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📒Do You Think This Is Strange ✍ Aaron Cully Drake
✏Do You Think This Is Strange Book Summary : Shortlisted for the 2016 Amazon.ca First Novel Award Longlisted for the 2016 Leacock Medal for Humour Writing Winner of an Independent Publishers Book Award (IPPY) Seventeen-year-old Freddy is having a rough year. First, he is expelled from school for fighting. Now, at his new school, he is required to have regular conversations with a counselor�â��an awkward situation for anyone, really, but even more so for Freddy, who has autism. But then Saskia�â��a fair-haired girl who is non-verbal�â��appears at his new school and his memories start to unravel. When they were children, Freddy and Saskia attended the same group therapy sessions, and he hasn't seen her in ten years. Now, not only does his unconventional relationship with Saskia provide him a place of respite in a difficult world, it sets a chain of meetings and events in motion that reveal a long-hidden family secret, and bring Freddy to a renewed understanding of his life and a freeing moment of truth. Telling a story that evokes The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, this novel is both funny and moving.
📒You Think It Strange ✍ Dan Burt
✏You Think It Strange Book Summary : A remarkable memoir of resisting a legacy of organized crime and creating a new life: “A fascinating read” (Commonweal). Prostitution, gambling, fencing, contract murder, loan-sharking, political corruption and crimes of every sort were the daily trade in Philadelphia’s Tenderloin, the oldest part of town. The Kevitch family ruled this stew for half a century, from Prohibition to the rise of Atlantic City. My mother was a Kevitch. So begins poet Dan Burt’s moving, emotional memoir of life on the dangerous streets of downtown Philadelphia. The son of a butcher and an heiress to an organized crime empire, Burt rejected the harsh world of his upbringing, eventually renouncing his home country as well and forging a new life in the United Kingdom. But in this riveting reappraisal of his childhood, Burt wrestles with the idea that home leaves an indelible mark that can never truly be left behind.
📒Strange ✍ Deborah K Dockery
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📒The Life And Adventures Of Lyle Clemens ✍ John Rechy
✏The Life and Adventures of Lyle Clemens Book Summary : Tired of having the people around him try to transform him into something he is not, Lyle Clemens leaves fundamentalist Texas to embark on a picaresque odyssey in search of his own true destiny that takes him to the gambling casinos of Las Vegas and the glittering world of Los Angeles, encountering charlatans, lost souls, gamblers, pornographers, showgirls, and other colorful characters along the way. Reprint.
📒Strange Tales Of Rammsville ✍ Robert D. Williams
✏Strange Tales of Rammsville Book Summary : Book One Doctor Fronder and moss believed that they were on the verge of preventive mental diseases. Powerful forces blocked their success and cast Doctor Fronder into a strange world of voiceless. Book Two A beautiful young woman of questionable morals and a very wealth mother fight for the mothers son and then over business. The young one seems to win not the son, but the business. But does she? When the same plays out there are no winners. Book Three Those powerful forces have created a voiceless tribe. An evil attorney presents and works to free the voiceless tribe including its original member Dr. Fronder.
📒The Book Of Strange New Things ✍ Michel Faber
✏The Book of Strange New Things Book Summary : A monumental, genre-defying novel that David Mitchell calls "Michel Faber’s second masterpiece," The Book of Strange New Things is a masterwork from a writer in full command of his many talents. It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness and hungry for Peter’s teachings—his Bible is their “book of strange new things.” But Peter is rattled when Bea’s letters from home become increasingly desperate: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating whole countries, and governments are crumbling. Bea’s faith, once the guiding light of their lives, begins to falter. Suddenly, a separation measured by an otherworldly distance, and defined both by one newly discovered world and another in a state of collapse, is threatened by an ever-widening gulf that is much less quantifiable. While Peter is reconciling the needs of his congregation with the desires of his strange employer, Bea is struggling for survival. Their trials lay bare a profound meditation on faith, love tested beyond endurance, and our responsibility to those closest to us. Marked by the same bravura storytelling and precise language that made The Crimson Petal and the White such an international success, The Book of Strange New Things is extraordinary, mesmerizing, and replete with emotional complexity and genuine pathos.
📒Stranger In A Strange Land ✍ Robert A. Heinlein
✏Stranger in a Strange Land Book Summary : Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic. Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...
📒Strange Fates ✍ Marlene Perez
✏Strange Fates Book Summary : Greek myth and forbidden romance meet in this exciting new urban fantasy. Brooding, leather jacket-wearing Nyx Fortuna looks like a 20-something, and has for centuries now. As the son of the forgotten fourth Fate, Lady Fortuna, he has been hunted his entire life by the three Sisters of Fate that murdered his mother. Fed up and out for revenge, Nyx comes to Minneapolis following a tip that his aunts have set up a business there. His goal to bring down his mother's killers and retrieve the thread of fate that has trapped him in the body of a twenty year old unable to age or die. But when a chance meeting with the mysterious, dangerous and very mortal Elizabeth Abernathy throws off his plans, he must reconcile his humanity and his immortality.
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📒Strange Beautiful Music ✍ Joe Satriani
✏Strange Beautiful Music Book Summary : Go behind the scenes with the musician The New York Times called “a guitar God"—in this new edition featuring an all-new chapter on Joe's latest album, Shockwave Supernova, and bonus interviews! Oft-hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of his generation, living guitar legend Joe Satriani has long transcended stylistic boundaries with a sound that raises the bar like a new horizon for the broader genre of instrumental guitar rock. Joe’s 6-string secrets have astounded listeners around the world for nearly 30 years. In Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir, Satriani and coauthor, music biographer Jake Brown, take fans on their first authorized tour of the story behind his climb to stardom and the creative odyssey involved in writing and recording a storied catalog of classics including “Surfing with the Alien,” “Summer Song,” “Satch Boogie,” “Always With Me, Always With You,” “The Extremist,” “Flying in a Blue Dream,” “Crowd Chant,” and more. Featuring previously unpublished photos and hours of exclusive, firsthand interviews with Satriani, Strange Beautiful Music offers a unique look inside the studio with Joe, giving fans a chance to get up close and personal like never before. With insider details about his collaboration with multi-platinum supergroup Chickenfoot, exclusive interviews with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony of Van Halen and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, commentary from fellow guitar legends such as Steve Vai, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Primus’s Larry LaLonde, and legendary music producers including Glynn Johns and the late Andy Johns, this memoir offers a rare inside look for die-hard Satriani fans, guitar enthusiasts, and anyone who loves to rock.