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There There

There There
  • Author : Tommy Orange
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-06-05
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780771073021
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Summary : Here is a voice we have never heard--a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Here is a story of several people, each of whom has private reasons for travelling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honour his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss. Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking, There There is a relentlessly paced multi-generational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. An unforgettable debut.

There There

There There
  • Author : Tommy Orange
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-06-05
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780525520382
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Summary : “Powerful. . . . a revelation.” —The New York Times “With a literary authority rare in a debut novel, it places Native American voices front and center before readers’ eyes.” —NPR/Fresh Air One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year and winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award, Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering bestselling novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable. One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe

There There

There There
  • Author : Tommy Orange
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-07-05
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781473553392
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Summary : THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A thunderclap’ Marlon James ‘Astonishing’ Margaret Atwood, via Twitter ‘Pure soaring beauty’ Colm Tóibín ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S BEST BOOKS OF 2018 A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK 2018 AN OPRAH MAGAZINE TOP 15 BEST BOOK 2018 FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 WINNER OF THE WRITER’S CENTER FIRST NOVEL 2018 AWARD Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and hoping to reconnect with her estranged family. That’s why she is there. Dene is there because he has been collecting stories to honour his uncle’s death, while Edwin is looking for his true father and Opal came to watch her boy Orvil dance. All of them are connected by bonds they may not yet understand. All of them are here for the celebration that is the Big Oakland Powwow. But Tony Loneman is also there. And Tony has come to the Powow with darker intentions. ‘An exhilarating, polyphonic debut novel... Dazzling’ Daily Telegraph ‘Lyrical and playful, shaking and shimmering with energy... Orange creates beauty out of tragedy’ Guardian ‘Bold and engrossing... Orange has got under his characters’ skins, allowing them to speak for themselves’ Financial Times

There, There

There, There
  • Author : Tim Beiser
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :24
  • ISBN : 9781770497528
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Summary : "The story of a whiny rabbit pushing a patient bear to the end of his tether and learning a lesson in looking on the bright side"--Amazon.com.

Motorcycles & Sweetgrass

Motorcycles & Sweetgrass
  • Author : Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :348
  • ISBN : 9780307398062
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Summary : Otter Lake is an Anishnaawbe Reserve buried deep in central Ontario. It is a community with a few problems. But then a mysterious, handsome white stranger named John arrives riding a vintage 1954 Indian Chief motorcycle. Who he is nobody knows, except Lillian who happens to be on her deathbed. When she summons him during her final farewells, she also charges him with a mission to help the people she loves, whom she is leaving behind.

There, There

There, There
  • Author : Sam McBratney
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :40
  • ISBN : 1742760724
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Summary : There, theretwo of the most soothing words in the English language. In this story from best-selling author Sam McBratney, Little Hansie Bear loves to pretend; but walking like a duck can be hazardous, especially when he falls into a deep-down ditch and has to be helped out by his dad. With a there, there and a hug, Hansie is soon off to play again. So when Dad hurts his foot Hansie knows just what to do...

The Relatives

The Relatives
  • Author : Camilla Gibb
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-03-23
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780385678100
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Summary : From the renowned author of Sweetness in the Belly, The Beauty of Humanity Movement and This Is Happy, comes a bold, urgent and richly imagined novel about what it means to be a family in our modern world. Lila is on a long, painful journey toward motherhood. Tess and Emily are reeling after their ugly separation and fighting over ownership of the embryos that were supposed to grow their family together. And thousands of miles away, the unknown man who served as anonymous donor to them all is being held in captivity in Somalia. While his life remains in precarious balance, his genetic material is a source of both creation and conflict. What does it mean to be a family in our rapidly shifting world? What are our responsibilities to each other with increasing options for how to create a family? As these characters grapple with life-altering changes, they will find themselves interconnected in ways they cannot have imagined, and forced to redefine what family means to them.

Everybody's Autobiography

Everybody's Autobiography
  • Author : Gertrude Stein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-03-13
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780307829771
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Summary : “Alice B. Toklas wrote hers and now everybody will write theirs.” In 1933 Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller lists, and the author found herself a celebrity. Everybody’s Autobiography is the very Steinian account of her soul-satisfying next five years in France, England, and America, where she made a triumphant tour of the country. Here are Stein’s devastating analyses of some of the major figures of the day whom she met—among them Dashiell Hammett, Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Marianne Moore, Mrs. Roosevelt, and Sherwood Anderson—and also of her own life and work.

Getting There

Getting There
  • Author : Gillian Zoe Segal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-04-14
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781613127711
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Summary : The path to success is rarely easy or direct, and good mentors are hard to find. In Getting There, thirty leaders in diverse fields share their secrets to navigating the rocky road to the top. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned. They dispense not only essential and practical career advice, but also priceless wisdom applicable to life in general. Getting There is for everyone—from students contemplating their futures to the vast majority of us facing challenges or seeking to reach our potential.

No There There

No There There
  • Author : Chris Rhomberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-02-26
  • Total pages :323
  • ISBN : 9780520251663
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Summary : "This sophisticated account of a remarkable city's coalitions and conflicts over half a century is an outstanding contribution to urban history and political analysis. Clearly written and amply supplied with good stories, the book will interest students of urban history, social movements, and American political change."—Charles Tilly, author of Durable Inequality "An altogether exemplary book. Rhomberg uses a combination of traditional class analysis, an institutional perspective on urban politics, and social movement theory to fashion a rich and persuasive account of the history of urban political conflict in Oakland between 1920-1975. In combining these strands of theory and research, he has also given us a model for the kind of dynamic, historically grounded political sociology that has been sadly missing in recent years."—Doug McAdam, author of Freedom Summer "Race, class, and local politics are key components of America's social fabric. On the basis of his outstanding scholarly research, Rhomberg examines the complex web of their interaction by focusing on one of the most conflicted urban scenes: Oakland, California; and taking a historical perspective on the evolving pattern of power struggles. This book will become required reading for students of urban politics."—Manuel Castells, author of The Rise of the Network Society “No There There combines a sophisticated interpretation of political and sociological urban theory with rigorous historical research… An important and stimulating book.” –Joseph A. Rodriguez, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Western Historical Quarterly

The Hiawatha

The Hiawatha
  • Author : David Treuer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-07-30
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781466850170
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Summary : Recently widowed, and encouraged by government relocation schemes to move Native Americans off their reservations, Betty takes her four young children from their Ojibwe roots to make a new life in Minneapolis. As Betty struggles to keep her family and her dignity intact, her younger son Lester finds romance on the soon-to-be-demolished train, The Hiawatha, while his older brother Simon secretly protects his mother by taking a dangerous job as a construction worker, scaling the heights of the skyscrapers that, once completed, will never welcome him. Twenty years later, Simon is released from prison for a horrible crime of passion. His return to Minneapolis sets in motion the dramatic, inevitable conclusion to one family's ceaseless fight to survive. An elegy to the American dream, and to the sometimes tragic experience of the Native Americans who helped to build it, The Hiawatha is both a moving portrait of a family, and a fast-paced, page-turning literary mystery of murder and redemption. David Treuer more than delivers on the promise he displayed in his acclaimed first novel, Little, and confirms his reputation as one of the most talented and original writers of his generation.

The Index of Self-Destructive Acts

The Index of Self-Destructive Acts
  • Author : Christopher Beha
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-05-05
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781947793927
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Summary : “A significant novel, beautifully crafted and deeply felt. Beha creates a high bonfire of our era's vanities. . . .This is a novel to savor.”- Colum McCann Through baseball, finance, media, and religion, Beha traces the passing of the torch from the old establishment to the new meritocracy, exploring how each generation’s failure helped land us where we are today. What makes a life, Sam Waxworth sometimes wondered—self or circumstance? On the day Sam Waxworth arrives in New York to write for the Interviewer, a street-corner preacher declares that the world is coming to an end. A data journalist and recent media celebrity—he correctly forecast every outcome of the 2008 election—Sam knows a few things about predicting the future. But when projection meets reality, life gets complicated. His first assignment for the Interviewer is a profile of disgraced political columnist Frank Doyle, known to Sam for the sentimental works of baseball lore that first sparked his love of the game. When Sam meets Frank at Citi Field for the Mets’ home opener, he finds himself unexpectedly ushered into Doyle’s crumbling family empire. Kit, the matriarch, lost her investment bank to the financial crisis; Eddie, their son, hasn’t been the same since his second combat tour in Iraq; Eddie’s best friend from childhood, the fantastically successful hedge funder Justin Price, is starting to see cracks in his spotless public image. And then there’s Frank’s daughter, Margo, with whom Sam becomes involved—just as his wife, Lucy, arrives from Wisconsin. While their lives seem inextricable, none of them know how close they are to losing everything, including each other. Sweeping in scope yet meticulous in its construction, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts is a remarkable family portrait and a masterful evocation of New York City and its institutions. Over the course of a single baseball season, Christopher Beha traces the passing of the torch from the old establishment to the new meritocracy, exploring how each generation’s failure helped land us where we are today. Whether or not the world is ending, Beha’s characters are all headed to apocalypses of their own making.

Sorrow's Point

Sorrow's Point
  • Author : Danielle DeVor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-12-15
  • Total pages :242
  • ISBN : 9781944728236
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Summary : A defrocked priest offers to help an old friend with a sick daughter, but he has no idea what truly awaits him in this story of supernatural horror. The Blackmoor residence rests upon the outskirts of town with a history of magic, mayhem, and death, Jimmy Holiday must decide if the young girl, Lucy, is only ill, or if the haunting of the house and her apparent possession are real. After the house appears to affect him as well with colors of magic dancing before his eyes, rooms warded by a witch, and a ring of power in his voice, Jimmy is met by a transient who tells him he has “the Mark.” Whatever being “marked” means, Jimmy doesn’t care. All he wants to do is help Lucy. But helping Lucy means performing the one thing he swore he would never do: an exorcism. Will he survive long enough to save the child—and his soul? If you like Darcy Coates, Jack Ketchum, Robert R. McCammon, Willow Rose, and Joe Hill, you’ll love this ghostly dark fantasy filled with enough occult and supernatural to scratch that horror itch! “DeVor delivers a terrifying story of demonic possession and the valiant fight to save the child that will have you turning on all the lights in your house and jumping at the slightest sound.”—Sci-Fi & Scary

Bad Endings

Bad Endings
  • Author : Carleigh Baker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-15
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 1772140767
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Summary : Fiction. Native American Studies. Carleigh Baker likes to make light in the dark. Whether plumbing family ties, the end of a marriage, or death itself, she never lets go of the witty, the ironic, and perhaps most notably, the awkward. Despite the title, the resolution in these stories isn't always tragic, but it's often uncomfortable, unexpected, or just plain strange. Character digressions, bad decisions, and misconceptions abound. While steadfastly local in her choice of setting, Baker's deep appreciation for nature takes a lot of these stories out of Vancouver and into the wild. Salmon and bees play reoccurring roles in these tales, as do rivers. Occasionally, characters blend with their animal counterparts, adding a touch of magic realism. Nature is a place of escape and attempted convalescence for characters suffering from urban burnout. Even if things get weird along the way, as Hunter S. Thompson said, 'When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.' In BAD ENDINGS, Baker takes troubled characters to a moment of realization or self-revelation, but the results aren't always pretty.

From There to Here

From There to Here
  • Author : Laurel Croza
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-27
  • Total pages :36
  • ISBN : 9781554983667
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Summary : A little girl and her family have just moved across the country by train. Their new neighborhood in the city of Toronto is very different from their home in the Saskatchewan bush, and at first everything about “there” seems better than “here.” The little girl’s dad has just finished building a dam across the Saskatchewan River, and his new project is to build a highway through Toronto. In Saskatchewan, he would come home for lunch every day, but now he doesn’t come until supper. The family used to love to look at the stars, and the northern lights dancing in the night sky. But in the city, all they can see is the glare from the streetlights. All the kids used to run and play together, but now older brother Doug has his own friends. Then one day there is a knock on the door. It is Anne, who lives kitty-corner and is also eight, going on nine, and suddenly living in Toronto takes on a whole new light. Laurel Croza and Matt James have beautifully captured the voice and intense feelings of a young child who, in the midst of upheaval, finds hope in her new surroundings.

From Here to There

From Here to There
  • Author : Michael Bond
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-05-26
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780674247376
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Summary : A wise and insightful exploration of human navigation, what it means to be lost, and how we find our way. How is it that we can walk unfamiliar streets while maintaining a sense of direction? Come up with shortcuts on the fly, in places we’ve never traveled? The answer is the complex mental map in our brains. This feature of our cognition is easily taken for granted, but it’s also critical to our species’ evolutionary success. In From Here to There Michael Bond tells stories of the lost and found—Polynesian sailors, orienteering champions, early aviators—and surveys the science of human navigation. Navigation skills are deeply embedded in our biology. The ability to find our way over large distances in prehistoric times gave Homo sapiens an advantage, allowing us to explore the farthest regions of the planet. Wayfinding also shaped vital cognitive functions outside the realm of navigation, including abstract thinking, imagination, and memory. Bond brings a reporter’s curiosity and nose for narrative to the latest research from psychologists, neuroscientists, animal behaviorists, and anthropologists. He also turns to the people who design and expertly maneuver the world we navigate: search-and-rescue volunteers, cartographers, ordnance mappers, urban planners, and more. The result is a global expedition that furthers our understanding of human orienting in the natural and built environments. A beguiling mix of storytelling and science, From Here to There covers the full spectrum of human navigation and spatial understanding. In an age of GPS and Google Maps, Bond urges us to exercise our evolved navigation skills and reap the surprising cognitive rewards.

There I Am

There I Am
  • Author : Ruthie Lindsey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-04-20
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781982107925
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Summary : Brain on Fire meets Carry On, Warrior in this inspirational memoir and “testament to the things that break us, heal us, and make us who we are” (Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author) that explores one woman’s journey from chronic pain and hopelessness to finding joy, redemption, and healing. At seventeen years old, Ruthie Lindsey is hit by an ambulance near her home in rural Louisiana. She’s given a five percent chance of survival and one percent chance of walking again. One month later after a spinal fusion surgery, Ruthie defies the odds, leaving the hospital on her own two feet. Just a few years later, newly married and living in Nashville, Ruthie begins to experience debilitating pain. Her case confounds doctors and after numerous rounds of testing, imaging, and treatment, they prescribe narcotic painkillers—lots of them. Ruthie has become bedridden, dependent on painkillers, and hopeless, when an X-ray reveals that the wire used to fuse her spine is piercing her brain stem. Without another staggeringly expensive experimental surgery, she could well become paralyzed, but in many ways, she already is. Ruthie goes into the hospital in chronic pain, dependent on prescription painkillers, and leaves the same way. She can still walk but has no idea where she’s going. As her life unravels, Ruthie returns home to Louisiana and sets out on a journey to learn joy again. She trades fentanyl for sunsets and morphine for wildflowers, weaning herself off of the drugs and beginning the process of healing—of coming home to her body. Raw and redemptive, There I Am is not just about the magic of optimism, but the work of it. Ruthie’s extraordinary memoir “like going on a walk with a best friend and listening to a life-changing speech at the same time: it’s equal parts familiar and profound, warm and insightful, comforting and challenging, relatable and unlike anything you’ve read before” (Mari Andrew, New York Times bestselling author).

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!
  • Author : Lucille Colandro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-01
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9780545507486
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Summary : Here's the newest twist on the familiar tale of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly.There was a cold lady who swallowed some snow.I don't know why she swallowed some snow.Perhaps you know.This time, the old lady is swallowing everything from snow to a pipe, some coal, a hat, and more! With rollicking, rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page. And this time, there's a surprise at the end no reader will be able to guess!

American War

American War
  • Author : Omar El Akkad
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-04-04
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780771009402
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Summary : Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize A Globe and Mail Best Book A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Quill & Quire Best Book of 2017 An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle -- a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, that unmanned drones fill the sky. And when her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until, finally, through the influence of a mysterious functionary, she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. Telling her story is her nephew, Benjamin Chestnut, born during war as one of the Miraculous Generation and now an old man confronting the dark secret of his past -- his family's role in the conflict and, in particular, that of his aunt, a woman who saved his life while destroying untold others.

Summary of There There by Tommy Orange

Summary of There There by Tommy Orange
  • Author : Paul Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :80
  • ISBN : OCLC:1196177078
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Summary : This groundbreaking book poses the question, “What does it really mean to be an Indian? A native American? American Indian?” There There follows a unique case of teenagers and elders who ask this question in light of the complexity of the modern world. Orange’s characters live in the urban Oakland, California. This novel explored the many different ways of being an Indian. More importantly, ways of feeling like an Indian. Their detachment from tradition, their fractured families and the hustle and bustle of life in Oakland, make their identity as Indians even more elusive.

A Book of Bridges

A Book of Bridges
  • Author : Cheryl Keely
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-02-15
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781634724050
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Summary : Bridges are some of the most fascinating structures in our landscape, and they come in all forms. From towering suspension bridges to humble stone crossings, this book visits them all in sweet, bouncing text with expository sidebars. But while bridges can be quite grand, this reminds us that their main purpose is bringing people together. This is perfect for budding architects, as well as readers who can relate to having loved ones who live far away.