The Flower Man

Author: Mark Ludy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991635214

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 2133

When the Flower Man arrives he buys an old shack, long forgotten and long abandoned. His neighbors don't know what to think as everything he touches turns to color. He plants a garden, gives away a flower . . . and the next thing you know, every life is transformed in this wordless picture book. The message within, while simple, is profound. It points to the fact that every life matters and love never fails to change lives. Every window tells a different story—more than 60 of them. All ages will enjoy it, and when given a chance to discover it, people never forget it. Don't forget to find Squeakers, the elusive gray mouse found on every spread . . . somewhere!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Killers of the Flower Moon

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Author: David Grann

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385534256

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 6187

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST "Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." —Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review SHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017 Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "On Point," Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub's "Ultimate Best Books," Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, Slate.com and Book Browse From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.
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The Flower Man

Author: Donna Anders

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451602944

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1492

Part-time actress and full-time mother Britt Hinson thought that most of her life’s drama was confined to the stage. Then a threatening presence entered her world, a mysterious stranger that no one but her pretty nine-year-old, Katie, had seen. Katie calls him the Flower Man, and Britt and her husband, Mark, don’t know whether to believe the child’s bizarre tales of the notes and flowers he’s left her—lilies, forget-me-nots, a black rose. But Britt’s fears intensify when, with his threatening phone calls and aggressive prowling of their home, the Flower Man draws her into a fight for her daughter’s life. The Hinsons become a family under siege. And Britt knows a mother’s love won’t be enough to protect Katie from harm… With gripping realism, The Flower Man pits a parent’s love, a child’s honesty, and a family’s security against the desperate acts of a relentless stalker.
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The Flower Man's Daughter

Author: Jack Sobel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1436349842

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

View: 5514

The violent coup that toppled Chilean president Salvador Allende in 1973serves as the backdrop for this dramatic story about the experiences ofa rookie CIA offi cer. Having just graduated from Yale, his ability to speakSpanish lands him in the capital of Chile just weeks before the revolution.His adventures there lead him to wrestle with ethical questions involvingAmerica's clandestine role in the destabilization of the Chilean government.When a kindly fl ower merchant and his wife are captured by military forcesduring the attack on the presidential palace, the young offi cer must make adiffi cult and dangerous decision that could change their lives forever.
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The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe

Author: Glenn Clark

Publisher: Ravenio Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 38

View: 3878

ALL MY LIFE I have been looking for a Man who has discovered the universal law which lies back of the Sermon on the Mount, and who consciously uses that law with full awareness of its meaning and full obedience to its principles. Tens of thousands preach it or write about it, yet have little understanding of its meaning. I doubt if there are many men in the whole world who actually know that cosmic basis sufficiently to live it knowingly. If I could find such a man, I thought to myself, he would be so cosmically aware of the Light of God that he would know the spiritual Cause of all Effect. Such a one would be a super-genius, for the hidden secrets of the universe would be his. He would see the universe as a whole and know his relationship to it and to God. All knowledge of Cause would be his, and the power to use it.
Posted in Philosophy

The Play of Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon

Author: Bert Coules,Daniel Keyes

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435232931

Category: English drama

Page: 128

View: 8467

The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. This play is a dramatization of Daniel Keyes's story about a retarded adult who desperately wants to be able to read and write.
Posted in English drama

The Flower Man

A Steve Jobz Thriller

Author: Vincent Zandri

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717548764

Category:

Page: 430

View: 7201

Private Investigator and anti-hero Steve Jobz investigates a local TV news anchor who has sexted the daughter of a local Russian Mobster. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Thriller Award winning author, Vincent Zandri
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The Legend of the Flower-Man

Author: Janina Flueras

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986546225

Category:

Page: 44

View: 9055

The Legend of the Flower Man is, first and foremost, a journey of initiation. The absence of suspense and the simple, but profound narrative aims at something more: to teach the little reader that events are not only made up of surfaces, but they also have a depth, which can be understood only though reflective thinking. Two of the main ideas in the text are: there are other truths than those which can be understood through the mind and, one cannot be truly happy in the absence of an authentic value system in which one can anchor one's being. This is an educational book, in character and also in structure. Each fragment of the story is accompanied by a complementary exercise page, which targets several aspects of personal development. Some exercises and games are aimed at the development of the rational mind, others at the emotional development of the child, others aim at the formation and appreciation of values and, yet, others - drops of silence - combine physical movement with relaxation techniques. This rather unusual mix, at first sight, is far from being accidental. The goal of this combination of exercises is, as specified in the afterword, to promote a cross-curricular approach to education. As de Saint-Exupéry's Little Prince taught his reader that one cannot see clearly except with one's heart, this work reminds us of the transformational power of love, the only force capable of placing humans back on the vertical axis of the values that forge their being: "Whether we are aware or not, we act in accordance to the values in which we believe. And there are values by which mankind had always measured its happiness. Balance, peace, love, forgiveness, generosity seem to be our second genetic code, an inbuilt program which whatever we are deeply depends on. Whatever we are and whatever we have do not shut out each other. But, by all means, there is a certain weave of what we are on which the beauty of our life and a feeling of complete fulfilment depend."
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Hope For the Flowers

A parable about life, revolution, hope, caterpillars & butterflies

Author: Trina Paulus

Publisher: Hope For the Flowers LLC

ISBN: 0988940507

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5872

A perfect gift to anyone, any age, any religion or none at all. Hope's theme of life, moving through seeming death to a new and more beautiful life, has touched the hearts of millions of people. Hope for the Flowers is for young and old, lovers, husbands and wives. It's a book to learn to read with, or to comfort those who are dying or grieving. In the tale, the caterpillar heroes, Stripe and Yellow, want something more from life than eating and growing bigger. They get caught up in a "caterpillar pillar," a squirming mass of bodies, each determined to reach a top so far away it can't be seen. Finally disillusioned, they discover that the way for the caterpillars to find their particular "more," who they really are, is to enter the cocoon and "...risk for the butterfly." Hope for the Flowers has helped people gain the courage to leave jobs, change their lives and explore their love for another human being. A modern classic. Three million copies sold in English and beloved around the world in other languages.
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The Falcon and the Flower

Author: Virginia Henley

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307567524

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8478

Astride her white palfrey, surrounded by a nimbus of silver-blond hair, Jasmine was a vision to strike a man mute with desire. But the violet-eyed love child of King Richard's half brother had vowed that no man would ever rule her heart. Until she saw the face of the Devil himself in her crystal ball--the dark, brooding knight who would kill to make her his own. She would risk a dissolute court and a maddened, lustful king to keep destiny at bay, anything to keep her from the hypnotic eyes and burning caresses of...The Falcon. A wickedly handsome warrior who lived by blood and the sword, Falcon de Burgh wanted to wed no woman--until he laid eyes on the exquisite Jasmine, and he vowed to possess her, to teach her all the wondrous ways a man could love a woman, no matter what it might take to conquer her fiery, unyielding heart. Falcon knew only blind, reckless passion as he swore to tame, at the risk of his life...The Flower. From the Paperback edition.
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Author: Lisa See

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408821621

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 4413

In the vein of Memoirs of a Geisha and Empress Orchid, this mesmerizing novel about two young girls growing up in feudal China is now a major motion picture.
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The Sun and Her Flowers

Author: Rupi Kaur

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501175262

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 3347

From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms. this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year they will teach you that people too must wilt fall root rise in order to bloom
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The Story of Ferdinand

Author: Munro Leaf

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1984835599

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4129

A true classic with a timeless message! All the other bulls run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights. Ferdinand, on the other hand, would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid? The Story of Ferdinand has inspired, enchanted, and provoked readers ever since it was first published in 1936 for its message of nonviolence and pacifism. In WWII times, Adolf Hitler ordered the book burned in Nazi Germany, while Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, granted it privileged status as the only non-communist children's book allowed in Poland. The preeminent leader of Indian nationalism and civil rights, Mahatma Gandhi--whose nonviolent and pacifistic practices went on to inspire Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.--even called it his favorite book. The story was adapted by Walt Disney into a short animated film entitled Ferdinand the Bull in 1938. Ferdinand the Bull won the 1938 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons).
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Lost City of Z

A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

Author: David Grann

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780385529228

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5415

The #1 New York Times bestseller - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.
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The Dumb Book -

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781389107313

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7041

A little known story from the well known children's author Han's Christian Andersen. An old man dies and requests that he be buried with a book of pressed plants. The book is full of meaning into a life thoroughly lived and filled with memories of his past. This book celebrates a life while addressing the subject of death in a beautifully poetic way.
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Into the Wild

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307476869

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 3745

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Our Lady of the Flowers

Author: Jean Genet

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802194249

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8139

'Our Lady of the Flowers', which is often considered to be Genet's masterpiece, was written entirely in the solitude of a prison cell. the exceptional value of the work lies in its ambiguity.
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The Botany of Desire

A Plant's-eye View of the World

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0375760393

Category: Gardening

Page: 271

View: 799

Focusing on the human relationship with plants, the author of Second Nature uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through portraits of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato. 100,000 first printing.
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