Fake Like Me

Author: Barbara Bourland
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1786486466
Size: 13,10 MB
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CAREY LOGAN She was the genius wild child of the New York art scene, and my idol. FAKE I was a no-name painter from the Florida backwater, clawing my way into their world. LIKE When she died, she left a space that couldn't be filled. Except, maybe, by ME Everything that gets created destroys something else. When a fire rips through her studio and burns the seven enormous paintings for her next exhibition, a young, no-name painter is left with an impossible task: recreate her art in just three months - or ruin her fledgling career. Thirty-four, single and homeless, she desperately secures a place at an exclusive upstate retreat. Brimming with creative history and set on a sparkling black lake, Pine City and its founders - a notorious collective of successful artists - is what she's idolized all her life. She's dreamt of the parties, the celebrities, the privilege. What she finds is a ghost of its former self. The recent suicide of founding member Carey Logan haunts everyone, lurking beneath the surface like a shipwreck. And one thought begins to shadow her every move - what really happened to her hero? With a flair for sensational detail and acidic wit, Barbara Bourland delivers a darkly satirical thriller about art, money and identity with a twist so sharp it cuts.

Just Add Music

Author: David J. McMullen
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1625166702
Size: 17,72 MB
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Everyone loves a song! But what is a song? To pare it back to basics, a song is a three- to five-minute story usually set to music. It generally consists of three or more verses tied together by a chorus. While the music is vital in conveying what the song sounds like and in capturing the listener’s attention, it is the lyrics and the vocalist’s interpretation of them that tell the story. In Just Add Music, or JAM, David J McMullen has compiled the lyrics to fit most popular genres of music, including but not limited to rock, pop, blues, country, Caribbean and adult contemporary. JAM is a book of 55 sets (Top 50 Plus 5) of song lyrics written for composers, producers and musicians to add the music to complete each song.

Co Illusion

Author: David Levi Strauss
Editor: Mit Press
ISBN: 0262043548
Size: 12,70 MB
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Reports from America's political crisis, exposing a new "iconopolitics," in which words and images lose their connection to reality. The political crisis that sneaked up on America--the rise of Trump and Trumpism--has revealed the rot at the core of American exceptionalism. Recent changes in the way words and images are produced and received have made the current surreality possible; communication through social media, by design, maximizes attention and minimizes scrutiny. In Co-Illusion, the noted writer on art, photography, and politics David Levi Strauss bears witness to the new "iconopolitics" in which words and images lose their connection to reality. The collusion that fueled Trump's rise was the secret agreement of voters and media consumers--their "co-illusion"--to set aside the social contract. Strauss offers dispatches from the epicenter of our constitutional earthquake, writing first from the 2016 Democratic and Republican conventions and then from the campaign. After the election, he switches gears, writing in the voices of the regime and of those complicit in its actions--from the thoughts of the President himself ("I am not a mistake. I am not a fluke, or a bug in the system. I am the System") to the reflections of a nameless billionaire tech CEO whose initials may or may not be M. Z. Finally, Strauss shows us how we might repair the damage to the public imaginary after Trump exits the scene. Photographs by celebrated documentary photographers Susan Meiselas and Peter van Agtmael accompany the texts.

Girls Like Me

Author: Lola StVil
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544868145
Size: 14,11 MB
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Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school. When she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, insecure Shay doesn't want to tell him who she is. But with the help of her two best friends, as well as an assist by Kermit and Miss Piggy, ultimately Shay and Blake’s love prevails. Girls Like Me is a fun and fresh poetic take on teen angst, social media and online anonymity, and high school romance.

Calling Me Home

Author: Julie Kibler
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250014530
Size: 17,99 MB
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A National Best Seller! Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler is a soaring debut interweaving the story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky with an unlikely modern-day friendship Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. It's a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. With no clear explanation why. Tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious whether she can unlock the secrets of Isabelle's guarded past, scarcely hesitates before agreeing, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives. Over the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship. They are friends. But Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son's irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her. Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper—in a town where blacks weren't allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way.

White Like Me

Author: Tim Wise
Editor: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593764707
Size: 13,62 MB
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With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere. Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits, in relative terms, those who are “white like him.” He discusses how racial privilege can harm whites in the long run and make progressive social change less likely. He explores the ways in which whites can challenge their unjust privileges, and explains in clear and convincing language why it is in the best interest of whites themselves to do so. Using anecdotes instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and yet scholarly, analytical and yet accessible.

The Cause Within You

Author: Matthew Barnett
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414352352
Size: 19,57 MB
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You were created for something amazing—and it’s time to discover what it is! Matthew Barnett, son of a well-known megachurch pastor, discovered his own cause in life when he relinquished his dream of building a big, successful church like his father’s and began listening for God’s dream for his life instead. Sensing that God was calling him to serve the poor and powerless of Los Angeles, Matthew founded the Dream Center, a beacon of hope for homeless families, drug addicts, abused women and children, victims of human trafficking, teen runaways, gang members, and many others whose lives were filled with brokenness. If you are hungry for a life full of passion instead of apathy; if you are ready to use your specific gifts and abilities to make a mark on the world; if you need to be reminded that God loves you and has a plan for your life—The Cause within You is the book that can change everything. Through his own story and the stories of others whose lives have been transformed, Matthew Barnett will lead you to the cause of your lifetime.

Fake Love

Author: Ebou Gaye
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449090583
Size: 14,77 MB
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The protagonist of this novel, Ya Rose, quit her job in her native country and travelled to the United Kingdom to seek greener pastures. There, she found life extremely hard contrary to her expectations. Consequently, she resorted to luring men into relationships with the aim of manoeuvring her way out of the awkward situation in which she found herself, as can be seen in the excerpts below: `I will be saying pleasant things to you and giving you good things to make you feel comfortable and happy if you marry me. I will transform you into a very young boy.' `I believe you can make me happy, but I wonder how you can turn an old man into a young lad. Do you have magical powers to do that?'

The Promised Land

Author: Erich Maria Remarque
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448138264
Size: 18,44 MB
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From the detention centre on Ellis Island, Ludwig Somner looks across a small stretch of water to the glittering towers of New York, which whisper seductively of freedom after so many years of wandering through a perlious, suffering Europe. Remarque's final novel, left unfinished at his death, tells of the precarious life of the refugee – life lived in hotel lobbies, on false passports, the strange, ill-assorted refugee community held together by an unspeakable past. For Somner, each new luxury - ice cream served in drugstores, bright shop windows, art, a new suit, a new romance - has a bittersweet edge. Memories of war and inhumanity continue to resurface even in this peaceful promised land. A haunting snapshot of a unique time, place and predicament, this is another powerful comment from Remarque on the devastating effects of war.

Wings Of Love

Author: Koyel Mitra
Editor: BookRix
ISBN: 3730937960
Size: 16,77 MB
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The wings of love scale great heights.Love transcends all the barriers of caste, religion and sects. True love is a celestial bliss but rarely found in this seemingly complex world. Love if jilted can wreak vengeance and wear the dark color. Love is a feeling to be experienced by all. True love never expects any return and if unrequited never goes wrong.