The Opposite Of Fate

Author: Amy Tan
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101200413
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Delve into the stories from Amy Tan's life that inspired bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement and the new memoir, Where the Past Begins Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of cultural complexity and profound empathy. With the same spirit and humor that characterize her acclaimed novels, she now shares her insight into her own life and how she escaped the curses of her past to make a future of her own. She takes us on a journey from her childhood of tragedy and comedy to the present day and her arrival as one of the world's best-loved novelists. Whether recalling arguments with her mother in suburban California or introducing us to the ghosts that inhabit her computer, The Opposite of Fate offers vivid portraits of choices, attitudes, charms, and luck in action--a refreshing antidote to the world-weariness and uncertainties we all face today.

The Opposite Of Loneliness

Author: Marina Keegan
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476753628
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The instant New York Times bestseller and publishing phenomenon: Marina Keegan’s posthumous collection of award-winning essays and stories “sparkles with talent, humanity, and youth” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of writing that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story “Cold Pastoral” was published on NewYorker.com. Her essay “Even Artichokes Have Doubts” was excerpted in the Financial Times, and her book was the focus of a Nicholas Kristof column in The New York Times. Millions of her contemporaries have responded to her work on social media. As Marina wrote: “We can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over…We’re so young. We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.” The Opposite of Loneliness is an unforgettable collection of Marina’s essays and stories that articulates the universal struggle all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to impact the world. “How do you mourn the loss of a fiery talent that was barely a tendril before it was snuffed out? Answer: Read this book. A clear-eyed observer of human nature, Keegan could take a clever idea...and make it something beautiful” (People).

The Opposite Life

Author: Alex Seeley
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0785216138
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Discover the secret to living a powerful and abundant life through the upside-down kingdom of God. In our constant search for a life filled with blessing and abundance, we often follow our human instinct, and then wonder why we come up short. God always has a better idea. And it most often requires us to move in the opposite direction. In The Opposite Life, pastor and author Alex Seeley explains the secret to living a powerful and abundant life through the upside-down kingdom of God. Each chapter unpacks the opposite-life principles that begin with our way of thinking and yield miraculous results. They include death vs. life fear vs. faith last vs. first love vs. hate worry vs. worship give vs. receive impossible vs. possible We all want the blessed life but sometimes go about it in the wrong way. God’s promises are conditional. He says follow Me, and I will change your weakness into strength, your foolishness into wisdom, and your nothing into everything.

The Opposite House

Author: Helen Oyeyemi
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408848252
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Maja was five years old when her black Cuban family emigrated from the Caribbean to London, leaving her with one complete memory: a woman singing - in a voice both eerie and enthralling - at their farewell party. Now, almost twenty years later, Maja herself is a singer, pregnant and haunted by what she calls 'her Cuba'.

The Opposite Lane

Author: Acidophilus Bifidus
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105675157
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The Opposite Of Hate

Author: Sally Kohn
Editor: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616207280
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“A stunning debut by a truly gifted writer—an eye-opening read for both liberals and conservatives—and it could not come at a better time.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, with Sheryl Sandberg What is the opposite of hate? As a progressive commentator on Fox News and now CNN, Sally Kohn has made a career out of bridging intractable political differences and learning how to talk respectfully with people whose views she disagrees with passionately. Her viral TED Talk on the need to practice emotional—rather than political—correctness sparked a new way of considering how often we amplify our differences and diminish our connections. But these days even famously “nice” Kohn finds herself wanting to breathe fire at her enemies. It was time, she decided, to look into the epidemic of hate all around us and learn how we can stop it. In The Opposite of Hate, Kohn talks to leading scientists and researchers and investigates the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate and how incivility can be a gateway to much worse. She travels to Rwanda, the Middle East, and across the United States, introducing us to former terrorists and white supremacists, and even some of her own Twitter trolls, drawing surprising lessons from dramatic and inspiring stories of those who left hate behind. As Kohn confronts her own shameful moments, whether it was back when she bullied a classmate or today when she harbors deep partisan resentment, she discovers, “The opposite of hate is the beautiful and powerful reality of how we are all fundamentally linked and equal as human beings. The opposite of hate is connection.” Sally Kohn’s engaging, fascinating, and often funny book will open your eyes and your heart.

The Opposite Number

Author: Jacob Hay
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479449199
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A tongue-in-cheek look at a CIA Operative who's in over his head. Or is he? A spy-and-counterspy tale with a "difference"!

The Opposite Of Fate

Author: Alison McGhee
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328518310
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Who gets to choose? When a young woman emerges from a lengthy coma-like state she must face the decisions that were made about her body—without her consent—in this powerful novel of reclamation and hope. Twenty-one-year-old Mallie Williams—scrappy, headstrong, and wise beyond her years—has just landed on her feet following a tumultuous youth when the unthinkable happens: she is violently assaulted. The crime leaves her comatose, surrounded by friends and family who are hoping against hopes for a full recovery. But soon Mallie's small community finds themselves divided. The rape has left Mallie pregnant, and while some friends are convinced that she would never keep the pregnancy, others are sure that a baby would be the only good thing to come out of all of this pain. Who gets to decide? How much power, in the end, do we have over our own bodies? Mallie, her family, and her town find themselves at the center of a media storm, confronting questions nobody should have to face. And when Mallie emerges from the fog, what will she think of the choices that were made on her behalf? The Opposite of Fate is an intense and moving exploration of the decisions we make—and don’t make—that forever change the course of our lives.

The Opposite Bastard

Author: Simon Packham
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230738532
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Forced to take employment as live-in carer for a genius quadriplegic undergraduate, failed actor Timothy Salt is not optimistic. His charge, Michael Owen, is only at Oxford to please his devoted mum. When ersatz aristo Phillip Sydney offers the leading role in his student production of Hamlet to Michael, Timothy’s humiliation seems complete. Meanwhile, fellow student thespian Anna Jenkins, deciding that Phillip is the ‘perfect gentleman’ who Mummy so wants her to find, accepts the part of Ophelia. Then TV producer Nikki Hardbody (Kids with Cancer and Pepé: The Boy with No Nose) arrives to immortalise Michael in her latest documentary, and Timothy realizes that the only way he can salvage any self-respect is by sabotaging the production of Hamlet. Michael, meanwhile, is horrified to find himself falling for Anna. As rehearsals progress, Anna discovers that her perfect partner isn’t Phillip Sydney after all. No one is more delighted than cynical Nikki Hardbody. The Opposite Bastard is a dark comedy of manners. An uproarious and moving commentary on love, disability, dignity, political correctness and media opportunism, it is a strikingly original and provocative debut.

The Opposite Way

Author: Rob Carpentier
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598584421
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December 1941. A Pan American Flying Boat takes off from San Francisco bound for Honolulu. As it approaches Hawaii, it suddenly must divert to an alternate site due to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It eventually reaches New Zealand, but finds itself unable to return the United States mainland due to the presence of the hostile Japanese fleet. To safely return home, it must circumnavigate the globe westward, "The Opposite Way." Thus begins the epic journey for the passengers and crew of the 'Caledonia Clipper' as she travels uncharted waters and visits unfamiliar destinations under the cover of radio silence in an effort to escape the Japanese war machine at the onset of World War II. At home on the mainland, the families and friends must deal with the mysterious disappearance of the ship and the unknown whereabouts of their loved ones as America braces for war. The responsibility of bringing the 'Caledonia' home safely with its human cargo falls on the shoulders of the young and dashing commander of the ship, Captain Eldon Rule. He must act as both supervisor and sparkplug to his travel weary crew of 11. Also on board the luxurious yet claustrophobic confines of the 'Caledonia' are a unique array of passengers. There is an aristocratic steel mill owner with ambitions of joining the Roosevelt Cabinet, traveling with his wife; a reporter on his way to Honolulu to cover the readiness of the U.S. Naval fleet; two USO showgirls with ambitions that also include the crew; a Japanese-American businessman whom the passengers are wary of; an ill-fated War Department attache'; two United States Senators, one a southern bigot and the other the estranged father of Captain Rule; and a strapping New Zealander who may be the guiding light for the ship. Rob Carpentier It was on a trip to the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC where I discovered my hidden fascination with air travel in the 1930's and 40's. Walking through a mock-up of an antiquated DC-4 inspired me to write about it. The opulent world of a Pan American Flying Boat was the perfect scenario. When I saw a cutaway drawing of the ship from a coffee table book, I could see the characters mingling inside and I had the setting. As an enthusiast and student of World War II, it seemed natural to interweave the ship and its complement against the backdrop of the war. Add the situations that were occurring on the mainland home front, and I had a story of mystery, intrigue, and adventure. Rob Carpentier works for a prominent northern New Jersey newspaper and lives in Clifton, N.J. with his family. His interests include history, reading, and comedy. He wants his next book to be an auto-biographical comedy, and also hopes to audition for "The Last Comic Standing" next year."