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Book The Bridge

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  • Author : Iain Banks
  • Publisher : Abacus
  • Release : 2013-07-09
  • ISBN : 9780349139210
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book The Bridge written by Iain Banks and published by Abacus. This book was released on 2013-07-09 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The man who wakes up in the extraordinary world of a bridge has amnesia, and his doctor doesn't seem to want to cure him. Does it matter? Exploring the bridge occupies most of his days. But at night there are his dreams. Dreams in which desperate men drive sealed carriages across barren mountains to a bizarre rendezvous; an illiterate barbarian storms an enchanted tower under a stream of verbal abuse; and broken men walk forever over bridges without end, taunted by visions of a doomed sexuality. Lying in bed unconscious after an accident wouldn't be much fun, you'd think. Oh yes? It depends who and what you've left behind. Which is the stranger reality, day or night? Frequently hilarious and consistently disturbing, THE BRIDGE is a novel of outrageous contrasts, constructed chaos and elegant absurdities.

Book The Bridge

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  • Author : Bill Konigsberg
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2020-09-01
  • ISBN : 1338325051
  • Pages : 267 pages

Download or read book The Bridge written by Bill Konigsberg and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two teenagers, strangers to each other, have decided to jump from the same bridge at the same time. But what results is far from straightforward in this absorbing, honest lifesaver from acclaimed author Bill Konigsberg. Aaron and Tillie don't know each other, but they are both feeling suicidal, and arrive at the George Washington Bridge at the same time, intending to jump. Aaron is a gay misfit struggling with depression and loneliness. Tillie isn't sure what her problem is -- only that she will never be good enough.On the bridge, there are four things that could happen:Aaron jumps and Tillie doesn't.Tillie jumps and Aaron doesn't.They both jump.Neither of them jumps.Or maybe all four things happen, in this astonishing and insightful novel from Bill Konigsberg.

Book Die Brug

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  • Author : Karen Kingsbury
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 225 pages

Download or read book Die Brug written by Karen Kingsbury and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Waarom gebeur wonderwerke en tweede kanse altyd gedurende Kerstyd? Die Brug, 'n splinternuwe roman deur die New York Times topverkoperskrywer Karen Kingsbury, vertel die hartroerende verhaal van twee paartjies wat liefde en betekenis in 'n boekwinkel gevind het en wat geraak is deur die soort wonderwork wat slegs tydens Kerstyd plaasvind - die wonderwerk van 'n tweede kans. Kelly Allen woon in Portland, maar het haar hart verloor in Franklin waar sy vyf jaar gelede die man agtergelaat het wat sy nog nooit kon vergeet nie. Ná 'n aantal jare weg, woon Kade Henderson nou weer in Franklin. Hier he.

Book Under the Bridge

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  • Author : Rebecca Godfrey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2009-09-29
  • ISBN : 1439184119
  • Pages : 480 pages

Download or read book Under the Bridge written by Rebecca Godfrey and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2009-09-29 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: *Now a Hulu limited series starring Lily Gladstone, Riley Keough, and Archie Panjabi!* “A swift, harrowing classic perfect for these unnerving times.” —Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation One moonlit night, fourteen-year-old Reena Virk went to join friends at a party and never returned home. In this “tour de force of crime reportage” (Kirkus Reviews), acclaimed author Rebecca Godfrey takes us into the hidden world of the seven teenage girls—and boy—accused of a savage murder. As she follows the investigation and trials, Godfrey reveals the startling truth about the unlikely killers. Laced with lyricism and insight, Under the Bridge is an unforgettable look at a haunting modern tragedy.

Book Be the Bridge

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  • Author : Latasha Morrison
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2019-10-15
  • ISBN : 0525652884
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Be the Bridge written by Latasha Morrison and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2019-10-15 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ECPA BESTSELLER • “When it comes to the intersection of race, privilege, justice, and the church, Tasha is without question my best teacher. Be the Bridge is THE tool I wish to put in every set of hands.”—Jen Hatmaker WINNER OF THE CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD® • Winner of the Christianity Today Book Award • A leading advocate for racial reconciliation calls Christians to move toward deeper understanding in the midst of a divisive culture. In an era where we seem to be increasingly divided along racial lines, many are hesitant to step into the gap, fearful of saying or doing the wrong thing. At times the silence, particularly within the church, seems deafening. But change begins with an honest conversation among a group of Christians willing to give a voice to unspoken hurts, hidden fears, and mounting tensions. These ongoing dialogues have formed the foundation of a global movement called Be the Bridge—a nonprofit organization whose goal is to equip the church to have a distinctive and transformative response to racism and racial division. In this perspective-shifting book, founder Latasha Morrison shows how you can participate in this incredible work and replicate it in your own community. With conviction and grace, she examines the historical complexities of racism. She expertly applies biblical principles, such as lamentation, confession, and forgiveness, to lay the framework for restoration. Along with prayers, discussion questions, and other resources to enhance group engagement, Be the Bridge presents a compelling vision of what it means for every follower of Jesus to become a bridge builder—committed to pursuing justice and racial unity in light of the gospel.

Book The Bridge

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  • Author : Thane Gustafson
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2020-01-07
  • ISBN : 0674987950
  • Pages : 521 pages

Download or read book The Bridge written by Thane Gustafson and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2020-01-07 with total page 521 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Europe and Russia are pushing against each other in a contest of economic doctrines and political ambitions, seemingly erasing the vision of cooperation that emerged from the end of the Cold War. Thane Gustafson argues that natural gas serves as a bridge over troubled geopolitical waters, uniting the region through common economic interests.

Book The Bridge at Dong Ha

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  • Author : Estate of John G. Miller
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release : 1996-08-19
  • ISBN : 1612511570
  • Pages : 120 pages

Download or read book The Bridge at Dong Ha written by Estate of John G. Miller and published by Naval Institute Press. This book was released on 1996-08-19 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the true story of the legendary Vietnam War hero John Ripley, who braved intense enemy fire to destroy a strategic bridge and stall a major North Vietnamese invasion into the South in April 1972. Told by a fellow Marine, the account lays bare Ripley's innermost thoughts as he rigged 500 pounds of explosives by hand-walking the beams beneath the bridge, crimped detonators with his teeth, and raced the burning fuses back to shore, thus saving his comrades from certain death. First published in 1989, the book has broad appeal as a riveting tale of adventure. But John Miller has taken this daring act of heroism beyond the specifics of time and place to provide new insights into the nature of war and warriors, characteristics that have remained unchanged for centuries and will remain valid for generations to come. It has been on the Marine Corps Commandant's recommended reading list since 1990. Newly illustrated by Col. Charles Waterhouse, USMCR (Ret.).

Book The Boy on the Bridge  Extended Free Preview

Download or read book The Boy on the Bridge Extended Free Preview written by M. R. Carey and published by Orbit. This book was released on 2017-02-14 with total page 67 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of USA Today bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts, a terrifying new novel set in the same post-apocalyptic world. Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.

Book The Bridge Home

Download or read book The Bridge Home written by Padma Venkatraman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-04-14 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Readers will be captivated by this beautifully written novel about young people who must use their instincts and grit to survive. Padma infuses her story with hope and bravery that will inspire readers."--Aisha Saeed, author of the New York Times Bestseller Amal Unbound Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Padma Venkatraman's stirring middle-grade debut. Life is harsh on the teeming streets of Chennai, India, so when runaway sisters Viji and Rukku arrive, their prospects look grim. Very quickly, eleven-year-old Viji discovers how vulnerable they are in this uncaring, dangerous world. Fortunately, the girls find shelter--and friendship--on an abandoned bridge that's also the hideout of Muthi and Arul, two homeless boys, and the four of them soon form a family of sorts. And while making their living scavenging the city's trash heaps is the pits, the kids find plenty to take pride in, too. After all, they are now the bosses of themselves and no longer dependent on untrustworthy adults. But when illness strikes, Viji must decide whether to risk seeking help from strangers or to keep holding on to their fragile, hard-fought freedom.

Book To the Bridge

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  • Author : Nancy Rommelmann
  • Publisher : Little A
  • Release : 2018
  • ISBN : 9781542048422
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book To the Bridge written by Nancy Rommelmann and published by Little A. This book was released on 2018 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The case was closed, but for journalist Nancy Rommelmann, the mystery remained: What made a mother want to murder her own children? On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the middle of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and dropped her two children into the Willamette River. Forty minutes later, rescuers found the body of four-year-old Eldon. Miraculously, his seven-year-old sister, Trinity, was saved. As the public cried out for blood, Amanda was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to thirty-five years in prison. Embarking on a seven-year quest for the truth, Rommelmann traced the roots of Amanda's fury and desperation through thousands of pages of records, withheld documents, meetings with lawyers and convicts, and interviews with friends and family who felt shocked, confused, and emotionally swindled by a woman whose entire life was now defined by an unspeakable crime. At the heart of that crime: a tempestuous marriage, a family on the fast track to self-destruction, and a myriad of secrets and lies as dark and turbulent as the Willamette River.

Book The Bridge

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  • Author : Geert Mak
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 009953214X
  • Pages : 162 pages

Download or read book The Bridge written by Geert Mak and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Istanbul s Galata Bridge has spanned the Golden Horn since the sixth century AD, connecting the old city with the more Western districts to the north. But the bridge is a city in itself, peopled by merchants and petty thieves, tourists and fishermen, and at the same time a microcosmic reflection of Turkey as the link between Asia and Europe. Geert Mak introduces us to the woman who sells lottery tickets, the cigarette vendors, and the best pickpockets in Europe. He tells us about the pride of the cobbler and the tea-seller's homesickness. And he describes the role of honor in Turkish culture, the temptations of fundamentalism and violence, and the urge to survive, even in the face of despair. These stories of the bridge s denizens are interwoven with vignettes illuminating moments in the history of Istanbul and Turkey and shedding light on Turkey s relationship with Europe and the West, the Armenian question, the migration from the Turkish countryside to the city, and the demise of the Ottoman Empire."

Book This Bridge Will Not Be Gray

Download or read book This Bridge Will Not Be Gray written by Dave Eggers and published by Chronicle Books. This book was released on 2018-03-13 with total page 113 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A “witty [and] compelling” true story for kids about San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge—and why it’s orange—by the New York Times–bestselling author! (Fast Company). In this delightfully original nonfiction book, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dave Eggers tackles one of the most famous architectural monuments in the world: the Golden Gate Bridge—and all the arguments and debates about building it and what it should look like. Cut-paper illustrations by Tucker Nichols enliven the tale, and this revised edition also includes real-life letters from local constituents making the case for keeping the bridge orange. With sly humor and lots of fascinating historical facts, this is an accessible, enjoyable read for kids (or adults), transporting readers to the glorious Golden Gate no matter where they live. “Eggers’s featherlight humor provides laughs throughout.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review). “A love letter to infrastructure.” —The New York Times “A story compelling enough to keep adults interested as they read it (and re-read it and re-read it) each night at bedtime.” —Fast Company

Book The bridge of San Luis Rey

Download or read book The bridge of San Luis Rey written by Thornton Wilder and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2023-07-10 with total page 97 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The bridge of San Luis Rey" by Thornton Wilder. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Book Mussolini s Theatre

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  • Author : Patricia Gaborik
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2021-05-06
  • ISBN : 1108830595
  • Pages : 327 pages

Download or read book Mussolini s Theatre written by Patricia Gaborik and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-05-06 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A vividly written portrait of Benito Mussolini, whose passion for the theatre profoundly shaped his ideology and actions as head of fascist Italy This consistently illuminating book transforms our understanding of fascism as a whole, and will have strong appeal to readers in both theatre studies and modern Italian history.

Book The Bridge Kingdom

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  • Author : Danielle L. Jensen
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2019-08-13
  • ISBN : 1733090304
  • Pages : 410 pages

Download or read book The Bridge Kingdom written by Danielle L. Jensen and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2019-08-13 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The iconic Bridge Kingdom series begins: a sweeping, sizzling fantasy romance filled with political intrigue and passionate love, from the New York Times bestselling author of A Fate Inked in Blood. "Heart-pounding romance and intense action wrapped in a spellbinding world. I was hooked from the first page!"—Elise Kova, USA Today bestselling author of A Deal with the Elf King A warrior princess trained in isolation, Lara is driven by two certainties. The first is that King Aren of the Bridge Kingdom is her enemy. And the second is that she'll be the one to bring him to his knees. The only route through a storm-ravaged world, the Bridge Kingdom enriches itself and deprives its rivals, including Lara's homeland. So when she's sent as a bride under the guise of peace, Lara is prepared to do whatever it takes to fracture its impenetrable defenses. And the defenses of its king. Yet as she infiltrates her new home and gains a deeper understanding of the war to possess the bridge, Lara begins to question whether she's the hero or the villain. And as her feelings for Aren transform from frosty hostility to fierce passion, Lara must choose which kingdom she'll save . . . and which kingdom she'll destroy. Don’t miss any of Danielle L. Jensen's Bridge Kingdom series: THE BRIDGE KINGDOM • THE TRAITOR QUEEN • THE INADEQUATE HEIR • THE ENDLESS WAR

Book The Other Side of the Bridge

Download or read book The Other Side of the Bridge written by Mary Lawson and published by Dial Press. This book was released on 2006-09-26 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of the beloved #1 national bestseller Crow Lake comes an exceptional new novel of jealously, rivalry and the dangerous power of obsession. Two brothers, Arthur and Jake Dunn, are the sons of a farmer in the mid-1930s, when life is tough and another world war is looming. Arthur is reticent, solid, dutiful and set to inherit the farm and his father’s character; Jake is younger, attractive, mercurial and dangerous to know – the family misfit. When a beautiful young woman comes into the community, the fragile balance of sibling rivalry tips over the edge. Then there is Ian, the family’s next generation, and far too sure he knows the difference between right and wrong. By now it is the fifties, and the world has changed—a little, but not enough. These two generations in the small town of Struan, Ontario, are tragically interlocked, linked by fate and community but separated by a war which devours its young men—its unimaginable horror reaching right into the heart of this remote corner of an empire. With her astonishing ability to turn the ratchet of tension slowly and delicately, Lawson builds their story to a shocking climax. Taut with apprehension, surprising us with moments of tenderness and humour, The Other Side of the Bridge is a compelling, humane and vividly evoked novel with an irresistible emotional undertow.

Book The Bridge on the Drina

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  • Author : Ivo Andríc
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1977
  • ISBN : 9780226020457
  • Pages : 324 pages

Download or read book The Bridge on the Drina written by Ivo Andríc and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1977 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A great stone bridge built three centuries ago in the heart of the Balkans ... stands witness to the countless lives played out upon it" and to the sufferings of the people of Bosnia.--Cover.