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Twenty Miles

Author : Cara Hedley
Publisher : Coach House Books
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1552451860

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Twenty Miles by Cara Hedley Pdf

Isabel Norris has never left the ice. Her father was a hockey legend who died before she was born, and her grandparents have raised her in his skates. When Iz leaves her grandmother behind to play for the Winnipeg University Scarlets, she struggles to fit in on this team of hard-hitting, tough-talking women with a penchant for buffets, beer bongs and raunchy humour - and a fierce loyalty to one another and to their sport. But in their raucous midst, Iz can't quite find her own place in the game. As she moves between the rowdy hilarity of the Scarlets' dressing room and quiet, lyrical contemplations, Iz tries to navigate the ways loss plays out on the ice. Based largely on author Cara Hedley's three seasons on the University of Manitoba Bison, Twenty Miles celebrates women's hockey and offers an uncompromising look at the ways in which the sport both haunts and redeems the women who play it.

Miles Beyond

Author : Paul Tingen
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Music
ISBN : 0823083608

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Miles Beyond by Paul Tingen Pdf

Presents an in-depth exploration of the musician's controversial electric period and the impact it had on the jazz community, as drawn from firsthand recollections about his artistic and personal life. Reprint.

The Last Miles

Author : George Cole
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Page : 570 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2007-07-17
Category : Music
ISBN : 0472032607

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The Last Miles by George Cole Pdf

The story of the final recordings of one of the greatest jazz musicians of the twentieth century

And Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Author : Jocelyne Saucier
Publisher : Coach House Books
Page : 147 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2021-06-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781770566644

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And Miles To Go Before I Sleep by Jocelyne Saucier Pdf

Away From Her meets Strangers on a Train in this follow-up to cult bestseller And the Birds Rained Down After And The Birds Rained Down, a stunning meditation on aging and freedom, Jocelyne Saucier is back with her unique outlook on self-determination in this unsettling story about a woman’s disappearance. Gladys might look old and frail, but she is determined to finish her life on her own terms. And so, one September morning, she leaves Swastika, her home of the past fifty years, and hops on the Northlander train, eager to put thousands of miles of northern Quebec between her and the improbably named village, and leaving behind her perennially tormented daughter, Lisana. Our mysterious narrator, who is documenting these disappearing northern trains, is eager to uncover the truth of Gladys’s voyage, tracking down fellow passengers and train employees for years to learn what happened to Gladys and her daughter, and why.

18 Miles

Author : Christopher Dewdney
Publisher : ECW Press
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2018-10-23
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781773052236

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18 Miles by Christopher Dewdney Pdf

“With wit and a humbling sense of wonder, this is a book that can be shared and appreciated by a wide audience who now religiously check their phones for daily forecasts.” — Publishers Weekly Starred Review “This terrific, accessible, and exciting read helps us to better understand the aspects of weather and the atmosphere all around us.” —Library Journal Starred Review We live at the bottom of an ocean of air — 5,200 million million tons, to be exact. It sounds like a lot, but Earth’s atmosphere is smeared onto its surface in an alarmingly thin layer — 99 percent contained within 18 miles. Yet, within this fragile margin lies a magnificent realm — at once gorgeous, terrifying, capricious, and elusive. With his keen eye for identifying and uniting seemingly unrelated events, Chris Dewdney reveals to us the invisible rivers in the sky that affect how our weather works and the structure of clouds and storms and seasons, the rollercoaster of climate. Dewdney details the history of weather forecasting and introduces us to the eccentric and determined pioneers of science and observation whose efforts gave us the understanding of weather we have today. 18 Miles is a kaleidoscopic and fact-filled journey that uncovers our obsession with the atmosphere and weather — as both evocative metaphor and physical reality. From the roaring winds of Katrina to the frozen oceans of Snowball Earth, Dewdney entertains as he gives readers a long overdue look at the very air we breathe.

Miles and Me

Author : Quincy Troupe
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 222 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2000-03-08
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0520216245

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Miles and Me by Quincy Troupe Pdf

Quincy Troupe's candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an intimate study of a unique relationship. It is also an engrossing chronicle of the author's own development, both artistic and personal. As Davis's collaborator on Miles: The Autobiography,Troupe--one of the major poets to emerge from the 1960s--had exceptional access to the musician. This memoir goes beyond the life portrayed in the autobiography to describe in detail the processes of Davis's spectacular creativity and the joys and difficulties his passionate, contradictory temperament posed to the men's friendship. It shows how Miles Davis, both as a black man and an artist, influenced not only Quincy Troupe but whole generations. Troupe has written that Miles Davis was "irascible, contemptuous, brutally honest, ill-tempered when things didn't go his way, complex, fair-minded, humble, kind and a son-of-a-bitch." The author's love and appreciation for Davis make him a keen, though not uncritical, observer. He captures and conveys the power of the musician's presence, the mesmerizing force of his personality, and the restless energy that lay at the root of his creativity. He also shows Davis's lighter side: cooking, prowling the streets of Manhattan, painting, riding his horse at his Malibu home. Troupe discusses Davis's musical output, situating his albums in the context of the times--both political and musical--out of which they emerged. Miles and Me is an unparalleled look at the act of creation and the forces behind it, at how the innovations of one person can inspire both those he knows and loves and the world at large.

Want Not

Author : Jonathan Miles
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 475 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2013-11-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780544114630

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Want Not by Jonathan Miles Pdf

A “shrewd, funny, and sometimes devastating” novel about the things we desire and the things we throw away (Entertainment Weekly). A New York Times Notable Book A highly inventive, corrosively funny story of our times, Want Not exposes three different worlds in various states of disrepair—a young freegan couple living off the grid in New York City; a once-prominent linguist, sacked at midlife by the dissolution of his marriage and his father’s losing battle with Alzheimer’s; and a self-made debt-collecting magnate, whose brute talent for squeezing money out of unlikely places has yielded him a royal existence, trophy wife included. Want and desire propel these characters forward toward something, anything, more, until their worlds collide, briefly, randomly, yet irrevocably, in a shattering ending that will haunt readers long after the last page is turned. “Its pleasures are endless."—Joshua Ferris, author of Then We Came to the End “Terrific…The novel may begin with prickly satire, it may dig deep into America’s disposable lifestyle, but it ultimately pivots to scenes of surprising tenderness…a novel to hoard.”—The Washington Post “Leaps nimbly from topic to topic…from freeganism to conspicuous consumption; from Manhattan's Alphabet City to residential New Jersey to the backwoods of Tennessee; and from neighbors with nothing but geographical location in common to sisters who share nothing but blood….Sitting down with Want Not is like finding yourself opposite the most interesting person at a dinner party. It pulls you in immediately; makes you shake your head in wonder and delight at your new companion's wit, originality, and compelling turns of phrase; and, best of all, surprises you into laughter.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “For readers who relish extravagant language, scathing wit and philosophical heft, Want Not wastes nothing.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

I Love You for Miles and Miles

Author : Alison Goldberg
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2017-12-26
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781466897625

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I Love You for Miles and Miles by Alison Goldberg Pdf

Love can be stronger than the strongest excavator, longer than the longest train, and taller than the tallest crane. And no matter where you go, love travels with you always. With exciting imagery and engaging, lyrical text, Alison Goldberg and Mike Yamada's I Love You for Miles and Miles is an I-love-you book perfect for children who love things that go!


Author : Miles Davis,Quincy Troupe
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 452 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 1990-09-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780671725822

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Miles by Miles Davis,Quincy Troupe Pdf

Miles discusses his life and music from playing trumpet in high school to the new instruments and sounds from the Caribbean.

96 Miles

Author : J. L. Esplin
Publisher : Starscape
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2020-02-11
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781250192295

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96 Miles by J. L. Esplin Pdf

21 days without power. 2 brothers on a desperate trek. 72 hours before time runs out... The Lockwood brothers are supposed to be able to survive anything. Their dad, a hardcore believer in self-reliance, has stockpiled enough food and water at their isolated Nevada home to last for months. But when they are robbed of all their supplies during a massive blackout while their dad is out of town, John and Stew must walk 96 miles in the stark desert sun to get help. Along the way, they’re forced to question their dad’s insistence on self-reliance and ask just what it is that we owe to our neighbors, to our kin, and to ourselves. From talented newcomer J. L. Esplin comes this story of survival and determination as two young brothers confront the unpredictability of human nature in the face of desperate circumstances. “A suspense thriller, survival story, and a story of the love between brothers. You'll turn the pages and be surprised again and again.”—Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor Award-winning author of The Wednesday Wars “Fast-paced, believable, funny, and poignant. 96 Miles is a great read from the first sentence to the surprising and satisfying ending. I give Esplin’s debut novel 100%. Don't miss it!”—Roland Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Peak “Readers who enjoy realistic survival stories will not be able to put down Esplin’s debut.... Filled with survival techniques, danger, and overcoming realistic obstacles, this story will have readers turning pages. A great choice for lovers of Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet or Roland Smith’s Peak.”—School Library Journal At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Hugo & Miles in

Author : Scott Magoon
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 0618646388

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Hugo & Miles in by Scott Magoon Pdf

The dynamic duo of Hugo and Miles travels to Paris in this fun adventure thatlets young readers see the world from a different angle. Full color.

The Big Book of Chic

Author : Miles Redd
Publisher : Assouline Publishing
Page : 5 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2020-06-24
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781614280613

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The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd Pdf

Internationally acclaimed interior design sensation Miles Redd is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. His unique aesthetic vision is characterized by playful mélanges of high and low, invigorated with whimsical splashes of color and modern gestures. Drawing on inspirations ranging from Richard Avedon fashion photographs to Rene Gruau illustrations, Redd has crafted interiors for a wide array of venues. His Trademark approach to design has brought to life rooms infused with boldness, fantasy, and sophistication. This lavishly illustrated volume will be an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, eclectic design.

Miles Morales: Shock Waves (Original Spider-Man Graphic Novel)

Author : Justin A. Reynolds
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Page : 130 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2021-06-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781338771480

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Miles Morales: Shock Waves (Original Spider-Man Graphic Novel) by Justin A. Reynolds Pdf

An original middle-grade graphic novel from Graphix starring Brooklyn's Spider-Man, Miles Morales, by bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds and Eisner nominee Pablo Leon! Miles Morales is a normal kid who happens to juggle school at Brooklyn Visions Academy while swinging through the streets of Brooklyn as Spider-Man. After a disastrous earthquake strikes his mother's birthplace of Puerto Rico, Miles springs into action to help set up a fundraiser for the devastated island. But when a new student's father goes missing, Miles begins to make connections between the disappearance and a giant corporation sponsoring Miles' fundraiser. Who is behind the disappearance, and how does that relate to Spider-Man? A true middle grade graphic novel starring one of Marvel's most popular characters, bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds (Opposite of Always) and Eisner award-nominated artist Pablo Leon (Refugees) create a riveting story that will connect with new and well-versed comics readers alike.

The Backyard Adventurer

Author : Beau Miles
Publisher : Brio Books Pty Ltd
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2021-05-05
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9781922267313

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The Backyard Adventurer by Beau Miles Pdf

After years of adventuring around the globe – running, kayaking, hitchhiking, exploring – Beau Miles came back to his block in country Victoria. Staying put for the first time in years, Beau developed a new kind of lifestyle as the Backyard Adventurer. Whether it was walking 90km to work with no provisions, building a canoe paddle out of scavenged scrap or running a disused railway line through properties, blackberry thickets and past inquiring police officers, Beau has been finding ways to satisfy his adventurous spirit close to home. This book is about conscious experimentation with adventure, making meaning and inspiration out of tins of beans, bits of rubbish and elbow grease. Beau’s Backyard exploits are funny, authentic, insightful and being copied all over the world by everyday people. YouTuber, new dad, and self-described oddball who needs to shower more, Beau is what happens when you cross Bear Grylls with Bush Tucker Man. With a PhD in Outdoor Education, a string of successful short films under his belt and a boundless passion for discovery, Beau is the real deal.

Miles to Go

Author : Miley Cyrus
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 16 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Actors and actresses
ISBN : 1407580779

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Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus Pdf

Ich weiß, dass ich eigentlich noch am Anfang meines Lebensweges stehe. Ich befinde mich auf einer wunderbaren Reise, und alles geschieht so superschnell. Deshalb möchte ich hier und jetzt einen Meilenstein setzen - genau in dieser Kurve meines Lebens - bevor sie verblasst und ich schon wieder einen Schritt weiter bin. Lehnt Euch zurück und begleitet mich ein Stück auf meiner Reise.