The Reminders


Author: Val Emmich
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316317012
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Perfect for fans of J. Courtney Sullivan's The Engagement or Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project, The Reminders follows what happens when a girl who can't forget befriends a man who's desperate to remember. Grief-stricken over his partner Sydney's death, Gavin sets fire to every reminder in the couple's home before fleeing Los Angeles for New Jersey, where he hopes to find peace with the family of an old friend. Instead, he finds Joan. Joan, the family's ten-year-old daughter, was born Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, or HSAM: the rare ability to recall every day of her life in cinematic detail. Joan has never met Gavin until now, but she did know his partner, and waiting inside her uncanny mind are startlingly vivid memories to prove it. Gavin strikes a deal with Joan: in return for sharing her memories of Sydney, Gavin will help her win a songwriting contest she's convinced will make her unforgettable. The unlikely duo set off on their quest until Joan reveals unexpected details about Sydney's final months, forcing Gavin to question not only the purity of his past with Sydney but the course of his own immediate future. Told in the alternating voices of these two irresistible characters, The Reminders is a hilarious and tender exploration of loss, memory, friendship, and renewal.

The Reminders


Author: Val Emmich
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316317012
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Perfect for fans of J. Courtney Sullivan's The Engagement or Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project, The Reminders follows what happens when a girl who can't forget befriends a man who's desperate to remember. Grief-stricken over his partner Sydney's death, Gavin sets fire to every reminder in the couple's home before fleeing Los Angeles for New Jersey, where he hopes to find peace with the family of an old friend. Instead, he finds Joan. Joan, the family's ten-year-old daughter, was born Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, or HSAM: the rare ability to recall every day of her life in cinematic detail. Joan has never met Gavin until now, but she did know his partner, and waiting inside her uncanny mind are startlingly vivid memories to prove it. Gavin strikes a deal with Joan: in return for sharing her memories of Sydney, Gavin will help her win a songwriting contest she's convinced will make her unforgettable. The unlikely duo set off on their quest until Joan reveals unexpected details about Sydney's final months, forcing Gavin to question not only the purity of his past with Sydney but the course of his own immediate future. Told in the alternating voices of these two irresistible characters, The Reminders is a hilarious and tender exploration of loss, memory, friendship, and renewal.

The Reminders


Author: Val Emmich
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1760554057
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Overcome with the loss of his boyfriend Sydney, Gavin Winters has set fire to every reminder in their home. A neighbour has captured the blaze on video, turning this little-known TV actor into a household name. Gavin flees LA for New Jersey, where he hopes that ten-year-old Joan, the daughter of a close friend, can reconnect him with the memories of Sydney he is now in danger of losing forever. Joan was born with a rare ability to recall every single day of her life in perfect detail, and in return for sharing her memories of Sydney, Gavin will help her write a song for a local competition. For Joan has had enough of being the girl who can't forget - she wants to be the girl who will never be forgotten . . . Charming, beautifully observed, poignant and funny, The Reminders is an irresistible story of the unlikely friendship between a grief-stricken man who can't remember and a ten-year-old girl who can't forget.

All the Reminders You Need to Get You Through Anything in Life


Author: Thought Catalog
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534898332
Category:
Page: 90
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'All The Reminders You Need To Get You Through Anything In Life' is a collection of daily reminders you need to hear when you're going through a hard time. These reminders cover all aspects of life: graduating, growing up, feeling lost, loving too much, struggling to find love, struggling to move on, trying to let go or going through a quarter life crisis. We all need uplifting reminders to keep us going and make us feel like we're not alone. This book is more of a manual on how to navigate the hurdles of life and overcome them.

The Reminder


Author: Rune Michaels
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439127824
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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Daisy, otherwise known as Daze, keeps hearing her dead mother's voice. Sometimes it's because of her dad, who likes to watch old home movies when he can't sleep. Sometimes it's because of her brother, who was too young to remember Mom, and needs to be reminded by looking at photographs and watching videos. Sometimes it might just be her mind trying to work out what her therapist would call "issues." But this time, it is none of those things. It's something much more wonderful and much more terrifying, something Daze never thought possible. And it might allow Daze to do what she couldn't years ago: save her mother's life. Rune Michaels, the visionary author of Genesis Alpha, plunges headfirst into the waters where science, family, and memory meet, and emerges with a powerful and fascinating story about loss and survival that challenges everything we think we know about the people we love.

QuickBase: The Missing Manual

The Missing Manual
Author: Nancy Conner
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596554583
Category: Computers
Page: 554
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Ready to put Intuit's QuickBase to work? Our new Missing Manual shows you how to capture, modify, share, and manage data and documents with this web-based data-sharing program quickly and easily. No longer do you have to coordinate your team through a blizzard of emails or play frustrating games of "guess which document is the right one." QuickBase saves your organization time and money, letting you manage and share the information that makes your business tick: sales figures, project timelines, drafts of documents, purchase or work requests--whatever information you need to keep business flowing smoothly. QuickBase: The Missing Manual shows you how to choose among QuickBase's dozens of ready-made applications (mini-databases, essentially) and how to customize one to fit your needs exactly. You'll also learn to assign people different roles within the application. The guide also shows you how to: Capture and modify data: Whatever kind of data you need to store--sales leads, catalog listings, project milestones, workflow checklists--you can use QuickBase's forms to record and organize that data so it makes sense to you. Filter, sort, and group data: Easily find the records that match your criteria, and then sort those records into groups that make their relationships clear. Display your data: QuickBase uses different views (Table, Grid Edit, Summary/Crosstab, Calendar, Chart, and Timeline) to display and summarize data. Switching between them is easy, like taking tasks listed in a table and displaying them as a timeline. Create reports: Print out a hard copy, embed charts in the annual report, or email this month's sales numbers. Because Intuit frequently introduces new features to QuickBase, you'll find updates to this book at our Missing Manual web site so you can benefit from the latest technology and user suggestions right away.

Reading Reminders

Tools, Tips, and Techniques
Author: Jim Burke
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 9780867095005
Category: Education
Page: 416
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Grades K-8 Designed to be read on the run and to make every minute count in your classroom, Reading Reminders features Burke's 100 best techniques for teaching reading, complete with tools and tips on how to implement them. Burke wrote this book to help teachers like himself whose often large and always diverse classrooms contain a wide range of reading abilities and needs. All of the strategies have been tested and tested again with his students, and each one achieved significant gains in student performance, confidence, and engagement.

Gentle Reminders

Simple Truths for a Meaningful Life
Author: Dodinsky
Publisher: Rock Point Gift & Stationery
ISBN: 1631062204
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 96
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The power to create a more meaningful life lies within you! It can be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day rush of life and forget what is really important. Filled with inspirations and motivational quotes from bestselling author Dodinsky, Gentle Reminders encourages you to be your best self. These pithy, memorable sayings combined with captivating, dream-like illustrations engage the imagination and uplift the spirit. This small gift book is perfect as a bedside companion or can be carried along with you to remind you to live life to the fullest wherever you go.

You Are Doing a Freaking Great Job.

And Other Reminders of Your Awesomeness
Author: Workman Publishing
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761184473
Category: Art
Page: 400
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Collection of quotations designed to offer encouragement on a daily basis. Each page contains four quotations centering around a theme thought.

Leading with Courage

Daily Reminders for the Decision Maker
Author: Matthew White
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512716219
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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Even the greatest leaders get distracted by the less meaningful details of daily life and lose sight of what is important. At their worst, we see leaders get way off course and rationalize unethical or illegal activity, and at their best, we see leaders distracted by the day-to-day minutia, losing sight of the dynamic vision that drives their success. They need a quick reminder to serve as a "true north" and keep on track. Leading with Courage: Daily Reminders for the Decision Maker is an opportunity to spend a few minutes in the busy day reminding yourself of the personal and professional things that matter and the impact your decisions have on others.

How Propaganda Works


Author: Jason Stanley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400865808
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
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Our democracy today is fraught with political campaigns, lobbyists, liberal media, and Fox News commentators, all using language to influence the way we think and reason about public issues. Even so, many of us believe that propaganda and manipulation aren't problems for us—not in the way they were for the totalitarian societies of the mid-twentieth century. In How Propaganda Works, Jason Stanley demonstrates that more attention needs to be paid. He examines how propaganda operates subtly, how it undermines democracy—particularly the ideals of democratic deliberation and equality—and how it has damaged democracies of the past. Focusing on the shortcomings of liberal democratic states, Stanley provides a historically grounded introduction to democratic political theory as a window into the misuse of democratic vocabulary for propaganda's selfish purposes. He lays out historical examples, such as the restructuring of the US public school system at the turn of the twentieth century, to explore how the language of democracy is sometimes used to mask an undemocratic reality. Drawing from a range of sources, including feminist theory, critical race theory, epistemology, formal semantics, educational theory, and social and cognitive psychology, he explains how the manipulative and hypocritical declaration of flawed beliefs and ideologies arises from and perpetuates inequalities in society, such as the racial injustices that commonly occur in the United States. How Propaganda Works shows that an understanding of propaganda and its mechanisms is essential for the preservation and protection of liberal democracies everywhere.

The Link

Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor
Author: Colin Tudge
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316076457
Category: Science
Page: 272
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For more than a century, scientists have raced to unravel the human family tree and have grappled with its complications. Now, with an astonishing new discovery, everything we thought we knew about primate origins could change. Lying inside a high-security vault, deep within the heart of one of the world's leading natural history museums, is the scientific find of a lifetime - a perfectly fossilized early primate, older than the previously most famous primate fossil, Lucy, by forty-four million years. A secret until now, the fossil - "Ida" to the researchers who have painstakingly verified her provenance - is the most complete primate fossil ever found. Forty-seven million years old, Ida rewrites what we've assumed about the earliest primate origins. Her completeness is unparalleled - so much of what we understand about evolution comes from partial fossils and even single bones, but Ida's fossilization offers much more than that, from a haunting "skin shadow" to her stomach contents. And, remarkably, knowledge of her discovery and existence almost never saw the light of day. With exclusive access to the first scientists to study her, the award-winning science writer Colin Tudge tells the history of Ida and her place in the world. A magnificent, cutting-edge scientific detective story followed her discovery, and The Link offers a wide-ranging investigation into Ida and our earliest origins. At the same time, it opens a stunningly evocative window into our past and changes what we know about primate evolution and, ultimately, our own.

The Four Reminders

A Simple Buddhist Guide to Living and Dying Without Regret
Author: Dennis Hunter
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546855842
Category:
Page: 198
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Hundreds of years ago, Tibetan monks distilled some of the Buddha's most essential teachings into what became known as the Four Reminders. Designed to jolt you awake and break your habit of sleepwalking through life, the Four Reminders reveal the urgency of spiritual awakening and living with purpose, here and now. The Four Reminders have remained unknown to most people, hidden in liturgical texts and shrouded behind layers of Tibetan Buddhist cultural and religious tradition. Explaining these fundamental principles in fresh, contemporary language, Dennis Hunter makes this ancient wisdom tradition relevant to everyday life in the 21st century and accessible to anyone. Whatever your background, the Four Reminders are a compass that can point you towards awakening. "With a great gift for updating the language and context of these invaluable lessons from the ancient world, Hunter reminds us that Buddhist wisdom was never meant to be mystical or exotic. Instead, these pages give you something much more important: practical advice for being human." -- Ethan Nichtern "Reading The Four Reminders gave me the unique experience of something that few books can claim: being guided into a contemplation on what is most essential to know (and embody) if one is to live fully and freely. Hunter has woven a profound journey, rendering key and authentic Buddhist wisdom in a way that anyone can understand and apply. It is an invitation to all and any one of us, not just those already walking the spiritual path, to courageously embrace the eternal truths that lead to lasting happiness and peace." -- Yogarupa Rod Stryker "A smart, eminently readable Buddhist guide to achieving an inner awakening." -- Kirkus Reviews "A welcome addition to practicing what matters most. This book personally guides us through the practice so that we can reflect on our thoughts, words, and actions." -- Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison "This book presents the transformational teachings of Buddhist mindfulness in a powerful and provocative way. Hunter doesn't shy away from challenging the reader to address deep-seated personal and cultural assumptions on the road to happiness and freedom. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking a key to unlock the path to peace in their lives." -- Kino MacGregor

The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole


Author: Michelle Cuevas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399539131
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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"Eleven-year-old Stella Rodriguez finds herself in possession of a strange new pet that swallows up everything in sight when a black hole decides to follow her home"--

Only Love Today

Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love
Author: Rachel Macy Stafford
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310346754
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
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Only Love Today is the inspirational read from best-selling author of Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford. Millions of Stafford’s fans from her blog and her books find hope, challenge, and inspiration through her poetic and powerful short pieces on her blog. Only Love Today brings these pieces and many new, original entries together in a beautiful book based around the four seasons. From finding daily surrender in the autumn and daily hope in the winter, to daily bloom and daily spark in the spring and summer, you will always find fresh beautiful words for your day. With a flexible, non-dated structure, Only Love Today is perfect to pick up at any time of the year and find hope and encouragement to address your current challenge or need – family, parenting, relationships, finding peace in a stressed out world. Stafford offers you strength and vision for a new and more connected way to live. This is a timeless book of inspiration to remember and live for what really matters.

Get a Grip on Your Grammar

250 Writing and Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused
Author: Kris Spisak
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1632659123
Category: Reference
Page: 224
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Just as we should think before we speak, we need to think before we write. Most of us are not poets or novelists, but we are all writers. We email, text, and post; we craft memos and reports, menus and outdoor signage, birthday cards and sticky notes on the fridge. Get a Grip on Your Grammar is a grammar book for those who hate grammar books, a writing resource filled with quick answers and a playful style—not endless, indecipherable grammar jargon. Get a Grip on Your Grammar is The Elements of Style for the Twitter generation. Designed for student, business, and creative-writing audiences alike, its easily digestible, occasionally witty writing tips will finally teach you: The differences between “lay” and “lie.” The proper usage of “affect” and “effect.” Where to put punctuation around quotation marks. The meaning of “e.g.” versus “i.e.” The perils of overusing the word “suddenly.” That apostrophes should not be thrown about like confetti. And 243 more great tips. Writers owe it to themselves and to everyone who sees their written words to get it right. With Get a Grip on Your Grammar, they finally can (not “may”).

Daily Reminders for Living a New Paradigm


Author: Anne Wilson Schaef
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401952410
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 384
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As a species, says author, teacher, and healer Anne Wilson Schaef, we humans aren’t functioning very well. In fact, the societies we’ve created are actively destructive, not only to themselves but to all life on this planet and even to the planet itself. Clearly it’s time for a change. We need a new paradigm, and we need a way to live it. This new paradigm isn’t something we can outline clearly and implement programmatically. To arrive at a new way of living with ourselves, one another, and the planet is a journey that requires faith, because we can’t see exactly where it will lead. Quite frankly, where it will lead is, at this point, beyond our imagination. However, we do have some resources to bring to the table. Schaef, whose classic and beloved works include Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much and Meditations for Living in Balance, explains that deep within ourselves —in our cells, in our blood, in our souls —we have the ancient knowledge we need to find our way. We simply need to be reminded of what we already know —and this book is written to help us remember. Schaef takes thirty themes, one for each day of the month (months with 31 days get a “wild card” day), and offers a cycle of reflections on each theme that expands and deepens over the course of the year. Through insightful reflections on Beliefs and Assumptions, Honesty, Entitlement, Accepting Our Humanness, and Walking in Beauty, we enter a process that broadens our perspective and opens our minds so we can live fully into a new future.

Homecomings

The Belated Return of Japan's Lost Soldiers
Author: Yoshikuni Igarashi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023154135X
Category: History
Page: 336
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Soon after the end of World War II, a majority of the nearly 7 million Japanese civilians and serviceman who had been posted overseas returned home. Heeding the call to rebuild, these veterans helped remake Japan and enjoyed popularized accounts of their service. For those who took longer to be repatriated, such as the POWs detained in labor camps in Siberia and the fighters who spent years hiding in the jungles of islands in the South Pacific, returning home was more difficult. Their nation had moved on without them and resented the reminder of a humiliating, traumatizing defeat. Homecomings tells the story of these late-returning Japanese soldiers and their struggle to adapt to a newly peaceful and prosperous society. Some were more successful than others, but they all charted a common cultural terrain, one profoundly shaped by media representations of the earlier returnees. Japan had come to redefine its nationhood through these popular images. Yoshikuni Igarashi explores what Japanese society accepted and rejected, complicating the definition of a postwar consensus and prolonging the experience of war for both Japanese soldiers and the nation. He throws the postwar narrative of Japan's recovery into question, exposing the deeper, subtler damage done to a country that only belatedly faced the implications of its loss.