A Summer Life Laurel-Leaf Books

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Laurel Leaf #ad - Gary soto writes that when he was five "what I knew best was at ground level. In this lively collection of short essays, resreating in vivid detail the sights, California, and textures he knew growing up in his Fresno, smells, Soto takes his reader to a ground-level perspective, sounds, neighborhood. The "things" of his boyhood tie it all together: his buddha "splotched with gold, " the taps of his shoes and the "engines of sparks that lived beneath my soles, " his worn tennies smelling of "summer grass, asphalt, the moist sock breathing the defeat of basesall.

A Summer Life Laurel-Leaf Books #ad - The child's world is made up of small things--small, very important things.

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What is the What

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Vintage #ad - New york times notable book new york times bestsellerwhat is the what is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, pursued by militias, along with thousands of other children —the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, government bombers, and wild animals, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom.

. Vintage Books USA. When he finally is resettled in the United States, he finds a life full of promise, but also heartache and myriad new challenges. Moving, suspenseful, and unexpectedly funny, What Is the What is an astonishing novel that illuminates the lives of millions through one extraordinary man.

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The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

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Penguin Books #ad - The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. The gatekeepers provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges.

. I really didn't want the book to end. The new york times Vintage Books USA. The gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country.

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Travelers: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - A startlingly imaginative exploration of the African diaspora in Europe, by one of our most acclaimed international writers. Award-winning author helon habila has been described as "a courageous tale teller with an uncompromising vision…a major talent" Rawi Hage. When his wife proposes that he accompany her to Berlin, where she has been awarded a prestigious arts fellowship, he has his reservations: “I knew every departure is a death, every return a rebirth.

The walls between his privileged, secure existence and the stories of these other Africans on the move soon crumble, and his sense of identity begins to dissolve as he finds that he can no longer separate himself from others’ horrors, or from Africa. A lean, expansive, heart-rending exploration of loss and of connection, Travelers inscribes unforgettable signposts―both unsettling and luminous―marking the universal journey in pursuit of love and home.

Travelers: A Novel #ad - Vintage Books USA. His new novel travelers is a life-changing encounter with those who have been uprooted by war or aspiration, fear or hope. A nigerian graduate student who has made his home in America knows what it means to strike out for new shores. Most changes happen unplanned, and they always leave a scar.

In berlin, habila’s central character finds himself thrown into contact with a community of African immigrants and refugees whose lives previously seemed distant from his own, but to which he is increasingly drawn.

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CliffsComplete Shakespeare's Othello

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Cliffs Notes #ad - In the cliffscomplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. Othello is a tale of love and betrayal, secrets, passion, and intrigue. Psychology and wit pit strength and virtue against jealousy and evil agendas.

The results leave no winners, only tragedy in the lives of the jealous Moor, and his wife, Othello, Desdemona. Enhance your reading of othello and save valuable studying time — all at once — with CliffsComplete Othello. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature.

CliffsComplete Shakespeare's Othello #ad - Cliffscomplete othello makes you familiar with one of the most staged of all of Shakespeare's plays. Additional features include:a summary and insightful commentary for each scenebibliography and historical background on the playwright, films, articles, activity ideasA Resource Center full of books, a quiz, William ShakespeareA look at the historical context and structure of the playDiscussions on the play's symbols and themesA character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the charactersReview questions, discussion topics essay questions, and Internet sitesStreamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides! Vintage Books USA.

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Old School

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Vintage #ad - As the fever of competition infects the boy and his classmates, fraying alliances, exposing weaknesses, Old School explores the ensuing deceptions and betrayals with an unblinking eye and a bottomless store of empathy. He is an outsider who has learned to mimic the negligent manner of his more privileged classmates.

Old School #ad - The result is further evidence that Wolff is an authentic American master. But to do that he must first learn to tell the truth about himself. The agency of revelation is the school literary contest, whose winner will be awarded an audience with the most legendary writer of his time. Like many of them, he wants more than anything on earth to become a writer.

The protagonist of tobias wolff’s shrewdly—and at times devastatingly—observed first novel is a boy at an elite prep school in 1960 . Vintage Contemporaries. Vintage Books USA.

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side Of The All-American Meal

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Mariner Books #ad - Eric schlosser’s exposé revealed how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. Fast food nation is as relevant today as it was a decade ago. Great product! . Vintage Contemporaries.

As disturbing as it is irresistible. Exhaustively researched, frighteningly convincing. Channeling the spirits of Upton Sinclair and Rachel Carson. San francisco chronicle “Schlosser shows how the fast food industry conquered both appetite and landscape. The new yorker eric schlosser is a contributing editor for the Atlantic and the author of Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, and Chew on This with Charles Wilson.

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How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition

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Perennial #ad - Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, whether cleansing or destructive, satisfying, is never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, and rain, a shared meal may signify a communion, and fun. This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface and epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.

Vintage Contemporaries. How to read literature like a professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader, the college professor. What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he’s drenched in a sudden rain shower?Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices and form, Thomas C.

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition #ad - Foster’s classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes and contexts, that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts.

Great product! A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Harper Perennial. Vintage Books USA.

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Living Up The Street Laurel-Leaf Books

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Laurel Leaf #ad - Vintage Contemporaries. In a prose that is so beautiful it is poetry, attending church, parochial school, public  summer school, we  see the world of growing up and going somewhere  through the dust and heat of Fresno's industrial  side and beyond: It is a boy's coming of age in the  barrio, and trying to fall out of love so he  can join in a Little League baseball team.

His is a clarity that rings constantly through the  warmth and wry reality of these sometimes  humorous, sometimes tragic, always human remembrances. Great product! Vintage Books USA. Harper Perennial.

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Interpreter of Maladies

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Mariner Books 2724333535289 #ad - With a new introduction from the author for the twentieth anniversary Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this stunning debut collection unerring charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. Harper Perennial. Great product! Great product! In stories that travel from india to America and back again, Lahiri speaks with universal eloquence to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner.

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My Life in Dog Years

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Yearling #ad - My Life in Dog Years #ad - Vintage Contemporaries. Harper Perennial. Gary paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs. Trade paperback. Great product! Vintage Books USA. Great product! In each chapter he tells of one special dog, his mysterious hunting companion; Dirk, among them Cookie, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, the sled dog who saved his life; Snowball, the grim protector; and his true friend Josh, a brilliant border collie.

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