The Other Side of the Story

A Novel
Author: Marian Keyes
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006182688X
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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Jojo Harvey is a dead ringer for Jessica Rabbit and the most ferocious literary agent in town. A former NYPD cop, she now lives in London making million-dollar book deals while trying to make partner at her firm . . . all the while sleeping with the boss man. Lily Wright is an author who believes in karma, and is waiting for the sky to fall after stealing her former best friend's man. Though her first book failed to sell, her life turns upside down when her most recent book becomes a huge bestseller. Gemma Hogan is an event designer extraordinaire, but her personal life is nonexistent after losing the love of her life and her best friend in one fell swoop. To make matters worse, her father has just left her mother. While taking care of her mother, she e-mails a close colleague about her frustrations, who in turn forwards the hilarious e-mails to a famous literary agent named Jojo Harvey, who just happens to represent her former friend, now enemy, Lily Wright. . . . Written in the charming and chatty voice that has become Marian Keyes's signature style, this hilarious and heartwarming novel proves there are three sides to every story . . . especially in the world of publishing!

The Other Side of the Story

Fairy Tales with a Twist
Author: Nancy Jean Loewen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1479580759
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 120
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That's NOT the way it was! say five characters from some of the worlds most beloved fairy tales. In reality, Cinderella wasn't the sweetest belle of the ball. She was an annoying chatterbox. Jack was a petty thief. And Little Red Riding Hood? Spoiled rotten! Its all about point of view. Pull up a chair, and get the full scoop straight from the mouths of the wicked stepmother, the giant, the prince, Baby Bear, and the wolf. Get the Other Side of the Story!

The other side of the story


Author: Jody Powell
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
ISBN: 9780688036461
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 322
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The press secretary of the Carter administration calls the national press to account in anecdotes involving all the media and analyses of the methods and standards of journalists

The Other Side of the Story

Structures and Strategies of Contemporary Feminist Narratives
Author: Molly Hite
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501726323
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 276
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In a book that compares Virginia Woolf’s writing with that of the novelist, actress, and feminist activist Elizabeth Robins (1862–1952), Molly Hite explores the fascinating connections between Woolf’s aversion to women’s "pleading a cause" in fiction and her narrative technique of complicating, minimizing, or omitting tonal cues. Hite shows how A Room of One’s Own, Mrs. Dalloway, and The Voyage Out borrow from and implicitly criticize Robins’s work. Hite presents and develops the concept of narrative tone as a means to enrich and complicate our readings of Woolf’s modernist novels. In Woolf’s Ambiguities, she argues that the greatest formal innovation in Woolf’s fiction is the muting, complicating, or effacing of textual pointers guiding how readers feel and make ethical judgments about characters and events. Much of Woolf’s narrative prose, Hite proposes, thus refrains from endorsing a single position, not only adding value ambiguity to the cognitive ambiguity associated with modernist fiction generally, but explicitly rejecting the polemical intent of feminist novelists in the generation preceding her own. Hite also points out that Woolf reconsidered her rejection of polemical fiction later in her career. In the unfinished draft of her "essay-novel" The Pargiters, Woolf created a brilliant new narrative form allowing her to make unequivocal value judgments.

Men on Divorce

The Other Side of the Story
Author: Penny Kaganoff,Susan Spano
Publisher: Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156005470
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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Essays exploring the experience of divorce are offered by such writers as Lawrence Block, Benjamin H. Cheever, Walter Kirn, Tim Parks, Luis J. Rodriguez, Jonathan Rosen, and Michael Ventura

The Other Side of the River

A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma
Author: Alex Kotlowitz
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307814297
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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Bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz is one of this country's foremost writers on the ever explosive issue of race. In this gripping and ultimately profound book, Kotlowitz takes us to two towns in southern Michigan, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, separated by the St. Joseph River. Geographically close, but worlds apart, they are a living metaphor for America's racial divisions: St. Joseph is a prosperous lakeshore community and ninety-five percent white, while Benton Harbor is impoverished and ninety-two percent black. When the body of a black teenaged boy from Benton Harbor is found in the river, unhealed wounds and suspicions between the two towns' populations surface as well. The investigation into the young man's death becomes, inevitably, a screen on which each town projects their resentments and fears. The Other Side of the River sensitively portrays the lives and hopes of the towns' citizens as they wrestle with this mystery--and reveals the attitudes and misperceptions that undermine race relations throughout America.

The Other Side of the Story

How Other Countries View Conflicts With the United States, As Seen Through Their History Textbooks
Author: Kyle Ward
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781620970096
Category: Education
Page: 336
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Historian and educator Kyle Ward has introduced readers to a breathtaking range of new perspectives on the American past in a series of books on the world’s history textbooks. Cleverly juxtaposing excerpts from different textbooks, he demonstrates how the same accounts of the past can be viewed in strikingly different ways, offering a glimpse into the cultural and political biases that every nation clings to. In this exciting new book, Ward focuses on the episodes of sharp conflict between the United States and its various antagonists throughout history. The Other Side of the Story looks at slavery from Liberian and Nigerian perspectives, the British account of the American Revolution, and French and Spanish views of the Louisiana Purchase. Other chapters offer perspectives on the War of 1812, the Texas Revolution, the Spanish-American War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Nixon’s visit to China, the Iran hostage crisis, all from the point of view of our enemies at the time. Each chapter includes substantial excerpts from overseas history textbooks, supplemented by information on school curricula as well as rich descriptions of how teachers discuss these topics in their high school history classes around the world. At a moment of profound uncertainty and change in the United States’ role in global affairs, here is a book that will challenge Americans’ insular worldview and offer a new way of understanding how other nations see us.

A People's History of Christianity

The Other Side of the Story
Author: Diana Butler Bass
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061973025
Category: Religion
Page: 384
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“It would be difficult to imagine anyone reading this book without finding some new insight or inspiration, some new and unexpected testimony to the astonishing breadth of Christianity through the centuries.” — Philip Jenkins, author of The Lost History of Christianity “Interesting, insightful, illuminating, and remarkably relevant.” — Marcus Borg, author of The Heart of Christianity In the tradition of Howard Zinn comes a new history of Christianity that reveals its bottom-up movements over the past 2,000 years, which preserved Jesus’s original message of social justice, and how this history is impacting the church today.

The Other Side of the Bridge


Author: Mary Lawson
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 0440336376
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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From the author of the beloved #1 national bestseller Crow Lake comes an exceptional new novel of jealously, rivalry and the dangerous power of obsession. Two brothers, Arthur and Jake Dunn, are the sons of a farmer in the mid-1930s, when life is tough and another world war is looming. Arthur is reticent, solid, dutiful and set to inherit the farm and his father’s character; Jake is younger, attractive, mercurial and dangerous to know – the family misfit. When a beautiful young woman comes into the community, the fragile balance of sibling rivalry tips over the edge. Then there is Ian, the family’s next generation, and far too sure he knows the difference between right and wrong. By now it is the fifties, and the world has changed – a little, but not enough. These two generations in the small town of Struan, Ontario, are tragically interlocked, linked by fate and community but separated by a war which devours its young men – its unimaginable horror reaching right into the heart of this remote corner of an empire. With her astonishing ability to turn the ratchet of tension slowly and delicately, Lawson builds their story to a shocking climax. Taut with apprehension, surprising us with moments of tenderness and humour, The Other Side of the Bridge is a compelling, humane and vividly evoked novel with an irresistible emotional undertow. Arthur found himself staring down at the knife embedded in his foot. There was a surreal split second before the blood started to well up and then up it came, dark and thick as syrup. Arthur looked at Jake and saw that he was staring at the knife. His expression was one of surprise, and this was something that Arthur wondered about later too. Was Jake surprised because he had never considered the possibility that he might be a less than perfect shot? Did he have that much confidence in himself, that little self-doubt? Or was he merely surprised at how easy it was to give in to an impulse, and carry through the thought which lay in your mind? Simply to do whatever you wanted to do, and damn the consequences. –from The Other Side of the Bridge From the Hardcover edition.

Another Other Side of the Story

Fairy Tales with a Twist
Author: Nancy Loewen,Jessica Gunderson,Trisha Speed Shaskan
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 1479557390
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 120
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"Introduces the concept of point of view through retellings of five classic fairy tales - 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Snow White,' 'Rapunzel,' 'Sleeping Beauty,' and 'The Frog Prince' - by the stories' supporting characters"

The Other Side of the Story


Author: Richard Shelton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 82
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Brief stories use dreamlike imagery to tell of a fugative poet, a messenger, a remote town, paradise, pigs, and parents

The Other Side of the Jackie Robinson Story


Author: Ed Stevens
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1607991128
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 165
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'How did you let a black man take your job?' This is the question I've been asked more times than I care to admit. And despite its inherent prejudice, its misunderstanding of history, its naivet, I'm compelled to respond. My name is Ed Stevens. In baseball circles I was known as Big Ed Stevens, and I played first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945, '46, and '47. I was the first man to be replaced by a black player in the history of Major League Baseball. This is a story about the Brooklyn Dodgers, and a secret I have kept for over fifty years. 'Ed Stevens was a good teammate and an even better friend. You will find his story very interesting. Ed found himself in a spot, and I think you will enjoy reading his account of what happened and his role in this historic transformation of baseball.' Tom Lasorda Special Advisor to the Chairman Los Angeles Dodgers Ed Stevens played first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1945-1947. After that fateful '47 season, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he played from 1948-1950. After finishing out his career in Toronto, he served as a major league scout for twenty-nine years. Ed was later elected to the Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Fame, the International League Hall of Fame, and the Baton Rouge Louisiana Kids Clinic Hall of Fame, where he served for forty years as a baseball instructor along with Mel Ott, Dizzy Dean, Ted Williams, Stan Musial, and Mickey Mantle.

The Other Side of the Sky

A Memoir
Author: Farah Ahmedi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476726787
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Farah Ahmedi recounts her heartbreaking journey from war-torn Kabul to America in her New York Times bestselling inspirational memoir. Farah Ahmedi's "poignant tale of survival" (Chicago Tribune) chronicles her journey from war to peace. Equal parts tragedy and hope, determination and daring, Ahmedi's memoir delivers a remarkably vivid portrait of her girlhood in Kabul, where the sound of gunfire and the sight of falling bombs shaped her life and stole her family. She herself narrowly escapes death when she steps on a land mine. Eventually the war forces her to flee, first over the mountains to refugee camps across the border, and finally to America. Ahmedi proves that even in the direst circumstances, not only can the human heart endure, it can thrive. The Other Side of the Sky is "a remarkable journey" (Chicago Sun-Times), and Farah Ahmedi inspires us all.

Fourteen

The Other Side of Someone Story
Author: Totus Wright
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543408982
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 326
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I had always heard of our family curse. I didnt believe in such a thing, of course, but the previous generation had been highly influenced by it. The curse was this: our family would be extremely healthy for yearsno sudden deaths, tragedies, or health troubles. But then, quite unexpectedly, someone would die, and this first death would herald a series of others. At times laugh-out-loud and funny and at times heartbreaking, Fourteen: The Other Side of Someone Story is the story of a young man struggling with grief, addiction, and online harassment. It is a journey through drug use and depression, an unsentimental portrait of a family placed under immense pressure, and a window to our modern world in which social media has so quickly changed all the rules. Hilarious, terrible, and beautiful by turns, Fourteen: The Other Side of Someone Story is an autobiography of a different kind, capturing the fears and dilemmas of a generation more connected than ever before but also more vulnerable for the very same reasons. From the surfing breaks of Bali to sleeping under bridges in London, the story deals unflinchingly with death, trolling, loneliness, and the difficulties of finding love in our online age.

I, Lucifer

Finally, the Other Side of the Story
Author: Glen Duncan
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802199224
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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“A fiendishly sharp, intelligent examination of modern human life that is as funny as hell” (The Times, London). The end is nigh and the Prince of Darkness has just been offered one hell of a deal: reentry into Heaven for eternity—if he can live out a well-behaved life in a human body on earth. It’s the ultimate case of trying without buying and, despite the limitations of the human body in question (previous owner one suicidally unsuccessful writer, Deelan Gunn), Luce seizes the opportunity to run riot through the realm of the senses. This is his chance to straighten the biblical record (Adam, it’s hinted, was a misguided variation on the Eve design), to celebrate his favorite achievements (everything from the Inquisition to Elton John), and, most important, to get Julia Roberts attached to his screenplay. But the experience of walking among us isn’t what His Majesty expected: instead of teaching us what it’s like to be him, Lucifer finds himself understanding what it’s like to be us. By an author hailed by the The Times Literary Supplement as one of Britain’s top twenty young novelists, I, Lucifer is “a masterpiece . . . Startlingly witty, original and beautifully written” (Good Book Guide). “Duncan’s witty and perverse, yet somehow life-affirming, Lucifer is powerful indeed.” —Booklist

The Other Side of Truth


Author: Beverley Naidoo
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062007890
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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Will the truth harm them -- or save them? When Nigeria's corrupt military government kills their mother, twelve-year-old Sade and her brother Femi think their lives are over. Out of fear for their safety, their father, an outspoken journalist, decides to smuggle the children out of Nigeria and into London, where their uncle lives. But when they get to the cold and massive city, they find themselves lost and alone, with no one to trust and no idea when -- or if -- they will ever see their father again. The Other Side of Truth is a gripping adventure story about courage, family, and the power of truth.

The Other Side of Me


Author: Sidney Sheldon
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0759567328
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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Author of over a dozen bestsellers, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, and creator of some of television's greatest hits, Sheldon has seen and done it all, and now in this candid memoir, he shares his story for the first time.

The Other Side of the World

A Novel
Author: Stephanie Bishop
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501133144
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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In the tradition of The Hours and Revolutionary Road, an “exquisite meditation on motherhood, marriage, and the meaning of home” (The New York Times Book Review), set in England, Australia, and India in the early 1960s. The only thing harder than losing home is trying to find it again. Cambridge, 1963. Charlotte is struggling. With motherhood, with the changes brought on by marriage and parenthood, with never having the time or energy to paint. Her husband, Henry, cannot face the thought of another English winter. A brochure slipped through the mailbox—Australia brings out the best in you—gives him an idea. Charlotte is too worn out to resist, and before she knows it they are traveling to the other side of the world. But upon their arrival in Perth, the southern sun shines a harsh light on the couple and gradually reveals that their new life is not the answer either was hoping for. Charlotte barely recognizes herself in this place where she is no longer a promising young artist, but instead a lonely housewife venturing into the murky waters of infidelity. Henry, an Anglo-Indian, is slowly ostracized at the university where he teaches poetry. Subtle at first, the ostracism soon invades his entire sense of identity. Trapped by nostalgia, Charlotte and Henry are both left wondering if there is any place in this world where they truly belong. Which of them will make the attempt to find out? Who will succeed? “An exquisite and clear-eyed story of the ambiguities of love and creativity, motherhood and migration…It’s a thing of beauty and honesty, as big as the whole unmoored world, and as particular as a family’s moments and moods,” says Ashley Hay, author of The Railwayman’s Wife.