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How Starbucks Saved My Life

How Starbucks Saved My Life

How Starbucks Saved My Life

Author: ,

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101216999

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 682

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Now in paperback, the national bestselling riches-to-rags true story of an advertising executive who had it all, then lost it all—and was finally redeemed by his new job, and his twenty-eight-year-old boss, at Starbucks. In his fifties, Michael Gates Gill had it all: a mansion in the suburbs, a wife and loving children, a six-figure salary, and an Ivy League education. But in a few short years, he lost his job, got divorced, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. With no money or health insurance, he was forced to get a job at Starbucks. Having gone from power lunches to scrubbing toilets, from being served to serving, Michael was a true fish out of water. But fate brings an unexpected teacher into his life who opens his eyes to what living well really looks like. The two seem to have nothing in common: She is a young African American, the daughter of a drug addict; he is used to being the boss but reports to her now. For the first time in his life he experiences being a member of a minority trying hard to survive in a challenging new job. He learns the value of hard work and humility, as well as what it truly means to respect another person. Behind the scenes at one of America’s most intriguing businesses, an inspiring friendship is born, a family begins to heal, and, thanks to his unlikely mentor, Michael Gill at last experiences a sense of self-worth and happiness he has never known before. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.


Zen Master Next Door

Zen Master Next Door

Zen Master Next Door

Author: Edward Kardos

Publisher: Green Dragon Books

Isbn 10: 0893348678

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Number of Pages: 244

Number of Views: 1741

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These modern day parables in Zen Master Next Door send positive messages that are simple and inspiring. Based in the truth, they are an insightful means to explore our many relationships and how they touch our soul. Relevant and timely, these stories underscore our yearning to live an inspired life and they show that deep-rooted and ancient ideals are as mainstream as our exchanges with our neighbor next door. These parables are gentle but strong. They embrace but let go. They are simple and complex just like our own lives. They are, of course, parables. What others are saying about this book: What an inspiring way to learn about our very soul. These modern day parables in Zen Master Next Door are compelling and left me wanting more. - Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind


Hard Love

Hard Love

Hard Love

Author: Ellen Wittlinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1439115567

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 823

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With keen insight into teenage life, Ellen Wittlinger delivers a story of adolescence that is fierce and funny -- and ultimately transforming -- even as it explores the pain of growing up. Since his parents' divorce, John's mother hasn't touched him, her new fiancé wants them to move away, and his father would rather be anywhere than at Friday night dinner with his son. It's no wonder John writes articles like "Interview with the Stepfather" and "Memoirs from Hell." The only release he finds is in homemade zines like the amazing Escape Velocity by Marisol, a self-proclaimed "Puerto Rican Cuban Yankee Lesbian." Haning around the Boston Tower Records for the new issue of Escape Velocity, John meets Marisol and a hard love is born. While at first their friendship is based on zines, dysfuntional families, and dreams of escape, soon both John and Marisol begin to shed their protective shells. Unfortunately, John mistakes this growing intimacy for love, and a disastrous date to his junior prom leaves that friendship in ruins. Desperately hoping to fix things, John convinces Marisol to come with him to a zine conference on Cape Cod. On the sandy beaches by the Bluefish Wharf Inn, John realizes just how hard love can be.


The Genitive

The Genitive

The Genitive

Author: Anne Carlier,Jean-Christophe Verstraete

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

Isbn 10: 9027291055

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Number of Pages: 356

Number of Views: 1453

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This volume, the fifth in the series Case and Grammatical Relations across Languages, is devoted to genitive constructions in a range of Indo-European languages (Russian, French, Romanian, German and Swedish), as well as Finnish, Bantu languages and Northern Akhvakh (Northeast Caucasian). Definitions of genitives typically start out from the notion of an inflectional marker, often suffixal, that marks dependency relations of a noun phrase with respect to another noun phrase and conveys possessive meaning. The contributions in this volume demonstrate a huge range of variation in genitives, semantically (from possessive meaning to generalized dependency), morphologically (from affixes to different types of clitics) and syntactically (from adnominal uses to argument relations and adjunct uses). The volume contains both general surveys of genitives and case studies of the semantics, pragmatics and historical development of specific genitive constructions. It will be of interest to scholars and students in syntax, semantics, morphology, typology, and historical linguistics.


Holes

Holes

Holes

Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: Yearling

Isbn 10: 0307798364

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 1870

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Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS


Frindle

Frindle

Frindle

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 0689832508

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 112

Number of Views: 1197

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Is Nick Allen a troublemaker? He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it.


The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out about Diabetes

The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out about Diabetes

The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out about Diabetes

Author: Dana L. Ladd,Alyssa Altshuler

Publisher: American Library Association

Isbn 10: 1555708900

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 435

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For the more than 26 million Americans diagnosed with or affected by diabetes, having accurate information on the disease is crucial. But the sheer volume of information available can be daunting for patients and caregivers alike. This comprehensive guide provides librarians and library users with background on key diabetes concepts, encompassing reliable print and electronic resources, including hard-to-find periodicals and audiovisual sources. Each chapter in this guide presents an overview and description as well as an annotated list of multi-format resources on topics including: Types 1 and 2 and gestational diabetes Diet, clinical trials, and support sources Legal and insurance issues With this guide, librarians can deepen their understanding and collections, and thus improve service to the growing number of patrons affected by, at-risk for, or curious about this pervasive disease.


The Crowfield Curse

The Crowfield Curse

The Crowfield Curse

Author: Pat Walsh

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Isbn 10: 0545392284

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 924

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*"A wondrous mystery." --Kirkus, starred review *"Suspenseful and spooky...with an edgy battle between good and evil." --School Library Journal, starred review If the deepest secret has been spoken, can the deadliest curse be broken? Sent into the forest to gather firewood for the medieval abbey where he's an apprentice, Will hears a cry for help, and comes upon a creature no bigger than a cat. Trapped and wounded, it's a hobgoblin, who confesses a horrible secret: Something is buried deep in the snow, just beyond the graveyard. A mythical being, doomed by an ancient curse... What does this mystery have to do with the cryptic brotherhood of monks Will serves? What does it have to do with the boy himself? When two cloaked figures darken the church's doorway and start demanding answers, Will is drawn into a dangerous world of Old Magic. *Includes a timetable of daily life in the abbey, a glossary of monastic terms, and a sneak peek at the chilling sequel THE CROWFIELD DEMON! New York Public Library "100 Best Books for Reading and Sharing" A 2011 USBBY Outstanding International Book Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award


Slaying It

Slaying It

Slaying It

Author: Chloe Neill

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0440001242

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 80

Number of Views: 812

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A brand new novella in the New York Times bestselling series featuring vampires in the Windy City. Merit, the Sentinel of Chicago's Cadogan House, is pregnant. She's ready to meet her daughter, but also excited to see her feet again. While out on an evening walk, Merit stops to help a man in need, only to find herself the victim of a kidnapping attempt. Someone with a serious debt to some very serious people thinks Cadogan House will pay a rich reward for Merit's return. Jonah, the handsome captain of Grey House's guards, is on his way to a meeting at Cadogan--and if he's honest with himself, to drop in on Cadogan's gorgeous and brilliant chef, Margot--when he stumbles on the aftermath of the attack. He'll stop at nothing to help the Cadogan vampires, including Margot, face down the threat.


Malnutrition in the Elderly

Malnutrition in the Elderly

Malnutrition in the Elderly

Author: W.O. Seiler,H.B. Stähelin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Isbn 10: 3642470734

Category: Medical

Number of Pages: 132

Number of Views: 1425

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H. B. Stahelin "Under-or malnutrition is a frequent and serious problem in geriatric patients" (8). Today there is no doubt that malnutrition contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality in the aged. The immune function is impaired, the risk for falls and fractures increases, in acute illness, recovery is delayed, and complications are frequent. Acute and chronic illnesses lead to a catabolic metabolism and hence increase the signs and symptoms of malnutrition. Cytokines related to inflamma tion block the synthesis of albumin and shift protein synthesis to acute phase pro teins. The activation of the ubiquitine-proteasome pathway leads to a degradation of muscle protein, which leads to an additional loss of muscle mass which occurs as age-dependent sarcopenia, and adds to the already existing frailty (2, 4). It is often difficult to decide to what extent the metabolic alterations result from malnutrition or concomitant illness. Psychological factors contribute as a circulus vitiosus significantly to anorexia and, thus, aggravate the condition. They are the most important causes of failure to thrive in old age (7). It is evident that next to the therapy of the underlying illness, an adequate support with calorie and nutrient intake over weeks becomes essen tial under these conditions. Clear-cut improvements are often only seen after 6 or more weeks. Besides a clinical, clearly visible malnutrition, selective nutrient deficits are much more frequent. Numerous and highly different mechanisms may lead to a marginal or insufficient supply with micronutrients.


The Demon's Lexicon

The Demon's Lexicon

The Demon's Lexicon

Author: Sarah Rees Brennan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1416994920

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 1419

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Sixteen-year-old Nick and his brother, Alan, are always ready to run. Their father is dead, and their mother is crazy—she screams if Nick gets near her. She’s no help in protecting any of them from the deadly magicians who use demons to work their magic. The magicians want a charm that Nick’s mother stole—and they want it badly enough to kill. Alan is Nick’s partner in demon slaying and the only person he trusts in the world. So things get very scary and very complicated when Nick begins to suspect that everything Alan has told him about their father, their mother, their past, and what they are doing is a complete lie. . . .


Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World

Author: Mark Aldridge

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 0008296626

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 512

Number of Views: 1660

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From the very first book publication in 1920 to the film release of Death on the Nile in December 2020, this investigation into Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot celebrates a century of probably the world’s favourite fictional detective.