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Author : Anne Lamott
Publisher : Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)
Release : 2011-04
Page : 317
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781594485046
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Anticipating a successful final year of high school in a new community, star student and athlete Rosie gives way to behaviors that reveal to her increasingly horrified parents that she has been abusing drugs and telling costly lies. By the author of Operating Instructions. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.


Author : Anne Lamott
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-04-06
Page : 336
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101186348
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Almost Everything, and Bird by Bird, a powerful and redemptive novel of love and family Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. She's intelligent-she aced AP physics; athletic-a former state-ranked tennis doubles champion; and beautiful. She is, in short, everything her mother, Elizabeth, hoped she could be. The family's move to Landsdale, with stepfather James in tow, hadn't been as bumpy as Elizabeth feared. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and that Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune from the pull of the darker impulses of drugs and alcohol are dashed. Slowly and against their will, Elizabeth and James are forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to them-and that her deceptions will have profound consequences. This is Anne Lamott's most honest and heartrending novel yet, exploring our human quest for connection and salvation as it reveals the traps that can befall all of us.


Author : Martel
Publisher : Penguin Books India
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Author : Anne Lamott
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2011-11-16
Page : 336
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307806731
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With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth that marked Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, her two bestselling works of nonfiction, Anne Lamott now gives us an exuberant richly absorbing portrait of a family for whom the joys and sorrows of everyday life are magnified under the glare of the unexpected. The Fergusons make their home in a small California town where life is supposed to resemble paradise, but for thirteen-year-old Rosie (last seen in Lamott's beloved novel Rosie), reality is a bit harsher. Her mother, a recovering alcoholic, is still beset by grief over the early death of her first husband. Rosie's stepfather is a struggling writer plagued by doubts and hilarious paranoia. And Rosie, aching in the bloom of young womanhood and obsessed with tournament tennis, finds that her athletic gifts, initially a source of triumph, now place her in peril, as a shadowy man who stalks her from the bleachers seems to be developing an obsession of his own. Written with enormous emotional honesty, inhabited by superbly realized characters, riotously funny and wonderfully suspenseful, Crooked Little Heart is Anne Lamott writing at the height of her considerable powers.


Author : Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
Release : 2012-04-10
Page : 224
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1429942827
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The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates Terry Tempest Williams's mother told her: "I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won't look at them until after I'm gone." Readers of Williams's iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge, well remember that mother. She was one of a large Mormon clan in northern Utah who developed cancer as a result of the nuclear testing in nearby Nevada. It was a shock to Williams to discover that her mother had kept journals. But not as much of a shock as what she found when the time came to read them. "They were exactly where she said they would be: three shelves of beautiful cloth-bound books . . . I opened the first journal. It was empty. I opened the second journal. It was empty. I opened the third. It too was empty . . . Shelf after shelf after shelf, all of my mother's journals were blank." What did Williams's mother mean by that? In fifty-four chapters that unfold like a series of yoga poses, each with its own logic and beauty, Williams creates a lyrical and caring meditation of the mystery of her mother's journals. When Women Were Birds is a kaleidoscope that keeps turning around the question "What does it mean to have a voice?"


Author : Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon
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Release : 1793
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Category : Birds
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Author : George Montagu
Publisher :
Release : 1813
Page : 476
Category : Birds
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Author : George Montagu
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Release : 1831
Page : 592
Category : Birds
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Author : Alexander Wilson
Publisher :
Release : 1832
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Category : Birds
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Author : George MONTAGU (F.L.S.)
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Release : 1831
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Author : H. H. Stoddard
Publisher :
Release : 1884
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Author : Terry Michelsen
Publisher : Book Hub Inc
Release : 2013-06-24
Page : 154
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 0989569438
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Terry Michelsen’s Soaring on Wings of Word is a collection of six previously self-published chapbooks celebrating the departure from traditional form to free verse, touching on themes of nature, human relationships, the diversity of morality, and the treachery of politics. Received with a great deal of positive reviews, Michelsen’s work inspires readers to explore their own connections with their own human spirit.


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Release : 1895
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Author : Anne Lamott
Publisher :
Release : 2011
Page : 275
Category : Bereavement
ISBN 13 : 9781742582511
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A year ago Rosie's dad died; but this young girl, wild of hair, smart of mouth and with an open heart, is busy embracing the world. Unfortunately her mother Elizabeth is finding the business of living much more difficult. Rosie is part of Ann Lamott's best-selling trilogy about a mother and daughter and how Elizabeth and Rosie, two forceful and complex people, rebuild their family of two.


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Release : 1898
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Category : Recreation
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Author : William Earl Dodge Scott
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Release : 1888
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Category : Birds
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Author : Anne Lamott
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2007-12-18
Page : 272
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 0307424987
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An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’”


Author : John Latham
Publisher :
Release : 1822
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Category : Birds
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Author : AJ Pearce
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2019-05-07
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1501170074
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This charming, irresistible debut novel set in London during World War II about a young woman who longs to be a war correspondent and inadvertently becomes a secret advice columnist is “a jaunty, heartbreaking winner” (People)—for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Lilac Girls. Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are doing their bit for the war effort and trying to stay cheerful, despite the German planes making their nightly raids. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent, and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper she seizes her chance; but after a rather unfortunate misunderstanding, she finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Bird, renowned advice columnist of Woman’s Friend magazine. Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight into the bin. But as Emmy reads the desperate pleas from women who many have Gone Too Far with the wrong man, or can’t bear to let their children be evacuated, she begins to secretly write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles. “Fans of Jojo Moyes will enjoy AJ Pearce’s debut, with its plucky female characters and fresh portrait of women’s lives in wartime Britain” (Library Journal)—a love letter to the enduring power of friendship, the kindness of strangers, and the courage of ordinary people in extraordinary times. “Headlined by its winning lead character, who always keeps carrying on, Pearce's novel is a delight” (Publishers Weekly). Irrepressibly funny and enormously moving, Dear Mrs. Bird is “funny and poignant…about the strength of women and the importance of friendship” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis).


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Release : 1876
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