Stranger In A Strange Land

Author: Robert Anson Heinlein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780441790340
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This is the epic saga of an earthling, Valentine Michael Smith, born and educated on Mars, who arrives on our planet with "psi" powers--telepathy, clairvoyance, telekinesis, and the ability to take control of the minds of others--and yet with complete innocence regarding the mores of man.

The Spirit Of Dialogue

Author: Aaron T. Wolf
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916174
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Over more than twenty years as a mediator, Aaron T. Wolf has learned that successful conflict resolution is shaped by complicated dynamics--from how comfortable the meeting room is to the participants' deepest senses of self. Bridging seemingly intractable issues means addressing multiple layers of needs. Wolf's approach may be surprising to Westerners who are accustomed to separating rationality from spirituality and science from religion. The Spirit of Dialogue draws lessons from a diversity of faith traditions to transform conflict, from identifying the root cause of anger to aligning with an energy beyond oneself--what Christians call grace--to the true listening practiced by Buddhist monks. Whether atheist or fundamentalist, Muslim or Jewish, Quaker or Hindu, any reader involved in difficult dialogue will find concrete steps towards a meeting of souls.

Stranger In A Strange Land

Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444710230
Size: 15.37 MB
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The original uncut edition of STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Hugo Award winner Robert A Heinlein - one of the most beloved, celebrated science-fiction novels of all time. Epic, ambitious and entertaining, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND caused controversy and uproar when it was first published and is still topical and challenging today. Twenty-five years ago, the first manned mission to Mars was lost, and all hands presumed dead. But someone survived... Born on the doomed spaceship and raised by the Martians who saved his life, Valentine Michael Smith has never seen a human being until the day a second expedition to Mars discovers him. Upon his return to Earth, a young nurse named Jill Boardman sneaks into Smith's hospital room and shares a glass of water with him, a simple act for her but a sacred ritual on Mars. Now, connected by an incredible bond, Smith, Jill and a writer named Jubal must fight to protect a right we all take for granted: the right to love.

Strangers In A Strange Land

Author: Chris Rhatigan
Publisher: All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books
ISBN:
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Strangers in a Strange Land: Immigrant Stories is an anthology that explores immigration in poems, essays, and short stories by a diverse collection of authors who offer their own experiences, observations, and speculations. From searing poetry drawn from a Native American perspective to essays chronicling the marginalization of LGBT people, to the crime fiction of new Americans and writers whose ancestors were brought to the country in bondage, Strangers in a Strange Land examines the intersection of hope and despair that defines the immigrant experience. With works by Walter Koenig, Linda Rodriguez, Patricia Abbott, Gerri Leen, Teresa Roman, R.C. Barnes, James B. Nicola, Eric Beetner, Katherine Tomlinson, Heath Lowrance, Kimmy Dee, Mark Rogers, Sheikha A., Mark Hauer, Berkeley Hunt, Manuel Royal, Kathleen Alcalá, Christine Mathewson, Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw, Zoe Chang, and James L’Etoile.

A Stranger In A Strange Land

Author: Rubi Biorgia Pinger
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780072927825
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Leaving her friends and family behind, Rebecca must fight her feelings of loneliness and fear as she struggles to make a new life for herself in California. Will she succeed?

At 50 Your Warranty Expires And Everything Falls Apart

Author: Tom Dryden
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598580485
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Turning 50? Tom Dryden beat you to it three years ago and, to help you find your way (since you will be losing your glasses along with your hearing, muscle tone, sort-term memory and, probably, your job, ) compiled this hilarious sneak preview of what you can expect. At 50, Your Warranty Expires examines topics that will resonate with every Boomer/Geezer, from the drug companies' disturbing use of classic rock and roll songs to hawk pharmaceuticals, to how to best prepare for the revolting medical procedure your doctor will expect you to undergo regularly now that you're 50. You'll find essays about these topics, along with more than four dozen of his award-winning columns examining the increasingly wacky world in which you can expect to live out the few short years you have left. Read it quickly because, at your age, you never know... Tom Dryden, who runs an advertising agency by day, started writing his column, Doubting Thomas, in 1999, for the local newspaper in Wilton, Conn., where he lives with his wife, Judy, two college-age sons, and two idiot dachshunds. He was pleased to be named Best Humor Columnist in New England by the New England Press Association until he remembered that nobody in New England has a sense of humor.

Your Face Tomorrow Fever And Spear

Author: Javier Marías
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811223892
Size: 76.28 MB
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A daring masterwork by Javier Marias: "Spain's most subtle and gifted writer." (The Boston Globe) Part spy novel, part romance, part Henry James, Your Face Tomorrow is a wholly remarkable display of the immense gifts of Javier Marias. With Fever and Spear, Volume One of his unfolding novel Your Face Tomorrow, he returns us to the rarified world of Oxford (the delightful setting of All Souls and Dark Back of Time), while introducing us to territory entirely new--espionage. Our hero, Jaime Deza, separated from his wife in Madrid, is a bit adrift in London until his old friend Sir Peter Wheeler—retired Oxford don and semi-retired master spy—recruits him for a new career in British Intelligence. Deza possesses a rare gift for seeing behind the masks people wear. He is soon observing interviews conducted by Her Majesty's secret service: variously shady international businessmen one day, would-be coup leaders the next. Seductively, this metaphysical thriller explores past, present, and future in the ever-more-perilous 21st century. This compelling and enigmatic tour de force from one of Europe's greatest writers continues with Volume Two, Dance and Dream.