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Author : Nicolaia Rips
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-06-13
Page : 272
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1501132997
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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).


Author : Nicolaia Rips
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-07-12
Page : 272
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1501133004
Description :


“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).


Author : Nicolaia Rips
Publisher :
Release : 2016-07-14
Page : 272
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781471156878
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'They were like balloons that had escaped a child's grasp - pointlessly floating. "Focus!" I would plead with my mother. And my father was forever being diverted.' Allow us to introduce you to the Rips family: Michael, Sheila and daughter Nicolaia, the last denizens of New York's famous Chelsea Hotel. Better yet, allow Nicolaia to introduce them, since it's her earnest, wry, occasionally wicked, but always affectionate observations that you'll find in her memoir, Trying to Float. Not only a coming-ofage story set in an enigmatic New York landmark, this is also the clever love story of a family, navigating the curiosities of their home


Author : Helena Fox
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-05-07
Page : 384
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0525554351
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of the Year "Profoundly moving . . . Will take your breath away." --Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces A stunningly gorgeous and deeply hopeful portrayal of living with mental illness and grief, from an exceptional new voice. Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn't be here but is. So Biz doesn't tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn't tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface--normal okay regular fine. But after what happens on the beach--first in the ocean, and then in the sand--the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears and, with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, sweeter to float all the way away? Or maybe stay a little longer, find her father, bring him back to her. Or maybe--maybe maybe maybe--there's a third way Biz just can't see yet. Debut author Helena Fox tells a story about love and grief, about inter-generational mental illness, and how living with it is both a bridge to someone loved and lost and, also, a chasm. She explores the hard and beautiful places loss can take us, and honors those who hold us tightly when the current wants to tug us out to sea. "Give this to all your...friends immediately." --Cosmopolitan.com "I haven't been so dazzled by a YA in ages." --Jandy Nelson, author of I'll Give You the Sun (via SLJ) "Mesmerizing and timely." --Bustle "Nothing short of exquisite." --PopSugar "Immensely satisfying" --Girls' Life * "Lyrical and profoundly affecting." --Kirkus (starred review) * "Masterful...Just beautiful." --Booklist (starred review) * "Intimate...Unexpected." --PW (starred review) * "Fox writes with superb understanding and tenderness." --BCCB (starred review) * "Frank [and] beautifully crafted."--BookPage (starred review) "This book will explode you into atoms." --Margo Lanagan, author of Tender Morsels "Helena Fox's novel delivers. Read it." --Cath Crowley, author of Words in Deep Blue "This is not a book; it is a work of art." --Kerry Kletter, author of The First Time She Drowned "Perfect...Readers will be deeply moved." --Books+Publishing


Author : Sari Rosenblatt
Publisher :
Release : 1984
Page : 172
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Lili Wright
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release : 2003-06-01
Page : 352
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0767910044
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Burned out on love, a thirtysomething female writer describes her odyssey from Maine to Key West in search of an answer to the question "What is true love?" in modern America, recalling the choices she has made in her own life and the colorful locals she encounters along the way, reassessing her personal relationships, and discussing what it means to be with one person forever. Reprint.


Author : Mark Young
Publisher : Educate and Learn Publishing
Release : 2016-05-20
Page :
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN 13 : 0992742870
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Author : Trish Doller
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2021-03-02
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250767954
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* One of OprahMag.com's Most Anticipated Romances of 2021! * Heartbroken by the loss of her fiancé, adventurous Anna finds a second chance at love with an Irish sailor in this riveting, emotional romance. After a reminder goes off for the Caribbean sailing trip Anna was supposed to take with her fiancé, she impulsively goes to sea in the sailboat he left her, intending to complete the voyage alone. But after a treacherous night’s sail, she realizes she can’t do it by herself and hires Keane, a professional sailor, to help. Much like Anna, Keane is struggling with a very different future than the one he had planned. As romance rises with the tide, they discover that it’s never too late to chart a new course. In Trish Doller’s unforgettable Float Plan, starting over doesn't mean letting go of your past, it means making room for your future. "The perfect escape. Fresh, funny, and romantic. I wish I could sail away with this book." - Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries and Little Bridge series


Author : Laura Martin
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2018-05-29
Page : 368
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062803794
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From the critically acclaimed author of the Edge of Extinction series comes this fast-paced, action-packed, and heartfelt adventure about a group of kids with uncontrollable abilities, perfect for fans of Gordon Korman, Lisa McMann, and Dan Gutman! Emerson can float…he just can’t do it very well. His uncontrollable floating is his RISK factor, which means that he deals with Reoccurring Incidents of the Strange Kind. The last place Emerson wants to be is at a government-mandated summer camp for RISK kids like him, so he’s shocked when he actually starts having fun at camp—and he even makes some new friends. But it’s not all canoeing and capture the flag at Camp Outlier. The summer of fun takes a serious turn when Emerson and his friends discover that one of their own is hiding a deadly secret that puts all of their lives in danger. It’s up to the Red Maple boys to save themselves—and everyone like them.


Author : Lynne Berry
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-07-09
Page : 48
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1416997636
Description :


While trying to cross a moat, Archimedes the Goat and Skinny the Hen learn why objects sink or float. By the author of The Curious Demise of the Contrary Cat and the illustrator of Itsy-Bitsy Baby Mouse.


Author : Rahaf Harfoush
Publisher : Diversion Books
Release : 2019-02-19
Page :
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1635765773
Description :


OUR CULTURE HAS BECOME OBSESSED WITH HUSTLING. As we struggle to keep up in a knowledge economy that never sleeps, we arm ourselves with life hacks, to-do lists, and an inbox-zero mentality, grasping at anything that will help us work faster, push harder, and produce more. There’s just one problem: most of these solutions are making things worse. Creativity isn’t produced on an assembly line, and endless hustle is ruining our mental and physical health while subtracting from our creative performance. Productivity and Creativity are not compatible; we are stuck between them, and like the opposite poles of a magnet, they are tearing us apart. When we’re told to sleep more, meditate, and slow down, we nod our heads in agreement, yet seem incapable of applying this advice in our own lives. Why do we act against our creative best interests? WE HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO FLOAT. The answer lies in our history, culture, and biology. Instead of focusing on how we work, we must understand why we work—why we believe that what we do determines who we are. Hustle and Float explores how our work culture creates contradictions between what we think we want and what we actually need, and points the way to a more humane, more sustainable, and, yes, more creative, way of working and living.


Author : Takafumi Takada
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2015-02-01
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1312884185
Description :


Chinami Chiba, a young genius, and his friends witnessed a purse-snatching at a tourist spot. They decided to chase the thief to catch him. They thought they trapped the thief, when they drove him into the shore of a river, which was too wide to swim across. The thief narrowly escaped the tight spot by using a large boat. The chasers had to use a small boat (holding up to only two passengers) to catch up on the runaway thief. To make matters worse, some of the chasers did not want to go on board with certain specific others. How do they have to plan the passenger combinations of the boat boarding and the sequence of the round trips between the two opposing shores, to get all of them to the other shore and continue the pursuit? The so-called "river crossing puzzle", a famous logic puzzle, is ideally harmonized with the mystery fiction by Takafumi Takada, a popular mystery writer in Japan. The author is challenging the reader, namely YOU, to solve the brain twister.


Author : Dennis Adams
Mary Hamm
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2017-03-08
Page : 170
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 1475834470
Description :


This book will help educators design STEM programs and lessons that foster teamwork and thinking while getting students actively involved in their own learning. There are many practical ideas and lesson plans that will help teachers reach both eager and reluctant learners. The suggestions for STEM curriculum and instruction are research based and standards driven. This book looks at collaborative learning, differentiation, and diversity all the while building instruction in the STEM subjects and good hands-on materials. This is done in a way that is designed to help every student feel successful and part of the class as a whole. It shows a deep respect for the unique relationship between teachers and their students as they try to navigate their way into the future. Suggestions are designed to help learners question, analyze, interpret, problem solve, and discover. The STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math are essential to understanding the world of today and the world of tomorrow. The authors view is that it takes more than innovation alone; for innovation to be useful, products of the imagination must be arranged in ways that allow them to be used to solve real world problems.


Author : Dennis Adams
Mary Hamm
Publisher : R&L Education
Release : 2013-04-16
Page : 160
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 1475804644
Description :


In a rapidly evolving local and global economy, skills related to mathematical problem solving, scientific inquiry, and technological innovation are becoming more critical for success in and out of school. Thus, Demystify Math, Science, and Technology addresses the need to cultivate these skills in young students so that ingenuity, teamwork, and imaginative skills become part of their arsenal in dealing with real world challenges.


Author : Olga Bicos
Publisher : Speaking Volumes
Release : 1998
Page : 421
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1628156783
Description :


Dearest Cherish, Someone tried to kill me today. Watch your back. Contact Conor, he'll know what to do. P.S. You should have picked me, little girl... They survived a deadly airplane crash. Conor took the blame, Alec disappeared and Cherish's life changed forever. A year later, another crash and a mysterious message reunite Cherish with the two men from her past: Alec, the man who loved her, and Conor, the lover she couldn't forget. Together, they must stop a terrorist from killing again. But as the investigation unfolds, Cherish's faith is put to the test... as she tries to decide if one of the men she trusts could be the real killer.... "A TERRIFIC WRITER."—JAYNE ANN KRENTZ


Author : Daniel Miyares
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-06-09
Page : 48
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1481415255
Description :


A boy’s small paper boat—and his large imagination—fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me! that includes endpaper instructions for building a boat of your own. A little boy takes a boat made of newspaper out for a rainy-day adventure. The boy and his boat dance in the downpour and play in the puddles, but when the boy sends his boat floating down a gutter stream, it quickly gets away from him. So of course the little boy goes on the hunt for his beloved boat—and when the rain lets up, he finds himself on a new adventure altogether. This seemingly simply story from Daniel Miyares is enriched with incredible depth and texture that transcend words.


Author : Jay B. McDaniel
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2009-08-01
Page : 228
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1606089129
Description :


In this innovative volume, Jay McDaniel creatively weaves various strands of contemporary theology into a vibrant pattern for an ecological spirituality. Influenced by process theology, the author synthesizes core insights of feminism, liberation theology, creation theology, and world religions. He focuses this varied knowledge around the central theme of an ecologically sound and nurturing faith. The work is strengthened by provocative study questions, an insightful appendix on the role of silence in ecological spirituality, and a comprehensive, annotated bibliography.


Author : Norton Juster
Publisher : Yearling Books
Release : 1996
Page : 256
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0394820371
Description :


A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.


Author : Wendy K. Bartlett
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2014-01-13
Page : 128
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1598847449
Description :


This easy-to-use, comprehensive guide shows how to establish a floating collection in any library—regardless of type or size. • Checklists for various stages of the floating process • Frequently asked questions for staff members • A bibliography of publications on floating collections, covering websites of floating libraries, PLA presentations, articles, and listserv archives • An index covers major topics, libraries described within the text, as well as interviewed individuals


Author : Ron Cubit
Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
Release : 2020-11-10
Page : 296
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1646280393
Description :


This book expresses the challenges the author faced in life while attempting to fit into constantly changing environments. Throughout the book, the author explains the transitions involving his fool's hill-a concept presented to him by his grandmother. Early in life, the author experienced changing life situations, and he desired to be accepted, which led to mischievousness then gravitated to crime and other rebellious acts.As a high school dropout, the author volunteered to serv