This Magnificent Dappled Sea

This Magnificent Dappled Sea
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2020-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1542019818

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Two strangers--generations and oceans apart--have a chance to save each other in this moving and suspenseful novel about family secrets and the ineffable connections that attach us. In a small Northern Italian village, nine-year-old Luca Taviano catches a stubborn cold and is subsequently diagnosed with leukemia. His only hope for survival is a bone marrow transplant. After an exhaustive search, a match turns up three thousand miles away in the form of a most unlikely donor: Joseph Neiman, a rabbi in Brooklyn, New York, who is suffering from a debilitating crisis of faith. As Luca's young nurse, Nina Vocelli, risks her career and races against time to help save the spirited redheaded boy, she uncovers terrible secrets from World War II--secrets that reveal how a Catholic child could have Jewish genes. Can inheritance be transcended by accidents of love? That is the question at the heart of This Magnificent Dappled Sea, a novel that challenges the idea of identity and celebrates the ties that bind us together.

One Hundred Days

One Hundred Days
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-12-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780307427113

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It is a situation we all fear and none of us can imagine: a life-threatening diagnosis. But what if the person receiving the diagnosis--young, physically fit, poised for a bright future--is himself a doctor? At thirty-one David biro has just completed his residency and joined his father's successful dermatology practice. Struck with a rare blood disease that eventually necessitates a bone marrow transplant, Biro relates with honesty and courage the story of his most transforming journey. He is forthright about the advantages that his status as a physician may have afforded him; and yet no such advantage can protect him from the anxiety and doubt brought on by his debilitating therapies. The pressures that Biro's wild "one hundred days" brings to bear on his heretofore well-established identity as a caregiver are enormous--as is the power of this riveting story of survival.

And the Bridge Is Love

And the Bridge Is Love
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1542027225

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Three old friends, two secrets, one love--and a whole new beginning. Every week for twenty years, three friends meet in a leafy enclosure under the Verrazzano Bridge: Gertie, a feisty Norwegian divorcée and former athlete; Maria, a family-obsessed Italian American widow; and Corinna, a book-loving, hash-smoking eccentric. Together they sit and watch the sea as the ships--and the last years of their lives--sail by. On the eve of Gertie's eightieth birthday, they realize that time is running out. Gertie decides she wants to travel the world. Maria secretly plots to reunite Gertie and Corinna with their estranged families. And Corinna falls in love. As the three women strike out in different directions, a series of events unfolds that threatens to destroy the most precious thing of all: their friendship. Heartfelt and humorous, And the Bridge Is Love invites readers to travel alongside these dynamic women on the journey of a lifetime in this inspiring novel about love, family, and forgiveness.

Secrets of Sant Angelo

Secrets of Sant Angelo
Author: Jeff Shapiro
Publsiher: Berkley Publishing Group
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2006-01-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0425207498

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The inhabitants of Sant'Angelo D'Asso, a small Italian village tormented by a series of misfortunes--endless rain, an influenza epidemic, and a series of bizarre deaths--are given new hope and faith by the arrival of two mysterious newcomers, Rosa Spina Innocenti and her son Emanuelle Mosè, but the arrival of another stranger could destroy everything. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

Jade Darcy and the Zen Pirates

Jade Darcy and the Zen Pirates
Author: Stephen Goldin,Mary Mason
Publsiher: Parsina Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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The exciting sequel to JADE DARCY AND THE AFFAIR OF HONOR. At first, expecting her new job to be easy, Jade Darcy is oblivious to the religious strife wracking the world of Restaapa. Jade and Megan Cafferty, her employer, discover that the Restaapans are in the process of choosing a new heir to the throne. During this process, the candidates hatch plots against anyone they see as a danger to their victory. Each one of them will go to any extreme, even murder, to assure his election as Restaapa’s heir. Jade and Megan are pegged as threats that must be eliminated. And Jade has the difficult task of restoring order to Restaapa as well as protecting her own life. "You'll have to go a long way to find a more addictive heroine."--Spider Robinson

We Are All Welcome Here

We Are All Welcome Here
Author: Elizabeth Berg
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-04-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780345500069

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Elizabeth Berg, bestselling author of The Art of Mending and The Year of Pleasures, has a rare talent for revealing her characters’ hearts and minds in a manner that makes us empathize completely. We Are All Welcome Here features three women, each struggling against overwhelming odds for her own kind of freedom. It is the summer of 1964. In Tupelo, Mississippi, the town of Elvis’s birth, tensions are mounting over civil-rights demonstrations occurring ever more frequently–and violently–across the state. But in Paige Dunn’s small, ramshackle house, there are more immediate concerns. Challenged by the effects of the polio she contracted during her last month of pregnancy, Paige is nonetheless determined to live as normal a life as possible and to raise her daughter, Diana, in the way she sees fit–with the support of her tough-talking black caregiver, Peacie. Diana is trying in her own fashion to live a normal life. As a fourteen-year-old, she wants to make money for clothes and magazines, to slough off the authority of her mother and Peacie, to figure out the puzzle that is boys, and to escape the oppressiveness she sees everywhere in her small town. What she can never escape, however, is the way her life is markedly different from others’. Nor can she escape her ongoing responsibility to assist in caring for her mother. Paige Dunn is attractive, charming, intelligent, and lively, but her needs are great–and relentless. As the summer unfolds, hate and adversity will visit this modest home. Despite the difficulties thrust upon them, each of the women will find her own path to independence, understanding, and peace. And Diana’ s mother, so mightily compromised, will end up giving her daughter an extraordinary gift few parents could match.

The Language of Pain

The Language of Pain
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 0393070638

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A doctor who himself suffered through an excruciating bone-marrow transplant aims to transform our understanding of and ability to communicate pain through his deft mixture of compelling personal stories and artwork from patients, along with insights from some of our greatest thinkers, writers and artists.

Creating Classrooms for Authors

Creating Classrooms for Authors
Author: Jerome Charles Harste,Kathy Gnagey Short,Carolyn L. Burke
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 403
Release: 1988
Genre: Education
ISBN: UOM:39015013890549

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Curricular framework and ideas for classroom reading and writing experiences.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-03-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307371126

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Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree

Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree
Author: Santa Montefiore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2014-01-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781471132124

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Secrets of the Lighthouse and The Beekeeper's Daughter. Sofia Solanas grew up on a magnificent ranch in the middle of the Argentine pampa, amid the grand traditions of the Argentine nobility and the mysticism of the native gauchos. Spoilt, wilful, resourceful and proud, she is loved by all around her. All, that is, except her Irish mother, Anna, who punishes her daughter for her own sense of alienation and inadequacy while doting on her sons. Then Sofia embarks on a passionate love affair that can only bring shame upon the family. When Anna discovers the relationship, she is horrified and sends Sofia away to Europe, inadvertently exiling her from her family and the man she loves for over twenty years. Until, years later, a family tragedy calls Sofia home… Praise for Santa Montefiore: Nobody does epic romace like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart' Jojo Moyes 'Santa Montefiore is the new Rosamunde Pilcher' Daily Mail 'A superb storyteller of love and death in romantic places in fascinating times' Plum Sykes, Vogue

Listening to Pain Finding Words Compassion and Relief

Listening to Pain  Finding Words  Compassion  and Relief
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-06-13
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780393340259

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Pain regularly accompanies illness, as Dr. David Biro knows too well. When he was still in medical training, he needed to have a stem-cell transplant for a rare blood disease. He thought he would be able to take notes on the issue of pain for use as a doctor. What he found was such agony that it could not be communicated to even his wife and family, making him feel isolated in his own separate world. Now an accomplished New York doctor, Biro has discovered a way to break through the silent wall of suffering - physical and psychological - and wants to share it with others. In this new book, which is both a practical and philosophical look at how to put the inexpressibility of pain into language, he weaves together compelling stories and artwork from patients along with insights from some of our greatest thinkers, writers, and artists. Biro's groundbreaking work is sure to help patients' families understand what they are going through, enable doctors to appreciate the needs of their patients, and transform our understanding of and ability to communicate pain.

Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publsiher: Quirk Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-06-07
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781594745133

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Read the #1 New York Times best-selling series before it continues in A Map of Days. Bonus features • Q&A with author Ransom Riggs • Eight pages of color stills from the film • Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the series A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen

The Secret Diaries of Juan Luis Vives

The Secret Diaries of Juan Luis Vives
Author: Tim Darcy Ellis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-08-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0228834376

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Time Pieces

Time Pieces
Author: John Banville
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781524732837

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Presents a memoir of the author's life near Dublin, a city that inspired his imagination and literary life and served as a backdrop for the dissatisfactions of adult years shaped by Dublin's cultural, political, architectural, and social history.

Sunshine Beach

Sunshine Beach
Author: Wendy Wax
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-06-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780698157194

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In this brand-new summer read by the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point, three women join forces to bring a historic seaside hotel back to life… There’s nothing that a fresh coat of paint and a few glasses of wine can’t fix… After losing their life savings in a Ponzi scheme, Maddie, Avery, and Nikki have banded together to make the most of what they have left, using their determination, ingenuity, guts, and a large dose of elbow grease. It’s Maddie’s daughter Kyra who stumbles across a once glorious beachfront hotel that has fallen into disrepair. The opportunity to renovate this seaside jewel is too good to pass up—especially when they come up with the idea of shooting their own independent television show about the restoration. What could possibly go wrong? Everything. With the cameras rolling, Maddie’s second-chance romance with her all-too-famous new boyfriend gets complicated, Avery struggles with grief over the loss of her mother, and Nikki’s reluctance to commit to the man who loves her could leave her to face the biggest challenge of her life. Even the hotel seems to be against them, when their renovation uncovers a decades-old unsolved murder which just might bring their lives tumbling down all over again…