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Wish You Were Here

Author : Jodi Picoult
Publisher : Random House Canada
Release : 2021-11-30
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780735276970
File Size : 26,8 Mb
Total Download : 329

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Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Small Great Things and The Book of Two Ways comes “a powerfully evocative story of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six) Rights sold to Netflix for adaptation as a feature film • Named one of the best books of the year by She Reads Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She’s an associate specialist at Sotheby’s now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. She’s not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos—days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time. But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes. Almost immediately, Diana’s dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel they’d booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her father’s suspicion of outsiders. In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself—and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.

Wish You Were Here

Author : John Allore,Patricia Pearson
Publisher : Random House Canada
Release : 2020-09-22
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9780735277175
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Total Download : 318

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Book Summary: As compelling as Michelle McNamara's I'll Be Gone in the Dark or James Ellroy's My Dark Places, this is the story of a brother's lifelong determination to find the truth about his sister's death, a police force that was ignoring the cases of missing and murdered women, and, to the surprise of everyone involved, a previously undiscovered serial killer. In the fall of 1978 teenager Theresa Allore went missing near Sherbrooke, Quebec. She wasn't seen again until the spring thaw revealed her body in a creek only a few kilometers away. Shrugging off her death as a result of 1970s drug culture, police didn't investigate. Patricia Pearson started dating Theresa's brother John during the aftermath of Theresa's death. Though the two teens would go their separate ways, the family's grief, obsession with justice and desire for the truth never left Patricia. Little did she know, the shockwaves of Theresa's death would return to her life repeatedly over the next forty years. In 2001, John had just moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife and young children, when the cops came to the door. They had determined that a young girl had been murdered and buried in the basement. John wondered: If these cops could look for this young girl, why had nobody even tried to find out what happened to Theresa? Unable to rest without closure, he reached out to Patricia, by now an accomplished crime journalist and author, and together they found answers far bigger and more alarming than they could have imagined--and a legacy of violence that refused to end.

Wish You Were Here

Author : Will Romano
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2020-03-17
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781493050765
File Size : 13,9 Mb
Total Download : 390

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Book Summary: The mid-'70s were a time of reckoning. It was also an era of paradoxes, of record making and record breaking, of sold-out shows, and, in the minds of some, sell-out artists. Critics, who once exalted the shamanic characteristics of rock stars, launched full-frontal assaults on mainstream music icons and their tendencies toward overindulgent artistic visions. Amid this confusion, psychedelic and progressive rock pioneers Pink Floyd, unlikely messengers in uncertain times, unleashed their 1975 progressive rock milestone, Wish You Were Here. Refusing to buckle under pressure, Floyd looked inward to produce Wish You Were Here, a conceptual, self-referential album that spoke of spiritual depravation, mental absence, and industry corruption, while, perhaps inadvertently, reflecting the general madness and societal malaise of the mid-'70s. Created in the spirit of camaraderie, Wish You Were Here waged war against the system, better known in Floydlandia as “The Machine ” while paying tribute to a fallen hero and victim of the industry – the creative force fundamental to the band's existence, Syd Barrett. As our world was racked by unsustainable overseas military conflicts, governmental scandals, political assassination attempts, and a near-total erosion of the public trust, Pink Floyd emerged victorious, responding to this external dissonance with their ultimate band statement. What a strange, complex moment in time to have generated a classic. After 1975, Pink Floyd would never be the same – and neither would we.

Wish You Were Here

Author : Renée Carlino
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-08-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781501105821
File Size : 14,9 Mb
Total Download : 260

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Book Summary: "You know when you're looking at someone and you can't help but smile at how oblivious they are to their own charm? That's what was happening to me, and it was making me feel...happy. Euphoric. Something indescribable. It was like we already knew each other, like we had met in a previous life. Memories that didn't exist began exploding in my mind like fireworks."--

Pink Floyd - Guitar Anthology

Author : Pink Floyd
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2019-04-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781540057716
File Size : 19,8 Mb
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Book Summary: (Guitar Recorded Versions). 18 of the most memorable songs from Pink Floyd's career in note-for-note guitar transcriptions in notes and tablature, including: Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 * Astronomy Domine * Brain Damage * Breathe * Comfortably Numb * Have a Cigar * Hey You * Keep Talking * Learning to Fly * Money * On the Turning Away * Pigs (Three Different Ones) * Run like Hell * Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5) * Time * What Do You Want from Me * Wish You Were Here * Young Lust * and more.

Wish I Were Here

Author : Mark Kingwell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-04-30
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9780773557123
File Size : 34,9 Mb
Total Download : 126

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Book Summary: An urgent, timely, and political analysis of the boredom that dominates our everyday immersion in distracting technologies.

Creative Haven Wish You Were Here! Coloring Book

Author : Teresa Goodridge
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Release : 2020-11-18
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 9780486845401
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Total Download : 934

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Book Summary: Picturesque images capture the elegance and excitement of 31 unforgettable vacation locales, from a quaint seaside village and wintry ski resort to the magnificent sights of New York City, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, and other world-class destinations.

Wish You Were Here

Author : Graham Swift
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-04-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307957665
File Size : 19,9 Mb
Total Download : 612

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Book Summary: From the prizewinning author of the acclaimed Last Orders, The Light of Day, and Waterland, a powerfully moving new novel set in present-day England, but against the background of a global "war on terror" and about things that touch our human core. On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton--once a farmer, now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park--receives the news that his brother Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in combat in Iraq. The news will have its far-reaching effects for Jack and his wife, Ellie, and compel Jack to make a crucial journey: to receive his brother's remains, but also to return to the land of his past and of his most secret, troubling memories. A gripping, hauntingly intimate, and compassionate story that moves toward a fiercely suspenseful climax, Wish You Were Here translates the stuff of headlines into heartwrenching personal truth. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.