Author : Tomás Q. Morín
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
ISBN : 9781496226495
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Let Me Count the Ways is Tomás Q. Morín’s memoir of a journey into obsessive-compulsive disorder, a mechanism to survive a childhood filled with pain, violence, and unpredictability that eventually became a prison he would struggle for decades to escape.

Author : Joyce Maynard
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780062398291
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File Download : 464 page

In her most ambitious novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard returns to the themes that are the hallmarks of her most acclaimed work in a mesmerizing story of a family—from the hopeful early days of young marriage to parenthood, divorce, and the costly aftermath that ripples through all their lives Eleanor and Cam meet at a crafts fair in Vermont in the early 1970s. She’s an artist and writer, he makes wooden bowls. Within four years they are parents to three children, two daughters and a red-headed son who fills his pockets with rocks, plays the violin and talks to God. To Eleanor, their New Hampshire farm provides everything she always wanted—summer nights watching Cam’s softball games, snow days by the fire and the annual tradition of making paper boats and cork people to launch in the brook every spring. If Eleanor and Cam don’t make love as often as they used to, they have something that matters more. Their family. Then comes a terrible accident, caused by Cam’s negligence. Unable to forgive him, Eleanor is consumed by bitterness, losing herself in her life as a mother, while Cam finds solace with a new young partner. Over the decades that follow, the five members of this fractured family make surprising discoveries and decisions that occasionally bring them together, and often tear them apart. Tracing the course of their lives—through the gender transition of one child and another’s choice to completely break with her mother—Joyce Maynard captures a family forced to confront essential, painful truths of its past, and find redemption in its darkest hours. A story of holding on and learning to let go, Count the Ways is an achingly beautiful, poignant, and deeply compassionate novel of home, parenthood, love, and forgiveness.

Author : Carol Oseran Starin
Genre : Classroom management
Publisher : Torah Aura Productions
ISBN : 9781891662720
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Over the last three years, Carol Starin has written a column for the Torah Aura Bulletin Board. These suggestions for teachers and educators are organized by topic and offer thousands of ideas for classroom management, holiday celebrations, lesson planning, and more.

Author : Peter De Vries
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN : 9781497669604
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The sins of the father are hilariously visited on the son in this witty and profound novel about the meaning of it all Stanley Waltz is a Polish American piano mover and pugnacious atheist married to a born-again believer. His heroes are H. L. Mencken and Clarence Darrow, and if he confuses “illusion” with “allusion” and thinks a certain style of egg is “bedeviled,” that does not mean his reasoning is any less sound. Unfortunately, his wife is immune to his intellect and insists not just on saving his soul but on taking their son, Tom, to the local gospel mission every chance she gets. It is enough to drive a man into the arms of a mistress “funny as a crutch and twice as perceptive”—and that is exactly where Stan goes. This leaves Tom twice as mixed up as the average son. In the second section of this side-splitting and thought-provoking comedy, he is a professor of English at the local college, his questions about faith, doubt, and morality as unresolved as they are inescapable. As an undergraduate, he stumbled from girl to girl, breaking up with one because she was a nonbeliever, another because she was too pious. His marriage to a beautiful professor of comparative religion is no solution. In short order, he has an affair, breaks his leg, leads a funeral procession hopelessly astray, and suffers a nervous breakdown. Only a miracle can save him—if he can figure out what one might look like. Stanley and Tom Waltz are a father-son duo unlike any other, and Let Me Count the Ways is Peter De Vries at his insightful, brilliant, lightning-witted best.

Author : Jude Hayland
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN : 9781788036306
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File Download : 424 page

Grace Barnes, living in her subterranean one-room flat at the nether end of Earl’s Court, feels out of tune with striving, self-seeking 1980’s London. Meeting Archie Copeland, she is gratified to have found a man who shares her obsession for reading and seems more fascinated by Shelley than shifting share prices. In Oxford, Hester, Grace’s mother, considers her estranged marriage to Fergus, who left her thirty years before to go and live on a remote Welsh hillside in pursuit of self-sufficiency. His subsequent appearance at Grace and Archie’s quiet wedding is a surprise and she finds it hard to quantify her feelings about him. Soon, Grace is troubled by a distance in Archie, and a tendency to covert actions even though his faithfulness appears absolute. Moving to the countryside seems to offer relief, but the recession of the late 1980s impacts upon them both professionally and Grace is aware of a growing inadequacy in communication between the two of them as they struggle to talk openly. A spontaneous holiday on the Mediterranean island of Kronos provides a respite for them both and they begin to consider a permanent move away, but then Archie suddenly disappears. In the wake of this, Grace uncovers a trail of debts and increasing evidence of his duplicity. Remaining on Kronos, finding a job and friendship, Grace determines to find Archie. Hester is anxious to help, while Fergus is unexpectedly forthright in his attempts to assist. Archie, meanwhile, is forced to confront years of self-delusion. In the shadow of Archie’s absence, Grace, Fergus and Hester find themselves facing the truth of their fractured relationships and considering how, so often, it has been the unspoken words rather than those uttered that have contributed towards conflict and separation. Counting the Waysexplores the fears that shadow our lives – failure, loss, regret and mortality – and will appeal to fans of contemporary fiction. It also makes an ideal book group read.

Author : Phyllis T. Dircks
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : McFarland
ISBN : 9780786456598
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This work covers the canon of playwright Edward Albee, perhaps best known as the author of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Comprehensive entries detail the plays and major characters. Other features include biographical information and insights into Albee's artistic beliefs, his understanding of the playwright's responsibility, the importance of music in drama, and the technical craft of writing plays.

Author : Rebecca L. Thomas
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
ISBN : 9781440834356
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Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

Author : Istvan Miklos
Genre : Mathematics
Publisher : CRC Press
ISBN : 9781351971607
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File Download : 292 page

Computational Complexity of Counting and Sampling provides readers with comprehensive and detailed coverage of the subject of computational complexity. It is primarily geared toward researchers in enumerative combinatorics, discrete mathematics, and theoretical computer science. The book covers the following topics: Counting and sampling problems that are solvable in polynomial running time, including holographic algorithms; #P-complete counting problems; and approximation algorithms for counting and sampling. First, it opens with the basics, such as the theoretical computer science background and dynamic programming algorithms. Later, the book expands its scope to focus on advanced topics, like stochastic approximations of counting discrete mathematical objects and holographic algorithms. After finishing the book, readers will agree that the subject is well covered, as the book starts with the basics and gradually explores the more complex aspects of the topic. Features: Each chapter includes exercises and solutions Ideally written for researchers and scientists Covers all aspects of the topic, beginning with a solid introduction, before shifting to computational complexity’s more advanced features, with a focus on counting and sampling

Author : Andrew Jeffrey
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN : 9781780287386
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We all use numbers every day, yet many people are uncomfortable with them, finding them daunting and difficult. This book is the antidote to number-phobia. Be a Wizard with Numbers brings mathematics to life, replacing the atmosphere of the classroom with the wonder of the magician's workshop. In learning to enjoy numbers, we discover a multitude of practical skills - everything from understanding statistics and the odds gamblers face to the interest rates on savings and ways to maximise your returns. Never again need you flounder in a business meeting or an encounter with your bank manager - and if the chance arises to chat to him more casually, you could impress with stories about pi, prime numbers, Fermat's theorem, and much else besides. Full of enjoyable exercises, puzzles, demonstrations and self-testing interludes, this is a book to instruct and give pleasure.

Author : Aarthi Sampath
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Unvoiced Heart
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File Download : 172 page

This world consists of more people with a negative mind and heart than people with a positive attitude. There are moments when you find yourself trapped in the net of negativity, self doubt engulfs your mind, sometimes you are discouraged, demotivated, your spirit gets killed. When negativity becomes a part of your life, you yourself turn negative and react negatively to all the situations around you. You start to think that you are worthless. At such times, you just need a drop of positivity, to revive your soul and heart, you need something or someone to make you believe that you are not worthless, someone or something to make you realise that you are beautiful! Yes you are beautiful, not that kind of beauty, that comes directly from the fairness cream commercial, but the person who is beautiful from within, who is confident, who glows with positivity. Yes, you are beautiful, you can be beautiful and if you have not realised this truth yet, then 47 co-authors, through their poems, proses will certainly make you realise this, they will help you to come out from the clutches of negativity and embrace positivity. "You Are Beautiful" is not just an anthology, but it is that dose of positivity that you need everyday to make yourself strong and happy.