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So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan

Title So We Read On
Author Maureen Corrigan
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2014-09-09
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780316230087
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby lover extraordinaire, points out, while Fitzgerald's masterpiece may be one of the most popular novels in America, many of us first read it when we were too young to fully comprehend its power. Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great-and utterly unusual-So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel's hidden depths, a journey whose revelations include Gatsby's surprising debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, its rocky path to recognition as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on the national themes of race, class, and gender. With rigor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Corrigan inspires us to re-experience the greatness of Gatsby and cuts to the heart of why we are, as a culture, "borne back ceaselessly" into its thrall. Along the way, she spins a new and fascinating story of her own.

So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan

Title So We Read On
Author Maureen Corrigan
Publisher Back Bay Books
Release Date 2015-05-12
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0316230065
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Maureen Corrigan has produced a minor miracle: a book about The Great Gatsby that stands up to Gatsby itself" --Michael Cunningham. It's a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As "Fresh Air" book critic Maureen Corrigan points out, many of us first read Fitzgerald's masterpiece when we were too young to comprehend its power. Offering a fresh perspective on Gatsby, SO WE READ ON takes readers into archives, high school classrooms, and onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel's hidden depths, revealing its surprising debt to noir, its rocky path to recognition as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on race, class, and gender. With rigor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Corrigan inspires us to re-experience Gatsby and, along the way, spins a fascinating story of her own.Maureen Corrigan is the book critic for NPR's "Fresh Air," the Critic-in-Residence at Georgetown University, and winner of the Edgar Award for Criticism. She is the author of Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading (Random House, 2005).

How To Read A Book by Mortimer J. Adler

Title How to Read a Book
Author Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2011-05-10
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 426
ISBN 1439144834
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

Leave Me Alone I M Reading by Maureen Corrigan

Title Leave Me Alone I m Reading
Author Maureen Corrigan
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2007-12-18
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780307431356
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this delightful memoir, the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air reflects on her life as a professional reader. Maureen Corrigan takes us from her unpretentious girlhood in working-class Queens, to her bemused years in an Ivy League Ph.D. program, from the whirl of falling in love and marrying (a fellow bookworm, of course), to the ordeal of adopting a baby overseas, always with a book at her side. Along the way, she reveals which books and authors have shaped her own life—from classic works of English literature to hard-boiled detective novels, and everything in between. And in her explorations of the heroes and heroines throughout literary history, Corrigan’s love for a good story shines.

Title Bohemians Bootleggers Flappers and Swells
Author Graydon Carter
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2014-10-30
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780698170094
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Offering readers an inebriating swig from the great cocktail shaker of the Roaring Twenties—the Jazz Age, the age of Gatsby—Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells showcases unforgettable writers in search of how to live well in a changing era. Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter introduces these fabulous pieces written between 1913 and 1936, when the magazine published a Murderers’ Row of the world’s leading literary lights, including: F. Scott Fitzgerald on what a magazine should be Clarence Darrow on equality e. e. cummings on Calvin Coolidge D. H. Lawrence on women Djuna Barnes on James Joyce John Maynard Keynes on the collapse in money value Dorothy Parker on a host of topics, from why she hates actresses to why she hasn’t married

Title Language at the Speed of Sight
Author Mark Seidenberg
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date 2017-01-03
Category Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780465080656
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this "important and alarming" book, see why so many American students are falling behind in their reading skills while others around the world excel (New York Times). In 2011, when an international survey reported that students in Shanghai dramatically outperformed American students in reading, math, and science, President Obama declared it a "Sputnik moment": a wake-up call about the dismal state of American education. Little has changed, however, since then: over half of our children still read at a basic level and few become highly proficient. Many American children and adults are not functionally literate, with serious consequences. Poor readers are more likely to drop out of the educational system and as adults are unable to fully participate in the workforce, adequately manage their own health care, or advance their children's education. In Language at the Speed of Sight, internationally renowned cognitive scientist Mark Seidenberg reveals the underexplored science of reading, which spans cognitive science, neurobiology, and linguistics. As Seidenberg shows, the disconnect between science and education is a major factor in America's chronic underachievement. How we teach reading places many children at risk of failure, discriminates against poorer kids, and discourages even those who could have become more successful readers. Children aren't taught basic print skills because educators cling to the disproved theory that good readers guess the words in texts, a strategy that encourages skimming instead of close reading. Interventions for children with reading disabilities are delayed because parents are mistakenly told their kids will catch up if they work harder. Learning to read is more difficult for children who speak a minority dialect in the home, but that is not reflected in classroom practices. By building on science's insights, we can improve how our children read, and take real steps toward solving the inequality that illiteracy breeds. Both an expert look at our relationship with the written word and a rousing call to action, Language at the Speed of Sight is essential for parents, educators, policy makers, and all others who want to understand why so many fail to read, and how to change that.

Ungava by Robert Michael Ballantyne

Title Ungava
Author Robert Michael Ballantyne
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1895
Category Adventure stories
Total Pages 393
ISBN WISC:89006529747
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Title Start with Why
Author Simon Sinek
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2009-10-29
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1101149035
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER. In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time. Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

Elements Of Life by Inderjit Kaur

Title Elements of Life
Author Inderjit Kaur
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014-12-24
Category
Total Pages 166
ISBN 9384391689
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How much do we know ourselves is critically very important and perhaps very essential. Life we do face many curves up and down while in course of life. Marriage, becoming parent, life traumas and recoveries, retiring from jobs, empty nest, loss of relations, death of beloved. So yes various experiences... We get tired sometimes and immediately ask a question "why me?," but do remember the universe is not short of any wakeup calls we are just very quick in reactions. The four elements of life Air, Water, Earth, Fire are the only truth which than render the whole meaning of being as a human. Are we authentic? Are we living in courage? Are we kind and in patience? Are we grateful? How we face life and respond to life is all that matters. Elements of Life explores the options and choices which will help you to live more in tune with what you want from life. Motivational chapters simple questions based on elements of life - air, fire, water and earth providing simple strategies of life help you to live in harmony with yourself, others and the world, enhancing you to be true to your values and to interact with others while being In more patience. To do otherwise is to foster discontentment and unhappiness, but everyone wants to be in peace and lead a happy life in the end of the day. Living in moderation balancing all the elements of being authentic, being in peace, being grateful, being a little more compassionate can improve the very purpose of being in this awesome life.

Whitby After Dark by Stella Coulson

Title Whitby After Dark
Author Stella Coulson
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2016-03-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 68
ISBN 132648916X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lenore Lee wants nothing more than to make new friends in her new town of Whitby, Yorkshire, and to forget about the disturbing dreams that hold her captive at night. But what she discovers in Whitby, might be even more disturbing than the dreams. Dreams which may hold the key to her survival in the hidden world of the Supernatural...

Afraid To Fly by S. L. Jennings

Title Afraid to Fly
Author S. L. Jennings
Publisher CreateSpace
Release Date 2015-06-02
Category
Total Pages 344
ISBN 1512346535
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dominic Trevino had been called a lot of things. Manwhore. Womanizer. Slut. But he was most notoriously known as Dirty Dom. Because that was who he was...for the most part. It just wasn't all he was. His tortured past was as stained as his licentious reputation, and that was exactly how he'd designed it. It was the only way he knew how to cope with the ghosts that still kept him caged in horror and self-loathing. But the day Raven came tearing into his life-her temper as hot as her teeny tiny shorts-he knew he could never be placated with faceless hook-ups again. Still, he couldn't let her see who-and what-he really was inside. Raven freed him from his past...freed him from his pain. She saved him. Even though she didn't believe he was even worth saving. From the author of New York Times bestseller, Fear of Falling, comes a full-length, spin-off standalone about unbreakable friendships, the power of healing, and learning to love through forgiveness.

A Velocity Of Being by Maria Popova

Title A Velocity of Being
Author Maria Popova
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018
Category JUVENILE NONFICTION
Total Pages 280
ISBN 1592702287
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of thinkers and creators.

Constructed by Martin Mosfeldt

Title Constructed
Author Martin Mosfeldt
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2013-06-14
Category
Total Pages 248
ISBN 1482777231
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Readers will feel they know someone just like the characters in this timely novel on social status and social media. Steen Sand, CEO of Stensure Networks, is the head honcho at an IT firm that's developed an Internet service to monitor, compute, and publish people's social status. His chief operating officer, Irene Lund, serves as his muse. He needs her to be part of his world, or he can't achieve anything of significance. But does she feel the same? Chief financial officer, Michael Jensen, is a hard-core pessimist who has learned the hard way not to speak up against the status quo, in spite of his natural inclination to do so. Jensen's a numbers guy. He relates to spreadsheets better than he does to people. Will this cost him in the end? Louise Hald, chief marketing officer, joined Stensure's management team after leaving her post as an assistant professor at a business school. She's beginning to wonder if she'll ever move past the "assistant" part in the eyes of her coworkers. What can she do to ensure she gets ahead? And then there's Sophie Bech. She's made the long trip back to Denmark from South Africa for her own private reasons, and everything looks different to her now. She wonders what her return will hold for her. Was it a mistake? Will her fresh set of eyes-and values-help or hinder the team? Reductionism-understanding complex things by reducing them to fundamental parts and interactions-comes up against social status, so subtle, intricate, and sought-after, in this intriguing modern-day novel. Will these characters-and their supporting players-make the changes they need to survive in today's world? Or will they succumb to the allure of using easy but underhanded methods to get ahead?

Lady Admired by Jane Charles

Title Lady Admired
Author Jane Charles
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2016-02-22
Category
Total Pages 266
ISBN 1530151120
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The one thing Rose Trent, Dowager Countess of Bentley, ever wanted was freedom. Now it's within her grasp. Or it was, until she was kidnapped on the very first holiday she'd ever taken. What should have been traumatic has turned into the most adventurous time in her life, aided by a most unlikely Scot. Unfortunately, she only has a fortnight to thoroughly enjoy herself before her stepson shows up to pay the ransom. Laird Aiden MacGregor usually thinks through everything before taking action. Order is necessary to the running of a successful business and home. But, one simple rash action throws everything into disorder. He hadn't been the one to kidnap the delightful and beautiful Lady Bentley, but he'd be the one to pay the price. As such, he decides to spend the last days on Earth making everything right with his family, securing their future, and spending every moment he can with Rose before he swings from the gallows. With a word from her, or perhaps promise, his neck might be saved, but at what cost and is Rose willing to save him?

The Ride Guide by Lisa Creedon

Title The Ride Guide
Author Lisa Creedon
Publisher Alcovy Press
Release Date 2013-10
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0983303924
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For all drivers, new and experienced -- everyone will learn useful information from this book. Ms. Creedon has artfully researched and detailed this fact-filled guide of knowledge about vehicles and safety. When her daughter became the victim of a "bump and grab," she was compelled to learn more about road dangers and other things that so many drivers don't know -- but need to! Points that are not covered in Driver's Ed, knowledge gained only through years of driving experience, are expertly covered in her easy-reading style. From the back cover: How safe are you while driving? Do you know what to do when suspicious situations arise? Do you know basic vehicle trouble signs? The Ride Guide's wealth of information tells how to be more safety conscious, avoid driving hazards, how to keep your vehicle safe, and so much more! Learn about important danger signs, how to handle problems and avoid potential safety traps. What do you do when blue lights are flashing behind you? (Perhaps not what you think!) When it is okay to leave the scene of an accident? What is the difference between road rage and aggressive driving? Do you know about the "Move Over Law" and the "Good Samaritan Law?" When not to use cruise control? How best to talk to a police officer? Proper procedure when you have an accident? What to do if involved in a "bump & grab?" When to call 511? You will also find information on how to take care of your car, how to avoid getting a ticket, how to buy a used car, how to add oil, how to use jumper cables, the safe way to lead and follow, plus lots of great driving tips. While new drivers generally have the most current driving knowledge, they don't know many of the points mentioned, things learned only from years of driving experience. However, drivers of any age and experience level will benefit from this book.

Thirsty For Payback by Marie Astor

Title Thirsty for Payback
Author Marie Astor
Publisher Novel Holdings, LLC
Release Date 2014-05-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 214
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From NY Times Bestselling Author, Marie Astor - In a blink of an eye Allyson Roberts loses her fiancé, her employment, and her fortune. Just when she seems to have hit the bottom, Ally is recruited by an undercover agency that is interested in her skills. She takes the job with only one goal in mind: to clear her father’s name. Payback is the only thought on her mind as she convinces herself that her heart has no room for love–or does it? A former top agent in his field, Jake Morrissey has inner demons he can’t put to rest. Now he bides his time as a training instructor. He’s sworn off women, but try as he might he can’t keep his eyes off Allyson Roberts. When he’s asked to partner up with Ally on a new assignment, Jake is tempted to end his retirement. Will he keep running from his fears or will he find the strength to become the man he once was?

Beyond The Luna by Joaquim Silva

Title Beyond the Luna
Author Joaquim Silva
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013-04
Category
Total Pages 184
ISBN 0957640102
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Luis dreams of becoming an astronaut. Unfortunately, his mean spirited parents don't think the same way. But everything changes when he is lured by a strange moonlight, whisking him to the parallel world, Adastra. However a hideous curse has befell the land, the stars no longer twinkle and the moon is broken. After a young girl saves his life, she explains a dark evil awaits them if the moon isn't restored. Tormented by a dark shadow, Luis embarks on a danger filled quest to solve the mystery, but the deeper Luis searches, the more he becomes convinced...a great destiny awaits him.

Reed S Reckoning by Ahren Sanders

Title Reed s Reckoning
Author Ahren Sanders
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2014-08-27
Category American football players
Total Pages 302
ISBN 1500974943
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Arianna 'Ari' Williams thought she experienced the depths of true love until the man of her dreams dismissed her with no explanation. Heartbroken and humiliated, she found herself changing the course of her life and picking up the pieces of her shattered heart. Now four years later, she has a successful career, amazing friends, and a young son with crystal blue eyes that reminds her every day of the love she imagined. Emotionally she has moved on but the wounds never healed. Reed Matthews has it all. Playing professional football was always his dream. Being one of the most successful wide receivers in the league comes with money, fame, and all the women he wants. Even with all his wishes coming true, he never stops thinking of the one woman that owned his soul four years ago. A chance encounter brings Reed to the realization that Ari Williams not only hid a life changing secret from him, but also things weren't as they seemed all those years ago. He's determined to get her back and build their lives together. When the truth behind their deception is revealed- friendships are tested, families are torn apart, and the one person behind it all is relentless. Can Reed protect those he loves and build the future he dreamed of? *Due to graphic language and explicit sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 18+

The Space Beyond by Kristie Cook

Title The Space Beyond
Author Kristie Cook
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014-05-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 364
ISBN 1939859085
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New Adult Paranormal Romance ** Mature Content ** Recommended for ages 16+ due to sexual situations and language This book includes realistic scenes of domestic violence that are not gratuitously graphic, but may be disturbing to sensitive readers. Hearts break. Souls shatter. Love lies in The Space Beyond. As members of the Phoenix, Jeric and Leni are thrust into their new lives, expected to lead Earth's Guardians. But Leni struggles with trusting her own soul, and Jeric is more concerned about keeping Leni safe than meeting others' demands. When Darkness swarms Lake Haven, they embark on their first mission with little preparation and no idea which soul the Dark hunts. Born and raised in Lake Haven, Bex hopes to escape her small-town life, ideally in the arms of her soul mate. She knows he exists, and her heart aches with the need to find him. When her long-lost mama calls to announce she's knockin' on death's door, Bex reluctantly makes the trip to see the uncaring bitch (bless her heart), only to be knocked off her feet by the sexy and charming Dr. Mason Hayes. Is he really The One? Leni's soul felt an instant connection to Bex, but if Bex found her soul mate, she isn't their mission. So who is, and why does Leni instinctively feel drawn to her? Can Leni even trust her intuition? And will Jeric step up and lead when the time comes or continue to hold them back? If they don't learn to trust themselves and each other quickly, Darkness will claim them all...along with the rest of Earth's souls.

The Freedom To Read by American Library Association

Title The Freedom to Read
Author American Library Association
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1953
Category Libraries
Total Pages 6
ISBN UIUC:30112060168629
Language English, Spanish, and French
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