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My Nine Lives

Author : Roy Sannella
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My Nine Lives is the colorful life story of Roy Sannella-a survivor of the second attack on Pearl Harbor, several natural disasters, encounters with gangsters, and other escapades that arose during his forty-seven moves around the world. Nicknamed "Scarface" and "Capone" by grade-school classmates after he injured his right cheek as a child, author Roy Sannella shares his around-the-world adventures in vivid detail-from carrying bodies out of the ruins of Boston's Coconut Grove fire in 1942 and experiencing the violent escapades of the Huks in the Philippines, as told to him by the American Ambassador, to surviving an arrest by the Moroccan police and recruiting Louie Armstrong to play one memorable morning in his nightclub. Sannella has many treasured personal memories of his encounters with hundreds of renowned celebrities and politicians, including Frank Sinatra, Omar Sharif, Sammy Davis Jr., Pope Pius XII, Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly. My Nine Lives is packed with exciting and vivid true stories. Sannella's memoirs prove that with a daring spirit, one can create a life full of unforgettable adventure.

Nine Lives

Author : William Dalrymple
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A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. Nine people, nine lives; each one taking a different religious path, each one an unforgettable story. William Dalrymple delves deep into the heart of a nation torn between the relentless onslaught of modernity and the ancient traditions that endure to this day. LONGLISTED FOR THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE

Nine Lives

Author : George M. Moser
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Michael Merlino lives a charmed life with a successful career, beautiful wife, and beloved sonuntil his dear father passes away; then things turn strange. Michael cant seem to shake this weird feeling, but maybe he just misses his dad, his mentor. He ignores the feeling that something is wrong. One day, he accidentally kills a stray cata sad but everyday sort of accident; he doesnt give it much thought. When another cat appears in Michaels life, however, it makes him wonder whether the stray cat really died, and whether cats actually do have nine lives, as the saying goes. But this isnt your normal stray kitty. This cat is out for revenge. Its spirit wants something from Michael, but what? When a man has everything to lose, however, its much easier to make it happenespecially when that man is up against what appears to be a supernatural enemy. As Michael begins to face his own demons via a demon cat that wont die, his work begins to slide. His life at home gets more difficult, even with his wife there to support him. Then, there was that note his father left that told Michael to drive it. What did the note mean? Could it possibly have been a warning? The mystery must be solved, as the reincarnated cat keeps getting bigger and meaner, threatening not just Michaels life, but his soul in the bargain.

Nine Lives

Author : Karen Smith
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Lenni wants to find someone to understand her and the new girl could just be that person Lenni can't please anyone lately. At school, her friends want her to kiss someone for a stupid competition. At home, her grandmother wants her to be more ladylike. And on the playing field, her friend Adam has started acting like a big weirdo around her. Then Lenni meets Jo, the new girl at school, and everything feels so normal. Jo is cool, fun, and unlike anyone Lenni's ever known—finally, someone's on Lenni's wavelength!

Nine Lives

Author : Dr. Siegfried Kra
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NINE LIVES is a sequel to Twilight in Danzig which tells of Siegfried Kra's childhood leading up to WWII, concluding with his family’s escape from the Gestapo. Nine Lives begins when Kra’s family emigrates to NY by boat. A riches to rags story, Kra picked up various ways to help feed his family when his once successful father in the coal industry was unable to find work. A desire to study medicine led Kra to Toulouse, France, where he became enraptured by studying every nerve ending and valve of the human body, which he drew on his chalkboard-painted walls and ceiling, until they became a part of him. Kra completed his education at Yale, where he later became a Professor of Medicine and practicing cardiologist. Within this novel are intriguing, charming and touching stories of romance, brushes with death and medical cases during the ‘Golden Age of Medicine.’ Nine Lives is an enchanting look into an older world that no longer exists and will stick with you long after you put it down. This was then…While some of these stories appear within the short stories of Dancer in the Garden, this book narrates a sequential, comprehensive, and more detailed life story. Kra wanted to save lives so that people could continue to live and love.

Nine Lives

Author : Dan Baum
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The hidden history of the haunted and beloved city of New Orleans, told through the intersecting lives of nine remarkable characters. “Nine Lives is stunning work. Dan Baum has immersed himself in New Orleans, the most fascinating city in the United States, and illuminated it in a way that is as innovative as Tom Wolfe on hot rods and Truman Capote on a pair of murderers. Full of stylistic brilliance and deep insight and an overriding compassion, Nine Lives is an instant classic of creative nonfiction.” —Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain Nine Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of night unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, and Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan Baum brings the kaleidoscopic portrait to life, showing us what was lost in the storm and what remains to be saved. BONUS: This edition contains a Nine Lives discussion guide.

The Nine Lives of Montezuma

Author : Michael Morpurgo
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The charming tales of one mischievous cat from War Horse author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo. A cat's nine lives are full of adventure and excitement and none more so than Montezuma, the farmyard cat. From a young kitten to a grand old cat, he is cunning and proud while establishing his kingdom, but to Matthew, he's always loving and adorable. A great read that kids aged 9+ will love. Michael Morpurgo, again demonstrates why he is considered to be the master storyteller with this collection of stories. Famed for animal stories such as Little Foxes, Shadow, The Butterfly Lion and An Eagle in the Snow, The Nine Lives of Montezuma is every bit as enthralling. Michael Morpurgo has written more than one hundred books for children and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children’s Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times.

Nine Lives

Author : Eric Foggitt
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Heartwarming stories about turning personal failures into successes, with help from the Enneagram and the Bible.

Nine Lives

Author : Peter Braaksma
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From Cambodia to Israel-Palestine, nine stories from individuals standing up for their rights.

Nine Lives

Author : Shun Mie Shee
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Nine Lives is the true story of a simple woman plagued by her twenty-year addiction to drugs and alcohol. Rather than succumb to the miseries of an abusive home or to the addiction that began at only twelve years old, Gina continues to fight for the freedom of a normal life with the help of her very own Guardian Angel. Sometimes she loses her battles, but she finally wins her war because of her unfailing belief in God and her belief that God believes in her, no matter what. A story that exposes the perils of addiction and the power of God to overcome that addiction, Nine Lives shows the love of God for all his creatures and the manifestation of that love in man himself. The book also tells the story of the three men in Gina's life who love her, but who she feels she must reject in order to protect them from her crippled state. Finally, though, Gina learns to accept the unconditional love of the man who is now her husband, a man whose love mirrors the love she feels from and toward God.

Nine Lives

Author : Sharon Sala
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Bounty hunter Cat Dupree first cheated death when she was thirteen. The second time left her orphaned and scarred. And the only thing that will diminish her lust for revenge is finding the man who left her for dead as she watched him murder her father. Every job she takes is an opportunity to invade the criminal world that hides the tattooed man who ruined her life. And she hopes to hunt him down on her current mission into the rugged deserts of Mexico, where there is no law to watch her back. Without her knowledge, bondsman Wilson McKay is on the same job, and trailing Cat is the fastest way to find his man. He's willing to share resources—and the reward—especially if that means getting to know the lonely woman beneath Cat's tough, take-no-prisoners exterior. Life's taught Cat that the surest way to land on her feet is to work alone, but Wilson might be the man to change her mind—when they're not competing for jobs or ready to kill each other.

Nine Lives

Author : Nhys Glover
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When a handsome young man, claiming to be three hundred years old, offers Cara a chance at a new life in his future utopian world she considers she has two options: back away cautiously or try to help the obviously deluded stranger. Because it comes naturally to a teacher of autistic kids to help, Cara decides to take the second option. By doing so, she unwittingly opens herself up to a passionate new love in an unimaginable new world where clones extend lifespans and time travel is used to repopulate a decimated human population. To Jac, Cara appears to be the ideal target for Retrieval: a worthy, productive human being. But when her free-thinking individualism begins to clash with his peaceful, highly regulated world he has to rethink his priorities. How much is he willing to change to keep this loving, beautiful woman in his life? And, more importantly, is he prepared to break the rules that define their very existence to stay with her?

Nine Lives

Author : F. Say
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After tragedy on a rain-slick road leaves Sam a widower and single father, he concludes the tragedy was a design of fate he had somehow evaded. Eventually, his lack of faith is exchanged for fear that it is not his life that is in jeopardy but quite possibly his soul.

Nine Lives

Author : Jo (Ackerley) Heurung
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Thomas is a cat whose life is not easy, as you will see through his nine lives. Thomas’ life begins with heartbreak and disappointment, but through a little bit of luck, and due to his own sense of perseverance, Thomas finds himself in a better situation than he ever could have imagined. Facing homelessness, almost dying in a fire, the cruelty of other animals, the true impact of cruel words, and other misfortunes, Thomas never gives up hope that he will find a home with someone who will love him and treat him humanely Explaining the trials and tribulations many children face every day through the eyes of a cat, “Thomas the Cat” properly expresses the daily suffering of some, which is ignored and unseen by most. With its optimistic message, “Thomas the Cat” is a great way to teach both children and adults how important it is to be kind, and how important it is to be loved.

Nine Lives

Author : James Classi
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"Nine Lives" is the first published collection of short fiction by James Classi. Within its pages, you will find serial killers, ghosts, voodoo dolls, monsters, and witches. If you like Stephen King, give "Nine Lives" a chance. Just make sure that while you are reading you lock the doors and keep the lights on.

Nine Lives

Author : Susan Sheridan
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In the decades after World War II, the literary scene in Australia flourished: local writers garnered international renown and local publishers sought and produced more Australian books. The traditional view of this postwar period is of successful male writers, with women still confined to the domestic sphere. In "Nine Lives," Susan Sheridan rewrites the pages of history to foreground the women writers who contributed equally to this literary renaissance. Sheridan traces the early careers of nine Australian women writers born between 1915 and 1925, who each achieved success between the mid 1940s and 1970s. Judith Wright and Thea Astley published quickly to resounding critical acclaim, while Gwen Harwood's frustration with chauvinistic literary editors prompted her pseudonymous poetry. Fiction writers Elizabeth Jolley, Amy Witting and Jessica Anderson remained unpublished until they were middle-aged; Rosemary Dobson, Dorothy Hewett and Dorothy Auchterlonie Green started strongly as poets in the 1940s, but either reduced their output or fell silent for the next twenty years. Sheridan considers why their careers developed differently from the careers of their male counterparts and how they balanced marriage, family and writing. This illuminating group biography offers a fresh perspective on mid-twentieth century Australian literature, and the women writers who helped to shape it.

Nine Lives

Author : Brandon Baltzley
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A rising young chef lays bare his gripping story of culinary triumphs, consuming drug addictions, and his continuing quest to stay on top while staying sober At twenty-six years old, Brandon Baltzley was poised for his star turn as the opening chef at Chicago’s hotspot Tribute. People called him a prodigy—the Salvador Dali of cooking—and foodie blogs followed his every move. Instead, Brandon walked away from it all and entered rehab to deal with the alcohol and cocaine addiction that had enslaved him most of his adult life. Brandon grew up in the South with no father and an addict mother. At nine, he was prepping vegetables in the back of a gay bar. From there, he went on to deep-frying with Paula Deen to cooking in an array of Michelin-starred restaurants, including Grant Achatz’s world-renowned Alinea. In between, he was touring the country with his heavy metal band, Kylesa—and doing his first stint in rehab. Like Gabrielle Hamilton’s Blood, Butter and Bones, Brandon’s Nine Lives is about blazing a way out from a rough childhood through talent and an unbridled passion for the craft of cooking. A story that’s still being written as Brandon works with Crux, the pop-up culinary collective he founded, and plans for the opening of his own restaurant, Nine Lives serves up a raw and riveting memoir about food, rock-and-roll, and redemption.

Nine Lives

Author : Bill Mason
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William Mason is arguably America's greatest ever jewel thief. During a thirty-year career he charmed his way into the inner circles of high society and stole over $35 million worth of fabulous jewels from people such as Armand Hammer, Phyllis Diller (twice), Bob Hope, Margaux Hemingway, Truman Capote, Johnny Weissmuller and even the Mafia. Along the way he seduced a high-profile Midwest socialite into leaving her prominent industrialist husband, nearly died after being shot in a robbery, tricked both Christie's and Sotheby's into fencing stolen goods for him, was a fugitive for five years and the object of a nationwide manhunt, and yet spent a total of less than three years in prison despite the best efforts of law-enforcement agencies from several states as well as the federal government. Shadowy, elusive and intensely private, Mason has been the subject of many magazine and newspaper features, but no journalist has ever come close to uncovering the true story. Now, in his own words and with no holds barred, Nine Lives: Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief reveals it all, and the real story is more incredible than any of the reporters, detectives or FBI agents who pursued Mason ever imagined.

Nine Lives

Author : David Courtney
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A dramatic memoir of life as a helicopter rescue pilot in Ireland.

Nine Lives

Author : Choon Ean Teoh
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Prize winning literature in the 2005 Hadiah Sastera young adult literature contest of Kumpulan Utusan.