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This collection of linked poems from David Levithan, the author of the New York Times bestseller Every Day and the groundbreaking classic Boy Meets Boy and the co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), will introduce you to a world of unforgettable and emotionally resonant voices. Here’s what I know about the realm of possibility— it is always expanding, it is never what you think it is. Everything around us was once deemed impossible. From the airplane overhead to the phones in our pockets to the choir girl putting her arm around the metalhead. As hard as it is for us to see sometimes, we all exist within the realm of possibility. Most of the limits are of our own world’s devising. And yet, every day we each do so many things that were once impossible to us. Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; a boy with the perfect body; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can’t have. These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever-changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices that readers won’t forget. So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger. A MARGARET A. EDWARDS AWARD WINNER AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK FOR THE TEEN AGE “Luminous . . . each voice sings with hope, humor and possibility.” —Time Out New York Kids From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release: 2008-12-30
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 0307490033

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Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; two boys pondering their first anniversary; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can’t have. These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices. So, enter their intricately interconnected lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Text Publishing
Release: 2014-08-27
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781922182357

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Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; two boys pondering their first anniversary; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can't have. These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices. So, enter their intricately interconnected lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. David Levithan is an award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of young adult books, including Every Day, How They Met, Two Boys Kissing, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green). He lives in New Jersey and spends his days in New York, editing and publishing other people’s books.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Text Publishing
Release: 2014-08-27
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781925095333

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In this highly original and much-anticipated ethnography, Anna Tsing challenges not only anthropologists and feminists but all those who study culture to reconsider some of their dearest assumptions. By choosing to locate her study among Meratus Dayaks, a marginal and marginalized group in the deep rainforest of South Kalimantan, Indonesia, Tsing deliberately sets into motion the familiar and stubborn urban fantasies of self and other. Unusual encounters with her remarkably creative and unconventional Meratus friends and teachers, however, provide the opportunity to rethink notions of tradition, community, culture, power, and gender--and the doing of anthropology. Tsing's masterful weaving of ethnography and theory, as well as her humor and lucidity, allow for an extraordinary reading experience for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the complexities of culture. Engaging Meratus in wider conversations involving Indonesian bureaucrats, family planners, experts in international development, Javanese soldiers, American and French feminists, Asian-Americans, right-to-life advocates, and Western intellectuals, Tsing looks not for consensus and coherence in Meratus culture but rather allows individual Meratus men and women to return our gaze. Bearing the fruit from the lively contemporary conversations between anthropology and cultural studies, In the Realm of the Diamond Queen will prove to be a model for thinking and writing about gender, power, and the politics of identity.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 1993-11-21
File: 350 Pages
ISBN-13: 0691000514

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In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours. For over seven years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and harm reduction facility in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His patients are challenged by life-threatening drug addictions, mental illness, Hepatitis C or HIV and, in many cases, all four. But if Dr. Maté’s patients are at the far end of the spectrum, there are many others among us who are also struggling with addictions. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, work, food, sex, gambling and excessive inappropriate spending: what is amiss with our lives that we seek such self-destructive ways to comfort ourselves? And why is it so difficult to stop these habits, even as they threaten our health, jeopardize our relationships and corrode our lives? Beginning with a dramatically close view of his drug addicted patients, Dr. Maté looks at his own history of compulsive behaviour. He weaves the stories of real people who have struggled with addiction with the latest research on addiction and the brain. Providing a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting edge scientific findings, Dr. Maté sheds light on this most puzzling of human frailties. He proposes a compassionate approach to helping drug addicts and, for the many behaviour addicts among us, to addressing the void addiction is meant to fill. I believe there is one addiction process, whether it manifests in the lethal substance dependencies of my Downtown Eastside patients, the frantic self-soothing of overeaters or shopaholics, the obsessions of gamblers, sexaholics and compulsive internet users, or in the socially acceptable and even admired behaviours of the workaholic. Drug addicts are often dismissed and discounted as unworthy of empathy and respect. In telling their stories my intent is to help their voices to be heard and to shed light on the origins and nature of their ill-fated struggle to overcome suffering through substance use. Both in their flaws and their virtues they share much in common with the society that ostracizes them. If they have chosen a path to nowhere, they still have much to teach the rest of us. In the dark mirror of their lives we can trace outlines of our own. —from In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Gabor Mate, M.D.
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Release: 2009-04-03
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 0307371735

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An awful tragedy disrupted the otherwise peaceful life of Jim Morris, a repairman at a roofing and siding company in Missouri. His young daughter, Ruth, died after being hit by a car when she ran into the street to chase after a ball she had thrown to the family dog. Jim tries to cope with his grief, but the grief, along with the regret about what he had been doing just before Ruth had been hit, haunts him. Odd changes, however, begin to occur at Jim's company. A young man named Mike, fresh from high school, gets a job there. Young Mike is more than he seems. He is a reversal engineer who specializes in changing the past. Mike's scientific expertise allows him to change past circumstances so that Ruth does not die, but reversal engineering is a new scientific discipline and Mike has yet to work out all of the glitches. Changing one circumstance often leads to a breakdown in others. Can reversal engineering be refined so that Jim's wish to have his daughter back comes true without consequences? Or, will this new technology actually make matters worse?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Dan Dalmonte
Publisher: Pink Hippo Press
Release: 2015-06-12
File: 268 Pages
ISBN-13: 1619849658

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REALMS OF POSSIBILITY is the second volume in THE STEWARD series. Folklore and fantasy enmesh with physics and forensics. Stacy, once missing through the Grand Portal, is back. Ellen must reconcile what happened. After all, no one knew what to expect delving into the Realm of Shadow. What secrets do the other accessible realms hold? What is expected, or more ominously, required of Ellen as the Steward of the Grand Portal? A pair of unexplained homicides at a casino and clues about a cartel's clandestine drug scheme link to Papa George, the feared New Orleans underworld crime lord. But, he's nowhere to be found . . . or is he? Perhaps nowhere is the key . . .

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Author: M D Ironz
Publisher:
Release: 2019-03-13
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 1733759433

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A magical fantasy, an allegorical cautionary tale, a feast of language, a celebration of creativity--this dazzling debut novel is poised to become a story for the ages! Penelope is running out of time! She dreams of being a writer, but how can she pursue her passion when her mother schedules every minute of her life? And how will she ever prove that writing is worthwhile if her mother keeps telling her to "get busy!" and "be more productive"? Then one day, Penelope discovers a hole in her schedule--an entire day completely unplanned!--and she mysteriously falls into it. What follows is a mesmerizing journey through the Realm of Possibility where Penelope sets out to find and free the Great Moodler, the one person who may have the answers she seeks. Along the way, she must face an army of Clockworkers, battle the evil Chronos, take a daring Flight of Fancy, and save herself from the grip of time. Brimming with clever language and masterful wordplay, The Lost Track of Time is a high-stakes adventure that will take you to a place where nothing is impossible and every minute doesn't count--people do!

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Paige Britt
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release: 2015-03-31
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780545538145

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"The ultimate chronicle of the games behind the game."—The New York Times Book Review Baseball has always inspired rhapsodic elegies on the glory of man and golden memories of wonderful times. But what you see on the field is only half the game. In this fascinating, colorful chronicle—based on hundreds of interviews and years of research and digging—John Helyar brings to vivid life the extraordinary people and dramatic events that shaped America's favorite pastime, from the dead-ball days at the turn of the century through the great strike of 1994. Witness zealous Judge Landis banish eight players, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, after the infamous "Black Sox" scandal; the flamboyant A's owner Charlie Finley wheel and deal his star players, Vida Blue and Rollie Fingers, like a deck of cards; the hysterical bidding war of coveted free agent Catfish Hunter; the chain-smoking romantic, A. Bartlett Giamatti, locking horns with Pete Rose during his gambling days of summer; and much more. Praise for The Lords of the Realm "A must-read for baseball fans . . . reads like a suspense novel."—Kirkus Reviews "Refreshingly hard-headed . . . the only book you'll need to read on the subject."—Newsday "Lots of stories . . . well told, amusing . . . edifying."—The Washington Post

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: John Helyar
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release: 2011-07-27
File: 640 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307801425

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In this interview, which was conducted for Finnish television, the Buddhist monk Sangharakshita (formerly London-born Dennis Lingwood) discusses his belief that a true work of art offers a symbol of spiritual communication. Included among his reflections are angels as messengers, the primacy of colour in the transformation of consciousness, and the possibility of reaching higher states of awareness from the dream state.

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Genre: Art
Author: Sangharakshita
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
Release: 1995
File: 69 Pages
ISBN-13: 0904766721

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