Reading On Location

Author: Luisa Moncada
Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781847734679
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Reading on Location is a country-by-country guide to the regions and cities that feature in both well known and cult non-fiction and fiction. From the quintessential English city of Bath, featured in Jane Austen's Persuasion and the New Delhi of Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger to the Amazon of Mario Vargas Llosa's La Casa Verde and the New York of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy, this book is aimed at: - anyone wanting to learn more about a potential travel destination - anyone desiring to follow in the footsteps of a favourite fictional character, author or travel writer - anyone wishing to discover a particular destination through the eyes of a celebrated writer or protagonist Whether it's eating Sam Spade's favourite meal at John's Grill in San Francisco or running with the bulls in Pamplona in the company of Ernest Hemingway, Reading on Location enables readers and tourists alike to get the most from their journeys, while introducing them to a range of new literature on or about that location. Featuring helpful tips on other books set in the region under discussion, flagging film and TV adaptations of the volume in question, and also directing the reader to key tourist locations associated with the book or author featured, this guide is a must for anyone who loves travel or literature.

Reading From This Place Social Location And Biblical Interpretation In The United States

Author: Fernando F. Segovia
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
ISBN:
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How does one's life situation shape one's reading of the Bible? In this landmark volume, Segovia, Tolbert, and their 15 other contributors measure the impact of social location on the theory and practice of biblical interpretation. Reading From This Place helps readers come to terms with the interpretive revolution sweeping through biblical studies.

On Location Level 3 Student Book

Author: Thomas Bye
Publisher: English as a Second Language
ISBN: 9780072886801
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An ideal on-ramp to state-adopted and core series that enhances and accelerates academic skill development from the newcomer to intermediate levels. On Location is a four-level reading and writing supplemental series that provides and enrichment - rather than a remedial - approach to language and literacy development. On Location gives students the time they need to develop powerful academic reading, writing, and communication skills. This is the intermediate level student book.

Welcome To Last Chance A Place To Call Home Book 1

Author: Cathleen Armstrong
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441242570
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The red warning light on her car dashboard drove Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico. But as she encounters the people who make Last Chance their home, it's her heart that is flashing bright red warning lights. These people are entirely too nice, too accommodating, and too interested in her personal life for Lainie's comfort--especially since she's on the run and hoping to slip away unnoticed. Yet in spite of herself, Lainie finds that she is increasingly drawn in to the dramas of small town life. An old church lady who always has room for a stranger. A handsome bartender with a secret life. A single mom running her diner and worrying over her teenage son. Could Lainie actually make a life in this little hick town? Or will the past catch up to her even here in the middle of nowhere? Cathleen Armstrong pens a debut novel filled with complex, lovable characters making their way through life and relationships the best they can. Her evocative descriptions, observational humor, and talent at rendering romantic scenes will earn her many fans.

Reading From This Place Social Location And Biblical Interpretation In The United States

Author: Fernando F. Segovia
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451407877
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How does one's life situation shape one's reading of the Bible? In this landmark volume, Segovia, Tolbert, and their 15 other contributors measure the impact of social location on the theory and practice of biblical interpretation. Reading From This Place helps readers come to terms with the interpretive revolution sweeping through biblical studies.

On Location

Author: Thomas J. Bye
Publisher: McGraw Hill
ISBN: 9780071119085
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The Last Of The Wine

Author: Mary Renault
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480432938
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“Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us.”—Hilary Mantel Alexias is a young aristocrat living during the end of Athens’s Golden Age. Prized for his beauty and athletic prowess, Alexias studies under Sokrates with his closest friend, Lysis. Together, the young men come of age in an Athens on the verge of great upheaval. They attend the Olympics, partake in symposia, fight on the battlefields of the Peloponnesian War, and fall in love. The first of Mary Renault’s celebrated historical novels of ancient Greece, The Last of the Wine follows Alexias and Lysis into adulthood, when Athens is defeated by Sparta, the Thirty Tyrants take hold of the city, and the lives of both men are changed forever. Through their friendship, Renault opens a vista onto ancient Greek life, uncovering its vibrancy, culture, and political strife, and offers an unforgettable story of love, honor, loyalty, and the remarkable bond between two men. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.

Words Onscreen

Author: Naomi S. Baron
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199315787
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People have been reading on computer screens for several decades now, predating popularization of personal computers and widespread use of the internet. But it was the rise of eReaders and tablets that caused digital reading to explode. In 2007, Amazon introduced its first Kindle. Three years later, Apple debuted the iPad. Meanwhile, as mobile phone technology improved and smartphones proliferated, the phone became another vital reading platform. In Words Onscreen, Naomi Baron, an expert on language and technology, explores how technology is reshaping our understanding of what it means to read. Digital reading is increasingly popular. Reading onscreen has many virtues, including convenience, potential cost-savings, and the opportunity to bring free access to books and other written materials to people around the world. Yet, Baron argues, the virtues of eReading are matched with drawbacks. Users are easily distracted by other temptations on their devices, multitasking is rampant, and screens coax us to skim rather than read in-depth. What is more, if the way we read is changing, so is the way we write. In response to changing reading habits, many authors and publishers are producing shorter works and ones that don't require reflection or close reading. In her tour through the new world of eReading, Baron weights the value of reading physical print versus online text, including the question of what long-standing benefits of reading might be lost if we go overwhelmingly digital. She also probes how the internet is shifting reading from being a solitary experience to a social one, and the reasons why eReading has taken off in some countries, especially the United States and United Kingdom, but not others, like France and Japan. Reaching past the hype on both sides of the discussion, Baron draws upon her own cross-cultural studies to offer a clear-eyed and balanced analysis of the ways technology is affecting the ways we read today--and what the future might bring.

Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673310
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.