Leave the World Behind Book
Score: 3.5
From 49 Ratings

Leave the World Behind

  • Author : Rumaan Alam
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • File Size : 11,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062667656


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Soon to be a Netflix film starring Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha'la, Farrah Mackenzie, Charlie Evans and Kevin Bacon. Written for the Screen and Directed by Sam Esmail. Executive Producers Barack and Michelle Obama, Tonia Davis, Daniel M. Stillman, Nick Krishnamurthy, Rumaan Alam A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in Fiction One of Barack Obama's Summer Reads A Best Book of the Year From: The Washington Post * Time * NPR * Elle * Esquire * Kirkus * Library Journal * The Chicago Public Library * The New York Public Library * BookPage * The Globe and Mail * EW.com * The LA Times * USA Today * InStyle * The New Yorker * AARP * Publisher's Lunch * LitHub * Book Marks * Electric Literature * Brooklyn Based * The Boston Globe A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong. From the bestselling author of Rich and Pretty comes a suspenseful and provocative novel keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of crisis. Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe fr

The World Behind the World Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The World Behind the World

  • Author : Michael Meade
  • Publisher : GreenFire Press
  • File Size : 8,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Mythology
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0976645068


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Meade weaves a tapestry of mythic tales and cogent commentary that truly inspires and offers a "mythic inoculation" in times of great uncertainty. As nature rattles and culture unravels, mythic imagination tries to return to the world, for endings and beginnings are particularly mythic. When "the End" seems near, how people imagine the world becomes more important; how people imagine humanity becomes of the utmost importance. Meade shows how "myth makes meaning" and helps a person find the meaningful path through life.

Now I Know Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Now I Know

  • Author : Dan Lewis
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 10,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-09-18
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440563638


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Praise for the Webby Award-winning newsletter: "I eagerly read 'Now I Know' every day. It's always fresh, always a surprise, and always interesting!" --Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts. Covering 100 outrageous topics, Now I Know is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn.

In the Weeds Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

In the Weeds

  • Author : Tom Vitale
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • File Size : 15,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306924071


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**Nominated for the 2022 BookTube Prize in Nonfiction** Anthony Bourdain's long time director and producer takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the insanity of filming television in some of the most volatile places in the world and what it was like to work with a legend. In the nearly two years since Anthony Bourdain's death, no one else has come close to filling the void he left. His passion for and genuine curiosity about the people and cultures he visited made the world feel smaller and more connected. Despite his affable, confident, and trademark snarky TV persona, the real Tony was intensely private, deeply conflicted about his fame, and an enigma even to those close to him. Tony’s devoted crew knew him best, and no one else had a front-row seat for as long as his director and producer, Tom Vitale. Over the course of more than a decade traveling together, Tony became a boss, a friend, a hero and, sometimes, a tormentor.In the Weeds takes readers behind the scenes to reveal not just the insanity that went into filming in some of the most far-flung and volatile parts of the world, but what Tony was like unedited and off-camera. From the outside, the job looked like an all-expenses-paid adventure to places like Borneo, Vietnam, Iran, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Libya. What happened off-camera was far more interesting than what made it to air. The more things went wrong, the better it was for the show. Fortunately, everything fell apart constantly.

That Kind of Mother Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

That Kind of Mother

  • Author : Rumaan Alam
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • File Size : 19,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062667625


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NAMED A RECOMMENDED BOOK OF 2018 BY: Buzzfeed • The Boston Globe • The Millions • InStyle • Southern Living • Vogue • Popsugar • Kirkus • The Washington Post • Library Journal • Real Simple • NPR “With his unerring eye for nuance and unsparing sense of irony, Rumaan Alam’s second novel is both heartfelt and thought-provoking.” — Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere From the bestselling author of Leave the World Behind, a novel about the families we fight to build and those we fight to keep Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real help—Priscilla Johnson—and begs her to come home with them as her son’s nanny. Priscilla’s presence quickly does as much to shake up Rebecca’s perception of the world as it does to stabilize her life. Rebecca is white, and Priscilla is black, and through their relationship, Rebecca finds herself confronting, for the first time, the blind spots of her own privilege. She feels profoundly connected to the woman who essentially taught her what it means to be a mother. When Priscilla dies unexpectedly in childbirth, Rebecca steps forward to adopt the baby. But she is unprepared for what it means to be a white mother with a black son. As she soon learns, navigating motherhood for her is a matter of learning how to raise two children whom she loves with equal ferocity, but whom the world is determined to treat differently. Written with the warmth and psychological acuity that defined his debut, Rumaan Alam has crafted a remarkable novel about the lives we choose, and the lives that are chosen for us.

Rich and Pretty Book
Score: 2.5
From 264 Ratings

Rich and Pretty

  • Author : Rumaan Alam
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443447553


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A sharp, insightful portrait of how the relationship between two best friends changes when they are no longer coming of age but learning how to live adult lives, set against a backdrop of moneyed New York City Meet Sarah and Lauren. Rich and pretty, respectively. They first met twenty years ago at a tony Manhattan private school (Sarah the Queen Bee and Lauren the new kid, of course), and have been inseparable ever since. Best friends through thick and thin, high school and college, first jobs and first loves, the growing pains of their twenties and the settling down of their thirties. But come to think of it, can you still call them best friends if they don’t see each other that often, don’t really know what to say to each other anymore, and are living completely different lives? Lauren is single and working in publishing, deflecting her parents’ worries and questions about her life and future in New York City by trying not to think about it herself; Sarah’s engaged with wedding planning and charity work taking the place of a job. Both friends envy certain aspects of each other’s lives, and are privately horrified by other parts-and their linguistic dance-arounds to avoid those topics of conversation are masterful. With impeccable style, biting humor, and a keen observational eye, Rich and Pretty looks at what happens when the friendships we form in childhood change and adapt as our lives shift from school to work, from first crushes to breakups to weddings, and captures the way in which the bonds of friendship remain strong even when our paths and circumstances diverge.

Harem Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings


  • Author : Alev Lytle Croutier
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Harem
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105040957628


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Harem explores life in the world's harems from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.

The Roar Book
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

The Roar

  • Author : Emma Clayton
  • Publisher : Chicken House
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 9781910002049


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Twins Mika and Ellie live in a future behind a wall, safe from the plague animals that live beyond. Or so they've been told. When one of them disappears, and the other is caught in a sinister game, they begin to discover that their world is built on lies ...

Leaving the World Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Leaving the World

  • Author : Douglas Kennedy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 5,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-06-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 692
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439180815


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#1 International Bestseller “In this surging epic, a veritable decathlon of the spirit, Kennedy incisively dramatizes the enigma of chance, petty cruelty, and catastrophic evil, ‘unalloyed grief,’ and the tensile strength concealed beneath our obvious vulnerability.” —Booklist (starred review) On the night of her thirteenth birthday, Jane Howard made a vow to her warring parents: she would never get married, and she would never have children. But life, as Jane comes to discover, is a profoundly random business. Many years and many lives later, she is a professor in Boston, in love with a brilliant, erratic man named Theo. And then Jane becomes pregnant. Motherhood turns out to be a great welcome surprise—but when a devastating turn of events tears her existence apart she has no choice but to flee all she knows and leave the world. Just when she has renounced life itself, the disappearance of a young girl pulls her back from the edge and into an obsessive search for some sort of personal redemption. Convinced that she knows more about the case than the police do, she is forced to make a decision—stay hidden or bring to light a shattering truth. Leaving the World is a riveting portrait of a brilliant woman that reflects the way we live now, of the many routes we follow in the course of a single life, and of the arbitrary nature of destiny. A critically acclaimed international bestseller, it is also a compulsive read and one that speaks volumes about the dilemmas we face in trying to navigate our way through all that fate throws in our path.

World Behind the Door Book

World Behind the Door

  • Author : Michael D. Resnick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Historical fiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0823004163


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Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory is considered one of the memorable images in the world. This book presents a science-fiction story which aims to reveal the connection between Dali's painting and quantum physics.

The World We ll Leave Behind Book

The World We ll Leave Behind

  • Author : William Scott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 6,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-02-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351242912


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It is now clear that human activity has influenced how the biosphere supports life on Earth, and given rise to a set of connected environmental and social problems. In response to the challenge that these problems present, a series of international conferences and summits led to discussions of sustainable development and the core dilemma of our time: How can we all live well, now and in the future, without compromising the ability of the planet to enable us all to live well? This book identifies the main issues and challenges we now face; it explains the ideas that underpin them and their interconnection, and discusses a range of strategies through which they might be addressed and possibly resolved. These cover things that governments might do, what businesses and large organisations can contribute, and the scope for individuals, families and communities to get involved. This book is for everyone who cares about such challenges, and wants to know more about them.

The World of Critical Role Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The World of Critical Role

  • Author : Liz Marsham
  • Publisher : Random House Worlds
  • File Size : 10,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593157435


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Dive deep into the history of the world’s most popular fantasy RPG livestream with the cast of Critical Role in this definitive guide featuring never-before-seen illustrations and photos. From its unassuming beginnings as a casual home game between friends to the role-playing phenomenon it is today, Critical Role has become the stuff of legend. These pages chronicle how a circle of friends who all happen to be talented voice actors built the most-watched tabletop role-playing livestream of all time. Discover dazzling new illustrations and richly written insights into the locations, characters, and adventures featured in the hundreds of episodes across Critical Role’s two campaigns, Vox Machina and the Mighty Nein. Go behind the scenes with archival photos and exclusive interviews with Dungeon Master Matt Mercer and the entire Critical Role cast as they explore their characters’ most triumphant moments and darkest hours. And celebrate the massive community of Critters who support and expand the show’s world through a highlighted tour of the crafts, cosplay, and art they create every day. Featuring a foreword from Felicia Day, lush illustrations, and the inside story you won’t find anywhere else, this book is your indispensable guide to Critical Role. The adventure begins!

A Map into the World Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

A Map into the World

  • Author : Kao Kalia Yang
  • Publisher : Lerner Digital ™
  • File Size : 11,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781728439198


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A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world.

Maverick  Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings


  • Author : Ricardo Semler
  • Publisher : Random House
  • File Size : 16,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Brasilien
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780712678865


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The International Bestseller That Tells How Semler Tore Up The Rule Books - And Defied Inflation Running At Up To 900% Per Year!- Workers Make Decisions Previously Made By Their Bosses- Managerial Staff Set Their Own Salaries And Bonuses - Everyone Has Access To The Company Books- No Formality - A Minimum Of Meetings, Memos And Approvals- Internal Walls Torn Down - Shopfloor Workers Set Their Own Productivity Targets And SchedulesResult - Semco Is One Of Latin America'S Fastest-Growing Companies, Acknowledged To Be The Best In Brazil To Work For, And With A Waiting List Of Thousands Of Applicants Waiting To Join It. Learn Ricardo'S Secrets And Let Some Of The Semco Magic Rub Off On You And Your Company.

The Clock Of The Long Now Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Clock Of The Long Now

  • Author : Stewart Brand
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • File Size : 5,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008-08-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786722921


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Using the designing and building of the Clock of the Long Now as a framework, this is a book about the practical use of long time perspective: how to get it, how to use it, how to keep it in and out of sight. Here are the central questions it inspires: How do we make long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare? Discipline in thought allows freedom. One needs the space and reliability to predict continuity to have the confidence not to be afraid of revolutions Taking the time to think of the future is more essential now than ever, as culture accelerates beyond its ability to be measured Probable things are vastly outnumbered by countless near-impossible eventualities. Reality is statistically forced to be extraordinary; fiction is not allowed this freedom This is a potent book that combines the chronicling of fantastic technology with equally visionary philosophical inquiry.