Philosophy

Life's Little Instruction Book

511 Reminders for a Happy and Rewarding Life

Author: H. Jackson Brown

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1558531211

Category: Philosophy

Page: 3

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Literary Collections

Letters of Note

Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Author: Shaun Usher

Publisher: Canongate Unbound

ISBN: 1782112243

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

View: 6018

Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name – an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.
House & Home

The Home Owner's Manual

Operating Instructions, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice on Household Maintenance

Author: Dan Ramsey,Paul Kepple,Jude Buffum

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594741036

Category: House & Home

Page: 222

View: 9999

A building and home-improvement contractor gives step-by-step instructions and helpful diagrams in the same irreverent yet informative style of the previous Owner's Manuals.
Business & Economics

Predictably Irrational

The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Author: Dan Ariely

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006135323X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 3585

Intelligent, lively, humorous, and thoroughly engaging, "The Predictably Irrational" explains why people often make bad decisions and what can be done about it.
Fiction

Machine of Death

A Collection of Stories about People who Know how They Will Die

Author: Ryan North,Matthew Bennardo,David Malki

Publisher: Machines of Death LLC

ISBN: 0982167121

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

View: 1595

Presents fantasy stories written by Internet authors that explore how people, cultures, and societies are affected by the predictions of the Machine, an object that provides short yet vague phrases about how a person will die.
Business & Economics

Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Author: Ilona Bray,Alayna Schroeder,Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 6548

Get insights from real estate professionals to help you determine when is the best time for you to buy a house. The authors show you how to research the market, decide what you want-- and what you can afford-- and ways to protect yourself with inspections and insurance.
Fiction

The Hindi-Bindi Club

Author: Monica Pradhan

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553903721

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6569

For decades they have remained close, sharing treasured recipes, honored customs, and the challenges of women shaped by ancient ways yet living modern lives. They are the Hindi-Bindi Club, a nickname given by their American daughters to the mothers who left India to start anew—daughters now grown and facing struggles of their own. For Kiran, Preity, and Rani, adulthood bears the indelible stamp of their upbringing, from the ways they tweak their mothers’ cooking to suit their Western lifestyles to the ways they reject their mothers’ most fervent beliefs. Now, bearing the disappointments and successes of their chosen paths, these daughters are drawn inexorably home. Kiran, divorced, will seek a new beginning—this time requesting the aid of an ancient tradition she once dismissed. Preity will confront an old heartbreak—and a hidden shame. And Rani will face her demons as an artist and a wife. All will question whether they have the courage of the Hindi-Bindi Club, to hold on to their dreams—or to create new ones. An elegant tapestry of East and West, peppered with food and ceremony, wisdom and sensuality, this luminous novel breathes new life into timeless themes. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Social Science

Translocal Geographies

Spaces, Places, Connections

Author: Ayona Datta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317007050

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 5841

Bringing together a wide range of original empirical research from locations and interconnected geographical contexts from Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa, Central and Latin America, this book sets out a different agenda for mobility - one which emphasizes the enduring connectedness between, and embeddedness within, places during and after the experience of mobility. These issues are examined through the themes of home and family, neighbourhoods and city spaces and allow the reader to engage with migrants' diverse practices which are specifically local, yet spatially global. This book breaks new ground by arguing for a spatial understanding of translocality that situates the migrant experience within/across particular 'locales' without confining it to the territorial boundedness of the nation state. It will be of interest to academics and students of social and cultural geography, anthropology and transnational studies.
Fiction

Unaccustomed Earth

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184004842

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 4789

The stories of Unaccustomed Earth focus on second-generation immigrants making and remaking lives, loves and identities in England and America. We follow brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, friends and lovers, in stories that take us from Boston and London to Bombay and Calcutta. Blending the individual and the generational, the exotic and the strikingly mundane, these haunting, exquisitely detailed and emotionally complex stories are intensely compelling elegies of life, death, love and fate. This is a dazzling work from a masterful writer.
Fiction

The Invisible Man (Diversion Classics)

Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1682305368

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 815

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Considered to be one of the most influential works of science fiction, THE INVISIBLE MAN is the gripping story of Griffin, a scientist so devoted to optics that he creates a serum to alter a body’s refractive index to neither reflect nor absorb light, making himself invisible. The problem: it can’t be reversed. Griffin’s descent into madness makes this one of the most memorable works of H.G. Wells and a timeless read.
Architecture

Handmade Houses

A Century of Earth-friendly Home Design

Author: Richard Olsen

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847838455

Category: Architecture

Page: 239

View: 8079

Surveys a century of innovative and environmentally sensitive homes made from a wide variety of unconventional materials, including both houses built by amateurs and those designed with the help of an architect.

Earth Abides

Author: George R. Stewart

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0899683703

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8785

Fiction

Tales of Men and Ghosts

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1421805308

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 8834

Down his spine he felt the man's injured stare. Mr. Granice had always been so mild-spoken to his people-no doubt the odd change in his manner had already been noticed and discussed below stairs.

Life of P. T. Barnum

Author: Phineas Taylor Barnum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 246

View: 3429

Social Science

Lists of Note

An Eclectic Collection Deserving of a Wider Audience

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452150427

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9374

Lists of Note curates 125 unputdownable entries from a list of names that are as eclectic and intriguing as its contents, which include myriad reasons given by ancient Egyptians for missing work, Albert Einstein's demands of his estranged wife, F. Scott Fitzgerald's extensive conjugation of "to cocktail," and many more. Rarely intended for the public eye, these lists reveal hopes, priorities, and musings in a most engaging and entertaining way. Each transcript is accompanied by an artwork, most a captivating facsimile of the list itself. Richly visual and irresistibly readable, Lists of Note is a testament to the human urge to bring order to, poke fun at, and find meaning in the world around us—and is a gift of endless enjoyment and lasting value.

The enchanted barn

Author: Grace Livingston Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 313

View: 9670

Fiction

Microserfs

A Novel

Author: Douglas Coupland

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062105967

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7719

They are Microserfs—six code-crunching computer whizzes who spend upward of sixteen hours a day "coding" and eating "flat" foods (food which, like Kraft singles, can be passed underneath closed doors) as they fearfully scan company e-mail to learn whether the great Bill is going to "flame" one of them. But now there's a chance to become innovators instead of cogs in the gargantuan Microsoft machine. The intrepid Microserfs are striking out on their own—living together in a shared digital flophouse as they desperately try to cultivate well-rounded lives and find love amid the dislocated, subhuman whir and buzz of their computer-driven world.