The Invention of Wings

A Novel (Original Publisher's Edition-No Annotations)
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698152425
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wings


Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061668036
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words. Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

Birds Without Wings


Author: Louis de Bernieres
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307368874
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small community in southwest Turkey (Anatolia) in the early part of the last century—a quirky community in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully over the centuries and where friendship, even love, has transcended religious differences. But with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the onset of the Great War, the sweep of history has a cataclysmic effect on this peaceful place: The great love of Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim, a Muslim shepherd who courts her from near infancy, culminates in tragedy and madness; Two inseparable childhood friends who grow up playing in the hills above the town suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the bloody struggle; and Rustem Bey, a wealthy landlord, who has an enchanting mistress who is not what she seems. Far away from these small lives, a man of destiny who will come to be known as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is emerging to create a country from the ruins of an empire. Victory at Gallipoli fails to save the Ottomans from ultimate defeat and, as a new conflict arises, Muslims and Christians struggle to survive, let alone understand, their part in the great tragedy that will reshape the whole region forever. From the Hardcover edition.

On Two Wings

Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding
Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594034117
Category: History
Page: 218
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The leaders of the American Revolution, unlike the leaders of the French revolution, did not set out to erase religion. Indeed, the very first act of the Continental Congress was to pray to Divine Providence in the face of the British bombardment of Boston. In establishing a new model of self-government, the Founders believed that they were not only acting according to reason and common sense, but also obeying a religious duty. Benjamin Franklin proposed as their motto: “Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.” In telling the story of the forgotten—if not deliberately ignored—role of faith in America’s beginnings, Michael Novak probes the innermost religious conviction of Washington, Jefferson, Madison and other of our Founders. He shows that while the American eagle could not have taken flight without the empirical turn of mind embodied in John Locke’s teaching on the ends of government and the consent of the governed, the men who made America also believed that liberty depends as much on faith as on reason. In the course of his illustrious career, Michael Novak has written several prize-winning books on theology and philosophy. In On Two Wings he has created a profound mediation on American history, and on human nature and destiny as well.

Wild Wings


Author: Gill Lewis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442414499
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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This “vividly imagined and well-written novel” (Booklist, starred review) tells a gripping story about a boy from Scotland and a girl from West Africa who join together to save a migrating Osprey—and end up saving each other. When Callum spots crazy Iona McNair on his family’s sprawling property, she’s catching a fish with her bare hands. She won’t share the fish, but does share something else: a secret. She’s discovered a rare endangered bird, an Osprey, and it’s clear to both her and Callum that if anyone finds out about the bird, it, and its species, is likely doomed. Poachers, egg thieves, and wild weather are just some of the threats, so Iona and Callum vow to keep track of the bird and check her migratory progress using the code a preservationist tagged on her ankle, no matter what. But when one of them can no longer keep the promise, it’s up to the other to do it for them both. No matter what. Set against the dramatic landscapes of Scotland and West Africa, this is a story of unlikely friendships, the wonders of the wild—and the everyday leaps of faith that set our souls to flight.

Falling with Wings: A Mother's Story


Author: Dianna De La Garza,Vickie McIntyre
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250143322
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Before she was mother to global superstar Demi Lovato, she was just Dianna Hart. Dianna tells her story from the very beginning in this complete and genuinely affecting memoir. She had big plans of becoming a country music star, but her life went in a different direction than her dreams. She developed an eating disorder early in life to gain a sense of control in her strict upbringing. As she continued to struggle with body image and her obsession with being perfect her entire adult life, she was also met with other difficult situations. Her husband and father of her two eldest daughters, Dallas and Demi, had his own troubles that effected the entire family. She coped with alcohol and pills, forming a long-lasting addiction. She's had terrible lows but also some great highs as she watched her daughters break out in Hollywood to become strong, empowered young women. As a mother caring for daughters with addictions while continuing to battle her own, Dianna offers a unique perspective. And as a family, they have survived everything life has thrown at them and come away from it stronger than ever. Dianna tells her story of living through and surviving adversity--with tremendous strength, love and faith.

Flap Your Wings


Author: P.D. Eastman
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375984496
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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When a strange egg appears in their nest, Mr. and Mrs. Bird kindly take it upon themselves to raise the "baby bird" inside. But when the egg hatches, the Birds are in for a big surprise--"Junior" is the oddest-looking baby bird they've ever seen--with big, long jaws full of teeth and an appetite to match. In fact, he looks more like a baby alligator than a baby bird! Nevertheless, the devoted Birds run themselves ragged feeding Junior until he gets so big, he must leave the nest or it will collapse underneath him. But how can Junior fly without wings? To the delight of the Birds--and readers!--the dilemma is solved when Junior takes off from a branch overlooking a pond. From the Hardcover edition.

We Never Asked for Wings

A Novel
Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0553392328
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers comes her much-anticipated new novel about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For fourteen years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, fifteen, and Luna, just six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. Navigating this new terrain is challenging for Letty, especially as Luna desperately misses her grandparents and Alex, who is falling in love with a classmate, is unwilling to give his mother a chance. Letty comes up with a plan to help the family escape the dangerous neighborhood and heartbreaking injustice that have marked their lives, but one wrong move could jeopardize everything she’s worked for and her family’s fragile hopes for the future. Vanessa Diffenbaugh blends gorgeous prose with compelling themes of motherhood, undocumented immigration, and the American Dream in a powerful and prescient story about family. Praise for We Never Asked for Wings “Deftly blends family conflict with reassurance: Wings is like Parenthood with class and immigration issues added for gravitas.”—People (Book of the Week) “This poignant story will stay in readers’ hearts long after the last page. . . . Diffenbaugh weaves in the plight of undocumented immigrants to her tale of first- and second-generation Americans struggling to make their way in America. Moving without being maudlin, this story avoids the stereotypes in its stark portrayal of mothers who just want the best for their children.”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) “Diffenbaugh is a storyteller of the highest order: her simple but poetic prose makes even this most classically American story sing with a special kind of vulnerable beauty.”—Bustle “[A] gripping, heartfelt exploration of a mother’s love, resilience and redemption.”—Family Circle “Satisfying storytelling . . . Diffenbaugh delivers a heartwarming journey that mixes redemption and optimistic insight [and] confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers.”—Kirkus Reviews “I was hooked from the first breathtaking pages of We Never Asked for Wings, caring about this exquisitely vulnerable family, hoping right along with them on every page that each heart-rending, impossible choice would lead them somewhere better together.”—Lisa Genova, New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice “Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s We Never Asked for Wings propels us into a mother’s heart as she and her family travel down a rocky path to understanding and forgiveness. With breathtaking imagery and lyrical prose, Diffenbaugh makes Letty’s growth from a troubled young mother to a responsible woman who learns to put her children first, but also allows herself the possibility of love, entirely believable. Hers is a hard-won victory you will cheer even as you wish this graceful, moving book would never end.”—Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife From the Hardcover edition.

The Great Wings Book


Author: Hugh Carpenter,Teri Sandison
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607744546
Category: Cooking
Page: 144
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The perfect accompaniment for summer barbecues, sporting events, picnics, and parties, chicken wings have come a long way since the city of Buffalo popularized them more than 40 years ago. Not stopping at hot sauce and blue cheese dip, THE GREAT WINGS BOOK presents more than 40 classic and innovative recipes, from old-fashioned buffalo wings to globetrotting sauces, rubs, and marinades guaranteed to make your wings take flight. Seasoned cookbook authors Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison cover everything you need to know to buy, store, roast, grill, smoke, deep-fry, and braise amazing wings of your own. A full-color collection of 50 party-ready chicken wing recipes that incorporate contemporary pan-Asian, pan-Latin, and all-American flavors. A companion volume to the best-selling GREAT RIBS BOOK.

Dancing in the Wings


Author: Debbie Allen
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756970222
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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Sassy wants to be a ballerina more than anything, but she worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her big mouth will keep her from her dream. When a famous director comes to visit her class, Sassy does her best to get his attention with her high jumps and bright leotard.

Destined


Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007463782
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 356
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Laurel faces the fight of her life to save everything , and everyone, she loves. This is the final part of the extraordinary faerie tale which began in the bestselling novel WINGS described by Stephenie Meyer as 'a remarkable debut'.

Born with Wings

The Spiritual Journey of a Modern Muslim Woman
Author: Daisy Khan
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0812995279
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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The dramatic, spiritual memoir of a prominent Muslim woman working to empower women and girls across the world—for readers of Malala Yousafzai and Azar Nafisi. Raised in a progressive Muslim family in the shadows of the Himalayan mountains, where she attended a Catholic girls’ school, Daisy experienced culture shock when her family sent her to the States to attend high school in a mostly Jewish Long Island suburb. Ambitious and talented, she quickly climbed the corporate ladder after college as an architectural designer in New York City. Though she loved the freedom that came with being a career woman, she felt that something was missing from her life. One day a friend suggested that she visit a Sufi mosque in Tribeca. To her surprise, she discovered a home there, eventually marrying the mosque’s imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, and finding herself, as his wife, at the center of a community in which women turned to her for advice. Guided by her faith, she embraced her role as a women’s advocate and has devised innovative ways to help end child marriage, fight against genital mutilation, and, most recently, educate young Muslims to resist the false promises of ISIS recruiters. Born with Wings is a powerful, moving, and eye-opening account of Daisy Khan’s inspiring journey—of her self-actualization and her success in opening doors for other Muslim women and building bridges between cultures. It powerfully demonstrates what one woman can do—with faith, love, and resilience. Praise for Born with Wings “A heartfelt, deeply personal, and touching account of a Muslim woman’s spiritual journey and her work to empower women and girls around the globe.”—Her Majesty Queen Noor “Daisy Khan is one of the most prominent Muslim voices in America and an icon of female empowerment across the globe. This beautiful story of her spiritual journey is an inspiration to anyone who seeks to change the world.”—Reza Aslan, author of No god but God and Zealot “At a time when news headlines cast Muslim societies as war-torn or rigidly traditional, Daisy Khan offers a subtler, and ultimately more optimistic, vision. Through her own story, and the stories of other change-makers, Khan reminds us how Muslim women are asserting their rights while holding fast to their faith.”—Carla Power, author of If the Oceans Were Ink “A lyrical, poignant, emboldening, and, most of all, deeply important book.”—Bruce Feiler, author of Abraham and Walking the Bible

Wings

A Fairy Tale
Author: E. D. Baker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599903806
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
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When Tamisin discovers that she is half fairy, she decides to find out more answers directly from the fairies themselves, including her birth mother, the fairy queen. Reprint.

Severed Wings


Author: Kelly Carrero
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541120426
Category:
Page: 328
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"Normal" is something I could only dream of being called. "Mental" or "screwed up" is what I'm labeled. But actually feeling other people's pain does that to a girl. I'm not an empath. I'm crazy! That is until I meet one guy who makes it all go away. Problem is, he's even crazier than me. At least I thought that in the beginning before the coincidences became undeniable. But, if what he was saying were true, he would not only become my savior, he would also open my eyes to a world filled with angels, demons, witches, and an ancient curse that I'm caught smack bang in the middle of. Either way, I already knew he'd be the death of me.

Wings

A Tale of Two Chickens
Author: James Marshall
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618316595
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Silly Minnie finds herself in all kinds of trouble when she accepts a balloon ride from a crafty fox, and it is up to her sensible friend Harriet to rescue her. Simultaneous.

Wings of Fire

An Autobiography
Author: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam,Arun Tiwari
Publisher: Universities Press
ISBN: 9788173711466
Category: Aerospace engineers
Page: 180
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Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, The Son Of A Little-Educated Boat-Owner In Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, Had An Unparalled Career As A Defence Scientist, Culminating In The Highest Civilian Award Of India, The Bharat Ratna. As Chief Of The Country`S Defence Research And Development Programme, Kalam Demonstrated The Great Potential For Dynamism And Innovation That Existed In Seemingly Moribund Research Establishments. This Is The Story Of Kalam`S Rise From Obscurity And His Personal And Professional Struggles, As Well As The Story Of Agni, Prithvi, Akash, Trishul And Nag--Missiles That Have Become Household Names In India And That Have Raised The Nation To The Level Of A Missile Power Of International Reckoning.

Lord of the Wings

A Meg Langslow Mystery
Author: Donna Andrews
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466850566
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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A new side-splitting Meg Langslow mystery from award–winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Good, The Bad, and The Emus. The brilliantly funny Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the acclaimed avian-themed series that mystery readers have come to love. The eighteenth book in her New York Times best-selling series continues to surprise and delight in this next knee-slapping adventure featuring Meg Langslow and all the eccentric characters that make up her world. It's another holiday and Mayor Randall Shiffley has turned Caerphilly, Virginia into Spooky City, USA. The residents are covering every window with cobwebs and roaming the streets in costume to entertain the tourists, and Meg's grandfather is opening a new "Creatures of the Night" exhibit in the zoo. When a real body at the zoo and a suspicious fire at the Haunted House threaten to mar the town's creepy fun, it's up to Meg Langslow to save Halloween. Like Meg Langslow, the blacksmith heroine of her series, Donna Andrews was born and raised in Yorktown, Virginia. She introduced Meg to readers in her Malice Domestic Contest-winning first mystery, Murder with Peacocks, and readers are still laughing. This novel swept up the Agatha, Anthony, Barry, and a Romantic Times award for best first novel, and a Lefty for funniest mystery. With Lord of the Wings, readers can look forward to another zany Meg Langslow mystery--this one filled with Halloween spirit and suspense.

From the Wings

Amman Memoirs, 1947-1951
Author: Sir Alec Kirkbride
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714630618
Category: History
Page: 159
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First Published in 1976. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

On Broken Wings


Author: Chanel Cleeton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101987014
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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The author of Into the Blue and Fly with Me returns with the newest, hot and high-flying Wild Aces romance... A year after losing her husband, Joker, the squadron commander of the Wild Aces, Dani Peterson gets an offer from his best friend, Alex “Easy” Rogers, to help fix up her house. Dani accepts, and their friendship grows—along with an undeniable attraction. Racked by guilt for loving his best friend’s widow, Easy’s caught between what he wants and can’t have. Until one night everything changes, and the woman who’s always held his heart ends up in his arms. Yet as Easy leaves for his next deployment, he and Dani are torn between their feelings and their loyalty to Joker’s memory. But when Dani discovers something that sends them both into a spin, the conflicted lovers must overcome the past to navigate a future together… From the Paperback edition.

From the Wings

A Novel of Women at War
Author: Jeri Board
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986277396
Category:
Page: 432
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Based on the memoirs and biographies of dozens of women who risked their lives working underground to subvert the most terrifying war machine in modern history, From the Wings is a novel of courage, sacrifice, and perseverance in the face of death. When Hitler's troops storm France, an American woman is forced to face the fact that the future she'd envisioned no longer exists. Hoping to distance herself from her former life as Broadway actress, Eve Sands, she joins the International Red Cross and sails to England. Aboard ship, Eve overhears a frightening exchange between two men plotting to sabotage British tank deployments in North Africa...an experience that ultimately catapults her into the shadowy depths of war-torn Europe where the art of the ruse is the only defense against sudden death. When not working a regular job in a London hospital, Eve adopts clever disguises and personalities to courier diamonds to various networks of the Resistance. In this role, she's joined by a remarkable cast: a German Jew with a gift for impersonation; a Special Operations assistant to Winston Churchill; a Russian pilot known as "The White Rose of Stalingrad;" the indomitable Sisters of Saint Lorraine, who run their Paris convent as a safe house right under the noses of the Nazis; and, a British factory owner whose total devotion to the cause makes everything possible. From the Wings is the extraordinary story of one woman's fight to reinvent her life, even as she fights to save the lives of people she will never know.