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Bright Lights No City

Author : Max Alexander
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At age forty-seven, Whit Alexander, the American cofounder of the Cranium board game, decided to start a new business selling affordable goods and services to low-income villagers in Ghana, West Africa. His brother, Max, a journalist, came along to tell the story. Neither of them could have anticipated just how much of an adventure they'd find there. In Ghana, Whit's initial goal is to market a high-quality, rechargeable AA battery for off-grid villagers. If successful, he planned to grow a larger for-profit business based on those batteries: creating a trusted brand that would provide life-enhancing products, services, and jobs, without relying on charity. Ghana, however, presents extraordinary challenges, and the brothers wage daily battles against deadly insects, insane driving conditions, unspeakable food, voodoo priests, corrupt officials, counterfeiters, and ethnic rivalries on their way to success. From signing up customers who earn a few dollars a month at most to training employees with no Western-style work experience, the brothers quickly learn that starting a business in Africa requires single-minded focus, a sense of humor, and a lot of patience. Along the way, Whit and Max relive their own childhood, bickering across the African bush and learning a great deal about Africans as well as themselves. Irreverent, hilarious, and ultimately inspiring, Bright Lights, No City challenges accepted notions of charity; shows the power of broadening your horizons; and suggests that there is hope and opportunity in Africa.

Bright Lights Big City

Author : Jay McInerney
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With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in 1984, Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn. With nothing but goodwill, controlled substances, and wit to sustain him in this anti-quest, he runs until he reaches his reckoning point, where he is forced to acknowledge loss and, possibly, to rediscover his better instincts. This remarkable novel of youth and New York remains one of the most beloved, imitated, and iconic novels in America.

Bright Lights Summer in the City

Author : John Phillipson
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Set in 1986, Bright Lights, Summer in the City focuses upon the lives of three schoolgirls, Summer Price, Sophie Lovejoy and Siobhan Smythe, who run away to the East End of London to seek their fame and fortune, aided and abetted by Eddy, a guitar-playing van driver. Like most naïve, young girls, they dream of being signed up by a record company and appearing on Top of the Pops. Little do they realise that the corrupt, seedier side of London life in the form of drug dealer Danny Diamond and his twin sister, Maxine, is about to throw a web of intrigue and corruption over them, like a spider ensnaring a fly.

Bright Lights Dark Nights

Author : Stephen Emond
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A story about first love, first fights, and finding yourself in a messed up world, from the acclaimed author of Happyface. Walter Wilcox has never been in love. That is, until he meets Naomi, and sparks, and clever jokes, fly. But when his cop dad is caught in a racial profiling scandal, Walter and Naomi, who is African American, are called out at school, home, and online. Can their bond (and mutual love of the Foo Fighters) keep them together? With black-and-white illustrations throughout and a heartfelt, humorous voice, Bright Lights, Dark Nights authentically captures just how tough first love can be...and why it's worth fighting for.

Bright Lights Big City

Author : Jay McInerney
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Een jongeman die er in New York maar op los leeft komt na een periode vol pech en ongelukjes tot het besef dat zijn schijnbare succes een zinloos leven verbergt.

How to Be an Author

Author : Georgia Richter
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If you dream of being published, this book will teach you the nuts and bolts of what it means to be an author. In a friendly, informative and practical way, Georgia Richter and Deborah Hunn share all you need to know about inspiration and research, preparing to submit to a publisher, creating an author brand, legal, ethical and moral considerations, pitching, effective social media and much more. Practical advice and top tips from Liz Byrski, Alan Carter, Nandi Chinna, Tim Coronel, Amanda Curtin, Daniel de Lorne, Deb Fitzpatrick, James Foley, Alecia Hancock, Stephen Kinnane, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Natasha Lester, Brigid Lowry, Caitlin Maling, Meg McKinlay, Claire Miller, Brendan Ritchie, Rachel Robertson, Holden Sheppard, Sasha Wasley, David Whish-Wilson and Anne-Louise Willoughby.

A Shout in the Street

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A remarkable meditation on the topography of the modern city, A Shout in the Street offers a close and sensitive examination of four urban landscapes--London, Paris, Leningrad, and New York. Peter Jukes pursues the essence of these international metropolises in an assemblage comprised of his own evocative essays, excerpts from modern masters of the essay form such as Benjamin, Barthes, and Sontag, and period photographs. A Shout in the Street, with a keenly cinematic eye, searches out not just the glittering facades, but the vitality of thoroughfares and neighborhoods.

Bright Lights Glass Houses

Author : Ashton Raze
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"Reality made this factual. The monsters weren't the undead, the wolfmen or the creeping horrors. The monsters were living; they were alive. They lived among the population, waiting, watching and then, when they were content to watch no longer... they snapped." A shot is fired. Passengers on the Underground get too close for comfort. A stoic grandmother reaches out to her estranged granddaughter through her first computer. A familiar drive home takes an unfamiliar turn - literally. A Hollywood effects artist discovers that even heroes have a dark side. Twenty two tales of horror and mystery unearth dark secrets and terrible truths. From serial killers to short-order cooks, disillusioned office workers to child prodigies, the members of this braying human menagerie are on a collision course with the end times - and one another. Ashton Raze's debut short story collection weaves a series of narratives into a creepy, tangled, darkly comic whole.

Dark Nights Bright Lights

Author : Susanne Bach
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Light and darkness shape our perception of the world. This is true in a literal sense, but also metaphorically: in theology, philosophy, literature and the arts the light of day signifies life, safety, knowledge and all that is good, while the darkness of the night suggests death, danger, ignorance and evil. A closer inspection, however, reveals that things are not quite so clear cut and that light and darkness cannot be understood as simple binary opposites. On a biological level, for example, daylight and darkness are inseparable factors in the calibration of our circadian rhythms, and a lack of periodical darkness appears to be as contrary to health as a lack of exposure to sunlight. On a cultural level, too, night and darkness are far from being universally condemnable: in fiction, drama and poetry the darkness of the night allows not only nightmares but also dreams, it allows criminals to ply their trade and allows lovers to meet, it allows the pursuit of pleasure as well as deep thought, it allows metamorphoses, transformations and transgressions unthinkable in the light of day. But night is not merely darkness. The night gains significance as an alternative space, as an ‘other of the day’, only when it is at least partially illuminated. The volume examines the interconnection of night, darkness and nocturnal illumination across a broad range of literary texts. The individual essays examine historically specific light conditions in literature, tracing the symbolic and metaphoric content of darkness and illumination and the attitudes towards them.

Words Spoken Only on Paper

Author : Harriet Bocca
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An inspirational story of the evolution of grief and love shared by two women. Based on a true story. With four children to raise and a busy household, Harriet involved herself in the activities of being a mom. Her oldest son died at age seventeen of a drug overdose, devastated she struggled to survive such a loss. Eleven years later, when the sting of such a tragedy was dulled Harriet's nineteen year old son died in a motorcycle accident. Paralyzed with grief she turned to writing and has found purpose. You will come to know two different women who reached out to one another. Through letters they filled a need in both. As the years passed and their lives continued the letters evolved into intimate and revealing feelings spilling out on paper. In their private bond of trust, they were safe thus allowing their hearts to speak without judgment. Unafraid, yet vulnerable, they grew stronger in their unspoken words, always sensitive with deliberate intent not to hurt or upset.

Carefree Master in City

Author : Xi NianXiaoMeng
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How would a loli do it? He had tricked her into hugging him on the bed! How could he do that? One flick, two flick, three flop! How does the queen do it? The wax whip and the shackles!

American Literary Minimalism

Author : Robert C. Clark
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American Literary Minimalism fills a need for a comprehensive study of this twentieth-century literary movement. In it, Robert Clark explores works that are emblematic of the style by best-selling authors Ernest Hemingway, Sandra Cisneros, Raymond Carver, Jay McInerney, Cormac McCarthy, and Susan Minot.

The Courage of Strangers

Author : Jeri Laber
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After Jeri Laber earned a Master's degree in Russian studies at Columbia University, she became a part-time writer and editor and a full-time wife and mother. Then one day in 1973 she read an article about torture that altered her life and subsequently the lives of countless others around the world. The Courage of Strangers tells how Laber became a founder and the executive director of Helsinki Watch, which grew to be Human Rights Watch, one of the world's most influential organizations. She describes her secret trips to unwelcoming countries, where she met with some of the great political activists of the time. She also recalls what it was like to come of age professionally in an era when women were supposed to follow rather than lead; how she struggled to balance work and family; and how her fight for human rights informed her own intellectual, spiritual and emotional development. This story of the birth of the human rights movement is also a sweeping history of dissent and triumph in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Elegantly written, full of passion, humor and political wisdom, it is exciting history as well as a moving, entertaining, inspiring story of a woman's life.

Vor Hell Heart

Author : Robert E. Vardeman
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This fifth book of a six-part series tying in with the VOR adventure game is set on a future Earth trapped in another universe. A meteor has crashed into the Central American jungle, radiating intense and deadly energy. Two deadly aliens are hurtling toward Earth to suck up the meteor's powers and kill any humans who stand in their way.

The History of Us

Author : Leah Stewart
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Two decades after the tragic accident that killed their father, Theodora, Josh and Claire return to their childhood home to confront painful realities about their incapable mother and the devoted aunt who raised them. By the author of The Myth of You and Me.

Bright Lights and Promises

Author : Pauline Mclynn
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An Irish Times bestseller, Bright Lights and Promises is a mesmerising novel that deals with family relationships in touching detail. The perfect read for fans of Matt Haig's How to Stop Time and Joanna Cannon's The Trouble with Goats and Sheep. 'A winner. Pauline McLynn brings the same comic touches to her writing as she brought to the wonderful Mrs Doyle' - Daily Express It's not easy being the mother of a twelve-year-old boy who's in love with his babysitter and having trouble at school. Nor are matters helped by the unexpected arrival of an elderly mother who's suddenly footloose and fancy free. At least Susie Vine feels secure at Arland & Shaw, London's leading theatrical agency, where her clients love her almost as much as they love themselves. Then the man who broke her heart comes back into her life and she's forced to ask herself whether she was right to leave him all those years ago. Or is someone else waiting in the wings...? What readers are saying about Bright Lights and Promises: 'Deals with the different sorts of love we all feel for people and is illustrated beautifully throughout' 'This is a fine writer plying her craft' 'McLynn is a great storyteller - you never know what you are going to get'

The Film Explainer

Author : Gert Hofmann
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Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Award

Bright Lights No City

Author : Jay Anderson
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Stories of growing up LGBTQI+ in regional WA.

After the Bomb

Author : C. L. Kostow
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Where did our myths come from? How did our different cultures, languages and customs develop? What would happen if a world wide calamity occurred which destroyed most life on earth? How would people survive? What would be left? What type of society would the survivors build? What would the world be like three hundred years later? "After the Bomb" is a story about what could happen. What might have happened.

Blackout City

Author : Horrified Press
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