books about: fall
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Excellence in a story about another culture
This true story about a Central California Hmong family recounts the recent history of the Hmong people, and enlightens the reader about a culture vastly different than our own. The author describes the nomadic lifestyle of the Hmong, who have lived throughout the Southeast Asian mountaintops, settling until the land is exhausted and then moving on. They aligned with the United States during the ...
Before I Fall
totally delivers on a high-concept premise.
My agent recommended this book to me, and then my editor recommended this book to me, both after I'd already bought it based on the impossible-to-miss buzz dancing around it. Lauren totally delivers on a high-concept premise--a girl killed in a car accident relives her last day seven times--keeping you endlessly captivated through what could be gimmicky or repetitive in the hands of another ...
Washington Square Press
Not her best!
I have read most of Picoult's books and this one started off quite strong only to finish off in a weak manner. There were inconsistencies and things that were not realistic. And every character was not developed as well as they usually are in her books. Not a bad read, but not groundbreaking!
Stone's Fall: A Novel
Spiegel & Grau
Me understand finance?
High finance, war....not things I myself would necessarily think of at the same time....but I was intrigued and came out of the book a little less stupid in getting the correlation. I like books where it helps me to understand something I didn't get before. I did really love this book. I enjoyed Pear's Instance of the Fingerpost and also Letter of Scipio. I thought the characters were drawn very ...
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
...someone who has captured what he wants to say
From my 88 year old father: "I'm really enjoying the prohibition story. It's enough to drive anyone to drink. That was long ago but it is remarkable how many of the names from that time resonate with me even now. That author has a remarkable vocabulary. He isn't just trying to impress. As I look up some of those words they really strike me as coming from someone who has captured what he ...
Heaven Falls: a Novel
Telemachus Press, LLC
A real page turner
I couldn't put this book down. I was so curious to read what would happen next. I really enjoyed it. An especially good summer beach book.
Things Fall Apart: A Novel
How it is and was
Other reviewers have given excellent synopses, so as someone who has lived in Nigeria, I'll just give an opinion. This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand how life was and to a great degree still is, in rural Nigeria. It is wonderfully written, stark, brutally honest and making no excuses because that is how life is.
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Library)
A needed respite
The wisdom in this book is so practical and welcomed. In the midst of all of the chaos we live in, taking time to center and take the larger view of life is such a welcomed prespective. Maybe if we took the time to look within we would be able to find our way in the world with more grace and peace. I would highly recommend this book to anyone seeking a more peaceful environment.
How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In
Hubris before the fall . . .
The silent creep of impending doom is the title Collins chose for the first chapter in this excellent review of how companies go astray. As usual, Collins did an in depth research to discover why companies fail and how that failure is shaped. He determined that there are five stages of decline for an organization: * Stage 1 is characterized by hubris born of success * Stage 2 is marked by ...
From A New Barry Eisler Fan
I recently read Rain Fall and I cannot say enough positive things about it. Barry Eisler writes with smooth rhythm that is more poetry than novel. His narrative is clever, with vivid descriptions for neighborhoods and buildings that become their own characters in the story, and an ideal amount of description to keep you involved without slowing the adrenaline-fueled pace. This is a very ...
Catching Readers Before They Fall: Supporting Readers Who Struggle, K-4
Great read for primary teachers!
This book is a must-read for elementary teachers---especially K-2! It is well organized and easy to read. It is based on the works of many of today's top literacy experts, but does not overwhelm the reader with theory. Instead, the theory is put into practical terms with explicit suggestions for applying it to real classrooms. This book will provide the reader with a deeper understanding of ...
An Absolutely Wonderful Novel
After reading this book for the first time, it became one of my favorites. The tales for each of Russo's characters are wonderfully played out and work together to make one of the best books I've read in a while. This is an excellent book, and although it is a little lengthy, it definitely worth the read. I would absolutely recommend this novel.
American Empire Before the Fall
The rEVOLution continues...
Mr. Fein presents a well researched set of ideas and has provided yet another powerful tool for the liberty advocate. As an avid Ron Paul supporter, I was pleased to see that Mr. Fein struck a chord on all the right notes, particularly foreign policy. This topic is of incredible relevance today with the "war" in Afghanistan. The book discusses how America lost its principles of a humble ...
If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period
Richie's Picks: IF A TREE FALLS AT LUNCH PERIOD
" 'Wait. You aren't really friends with Matteo, are you? Do you know his mom is like a maid?' " So asks Kirsten McKenna's former best friend, Rory. Kirsten, daughter of a wealthy Marin County, CA physician begins seventh grade after having had a lousy summer: "Every day this summer was like crap: dog crap, cat crap -- I even had a few elephant crap days. Trust me, it was bad." All ...
How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You
Some of the best advice for men.
I have to say that I really liked this book. It's got some of the best advice for men that I have read, thus so far. (It's probably a good read for women, too.) What I found most important was the author's advice on how to actually meet people--women--and how to interact. The "trick" to making them fall in love with you is described, at best, as something that you might not naturally do. (No ...
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1
Great set of books
This is a wonderful set of the complete Decline and Fall. The books are hardbound and full-sized, not a flimsy paperback. Looks great on my bookshelf!
The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart: An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook
Daphne Rose Kingma
New World Library
EVERYBODY Should Read This Book, 80% Will Find It USEFUL!
First, Let's NOT Kid Ourselves, Everybody Today seems to have Tough Times of one sort or another, either in one's past, currently, or God Forbid, in Your Future! Personally, I have struggled for the past 17 years with Depression, Loss, Grief, Conflict, InterAction Problems, Being Used, Taken Advantage of, etc., and have spent countless thousands of dollars on therapy, etc. Therapy, of course, ...
Grand Central Publishing
Riveting, thought provoking!
I'm an inveterate, lifelong reader, (68), and have about 1,500 books in my personal library. I love to re-read favorite books; have some I must have read a dozen times. But "Night Fall" is impressed on my brain like I read it every day! I think of it often, and re-reun parts of it in my head. I won't go into the plot, but if you haven't read it, go find a copy and do so. It's an amazing book. ...
Things Fall Apart (Cliffs Notes)
a book for anyone. things fall apart needs to be read by an open minded person...seeking to learn, share and understand. those who aren't open cannot hope to grasp its depth.
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy)
Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep, beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families-American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the ...
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