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Ungifted

By Gordon Korman
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Canada
  • Isbn : 1443119784
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 130
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Donovan, whose real gift is getting into trouble, finds himself at an academy for gifted students! Donovan is definitely skilled... at getting into trouble. And when one of his thoughtless pranks accidentally destroys the school gym during the Big Game, with the superintendent watching, he knows he's in for it. Suspension at best, maybe expulsion. Either way, a lawsuit and paying for damages. But through a strange chain of events, his name gets put on the list for the local school for gifted students: the Academy for Scholastic Distinction. Donovan knows he's not a genius, but he can't miss this chance to escape. Now, he has to figure out a way to stay at ASD — and fit in with the kids there. And who knows, maybe his real gift will come to light... A new story from the master of middle-grade and YA humour Gordon Korman, Ungifted is a funny exploration of the special (and often surprising) talents that make each of us gifted in our own way.

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  • File Pdf: knowing-the-score.pdf

Book Summary:

The Sunday Times bestseller Judy Murray provides the ultimate insight into life with her tennis champion sons Andy and Jamie. What happens when you find you have exceptional children? Do you panic? Put your head in the sand? Or risk everything and jump in head first? As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup, and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition. As a parent, coach, leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British tennis. From the soggy community courts of Dunblane to the white heat of Centre Court at Wimbledon, Judy Murray’s extraordinary memoir charts the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to entrenched sexism. We all need a story of ‘yes we can’ to make us believe great things are possible. This is that story. Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award ‘Quite simply, she is inspirational, passionate and great fun’ Observer

The City Baker's Guide to Country Living

By Louise Miller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101981229
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 786
  • File Pdf: the-city-baker-s-guide-to-country-living.pdf

Book Summary:

"Mix in one part Diane Mott ­Davidson’s delightful culinary adventures with several tablespoons of Jan Karon’s country living and quirky characters, bake at 350 degrees for one rich and warm romance." --Library Journal A full-hearted novel about a big-city baker who discovers the true meaning of home—and that sometimes the best things are found when you didn’t even know you were looking When Olivia Rawlings—pastry chef extraordinaire for an exclusive Boston dinner club—sets not just her flambéed dessert but the entire building alight, she escapes to the most comforting place she can think of—the idyllic town of Guthrie, Vermont, home of Bag Balm, the country’s longest-running contra dance, and her best friend Hannah. But the getaway turns into something more lasting when Margaret Hurley, the cantankerous, sweater-set-wearing owner of the Sugar Maple Inn, offers Livvy a job. Broke and knowing that her days at the club are numbered, Livvy accepts. Livvy moves with her larger-than-life, uberenthusiastic dog, Salty, into a sugarhouse on the inn’s property and begins creating her mouthwatering desserts for the residents of Guthrie. She soon uncovers the real reason she has been hired—to help Margaret reclaim the inn’s blue ribbon status at the annual county fair apple pie contest. With the joys of a fragrant kitchen, the sound of banjos and fiddles being tuned in a barn, and the crisp scent of the orchard just outside the front door, Livvy soon finds herself immersed in small town life. And when she meets Martin McCracken, the Guthrie native who has returned from Seattle to tend his ailing father, Livvy comes to understand that she may not be as alone in this world as she once thought. But then another new arrival takes the community by surprise, and Livvy must decide whether to do what she does best and flee—or stay and finally discover what it means to belong. Olivia Rawlings may finally find out that the life you want may not be the one you expected—it could be even better.

The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing

By Deborah Lilley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 0429686528
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 517
  • File Pdf: the-new-pastoral-in-contemporary-british-writing.pdf

Book Summary:

This book identifies a major turn in contemporary British literature in response to environmental crisis. It argues that the pastoral is emerging as a new critical framework in which to explore the understanding of people and place in this context. The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing explores how the pastoral tradition has transformed as authors respond to our changing relationships with place in this period. Analysing the features common to new pastoral writing, it brings together a corpus of works from major authors including Ali Smith, Jim Crace, John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie, and Robert Macfarlane. This book argues that crises such as pollution and climate change have shifted our understandings of the key relationships of pastoral and the terms upon which they are based, giving new senses to its older oppositions between the human and the natural, the urban and the rural, and the past and the present. Furthermore, it shows that the versions of pastoral that ensue align with current ecocritical arguments produced by thinking through the individual, cultural, and ecological implications of environmental crisis. As a result, pastoral emerges as the crucial strategy in the re-imagining of the environment underway in contemporary British writing, the resurgence of interest in nature writing, the increasing attention towards place in literary fiction, and the development of ecological or ‘climate’ fiction. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of English as well as those concerned with the interdisciplinary topics of the environmental humanities, including literary geographies, new nature writing, cultures of climate change and the Anthropocene, and ecologically-oriented theory.

Jamie MacLeod (The Highland Collection Book #1)

By Michael Phillips,Judith Pella
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Isbn : 1441229817
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 636
  • File Pdf: jamie-macleod.pdf

Book Summary:

Shepherd lass Jamie MacLeod has lived with her grandfather on the wild, beautiful mountain of Donachie ever since her parents died. But she dreams of greater things and grander places. With nothing but her faith to guide her, Jamie sets off for the horizon on a quest to rise above her humble beginnings and become a lady of distinction.

These Broken Stars

By Amie Kaufman,Meagan Spooner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 1423187784
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 967
  • File Pdf: these-broken-stars.pdf

Book Summary:

It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they're worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other's arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder???would they be better off staying here forever? Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won't be the same people who landed on it. The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

Working in Jamie's Kitchen

By P. Kelly,L. Harrison
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230245013
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 428
  • File Pdf: working-in-jamie-s-kitchen.pdf

Book Summary:

In the UK in 2002 the celebrity chef Jamie Oliver set out to transform a group of unemployed young Londoners into enterprising, passionate workers. Their struggles, and those that train and manage them, to develop a passionate orientation to work highlights many of the challenges we all face in the globalized labour markets of the 21st century.

The Baker's Girl

By Gracie Hart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 139850808X
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 206
  • File Pdf: the-baker-s-girl.pdf

Book Summary:

Meg just wants to keep her family together. Her mother is desperately ill and her sister is still in school so it is up to her to support them. All Meg knows to do is bake and desperation leads her to Ted Lund, the miserly owner of a local bakery. In a moment of uncharacteristic kindness, he takes pity on Meg and offers her a job. But Ted’s charity ends there. He’ll save money at any costs, cutting corners by using sawdust in his bread, ignoring vermin in his flour, and paying Meg a pittance. But despite her mistreatment, Meg can see what the bakery might yet be. Using her baking skills, can she turn the shop around?

Dust

By Ann McMan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bywater Books
  • Isbn : 1612941281
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 585
  • File Pdf: dust.pdf

Book Summary:

When it comes to finding dirt, Evan Reed is the best in the business. She’s a “dust-buster”—a paid operative hired by political campaigns to vet candidates for national office. She’s also a foul-mouthed and cranky ex-Catholic—attempting to raise a 14-year-old daughter on her own. When she is hired to investigate the background of a squeaky-clean and charismatic junior senator who might just be the next president—the last thing she expects to uncover is a murder. Evan’s life is further complicated when she meets the senator’s reclusive wife—who seems to be hiding a few secrets of her own. Bywater Books First Edition: May 2018 Dust was originally published in 2011 by Nuance Books, a division of Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company, Fairfield, California

Identity

By Claudia Marshall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1514456087
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 626
  • File Pdf: identity.pdf

Book Summary:

Feeling like she’s losing her mind with frequent reoccurring dreams that she can’t explain and leave her panting and in a sweat with a mysterious romancer; Sydney Baker tries to ignore these heart pounding and blood rushing fantasies and focus in starting a new chapter in her life. College. While life at Mississippi Southern University offers new friendships and numerous possibilities, but what will happen when Sydney’s dreams get more clear yet confusing at the same time and her own identity is questioned by herself?

The Killing Choice

By Will Shindler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Isbn : 1529303176
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 435
  • File Pdf: the-killing-choice.pdf

Book Summary:

Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month, one of The Times Best Crime Novels of 2021, The Sunday Times Crime Club Book of the Week and one of the Observers thrillers of the month! 'Riveting . . . Shindler's second novel displays an acute understanding of family dynamics, easily fulfilling the promise of his debut, The Burning Men' SUNDAY TIMES, CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH THE SECOND NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BURNING MEN, FEATURING DI ALEX FINN AND DCI MATTIE PAULSEN 5* RATING ON NETGALLEY 'Don't think I've loved a Detective as much since Idris Elba's John Luther' 'Will Schindler's books have all the hallmarks of future classics of this genre' 'A sharp police procedural with an interesting plot' 'The greatest strengths lies in the terrific police team whose characters are so well fleshed out they feel real' 'I loved the storyline, it kept me on edge till the end' 'A real contender, which is up there with the best' 'Leave your daughter with me, or I will kill you both' It felt like a normal Friday evening before Karl and his daughter Leah were ambushed by a figure in a blank mask. At knife point, Karl is forced to make an impossible choice. Stay and die, or walk away from Leah and take this thug's word that they both will live. Should Karl trust a villain and leave his daughter with a knife at her throat? Could he ever live with himself if he did? It's not long before more seemingly unconnected and innocent people across London are offered a deal in exchange for their life. More blood is spilled, more families shattered, and more people are left to suffer with the consequences of their decisions. DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen must hunt for a killer that appears to have no face, no motive and no conscience before more victims are forced to make their choice. This is second in Will Shindler's Finn and Paulsen series - a British detective series that ranks with Mark Billingham, M.J. Arlidge and Stuart MacBride. ***Order the third novel in the Finn and Paulsen series, THE HUNTING GROUND, now!***

His Californian Countess

By Kate Welsh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1426852290
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 920
  • File Pdf: his-californian-countess.pdf

Book Summary:

On board a clipper bound for America's West Coast, British aristocrat Jamie Reynolds is bewitched by a fellow passenger's beauty. Amber Dodd is sailing away from an unhappy past, embarked on a new adventure. She's traded places with an heiress—the very heiress Jamie is on board to find! As the San Francisco skyline hoves into view, Amber may not be the woman Jamie set out to discover—but this intriguing governess could just be the one he's spent his whole life searching for….