Burning Your Boats

Collected Short Stories
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409040836
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SALMAN RUSHDIE As well as her eight novels, Angela Carter published four wonderful collections of short stories during her lifetime, and contributed stories to several anthologies. The stories were scattered amongst different publishers, and a couple of the volumes are now out of print. In Burning your Boats they are gathered for the first time; this is a key collection and a major event for Angela Carter aficionados.

Burning Your Boats

Collected Short Stories
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099592916
Category: Manners and customs
Page: 462
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SALMAN RUSHDIE As well as her eight novels, Angela Carter published four wonderful collections of short stories during her lifetime, and contributed stories to several anthologies. The stories were scattered amongst different publishers, and a couple of the volumes are now out of print. In Burning your Boats they are gathered for the first time; this is a key collection and a major event for Angela Carter aficionados.

Burning Your Boats

The Collected Short Stories
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Henry Holt
ISBN: 9780805044621
Category: Fiction
Page: 462
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Collects stories written by the late author such as "The Bloody Chamber," "Our Lady of the Massacre," and "Saints and Strangers"

Burning the Boats


Author: Christina Minaki
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1525516884
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Naomi Demas is seventeen, and her relationship with her mother is conflicted. Irene is obsessive and strange. She has never gotten over Naomi’s disability, or her twin’s infant death. When Naomi was eight, Irene left with Naomi’s older sister. Naomi is sustained by her faith, her connection with her deceased twin, and her commitment to her remaining family. She also finds purpose in her connection with her valued friends -- whose struggles include alcoholism, foster care, and learning disabilities. There is excitement in Naomi’s romance with her boyfriend Matt, focus in her love of school, and comfort through her trusted horse. But she is unsettled... Naomi’s surviving sister, Jo, has reached out to her as their mother deteriorates in new ways, and as it is becoming clear that Matt is not who Naomi thought he was. She must find yet more strength when an emergency throws her half-brother into serious danger and tests everyone’s loyalties. Burning the Boats tells the story of a young woman, the ones she loves, and the value of her disability. It is a story about commitment, integrity, choices, consequences and convictions. Here is a world of loss, betrayal, love, trust, and healing when least expected.

Burning the Ships

Transforming Your Company's Culture Through Intellectual Property Strategy
Author: Marshall Phelps,David Kline
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470494103
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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Now in paperback, the inside story of "the greatest transformation of Microsoft since it became a multinational company" Marshall Phelps's remarkable eyewitness story offers lessons for any executive struggling with today's innovation and intellectual property challenges. Burning the Ships offers Phelps's dramatic behind-the-scenes account of how he overcame internal resistance and got Microsoft to open up channels of collaboration with other firms. Discover the never-before-told details of Microsoft's secret two-year negotiations with Red Hat and Novell that led to the world's first intellectual property peace treaty and technical collaboration with the open source community Witness the sometimes-nervous support Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer gave to Phelps in turning their company around 180 degrees from market bully to collaborative industry partner Offers an extraordinary behind-the-scenes view of the high-level deliberations of the company's senior-most executives, the internal debates and conflicts among executives and rank-and-file employees alike over the company's new collaborative direction There are lessons in this book for executives in every industry-most especially on the role that intellectual property can play in liberating previously untapped value in a company and opening up powerful new business opportunities in today's era of "open innovation." Here is a powerful inside account of the dawn of a new era at what is arguably the most powerful technology company on earth.

The Collected Short Stories


Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429967327
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has enthralled readers with his riveting suspense, surprise denouements, and unforgettable storylines. Now Archer's three acclaimed collections of short fiction are brought together in one irresistible volume... THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES A Quiver Full of Arrows takes readers on a journey of encounters that befall an assortment of kindly strangers, wary old friends, and long-lost loves. Sly reflections on human nature are at the center of A Twist in the Tale in which blindly adventurous game-players compete for stakes higher than they dreamed. Expect the unexpected and you'll still be surprised in Twelve Red Herrings, a dozen tales of betrayal, love, murder and revenge capped with a startling twist. Thirty-six stories in all, each poised to astonish and inspire, revealing "master entertainer" (Time) Jeffrey Archer at his artfully entertaining best.

Faster Than Normal

Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain
Author: Peter Shankman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704997
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
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A refreshingly practical and honest guide that rewrites the script on ADHD Peter Shankman is a busy guy -- a media entrepreneur who runs several businesses, gives keynote speeches around the world, hosts a popular podcast, runs marathons and Iron Mans, is a licensed skydiver, dabbles in angel investing, and is loving father to his young daughter. Simply put, he always seems to have more than 24 hours in a day. How does he do it? Peter attributes his unusually high energy level and extreme productivity to his ADHD. In Faster Than Normal, Shankman shares his hard-won insights and daily hacks for making ADHD a secret weapon for living a full and deeply satisfying life. Both inspiring and practical, the book presents life rules, best practices, and simple but powerful ways to: Harness your creative energy to generate and execute your ideas Direct your hyperfocus to get things done Identify your pitfalls--and avoid them Streamline your daily routine to eliminate distractions Use apps and other tech innovations to free up your time and energy Filled with ingenious hacks and supportive self-care advice, this is the positive, practical book the ADHD community has long needed - and is also an invaluable handbook for anyone who's sick of feeling overwhelmed and wants to drive their faster-than-normal brain at maximum speed...without crashing.

Burning Boats

The Birth of Muslim Spain
Author: Julia Juwairiah Simpson-Urrutia
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780995496057
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 60
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The Burning Boats deals with both historical facts and legend pertaining to the actual moments leading to and following through the conquest of Spain in the year 711CE. The story of the House of Wisdom as well as that of lovely Florinda and the evil King Roderick makes up much of the story given in this easy-to-read book.

Black Venus


Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409042146
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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Extraordinary and diverse people inhabit this rich, ripe, occasionally raucous collection of short stories. Some are based on real people - Jeanne Duval, Baudelaire's handsome and reluctant muse who never asked to be called the Black Venus, trapped in the terminal ennui of the poet's passion, snatching at a little lifesaving respectability against all odds...Edgar Allen Poe, with his face of a actor, demonstrating in every thought and deed how right his friends were when they said 'No man is safe who drinks before breakfast.' And some of these people are totally imaginary. Such as the seventeenth century whore, transported to Virginia for thieving, who turns into a good woman in spite of herself among the Indians, who have nothing worth stealing. And a girl, suckled by wolves, strange and indifferent as nature, who will not tolerate returning to humanity. Angela Carter wonderfully mingles history, fiction, invention, literary criticism, high drama and low comedy in a glorious collection of stories as full of contradictions and surprises as life itself.

The Burning Shore

How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America
Author: Ed Offley
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465080693
Category: History
Page: 320
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The untold story of two men—an American pilot and a German U-boat commander—whose clash off the coast of North Carolina brought the horrors of World War II to American shores

Albert Angelo


Author: Bryan Stanley Johnson
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811210034
Category: Fiction
Page: 180
View: 2779

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A failed love affair, the failure to find work as an architect, and the difficulties of substitute teaching cause Albert Angelo to reexamine his life

How to Design a Boat

Sail and Power
Author: John Teale
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408152053
Category: Boats and boating
Page: 144
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A guide that is designed to take the novice step-by-step through the stages of designing both power and sailing boats, explaining the reasons behind the procedures and using typical lines plans and working drawings to help understanding.

The Boys in the Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Author: Daniel James Brown
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101622741
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36” For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Nights At The Circus


Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409015335
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SARAH WATERS Is Sophie Fevvers, toast of Europe's capitals, part swan...or all fake? Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity. Dazzled by his love for her, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn-of-the-nineteenth-century London, St Petersburg and Siberia.

Just an Ordinary Day

Stories
Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307573599
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Acclaimed in her own time for her short story “The Lottery” and her novel The Haunting of Hill House—classics ranking with the work of Edgar Allan Poe—Shirley Jackson blazed a path for contemporary writers with her explorations of evil, madness, and cruelty. Soon after her untimely death in 1965, Jackson’s children discovered a treasure trove of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, many of which are brought together in this remarkable collection. Here are tales of torment, psychological aberration, and the macabre, as well as those that display her lighter touch with humorous scenes of domestic life. Reflecting the range and complexity of Jackson’s talent, Just an Ordinary Day reaffirms her enduring influence and celebrates her singular voice, rich with magic and resonance. Praise for Just an Ordinary Day “Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation.”—San Francisco Chronicle Praise for Shirley Jackson “[Jackson’s] work exerts an enduring spell.”—Joyce Carol Oates “Shirley Jackson’s stories are among the most terrifying ever written.”—Donna Tartt “An amazing writer . . . If you haven’t read [Jackson] you have missed out on something marvelous.”—Neil Gaiman “Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders.”—Dorothy Parker “An author who not only writes beautifully but who knows what there is, in this world, to be scared of.”—Francine Prose “The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable.”—A. M. Homes “Jackson enjoyed notoriety and commercial success within her lifetime, and yet it still hardly seems like enough for a writer so singular. When I meet readers and other writers of my generation, I find that mentioning her is like uttering a holy name.”—Victor LaValle From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Closed Eye


Author: Anita Brookner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307826279
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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In A Closed Eye, Anita Brookner explores, with compassionate insight and stylistic brilliance, the self-inflicted paradoxes in the life of Harriet Lytton, a woman whose powers of submissiveness and self-denial are suddenly tested by the dizzying prospect of sexual awakening. In Harriers gallant struggle with the single great temptation that comes her way, Brookner creates a hauntingly flawed heroine and a study in the evasions and disappointments that make up all our lives.

Burning Boats


Author: Zaynab Dawood
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 0860375528
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 140
View: 6010

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This is a tale of courage, faith, wisdom, tragedy, and perseverance in a small fishing hamlet called Tobay.

Heroes and Villains


Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141968370
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
View: 4907

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Sharp-eyed Marianne lives in a white tower made of steel and concrete with her father and the other Professors. Outside, where the land is thickly wooded and wild beasts roam, live the Barbarians, who raid and pillage in order to survive. Marianne is strictly forbidden to leave her civilized world but, fascinated by these savage outsiders, decides to escape. There, beyond the wire fences, she will discover a decaying paradise, encounter the tattooed Barbarian boy Jewel and go beyond the darkest limits of her imagination. Playful, sensuous, violent and gripping, Heroes and Villains is an ambiguous and deliriously rich blend of post-apocalyptic fiction, gothic fantasy, literary allusion and twisted romance.

The Aeneid for Boys and Girls


Author: Alred J. Church
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625583397
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 120
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Follow Aeneid as he flees a burning Troy with his family and sets out on a dangerous journey to found what will one day become The Roman Empire. Thrill with him as he gets caught up in conflicts between the gods, all the while striving to complete his own grand destiny. Virgil intended this book to be a sequel to the Iliad and the Odyssey, and as such it takes up with events just after the finish of the Odyssey. Inscribed here are myths and legends and tales of bravery destined to last for all time.