This Italian book is the first of a series that has been well known and well loved in Europe for years. This English translation has made it available to a wider audience, who have embraced it just as enthusiastically. Apparently inspired by the author's own childhood (Elena Ferrante is a pseudonym and the author's identity remains a secret), it tells the story of Elena and her friend Lila. Both are intelligent young girls growing up poor in post-war Italy. Elena manages to find ways to continue her education as she grows older, while Lila instead has to work.
In this mesmerizing narrative about the friendship between two girls in a working-class district of Naples, the author examines the influences of wealth, education, history and revenge on the social strata of the town and explores how the hunger for freedom expresses itself differently in each character.
A winner of an Edgar, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America each year, Ordinary Grace tells the story of Frank and his brother Jake in rural Minnesota. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) Following the murder of a young boy, Frank begins to understand the complexities of adult life as he comes of age. Many secrets are revealed in the wake of the murder, each one challenging Frank's innocence and faith.
“It was a summer in which death, in visitation, assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder. I still spend a lot of time thinking about the events of that summer. About the terrible price of wisdom. The awful grace of God.”
Recently made into a major motion picture, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green tells the story of two teenagers facing the prospect of death. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) The main character Hazel is pushed to attend a support group for kids with cancer. While there, she meets a young man with cancer named Augustus Waters. The two bond over their unique experience and help each other deal with the possibility of having their young lives cut short by their illness.
I connected to these teens and to their parents. I can honestly say I "enjoyed" this book, it was funny, haunting and tragic all at the same time. Don't pass on it because of the big "C", you'll be missing quite a gem.
This summary will explore all the details of the story as well as discuss the real heroes and villains of the story. This book serves as an accompaniment to the best seller The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons. It is meant to broaden the listener's understanding of the book and to offer some insights which can easily be overlooked. You should order a copy of the actual book before reading this.
This story held my interest and attention from beginning to end. The primary plotline of this story is about the mystery surrounding fourteen-year-old Suzanne who is the missing daughter of Benjamin Lombard.
You need to read this book because this will help you dive deeper into the world of David McCullough. The Wright Brothers: The Dramatic Story Behind The Story by David McCullough is an Amazon best seller that looks at the amazing work completed by the Wright Brothers in creating the very first airplane. This innovate discovery is given depth as we get to know the creators behind it much better. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)
The kind of information that can make a difference in your decision making. Good style of writing and voice. I enjoyed it.
This is a summary of legal mystery The Life We Bury, which follows law student Joe Talbert as he interviews a convicted murderer. The convict, Cal Iverson, has maintained his innocence for the two decades he had been serving time. Joe begins to believe him and starts investigating the crime, the murder and rape of 14-year-old Crystal Marie Hagen.
Wonderfully crafted and written, with characters I want to see again! Good resolutions, but not trite at all. I'm recommending it to everyone!
A modern fable, The Alchemist follows the story of the young shepherd, Santiago, as he pursues his dream and life's purpose. Along the way he meets many friends and teachers, overcomes obstacles, and learns what is most important to him. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) Called one of the best novels of the 20th century, The Alchemist has been translated into over 80 languages, the timeless story one that resonates with people of every culture and place. With lessons for life, love, and for following your heart, The Alchemist has much to offer.
I read this book by chance before leaving on my Euro tour. It changed my life. Kept looking for signs and found them all over. had the most magical tour. Now still have the magical life...:)
This audiobook will teach you everything you need to know about affiliate marketing. It discusses how it all started and evolved into the multi-billion dollar industry that it is today. In this audiobook, we will discuss how you can get your slice of the affiliate marketing pie. You will learn how you can start with this business and build your affiliate marketing assets from scratch. You will also learn how to develop content and drive massive amounts of traffic to them through organic (free) and paid methods.
The affiliate marketing opportunity revealed by this author has helped me make my first real money online! Who would have believed it! It's not much at the moment but I'm confident I'll get to the 6 figure mark soon!
The Devil in the White City tells two different stories, of two different men. One is Daniel Burnham, architect and organizer of the 1893 World's Fair. The other is H. H. Holmes, the serial killer who found his prey in the fair's crowds.
I enjoyed this listen so much I lost sleep to continue listening. Scott Brick is my favorite narrator and he doesn't disappoint here. Set in Chicago in the late 1800's the book tells two stories.
Dr. Brené Brown has given listeners yet another self-help book to wow audiences and transform their lives. She hasn't disappointed with her books in the past and The Gifts of Imperfection is no different. In this book she defines what it means to live a wholehearted life and then gives listeners 10 solid guideposts to incorporating wholehearted living into their lives.
One thing I must say is that I do NOT like this rating system...this work is not a novel, and what does performance mean? The work is based on Brown's research. It expands on the YouTube videos. I wish we could all have the courage to work though the issues that she puts to paper (so to speak). I have read this book much the same way as I do many of the books like this, which are in my library--helter skelter and then go back to the beginning and read it beginning to end.