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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"--

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

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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

Paw It Forward

Author : Catherine Ryan Hyde
ISBN : 0990322718
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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

Pay It Forward

Author : Catherine Ryan Hyde
ISBN : 9781481409421
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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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.

Das Herzenh Ren

Author : Jan-Philipp Sendker
ISBN : 9783641092597
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Die junge New Yorker Anwältin Julia Win hat sich noch nie so fremd gefühlt wie in Kalaw, diesem malerischen, in den Bergen Birmas versteckten Dorf. Hierher hatte sie die Suche nach ihrem Vater geführt, der vor vier Jahren plötzlich verschwunden war. Ein vierzig Jahre alter Liebesbrief von ihm, gerichtet an eine Unbekannte, hatte Julia auf diese Spur gebracht. Und nun lauscht sie in dieser magischen Umgebung den Worten eines alten Mannes, der ihr die geheimnisvolle Geschichte ihres Vaters erzählt ...

House Of God

Author : Samuel Shem
ISBN : 9783426416747
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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!

Nerve Das Spiel Ist Aus Wenn Wir Es Sagen

Author : Jeanne Ryan
ISBN : 9783641102401
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Ein atemloser Thriller um ein Onlinespiel, das eskaliert Eigentlich will Vee gar nicht mitspielen bei diesem neuen Online-Spiel, bei dem man ständig neue peinliche »Challenges« bekommt, die sofort ins Netz gestellt werden. Aber um einen Jungen auf sich aufmerksam zu machen, der ihr gefällt, wagt sie es dann doch. Zumal Preise locken, denen sie nicht widerstehen kann, wie zum Beispiel die Schuhe ihrer Träume. Noch dazu sieht Ian, der ihr als Spielpartner an die Seite gestellt wird, wirklich gut aus. Erst macht es Spaß. Aber dann werden die Challenges heikler und heikler, und die Fans treiben Vee dazu, immer mehr zu riskieren. Schließlich werden Vee und Ian zusammen mit fünf anderen Spielern an einen geheimen Ort gebracht, wo die letzte Runde stattfindet. Es geht um alles oder nichts und auf einmal steht ihr Leben auf dem Spiel ...

Wir Beide Irgendwann

Author : Jay Asher
ISBN : 9783641075798
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Was wäre wenn ..., ich dich heute küsse? Im Mai 1996 bekommt die 16-jährige Emma ihren ersten Computer geschenkt. Mithilfe ihres besten Freunds Josh loggt sie sich ein und gelangt zufällig auf ihre eigene Facebook-Seite – 15 Jahre später. Geschockt stellt sie fest, dass sie mit 31 Jahren arbeitslos und unglücklich verheiratet sein wird. Josh hingegen, bislang alles andere als ein Frauenheld (der erst kürzlich von Emma einen Korb bekommen hat), wird das hübscheste Mädchen der ganzen Schule heiraten und zudem seinen Traumjob ergattern. Emma ist jedoch nicht gewillt, sehenden Auges in ihr Unglück zu laufen. Um das Zusammentreffen mit dem Jungen zu verhindern, der sie später mal unglücklich machen wird, beginnt sie, bewusste Änderungen in der Gegenwart herbeizuführen. Doch der Versuch, in ihr Schicksal einzugreifen und dadurch ihr künftiges Facebook-Profil zu verändern, setzt eine fatale Kettenreaktion in Gang ...

The Language Of Dying

Author : Sarah Pinborough
ISBN : 9781782067559
Genre : Fiction
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From the bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES comes a beautiful, harrowing, heartbreaking story, filled with exquisite truths. 'A beautiful story, honestly told' Neil Gaiman Tonight is a special terrible night. A woman sits at her father's bedside, watching the clock tick away the last hours of his life. Her brothers and sisters - all broken, their bonds fragile - have been there for the past week, but now she is alone. And that's when it always comes. The clock ticks, the darkness beckons. If it comes at all.

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