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I Am Still Alive Book Summary : "This tense wire of a novel thrums with suspense. . . . [this book] just might be the highlight of your summer.”–The New York Times Cheryl Strayed's Wild meets The Revenant in this heart-pounding story of survival and revenge in the unforgiving wilderness. After: Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn’t act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive—for now. Before: Jess hadn’t seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness. Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded. After: With only her father’s dog for company, Jess must forage and hunt for food, build shelter, and keep herself warm. Some days it feels like the wild is out to destroy her, but she’s stronger than she ever imagined. Jess will survive. She has to. She knows who killed her father…and she wants revenge.
I Am Still Alive Book Summary : "This tense wire of a novel thrums with suspense. . . . [this book] just might be the highlight of your summer."-The New York Times Cheryl Strayed's Wild meets The Revenant in this heart-pounding story of survival and revenge in the unforgiving wilderness. After: Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn't act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive--for now. Before: Jess hadn't seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness. Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded. After: With only her father's dog for company, Jess must forage and hunt for food, build shelter, and keep herself warm. Some days it feels like the wild is out to destroy her, but she's stronger than she ever imagined. Jess will survive. She has to. She knows who killed her father...and she wants revenge.
Still Alive Book Summary : Swept up as a child in the events of Nazi-era Europe, Ruth Kluger saw her family's comfortable Vienna existence systematically undermined and destroyed. By age eleven, she had been deported, along with her mother, to Theresienstadt, the first in a series of concentration camps which would become the setting for her precarious childhood. Kluger's story of her years in the camps and her struggle to establish a life after the war as a refugee survivor in New York, has emerged as one of the most powerful accounts of the Holocaust. Interwoven with blunt, unsparing observations of childhood and nuanced reflections of an adult who has spent a lifetime thinking about the Holocaust, Still Alive rejects all easy assumptions about history, both political and personal. Whether describing the abuse she met at her own mother's hand, the life-saving generosity of a woman SS aide in Auschwitz, the foibles and prejudices of Allied liberators, or the cold shoulder offered by her relatives when she and her mother arrived as refugees in New York, Kluger sees and names an unexpected reality which has little to do with conventional wisdom or morality tales. Still Alive is a memoir of the pursuit of selfhood against all odds, a fiercely bittersweet coming-of-age story in which the protagonist must learn never to rely on comforting assumptions, but always to seek her own truth.
In Every Moment We Are Still Alive Book Summary : A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK of 2018 * Amazon Book of the Month ✳︎ Indies Introduce 2018 ✳︎ INDIES NEXT 2018 Selection "In Every Moment We Are Still Alive is a tremendous feat of emotional and artistic discipline. ... a triumph."— New York Times Book Review Acclaimed on the front page of the New York Times Book Review, a stunning tour de force telling a powerful tale of love, loss, and redemption In Every Moment We Are Still Alive tells the story of a man whose world has come crashing down overnight: His long-time partner has developed an fatal illness, just as she is about to give birth to their first child ... even as his father is diagnosed with cancer. Reeling in grief, Tom finds himself wrestling with endless paperwork and indecipherable diagnoses, familial misunderstandings and utter exhaustion while trying simply to comfort his loved ones as they begin to recede from him. But slowly, amidst the pain and fury, arises a story of resilience and hope, particularly when Tom finds himself having to take responsibility for the greatest gift of them all, his newborn daughter. Written in an unforgettable style that dives deep into the chaos of grief and pain, yet also achieves a poetry that is inspiring, In Every Moment We Are Still Alive is slated to become one of the most stirring novels of the year.
When We Were Alive Book Summary : Shortlisted for the Amazon Rising Star Award'The wartime mood evokes shades of Michael Chabon's Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay... A complex, well-crafted and absorbing debut that points to a promising future.' --Big IssueWhen we first meet Bobby, he is a shy, 12-year-old magician who falls in love with his best friend.William is consumed with self-hate and drinks to escape the memories of his father's sadness and his mother's death.Myles is writing letters to a mother he has never met.Three different people from three different times each explore the dark side of relationships, search for beauty in sadness and try to bear the burden of guilt from living in a world we are powerless to fix.
Rules for Vanishing Book Summary : In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister--at all costs. Once a year, a road appears in the forest. And at the end of it, the ghost of Lucy Gallows beckons. Lucy's game isn't for the faint of heart. If you win, you escape with your life. But if you lose.... Sara's sister disappeared one year ago--and only Sara knows where she is. Becca went to find the ghost of Lucy Gallows and is trapped on the road that leads to her. In the sleepy town of Briar Glen, Lucy's road is nothing more than local lore. But Sara knows it's real, and she's going to find it. When Sara and her skeptical friends meet in the forest to search for Becca, the mysterious road unfurls before them. All they have to do is walk down it. But the path to Lucy is not of this world, and it has its own rules. Every mistake summons new horrors. Vengeful spirits and broken, angry creatures are waiting for them to slip, and no one is guaranteed safe passage. The only certainty is this: the road has a toll and it will be paid. Sara knows that if she steps onto the road, she might not come back. But Becca needs her. And Lucy is waiting.
Reasons to Stay Alive Book Summary : THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. "I wrote this book because the oldest clichés remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free."
Still Alice Book Summary : A moving story of a woman with early onset Alzheimer's disease, now a major Academy Award-winning film starring Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart. Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a renowned expert in linguistics, with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow forgetful and disoriented, she dismisses it for as long as she can until a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world around her - for ever. Unable to care for herself, Alice struggles to find meaning and purpose as her concept of self gradually slips away. But Alice is a remarkable woman, and her family learn more about her and each other in their quest to hold on to the Alice they know. Her memory hanging by a frayed thread, she is living in the moment, living for each day. But she is still Alice. 'Remarkable … illuminating … highly relevant today' Daily Mail 'The most accurate account of what it feels like to be inside the mind of an Alzheimer's patient I've ever read. Beautifully written and very illuminating' Rosie Boycot 'Utterly brilliant' Chrissy Iley
I Find It Grotesque That I Am Still Alive Book Summary : "I find it grotesque that I am still alive" is the true story of Richard Krebs. Under the pen name Jan Valtin he published in 1941 a hugely successful and just as controversial fictionalized autobiography. In "Out of the Night", Richard Krebs - a German by birth - recounted his years as sailor, revolutionary, inmate of San Quentin and agent of the Communist International. In 1933 he was caught in Hitler ́s Germany and incarcerated in a concentration camp. From there he managed to escape - or so he claimed - on the understanding that he would henceforth be a Gestapo man although he in fact remained under Soviet orders. Furthermore "Out of The Night" described the machinations of a huge underground structure behind the facade of the Communist International, and claimed that it was this structure, and not the visible party apparatus, that really directed the worldwide Communist movement. In the course of his research Ernst von Waldenfels interviewed the last surviving witnesses, including Krebs' widow. Consulting the archives of the Gestapo and the Communist International in Berlin and Moscow, and several times visiting the National Archives in Washington, he hit upon a story that was different but no less astonishing than the one that Richard Krebs had told in "Out of The Night". Ernst von Waldenfels has used a wealth of research material to write a fast- paced but nonetheless accurate real life thriller. It is a portrait of a fraught and chaotic era, of the high hopes that the Russian Revolution inspired in the men and women to whom revolution was a calling, and of how those hopes were finally dashed in Stalin's and Hitler's concentration camps. It is the story of a worldwide underground network that has only recently come to light, but most of all it is the story of a man who, despite all his capacities, fell foul of the times. The book has been a critical success in Germany, and its author has been interviewed by television and radio. Excerpts from reviews: Die Zeit: (leading German weekly) In the matter of the double games in which Krebs was involved whilst imprisoned by the Nazis, the biography has an intense quality that is at once both accurate and intuitive. Von Waldenfels investigates the double-dealings of a player incapable of grasping that he is a pawn to be sacrificed in the long-range duel between the Stalinist and the Nazi machines.SWR Public Radio Drawing on the archives of the Gestapo, the American secret services and hitherto unknown material from the Moscow Comintern, Ernst von Waldenfels has created a biography of the adventurer, author and agent Richard Krebs. ... Ernst von Waldenfels unravels this complex tale in a very thrilling way with sympathy for his protagonist. His biography, offers an explicit and inclusive description of the political scene of the 1920's and 30's.
I Am Just A Human And I Am Still Alive Book Summary : This is a dramatic story of one man's determination to survive, to heal, and to overcome. Your whole life can change in a moment.For Jimi, that change came from cancer diagnosis when he was only 15. During his treatment, he contracted a staph infection that doctors thought, he would kill him. And it did. But against all medical odds, he lived. His story isn't just one of survival but how to truly live, how to be brave when you're scared and to continue on when you are stuck. In this unique reminiscing story, which is part cancer survival and a travel memoir, wrapped around a kayak journey across an Arizona desert lake.
Still Alive Book Summary : My brother and I always talked about the zombie apocalypse. What would we do? Where would we go? We never thought this would happen. These zombies aren't like what we saw in old horror movies. They are fast, strong, and intelligent. The worst part is they're not the undead - they're still living, breathing people. The first outbreak was in Ohio, but no one knows how or why it happened. All we know is that it happened, and we have to do whatever it takes to stay alive. So here I am, in a van with my brother, going to a place that we're not even sure exists. Who knows if we will make it there? Who knows if we'll even make it to tomorrow? All I know is my name is Cassie Sullivan and I'm still alive.
I Am Alive Book Summary : "Decca Tenderstone has nothing to lose. She is a 'Monster', the lowest rank in Faya where teenagers are ranked on a scale from 1 to 10 on graduation day. There has never been a 10, and everyone below 5 are killed for entertainment by the Summit. Decca isn't going to give in. But when she meets the mysterious Leo Van Ark, who, in spite of being a 9, is also hunted by Summit, she has a stronger reason to survive. Will Decca and Leo ever make it, especially when no Monster ever survived. Will she know his secret, and will they change the world together?"--Amazon.
Thirteens Book Summary : Neil Gaiman's Coraline meets Stranger Things in a dark and twisted story about a sleepy town with a dark secret--and the three kids brave enough to uncover it. Every thirteen years in the town of Eden Eld, three thirteen-year-olds disappear. Eleanor has just moved to the quiet, prosperous Eden Eld. When she awakes to discover an ancient grandfather clock that she's never seen before outside her new room, she's sure her eyes must be playing tricks on her. But then she spots a large bird, staring at her as she boards the school bus. And a black dog with glowing red eyes follows her around town. All she wants is to be normal, and these are far from normal. And worse--no one else can see them. Except for her new friends, Pip and Otto, who teach her a thing or two about surviving in Eden Eld. First: Don't let the "wrong things" know you can see them. Second: Don't speak of the wrong things to anyone else. The only other clue they have about these supernatural disturbances is a book of fairytales unlike any they've read before. It tells tales of the mysterious Mr. January, who struck a cursed deal with the town's founders. Every thirteenth Halloween, he will take three of their children, who are never heard from again. It's up to our trio to break the curse--because Eden Eld's thirteen years are up. And Eleanor, Pip, and Otto are marked as his next sacrifice.
If You Were Still Alive Book Summary : It doesn't matter if you've lost someone you love six months ago or six years ago. It's a lie that time heals all wounds, because the pain never goes away. This book aims to make you feel less alone in your grief. It's meant to remind you of all those memories you locked deep down inside of yourself. But even more than that, it's meant to remind you that your loved ones are still alive inside of you, so they can never really die.
Objection he s still alive Book Summary : From the seemingly routine and mundane to the esoteric we accompany William Moore on his daily routines of a modern autopsy service where those who die are examined to protect the living. From the all too common cardiovascular death to the accidental fatal injuries and of course the tragic homicides this narrative takes the reader behind the scenes to examination of the dead and presentation of evidence to convict the guilty. “Pull up a chair and let’s get started then. You are here to discuss the motor vehicle – pedestrian hit-and-run that occurred on the Interstate up by the canal. This is the case where the fleeing motorist was pursued by witnesses who forced him to stop after he pulled onto the access road. Is that right?” “Doc, how do you remember all these cases?” asked the attorney. “Each death is unique and if I pay sufficient attention to the unique qualities I can generally recall them at least to some detail. Did you bring your tape recorders? Are we ready to get started?”