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Odd Jobs

By John Updike
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0679645853
  • Pages : 1024
  • Category : Literary Collections
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To complement his work as a fiction writer, John Updike accepted any number of odd jobs—book reviews and introductions, speeches and tributes, a “few paragraphs” on baseball or beauty or Borges—and saw each as “an opportunity to learn something, or to extract from within some unsuspected wisdom.” In this, his largest collection of assorted prose, he brings generosity and insight to the works and lives of William Dean Howells, George Bernard Shaw, Philip Roth, Muriel Spark, and dozens more. Novels from outposts of postmodernism like Turkey, Albania, Israel, and Nigeria are reviewed, as are biographies of Cleopatra and Dorothy Parker. The more than a hundred considerations of books are flanked, on one side, by short stories, a playlet, and personal essays, and, on the other, by essays on his own oeuvre. Updike’s odd jobs would be any other writer’s chief work.

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  • File Pdf: 27000-english-spanish-words-dictionary-with-definitions.pdf

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is a great resource anywhere you go; it is an easy tool that has just the words completed description you want and need! The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of English words with their full description plus special Alphabet, Irregular Verbs and Parts of speech. It will be perfect and very useful for everyone who needs a handy, reliable resource for home, school, office, organization, students, college, government officials, diplomats, academics, professionals, business people, company, travel, interpreting, reference and learning English. The meaning of words you will learn will help you in any situations in the palm of your hand. es un gran recurso donde quiera que vaya; ¡es una herramienta fácil que tiene solo la descripción completa de palabras que quiere y necesita! El diccionario completo es una lista alfabética de palabras en inglés con su descripción completa más alfabeto especial , verbos irregulares y partes del discurso. Será perfecto y muy útil para todos los que necesiten un recurso práctico y confiable para el hogar, la escuela, la oficina, la organización, los estudiantes, la universidad, funcionarios del gobierno, diplomáticos, académicos , profesionales , personas de negocios , empresa, viajes, interpretación, referencia y aprendizaje de inglés. El significado de las palabras que aprenderá le ayudará en cualquier situación en la palma de su mano

The Kuaishou Way: Thirty stories of how lives are being changed in the short-video era

By The Kuaishou Research Institute
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Isbn : 1264264178
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 943
  • File Pdf: the-kuaishou-way.pdf

Book Summary:

When everyone has a story to tell, the Kuaishou way provides technological expertise with equality and inclusion From its launch in 2011 as a means to share animated images, Kuaishou has become one of the world’s largest livestreaming platforms. Every day, tens of millions of short videos are uploaded to the Kuaishou app to be seen by more than 300 million viewers. But through all this explosive growth, one guiding principle has shaped Kuaishou’s role as a pioneer in the global short-video industry: technology must be available for all, “enabling every life to be seen.” Rather than focusing on the latest hot topic or celebrity publicity stunt, Kuaishou opens a window onto numerous unique lives, always striving to ensure equitable access to those who have been digitally underserved or neglected. And the dynamic community ecosystem that Kuaishou has developed is exemplified by thirty stories, powerfully recounted in this book. From a tile salesman turned fruit farmer to a teacher of Excel, from an octopus fisherman to a road roller manufacturer, and from mountain village craftsmen to a singer of folk opera, all are reaching their audience – and, in many cases, achieving financial success – by regular livestreaming through the Kuaishou app. The Kuaishou Way reveals the secrets to the company’s remarkable success: • recognizing short video as the ideal medium to record and share one’s life • providing creators with sophisticated tools to optimize video quality • encouraging authenticity in video content to build audience trust and loyalty • developing secure state-of-the art ecommerce services that are made available to all users • using cutting-edge AI technology to match viewers with content in a fair and equitable manner Available for the first time in English, The Kuaishou Way speaks to why Kuaishou remains unique among social media platforms, but also provides leadership lessons for all, centered around the customer-obsessed focus of co-founder and CEO, Su Hua: to enhance every person’s unique sense of happiness.

Megan's Year

By Gloria Whelan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • Isbn : 1410307921
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 857
  • File Pdf: megan-s-year.pdf

Book Summary:

Through the voice of a young girl, the life of the people known as Irish Travelers is explored. Megan spends her summers traveling around the Irish countryside with her family. They move from place to place, hauling their camper behind their old car. But they aren't on vacation. This is their way of life. Megan and her family are Travelers. As part of their summer life, Megan's father works odd jobs, from fieldwork to roofing houses. Despite the rough living, Megan loves her life and the freedom that comes from traveling the open road. But at summer's end, when there's no more work to be had, the family moves to the city of Dublin. The camper is parked and they move into a cramped house. Megan and her siblings attend the local school as their parents struggle to make ends meet. And as the seasons pass, Megan counts down the days until she can return to her summer life. Gloria Whelan's other books in the Tales of the World series are Waiting for the Owl's Call, Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers (2008 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner), and Yatandou (a Junior Library Guild selection). Ms. Whelan lives in Michigan. Beth Peck earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has illustrated many books for children, including A Christmas Memory, Just Like Josh Gibson, and Music for the End of Time. Ms. Peck lives in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

The Valley of Light

By Terry Kay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439122037
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 817
  • File Pdf: the-valley-of-light.pdf

Book Summary:

A lyrical and poignant gift from one of America's great storytellers. On a sunny summer day in 1948, Noah Locke arrives in Bowerstown, a small North Carolina community bordered by lakes and set deep in the Valley of Light. A quiet, simple man and a war veteran, Noah has a mystical gift for fishing, yet he remains haunted by the war and by the terrible scenes he witnessed when his infantry unit liberated Dachau. His wandering -- doing odd jobs and catching fish for sale or trade -- is both an escape from his past and a search for a place to call home. In the valley, Noah is initially treated with amusement by the locals he meets at Taylor Bowers's general store -- until he begins fishing. Once they see his almost magical skills, however, he becomes the talk of the valley and is urged to stay long enough to participate in the annual school fishing contest. He agrees, accepting a job offer by Taylor to paint his store when he isn't filling orders for fish. He finds lodging in an abandoned shack by a small lake the locals call the Lake of Grief and, also, the Lake of No Fish, because they think all the fish have disappeared. Noah knows they are wrong. Beneath the water is a warrior bass waiting to test Noah's gift. In the way that innocence creates powerful events, Noah meets Eleanor Cunningham, a young widow whose husband supposedly killed himself after returning home from the war. Over the course of a week, Noah will be led into the secret lives of the residents of the Valley of Light, will join them as they mourn a tragedy, and will experience a miracle that will guide him home at last. Luminous, memorable, and deeply moving, The Valley of Light is the finest work to date from a brilliant storyteller.

A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince

By Nancy Prince
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Isbn : 1513279106
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 197
  • File Pdf: a-narrative-of-the-life-and-travels-of-mrs-nancy-prince.pdf

Book Summary:

Nancy Prince is an African American woman who writes about her personal and professional life, including her marriage and travels abroad to Russia and Jamaica. It’s a vivid account of the events that would shape her business and legacy. Little is known about Nancy Prince’s early years. She was born in Massachusetts to a seaman and mother who remarried multiple times. Despite an unstable homelife, Nancy helped to support the family any way she could. She worked as a servant before marrying Nero Prince, a foot soldier and cofounder of the Prince Hall Freemasons. They eventually moved overseas where Nero held multiple positions in the Russian Courts. Nancy became a successful businesswoman, establishing a boarding school, giving lecturers and working as a seamstress. A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince explores the author’s unconventional path to success. She surpassed expectations to become a respected figure among her peers. As an entrepreneur, she provided a vital service and opportunities to those who needed them most. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince is both modern and readable.

The Rehearsals

By Annette Christie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 0316593001
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 765
  • File Pdf: the-rehearsals.pdf

Book Summary:

In this delightful and romantic debut novel―with a Groundhog Day twist―a couple calls off their wedding after a disastrous rehearsal dinner, only to wake up the next morning trapped in a time loop. Together. Two people. One wedding. No end in sight. “Irresistible . . . A fun, yet thought-provoking, rom-com.” —Elin Hilderbrand, author of Golden Girl "A clever, enchanting story about finding our way back to ourselves and to those we truly love." —Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus "Christie writes with honesty, heart, and a great deal of charm." —Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient Megan Givens and Tom Prescott are heading into what is supposed to be their magical wedding weekend on beautiful San Juan Island. But with two difficult families, ten years of history, and all too many secrets, things quickly go wrong. After a disastrous rehearsal dinner they vow to call the whole thing off—only to wake up the next morning stuck together in a time loop. Are they really destined to relive the worst day of their lives, over and over? And what happens if their wedding day does arrive? A funny, romantic, and big-hearted debut novel, The Rehearsals imagines what we might do if given a second chance at life and at love—and what it means to finally get both right.

THE CHAPEL OF LOVE BOX SET

By Hope Ramsay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Isbn : 1538730316
  • Pages : 1200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 519
  • File Pdf: the-chapel-of-love-box-set.pdf

Book Summary:

Now available in one volume, three heartwarming novels from USA Today bestselling author Hope Ramsay. A Christmas Bride 'Tis the season in Shenandoah Falls, but widower David Lyndon has a bah-humbug approach to the holidays - until he's shown the spirit of the season by his daughter and her godmother, Willow. Paired up to plan a Christmas wedding for friends, David finds it harder and harder to stay immune to Willow's charms, especially when he sees how much joy she brings his daughter. After a simple kiss under the mistletoe turns into something more, David is hoping he can turn the magic of the holiday season into the love of a lifetime. A Small-Town Bride Amy Lyndon is tired of being the Poor Little Rich Girl of Shenandoah Falls. In her prominent family, she's the ordinary one. But when her father tries to marry her off, she knows it's finally time to stand up for herself, despite the consequences. When Amy shows up looking for work with his landscaping crew, Dusty McNeil thinks there's no way such a pampered princess will ever get her hands dirty. But as Amy proves him wrong, Dusty wonders whether a high-society woman like Amy can ever fall for a man like him. Here Comes the Bride Laurie Wilson never imagined being left at the altar by longtime boyfriend Brandon Kopp. In the aftermath, she does what any sensible woman would - she swigs champagne and considers keying his car. Until someone knocks on her door with a much better idea for revenge . . . Best man Andrew Lyndon decides to help Laurie feel better - and make Brandon jealous - by setting Laurie up on a string of "dates." But Andrew's plan works a little too well because suddenly he's the one falling for Laurie. Includes a sneak peek from the next book in the Chapel of Love series, The Bride Next Door. "Happiness is a new Hope Ramsay series." -- FreshFiction.com

The Sacred Willow

By Mai Elliott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190870508
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 866
  • File Pdf: the-sacred-willow.pdf

Book Summary:

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Duong Van Mai Elliott's The Sacred Willow illuminates recent Vietnamese history by weaving together the stories of the lives of four generations of her family. Beginning with her great-grandfather, who rose from rural poverty to become an influential landowner, and continuing to the present, Mai Elliott traces her family's journey through an era of tumultuous change. She tells us of childhood hours in her grandmother's silk shop, and of hiding while French troops torched her village, watching while blossoms torn by fire from the trees flutter "like hundreds of butterflies" overhead. She makes clear the agonizing choices that split Vietnamese families: her eldest sister left her staunchly anti-communist home to join the Viet Minh, and spent months sleeping in jungle camps with her infant son, fearing air raids by day and tigers by night. And she follows several family members through the last, desperate hours of the fall of Saigon-including one nephew who tried to escape by grabbing the skid of a departing American helicopter. Based on family papers, dozens of interviews, and a wealth of other research, this is not only a memorable family saga but a record of how the Vietnamese themselves have experienced their times.