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A Bird in the House

By Margaret Laurence
  • ISBN Code: : 0771046251
  • Publisher : New Canadian Library
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
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One of Canada’s most accomplished authors combines the best qualities of both the short story and the novel to create a lyrical evocation of the beauty, pain, and wonder of growing up. In eight interconnected, finely wrought stories, Margaret Laurence recreates the world of Vanessa MacLeod – a world of scrub-oak, willow, and chokecherry bushes; of family love and conflict; and of a girl’s growing awareness of and passage into womanhood. The stories blend into one masterly and moving whole: poignant, compassionate, and profound in emotional impact. In this fourth book of the five-volume Manawaka series, Vanessa MacLeod takes her rightful place alongside the other unforgettable heroines of Manawaka: Hagar Shipley in The Stone Angel, Rachel Cameron in A Jest of God, Stacey MacAindra in The Fire-Dwellers, and Morag Gunn in The Diviners.

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By Emme Lund
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982171952
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 448
  • Pdf File: the-boy-with-a-bird-in-his-chest.pdf

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“A modern coming-of-age full of love, desperation, heartache, and magic” (Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize–winning author) about “the ways in which family, grief, love, queerness, and vulnerability all intersect” (Kristen Arnett, New York Times bestselling author). Perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Thirty Names of Night. Though Owen Tanner has never met anyone else who has a chatty bird in their chest, medical forums would call him a Terror. From the moment Gail emerged between Owen’s ribs, his mother knew that she had to hide him away from the world. After a decade spent in hiding, Owen takes a brazen trip outdoors in the middle of a forest fire, and his life is upended forever. Suddenly, Owen is forced to flee the home that had once felt so confining and hide in plain sight with his uncle and cousin in Washington. There, he feels the joy of finding a family among friends; of sharing the bird in his chest and being embraced fully; of falling in love and feeling the devastating heartbreak of rejection before finding a spark of happiness in the most unexpected place; of living his truth regardless of how hard the thieves of joy may try to tear him down. But the threat of the Army of Acronyms is a constant, looming presence, making Owen wonder if he’ll ever find a way out of the cycle of fear. A heartbreaking yet hopeful novel about the things that make us unique and lovable, The Boy with a Bird in His Chest grapples with the fear, depression, and feelings of isolation that come with believing that we will never be loved, let alone accepted, for who we truly are, and learning to live fully and openly regardless.

A Bird in Flight Leaves No Trace

By Seon Master Subul
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1614295522
  • Total of Pages : 381
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 801
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Penetrate the nature of mind with this contemporary Korean take on a classic of Zen literature. The message of the Tang-dynasty Zen text in this volume seems simple: to gain enlightenment, stop thinking there is something you need to practice. For the Chinese master Huangbo Xiyun (d. 850), the mind is enlightenment itself if we can only let go of our normal way of thinking. The celebrated translation of this work by John Blofeld, The Zen Teaching of Huang Po, introduced countless readers to Zen over the last sixty years. Huangbo’s work is also a favorite of contemporary Zen (Korean: Seon) Master Subul, who has revolutionized the strict monastic practice of koans and adapted it for lay meditators in Korea and around the world to make swift progress in intense but informal retreats. Devoting themselves to enigmatic questions with their whole bodies, retreatants are frustrated in their search for answers and arrive thereby at a breakthrough experience of their own buddha nature. A Bird in Flight Leaves No Trace is a bracing call for the practitioner to let go and thinking and unlock the buddha within.

A Red Bird in a Brown Bag

By Geoffrey E. Hill
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0195348915
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 622
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This is an account of studies of the function and evolution of colorful plumage in the House Finch. It is also an engaging study on the evolution of sexual selection in birds and a lively portrait of the challenges and constraints of experimental design facing any field investigator working with animal behavior. Part I sets the stage for modern studies of the function of plumage coloration with a review of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Part II focuses on the proximate control and present function of plumage coloration. Part III takes a more explicitly evolutionary approach to the study of plumage coloration using biogeography and phylogeny to test hypotheses for why specific forms of plumage color display have evolved. It concludes with an account of comparative studies that have been conducted in the House Finch and other cardueline finches and the insight these studies have provided on the evolution of carotenoid-based ornamental coloration.

A Bird in the Hand

By Lynn Stansbury
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595821081
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 370
  • Pdf File: a-bird-in-the-hand.pdf

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The body of a young woman is found in a dump in American Samoa. Then the prime suspect in her death is found half-eaten by sharks. Natural justice? Native justice? Or something else entirely? Lieutenant Han, a Korean-American homicide detective on loan to this remote South Pacific island nation, is also its only trained investigator. Born in one culture, raised in another, married into a third and now working in a fourth, Han takes nothing for granted about why people kill each other. Even so, these two deaths make no sense. Meanwhile, Han's estranged Japanese wife is back in Samoa, apparently more interested in an American ecologist than her husband, and the woman doctor Han fell for in his wife's absence seems to be falling for the hospital's new pathologist, a long-distance ocean sailor from South Africa with some unique experience in third-world killing fields. As the answers to Han's questions emerge from the cultural chaos like the ghosts that haunt Samoan forests, he discovers that the last blind spot is his own. And it may kill him.

Divining Margaret Laurence

By Nora Foster Stovel
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0773577483
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 149
  • Pdf File: divining-margaret-laurence.pdf

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Margaret Laurence is justly famous for her Manawaka cycle of Canadian novels, but her work extends from Canada to Africa and includes poetry and prose, children's and adult literature, memoir and travel-writing.

A Bird in the Hand

By Ann Cleeves
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 144725290X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 728
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A Bird in the Hand is the first novel featuring George and Molly Palmer-Jones by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series. In England's birdwatching paradise, a new breed has been sighted – a murderer . . . Young Tom French was found dead, lying in a marsh on the Norfolk coast, with his head bashed in and his binoculars still around his neck. One of the best birders in England, Tom had put the village of Rushy on the birdwatching map. Everyone liked him. Or did they? George Palmer-Jones, an elderly birdwatcher who decided quietly to look into the brutal crime, discovered mixed feelings aplenty. Still, he remained baffled by a deed that could have been motivated by thwarted love, pure envy, or something else altogether. But as he and his fellow "twitchers" flocked from Norfolk to Scotland to the Scilly Isles, in response to rumours of rare sightings, George – with help from his lovely wife, Molly – gradually discerned the true markings of a killer. All he had to do was prove it . . . before the murderer strikes again.

A Bird on the Wing

By Linda Evodia Hult
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1450046096
  • Total of Pages : 395
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 753
  • Pdf File: a-bird-on-the-wing.pdf

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The orders always came to her in their usual way, “Here is the target, extinguish it, you have forty eight hours to reply”. Sounded like a cheap imitation of a cheesy spy movie to her, but then again why change things when they work so well.

What to Do If a Bird Flies in the House

By Elizabeth Nix,Elizabeth Hurchalla
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1429978880
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 534
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What to Do If a Bird Flies in the House is a girls' guide to solving life's most vexing problems Everything You Thought You'd Know By Now (But Don't) Don't be daunted by the daily dilemmas modern life throws at you! It may seem as though every able-bodied person you know can change a tire, eat a lobster and give a massage, but--believe it or not--it's not uncommon to reach adulthood with glaring holes in one's skill set. This sleek little book is the perfect manual to plug those holes, giving you everything you need on a subject in two or three efficient pages. Why not learn to: --help someone who's fainted? --prevent jetlag? --look great in photos? --avoid getting a speeding ticket? --choose the right wine? --find a bra that fits? --parallel park? --plus 66 other essential skills All the information you need for a quick fix to a more fabulous life is right in these pages.