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The End of the Alphabet

By CS Richardson
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  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Isbn : 0307371948
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 868
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Ambrose Zephyr and his wife Zappora Ashkenazi (“Zipper”) have achieved a happy and balanced life together. She is the yin to his yang. He is the only man she has loved without adjustment. The two live contentedly in a narrow London terrace full of books. That contentment is thrown into turmoil on or about Ambrose’s fiftieth birthday, when they receive the news that he has contracted a mysterious illness that will most certainly lead to his death within the month. In panicked delirium, from beneath their bed Ambrose withdraws an oxblood suitcase containing the ephemera of his long-suppressed life’s ambition: to travel the world in a pilgrimage through the alphabet, from Amsterdam to Zanzibar. Scuttling the responsibilities of their respectably successful careers, the two set off on an urgent voyage through real and imagined geographies of place, of history, of art, and of love. Zipper is continually frustrated by Ambrose’s reticence, but loves him beyond all measure. And Ambrose well appreciates his miraculous good fortune in having Zipper by his side, drawing out the best in him. Zipper does not completely understand Ambrose’s compulsion to pursue his childhood dream, but her commitment to him is absolute and so she, too, is compelled to make this journey. In Amsterdam, they revisit past debates on beauty and art. In Berlin, they weigh the burdens of history. In the glow of the Chartres windows, they explore the stations of life. In Deauville, they fondly recall their youthful love. At “E,” Ambrose adjusts his long-drafted itinerary, crossing out Elba and replacing it with the Eiffel Tower of Zipper’s beloved Paris, the city of their first predestined encounter. While resting in Florence beside the youthfully vital David, they meet a chivalrous old man who shares his insight into enduring romance. It is in Giza that Ambrose begins to falter as he climbs a pyramid, and they miss Haifa thanks to a sandstorm. In Istanbul, they realize that Ambrose can go no further and they must return to their London terrace. But their voyage is not over. The two continue their odyssey, no longer via plane and rail, but now through the power of shared desire and love. The wise words of a hallucinatory camel in Ambrose’s fevered dream ring out to them with equanimity: “Why, you ask? There is no why, Master Zephyr. Life goes on. Death goes on. Love goes on. It is all as simple as that.” In the tradition of romantic legend and fable, The End of the Alphabet is a lovingly rendered, richly nuanced treatise on the nature of true and enduring love. The story of Ambrose and Zappora is a precious gift, one that illuminates a pathway to the return of balance and joy after unthinkable loss.

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Guided by Meaning in Primary Literacy: Libraries, Reading, Writing, and Learning

By Joyce Armstrong Carroll Ed.D, H.L.D.,Kelley Barger,Karla James,Kristy Hill
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440843996
  • Pages : 297
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 705
  • File Pdf: guided.pdf

Book Summary:

Using a research-based approach, this book examines the critical connections between writing and reading, and it explains how to encourage early literacy in the classroom and library. • Provides critical information that helps educators improve early literacy programs—a current need in libraries of all types • Combines research findings about early literacy that document the connection between writing and reading with meaningful theory to offer a strong rationale for library programming • Reminds readers of the inherent joy and value of working with young children by telling them stories and engaging them in magical early literacy activities in the classroom and library

Individual and Team Skill Decay

By Winfred Arthur, Jr.,Eric Anthony Day,Winston Bennett, Jr.,Antoinette M. Portrey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136689478
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 838
  • File Pdf: individual-and-team-skill-decay.pdf

Book Summary:

Skill and knowledge retention is a major issue and concern in learning and skill acquisition, especially when trained or acquired skills (or knowledge) are needed after long periods of nonuse. The goal of this book is to summarize and advance the thinking of critical issues related to skill retention and decay in the context of individual and team training on complex tasks. This volume will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the fields of industrial and organizational psychology, human factors, organizational behavior, and human resources management.

Reading Explorers Year 2

By John Murray
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Isbn : 1907515755
  • Pages : 197
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 805
  • File Pdf: reading-explorers-year-2.pdf

Book Summary:

A Guided Skills-Based Journey is a series of books aimed at developing key reading and study skills. This brilliant new series provides teachers with a wide variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction, which will allow children to access, interpret and understand what they are reading. It increases the child's knowledge and understanding of why certain words are chosen by an author. It gives the reader the chance to speculate on the tone and purpose of the texts, as well as consider both the texts' themes and audience.

Army Public School TGT PGT/TGT/PRT Bharti Pariksha 2022

By Team Prabhat
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn : 9390315069
  • Pages : 380
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 890
  • File Pdf: army-public-school-tgt-pgt-tgt-prt-bharti-pariksha-2022.pdf

Book Summary:

(1) The current edition of book Army public schools br>PGT/TGT/PRT recruitment part A: has been designed for the aspirants preparing to clear online screening test conducted by Army welfare education society (AWES) for the post of br>PGT/TGT/PRT teachers in 137 Army public schools across India. (2) The book broadly covers the subjects: General Awareness, Mental Ability, English Comprehension, educational concepts & methodology and information Technology. (3) The chapters of this book contain deep theory followed by the sets of practice questions at the end to ensure revision of the concepts covered in all sections. (4) The book consists Chapterwise practice exercises, questions with explanations to total covering the whole syllabus of examination. To help the students practice the concepts discussed in the chapters, practice exercises (MCQs) have been provided at the end of each br>Chapter with hints detailed solutions. (5) with this book you can grasp the skills and the clear concepts which asks in various examinations. Written in crisp, clear and easy to understand language with proper illustrations wherever necessary, this book provides detailed information on the subject. Features: all sections namely General Awareness, Mental Ability, English Comprehension, educational concepts & methodology and information Technology have been thoroughly discussed, followed by practice questions. The book follows latest exam paper pattern for the br>PGT/TGT/PRT teachers’ exam.

The Muse at Play

By Jan Kwapisz,David Petrain,Mikolaj Szymanski
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Isbn : 3110270617
  • Pages : 429
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 659
  • File Pdf: the-muse-at-play.pdf

Book Summary:

Riddles and other word games are widespread in classical literature and played a crucial role in shaping Greek and Roman cultural discourses, yet few efforts have been made to treat them in all their variety and complexity. This volume, the fruit of a conference held in May 2011 by the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of Warsaw, gathers contributions on a range of topics linked by the theme of linguistic play. With its broad spectrum of approaches, the book serves as companion to a fascinating but somewhat neglected area of ancient culture - the domain of the Playful Muse.

Shadow Distance

By Gerald A. Vizenor
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  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Isbn : 081957273X
  • Pages : 372
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 667
  • File Pdf: shadow-distance.pdf

Book Summary:

Author of The Heirs of Columbus, Hotline Healers, Interior Landscapes, Crossbloods, and numerous other works, Gerald Vizenor is one of the century's most important and prolific Native American writers. Drawing on the best work of an acclaimed career, Shadow Distance: A Gerald Vizenor Reader reveals the wide range of his imagination and the evolution of his central themes. This compelling collection includes not only selections from Vizenor's innovative fiction, but also poetry, autobiography, essays, journalism, and the previously unpublished screenplay "Harold of Orange," winner of the Film-in-the-Cities national screenwriting competition. Whether focusing on Native American tricksters or legal and financial claims of tribal sovereignty, Vizenor continually underscores the diversities of modern traditions, the mixed ethnicity that characterizes those who claim Native American origin, and cultural permeability of an increasingly commercial, global world. A. Robert Lee of the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, provides a lucid introduction to this writer whose "radically self-aware and contemporary satiric tricksterism . . . as easily invokes Jabés, Barthes, Lyotard, or Foucault as bear ceremonial, ghost dance, or dream-catcher."

Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

By Edward Bispham
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 0748627146
  • Pages : 616
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 885
  • File Pdf: edinburgh-companion-to-ancient-greece-and-rome.pdf

Book Summary:

The Edinburgh Companion, newly available in paperback, is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, it demonstrates the multifaceted nature of classical civilisation and enables readers to gain guidance in drawing together the perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, from poetry to archaeology, from art history to numismatics, and many more.

Devotions on the Hebrew Bible

By Zondervan
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  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Isbn : 0310524555
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 530
  • File Pdf: devotions-on-the-hebrew-bible.pdf

Book Summary:

Fifty-four short devotions based on passages from the Hebrew Bible--written by some of the top biblical language scholars of today. The main point of each meditation in Devotions on the Hebrew Bible comes from a careful reading of the passage in the Hebrew Bible, not from an English translation. The authors use a variety of exegetical approaches in their devotions: grammatical, lexical, rhetorical, sociohistorical, linguistic, etc. Some insights focus on particular words and their role in the passage, while others highlight background studies or provide a theological reading of the passage. Each devotion draws students into translating a short passage and pursuing an understanding of why this or that insight matters for their lives and ministries. Devotions on the Hebrew Bible encourages professors, students, and pastors alike to keep reading and meditating on the Hebrew Scriptures and find new treasures from the biblical text. Celebrated contributors include: Daniel I. Block Mark J. Boda Hélène Dallaire Nancy Erickson Michael Williams Devotions on the Hebrew Bible contains a devotion on every book in the Old Testament and can be used as a weekly devotional or as a supplemental resource throughout a semester or sequence of courses.

NDA/NA SSB INTERVIEW GUIDE

By Gautam Chauhan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn : 9390906938
  • Pages :
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 291
  • File Pdf: nda-na-ssb-interview-guide.pdf

Book Summary:

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