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 Lane

Author: Acidophilus Bifidus
ISBN: 1105675157
Size: 11,50 MB
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The Opposite Of Hate

Author: Sally Kohn
Editor: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616207280
Size: 15,39 MB
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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
Size: 18,26 MB
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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 Loneliness

Author: Marina Keegan
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147675361X
Size: 13,17 MB
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This hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate who died tragically five days after graduation details the struggle that we all face as we figure out what we want to be and how we can positively impact the world.

The Opposite Bastard

Author: Simon Packham
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230738532
Size: 18,94 MB
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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
Size: 10,35 MB
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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."

The Opposite Of Love

Author: Julie Buxbaum
Editor: Dial Press
ISBN: 9780440337447
Size: 13,66 MB
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With perfect pitch for the humor and heartbreak of everyday life, Julie Buxbaum has fashioned a heroine who will be instantly recognizable to anyone who has loved and lost and loved again. When successful twenty-nine-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, she can’t explain to even her closest friends why she did it. Somewhere beneath her sense of fun, her bravado, and her independent exterior, Emily knows that her breakup with Andrew has less to do with him and more to do with...her. “You’re your own worst enemy,” her best friend Jess tells her. “It’s like you get pleasure out of breaking your own heart.” As the holiday season looms and Emily contemplates whether she made a huge mistake, the rest of her world begins to unravel: she is assigned to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit where she must defend the very values she detests by a boss who can’t keep his hands to himself; her Grandpa Jack, a charming, feisty octogenarian and the person she cares most about in the world, is losing it, while her emotionally distant father has left her to cope with this alone; and underneath it all, fading memories of her deceased mother continue to remind her that love doesn’t last forever. How this brave, original young heroine finally decides to take control of her life and face the fears that have long haunted her is the great achievement of Julie Buxbaum’s marvelous first novel. Written with the authority, grace, and wisdom of an author far beyond her years, The Opposite of Love heralds the debut of a remarkable talent in contemporary fiction. From the Hardcover edition.

The Opposite House

Author: Helen Oyeyemi
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408848252
Size: 20,38 MB
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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 Of Maybe

Author: Maddie Dawson
Editor: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0770437699
Size: 19,35 MB
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A heartfelt and exceptionally human novel about the best mistakes a person can make Jonathan and Rosie have been together so long they finish each other’s sentences—so when he (finally) proposes and asks her to move across the country with him, everyone is happily surprised. But when things suddenly unravel, Rosie sends Jonathan packing and moves back home with Soapie, the irascible, opinionated grandmother who raised her. Now she has to figure out how to fire Soapie’s very unsuitable caregiver, a gardener named Tony who lets her drink martinis, smoke, and cheat at Scrabble. It’s meant to be a temporary break, of course—until Rosie realizes she’s accidentally pregnant at 44, completely unequipped for motherhood, and worse, may be falling in love with Tony, whose life is even more muddled than hers. When Soapie reveals a long-hidden secret, Rosie wonders if she has to let go of her fears, and trust that the big-hearted, messy life that awaits her just may be the one she was meant to live. Praise for The Opposite of Maybe “Dawson’s charmingly eccentric cast of characters is at turns lovable and infuriating, ensuring a quick read helmed by a memorable, complex heroine.”—Publishers Weekly “Delightfully witty . . . A messy, funny, surprising story of second chances.”—Kirkus Reviews “Dawson keeps readers turning the pages to find out who Rosie will choose in the end.”—Booklist