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Book Satellite Love

    Book Details:
  • Author : Genki Ferguson
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release : 2021-03-02
  • ISBN : 0771049870
  • Pages : 281 pages

Download or read book Satellite Love written by Genki Ferguson and published by McClelland & Stewart. This book was released on 2021-03-02 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A beautifully unconventional debut novel about a girl, a boy, and a satellite—and a bittersweet meditation on loneliness, alienation, and what it means to be human. Longlisted for Canada Reads, shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Literary Fiction and for Speculative Fiction. Named CBC Radio's Q Book Pick of the Month, a CBC Books Spring Reading List Title, a Shelf Life Books Book of the Month, a Toronto Life and Nikkei Voice summer read recommendation, one of Daily Hive's 10 Essential Reads to Celebrate Asian Canadian Writers, and one of Quill & Quire booksellers' Books of the Year. On the eve of the new millennium, in a city in southern Japan that progress has forgotten, sixteen-year-old Anna Obata looks to the stars for solace. An outcast at school, and left to fend for herself and care for her increasingly senile grandfather at home, Anna copes with her loneliness by searching the night sky for answers. But everything changes the evening the Low Earth Orbit satellite (LEO for short) returns her gaze and sees her as no one else has before. After Leo is called down to Earth, he embarks on an extraordinary journey to understand his own humanity as well as the fragile mind of the young woman who called him into being. As Anna withdraws further into her own mysterious plans, he will be forced to question the limits of his devotion and the lengths he will go to protect her. Full of surprising imaginative leaps and yet grounded by a profound understanding of the human heart, Satellite Love is a brilliant and deeply moving meditation on loneliness, faith, and the yearning for meaning and connection. It is an unforgettable story about the indomitable power of the imagination and the mind's ability to heal itself, no matter the cost, no matter the odds.

Book Satellite

Download or read book Satellite written by Nick Lake and published by Ember. This book was released on 2019-04-23 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A teenage boy born in space makes his first trip to Earth in this engrossing sci-fi adventure for fans of The Martian from award-winning author Nick Lake. He’s going to a place he’s never been before: home. Moon 2 is a space station that orbits approximately 250 miles above Earth. It travels 17,500 miles an hour, making one full orbit every ninety minutes. It’s also the only home that fifteen-year-old Leo and two other teens have ever known. Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They’ve been “parented” by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight. But has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma? Because while the planet may be home to billions of people, living there is more treacherous than Leo and his friends could ever have imagined, and their very survival will mean defying impossible odds.

Book Satellite Love

    Book Details:
  • Author : Genki Ferguson
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release : 2021-03-02
  • ISBN : 0771049889
  • Pages : 281 pages

Download or read book Satellite Love written by Genki Ferguson and published by McClelland & Stewart. This book was released on 2021-03-02 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A beautifully unconventional debut novel about a girl, a boy, and a satellite—and a bittersweet meditation on loneliness, alienation, and what it means to be human. Longlisted for Canada Reads, shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Literary Fiction and for Speculative Fiction. Named CBC Radio's Q Book Pick of the Month, a CBC Books Spring Reading List Title, a Shelf Life Books Book of the Month, a Toronto Life and Nikkei Voice summer read recommendation, one of Daily Hive's 10 Essential Reads to Celebrate Asian Canadian Writers, and one of Quill & Quire booksellers' Books of the Year. On the eve of the new millennium, in a city in southern Japan that progress has forgotten, sixteen-year-old Anna Obata looks to the stars for solace. An outcast at school, and left to fend for herself and care for her increasingly senile grandfather at home, Anna copes with her loneliness by searching the night sky for answers. But everything changes the evening the Low Earth Orbit satellite (LEO for short) returns her gaze and sees her as no one else has before. After Leo is called down to Earth, he embarks on an extraordinary journey to understand his own humanity as well as the fragile mind of the young woman who called him into being. As Anna withdraws further into her own mysterious plans, he will be forced to question the limits of his devotion and the lengths he will go to protect her. Full of surprising imaginative leaps and yet grounded by a profound understanding of the human heart, Satellite Love is a brilliant and deeply moving meditation on loneliness, faith, and the yearning for meaning and connection. It is an unforgettable story about the indomitable power of the imagination and the mind's ability to heal itself, no matter the cost, no matter the odds.

Book Satellite

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  • Author : Lauren Emily Whalen
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017-11-17
  • ISBN : 9781629898360
  • Pages : 260 pages

Download or read book Satellite written by Lauren Emily Whalen and published by . This book was released on 2017-11-17 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A boy, a girl, a family and a secret...Carefree sixteen-year-old Levon and contemplative seventeen-year-old Harmony are best friends and family -- his DJ dad and her yogi father have been in love for years, and they all live together in Chicago¿s vibrant Boystown neighborhood. So what if the dads have been arguing more lately, Levon's latest girlfriend just had a pregnancy scare, and two summers ago, Levon and Harmony's relationship crossed a very important line? They don¿t need anyone but each other -- until one September afternoon when Levon returns home to a half-empty apartment. Harmony and her father have moved to Los Angeles, where Harmony discovers a new side of herself, including an attraction to enigmatic classmate Elke. Meanwhile, back in Chicago, Levon tries to adjust to life without Harmony and with an increasingly distant dad, throwing himself into a choice role in The Nutcracker and considering a professional dance career that would take him far away from the city he's always called home. But as Levon and Harmony drift apart and back together, a sudden tragedy reveals a secret kept by their blended families -- a secret that could change their already-complex relationship forever. Told in Levon and Harmony's alternating perspectives, with flashbacks to the times when life was easier (or was it?), Satellite is both an exploration and celebration of the messiness of love.

Book Aerial Geology

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  • Author : Mary Caperton Morton
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release : 2017-10-04
  • ISBN : 1604698357
  • Pages : 306 pages

Download or read book Aerial Geology written by Mary Caperton Morton and published by Timber Press. This book was released on 2017-10-04 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Get your head into the clouds with Aerial Geology.” —The New York Times Book Review Aerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations. Crisscrossing the continent from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to the Great Salt Lake in Utah, Mary Caperton Morton brings you on a fantastic tour, sharing aerial and satellite photography, explanations on how each site was formed, and details on what makes each landform noteworthy. Maps and diagrams help illustrate the geological processes and help clarify scientific concepts. Fact-filled, curious, and way more fun than the geology you remember from grade school, Aerial Geology is a must-have for the insatiably curious, armchair geologists, million-mile travelers, and anyone who has stared out the window of a plane and wondered what was below.

Book Sputnik Sweetheart

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  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2001-05-22
  • ISBN : 0375413464
  • Pages : 242 pages

Download or read book Sputnik Sweetheart written by Haruki Murakami and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2001-05-22 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part romance, part detective story, Sputnik Sweetheart tells the story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited love. Now with a new introduction from the author. K is madly in love with his best friend, Sumire, but her devotion to a writerly life precludes her from any personal commitments. At least, that is, until she meets an older woman to whom she finds herself irresistibly drawn. When Sumire disappears from an island off the coast of Greece, K is solicited to join the search party—and finds himself drawn back into her world and beset by ominous visions. Subtle and haunting, Sputnik Sweetheart is a profound meditation on human longing.

Book Satellite Sisters   Uncommon Senses

Download or read book Satellite Sisters Uncommon Senses written by Julie Dolan and published by Riverhead Books (Hardcover). This book was released on 2001 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Satellite Sisters*, stars of the Public Radio show of the same name, comes an explanation of the uncommon senses--A Sense of Self, A Sense of Connection, A Sense of Humor, A Sense of Adventure, and A Sense of Direction--along with anecdotes, lists, recipes, quiz questions, and more.

Book Satellite People

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  • Author : Hans Olav Lahlum
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2015-02-12
  • ISBN : 0230769543
  • Pages : 401 pages

Download or read book Satellite People written by Hans Olav Lahlum and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2015-02-12 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A gripping, evocative and ingenious mystery which pays homage to Agatha Christie, Satellite People is the second Norwegian mystery in Hans Olav Lahlum's series. Oslo, 1969. When a wealthy man collapses and dies during a dinner party, Norwegian Police Inspector Kolbjørn Kristiansen, known as K2, is left shaken. For the victim, Magdalon Schelderup, a multimillionaire businessman and former resistance fighter, had contacted him only the day before, fearing for his life. It soon becomes clear that every one of Schelderup's ten dinner guests is a suspect in the case. The businessman was disliked, even despised, by many of those close to him; and his recently revised Will may have set events in motion. But which of the guests - from his current and former wives and three children to his attractive secretary and old cohorts in the resistance - had the greatest motive for murder? With the inestimable help of Patricia - a brilliant, acerbic young woman who lives an isolated life at home, in her wheelchair - K2 begins to untangle the lies and deceit within each of the guests' testimonies. But as the investigators receive one mysterious letter after another warning of further deaths, K2 realises he must race to uncover the killer. Before they strike again . . .

Book Night Road

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  • Author : Kristin Hannah
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2011-03-22
  • ISBN : 1429965029
  • Pages : 396 pages

Download or read book Night Road written by Kristin Hannah and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2011-03-22 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, Kristin Hannah's Night Road raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. "A rich, multilayered reading experience, and an easy recommendation for book clubs." —Library Journal (starred review) Life comes down to a series of choices. To hold on... To let go...to forget...to forgive... Which road will you take? For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children's needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia's best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Jude does everything to keep her kids out of harm's way. But senior year of high school tests them all. It's a dangerous, explosive season of drinking, driving, parties, and kids who want to let loose. And then on a hot summer's night, one bad decision is made. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget...or the courage to forgive. Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, Night Road raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope. This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love. "You cannot read Night Road and not be affected by the story and the characters. The total impact of the book will stay with you for days to come after it is finished." —The Huffington Post

Book The Sweeney Sisters

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lian Dolan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2020-04-28
  • ISBN : 0062909061
  • Pages : 377 pages

Download or read book The Sweeney Sisters written by Lian Dolan and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2020-04-28 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is a big-hearted belly-laugh of a book, told with wit and poignancy. Family secrets, laughter and tears, shocking reveals, and an uplifting ending make this a story to savor--and share."--Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost and Found Bookshop An accomplished storyteller returns with her biggest, boldest, most entertaining novel yet—a hilarious, heartfelt story about books, love, sisterhood, and the surprises we discover in our DNA. Maggie, Eliza, and Tricia Sweeney grew up as a happy threesome in the idyllic seaside town of Southport, Connecticut. But their mother’s death from cancer fifteen years ago tarnished their golden-hued memories, and the sisters drifted apart. Their one touchstone is their father, Bill Sweeney, an internationally famous literary lion and college professor universally adored by critics, publishers, and book lovers. When Bill dies unexpectedly one cool June night, his shell-shocked daughters return to their childhood home. They aren’t quite sure what the future holds without their larger-than-life father, but they do know how to throw an Irish wake to honor a man of his stature. But as guests pay their respects and reminisce, one stranger, emboldened by whiskey, has crashed the party. It turns out that she too is a Sweeney sister. When Washington, DC based journalist Serena Tucker had her DNA tested on a whim a few weeks earlier, she learned she had a 50% genetic match with a childhood neighbor—Maggie Sweeney of Southport, Connecticut. It seems Serena’s chilly WASP mother, Birdie, had a history with Bill Sweeney—one that has remained totally secret until now. Once the shock wears off, questions abound. What does this mean for William’s literary legacy? Where is the unfinished memoir he’s stashed away, and what will it reveal? And how will a fourth Sweeney sister—a blond among redheads—fit into their story? By turns revealing, insightful, and uproarious, The Sweeney Sisters is equal parts cautionary tale and celebration—a festive and heartfelt look at what truly makes a family. "Dolan uses her experience in podcasting with her own sisters to craft believable women characters who worry about real problems and use wry humor to push through dark moments . . . . A warmhearted portrait of love embracing true hearts."—Kirkus

Book We Are Satellites

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  • Author : Sarah Pinsker
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2021-05-11
  • ISBN : 1984802607
  • Pages : 402 pages

Download or read book We Are Satellites written by Sarah Pinsker and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2021-05-11 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Taut and elegant, carefully introspected and thoughtfully explored."—The New York Times From Hugo award-winning author Sarah Pinsker comes a novel about one family and the technology that divides them. Everybody's getting one. Val and Julie just want what’s best for their kids, David and Sophie. So when teenage son David comes home one day asking for a Pilot, a new brain implant to help with school, they reluctantly agree. This is the future, after all. Soon, Julie feels mounting pressure at work to get a Pilot to keep pace with her colleagues, leaving Val and Sophie part of the shrinking minority of people without the device. Before long, the implications are clear, for the family and society: get a Pilot or get left behind. With government subsidies and no downside, why would anyone refuse? And how do you stop a technology once it's everywhere? Those are the questions Sophie and her anti-Pilot movement rise up to answer, even if it puts them up against the Pilot's powerful manufacturer and pits Sophie against the people she loves most.

Book Satellites in the High Country

Download or read book Satellites in the High Country written by Jason Mark and published by Island Press. This book was released on 2015-09-29 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Satellites in the High Country, journalist and adventurer Jason Mark travels beyond the bright lights and certainties of our cities to seek wildness wherever it survives. In California's Point Reyes National Seashore, a battle over oyster farming and designated wilderness pits former allies against one another, as locals wonder whether wilderness should be untouched, farmed, or something in between. In Washington's Cascade Mountains, a modern-day wild woman and her students learn to tan hides and start fires without matches, attempting to connect with a primal past out of reach for the rest of society. And in Colorado's High Country, dark skies and clear air reveal a breathtaking expanse of stars, flawed only by the arc of a satellite passing--beauty interrupted by the traffic of a million conversations. These expeditions to the edges of civilization's grid show us that, although our notions of pristine nature may be shattering, the mystery of the wild still exists--and in fact, it is more crucial than ever.

Book The Adventurer s Son

Download or read book The Adventurer s Son written by Roman Dial and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2020-02-18 with total page 345 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Destined to become an adventure classic." —Anchorage Daily News Hailed as "gripping" (New York Times) and "beautiful" (Washington Post), The Adventurer's Son is Roman Dial’s extraordinary and widely acclaimed account of his two-year quest to unravel the mystery of his son’s disappearance in the jungles of Costa Rica. In the predawn hours of July 10, 2014, the twenty-seven-year-old son of preeminent Alaskan scientist and National Geographic Explorer Roman Dial, walked alone into Corcovado National Park, an untracked rainforest along Costa Rica’s remote Pacific Coast that shelters miners, poachers, and drug smugglers. He carried a light backpack and machete. Before he left, Cody Roman Dial emailed his father: “I am not sure how long it will take me, but I’m planning on doing 4 days in the jungle and a day to walk out. I’ll be bounded by a trail to the west and the coast everywhere else, so it should be difficult to get lost forever.” They were the last words Dial received from his son. As soon as he realized Cody Roman’s return date had passed, Dial set off for Costa Rica. As he trekked through the dense jungle, interviewing locals and searching for clues—the authorities suspected murder—the desperate father was forced to confront the deepest questions about himself and his own role in the events. Roman had raised his son to be fearless, to be at home in earth’s wildest places, travelling together through rugged Alaska to remote Borneo and Bhutan. Was he responsible for his son’s fate? Or, as he hoped, was Cody Roman safe and using his wilderness skills on a solo adventure from which he would emerge at any moment? Part detective story set in the most beautiful yet dangerous reaches of the planet, The Adventurer’s Son emerges as a far deeper tale of discovery—a journey to understand the truth about those we love the most. The Adventurer’s Son includes fifty black-and-white photographs.

Book Somebody to Love

    Book Details:
  • Author : Kristan Higgins
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Release : 2021-02-08
  • ISBN : 1488039518
  • Pages : 430 pages

Download or read book Somebody to Love written by Kristan Higgins and published by HQN Books. This book was released on 2021-02-08 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An unexpected summer fling could turn out to be the best decision she’s ever made! After her father loses the family fortune in an insider-trading scheme, single mom Parker Welles is faced with some hard decisions. First order of business: go to Gideon’s Cove, Maine, to sell the only thing she now owns—a decrepit house in need of some serious flipping. When her father’s wingman, James Cahill, asks to go with her, she’s not thrilled…even if he is fairly gorgeous and knows his way around a toolbox. Second on Parker’s list: find a nice man to have a no-strings-attached summer fling with…if that’s even possible in a small town. Having to fend for herself financially for the first time in her life, Parker signs on as a florist’s assistant and starts to find out who she really is. Maybe James isn’t the boring lawyer she always thought he was. And maybe the house isn’t the only thing that needs a little TLC. Previously published.

Book How Wild Things Are

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  • Author : Analiese Gregory
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2021-02-03
  • ISBN : 9781743796023
  • Pages : 240 pages

Download or read book How Wild Things Are written by Analiese Gregory and published by . This book was released on 2021-02-03 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One young chef's ode in recipes and words to the isolated, Australian island-state at the bottom of the world. How Wild Things Are celebrates nature and the slow food life on the rugged and sometimes wild island of Tasmania. When chef Analiese Gregory relocated after years of pushing through her anxiety and cooking in high-end restaurants, she found a new rhythm to the days she spent hunting, fishing, cooking, and foraging--a girl's own adventure at the bottom of the world. With more than 50 recipes, including cheese making and charcuterie, interwoven with Analiese's thoughtful narrative and accompanied by stunning photography, it is also a window into the joys of travel, freedom, vulnerability, and the perennial search for meaning in what we do. This is a blueprint for how to live, as much as how to cook.

Book Radio

Download or read book Radio written by Marlin R. Taylor and published by . This book was released on 2018 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marlin Taylor's Radio ... My Love, My Passion relates the definitive history of radio's easy listening music format-one of the medium's most endearing and enduring programming presentations. Who better than the father of the format himself should tell this story? Marlin's recollections are inspiring and insightful. They reflect his conviction that radio stations should operate foremost as public servants, a viewpoint that contrasts sharply with the mindsets of the broadcasters who regarded their stations as not much more than automated jukeboxes. You'll come to learn that Marlin is a man of principle who, at a very tender age, discovered the power of this most personal of all the mass media to evoke listener response and affinity. In a sixty-year career spanning from AM to FM to XM, the always-Innovative Mr. Taylor embraced radio, exploiting its capabilities to their fullest potential. Enjoy learning about the background of this pioneering, trailblazing broadcaster! Book jacket.

Book Meeting the Challenge

Download or read book Meeting the Challenge written by Philip Pressel and published by AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics). This book was released on 2013 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents the recently declassified story of the design, development, production, and operation of the Hexagon KH-9 reconnaissance satellite, that provided photographic intelligence to the United States government, and it stands as one of the most complicated systems ever put into space.