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📒Study Guide For Book Clubs ✍ Kathryn Cope
✏Study Guide for Book Clubs Book Summary : Whether you are a member of a book club, or simply reading 'The Great Alone' for pleasure, this clear and concise guide, written by a specialist in literature, will greatly enhance your reading experience. A comprehensive guide to Kristin Hannah's gripping new novel 'The Great Alone', this discussion aid includes a wealth of information and resources: useful literary and historical context; an author biography; a plot synopsis; analyses of themes & imagery; character analysis; twenty-two thought-provoking discussion questions; recommended further reading and even a quick quiz. For those in book clubs, this useful companion guide takes the hard work out of preparing for meetings and guarantees productive discussion. For solo readers, it encourages a deeper examination of a multi-layered text.
📒Book Club Study Guide ✍ Michael David
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📒Reading Women A Book Club Guide For Women S Fiction ✍ Nanci Milone Hill
✏Reading Women A Book Club Guide for Women s Fiction Book Summary : An indispensable guide for anyone who runs or participates in a book group, this title provides the structure and fun facts needed to examine the genre of women's fiction. • Each entry provides an author biography, a book summary, bibliographic material, discussion questions, and read-alike information for each book • Includes discussion questions not found elsewhere
📒The Great Neighborhood Book ✍ Jay Walljasper
✏The Great Neighborhood Book Book Summary : Abandoned lots and litter-strewn pathways, or rows of green beans and pockets of wildflowers? Graffiti-marked walls and desolate bus stops, or shady refuges and comfortable seating? What transforms a dingy, inhospitable area into a dynamic gathering place? How do individuals take back their neighborhood? Neighborhoods decline when the people who live there lose their connection and no longer feel part of their community. Recapturing that sense of belonging and pride of place can be as simple as planting a civic garden or placing some benches in a park. The Great Neighborhood Book explains how most struggling communities can be revived, not by vast infusions of cash, not by government, but by the people who live there. The author addresses such challenges as traffic control, crime, comfort and safety, and developing economic vitality. Using a technique called “placemaking”—the process of transforming public space—this exciting guide offers inspiring real-life examples that show the magic that happens when individuals take small steps and motivate others to make change. This book will motivate not only neighborhood activists and concerned citizens but also urban planners, developers, and policymakers. Jay Walljasper is a senior fellow of Project for Public Spaces (PPS), whose mission is to create and sustain enriching public places that build communities. He is a former editor of The Utne Reader and currently executive editor of Ode magazine. Inspired by European cities, The Great Neighborhood Book highlights practical solutions for the revitalization of North American cities.
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📒The Winter Boy ✍ Sally Wiener Grotta
✏The Winter Boy Book Summary : A nominee for the prestigious Locus Award and a Bookwatch Reviewers' Choice Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, Mary Doria Russell and Ursula K. LeGuin, The Winter Boyexplores important political and social issues within a dynamic, character-driven otherworld, wrapped up in masterful storytelling. The Valley of the Alleshi is the center of all civilization, the core and foundation of centuries of peace. A cloistered society of widows, the Alleshi, has forged peace by mentoring young men who will one day become the leaders of the land. Each boy is paired with a single Allesha for a season of intimacy and learning, using time-honored methods that include storytelling, reason and sex. However, unknown to all but a hidden few, the peace is fracturing from pressures within and beyond, hacking at the very essence of their civilization. Amidst this gathering political maelstrom, Rishana, a young new idealistic Allesha, takes her First Boy, Ryl, for a winter season of training. But Ryl is a “problem boy,” who fights Rishana every step of the way. At the same time, Rishana uncovers a web of conspiracies that could not only destroy Ryl, but threaten to tear their entire society apart. And a winter that should have been a gentle, quiet season becomes one of conflict, anger and danger. "...a great book... in the 'must read' category for anyone who enjoys a cultural fantasy...” –Charline Ratcliff, Seattle Post-Intelligencer “...A literary triumph” – Dr. Babus Ahmed "...with the kind of mysterious tone and a sense of a complete world apart that is the hallmark of the best.... The Winter Boy... exists in... a mythic, spiritual realm. Even ordinary lines resonate with this sense of the unseen." – Peter Damien Bellis, author of "The Conjure Man"“ “An amazing, tour-de-force literary work completely unlike anything I have ever read.... People will be studying and talking about The Winter Boy for years to come."– Wendy Delmater Thies, Abyss and Apex Magazine A free Study Guide for The Winter Boy, for book clubs, teachers and other book discussion groups is available from the publisher Pixel Hall Press.
📒Always On ✍ Naomi S. Baron
✏Always On Book Summary : In Always On, Naomi S. Baron reveals that online and mobile technologies--including instant messaging, cell phones, multitasking, Facebook, blogs, and wikis--are profoundly influencing how we read and write, speak and listen, but not in the ways we might suppose. Baron draws on a decade of research to provide an eye-opening look at language in an online and mobile world. She reveals for instance that email, IM, and text messaging have had surprisingly little impact on student writing. Electronic media has magnified the laid-back "whatever" attitude toward formal writing that young people everywhere have embraced, but it is not a cause of it. A more troubling trend, according to Baron, is the myriad ways in which we block incoming IMs, camouflage ourselves on Facebook, and use ring tones or caller ID to screen incoming calls on our mobile phones. Our ability to decide who to talk to, she argues, is likely to be among the most lasting influences that information technology has upon the ways we communicate with one another. Moreover, as more and more people are "always on" one technology or another--whether communicating, working, or just surfing the web or playing games--we have to ask what kind of people do we become, as individuals and as family members or friends, if the relationships we form must increasingly compete for our attention with digital media? Our 300-year-old written culture is on the verge of redefinition, Baron notes. It's up to us to determine how and when we use language technologies, and to weigh the personal and social benefits--and costs--of being "always on." This engaging and lucidly-crafted book gives us the tools for taking on these challenges.
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📒Goodbye Self Critical Hello Self Thrilled With Tellaga And Conred ✍ Joyce Anderson
✏Goodbye Self Critical Hello Self Thrilled with Tellaga and Conred Book Summary : Stop that self-critical chatter and find that unique part of you that is thrilled to be here doing what you are meant to do. Goodbye Self-Critical, Hello Self-Thrilled! with Tellaga and Conred weaves a charming modern-day fable of new archetypal characters in real-life situations that help you discover your unique talent while slowly dissolving self-criticism. Agatha, the young protagonist, enters this world radiating with delight in her exuberant unique self. Then it all changes. Through Agatha's story, she wants to heal her damaged spirit from a learning disability, hurt, obesity, and the challenges of her marriage and motherhood. Tellaga shows her how. These new marvelous characters are presented with humor, sharp observation and compassion using real-life situations to help you discover your unique talent and slowly dissolve self-criticism. The illustrated characters drawn by the talented Liz Gill Neilson represent the struggles between life's two opposing forces and are fascinating and entertaining teachers. Some new archetypes you will meet are: Conred: The King of Comparison Conred's Soldiers: Better/Than Less/Than Coates: Talent Hider Syd: Identity Sabotager Tellaga: The Answer These characters represent those conversations in our head that criticize our unique self, dull us, and stop us from doing what we are designed to do; and some who can help reverse it all and show us how to become self-thrilled. A Great Teaching Guide Goodbye Self-Critical, Hello Self-Thrilled with Tellaga and Conred offers tools to help you stop self-comparing and self-criticizing, realize your unique talent, and then step into self-thrilled action. Also...this is a great teaching tool for older students to learn how to quit comparing for self-worth and in turn gain self-confidence and understanding of others! These new archetypal characters make it interesting for students to relate to while providing a safe distance for effective discussions. A Goodbye Self-Critical, Hello Self-Thrilled Study Guide is included to help you reclaim your lost brilliance and redefine your talent by recognizing and engaging with these characters in your life. Ideal Book Club Selection A Reading Group Discussions section is included to expand your learning with others and discuss your unique talent. Goodbye Self-Critical, Hello Self-Thrilled with Tellaga and Conred is meant to be read over and over again as challenges crop up to remind you of your resourcefulness, unique talent and being self-thrilled. For over 15 years Joyce Anderson, Intuition Educator, has taught the use of inner wisdom to help people discover, guide, share and thrive with their unique talent(s). Recognizing the love of her talent for story, she offers this transformational story for you to say goodbye to self-critical and hello to self-thrilled. This is the first of a trilogy of her Self-Thrilled Series. The talented Illustrator, Liz Gill Neilson, who received her degree from Columbia University in visual arts, interpreted these characters exactly how they came through Anderson's imagination. A true sign intuition was connecting the two and that we are never great alone."