Anything Could Happen

  • Filename: anything-could-happen.
  • ISBN: 9780545709552
  • Release Date: 2015-05-26
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Will Walton
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

When you’re in love with the wrong person for the right reasons, anything could happen. Tretch lives in a very small town where everybody's in everybody else's business. Which makes it hard for him to be in love with his straight best friend. For his part, Matt is completely oblivious to the way Tretch feels – and Tretch can’t tell whether that makes it better or worse. The problem with living a lie is that the lie can slowly become your life. For Tretch, the problem isn’t just with Matt. His family has no idea who he really is and what he’s really thinking. The girl at the local bookstore has no clue how off-base her crush on him is. And the guy at school who’s a thorn in Tretch’s side doesn’t realize how close to the truth he’s hitting. Tretch has spent a lot of time dancing alone in his room, but now he’s got to step outside his comfort zone and into the wider world. Because like love, a true self can rarely be contained. Anything Could Happen is a poignant, hard-hitting exploration of love and friendship, a provocative debut that shows that sometimes we have to let things fall apart before we can make them whole again.

Anything Could Happen

  • Filename: anything-could-happen.
  • ISBN: 9781627980265
  • Release Date: 2013-09-09
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: B.G. Thomas
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Moving to Kansas City could be the best thing Austin Shelbourne has ever done. For a start, he can stop living a lie and finally come out of the closet. And there's a chance, though slim, that he might be able to locate the love of his life, Todd Burton. It had seemed like a good idea when he seduced his friend, but Todd freaked out and vanished. Austin hopes to find Todd, make things right between them, and win his love. But when he meets actor Guy Campbell, things get even more confusing. The moment Guy sets eyes on Austin, he knows Austin is The One. But Austin makes it clear he feels a responsibility to Todd, and Guy has some dark secrets of his own. He’s found redemption in acting and directing, but worries that if Austin learns the truth, he might not be able bear it. And what if Todd accepts Austin's apology and the love Austin offers? Guy wants Austin desperately, but he also wants him to be happy. In the play of life, with the happiness of good men in the balance, anything could happen.

Anything Can Happen

  • Filename: anything-can-happen.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015026716376
  • Release Date: 1945
  • Number of pages: 202
  • Author: Geo. and Helen Papashvily
  • Publisher: New York, Harper

The education of a Russian immigrant of twenty years ago into the wonders and problems of life in the U.S.

Hotel Life

  • Filename: hotel-life.
  • ISBN: 9781469621135
  • Release Date: 2015-04-27
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Caroline Field Levander
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books

What is a hotel? As Caroline Field Levander and Matthew Pratt Guterl show us in this thought-provoking book, even though hotels are everywhere around us, we rarely consider their essential role in our modern existence and how they help frame our sense of who and what we are. They are, in fact, as centrally important as other powerful places like prisons, hospitals, or universities. More than simply structures made of steel, concrete, and glass, hotels are social and political institutions that we invest with overlapping and contradictory meaning. These alluring places uniquely capture the realities of our world, where the lines between public and private, labor and leisure, fortune and failure, desire and despair are regularly blurred. Guiding readers through the story of hotels as places of troublesome possibility, as mazelike physical buildings, as inspirational touchstones for art and literature, and as unsettling, even disturbing, backdrops for the drama of everyday life, Levander and Guterl ensure that we will never think about this seemingly ordinary place in the same way again.

Anything Can Happen

  • Filename: anything-can-happen.
  • ISBN: 9780547678535
  • Release Date: 2004-05-10
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Roger Rosenblatt
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

These cautionary notes and hilarious stories pack the Rosenblatt punch. Anything Can Happen offers a class in "Tyranny for Beginners," warns about the snares and devices of dinner parties, explains the mind-set of barbarians, suggests the perfect gift for Mother--a wildebeest--and tells what happens when his dog's barking drives him to thoughts of murder. Roger Rosenblatt forces us to laugh at the silliness of the world we have created, refocuses our minds on what really matters, and alerts us to the injustice and cruelty that lie just below the skin.

Anything Could Happen

  • Filename: anything-could-happen.
  • ISBN: 0739096966
  • Release Date: 2013-06-01
  • Number of pages: 12
  • Author: Ellie Goulding
  • Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated

The leading single from Ellie Goulding's second album is a huge hit that's inescapable on the radio and featured on numerous television broadcasts. This official sheet music edition lets music makers apply their talent to the upbeat song with a piano part that conveys the accompaniment heard on the hit recording, with vocal melody notated on its own staff, plus complete lyrics and basic chord fingering grids for optional guitar accompaniment.

The Quantum Universe

  • Filename: the-quantum-universe.
  • ISBN: 9780306819643
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 255
  • Author: Brian Cox
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press

The authors of the best-selling Why Does E=MC2? render fundamental scientific principles in the areas of quantum mechanics comprehensive and engaging to lay readers, working through obscure and vague aspects to explain related natural world observations, how the quantum world was constructed and why it is important. 15,000 first printing.

The God of Small Things

  • Filename: the-god-of-small-things.
  • ISBN: 014302857X
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 339
  • Author: Arundhati Roy
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India

International No 1 Bestseller. Winner Of The 1997 Booker Prize &Nbsp;


  • Filename: hotel.
  • ISBN: 1854593374
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 26
  • Author: Caryl Churchill
  • Publisher: MIT Press

Hotel is in two parts. In the first, Eight Rooms, fourteen people - tourists, couples, business people - spend an ordinary night in a hotel. But they all occupy the same space, and their stories overlap and interweave, creating an exhilarating collage of words, voices, music and choreographed movement. In the second part, a dance piece, we see two nights happening at the same time. Two people find different ways to disappear, while a diary found in the hotel room tells of another extraordinary disappearance. With words by Caryl Churchill, music by Orlando Gough and direction/movement by Ian Spink, Hotel was premiered by Second Stride, who have pioneered a unique brand of performed event. This volume contains Churchill's witty libretto, plus articles on the making of Hotel.


  • Filename: ribblestrop.
  • ISBN: 9781442499065
  • Release Date: 2014-08-19
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Andy Mulligan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

When your school’s motto is “Life is dangerous,” you know that anything can happen—and everything does! This raucous tale of education gone awry is “rollicking, ridiculous, and captivating,” according a Bulletin starred review. There’s no school that’s quite like Ribblestrop, complete with roofless dormitories, distracted teachers, and a perilous underground labyrinth. And then there are the students! You’ll meet Sanchez, a Colombian gangster’s son hiding from kidnappers; Millie, an outcast arsonist and self-confessed wild child; Caspar, the landlady’s spoiled grandson; the helpful but hapless Sam and his best friend Ruskin, plus a handful of orphans from overseas who are just happy to have beds—even if they are located in the roofless part of the building. With the “crazy-school appeal of Hogwarts and the grim humor of Lemony Snicket” (The Independent), Ribblestrop, which was awarded the Children’s Fiction Prize by The Guardian, is sure to delight the most mischievous among us.

Passion s Prize

  • Filename: passion-s-prize.
  • ISBN: 9780989819237
  • Release Date: 2013-08-08
  • Number of pages: 405
  • Author: E.E. Burke
  • Publisher: E.E. Burke

The lives of three women hinge on the outcome of a cutthroat railroad race and their ability to outwit the dangerous men pitted against them. Adella’s Enemy by Jacqui Nelson The race heats up as former Rebel spy Adella Willows receives her mission from a Washington senator—play havoc with the Katy and derail its bid to win the race. The senator craves wealth. Adella craves revenge against the man responsible for her brother’s death. But her plans crumble into chaos when she matches wits with the railroad’s foreman, a handsome Irishman torn between two desires: winning the race or winning Adella’s heart. Eden’s Sin by Jennifer Jakes Passions rise when a beautiful madam must rely on an Army major for help. Eden Gabrielli lives by three rules: Never trust the wealthy, do whatever it takes to survive, and never again believe a decent man could love a whore. But when a blackmailer threatens, she will do anything to protect her sister—even if that means deceiving the handsome and determined Major Bradford, the one man who tempts her to break her rules. Kate’s Outlaw by E.E. Burke. Fortunes fall about a half-breed desperado abducts--and then rescues--a rich railroad heiress. On the run from danger, with enemies on both sides, Jake and Kate seek solace in each other’s arms, igniting a love as powerful as it is forbidden. Passion and ambition collide in the series Steam! Romance and Rails. Don't miss this introductory anthology by three award-winning authors.

Just One Day

  • Filename: just-one-day.
  • ISBN: 9781448172764
  • Release Date: 2013-01-10
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Gayle Forman
  • Publisher: Random House

From the author of the international bestseller, IF I STAY, now a major film starring Chloe Grace Moretz. When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines. Perfect for fans of John Green, Just One Day is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story – Just One Year – is out now.

The Great Gatsby

  • Filename: the-great-gatsby.
  • ISBN: 074324639X
  • Release Date: 2003-05-27
  • Number of pages: 165
  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken praised "the charm and beauty of the writing," as well as Fitzgerald's sharp social sense; and Thomas Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald's "best work" thus far. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when, The New York Times remarked, "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

Weiwei isms

  • Filename: weiwei-isms.
  • ISBN: 9781400845859
  • Release Date: 2012-12-01
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Weiwei Ai
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press

This collection of quotes demonstrates the elegant simplicity of Ai Weiwei's thoughts on key aspects of his art, politics, and life. A master at communicating powerful ideas in astonishingly few words, Ai Weiwei is known for his innovative use of social media to disseminate his views. The short quotations presented here have been carefully selected from articles, tweets, and interviews given by this acclaimed Chinese artist and activist. The book is organized into six categories: freedom of expression; art and activism; government, power, and moral choices; the digital world; history, the historical moment, and the future; and personal reflections. Together, these quotes span some of the most revealing moments of Ai Weiwei's eventful career--from his risky investigation into student deaths in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake to his arbitrary arrest in 2011--providing a window into the mind of one of the world's most electrifying and courageous contemporary artists. Select Quotes from the Book: On Freedom of Expression "Say what you need to say plainly, and then take responsibility for it." "A small act is worth a million thoughts." "Liberty is about our rights to question everything." On Art and Activism "Everything is art. Everything is politics." "The art always wins. Anything can happen to me, but the art will stay." "Life is art. Art is life. I never separate it. I don't feel that much anger. I equally have a lot of joy." On Government, Power, and Making Moral Choices "Once you've tasted freedom, it stays in your heart and no one can take it. Then, you can be more powerful than a whole country." "I feel powerless all the time, but I regain my energy by making a very small difference that won't cost me much." "Tips on surviving the regime: Respect yourself and speak for others. Do one small thing every day to prove the existence of justice." On the Digital World "Only with the Internet can a peasant I have never met hear my voice and I can learn what's on his mind. A fairy tale has come true." "The Internet is uncontrollable. And if the Internet is uncontrollable, freedom will win. It's as simple as that." "The Internet is the best thing that could have happened to China." On History, the Historical Moment, and the Future "If a nation cannot face its past, it has no future." "We need to get out of the old language." "The world is a sphere, there is no East or West." Personal Reflections "I've never planned any part of my career-- except being an artist. And I was pushed into that corner because I thought being an artist was the only way to have a little freedom." "Anyone fighting for freedom does not want to totally lose their freedom." "Expressing oneself is like a drug. I'm so addicted to it."

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