Piano Lessons

Music, Love & True Adventures

Author: Noah Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 250

View: 2872

The author describes his midlife decision to learn to play the piano, a lifelong dream that made him reevaluate his life achievements and that was bolstered by his admiration for accomplished pianists
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Noah's Wife

Author: Lindsay Starck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698407857

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6071

In the tradition of Daniel Wallace’s Big Fish and Eowyn Ivey’s The Snow Child, a gorgeously written and fable-like novel recasting Noah’s Ark as a story of relationships, courage, resilience, and hope. “Variously romantic, symbolic, philosophical, feminist, and fanciful, this is an atmospheric tale that meanders to a sweetly rousing conclusion. . . . Forget the ark, forget the patriarch. It's the women who tend to triumph in this modern take on an Old Testament parable.” – Kirkus Reviews In loving Noah, his wife never imagined she’d end up in this gray and wet little town where it’s been raining for as long as anyone can remember. Newly appointed as pastor, Noah is determined to bring the eccentric townspeople back to the church, but the members of his congregation only want to keep their homes afloat. As the water swallows up the houses, the renowned zoo, and the single highway out of town, Noah, his wife, and their new neighbors must confront not only the savage forces of nature but also the fragile ties that bind them to one another. Poignant and whimsical, playful and wise, Noah’s Wife challenges our expectations of love, commitment, and redemption. By reimagining this classic story in a new and modern light, the novel asks: how do we know when to stay and when it’s time to go? From the Hardcover edition.
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Born a Crime

Stories from a South African Childhood

Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0399588183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8699

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • Newsday • Esquire • NPR • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love. Praise for Born a Crime “[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[An] unforgettable memoir.”—Parade “What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her—and an enormous gift to the rest of us.”—USA Today “[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.”—People “[Noah’s] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class.”—Booklist (starred review) “A gritty memoir . . . studded with insight and provocative social criticism . . . with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Noah

Author: Cara Dee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545520314

Category:

Page: 298

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In 48 hours, I lost everything. I came home to find my girlfriend of four years with another man. The next day a plane crash ripped my family away from me, shattering me in the process. In many ways, I died that day, too. The fun-loving man who'd lived his life in the fast lane and loved his career in the film industry was gone. Left was a forty-year-old shell that dwelled at the bottom of a bottle. Only one person knew what I was going through. My sister's stepson, who hadn't been on the plane. Julian knew what it was like to lose everyone he loved, too. He'd stopped showing up at reunions when he was a teenager, so I didn't know him very well. But I told him at the memorial service he could come out and visit me in LA whenever. One day he did, and I guessed it was as good a day as any to start picking up the pieces and see what was left of us.
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Noah's Rainy Day

Author: Sandra Brannan

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626340188

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 2333

From birth, Noah Hogarty has lived with severe cerebral palsy. He is nearly blind, unable to speak, and cannot run, walk, or crawl. Yet his mind works just as well as any other twelve-year-old’s—maybe even better. And Noah holds a secret dream: to become a great spy, following in the footsteps of his aunt, Liv “Boots” Bergen. Now, freshly returned from training at Quantico, FBI agent Liv Bergen is thrown into her first professional case. Working side by side with veteran agent Streeter Pierce, enigmatic agent and lover Jack Linwood, and her bloodhound Beulah, Liv must race to find five-year-old Max—last seen at the Denver International Airport—before this Christmastime abduction turns deadly. Meanwhile Noah, housebound, becomes wrapped up in identifying the young face he sees watching him from his neighbor’s bedroom window, but he can neither describe nor inscribe what he knows. And his investigation may lead to Noah paying the ultimate price in fulfilling his dream. Noah’s Rainy Day (the fourth novel in Brannan’s mystery series) combines classic Liv Bergen irreverence and brainpower with an unflinching look at the darkest of human motivations, all while a whirlpool of increasingly terrifying events threatens to engulf Liv and Noah both in one final rainy day.
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Love Inspired Historical September 2017 Box Set

Mail-Order Marriage Promise\Pony Express Special Delivery\Rancher to the Rescue\The Outlaw's Second Chance

Author: Regina Scott,Rhonda Gibson,Barbara Phinney,Angie Dicken

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488017859

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1356

Love Inspired Historical brings you four new titles! Enjoy these historical romances of adventure and faith. MAIL-ORDER MARRIAGE PROMISE Frontier Bachelors by Regina Scott When John Wallin’s sister orders him a mail-order bride without his knowledge, can the bachelor find a way to move on from his past rejection and fulfill the marriage promise to lovely Dottie Tyrrell, who comes with a baby—and a secret? PONY EXPRESS SPECIAL DELIVERY Saddles and Spurs by Rhonda Gibson Maggie Fillmore’s late husband had one final wish—that their unborn son would inherit their ranch. But when a greedy relative threatens to take the ranch, there’s only one way Maggie can keep it: a marriage of convenience to the new Pony Express manager, Clayton Young. RANCHER TO THE RESCUE by Barbara Phinney With their parents missing, Clare Walsh and her siblings could lose everything, including each other—unless she accepts rancher Noah Livingstone’s proposal. And though they plan a union in name only, will Clare and Noah risk their hearts for a chance at a true-love connection? THE OUTLAW’S SECOND CHANCE by Angie Dicken When Aubrey Huxley and Cort Stanton try to claim the same land in the Oklahoma Land Rush, they strike a deal: she can have the land for her horse ranch if he can work for her. But will she let him stay on when she learns he’s a wanted man? Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
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Harlequin Love Inspired November 2016 - Box Set 1 of 2

The Ranger's Texas Proposal\The Cowboy's Christmas Baby\A Mom for Christmas

Author: Jessica Keller,Carolyne Aarsen,Lorraine Beatty

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488025983

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8315

Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. THE RANGER’S TEXAS PROPOSAL Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch Jessica Keller When Texas Ranger Heath Grayson finds pregnant widow Josie Markham working her ranch alone, he insists on helping. Josie’s vowed never to fall for a lawman again, but she soon realizes he could be the final piece to her growing family. THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS BABY Big Sky Cowboys Carolyne Aarsen Former rodeo star Dean Moore is eager to find a new path after an accident cut his career short. Reuniting with former crush and single mom Erin McCauley to fix up her home in time for the holidays could be his second chance with the one who got away. A MOM FOR CHRISTMAS Home to Dover Lorraine Beatty As she heals from an injury, ballerina Bethany Montgomery agrees to put on her hometown’s Christmas extravaganza before heading back to her career. But when she discovers old love—and single dad—Noah Carlisle, is also back in town, can she make room for a new dream: becoming a wife and mom? Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
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Rancher to the Rescue

Author: Barbara Phinney

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488017832

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3884

A Practical Engagement Clare Walsh isn't too keen on marrying, but it's the only way for her to keep her family home…and custody of her two younger brothers. So when rancher Noah Livingstone offers a union in name only, Clare reluctantly agrees. Accepting Noah's strictly practical proposal has an unexpected catch, though—she's actually falling for him. Though Noah is drawn to vibrant, independent Clare, he knows romantic feelings will only complicate their marriage of convenience. But when secrets from his past threaten Noah's fragile new family, he must make a difficult choice. Will Noah risk all his dreams to secure a real future with Clare?
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A Younger Man

Author: Cameron Dane

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books

ISBN: 1595789529

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 7896

There’s nothing like coming “out” in a small town. Fearful of causing more gossip and embarrassment for his teenage sons and ex-wife, Noah has been living a quiet life. Goaded by his elder son, Noah is finally ready to take the plunge into the dating world. But what he hadn’t counted on was his rising passion for a younger man. Recently divorced and out of the closet, Noah Maitland is a regular Joe, salt-of-the-earth kind of guy who is newly navigating the world of dating other men. So far he hasn’t had a lot of luck. Noah is a father first—he has two teenage sons. The owner of a handyman business in a small community, Noah wants someone to love who is also appropriate for where he is in his life. Zane Halliday is a young man—much too young for Noah—who is struggling to take care of his brother and sister and meet his bills every month. Recently thrown out of his apartment, Zane stumbles on Noah, literally, and Noah offers Zane some much-needed help. Each man is dealing with his own set of problems, and both crave someone to talk to and trust. Soon a friendship between Noah and Zane blossoms. But Noah could never fall for someone so much younger than he is—not to mention Zane is not gay. But what if sexually innocent Zane isn’t as straight as he assumed he was? How will Noah be able to resist this much younger man once Zane figures out the only person he wants is Noah?
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After

Author: Anna Todd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476792542

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 7457

Book 1 of the After series—newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd's After fanfiction racked up one billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the internet's most talked-about book for yourself from the writer Cosmopolitan called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.” There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER... Life will never be the same. #Hessa Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she's used to. But he's also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before. He'll call her beautiful, then insist he isn't the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper. Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin's prejudice about nice girls like her? Unless...could this be love?
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Living with No Excuses

The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier

Author: Noah Galloway

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455596922

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9182

Military hero and beloved Dancing with the Stars alum Noah Galloway shares his life story, and how losing his arm and leg in combat forced him to relearn how to live--and live to the fullest. Inspirational, humorous, and thought provoking, Noah Galloway's LIVING WITH NO EXCUSES sheds light on his upbringing in rural Alabama, his military experience, and the battle he faced to overcome losing two limbs during Operation Iraqi Freedom. From reliving the early days of life to his acceptance of his "new normal" after losing his arm and leg in combat, Noah reveals his ambition to succeed against all odds. Noah's gripping story is a shining example that with laughter, and the right amount of perspective, you can tackle anything. Whether it be overcoming injury, conquering the Dancing with the Stars ballroom, or taking the next steps forward in life with his young family - Noah demonstrates how to live life to the fullest, with no excuses.
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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857073648

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 8058

Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can. She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. There is. She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love. She's wrong. Mara wakes from a coma in hospital with no memory of how she got there or of the bizarre accident that caused the deaths of her best friends and her boyfriend, yet left her mysteriously unharmed. The doctors suggest that starting over in a new city, a new school, would be good for her and just to let the memories gradually come back on their own. But Mara's new start is anything but comforting. She sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere, and when she suddenly begins to see other people's deaths right before they happen, Mara wonders whether she's going crazy! And if dealing with all this wasn't enough, Noah Shaw, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen can't seem to leave her alone… but as her life unravels around her, Mara can't help but wonder if Noah has another agenda altogether… "Haunting and dreamlike... the intrigue and romance will inescapably draw you in" - Cassandra Clare, bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments series.
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The Marriage Benefit

Author: Mark O'Connell

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 9780446537643

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 9111

Baby boomers' expectations for their marriages are often unrealistic. When their relationship comes up short on romance and sex, but seems long on disagreements and strife, many boomers choose to leave. THE MARRIAGE BENEFIT is less a book about how to make our relationships better than it is about how our relationships can make us better if we just work on our expectations and improve communications. Harvard Medical School clinical instructor and psychotherapist O'Connell offers a peek behind the door of a marriage therapist, where readers can see that their problems are not unique. Through wonderfully revealing anecdotes of couples with problems many of us face: long-held bitterness, diminished sexuality, the scars of infidelity, and the search for authentic meaning, O'Connell shows how by respecting each other's individuality, looking for "real" sex, and learning how to play with each other again, we can reap the benefits of the long-term emotional investment we've made.
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Teachers' Notes on Hero Stories of the Old Testament

Author: Episcopal Church. Diocese of New York. Sunday School Commission

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: N.A

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Noah Could Never

Author: Simon James Green

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407186930

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2356

Noah and Harry are now officially boyfriends, but is Noah ready to go all the way? It's no help that a group of cosmopolitan French exchange students have descended on Little Fobbing - including sexy Pierre Victoire, who seems to have his eye on Harry! Will Noah ever catch a break?
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The Juvenile Instructor

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mormon Church

Page: N.A

View: 6224

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Made for Marriage

A Single Dad Romance

Author: Helen Lacey

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459219422

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3970

Equestrian Callie Jones was used to difficult parents at her riding school. But Noah Preston took the cake. How dare he question her teaching abilities, after his headstrong daughter paid no heed to rules—her teacher's or her father's? Single dad Noah was ready to apologize for overreacting. But he wasn't sorry for the way the stunning American riding instructor made him feel. And he soon learned that there was more to Callie than her smarts, sass and fire: a shattered heart that threatened to splinter even further. Could he make her see that he—and his family—were for keeps?
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After We Collided

Author: Anna Todd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476792550

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 3311

Book 2 of the After series—newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd's After fanfiction racked up one billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the internet's most talked-about book for yourself from the writer Cosmopolitan called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.” Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose...except her. AFTER WE COLLIDED...Life will never be the same. #HESSA After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship—and Hardin’s mysterious past—Tessa is beside herself. Hardin will always be...Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior—or has he been a stranger all along? She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses. Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She put so much on hold for Hardin—school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life. Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He’s not going down without a fight. But can he change? Will he change...for love?
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Noah's Song

Author: Jaclyn Osborn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544033587

Category:

Page: 266

View: 9958

Noah Derwin knows what it's like to be different. Being a seventeen-year-old kid in high school with blue hair, piercings, a mostly all black wardrobe, and an obsession with zombies and video games, he doesn't exactly blend in. But he never wanted to. His two dads raised him to always stay true to himself. Bastian Hunter prefers structure and predictability. Suffering from a rare disease, every day is a challenge for him, and he prepares for the future by excelling academically and denying who he really is. Everything changes when he meets Noah, the unpredictable variable in the equation he's built his life around, and feelings he's hid for so long begin to surface. Being gay in high school isn't exactly rainbows and butterflies, and Noah has definitely faced his fair share of bullies. Moving to Port Haven, Oregon opens up new possibilities for him, and he starts falling for the quiet, brown-eyed boy from his English class. Too bad the attraction is one-sided... or is it?
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