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Lucky Boy Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-01-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 110198225X

Summary: A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. “Sekaran has written a page-turner that’s touching and all too real.”—People “A fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love.”—Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans Eighteen years old and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a perilous journey across the Mexican border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. Undocumented and unmoored, Soli discovers that her son, Ignacio, can become her touchstone, and motherhood her identity in a world where she’s otherwise invisible. Kavya Reddy has created a beautiful life in Berkeley, but then she can’t get pregnant and that beautiful life seems suddenly empty. When Soli is placed in immigrant detention and Ignacio comes under Kavya’s care, Kavya finally gets to be the singing, story-telling kind of mother she dreamed of being. But she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else’s child. “Nacho” to Soli, and “Iggy” to Kavya, the boy is steeped in love, but his destiny and that of his two mothers teeters between two worlds as Soli fights to get back to him. Lucky Boy is a moving and revelatory ode to the ever-changing borders of love.

Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country Book by Warner Max Corden

Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country Book
  • Author : Warner Max Corden
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN Code: 3319651668

Summary: Corden has written a charming and insightful account of his professional and personal life, from his childhood in Breslau, Germany, until his retirement in Melbourne. The book is divided into two parts. Part I considers Corden's early life, from a young boy growing up in Nazi Germany, to his immigration from England to Australia and what that means for the author's self-identity. Part II addresses Corden's work on the Australian Protection Policy for which he is perhaps best known, before reflecting upon the author's time at Oxford University and the Australian National University, and, finally, moving on to review contributions made at the IMF, Johns Hopkins University, and The World Bank. This book will be of interest to all aspiring economists, as well as established economists familiar with Corden's work. It is an inspiring and profound record of the intellectual journey made by one of Australia's best known economists.

A Lucky Child Book by Thomas Buergenthal

A Lucky Child Book
  • Author : Thomas Buergenthal
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2009-04-20
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 9780316070997

Summary: Thomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, tells his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir A LUCKY CHILD. He arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp. Separated first from his mother and then his father, Buergenthal managed by his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck to survive on his own. Almost two years after his liberation, Buergenthal was miraculously reunited with his mother and in 1951 arrived in the U.S. to start a new life. Now dedicated to helping those subjected to tyranny throughout the world, Buergenthal writes his story with a simple clarity that highlights the stark details of unimaginable hardship. A LUCKY CHILD is a book that demands to be read by all.

The Lucky Baby Boy Book by Francisco A. Vega

The Lucky Baby Boy Book
  • Author : Francisco A. Vega
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2018-10-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN Code: 1984558064

Summary: My book is about a Lucky Baby Boy everywhere he went he got lucky by finding something or just too lucky. The boy name is Frank he found an island that wasn't like any other island he found the island when he was snorkeling that was one of his passion. In that island everything was strange the flowers and plants didn't look like flowers he saw before they look like if they were cross with others flowers he couldn't believe what he was seeing the first flower he saw was very tall it was at least like a light pole the stump was orange the leaves shaped like yellow triangle with raised green lines and the other leaves were white circles with raised red dots he was stunned didn’t and what to do or if he should tell someone about it they even had animals that were cross mix with other, everything had life he use to love it there it was like a dream. In the year 2008, the girl I was with gave birth to a healthy baby boy name Francisco M. Vega, after about two years we didn't work years I was still there for him. I still have another dream that was to open my own Food Truck and it's almost there all I need is my vendor licensed is around the corner for know I do is I had started an Energy Business all I do is help people safe money, get free energy and make money. I never gave up my dream. My Brother Francisco J. Vega use to always tell me to never give up my dreams that is always a way to reach your dream, my Thanks to him for believing in me and my Fiancé Rosa C. Baez thank you so much for believing in me and supporting my ideas Love you always.

A Lucky Man Book by Jamel Brinkley

A Lucky Man Book
  • Author : Jamel Brinkley
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1555979955

Summary: FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from day camp at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. A teen intent on proving himself a man through the all-night revel of J’Ouvert can’t help but look out for his impressionable younger brother. A pair of college boys on the prowl follow two girls home from a party and have to own the uncomfortable truth of their desires. And at a capoeira conference, two brothers grapple with how to tell the story of their family, caught in the dance of their painful, fractured history. Jamel Brinkley’s stories, in a debut that announces the arrival of a significant new voice, reflect the tenderness and vulnerability of black men and boys whose hopes sometimes betray them, especially in a world shaped by race, gender, and class—where luck may be the greatest fiction of all.

Lucky Boy Book by Seema Seth

Lucky Boy Book
  • Author : Seema Seth
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Release Date :
  • Category: ,
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 9350837331

Summary: Unfortunately, her dreams are shattered when an overhearing and possessive hither rebuts her idea as absurd and instead asks her to get married in keeping with the Indian conservative society. A confused and unhappy Kiran, who can't dare to defy her father, goes on a binge of groom hunting. Not someone to give up so soon on Kiran, Brett follows her assiduously in a bid to bring her round to his thinking. In the process, Shekhar, a navy guy, helps her sneak to London to meet Brett. What follows after that is bloodshed at home, in the name of national demarcation and social abridgement. Surprisingly, like a bolt from the blue, their first effort together results in an Oscar and this changes her father's attitude towards them as they prove that true talent like true love knows no boundary and is beyond any constraint. Seema Seth did her schooling in Orissa and then moved to Mumbai for her higher studies. While she was doing her MBA, she dabbled in modeling and it was then that the idea to write this book took root. Currently, she is working on two more books. She could be contacted at : [email protected]

The Lucky Ones Book by Liz Lawson

The Lucky Ones Book
  • Author : Liz Lawson
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0593118510

Summary: For fans of Thirteen Reasons Why, This Is How It Ends, and All the Bright Places, comes a new novel about life after. How do you put yourself back together when it seems like you've lost it all? May is a survivor. But she doesn't feel like one. She feels angry. And lost. And alone. Eleven months after the school shooting that killed her twin brother, May still doesn't know why she was the only one to walk out of the band room that day. No one gets what she went through--no one saw and heard what she did. No one can possibly understand how it feels to be her. Zach lost his old life when his mother decided to defend the shooter. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends bailed, and now he spends his time hanging out with his little sister...and the one faithful friend who stuck around. His best friend is needy and demanding, but he won't let Zach disappear into himself. Which is how Zach ends up at band practice that night. The same night May goes with her best friend to audition for a new band. Which is how May meets Zach. And how Zach meets May. And how both might figure out that surviving could be an option after all. A Chicago Public Library Systems selection for Best Teen Fiction A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2020 A Texas Library Association 2021 Reading List selection "A must-read for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and This Is How It Ends."--Paste Magazine "A gripping, emotional, suspenseful, and ultimately hopeful story about loss, survivor's guilt, and learning to find love and trust again. Put The Lucky Ones on your 2020 TBR list--you do NOT want to miss it!" --Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying "A harrowing and beautifully told story about how far the tentacles of tragedy can reach. May's story of grief, survival, and reckoning is tenderly and honestly explored. A simply stunning debut." --Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces

The Road Book by Cormac McCarthy

The Road Book
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-03-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0307267458

Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Shining Book by Robert Hillman,Abdi Aden

Shining Book
  • Author : Robert Hillman,Abdi Aden
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-06-01
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1460703723

Summary: A remarkably warm-hearted, uplifting and inspiring story of one boy's survival against the odds. Abdi's world fell apart when he was only fifteen and Somalia's vicious civil war hit Mogadishu. Unable to find his family and effectively an orphan, he fled with some sixty others,heading to Kenya. On the way, death squads hunted them and they daily faced violence, danger and starvation. After almost four months, they arrived in at refugee camps in Kenya - of the group he'd set out with, only five had survived. All alone in the world and desperate to find his family, Abdi couldn't stay in Kenya, so he turned around and undertook the dangerous journey back to Mogadishu. But the search was fruitless, and eventually Abdi made his way - alone, with no money in his pockets - to Romania, then to Germany, completely dependent on the kindess of strangers. He was just seventeen years old when he arrived in Melbourne. He had no English, no family or friends, no money, no home. Yet, against the odds, he not only survived, he thrived. Abdi went on to complete secondary education and later university. He became a youth worker, was acknowledged with the 2007 Victorian Refugee Recognition Award and was featured in the SBS second series of Go Back to Where You Came From. Despite what he has gone through, Abdi is a most inspiring man, who is constantly thankful for his life and what he has. Everything he has endured and achieved is testament to his quiet strength and courage, his resilience and most of all, his warm-hearted, shining and enduring optimism. 'Powerful and uplifting' Bookseller + Publisher 'Aden's odyssey belongs to our time ... Here is a man who counts his blessings and has an inspiring story to tell.' Sydney Morning Herald

The Lucky Ones Book by Mae Ngai

The Lucky Ones Book
  • Author : Mae Ngai
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2010-09-15
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0547504284

Summary: This rags-to-riches history of three generations offers a “terrifically readable, compelling” look at the Chinese middle class and the immigrant experience (Publishers Weekly). In 1864, at the age of twelve, Jeu Dip left southern China for America. In San Francisco, he reinvented himself as Joseph Tape, an immigration broker whose new life allowed his family to become one of the first of a brand-new social type: middle-class Chinese Americans. As the Tape family’s rags-to-riches story unfolds, their history illuminates that of America. Seven-year-old Mamie Tape attempts to integrate California schools, resulting in the landmark 1885 Tape v. Hurley case. The family’s intimate involvement in the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair reveals how the Chinese American culture brokers essentially invented Chinatown—and so Chinese culture—for American audiences. Many books have been written about the trials of coming to America, but as Mae Ngai follows the legacy of one family as they integrate into society over the course of generations, she shines a much-needed light on the Asian American experience. “Mae Ngai tells a story we haven’t heard, and very much need. Provocative, groundbreaking, and revelatory, The Lucky Ones is a great read, to boot—as pleasurable as it is enlightening.” —Gish Jen

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Book by Roald Dahl

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Book
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2000-05-22
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1101652950

Summary: Seven superb short stories from the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground. A cleaver mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes how master storyteller Roald Dahl became a writer. With Roald Dahl, you can never be sure where reality ends and fantasy begins. "All the tales are entrancing inventions." —Publishers Weekly

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom Book by Louis Sachar

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom Book
  • Author : Louis Sachar
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0307797112

Summary: The beloved bestseller from Newbery Medalist and National Book Award winner Louis Sachar (Holes), with a brand-new cover! “Give me a dollar or I’ll spit on you.” That’s Bradley Chalkers for you. He’s the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has serious behavior problems. No one likes him—except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try. But when you feel like the most hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .

Lucky Few Book by Kathryn Ormsbee

Lucky Few Book
  • Author : Kathryn Ormsbee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1481455303

Summary: In the tradition of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl comes a hilarious, madcap, and “quirky novel” (School Library Journal) about a group of oddball teens struggling to find themselves when facing their own mortality. The life of homeschooler Stevie Hart gets all shook up when she meets Max, a strange boy who survived a freak near-fatal accident and is now obsessed with death. He enlists her and her best friend, Sanger, to help him complete his absurd “23 Ways to Fake My Death Without Dying” checklist. What starts off as fun begins spiraling downward when Stevie’s diabetes sabotages her fumbling romance with Max, Sanger announces she’s moving out of state, and then death—real death—cuts a little too close to home.

We Were the Lucky Ones Book by Georgia Hunter

We Were the Lucky Ones Book
  • Author : Georgia Hunter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0399563105

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds. “Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.” —Glamour It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

Chasing Lucky Book by Jenn Bennett

Chasing Lucky Book
  • Author : Jenn Bennett
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 1534425195

Summary: In this coming-of-age romance perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, scandal and romance collide when an ambitious teen returns to her hometown only to have her plans interrupted after falling for the town’s “bad boy”—a.k.a. her childhood best friend. Sometimes to find the good, you have to embrace the bad. Budding photographer Josie Saint-Martin has spent half her life with her single mother, moving from city to city. When they return to her historical New England hometown years later to run the family bookstore, Josie knows it’s not forever. Her dreams are on the opposite coast, and she has a plan to get there. What she doesn’t plan for is a run-in with the town bad boy, Lucky Karras. Outsider, rebel…and her former childhood best friend. Lucky makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the newly returned Josie. But everything changes after a disastrous pool party, and a poorly executed act of revenge lands Josie in some big-time trouble—with Lucky unexpectedly taking the blame. Determined to understand why Lucky was so quick to cover for her, Josie discovers that both of them have changed, and that the good boy she once knew now has a dark sense of humor and a smile that makes her heart race. And maybe, just maybe, he’s not quite the brooding bad boy everyone thinks he is…

Lucky Boy Book by Martha Farmer

Lucky Boy Book
  • Author : Martha Farmer
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN Code: 1543482759

Summary: This is a story about shared custody. Having always had the desire to write thought, I would start out with this book for my youngest grandson, Bryce, who is my sons child. Unfortunately, he and his wife split up. This is hard for everyone, especially for the children. Thank goodness, these days more fathers are seeking equal time with their children, and the courts are much more apt to distribute the time between both parents. My hopes in writing this story is that it will help other children and their families out there who are going through similar events in their lives. It is hard time for all, especially the children. Look forward to sequel to Lucky BoyLucky Kids.

A Lucky Prairie Boy Book by Douglas K. Brewster

A Lucky Prairie Boy Book
  • Author : Douglas K. Brewster
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 1525581058

Summary: Resilience. Persistence. Determination. Ingenuity. These are qualities farmers possess, and they were required to be a successful pioneer. They also happened to be some of the founding characteristics of the Brewster family. Douglas K. Brewster was born into a long line of Brewster men, proud of their American roots, proud to be pioneers in Saskatchewan, Canada, and proud to be farmers. Their lineage marks their contribution to the various communities—big and small—they’ve inhabited over the years. Doug grew up in Earl Grey, Saskatchewan, but the pursuit of knowledge carried him all across Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well as to other areas of Canada and the United States. A Lucky Prairie Boy is the story of Douglas K. Brewster, a farm kid with a rich family history and a keen mind for the bigger picture. Always looking to leave people, places, and inventions better than when he found them, Doug pursued an education in business and professional accounting before starting his manufacturing, construction and farming businesses. He was just as concerned about the farming industry as a whole as he was about his neighbour’s farm and livelihood. But this story is not just about Doug. Always reflecting on the bigger picture, where his family came from to where they are now and will go in the future, Doug intricately weaves his family’s history and his ancestors’ stories throughout his own life’s narrative. Through a gruelling but happy childhood, first and second chances at love, failed and successful business ventures, friends cherished and lost, and unexpected and ongoing health struggles, A Lucky Prairie Boy is a testament to the Brewster family.

Groucho And Me Book by Groucho Marx

Groucho And Me Book
  • Author : Groucho Marx
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-16
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN Code: 9780786748273

Summary: With impeccable timing, outrageous humor, irreverent wit, and a superb sense of the ridiculous, Groucho tells the saga of the Marx Brothers: the poverty of their childhood in New York's Upper East Side; the crooked world of small-time vaudeville (where they learned to carry blackjacks); how a pretzel magnate and the graceless dancer of his dreams led to the Marx Brothers' first Broadway hit, I'll Say She Is!; how the stock market crash in 1929 proved a godsend for Groucho (even though he lost nearly a quarter of a million dollars); the adventures of the Marx Brothers in Hollywood, the making of their hilarious films, and Groucho's triumphant television series,You Bet Your Life! Here is the life and lunatic times of the great eccentric genius, Groucho, a.k.a. Julius Henry Marx.

Drummer's Luck Book by Jon Bezayiff

Drummer's Luck Book
  • Author : Jon Bezayiff
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2003-03-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN Code: 9781469719733

Summary: DRUMMERS LUCK is based upon actual events that occurred in Americas Revolutionary War at the surrender of Yorktown in 1781 when a young British drummer boy resolutely stood silhouetted on a parapet under fire from Continental riflemen to beat out a call to parley. DRUMMERS LUCK begins on the grim streets of Edinburgh Scotland where Ossian, an orphaned choirboy of 11 is cruelly pressed into Britains Royal Navy to serve as a powder monkey aboard a ship of the line. Born under mysterious circumstances and raised by a secretive mother, Ossian is unaware his unknown father, chieftain of Scotlands most powerful clan and a lethal duelist, is seeking him. Ossian learns to survive by wits and courage on a man of war that is little more than a floating prison as he begins a dangerous journey that will lead him from the horrors of eighteenth century naval warfare to the battlefields of Cornwallis' campaign in the Carolinas and Virginia. From the dangers of life at sea to the plantations of South Carolina, DRUMMERS LUCK is the story of one young boys frightening discovery of his true identity while seeking a new life for himself in America.

Purgatory and Utopia Book by Alicja Iwanska

Purgatory and Utopia Book
  • Author : Alicja Iwanska
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN Code: 1351495372

Summary: The conflict between a people's determination to preserve their socio-cultural identity and the aspiration toward technological progress and knowledge has become common in the age of globalization. One people that has remarkably kept a balance between tradition and progress are the Mazahuas of Central Mexico. Purgatory and Utopia, now available in paperback, describes how the Mazahuas have preserved their cultural identity and some of their ancient social institutions, while at the same time modifying their lifestyles, in a gradual, natural way.