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The Language of Literature (British Literature) contains classical resources of reading materials which include plays, novels, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.
Literature textbook geared toward California's Reading & Language Arts Program Standards.
Built around the assessment objectives for AS and A2 level English, offering explanations, examples, exercises, summaries, a glossary of key terms and suggested answers.
You've seen some of the wonderful things you can discover in literature. Now it's time to get acquainted with several different ways that you can make your discoveries your own.
Reading literature often leads to other kinds of reading experiences. For example, you may read about a historical event in this book and then do research on that event for social studies class. When you read encyclopedia articles, newspapers, magazines, Web pages, and textbooks, you are reading for information. This kind of reading requires you to use a different set of skills. Where do stories come from? Some are whispered in the glow of a campfire. Others are discovered in a book. Wherever you find them, all stories begin in someone's imagination. Stories that come from a writer's imagination are called fiction. Two forms of fiction are short stories and novels. Both contain the elements of plot, character, setting, and theme. Sometimes a writer bases a fictional story on actual events or on real people, adding invented elements such as additional characters or dialogue. The purpose of fiction is to entertain, but it can also provide the reader with a deeper understanding of life.
This volume combines a novel or play with related readings-poems, stories, plays, personal essays, articles--that add new perspectives on the theme or subject matter of the longer work.
Literature textbook for California 8th graders.
Learn literature through narratives and comprehensive questions as provided in this book.
A Revolutionary Solution to the #1 Marriage ProblemWhy does communication between couples remain the number one marriage issue? "Because," says Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, "most spouses don't know that they speak two different languages. They are sending each other messages in 'code,' but they won't crack that code until they see that she listens to hear the language of love and he listens to hear the language of respect."Dr. Eggerichs' best-selling book, Love & Respect, launched a revolution in how couples relate to each other. In The Language of Love & Respect, he presents a practical, step-by-step approach for how husbands and wives can learn to speak each other's distinctly different language--respect for him, love for her. The result is mutual understanding and a successful, happy marriage.Previously released as Cracking the Communication Code
Justin Fisher has a lovely wife, a young son, and a successful career as a manager of a luxury hotel, but he's troubled by the hole in his life left by his absent family. Hardly sure anymore why they became estranged in the first place, Justin gathers the courage to reconnect, only to find that his parents have passed away. And a visit to the cemetery brings the greatest shock of all--next to the graves of his father and mother sits a smaller tombstone for a three-year-old boy: a boy named Justin Fisher. A story of betrayal and forgiveness, as well as one man's search into a forgotten past, The Language of Secrets is a deeply emotional novel from a fresh and exciting new voice.
Brilliant and fluent in too many languages to count, 15-year-old Sierra Wright can't seem to communicate what is important to her in any language. Though April Wright stubbornly keeps an upbeat attitude about her daughter's future, she has let her own dreams slip away. Just across the bridge lives old Luca, scarred from his time in a Romanian gulag years before. Though he has seemingly given up on people, Sierra is drawn to him despite his prickly edges.No one else is comfortable with the unpredictable old man spending time alone with Sierra, not even Luca's son. Yet it is this unconventional relationship that will bring two families together to form friendships and unearth their family stories, stories that just might give them all the courage to soar on wings toward a new future. ---"With The Language of Sparrows, Rachel Phifer creates an engaging, tender tale of the hope that can arise when painful secrets are brought into the light. Poignant backstory and multifaceted characters draw the reader in and keep the pages turning." Amy K. Sorrells, award-winning author of How Sweet the Sound"The Language of Sparrows, by Rachel Phifer, is a beautifully written story of betrayal and an unlikely friendship, forged from understanding. Novel Rocket and I recommend it. It's a perfect book club selection or an end-of-summer read." Ane Mulligan, president of Novel Rocket
The Language of the Heart: A Cultural History of the Recovery Movement from Alcoholics Anonymous to Oprah Winfreyby Trysh Travis
InThe Language of the HeartTrysh Travis explores the rich cultural history of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its offshoots and the larger "recovery movement" that has grown out of them. Moving from AA's beginnings in the mid-1930s as a men's fellowship that met in church basements to the thoroughly commercialized addiction treatment centers of today, Travis chronicles the development of recovery and examines its relationship to the broad American tradition of self-help, highlighting the roles that gender, mysticism, and print culture have played in that development. Travis draws on hitherto unexamined materials from AA's archives as well as a variety of popular recovery literatures. Her analysis traces AA's embrace of the concept of alcoholism as disease, the rise of feminist sobriety discourse and the codependence theories of the 1970s and 80s, and Oprah Winfrey's turn-of-the-millennium popularization of metaphysical healing. What unites these varied cultures of recovery, Travis argues, is their desire to offer spiritual solutions to problems of gender and power. Treating self-help seekers as individuals whose intellectual and aesthetic traditions are worth excavating,The Language of the Heartis the first book to attend to the evolution and variation found within the recovery movement and to treat recovery with the attention to detail that its complexity requires.
"In these conversational, feisty essays, an energizing mind trip for SF fans, she dissects her own fiction, discusses technique and explores the potential of SF and fantasy, which she considers different branches of the same form of writing."--from "Publisher's Weekly"
Gripping, suspenseful, magical, and richly atmospheric . . . Ilie Ruby's haunting debut novel, The Language of Trees, is exhilarating fiction that announces the arrival of a truly extraordinary storyteller. Echo O'Connell knows that the summer holds its secrets. They are whispered in the rustling trees, in the lush scent of the lilacs, in the flurry of the mayflies batting against the screen door, and in the restless spirits that seem to clamor in the scant breezes on hot evenings. It is in summer that she returns home to Canandaigua, to confront these spirits, both living and not, and to share a secret with her first love, Grant Shongo-a secret that will forever change the lives of many people in the town and put to rest the mysterious disappearance of a little boy more than a decade earlier. Grant, a descendant of the Seneca Indians who call this place "The Chosen Spot," has also come back to face his past. After a broken marriage, he has moved into his childhood home, a lake house that has withstood happiness and tragedy. He knows the spirits of the past must be dealt with-that of the little boy who disappeared all those years ago; the boy's sister, who never overcame the loss; and the love Grant still has for Echo. But before the healing must come the forgiveness. . . .
Includes lessons on writing for different purposes - memoir, research paper, speech, editorial etc.
Threatened by a tide of invaders, the last of the Roman Auxiliaries are to leave Britain forever. But Aquila, a young legionnaire, chooses to stay behind, in order to join the fight to save his native land.
"A refreshing new translation. . . . Highly recommended."--Library Journal"With its clarity and scholarly range, this version of the Taoteching works as both a readable text and a valuable resource of Taoist interpretation."--Publishers Weekly"Read it in confidence that it comes as close as possible to expressing the Chinese text in English."--Victor Mair, professor of Chinese studies, University of PennsylvaniaLao-tzu's Taoteching is an essential volume of world literature, and Red Pine's nuanced and authoritative English translation--reissued and published with the Chinese text en face--is one of the best-selling versions. What sets this volume apart from other translations are its commentaries by scores of Taoist scholars, poets, monks, recluses, adepts, and emperors spanning more than two thousand years. "I envisioned this book," Red Pine notes in his introduction, "as a discussion between Lao-tzu and a group of people who have thought deeply about his text."Sages have no mind of their owntheir mind is the mind of the peopleto the good they are goodto the bad they are gooduntil they become goodto the true they are trueto the false they are trueuntil they become true . . .Lao-tzu (ca. 600 BCE) was a Chinese sage who Confucius called "a dragon among men." He served as Keeper of the Royal Archives and authored the Taoteching.Red Pine is one of the world's foremost translators of Chinese literary and religious texts.
Irish Times columnist tells of his initial faith, his loss of it, and finally how he regained it.
Go from ZERO to $10,000 a month in 28 days and discover financial freedom online!Every day thousands of people are losing their jobs, their income, and their security--perhaps you are one of them. However, with the right strategies, you can easily achieve financial independence. The Laptop Millionaire provides easy to follow step-by-step strategies you can use to make real money online. Author Mark Anastasi reveals the exact strategies he used to make millions and includes the success stories of other millionaire Internet entrepreneurs. Whether you need an extra hundred dollars a day or want to start an Internet Empire, this book gives you the tools and advice you need.His no-fluff, no-filler strategies provide a blueprint to online success allowing you to discover the laptop lifestyle for yourself.How anyone can make $700-3,000 a week thanks to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other Social Media sites The simple steps to creating an online business--featuring the 3 steps that led Mark to his first $10,000 a month business! How the 21 Millionaire Secrets can transform your life If you read and apply what Anastasi has laid out in his book, you will be well on your way to becoming a millionaire.
This book will educate you on the Correct Process of Repairing The Entire Laptop, Including and concentrating more on Motherboard Repair Instruction, Screen Repairing, Component Level Diagnosing and Repairing. This is the 3rd Book Released By Author Garry Romaneo, The Worlds Leading Laptop Repair Technician, Author, and Consultant. The book will take you through the laptops disassembly process, Explaining in detail how to disassemble all laptops. You will then be taught all about Liquid Spills to Laptops. What to do, What not to do, How to Remove Liquid and How To Repair Any Damage from Liquid to parts or components. You will be shown all the various tools to be used in laptop repair both hand tools and electronic tools explained. This book will then explain the entire upper end repairing techniques. Replacing screens - how to- then it will show you in great detail how to disassembly the screen and repair or replace the LCD ccfl Bulb, the book will also discuss LED screens. You will be taught step by step how to solder a motherboard whether it is the components or the dc jack. The DC Jack Repair/Desoldering instructions are included. Most importantly, this book will teach you laptop motherboard repairing techniques. Learn to identify the parts and components on the motherboard, learn component replacement, motherboard testing techniques and more. This book also includes the authors Patented/Copyrighted and Trademarked Laptop Video Chip/GPU Motherboard Online Repair instruction. There is alot more included (Part Identification, Hard Drive Failure Issues etc. . . )so check it out now. Going Above And Beyond CompTia A+ Certification !!!