An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read.

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524743453

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read. But beneath its effervescent tone, more complex themes are at play.” —San Francisco Chronicle In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green—cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship—like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor—April and her best friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world—from Beijing to Buenos Aires—and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us. Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

Just as it is starting to seem like the gang may never learn the real story behind the events that changed their lives forever, a series of clues arrive—mysterious books that seem to predict the future and control the actions of their ...

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524743488

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Who has the right to change the world forever? How will we live online? How do we find comfort in an increasingly isolated world? The Carls disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant. While the robots were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction with only their presence. Part of their maelstrom was the sudden viral fame and untimely death of April May: a young woman who stumbled into Carl’s path, giving them their name, becoming their advocate, and putting herself in the middle of an avalanche of conspiracy theories. Months later, April’s friends are trying to find their footing in a post-Carl world. Andy has picked up April’s mantle of fame, speaking at conferences and online; Maya, ravaged by grief, begins to follow a string of mysteries that she is convinced will lead her to April; and Miranda is contemplating defying her friends’ advice and pursuing a new scientific operation…one that might have repercussions beyond anyone’s comprehension. Just as it is starting to seem like the gang may never learn the real story behind the events that changed their lives forever, a series of clues arrive—mysterious books that seem to predict the future and control the actions of their readers—all of which seems to suggest that April could be very much alive. In the midst of the search for the truth and the search for April is a growing force, something that wants to capture our consciousness and even control our reality. A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor is the bold and brilliant follow-up to An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. It is a fast-paced adventure that is also a biting social commentary, asking hard, urgent questions about the way we live, our freedoms, our future, and how we handle the unknown.

Stronger Faster and More Beautiful

If you can dream it, you can be it. Science will make us smarter, healthier, flawless in every way. Our future is boundless. MORE BEAUTIFUL This is a story that begins tomorrow. It's a story about us. It's a story about who comes after us.

Author: Arwen Elys Dayton

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0525580972

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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“If you love Black Mirror, this…will send shivers down your spine.”—Teen Vogue "Appealing to fans of Black Mirror and Westworld, it’s a thrilling read that explores an exciting and terrifying near-future." —Paste "[An] extraordinary work...groundbreaking in both form and substance." —Hypable This “powerful, poignant, and action-packed” (Bustle) novel is a twisted look into the future, exploring the lengths we'll go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimen and what it means to be human at all. The future is curious. STRONGER Today our bodies define us. We color our hair; tattoo our skin; pierce our ears, brows, noses. We lift weights, run miles, break records. We are flesh and blood and bone. FASTER Tomorrow has different rules. The future is no longer about who we are--it's about who we want to be. If you can dream it, you can be it. Science will make us smarter, healthier, flawless in every way. Our future is boundless. MORE BEAUTIFUL This is a story that begins tomorrow. It's a story about us. It's a story about who comes after us. And it's a story about perfection. Because perfection has a way of getting ugly. A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST SCIENCE FICTION BOOK OF 2018 A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF 2018 5 STARRED REVIEWS! "A deep and suddenly necessary exploration of the beautiful and terrible futures we face. Every story leaves you desperate for more. Somehow, the further from today Dayton travels, the more real it becomes." --Hank Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing "An alternately charming and horrifying exploration of what it means to be human and how far we'll go in pursuit of personal and societal 'perfection.' I devoured this book." --Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken and The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Truths I Never Told You An absolutely gripping heartbreaking novel of love and family secrets

Until a few months ago if you'd asked me to name one remarkable thing about my
daughter, I'd have struggled to come up with even that. But it feels like light is
flooding over a horizon at dawn. Already, I can tell you all kinds of amazing things

Author: Kelly Rimmer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472247345

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to fans of Diane Chamberlain and Jodi Picoult.' NetGalley reviewer 'I read this in one sitting and enjoyed it completely.' NetGalley reviewer It begins with the discovery of an old letter in the attic ... A heart-tugging story of family secrets by the Top 10 bestselling author Kelly Rimmer, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain. 1959: Grace is a young mother with four children under four. All she ever wanted was to have a family of her own, but there are thoughts Grace cannot share with anyone in the months after childbirth. Instead she pours her deepest fears into the pages of a notebook, hiding them where she knows husband Patrick will never look. When Grace falls pregnant again, she turns to her sister, Maryanne, for help. 1996: When Beth's father, Patrick, is diagnosed with dementia, she and her siblings make the heart-wrenching decision to put him into care. As Beth is clearing the family home, she discovers a series of notes. Patrick's children grew up believing their mother died in a car accident, but these notes suggest something much darker may be true. Truths I Never Told You is a gripping look at the lies that can bond families together - or tear them apart... 'Another fantastic emotional and poignant read from Kelly! I devoured this book in a day as I really didn't want to put it down! [...] A great read that I will highly recommend!' NetGalley reviewer Praise for the highly emotional and gripping novels of Kelly Rimmer: 'A story of bravery, resilience, and the lengths we will go to for the ones we love. Fans of Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah now have a new go-to author' Sally Hepworth, author of The Secrets of Midwives 'Such an emotional and powerful read that I found it almost impossible to put down. I was riveted, and will be recommending this book to everyone I know' Lisa Ireland, author of The Shape of Us 'Kelly Rimmer writes a deeply meaningful novel about time, acceptance, understanding & the deeper meaning of unconditional love. Beautiful' Really Into This 'Kelly Rimmer has outdone herself... Keep tissues handy' Fresh Fiction 'This captivating tale was my introduction to the breathtaking storytelling of Kelly Rimmer. The writing was craftily emotive, intriguing, and devastating. I was well and fully hooked. A poignant and thoughtfully compelling narrative' Books and Bindings 'I read this in a riveted sitting and Kelly Rimmer's drawn on her own family history here to share the resilience and heartbreak of those living with the uncertainty and danger of war'

The Wounded Child s Journey Into Love s Embrace

THE HOLY INSTANT It is an absolutely remarkable thing that as long as I stay in
this moment , I am happy . Even if I think I am unhappy , if I stay with my
unhappiness , I can find the place where it ends and joy begins . Past and future
make the ...

Author: Paul Ferrini

Publisher: Paul Ferrini-Heartways Press

ISBN: 9781879159068

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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Healing the Wounded Child The wounded child cannot be kept separate from you. If s/he is in fear, you need to love the one in fear. You must be willing to feel her pain. This is a sacred journey through fear to love. You must learn to approach the child, not as a judgmental parent, but as a loving one. For only love releases the pain. Only love gently brings the darkness into the light. The process of recovery does not end until there is no one left to blame or shame, including yourself. It does not end until you can see the light behind your shadow. It is time now to take the little child into your arms and rock her and speak to her softly the words of love s/he needs to hear. Do not be afraid of her anger or her pain but remember that all s/he wants is love. and that is the only gift you can offer her.


' Daniel J. Levitin, author of Successful Aging and This is Your Brain on Music 'If you crossed Bill Nye with Stephen Colbert, you'd get George Zaidan. Ingredients is a masterful piece of science writing.

Author: George Zaidan

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 0715653989

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Cheese puffs. Coffee. Sunscreen. Vapes. Hand sanitiser. George Zaidan reveals the weird science behind everyday items that may or may not kill you, depending on whom you ask. If you want easy answers, this book is not for you. But if you’re curious which health studies to trust, what dense scientific jargon really means, and how to make better choices when it comes to food and health – dive right in! Zaidan makes chemistry more fun than potions class as he reveals exactly what science can (and can’t) tell us about the packaged ingredients we buy in the supermarket. He demystifies the ingredients of life and death – and explains how we know whether something is good or bad for you – in exquisite, hilarious detail at breakneck speed. PRAISE FOR INGREDIENTS 'If you ever thought that chemistry might be really interesting (it is), but your eyes glazed over in high school chem class, this is the book for you. George Zaidan will keep you laughing out loud as he shares the wonders of our most useful, practical science, with brilliant analogies that even an 11-year old can understand.' Daniel J. Levitin, author of Successful Aging and This is Your Brain on Music 'If you crossed Bill Nye with Stephen Colbert, you'd get George Zaidan. Ingredients is a masterful piece of science writing.' Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive 'Ingredients lifts the film from our eyes with humour and reassurance.' Hank Green, author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing 'At last, a book on nutrition that tries to make you understand how little we know instead of offering blanket prognostications. If instead of a simple solution, you want a guide to how to think about health, this is it.' Zach and Kelly Weinersmith, New York Times best-selling authors of Soonish 'Ingredients, is everything that should lead you to expect: funny, edgy, fascinating, dismaying, reassuring, and overall just incredibly smart.' Deborah Blum, Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Poison Squad 'You should buy Ingredients because it teaches you how to think better - like a smart, informed, and wickedly funny scientist.' Sam Kean, author of The Disappearing Spoon 'Omfg this book is FABULOUS! It's hilarious, insightful, sassy, and reassuring. A delightful roller-coaster of science communication.' Kallie Moore, Co-host of PBS Eons


In a social-media driven 24th century, an antisocial fashion editor and a hated reality star must save the solar system while rediscovering what's truly important.

Author: P. A. Lopez


ISBN: 9781087855295

Category: Fiction

Page: 494

View: 286

Alien invasion? Worst fashion week ever. In the year 2399, an antisocial fashion editor and a frustrated supermodel / reality star must save the solar system from an alien invasion. "Science fiction for the social media age, perfectly geared to miniseries adaptation." - Publishers Weekly's BookLife "Razor sharp" - IndieReader

Daily Living God s Presence Devotional

It is a remarkable thing; that The Lord Jesus being absolutely sinless, all
righteous and holy died in our place; took upon Himself all our sins with all of the
required penalties, and we made as though we had never ever sinned. He bore
our ...

Author: Michele M. Gayle

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496923650

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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Life will happen to every one of us, there will come hardship, trials and tests. There is that particular test that will wear you down to the point of giving up, and you regret the day you were born, a day much like Job had, or even like that of Elijah. It does not matter who you are, what office you hold, how powerful and strong you may be, or even which denomination or religion you belong to. We all will come to the place where we need to be encouraged; where we wish somebody would pour some courage in; or come along side and walk us through the darkness and the uncertainties. This devotional is design to do just that; put courage into you and to walk you through your season of tests. It is structured to encourage, strengthen, and revive you, that you will come through your particular difficulty without set –back or loss, you will come out on top, and all the better for what you have gone through.

The Six Ways of Atheism

So it would indeed be an absolutely remarkable thing if there was an omnipotent
entity and that same entity was also by nature morally the best entity among the
millions upon millions of entities that have existed . Yet God would have to be ...

Author: Geoffrey Berg


ISBN: 9780954395667

Category: Atheism

Page: 175

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Geoffrey Berg, a graduate of Cambridge University, England, believes the case for atheism has never been put in as forceful and logically cogent a way as it merits, least of all by the great philosophers. In this book he sets out to remedy that by strengthening some traditional atheistic arguments and by initiating some new logical arguments for atheism. Geoffrey Berg develops six simple completely logical arguments in clear language that practically everybody can understand in a way that has never been done before to prove that belief in God is not merely unsupported by Logic but is actually contrary to Logic. This is a groundbreaking book because it is probably the first attempt by a single author that devotes an entire book to absolutely disproving the existence of God, all the time matching verbal arguments with strictly logical formulations of the argument. It aims to crystallize the case for atheism in a way that has not been done before. It is likely in retrospect to be seen as a landmark book because some of the novel arguments in this book are likely to be used hereafter by people around the world.

And They All Sang

The interesting thing about the blues is it's the first popular solo song style in the
black culture. ... First of all, they were not only totally déclassé and out of caste,
but they'd lost their homes. ... They produced absolutely remarkable things.

Author: Studs Terkel

Publisher: New Press/ORIM

ISBN: 1595586555

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian talks with some of twentieth century’s most iconic musicians—“Riveting . . . Just about every interview has a revelation” (San Francisco Chronicle). Through the second half of the twentieth century, Studs Terkel hosted the legendary radio show “The Wax Museum,” presenting Chicago’s music fans with his inimitable take on music of all kinds, from classical, opera, and jazz to gospel, blues, folk, and rock. Featuring more than forty of Terkel’s conversations with some of the greatest musicians of the past century, And They All Sang is “a tribute to music’s universality and power” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Included here are fascinating conversations with Louis Armstrong, Leonard Bernstein, Big Bill Broonzy, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Mahalia Jackson, Janis Joplin, Rosa Raisa, Pete Seeger, and many others. As the esteemed music critic Anthony DeCurtis wrote in the Chicago Tribune, “the terms ‘interview’ or ‘oral history’ don’t begin to do justice to what Terkel achieves in these conversations, which are at once wildly ambitious and as casual as can be.” Whether discussing Enrico Caruso’s nervousness on stage with opera diva Edith Mason or the Beatles’ 1966 encounter in London with revered Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, “Terkel’s singular gift for bringing his subjects to life in their own words should strike a chord with any music fan old enough to have replaced a worn-out record needle” (The New York Times). “Whether diva or dustbowl balladeer, Studs treats them all alike, with deep knowledge and an intimate, conversational approach . . . as this often remarkable book shows, Studs Terkel has remained mesmerized by great music throughout his life.” —The Guardian “[Terkel’s] expertise is evident on every page, whether debating the harmonic structure of the spirituals or discerning the subtleties of Keith Jarrett’s piano technique . . . As ever, he is the most skillful of interviewers.” —The Independent “What makes And They All Sang a rousing success isn’t just Terkel’s phenomenal range and broad knowledge, it’s his passionate love of the music and his deep humanity.” —San FranciscoChronicle

The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law

It's just an absolutely remarkable thing — while it's very important to know who
the terrorists are , it's not quite so important to know if they are armed . I mean it's
just absolutely ludicrous . It is akin to the thing going on where you still can't bring




Category: Feminism


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Reporting Iraq

And it was an absolutely remarkable thing because it was so unrestrained . That
morning we ' d gone in thinking , “ This is it , this is the end of the Iraqi regime ,
this is the dawn of a new age . " By sundown that day , we had a security guy who

Author: Mike Hoyt

Publisher: Melville House Pub


Category: History

Page: 191

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A new history of the Iraq war and the way it was reported, including contributions from forty-four reporters, photographers, translators, editors, and stringers from around the world. Rich with anecdote and illustrated with color photographs--including many never before published in U.S. newspapers--Reporting Iraq is a major event.--Cover.

Resource sharing and information networks

When you think over the complexity of those standards and the kinds of
participation that was necessary to bring them into being , it ' s an absolutely
remarkable thing to me that it has happened at all . That ' s a national role that
needs to be ...






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From a Certain Point of View The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars

To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House will donate $100,000 to First Book and Disney/Lucasfilm will donate 100,000 children’s books—valued at ...

Author: Seth Dickinson

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0593157753

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Celebrate the legacy of The Empire Strikes Back with this exciting reimagining of the timeless film featuring new perspectives from forty acclaimed authors. On May 21, 1980, Star Wars became a true saga with the release of The Empire Strikes Back. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers re-create an iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains, to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors and trendsetting artists: • Austin Walker explores the unlikely partnership of bounty hunters Dengar and IG-88 as they pursue Han Solo. • Hank Green chronicles the life of a naturalist caring for tauntauns on the frozen world of Hoth. • Tracy Deonn delves into the dark heart of the Dagobah cave where Luke confronts a terrifying vision. • Martha Wells reveals the world of the Ugnaught clans who dwell in the depths of Cloud City. • Mark Oshiro recounts the wampa's tragic tale of loss and survival. • Seth Dickinson interrogates the cost of serving a ruthless empire aboard the bridge of a doomed Imperial starship. Plus more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from: Tom Angleberger, Sarwat Chadda, S.A. Chakraborty, Mike Chen, Adam Christopher, Katie Cook, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Christie Golden, Rob Hart, Lydia Kang, Michael Kogge, R. F. Kuang, C. B. Lee, Mackenzi Lee, John Jackson Miller, Michael Moreci, Daniel José Older, Amy Ratcliffe, Beth Revis, Lilliam Rivera, Cavan Scott, Emily Skrutskie, Karen Strong, Anne Toole, Catherynne M. Valente, Django Wexler, Kiersten White, Gary Whitta, Brittany N. Williams, Charles Yu, Jim Zub All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book—a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House will donate $100,000 to First Book and Disney/Lucasfilm will donate 100,000 children’s books—valued at $1,000,000—to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education.

Transcendental Metaphysics

tabulated . But he does not expose some of their serious shortcomings : for
instance , how absolutisms fail in their ( competing ) exclusive powers , and how
it would be an absolutely remarkable thing if any of them were to fix logicin a
unique ...

Author: Richard Sylvan



Category: Philosophy

Page: 525

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This controversial work discusses a theory of plurallism, claiming that there is not merely a plurality of correct theories and world views, but a corresponding plurality of actual worlds. Plurality penetrates deeper than the linguistic surface or than conceptual or theoretical structure.

Debates of the Senate Official Report Hansard

One Canadian described it as “ an absolutely remarkable thing ” with potential
benefit as a tourist attraction A U.S. delegate raised another issue of concern to
the to both Canada and the United States . It was agreed that the United States ...

Author: Canada. Parliament. Senate



Category: Canada


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A Soldier s Homecoming Mills Boon Intrigue

“This is remarkable,” she said. “Absolutely remarkable.” He thought the only truly
remarkable thing was that this woman, who had never seen him before, was so
ready to accept him and take him in. Inside, she motioned him to the kitchen table

Author: Rachel Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472057783

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Falling in love with Connie was never part of embittered soldier Ethan's plan. Yet the beautiful deputy and her daughter bring out his protective instincts. And as a violent element from his past emerges, Ethan's ready to risk his life to keep his new family safe.

Military Heroes Bundle A Soldier s Homecoming A Soldier s Redemption Danger in the Desert Strangers When We Meet Grayson s Surrender Taking Cover

Leaving the laundry, Faith took Ethan's hand and gently urged him toward the
door. “This is remarkable,” she said. “Absolutely remarkable.” He thought the only
truly remarkable thing was that this woman, who had never seen him before, was

Author: Rachel Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474008313

Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

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A sexy, adventure-filled collection featuring daring military heroes and the women they'd die for! New York Times bestselling author Rachel Lee