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Trying To Float

Author : Nicolaia Rips
ISBN : 9781501133008
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 77. 97 MB
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“Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise—a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents” (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old’s darkly funny, warmhearted memoir about growing up in New York City’s legendary Chelsea Hotel. Meet the family Rips: father Michael, a lawyer turned writer with a penchant for fine tailoring; mother Sheila, a former model and renowned sculptor who matches her welding outfits with couture; and daughter Nicolaia, a precocious and wry high school student at work on a highly unusual extracurricular activity, an official record of her peculiar childhood. Nicolaia is a perpetual outsider who has struggled to find her place in schools populated by cliquish girls and loudmouthed boys. But at the Chelsea, Nicolaia she has found her tribe. There’s her neighbor Stormé, a tall albino woman who keeps a pink handgun strapped to her ankle; her babysitter, Jade, who may or may not have a second career as an escort; her friend Artie, former proprietor of New York’s most famous nightclubs. The kids at school might never understand her, but as Nicolaia endeavors to fit in, she realizes that the Chelsea’s motley crew could hold the key to surviving the perils of her adolescence. “Nicolaia Rips is an old-soul sophisticate. Trying to Float is like Eloise meets Wes Anderson” (Elle), and not since Holden Caulfield has there been such a fabulously compelling teen guide to New York City. Rips’s debut is “charmingly self-deprecating and very funny…at once highly insightful and deeply familiar” (W Magazine), a triumphant parable for the power of embracing difference in all its forms. Her “engaging story with a big heart…will appeal to adults and teens alike” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

Between Two Seas

Author : Marie-Louise Jensen
ISBN : 9780192732750
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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'Travel to Skagen and find him. Give him my letter. Seek a better life, Marianne! Promise!' Bound by a vow made to her dying mother, Marianne sells her few belongings and leaves Grimsby. Her destination? Denmark, where she will search for her father, Lars Christensen-the golden-haired fisherman her mother fell in love with many years before. The journey will be long-and dangerous for a young girl travelling alone. As Marianne boards the fishing boat that will carry her across the North Sea, she wonders: will Denmark be the fairy-tale land she has dreamt of? Will she find happiness there? Will the father she has never met welcome the arrival of his illegitimate child? And why didn't he return for her mother, as he promised he would?

Lucy

Author : James R. Curwood
ISBN : 9781496961037
Genre : Fiction
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Lucy pulled on the brakes as hard as she could; the bike skidded sideways and the wheels slipped into the groove between the planks. Shrieking, she lunged forward leaving the bike falling from under her. Jack reached out, catching the full weight of her falling body in his outstretched arms . . . Lucy had planted herself firmly on top of him, and they both lay sprawled out on the planking. Set in The Western edge of the Cotswolds four teenagers find themselves embroiled in sabotage, conspiracy, and murder. Dangerous thugs threaten when they uncover clandestine activities; friendship turns to romance, their destinys become forever changed. The first book of a series that begins in the spring of 1932 when the chance meeting of two brothers and Lucy introduce the characters and the book ends leaving you wanting more.

Introduction To Equestrian Sports

Author : Kate Luxmoore
ISBN : 9780643094796
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This is not another "how to ride" book, its purpose is to help parents and riders who are new to the world of equestrian sports or those changing from one type of competition to another. The major disciplines are covered in four separate chapters: hacking/showing, dressage, showjumping and eventing. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction to the discipline showing how it originated and its current status. A detailed description of the discipline follows including types and classes of horses, types and levels of competition, who runs the competitions, which rules apply and how the competition is judged. At the end of each chapter is a section on the "ground rules" which is really a distillation of the author's own experience which takes the mystery and worry out of the whole experience. It covers topics such as how to find out what competitions are taking place and how to enter, which dressage tests apply, what to wear, what to do when you arrive, where best to park, where you can and cannot warm up, checking your gear and reporting to the judge. The appendices at the end of the book contain illustrations of arenas and the different types of bits and saddles, website links and examples of competition programs.

Tail Twisters

Author : Pearson Education
ISBN : 9780433076988
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Navigator is a KS2 reading scheme which covers fiction and non-fiction. It provides material to give pupils a 20-minute guided reading sesson per week during each school year.

The Fire Lord S Lover

Author : Kathryne Kennedy
ISBN : 1402255624
Genre : Fiction
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Reviewer Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews! An Outstanding Book from Merrimon Book Reviews! Nominated for Book of the Week from LASR Reviews!"A Tolkien-esque world combined with an eighteenth-century historical romance produces a satisfying tale with twists you'll never expect. Excellent!"-Jennifer Ashley, USA Today bestselling author of Pride Mates In a magical land ruled by ruthless Elven lords, the Fire Lord's son Dominic Raikes plays a deadly game to conceal his growing might from his malevolent father-until his arranged bride awakens in him passions he thought he had buried forever. Lady Cassandra has been raised in outward purity and innocence, while secretly being trained as an assassin. Her mission is to bring down the Elven Lord and his champion son. But when she gets to court she discovers that nothing is what it seems, least of all the man she married. But beneath the gilded castles lies an unspeakable evil, greater than either Dominic or Cassandra had ever fathomed, and without each other they may not survive. A unique combination of historical and fantasy romance, The Fire Lord's Lover will fascinate readers of Karen Monin, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, and Diane Duval who will adore this imaginative unexpected love story between the son of a tyrant and the woman sent to take them both down. The Elven Lords Historical Fantasy Romance Trilogy: The Fire Lord's Lover (Book 1) The Lady of the Storm (Book 2): Giles Beaumont is reluctantly assigned to protect an Elven Lord's daughter...until he falls under her enchanting spell The Lord of Illusion (Book 3): Lord Drystan Hawkes dreams of fighting for England's freedom from the endless evils of the Elven Lords. But first he must find the beautiful slave girl who holds the secret to his quest. What readers are saying about The Fire Lord's Lover "It was so good that I read it in one day...and then I read it again!!" "It was different; keeping me entranced trying to figure out what was going to happen next." "...engaged and engrossed right from the first chapter in the fascinating world of Elvin magic and ensuing romance." "It's very satisfying, as addictive as chocolate covered pretzels with a side of Nutella." What reviewers are saying about The Fire Lord's Lover "The Fire Lord's Lover is a touching love story that will sweep you away into another time and place where the elves rule and love is found in unlikely places."- CK2S Kwips and Kritiques "...so well written and her characters are so rich and captivating that I simply could not put it down."- The San Francisco Book Review "A very unique series that will enchant lovers of historicals and fantasy. A beautiful gem to be treasured."-Booklovers, Inc. "Charming, sweeping-of-your-feet romantic and toe-curling sensuous"-Erotic Horizon What people are saying about Kathryne Kennedy "As darkly imaginative as Tolkien, as richly romantic as Heyer, Kennedy carves a new genre in romantic fiction." Erin Quinn, author of Haunting Warrior "[Kennedy] has created characters that live and breathe between the pages; a talent which is, in my opinion, a hallmark of skilled storytelling."-Fresh Fiction "Ms. Kennedy's a pro at creating memorable characters, comical situations, a fun dialog, and an endearing love story."-Sia McKye's Thoughts Over Coffee

Who S Who In World War Ii

Author : John Keegan
ISBN : 9781134509645
Genre : History
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Circle Of Vengeance

Author : Michael Houghton
ISBN : 9781291704211
Genre : Fiction
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Reclusive financier Daniel Preston dedicated his life to the total destruction of anybody who might have been connected to the terrorists who planted the bomb that exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. His parents were flying in the doomed aircraft to join him for Christmas in New York. Jonathon Steele, Daniel's childhood friend whose life he saved three times, now Chairman of Steele Horizons, re-enters Daniel's life as fate draws them together. Nathan King, heir to the international conglomerate Crown Inc. He was the only survivor of a massacre on his father's Pacific Island. With his mother and father murdered, he sets out on a trail of revenge, killing the murderers one-by-one until only their paymaster is left. Who wants Nathan dead so badly, and why? As Nathan uncovers secrets that have been hidden from him all his life, the body count rises. His path of revenge converges with Daniel's until, together, they finally face the man with the biggest desire for revenge of all.

Soul Whisperer

Author : Gary Comer
ISBN : 9781621895442
Genre : Religion
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What if we changed the face of evangelism? In a time when so many have a negative perception of evangelism, what if a new model was entirely biblical, loaded with skills, and more effective? Soul Whisperer shifts the emphasis from telling to a drawing paradigm. It develops biblically the pattern of Jesus, who did not give static presentations but rather customized his words to each hearer. By learning his ways, our words, too, can have pinpointed impact! Christians will discover how to draw out first, in order to read their friends and discern the relevant appeal of the gospel. In this way, the style is far more dynamic. It adapts! Understanding the non-believer's unique starting point will determine a distinct path. By creating a conversation about spiritual influence and what is involved in faith formation, this book charts ways for Christians to go deeper in evangelistic relationships. Most importantly, Soul Whisperer infuses skills that will shape a more Christ-likened missional disciple.

The Freedom Frontier

Author : Jeff Norton
ISBN : 9781408323830
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The thrilling final instalment of the action-packed METAWARS series. With the Guardians and Millennials eliminated, Jonah and Sam are left to fend for themselves. When they discover their enemy, Granger, is also on his own they take the ultimate leap of faith and join forces to survive...and save humanity. The future of the world on and off-line is at stake and Jonah will not stop until he prevails. Even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.

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