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The Cat I Never Named

Author : Amra Sabic-El-Rayess
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The stunning memoir of a Muslim teen struggling to survive in the midst of the Bosnian genocide--and the stray cat who protected her family through it all. In 1992, Amra was a teen in Bihac, Bosnia, when her best friend said they couldn't speak anymore. Her friend didn't say why, but Amra knew the reason: Amra was Muslim. It was the first sign her world was changing. Then Muslim refugees from other Bosnian cities started arriving, fleeing Serbian persecution. When the tanks rolled into Bihac, bringing her own city under seige, Amra's happy life in her peaceful city vanished. But there is light even in the darkest of times, and she discovered that light in the warm, bonfire eyes of a stray cat. The little calico had followed the refugees into the city and lost her own family. At first, Amra doesn't want to bother with a stray; her family doesn't have the money to keep a pet. But with gentle charm this kitty finds her way into everyone's heart, and after a few near miracles when she seems to save the family, how could they turn her away? Here is the stunning true story of a teen who, even in the brutality of war, never wavered in her determination to obtain an education, maintain friendships, and even find a first love-and the cat who gave comfort, hope, and maybe even served as the family's guardian spirit.

Origin of Language and Myths

Author : Morgan Peter Kavanagh
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Cat Found

Author : Ingrid Lee
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A heartwarming tale about the importance of caring for strays. In Billy's small town, stray cats are running wild, and there's growing pressure to get rid of them. The school bullies don't even hesitate to throw rocks at the poor creatures! So when Billy finds a wounded, starving kitten and sneaks her home, he has to be extra-careful to keep her hidden while he nurses her back to health. However precious little Conga is to him, he knows his dad would take her away if he discovered her, safe and warm in Billy's bedroom. Can Billy and his friends confront the cat abusers, convince the town of the importance of caring for abandoned animals, and find a safe haven for strays? A new, soon-to-be-classic animal story by the author of DOG LOST.

Healing Hearts

Author : Fiona J. Diggins
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True stories of animals trapped in heartbreaking situations of neglect and abuse, and the people who rescued them. Healing Hearts highlights the compassionate side of people, the loving, loyal and forgiving nature of animals, and exemplifies the powerful and unbreakable bonds that can form between species.”

A Street Cat Named Bob

Author : James Bowen
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The Instant New York Times Bestseller! James is a street musician struggling to make ends meet. Bob is a stray cat looking for somewhere warm to sleep. When James and Bob meet, they forge a never-to-be-forgotten friendship that has been charming readers from Thailand to Turkey. A Street Cat Named Bob is an international sensation, landing on the bestseller list in England for 52 consecutive weeks and selling in 26 countries around the world. Now, James and Bob are ready to share their true story with the U.S. in this tale unlike any you've ever read of a cat who possesses some kind of magic. When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself, and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining that he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas. Perfect for fans of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog and Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat That Changed the World, this instant classic about the power of love between man and animal has taken the world by storm and is guaranteed to be a huge hit with American fans as well.

A Cat Named Darwin

Author : William Jordan
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A scientist contemplates his bond with a sick stray cat in this “gripping and powerful” memoir (The San Diego Union-Tribune). Bill Jordan’s life changed forever the day a stray cat nesting under his bougainvillea bit him on the hand. Trained in biology, Jordan had no particular love for animals and felt vaguely contemptuous of those who did—until the cat, beckoning with a wink and a yawn, led him on a journey to exotic lands, strange cultures, and fascinating discoveries. As their bond deepened and the cat’s health began to fail, Jordan was forced into a commitment more devoted and sincere than any he had known before. Puzzling through his own feelings, Jordan came to some remarkable conclusions: that those we love live in the synapses and molecules of memory, and that as long as we exist, they exist as part of our brain. In this recollection of the relationship, he meditates on the nature of humans and animals, and the scientific truths about solitude, communication, and companionship.

The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allan Poe

Author : J. Gerald Kennedy
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No American author of the early 19th century enjoys a larger international audience than Edgar Allan Poe. Widely translated, read, and studied, he occupies an iconic place in global culture. Such acclaim would have gratified Poe, who deliberately wrote for "the world at large" and mocked the provincialism of strictly nationalistic themes. Partly for this reason, early literary historians cast Poe as an outsider, regarding his dark fantasies as extraneous to American life and experience. Only in the 20th century did Poe finally gain a prominent place in the national canon. Changing critical approaches have deepened our understanding of Poe's complexity and revealed an author who defies easy classification. New models of interpretation have excited fresh debates about his essential genius, his subversive imagination, his cultural insight, and his ultimate impact, urging an expansive reconsideration of his literary achievement. Edited by leading experts J. Gerald Kennedy and Scott Peeples, this volume presents a sweeping reexamination of Poe's work. Forty-five distinguished scholars address Poe's troubled life and checkered career as a "magazinist," his poetry and prose, and his reviews, essays, opinions, and marginalia. The chapters provide fresh insights into Poe's lasting impact on subsequent literature, music, art, comics, and film and illuminate his radical conception of the universe, science, and the human mind. Wide-ranging and thought-provoking, this Handbook reveals a thoroughly modern Poe, whose timeless fables of peril and loss will continue to attract new generations of readers and scholars.

North and South

Author : Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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North and South draws on Gaskell's own experiences of the poverty and hardship of life in the industrial north of England. Her heroine, Margaret Hale, is taken from the wealthy south by her nonconformist minister father, to live in a fictional northern town. The stark differences are explored through Margaret's abrupt change in circumstance, and her sympathetic reaction to the plight of the northerners. She comes into conflict with a local mill owner who proposes marriage to ...

A Planet Named Greenleaf

Author : Dolores Strandberg
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A teenager named Celt believes her parents have been killed runs away and becomes a stowaway on a spaceship carrying supplies to a new colony on a planet named Greenleaf. Adopted into a family on Greenleaf she and an odd kitten she befriends find many adventures as she grows up. The new planet becomes home in spite of strange animals wreaking havoc among the human population. They defend their new home even though the animals and strange trees are not the only problems that arise. Strange unexpected things happen; more than one cat finds a home here; kidnappers make another attempt to steal her away, foiled by the cats and her new friends. Carving out new homes take time and make for many more adventures as she grows up learning much more about the cats. Her parents are found alive but captive of the villains. Again she finds more adventures as she and her friends return to Earth to rescue her parents. Then with the unexpected help given by the cats they return to Greenleaf for more exciting adventures.

North and South

Author : Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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INDEX CHAPTER I—'HASTE TO THE WEDDING' CHAPTER II—ROSES AND THORNS CHAPTER III—'THE MORE HASTE THE WORSE SPEED' CHAPTER IV—DOUBTS AND DIFFICULTIES CHAPTER V—DECISION CHAPTER VI—FAREWELL CHAPTER VII—NEW SCENES AND FACES CHAPTER VIII—HOME SICKNESS CHAPTER IX—DRESSING FOR TEA CHAPTER X—WROUGHT IRON AND GOLD CHAPTER XI—FIRST IMPRESSIONS CHAPTER XII—MORNING CALLS CHAPTER XIII—A SOFT BREEZE IN A SULTRY PLACE CHAPTER XIV—THE MUTINY CHAPTER XV—MASTERS AND MEN CHAPTER XVI—THE SHADOW OF DEATH CHAPTER XVII—WHAT IS A STRIKE? CHAPTER XVIII—LIKES AND DISLIKES CHAPTER XIX—ANGEL VISITS CHAPTER XX—MEN AND GENTLEMEN CHAPTER XXI—THE DARK NIGHT CHAPTER XXII—A BLOW AND ITS CONSEQUENCES CHAPTER XXIII—MISTAKES CHAPTER XXIV—MISTAKES CLEARED UP CHAPTER XXV—FREDERICK CHAPTER XXVI—MOTHER AND SON CHAPTER XXVII—FRUIT-PIECE CHAPTER XXVIII—COMFORT IN SORROW CHAPTER XXIX—A RAY OF SUNSHINE CHAPTER XXX—HOME AT LAST CHAPTER XXXI—'SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT?' CHAPTER XXXII—MISCHANCES CHAPTER XXXIII—PEACE CHAPTER XXXIV—FALSE AND TRUE CHAPTER XXXV—EXPIATION CHAPTER XXXVI—UNION NOT ALWAYS STRENGTH CHAPTER XXXVII—LOOKING SOUTH CHAPTER XXXVIII—PROMISES FULFILLED CHAPTER XXXIX—MAKING FRIENDS CHAPTER XL—OUT OF TUNE CHAPTER XLI—THE JOURNEY'S END CHAPTER XLII—ALONE! ALONE! CHAPTER XLIII—MARGARET'S FLITTIN' CHAPTER XLIV—EASE NOT PEACE CHAPTER XLV—NOT ALL A DREAM CHAPTER XLVI—ONCE AND NOW CHAPTER XLVII—SOMETHING WANTING CHAPTER XLVIII—'NE'ER TO BE FOUND AGAIN' CHAPTER XLIX—BREATHING TRANQUILLITY CHAPTER L—CHANGES AT MILTON CHAPTER LI—MEETING AGAIN CHAPTER LII—'PACK CLOUDS AWAY'

Hemingway s Cats

Author : Carlene Brennen
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This unique biography of Ernest Hemingway, illustrated with more than two hundred photographs, reveals the legendary writer's affinity for the companion animals he kept throughout his lifetime.

Diary of the Cat Named Carrot

Author : Erin Merryn
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Celebrate a year in the life of The Cat Named Carrot, as she goes from humble beginnings in a shelter to a loving home with a family of three adorable little girls and internet stardom. Bailey was certainly no ordinary cat—an orange tabby who gained fans around the world when his humanlike antics went viral. Sadly, when 14-year-old Bailey died, his family grieved their loss. They’d never find a cat quite like him—or would they? Then along came along Carrot, an orange tabby kitten born as a stray, who appeared just as Erin Merryn and her young girls Abby, Hannah, and baby Claire were mending their broken hearts. Written in the voice of Carrot, follow her remarkable journey from shelter cat to top Instagram celebrity feline. Much like Bailey did, she loves spending time with her human family: making mischief with her girl gang; going joyriding in a pint-sized pink Barbie Jeep; doing arts-and-crafts projects; modeling a pink tutu and flowery headband; enjoying a spa day complete with fluffy robe and cucumber eye treatments; celebrating Christmas, Easter, and every holiday in between. It’s no wonder that Carrot’s videos have gone viral—garnering millions of views on Ellen, the Dodo, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, People, and many more. Complete with four-color photos that will leave readers purring with delight, the journal of this sweet, adorable kitty with personality to spare shows us that the human-animal bond runs more than fur deep. It is love that will last a lifetime!

Crimes of the Future

Author : Jean-Michel Rabaté
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The decade since the publication of Jean-Michel Rabaté's controversial manifesto The Future of Theory saw important changes in the field. The demise of most of the visible French or German philosophers, who had produced texts that would trigger new debates, then to be processed by Theory, has led to drastic revisions and starker assessments. Globalization has been the most obvious factor to modify the selection of texts studied. During the twentieth century, Theory incorporated poetics, rhetorics, aesthetics and linguistics, while also opening itself to continental philosophy. What has changed today? The knowledge that we live in a de-centered world has destabilized the primacy granted to a purely Western canon. Moreover, much of contemporary theory remains highly allusive and this is often baffling for students. Theory keeps recycling itself, producing authentic returns of basic theses, terms and concepts. Canonical modern theorists often return to classical texts, as those of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche. And now we want to know: what is new? Crimes of the Future explores the past, present and potential future of Theory.

Understanding the Wrath of God

Author : Philip D. Derber
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Metre

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Touching the Bones

Author : Tom French
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From a recent radio news report to the ruminations of a seventh-century saint, the themes of Tom French's first collection are distinctive and uncommonly wide-ranging. Straddling the quotidian and classical worlds, his poems embrace a Siberian legend, reflections on twentieth-century wars, intricate family bonds, commemorations of fellow artists, and the domestic lives of newly-weds. In work marked by honesty and a sense of dignity, faiths are tested and tried -- and found to be strong.

The Cowboy

Author : Philip Ashton Rollins
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Philip Ashton Rollins's remarkable book is perhaps the most accurate and detailed description of the real-life American cowboy ever written. Here he describes the beginnings of ranching in America, and how horses and cattle were raised. He details, with flair and expertise, everything about the cowboy and his work -- his tools and weapons, his clothes and tack, the specialized skills he perfected, and the life he led while on the range. He explains that there was really no typical American cowboy and definitively separates fact from legend. A wonderful resource for anybody who lives or loves the cowboy life, this book is an incredible record of these men, their lives, and their work. - Back cover.

Ruth

Author : Nancy Springer
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Poet T. S. Eliot once noted that when it came to cats, naming them was quite the difficult matter. At the Haven for Life Animal Rescue, worker Xenia knows this all to well. Glad to have a position, regardless of the fact that she suffers from paranoia, developmental retardation and depression, Xenia wants only to give the best care to the rescued cats that live in the shelter. When Xenia realizes that the kittens are being adopted shortly after she gives them new names, she discovers a new mission for her own life, and a realization about what it really means to take care of something that may not be able to take care of itself. A short story.

The Cat Sitter s Pajamas

Author : Blaize Clement
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Author Blaize Clement has thrilled readers everywhere with the first six books in her pet-sitting mystery series. Now Blaize's beloved heroine Dixie Hemingway is back for another adventure, and she has her hands full when the worlds of celebrity hijinks, counterfeit fashion, and naughty cats collide. Dixie Hemingway, no relation to you-know-who, accepts a job taking care of famous linebacker Cupcake Trillin's cats, Elvis and Lucy, while he's away. But what seems like an easy job turns scary when Dixie finds a celebrity fashion model in Cupcake's house. The woman refuses to leave AND she also claims to be Cupcake's wife. But Dixie has met Cupcake's wife, and this woman certainly isn't her. Soon, Dixie is spun into the world of counterfeit high fashion. When a valuable list of fake merchandise sellers goes missing, the criminals go after Dixie. Once again, what started as a simple cat-sitting job has turned into a mess that only Dixie can solve.

Wives and Daughters

Author : Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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