Little Nothing

Author: Marisa Silver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399185801

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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"The story of a girl, scorned for her physical deformity, whose passion and salvation lie in her otherworldly ability to transform herself and the world around her"--Amazon.com.
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Little Nothing

Author: Marisa Silver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698146808

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A Huffington Post Book Club Suggestion • An O: The Oprah Magazine Fall Pick • A LitHub Book You Should Read This September • One of The Millions' "Most Anticipated" for 2016 “Marisa Silver’s beguiling new novel Little Nothing is a powerful exploration of the relationship between our changeable bodies and our just as malleable identities…Silver’s storytelling skills are finely matched to her themes…meditative passages bloom with life.” —Matt Bell, The New York Times Book Review A stunning, provocative new novel from New York Times bestselling author Marisa Silver, Little Nothing is the story of a girl, scorned for her physical deformity, whose passion and salvation lie in her otherworldly ability to transform herself and the world around her. In an unnamed country at the beginning of the last century, a child called Pavla is born to peasant parents. Her arrival, fervently anticipated and conceived in part by gypsy tonics and archaic prescriptions, stuns her parents and brings outrage and scorn from her community. Pavla has been born a dwarf, beautiful in face, but as the years pass, she grows no farther than the edge of her crib. When her parents turn to the treatments of a local charlatan, his terrifying cure opens the floodgates of persecution for Pavla. Little Nothing unfolds across a lifetime of unimaginable, magical transformation in and out of human form, as an outcast girl becomes a hunted woman whose ultimate survival depends on the most startling transfiguration of them all. Woven throughout is the journey of Danilo, the young man entranced by Pavla, obsessed only with protecting her. Part allegory about the shifting nature of being, part subversive fairy tale of love in all its uncanny guises, Little Nothing spans the beginning of a new century, the disintegration of ancient superstitions, and the adoption of industry and invention. With a cast of remarkable characters, a wholly original story, and extraordinary, page-turning prose, Marisa Silver delivers a novel of sheer electricity. From the Hardcover edition.
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Little Nothing

Author: Marisa Silver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399167927

Category: FICTION

Page: 336

View: 9976

"The story of a girl, scorned for her physical deformity, whose passion and salvation lie in her otherworldly ability to transform herself and the world around her"--Amazon.com.
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The Gift of Nothing

Author: Patrick McDonnell

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316186848

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 56

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What can Mooch the cat give Earl the dog when Earl has everything? The answer, of course, is nothing. This simple picture book story features characters from McDonnell's popular comic strip, "Mutts." Illustrations.
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Very Little-- Almost Nothing

Death, Philosophy, Literature

Author: Simon Critchley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415340489

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

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Very Little ... Almost Nothing puts the question of the meaning of life back at the centre of intellectual debate. Its central concern is how we can find a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude. A profound but secular meditation on the theme of death, Critchley traces the idea of nihilism through Blanchot, Levinas, Jena Romanticism and Cavell, culminating in a reading of Beckett, in many ways the hero of the book. In this second edition, Simon Critchley has added a revealing and extended new preface, and a new chapter on Wallace Stevens which reflects on the idea of poetry as philosophy.
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Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do

Author: Eileen Christelow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547758847

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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The five little monkeys have nothing to do, so Mama suggests they clean the house to prepare for Aunt Bessie's visit. They sweep the floors, scrub the bathroom, and troop off to the muddy berry batch to pick berries for dessert, with deliciously messy results.
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The Little Book of Nothing

There Is Absolutely Nothing Worthwhile in This Book

Author: N. Whan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507749869

Category:

Page: 108

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There is nothing contained within this book. Seriously... Nothing. So it is the perfect gift for the person that has everything. You can literally give them nothing! The perfect present for those in your life who are always discussing, reading and doing NOTHING. What do you want for Christmas? NOTHING. What do you want for your birthday? NOTHING. Can they tell you more explicitly? This is the present that they want.... Just get it, I mean who are you to question their wishes? Otherwise this book is completely pointless. When we say that there is nothing inside, we are telling the truth. I mean apart from the Welcome page, acknowledgments and the about the author section... Apart from those then there is Nothing. Exactly as we promised. Buy it if you want nothing, but if you want something more substantial you should probably look elsewhere.
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Mary Coin

Author: Marisa Silver

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 0142180785

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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Imagines the lives of the subject of the photograph, photographer, and a college professor who finds a connection to a family legacy in the image of the iconic "Migrant Mother."
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Scrappy Little Nobody

Author: Anna Kendrick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501117238

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The New York Times bestselling collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award­–nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect. Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.” At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out.” In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations. With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role) to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial “dating experiments” (including only liking boys who didn’t like her back) to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.” Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).
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Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

Author: Leszek Kolakowski

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465010385

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Do we have free will? How can we know anything? What is justice? Why is there evil in the world? What is the source of truth? Is it possible for God not to exist? Can we really believe what we see? These are some of the questions that have intrigued the world's greatest thinkers over the ages. They are questions that make us think about the way we live, work, relate to each other, and see the world. In elegant and accessible prose, the eminent philosopher Leszek Kolakowski explores the essence of these ideas and their ongoing relevance as he introduces us to the great figures of Western thought: from Socrates to St. Augustine, Descartes to Nietzsche, and beyond. Reflecting on the great issues that animate our lives—good and evil, truth and beauty, faith and the soul, free will and consciousness—Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing? offers a guided tour of Western philosophy by one of the world's greatest living experts.
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The Nothing

Author: Hanif Kureishi

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057133203X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen, and don't need things to get any worse, I hear the noises growing louder. I am sure they are making love in Zenab's bedroom which is next to mine. Waldo, a fêted filmmaker, is confined by old age and ill health to his London apartment. Frail and frustrated, he is cared for by his lovely younger wife, Zee. But when he suspects that Zee is beginning an affair with Eddie, 'more than an acquaintance and less than a friend for over thirty years,' Waldo is pressed to action: determined to expose the couple, he sets himself first to prove his suspicions correct - and then to enact his revenge. Written with characteristic black humour and with an acute eye for detail, Kureishi's eagerly awaited novella will have his readers dazzled once again by a brilliant mind at work.
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Nothing Stopped Sophie

The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain

Author: Cheryl Bardoe

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316394297

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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The true story of eighteenth-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream. When her parents took away her candles to keep their young daughter from studying math...nothing stopped Sophie. When a professor discovered that the homework sent to him under a male pen name came from a woman...nothing stopped Sophie. And when she tackled a math problem that male scholars said would be impossible to solve...still, nothing stopped Sophie. For six years Sophie Germain used her love of math and her undeniable determination to test equations that would predict patterns of vibrations. She eventually became the first woman to win a grand prize from France's prestigious Academy of Sciences for her formula, which laid the groundwork for much of modern architecture (and can be seen in the book's illustrations). Award-winning author Cheryl Bardoe's inspiring and poetic text is brought to life by acclaimed artist Barbara McClintock's intricate pen-and-ink, watercolor, and collage illustrations in this true story about a woman who let nothing stop her.
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A Little Bit of Something Beats a Whole Lot of Nothing

A 30 Day Guide to Your New Health Habits

Author: Jay Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984603558

Category:

Page: 104

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How many times have you tried to start a new healthy habit and failed? Have you become frustrated and irritated with your own lack of discipline and inability to change? The whole point of changing your habits is to change your lifestyle, which will ultimately change your life. That's exactly what this book is intended to accomplish... change your life! You'll learn how to create small victories everyday by accomplishing very doable physical feats and nutritional milestones, such as touching your toes, taking a fi ve minute walk and eating incrementally larger portions of fruits and vegetables while slowly removing processed food from the bulk of your fuel source. The idea is to master something small and build on each success until you make the rest of your life the best of your life... one new healthy habit at a time!
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Nothing to Be Scared of Little Monster

Author: Steven Schuback

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493130625

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 3254

A book that proves lightning is not scary; and neither are monsters, "although they are hairy". As young Teddy is asleep in his room he is startled by lightning; but he is not alone and not the only one who is scared. Read as Teddy and his new monster friend learn that lightning is not scary; and neither are monsters "although they are hairy".
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Nothing Up My Sleeve

Author: Diana Lopez

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316340898

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4421

From beloved author Diana López comes an exciting middle grade story about three friends, a magic competition, and how far they'll go to succeed. Sixth graders Dominic, Loop, and Z stumble upon a new magic shop in town and can't wait to spend their summer mastering cool tricks to gain access to the Vault, a key holders-only back room bound to hold all kinds of secrets. And once they get in, they set their sights even higher: a huge competition at the end of the summer. They work on their card tricks, sleights, and vanishing acts, trying to come up with the most awesome routines possible....Problem is, the trip is expensive, and it's money that each guy's family just doesn't have. To make things worse, the shop-owners' daughter, Ariel (who just so happens to be last year's competition winner), will do anything to make sure the boys don't come out on top. Even pit them against one another. Will they make it to the competition? And if so, at what cost? Diana López, author of Confetti Girl and Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel, offers a story that's just the right mix of heart, high jinks, and a bit of magic.
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Let's Do Nothing!

Author: Tony Fucile

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763634409

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 6996

After playing actively all day two friends learn something when they try to do nothing at all.
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How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself

Author: Robert Paul Smith

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 0982504845

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 130

View: 9141

The classic guidebook to everything from paper airplanes to spool tanks to slingshots is back in print, and is as fun, inventive, and charming as ever. How to Do Nothing literally tells "how to do nothing with nobody all alone by yourself"—real things, fascinating things, the things that you did when you were a kid, or your parents did when they were kids. This is a book to free your kid from video games for a few hours, a handbook on the avoidance of boredom, a primer on the uses of solitude, a child's declaration of independence. If you don't remember how to make a spool tank, what to do with an old umbrella, whether "pennies" come before or after "spank the baby" in mumbly-peg, or how to make rubber-band guns, slings, or clamshell bracelets, it's OK because Robert Paul Smith has collected all of this and more in How to Do Nothing. It's a book for kids, but parents are not prohibited from reading it.
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