Wide Eyed

Author: Trinie Dalton
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 9781888451863
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Stories of urban Los Angeles colored by the mythic imagery of Shakespeare and Grimm's fairy tales.

The Last to Let Go

Author: Amber Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481480758
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A twisted tragedy leaves Brooke and her siblings on their own in this provocative new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used To Be. How do you let go of something you’ve never had? Junior year for Brooke Winters is supposed to be about change. She’s transferring schools, starting fresh, and making plans for college so she can finally leave her hometown, her family, and her past behind. But all of her dreams are shattered one hot summer afternoon when her mother is arrested for killing Brooke’s abusive father. No one really knows what happened that day, if it was premeditated or self-defense, whether it was right or wrong. And now Brooke and her siblings are on their own. In a year of firsts—the first year without parents, first love, first heartbreak, and her first taste of freedom—Brooke must confront the shadow of her family’s violence and dysfunction, as she struggles to embrace her identity, finds her true place in the world, and learns how to let go.

Let S Go Home And Other Stories

Author: Meenakshi Mukherjee
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788125000044
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Here is the first eye-witness story of the Kashmir Operations permitted by the Government of India to be published in book form. On 22 October 1947, in a flash and without warning, war burst upon Kashmir. Indian troops were rushed to defend the state, after the request of the Ruler to accede to the Indian Union was accepted by the Government of India. The Story of Poonch , which is the central theme of the book, gives a vivid picture of the conditions under which the whole campaign was fought. This book, which is a reprint, is fully illustrated with maps and excellent photographs.

The Whole Story of Half a Girl

Author: Veera Hiranandani
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375984410
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What greater praise than to be compared to Judy Blume!--"Each [Blume and Hiranandani] excels in charting the fluctuating discomfort zones of adolescent identity with affectionate humor."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred After her father loses his job, Sonia Nadhamuni, half Indian and half Jewish American, finds herself yanked out of private school and thrown into the unfamiliar world of public education. For the first time, Sonia's mixed heritage makes her classmates ask questions—questions Sonia doesn't always know how to answer—as she navigates between a group of popular girls who want her to try out for the cheerleading squad and other students who aren't part of the "in" crowd. At the same time that Sonia is trying to make new friends, she's dealing with what it means to have an out-of-work parent—it's hard for her family to adjust to their changed circumstances. And then, one day, Sonia's father goes missing. Now Sonia wonders if she ever really knew him. As she begins to look for answers, she must decide what really matters and who her true friends are—and whether her two halves, no matter how different, can make her a whole. From the Hardcover edition.

Brown Eyed Girl

Author: Lisa Kleypas
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312605374
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"She's a lovably flawed heroine and he's a complex, appealing, and forthright hero. While this fun tale stands on its own, the author also provides satisfying glimpses of the happily paired-off protagonists of the earlier books in the series" --

Prewriting Your Screenplay

Author: Michael Tabb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351058258
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Prewriting Your Screenplay cements all the bricks of a story’s foundations together and forms a single, organic story-growing technique, starting with a blank slate. It shows writers how to design each element so that they perfectly interlock together like pieces of a puzzle, creating a stronger story foundation that does not leave gaps and holes for readers to find. This construction process is performed one piece at a time, one character at a time, building and incorporating each element into the whole. The book provides a clear-cut set of lessons that teaches how to construct that story base around concepts as individual as the writer’s personal opinions, helping to foster an individual writer’s voice. It also features end-of-chapter exercises that offer step-by-step guidance in applying each lesson, providing screenwriters with a concrete approach to building a strong foundation for a screenplay. This is the quintessential book for all writers taking their first steps towards developing a screenplay from nothing, getting them over that first monumental hump, resulting in a well-formulated story concept that is cohesive and professional.

A Love Story

Author: Émile Zola
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191044385
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'Everything revolved around their love. They were constantly bathed in a passion that they carried with them, around them, as though it were the only air they could breathe.' Hélène Grandjean, an attractive young widow, lives a secluded life in Paris with her only child, Jeanne. Jeanne is a delicate and nervous girl who jealously guards her mother's affections. When Jeanne falls ill, she is attended by Dr Deberle, whose growing admiration for Hélène gradually turns into mutual passion. Deberle's wife Juliette, meanwhile, flirts with a shallow admirer, and Hélène, intent on preventing her adultery, precipitates a crisis whose consequences are far-reaching. Jeanne realizes she has a rival for Hélène's devotion in the doctor, and begins to exercise a tyrannous hold over her mother. The eighth novel in Zola's celebrated Rougon-Macquart series, A Love Story is an intense psychological and nuanced portrayal of love's different guises. Zola's study extends most notably to the city of Paris itself, whose shifting moods reflect Hélène's emotional turmoil in passages of extraordinary lyrical description.

Short Stories for Romantics

Author: Andrew J. Salat
Publisher: LifeRich Publishing
ISBN: 1489701184
Format: PDF
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The famous songwriter Cole Porter once asked, “What Is This Thing Called Love?” His question caused author Andrew J. Salat to wonder: is the condition physical, spiritual, or, as some cynics might describe, “a temporary madness of the heart”? Salat believes Mr. Porter’s question is answered quite well in Short Stories for Romantics. The story “High Heels” is a haunting tale of love found and lost, told to him by an interesting airline passenger. “Adrienne’s Room” takes the reader on an unforgettable roller-coaster ride. For a more spiritual journey, “High Level Meeting” seeks to bring on second thoughts about the way we live our lives. These sixteen stories take the reader on an imaginary sojourn we all must take in order to experience true love in our lives. “Mr. Salat is a gifted storyteller with imagination and eloquent style. His stories had me turning pages to the very last.” —Beverly DeGeorge, literary consultant

Indian Love Stories

Author: Sudhir Kakar
Publisher: Lotus Collection
ISBN:
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An anthology of contemporary love stories that depicts how disgust can be as much part of erotic love as violence, physical and mental.