The Book Of What Remains

Author: Benjamin Alire S‡enz
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
ISBN: 1556592973
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The Book Of What Remains. Presents a collection of poems focusing on the border between the United States and Mexico.

What Remains

Author: Carole Radziwill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074327718X
Size: 38.91 MB
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What Remains. The author traces her life and marriage to Anthony Radziwill, President Kennedy's nephew, in an account that describes her work as a journalist, her friendship with JFK, Jr., and his wife, and her husband's struggle with terminal cancer.

Strength In What Remains

Author: Tracy Kidder
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588368513
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Strength In What Remains. BONUS: This edition contains a Strength in What Remains discussion guide. In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances. Deo arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then Deo begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Kidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story as he travels with Deo back over a turbulent life and shows us what it means to be fully human.

What Remains Of Me

Author: Alison Gaylin
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062369873
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What Remains Of Me. On June 28, 1980, Kelly Michelle Lund shoots and kills Oscar-nominated director John McFadden at a party in his home. For years, speculation swirls over the enigmatic seventeen-year-old’s motives. Convicted of the murder, she loses her youth and her freedom—but keeps her secrets to herself. Thirty years later—and five years after her release from prison—the past has come back to haunt Kelly. Her father-in-law, movie legend Sterling Marshall, is found in a pool of blood in his home in the Hollywood Hills—dead from a shot to the head, just like his old friend John McFadden. Once again, Kelly is suspected of the high-profile murder. But this time, she’s got some unexpected allies who believe she’s innocent of both killings. But is she?

What Remains

Author: Sally Mann
Publisher: Bulfinch
ISBN: 9780821228432
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What Remains. Internationally acclaimed photographer Sally Mann offers a five-part meditation on mortality.

What Remains

Author: Helene Dunbar
Publisher: Flux
ISBN: 9780738744308
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What Remains. After surviving a car crash that kills his best friend Lizzie, sixteen-year-old Cal Ryan must work through his grief and figure out his relationship with their other best friend, Spencer

What Remains

Author: Tobie Meyer-Fong
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804785597
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What Remains. The Taiping Rebellion was one of the costliest civil wars in human history. Many millions of people lost their lives. Yet while the Rebellion has been intensely studied by scholars in China and elsewhere, we still know little of how individuals coped with these cataclysmic events. Drawing upon a rich array of primary sources, What Remains explores the issues that preoccupied Chinese and Western survivors. Individuals, families, and communities grappled with fundamental questions of loyalty and loss as they struggled to rebuild shattered cities, bury the dead, and make sense of the horrors that they had witnessed. Driven by compelling accounts of raw emotion and deep injury, What Remains opens a window to a world described by survivors themselves. This book transforms our understanding of China's 19th century and recontextualizes suffering and loss in China during the 20th century.

What Remains

Author: Karen Von Hahn
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1487000405
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What Remains. Being left with a strand of even the highest quality milky-white pearls isn’t quite the same thing as pearls of wisdom to live by, as Karen von Hahn reveals in her memoir about her stylish and captivating mother, Susan — a mercurial, grandiose, Guerlain-and-vodka-soaked narcissist whose search for glamour and fulfillment through the acquisition and collection of beautiful things ultimately proved hollow. A tale of growing up in 1970s and 1980s Toronto in the fabulousness of a bourgeois Jew-ish family that valued panache over pragmatism and making a design statement over substance, von Hahn’s recollections of her dramatic and domineering mother are exemplified by the objects she held most dear: from a strand of prized pearls, to a Venetian mirror worthy of the palace of Versailles, to the silver satin sofas that were the epitome of her signature style. She also describes the misunderstandings and sometimes hurt and pain that come with being raised by her stunning, larger-than-life mother who in many ways embodied the flash-and-glam, high-flying, wealth-accumulating generation that gave birth to our modern-day material culture. Alternating between satire and sadness, von Hahn reconstructs the past through a series of exquisitely impressionistic memories, ultimately questioning the value of the things we hold dear and — after her complicated, yet impossible-to-forget mother is gone — what exactly remains.

The Lovely Bones

Author: Alice Sebold
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330457729
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The Lovely Bones. My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer. This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy, suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet . . . The Lovely Bones is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting âe" but, above all, about finding light in the darkest of places. âe~Spare, beautiful and brutal prose . . . The Lovely Bones is compulsive enough to read in a single sitting, brilliantly intelligent, elegantly constructed and ultimately intriguingâe(tm) The Times âe~Moving and compelling . . . It will put an imperceptible but stealthily insistent hold on you. I sat down in the morning to read the first couple of pages; five hours later, I was still there, book in hand, transfixedâe(tm) Maggie O'Farrell, Sunday Telegraph

What Remains

Author: Tim Weaver
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405913495
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What Remains. Perfect for fans of Mo Hayder and Clare Mackintosh's gripping thrillers, from the bestselling author and host of the chart-topping Missing podcast. Missing persons investigator David Raker specializes in finding the lost. Whether dead or alive, he brings home the truth to the families left behind. But there's one person he's never been able to save. Colm Healy was one of the Met's best detectives - until the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters consumed his career, his family and his life. For him, there can be no redemption without justice. Re-opening the case together, Raker soon learns the hard way how this puzzle breeds obsession. But the worst is yet to come. Because, at the end of this trail of tragedy and darkness, an elusive killer watches, waits - and prepares to bury the truth forever . . . 'Weaver has become one of this country's most respected, bestselling crime writers, and he fully deserves to be. Written with elegance, care and craft, What Remains is a luminous example of what a considerable talent Weaver has become. Catch him at once' Daily Mail 'Impressive . . . a lacerating investigation, which takes readers into the furthest reaches of obsession. A dark, complex and visceral read' Financial Times *** Praise for Tim Weaver: 'Weaver's books get better each time - tense, complex, written with flair as well as care' Guardian 'I couldn't put it down' Sun 'Weaver has delivered another cracking crime thriller' Daily Mail 'Weaver knows how to construct a complex plot . . . you will be kept guessing until the last few pages. David Raker has joined a select band of fictional characters whose return in a new book excites existing fans and collects new ones with every publication' Crime Fiction Lover 'The reader is educated as well as entertained, enthralled and intrigued. David Raker is a most complex and engaging investigator, each case leaving its mark on his soul, and ours' Sunday Times bestselling author Liz Nugent