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A Good House

By Bonnie Burnard
  • Book ID : 1554688515
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Pages : 288
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 694
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: a-good-house.pdf

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Bill Chambers has come home from the second World War with several fingers of his right hand missing but with his will to restore his family life intact. He wants the best for his wife, Sylvia, and his children, Patrick, Paul and Daphne, and with his steady job at the hardware store, the future stretches out before him. So opens Bonnie Burnard’s brilliant, superbly crafted novel about three generations of an ordinary small-town family from the 1950s to the 1990s. As the family members spread out from their community into the larger world, the bonds deepen, widen and sometimes fray. Loyalties are tested by time and chance, people resort to necessary, self-preserving lies, and love creates its own snares.

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  • File Pdf: social-capital.pdf

Book Summary:

Social capital is a principal concept across the social sciences and has readily entered into mainstream discourse. In short, it is popular. However, this popularity has taken its toll. Social capital suffers from a lack of consensus because of the varied ways it is measured, defined, and deployed by different researchers. It has been put to work in ways that stretch and confuse its conceptual value, blurring the lines between networks, trust, civic engagement, and any type of collaborative action. This clear and concise volume presents the diverse theoretical approaches of scholars from Marx, Coleman, and Bourdieu to Putnam, Fukuyama, and Lin, carefully analyzing their commonalities and differences. Joonmo Son categorizes this wealth of work according to whether its focus is on the necessary preconditions for social capital, its structural basis, or its production. He distinguishes between individual and collective social capital (from shared resources of a personal network to pooled assets of a whole society), and interrogates the practical impact social capital has had in various policy areas (from health to economic development). Social Capital will be of immense value to readers across the social sciences and practitioners in relevant fields seeking to understand this mercurial concept.

A House Rabbit Primer

By Lucile C Moore
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Santa Monica Press
  • Isbn : 1595809902
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Pets
  • Reads : 845
  • File Pdf: a-house-rabbit-primer.pdf

Book Summary:

A House Rabbit Primer: Understanding and Caring for Your Companion Rabbit is a complete, up-to-date handbook on all aspects of rabbit care for both new and experienced pet rabbit owners. Just a few years ago, most pet rabbits were kept outdoors in hutches. That time is past. Today, pet rabbits are considered to be members of the family. They are spayed/neutered pets kept indoors and pampered with special toys and treats. In A House Rabbit Primer, author Lucile C. Moore, Ph.D., provides pet rabbit owners with valuable information about the total care of their pet. Part one tells owners just what to expect from their new member of the family and gives detailed information on how to house, feed, and train a rabbit. Part two contains a comprehensive medical section. In addition to detailed information on many rabbit diseases, there are tips on creating a first-aid kit for rabbits as well as providing emergency care. With more and more pet owners choosing to keep their rabbits indoors full time, this informative guide lays out practical information for making rabbits a healthy part of any family.

Infinite Jest

By David Foster Wallace
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Isbn : 0316073857
  • Pages : 1104
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 745
  • File Pdf: infinite-jest.pdf

Book Summary:

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

A Good Man

By Ani Katz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0525506640
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 962
  • File Pdf: a-good-man.pdf

Book Summary:

"I sat down to read A Good Man and didn't move until I'd finished...I loved this book." —Caroline Kepnes, author of You A dark and gripping novel of psychological suspense about a family man driven to unspeakable acts, in the vein of The Perfect Nanny and We Need to Talk About Kevin. Thomas Martin was a devoted family man who had all the trappings of an enviable life: a beautiful wife and daughter, a well-appointed home on Long Island's north shore, a job at a prestigious Manhattan advertising firm. He was also a devoted son and brother, shielding the women in his orbit from the everyday brutalities of the world. But what happens when Thomas’s fragile ego is rocked? After committing a horrific deed — that he can never undo — Thomas grapples with his sense of self. Sometimes he casts himself as a victim and, at other times, a monster. All he ever did was try to be a good man, but maybe if he tells his version of the story, he might uncover how and why things unraveled so horribly.

Natural Order

By Brian Francis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Isbn : 0385671547
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 464
  • File Pdf: natural-order.pdf

Book Summary:

Joyce Sparks has lived the whole of her 86 years in the small community of Balsden, Ontario. As a girl, Joyce allowed herself to imagine a future of adventure in the arms of her friend Freddy Pender, whose chin bore a Kirk Douglas cleft and who danced the cha-cha divinely. Though troubled by the whispered assertions of her sister and friends that he wasn't 'normal,' Joyce adored Freddy for all that was un-Balsden in his flamboyant ways. When Freddy led the homecoming parade down the main street, his expertly twirled baton and outrageous white suit gleaming in the sun, Joyce fell head over heels in unrequited love. Years later, Joyce married Charlie, who was nothing like Freddy, and bore a son who very much reminded her of Freddy. Tragic news of her childhood love arrived and Joyce was forced to face how far she should to go to protect the fate and life of her son and the implications her decision had. Today, as her life ebbs away in the bed at Chestnut Park Nursing Home, Joyce ponders the terrible choices she made as a mother and wife and doubts that she can be forgiven, or that she deserves to be. When a young nursing home volunteer named Timothy appears, so much like her long lost son, Joyce wonders if there be some grace in her life after all. Voiced by an unforgettable and heartbreakingly flawed narrator, Natural Order is a masterpiece of empathy, a wry and tender depiction of the end-of-life remembrances and reconciliations that one might undertake when there is nothing more to lose, and no time to waste.

101 Easy Cook Recipes and Good House Keeping Management

By Tammy Lorretta Leah
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1514499932
  • Pages : 56
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 305
  • File Pdf: 101-easy-cook-recipes-and-good-house-keeping-management.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is multipurpose and very helpful and informative for you in your busy lifestyle. This is full of cost-cutting ideas and solutions to help you save money on your pocket and bring you a more organized, calmer way of living. Life is about finding the perfect balance and facing the matters and dealing with things as and when things happen rather than letting things brew. This book contains my own budget recipe ideas, revamping cost-cutting ideas for your household, beauty tips using items from your store cupboard, tips on how to wear makeup and creating your own fashion by revamping your clothes, budget shopping tips, cleaning tips, health tips, handy hints, and much more.

The House of Fiction as the House of Life

By Francesca Saggini,Anna Enrichetta Soccio
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1527551873
  • Pages : 290
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 345
  • File Pdf: the-house-of-fiction-as-the-house-of-life.pdf

Book Summary:

In recent years, the interest in the house has grown irresistibly, to the point that in many ways houses seem to be situated at the very core of the creative, artistic and cultural domains of contemporaneity. Their presence sprawls across the media, from magazines to TV programmes, and across the globe, possibly because as repositories of the human, houses have a long-standing and profound connection not only with men and women but, at a deeper level, with the ways of representing man’s world, across its declinations of gender, class, and race. Houses – the perennial, ubiquitous and silent background to our daily lives – could many “a tale unfold”: the tales of their inhabitants and/in their relationships with others, of the times they lived in, of their configurations of the world, as well as the visions (and nightmares) of the artists who created them. This collection offers a comprehensive and transdisciplinary look at the paper houses of English Literature in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Among the configurations addressed, the authors investigate the domestic spatialization of authority, gendered houses, narratives of household construction and deconstruction, exotic mansions, fin-de-siècle habitats, haunted edifices, and houses in detective and Gothic fiction.

Suddenly

By Bonnie Burnard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Isbn : 1554688507
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 164
  • File Pdf: suddenly.pdf

Book Summary:

The long-awaited novel from the Giller Prize–winning, #1 bestselling author of A Good House—a novel with the power to change the way women, and men, understand one another. A phone call in the night, an unexpected diagnosis—suddenly, life can change forever. Sandra, Colleen and Jude have been friends for nearly a lifetime. They share sexual secrets, decorating tips, counsel on marriage, even a hairdresser. Despite their differences and occasional snarls, the friendship only grows stronger over time, and their partners, Jack, Richard and Gus, go along with it, letting this union shape their lives. Now, with Sandra’s crisis, everyone must find a way to endure the present and imagine the future. sweeping through and beyond the second half of the 20th century—from men in space to 9/11— the novel creates an astonishingly intimate portrait of three women balanced on the knife edge of middle age.

Casino

By Bonnie Burnard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 1443421448
  • Pages : 25
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 910
  • File Pdf: casino.pdf

Book Summary:

During the idyllic nights of summer, locals and summer guests gather to dance out at the lake, until the night everything changes. Finalist for the Giller Prize and winner of the Saskatchewan Book of the Year, Casino & Other Stories pulls us beneath the surface of convention into uncharted and often unpredictable emotional territory. Wry and intelligent, humane and touching, Bonnie Burnard’s stories seduce and then surprise us with a sense of the familiar finally understood, and of passion recognized. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short stories collection to build your digital library.

Suddenly

By Bonnie Burnard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Isbn : 0748113029
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 813
  • File Pdf: suddenly.pdf

Book Summary:

A phone call in the night, an unexpected diagnosis, a shocking revelation - suddenly life can change forever. 'It's been here, in this bedroom, with Jack and without him, that she has found her only privacy. But now she's surrounded, day and night, by care. Yesterday she told Colleen and Jude that her dying has changed people more than anything else she can think of, and she watched their fixed smiles as it dawned on them that this is what she wants. She wants them to keep up with her. What she is finally beginning to understand is that all those years of talk, the pleasure of idiocy, the bouts of worry, the complaints, the humouring of memory, even the offhand, underdone affection, these are the least of it. The best of it is being known. Known over time.

Crush

By Bonnie Burnard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 1443419974
  • Pages : 25
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 728
  • File Pdf: crush.pdf

Book Summary:

In one daring act on a magnificently hot summer afternoon, a young girl challenges her mother, her upbringing, and her modesty, shifting from childhood into the murky world of adulthood. Finalist for the Giller Prize and winner of the Saskatchewan Book of the Year, Casino & Other Stories pulls us beneath the surface of convention into uncharted and often unpredictable emotional territory. Wry and intelligent, humane and touching, Bonnie Burnard’s stories seduce and then surprise us with a sense of the familiar finally understood, and of passion recognized. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short stories collection to build your digital library.

Nipple Man

By Bonnie Burnard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 1443421480
  • Pages : 25
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 421
  • File Pdf: nipple-man.pdf

Book Summary:

Finding love after divorce is never easy, and it took John ages to find Marion. But she’s holding back, and when he finds out why, the choice he makes will be the making of him as a man. Finalist for the Giller Prize and winner of the Saskatchewan Book of the Year, Casino & Other Stories pulls us beneath the surface of convention into uncharted and often unpredictable emotional territory. Wry and intelligent, humane and touching, Bonnie Burnard’s stories seduce and then surprise us with a sense of the familiar finally understood, and of passion recognized. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short stories collection to build your digital library.