally bestselling book that inspired the Pay It Forward movement is now available in a middle grade edition. Pay It Forward is a moving, uplifting novel about Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town who accepts his teacher’s challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world. Trevor’s idea is simple: do a good deed for three people, and instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to “pay it forward” to three others who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading across the world, and in this “quiet, steady masterpiece with an incandescent ending” (Kirkus Reviews), Trevor’s actions change his community forever. This middle grade edition of Pay It Forward is extensively revised, making it an appropriate and invaluable complement to lesson plans and an ideal pick for book clubs, classroom use, and summer reading. Includes an author'snote and curriculum guide.

House Of God

Author : Samuel Shem
ISBN : 9783426416747
Genre : Fiction
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Sechs junge Ärzte beginnen vollen Enthusiasmus ihr erstes Klinikjahr im House of God, beseelt von dem Wunsch, Menschen zu helfen und zu heilen. Doch ihre Ideale werden schnell fortgerissen im Strudel ihres rastlosen Alltags. Sie lernen die Schattenseiten der modernen Medizin kennen, werden zynisch, verzweifelt oder gleichgültig. Das House of God wird für sie zur Hölle ... »House of God« von Samuel Shem ist ein eBook von Topkrimi – exciting eBooks. Das Zuhause für spannende, aufregende, nervenzerreißende Krimis und Thriller. Mehr eBooks findest du auf Facebook. Werde Teil unserer Community und entdecke jede Woche neue Fälle, Crime und Nervenkitzel zum Top-Preis!

Paw It Forward

Author : Catherine Ryan Hyde
ISBN : 0990322718
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Pay It Forward's best-selling author, Catherine Ryan Hyde, was inspired to write Paw It Forward by her real-life dogs Jessie and Ella. In the book, Catherine teaches kids the concept of Paw It Forward through Ella's adventures, and Ella inspires kids to change the world through kindness! Kids will learn what it means to Paw It Forward and come to understand how powerful kindness can be. Grade-schoolers can read Ella's story on their own, with a friend or an older sibling, and with their mom, dad, or guardian. Everyone who reads this true story will be inspired to join the movement and empowered to change the world! Learn more at www.pawitforward.net

Winterm Rchen

Author : Mark Helprin
ISBN : 9783641134099
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New York, ausgehendes 19. Jahrhundert: Der Waisenjunge Peter Lake schlägt sich mit Diebstählen durch. Auf seinen Streifzügen durch die von Verfall und Verbrechen gezeichnete Stadt wird er von einem geheimnisvollen weißen Hengst begleitet, der ihm auf der Flucht vor einer Gangstermeute das Leben rettet. Als Peter in eine festungsgleiche Villa an der Upper West Side einbricht, begegnet er Beverly. Zwischen den beiden jungen Menschen entspinnt sich eine magische Liebesgeschichte ...

Die Botin Des K Nigs

Author : Kristen Britain
ISBN : 9783641077174
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Abenteuerlich und märchenhaft, spannend und magisch Die magische Reiter-Trilogie geht weiter: Karigans Mission ist noch nicht zu Ende. Denn auch wenn der finstere Magier Shawdell längst besiegt ist, so gilt dies nicht für die dunklen Kräfte, die er nach tausend Jahren wieder zum Leben erweckte. In den Tiefen des Waldes schlummert Etwas, das ganz Sacoridia bedroht. Seine Vorboten erreichen bereits die Städte, unheimliche Ereignisse häufen sich. Die Flüsse fließen plötzlich stromaufwärts, Tiere versteinern und in geschlossenen Räumen fällt Schnee... Zeit für Karigan, ein zweites Mal dem Ruf der Grünen Reiter zu folgen und ihren Vater zu verlassen. Doch diesmal scheint auch die Magie der Reiter nicht stark genug. Zahlreiche der erfahrenen, älteren Reiter fielen bereits dem Feind zum Opfer. Die Reihen der königlichen Boten sind gefährlich ausgedünnt. Und Karigan weiß nicht, ob sie der ihr zugedachten Aufgabe gewachsen ist. Zudem beunruhigen sie immer wieder kehrende Visionen, in denen sie sich einer wilden Amazone gegenübersieht...

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