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Prices for Garden of the Lost and Abandoned by Jessica Yu
Garden of the Lost and Abandoned by Jessica Yu. The problem by most lights is overwhelming: at least 5,000 children live on the streets of Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. Some forget the names of their villages. The youngest may not know the names of their parents. But Gladys Kalibbala --- part journalist, part detective, part Good Samaritan --- does not hesitate to dive into difficult or even dangerous situations to aid a child. Author of a newspaper column called “Lost and Abandoned,” she is
Happiness by Heather Harpham. A shirt-grabbing, page-turning love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices. Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny, but loathe to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant.
Prices for Happiness by Heather Harpham
Happiness by Heather Harpham. A shirt-grabbing, page-turning love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices. Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny, but loathe to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant.
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Prices for On A Farther Shore by William Souder
On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson by William Souder. Elegantly written and meticulously researched, On a Farther Shore reveals a shy yet passionate woman more at home in the natural world than in the literary one that embraced her.
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Prices for Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. In his first book, Noah tells his coming of age story with his larger-than-life mother during the last gasps of apartheid-era South Africa and the turbulent years that followed. Noah was born illegal -- the son of a white, Dutch father and a black Xhosa mother, who had to pretend to be his nanny or his father's servant in the brief moments when the family came together.
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Prices for Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl
Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake. Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days, illustrated by Quentin Blake. As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop.There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury's.
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Prices for Dear Quentin by Quentin Bryce
Dear Quentin by Quentin Bryce. As Australia's first female governor-general, Quentin Bryce hand wrote about fifty letters each week. They were to people she had met and connected with as her role took her from palaces to outback schools, war zones to memorials, and intimate audiences to lavish ceremonies. Even more letters were delivered to her weekly from every corner of the country. Generous, witty and always heartfelt, Bryce's letter-writing skills were honed at boarding school when she would
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In Order To Live by Yeonmi Park. Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation, or disease, or even execution. This book is the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape through China's underworld of smugglers and human traffickers.
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Prices for Born On a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet
Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet. Like the character Hoffman portrayed, he can perform extraordinary maths in his head, sees numbers as shapes, colours, textures and motions, and can learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in three days. He also has a compulsive need for order and routine. He eats exactly 45 grams of porridge for breakfast and cannot leave the house without counting the number of items of clothing he’s wearing.
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Prices for More About Boy by Roald Dahl
More About Boy by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake. Now you can discover even more about Roald Dahl's childhood, including some secrets he left out. Some are painful, some are funny, but all of them are TRUE.
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Prices for Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Readers' Edition) by Saroo Brierley
Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Readers' Edition) by Saroo Brierley. Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a family in Australia. This inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds is now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.
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Prices for Unmasked by Turia Pitt & Bryce Corbett
Unmasked by Turia Pitt, Bryce Corbett. It's been 5 years since Turia Pitt made headlines for having barely survived her ordeal in the desert. And in that time, she has become one of the most inspirational women in Australia. Via her first book, Everything To Live For we know about the why, how and what of that fateful day in Sep 2011. We know how she died 4 times on the operating table and her tortuous road to recovery. This book unmasks the real Turia- funny, fierce, intelligent, flawed.
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Prices for The Boy Behind the Curtain by Tim Winton
The Boy Behind the Curtain by Tim Winton. The remarkable true stories of The Boy Behind the Curtain reveal an intimate and rare view of Tim Winton's imagination at work and play. A chronicler of sudden turnings, brutal revelations and tender sideswipes, Tim Winton has always been in the business of trouble. But as these extraordinarily powerful memoirs show, the abrupt and the headlong are old familiars to the author himself, for in many ways his has been a life shaped by havoc.
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Prices for Alan Partridge: Nomad by Alan Partridge
In ALAN PARTRIDGE: NOMAD, Alan dons his boots, windcheater & scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew -it's called Britain- intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes -not a man (because he was one to start off with)- but a better, more inspiring example of a man.
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Prices for A Perfect Union of Contrary Things by Maynard James Keenan
A Perfect Union of Contrary Things by Maynard James Keenan. Here is the authorized biography of the one and only Maynard James Keenan. The book traces Keenan's journey from his Midwest childhood to his years in the Army to his time in art school, from his stint at a Boston pet shop to his place in the international spotlight and his influence on contemporary music and regional winemaking.
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Prices for Try Hard: Tales from the Life of a Needy Overachiever by Em Rusciano
Try Hard: Tales from the Life of a Needy Overachiever by Em Rusciano. A hilarious, heartfelt memoir from one of Australia’s most adored performers. Funny, feisty and fabulous, Em Rusciano’s insights into her world of mayhem, stardom and motherhood is a laugh-out-loud, cry-out-loud balm for the soul.