A Little Life

Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a ...

Author: Hanya Yanagihara

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781447294818

Category: Families

Page: 720

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance.When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he'll not only be unable to overcome - but that will define his life forever.

A Little Life

“Let go of the clutch a little more–good. Good, Jude, good.” Harold had to pick up some shirts he'd had altered, and they drove to the small, expensive men's store on the edge of the square where Willem had worked his senior year.

Author: Hanya Yanagihara

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385539266

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century. A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. Look for Hanya Yanagihara’s new novel, To Paradise, coming in January 2022.

A Little Life

A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara | Summary & Analysis Instaread. A Little Life A Novel By Hanya Yanagihara Summary and Analysis By Instaread Please Note This is a summary and analysis. Copyright ©

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread

ISBN: 194419567X

Category: Fiction

Page: 41

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | Summary & Analysis Preview: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara tells the story of Jude St. Francis and the people in his life. Jude, left partially disabled by a terrifying injury as a teenager, is distraught about his past and hides most of that past and himself from others, even those closest to him. The relationships he forms as a young and older adult sustain him longer than he ever expected to live, but in the end, Jude has faced too much abuse and heartache to go on. Jude was left as an infant by his unknown parents in the care of a monastery, where he grew up being taught—and physically and sexually abused—by several men. Jude developed a trusting relationship with one of the monks, Brother Luke. Jude and Brother Luke ran away from the monastery, but Brother Luke sold Jude as a child prostitute out of motel rooms… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of A Little Life: • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

A Big Little Life

We played a little with each toy, then unwrapped the next one, encouraging her to sniff and paw at every package. Before we retired for the night, we disposed of all the torn wrappings and ribbons and boxes, and we lined up the ...

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345532511

Category: Pets

Page: 288

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn’t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than twelve years; in this wide world, she was a little thing. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life.

A Big Little Life

The author presents a tribute to his late golden retriever, Trixie, that describes his family's adoption of the retired service animal, the numerous lessons he learned throughout their relationship, and the family's grief upon her passing.

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: 0345530608

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

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The author presents a tribute to his late golden retriever, Trixie, that describes his family's adoption of the retired service animal, the numerous lessons he learned throughout their relationship, and the family's grief upon her passing.

Elixir of Life

'Each Day is a Little Life: Every Waking and Rising a Little Birth, Every Fresh Morning a Little Youth, Every Going to Rapt and Sleep a Little Death' What we do in life and living is comparable to our daily life. The life is grossly ...

Author: M. Azizur Rahman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514499835

Category: Poetry

Page: 164

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Elixir of life is the fourth book of my written poems. The poems are a reflection of life, hence the title. They show both sides of life the negative or the positive. My view of life comes from the wisdom I have gained as a keen observer of life. The nuances of life, the experiences, the struggles all of these tell a story. I tried to portray them in my poems. Human nature is very unpredictable. Human sufferings teach us a different view of life. I observe and marvel at the resilience people show in the face of adversity. The truth of their realisation touches me too. In repose at night, several thoughts crowd my mind. I try to write them down in my poems. I hope and pray that readers will like my poems and the reflection of life they portray.

The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Matthew Fox writes of “the small work in the Great Work,” the place of your little life and love, daily days and earnest effort as a solitary person within the larger Life and larger Love that some call Holy, some call God, ...

Author: Paul Rogat Loeb

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465038581

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

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More relevant than ever, this seminal collection of essays encourages us to believe in the power of ordinary citizens to change the world In today's turbulent world it's hard not to feel like we're going backwards; after decades of striving, justice and equality still seem like far off goals. What keeps us going when times get tough? How have the leaders and unsung heroes of world-changing political movements persevered in the face of cynicism, fear, and seemingly overwhelming odds? In The Impossible Will Take a Little While, they answer these questions in their own words, creating a conversation among some of the most visionary and eloquent voices of our times. Today, more than ever, we need their words and their wisdom. In this revised edition, Paul Rogat Loeb has comprehensively updated this classic work on what it's like to go up against Goliath -- whether South African apartheid, Mississippi segregation, Middle East dictatorships, or the corporations driving global climate change. Without sugarcoating the obstacles, these stories inspire hope to keep moving forward. Think of this book as a conversation among some of the most visionary and eloquent voices of our times -- or any time: Contributors include Maya Angelou, Diane Ackerman, Marian Wright Edelman, Wael Ghonim, Váav Havel, Paul Hawken, Seamus Heaney, Jonathan Kozol, Tony Kushner, Audre Lorde, Nelson Mandela, Bill McKibben, Bill Moyers, Pablo Neruda, Mary Pipher, Arundhati Roy, Dan Savage, Desmond Tutu, Alice Walker, Cornel West, Terry Tempest Williams, and Howard Zinn.

A Little Knowledge

You might think you need an old friend—or any friend—at the moment, but what you actually need is a project. ... A grand project, however, fills you up from the inside. ... “You're no longer a mundane man with a tiny little life.

Author: Emma Newman

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1682302903

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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The long-awaited return to Emma Newman’s popular fantasy series, A Little Knowledge takes us back to the Split Worlds, where dynastic families feud across the ages, furthering the agendas of their cruel supernatural patrons. “Emma Newman is an extraordinary new voice in SF/F.” ?Paul Cornell, Hugo Award winner, and author of London Falling and Saucer Country Cathy and Will are now the Duchess and Duke of Londinium, the biggest Fae-touched Nether city, but they have different ideas of what their authority offers. Pressured by his Fae patron, Lord Iris, Will struggles to maintain total control whilst knowing he must have a child with his difficult wife. Cathy wants to muscle the Court through two hundred years of social change and free it from its old-fashioned moral strictures. But Cathy learns just how dangerous it can be for a woman who dares to speak out... Meanwhile, as Sam learns more about the Elemental Court it becomes clear that the Fae are not the only threat to humanity. Sam realises that he has to make enemies of the most powerful people on the planet, or risk becoming the antithesis of all he believes in. Threatened by secret societies, hidden power networks, and Fae machinations, can Sam and Cathy survive long enough to make the changes they want to see in the world?

History of Pompey the Little

Or, the Life and Adventures of a Lap-dog Francis Coventry ... never see thee again for a “ At last , I entered the dear old me- year or two more ; put a little life into tropolis , and went immediately in quest thyself for one evening !

Author: Francis Coventry

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Page: 159

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The Royal diadem or The Glorious gospel Church

Solomon's diligent wife , or virtuous woman , was like a goodly merchant - man , she brought her food from far , and eat not the bread of idleShe had a little life , and she used that by faith and prayer to get it more abundantly from ...

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