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Some stories live forever . . . Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t. Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shame­ful secret and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths to which we will go in order to keep the past from dictating the future.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2013-11-05
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476753423

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This tale explores the Chinese mythology of Nuwa. Long ago before mankind, Nuwa traveled through vast fields and mountains of the earth in awe of its beauty. The planet was beautiful, but lonely and she decided to fill the earth with human beings. But while life filled the Earth and Nuwa’s heart, creation was only the beginning of the story.

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Author: Chan Chau
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Release: 2019-05-22
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781641446723

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A collection of forty Hasidic legends and tales dealing with traditional holidays and others aspects of Jewish history and experience.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Nissan Mindel
Publisher: Kehot Publications Society
Release: 1998-12-01
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 0826603122

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(Book). Human beings are natural storytellers, and it's never been easier to access digital technologies that allow anyone, anywhere to share their story with the world. More stories are being produced and consumed now than at any other time in our species' history yet, for some reason, it's never been more difficult to cut it as a creative. Consumers are paying less (if anything) for all forms of entertainment, traditional media companies are tanking, and the advertising realm has been turned on its head. Although operating budgets have increased in every sector, storytellers are making less than ever before, as the lion's share of new revenues cyclically feed mechanisms for distribution and monetization. Our media landscape is, in short, unsustainable and in the midst of a crisis. What went wrong? How can we fix it? Although he presides over Avid, the leading provider of audio and video technology for creatives and media professionals, Louis Hernandez Jr. isn't your typical multinational CEO. In his two previous books, Too Small to Fail: How the Financial Industry Crisis Changed the World's Perceptions and Saving the American Dream: Main Street's Last Stand , he chartered his vision of an egalitarian America structured around the communities that compose its very foundation. He brings the same mindset the same notion of countless small actors with unlimited potential to the tumultuous world of media with his third book, The Storyteller's Dilemma: Overcoming the Challenges in the Digital Media Age . In The Storyteller's Dilemma , Hernandez puts forth another comprehensive vision for our future that aims to advantage all while disadvantaging none. This book is neither a diatribe against economic elites nor a postmortem analysis of the ills of digital distribution. Instead, it proposes a new approach with the potential to benefit all involved parties an approach that at once embraces the intensifying power of storytelling and eschews the notion that disruption and instability must greet an industry hand-in-hand. Rather than favoring any given group over another, Hernandez imagines a streamlined world of shared platforms and common standards that empower storytellers, developers, and deliverers alike. By dispensing of business models that have proved unviable in the digital age, we can turn higher profits while more equitably compensating creatives and creative endeavors. In today's networked world, the economics of storytelling matters to everybody. It's time we all got onboard.

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Genre: Music
Author: Louis Hernandez Jr
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release: 2017-03-01
File: 180 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781495093913

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Focusing on the figure of the storyteller, this study breaks new ground in the approach to reading contemporary literature by identifying a growing interest in storytelling. For the last thirty years contemporary fiction has been influenced by theoretical discourses, textuality and writing. Only since the rise of postcolonialism have academic critics been more overtly interested in stories, where high theory frameworks are less applicable. However, as we move through various contemporary contexts engaging with postcolonial identities and hybridity, to narratives of disability and evolutionary accounts of group and individual survival, a common feature of all is the centrality of story, which posits both the idea of survival and the passing on of traditions. This book closely examines this preoccupation with story and storytelling through a close reading of sixteen contemporary international novels written in English which are about actual 'storytellers', revealing how death of the author has given birth to the storyteller.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Areti Dragas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2014-08-31
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781623561949

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A mischievous bachelor beguiles three children in a railway carriage with a story about a good girl who comes to a horrible end.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Saki
Publisher: Creative Education
Release: 1991
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 0886824761

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Offers tips for beginning storytellers on getting started, collecting stories, networking with other storytellers, and deciding on a performance style

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
Publisher: august house
Release: 1993
File: 215 Pages
ISBN-13: 0874833043

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Throughout his philosophical career, Eric Voegelin had much to say about literature in both his published work and his private letters. Many of his most trenchant comments regarding the analysis of literature appear in his correspondence with critic Robert Heilman, and, through his familiarity with that exchange, Charles Embry has gained extraordinary insight into Voegelin’s literary views. The Philosopher and the Storyteller is the first book-length study of the literary dimensions of Voegelin’s philosophy—and the first to use his philosophy to read specific novels. Bringing to bear a thorough familiarity with both Voegelin and great literature, Embry shows that novels—like myths, philosophy, and religious texts—participate in the human search for the truth of existence, and that reading literature within a Voegelinian framework exposes the existential and philosophical dimensions of those works. Embry focuses on two key elements of Voegelin’s philosophy as important for reading literature: metaxy, the in-between of human consciousness, and metalepsis, human participation in the community of being. He shows how Voegelin’s philosophy in general is rooted in literary-symbolic interpretation and, therefore, provides a foundation for the interpretation of literature. And finally he explores Voegelin’s insistence that the soundness of literary criticism lies in the consciousness of the reader. Embry then offers Voegelinian readings that vividly illustrate the principles of this approach. First he considers Graham Swift’s Waterland as an example of the human search for meaning in the modern world, then he explores the deformation and recovery of reality in Heimito von Doderer’s long and complex novel The Demons, and finally he examines how Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away mythically expresses the flux of divine presence in what Voegelin calls the Time of the Tale. The Philosopher and the Storyteller unites fiction and philosophy in the common quest to understand our nature, our world, and our cosmos. A groundbreaking exploration of the connection between Voegelin and twentieth-century literature, this book opens a new window on the philosopher’s thought and will motivate readers to study other novels in light of this approach.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Charles R. Embry
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Release: 2008-04-22
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 0826266320

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Nine fairy tales and folktales from Europe relate the stories of princesses, good and wicked giants, a boy who is half hedgehog and half human, and a storyteller who fears that he will run out of stories.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Anthony Minghella
Publisher: Knopf
Release: 1997-10-01
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 0375702156

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In a time of drought in the Kingdom of Morocco, a storyteller and a boy weave a tale to thwart a Djinn and his sandstorm from destroying their city.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Evan Turk
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2016-06-28
File: 48 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781481435185

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