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At The Heart Of The Universe

Author : Samuel Shem
ISBN : 1609806417
Genre : FICTION
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The story of two mothers and a father in love with the same daughter, Samuel Shem's "At the Heart of the Universe" is an epic novel set deep in rural China against the backdrop of an ancient mountain monastery during the time of the one-child-per-family policy. Inspired by the author's experiences as parent of an adopted child, it describes the drama of adoption and the journey of loss and rebirth that can happen when a daughter brings together her adopted mother and father with her birth mother high on a mountaintop. Set in 1991 in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, as a Chinese woman abandons her one-month-old daughter in a pile of celery in a busy market, and then shifting to Changsha ten years later as the daughter returns with her adopted American parents, the story moves across southern China until, high atop Emei San, one of China's "sacred mountains" with a Buddhist temple, the four are brought together in the wilderness a perilous and explosive time that unleashes their heartbreak and suffering and, remarkably, transcends it to shared compassion, and new beginnings."

Heart Of Darkness

Author : J. P. Ostriker
ISBN : 9780691134307
Genre : Science
File Size : 69. 22 MB
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Describes humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe.

Lonely Hearts Of The Cosmos

Author : Dennis Overbye
ISBN : 0330295853
Genre : Astronomers
File Size : 52. 26 MB
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At The Heart Of The Universe

Author : Peter Jensen
ISBN : 0891079645
Genre : Religion
File Size : 45. 58 MB
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Describes in simple terms the themes of Christian doctrine for all who want to understand what Christians believe and the dynamic purpose for which God has created mankind.

Holding Up The Universe

Author : Jennifer Niven
ISBN : 9780385755924
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
File Size : 64. 35 MB
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places comes a heart-wrenching story about what it means to see someone and love someone for who they truly are. Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed America s Fattest Teen. But no one s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom s death, she s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he s got swagger, but he s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything in new and bad-ass ways, but he can t understand what s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don t get too close to anyone. Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game which lands them in group counseling and community service Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. . . . Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours. Jennifer Niven delivers another poignant, exhilarating love story about finding that person who sees you for who you are and seeing them right back. "Want a love story that will give you all the feels? . . . You'll seriously melt!" --Seventeen Magazine I've never fallen in love with characters as fast as I fell for Libby and Jack. Appreciating people for who they are and who they can be! comes alive when a boy who can't recognize faces and a girl once named America's Fattest Teen let themselves connect. Holding Up the Universeis a beautiful reminder of the power of understanding. Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why Gorgeously written and oh-so-deeply felt, Holding Up the Universe contains one of my favorite characters of all time! You will absolutely fall in love with Libby Strout! Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything At once hilarious and achingly poignant, Jennifer Niven s Holding up the Universe brims with love and heart and hope.A gorgeous, life-affirming book that like its lovable and resilient main character, Libby will make you want to open your arms wide, lift your face to the sky, and twirl. Kerry Kletter, author ofThe First Time She Drowned"

Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe

Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
ISBN : 9781442408920
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents and his family that he has never asked before.

The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe

Author : Douglas Adams
ISBN : 9780330513111
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 62. 32 MB
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Following the smash-hit sci-fi comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is the second part in Douglas Adams' multi-media phenomenon and cult classic series. If you've done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the end of the Universe? Which is exactly what the crew of the Heart of Gold plan to do. There's just the small matter of escaping the Vogons, avoiding being taken to the most totally evil world in the Galaxy and teaching a space ship how to make a proper cup of tea. And did anyone actually make a reservation?

The Alchemist

Author : Paulo Coelho
ISBN : 9780061122415
Genre : Fiction
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"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come. The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist. The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

A Corner Of The Universe

Author : Ann M. Martin
ISBN : 9780545368735
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 49. 31 MB
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Ann Martin's phenomenal Newbery Honor book, now in paperback The summer Hattie turns 12, her predictable smalltown life is turned on end when her uncle Adam returns home for the first time in over ten years. Hattie has never met him, never known about him. He's been institutionalized; his condition invovles schizophrenia and autism. Hattie, a shy girl who prefers the company of adults, takes immediately to her excitable uncle, even when the rest of the family -- her parents and grandparents -- have trouble dealing with his intense way of seeing the world. And Adam, too, sees that Hattie is special, that her quiet, shy ways are not a disability,

Across The Universe

Author : Beth Revis
ISBN : 1101486082
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
File Size : 60. 56 MB
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Book 1 in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, perfect for fans of Battlestar Gallactica and Passengers! WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SURVIVE ABOARD A SPACESHIP FUELED BY LIES? Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship Godspeed. She has left her boyfriend, friends--and planet--behind to join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. Amy and her parents believe they will wake on a new planet, Centauri-Earth, three hundred years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, cryo chamber 42 is mysteriously unplugged, and Amy is violently woken from her frozen slumber. Someone tried to murder her. Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed's 2,312 passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader. And Elder, Eldest's rebellious teenage heir, is both fascinated with Amy and eager to discover whether he has what it takes to lead. Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she put her faith in a boy who has never seen life outside the ship's cold metal walls? All Amy knows is that she and Elder must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.

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