The Sea of Tranquility

The Sea of Tranquility
Author: Katja Millay
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2013-06-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781476730943

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Teenage former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov and Josh Bennett, a lonely boy at her school, enter into an intense relationship, with neither unaware of the dark secrets the other's past holds. Original.

Sea of Tranquility

Sea of Tranquility
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-04-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781443466110

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From the #1 bestselling author of the Scotiabank Giller Prize–shortlisted The Glass Hotel and the internationally bestselling Station Eleven comes a new novel of dazzling imagination In this captivating tale of imagination and ambition, a seemingly disparate array of people come into contact with a time traveller who must resist the pull to change the past and the future. The cast includes a British exile on the West coast of Canada in the early 1900s; the author of a bestselling novel about a fictional pandemic who embarks on a galaxy-spanning book tour during the outbreak of an actual pandemic; a resident of a moon colony almost 300 years in the future; and a lonely girl who films an old-growth forest and experiences a disruption in the recording. Blurring the lines between reality and fantasy, Emily St. John Mandel’s dazzling story follows these engrossing characters across space and time as their lives ultimately intersect. Sea of Tranquility is a breathtaking and wondrous examination of the ties that bind us together, by a master storyteller.

The Sea of Tranquility

The Sea of Tranquility
Author: Mark Haddon
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-01-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780008343101

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A magical celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing from the bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

Station Eleven

Station Eleven
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781443434881

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National Book Award finalist, New York Times bestseller, Globe and Mail bestseller, and a Best Book of the Year in The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Time magazine Day One The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. Week Two Civilization has crumbled. Year Twenty A band of actors and musicians, called the Travelling Symphony, move through the territories of a changed world, performing concerts and Shakespeare at the settlements that have formed. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the world every hopeful survivor has tried to rebuild. Moving backward and forward in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: celebrated actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan, a bystander warned about the flu just in time; Arthur's first wife, Miranda; Arthur's oldest friend, Clark; Kirsten, an actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed "prophet." Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the fragility of life, the relationships that sustain us, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility

Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility
Author: Patricia Santana
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2013-02-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780826324375

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It's April 1969, and fourteen-year-old Yolanda Sahagún can hardly wait to see her favorite brother, Chuy, newly returned from Vietnam. But when he arrives at the Welcome Home party the family has prepared in his honor it's clear that the war has changed him. The transformation of Chuy is only one of the challenges that Yolanda and the rest of her family face. This powerful coming-of-age novel, winner of the 1999 Chicano/Latino Literary Contest, is a touching and funny account of a summer that is still remembered as a crossroads in American life. Yolanda and her brothers and sisters learn how to be men and women and how to be Americans as well as Mexican Americans. "A captivating portrayal . . . .the novel is challenging, warm, provocative, often humorous, always engaging."--Rudolfo Anaya "Patricia Santana's Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquillity will take you on an exhilarating journey through the tortured landscape of the late 1960s, and show you how the stench of a brutal foreign war and revolutionary winds at home swept into the lives on one Mexican American family in Southern California. . . . Santana takes her place among those new Chicana writers who are refashioning the face of American literature for the twenty-first century."--Jorge Mariscal, University of California, San Diego, author of Aztlan and Viet Nam: Chicano and Chicana Experiences of the War

Sharing Time

Sharing Time
Author: Elizabeth Verdick
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2009-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781575427621

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Sometimes it’s fun to share, and sometimes it’s hard. This book offers toddlers simple choices (take turns, use the toy together, wait for another time) to make sharing easier, and shows them where to turn for help when sharing is difficult. Little ones learn that sharing can mean double the fun—and sharing a while can make someone smile! Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

Hans Op de Beeck

Hans Op de Beeck
Author: Nicolas de Oliveira
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2011
Genre: Artists' books
ISBN: 9461300344

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This unique artist's book is the culmination of Hans Op de Beeck's long-term project "Sea of tranquillity". The ambitious publication includes film stills, texts, sculptures, watercolours and even a soundtrack (sung by Sandrine). In his familiar pictorial style - mildly surreal and resolutely critical - the artist confronts us with a large-scale but fictional luxury cruiser. This artificial city symbolises a postmodern society in which extreme luxury is accompanied by a moral vacuum. The book is conceived as a museum setting in which all the exponents of the engaging cruise irrevocably lead to perdition. On board we meet not only Eros and Thanatos, but also boredom, miscommunication and a hierarchial crew.

Last Night in Montreal

Last Night in Montreal
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publsiher: Unbridled Books
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2009
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781932961683

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Eli searches for his ex-lover Lilia after she disappears one morning from his Brooklyn apartment, but he discovers surprises about her childhood after going to Montreal on a tip from a source who says that Lilia may be there.

The Tiger s Wife

The Tiger s Wife
Author: Téa Obreht
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-03-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780679604365

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Spectacular . . . [Téa Obreht] spins a tale of such marvel and magic in a literary voice so enchanting that the mesmerized reader wants her never to stop.”—Entertainment Weekly Look for Téa Obreht’s second novel, Inland, now available. NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times • Entertainment Weekly • The Christian Science Monitor • The Kansas City Star • Library Journal Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Téa Obreht, the youngest of The New Yorker’s twenty best American fiction writers under forty, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation. In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Economist • Vogue • Slate • Chicago Tribune • The Seattle Times • Dayton Daily News • Publishers Weekly • Alan Cheuse, NPR’s All Things Considered “Stunning . . . a richly textured and searing novel.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[Obreht] has a talent for subtle plotting that eludes most writers twice her age, and her descriptive powers suggest a kind of channeled genius. . . . No novel [this year] has been more satisfying.”—The Wall Street Journal “Filled with astonishing immediacy and presence, fleshed out with detail that seems firsthand, The Tiger’s Wife is all the more remarkable for being the product not of observation but of imagination.”—The New York Times Book Review “That The Tiger’s Wife never slips entirely into magical realism is part of its magic. . . . Its graceful commingling of contemporary realism and village legend seems even more absorbing.”—The Washington Post

Golden Boy

Golden Boy
Author: Abigail Tarttelin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-08-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781476705811

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Presenting themselves to the world as an effortlessly excellent family, successful criminal lawyer Karen, her Parliament candidate husband and her intelligent athlete son, Max, find their world crumbling in the wake of a friend's betrayal and the secret about Max's intersexual identity.

Storms on the Sea of Tranquility

Storms on the Sea of Tranquility
Author: Steven L. Fay
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2012-12-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781477297506

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In times past those suffering from cyclical dementia were frequently referred to as suffering from "lunar madness". The book's title, Storms on the Sea of Tranquility is an allusion to that practice. The Sea of Tranquility is of course a geographical feature of our moon. Ironically, those suffering from lunar madness frequently lived a pattern of near normal tranquility that was interrupted cyclically by angry storms of manic madness or deep depression. The book follows the life of a young lady, one Mae Bailey as she struggles with an untreated mental illness. Her family, like most families of the 1950's feared the stigma that a mentally ill family member might bring upon them. They failed to acknowledge her disease and instead covered up her irrational behavior in her manic cycles and the deep depression that also often followed. Ultimately, Mae ends up deserted by both of the men who have fathered her children. Alone and very troubled she and her children enter the welfare system. As she slides deeper into alcoholism, prostitution and a life plagued by mental illness she loses her children to foster care. The book follows the journey that her children travel as they go through the foster care system. It chronicles the difficulties for both the foster children and their foster parents as they travel the difficult path of foster care. The story tells of the heart wrenching separation of the children as two of them are adopted and the other left to survive in the system until he is grown. The book celebrates those more noble among us who reach out to intervene in the life of those most vulnerable among us, foster children. Although fictionalized, the experiences of the book are real life experiences, experienced by the author.

The Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781443455749

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE A Time Magazine Must Read Book of 2020 A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year #1 national bestseller New York Times bestseller From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it. Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later, Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. Weaving together the lives of these characters, The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.

Sea of Tranquility

Sea of Tranquility
Author: Howard Korder
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 67
Release: 2004
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0822220059

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THE STORY: Ben and Nessa Green sell the house in Connecticut to start over in the new American West. But along with clears skies and open spaces come cultural warfare, runaway kids, guests who won't leave, and a past that never really disappears, e

The Tranquillity Alternative

The Tranquillity Alternative
Author: Allen Steele
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2013-09-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781480439931

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On mankind’s last mission to the moon, a killer comes along for the ride Since the first manned spaceflight in 1944, NASA has conquered the outer atmosphere, explored Mars, and placed nuclear missiles on the moon. But funding for interstellar adventures—military or otherwise—has dried up. Now, NASA is planning a final lunar mission to pack up the remnants of man’s first extraterrestrial colony. The nuclear missiles are meant to be shot into the sun, but someone onboard the USS Conestoga would prefer to see them fired toward Earth. The night before the mission launch, one of the astronauts is kidnapped from his hotel room and replaced with a surgically altered body double. By the time the other astronauts uncover the deception, the Conestoga is too far from home for NASA to help. On the surface of the Moon, a decades-old conspiracy has reached its final stage, and Earth’s fate hangs in the balance.

Turmoil and Tranquillity

Turmoil and Tranquillity
Author: National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2008
Genre: Art
ISBN: UOM:39015077660457

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An oft-overlooked period of art is revisited in this official catalog of The Golden Age, the upcoming 17th-century Dutch- and Flemish-seascapes exhibition scheduled for fall 2008 at the National Maritime Museum in London. As an important adjunct to the exhibition, the catalog reproduces more than 100 of the paintings on display, many of which have not been previously available in print. Essays by distinguished scholars—from the Netherlands Maritime Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the University of Virginia—detail the exhibits, with introductions to the historical period and each of the painters as well as original in-depth research that further illuminates the significance of the collection.