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The Language of the Game

By Laurent Dubois
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Laurent Dubois
Just in time for the 2018 World Cup, a lively and lyrical guide to appreciating the drama of soccerSoccer is not only the world's most popular sport; it's also one of the most widely shared forms of global culture. The Language of the Game is a passionate and engaging introduction to soccer's history, tactics, and human drama. Profiling soccer's full cast of characters--goalies and position players, referees and managers, commentators and fans--historian and soccer scholar Laurent Dubois describes how the game's low scores, relentless motion, and spectacular individual performances combine to turn each match into a unique and unpredictable story. He also shows how soccer's global reach makes it an unparalleled theater for nationalism, international conflict, and human interconnectedness.Filled with perceptive insights and stories both legendary and little known, The Language of the Game is a rewarding read for anyone seeking to understand soccer better.
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La La Lovely

By Trina McNeilly
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Trina McNeilly
LA LA LOVELY shows you that beauty is right in the center of the mess of life.Author Trina McNeilly has spent almost a decade blogging, collecting and cataloging beautiful images, sharing ideas and information. While she spent her days sharing beauty, redecorating her home, looking for lovely things and sharing her finds, her parents' divorce after almost forty years of marriage shattered her vision of "home."Through this journey, Trina learned that beauty is not beyond the laundry pile, chipped paint, dirty dishes, broken table or broken life. It's right in the center of it. Trina found that God IS beauty. And that he invites us to look, discover, uncover and find because when we find beauty, we find God.In LA LA LOVELY, Trina shares stories and inspiration from her journey of finding, and being found, by beauty. You will find deep matters of the heart along with practical pointers on things like decorating your home, finding your style, and creating beautiful spaces. Each chapter offers essays, beautiful photographs, design tips, and practical advice for creating a place of beauty and belonging no matter where you live or what you're going through.
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The Little Prince

By Running Press
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Running Press
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Princeremains one of the most treasured books of all time. This commemorative kit includes:* 3" light-up collectible of the Prince's cherished rose, set under a clear dome and on a base bearing the story's most famous quote: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."* 32-page book of quotes and full-color artwork from The Little Prince
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A Letter for Every Mother

By Kara Lawler, Regan Long
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Kara Lawler, Regan Long
Kara Lawler and Regan Long invite readers to join their tribe of mothers and be encouraged, uplifted and inspired on their parenting journey.In A LETTER FOR EVERY MOTHER, authors Kara Lawler and Regan Long have written a heartwarming compilation of letters addressed to mothers from all walks of life, meant to celebrate, inspire and commiserate with all stages of the parenting journey. This book will encourage, inspire and uplift mothers from all walks of life.Kara and Regan invite readers to join their tribe of mothers, to learn from one another and band together to face one of the hardest jobs in the world: becoming and being someone's mother. Their mission is to inspire and to create a community through this book to remind mothers that we're all in this together-an especially welcome message in the current atmosphere of competition and anxiety of parenting.A LETTER FOR EVERY MOTHER is warm, inviting, inclusive-and the tone is inspirational or irreverent, depending on the letter or subject you happen to turn to. After all, motherhood is an oxymoronic experience; it is both exhilarating and exhausting, uplifting and demeaning, wonderful but terrible, too.
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Let Me Tell You About Jasper...

By Dana Perino
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Dana Perino
Dana Perino is hugely popular as a beloved host on Fox's The Five, with hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. While readers flock to Dana for her charm, warmth, and insight, she also knows who the real star in her family is: her Vizsla, Jasper--A.K.A. America's Dog.In this new book, Dana tells stories about life and politics--and how dogs can transcend rancor and partisanship. She also talks about how dogs bring together families--like Dana's own from her career in Washington through her life as a TV star. In addition to all the fun and fabulous dog tales, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT JASPER... will be fully illustrated with hilarious photoshops of Jasper in all his most famous moments in history.
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Love Is an Inside Job

By Romal Tune
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Romal Tune
Public relations expert and business consultant, ROMAL TUNE, provides insights on how authenticity with God will help you heal your past, love yourself, and equip you to emerge more powerful than ever.Tune is the son of a drug-addicted single parent mother, who herself, inherited deeply ingrained obstacles to self-love. He found his way out of poverty via the military. He graduated from Howard University and Duke School of Divinity. He was a minister, a sought-after speaker, and social entrepreneur. Outwardly, he was successful, an overcomer.Yet, his past, hidden childhood trauma would sometimes revolt, causing self-sabotage that threatened to destroy the life he was creating. He worked hard to keep the emotional brokenness caused by the challenges of his upbringing carefully hidden -especially from the church.His mother, with whom he successfully reconciled after she was finally free from addiction, died of lung cancer. Then he divorced--a second time.Feeling like a failure, questioning his faith and will to live, he made a choice to not to give up but to examine his life and seek counseling.Dubbed "Brother Brown" (a Black man's Brene Brown), his book shares his process of applying therapy and faith to anger, shame, self-doubt and plaguing memories.Romal learned that the pursuit of success was not the key to healing the inner turmoil but it was in learning to accept the love of God and learning to love the wounded child within.His past pain was redeemed as self-worth and he finally found inner peace. No longer carrying the weight of secrets, guilt and shame, he emerged emotionally free and more powerful than ever. His book will empower others to stop living a past driven present by healing their stories, embracing the love of God, and learning to truly love themselves.
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The Leavers

By Lisa Ko
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Lisa Ko
'A vivid fictional exploration of what it means to belong and what it feels like when you don't'Oprah Magazine - Favourite Books of 2017Finalist for the National Book Award 2017Winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction'There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko's novel beautifully written, ambitious, and moving, and all of that is true, but it's more than that now: if you want to understand a forgotten and essential part of the world we live in, The Leavers is required reading' - Ann Patchett'Ambitious . . . Lisa Ko has taken the headlines and has reminded us that beyond them lie messy, brave, extraordinary, ordinary lives' New York Times Book Review*****Ko's novel is a moving story of how a boy comes into his own when everything he loves is taken away, and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of the past.One morning, Deming Guo's mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon - and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. But far from all he's ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents' desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind. Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a vivid examination of borders and belonging. It's a moving story of how a boy comes into his own when everything he loves is taken away, and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of the past.*****
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Living a Life You Love Study Guide

By Joyce Meyer
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Joyce Meyer
In this companion study guide to LIVING A LIFE YOU LOVE, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer explains how to love every part of your life in spite of life's obstacles and challenges.You may say that you love your family, your spouse, your church, or the Lord. You may also express love for more temporal things like a good cup of coffee, your home, or a nice dinner at your favorite restaurant. But it is rarer to truly say "I love my life!" It's common to be more frustrated with life than at peace with it, because the daily grind wears you down. Responsibilities and burdens become heavy and rob you of the happiness you're meant to have as a child of God. But you can be hopeful, learn to rise above your challenges, and be filled with wonder at what God might do every day. In the LIVING A LIFE YOU LOVE STUDY GUIDE, Joyce Meyer, who has gone from heartache to happiness through Christ, shares the key to shifting your perspective so that you may also relish every moment and every part of life. Through challenging activities, spiritual wisdom, and thoughtful questions, you will learn how to love life fully, in spite of your obstacles, and experience the happiness that is promised to you. It's time to start living a life you love.
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  • Lady Margery's Intrigue

    By M.C. Beaton, Karen Cass
    Authors:
    M.C. Beaton
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    Karen Cass
    At age twenty-three, the petite Lady Margery has already graced the rows of wallflowers for many a season. With the one exception of Charles, the Marquess of Edgecombe, the only man who ever dances with her, Lady Margery will have nothing to do with men; what's more, she does not even particularly like Charles.Bored beyond words, she firmly decides this to be the end of it all and returns to the comfort of her only love, her home at Chelmswood. But she does not find comfort, not even there. It seems her middle-aged father has taken for himself a dim-witted brat of nineteen to be his bride.Forced into bankruptcy by his child-bride's lust for luxury, Margery's father determines to sell Chelmswood. But Margery will not hear of it and launches an all-out, military-like campaign to ensnare herself a wealthy husband and save her ancestral family home.Everything seems to be going according to plan until the unforeseen intervention of Charles sabotages Margery's plan, giving them both a run for their money.
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    The Little Italian Bakery

    By Valentina Cebeni
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    Valentina Cebeni
    'A true feast for the senses' Jenny Ashcroft, author of Beneath a Burning Sky The scent of freshly baked biscuits, lemon and aniseed reminds Elettra of her mother's kitchen. But her mother is in a coma, and the family bakery is failing. Elettra is distraught; she has many unanswered questions about her mother's childhood - Edda was a secretive woman. The only clue is a family heirloom: a necklace inscribed with the name of an island.Elettra buys a one-way ticket to that island, just off the coast of Sardinia. Once there, she discovers a community of women, each lost in their own way. They live in a crumbling convent, under threat from the local mayor and his new development plan. It is within the convent's dark corridors and behind its secret doors that Elettra discovers a connection to her mother's past. She also falls in love again: with friendship, baking and adventure.
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    Little Fires Everywhere

    By Celeste Ng
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    Celeste Ng
    'To say I love this book is an understatement...It moved me to tears' Reese Witherspoon'Just read it...Outstanding' Matt Haig Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother- who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.When old family friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town - and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at an unexpected and devastating cost...What readers are saying:'Highly recommended, beautifully written and thought-provoking''An engrossing read' 'Absolutely brilliant''Great characters, interesting plot that leaves you desperate to read more and written beautifully. I loved it and highly recommend it!'
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    Leaving Ocean Road

    By Esther Campion
    Authors:
    Esther Campion
    God damn it, Gerry Clancy, couldn't you have left well enough alone and stayed in Cork?Twenty years ago, Ellen O'Shea left her beloved Ireland to make a new life in Australia. Now a popular local in a small coastal town, but struggling to cope with the death of her much-loved Greek husband, Nick, Ellen finds her world turned upside down when an unexpected visitor lands on her doorstep. The arrival of Gerry Clancy, her first love from Ireland, may just be the catalyst that pulls Ellen out of her pit of grief, but it will also trigger a whole new set of complications for her and those she holds dear.Home is where the heart is - but where exactly is home? Can Ellen and Gerry's rekindled romance withstand the passage of time, family, young adult children with their own lives, and the shock disclosure of a long-held secret that will put all their closest relationships at risk?Set in Ireland, Greece and small-town coastal Australia, Leaving Ocean Road is a warm-hearted, poignant story about treasuring our memories while celebrating our new beginnings.'Leaving Ocean Road is warm, wise and full of humour. Esther Campion is a wonderful new voice in Australian fiction' CATHY KELLY
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    Let Evening Come

    By Mary C. Morrison
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    Mary C. Morrison
    'Incredibly wise, comforting and beautiful' Joanna LumleyIt is never too soon to start thinking about old age. In Let Evening Come, Mary C. Morrison, herself eighty-seven at the time of first publication, considers the gains and losses of the ageing process in all their depth and richness. She writes about old age from her own personal experience, describing without sentimentality or despair how it actually feels to grow old, to be old, to look back over life, to look forward to death. In a series of meditative passages and journal entries she presents old age as a time that calls for gallantry and courage, but one that also offers unique opportunities for inner growth and wisdom.Let Evening Come is a remarkable book; simply but elegantly written, it is both moving and uplifting. It is not only for those standing on the edge of old age, it is for people of all ages, and once read will be recommended to others for the very special pleasures found within its pages.
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