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The Break

The Break

  • Author: Katherena Vermette
  • Publisher: House of Anansi
  • ISBN: 1487001126
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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2017 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Literature Finalist Winner, Amazon.ca First Novel Award Winner, Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction Winner, Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award Winner, McNally Robinson Book of the Year A Canada Reads 2017 finalist National Bestseller 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist 2016 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Finalist National Post 99 Best Books of the Year CBC Best Canadian Debut Novels 2016 Globe and Mail Best 100 Books of 2016 Quill & Quire Book of the Year Kobo Best Books of the Year Walrus Magazine The Best Books of 2016 49th Shelf Books of the Year When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim — police, family, and friends — tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Lou, a social worker, grapples with the departure of her live-in boyfriend. Cheryl, an artist, mourns the premature death of her sister Rain. Paulina, a single mother, struggles to trust her new partner. Phoenix, a homeless teenager, is released from a youth detention centre. Officer Scott, a Métis policeman, feels caught between two worlds as he patrols the city. Through their various perspectives a larger, more comprehensive story about lives of the residents in Winnipeg’s North End is exposed. A powerful intergenerational family saga, The Break showcases Vermette’s abundant writing talent and positions her as an exciting new voice in Canadian literature.

In the Break

In the Break

The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9781452906089
  • Category:
  • Page: 315
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Back After The Break

Back After The Break

  • Author: Anita Notaro
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448126517
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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Ever had your heart blown to smithereens? Ever wondered if happy-ever-after only happens to other people? Lindsay Davidson is not your usual angst-ridden thirty-something. She's got life sussed. She's just about to marry Paul Hayes - think Johnny Depp meets Colin Firth with a hint of Brad Pitt - when a phone call rips her life apart. Cue bucketloads of tears and self-doubt, until, amazingly, a chink of light in the form of the job of a lifetime. Working behind the scenes on one of the top-rated TV chat shows opens up a fascinating new world, with as much sex and scandal off-screen! A fairytale weekend with a hot new presenter gives Lindsay reason to hope again, until a misunderstanding means her heart takes another battering. Soon, there's a life-changing decision to be made and meanwhile, Paul wonders if he's made a mistake...

The Break

The Break

  • Author: Marian Keyes
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph
  • ISBN: 9781405918756
  • Category: Man-woman relationships
  • Page: 672
  • View: 1793
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'Myself and Hugh ... We're taking a break.''A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?' If only. Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in south-east Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it. Yes, it's a mid-life crisis, but let's be clear: a break isn't a break up - yet ... However, for Amy it's enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge. For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns if he returns, will he be the same man she married? And will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn't she?

The Break

The Break

  • Author: Pietro Grossi
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press
  • ISBN: 1906548692
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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Dino is a placid, unambitious man. Living in a small provincial town, he and his wife spend their time planning journeys to faraway places - journeys they never take. Dino's only passion is billiards, and he spends his evenings in the local billiards hall honing his technique. One day, however, Dino's quiet life is interrupted - his wife falls pregnant. This the first in a series of events that shake him from his slumber and force Dino to test himself for the first time. As in his widely praised Fists, Pietro Grossi's stripped-down prose brings out the epic human drama in a tale of everyday life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Make a Break for It

Make a Break for It

Unleashing the Power of Personal and Spiritual Growth

  • Author: Bill Purvis
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310343542
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
  • View: 5320
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Pastor Bill Purvis knows from first-hand experience that God is the author of life-transformation. This book shows us how one’s life and purpose can be redirected toward something bigger than they could ever imagine possible. It doesn’t matter where you come from or what your background is, you were meant to do more and be more!

The Breaks of the Game

The Breaks of the Game

  • Author: David Halberstam
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 1401305199
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 416
  • View: 4833
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More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves. The New York Times bestseller, now with a new introduction! The Breaks of the Game focuses on one grim season (1979-80) in the life of the Bill Walton-led Portland Trail Blazers, a team that only three years before had been NBA champions. The tactile authenticity of Halberstam's knowledge of the basketball world is unrivaled. Yet he is writing here about far more than just basketball. This is a story about a place in our society where power, money, and talent collide and sometimes corrupt, a place where both national obsessions and naked greed are exposed. It's about the influence of big media, the fans and the hype they subsist on, the clash of ethics, the terrible physical demands of modern sports (from drugs to body size), the unreal salaries, the conflicts of race and class, and the consequences of sport converted into mass entertainment and athletes transformed into superstars--all presented in a way that puts the reader in the room and on the court, and The Breaks of the Game in a league of its own.

In the Break

In the Break

  • Author: Jack Lopez
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 031608557X
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 224
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After Juan's best friend Jamie is faced with major family drama, they decide to skip town until the situation cools down and go to Mexico in search of the perfect wave. Joined by Jamie's sister Amber, the three of them embark on a road trip of a lifetime. Filled with love, loss, and surfing, Jack Lopez delivers a story as intense as catching the ultimate wave.

To the Break of Dawn

To the Break of Dawn

A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic

  • Author: William Jelani Cobb
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814717257
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 200
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2007 Arts Club of Washington’s National Award for Arts Writing - Finalist SEE ALSO: Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women by T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting. With roots that stretch from West Africa through the black pulpit, hip-hop emerged in the streets of the South Bronx in the 1970s and has spread to the farthest corners of the earth. To the Break of Dawn uniquely examines this freestyle verbal artistry on its own terms. A kid from Queens who spent his youth at the epicenter of this new art form, music critic William Jelani Cobb takes readers inside the beats, the lyrics, and the flow of hip-hop, separating mere corporate rappers from the creative MCs that forged the art in the crucible of the street jam. The four pillars of hip hop—break dancing, graffiti art, deejaying, and rapping—find their origins in traditions as diverse as the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira and Caribbean immigrants’ turnstile artistry. Tracing hip-hop’s relationship to ancestral forms of expression, Cobb explores the cultural and literary elements that are at its core. From KRS-One and Notorious B.I.G. to Tupac Shakur and Lauryn Hill, he profiles MCs who were pivotal to the rise of the genre, verbal artists whose lineage runs back to the black preacher and the bluesman. Unlike books that focus on hip-hop as a social movement or a commercial phenomenon, To the Break of Dawn tracks the music's aesthetic, stylistic, and thematic evolution from its inception to today's distinctly regional sub-divisions and styles. Written with an insider's ear, the book illuminates hip-hop's innovations in a freestyle form that speaks to both aficionados and newcomers to the art.

The Break-up of Britain

The Break-up of Britain

Crisis and Neo-nationalism

  • Author: Tom Nairn
  • Publisher: Common Ground
  • ISBN: 1863355081
  • Category: History
  • Page: 397
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In this 25th anniversary edition, Tom Nairn reviews the arguments of his classic study and expands his thesis into the new millennium. As Tony Blair sends off his ships and troops to assist America's assault on the Middle East, it is surely unlikely that the UK will survive in anything like its historical form. This edition includes a new 20-page introduction.

Till the Break of Day

Till the Break of Day

A History of Mental Health Services in Singapore, 1841-1993

  • Author: Beng Yeong Ng
  • Publisher: NUS Press
  • ISBN: 9789971692452
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 312
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This book documents the development of psychiatry in Singapore since its humble beginnings in the British colonial period. It should be of interest to health professionals, medical students, historians interested in the development of medicine and psychiatry, and even members of the public with some basic understanding of psychiatry and psychology.

The Break

The Break

  • Author: Deb Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781922089632
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 244
  • View: 8425
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The south-west coast is the kind of place where people escape to. Unless you have lived there all your life, in which case, you long to get away. Rosie, a young journalist working for an ambulance-chasing editor, and Cray, a mineworker, chuck in their jobs for a sea change in Margaret River. Liza and Ferg along with their son Sam have been in Margies forever, working their youth away on a farm. The area is under pressure from developers, and the two families come together in the community's efforts to prevent unwanted change. But when a natural disaster strikes change is inevitable.

Beyond the Break

Beyond the Break

  • Author: Kristen Mae
  • Publisher: Tritone Literary Publishers
  • ISBN: 0997541814
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 373
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RED WATER What if the forbidden could heal you? “Achingly real, with characters that come off the page and crawl around in your head long after you’ve finished.” - Meghan O’Flynn, bestselling author of the Ash Park series “Beautiful writing and believable, multidimensional characters. I devoured this book in one sitting.” - Jill Smokler, New York Times bestselling author of Scary Mommy When Hazel Duval moves with her husband Oren to the oceanside town of Conch Garden and secures her dream job playing violin with the local orchestra, she thinks she may have finally left her traumatic past behind her. She even makes a new friend—a friend who turns out to be a little more than she bargained for. Beautiful, brilliant, and wild, Claire makes love to the sand with her toes, focuses intensely without wrinkling her forehead, and makes a cello sing like nothing Hazel has ever heard. She also listens to Hazel’s most painful secrets without judgment or expectation. It isn’t long before Hazel finds herself thinking about Claire in ways she has never thought of another woman. Fantasizing. Wanting. Longing. But Hazel is married, and so is Claire. Indulging in this fantasy is not an option. Hazel must bury her lust despite her ever-growing infatuation with Claire and the mountain of shame that comes along with it. Still, there is no denying that her feelings for Claire have awakened something primal in her—for the first time in her life, Hazel feels alive. And now the two women are flying off to Italy to perform at a music festival, where they’ll be sharing an apartment. Alone. As their friendship deepens, Hazel learns from Claire that there is more than one type of love and that salvation comes in many forms. But is Hazel’s relationship with Claire really saving her, or is it only leading to the inevitable destruction of the life she’s worked so hard to build? A haunting story of unexpected love in the aftermath of a brutal trauma, Beyond the Break will take you on a journey that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about friendship, sexuality, and love. If you enjoyed Carol by Patricia Highsmith or The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer, you’ll love Beyond the Break. More praise for Beyond the Break: “A mature book with depth and complexity.” - Andra Watkins, New York Times bestselling author of Not Without My Father “This book absolutely crushed me. It will change everything you thought you knew about love, sexual attraction, and chemistry.” - Melissa Mowry, One Mother to Another **Look for Objects in Motion, the sequel to Beyond the Break, in early 2018

Strong at the Break

Strong at the Break

A Caitlin Strong Novel

  • Author: Jon Land
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0765323370
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 348
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Two decades after her father shoots down the cult-like leader of a separatist church, fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is challenged to stop the man's son, the head of a militia movement who has amassed enough guns and money to wage a second civil war. By the best-selling author of Strong Enough to Die. 20,000 first printing.

The Break-Up Artist

The Break-Up Artist

  • Author: Philip Siegel
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1460326636
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 304
  • View: 9567
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Some sixteen-year-olds babysit for extra cash. Some work at the mall. Becca Williamson breaks up couples. Becca knows from experience the damage that love can do. After all, it was so-called love that turned Huxley from her childhood best friend into a social-world dictator, and love that left Becca's older sister devastated at the altar. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, Becca strikes back—for just one hundred dollars via PayPal, she will trick and manipulate any couple's relationship into smithereens. And with relationship zombies overrunning her school and treating single girls as if they're second-class citizens, business is unfortunately booming. Even Becca's best friend, Val, has resorted to outright lies to snag a boyfriend. One night, Becca receives a mysterious offer to break up the most popular couple in school: Huxley and the football team's star player, Steve. To succeed, she'll have to plan her most elaborate scheme to date—starting rumors, sabotaging cell phones, breaking into cars…not to mention sneaking back into Huxley's good graces. All while fending off the inappropriate feelings she may or may not be having for Val's new boyfriend. No one said being the Break-Up Artist would be easy.

The Break - Learn From Schlechter, Botvinnik and Kramnik

The Break - Learn From Schlechter, Botvinnik and Kramnik

  • Author: Roman Jiganchine
  • Publisher: Roman Jiganchine
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: N.A
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A break is generally an unexpected or sacrificial pawn move that can serve multiple purposes, including, but not limited to: Opening up files or diagonals - Directly attacking opponent's king - Gaining space - Freeing up a square (e.g. as an outpost for a knight) - Undermining opponent's pawn structure/chain - Creating a passed pawn Inspiration for this book came from reading Vladimir Kramnik's collection of games, which featured a special section on the pawn breakthroughs. Later studying the games of Mikhail Botvinnik, Carl Schlechter, the author also spotted their great ability to play with the pawns. In the book, the chapters are presented starting with Schlechter and ending with Kramnik, to reflect the development of chess thought. Sacrificial pawn breaks are very common in chess and happen in a wide variety of positions, from sharp opening theoretical positions - to seemingly calm endgames. The challenge in writing this book was not in finding examples, but rather in constraining from adding more and more illustrative games. That means that once you study this topic, you should be able to frequently use the acquired skills in many of your tournament games, making this knowledge of great value for a practical player. The book is filled with dozens of training questions so that before seeing the move played by the grandmaster - the reader can practice their skill and come up with an answer on their own. To see the solution to a position - just go to the next page in your e-reader.

The Break

The Break

A Gritty, 90s Gangland Thriller Set in London's Soho From The World Snooker Champion

  • Author: Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1509864008
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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The Break explodes into the gangland world of 90s Soho, by snooker world champion and national superstar, Ronnie O'Sullivan. It’s 1997 and Cool Britannia’s in full swing. Oasis and Blur are top of the pops and it feels like the whole country’s sorted out for E’s and wizz. But it’s not just UK plc that’s on a high. Life’s looking up for Frankie James too. He’s paid off his debts to London’s fiercest gang lord, Tommy Riley. His Soho Open snooker tournament is about to kick off at his club. The future looks bright. But then Frankie finds himself being blackmailed by a face from his past. They want him to steal something worth millions. It's enough to get him killed. Or banged up for life if he says no. Frankie’s going to need every ounce of luck and guile that he’s got if he’s going to pull off the heist of the century and get out of this in one piece. The Break is the third, fast-paced Soho Nights thriller, by snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan.

After the Break-Up

After the Break-Up

A Girl's Guide

  • Author: Carrie Sutton
  • Publisher: Untreed Reads
  • ISBN: 1781780331
  • Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Page: 159
  • View: 6167
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What do you do when The One turns out not to be The One after all? When your dream home is snatched away from you, unfinished Schreiber kitchen units and all, and your dog is sent to live with your parents? When you suddenly have to find a flatmate, a way to pay the rent, a reason to keep going and maybe, ultimately... a new boyfriend? Sharp, funny and hugely entertaining, Carrie Sutton charts her life in the year following the Big Break-Up. The bad dates... the good friends... the times when you think you can't go on... and the moment you realise you are finally OK on your own. If you've experienced a Big Break-Up and need some cheering up, a bit of friendly advice and a few practical tips - then this is the book for you! Reading this book is like talking to your best friend over a large glass of wine. Uplifting, truthful and wise; as a feel-good remedy, it does everything except order you a cab home at the end of the evening! This title is published by Big Finish Productions, Ltd. and is distributed worldwide by Untreed Reads.

Can't Catch a Break

Can't Catch a Break

Gender, Jail, Drugs, and the Limits of Personal Responsibility

  • Author: Susan Starr Sered,Maureen Norton-Hawk
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520282787
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 216
  • View: 1459
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Based on five years of fieldwork in Boston, Can’t Catch a Break documents the day-to-day lives of forty women as they struggle to survive sexual abuse, violent communities, ineffective social and therapeutic programs, discriminatory local and federal policies, criminalization, incarceration, and a broad cultural consensus that views suffering as a consequence of personal flaws and bad choices. Combining hard-hitting policy analysis with an intimate account of how marginalized women navigate an unforgiving world, Susan Sered and Maureen Norton-Hawk shine new light on the deep and complex connections between suffering and social inequality.

Split Decisions

Split Decisions

How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism

  • Author: Janet Halley
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400827353
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 424
  • View: 8391
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Is it time to take a break from feminism? In this pathbreaking book, Janet Halley reassesses the place of feminism in the law and politics of sexuality. She argues that sexuality involves deeply contested and clashing realities and interests, and that feminism helps us understand only some of them. To see crucial dimensions of sexuality that feminism does not reveal--the interests of gays and lesbians to be sure, but also those of men, and of constituencies and values beyond the realm of sex and gender--we might need to take a break from feminism. Halley also invites feminism to abandon its uncritical relationship to its own power. Feminists are, in many areas of social and political life, partners in governance. To govern responsibly, even on behalf of women, Halley urges, feminists should try taking a break from their own presuppositions. Halley offers a genealogy of various feminisms and of gay, queer, and trans theories as they split from each other in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s. All these incommensurate theories, she argues, enrich thinking on the left not despite their break from each other but because of it. She concludes by examining legal cases to show how taking a break from feminism can change your very perceptions of what's at stake in a decision and liberate you to decide it anew.