The Golden House

The Golden House
Author: Salman Rushdie
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Knopf Canada
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780735273580
Language: en
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One of the truly great writers of the century reaches beyond the very top of his game in this uncannily timely knockout of a novel. In quality and compelling scope, this is Rushdie's The Godfather meets The Great Gatsby--an unparalleled modern-day American thriller, with wonderful, moving characters and a grippingly entertaining story straight out of today's headlines, set against the panorama of American culture and politics from the inauguration of Obama to post-election Trump. When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, reinventing themselves as emperors living in a lavish house in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society, even as Nero Golden continues to raise huge buildings carrying his name in gold letters. The story of the powerful Golden family is told from the point of view of their Manhattanite neighbour and confidant, René, an aspiring filmmaker who finds in the Goldens the perfect subject. René chronicles the undoing of the house of Golden: the high life of money, of art and fashion, a sibling quarrel, an unexpected metamorphosis, the arrival of a beautiful former model, betrayal and murder, and far away, in their abandoned homeland, some decent intelligence work that could ruin Nero Golden forever. Invoking literature, pop culture and the cinema, Rushdie spins the story of the American zeitgeist over the last eight years, hitting every beat: the rise of the birther movement, the Tea Party, and identity politics; Gamergate; the backlash against political correctness; the ascendancy of Superman and Batwoman and the superhero movie; and, of course, the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic villain with painted skin and coloured hair.

City of the Golden House

City of the Golden House
Author: Madeleine A Polland
Release: 2021-09-10
Editor: Hassell Street Press
Pages: 198
ISBN: 1015042961
Language: en
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Mousekin s Golden House

Mousekin s Golden House
Author: Edna Miller
Release: 1987-10-01
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0136042325
Language: en
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Mouskin startles his friends and scares his enemies when he makes a discarded jack-o'-lantern his home.

Blood in the Golden Palace

Blood in the Golden Palace
Author: Ruth Hanson
Release: 2021-11-27
Editor: JMS Books LLC
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9781646569724
Language: en
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Angelo DeRossi is many things. A successful nightclub owner, an experienced and well respected Dominant in the BDSM scene, and, oh yeah, the oldest son and heir to the DeRossi crime syndicate of Santa Notte. Bound by duty from the day he was born, Angelo has been trained to eventually take over the family business. Whether he wants to or not. Penelope Sweet is your average, low-income twenty-two-year-old. Working part-time as a local barista, Penny is a homebody and a bookworm with a creative mind for cooking. Her lot in life is to keep her head low and get her bills paid. Everything else is window dressing. That is, until she meets the charismatic owner of the infamous club, The Golden Palace. Not only does he seem to take an interest in her, he offers her a job at the club. A job that she will never take. When Penny finds herself at the wrong place in the wrong time, Angelo's façade is tossed aside, and the real man beneath the charm steps into the light. A man of violence and danger. A man Penny now must contend with for months if she's ever to see her freedom again.

Baby s House

Baby s House
Author: Gelolo Mchugh
Release: 2013-05-29
Editor: Golden Books
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780385374880
Language: en
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“Here is Baby's door. Let’s open it.” Preschoolers will enjoy taking a tour of every room in Baby’s house, where they will recognize colorful objects they know from their own homes. Brightly illustrated by Disney Legend Mary Blair, who also illustrated the popular Little Golden Book I Can Fly, this title is a perfect fit for the Little Golden Book audience.

The Golden House

The Golden House
Author: Charles Dudley Warner
Release: 1894
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 366
ISBN: HARVARD:HN1IVF
Language: en
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The House with the Golden Door

The House with the Golden Door
Author: Elodie Harper
Release: 2023-04
Editor: Apollo
Pages: 400
ISBN: 183893359X
Language: en
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The House Book

The House Book
Author: Carol North,The Nancy and Ray L Hunt Chair in Crisis Psychiatry Professor of Psychiatry and Director Program in Trauma and Disaster Va North Texas Health Care System Dallas TX L Professor Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery Division of Em Carol North,Golden Books
Release: 1987-01-17
Editor: Golden Books
Pages: 24
ISBN: 0307100855
Language: en
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The Golden Spruce

The Golden Spruce
Author: John Vaillant
Release: 2009-03-18
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307371324
Language: en
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The Golden Spruce is the story of a glorious natural wonder, the man who destroyed it, and the fascinating, troubling context in which his act took place. A tree with luminous glowing needles, the golden spruce was unique and, biologically speaking, should never have reached maturity; Grant Hadwin, the man who cut it down, was passionate, extraordinarily well-suited to wilderness survival, and to some degree unbalanced. But as John Vaillant shows, the extraordinary tree stood at the intersection of contradictory ways of looking at the world; the conflict between them is one reason it was destroyed. Taking in history, geography, science and spirituality, this book raises some of the most pressing questions facing society today. The golden spruce stood in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), an unusually rich ecosystem where the normal lines between species blur. Without romanticizing, Vaillant shows that this understanding is typified by the Haida, the native people who have lived there for millennia, and for whom the golden spruce was an integral part of their history and mythology. But seen a different way, the golden spruce stood in block 6 of Tree Farm License 39. Grant Hadwin had worked as a remote scout for timber companies. But over time Hadwin was pushed into a paradox: the better he was at his job, the more the world he loved was destroyed. On January 20, 1997, with the temperature near zero, Hadwin swam across the Yakoun River with a chainsaw. He tore into the golden spruce, leaving it so unstable that the first wind would push it over. A few weeks later, Hadwin set off in a kayak across the treacherous Hecate Strait to face court charges. He has not been heard from since. Vaillant describes Hadwin’s actions in engrossing detail, but also provides the complex environmental, political and economic context in which they took place. The Golden Spruce forces one to ask: can the damage our civilization exacts on the natural world be justified?

The Golden Book of Fairy Tales

The Golden Book of Fairy Tales
Author: Anonim
Release: 1999
Editor: Golden Books
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9780307170255
Language: en
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A collection of well-known fairy tales of European origin.

The Golden Sequence

The Golden Sequence
Author: Jonni Pollard
Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: BenBella Books
Pages: 157
ISBN: 9781946885647
Language: en
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In a cynical age that constantly drowns us with information and conditions us to be mistrustful, the majority of us harbor a deep-seated yearning for more meaning and connection. Why is that? And how can we be truly fulfilled? If you feel dissatisfied with your life and helpless to make a change, you are not alone. Many people struggle to make sense of the world and find true purpose. Two decades ago, these same feelings drove Jonni Pollard to seek out a better way of being in the world. A master teacher in India introduced him to ancient Vedic practices that changed Jonni's life forever; the anxiety that had tormented him for so many years was finally replaced by a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment. Now an expert meditation teacher, Jonni's mission is to share the knowledge and techniques he has learned to help anyone reclaim their power to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. The most foundational of these lessons is what Jonni calls "the Golden Sequence." In The Golden Sequence, Jonni shares these eye-opening teachings with readers from all walks of life in the hopes that more people will be able to build happier, more authentic lives. A global leader in the field of meditation and mindfulness, Jonni's programs have already helped more than 250,000 people across the world. This book is a response to the greatest need of our time—reclaiming the power of our humanity. Through his genuine, essential lessons, Jonni presents a powerful case that the current global crisis we are experiencing is rooted in our disconnection from our true purpose and responsibility of belonging. Rediscover your authentic human nature, learn how to reclaim it as your greatest power, and find fulfillment through seeing the difference you can make in the world.

Luka and the Fire of Life

Luka and the Fire of Life
Author: Salman Rushdie
Release: 2010-11-16
Editor: Random House
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780679603948
Language: en
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“You’ve reached the age at which people in this family cross the border into the magical world. It’s your turn for an adventure—yes, it’s finally here!” So says Haroun to his younger brother, twelve-year-old Luka. The adventure begins one beautiful starry night in the land of Alifbay, when Luka’s father, Rashid, falls suddenly into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one can rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka embarks on a journey through the world of magic with his loyal companions, Bear, the dog, and Dog, the bear. Together they encounter a slew of fantastical creatures, strange allies, and challenging obstacles along the way—all in the hope of stealing the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly treacherous task.

Fury

Fury
Author: Salman Rushdie
Release: 2010-12-10
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307375902
Language: en
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Professor Malik Solanka, retired historian of ideas, irascible doll maker, and since his recent fifty-fifth birthday celibate and solitary by his own (much criticized) choice, in his silvered years found himself living in a golden age. Outside his window, a long humid summer, the first hot season of the third millennium, baked and perspired. The city boiled with money. Rents and property values had never been higher, and in the garment industry it was widely held that fashion had never been so fashionable. - from Fury From one of the world’s truly great writers comes a wickedly brilliant and pitch-black comedy about a middle-aged professor who finds himself in New York City in the summer of 2000. Not since the Bombay of Midnight’s Children have a time and place been so intensely captured in a novel. Salman Rushdie’s eighth novel opens on a New York living at break-neck speed in an age of unprecedented decadence. Malik Solanka, a Cambridge-educated self-made millionaire originally from Bombay, arrives in this town of IPOs and white-hot trends looking, perversely, for escape. He is a man in flight from himself. This former philosophy professor is the inventor of a hugely popular doll whose multiform ubiquity – as puppet, cartoon and talk-show host – now rankles with him. He becomes frustratingly estranged from his own creation. At the same time, his marriage is disintegrating, and Solanka very nearly commits an unforgivable act. Horrified by the fury within him, he flees across the Atlantic. He discovers a city roiling with anger, where cab drivers spout invective and a serial killer is murdering women with a lump of concrete, a metropolis whose population is united by petty spats and bone-deep resentments. His own thoughts, emotions and desires, meanwhile, are also running wild. He becomes deeply embroiled in not one but two new liaisons, both, in very different ways, dangerous. Professor Solanka’s navigation of his new world makes for a hugely entertaining and compulsively readable novel. Fury is a pitiless comedy that lays bare, with spectacular insight and much glee, the darkest side of human nature.

Corto Maltese the Golden House of Samarkand

Corto Maltese  the Golden House of Samarkand
Author: Hugo Pratt
Release: 2018-02
Editor: IDW Publishing
Pages: 144
ISBN: 168405186X
Language: en
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Set in the years 1921-22, the action leaps from Turkey, to Azerbaijan, and to the Caspian Sea, tracing the path of the legendary Silk Road, as Corto hunts for the fabled treasure of Alexander the Great.

These Happy Golden Years

These Happy Golden Years
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062484109
Language: en
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The eighth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series, and the recipient of a Newbery Honor—now available as an ebook! This digital version features Garth Williams's classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is very homesick, but she knows that her earnings can help pay for her sister Mary's tuition at the college for the blind. Only one thing gets her through the lonely weeks—every weekend, Almanzo Wilder arrives at the school to take Laura home for a visit. Friendship soon turns to love for Laura and Almanzo. The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura's own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.

Soul Little Golden Book Disney Pixar Soul

Soul Little Golden Book  Disney Pixar Soul
Author: Golden Books
Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Golden/Disney
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780736440752
Language: en
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This Little Golden Book is based on Disney/Pixar's Soul--streaming on Disney+ December 25, 2020! Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams, and your interests come from? What is it that makes you . . . YOU? In 2020, Pixar Animation Studios takes you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life's most important questions. Disney/Pixar Soul is directed by two-time Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out) and produced by Academy Award® nominee Dana Murray (Lou short). This Little Golden Book retelling is perfect for girls and boys ages 2 to 5, as well as Disney Little Golden Book collectors of all ages!

The Golden Dreydl

The Golden Dreydl
Author: Ellen Kushner,Ilene Winn-Lederer
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Charlesbridge Publishing
Pages: 126
ISBN: 9781580891356
Language: en
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After receiving a magic dreydl at Aunt Leah's Chanukah party, Sara is catapulted into an alternate world of demons, fools, sorcerers, and sages.

The Best American Short Stories 2008

The Best American Short Stories 2008
Author: Salman Rushdie,Heidi Pitlor
Release: 2008
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 392
ISBN: UOM:39015082684369
Language: en
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Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

Innocents and Others

Innocents and Others
Author: Dana Spiotta
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501122750
Language: en
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From Dana Spiotta, the author of Eat the Document and Stone Arabia, “A brilliant novel…about female friendship, the limits of love and work, and costs of claiming your right to celebrate your triumphs and own your mistakes” (Elle). Innocents and Others is about two women who grow up in LA in the 80s and become filmmakers. Meadow and Carrie have everything in common—except their views on sex, power, movie-making, and morality. Their friendship is complicated, but their devotion to each other trumps their wildly different approaches to film and to life. Meadow was always the more idealistic and brainy of the two; Carrie was more pragmatic. Into their lives comes Jelly, a master of seduction who calls powerful men and seduces them not with sex, but by being a superior listener. All of these women grapple with the question of how to be good: a good lover, a good friend, a good mother, a good artist. A startlingly acute observer of the way we live now, Dana Spiotta “has created a new kind of great American novel” (The New York Times Magazine). “Impossible to put down” (Marie Claire), Innocents and Others is “a sexy, painfully insightful, and strangely redemptive novel about the ways we misread one another—with an ending that comes at you like a truck around a blind curve and stays with you for much, much longer” (Esquire).

ANTHEM

ANTHEM
Author: Ayn Rand
Release: 2021-01-01
Editor: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Pages: 52
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Language: en
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Hailed by The New York Times as "a compelling dystopian look at paranoia from one of the most unique and perceptive writers of our time," this brief, captivating novel offers a cautionary tale. The story unfolds within a society in which all traces of individualism have been eliminated from every aspect of life — use of the word "I" is a capital offense. The hero, a rebel who discovers that man's greatest moral duty is the pursuit of his own happiness, embodies the values the author embraced in her personal philosophy of objectivism: reason, ethics, volition, and individualism. Anthem anticipates the themes Ayn Rand explored in her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Publisher's Weekly acclaimed it as "a diamond in the rough, often dwarfed by the superstar company it keeps with the author's more popular work, but every bit as gripping, daring, and powerful." Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated.