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Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and crush - who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's ... Read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a heartbreaking night listening to the tapes and recounting the events.
"Originally published in Japanese by Escor Publishers Ltd. in 2007"--Title page verso.
Everybody wondered why the Sanders family had come back to Rosalita, Texas, and moved in next door to Lou Jean Perry. It was apparently the absolute last place they should want to be, though thirteen-year-old Kayla Sanders had no idea why. As the summer heat intensified, Kayla's brittle mother's motives for moving next to bright-spirited Lou Jean would become clear, but not before Kayla discovers that passion listens not to the mind's reason but to the heart's demands. Writing with poignant ... Read more
Although a highly visible part of the ecclesiastical furniture of the Roman Catholic Church and the Vatican for thirteen centuries, surprisingly little has been written about cardinals or (apart from some notable individual biographies), about the men who became `papal princes?. The cardinals of the Roman Church are ?the nearly men? of Catholicism - those whose office since the 11th century has been chiefly to choose the Pope, following efforts to wrest this power from Rome?s nobility and ... Read more
With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.
For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12?"Cupid Day"?should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with ... Read more
Thirteen of his greatest songs including: American Pie * And I Love You So * Castles in the Air * Crying * No Reason for Your Dreams * Tapestry * Vincent * Winterwood and more.
When Joyce Stevenson is thirteen, her family moves to the south of England to live with their aunt Vera. Vera and her sister Lil aren't at all alike. Vera, a teacher, has unquestioning belief in the powers of education and reason; Lil puts her faith in seances. Joyce is determined to be different: she falls in love with art (and her art teacher). Spanning five decades of extraordinary change in women's lives, Everything Will Be All Right explores the tangled history of one family and the ... Read more
A prize-winning historian fundamentally revises the history of modern Europe and its central catastrophe: the thirteen million people killed by the totalitarian regimes of Hitler and Stalin in the lands between Berlin and Moscow. Americans think of World War II as ''The Good War,'' a moment when the forces of good resoundingly triumphed over evil. Yet the war was not decided by D-Day. It was decided in the East, by the Red Army and Joseph Stalin. While conventional wisdom locates the horrors of ... Read more
"Lewis has such a gift for storytelling...he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons."—Janet Maslin, New York Times One day Michael Oher will be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, evangelical family ... Read more
Griffith Huw Roberts, a Welsh boy, an only child, abused physically and psychologically by his mother; loathed his own name and feared men for good reason. With only four, close friends in the whole world: Elsie Tomlinson, from Liverpool, evacuated to northern Wales during the second-world war, his childhood sweetheart, Megan, daughter of his landlady, a medical student at the University of Wales, Cardiff; his confidant, and Betty, an attractive, amorous young widow; who became his landlady ... Read more
A hilariously funny book about the Eurovision Song Contest.Fifty years after Jetty Paerl took to the Lugano stage and burst into “The Birds of Holland,” the Eurovision Song Contest is still luring 450 million Europeans to the sofa on a Saturday night in May every year. But where once they settled down to admire the “top-quality original songwriting” that the contest was inaugurated to showcase, the Eurovision Song Contest, throughout the post-Abba decades, has come to mean “entertainment” for ... Read more
Hume’s Political Discourses (1752) won immediate acclaim and positioned him as an authoritative figure on the subject of political economy. This volume of thirteen new essays definitively establishes the central place of political economy in Hume’s intellectual endeavor, as well as the profound and far-reaching influence of his theories on Enlightenment discourse and practice. A major strength of this collection is that the contributors come from a diverse set of fields – philosophy, economics, ... Read more
Thirteen-year-old Emily hated the bug book with its gigantic millipede under the title. She hated it so much that just looking at it gave her the creeps. It appeared so gross, so life-like it was unnerving. She wanted absolutely nothing to do with it! So, of course her mischievous older brother, Bud, decided to hide it under her pillow. He figured it would be his brotherly duty to have his sister wake up nestled above the book - jam-packed with millions of disgusting bugs-all night. What Bud ... Read more
The essential complement to the pathbreaking book Competitive Strategy, Michael E. Porter's Competitive Advantage explores the underpinnings of competitive advantage in the individual firm. With over 30 printings in English and translated into thirteen languages, this second volume in Porter's landmark trilogy describes how a firm actually gains an advantage over its rivals. Competitive Advantage introduces a whole new way of understanding what a firm does. Porter's groundbreaking concept of ... Read more
Knowledge, Nature, and the Good brings together some of John Cooper's most important works on ancient philosophy. In thirteen chapters that represent an ideal companion to the author's influential Reason and Emotion, Cooper addresses a wide range of topics and periods--from Hippocratic medical theory and Plato's epistemology and moral philosophy, to Aristotle's physics and metaphysics, academic scepticism, and the cosmology, moral psychology, and ethical theory of the ancient Stoics. Almost ... Read more
This is an important and timely book on the legacy of the Holocaust from a world-renowned commentator on the subject. As the Holocaust recedes from us in time, the guardianship of its legacy is being passed on from its survivors and witnesses to the generation after. How should we, in turn, convey its knowledge to others? What are the effects of a traumatic past on its inheritors, and the second generation's responsibilities to its received memories? Eva Hoffman probes these questions through ... Read more