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|Author||: Jack Womack|
|Editor||: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.|
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year: In a dystopian future New York, a girl’s diary chronicles her life as society begins to crumble around her. Until recently, Lola Hart’s biggest problem was her annoying little sister. Now the twelve-year-old girl’s once comfortable life is slowly falling apart. Her mother is a teacher, but she’s lost her job. Her father is a writer, but no one is buying his scripts. It’s gotten so bad that they can no longer afford their Manhattan apartment or the tuition for Lola’s exclusive private school. They move to a small apartment near Harlem, and Lola enrolls in public school—but the Harts aren’t alone in their troubles. Riots, fires, TB outbreaks, roaming gangs, and civil unrest have become commonplace, threatening the very fabric of life in New York. In the pages of her diary, Lola documents her family’s attempts to adjust as the city and the country spin out of control. Jack Womack, a winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, has been compared to both William Gibson and Kurt Vonnegut for his vivid prose and unbridled imagination. In this novel, “Womack’s stark vision of the United States’s decline is an uncompromising satire that, perhaps even more than it did in the mid-1990s, forces us to confront a world instantly recognizable as our own” (Los Angeles Review of Books). “A heartrending coming-of-age story. Flecked with black humor, this is speculative fiction at its eerie best.” —Entertainment Weekly
|Author||: Danny Scheinmann|
|Editor||: Random House|
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A BESTSELLING RICHARD AND JUDY BOOKCLUB PICK SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE AUTHOR'S CLUB BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD 'A lush, romantic novel' Daily Mail 1992: Leo Deakin wakes up in a hospital somewhere in South America, his girlfriend Eleni is dead and Leo doesn't know where he is or how Eleni died. He blames himself for the tragedy and is sucked into a spiral of despair. But Leo is about to discover something which will change his life forever. 1917: Moritz Daniecki is a fugitive from a Siberian POW camp. Seven thousand kilometres over the Russian Steppes separate him from his village and his sweetheart, whose memory has kept him alive through carnage and captivity. The Great War may be over, but Moritz now faces a perilous journey across a continent riven by civil war. When Moritz finally limps back into his village to claim the hand of the woman he left behind, will she still be waiting? 'Special' Sunday Express 'Tender' Observer 'Mesmerising' Publishing News
|Author||: J. A. Jance|
From New York Times bestselling author J. A. JANCE comes an all- new novella, in which Sheriff Joanna Brady and investigator Ali Reynolds join forces to solve a crime that has hit dangerously close to home Sheriff Joanna Brady has a lot on her plate—she is up for re-election as sheriff, pregnant with her third child, and her eldest is packing up to leave for college. Then Joanna is woken in the middle of the night by a call reporting a motor vehicle accident. Her mother and stepfather’s RV ran off the road at high speed and hit the pillar of an overpass. Something about the accident seems suspicious, though, and when Joanna gets a call from Ali Reynolds, a journalist turned investigator, she accepts her offer to help. They come up with a plan to find out who was responsible…even if that person is not the villain they’d expected. Published by William Morrow
|Author||: Valerie Sherrard|
|Editor||: Penguin Canada|
In the haze of a food-induced stupor, Zoey Dalton and her best friends Bean and Jenna make a pledge to begin performing random acts of kindness—anonymously. Their previous track record for altruism is pretty much a flat line, so anything they do to help others is bound to be an improvement. What if the random acts of kindness are unwanted and misunderstood? What if, instead of spreading joy and good will, the trio’s actions stir up trouble, wreak havoc and maybe even cause bodily harm? That, of course, would be a different story. This story, in fact.
|Author||: Anne Herbert,Margaret Paloma Pavel|
|Editor||: NYU Press|
This modern allegory inspires taking joyful steps to end hatred and violence. In the playful style of twelfth-century Japanese picture scrolls, Mayumi Oda's art depicts humans as animals who lose their way when their leaders become confused and drawn to violence. It is up to each individual—the frog who plants a garden, the cat who supports an elderly neighbor—to create a better world through simple acts of kindness. This timeless parable for readers of all ages expands upon the idea that we can all become agents of goodness and beauty. Winner of the 2016 Independent Publishers Gold Medal.
|Author||: Scott Adams|
|Editor||: Andrews McMeel Publishing|
Dilbert and his co-workers encounter the usual incompetent management practices, indecipherable project acronyms, heartless H.R. directors, and restrictive office rules
|Author||: Conari Press|
|Editor||: Mango Media Inc.|
Want to Feel Hopeful About the Future? Share in inspirational stories of generosity written by children of all ages that reveal their surprisingly insightful feelings about kindness and compassion. Look back at why the Random Acts of Kindness series was such a sensation. When the adult version of Random Acts of Kindness was first published hundreds of teachers across the country gave assignments to their students to write about unsolicited acts that they had experienced or initiated. Teachers sent the results to Conari Press which then put out a call for similar stories in a teacher’s magazine. Stories poured in and the result was Kid’s Random Acts of Kindness. Whimsical and funny to moving and thoughtful, Kid’s Random Acts of Kindness helps restore your belief in the potential for goodness in man. In Kid’s Random Acts of Kindness, you will see how children are the truest examples of open-hearted giving: · Kids are hopeful. They believe they can change, easily and often. They look forward not back. They like to think about what could be, not what was. · Kids are possibility addicts. They’re always working on something. If you listen you’ll hear a language of hopefulness and striving, an elasticity that keeps them going and trying. · Kids love to master challenges. They want to try new things, move in new directions, be productive. They are risk takers, sometimes out of faith, sometimes out of desperation. More than anything else, children want and need to belong, to partner, to collaborate. Readers of other books in the Random Acts of Kindness series and motivational books and stories like Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness, A Pebble for Your Thoughts, I've Been Thinking…, and You Can Do All Things will love the encouraging, inspirational stories in Random Acts of Kindness.
|Author||: Editors of Conari Press|
|Editor||: Mango Media Inc.|
Best of the Inspirational Stories That Triggered a Kindness Movement True stories, thoughtful quotations and suggestions to inspire readers to live more compassionately. Experience a book-inspired phenomenon. The unprecedented success of Random Acts of Kindness not only inspired many individuals to be kinder, but also led Congress to declare a National Random Acts of Kindness Week in February 1995. The inspiration for the kindness movement, the book Random Acts of Kindness, is an antidote for a weary world. Its true stories, thoughtful quotations, and suggestions for generosity should inspire you to live more compassionately and be a kinder person. Own the special gift edition. This collection of the "best of the Random Acts” series includes stories of men, women, and children who've reached out to perform acts of kindness that brighten days, improve lives, and sometimes even save others. What if all of a sudden everyone started performing good deeds every day? This inspiring collection presents many true stories of people who've committed, received, and observed voluntary acts of kindness. Hearing their stories reveals how these simple, small acts of goodness can have a profoundly positive effect in the world. This beautiful new edition also includes hundreds of new ideas that readers can use to perform their own random acts and celebrate kindness. Readers of motivational books and stories like Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness, A Pebble for Your Thoughts, I've Been Thinking…, and You Can Do All Things will love the encouraging, inspirational stories in Random Acts of Kindness: An Illustrated Celebration.
|Author||: Will Glennon|
|Editor||: Mango Media|
A Course in Compassion From the creators of the Random Acts of Kindness series comes this practical guide to kindness. Full of inspiring meditations, affirmations, and true stories, this book acts as a guide to creating real change in our world through acts of kindness. Join the kindness revolution. All over the nation and beyond, people are realizing the power of kindness. With one act, you can change someone’s day—and make the world a better place. It doesn’t take much to offer kind words or deeds to someone, but it can change the whole course of their day. When we participate in random acts of kindness, we join the movement of building a better future. This book by the editors of the Random Acts of Kindness series, with a foreword by Rabbi Harold Kushner, presents readers with a motivational guide to living out kindness each day of our lives. Inspirational stories and simple suggestions. From the wake of Hurricane Katrina to the tragedy of the tsunami to troops in Iraq performing acts of daily compassion, this book highlights the ways in which people are working towards creating a more benevolent world. It demonstrates the weight that a single act of compassion can have and how powerful our actions can be when we all join together. In addition to inspiring true stories, this “course in compassion” includes meditations, affirmations, and suggestions for how you can go out and make a difference. Filled with practical wisdom and motivational quotes, this book is your go-to guide for turning the kindness spark into a flame. Learn more about: • How to practice random acts of kindness • The impact that compassion has on our world • Stories of kindness changing people’s lives If you’ve read books like Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Power of Kindness, Go Be Kind, How Can I Help?, or A Year of Positive Thinking, you’ll love Practice Random Acts of Kindness.
|Author||: The Editors of Conari Press|
|Editor||: Mango Media Inc.|
THE ORIGINAL Random Acts of Kindness ─ Inspirational Stories A USA Today Best Bet for Educators. The unprecedented success of Random Acts of Kindness has not only inspired many individuals, but also led Congress to declare a National Random Acts of Kindness Week in February 1995. The inspiration for the kindness movement, Random Acts of Kindness is an antidote for a weary world. Its true stories, thoughtful quotations, and suggestions for generosity will inspire you to live more compassionately and be a kinder person. Spreading the joy of being kind. What if all of a sudden everyone started performing good deeds every day? This inspiring collection presents many true stories of people who've committed, received, and observed voluntary acts of kindness. Hearing their stories reveals how these simple, small acts of goodness can have a profoundly positive effect in the world. An inspirational gift of kind words. Sometimes the smallest gesture makes the biggest difference. This little book shows how to start―with the small, with the particular, with the individual―in order to make a difference in the world. It features: • True stories about acts of kindness and generosity of spirit • Suggestions for living more compassionately • Inspirational quotes to get you started Readers of motivational books and stories like Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness, A Pebble for Your Thoughts, I've Been Thinking…, and You Can Do All Things will love the encouraging, inspirational stories in Random Acts of Kindness.
|Author||: CJ Coppedge|
Memories are what we have. Memories are what we make. We all have memories of our childhood and adulthood. Memories are what we make each and every day. And, oh what memories our children will have of us; our parenting and the time we spend together. This is the first book in a series of Education for Families! A book intended to provide information and skills to help improve communication and FUN within families. To assist families with research based skills and knowledge for better communication and understanding. Random Acts of Parenting is designed to bring quick, simple techniques to refer back to time and time again. CJ Coppedge and Partners In Time Education strive to empower creativity within families with the goal of deeper relationships and fond memories. To bring about partnerships based on Respect and Responsibility, Time and Love.
|Author||: Lauren Myracle|
Ty Perry’s second-grade life is crazier than ever. He’s trying hard not to worry too much, but that’s not easy when his brain is filled with so many thoughts, like finally finding a pet for Baby Maggie, his sometimes-crazy classmates, and the dreaded neck-pinch-of-death. And then there’s his upcoming recitation about doing an act of kindness in front of the whole class! Ty remains his wacky, curious self in this bighearted second installment of the Life of Ty series. Practicing kindness, random or not, doesn’t take that much worrying after all. Being kind is part of being Ty.
|Author||: Lisa Verge Higgins|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
Claire Petrenko always knew it was coming. Breast cancer has already claimed both her mother and her younger sister. Now, as she cobbles the pieces of her life back together, the devastating family legacy returns, and Claire receives the same diagnosis. So when her old friend Jenna Hogan suddenly shows up at her door-like a fairy godmother offering to grant a wish-Claire seizes the chance to revisit her past . . . and salvage her future. What begins as an impulsive trip soon becomes an odyssey as the women cross the country, gathering friends as they make their way to their childhood home of Pine Lake. There, they discover that Jenna's random act of kindness has rippled out into the world like a stone dropped into a pond, surging back to transform all their lives in ways they never expected.
|Author||: The Editors of the Conari Press|
|Editor||: Mango Media|
The original bestseller that inspired a movement, plus new stories and wisdom from people whose lives it has changed. More than twenty-five years ago, Conari Press published Random Acts of Kindness, and launched a simple movement—of people being kind to one another in their daily lives. Now the editors of Conari Press have compiled Random Acts of Kindness Then and Now, which includes the original book along with new material sourced from Facebook, Twitter, and various other social networks. It combines the best of twenty-first-century crowd-sourced wisdom with the best of twentieth century social activism. The inspiration for the kindness movement, Random Acts of Kindness is an antidote for a weary world. Its true stories, thoughtful quotations, and suggestions for generosity inspire readers to live more compassionately in this beautiful new edition. The original Random Acts of Kindness was named a Best Bet for Educators in 2000 by USA Today. This expanded edition can help a whole new generation of readers restore their faith in humanity.
|Author||: Amy Newmark|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
A collection of 101 uplifting, true stories will help you see the hidden heroes around you and inspire you to be a hero in someone else's life. From random acts of kindness to doing what's right, this book shows how positive attitudes and good deeds can change the world.
|Author||: David Eldridge|
|Editor||: A&C Black|
Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness moves between dream story and real lives to tell an intricate, complex story of a young man dealing with the break up of his family and the legacy of race responsibility. Joey's an ordinary man but everywhere he looks people are slipping away. A notice at work catches his eye. He doesn't know where to go next - his Dad, the community or Marvin Gaye. In a world he can't connect with, is there someone out there who can connect with Joey? The play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in May 2005.
|Author||: Sanjay Gupta|
Folks, your kind attitude have the power to pull others positive activities in your life like Gratitude, Forgiveness, Patience, Power, Money, Happiness, Joy, Compassion, Pleasing personality etc. Basically KINDNESS is a shield(like windshield in cars) which protects us from: people who can harm us, from negative thoughts, negative attitude people, controlling people, non-listeners, ill intensions and ill attitude peoples, getting irritated, getting frustrated with small things, depression, getting feeling of resentment and anger towards others also kindness help us develop long term patience, so kindness should be mastered first and others activities will follow soon.
|Author||: Julia Kent|
|Editor||: Julia Kent|
I swear I am not the kind of person who gets her cell phone caught in places that require an ER trip and an OBGYN. But, apparently, I am. I’m also not the kind of person who spends all her time thinking about the guy who got away. But, apparently, I am, too. Starting a new life in Boston isn’t supposed to include repeatedly embarrassing myself in public, meeting a crazy blond woman who has ties to the band Random Acts of Crazy, and definitely isn’t supposed to include wallowing in a past I thought I’d left behind four years ago. But, apparently, it does. And the drummer for the band, Sam Hinton, is the boy I loved in high school and who disappeared with my heart. Now he’s back, better than ever. Second chances aren’t supposed to make scars disappear and hearts mend. But, apparently, they can. If you trust enough. Fate took their lives by storm four years ago and put an unbreachable gulf between Sam and Amy. Can time really heal all wounds…or are some scars too deep? The second book in the Random series after the wildly successful New York Times and USA Today bestseller Random Acts of Crazy, Random Acts of Trust is a romantic comedy that explores the love between one man, one woman, and ends with one Happily Ever After (and no cliffhangers or chickens!). And you’ll never look at a cell phone the same way again. Listen to the audiobook, narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt!! Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, new adult romance, rockstar romance, rock star romance, erotic romance, seductive story, hot romance, women's fiction, women's romance, bbw romance, romance, contemporary woman julia kent, julia kent romance
|Author||: Julia Kent|
|Editor||: Julia Kent|
A STANDALONE NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES She dressed professionally, wearing a plum-colored fuzzy v-neck sweater that contoured to the swell of a rack I remembered so well, legs encased in a slim pencil skirt that embellished those creamy hips I could imagine naked with a flicker of memory, lips painted fire-engine red and that maniac-inducing fifties pin-up girl look that I'd dismissed as silly when the girls in college wore it - but that made her smoking hot. Down, boy. God damn Charlotte, my ex-girlfriend, had to be here, of all places. At a bachelorette party where I was a stripper, dressed in a cop uniform with pants that suddenly got way too tight. And she had to be so fine. "Ooooh, honey, you're one big officer," said a sultry voice behind me as I watched Charlotte in the other room, chatting with the bride. A hand stroked my hip and hesitated before sliding a bit lower, filling a palm with my ass. "Arrest me, Officer. I've been a bad, bad girl." With one look at the source of the voice, my night went from Oh, man to Oh, no. That voice? That hand? That was my mother. ------- Random Acts of Hope is the fourth book in the romantic comedy Random series, and features guitar player Liam McCarthy from the band, Random Acts of Crazy. Five years ago, Liam and his girlfriend, Charlotte Greyson, were deeply in love. When a betrayal eviscerates them both, each clings to their separate truths as an anchor to navigate the perfect storm. But when the biggest ego in the band reconnects with the only woman who stole his heart, sparks fly in this sequel that asks whether you can believe in the impossible without sacrificing every ideal you hold - in order to find a love bigger than you ever imagined. Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, new adult romance, rockstar romance, rock star romance, coming of age romance, erotic romance, seductive story, hot romance, women's fiction, women's romance, bbw romance, college romance, contemporary woman julia kent, julia kent romance