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No Ordinary Days

Author : Maggie Taylor
ISBN : 098587841X
Genre : Art
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"With a flatbed scanner and a rich library of found images, Maggie Taylor creates breathtaking, thought-provoking digital art. In these vibrant montages, often called fabricated photography, there are as many layers of symbolism and meaning as there are pieces of visual information. This retrospective of Taylor's work covers 1998-2012, showcasing 120 full-color images and including an essay by noted photography critic A. D. Coleman."--Publisher's description.
Category: Art

No Ordinary Day

Author : Deborah Ellis
ISBN : 9781554981762
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Shortlisted for the SYRCA 2013 Diamond Willow Award, selected as an American Library Association 2012 Notable Children's Book, a Booklist Editors’ Choice, nominated for the OLA Golden Oak Tree Award, and a finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards: Young Adult/Middle Reader Award, the Governor General's Literary Awards: Children's Text and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award There’s not much that upsets young Valli. Even though her days are spent picking coal and fighting with her cousins, life in the coal town of Jharia, India, is the only life she knows. The only sight that fills her with terror are the monsters who live on the other side of the train tracks -- the lepers. Valli and the other children throw stones at them. No matter how hard her life is, she tells herself, at least she will never be one of them. Then she discovers that she is not living with family after all, that her "aunt" was a stranger who was paid money to take Valli off her own family’s hands. She decides to leave Jharia . . . and so begins a series of adventures that takes her to Kolkata, the city of the gods. It’s not so bad. Valli finds that she really doesn’t need much to live. She can "borrow" the things she needs and then pass them on to people who need them more than she does. It helps that though her bare feet become raw wounds as she makes her way around the city, she somehow feels no pain. But when she happens to meet a doctor on the ghats by the river, Valli learns that she has leprosy. Despite being given a chance to receive medical care, she cannot bear the thought that she is one of those monsters she has always feared, and she flees, to an uncertain life on the street.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

An Extraordinary Year Of Ordinary Days

Author : Susan Wittig Albert
ISBN : 9780292723061
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"In An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days, best-selling mystery novelist Susan Wittig Albert invites us to revisit one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory, 2008, through the lens of 365 ordinary days in which her reading, writing, and thinkingabout issues in the wider world--from wars and economic recession to climate change--caused her to reconsider and reshape daily practices in her personal life. Albert's journal provides an engaging account of how the business of being a successful working writer blends with her rural life in the Texas Hill Country and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. As her eclectic daily reading ranges across topics from economics, food production, and oil and energy policy to poetry, place, and the writinglife, Albert becomes increasingly concerned about the natural world and the threats facing it, especially climate change and resource depletion. Asking herself, 'What does it mean? And what should I do about it",' she determines practical steps to take, such as growing more food in her garden, and also helps us to readers make sense of these issues and consider what our own responses might be. A thoughtful and thought-provoking 'book of days,' amplified with reading lists and quotations from a wide diversity of writers, An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days is a must-have addition for everyone's collection of writers' journals"--Cover, p. 4.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

No Ordinary Day

Author : Robert Grindal
ISBN : 1911412191
Genre : History
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This is a series of stories based on the experiences of twin boys being raised on a mixed farm in Warwickshire. Robert and Peter were born in 1943 and their mother died two days later. This was obviously a difficult time for their father who then had not only the farm to run with its war-time pressures and regulations but two boys to cope with. These stories are Robert's reminiscences from those early days on the farm. They start in the closing years of WW II when German POWs arrived in the farm-yard, and bring to life the often unseen life on the farm. These events range from vet visits, a Lancaster bomber rubber dinghy, a runaway tractor and hazards involved in transferring and transporting sheep and cattle. Many are highly amusing as unexpected occurrences are inevitable when working with farm machinery and animals. It is unlikely to be a comfortable read for Health and Safety Inspectors, but such incidents happen and are perhaps rarely appreciated. The episodes describe the seasonal events of ploughing, sheep handling, harvesting, threshing and keeping the farm and livestock functioning even in the severe winter of 1947. The opportunities for adventure and escapades were always a temptation for children who had free range on the farm in those post-war years. Good fortune played its part when the learning curve occasionally proved too steep. The book concludes with the author's experiences working at the National Institute for Research in Dairying and these events go to show that the amusing and unexpected happen when working with animals, whether in a farming situation or a National Research Institute.
Category: History

No Ordinary Man

Author : Lois Winslow-Spragge
ISBN : 9781459714519
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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George Mercer Dawson was indeed no ordinary man. Born in 1849, son of the first Principal of McGill University, Dawson defied health circumstances that would have defeated many people and went on to become one of our most exceptional Canadians. As a geologist in the British North American Boundary Commission between Canada and the U.S.A. and as Director of the Geological Survey of Canada in 1895, Dawson examined and explored every aspect of Canada’s unknown territories. This collection of writings, letters, diaries and essays begins with the young George and moves through his developing years to his adult life. "He climbed, walked and rode on horseback over more of Canada than any other member of the Geological Survey of Canada at that time – yet to look at him, one would not think him capable of a day’s hard physical labour .... It was his hand that first traced upon vacant maps the geological formations of the Yukon and much of British Columbia." - Lois Winslow-Spragge "To read about him is like taking a drink of water from a cool, unpolluted spring. His sense of values was so great that he once said he didn’t care much for money or possessions. All he wanted was what he could hold in his canoe." - Anne Byers, Ottawa
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ordinary Days

Author : Cornelia Caroline Hornosty
ISBN : 1894800974
Genre :
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The finely crafted poems of Cornelia Hornosty's Ordinary Days celebrate the cotidian with the deceptive informality of Auden's Musee des Beaux Arts. Anything but ordinary, Hornosty's latest volume documents a personal journey of growth, love and loss with the wry detachment of a silent witness carefully noting atmosphere, nuance and gesture. Events, people and scenes described from the outside reveal their essence through language that is casual and precise against the relentless rhythm of successive moments. Conversational yet strangely classical, the poems of Ordinary Days lull the reader into tranquil awareness only disturbed by an unexpected intensity, reverberating with a lasting echo.

Just An Ordinary Day

Author : Shirley Jackson
ISBN : 9780241257951
Genre : Fiction
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A remarkable collection of dark, funny and haunting short stories from the inimitable author of 'The Lottery'. An anxious devil, an elderly writer of poison pen letters and a mid-century Jack the Ripper; a pursuit though a nightmarish city, a small boy's thrilling train ride with a female thief, and a town where the possibility of evil lurks behind perfect rose bushes. This is the world of Shirley Jackson, by turns frightening, funny, strange and unforgettably revealed in this brilliant collection of short stories. 'Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation' - San Francisco Chronicle 'For Jackson devotees, as well as first-time readers, this is a feast ... A virtuoso collection' - Publishers Weekly
Category: Fiction

The Swelling Year Poems For Holy And Ordinary Days

Author : Matthew Pullar
ISBN : 9780244463762
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A cycle of poems for all of life's seasons - moving through the seasons of the church year, from the expectancy of Advent through to the start of the next year. These poems take the reader on a journey to find where the holy meets the everyday in our lives.

How To Love Your Crazy Family

Author : Angela Howard
ISBN : 1517362172
Genre :
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Is authentic love possible in imperfect families? Loving our families-this should be easy right? Love is what we desperately need, but somehow it's easy to get lost in the crazy whirlwind of conflict, busyness and distraction. For anyone who struggles with day to day family life, disappointment and unfulfilled expectations, How to Love Your Crazy Family invites you on a journey of laughter, love and real life imperfections that offer hope. Each devotional is a quick read that reminds us of the truth of God's word and the realness of family life. Set up in three sections covering marriage, parenting and daily life you'll find encouragement and purpose woven through story and Biblical truth. Discover for yourself the comfort of knowing you're not alone on your journey; God is with you and He will fill you with the true joy of loving your family well-even in the messiness of life.

The Magic Of Ordinary Days

Author : Ann Howard Creel
ISBN : 9781101126967
Genre : Fiction
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Olivia Dunne, a studious minister's daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect her quiet life in Denver. An exhilarating flirtation reshapes her life, though, and she finds herself banished to a rural Colorado outpost, married to a man she hardly knows. Overwhelmed by loneliness, Olivia tentatively tries to establish a new life, finding much-needed friendship and solace in two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp. When Olivia unwittingly becomes an accomplice to a crime and is faced with betrayal, she finally confronts her own desires. Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters, Creel's novel is a powerful exploration of the nature of trust and love.
Category: Fiction

Ordinary Day Remarkable God

Author : Rhonda Kane
ISBN : 9781664209039
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This is not a typical devotional book. There is no ten-step program inside to better yourself. It is not a deep theological study. It is not an end to all trials or an answer to all problems. This book is a collection of stories, prayers, and reflections. They are honest, vulnerable, sometimes dramatic, sometimes humorous, and sometimes sad, but they are real. They point to Him. No matter what adventures we travel through, our Maker and Creator is always with us. He isn’t looking for extraordinary people. He is not looking for the exceptional and the elite. He is the exceptional and the elite. He is just wanting us to walk alongside Him.
Category: Family & Relationships

No Ordinary Pilot

Author : Suzanne Campbell-Jones
ISBN : 9781472828262
Genre : History
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After a lifetime in the RAF, Group Captain Bob Allen, finally allowed his children and grandchildren to see his official flying log. It contained the line: 'KILLED WHILST ON OPERATIONS'. He refused to answer any further questions, leaving instead a memoir of his life during World War II. Joining up aged 19, within six months he was in No.1 Squadron flying a Hurricane in a dog fight over the Channel. For almost two years he lived in West Africa, fighting Germany's Vichy French allies, as well as protecting the Southern Atlantic supply routes. Returning home at Christmas 1942, he retrained as a fighter-bomber pilot flying Typhoons and was one of the first over the Normandy beaches on D-Day. On 25 July 1944 Bob was shot down, spending the rest of the war in a POW camp where he was held in solitary confinement, interrogated by the Gestapo and imprisoned in the infamous Stalag Luft 3 and suffered the winter march of 1945 before being liberated by the Russians. Fleshing out Bob's careful third-person memoir with detailed research, his daughter Suzanne Campbell Jones tells the gripping story of a more or less ordinary man, who came home with extraordinary memories which he kept to himself for more than 50 years.
Category: History


Author : Patrick Power
ISBN : UCD:31175019962193
Genre : Catechisms, English
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No Ordinary Texas Billionaire

Author : Eve Gaddy
ISBN : 9781949707045
Genre : Fiction
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He broke the mold Billionaire inventor Levi Chapman prefers his old friends and his small Texas hometown to nightlife on the celebrity circuit. Only one woman ever touched his heart—architect Dana DeLong. But despite the passion between them, Dana’s drive to succeed at her job in the city, a place that drains his soul, broke them apart. After Dana returns to Whiskey River for a project, they manage to avoid each other. But when Levi's Green Beret brother is injured in combat, Levi’s need to care for him compels him to turn to Dana. She broke his heart A job remodeling Devil’s Rock airport lures Dana DeLong back to Whiskey River, home of the lover she never got over. Though they mutually decided to remain apart, when Levi asks her to tap her specialty, designing accessible housing, to help his disabled veteran brother, she can’t refuse. Passion still burns bright between them and soon they succumb to their desires. Life has changed them both, but is the love they share now enough to overcome the differences that drove them apart?
Category: Fiction

Extraordinary Adventures For Ordinary Days

Author : Emily Fitch
ISBN : 9781449783549
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This collection of seven adventure tales about resourceful and thoughtful boys and girls is designed to ignite the imagination of all who read and encourage your children to create their own backyard adventures. These stories are ideal for reading aloud, for older children to read by themselves, or as a bedtime story, creating new memories for parents and grandparents to share with children. Come along and go lion hunting with Chandler, or have a snowball fight in the middle of the summer, and spark your own imagination.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

No Ordinary American

Author : Esther E. Hansen
ISBN : 9781504332606
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A friend who read the manuscript of No Ordinary American said, as others had, “I love your book.” Later he said, “I’ve read it again, and I love your book still more.” Why do they love the book written by an old lady who remembers the wonderful stories told by her father in the past? Is it because the adventures of a lively young immigrant who came to the USA over a hundred years ago are amazing and unusual? Is it because they call to mind people and places that they have read about or know? Is it perhaps because he said about the memoirs he himself wrote, “If I have said anything negative about anyone, take it out! We all make mistakes”? Can it be that, as one reader said, “This book teaches you how to be successful and happy”? If the latter is true, I am thankful and glad to have set down these stories lived by my father for the readers’ pleasure and unintended instruction. My father was a good man; his fascinating adventures are meant to provide enjoyment. If they offer more than that it will be to the reader’s advantage. They were recorded by myself, his daughter, and include, in part, excerpts from his memoirs. Esther E. Hansen
Category: Biography & Autobiography

No Ordinary Journey

Author : John W. Harris
ISBN : 9781493145041
Genre : Fiction
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Americans in the 1960s were affected by many revolutions that would change the course of history in America. There was musical revolution, sexual revolution, social revolution, educational revolution, racial integration, race riots, and the effects of the Vietnam War. For a young black man like Nathan Summerdale, many of these changes had not yet reached the small city of Sarasota. Nathan knew that in order for him to experience these exciting changes, he had to leave his small community of Newtown.
Category: Fiction

A Birthday Cake Is No Ordinary Cake

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ISBN : 0152057420
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A lyrical recipe uses seasonal changes to explain to a child the time that passes between one birthday and the next. Includes a recipe for more traditional birthday cake, as well as information about the passage of time and how it is revealed through tree
Category: Juvenile Fiction

No Ordinary Life

Author : Helen Monson and Kim Poole
ISBN : 9781977214430
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In our modern age of streaming media and scheduled recreation, it’s easy to forget what childhood used to be like—the everyday discoveries and delights, the hilarious catastrophes and small triumphs. No Ordinary Life is a time machine taking us back to Depression-era Salt Lake City, where Helen grew up making wonderful memories: “Spring was here! I coaxed Mama to let me leave my coat home. That way everyone could see my new dress! And that gave me two things to brag about, because most of the children were still cumbered with their winter coats. I was so excited at being center stage, I was talking non-stop as we arrived at school, and opened the doors to the long closet in back to remove our coats. As I sat, I became aware of an unusual silence. Strange. The bell hadn’t rung. I looked around to see what was the matter, and I heard some giggles and whispers, and I saw a girl point at me. I looked at me too. I was sitting there in my petticoat. Instantly I knew what had happened. I had absent-mindedly taken off my button-down-the-front-dress as if it were my coat, and hung it up with everyone else!” Despite poverty and stress, Helen’s stories focus on joy and adventure . . . while providing a poignantly authentic lens on her family and herself. No Ordinary Life is the first book of The Greatest Gamble series, and covers Helen’s life from her earliest memories through junior high.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

No Ordinary Science Fair

Author : T. J. Lehr
ISBN : 9781546205340
Genre : Education
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Bradley is an eighth-grade student who works hard. When he starts this years science fair project, Bradley cannot explain the questions and suggestions written on buff sticky notes that mysteriously show up in his notebook. When sticky notes keep appearing, Bradley sets out to solve the mystery. His search even tackles rumors of tunnels in his big old school building. Bradley is a smart kid who has been identified as having a learning disability. As readers follow Bradleys adventure to solve the mystery, he shares with them some of what he learned about learning disabilities and how he has adapted to succeed in middle school in spite of his challenges. Students with disabilities may identify with Bradleys experiences. Students who are not familiar with disabilities might gain insights into what learning disabilities are and what it can be like for their peers.
Category: Education