A Little Life

A Little Life
Author : Hanya Yanagihara
Publisher : Anchor
Total Pages : 736
Release : 2015-03-10
ISBN 10 : 9780385539265
ISBN 13 : 0385539266
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Life Book Description:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century. A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. Look for Hanya Yanagihara’s new novel, To Paradise, coming in January 2022.

A Little Life

A Little Life
Author : Instaread
Publisher : Instaread
Total Pages : 41
Release : 2016-01-25
ISBN 10 : 9781944195670
ISBN 13 : 194419567X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Life Book Description:

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | Summary & Analysis Preview: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara tells the story of Jude St. Francis and the people in his life. Jude, left partially disabled by a terrifying injury as a teenager, is distraught about his past and hides most of that past and himself from others, even those closest to him. The relationships he forms as a young and older adult sustain him longer than he ever expected to live, but in the end, Jude has faced too much abuse and heartache to go on. Jude was left as an infant by his unknown parents in the care of a monastery, where he grew up being taught—and physically and sexually abused—by several men. Jude developed a trusting relationship with one of the monks, Brother Luke. Jude and Brother Luke ran away from the monastery, but Brother Luke sold Jude as a child prostitute out of motel rooms… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of A Little Life: • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

A Big Little Life

A Big Little Life
Author : Dean Koontz
Publisher : Bantam
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2011-07-12
ISBN 10 : 9780345532510
ISBN 13 : 0345532511
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Big Little Life Book Description:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn’t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than twelve years; in this wide world, she was a little thing. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life.

Elixir of Life

Elixir of Life
Author : M. Azizur Rahman
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages : 164
Release : 2016-08-04
ISBN 10 : 9781514499832
ISBN 13 : 1514499835
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elixir of Life Book Description:

Elixir of life is the fourth book of my written poems. The poems are a reflection of life, hence the title. They show both sides of life the negative or the positive. My view of life comes from the wisdom I have gained as a keen observer of life. The nuances of life, the experiences, the struggles all of these tell a story. I tried to portray them in my poems. Human nature is very unpredictable. Human sufferings teach us a different view of life. I observe and marvel at the resilience people show in the face of adversity. The truth of their realisation touches me too. In repose at night, several thoughts crowd my mind. I try to write them down in my poems. I hope and pray that readers will like my poems and the reflection of life they portray.

The Impossible Will Take a Little While

The Impossible Will Take a Little While
Author : Paul Rogat Loeb
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2014-04-29
ISBN 10 : 9780465038589
ISBN 13 : 0465038581
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impossible Will Take a Little While Book Description:

More relevant than ever, this seminal collection of essays encourages us to believe in the power of ordinary citizens to change the world In today's turbulent world it's hard not to feel like we're going backwards; after decades of striving, justice and equality still seem like far off goals. What keeps us going when times get tough? How have the leaders and unsung heroes of world-changing political movements persevered in the face of cynicism, fear, and seemingly overwhelming odds? In The Impossible Will Take a Little While, they answer these questions in their own words, creating a conversation among some of the most visionary and eloquent voices of our times. Today, more than ever, we need their words and their wisdom. In this revised edition, Paul Rogat Loeb has comprehensively updated this classic work on what it's like to go up against Goliath -- whether South African apartheid, Mississippi segregation, Middle East dictatorships, or the corporations driving global climate change. Without sugarcoating the obstacles, these stories inspire hope to keep moving forward. Think of this book as a conversation among some of the most visionary and eloquent voices of our times -- or any time: Contributors include Maya Angelou, Diane Ackerman, Marian Wright Edelman, Wael Ghonim, Váav Havel, Paul Hawken, Seamus Heaney, Jonathan Kozol, Tony Kushner, Audre Lorde, Nelson Mandela, Bill McKibben, Bill Moyers, Pablo Neruda, Mary Pipher, Arundhati Roy, Dan Savage, Desmond Tutu, Alice Walker, Cornel West, Terry Tempest Williams, and Howard Zinn.

A Little Life

A Little Life
Author : Hanya Yanagihara
Publisher : Picador
Total Pages : 720
Release : 2015-08-13
ISBN 10 : 1447294815
ISBN 13 : 9781447294818
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Life Book Description:

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance.When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he'll not only be unable to overcome - but that will define his life forever.

The Royal Path of Life

The Royal Path of Life
Author : Thomas Louis Haines
Publisher :
Total Pages : 600
Release : 1879
ISBN 10 : UGA:32108056608725
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Royal Path of Life Book Description:

A Little Knowledge

A Little Knowledge
Author : Emma Newman
Publisher : Diversion Books
Total Pages : 360
Release : 2016-08-02
ISBN 10 : 9781682302903
ISBN 13 : 1682302903
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Knowledge Book Description:

The long-awaited return to Emma Newman’s popular fantasy series, A Little Knowledge takes us back to the Split Worlds, where dynastic families feud across the ages, furthering the agendas of their cruel supernatural patrons. “Emma Newman is an extraordinary new voice in SF/F.” ?Paul Cornell, Hugo Award winner, and author of London Falling and Saucer Country Cathy and Will are now the Duchess and Duke of Londinium, the biggest Fae-touched Nether city, but they have different ideas of what their authority offers. Pressured by his Fae patron, Lord Iris, Will struggles to maintain total control whilst knowing he must have a child with his difficult wife. Cathy wants to muscle the Court through two hundred years of social change and free it from its old-fashioned moral strictures. But Cathy learns just how dangerous it can be for a woman who dares to speak out... Meanwhile, as Sam learns more about the Elemental Court it becomes clear that the Fae are not the only threat to humanity. Sam realises that he has to make enemies of the most powerful people on the planet, or risk becoming the antithesis of all he believes in. Threatened by secret societies, hidden power networks, and Fae machinations, can Sam and Cathy survive long enough to make the changes they want to see in the world?

A Little Good

A Little Good
Author : Sister St. John Begnaud
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2012-01-09
ISBN 10 : 9781610978507
ISBN 13 : 1610978501
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Good Book Description:

The arrival of three Sisters of St. Mary of Namur at the railroad station of Waco, Texas, on September 23, 1873, brought remarkable change to the state of education in the center and north of the state. Hoping "to do a little good" by living their faith and establishing Catholic schools, Mother Emilie, Sister Mary Angela, and Sister Stanislaus were somewhat appalled to learn that Waco boasted only twenty-five Catholic families, and among them were only six school-age children.But Protestants too appreciated the education that was offered. Other sisters came, and in less than forty years Waco, Corsicana, Ennis, Denison, Sherman, Wichita Falls, Fort Worth, and Dallas boasted flourishing Catholic establishments. Boarding schools offered girls in rural areas as well as towns an opportunity for education.Who were those sisters? Where did they come from, what did they find, and why did they stay? That story, sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, always challenging, is the subject of this book.