Download or read book About Alice written by Calvin Trillin and published by Random House. This book was released on 2006-12-26 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Calvin Trillin's Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin. In Calvin Trillin’s antic tales of family life, she was portrayed as the wife who had “a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day” and the mother who thought that if you didn’t go to every performance of your child’s school play, “the county would come and take the child.” Now, five years after her death, her husband offers this loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page–his loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page–an educator who was equally at home teaching at a university or a drug treatment center, a gifted writer, a stunningly beautiful and thoroughly engaged woman who, in the words of a friend, “managed to navigate the tricky waters between living a life you could be proud of and still delighting in the many things there are to take pleasure in.” Though it deals with devastating loss, About Alice is also a love story, chronicling a romance that began at a Manhattan party when Calvin Trillin desperately tried to impress a young woman who “seemed to glow.” “You have never again been as funny as you were that night,” Alice would say, twenty or thirty years later. “You mean I peaked in December of 1963?” “I’m afraid so.” But he never quit trying to impress her. In his writing, she was sometimes his subject and always his muse. The dedication of the first book he published after her death read, “I wrote this for Alice. Actually, I wrote everything for Alice.” In that spirit, Calvin Trillin has, with About Alice, created a gift to the wife he adored and to his readers.
Download or read book The Truth About Alice written by Jennifer Mathieu and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-03-08 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of Moxie, soon to be a major Netflix production Fans of THIRTEEN REASONS WHY will love this powerful book about stereotypes, secrets and standing up for gender equality, from the author of Zoella Book Club book MOXIE. There are all sorts of rumours about Alice Franklin. And after star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car accident, the rumours start to spiral out of control blaming Alice for Brandon's death. In this remarkable novel, four Healy High students - the party girl, the car accident survivor, the ex best friend and the boy next door - tell all they know. But exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself. Zoella on Moxie: 'I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH ... a really empowering book that I wish I had read when I was younger.' 'Should be required reading for anyone in high school' Bustle
Download or read book The Truth About Alice written by Alta Hensley and published by Alta Hensley. This book was released on 2019-11-30 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The evil lies little girls are told… I had fallen down a dark and forbidden hole. Wonderland. A hole where I had two choices in life—to be a breeder, or to be a killer. To create life, or to destroy it. I had chosen poorly. Wonderland’s thermostat was all but frozen, leaving two opposing factions, the Pennas and the Cyans, to spread throughout the forbidding tundra of a land forever cast in a dark and deadly ice age, seeking only power and control now that Wonderland had become a frozen ball of ice. In this frigid and cold hole, I was alone. Until HE found me. White Rabbit. Rabbit was the leader of the Wonderland army, and I was now his captive. Forced to learn the art of submission, as well as the art of war, I became his soldier. From the moment I was captured, I became a mighty warrior amongst a cast of mad men. But I was HIS. And Rabbit would do whatever it took to battle my demons as we battled the enemy. Hidden in the broken, and shattered Wonderland hid a new truth… a happily ever after. It was now my duty to find it.
Download or read book Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Illustrated by Milo Winter written by Lewis Carroll and published by Read Books Ltd. This book was released on 2013-04-16 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' is the best known work of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 - 1898) – better known by his pen name, 'Lewis Carroll'. Telling the tale of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by surreal and anthropomorphic creatures, the book was a huge commercial success on its initial publication in 1865. It was followed by its sequel, 'Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There', in 1871. The books play at the heart of logical problems and literary nonsense – giving the narrative lasting popularity with adults and children alike. The story is accompanied by a series of dazzling, full-colour, Milo Winter illustrations. Winter (1888 - 1956), is best-loved for his animal drawings, and was among the artists working in the later stages of the 'Golden Age'. His work can be identified from its masterful accuracy, humorous touches, personality, and attention to detail. Winter produced artwork for such well-known tales as Aesop's Fables, Arabian Nights, Alice in Wonderland, and Gulliver's Tales. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Lewis Carroll's captivating storytelling. This book, 'Alice in Wonderland - with Milo Winter illustrations' forms part of our 'Pook Press' imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in children's literature.
Download or read book Alice Miranda in Scotland written by Jacqueline Harvey and published by Random House Australia. This book was released on 2018-05-28 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reunions and rivalries in the land of the brave! Alice-Miranda and her friends have been invited to attend the Queen's Colours inaugural leadership program in Scotland and they just might be joined by a few familiar faces from around the globe. There are plenty of skills to be learned and challenges to conquer, and the excitement could be enough to push some over the edge. Luckily, there is plenty to divert the students' attention including a surprise encounter on Loch Ness. Could it be the region's mythical monster? Little do they know it's the real monster in their midst they should be worried about. In this rollicking adventure, Alice-Miranda must draw upon all her wits to lead her friends to safety while, of course, making a few new friends along the way.
Download or read book Color of Death written by Glenn Trust and published by Glenn Trust Books. This book was released on 2021-02-12 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: He understood now. This was the color of death... His death. After the deadly battle in Fruits of Evil, The Journey Series Part 5, Alice Trent faces a dilemma. Take the four million in mob money and escape with John Barent or find a way to free her friend. She is not one to abandon a friend. The plan she devises is complex. There are too many ways it can fail and only one in which it succeeds completely. It is far from a perfect plan, but it's the option she and John have. Always daring, resourceful, clever, and confident, in Color of Death, blue-eyed Alice Trent faces her greatest battle and a fight for life, hers, and the lives of those she loves. Joined by Las Vegas Metro PD detectives, Bigs Figueroa, Henry Tran, and Watson Hironaka, Alice and John face off against the king of Vegas money laundering, Martin Stengall, and his mob bosses. From Bestselling author Glenn Trust, fans of Goodfellas, The Sinner, Wanted, and Bosch will love Part 6 of the Journey Series. Scroll up now and grab your copy of Color of Death!
Download or read book A Dame Full of Vim and Vigour written by Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-19 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1999. Alice Middleton Boring was a remarkable woman who lived and worked in remarkable times. This feisty, head-strong scientist spent her life teaching biology in China, during some of the most tumultuous times in the country's history. Alice found herself continually distracted from science by civil war, revolution, the Japanese occupation, World War II (involving her internment and repatriation), and the upheaval which resulted in the creation of a new, socialist society. Nevertheless, throughout the turmoil she continued to publish scientific papers. In spite of her experiences, she remained deeply influenced by her time in China long after her return to the United States. Loyalty to the Chinese and an almost evangelical appreciation of her adopted culture permeated the rest of her personal and professional life.
Download or read book Bananaworld written by Jeffrey Bub and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What on earth do bananas have to do with quantum mechanics? From a modern perspective, quantum mechanics is about strangely counterintuitive correlations between separated systems, which can be exploited in feats like quantum teleportation, unbreakable cryptographic schemes, and computers with enormously enhanced computing power. Schro'dinger coined the term "entanglement" to describe these bizarre correlations. Bananaworld -- an imaginary island with "entangled" bananas -- brings to life the fascinating discoveries of the new field of quantum information without the mathematical machinery of quantum mechanics. The connection with quantum correlations is fully explained in sections written for the non-physicist reader with a serious interest in understanding the mysteries of the quantum world. The result is a subversive but entertaining book that is accessible and interesting to a wide range of readers, with the novel thesis that quantum mechanics is about the structure of information. What we have discovered is that the possibilities for representing, manipulating, and communicating information are very different than we thought.
Download or read book Waverley Novels written by Walter Scott and published by . This book was released on 1871 with total page 690 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Not Alone on the Voyage written by Anne-Marie Jennings and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2016-08-15 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After five years of marriage, Sandy thought she knew everything about her husband, Jack, until he died suddenly. Destroyed by grief, she sifts through his belongings and discovers a journal he kept from the summer before they met. He writes of his stay in the small town of Holman in the Arctic Circle, so Sandy decides to go in search of answers. Although the people of Holman are hesitant to welcome a stranger, Sandy soon makes the acquaintance of Charliea man who knew her young husband. She wonders why Jack never mentioned the quaint little town, and she begins to wonder if her husband was hiding something. Turns out he was, but itll take a lot of patience for Sandy to uncover the truth. Along her journey, she meets people who not only help her learn more about Jack, but also help her find a strength within herself she never realized she possessed. Charlie becomes a much-needed support as Sandy reads more of Jacks journal, but Charlie has a secret that will change Sandys life forever, perhaps even more than the loss of her husband.
Download or read book Recovering Overlooked Pragmatists in Communication written by Robert Danisch and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-03-16 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays engages with the current resurgence of interest in the relationship between American pragmatism and communication studies. The topics engaged in this collection of essays is necessarily diverse, with some of the figures discussed within often viewed as “minor” or ancillary to the main tradition of pragmatism. However, each essay attempts to show the value of reading these minor figures for philosophy and rhetorical studies. The diversity of the pragmatist tradition is evident in the ways in which unlikely figures like Hu Shi, Ambedkar, and Alice Dewey leverage some of the original commitments of pragmatism to do important intellectual, social, and political work within the circumstances that they find themselves. This collection of essays also serves as a reminder for how we might reimagine and reuse pragmatism for our own social and political projects and challenges.
Download or read book Friend Zone written by Camilla Isley and published by Pink Bloom Press. This book was released on 2017-02-09 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alice Brown fell in love with Jack the day she moved into her freshman dorm. Problem is, she's been stuck in the friend zone ever since. After another meaningless breakup, she's ready to confess her feelings to Jack. Jack Sullivan has mistaken friendship for love once before and has vowed never to do it again. A varsity sports player, he's determined to enjoy college with no strings attached. Peter Wells is Jack's best wingman. He enjoys his popularity as team captain and when he meets Alice, he's ready to steal her heart. When Jack sees Alice and Peter together, jealousy hits him hard. But will he break his vow to never date a friend? Meet new characters and catch up with old ones in the second book in the Just Friends series. Friend Zone is part of the Just Friends new adult college romance series. Reading order: Book 1 Let's Be Just Friends Book 2 Friend Zone
Download or read book Reckless and Other Plays written by Craig Lucas and published by Theatre Communications Group. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new edition featuring "Blue Window" and "Stranger."
Download or read book Women of the Dunes written by Sarah Maine and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-07-24 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new novel from the acclaimed author of The House Between Tides, winner of the Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2018! 'Sarah Maine is a master of Scottish historical fiction' Sunday Post **** It is the women who are keepers of tales. Atmospheric, intoxicating and filled with intrigue, this sweeping novel is an epic story spanning the centuries, that links three women together across history. Libby Snow spent her childhood hearing stories and legends from long ago. Now an archaeologist, her job is to dig deeper into the past, but her excavation at Ullaness, on Scotland's west coast has a very personal resonance. For the headland of Ullaness holds not only the secrets of the legend of Ulla, the Norsewoman, but also begins the strange story of Ellen. Libby's grandmother passed on these tales - of love, betrayal and loss - but the more Libby learns at Ullaness, the more twisted the threads become. When human remains are discovered in the dunes, it becomes clear that time, and intention, have distorted accounts of what happened there. Is it too late to uncover the truth? Or is Libby herself in danger of being caught up in this tangled web of fable and deceit? Praise for Sarah Maine: 'An echo of Daphne du Maurier' - Independent 'Maine adroitly weaves together the three strands of her novel' Sunday Times 'Maine writes beautifully about the wilderness' - The Times 'Maine skillfully balances a Daphne du Maurier atmosphere with a Barbara Vine-like psychological mystery...' - Kirkus