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A Less Than Perfect Life

Written By: Isabelle Olivia De Luca
  • ID Book : 1796085081
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 806
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : a-less-than-perfect-life.pdf

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My book is an autobiography, which describes my recollection of events and experiences I have encountered throughout my life, from the time I could recall them as a child up to the present time. Some experiences were good, and unfortunately some were bad. It tells about my immediate family, my relatives, all the friends that I have met throughout my life, in all the areas I have lived, as well as at all the places I have worked. Last, but not least, I talk about all the pets I have had from the time I was young, up until the current time. It explains all the bad luck, obstacle courses, trials and tribulations and hardships I endured, and how I was able to overcome them. I sincerely hope that you find my book interesting, as well as enjoyable!

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"Beautifully written, a highly literate story of friendship, parenthood, and every other kind of love you can imagine." —Marisa de los Santos, author of Love Walked In When Jill becomes both pregnant and single at the end of one spring semester, she and her two closest friends plunge into an experiment in tri-parenting, tri-schooling, and trihabitating as grad students in Seattle. Naturally, everything goes wrong, but in ways no one sees coming. Janey Duncan narrates the adventure of this modern family with hilarity and wisdom and shows how three lives are forever changed by (un)cooperative parenting, literature, and a tiny baby named Atlas who upends and uplifts their entire world. In this sparkling and wise debut novel, The Atlas of Love, Frankel's unforgettable heroines prove that home is simply where the love is.

Advances on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators

By Marco Ceccarelli,Victor A. Glazunov
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319070584
  • Pages : 573
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 522
  • File Pdf: advances-on-theory-and-practice-of-robots-and-manipulators.pdf

Book Summary:

This proceedings volume contains papers that have been selected after review for oral presentation at ROMANSY 2014, the 20th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators. These papers cover advances on several aspects of the wide field of Robotics as concerning Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators. ROMANSY 2014 is the twentieth event in a series that started in 1973 as one of the first conference activities in the world on Robotics. The first event was held at CISM (International Centre for Mechanical Science) in Udine, Italy on 5-8 September 1973. It was also the first topic conference of IFToMM (International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science) and it was directed not only to the IFToMM community. Proceedings volumes of ROMANSY have been always published to be available, also after the symposium, to a large public of scholars and designers with the aim to give an overview of new advances and trends in the theory, design and practice of robots. This proceedings volume, like previous ones of the series, contains contributions with achievements covering many fields of Robotics as Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators that can be an inspiration for future developments.

Folktales and Other Stories from the Edge of the Great Thirst

By Bhekumuzi Wuyane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1491778199
  • Pages : 214
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 303
  • File Pdf: folktales-and-other-stories-from-the-edge-of-the-great-thirst.pdf

Book Summary:

As Bhekumuzi Wuyane perches himself on the great local dome of Dombodema, he is approached by an elderly African storyteller who begins telling him about life in a harsh environment at the edge of the Kalahari Desert. Amid a backdrop filled with cunning animals, strong women, feared and adored leaders, and lovers and sworn enemies, the man relays tales of the three great kingdoms that will eventually transform Wuyane and teach him valuable life lessons. In his collection of twenty folk tales derived from that experience, Wuyane weaves the African mans stories with others, both old and new, to emphasize the rapidly fading art of passing down messages through folklore. As animals and people struggle both together and separately to overcome their challenges and survive in the desert, leadership styles, a variety of emotions, and good and evil intentions are revealed, illustrating the deeper meaning in every story told within the African culture. When the tales conclude, Wuyane meets with the older man once again, relating the treasured messages he has learned. Folktales and Other Stories from the Edge of the Great Thirst is a collection of stories with strong and timeless morals that will appeal to both current and future generations interested in fulfilling their visions.

The Book That Made Me

By Various
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Isbn : 0763696722
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Reads : 508
  • File Pdf: the-book-that-made-me.pdf

Book Summary:

Just as authors create books, books create authors — and these essays by thirty-one writers for young people offer a fascinating glimpse at the books that inspired them the most. What if you could look inside your favorite authors’ heads and see the book that led them to become who they are today? What was the book that made them fall in love, or made them understand something for the first time? What was the book that made them feel challenged in ways they never knew they could be, emotionally, intellectually, or politically? What book made them readers, or made them writers, or made them laugh, think, or cry? Join thirty-one top children’s and young adult authors as they explore the books, stories, and experiences that changed them as readers — for good. Some of the contributors include: Ambelin Kwaymullina Mal Peet Shaun Tan Markus Zusak Randa Abdel-Fattah Alison Croggon Ursula Dubosarsky Simon French Jaclyn Moriarty

Stories Behind Women of Extraordinary Faith

By Ace Collins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Isbn : 0310864208
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 745
  • File Pdf: stories-behind-women-of-extraordinary-faith.pdf

Book Summary:

Twenty women whose faith has reshaped the world.Ace Collins employs all his storytelling skill to uncover the deeply personal stories of women whose faith shines for us today. Explore twenty different tales of unparalleled inspiration. Learn how each woman’s prayers were heard and answered, and discover how each story can light the way on your own journey of faith.

Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth

By June Michele Pulliam,Anthony J. Fonseca
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440803897
  • Pages : 381
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 565
  • File Pdf: encyclopedia-of-the-zombie.pdf

Book Summary:

A fascinating read for anyone from general readers to hardcore fans and scholars, this encyclopedia covers virtually every aspect of the zombie as cultural phenomenon, including film, literature, folklore, music, video games, and events. The proliferation of zombie-related fiction, film, games, events, and other media in the last decade would seem to indicate that zombies are "the new vampires" in popular culture. The editors and contributors of Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth took on the prodigious task of covering all aspects of the phenomenon, from the less-known historical and cultural origins of the zombie myth to the significant works of film and literature as well as video games in the modern day that feature the insatiable, relentless zombie character. The encyclopedia examines a wide range of significant topics pertaining to zombies, such as zombies in the pulp magazines; the creation of the figure of the zuvembie to subvert decades of censorship by the Comics Code of Authority; Humans vs. Zombies, a popular zombie-themed game played on college campuses across the country; and annual Halloween zombie walks. Organized alphabetically to facilitate use of the encyclopedia as a research tool, it also includes entries on important scholarly works in the expanding field of zombie studies. • Provides comprehensive coverage of topics about or relating to zombies in film, literature, folklore, and popular culture • Features work from contributors who are dedicated scholars, authors, or fans in the zombie genre of work • Supplies dates with all names and works to give readers a sense of the historical context and evolution of zombie lore • Includes concept entries—for example, comedy, free will, and weapons—that place works in a logical, thematic context

Finding Purpose in Narnia

By Gina Burkart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Isbn : 1587684810
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 207
  • File Pdf: finding-purpose-in-narnia.pdf

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Define the Relationship

By Jeramy Clark,Jerusha Clark
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Isbn : 9780307552457
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 765
  • File Pdf: define-the-relationship.pdf

Book Summary:

Ken thinks he and Becky are just having fun together. Becky is already picking out bridesmaid dresses. Melissa has decided to break up with Tony. Tony thinks Melissa is “the one.” Are miscommunications like this unavoidable? What’s the best way to end a relationship–or to take it to a more serious level? Chances are, you’ve heard of “The Talk.” Every romantic relationship comes to the point where things need to be defined or redefined: Do we become romantically exclusive? Is our relationship ready (or not ready) to move to the next level? What are our boundaries and expectations? Is it possible to “just be friends”? Getting all the cards on the table. Communicating openly and honestly. It sounds like a great idea, right? The tough question is, how do you communicate in a way that significantly benefits you both–and doesn’t leave you dreading those important conversations in the future? In Define the Relationship, you’ll find everything you need to know about positively defining and redefining your current or future dating relationships. Written in light of the complexities of dating today, this long-needed resource will help you avoid painful and confusing dating dilemmas and experience instead the freedom of well-defined, spiritually grounded, and truly rewarding relationships.

The Decline of Civility

By Jenay Zapparelli
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BookonFire Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 564
  • File Pdf: the-decline-of-civility.pdf

Book Summary:

If you ever felt like you needed a refreshing wake-up from sleeping sheeple society... welcome home, you've stumbled upon something pretty great. ***** Back in the contemptuous political climate & thick, dense sticky air of 2019, this compelling piece flew into form as an uncensored, outspoken, glorious display of the reckoning of a society gone rogue. It exemplifies how a revolutionary rehabilitation was/is necessary for the human species to preserve its dignity going forward, & thus thrive accordingly. The book unravels a shadowy karmic rat wheel regarding our planet & each other, but fortunately... offers alternatives that assist us to reclaim our own personal empowerment despite it. A delicious brat & soulful intuitive, the Author will wow you with her daring, shameless candor. Powerful moments, liberating rants, inspiring commentary, Divine intervention, encouragement, entertainment, & enlightenment in its most raw form, is at hand. The status quo doesn't stand a chance here. ***** BUY NOW & thank yourself later Rated M for mature audiences. Reader discretion is advised. #InLoveWeTrust

The Clarity Series (Books 1-3)

By Loretta Lost
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ThunderWords Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 600
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 555
  • File Pdf: the-clarity-series.pdf

Book Summary:

A beloved USA Today bestseller containing the first three books in the Clarity series. Her world has always been dark, but he might be able to change everything... Fiercely independent Helen Winters was born completely blind, but she vowed never to let her disability keep her down. She did not expect a violent attack to devastate her life and force her to drop out of college. Disillusioned by the cruelty of people, Helen retreated from society to live by herself as a reclusive writer in the woods--where no one could ever hurt her again. When a brilliant young doctor shows up on her doorstep, promising her that his new research can give her the ability to see for the first time, Helen stubbornly refuses. She has learned not to trust anyone, and to rely only on herself. But Dr. Liam Larson will not take no for an answer. He makes it his personal mission to rescue Helen from her loneliness, and bring joy into her world once more--the joy she has denied herself for so long. When Helen's demons come racing back into her life, threatening to rip her apart and destroy the strength she has carefully rebuilt, Liam is the only one who might be able to save her. Can he reach the broken girl in time, helping her to heal and see the world in a different light? Or will Helen's grief send her spiraling out of control, lost to him forever? Clarity 2: Helen Winters was living a lonely existence when the charming Dr. Liam Larson coaxed her out of solitude with the promise of healing her sightless eyes. She was hopeful at the prospect of gaining vision for the first time and being reunited with her family. She was also growing somewhat fond of the persuasive young doctor. For the first time in years, she was being magnetically drawn to a new friend... Then everything came crashing down. Plunged into a hellish nightmare, Helen is forced to face the same evils she ran away to escape so long ago. She is unprepared to have her hopes crushed and her peace destroyed. She finds herself living in constant terror and drowning in fear--and Liam's voice is the only thing that can keep her afloat. His comforting touch becomes the only light in her pitch-black darkness. Helen has always been a tough girl who relied only on herself. But this time, she can't survive alone. Due to the horrors of her past, Helen has promised herself not to trust anyone. When her life becomes unbearable, how can she trust Liam enough to let him save her? Clarity 3: After many years of darkness, Winter never thought that she'd be happy or safe again. Her whole world changed when she met Liam Larson, a charming young doctor determined to be her knight in shining armor. When a brutal night unleashes vicious reminders of her past, Winter must struggle to hold on to the little bit of happiness she has found. When everything begins to fall apart, Liam's strength and kindness might not be enough to save her. Battling with the betrayal of her family, terrifying nightmares, and frequent reminders of her enemy that make daily life difficult, Winter's first instinct is to run away. She is tired of being the victim and living in a cruel, crowded city where she doesn't feel like she belongs. But Liam promises her that if she only trusts him, he can change everything. And that's exactly what he attempts to do, starting with an operation to heal her eyes, and then her heart...

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