The Book of what Remains
Score: 4
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The Book of what Remains


  • Author : Benjamin Alire S‡enz
  • Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781556592973


The Book of what Remains Book Description :

Presents a collection of poems focusing on the border between the United States and Mexico....

What Remains and Other Stories
Score: 5
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What Remains and Other Stories


  • Author : Christa Wolf
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1995-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226904954


What Remains and Other Stories Book Description :

What Remains collects Christa Wolf's short fiction, from early work in the sixties to the widely debated title story, first published in Germany in 1990. Addressing a wide range of topics, from sexual politics to the nature of memory, these powerful and often very personal stories offer a fascinating introduction to Wolf's work. What Remains and Other Stories . . . is clear and farsighted. The eight heartfelt stories in the book show why she has been respected as a serious author since her 1968 novel, The Quest for Christa T. . . . Wolf uses her own experiences and observations to create universal themes about the controls upon human freedom.—Herbert Mitgang, New York Times Christa Wolf has set herself nothing less than the task of exploring what i...

What Remains
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

What Remains


  • Author : Helene Dunbar
  • Publisher : North Star Editions, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-05-08
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738744742


What Remains Book Description :

After a terrible accident, Cal Ryan loses his promising baseball career and Lizzie, one of his best friends. Everyone expects him to pick up the pieces and move on, but all that remains for Cal is an overwhelming sense that her death was his fault. Cal thought he could overcome any obstacle. But grief might be the one exception....

Strength in What Remains
Score: 4
From 71 Ratings

Strength in What Remains


  • Author : Tracy Kidder
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-08-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1588368513


Strength in What Remains Book Description :

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle •Chicago Tribune • The Christian Science Monitor • Publishers Weekly In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances. Deo arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then Deo begins to meet the strangers who will change ...

What Remains of Heaven
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

What Remains of Heaven


  • Author : C. S. Harris
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101151307


What Remains of Heaven Book Description :

Sebastian St. Cyr's search for the killer of the controversial Bishop of London leads him from the back alleys of Smithfield to the power corridors of Whitehall to the well-guarded secrets of his own family's past....

Imminent Science

Imminent Science


  • Author : Giovanni F. Bignami
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788847053526


Imminent Science Book Description :

This is not science fiction. It’s a voyage on the arrow of time to the coming fifty years. The legendary palindromic character Mr. Qfwfq from Italo Calvino’s collection of short stories, The Cosmicomics, will go with us – he who knows all the answers but will give out no hints. He will help us to discover the innovations that will have changed our lives by 2062, when, riding astride Halley’s Comet, our omniscient extraterrestrial will return to visit us.In this book, we shall learn how astronomers will devote themselves to the study of the mysterious force of dark energy, which makes up some three-quarters of the Universe. We shall also delve deeply into the study of our Earth, to exploit the immense thermal energy that lies beneath our feet....

The Remains of the Day
Score: 4
From 208 Ratings

The Remains of the Day


  • Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-07-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307576187


The Remains of the Day Book Description :

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life....

What Remains
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

What Remains


  • Author : Sally Mann
  • Publisher : Bulfinch
  • Release Date : 2003-09-23
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0821228439


What Remains Book Description :

Internationally acclaimed photographer Sally Mann offers a five-part meditation on mortality....

What Remains

What Remains


  • Author : Natsuo Kirino
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Kidnapping victims
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 184655005X


What Remains Book Description :

A 10 year old girl is kidnapped on her way home from ballet class. Her abductor makes no ransom demand; instead he keeps her prisoner above the factory where he works. Keiko Kitamura endures degradation and squalor but never gives up hope, and a year passes before the factory owner's wife discovers and frees her. Twenty-five years later Keiko, now a famous novelist, leaves her husband without word except for a post-it note on the manuscript for her latest work, called WHAT REMAINS. Alongside the novel is letter from her abductor, Kenji, who has recently been released from prison. WHAT REMAINS chronicles Keiko's time in captivity and subsequent release. Through the resulting criminal investigation into her abduction, Keiko's relationship with Kenji co...

Mill Town

Mill Town


  • Author : Kerri Arsenault
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250155955


Mill Town Book Description :

A galvanizing and powerful debut, Mill Town is an American story, a human predicament, and a moral wake-up call that asks: what are we willing to tolerate and whose lives are we willing to sacrifice for our own survival? Kerri Arsenault grew up in the rural working class town of Mexico, Maine. For over 100 years the community orbited around a paper mill that employs most townspeople, including three generations of Arsenault’s own family. Years after she moved away, Arsenault realized the price she paid for her seemingly secure childhood. The mill, while providing livelihoods for nearly everyone, also contributed to the destruction of the environment and the decline of the town’s economic, physical, and emotional health in a slow-moving catastroph...